3 pitches. An irregularly climbed route that would benefit from some more traffic. Start 10ft right of Mucky Gully.
P1 - Climb a lichenous wall and crack on the left to gain the top of the large pedestal of rock that separates this route from Mucky Gully. Step right and continue up the arÍte to the tree belay of P2 of Colonel's ArÍte.
P2 4b Traverse left around the arÍte to the base of a wide crack. Climb this with interest and as much style as you can to gain easier ground above. Continue to the obvious tree belay.
P3 - Continue up the right arÍte of the pinnacle to gain the top, then step, climb or jump the gap to belay in common with Colonelís ArÍte and Mucky Gully.

Hidden ?/Sep AltLd O/S
Hidden 25/Jul 2nd O/S
andrewmcleod 04/Jul AltLd O/S

Led pitches 1&2 (together). Had to do some serious gardening at the base of this one! As far as I could tell, the route starts in a patch of bracken right of Mucky Gully and you bridge up. I finally got to use my rope knife (cutting brambles!), and cleaned enough moss from hand and foot holds to make an easy ascent. onto the ridge, climb the arete and then squeeze past the tree :) The offwidth is full value for HS and a massive sandbag for 4a if you do it properly (my friends casually laybacked on second but still not 4a!). I got a Dragon 5 and 6 in, but you could do with larger and more. Needs more traffic, but good fun... clean above the first pitch. Third pitch is basically the same as Colonel's Arete.

G Weatherley 04/Jul 2nd
ewalker278 04/Jul AltLd
adam84 10/Apr AltLd O/S

Climbed first pitch of colonels arÍte as the first of cavort is very mossy and had just received a sprinkle, came out onto second pitch of the Cavort, what a brilliant off width for the grade, def worth the effort. As you come out onto face it looks like it's going to go without problem due to positive hand hold and the reassuring left edge of crack, place big silver, take two with you if possible, you are probably meant to get right in the crack but for some reason I laybacked half way up the crack then got in before reaching for positive holds above, what an adrenaline Rush. Brilliant climb can't wait to lead full route when it has had some tlc

waydan 10/Apr AltLd
with Adam Buldock
Maywood96 14/Mar AltLd O/S

lead first and top half of second pitch.

JackHampson 14/Mar AltLd
Hidden 30/Oct/14 Lead
Hidden 20/Jul/14 AltLd
Joby 26/May/14 AltLd rpt
with Dan Farmer
Hannes 09/May/14 AltLd
Hidden 16/Apr/14 AltLd
Rockingit73 ??/2014 2nd
clubmanpete 14/Aug/13 AltLd
surf1nal-kern0w 13/Aug/13 AltLd

I did First pitch. Pete did second

Hidden ?/Apr/13 Lead
Hidden 12/Mar/13 2nd O/S
willhornby ??/2013 -
hornbywill ??/2013 -
mike hooper 22/Sep/12 AltLd O/S

I had the middle pitch backed up with a hand full of gear .. Good route

with jobey martin
kirsten 02/Sep/12 2nd

Drizzling steadily by the time I got to the offwidth :-s

with PaulB
martin clarke 14/Aug/12 AltLd
with nick andrews, john frost
clubmanpete 13/May/12 Lead dnf
Hidden 29/Mar/12 Lead rpt
waydan 24/Mar/12 Lead O/S

First lead of 2012 after 6 months off,lovely climb with good exposure.

minexplorer 02/Mar/12 AltLd

grant 1st me top pitch

with grant newcombe
p2-melhuish ?/Oct/11 Lead
Joby 30/Jul/11 Lead O/S

led first and second, the offwidth was a delight

with Alice Fuller
Cheese Monkey 30/Jun/11 Lead dog

P1 pretty green. P2 was nails, had a leg and arm jam well above last piece, scrabbling like mad. Ended up resting on a nut, bad times.

with Ian M
Hidden 30/Jun/11 2nd
stephen ashworth 30/Jun/11 Lead
Ian Miller 30/Jun/11 2nd dog
Hidden 21/Jun/11 Solo rpt
Hidden 14/Jun/11 2nd
Hidden 19/May/11 Lead rpt
alice fuller ?/May/11 AltLd O/S
with Joby
Hidden 28/Apr/11 Solo O/S
dellboy 05/Apr/11 2nd rpt
with Jason, Roy Harris
Orifice 05/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Roy Harris, James Dell
minexplorer 09/Mar/11 Lead
with jordan
p2-melhuish ??/2011 -
benparratt ?/Aug/10 AltLd dog
Paul423 28/Jun/10 Lead rpt
Monkey_Alan 05/Jun/10 AltLd O/S

Led P1&2.

Paragonthewise 24/May/10 2nd

really needed to lead the second pitch, didnt manage it took a huge 30' full, managed to secong it again and found a crucial place for protection when i go to lead it again....one day

kingey 08/May/10 AltLd
minexplorer 13/Oct/09 Lead rpt
minexplorer 14/Sep/09 AltLd

led the first pitch seconded the lovely off width crack pitch which ive led in the past.partner understandably bailed the crack because he couldnt get protection in it.you need a no. 4 size cam i reccon.

with grant newcombe
giknockerpod 13/Sep/09 AltLd
Hidden 10/May/09 Lead
Hidden 10/May/09 Lead O/S
Paragonthewise 02/May/09 AltLd
Hidden 31/Mar/09 Lead
suunto12 31/Mar/09 2nd
Hidden 19/Mar/09 AltLd rpt
Merlin 19/Mar/09 AltLd O/S
briar4012 23/Oct/08 2nd O/S

Pitch 1 of Colonels Arete and 2&3 of Cavort

with Pete
Hidden 18/Oct/08 AltLd O/S
MJP 18/Oct/08 AltLd O/S

Led pitches 1 & 3

JonHarvey 12/Jun/08 AltLd O/S

Wicked crack on 2nd pitch, surprisingly good variation :-)

argyle_dude 11/Jun/08 AltLd O/S

Led 1st and 3rd pitch. Later returned to lead second pitch

grumpyoldjanner 11/Jun/08 AltLd O/S

Led 2nd pitch, really enjoyed it.

nutcracker ?/Apr/08 Solo O/S
Zoomer 22/Aug/07 AltLd

The crack,(P3), is awkward to start and protect. Big gear lessons the fear factor.

Jules 210681 22/Aug/07 AltLd
kat_rocks 11/Aug/07 AltLd O/S
with Stuart Barclay
nikinko 06/Jun/07 AltLd O/S

led final pitch- (diff). Some thoughtful moves!

with Dave and Alex
dellboy 01/May/07 2nd O/S
with Roy Harris
Ybot Htulk ?/May/07 AltLd
with Dave
freelancer_85 28/Apr/07 AltLd O/S

Led the first and last pitch. First pitch was still quite dirty. Nice footjam/layback moves on the second pitch.

with Dave
Hidden 28/Apr/07 Lead β
Hidden 03/Apr/07 AltLd
Nix Ward 03/Apr/07 2nd

and Dave... gardening on first pitch and think we finished up colonels arete...

jw231 ?/Apr/07 Lead O/S
with gfoster
rockpool ?/Apr/07 Lead rpt

done many times, still a good route that takes a lot of traffic.

with peter
climber sim ??/2007 -
gfoster ??/2007 2nd O/S
pss204 ??/2007 Lead O/S
cia05js ??/2006 Lead O/S
Hidden 10/Jul/05 Lead O/S
Hidden 20/May/05 Lead O/S
sam coward ??/2005 Lead O/S
with Helen
Hidden ?/May/04 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2003 AltLd
Frostie ??/2002 Lead
with various
Hidden ?/May/01 Lead O/S
Steveb27 ??/2000 Lead
hdog76 ??/1998 -
MartinN 12/Oct/97 2nd O/S
sixties 07/Oct/96 AltLd
with hrd
Raggar 17/Sep/95 -
Mickdenali ??/1995 -
with Tony Rudal, Roly Young, Gail Waller, Mark Harvey, Bob Macleod
colin milton 05/Jun/94 AltLd
with eric milton
John Andrew Simpson ??/1994 Lead
with Tim Harnett
daviesdan ??/1989 Lead
davehvs ??/1986 -
Hidden 01/Oct/85 Lead O/S
Hidden 02/May/82 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Apr/77 -
Nigel Bond 01/Sep/73 Lead
with Sandie
Hidden ??/1972 Lead
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