Rockfax Description
12m. Pull rightwards though the overhangs to a ledge, finish up the crack though the upper bulges. © Rockfax


ClimberDateStyle
MDowson 18/May Lead O/S
with sam webb
JoeDickens 16/Apr Lead
with Samuel
samdickensuk 16/Apr 2nd O/S
Oliver Smaje 17/Oct/15 Lead

Lobbed off and lowered. got back on and finished.

with Jake, Sam
spenser 12/Aug/15 2nd O/S

Jim led this one, it's a hard 5a boulder problem with an MVS route stacked on top of it!

Hidden 23/May/15 Lead O/S
Alex Mason 07/Apr/15 Solo O/S
with Jemma Powell
stevorobs3 28/Feb/15 Lead O/S
with Younghwa, Szymon
Rollo Rolo 28/Feb/15 2nd
with Younghwa, Steve Robinson
Adam Long 17/Feb/15 Solo O/S
Russell Lovett ??/2015 Solo O/S

Cannot remember exact date this climb was done.

with alone
the real dave 29/Sep/14 Lead rpt
with Sam Webb
RD 13/Sep/14 Lead
Ewanski 16/Aug/14 Lead
with Nick B
FraserMcClennan 21/Jun/14 Lead O/S
cpforbes 21/Jun/14 2nd O/S
Hidden 15/Apr/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 15/Apr/14 2nd O/S
alexmcmillan 23/Mar/14 2nd O/S
Klingon 06/Oct/13 2nd
with Ian, Nimble, Capt Kirk
s.scott 02/Aug/13 Lead
mot1 30/Jun/13 Lead dnf
Hidden 30/Jun/13 2nd O/S
el diablo 16/Jun/13 Lead
with Mick James
Hidden 08/Jun/13 2nd
morsy 05/May/13 Lead dnf

tried to finish at the left end of the top overhang (per guidebook photo) but couldn't get up the seemingly blank slab so went left to finish up saints progress; only noticed the crack through the overhang further right (which I assume is the usual way?) once I was belaying at the top. next time!

with peter berwick
Mark Bull 05/May/13 Lead rpt
with Gillian
Gabe Oliver 20/Apr/13 Lead O/S

my start was less than stylish, but really nice climbing after that!

with Scott Baxtleby
jev 18/Nov/12 Lead O/S
with HWUMC
Hidden 15/Apr/12 2nd
Ste Ridd 15/Apr/12 Lead
jason 15/Apr/12 2nd
with moose ridd, manmike
petegunn 11/Mar/12 Lead
with Tom, Eric, Davina
Hidden 11/Mar/12 2nd O/S
Hidden 23/Feb/12 Lead
Hidden 20/Nov/11 2nd
ewan i 02/Nov/11 Lead O/S
with felix
sarah hawker 23/Oct/11 2nd dnf

The slab in the middle was lovely, but Adrian had to haul me up the overhangs at start and finish so I could retrieve his gear.

Adrianw 23/Oct/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 22/Oct/11 Lead O/S
sneaks 22/Oct/11 2nd rpt
with janey
daWalt 24/Sep/11 Lead O/S
with Lisa
Trevera 03/Jul/11 Lead
Hidden 02/Jul/11 Lead O/S
Mike-W-99 26/Jun/11 2nd
with Fiona
Fiona Reid 26/Jun/11 Lead O/S

Top is hard, esp when you can't actually reach the crack sufficiently to use it! Resorted to ape like moves up the face holds then used the crack once I could reach the damn thing. Nailed it, but it was blooming hard work.

with Mike
James Prowse 29/May/11 2nd
iceicebaby 20/May/11 2nd RP

Hard Start! 5b?

GraMc 02/Apr/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 02/Apr/11 Lead
daWalt 02/Apr/11 Lead dnf

escaped out right from the ledge.

Hidden 02/Apr/11 2nd dnf
PiotrB ??/2011 Lead rpt
lisafer ??/2011 -
stugreen75 ??/2011 Lead O/S
Hidden 07/Nov/10 Lead
Hidden 01/Aug/10 -
Lawrie Brand 27/Jul/10 2nd O/S
with Ian smith, John Chivall
Trevera 10/Jul/10 2nd

graded MVS 5a in the "proper" guide; makes you suddenly think you lost your ability to climb

with Neil Morby
j0shwyatt000 01/Jun/10 Lead O/S
the real dave 31/May/10 2nd
mikecollins 30/May/10 Lead O/S
with stg
barney800 24/Apr/10 Lead O/S

Bags of variety - nice slab and a couple of overhangs. Crux at bottom, top is intimidating but there are jugs (for the tall).

with Katherine Shaw
Euan Strachan 10/Apr/10 Lead β
with James C
David Bulley 02/Apr/10 Lead dnf

Got off the ground but couldn't find the next hold! I must have been doing it wrong :'( will try again another day.

with Andy Chisholm
Andy Moles 17/Mar/10 2nd
with Burton
burto 17/Mar/10 Lead O/S
with moleo
Roberttaylor 17/Mar/10 Lead O/S

Fun route.

with Marcus Horgan
scott gibson ??/2010 -
carlh ??/2010 -
jimmyrua ?/Dec/09 Lead rpt
with Euan Strachan
Euan Strachan 15/Nov/09 2nd O/S
with Hanna G
sergio46 25/Oct/09 2nd O/S
Ian Jones 25/Oct/09 Lead O/S

Ridiculous grade of Severe in the old book. This has a thuggish, reachy and unprotected 5a start, a delicate 4c middle section and a thuggish 4c finish. Blatantly HVS and 2 grades harder than Gagarin's Groove.

with Serge Gomez, Roger Benton
Hidden 25/Oct/09 2nd
odox 20/Sep/09 2nd O/S
with Sam Webb
petellis 19/Apr/09 Lead O/S
jkarran 19/Apr/09 2nd
with Pete
tomdude 10/Jan/09 2nd dog

getting off ground required three goes...

with dave
Fenwick ??/2009 -
Phill_ Thompson ??/2009 Lead
petegunn 12/Oct/08 2nd
clive-greenwood 31/Aug/08 Lead O/S

Not MVS but HVS!

MikeLeeds 31/Aug/08 2nd O/S
andyandy 27/Apr/08 Lead
with Phil
beegsyboy 23/Feb/08 Lead O/S

Labled incorrectly in guidebook, line 29 on the diagram should be line 30 Saints Arete HVS 5b. Makes more sense.

with Reinhart
Colin Matheson 21/Sep/07 2nd

Some MVS with that jamming crack

with Nick (Chalie's friend)
JonBrett 15/Jul/07 Lead
with Oli Hutchinson
climbingpixie 09/Jul/07 2nd

Powerful moves required to leave the ground. The abilty to heel hook at head height seems to be an advantage. Closer to top-end HVS than MVS!

with James
Hidden 09/Jul/07 Lead O/S
Stuart Macfarlane 05/Aug/06 Lead
with John D
el diablo 05/Aug/06 2nd
Topsy Turvy ??/2005 Lead O/S

date approx

with Dan Hattle
Hidden 06/Jun/04 Lead O/S
Hidden 06/Jun/04 2nd
Hidden 17/Apr/04 Lead
malc 28/Oct/03 2nd
with CL
Hidden 05/Oct/02 Lead
Hidden 10/Apr/02 2nd
Hidden 17/Jun/00 Lead
gypsy3006 ??/2000 Lead
Roget 07/Sep/98 Solo O/S
with jim
John Pickles ??/1998 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/May/94 2nd
steveb2006 30/Apr/94 Solo

Finish up Saints Arete

uphillnow ?/Aug/92 -
with Margaret Smith
Marti999 ??/1992 Lead
Willi Crater ??/1992 -
beaumap 25/Aug/91 AltLd
with Tim Waddington
steve taylor ?/Oct/86 Solo
Steve Crowe 13/Jun/86 Solo O/S
Martin Bennett 10/Jun/81 Solo
telemark ??/1981 -
Hidden ??/1980 -
andybirtwistle ??/1980 -
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Voting
High HVS
Mid HVS
Low HVS
High VS
Mid VS
Low VS
High HS
Mid HS
Low HS
Votes cast 15
High 5b
Mid 5b
Low 5b
High 5a
Mid 5a
Low 5a
High 4c
Mid 4c
Low 4c
Votes cast 19
Votes cast 17
Style of ascent
Lead
Followed
Soloed
Alt Leads
Not Set
Onsighted
DNF
Repeated
Flashed (β)
Redpoint
Dogged
Not Set