A Scary Tune** E3 5b
[Gnarly Old Men, 3 kb]'Superb gritstonesque arete!'
Probably only E1 as the crux is low and the top has a cam placement actually on the arete. E2 to solo.

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This climb is in 66 logbooks, and on 4 wishlists.

Highballed. Fine climbing up an attractive feature. Would have liked to savour the moves, but everything passes in something of a blur of heightened tension of both psyche and grip when I'm highballing by myself! (2 mats, no spotter.)
Andy Clarke - Sent O/S - 21/Jul/15

BStar - TR RP - 19/Jul/15 with Petzl Shunt

Top rope shunt. Quite green
BStar - TR O/S - 04/Jul/15 with Petzl Shunt, Trevers, Will Dean

top rope solo. fell off multiple times on the first crux, finally found a sequence that worked and got up the rest clean. tried to do it again from teh groundz clean but failed
wjcdean - TR dog - 04/Jul/15 with Adam Bird, Trevers

Might actually have been able to get up it properly if I'd bought my own shoes along and didn't have to wear Will's pair which were a couple of sizes too big.
Trevers - TR dog - 04/Jul/15

Beaut. E1.
Alex Winter - Solo O/S - 03/Jul/15 with Claudia

Hidden - Solo O/S - 31/May/15

super soft, deffo not E3 but cool highball boulder problem
JoeE - Solo O/S - 21/May/15 with Ric Elliott

Such a nice arete - enjoyed it so much i had to do it twice
RichyBOYY - Solo O/S - 23/Apr/15

Nice little route.
Bristoldave - Solo O/S - 14/Apr/15

Only top-roped it today as a few of the crucial holds were a bit wet, need to come back and lead it soon.
JamesRich - TR O/S - 09/Aug/14 with Paul Rich

zcsharp - Solo O/S - 07/Aug/14

guy xavier percival - Solo O/S - 29/Jul/14 with none

led placing a cam at two thirds height
Paul Robertson - Lead O/S - 29/Jul/14 with Guy Percival

Urgles - TR rpt - 23/Jul/14 with Mr Shunt

Cool arete climbing with some nice moves to reach the safe top-out now that the ivy bush has been removed.
DaveX - Solo rpt - 22/Jul/14

simonpearson - Solo RP - 22/Jul/14

Hidden - TR RP - 17/Jul/14

Scary at the top! Great climb I guess the more you do it the easier it gets.
tombeasley - Solo - 17/Jul/14

Lovely little Griststoneesque arete in the middle of bristol! I agree with Mark though in that it doesn't have the same serious feel to it that an E3 5b should.
Quarryboy - Solo O/S - 16/Jul/14 with Mark Davies

The 5b bit is halfway, top move is 5a so E2 5b is about right Although may even be E1 as there is a friend 1 cam slot for the top bit actually on the arete. 2 stars.
Urgles - TR rpt - 08/Jul/14 with Mr Shunt

Really good. Steady the whole way
Cheese Monkey - Solo O/S - 15/May/14

Hidden - Solo RP - 12/Apr/14

Onsight with pad and then repeated without.
Stuart William - Solo O/S - 13/Aug/13

afrosam - Solo RP - 10/Mar/13

DaveX - Solo - 10/Mar/13

roped solo. really enjoyable
jon_ridley - Solo O/S - 23/Aug/11

grp - Solo - 19/May/11

John Procter - TR O/S - 10/May/11

Lovely little route. Similar in difficulty to something like Crescent Arete at Stanage. Ground up, no falls, no mats.
Monk - 01/May/11

richiebongo - Solo β - 20/Apr/11

Pete Rigby - Sent x - Mar/11

Steve Winslow - Jan/11

Steve Winslow - Jan/11

Chazwoz - Solo O/S - 2011

Climbed up 3/4 of the way and back twice before committing to the top. Done above a mat (looks more like a postage stamp towards the top!). A lovely route with two nice rockover moves. A difficult climb to grade as it is 5b for sure, but the E grade is more tricky to pin down.
James Moyle - Solo O/S - 24/Aug/10 with Gareth Bowen

Down climbed. Wasn't ready to commit.
Gareth Bowen - Solo dnf - 24/Aug/10 with James Moyle

Lil_Pete - Solo RP - 11/Jul/10 with Simon Brice

brices - Solo RP - 11/Jul/10 with Lil_Pete

Hidden - TR - 04/Jun/10

aldred - Solo rpt - 14/Apr/10

dswansonlow - Solo O/S - 04/Jul/09 with Tom Devine

Hidden - Solo O/S - 16/Jun/09

Marti999 - Solo O/S - 03/Jun/09

Delightful climb with some really nice moves. I top roped it for now but will go back to solo, just need to take some mats and mates with me! The top out is a bit sktechy because its some big reaches/alomst a dyno, but to good ledges.
Wrighty87 - Solo rpt - 29/Apr/09 with Chris Mountford

Climbed twice today. Excellent route. Not hard but still a bit nervy.
Richard Hall - Solo O/S - 13/Apr/09

Felt much smoother this time, very nice little route.
thomasadixon - Solo rpt - 05/Apr/09

aldred - Lead rpt - 01/Mar/09 with peter boniface

aldred - TR O/S - 04/May/08 with John Stibbard

thomasadixon - Solo RP - 13/Sep/07

Hidden - Solo RP - 04/Sep/07

Hidden - Solo O/S - 22/Aug/07

Hidden - Solo O/S - 22/Aug/07

olliebristol - Sent - 2007

Hidden - Solo O/S - 20/Jun/06

JamieAyres - TR rpt - 18/Jun/06 with Nick Ingram

Hidden - Solo O/S - 2006

JamieAyres - TR O/S - Sep/05 with Nick Ingram

Cheeky lunch-time excursion yielded this matted solo of a classy little gem. Of course, the guide book grade is not given for the use of a mat. Even so, this handsome arete is outrageously overgraded. Way easier than the similar Pebble Arete at Stanage. In fact, the routes at this tiny craglet would be better served by boulder grades. V0?
Stefan Kruger - Solo O/S - 09/Aug/05 with Paul Wood

Bux - Solo O/S - Aug/05

Hidden - Solo O/S - 18/May/05

phsharpy - Solo O/S - 2005 with Nick Ingram, Tim Rolfe

John Southworth - Solo O/S - 21/Jul/04

come on stef' it's a nice route, just shut up and take the grade.
Paz - Solo β - 08/Jun/04 with TS

Urgles - Solo O/S - May/04

KRB - Solo O/S - 25/May/99

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
JoeE, pheotleyr, JamesRich

Total votes cast 25
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