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Arete, Chimney and Crack** S 3c

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This climb is in 273 logbooks, and on 36 wishlists.

With Gus, brilliant route bar P2
AdamCB - Lead - 23/Jul/14

Hidden - Lead - 20/Jul/14

Bit damp at the top!
ushi - AltLd O/S - 14/Jul/14 with Rob Catton

ChrisB.19 - 2nd - 13/Jul/14 with Allan FW

Hidden - AltLd - 11/Jul/14

Hidden - AltLd - 20/Jun/14

Rosie Henstock - AltLd O/S - 14/Jun/14 with Tom Green

TGreen - AltLd O/S - 14/Jun/14 with Rosie Henstock

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 21/May/14

scott quinn - AltLd O/S - 17/May/14 with commander kelly, Tom Priestley

Led p3+4 run together. Not a great choice due to rope drag.
Tom.Priestley - AltLd O/S - 17/May/14 with Scott Quinn

mwat - 01/May/14

jamie ward - AltLd O/S - 18/Apr/14 with Shaun Blower, John Howes

Hidden - 2014

callum r - AltLd O/S - Sep/13

Hidden - Lead rpt - 28/Aug/13

HIGHTOWER - Lead O/S - 24/Aug/13 with gemma bean

With client.
beds74 - Lead - 23/Aug/13

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 27/Jul/13

Hidden - AltLd - 27/Jul/13

Paul Robertson - AltLd O/S - 21/Jul/13 with DSM

MR1969 - AltLd - 20/Jul/13 with Peter Stridgeon

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Jul/13

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 20/Jul/13

sjbrook - AltLd O/S - 13/Jul/13 with Graham

Lead P2 + P4
Greza - AltLd O/S - 13/Jul/13 with Sam

sparra - 2nd - 13/Jul/13 with Sam

Led P1, P3 and P5. Really super route.
CathS - AltLd rpt - 13/Jul/13 with Mark Robinson

Hidden - Lead rpt - 12/Jul/13

Hidden - Solo O/S - 09/Jul/13

matty123 - Solo O/S - 09/Jul/13 with Robert Ashcroft

Took in part of necklace route (2+3) as a detour, P3 quite tricky in trainers!
Shaw Brown - AltLd - 07/Jul/13 with Judith Neaves

Hidden - AltLd - 07/Jul/13

10m of grassy scrambling at start of p2, otherwise a great route
morsy - AltLd - 06/Jul/13 with peter berwick

Pete23 - AltLd - 06/Jul/13 with Stephen Mors

Hidden - AltLd - Jul/13

jogh - AltLd O/S - 29/Jun/13 with Vincent

Ran the first three pitches into two so 4 in total, great climb for the grade and puts you in superb positions
Andrew Lodge - AltLd O/S - 29/Jun/13 with Tony

vinni - AltLd O/S - 29/Jun/13 with James

Tony Ryland - AltLd - 29/Jun/13 with Andrew Lodge

Led all 5 pitches. best split as the book describes to avoid rope drag. Great situations and exposure, superb traverse.
stratandrew - Lead O/S - 16/Jun/13 with James Hoyle

Such a great route. Are there any other severes that get you in such an amazing position?
Karlos - Lead O/S - 09/Jun/13 with Harriet

Arete. Not far enough right onto traverse and big gully!
wheelo - AltLd - 07/Jun/13 with foggy

Led pitches 1,3 & 4. Two friends on a neighbouring climb and moved together to exit the scramble at the top of buttress A.
Josh Hoyle - AltLd O/S - 01/Jun/13 with Rachel turton

Lead 2 and 4
Amazoniangirl - AltLd - 01/Jun/13 with Josh Hoyle

nick ferro - AltLd - 01/Jun/13 with Oli Birkill

andyhitchings - Lead O/S - Jun/13 with jago miller

lead pitches 2,3 and 5. Great exposed traverse and final pitch...
IanHope - AltLd O/S - 26/May/13 with KatyHope

katyhope - AltLd - 26/May/13 with IanHope

Adi Hooper - AltLd - 23/Apr/13 with James Mackin, Duncan Ward

James Mackin - AltLd - Apr/13

Hidden - 2013

Hidden - 2013

Andy Chadwick - 2013

Especially enjoyed the 1st pitch, but all of it was fun. Quite straightforward climbing
A Mountain Journey - AltLd - 2013 with Bethan

mrplastique - Lead - 22/Sep/12

SianR - AltLd - 11/Aug/12 with Ruari

fall-line - 13/Jun/12 with John Ware

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 12/Jun/12

Exposure builds, good gear all the way
Andysomething - AltLd rpt - 12/Jun/12

Led P1 & the traverse.
Will Hunt - AltLd O/S - 04/Jun/12 with Dave Smith

Hidden - AltLd - 04/Jun/12

Me 1,2 + 3, Bob 4+5
ollismark - AltLd - 03/Jun/12 with Bob Mayow

Adamski1986 - AltLd - 28/May/12 with John Walker

Amazing Exposure!
Adamski1986 - Lead O/S - 27/May/12 with Eamon Hanlon

dakidunn - AltLd - 27/May/12

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 27/May/12

Cracking exposed route a true classic. Did it with three on a rope: led 1st and 3rd pitches. Tony 2nd and 4th and Mark 5th.
Simnel - AltLd O/S - 27/May/12 with Mark, Tony S

Hidden - Lead - 21/May/12

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 26/Mar/12

I led the 1st and 4th pitches
clint87 - AltLd - 25/Mar/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/Mar/12

Did all pitches... grim in parts, excellent in others!!!
Dafydd Llywelyn - Lead O/S - 17/Mar/12 with LUUMC Freshers

Found this a bit shit, but it was damp and slimy and dirty. The traverse was fun.
cookacat - AltLd O/S - 17/Mar/12 with sam

Hewitt - 2nd O/S - 17/Mar/12

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 17/Mar/12

Lee Sheard - AltLd O/S - 06/Nov/11 with John Hubbard

Lead pitches 1,3,4. Cheeky crux on P1 although the rock takes gear readily (take two sets of nuts). Exellent exposed climbing throughout, I'm suprised the route isn't polished to death. No dissapointing grassy breaks bewteen pitches here, a true classic.
Merlin - AltLd O/S - 06/Nov/11 with Phil Chalkley

mikestr555 - AltLd O/S - 01/Oct/11

spitfirerick - AltLd - 01/Oct/11

lithos - AltLd - 30/Jul/11 with Toreador

In 3 pitches, I led 1, Rob led 2+3, I led 4+5
Simon Caldwell - AltLd O/S - 30/Jul/11 with Rob

Hidden - AltLd - 24/Jul/11

Lead pitches 1 and 5. Pitch 5 is a dream. Pitch 1 felt very bold.
David Wynne - AltLd - 24/Jul/11 with Tony Womersley, Shirley Emptage

Found route finding a little tricky
Noodles - AltLd O/S - 03/Jul/11 with Jill Reinsch

Jillybean - AltLd - 03/Jul/11 with Martyn

First big multi pitch and I loved it
Deezel65 - AltLd O/S - 06/Jun/11 with Gareth Hoosen

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 04/Jun/11

Adam1973 - AltLd O/S - 04/Jun/11 with Alan Bates

Saintly - 2nd O/S - 04/Jun/11 with Em, stimpey

stimpey - Lead rpt - 04/Jun/11 with Emma, Saintly

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 03/Jun/11

jon59 - AltLd - 26/May/11

Hidden - AltLd - 25/May/11

Em66 - AltLd - 24/May/11 with Mat

Hidden - Lead - May/11

Adi Hooper - AltLd - 27/Apr/11 with Alex Stothert

gethin_allen - AltLd O/S - 26/Apr/11 with Jimbo C

lead P2 and P5
Jimbo C - AltLd O/S - 26/Apr/11 with Gethin

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 24/Apr/11

nickcj - Lead O/S - 21/Apr/11

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 10/Apr/11

Hidden - Lead - 09/Apr/11

Hidden - AltLd - Apr/11

esther - AltLd - Apr/11

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Apr/11

Hidden - 2011

Paul Boggis - AltLd - 2011

Another fine classic rock route. First pitch feels hard and always seems cold, eases after that with plenty good climbing above. Climbed numerous times since
A Mountain Journey - AltLd - 2011 with Kate

Did the final pitch in the dark (very slowly as it was really slimy). Topped out in sideways sleet/ice-crystals. Pitched the final scramble out as was so wet and slippery. Very glad to see 2 of my friends at the top who'd set up a belay for me - cheers guys! For better enjoyment I'd recommend doing it on a nice sunny summers day.
catemuir - Lead - 20/Nov/10 with Felix, Becky Hampshire

Becky H - 2nd O/S - 20/Nov/10 with Felix, Cate Muir

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 25/Sep/10

tradmonkey - AltLd - 08/Sep/10 with Dad

lead 1 3 5, which were nice, 2 and 4 were there just to link the good bits!
Matt Schwarz - AltLd O/S - 02/Sep/10 with Lois Barratt

Hidden - AltLd - 02/Sep/10

Hidden - Lead - 13/Aug/10

Rick Ashton - AltLd O/S - 24/Jul/10 with Peter McCallum

tim newton - AltLd O/S - 11/Jul/10 with ben francis

had dow to ourselves - not surprised really - v cold for July due to strong wind (white horses on goats water) and greasy after heavy rain. route improved with height.
Little B - AltLd O/S - 11/Jul/10 with Tim N

2nd pitch very scrappy. Climbed the top pitch very fast as overtaking a rather slow rope of three
Richard Weller - AltLd - 03/Jul/10 with Ruth McArthur

Hidden - AltLd - 03/Jul/10

A fantastic climb with bag of exposure. Spoilt only by the idiot climbing so close to my second across the treverse that he was almost one move away. He then climbed through, running pitches 4 and 5 together, putting himself out of earshot of his second and despite the warning, suffering loads of rope drag. She ended up crossing the arete, very apologetically, with coils of rope in her hand - which although she said she knew the route, would possibly have been fatal if she tripped and fell. A lesson in not being polite and to carry on climbing. Good luck whoever is climbing with him in the Alps; you'll need it if he always climbs with so little regard to the safety of his second.
krikoman - AltLd O/S - 03/Jul/10 with Jez Wilton, Viviana Vivanco

Wonderful day out - Mark did the last pitch after I was rushed along the traverse by the chap who described us as a rather slow rope of three! Fair enough - but I would rather have enjoyed it at my own pace - "Just stretching my legs" he said! Well - bully for him! I thought his second was jeopardised by his slack seconding - but he's obviously got a wealth of experience and what do I know! The top pitch is a bit like Doorpost at Bosigran.
Jeremy Wilton - AltLd O/S - 03/Jul/10 with Viv Bianca, Mark Readman

edmitchell - AltLd O/S - 27/Jun/10 with kitty duncan

Not half as good as Murrays route. Very easy.
andrea83 - AltLd O/S - 27/Jun/10 with Saffra

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 19/Jun/10

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 15/Jun/10

jayme - AltLd O/S - 15/Jun/10 with Simon Raven

darlolad - Lead O/S - 25/May/10

Dave led first . Swim in Goats Water after - Cold !
tiga271 - AltLd - 21/May/10 with Dave

Sally got lost and I ended up seconding the 2nd pitch with ropes tuck down cracks 15m apart. Was a bit horrific
Bron - AltLd O/S - 01/May/10 with Sally Lisle

Alessandro Tentori - 2nd O/S - May/10 with Paolo Fubini

andy_e - 24/Apr/10

andy_e - AltLd O/S - 24/Apr/10

lead pitch 1 and 2 together and pitch 5
alimckay - Lead O/S - 24/Apr/10 with andrew, goodstuff

mark stansfield - 2nd - 24/Apr/10 with John C

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 15/Apr/10

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 14/Apr/10

Hidden - AltLd β - 07/Apr/10

Raggar - AltLd - 2010

really good day out, with lots of autumnal sunshine...found the arete, the chimney...somehow lost the crack. Gotta love multipitch!
tobyk - Lead O/S - 07/Nov/09 with Max Rayner

Jonny M - AltLd O/S - 18/Oct/09 with Alleyn Bowen

MaxR - 2nd O/S - 17/Oct/09 with Toby

jaimer - 17/Oct/09

Escaped in the wet
Nexonen - AltLd dnf - 27/Sep/09 with Heather

Lead 1st, 3rd & 5th pitches. 2nd, 3rd & 4th in drizzle, rock pretty wet.
ratm - AltLd O/S - 19/Sep/09 with Sam Booth

Dave Wearing - AltLd - 12/Sep/09 with Steve Wray

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 12/Sep/09

esther - AltLd - Sep/09

Conan - AltLd rpt - 22/Aug/09 with Dominic & Jenny

Led P1, 3 and 5. Climbed with packs to enable walk-off from the top back down to Duddon Valley. A great route with fantastic exposure on the top three pitches.
CathS - AltLd O/S - 08/Aug/09 with Keith Waddell

johniebriggs - AltLd - Aug/09

kato'sdad - Lead - 20/Jul/09 with Jon Lewis

Hidden - 2nd - 20/Jul/09

great climb, never too hard but exposure makes for a fine route. Traverse is airy to say the least! Good gear, great positions, great rock, lovely finish
monkey1 - Lead O/S - 10/Jul/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Jul/09

Climbed previously (1980s)
PeteCheung - AltLd - 14/Jun/09 with Ian

Excellent route. Great weather. Last pitch gives it the Severe grade - amazing exposure beneath your feet!
hcooper - Lead O/S - 14/Jun/09 with Jennifer Slack

piersnewton - AltLd O/S - 09/Jun/09 with phil newton

really nice route
Jen80 - 2nd O/S - Jun/09 with Cooper

barney@helmshore - 2nd O/S - 31/May/09 with Simon and Bruce

cearbhalld - AltLd O/S - 31/May/09 with Steve McEvoy

Sophie Nunn - AltLd - 29/May/09

coral21 - 2nd - 24/May/09 with Steve, Tom

mickJ - AltLd - 24/May/09 with andy l

stimpey - Lead O/S - 24/May/09 with Tom, Cas

Timpy1584 - 2nd - 24/May/09 with Caz, Steve

Went a little off route but still very worthwhile
sk8world19 - AltLd O/S - 11/May/09 with Ash Harris

Hidden - AltLd - 11/May/09

Myself and Will alternated leads, him 1,4+5, me 2 and 3. Pretty sure i was in the wrong chimney on pitch 3 (i didn't know i had passed the belay) and we never really worked out where we were after that. Ended up on easy ground with a trick 4c section. Really want to do more multi-pitch now, just have to learn to read guidebooks first!
James_D - AltLd O/S - 02/May/09 with Will and Tim

Tamati - AltLd - 02/May/09

Led 2 and 5. Was nice, all about the arete of the first pitch.
Martin Davies - AltLd O/S - 18/Apr/09 with Alex Peace

a13x - AltLd - 18/Apr/09 with Martin Davies

mikemartin - AltLd - 14/Apr/09

Me P1. Did it in 4 pitches.
eldre070 - AltLd O/S - 14/Apr/09 with Mike Martin

Welshy - AltLd - 21/Mar/09

Rachel Somerville - AltLd O/S - 27/Sep/08 with Des Chadderton

Slippery as hell after rain the previous day. Fell on the first pitch at a technically easy spot due to this. But ended up leading the 2nd and last pitch. Good climb
arakis74 - AltLd - 30/Aug/08 with Mark Fyles

Rob Rocket - AltLd - 23/Aug/08 with Dave & Chris

Dave Wearing - AltLd - 23/Aug/08 with Chrissy, Rocket.

Nice and well protected
Conan - AltLd O/S - 23/Aug/08 with Chris Michalak

Very nice line, but some tough slippery bits after rain
jonny taylor - AltLd O/S - 02/Aug/08 with Cat

cat22 - AltLd O/S - 02/Aug/08 with Jonny

ollyroberts - 2nd O/S - 14/Jul/08 with Ben

metolius no 3 RIP, poor seconding!
wheelo - Lead - 13/Jul/08 with cas

cas smerdon - 2nd - 13/Jul/08 with john wheeler

Led 1,3 & 5. Great climbing. Much easier than expected.
Simon2005 - AltLd O/S - 01/Jul/08 with RonC

Lead first, third and final pitch.
daveyji - AltLd - Jul/08 with Chris Wilson

Rog Wilko - Lead - 08/Jun/08 with Lucy Bennett

vvanhinsbergh - Lead O/S - 24/May/08 with Mike Swinn

DerwentDiluted - AltLd - 10/May/08 with Thom H

Nigel Coe - Lead - 09/May/08 with John Walmsley

Hidden - 2nd - 08/May/08

tomhull - AltLd - May/08 with dan barnfield

ilikemonkys - Lead O/S - 19/Mar/08 with Simon, Patrick

Hidden - Lead O/S - 10/Feb/08

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Feb/08

camjberry - AltLd O/S - 2008 with Alex Nevard

Hidden - 2008

Dave Wearing - AltLd - 07/Oct/07 with John Weale.

Karlos - Lead O/S - 06/Oct/07 with Sandra

alisonk - AltLd O/S - Sep/07 with Martin

Brilliant route. Big runout on first pitch though.
lucasp - AltLd - 26/Aug/07 with judith brown

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 23/Aug/07

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 09/Jun/07

ill_bill - Lead - 09/Jun/07

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 07/Jun/07

Dave Kerr - Solo - 04/Jun/07

Some exposed sections, felt more like Severe, not Mild Severe.
Andysomething - Lead O/S - 01/Jun/07 with John Marshall

Joe Miller - Lead O/S - 20/May/07 with Adam

George Bassant - AltLd - Apr/07 with Eliot Sedman

Hidden - 2nd - 25/Mar/07

Hidden - Lead - Mar/07

Hidden - Lead - 12/Aug/06

muzz44 - AltLd O/S - Aug/06

Red hot weather, thought about swimming in Goats water the whole way.
Zoomer - Lead - 25/Jul/06 with A Student

Led pitches 1,3 & 5
Whealiebob - AltLd O/S - 15/Jul/06 with Strutt

Hidden - AltLd - Jul/06

gazbonutter - AltLd O/S - Jul/06 with Pete MacDonald

Very exposed ledge. Got tired of looking down while belaying.
johnjb - 2nd O/S - 04/Jun/06 with Andy P

Fine route in superb positions nr top
Mike Hall - AltLd - 29/Apr/06 with GGraham

jim robertson - 2006

Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe - 2006

NewLeaf - 2nd - 2006 with brian

With Brian and Maggie. Alone on the crag.
kleinej - 2nd - 19/Jun/05 with Brian

Whitt - AltLd O/S - Jun/05 with Matt Harris

John Kettle - AltLd - 2005

Neil Conway - Lead O/S - 2005

Hidden - Lead O/S - May/04

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Sep/03

Hidden - 15/Jun/03

Hidden - AltLd - Jun/03

Hidden - AltLd - Jun/03

Hidden - Lead - 31/May/03

Celia Watson - 2nd - 31/May/03 with stuart watson

net - AltLd - May/03 with Rob

Hidden - AltLd - May/03

danm - AltLd - 2003

arose - AltLd - Oct/02 with Tom Woodcock

Howard J - AltLd O/S - 19/Jul/02 with John Turner

Peter Metcalfe - AltLd - Apr/02 with Wyn Clayton

PenJD - AltLd O/S - 2002 with Jon Ascroft

Hidden - 2nd - 2001

Hidden - AltLd - 08/Jul/00

SimonN - AltLd - 30/Apr/00

biggianthead - 04/Sep/99 with T

Hidden - 27/Mar/99

babymoac - AltLd - 29/Aug/98 with Charles

BenTiffin - Aug/98 with Gareth Field

Hidden - AltLd - 1998

Lead 1st, 3rd & 5th pitches
Paul-Michael - AltLd O/S - 14/Jun/97 with Paul Nurse

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 1997

stokienomad - AltLd - Jul/96

Hidden - AltLd - 04/May/96

Blizzard conditions!
EddieA - AltLd O/S - 22/Apr/95 with Simon W

Rog Wilko - AltLd - Jun/92 with Debbie Wilkinson

Led 1,3&4. 1st pitch wet & windy
Iain Thow - AltLd - 23/May/92 with Chris Dodd

auld al - AltLd O/S - 1991

Tony Buckley - AltLd - Oct/89

mark-abz - AltLd - Jul/89 with Terry ?

Andy Say - Solo - 29/Jun/89

Raggar - Lead - 24/Jun/89 with Pete C, Jo G

Ian Archer - AltLd O/S - 19/Jun/89 with Robert Mirfin

Hidden - AltLd - 20/Jun/88

88 ish
lithos - Lead O/S - 16/Jun/88 with jack w

Hidden - Lead - 1987

Hidden - Jul/84

Bob - Solo - 29/Apr/84

biggianthead - 18/Jun/83 with G

biggianthead - Sep/81 with M

Tom V - 1980

Working. School pupils
David Smith - Lead - 20/Jun/76

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 04/May/75

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easy S8 of 42
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hard 4a0 of 32
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Style of ascent

Soloed5 of 273 (1.8%)
Lead49 of 273 (17.9%)
Followed25 of 273 (9.2%)
Alt Leads174 of 273 (63.7%)
Unknown20 of 273 (7.3%)

'Climbed'140 of 273 (51.3%)
clean O/S124 of 273 (45.4%)
clean β1 of 273 (0.4%)
clean rpt7 of 273 (2.6%)
dnf1 of 273 (0.4%)