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Arete Direct*** VS 4c

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[Carmen on Arete Direct, Simon's Seat, 2 kb]A classic, nearly always in good condition and well worth the walk up. Start on the right and traverse out left under the overlap to access the arete itself. Climb this in a grand position and with sustained interest. © ROCKFAX

Ticklists: The 100 Best UK VS routes?, Steve Ashton's 100 Classic Gritstone Climbs, The 3 star way to yorkshire gritstone's heaven, Allan Austin Classics.

Photo: Carmen on Arete Direct, Simon's Seat © Simon Caldwell
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PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 94 logbooks, and on 22 wishlists.

Hidden - Solo O/S - 27/Jul/14

Cyriaque - 2nd O/S - 22/Jul/14

Unknownbiker - 2nd - 29/Jun/14 with Dave Hunter

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/Jun/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - 17/May/14

pjames87 - Lead - 17/May/14

Liam Ingram - 2nd O/S - 17/May/14 with Alex McMillan, Anne Peale

alexmcmillan - Lead O/S - 17/May/14 with Anne Peale, Liam Ingram

annep11 - 2nd O/S - 17/May/14 with alexmcmillan, Liam Ingram

Nez - 2014

Takes almost no drainage so in very good condition even in November. Not a millipede to be seen.
fobb - Lead - 04/Nov/13

Andy Moles - Solo O/S - 05/Oct/13 with -

Puma - Lead - 29/Sep/13 with Jamie Brown

Jamie Brown - 2nd O/S - 29/Sep/13 with Paul Davies

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 25/Aug/13

Charlie Staincliffe - Lead O/S - 10/Aug/13 with Stuart Myatt

jshields - Lead - 21/Jul/13 with Mike Dowsett

Hidden - 2nd - 14/Jul/13

Metalbear - 2nd O/S - 07/Jul/13 with TenkoPops

joem - Lead O/S - 05/Jul/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/Jun/13

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 30/Jun/13

Dizz - 2nd O/S - 30/Jun/13 with EJ

Day after our wedding in the Craven Arms Appletreewick, just below. Climbed with veil :)
bridget143 - 2nd O/S - 30/Jun/13 with Simen

Simonpeel - 2nd O/S - 08/Jun/13

Will Hunt - Lead O/S - 01/Jun/13 with Gareth Uglow

Mowglee - 2nd O/S - 01/Jun/13

Chris Hind - Lead O/S - 19/May/13 with Bry

Hidden - 2nd β - 19/May/13

andybirtwistle - 2013

henry peter jenkins - Lead O/S - 09/Sep/12 with robbie jenkins

Climbster - Lead O/S - 22/Jul/12 with Ian

Bloke on a Rope - 2nd β - 22/Jul/12 with Matt

a13x - Lead O/S - 28/May/12 with Paul S

Graeme Hammond - Lead O/S - 27/May/12 with Becky E

Becky E - 2nd O/S - 27/May/12 with Graeme Hammond

PeteH - 2nd O/S - 25/Jul/11 with Naomi Hart

Good climb, raced the sunset an won!
dainbramaged999 - Lead O/S - 10/Jun/11 with Josh Smith

smithjmw46 - 2nd O/S - 10/Jun/11 with Nick Fry

Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/Nov/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/Oct/10

ollyroberts - Lead O/S - 06/Sep/10 with Liz

Hidden - Solo O/S - 04/Sep/10

Tim W - Lead O/S - 04/Sep/10 with Jamie Moss

Fantastic route, great position, 2 cruxes (for me) above gear. Wish I'd taken my no4 Camelot.
lucasp - Lead O/S - 28/Jul/10 with keith lmc

Impressive exposure, especially today in the brisk cool wind. No millipedes though - they had more sense!
johnjb - 2nd O/S - 25/Jul/10 with Ray Sharples, Sandra

Jack00 - Lead O/S - 26/May/10 with Olly

Awesome route - shame about the Ridiculous wind, kinda spoilt it.
DKaye - Lead O/S - 07/May/10 with dunnyg

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 07/May/10

Certainly compares well with Baildon Bank!
jimorothy - 2nd - 22/Aug/09 with Rachel Crolla and Scott

Simonj - Lead O/S - 02/Aug/09 with Andy

jonka - 2nd - Aug/09 with gareth

Adam1973 - Lead O/S - 27/Jul/09 with Dave Wynne

David Wynne - 2nd - 27/Jul/09 with Adam Burt

Crawling with millipedes like a scene from the temple of doom :)
jkarran - Lead - 21/Jun/09 with Pete

petellis - 2nd rpt - 21/Jun/09 with Cleric James Koran

Hidden - 2nd - 25/May/09

Ewan Russell - Solo β - 26/Apr/09 with Clair+Ed

Hidden - 2009

Really nice stuff.. covered in millipedes though!
Mattyk - Solo O/S - 07/Jun/08 with Matt Evans & John Marsham

mje1398 - Lead O/S - 07/Jun/08 with John M

fifth - 2008

design crisis - 2nd - 29/Sep/07 with Tom W

design crisis - 2nd - 29/Sep/07 with Tom W

markfairbank - 2nd - 09/Sep/07 with Jim, Stuart Thompson

Took ages to go for the crux, what a Wendy.
Zoomer - Lead - 10/Jun/07 with Julia Bloomer

Jules 210681 - Lead - 10/Jun/07 with glenn bloomer

One of the best Vs's to date, such a suuuperb setting.
robman - Lead O/S - 09/May/07 with Craig

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

Chriswallis2 - Lead O/S - 29/Apr/07 with Jenny

petellis - Lead O/S - 28/Apr/07 with Jenny Clarke

Cletus the rock climbing cowboy - 2nd O/S - Jan/07 with Rob

Jenny Clarke - Lead - 2007 with Chriswallis2

Simon Caldwell - Lead O/S - 17/Jul/05 with Carmen

lithos - Lead β - 17/Jul/05 with Toreador

Brown - Solo O/S - 20/Jul/04

Hidden - Solo O/S - May/04

FrankW - Lead O/S - 25/Apr/04 with Laura

Stone Muppet - 2003

Hidden - Lead O/S - Sep/02

chrishedgehog - 2002 with Drew

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Feb/00

bullybones - 2000

Dave Musgrove Jnr - 2nd - 01/Aug/99 with Viv

John Brayshaw - 2nd O/S - 26/Jun/99 with Chris

Hidden - Lead - 16/May/98

Hidden - Lead - 1998

leathers - Lead O/S - 21/Jun/95 with Charlotte Evans

Tom V - 14/Jul/90

rob.grafton - 18/Mar/90 with Bruce

Dave Musgrove - Solo - 10/Jul/88

Chris Craggs - 1980

Hidden - Lead - 01/Jul/79

mikej - TR - 27/Apr/75 with Geoff Williams

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
Graham Booth, Hidden, StuartP, richardw87, Ed, mattrm, EalCapitan, iceaxejuggler, Puma, yorkshiresherpa, sarah hawker, David Wynne, sims, BaildonBanker, scree, simoncov, Hidden, christensena, Peter Smith, Dinger, Ropeboy, The Pylon King

Voting
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VS10 of 14
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hard 4c0 of 13
4c13 of 13
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Style of ascent

Soloed8 of 94 (8.5%)
Lead44 of 94 (46.8%)
Followed31 of 94 (33.0%)
Toproped1 of 94 (1.1%)
Unknown10 of 94 (10.6%)

'Climbed'33 of 94 (35.1%)
clean O/S56 of 94 (59.6%)
clean β4 of 94 (4.3%)
clean rpt1 of 94 (1.1%)