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Ardgarten Arete** VS

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[2nd pitch of Ardgartan Arete, 2 kb]54m, 3 pitches. Climbs the right prow of the face. Mostly unprotected, especially at the start.
John Cunningham 1948

Ticklists: Classic Rock.

Photo: 2nd pitch of Ardgartan Arete © Wee Davie
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This climb is in 50 logbooks, and on 25 wishlists.

muppett - 2014

Hidden - 2013

mjackson - 2013

In 2 pitches. 2nd half is the best. Some runouts on it, but certainly not 'mostly unprotected' as falsely advertised here.
Wee Davie - AltLd O/S - 12/Aug/12 with Stuart Burns

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 12/Aug/12

tim newton - Solo O/S - 24/Mar/12

Graham Westbrook - AltLd O/S - 04/Jun/11

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 29/Apr/11

Hidden - AltLd - 17/Apr/11

brianrunner - 2011

WilliamBurnside - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - 2011

I lead P2 (which seemed longer than the guidebook suggested). Glad I wasn't leading P1: it seemed a bit bold...
markhammonds - AltLd O/S - 16/Oct/10 with Khalid Abdulla

jonnie3430 - AltLd O/S - 30/Aug/10 with Bjorn

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 30/Aug/10

Lawrie Brand - AltLd O/S - 10/Jun/10 with John Chivall

Ran the top two pitches together. 20 mins for the entire route.
jfmchivall - AltLd O/S - 10/Jun/10 with Lawrie Brand

Hidden - Lead O/S - 17/Apr/10

Hidden - 2010

Hidden - AltLd - 2010

Stuart Macfarlane - AltLd O/S - 17/Sep/09 with Jeanie

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Sep/09

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Sep/09

quite pleasant. No reason not to lead pitches 2 and 3 together.
henwardian - AltLd O/S - 26/Jul/09 with Euan

Not really worthy of Classic Rock. Did Direct HS/VS start. Not often climbed and not very classic, the route is not very obvious, after confusion with description for pitch 2 ended up on amazing crux pitch of Gladiator's Groove E1, got to the top of 5b crux and promptly took a peeler on the 'udge' belly flop. Managed a tricky reclimb and gear collecting downclimb, before a return to Ardgarten Arete, which then felt easy, even in strong winds. SMC guide mis-marks the belay block of pitch 2 - pitch two is about 20m not 10m, and pitch three is about 12m.
jimorothy - Lead - 14/May/09 with Rachel Crolla

Led 1st pitch, Ewan strung 2 & 3 together
Captain Solo - AltLd - 21/Mar/09 with Ewan

JLS - Lead O/S - 25/May/08 with Jacqui

Nice evenings jaunt...
Dr Rorlasaurus - 2nd - 21/May/08

Hidden - 2008

Hidden - 2nd - 24/Jul/07

Hidden - Lead - 29/Apr/07

Watty - AltLd - 16/Jul/06 with A.Watt

Alexander123 - AltLd O/S - 16/Jul/06 with Nicholas Watt

A Crook - AltLd O/S - 16/Jul/06 with Duncan Hassell

Steve Lenartowicz - 2005

richardlong78 - AltLd - 04/May/02 with Kenny Kenworthy

maxtwomey - AltLd - 2000

Hidden - AltLd - 10/Jun/99

Dave Kerr - AltLd - 30/May/94 with A. Dunlop

Iain Thow - Lead - 02/Aug/91 with Chris Dodd

johnkeith - AltLd - May/90 with can't remember!

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/Sep/89

Andy Say - Solo - 28/Aug/89

mark mcgowan01 - Lead O/S - 1989

Hidden - Lead - 1987

arduff - AltLd - 1980 with EUMC pals

Nigel Bond - Lead - 26/May/79 with Martin Crosby

mike bridges - Lead O/S - Aug/77 with John Hall

auldscotal - AltLd O/S - 1976 with Paul Murton

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Voting
Total votes cast 17
hard HVS0 of 7
HVS0 of 7
easy HVS0 of 7
hard VS0 of 7
VS1 of 7
easy VS4 of 7
hard HS2 of 7
HS0 of 7
easy HS0 of 7
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Style of ascent

Soloed2 of 50 (4.0%)
Lead10 of 50 (20.0%)
Followed2 of 50 (4.0%)
Alt Leads26 of 50 (52.0%)
Unknown10 of 50 (20.0%)

'Climbed'28 of 50 (56.0%)
clean O/S22 of 50 (44.0%)