Climbs the superb blunt arete in the centre of the crag starting on the left under the overhang. Climb up and right to the arete, up cracks then back left onto the arete proper. Continue direct to the top, pausing for the obligatory guidebook shot on the way.

Ticklists: Victim Of Mathematics' Ticklist of Extreme Justice, Kendal Wall's Best 100 climbs in Britain, Ultimate E1 ticklist, UK Lonely Leads.

Scooter Young 27/Sep Lead
r_o_b_h2 19/Sep Lead O/S

very bold start but gear appears thereafter, upper arete is awesome

with jen wright
JWrighty 19/Sep 2nd
with Rob
kyaizawa 28/Sep/14 Lead O/S

Awesome route on some remarkably clean rock with good friction. Airy and exposed feeling, but never too hard. One of the best Lakes E1s??

sea_lene 21/Sep/14 2nd O/S

Traverse left is bold! Superb route.

with Richard Toon
Olli-C 24/Aug/14 Lead O/S

Awesome Got drawn in by the cracks of Close Shave after the crux. Felt a little silly for missing out the arete. Will go back. Ace crag.

with Lou
Gudge 19/Aug/14 2nd O/S
ned_85 19/Aug/14 Lead
Hidden 25/Jul/14 Lead
martrin 11/Jul/14 Lead O/S
with Sarah Kekus
Rachel Somerville 10/Jul/14 Lead O/S

It's quite hard to get gear in the overhang to protect the crux move and there's not much good gear below that. I sort of lobbed a wire in over my head.

with Cal
BigTone 28/Jun/14 Lead O/S

The initial move up the crack and then moving left was the hardest bit for me. Eases after that. V enjoyable.

steve prior ?/Jun/14 Lead G/U
with Roger C
Hidden 05/May/14 2nd O/S
Jonathan Hall 05/May/14 Lead
chrisallan 27/Sep/13 2nd O/S
y2keable 26/Aug/13 2nd O/S

Wow, tough!

with John
Hidden 14/Jul/13 2nd
Nick Clement 13/Jul/13 2nd

Fantastic climbing and a great situation.

with Rachel Antill, Paul Figg
Paul Figg 13/Jul/13 Lead

One of the best E1's you'll ever do.

with Rachel Antill, Nick Cement
Lessworkmoreclimbing 06/Jul/13 2nd

Found it precarious especially with the wind!

with Kev
Em66 ?/Jul/13 -
with Tom, Rosie
Hidden 20/Jun/13 Lead O/S
thegoatstroker 10/Jun/13 Lead


with matt fraser
Chad123 09/Jun/13 AltLd O/S

Superb climb, loved it, great position, great rock and great moves. Agree with comments below, more like an E1 5a with an HVS 5b crux, gear is spaced but holds keep appearing if you believe.....great fun and worth the slog up the hill....

with Sam, Ben
sgl 02/Jun/13 2nd
with ben, chad
johang 01/Jun/13 2nd β
with john lynch
john lynch 01/Jun/13 Lead O/S

amazing route, felt quite serious for it's grade.

with johan
Hidden ?/Jun/13 AltLd
James Oswald 26/May/13 Lead O/S

Super ace. The move to get up into the crack isn't easy, the next section (after a small cam) is a little bold and scary. Then some gear and some lovely delicate climbing with spaced gear and awesome moves. A great route

Mr. K 26/May/13 2nd O/S

Terrifying! Strong lead by James.

Hidden ?/Apr/13 -
Hidden 10/Oct/12 2nd rpt
Hidden 15/Jul/12 Lead O/S
John Nuttall 21/May/12 2nd
with Andy H
Jim Slater 29/Mar/12 Lead O/S

Exciting climb, seriously run out in central section.

with Gavin Singleton
Captain Gear ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 Lead O/S
J1PEF 24/Jul/11 2nd
with beds
beds74 23/Jul/11 Lead
Hidden ??/2011 -
Hidden 27/Jun/10 Lead O/S
Diggler 26/Jun/10 Lead O/S
Calder 26/Jun/10 2nd
with Rich, Mark
RCrockford 26/Jun/10 2nd
Hidden 26/Jun/10 Lead
Hidden 26/Jun/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 12/Jun/10 -
Hidden 02/May/10 Lead
tomhull 18/Apr/10 Lead O/S

awesome route!!!! nearly didnt get on it cos the picture in the guide made it look desperate. wasnt that bad, cleaner than the other routes!

with matt harris
Hidden 18/Apr/10 2nd O/S
Hidden ??/2010 -
Hidden 20/Sep/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 08/Aug/09 TR O/S
Hidden 08/Aug/09 TR
Hidden 28/Jun/09 -
Hidden 24/Jun/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 19/Apr/09 Lead O/S
C coldwell-storry 21/May/08 Lead O/S
with Neil Chelton
platt2000 ??/2008 2nd

yohan lead

Mike Lee 10/Aug/07 2nd

E15b 36mts Jim led.

with Jim
Bob 10/Jun/07 2nd rpt
with M. Bullough, Steve Brock
Urgles ?/Jun/07 Lead O/S

A truly great pitch. Scary upper traverse left onto the arete. An E1 5a route with an HVS 5b crux!

with Fiend
Johann ??/2007 Lead O/S
with Dan Platt
ewen ?/Jun/06 Lead
cem 30/May/05 2nd

Tossed a coin for the lead: I lost.

Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe ??/2005 -
DanT 31/Jul/04 2nd dog
Hidden 14/Jun/04 AltLd
Hidden 23/May/04 2nd
Graham Iles 02/May/04 Lead
with Big Dave
Shaw Brown 28/Sep/03 2nd
with David Jones
Nigel Coe 03/Aug/03 Lead dnf

Wimped out below arete.

with Amnon
stewart murray ?/May/03 2nd
with Alastair Fletcher
rob.grafton 23/Jun/01 Lead
with Bruce
Hidden 22/Jul/00 Lead O/S
Hidden 17/Jun/00 Lead O/S
bullybones ??/2000 -
simon cox ??/2000 -
Bug ??/1999 -
FATBOYFAT ??/1997 Lead O/S
with Jim Hatfield
D Tempest 28/Jul/96 2nd
with Rick
Andy Say 09/Apr/95 Lead
Rich Kirby 26/May/92 Lead
with Ian Kirby
Hidden 25/May/92 Lead O/S
Rich Kirby ?/May/92 Lead O/S
with Ian Kirby
whispering nic 01/Jun/91 -
with Ali W
NickJH ??/1991 -
Hidden 19/May/90 Lead O/S
Paula Hamilton-Gibson ?/Jul/89 AltLd
with Bill Williamson
Bruce Kerr 27/May/89 Lead
with Sandra Graham
Steve Crowe ??/1989 Lead O/S
with Mark Turner
Hidden 03/Jul/88 AltLd
jcw ??/1988 -
Bob ?/Aug/86 -
with al phizacklea
Hidden 08/Jun/86 -
Tom V ??/1986 -
Ken Taylor 25/Jul/84 TR
Hidden ??/1976 Lead
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