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Arcturus*** E1 5b

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[Leading off on the final pitch of Arcturus on Pavey as a big yellow taxi arrives. , 1 kb]Fine climbing, mostly HVS with one short, hard section on the first pitch. WARNING: A large block has become loose just below the first belay. See http://www.ukclimbing.com/forums/t.php?n=590168

Ticklists: Victim Of Mathematics' Ticklist of Extreme Justice, Allan Austin Classics, Ultimate E1 ticklist.

Photo: Leading off on the final pitch of Arcturus on Pavey as a big yellow taxi arrives. © andrew sandercock
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PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 236 logbooks, and on 33 wishlists.

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 01/Jul/14

P1 & 3 - excellent climbing!
Gudge - AltLd O/S - 24/Jun/14 with Bob Pilgrem

P2-Chris cruised the first crux pitch. The block is loose at top of first pitch- but can be avoided
bobpilgrem - AltLd O/S - 24/Jun/14

olekemi - AltLd O/S - 22/Jun/14 with Jeremy M

John Brayshaw - AltLd O/S - 21/Jun/14 with Dan

Hidden - Lead O/S - 17/Jun/14

Hidden - Lead - Jun/14

Hidden - Lead - May/14

Hidden - AltLd - 21/Apr/14

Pitch 2
oliverk - AltLd O/S - 19/Apr/14 with Zoe, Marty

Led 1st pitch. Brilliant route.
john lynch - AltLd O/S - 19/Apr/14 with Joe Holden

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 18/Apr/14

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 18/Apr/14

parker5 - Lead O/S - 18/Apr/14 with Dad

PAJames - 2014

Tim Sparrow - 2014

E2- in the new guide, used to be HVS!
martrin - Lead - 28/Sep/13 with Sarah Kekus

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

Alastair R - AltLd - 28/Sep/13 with Steve and Pete

Led P2 & P3 as one pitch.
Jim Slater - AltLd O/S - 21/Jul/13 with Chris

pitch 1, really wet in places.
leon - Lead O/S - 06/Jul/13 with Nick Rundall

Pitch 2
Nick Rundall - Lead O/S - 06/Jul/13 with Leon Skeldon

Justin Shiels - Lead - 20/Jun/13 with Chris

tomhull - Lead rpt - 19/Jun/13 with Joss Halford

jules1990 - 2nd O/S - 19/Jun/13 with Tom Hull

P1
Rachel Somerville - AltLd O/S - 09/Jun/13 with Cal

P1&3. Great stuff! Fantastic, thin balance climbing P1. Not much gear after the traverse on P3.
BTphonehome - AltLd O/S - 08/Jun/13 with Pat

Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/Jun/13

Bram led P1 and P3, I led P2; exciting thin face climbing above a decrepit bent pin on P1
Padraig-US - AltLd O/S - 08/Jun/13 with Bram

Lovely climb with great situations.
Lee Sheard - AltLd O/S - 06/Jun/13 with richard

HB1 - AltLd O/S - 06/Jun/13 with LSh

smarsy_93 - Lead O/S - 05/Jun/13 with Mark Eddy

foostu4 - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/13 with George Humphery

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

steven - AltLd O/S - 04/Jun/13 with Elliot King, Paul Horabin

Hidden - Apr/13

6aPunter - 2013

Led 1st pitch of Capella as 1st pitch was wet. Followed up 2nd pitch.
domskezz - AltLd O/S - 03/Sep/12 with Woodsy

Tom Cox - AltLd O/S - 09/Aug/12 with Steve Cox

woodsy - AltLd - Aug/12 with dom

Superb weather - p1 and p3 mine.
Tony Holdsworth - AltLd O/S - 29/May/12

Mild but a good climb - some suspect rock at start Finished up Cruel Sister's top wall rather than 3rd pitch
Bulls Crack - AltLd O/S - 27/May/12 with SP

tlmarjot - Lead O/S - 26/May/12 with Victoria Halliday

Hidden - Lead - 21/May/12

Johann - AltLd O/S - 21/May/12 with Alex Wheeldon

Nick Russell - AltLd O/S - 20/Apr/12 with Charlie Beard

The guidebook recommended drying time of 4 summer days is definitely overkill - we climbed about 1:30 after rain and had no issues
cbeard - AltLd O/S - 20/Apr/12 with Nick Russell

Left hand slipped off crux but feet stayed so no fall. Quite scary traverse, i hate traversing!
Hanky - AltLd O/S - Apr/12 with Simon

Captain Gear - 2012

JonG - 2012

cballard - 2012

Stone Idol - 2012

benbisby - 2nd O/S - 2012

Euan Naismith - AltLd O/S - 01/Oct/11

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Aug/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/Jul/11

Hidden - 2nd - 03/Jul/11

sgl0jd - Jul/11

scorky345 - AltLd - 04/Jun/11 with Tim Oates, Owen Pearce

tim20 - AltLd - 04/Jun/11 with sam corcoran

great move on slab
beds74 - Lead - 04/Jun/11 with Craig Hartley

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 04/Jun/11

Matthew Robinson - AltLd - 28/Apr/11 with John Nuttall

awesome, glad AD had the first pitch.
philboy - AltLd O/S - 10/Apr/11

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 10/Apr/11

Lead p3.
andrew sandercock - AltLd O/S - 09/Apr/11 with Joe Spoor

Hidden - 2nd - 27/Mar/11

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Dan Mckinlay - 2011

Led P2, nice route
twoplates - AltLd O/S - 11/Oct/10 with frith wood

Must buy some new shoes that fit, for slabby run-outs above crap gear on hot days
greenroom - AltLd - 11/Oct/10 with Tom Swannick

James led 1st pitch and I did 2 and 3 as one
a13x - AltLd O/S - 02/Sep/10 with James Stokes

esther - AltLd - Sep/10

chris smith - Sep/10

Hidden - 26/Jun/10

Hidden - 25/Jun/10

darlolad - AltLd O/S - 19/Jun/10

tim newton - AltLd O/S - 19/Jun/10 with ben hiles

tmawer - AltLd rpt - 12/Jun/10 with andrea

Ed F - AltLd O/S - 12/Jun/10 with Harry, Steven Andrews

Steven Andrews - AltLd O/S - 12/Jun/10 with Harry

Hidden - AltLd - 12/Jun/10

Hidden - Jun/10

Led P1 & P3. Spicy! This gets E1- in selective guide. The agreement on the belay ledge was that the minus must refer to the gear on P1 & P3...
Different Steve - AltLd O/S - 31/May/10 with Martin Hore

Protection was better than expected!. Lead all 3 pitches
Conan - Lead O/S - 23/May/10 with Chris Michalak

Excellent balancy first pitch. 1st and 3rd Pitch
Jim Walton - AltLd O/S - 22/May/10 with Dan Matthewman

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

I got pitch 1 5b
David Smith - AltLd O/S - 19/May/10 with trever Good

Ahab - AltLd O/S - 15/May/10

chris smith - AltLd - 05/May/10

cat22 - 2nd O/S - 10/Apr/10 with Mike

Hidden - 2010

gethin_allen - 2nd - 26/Sep/09 with neil

jimsrankin - AltLd - 17/Sep/09 with John

John Kettle - 16/Sep/09

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 14/Sep/09

Led 2nd pitch
Adi Hooper - AltLd - 13/Sep/09 with Dave Rogers

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 13/Sep/09

Lead pitches 1 and 2
RCrockford - Lead O/S - 12/Sep/09 with Ste M

Led final pitch
stemill - 2nd O/S - 12/Sep/09 with Richard

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 11/Sep/09

John Postlethwaite - AltLd O/S - Sep/09 with liam

Hidden - AltLd - 28/Jun/09

robin heath - AltLd O/S - 28/Jun/09 with neil pope, tom wild

Led pitches 1 and 3. Hol led pitch 2.
DavidR - AltLd O/S - 27/Jun/09 with Holly Adamthwaite

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 27/Jun/09

Hidden - Lead - 16/Jun/09

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 03/Jun/09

led 2nd pitch
Kirill - AltLd O/S - 31/May/09 with Charles Moreton

Ben Harper - AltLd O/S - 31/May/09 with Nils Amelinckx

Led p 1 & 3
cem - AltLd O/S - 31/May/09 with Kirill Spiridonov

Hidden - AltLd - 30/May/09

Delicate, scary 1st pitch - a little wet I led 5a pitch.
Swotson - AltLd O/S - 26/Apr/09 with Tony Madden

finished up p2 of Capella
GPN - Lead - 19/Apr/09 with Annette

With 2nd pitch of Capella
net - 2nd - 19/Apr/09 with George

Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/Apr/09

Hidden - AltLd - 18/Apr/09

tomhull - AltLd - 18/Apr/09 with rin

Hidden - AltLd - 13/Apr/09

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Apr/09

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 2009

Seymore Butt - 2009

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2009

Excellent varied climb, with steep bits, slabby bits and a fun tricky rib (especially for munchkins!) to finish. Don't try doing in two pitches - it doesn't quite work! A lot of sandbaggers out there as some pretty thin moves above crap peg for HVS!
Chad123 - AltLd O/S - 28/Sep/08 with Jo

Hidden - AltLd - 24/Sep/08

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 23/Sep/08

Hidden - AltLd - Aug/08

dannyboy83 - AltLd O/S - Aug/08 with Dad

dodgy peg but good wires on first pitch, traverse is fun and the last pitch up the rib is BOLD but easy.
lithos - Lead O/S - 15/Jun/08 with paul cookson

Guy Wilson - AltLd O/S - 26/May/08 with Byron Buck

Byronius Maximus - AltLd O/S - 26/May/08 with Guy Wilson

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 24/May/08

lead middle pitch, tremendous route.
Alex Mason - Lead O/S - 14/May/08 with Thomas Martin

jadm2 - 2nd O/S - 11/May/08 with Alan

Hidden - AltLd - May/08

Paula Hamilton-Gibson - 2nd - May/08 with Alan Doughety

Hidden - 2nd - 2008

Hidden - AltLd - 2008

Adam1973 - AltLd O/S - 26/Aug/07 with IanJackson

IanJackson - AltLd O/S - 26/Aug/07 with Adam

Hidden - AltLd - 26/Aug/07

Coel Hellier - AltLd - Aug/07 with Fiend

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 10/Jun/07

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jun/07

WB - AltLd O/S - 05/May/07 with Guy

GuyM - 05/May/07 with will

shoulderbreaker - AltLd O/S - 03/May/07 with Steve Jeffs

Russell Lovett - Lead O/S - 29/Apr/07 with andrew haigh

Lead 1st and 3rd pitch (but not neccessarily in that order!)
Chris the Tall - AltLd - 27/Apr/07 with Simon Shaw

dan gibson - AltLd O/S - 08/Apr/07 with Rin

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 31/Mar/07

danfitz - AltLd O/S - 25/Mar/07

davetigger - 2007

Dave Westby - 2007

Shaw Brown - AltLd - 10/Sep/06 with simon blythe

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 12/Aug/06

fizzy_elephant - AltLd O/S - 23/Jul/06 with stu

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 23/Jul/06

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 16/Jun/06

lead p1, finish straight up on p2
colin milton - AltLd - 14/Jun/06 with shaun l

Sankey - AltLd O/S - 29/Apr/06 with Luke

P1 lead 5b; P2 lead 5a; P3 2nd 4c
thebigfriendlymoose - AltLd O/S - 29/Apr/06 with Stephen

GPN - AltLd - 2006 with Paul James

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Jul/05

Lovely climbing. Led P1&2.
Andy Clarke - AltLd O/S - 26/Jun/05 with Dale

Lead pitch 2
PenJD - AltLd O/S - 11/Jun/05 with Tim and Sam

jfmchivall - AltLd O/S - Jun/05

Boxy - Lead O/S - May/05 with Vince

dicky79 - AltLd O/S - 2005 with Mike Bottomley & Andy Houseman

ewen - AltLd O/S - 2005 with chiv

Hidden - Lead - Sep/04

Hidden - Lead O/S - Sep/04

Hidden - Lead rpt - 22/May/04

Me 1st pitch (5b), Terry 2nd pitch (5a), Me 3rd pitch (4c)
Mark A Humphries - AltLd O/S - 20/May/04 with Terry Robinson

Pete Graham - 2nd - 2004 with Rick Graham

Hidden - Sep/03

John Pickles - AltLd O/S - 31/Aug/03 with Naomi Fisher

BenTiffin - AltLd - 01/Jun/03 with Dan Robinson

Trobbo - AltLd O/S - 20/May/03 with mark humphries

Dave Kerr - Lead - 23/Mar/03 with Jill Kerr

Shaw Brown - AltLd - 03/Sep/02 with David Jones

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jun/02

Lead 1st and 3rd pitches.
alex_th - AltLd O/S - 26/May/02

Hidden - Lead O/S - Aug/01

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 25/Aug/00

bullybones - 2000

Hidden - AltLd - 05/Sep/99

Hidden - 1999

PaulTanton - AltLd O/S - Jun/98 with Dave Taylor

neilh - AltLd - 31/May/97 with Neil Smith

phardman - Lead - 21/Sep/96 with Bill McKee

Hidden - AltLd - 01/Sep/96

Hammy - AltLd - 05/Aug/96 with Pete Robinson

agagsgrot - 2nd O/S - Aug/96 with Chris

Hidden - AltLd - Aug/96

michael burrows - AltLd O/S - 01/Jul/95 with richard parry

NickJH - 1995

John Southworth - AltLd O/S - Jul/94 with Andy MacNae

rob.grafton - AltLd - 30/May/94 with Bruce

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 17/Apr/94

biggianthead - 06/Aug/93 with HT

rob.grafton - AltLd - 06/Jun/93 with Bruce

Narked4fun - 1993

John Marsland - AltLd - 26/Jun/92 with John Connearn

Hidden - AltLd - 07/Sep/91

biggianthead - Jun/91 with HT

malc - AltLd - 12/May/91 with N Boyd

cam1401 - AltLd O/S - 1991

Hidden - Lead - 16/Jun/90

Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/May/90

Andy Say - Lead - 30/Mar/90

Hidden - AltLd - 1990

sdht - Nov/88 with Dave Sharman

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 12/Jun/88

Rich Kirby - 2nd - 1988

steve taylor - AltLd - Jul/86 with Martin Stansbury

Hammy - Lead - 12/May/84 with Jack Roberts

Nearly cocked up the top traverse by going high rather than keeping my hands on the break.
Bob - Solo - 25/Apr/84

mark-abz - Lead - 21/Aug/83 with Walter P

Hidden - AltLd - 1982

Same day as KG, Arcturus, Golden Slipper & Laugh Not - a good circuit !
babymoac - AltLd - 02/Aug/80 with MTW

Bruce Kerr - AltLd - 09/Apr/80 with Dave Page

robinsi197 - 1980 with Barbara

Hidden - Lead - 09/Jun/79

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 03/Jun/78

Hidden - AltLd - 03/Jun/78

Mark Kemball - Lead - 18/Jun/77 with Sarah Bridge

Hidden - Lead - 22/May/77

greenbuoy - AltLd - 21/May/77 with David Kay

Ian Jones - 2nd O/S - 1976 with Mike Newton

Hidden - 1976

Falko - Lead O/S - 18/May/75 with Al W.

Hidden - Lead - 1975

mikej - AltLd - 09/May/70 with Wil Hurford

Dave Musgrove - AltLd - 07/Aug/69 with Steve Smith

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Voting
Total votes cast 159
hard E20 of 55
E20 of 55
easy E22 of 55
hard E11 of 55
E120 of 55
easy E125 of 55
hard HVS7 of 55
HVS0 of 55
easy HVS0 of 55
hard 5c0 of 54
5c0 of 54
easy 5c0 of 54
hard 5b3 of 54
5b32 of 54
easy 5b14 of 54
hard 5a5 of 54
5a0 of 54
easy 5a0 of 54
3 Stars41 of 50
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Style of ascent

Soloed1 of 236 (0.4%)
Lead44 of 236 (18.6%)
Followed17 of 236 (7.2%)
Alt Leads142 of 236 (60.2%)
Unknown32 of 236 (13.6%)

'Climbed'108 of 236 (45.8%)
clean O/S123 of 236 (52.1%)
clean rpt5 of 236 (2.1%)