14m. It can also be started direct (strenuous) up the lower arÍte for a full E1 5b tick.

FlavioL1989 23/Apr Lead O/S
rajeshwarbisht 23/Apr 2nd O/S
with Flavio
Hidden 12/Apr Lead O/S
Hidden 06/Mar Lead O/S
Hidden 06/Mar 2nd rpt
phillipwright ?/Nov/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 22/Oct/15 2nd rpt
Hidden 22/Oct/15 Lead
robertmichaeladams 17/Oct/15 Lead
with Mark C
Andrew Abraham 13/Sep/15 Lead O/S
with Ceara
Sam McCarthy 23/May/15 Lead O/S
James Lowe 23/May/15 2nd
with Tom Bennell, Sam M
Calum Wadsworth 10/May/15 Lead rpt
with Emma
Kim M 06/May/15 Lead O/S
with Nige
dbottomley ?/Apr/15 Lead β
MysteriousCeorl 20/Mar/15 TR
Hidden 19/Mar/15 2nd O/S
Hidden ?/Mar/15 2nd O/S
ralphio 10/Feb/15 Lead O/S

Makes an already brilliant climb even better. Boulder start.

with Andy
andy.smythe 10/Feb/15 2nd

found the 5b bit much easier that the 5a bit.

Luke Dawson 06/Feb/15 Solo O/S
Hidden 13/Dec/14 Lead O/S
lee1234 13/Dec/14 2nd O/S
Cake 27/Oct/14 Lead rpt
with Matt
climberchristy 25/Oct/14 Lead O/S

A good variation on the original route.

with Ben Cole
Roisin 12/Oct/14 Lead O/S
with theomoore
Hidden 16/Aug/14 2nd O/S
Jack93 28/Apr/14 Lead O/S
Charlie Low 28/Apr/14 2nd dog
jimbonfire 18/Apr/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 23/Mar/14 Lead rpt
Hidden 23/Mar/14 -
dom94 16/Mar/14 Lead O/S
with Laura Bulson, Leo Hawthorne
leopolian 16/Mar/14 2nd
Andy Peak 1 03/Feb/14 Lead

Nice! how direct do you start? climbing the front aret feels much harder than 5b.

dr_botnik 03/Feb/14 2nd O/S
Paul Hy 03/Feb/14 2nd O/S
MSchobitz 27/Nov/13 Lead O/S

Ended up climbing in somewhat dark conditions, so ran it out after putting gear halfway... Fun route though!

Matthew Ferrier 27/Nov/13 Solo O/S
amccann 12/Nov/13 Lead O/S
Teappleby 12/Nov/13 2nd
Hidden 09/Nov/13 Lead β
steveb2006 04/Nov/13 Lead


Andy Moles 27/Sep/13 Lead O/S
with Ferdia
ferdia 27/Sep/13 2nd
with Andy
Jake Young 22/May/13 Solo O/S
ashtond6 06/May/13 Lead rpt

better line than original

benkelsey 13/Apr/13 Solo O/S
with HPC
bclifton ??/2013 Lead
pie_eater_pete 11/Nov/12 Lead O/S
geoff.comley 15/Sep/12 Lead O/S

Felt a nice start and in my opinion enhances the route.

leon 18/Aug/12 Lead O/S
with Steven Davidson
WillDoyle 12/Aug/12 Lead O/S
ardzeiem 29/Jul/12 2nd β
with Nic
Andy Clarke 22/Jul/12 Lead β

Direct start makes a better line, but the best climbing is still on the original - lovely balancy steps. Protection a bit fiddly and spaced, but sufficient. Classic. (Previously seconded original.)

with Tim, Dale
Pythonist 25/Jun/12 Lead O/S

Mix of the direct and the White Out finish makes for an exciting climb, when you're expecting a classic HVS!

with Jenni Young
deacondeacon 05/Apr/12 Lead O/S
Dan Geh 31/Mar/12 2nd O/S
tgeh 31/Mar/12 Lead O/S
with dan geh
Hidden 17/Mar/12 Lead O/S
Chad123 26/Feb/12 Lead rpt

Felt harder than I remembered, some very slopey holds in the bottom half and took a while to figure out the normal route crux, great fun though!

with Emily
pmurdy 26/Nov/11 Lead O/S
with Jonny Reay
James Oswald 20/Nov/11 Lead O/S

Lovely bottom section of slopeyness. Good cams in the breaks. You may be able to find a lovely knee bar on Blizzard ridge :)

with Bart
tebs 20/Nov/11 2nd rpt
with james
Hidden 28/Aug/11 Lead rpt
gw3285 21/Aug/11 Lead
dobby 200 23/Jul/11 Lead O/S

My first E1!

Mr. K 23/Jun/11 TR O/S

Put a foot on the block behind for one move which felt a little like cheating, otherwise a nice route and better protected that I'd expected. We put a top rope down after my mate backed off the lead.

with Ben Redgate
RKernan 20/Apr/11 Lead O/S
IamJam 20/Apr/11 2nd O/S
with Ronan Kearnan
Hidden 31/Mar/11 Lead rpt
alasdair19 ??/2011 -
mwatson ??/2011 -
Hidden 02/Oct/10 Lead O/S
Cake 02/Oct/10 Lead O/S
with Matt
mattyork2 22/May/10 Lead O/S
Ketu 13/Mar/10 2nd O/S
Graeme Hammond 13/Mar/10 Lead O/S
with Rob
tebs 23/Jan/10 Lead O/S

couple of hard moves, not HVS but soft E1. Great climbing.

with Luke
masonwoods101 ??/2010 Lead O/S

coated in snow on top so had to belly flop and wriggle the top. good fun........

mark20 05/Dec/09 2nd O/S
Hidden 05/Dec/09 Lead O/S
cobweb 31/Oct/09 Lead
with martyn hopson
Jonathan Hall 30/Aug/09 2nd
Karl Wooffindin 11/Aug/09 Lead O/S

Direct start.

with Seb Tazzyman
Hidden 09/Aug/09 2nd O/S
Hidden 01/May/09 Lead O/S
thomasadixon 28/Nov/08 Lead O/S

Was expecting it to have a lot less gear than it did, pretty well protected imo.

with Ollie
Hidden 12/Oct/08 Lead O/S
tobydunford 11/Jul/08 2nd β
with Harry Martin
Hidden 01/May/08 2nd rpt
Hidden 26/Apr/08 Lead O/S
BenJacobs 26/Apr/08 2nd O/S
with Steve and Fliss
robal ??/2008 Lead O/S
Different Steve 10/Nov/07 2nd rpt
with Nick Willis & John Buchan
Hidden 17/Jun/07 Lead O/S
Oceanic ?/May/07 -
Hidden 27/Apr/07 Lead O/S
Chad123 11/Mar/07 Lead O/S

A great line up an arete, not as bold as the guidebook says and the slopey start is quite thought provoking...

with James and Ellie
Benjones45_99 ?/Feb/07 Lead O/S
with Sam Davies
Hidden ??/2007 -
Hidden ??/2007 -
Stig 03/Feb/06 2nd O/S
with Karl Walton
Hidden 01/Sep/05 Lead
RossG ??/2005 -
Lev 02/May/04 Lead O/S
with Andrew Bitmead
brownie mike ??/2004 Lead O/S
Different Steve ?/Sep/02 Lead O/S
with Rupert Holbrook
Chris Reid 09/May/99 Lead O/S
Billg ??/1998 Lead O/S
Bruce Kerr 09/Apr/96 Lead
with Robert Durran
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