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

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

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

MikeyP 09/May Lead

Right-hand side

Hidden 07/May Lead
Hidden 06/Jun/15 2nd O/S
Robin Nichols 30/May/15 Lead O/S
with Roger
martinbettridge06 14/May/15 2nd
with Alan parker
robertmctague 21/Mar/15 Lead O/S

e1 finish

Chris Craggs 12/Sep/14 2nd

Tricky final moves on the left.

with Graham Parkes
doughobbs 11/Sep/14 Lead O/S

Finished on arete left making it E1. Stephen backed off at the start of the E1 section

with Stephen Jones (Cloggies)
The Reaper 21/Aug/14 Lead O/S

All the way on the right

Hardcore Pat 17/Jun/14 Lead O/S
with Chris Vanderz
Hidden 30/May/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 30/May/14 Lead O/S
fatbuoybazza 19/May/14 Lead dog

R.H.S direct, ran outta steam placing gear in last break and missed good hold near top.

with AnnB
Hidden 18/May/14 2nd
Hidden 18/May/14 2nd
Hidden 18/May/14 2nd O/S
adrianj 18/May/14 Lead
nai 06/May/14 Lead O/S
with Mark
Brian Rodgers 29/Apr/14 2nd O/S
Hidden 29/Apr/14 Lead RP
Hidden 19/Apr/14 2nd
vanderz 16/Sep/13 Lead O/S
jshields 14/Aug/13 2nd

Repeat, First done in 96.

with Andy Neath, Dave Sargent
davewsargent 14/Aug/13 Lead O/S
with andy neath, jon shields
Jimbo C 15/Jun/13 Lead O/S

Stuck to the right hand side at the top. Felt like soft E1 like this, although Pete thought HVS.

with Chris, Pete
doughobbs 23/May/13 TR RP
with Antoinette Wintin
Rich Kirby 05/May/13 Lead O/S
Chriswallis2 26/Apr/13 Lead O/S
with Jenny
Hidden 08/Apr/13 -
Whealiebob 05/Sep/12 Lead O/S

Brilliant route

with Tom, Terry
Milne 05/Sep/12 2nd O/S
with Dave
Hidden 16/Aug/12 2nd rpt
andybirtwistle 02/Aug/12 Lead
with Keith Lonsdale
Brown 28/Jul/12 2nd
with Lilifa
rohai545 26/Jun/12 TR
Alkis 04/Jun/12 Lead O/S
chrisclimber_1986 04/Jun/12 Lead O/S

Definately worth the grade, cracking route but a bit of a scary crux. Greasy in places, could do with a bit more traffic

with alkis
Hidden 29/Mar/12 2nd
mark20 25/Feb/12 Lead β

RHS all the way - seems the most logical way. Very nice route

Hidden 25/Feb/12 2nd
Cake 25/Feb/12 Lead β

On the right (E1) on Mark's gear. Not at all pure, but good climb

dominic lee 28/Dec/11 Solo O/S

Sit start, E1 finish.

Souljah 29/Oct/11 Solo O/S
with Alister
Jim Slater 03/Sep/11 Lead O/S
Graeme Hammond 03/Sep/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 01/Sep/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 31/Aug/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 31/Aug/11 2nd rpt
Hidden 31/Aug/11 Lead β
matthewjc 20/Aug/11 Lead
with Nigel
jonnohodgson1 17/Jul/11 Lead O/S
with Andy Hodgson
Hidden 18/Jun/11 Lead O/S
petellis 18/Jun/11 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Jun/11 -
steveb2006 27/May/11 2nd
with Roland Smith
steveb2006 25/May/11 2nd
with David Andrew
adam carless 15/May/11 TR rpt

3rd man up, finished up left this time to see if it was easier - nope, decent crimpy holds still out of reach

with Graphiclunarkid
graphiclunarkid 15/May/11 Lead O/S

Climbed the standard right-then-left line. A very enjoyable technical route - my hardest gritstone lead to date :)

arctic_jen 15/May/11 2nd
with Rich
Hidden 16/Apr/11 2nd
Hidden 16/Apr/11 Lead
ollie_e ??/2011 -

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

tallsop 24/Oct/10 Lead O/S

Classic, nice moves, good gear.

with Dave Saxby
Different Steve 10/Oct/10 Lead O/S
with Guy Reid
disturbed_one51 09/Oct/10 Lead

Right hand side only.

with Wee man
Jonathan Hall 09/Oct/10 2nd
chrisbussell 05/Oct/10 Lead O/S

Climbed righthand side all the way, pretty steady for an E1.

with Tim O'Neill
Col Allott 22/Sep/10 Solo O/S
Sarah Brookes 18/Sep/10 2nd O/S
Russ 18/Sep/10 Lead O/S

Nice one!

with Terry Milne
Hidden 11/Sep/10 Lead O/S
oi_now 06/Sep/10 2nd
greenclimb 30/Aug/10 Lead O/S

left hand side only E1 5b

Hidden 28/Jul/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 18/Jul/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 11/Jul/10 2nd
cem 11/Jul/10 Lead rpt
Adam Moroz 26/Jun/10 2nd

nice route, i thought the crux was gettin off the floor.

with john (Krank)
smokeyj ?/Jun/10 Lead O/S
with Danny
Hidden 16/May/10 2nd O/S
nickcanute ??/2010 -
Hidden 25/Oct/09 Lead
bridget143 02/Aug/09 2nd O/S
with Sion
Pilch 07/May/09 -

Jim led,steep and reachy but actually not too hard, stayed on the LHS

with Graham and Jim1
Oceanic 26/Aug/08 -

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.

Hidden 26/Aug/08 2nd
adam carless 10/Aug/08 Lead O/S

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.

with Rosie A
sammyt 14/Jul/08 Lead RP

quality route

with Paul H
daveagriff ??/2008 Lead
steveb2006 12/Jul/03 2nd

Roland leads after Angela backs off

with Angela Pingram, Roland Smith
Hidden 07/Jun/03 Lead
nickdonohue 31/May/03 2nd
with Jim Barradale
Hidden 26/May/03 2nd O/S
Budge 25/Apr/02 2nd O/S
with Carl Tiivas, Mike Oates
cem 24/Mar/02 Lead dog
with Gawain Edwards
Urgles ??/2002 Lead O/S
Dave Bond 21/Jul/01 Lead O/S
with Adrian Whitehall
Chris the Tall ?/Sep/00 Lead O/S

Used Right hand side of arete only

with Bill G
craig h 04/May/99 Lead O/S
with Nez
martroberts 18/Jul/98 Lead O/S
steveb2006 22/Feb/98 Lead
with Paul Goodman
goi.ashmore 21/Sep/97 Lead O/S
with Roy Thomas
steveb2006 17/Sep/96 Lead

Now upgraded to HVS - was VS in my old book prompting a solo attempt from which I sensibly backed off

with Chris Webb
Hidden 14/Jul/96 Lead
Hidden 07/Sep/94 Lead
Roget 29/Jun/94 Solo O/S
steveb2006 03/May/89 Lead

Lead after retreating from a solo attempt

with Simon Mee
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