Arch Temptress** 6a+ s2

Rockfax Description
16m. A classic and fulfilling exercise; nowhere desperate, but it works your body all the way. Start on the big fin on the west side of the landward side of the arch. Undercut wildly rightwards, and battle your way across and up an almost endless series of welded flakes, emerging on the east side of the bridge. Have a big high tide for maximum security. © ROCKFAX

Robbie Warke and Andy Reid 1987
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This climb is in 14 logbooks, and on 3 wishlists.

Not overly pumpy just really nice! A journey
Cheese Monkey - Solo O/S - 13/Jul/14 with Simon, Lewis Stewart

Great line, lovely undercut traverse into steady laybacking on good holds. Good smearing practice!
chrisweight - Solo O/S - 13/Jul/14 with Lewis

Lewis Stewart - Solo O/S - 13/Jul/14

Adrenalin rush of some intensity at the top, had to lie down on top of the arch shaking violently. Been eyeing this up for 7/8 years but first move onto undercuts is committing and hard to reverse, stepped out and couldn't reverse so just kept going, as my arms pumped out and unfolded in front of my eyes at the end of the undercut traverse, I lent back and inadvertently formed a chimney with the back of my head as the rock jutted down behind me to save me from a watery fate. Finished up the final groove using every devious bridge , jam, chimney and layback I could muster. Very exciting even with a great tide and conditions. 3 stars for intensity and position.
chris ebbutt - DWS - 24/Jul/13

Motown - Solo rpt - 04/Jul/13

Hidden - Solo O/S - 11/Aug/12

Bristoldave - Solo O/S - 19/Jul/12 with paul

Hidden - 2012

James Mitchelmore - Solo O/S - 26/Jul/10

fell on the last move after going under the arch at low tide, slit both knees and ended up in A&E.
Richy boy - Solo dnf - 15/May/10

Mmmm... pump-tastic! DWS-ble at S1/2 (big high tide required) but I wouldn't fancy that m'self ... not an entirely solid top-out.
Justin T - 2nd - 25/Jul/09 with Crispin

Amazing. Good pumpy moves, then the fear as you emerge in slightly dubious territory on the other side.
Motown - Solo - Jul/09

harvie - Solo O/S - 28/May/09

andy_pemberton - Lead - Jul/99 with Rik Meek

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