The route that put the "arm" in Armathwaite.
An excellent line, steep and compelling on good clean rock.
(5c). From the peg at 5 meters (good nut just above), move out to a good pocket on the slight prow. Strenuous climbing leads back left then straight up to the large resting ledge. Rising doubts as to the peg's solidity urge one upwards to this! From the sanctuary of the ledge a bulge is climbed into the top groove and exited on the left though it is often exited on the right as this finish stays cleaner. It may be wise to give the top ledges a brush before an ascent!

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OllieF 18/Sep TR

Pumpy, I'll be back for the clean ascent!

with Davina, PeteG
petegunn 18/Sep TR
petegunn 31/May TR
sam clingclangclimb 26/Apr TR O/S
James S 24/Nov/14 Lead β

My first e4 flash!! So happy with this and what a climb! Not so bold with the nut above the peg but hard moves before you can place that! Took a while to get to the top after getting to the ledge, needed a good de-pump! Thanks to Pete for the belay/beta!

with pete gunn
petegunn 24/Nov/14 2nd
with James
petegunn 22/May/14 Lead
with Davina
Hidden 22/May/14 2nd O/S
wildbill 21/May/14 TR
petegunn 11/May/14 TR
with Ollie, Ben
CallumSmith ?/May/14 TR
sparkass 24/Apr/14 Lead O/S

Great - very pumped.

petegunn 24/Apr/14 2nd

A good lead form Duncan. Superb steep climbing.

with Duncan
petegunn 06/Apr/14 TR

A gorgeous evening swinging about above the river!

mchap ?/Apr/14 Lead
Hidden 14/Mar/14 TR RP
yarbles 31/Aug/13 Lead O/S
with Jo
Blackthorn 31/Aug/13 2nd
with Ollie
MarkRoe 06/Jun/13 TR RP
craig naylor 27/Apr/13 Lead RP
with emily shaw
Ollie B 28/Mar/13 Lead O/S

Worth the 3 stars. Thought was more 6a (like the guidebook says, rather than 5c). Good climbing, good gear when you need it. Very dirty top out.

with T.Ripley
a13x 10/Mar/13 2nd dog
with James Stokes
craig matheson 03/Mar/13 Lead O/S

Very dirty top section. Forced to finish as for Blast Off.

Lord_ash2000 03/Mar/13 TR O/S

Felt pretty easy but didn't look like there would be much gear. Dirty towards the top

andyhitchings 14/Sep/12 TR

attempted to find an absolutely nails start which end up being hoisted up. middle was okay then another nails finsh.

Danny Crump 15/Aug/12 TR O/S
with James Delarre
Rachel Slater 20/Jul/12 TR O/S

Very sandy in places but good steep moves. Should I lead?

Olli-C 20/Jul/12 TR dnf

can't do steep :(

tmawer 06/May/12 TR rpt
with Jaime Robertson
MilesHickey 17/Apr/12 TR RP
with Nia
Hidden 16/Apr/12 Lead O/S
matt bimson ?/Apr/12 TR
Hidden 25/Mar/12 Lead rpt
GeorgeWoodward 19/Mar/12 Lead dnf

got to the pitton worked a few times but was too pumped to get to the next gear placement

with William Bovington
Peter Holder 26/Sep/11 Lead O/S

Moves seem easy for 5c,Protection is plentifull but not great. Top out is rounded and sandy. Ended up clutching on to shrubs. Lots of ledges for rests.

gforce 20/Aug/11 Lead dnf

Did most of it but couldn't quite bring myself to do the rounded top out so retreated to my last gear. Gets increasingly dirty and sandy as you get higher. Clearly not led very often as the cracks are full of cobwebs!

with Emma
tmawer 07/Jul/11 TR rpt
with Jaime Robertson
barni ?/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Tapper
chrisjacks 14/Mar/11 TR dog

good dry climb, took a few falls trying the move below the in situ bolt but once i cleared it i made it up. :)

with Sam M
Petarghh 03/Mar/11 TR β

Clean twice, waiting to lead in the next few days !

Hidden ??/2011 -
Petarghh 18/Oct/10 TR dnf

good moves.. need to link now !

Krys81 18/Oct/10 TR dnf

Up to just below the bolt before taking a lovely swing out across the river ;-p

with Pete Hill
Hidden 09/Apr/10 TR dnf
Hidden 20/Mar/10 TR
Christopher Roberts ??/2010 -
oliverthomp 05/Apr/09 Lead rpt
with danny williams
westaway ?/Jun/08 Lead O/S
MazElden ??/2006 TR dnf
petegunn 04/Nov/00 TR
with Ian, Steve, Matt Wilkes
Hidden ??/1984 Solo
DPaul 07/Sep/80 Lead O/S

never forget this,what a fight!

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