Grooved Arete** VD
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This climb is in 137 logbooks, and on 44 wishlists.

tobyk - Lead O/S - 30/Sep/15 with Andrew Knights

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 28/Sep/15

Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/Sep/15

Roger Cruse - AltLd O/S - 15/Aug/15 with Kris

Fantastic route serious at vdiff
Wesley Orvis - AltLd - 25/Jul/15

Brilliant climb. Loved it!!
keith hal - Lead O/S - 25/Jul/15 with Iain Mckenzie

Climbed to half way, took the arete direct rather than trending left in a long 45m pitch with very little gear and interesting positions, some possibly HS moves which could have been on 'The Chancel' (not on UKC). Finished up above the chockstone of 'Megalith' which given the description in the new lake district rock is a HVS 5a pitch! Adventurous, loose, long run outs and hard. Well done to Sammy, next time we will take the guidebook with us.
atthedropofahat - AltLd O/S - 25/Jul/15 with Sammy Black

Little AndyH - AltLd - 23/May/15

Hidden - Lead O/S - 23/May/15

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 23/May/15

Brilliant way to get up scafell pike. Lots of big ledges to sit on and admire the view
Johnsulli - Lead O/S - 20/Apr/15 with James Higgins

Took a direct line, great rock and fun climbing
nakedave - 09/Apr/15

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 13/Sep/14

Martin Bagshaw - AltLd O/S - 11/Jul/14 with Claire Mathews

clairemathews - AltLd - 11/Jul/14 with Martin Bagshaw

cold & windy
Ian Stirrups - AltLd - Jul/14 with Sue

Just spent hours on this hillside. 7am from Leeds back at 00:30...! lovely walk in from Borrowdale, climb, paddle in the stream. The route is nice enough if a little grassy but I never do routes like this. Favourite day.
Dave Warburton - Lead O/S - 22/Jun/14 with Isobel

Fantastic route
net - AltLd - 21/Jun/14 with Karen J

Looks impressive from the ground and still an enjoyable mountain route, but climbing is a bit stop/start with lots of grassy ledges which breaks up the excitment/exposure/committment - but maybe that's what you want with a VDiff.
Karlos - Lead O/S - 21/Jun/14 with Emma H, Harriet

Harriet Stewart - 2nd - 21/Jun/14 with Emma, Karl

brilliant climb in an amazing location. beware of worrying loose looking chunks of rock above belay 5.
joe hallam - AltLd O/S - 18/Jun/14 with matt dudman

Learned some good skills for climbing as a three. Good way to get up Scawfell Pike for the first time! A number of memorable sections on the climb = couple of stars I suppose... :-)
sea_lene - AltLd O/S - 14/Jun/14 with Cathy Woodhead, David Medcalf

DGY - Lead O/S - 14/Jun/14 with John

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 16/May/14

Led P1,4,6. Delightfully awkward start to P4. Went slightly off-route at the top.
Monkey_Alan - AltLd O/S - 03/May/14 with Trace Sutton, Paul Crowsley

Trace - AltLd - 03/May/14 with Monkey_Alan

Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/Apr/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/Apr/14

Hidden - 2nd - 21/Apr/14

nj.harris - 2014

bobpilgrem - AltLd O/S - 05/Sep/13 with Tom

tompilgrem - AltLd O/S - 04/Sep/13 with Dad

A good mountain route, very enjoyable. led final pitch.
petegunn - AltLd - 26/Aug/13 with Bill, Ash

wildbill - AltLd O/S - 26/Aug/13 with Ash, Pete Gunn

rob.grafton - AltLd - 20/Aug/13 with Chris Wright

Anthony Dixon - Lead O/S - 20/Aug/13 with Alan

55pete55 - AltLd - 21/Jul/13

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 20/Jul/13

Hidden - 06/Jul/13

joe_lancs - AltLd - 06/Jul/13

jhb0510 - Lead O/S - 09/Jun/13 with Charles Darby, Richard Darby

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 01/Jun/13

Richard Kinsman - 2013

Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/Aug/12

ollismark - AltLd - 12/Aug/12 with Nick West

Hidden - AltLd - 11/Aug/12

Hidden - AltLd - 11/Aug/12

Moved together for first half before meeting up with others and my chivalrous nature gained me a rucksack with a full rack and rope . Climbing with 2 rucksack is hard work. Utterly superb route.
freemanTom - AltLd - 14/Jul/12 with Ben Pearce

Julian Prieto - Lead O/S - 03/Jun/12 with Hector Prieto

hector - 2nd O/S - 03/Jun/12 with Julian Prieto

Hidden - 2012

cballard - 2012

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 2012

Hidden - AltLd - 01/Oct/11

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 31/Aug/11

55pete55 - AltLd - 24/Jul/11

Ommuff - AltLd - 30/Apr/11 with Marj Ewan

Dave Wearing - Lead - 22/Apr/11 with Gavin Parker

Fantastic position....
Gav Parker - 2nd - 22/Apr/11

alaster tonge - AltLd - 09/Apr/11

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 2011

yashvi - 2nd - 05/Dec/10 with Edwin Mitchell

Followed for the first 4 pitches, the final 3 were done as one and didn't follow the line of the route-climb the arete, head to the large block, climb the chimney until passed the wedged block, move onto the left hand face and climb this to the top (still enjoyable climbing). Conditions were far from perfect.
melonmike - AltLd O/S - 20/Nov/10 with Rob Reglinski, Sarah R

blue sky in mid October. Rock clean and dry. Quite a bit of jamming required and I think we did an 'alternative' finish that was quite a bit harder than v.diff
JohnMetcalfe - 2nd - 10/Oct/10 with Peter Metcalfe

Peter Metcalfe - AltLd - 10/Oct/10 with Jonathan Yates, John Metcalfe

Led P3, 5 and 7. We ran P1 and 2 together. Fantastic route, one of the best I've done at this grade. Lovely rough rock, spectacular positions and plenty of technical interest for the grade.
CathS - AltLd O/S - 15/Aug/10 with John Lynch

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 15/Aug/10

wiswilson - AltLd O/S - 15/Aug/10 with Neil Lloyd

Marc Murphy - AltLd - Jun/10

J1PEF - 21/May/10

jac00 - AltLd O/S - 21/May/10 with Tom

tomtom89 - AltLd - 21/May/10 with Jack

Hidden - 2010

mr rob - Lead O/S - 18/Oct/09 with ferg

stimpey - AltLd O/S - 13/Sep/09 with Pete, Davina

petegunn - AltLd - 13/Sep/09 with Davina & Steve

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

edmund94 - AltLd O/S - 08/Aug/09

After eyeing up the line from Scafell crag recently we felt we had to do this route. It is a delightful route, probably worth ***. It is consistent in grade with good gear (a simple rack without cams should be fine) and excellent rock. There are no route finding problems and unlike some long Lakes VDiffs (eg Bowfell Buttress) there are no real out of the grade difficulties. All in all a great route for those lacking experience to gain some on a long mountain route. PS Debbie finally got her head on to lead the last two pitches after a desultory start.
Rog Wilko - 30/Jun/09 with Debbie Wilkinson

Shared leads, I led pitches 3,5 and 7. A bit damp and greasy lower down, the upper pitches were fine. An enjoyable climb.
Howard J - AltLd - 02/May/09 with Dave Goodman

Led 1, 3, 5 pitches.
Goody - AltLd O/S - 02/May/09 with Howard Jones

Hidden - Lead O/S - May/09

Hidden - AltLd - 19/Apr/09

canis cibo - 2nd O/S - 12/Apr/09

Hidden - 2nd - Nov/08

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

@ndy - AltLd O/S - 20/Jun/08

Calder - AltLd O/S - 20/Jun/08 with Ste

stemill - AltLd O/S - 20/Jun/08 with Graham

al99 - Lead O/S - 14/Jun/08 with James Whitlock

jw231 - AltLd O/S - 07/Jun/08 with Al Benson

Hidden - AltLd dnf - 05/Apr/08

Hidden - 2nd dnf - 05/Apr/08

1918hasti - AltLd - 19/Mar/08 with Paul Bradwell

Hidden - AltLd - 2008

Hidden - AltLd - 18/Oct/07

slippy, started in big boots
joe king - Lead - 07/Jul/07 with Rose

Rosey Posey - 2nd O/S - 07/Jul/07 with Paul

A superb route as part of a great mountain day in blazing sunshine.
d80f0u - AltLd - 09/Jun/07 with Alex

Jonny M - Lead O/S - 06/Apr/07 with Jess Skinner

GiveHerHelen - Lead O/S - 06/Apr/07 with Kim Saint

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Apr/07

Hidden - Solo - 2007

jimdanson - AltLd O/S - 16/Jul/06 with Ula

alexanderpatton - Lead O/S - 14/Jul/06 with Cath Moir

Led pitches 1,2,4 & 6
Whealiebob - AltLd - 13/Jul/06 with Terry

Milne - AltLd O/S - 13/Jul/06 with Dave

Hidden - AltLd - Jun/06

in the lake district
mandy talbot - AltLd - Oct/05

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Jul/05

MaNimal - AltLd - 04/Aug/04 with Peter Metcalfe

Peter Metcalfe - AltLd - Aug/04 with Matt Neale

Trobbo - Lead O/S - 16/Apr/04 with frank yates

Hidden - AltLd - Aug/03

jsw1 - Lead O/S - 21/Jun/03

We were following Wee Pete and Gareth
andrewbooth1000 - Lead O/S - 11/May/02 with Shona McConnell

Gman - AltLd O/S - Jul/01 with Dan

Hidden - 28/Aug/99

steve prior - AltLd - Aug/97 with Carol E

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 28/May/94

Ian Archer - AltLd O/S - 01/May/94 with Adam Levett

Rhian Wood - 1994

djmarko75 - AltLd O/S - Aug/93

Whilst waiting for Guy to catch up on the flog uphill...
babymoac - Solo - 23/May/92

Nigel Bond - Lead - 21/Jul/90 with Roger Skews

rogerskews - AltLd - 21/Jul/90 with Nigel Bond

Done on a cold clear day. At the start the rock was greasy, and as we progressed it became icy too, which was fun in rock boots. At the top we unroped...then put the harnesses back on and rigged an abseil once we'd seen the verglas on the descent. And then we walked down to Borrowdale in the sunset and dark. Great day!
Tony Buckley - AltLd - Jan/89 with Richard Brockman

Hidden - AltLd - 1986

biggianthead - 10/Jun/84 with G

Hammy - Solo - 29/May/84

Hidden - Solo - 06/Aug/83

ill_bill - Lead - 1981

Tom V - Lead - Aug/79

runwildjohn - AltLd - May/79 with Chris Leteve

Hidden - Apr/77

Hidden - AltLd - 1973

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 02/May/71

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