The Camel* HS 4a
[The top of the Camel, 3 kb]35m. Good climbing, with an exposed finish.
1) 4a. Just right of the start to Needle Arête is a blunt rib. Climb up to this rib, and step up right, onto a slab. Climb the slab with difficulty, to where a step right
leads onto a short slab, and then climb to a block. Climb over this block to a tree belay. 2) 4b. Climb up the wall to the leftwards, slanting, crack. Follow this crack to the arête. Climb the arête to the top, and step across to belay (those of a nervous disposition may wish to finish up the gully).

Photo: The top of the Camel © Mark Kemball
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This climb is in 101 logbooks, and on 7 wishlists.

LauraTejada - Jul/15 with Gavin Kelly

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/May/15

Fantastic climb, start is nice delicate climbing with little pro but positive footholds can be found, nice cheeky move getting on to belay ledge, coming out of belay and onto face find a well protected crack breaking diagonally left that leads you to the needle arÍte, these are some of my favourite moves on this climb, follow straight up arete to final mantle which is a brilliant finale
adam84 - AltLd O/S - 08/Apr/15 with wayne killerstein

waydan - Lead - 04/Apr/15 with Adam Buldock

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2015

Julian Prieto - Lead O/S - 06/Dec/14 with Anita Christensen

Monkey_Alan - Lead O/S - 06/Dec/14 with Norman Wright

Norman_P_W - 2nd - 06/Dec/14 with Monkey_Alan

waydan - AltLd - 01/Nov/14 with Rich, El Swiftos

Lead both pitches with Ivan seconding
Kate Edhouse - Lead O/S - 28/Sep/14 with Ivan Burton

What a little gem, not often climbed as we had to clean on route, people are missing out on a lovely climb, needs more traffic.
waydan - AltLd O/S - 30/Jun/14 with El Swiftos

not sure we climbed this one
phil456 - 2nd O/S - 09/May/14 with Graham M

Joel Perkin - Lead O/S - 03/Dec/13 with Mike Garret

mike hooper - Lead O/S - 24/Aug/13 with jobey martin

Joby - AltLd O/S - 24/Aug/13 with Mike Hooper

Grabtheslab - 2013

Very wet mossy slab start. Delicate. Finish was fun
Cheese Monkey - Lead O/S - 18/Nov/12 with Vienna

stephen ashworth - AltLd - 21/Aug/12 with john frost, martin clarke

martin clarke - AltLd rpt - 21/Aug/12 with john frost, steve ashworth

Hidden - Lead O/S - 13/Aug/12

John Mckeating - 2nd - 25/Jul/12 with Mathew Johnson

Westcorkman - Lead O/S - 24/Jul/12 with Bob Dawson

Hidden - AltLd - 13/May/12

lmacey - Lead O/S - 15/Apr/12

lee lead -
surf1nal-kern0w - 2nd - 15/Apr/12

cwildblood - Lead O/S - 24/Mar/12

Route climbed as a single pitch
ed2204 - 2nd O/S - 24/Mar/12 with Chris Wildblood

Hidden - 2012

Hidden - Lead rpt - 14/Jun/11

Hidden - Lead - 02/Jun/11

Hidden - Solo rpt - 22/Mar/11

Grabtheslab - Lead - 14/Mar/11 with Rick

Chris Nash - 2nd - 2011

Hidden - Lead O/S - 18/Sep/10

Accidentally climbed it thinking it was Needle Arete!
francois - Lead O/S - 18/Sep/10 with Catherine

Mark Kemball - AltLd - 01/May/10 with Nic Dill

once i discovered an dug out a tiny crack for a no1 nut earlier in the week.which i feel was a crucial protection for the main move.i now love this climb
minexplorer - Lead rpt - 21/Mar/10

led both pitches.dug out a crack for a no1 nut which didnt see last time an had caused me to bail.
minexplorer - Lead - 12/Mar/10 with grant newcombe

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 09/Aug/09

Lummy41 - AltLd - 04/May/09 with Tom Bunn

El3ctroFuzz - Lead rpt - 04/May/09 with Ian Luscombe

I climbed 1st pitch. Enjoyable route.
Popkids - AltLd O/S - 03/May/09 with Baz

first outing on Needle Butress - fine position - easy route with a couple of short lived interesting moves... not too steep or challenging... nice warm up...
richardadventurecafe - Lead O/S - 04/Apr/09 with Neil Sperrings

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 04/Apr/09

lead all in one pitch, was meant to do needle arete but vered off and did camel instead, still nice route enjoyed the 2nd pitch more
culmclimberRob - Lead O/S - 03/Apr/09 with hugh jorden

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 31/Mar/09

suunto12 - AltLd O/S - 31/Mar/09 with George Malkin

First pitch was alright. Included the slab and crack below aswell. tis a boulder problem, but its good. 2nd pitch kewl to.
El3ctroFuzz - AltLd O/S - 13/Feb/09 with Kris Saunders

Hidden - AltLd - Feb/09

Pitch 2 only - after pitches 1 and 2 of Needle Arete
timreynolds - Lead - 26/Jul/08 with Matt Reynolds

mreynolds - 2nd O/S - 26/Jul/08 with Tim Reynolds

nutcracker - Lead - May/08

Hidden - 2008

adamscottthomas - AltLd O/S - 20/Oct/07 with Ellen Taylor & Robert Thomas

Led 2nd pitch
ellentaylor - AltLd O/S - 20/Oct/07 with Adam + Robert Thomas

Monk - Lead O/S - 09/Jun/07 with RUMC

First pitch was harder than I remembered on the mossy ramp. Second pitch is great. Didn't quite have the nerve to stand atop the pinnacle in the wind!
nikinko - 2nd rpt - 28/Apr/07 with Martin

The slab was nice and run out, and then a series of nasty moves with poor gear below me led to the belay. Second pitch was far nicer.
freelancer_85 - AltLd β - 28/Apr/07 with Dave

rockpool - AltLd rpt - 14/Apr/07 with peter

davefount - Lead dnf - 29/Mar/07 with David Williamson

Hidden - 2nd dnf - 29/Mar/07

Hidden - 2007

Hidden - Lead - 2007

Hidden - Lead - 2007

gangreen - Sep/06

Came off the crux after farting about with a stuck nut. Try to get gear out with weight on feet not arms!
nikinko - 2nd dog - 28/Jul/06 with Dave B

Jon_Warner - Lead O/S - 28/Jul/06 with Mac

dmoir - AltLd O/S - Jul/06 with Jon Harvey

Hidden - Lead O/S - 17/Jun/06

Hidden - Lead - Jun/06

JonHarvey - Lead O/S - Feb/06 with Jay Jackson

CraigMac1 - 2006

cia05js - Lead O/S - 2006

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/May/05

jonlord - 2nd - Aug/04

Mickdenali - 2004 with Mark Harvey

Hidden - Lead - 04/Sep/03

Hidden - Lead - 2003

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2003

Rob Pitt - Lead O/S - 2003

Frostie - Lead - 2002 with various

Hidden - AltLd - 25/Sep/01

petegunn - AltLd - 19/May/00 with Matt Wilkes

andy_pemberton - Lead - 2000

Steveb27 - Lead - 2000

MartinN - 2nd O/S - 12/Oct/97

climbingrichard - Lead O/S - 12/Oct/96

Windy Dean
climbingrichard - Lead O/S - 04/Aug/96

Hidden - 20/Jul/96

iskra2000 - 2nd - 06/Apr/96 with Paul Woodcock

timreynolds - Lead - 01/Jun/95 with Lanni Vogel

John Simpson - Lead - 1994 with Tim Harnett

colin milton - Lead - 29/Aug/93 with eric milton

trisimondo - Lead O/S - 15/Aug/93

climbingrichard - Lead O/S - 30/Apr/93

Hidden - 1993

sdht - 1990

daviesdan - Lead - 1989

Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/May/82

First pitch only
Mike C - Lead - 04/Jun/78 with Chris Poulton

Simon cook - 1976

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
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