The Arete* VS 4b
[The Arete at Sennen, 2 kb]Varied and spectacular climbing on, for the majority of the route, big holds. Start right of the twin grooves on Banana Flake. 25m. Climb up to a wall and small juggy ridge, then cross an easy rake - on Main Face Climb - and gain a sloping ledge at the base of a right-facing corner. Climb the corner to a ledge and then move right and climb steeply on jugs stepping right near the top. © ROCKFAX
Rough guidebook description - about 30m right of the abseil (to the right of the demo route face) go up slightly and make an awkward mantleshelf in to a right-facing corner, climb this on to the arete. Then follow this steeply to the top.

Ticklists: West Country Climbs.

Photo: The Arete at Sennen © Brian H
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This climb is in 299 logbooks, and on 10 wishlists.

Will Mortimer - Lead O/S - 29/Sep/14 with Jack J Keogan

Julian Prieto - Lead O/S - 14/Sep/14 with Helen Kirby

Hidden - Lead rpt - 04/Sep/14

oscaig - Lead O/S - 28/Aug/14 with Kim Mulji

Not sure we took all the right line, but it felt about right!
kim.mulji - 2nd O/S - 28/Aug/14 with Ian Cramman

In the rain at the end. Neither parner could complete which lead to an entertaining series of events...
knighty - Lead O/S - 05/Aug/14 with Cat Boyd, Steve Lee

relatively easy, I found it to be on a level with Demo Route and easier than Letterbox (which gets S?)
GermanAlex - Lead O/S - 02/Aug/14 with Arno

StevieLee - Lead dog - Aug/14 with Andrew Gardner

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 29/Jul/14

mdjb - 22/Jul/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Jul/14

pebbles - AltLd - 17/Jul/14 with joan

andrea83 - 2nd O/S - 13/Jul/14 with Hamish

Hamish777 - Lead β - 13/Jul/14 with Andrea

Shaw Brown - Lead - 11/Jul/14 with Judith Neaves

Hidden - 2nd - 11/Jul/14

Hidden - 2nd - 02/Jul/14

first ascent - lead
surf1nal-kern0w - 21/Jun/14

kyaizawa - Lead O/S - 19/Jun/14 with Jing Zhang

Lead for Eva Herbst, two pitches.
scroobious - Lead O/S - 19/Jun/14

maddy92 - Lead - 17/Jun/14

stalbot93 - Lead O/S - 17/Jun/14

sarah hawker - 2nd O/S - 16/Jun/14 with bob

MinHazeldine - Lead O/S - 13/Jun/14

beakerburgess - Lead O/S - 11/Jun/14 with Adam Walker

joem - Lead O/S - 11/Jun/14 with Jess

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/Jun/14

Fun climbing with ample pro!
Merlin - Lead O/S - 29/May/14 with Vaughny

loved this- wonderful big holds with fun moves
Lottie Thorne - 2nd O/S - 26/May/14 with Jack J Keogan

Joemanglerocks - Lead - 26/May/14 with Dave Marshall

Jack J Keogan - Lead O/S - 26/May/14 with Lottie Thorne

Hidden - 2nd - 17/May/14

Hidden - 05/May/14

Climbed it with my rucksack as it was my last climb
Ioana.Mischie - 2nd O/S - 04/May/14 with Alamin

Hinchrn - Lead O/S - 02/May/14 with Michael Henesy

Thought this surprisingly easy for the grade (compared to things like Sabre Cut, Noah's Warning, The Mall or Great Harry for example). Enjoyable climbing on good and interesting holds with lots of gear.
ksjs - Lead O/S - 24/Apr/14 with goosebump

Dan Lane - 2nd O/S - 21/Apr/14 with Dad

Very nice varied route. 1 awkward move onto the ledge half way up, great after that.
Jules Lane - Lead O/S - 21/Apr/14 with Will

Led it after seconded it. Absolutely spectacular, deserves 3 stars, felt much better than demo route as has lots of flow and many beautiful moves
saraguti - Lead rpt - 19/Apr/14 with ania

benny_m - Lead O/S - 18/Apr/14 with Su

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 18/Apr/14

Lovely route - probably the best of the day after Demo.
BarrySW19 - 2nd O/S - 18/Apr/14 with Spenser

One of the nicest routes I've ever climbed, definitely worthwhile.
spenser - Lead O/S - 18/Apr/14 with Barry

Dilwat - Lead O/S - 15/Apr/14 with Pete, Bart

Managed to spook myself a couple of times on this climb.
penguinpete - 2nd - 15/Apr/14 with Bart, Ian

leerybunny - Lead - 08/Apr/14 with Ryan Newman

jhb0510 - Lead O/S - 03/Apr/14 with Ana Ramos, Jasmine Berwick

jammy4536 - Lead - 08/Mar/14

KatOstrich - 2nd - 08/Mar/14 with Sam

abtibbs - Lead O/S - 08/Mar/14 with Patrick

zcsharp - 2nd - 08/Mar/14 with Jonny Raines

helen.baldwin - 2nd - 2014 with maddy92, Sam

kenneM - Lead - 16/Oct/13

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 16/Oct/13

lucas95 - 2nd - 08/Oct/13

Too wet and Greasy - Came off route onto Main face climb
surf1nal-kern0w - Lead dnf - 06/Oct/13

Hidden - 2nd - 04/Sep/13

Easy than I thought it was gunna be for a vs. Really very nice climbing though!
clubmanpete - Lead - 24/Aug/13 with lmacey, geoffery smith

Skinnybloke - 2nd - 24/Aug/13 with lmacey, clubmanpete

Hidden - 24/Aug/13

knighty - 2nd - 11/Aug/13 with Rob Howard

ranga - Lead - 11/Aug/13 with Chris Knight

Blurgy319 - 2nd - 09/Aug/13 with Ben Wood

C Good - Lead O/S - 03/Aug/13

CarolinePawley - 2nd O/S - 03/Aug/13

Made a mess of getting onto the sloping ledge, kind of belly flopped onto it. Lovely steep route.
neilstubbs - Lead O/S - 27/Jul/13 with Matt Stuart

Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/Jul/13

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 21/Jul/13

End of day... Exhausted!!
Felix Ottey - Lead O/S - 21/Jul/13

Steve Lenartowicz - Lead - 09/Jul/13 with Clare

Tim W - 2nd O/S - 06/Jul/13 with Oli Warren

leohl - 2nd O/S - 06/Jul/13 with Jonathon Cook

Juggy! (apart from the step onto the ledge)
joeurwin - Lead O/S - 04/Jul/13 with Sam Robinson

afrosam - 2nd O/S - 04/Jul/13

Huw Mithan - Lead - 19/Jun/13 with Nina Reinschmidt

Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/Jun/13

Hidden - Solo rpt - 08/Jun/13

Hidden - Lead - 08/Jun/13

cornishmackem - 2nd O/S - 08/Jun/13 with zach lawlor

jennamsmile - TR - 06/Jun/13 with Robin Wilson

robinmuzette - TR O/S - 06/Jun/13 with Jenna Mckeer

cf2g08 - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/13

Anushka Puri - 2nd dog - 03/Jun/13 with Harry Thorpe

Harry Thorpe - Lead O/S - 03/Jun/13 with Anushka

Hidden - Lead - 01/Jun/13

Maywood96 - 2nd - 01/Jun/13 with Chris lucas

RossT - 2nd - 01/Jun/13 with Tim Bee

Hidden - 2nd - 28/May/13

Skullfire - Lead O/S - 26/May/13 with Jun Minohara

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/May/13

Seemed very easy and well protected for a VS. Wondering if we went off route.
Montecore - 2nd O/S - 25/May/13 with Ben Simpkins

jamespilgrim - Lead O/S - 25/May/13

Rob84 - Lead O/S - 25/May/13 with Roy (Netherlands)

Rob84 - Lead rpt - 23/May/13 with Jeremy

Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/May/13

carl_123 - Lead O/S - 06/May/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 31/Mar/13

The ledge in the corner was soaking wet and i had to go right to avoid it, but a jugfest afterwards.
zcsharp - Lead - 16/Mar/13 with Sam Hooper

TDSvejstrup - Lead O/S - 16/Mar/13

catty_9 - 2nd - 16/Mar/13 with Hamish, Tom Svejstrup

peterhubbard - Lead - Mar/13

Ed morris - 2nd - 16/Feb/13 with Colin

haz rudry - AltLd - 2013

cymjt - 2013

Spectacular!
Albachoss - Lead O/S - 27/Oct/12 with Simon R

might have got a bit lost
jackappleby - Lead O/S - 20/Oct/12

cptnawesome - Solo O/S - 22/Sep/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/Sep/12

Went a bit off route halway through? Great top-out.
manbat - 2nd O/S - 15/Sep/12 with Zach Lawlor

Hidden - Lead β - 09/Sep/12

more interesting and continuous than it looks
msoldn - Lead O/S - 08/Sep/12 with Mari

Matt Harmon - Lead O/S - 31/Aug/12 with Stefie Cray

stefie c - Lead O/S - 28/Aug/12 with Matt Harmon

Bex_M - 2nd O/S - 21/Aug/12 with Duncan Dunbar

Very nice techy middle section **
brew_guru - Lead O/S - 12/Aug/12 with simon fowler

Trippinjester - 2nd O/S - 12/Aug/12 with paul southgate

SamStokes - Lead O/S - 06/Aug/12 with Emily Stokes

several climbs 4a to 4c
Leklerk - AltLd rpt - Jul/12 with Richard Notman

tgeh - 2nd O/S - 28/Jun/12 with dan geh

Dan Geh - Lead O/S - 28/Jun/12 with Thomas Geh

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 28/Jun/12

fall-line - 2nd O/S - 28/Jun/12 with Laurence

Easy for VS
Laurence Cowton - Lead O/S - 28/Jun/12 with Donald

Neil D - Lead O/S - 27/Jun/12 with Tom Codrington, Beth Hodgett

Betha. - 2nd O/S - 27/Jun/12 with Neil D

tcn_2002 - 2nd - 26/Jun/12

ian d f - Lead O/S - 26/Jun/12 with Pete C

shouter - 2nd - 24/Jun/12

Tom Hecht - AltLd β - 20/Jun/12 with Lotte Stuer

bpmclimb - Lead rpt - 06/Jun/12 with Clare

RFWilkie - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/12 with Sarah

lmacey - Lead - 04/Jun/12

Hidden - 2nd dog - 04/Jun/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/Jun/12

Peter Reynolds - Lead O/S - Jun/12 with charlotte simmons

jakenichol - Lead O/S - 27/May/12 with Martin Cathrow

Fantastic rock, so much fun
John Tanner - 2nd O/S - 27/May/12 with Gideon Mordecai

gidmord - Lead O/S - 27/May/12 with John Tanner

arandall - Lead O/S - 12/May/12 with Wendy Matthews

Chris Manasseh - Lead - 06/May/12 with Jonah Jones

good fun,straight foreward bar the nose at the top(may have missed smth!)
tomshanti - 2nd β - 05/May/12 with Max Streeton

guy757 - 14/Apr/12

Marti999 - 2nd O/S - 14/Apr/12 with Guy Buckingham

adam 24 - Lead O/S - 08/Apr/12

krispy_fish2000 - Lead O/S - 07/Apr/12 with Tom

mariannekhoo - Lead O/S - 07/Apr/12 with Nick Pike

My first vs
Ragingpossum - Lead O/S - 17/Mar/12

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 17/Mar/12

aljezurusrf08 - 2nd O/S - 10/Mar/12 with Willow

Hamish777 - 2nd - 28/Jan/12 with Mark Sharples

mark sharples - Lead O/S - 28/Jan/12 with Hamish McKee

Hidden - 2012

wojt - Lead O/S - 2012

ewanthomson - Lead O/S - 06/Nov/11

Shynnagh - TR - 06/Nov/11

Chris.Irwin - 2nd dog - 06/Nov/11 with ewanthomson

JoeMortimer_Trad - Lead - 05/Nov/11

Doug miller - Lead O/S - 05/Nov/11 with steve sailsbury

Hidden - 2nd - 02/Oct/11

pow22 - 2nd - 02/Oct/11 with Joe_white, Andrei Gnepp

Joe_white - Lead O/S - 02/Oct/11 with Andre Gnepp

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 26/Aug/11

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 03/Aug/11

Sam4242 - Lead - Aug/11

Hidden - Lead - 30/Jul/11

Hidden - 2nd - 30/Jul/11

Hidden - Lead - 30/Jul/11

hard to get onto the sloping ledge - wet round the edges where I neeeded to hold
hms - Lead O/S - 23/Jul/11 with Andy

Jugtastic!
Duncan Campbell - Lead O/S - 09/Jul/11 with Jess

simoncov - Lead O/S - 09/Jul/11 with Andy Redhead

gingerwolf - Lead O/S - 05/Jul/11

AlistairB - 2nd O/S - 27/Jun/11 with Lisa

Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/Jun/11

Not sure I did the correct finish - ended up going over right and then back left?
thomasaneurinsmith - Lead O/S - 24/Jun/11 with Katherine Torr

Hidden - 2nd - 18/Jun/11

Hidden - Lead - 18/Jun/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 10/Jun/11

Dave Mason - Lead O/S - 10/Jun/11 with Darren Belfield

Adam_42 - Lead O/S - 10/Jun/11 with Young Gareth

Nice climb
mullermn - 2nd O/S - 04/Jun/11 with Andrew B

I found the mantel harder than it should've been, and the airy step right off the pinnacle had me thinking for a while. Was very windy higher up - might've gone slightly off route at the upper overhang to get out of the wind. Nice climb.
Andrew Bangs - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/11 with mullermn

Hidden - Lead - 02/Jun/11

ben bowry - 2nd O/S - Jun/11 with Matthew Murphy

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 30/May/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/May/11

MD - 2nd - 29/May/11 with Misha

Nicola - Lead O/S - 29/May/11 with Lee

Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/May/11

simoncov - 2nd O/S - 02/May/11 with Rob Smart

Great. Probably easier than Letterbox.
victim of mathematics - Lead O/S - 27/Apr/11 with crossdressingrodney

crossdressingrodney - 2nd O/S - 27/Apr/11 with victim of mathematics

Legs - 2nd O/S - 24/Apr/11 with Simon O'Hara

Hidden - Lead O/S - 23/Apr/11

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 23/Apr/11

Nice route well led by Andy in the pouring rain.
Ann S - 2nd O/S - 22/Apr/11 with Andy Bond

Orifice - Lead O/S - 02/Apr/11 with Stafford Dyer

Hidden - Lead - 19/Mar/11

Hidden - 2nd - 19/Mar/11

SamChessell - Lead O/S - 12/Mar/11 with George King

Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/Mar/11

Greg Pittam - Lead O/S - 12/Mar/11 with Sophie Keltie

tmansfield - Lead - 12/Mar/11

gingerking - 2nd O/S - Mar/11 with Sam Chessell

carlgodfrey - Lead O/S - 2011

Ed morris - Lead O/S - 06/Nov/10 with doug

Good route. Really wet though.
andrea83 - 2nd O/S - 09/Oct/10 with Matt Fry

soaking wet, great fun.
Matt Fry - Lead O/S - 09/Oct/10 with Andrea Hayslop

Thankgoodness for the jugs at the top!
samappears - 2nd O/S - 12/Sep/10 with Matt Raft

Rock Lizard - Lead - Sep/10

Top's fun rest is a bit lacking.
Batt - 2nd O/S - 30/Aug/10 with James Hoyes

Hoyes - Lead O/S - 30/Aug/10 with Rachel B

Jim Malo - 2nd O/S - 27/Aug/10 with Barry

fatbuoybazza - Lead O/S - 27/Aug/10 with jim

Jessie Rushbrooke - Lead O/S - 23/Jul/10 with RMc

PenJD - Lead O/S - 10/Jul/10 with Duz Walker

redshapedfriday - 2nd O/S - Jul/10

Em66 - 2nd - 14/Jun/10 with Mat

wilchivs - Lead O/S - 06/Jun/10 with Liv Pearson

Hidden - 2nd - 06/Jun/10

Rob84 - Lead O/S - 06/Jun/10 with Chris James

Hidden - 2nd - 31/May/10

jon_gill1 - 2nd O/S - 31/May/10 with john beardmore

Lovely route. I am not sure what gave me more satisfaction ....... matching the guide book description to the rock or the actual route!
JWB - Lead O/S - 31/May/10 with Jon Gill

Hidden - Lead - May/10

Legs - Lead O/S - 24/Apr/10

Pete Randall - Lead O/S - 04/Apr/10 with Richard B

saundera - 2nd - Apr/10 with Zaheer

Hidden - 2010

Mark Kemball - Lead - 13/Sep/09 with Lee Bartrop

Hidden - 2nd - 11/Aug/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Jun/09

Awsome belly flop onto the sloping slab
Gareth T - Lead O/S - 13/Jun/09 with Ruben

Hidden - 2nd - 13/Jun/09

tdudley - Lead rpt - 13/Jun/09 with Dave Sperring

zard - 2nd - 09/Jun/09 with Katie Marshall

Katie Marshall - Lead - 09/Jun/09 with Petr

Hidden - Lead - 18/Sep/08

Hidden - Lead - Aug/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/Jul/08

tdudley - 2nd O/S - 10/Jun/08 with Gareth Thomas

stuwelly85 - Lead O/S - 08/Jun/08 with Jacky Tyrie

Hidden - Lead - 28/May/08

rob_lee - Lead O/S - 22/May/08 with William Strickland-Miller

chrissloan84 - Lead O/S - 03/May/08

Geoffers - 2nd - May/08 with Tim

Hidden - 2nd - Apr/08

dewrats - Lead O/S - 2008 with Oli Boyes Chris Barr

daveagriff - Lead - 2008

kitkat78 - Lead - 01/Nov/07 with SteveM

SteveM - 2nd O/S - 01/Nov/07 with Kat

gareth r - 2nd rpt - 22/Sep/07 with Hywel

brady - Lead - 22/Sep/07 with Martin Skinner

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/Aug/07

chris sm - Lead O/S - 04/Aug/07 with Pippa Froggatt

kenneM - Lead - Aug/07 with Booby Hewitt

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 15/Jul/07

Hidden - Solo O/S - Jul/07

Hidden - Lead O/S - 10/Jun/07

Ing - 2nd - 26/May/07 with Dave

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/Apr/07

twodada - Lead O/S - 06/Apr/07 with Rich Barnes

drysori - 2007

The "last route of the day"... Stu had to second it by torchlight
adamscottthomas - Lead O/S - 18/Aug/06 with Stuart Heald

Adam lead the climb at dusk and i seconded in torchlight. Fantastic step out onto the nose of a large block towards the top.
Stuie - 2nd O/S - 18/Aug/06 with Adam Thomas

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 18/Jul/06

More a route finding problem than anything else, which is odd given the name.
adam carless - Lead O/S - 18/Jul/06 with Nick Smith - UKC

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/Jun/06

Cold and wet
GrahamHP - Lead O/S - 30/May/06 with Tony Walentowicz

Julia Chatterton - 2nd - 28/May/06 with Will

Rob Laird - Lead O/S - 30/Apr/06

Elsier - 2nd - Apr/06 with Stuart

Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/Mar/06

Hidden - 2006

richw2k2 - Lead - 09/Oct/05 with Sandra G

ewen - Sep/05

jfmchivall - Sep/05

We moved right slightly at the rop, otherwise its seriously hard for 4c.
Si dH - AltLd O/S - 13/Jun/05 with Alan Dickinson

stuart100 - Lead O/S - 09/May/05 with Claire Graham

CurlyStevo - Lead - 2005

paddymitton - 2nd - 2005

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/Aug/03

Hidden - Lead - 06/Aug/03

The Pylon King - Solo O/S - Jun/03

Hidden - 2nd - Jun/03

aged_ape - AltLd O/S - May/03 with Simon Oliver

Hidden - Lead - 2003

Paul-Michael - Lead O/S - 28/Sep/02 with Barry Wright

Hidden - 2nd - 02/Sep/02

Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/Jun/02

Hidden - Lead - 03/Jun/02

Hidden - 2nd - 06/May/02

Hidden - Lead O/S - Feb/02

Hidden - Lead O/S - Sep/01

Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/Jul/01

Rog Wilko - Lead - Mar/96 with Alan Nuttall

Hidden - Lead - 1996

Nigel Coe - 1985 with Helen Tideswell

Hidden - Lead - 25/Mar/78

Paul Clarke - 1978 with FMC

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easy 4c6 of 45
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