Lay-By Arete*** f7B+ / V8+
[Paul Ingham on the first ascent of Lay-by Arete. 1985., 3 kb]

Rockfax Description
The arete starting on the right and finishing round to the left. © ROCKFAX

UKC Logbook Description
The prominent square cut arete.

Ticklists: The 3 star way to yorkshire gritstone's heaven, 2015 Objectives.

Photo: Paul Ingham on the first ascent of Lay-by Arete. 1985. © Tony Marr
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This climb is in 24 logbooks, and on 10 wishlists.

Awesome, well worth sacking the revision off for.
robertmctague - Sent - 13/Jan/15

Andrew Barker - Sent x - 02/Jan/15 with Chris Taylor

bfreeman - Sent x - 01/Dec/13 with Dan Turner

sam.sam.sam.ferguson - Sent rpt - 19/Jul/13 with Stu Ferguson

Right hand onn flake, R hand on lower arete. L foot low, slap to higher left hand, R foot in the break on the R. Stel L foot up to the smear. Dip on to L foot and drop R foot low to swap R hand to the undercut.... try L foot out L next time.
petellis - Sent dnf - 24/Nov/12 with Broomy

jkarran - Sent dnf - 28/Jan/12 with Sarah

In August in the full sun! Felt desperate!
willackers - Sent x - 20/Aug/11

sam.sam.sam.ferguson - Sent x - 16/May/11 with Frog

Hidden - Sent x - Feb/11

Hidden - Sent x - 01/Oct/10

Hidden - 2010

2nd session on this, rather half hearted as i would like more spotters and more skin.
petellis - Sent dnf - 29/Oct/09 with an agitated grouse

Y,Y,Flippin Y! 20 years of trying. Easy when you know how;-) Font 7b+.
Rich Kirby - Sent x - 08/Mar/09

petellis - Solo dnf - 15/Feb/09 with Cleric James Koran

Hidden - Sent x - 29/Dec/08

Groundhog day..... the campaign continues. This looks SOOOO easy as well.
Rich Kirby - Sent dnf - 06/Dec/08

Boy - 2008

Hidden - Sent x - Feb/07

Hidden - Sent dnf - 27/Jan/07

Hidden - Sent - 08/Feb/06

1st go. Weird balancey.
Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe - Sent - 22/Jan/06 with Paul Stephenson

Dave Musgrove Jnr - Sent - 11/Jan/03 with Joe le Sage, Viv, Dad

switch - Sent x - 2001

Hidden - 1995

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
Bloke on a Rope, Nick1812P, Peter Reynolds, dr_botnik, benj_d, petellis

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