Arch Enemies*** 7c+
[Arch Enemies, 3 kb]16m. Follow the central line of bolts under the arch and out to a belay around the back. Sustained and powerful. A stunning and unusual route for the Peak - not to be missed. © ROCKFAX
Follow the central line of bolts under the arch and out to a belay around the back. Sustained and powerful. A stunning and unusual route for the Peak - not to be missed!
Andy Pollitt 1987

Ticklists: Peak District Limestone top 50 sport up to 8a+, Rockfax Peak Limestone Top 50, World Graded List.

Photo: Arch Enemies © Ethan Walker
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This climb is in 28 logbooks, and on 26 wishlists.

new sequence from steve for the tough move getting the undercuts, much more flowing. Top crux feels okay though Steve found a different sequence using a gaston and drop knee on right wall, will try next time
GuyVG - Lead dog - 21/Sep/14 with duncan and steve

kristian - Lead RP - 20/Sep/14

Hidden - Lead RP - 15/Sep/14

All moves done however the crux took some work. Not a wasted move, perfect rock in a beautiful setting. Long throw at the end has heartbreaker written all over it
GuyVG - Lead dog - 07/Sep/14 with oli

Si dH - Lead dog - 31/Aug/14 with Chris Foster

First session just working the moves. Got a good sequence sorted for the lower wall up to painful pocket. Above that needs more work.
Si dH - Lead dog - 15/Aug/14 with Chris Taylor

Dale Comley - Lead RP - 13/Aug/14 with Duncan

Hidden - Lead dog - 13/Jul/14

Quality route.
ejected - Lead RP - 2014

dav - Lead RP - 22/Jul/13 with Gill B

Hidden - Lead dog - 17/Jul/13

Project time...
DaveFidler - Lead dnf - 30/Jun/13

Just stuck on the crux
chiverstom - Lead dog - 02/Jun/13 with Alice, Sam Keyne

oliver.ghill91 - Lead dog - Jun/13

Classic! Had one session on it the past two summers, felt much better this time. Didn't stop me from falling off the last move first go!
nathanlee - Lead RP - 29/Apr/13 with Dom Lee

drysori - TR dog - 24/Apr/13 with Dunc

Hidden - Lead RP - 16/Aug/11

Jordan - Lead O/S - 01/Aug/11 with Andi "scree runner" Turner

Only just staying dry during grim rain
Boy - Lead - 12/Jun/11 with Jamie big hands, Rob Smith

Ethan - Lead - 09/Jun/11 with Jon Clark

Spent time on this in the mid 90's. Tried it once last year and again on 27th. Helps to extend the bolt below the roof. Fantastic feature and perfect rock. Shamefully omitted from the Northern Rockfax guide.
shark - Lead RP - 30/Aug/10 with Chris Taylor

Dave Bond - Lead RP - 15/Jun/10 with Simon Wren

SiW - Lead dog - 15/Jun/10 with dpb

Hidden - 10/Jun/10

Fantastic climbing in a great setting.
andi turner - Lead RP - 23/Sep/09 with Mark Sharratt & Adam Long

A limestone route in the UK that inspires!
Jon Read - Lead dog - 19/Sep/09 with Mark Sharrat & Andi Turner

craig d - Lead RP - 1995

dominic lee - Lead RP - 24/Aug/90 with daniel lee

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
Matt Broadhurst, BenNorman, Alex Norman, chakrit, stp, pOi, cpt_crunch, Goonie, oliver.ghill91, jonny north, _MJC_, monsteratt, DDDD

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