Overton ArÍte** HVS 5b

Rockfax Description
The smart arete is most often climbed following its right-hand side to start, and left to finish - excellent. It is also possible to start on the left and finish on the right - E1. © ROCKFAX

UKC Logbook Description
The superb arête is usually started on the right and finished on the left. Climbing either side entirely gives E1 variants. Climbing either side to the second break (and traversing off right) is V0 (5a).

Tom Proctor (left), Barrie Dixon (right) 1974

Ticklists: Froggatt to Black Rocks (BMC) - The Grade List, Peak Gritstone S-HVS **+.

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Hidden - 2nd O/S - 06/Jun/15

Robin Nichols - Lead O/S - 30/May/15 with Roger

martinbettridge06 - 2nd - 14/May/15 with Alan parker

e1 finish
robertmctague - Lead O/S - 21/Mar/15 with Theodore

Tricky final moves on the left.
Chris Craggs - 2nd - 12/Sep/14 with Graham Parkes

Finished on arete left making it E1. Stephen backed off at the start of the E1 section
doughobbs - Lead O/S - 11/Sep/14 with Stephen Jones (Cloggies)

Hardcore Pat - Lead O/S - 17/Jun/14 with Chris Vanderz

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/May/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/May/14

R.H.S direct, ran outta steam placing gear in last break and missed good hold near top.
fatbuoybazza - Lead dog - 19/May/14 with AnnB

Hidden - 2nd - 18/May/14

Hidden - 2nd - 18/May/14

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 18/May/14

adrianj - Lead - 18/May/14 with Tim Gledhill

nai - Lead O/S - 06/May/14 with Mark

Brian Rodgers - 2nd O/S - 29/Apr/14 with Simon Pape

Hidden - Lead RP - 29/Apr/14

Hidden - 2nd - 19/Apr/14

vanderz - Lead O/S - 16/Sep/13

Repeat, First done in 96.
jshields - 2nd - 14/Aug/13 with Andy Neath, Dave Sargent

davewsargent - Lead O/S - 14/Aug/13 with andy neath, jon shields

Stuck to the right hand side at the top. Felt like soft E1 like this, although Pete thought HVS.
Jimbo C - Lead O/S - 15/Jun/13 with Chris, Pete

doughobbs - TR RP - 23/May/13 with Antoinette Wintin

Rich Kirby - Lead O/S - 05/May/13 with Little badger

Chriswallis2 - Lead O/S - 26/Apr/13 with Jenny

Hidden - 08/Apr/13

Brilliant route
Whealiebob - Lead O/S - 05/Sep/12 with Tom, Terry

Milne - 2nd O/S - 05/Sep/12 with Dave

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 16/Aug/12

andybirtwistle - Lead - 02/Aug/12 with Keith Lonsdale

Brown - 2nd - 28/Jul/12 with Lily

rohai545 - TR - 26/Jun/12

Alkis - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/12 with Chris Aslin

Definately worth the grade, cracking route but a bit of a scary crux. Greasy in places, could do with a bit more traffic
chrisclimber_1986 - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/12 with alkis

Hidden - 2nd - 29/Mar/12

RHS all the way - seems the most logical way. Very nice route
mark20 - Lead β - 25/Feb/12

Hidden - 2nd - 25/Feb/12

On the right (E1) on Mark's gear. Not at all pure, but good climb
Cake - Lead β - 25/Feb/12 with Mark the student, Matt

Sit start, E1 finish.
dominic lee - Solo O/S - 28/Dec/11 with nathan lee

Souljah - Solo O/S - 29/Oct/11 with Alister

Jim Slater - Lead O/S - 03/Sep/11 with Chris Hindley

Graeme Hammond - Lead O/S - 03/Sep/11 with Richard Williams

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Sep/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 31/Aug/11

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 31/Aug/11

Hidden - Lead β - 31/Aug/11

matthewjc - Lead - 20/Aug/11 with Nigel

jonnohodgson1 - Lead O/S - 17/Jul/11 with Andy Hodgson

Hidden - Lead O/S - 18/Jun/11

petellis - Lead O/S - 18/Jun/11 with Jenny Clarke

Hidden - Jun/11

Hidden - 2nd - 27/May/11

Hidden - 2nd - 25/May/11

3rd man up, finished up left this time to see if it was easier - nope, decent crimpy holds still out of reach
adam carless - TR rpt - 15/May/11 with Graphiclunarkid

Climbed the standard right-then-left line. A very enjoyable technical route - my hardest gritstone lead to date :)
graphiclunarkid - Lead O/S - 15/May/11 with Adam Carless, arctic jen

arctic_jen - 2nd - 15/May/11 with Rich

Hidden - 2nd - 16/Apr/11

Hidden - Lead - 16/Apr/11

Had to come back for this one, absolutely cruised summer '11.
ollie_e - 2011

Classic, nice moves, good gear.
tallsop - Lead O/S - 24/Oct/10 with Dave Saxby

Different Steve - Lead O/S - 10/Oct/10 with Guy Reid

Right hand side only.
disturbed_one51 - Lead - 09/Oct/10 with Wee man

Jonathan Hall - 2nd - 09/Oct/10 with Mark Williams

Climbed righthand side all the way, pretty steady for an E1.
chrisbussell - Lead O/S - 05/Oct/10 with Tim O'Neill

Col Allott - Solo O/S - 22/Sep/10

Sarah Brookes - 2nd O/S - 18/Sep/10 with Martin Russ

Nice one!
Russ - Lead O/S - 18/Sep/10 with Terry Milne

Hidden - Lead O/S - 11/Sep/10

oi_now - 2nd - 06/Sep/10

left hand side only E1 5b
greenclimb - Lead O/S - 30/Aug/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/Jul/10

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 18/Jul/10

Hidden - 2nd - 11/Jul/10

cem - Lead rpt - 11/Jul/10 with Paul Bolton

nice route, i thought the crux was gettin off the floor.
Adam Moroz - 2nd - 26/Jun/10 with john (Krank)

smokeyj - Lead O/S - Jun/10 with Danny

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 16/May/10

nickcanute - 2010

Hidden - Lead - 25/Oct/09

bridget143 - 2nd O/S - 02/Aug/09 with Sion

Jim led,steep and reachy but actually not too hard, stayed on the LHS
Pilch - 07/May/09 with Graham and Jim1

Moved from the right hand side to the left hand side just before the crux. I thought the moves were 5b and not at all obvious - with gear by your feet that equals E1 in my book.
Oceanic - 26/Aug/08

Hidden - 2nd - 26/Aug/08

A great route. I stayed on the RHS throughout - felt harder (probably still 5b) but more obvious than trying to figure out the moves around to the LHS. Deserves a star or two.
adam carless - Lead O/S - 10/Aug/08 with Rosie A

quality route
sammyt - Lead RP - 14/Jul/08 with Paul H

daveagriff - Lead - 2008

Hidden - 2nd - 12/Jul/03

Hidden - Lead - 07/Jun/03

nickdonohue - 2nd - 31/May/03 with Jim Barradale

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 26/May/03

Budge - 2nd O/S - 25/Apr/02 with Carl Tiivas, Mike Oates

cem - Lead dog - 24/Mar/02 with Gawain Edwards

Urgles - Lead O/S - 2002

Dave Bond - Lead O/S - 21/Jul/01 with Adrian Whitehall

Used Right hand side of arete only
Chris the Tall - Lead O/S - Sep/00 with Bill G

craig h - Lead O/S - 04/May/99 with Nez

martroberts - Lead O/S - 18/Jul/98

Hidden - Lead - 22/Feb/98

goi.ashmore - Lead O/S - 21/Sep/97 with Roy Thomas

Hidden - Lead - 17/Sep/96

Hidden - Lead - 14/Jul/96

Hidden - Lead - 07/Sep/94

Roget - Solo O/S - 29/Jun/94

Hidden - Lead - 03/May/89

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