The Overhanging Arete*** E2 5b

Rockfax Description
A harder and even better finish to The Grooves. From the belay at the top of P2 of The Grooves, move right to below the arete and belay. Climb the groove on the right until a hand traverse leads out left to a jug on the arete in a mind-blowing position. Move up to the next jug on the arete and continue on until you can make a balancy move right onto easier ground. Finish up the top of the final pitch of The Grooves. © ROCKFAX

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This climb is in 76 logbooks, and on 7 wishlists.

Ace exposure wasnt too mad but amazing climbing in a pretty cool position!
shaunhumphreys - Lead O/S - 03/Oct/15 with benkelsey

Cold hands but ace easy climbing. Spent a loooong time on the jug and heel at the arete trying to get rid of the hot aches. Easier than pitch 2 of the grooves. Really good.
benkelsey - AltLd O/S - 03/Oct/15 with Shaun Humphreys

KKilroy - AltLd O/S - 15/Sep/14 with bradley

Aaron Lines - 2nd - 14/Sep/14 with frank ramsay

frank ramsay - Lead - 14/Sep/14 with Aaron

Ewan Russell - Lead O/S - 24/Jul/14 with Halla

Callum_Johnson - Lead O/S - 23/Jul/14 with Uisdean

ned_85 - Lead - 22/Jul/14 with Didrik Kristiansen

Rachel Slater - Lead O/S - 02/Jul/14 with James Oswald

Amazing positions and climbing, a great finish to the grooves
James Oswald - 2nd O/S - 02/Jul/14 with Rachel Slater

Boldish start into a few meters of spectacularly placed climbing
wi11 - Lead O/S - 30/Jun/14 with Helen G

super, brilliant pitch!
Helen Gibson - 2nd - 30/Jun/14 with Will Hardy

Wevcore - 2nd O/S - 23/Jun/14 with Rich

Patu - 2nd β - 21/Jun/14 with Nicolas

incredible pitch. lead as the final pitch of The Edge of Time gaining the arete from the left
alexjz - Lead O/S - 21/Jun/14 with James Marjot

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

Matthew Robinson - 2nd - 19/Jun/14 with Luke

Glyn - Lead β - 15/Jun/14 with Konrad Doyle

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Jun/14

Hidden - 2014

Si - 2014

mike mo - 2014

mike mo - 2014

mike mo - 2014

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Jul/13

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 13/Jul/13

Hidden - Lead - 10/Jul/13

Excellent! Superb heelhook rest suspended over the valley :-)
Dizz - 2nd O/S - 08/Sep/12 with megan, David B

Hidden - Lead - 10/Aug/12

Dafydd Llywelyn - Lead dog - 29/May/12 with Sion McGuinnes

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 27/May/12

Hidden - 2nd - May/12

Stunning! fnished the grooves normaly the abbed back gown to do this!
efrance24234 - Lead O/S - 25/Mar/12

kingholmesy - Lead O/S - 2012 with OffshoreAndy

Hidden - 2012

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 01/Oct/11

al99 - AltLd O/S - 04/Jul/11 with Andrew Bitmead

Hidden - Lead O/S - 23/Apr/11

A spectacular finish to the grooves. Out there!
david morse - Lead O/S - 22/Apr/11 with lole

Owain Llewelyn - Lead - 20/Apr/11 with Dad

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Apr/11

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 20/Apr/11

Rory Shaw - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Marti999 - Lead O/S - 16/Jun/10 with Graham Charman

Great fun
Graham C - 2nd O/S - 16/Jun/10 with Marti

Hidden - 2nd - 16/Jun/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/May/10

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 25/May/10

Chubbard - Lead O/S - 17/Apr/10 with C Godfrey

soph - 01/Jan/10

quite exciting
dan gibson - Solo O/S - 18/Apr/09

Hidden - Lead dog - 23/Jul/08

Did the grooves about 20 years ago, always meant to come back for the grand finale. Today was the day. Well worth the wait. Awesome.
Ched - Lead O/S - 01/Jun/08 with Gethin

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/Jun/07

sebrider - 2nd O/S - Jun/07 with Roby Rudolf

Hidden - 1999

ian caton - Lead O/S - 1998 with Andy

Hidden - Lead O/S - 18/Aug/96

D Tempest - 2nd - 06/Aug/95 with Rick

Bruce Kerr - AltLd - 07/Jul/94 with Robert Durran

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jun/94

Fantastic pitch for it's position and enjoyable cimbing
Andy Edgar - 2nd - 1993 with Hugh Woodland

Did this after the Skull. Very good lead by Mark
PaulTanton - 2nd O/S - Jul/89 with Mark Hounslea

Mike Owen - Lead O/S - 25/Jun/88 with Elaine Owen

Hidden - 2nd - 20/May/88

Climbed six times as it's so good! April 1987 with Owain Jones, May 1987 with Simon Rose, April 1988 with Karl Strange, Oct 1988 with Ian Henderson, May 1990 with Mark Wickenden and 1996 with Ellie Roddick. "I felt a bit detached from reality then." - quote from M Wickenden on topping out.
Nick Biven - AltLd - 17/Apr/87 with Owain Jones

charlesmfrench - 2nd O/S - 11/Jul/82 with Ian Milne

Hidden - 1980

Hidden - AltLd - 1980

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jun/79

Hidden - Lead O/S - 1978

Another sandbag from Bill but fate decreed retribution. After completing the pitch (free and clean) I flicked the rope over a spike to protect the second climber (Bill) but as he climbed the spike fell out and caught him a glancing (luckily) blow on his climbing helmet! Bill was a seasoned gritstone climber and finished the pitch with poise. Roger was a relative novice but a superb natural athlete. His performance was exemplary.
Falko - Lead O/S - 09/Feb/75 with Roger Edwards, Bill Briggs

uphillnow - 2nd - 1966 with Pete Allison

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