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[Sean at the belay on Belle Vue Terrace, 2 kb]205m, 7 pitches. No description has been contributed for this climb.

Ticklists: Connoisseur's Classic Rock, Puttrell's Progress.

Photo: Sean at the belay on Belle Vue Terrace © Cornish boy
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This climb is in 153 logbooks, and on 26 wishlists.

With Mark H and Chris
davidanthony - Lead - 15/Mar/14

(Used this as access to reach Belle Vue Bastion.) very enjoyable 'physical' route with a much better first pitch than Grooved ArÍte.
Ann S - AltLd O/S - 24/Sep/13 with Simon Cahill

did this with the variation start into Belle Vue Bastion
adam06 - AltLd - 31/Aug/13 with Will Points

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 28/Aug/13

Traverse pitch the highlight. Partner climbed out too far right into exposed sketchiness before getting back on track
rand526 - AltLd O/S - 28/Aug/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/Aug/13

Hidden - AltLd - 16/Aug/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 11/Aug/13

Led pitches 1, 4 and 6. Sean led pitches 2, 3 and 5 [The Traverse]. A really enjoyable route. Belle Vue Terrace is a special place!
Cornish boy - AltLd O/S - 02/Aug/13 with Sean

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 02/Aug/13

chris warner - AltLd O/S - 19/May/13 with Danny Rix

bede.west - AltLd O/S - 05/May/13 with stu

StuA - 2nd O/S - 04/May/13

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 04/May/13

kb273 - Lead - 02/Mar/13

alancash100 - AltLd - Feb/13

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 21/Dec/12

Instead of grooved arete on a very wet day in B3s. First pitch or two feels like vdiff. After that it was a bit scrappy, grassy and muddy. Worth it to get to the terrace though, after which we finished up the gully on the left.
JimboWizbo - AltLd - 14/Oct/12 with Beth

Beth-Cath-T - AltLd - 14/Oct/12 with JimboWizbo

Hidden - 18/Sep/12

biggianthead - 15/Sep/12 with T

Climbed as an approach to Belle Vue Bastion. Left at the terrace.
Bertbee - AltLd O/S - 06/Sep/12 with Ben

Hidden - AltLd - 04/Jun/12

Hidden - 2nd - 02/Jun/12

JasonV - Lead - 02/Jun/12

brolte - AltLd O/S - 27/May/12 with Ian Fergusson, Nick Pearson

Climbed in B3's and pack for alpine training. Found mild for the grade due to the hot sunny day. We included the rib on the left on the lower section to add more interest. (can imagine a tricky climb in the wet as you rely a lot on friction on some parts) Met mountain rescue on the Belle Vue terrace having a training session. A great climb in superb settings.
Martin Rowe - AltLd O/S - 24/May/12 with Paul Carroll

P Carroll - AltLd O/S - 24/May/12 with Martin Rowe

Traverse pitch is nicely exposed.
Jim Walton - Solo O/S - 06/May/12

Hidden - Lead - 03/May/12

Hidden - 2012

Hidden - 2012

PK second!
tjrukc - Lead O/S - 2012

Hidden - AltLd - 16/Oct/11

tunaficiency - AltLd O/S - 15/Oct/11 with kate surry

first pitch attempted in the rain, in big boots. rapidly changed into rock shoes. slimy and hard for the grade. easier after that, though still some interesting moves on P2, and the scrappy scrambling at mid height more than made up for by the traverse pitch, mild but spectacular...!
no_more_scotch_eggs - AltLd O/S - 13/Aug/11 with loudfish

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 13/Aug/11

Hidden - AltLd - 02/Jul/11

Not an interesting climb, the exact location of the last pitch was difficult to find.
iwanap - AltLd O/S - 02/Jul/11 with Euryn

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 27/May/11

Wet and slippery in places, although glorious sunshine for upper pitches! Big boots and packs. Terrace Wall Variation.
adam clarke - AltLd - 22/May/11 with James Hulme

sam26051 - 2nd - 29/Apr/11 with Nigel Hinson

Hidden - AltLd - 16/Apr/11

Nordic - AltLd - 16/Apr/11 with Julie Taylor, Vicki Cox

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - Solo - 15/Dec/10

pitch 4 widely covered in solid ice and pretty exiciting. Alternate leads and moved together. Great route!
uncontrollable - AltLd O/S - 12/Dec/10 with Alan B

Extensive snow & ice near the top.
Monkey_Alan - AltLd O/S - 12/Dec/10 with Frodo Stickel

samsimpson - AltLd O/S - 13/Nov/10 with Tom Latham

frost - Solo - 22/Sep/10 with D Almond

frost - AltLd - 16/Sep/10 with D Almond

Dan_Staff - Lead - 22/Aug/10 with Simon Hall

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 22/Aug/10

Lead all pitches. We have first tried to do it under pouring rain conditions on 6th of August. We had enough of it after reaching the terrace and retreated, without an epic, by scrambling into the little gully. On 13th there were passing showers, most of the route was very wet, but we did it this time.
andrzej kierzek - Lead rpt - 13/Aug/10 with Tara

Climbed first part of this to reach Terrace Wall.
MikeLell - Solo dnf - 26/Jun/10

Big boots practice for skye. Good fun though.
Batt - AltLd O/S - 15/May/10 with James Hoyes

Hidden - AltLd - 09/May/10

Hidden - AltLd - 03/May/10

Climbed short-rope in appalingly wet conditions. Tiring.
stratfol - AltLd O/S - 06/Oct/09 with Jay Armandary

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 03/Oct/09

Hidden - Lead - 27/Sep/09

alaster tonge - AltLd O/S - Aug/09

Neilson Jones - 2nd O/S - 24/Jul/09 with Gareth Wooffindin

ill_bill - Solo - 10/Jul/09

Spiced it up at the top this time by trending off right into some lovely VS climbing. A good day out.
AMarchant - Lead O/S - 23/Jun/09 with Phil Marchant

Simon K - 2nd O/S - 16/Jun/09 with NE

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 02/May/09

sleavesley - AltLd O/S - 26/Apr/09 with Matt Sheets

richardr - Lead O/S - 21/Apr/09 with K

Hidden - 2nd - 11/Apr/09

innesmac - 2009

alwyn101 - 2nd O/S - 17/Dec/08 with Simon Roberts

A good outing, the last couple of pitches were done in the dark, as was the descent :)
AMarchant - AltLd O/S - 26/Oct/08 with Phil Dwyer

Hidden - AltLd - 26/Oct/08

Think we got the route a litte wrong! Started in groove to the right of true start, missed traverse! (my lead) Added extra Head Wall pitch. (Prob HVS) No gear!Lead by Aidan. All in all a bit of a mess.
Peeley.b - AltLd - 20/Sep/08 with Aidan Bennett, Dave?

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 20/Sep/08

paulerussell - AltLd O/S - 20/Sep/08 with JamesCa

ElaineG - 2nd - 03/Aug/08 with Iain Shone

Great fun :) Lovely climbing, pushing VDiff in places where I probably tried to go too direct. Climbed in rockboots without a rucksack, in a light drizzle.
Nick Smith - UKC - Solo O/S - 08/Jul/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - 07/Jun/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - 07/Jun/08

First 4 pitches to get to Belle Vue Bastion. This bit wasn't very worthwhile.
kleinej - AltLd - 24/May/08

garywong - 2nd O/S - 24/May/08 with Patrick Goodwin, Jason Kleine

fizzychewitt - AltLd - 11/May/08 with Martin, Will

Tough first couple of pitches, then a bit intermittent till the Traverse pitch. Well worthwhile overall, though.
barrylong - AltLd O/S - 10/May/08 with Matt Spencer

Anna Horrox - 2nd - 13/Feb/08 with Clive Greenwood

clive-greenwood - Lead O/S - 13/Feb/08 with Anna

Hidden - AltLd dnf - 19/Jan/08

daveagriff - Lead - 2008

Hidden - 12/Oct/07

I led the first three sections moving together to Terrace Wall, narrowly avoiding a confrontation with the resident goat population.
adamscottthomas - Lead O/S - 29/Aug/07 with Ellen Taylor and Mike Kean

ellentaylor - 2nd O/S - 29/Aug/07 with Adam Thomas

I think this is going to be upgraded (from Mod) in the new guide, and should be. First pitch is at least 4a! Excellent mountain day, worth **
Rog Wilko - AltLd - 08/Jun/07 with Debbie Wilkinson

Shone - 2nd O/S - 05/May/07 with Graham Townsend and Hilary Lawrenson

First pitch felt harder than Mod. Great climbing on jugs to belle vue terrace
mark20 - 2nd O/S - 21/Apr/07

adi bryant - Solo - 19/Apr/07

Led all pitches
tiga271 - Lead - Apr/07 with Mark

I fell off and made a hole in my windproof. We tried again and did two more pitches, but then time got the better of us and we retreated down Little Gully.
rambler_gary - Lead dnf - 25/Mar/07 with Safe

Rampikino - Solo - 20/Jan/07

brighters - 2007

fran04 - AltLd - 2007

Hidden - 2007

MKH - Solo - 2007

Sean Kelly - 2007

timmy-ts - 2007

Ian Andrews - AltLd O/S - 2007 with Pete Williams, Martin Worthy, Fran Gowling

Ian took lead on 1st and 5th pitches, Dave on 2nd and 6th, Me on 3rd and 7th. We scrambled up the 4th.
rig - AltLd O/S - 29/Oct/06 with Dave Melotte, Ian Nicholson

Rain, big boots and backpacks
flytzen - AltLd O/S - 26/Aug/06 with Sean Worthington

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 16/Jul/06

BedRock - AltLd O/S - 28/Jan/06

Ian McNeill - 2006

mikelaing - 2006

John Kettle - Solo - 2006

Hidden - AltLd - 12/Nov/05

My first multi pitch. It rained. It hailed. It snowed. My hands were cold lumps of flesh that seemed to belong to someone else. When we got to the top it was dark and we couldn't find our route off. Had to ab off into the darkness with the rope getting stuck multiple times. EPIC. Finally got off the mountain at about 9:30 and refuge at the pub.
hailtryfan - 03/Nov/05 with AJ Bowley

Budge - AltLd O/S - 25/Sep/05 with Martin Gillie

Laramadness - AltLd - 16/May/04

Little B - Lead O/S - 27/Sep/03 with Jane

Topped out at sunset...
Martin Lilley - AltLd O/S - 2002 with Rachel White, Dave Slade

Tarquin - 2002

Howard J - AltLd O/S - 29/Jul/01 with Steve Jolley

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jun/01

Hidden - Lead - Oct/00

timreynolds - AltLd - 09/Jun/00 with Chris Lodge, Sean Corbett

Hidden - 2000

Hidden - 2000

innesmac - 2000

Tarquin - 1999

zero six - Lead O/S - 1998

Hidden - AltLd - 27/Sep/97

Hidden - 1997

Stone Muppet - 1996

Ian Archer - Lead - 16/Sep/95 with Jon Bursnall

Ian Archer - Lead - 16/Sep/95 with Jon Bursnall

Approx date. Dank rock and big boots made it all seem harder than the Moderate that our guidebook gave it.
Nigel Coe - 1995 with Ian Birch

led 2nd & 3rd pitch. Derek led 1st adn 4th pitch And Terrace Wall Variant
Adrian Eggleton - AltLd - 08/May/94 with Derek Bain

BigHairyIan - Lead O/S - 31/Aug/93 with Mike Gibbison (Hairy)

under light snow cover
David Smith - Lead - 22/Jan/93

Hidden - AltLd - 30/Jul/91

Raggar - 30/Jun/91 with Chris B

Hidden - Solo - Aug/90

malc - Solo - 04/Nov/87

nigehughes - Lead - Sep/84 with Joe Wiggins

Hidden - AltLd - 26/Nov/83

'Route in cloud. Rock very slimy, then it starts to sleet. We press on. Standard goes up to about Severe' Continue up Bristly Ridge. Hurricane force winds at top of Glyder Fach. Descend with head torches.
Gordon Stainforth - Lead - 31/Dec/80 with Nigel Fallon

Iain Thow - 2nd - Apr/77 with John Strivens

Nigel Bond - AltLd - 20/Mar/77 with Tony Cuddy, Dave

Bolt Phobia - Solo - 17/Jun/76

Bolt Phobia - Lead - 11/Jun/75

In cloud, drizzle, then sleet. A bit of an epic. Descended in the dark.
Gordon Stainforth - AltLd - 18/Jan/70 with John --?

mikej - AltLd - 19/Oct/69 with Wil Hurford

Hidden - Lead - 1969

First lead in Snowdonia
Gordon Stainforth - AltLd - 27/Jul/68 with John Stainforth

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Style of ascent

Soloed13 of 153 (8.5%)
Lead31 of 153 (20.3%)
Followed16 of 153 (10.5%)
Alt Leads70 of 153 (45.8%)
Unknown23 of 153 (15.0%)

'Climbed'86 of 153 (56.2%)
clean O/S63 of 153 (41.2%)
clean rpt1 of 153 (0.7%)
dnf3 of 153 (2.0%)