Rockfax Description
The pumpy arete is technical and reachy. © Rockfax

ClimberDateStyleNotes & Partners
quickdrawmcraw 22/Sep Sent
Hidden 18/Sep Solo dnf
Hidden 06/Sep Solo
db79 29/Aug Sent x

2nd go. The top was interesting.

lazMo 29/Aug Sent O/S
CaelanB 02/Aug 2nd O/S
jsmcfarland 02/Aug Lead O/S

Great micro-route, the rock is ridiculously rough and grippy

Hidden 23/Jul Solo
mrteale 12/Jul Solo O/S
colin milton 07/Jul 2nd
gavinpeach 14/Jun Solo O/S
Max Pendleton
JamieSparkes 09/Jun Solo O/S
JoshuaLewis 16/May Solo O/S
charley 16/May Solo β
steve L 16/May Solo O/S
Hidden 07/May Lead
PenJD 22/Apr Solo β
Rachel B, Pat D and Sean O
mattc 08/Apr Lead O/S
Alex 74 08/Apr 2nd rpt
Matt Carwardine
FlavioL1989 08/Apr Solo O/S
westaway 29/Mar Solo O/S
Joe Costello 21/Mar Sent
Jimbo C 06/Dec/14 Solo O/S

Above 2 mats. It took a couple of ups and downs before committing. For a VS, the crux is pretty damn hard. If it was a couple of metres longer it would be HVS for sure.

Fragmod 09/Nov/14 Sent
SDM 01/Nov/14 Sent O/S
Luke, Michael
Robin Nichols 18/Oct/14 Solo O/S
Gambit 21/Sep/14 Sent O/S
soph 16/Sep/14 Solo
Tony Stone
Nick1812P 22/Aug/14 Sent O/S
Hidden 30/Jul/14 Solo dnf
Alex Hallam 08/Jun/14 Solo O/S
dannyboy83 21/May/14 Solo O/S
Lawrence Beesley-Peck 14/May/14 Solo
Hidden ?/May/14 -
Hidden 28/Apr/14 Solo
DavidPC 24/Apr/14 Solo O/S

Last move a bit reachy for my liking when solo.

Fat Tim 01/Apr/14 Solo O/S
Gaz of Bath 29/Mar/14 Solo O/S
Deezel65 16/Mar/14 Solo RP
luke glaister 09/Mar/14 Lead O/S

Well pleased to look on the votes and write ups to see people think 5b. The guide we had said 5a so I just pulled on and did it without any faff. Long reach defo helps. Nice route.

casey johns 09/Mar/14 2nd O/S
Hidden 01/Mar/14 Sent O/S
Hidden 20/Jan/14 Solo
Lawrence Beesley-Peck ??/2014 Solo
Hidden ??/2014 -
Dan Arkle ??/2014 -
a13x 05/Oct/13 Sent O/S
phleppy 25/Sep/13 Solo

Tried before but couldn't build the courage up for the top!

Garr, roy
James Oakes 12/Sep/13 Sent
atom 04/Sep/13 Solo
Hidden 25/Aug/13 Lead O/S
kermit_uk 19/Aug/13 Sent O/S
Dave Mountford 16/Jul/13 TR
alex thackaway
Hidden 21/Jun/13 Sent O/S
adam carless 17/Jun/13 Lead O/S

Retro onsight, no memory of doing it before. Reckon it's worth 5b for shorties.

victim of mathematics 17/Jun/13 2nd O/S

5b seems nearer the mark than the 5a in the guide. Tough!

Hidden 27/Apr/13 Lead
Laramadness 20/Apr/13 Solo O/S
dr_botnik 02/Apr/13 Sent O/S
grubes 31/Mar/13 Sent O/S
benkelsey 28/Feb/13 Solo O/S
john lynch 27/Feb/13 Solo
Joe Holden
Hidden 27/Feb/13 Solo O/S
benlatham07 ??/2013 Sent O/S
Hidden ??/2013 -
jorge1983 13/Nov/12 Solo dnf
Hidden 19/Oct/12 Lead O/S
JLS 07/Oct/12 Sent rpt
tallsop 14/Sep/12 Lead
Milne 14/Sep/12 2nd O/S
Alex 74 01/Sep/12 TR
Dave m
cem 12/Aug/12 Lead rpt
Pete Colledge
Hidden 04/Aug/12 TR O/S
Mattlamb90 21/Jul/12 Solo O/S
Ricky Rocks 07/May/12 Solo

incredibly misty and cold, last solo of a nice weekend on the grit.

Hidden 22/Apr/12 Solo O/S
Alex.M-M. 01/Apr/12 Solo O/S
SteveM 24/Mar/12 Solo
HAJ Francis 18/Mar/12 Lead O/S
sam820 18/Mar/12 Lead O/S
chrisallan 11/Mar/12 Lead O/S
Somerset swede basher 02/Mar/12 Solo O/S
jkarran 15/Jan/12 Solo

Worrying top move with waxy numb fingers

Sidekick 14/Jan/12 Sent O/S
kingholmesy ??/2012 Solo O/S
Birdo 20/Nov/11 Solo O/S
Stuart Johnston 20/Nov/11 Solo
Hidden 31/Oct/11 Solo
simon1965 26/Oct/11 Solo O/S
Hidden 07/Oct/11 Solo O/S
DKaye 01/Sep/11 Lead dog

Found it pretty tough finding the right jams, but got it in the end.

Alex Minshall
Hidden ?/Aug/11 Lead O/S
jowgli 02/Jul/11 Sent x
Hidden ?/Jul/11 Sent x
Hidden 30/Jun/11 Solo O/S
Hidden 30/Jun/11 Lead rpt
Hidden 11/Jun/11 Lead RP
ianjfsutcliffe 04/Jun/11 Solo O/S
M_W_Court 04/Jun/11 Solo O/S
Pythonist 02/Jun/11 Solo O/S
Hidden 29/May/11 Solo dnf
Sam Simpson 21/May/11 Solo O/S
graphiclunarkid 19/May/11 Lead RP

Ground-up ascent. Found this very tough. Climbed an easier HVS 5c of similar length yesterday! I'd give it 5b at the least (gets 5a in the BMC guide).

arctic_jen 19/May/11 2nd
Nick Rundall 17/May/11 Lead
Al Padkin, John Cooper, Adam Youd, Jon Taylor
Hidden 28/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Laura-lou 28/Apr/11 2nd

Im quite short and definetely hit my flexibility limit on the moves...still aching 3 days later!

chris prescott
Alex Thompson 22/Apr/11 Sent O/S
petellis 12/Mar/11 Solo dnf
Hidden 12/Mar/11 Solo rpt
Hidden 12/Mar/11 Sent
uphillnow ??/2011 -
greenclimb 12/Dec/10 Sent
valentinesbabe 28/Nov/10 TR dog

Was going to lead it but wasn't happy I could get the moves as it is quite tricky for shortarses so did it on a rope. Very reachy had to rest at the second break as finger ends were caning, not sure if it was the cold or the sharpness of the grit. Top out on lead into the snow would have been interesting!

Charley Fell, Geoff Burrows, Kevin Tithe
Tithe Technique 28/Nov/10 TR O/S
charley 28/Nov/10 TR O/S

Wanted to save this for the lead on a warmer day but none of us weren't exactly in the mood to lead anything else so TR it...

Ange, Geoff, Kev
Hidden 24/Oct/10 Sent
madasten 06/Oct/10 Solo O/S
Tony Holdsworth 05/Oct/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 05/Oct/10 -
Hidden ?/Oct/10 Solo dnf
Mattyk 25/Sep/10 Sent
Hidden 12/Sep/10 2nd
Hidden 14/Aug/10 Solo
cem 07/Aug/10 Lead O/S
Yanis Nayu 05/Jul/10 2nd RP
Hidden 03/Jul/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 17/Jun/10 Solo RP
popebenedictus 15/Jun/10 Solo O/S
Song Tsai, Adrian Scott, Edd Rab
adrianscott 15/Jun/10 Solo RP
edd rab 15/Jun/10 Solo O/S
Hidden 16/May/10 Solo
Pown 13/May/10 Solo O/S
disturbed_one51 11/Apr/10 Solo
Obi-Wan is lost... 11/Apr/10 Solo
Hidden 07/Apr/10 Solo O/S
chrisbussell 30/Mar/10 2nd O/S
Mark Vallance
drysori ??/2010 Lead
Gambit 12/Dec/09 Solo O/S

After retreating the first time due to my foot slipping off

hilty ?/Oct/09 Solo O/S
Matt Bennett 22/Sep/09 Solo O/S
Hidden 22/Sep/09 Solo rpt
Hidden 04/Aug/09 Solo
Whealiebob 01/Jul/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 04/Jun/09 Lead O/S
Martin Haworth 30/May/09 Solo
Hardcore Pat 30/May/09 Solo O/S
paul__in_sheffield 24/May/09 Solo O/S
bigphil 21/May/09 Sent
tlr 15/Apr/09 Sent
Nicos 02/Apr/09 Sent
andy plat
kdlauder 12/Mar/09 Lead O/S
mike278 28/Feb/09 Lead dnf

first lead fall on to gear

JLS 21/Feb/09 Sent O/S

Sketchy long reach at the end was a worry sans rope.

Hidden 20/Feb/09 Solo
lowersharpnose 14/Jan/09 Solo
Duz, Sloper
Hidden 01/Jan/09 Sent
nai 23/Dec/08 Sent
Jeronimo 15/Dec/08 Solo O/S
Hidden 06/Dec/08 Solo O/S
Hidden 06/Dec/08 Solo O/S
thomasadixon 03/Dec/08 Solo O/S
Graeme Hammond 03/Dec/08 Solo rpt
monsteratt 31/Oct/08 Lead β
MorganPreece 30/Oct/08 2nd O/S

Had to do it in Trainers!!

Hidden 26/Oct/08 Solo
deacondeacon 25/Sep/08 Solo
Guy Wilson 14/Jun/08 2nd O/S
Paul Smith
Hidden 18/May/08 Solo O/S
chiverstom 26/Apr/08 Solo O/S
Hidden 31/Mar/08 Solo O/S
shoulders 21/Aug/07 Lead
Pete C
Chris the Tall 31/Jul/07 Solo
Hidden ?/Jul/07 Solo O/S
Hidden 11/Jun/07 Solo
Hidden 28/May/07 Lead O/S
tom.e 21/Apr/07 Solo O/S
craig matheson ?/Apr/07 Solo
Graeme Hammond 02/Mar/07 Solo O/S
gethin_allen ??/2007 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Aug/01 Lead
Hidden 19/May/01 Solo
Hidden 04/Jun/00 Solo
Hidden ?/May/00 TR
adam carless ?/May/00 TR
Hidden 22/Mar/00 Solo
danm ??/2000 Lead
Bug ??/1999 -
bigphil 03/Jul/98 Solo
John Southworth 16/Jul/95 Solo O/S
Hidden 07/May/95 Lead
D Tempest 31/Oct/93 Solo
Roget 24/Jul/93 Solo O/S
Chris the Tall ?/May/92 Solo O/S
Hidden 25/Aug/90 Solo
goi.ashmore 24/Oct/89 Solo O/S
Tom V ??/1988 -
Billg 14/Sep/85 Lead O/S
Dave Gregory
High HVS
High VS
Mid VS
Low VS
High HS
Mid HS
Low HS
Votes cast 24
High 5b
Mid 5b
Low 5b
High 5a
Mid 5a
Low 5a
High 4c
Mid 4c
Low 4c
Votes cast 25
Votes cast 17
Style of ascent
Not Set
Flashed (β)
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