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Songs From A Gentle Man* VS 4c

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[The arete of Songs from a Gentle Man - good route and a strong natural line, 3 kb]A fantastic arete that looks to be much tougher than it actually is. Start below the soaring arete behind a huge pinnacle. 25m. Climb the arete on small, but reliable holds to a good horizontal break at 8m. Continue up the arete past a notch to the top. An exposed pitch. © ROCKFAX

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Photo: The arete of Songs from a Gentle Man - good route and a strong natural line © oscaig
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This climb is in 47 logbooks, and on 3 wishlists.

Marktrin - 2nd - 12/Jul/14

silviac - 2nd O/S - 12/Jul/14 with Tim Reynolds, Sam

Hidden - 2nd - 12/Jul/14

In the rain!
timreynolds - Lead - 12/Jul/14 with Sam Boughton, Silvia Candia

Poly pocket - Jul/14

Hidden - Lead - 28/May/14

Hidden - 2nd - 28/May/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/Apr/14

Another one I was more happy to second I think!
manbat - 2nd O/S - 29/Apr/14 with Tom Palmer

Hidden - 2nd - 24/Nov/13

Wendy Watthews - Lead O/S - 24/Nov/13 with Stuart, Alex p

Got the route description slightly wrong, and was a couple of meters to the right of the arete, but the climbing was still on the grade and very enjoyable.
JoeCoxson - Lead O/S - 24/Nov/13 with Hannah Smith, Jordan Mattack, Harry Oelmann

Jamiet297 - 2nd O/S - 11/Aug/13 with Steve Price

Hidden - 2nd - 11/Aug/13

steveprice.exmouth - Lead - 11/Aug/13 with Jamie

Sarah Welsh - Lead O/S - 11/Aug/13 with Emma Grant

Hidden - 2nd - 11/Aug/13

Tricky moves, a weird line that wanders all over the place, wiggy rock and not entirely trustworthy gear - definitely not VS, 4b or the 2 stars given in the Rockfax guide!
Rob84 - Lead O/S - 24/May/13 with Jeremy

Great route. Be gentle with the rock and it's ok.
Dilwat - Lead O/S - 18/May/13 with Dave P

Steve Lenartowicz - Lead - 26/Apr/13 with Clare

PAJames - 2013

andork123 - 2nd O/S - 2013

arandall - Lead O/S - 01/Dec/12 with David Metcalf, Rebecca Palfrey

Dave192939 - 2nd O/S - 01/Dec/12 with arandall, Rebecca Parfrey

Marti999 - 2nd O/S - 20/Sep/12 with Graham Charman

Philippa Arding - 2nd - 07/Sep/12 with nick arding

stefie c - Lead O/S - 26/Aug/12 with Matt Harmon

Lovely climbing with good but quite spaced gear - especially in the lower section. Quite sustained (and on sound rock) I thought - until the easier top bit at least.
oscaig - Lead O/S - 24/Jun/12 with R Tidy

eduardo - 2nd O/S - 04/Jun/12 with Rob Trz

Hidden - 2nd - 02/Oct/11

tobydunford - Lead O/S - 04/Aug/11 with Kirsty Kerr

Sam4242 - Lead - Aug/11

Nice enough route but very worrying rock. I was pulling it out all the way up.
stuaart - 2nd O/S - 30/Jun/11 with Thomas Smith

Good fun, but a bit friable. I don't think the guidebook writers idea of 'solid rock' is quite the same as mine.
thomasaneurinsmith - Lead O/S - 30/Jun/11 with Stuart Reeves

jakenichol - Lead O/S - 07/Jun/11

haylow - 2nd - 07/Jun/11

Different Steve - Lead O/S - 25/Apr/11 with Carol Fowles

spaced but adequate gear
nickdonohue - Lead - Jun/10 with Simon Reynolds

Anna Horrox - 2nd - 24/Jul/08 with Clive Greenwood

clive-greenwood - Lead O/S - 24/Jul/08 with Anna

mat cooper - Lead - 08/Jun/08

Hidden - Lead - 01/Aug/06

Hidden - 2nd - 01/Aug/06

victim of mathematics - 2nd O/S - 30/Jul/06 with Alex

crossdressingrodney - 2nd O/S - 30/Jul/06 with alex malins, victim of mathematics

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/Jul/06

The Pylon King - Lead O/S - Aug/02 with Laura

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
DaveGoesClimbing, SurferStan, Hidden

Total votes cast 28
hard HVS0 of 10
HVS1 of 10
easy HVS0 of 10
hard VS0 of 10
VS5 of 10
easy VS3 of 10
hard HS1 of 10
HS0 of 10
easy HS0 of 10
hard 5a0 of 10
5a0 of 10
easy 5a0 of 10
hard 4c1 of 10
4c1 of 10
easy 4c2 of 10
hard 4b6 of 10
4b0 of 10
easy 4b0 of 10
3 Stars3 of 8
2 Stars4 of 8
1 Star1 of 8
0 Stars0 of 8
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Style of ascent

Lead24 of 47 (51.1%)
Followed21 of 47 (44.7%)
Unknown2 of 47 (4.3%)

'Climbed'21 of 47 (44.7%)
clean O/S26 of 47 (55.3%)