Immaculate Arete*** E4 6a
[Immaculate Arete - BMC International Sea Cliff Climbing Meet 2010, 1 kb]

Rockfax Description
A stunning line and one of West Penwith's best pitches. Start just right of the arete.
Move up and left to a peg. Make gymnastic moves past the peg and up the wall to a break and thin flake on the right. Pull up and left past a thin crack to a reasonable horizontal break, from where another move brings better holds and a rest. Move right and climb the wall on great holds to a short corner and finish up this. © ROCKFAX

Ticklists: West Country Climbs, Rockfax West Country top 50, Ultimate E4 ticklist.

Photo: Immaculate Arete - BMC International Sea Cliff Climbing Meet 2010 © Harald
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This climb is in 22 logbooks, and on 6 wishlists.

amazing to be on this route. intimidating though having just seen burton take quite a whipper!! climbed on his gear to first break then made a couple of moves past the higher break before getting gear in. not sure a fall from there would have gone well.
ferdia - Lead β - 15/Aug/15 with Burton

burto - Lead dnf - 15/Aug/15 with ferdia, hertha

Got terminal pump half way up and had a rest on the gear. Felt really sustained for E4, but Jon found a good rest that I missed, so maybe it's not as hard as it seemed. Even having not done it clean it was still one of the best pitches of climbing I've ever been on.
tim newton - Lead dog - 28/Jun/14 with jon stewart

Hidden - 13/Apr/14

Tom Livingstone - Lead O/S - 06/Aug/13 with Dan Lane

Steep, steep, steep! And the peg is no longer there. Good climbing!
Dan Lane - 2nd dog - 06/Aug/13 with Tom Livingstone

Direct start(peg has gone, no change to grade). Thought top end E4 overall.
Ed Booth - Lead O/S - 13/May/13 with Jon Redmond

Hidden - Lead dnf - 13/May/13

cymjt - 2013

Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing - 2nd O/S - 2013 with Benno Wagner

The force was not with me today, disappointing lack of commitment under pressure.
Justin T - Lead dog - 04/Jun/12 with Crispin

Hidden - Lead β - 2012

tuftynick - Lead O/S - 31/May/11 with rich cross

Hidden - 2nd - 31/May/11

Fran S8 - 2nd - 28/Apr/11

pezzerrr - Lead O/S - 07/Jul/10

Harald - Lead dog - 10/May/10

Classy pitch
switch - Lead O/S - 18/Jul/08

shark - Lead O/S - 02/Aug/05 with Martin the vet

adriandesouza - TR O/S - Aug/90

Mike Owen - 22/Aug/87 with Elaine Owen

steve L - Lead - 23/Sep/86 with Alun Richardson

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
tim newton, Tom McCabe, alexanderjwatts, willotheward

Total votes cast 21
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