Rockfax Description
A taxing finish to Old Salt up the flying right arete. © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description
From the ledge on Old Salt move up and right to pass the bulge,then finish up the exposed right-had arete.

Stefan_Morris 31/Oct Lead O/S
with James Sailsbury
RKirke 15/Aug Lead O/S
Stroppy 15/Aug 2nd O/S

E2? Bit generous given you stand on the ledge, empty your rack into the rock and then make one tricky move (easy for 5c?) - but then I was on second so my opinion is not valid!

Ian Hylands 23/May TR dog

Kevin had cleaned gear so could concentrate on the climb. Went direct up face at crux with jam for right hand right foot on face and high left foot in break before big reach to next break. Right foot slipped off - drat! Got back on and did it.

with Nate
Macleod 04/Apr Lead O/S
dannyboy83 28/Aug/14 2nd O/S
with Ben Corbey, Sky
robman 23/Aug/14 Lead O/S
tomB 23/Aug/14 2nd O/S
simon1965 06/Jun/14 Lead O/S

Depends on how you do this. Direct up the front not using aret may be e2 5c, using any of the arÍte is e1 5B. Quite good whatever al beit a bit contrived. First half of Old Salt brilliant anyway.

with James
Stig 06/Jun/14 2nd O/S
theomoore 26/May/14 Lead O/S
with Roisin
Roisin 26/May/14 Lead β
Calum Wadsworth 14/May/14 Lead β

Pre placed gear after Nick did it, but it is was all placed off the massive ledge anyway.

Nick1812P 14/May/14 Lead O/S
Teappleby 14/May/14 Lead dnf

couldn't make the long reach at the top and lost psyche and packed it in, finished up valediction.

Nye Meerkat 10/Mar/14 Lead O/S

First ever e2!

Jackwd 01/Mar/14 Lead O/S

Okay, felt pretty good. Bottom was a little run out and theres a big reach without doing to technical footwork for shorties. The tops awesome, ending up doing a ride-um-cowboy finish because I couldn't make the reach between the breaks.

charley 01/Mar/14 2nd O/S
with JackD
Hidden 08/Aug/13 Lead O/S
Nick F Smith 27/Jul/13 Lead O/S
with Sam Brown
climberchristy 08/Jun/13 Lead O/S

Only really one or two hard moves but because Old Salt is such a good route anyway this variation finish to it makes a really good route overall. Certainly feels 5c if you tackle the little roof pretty directly and don't go reaching round the arÍte too much.

with Ben Cole
JulesV 25/May/13 -
deacondeacon 19/May/13 Lead

Led on pre-placed gear from a mates ascent. Not sure if i did this right. Mate yarded up from break to break but I needed to use the arete above valediction.

Andy Peak 1 19/May/13 Lead
maybe_si 16/Aug/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 16/Aug/12 Lead O/S
Somerset swede basher 20/May/12 Lead O/S

On Robs gear to save cleaning it on ab. Completely different sequence used at the top. Avoided shoving a foot in Valediction.

with Rob
BeccaSnowden 14/Jun/11 2nd dog
with Tom
thomasadixon 14/Jun/11 Lead O/S

One trick move really, very much soft for the grade. Fun though!

mwatson ??/2011 -
Hidden 16/Apr/10 Lead dnf
Lisaaa 22/Aug/09 2nd
with Mike Watson
Brown 15/Jul/09 2nd O/S
with James T
Reaver2k 26/Apr/09 2nd O/S

Good lead by Michael, my first clean E2 second. Pretty easy moves up beginning of Old salt, but if I was a couple of inches shorter, would have been much harder! Then layback round the arete, then I found a hold further around the back of the arete, and rocked over on a really high left foot for a big reach to the top!

with Tom Dixon, Michael, Becca
Hidden 24/May/07 Lead O/S
goi.ashmore 25/Sep/98 Lead O/S
with Roy Thomas
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