Ethics of War HVS 5a
[Ethics Of War HVS 5a, 2 kb]Climb Russet Groove until it is possible to swing left above the overhang, to reach the arete. Climb the left side of the arete to the top, which proves easier but bolder than it looks.

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This climb is in 44 logbooks, and on 2 wishlists.

sinistamonke - 2015

As others have said, roped scramble best to start of route. Exiting move left around the arete onto upper slab. Great route well worth doing.
Lee Sheard - Lead O/S - 12/Sep/14 with judy

Moving around the arete wasn't that hard, and if you've got small cams it's not that bold. On the other hand, the approach scramble requires care if the ground is wet.
1poundSOCKS - Lead O/S - 17/Jul/14

Great line- approach scramble needs care.
bobpilgrem - 2nd O/S - 17/Jul/14 with Matthew

Very good. A thin and puzzling move onto the slab then some lovely delicate climbing to the top.
BTphonehome - Lead O/S - 29/Jun/14 with Matt

Tough little traverse to the arete on thin holds, but then a nice rest place just after. Great climb.
Matt_C9716 - 2nd O/S - 29/Jun/14 with Bram

Rob Rocket - 2nd - 21/Jun/14 with Neil Porter

Backed off the traverse to the arÍte, felt thin and bold. Carried on up Russet Groove instead.
Lessworkmoreclimbing - Lead dnf - 25/Jun/13 with Kev

JanBella - 2nd rpt - 19/Jun/13 with matt

Great route. moving around the arÍte is super exciting and nicely exposed. what a way to warm up ...
JanBella - Lead O/S - 03/Jun/13 with frazer

Hidden - Lead - 23/Sep/12

Via start of Heather Groove again. Makes a very nicely balanced VS 4c.
Rog Wilko - Lead - 20/May/12 with Chris Vernon

Why has this got no stars on here? its a great route **
J1PEF - 2nd - 19/Aug/11 with beds

beds74 - Lead - 19/Aug/11 with Claire Astbury

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

Hidden - 2nd - 22/Aug/10

Hidden - 21/Aug/10

tim newton - Lead O/S - 04/Aug/10 with ben hiles

darlolad - 2nd - 04/Aug/10

martrin - Lead - 29/Jul/10 with Sarah Kekus

tmawer - Lead rpt - 24/Jul/10 with sarah, andrea

with tony and andrea. tony led, i went up up the VS instead of the bold traverse left.. didn't like the look of it thank you very much and good night tony!
Shuttsie - 2nd - 24/Jul/10

Hidden - 2nd - 24/Jul/10

After the move out left onto the arete, lovely climbing padding up the slabby arete. Very worthwhile.
Andy S - Lead O/S - 10/Jun/10 with Dave B, Bob

John Postlethwaite - Lead O/S - 07/Jun/10 with Big John

Hidden - 2nd - May/10

jimdanson - Lead O/S - 28/Sep/08 with dan middleton

RocknRoll - Lead O/S - 21/Oct/07 with Alastair Hampshire

hard move across to the arete, bold above
danm - Lead - Aug/07

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

Bold for the grade
Shaw Brown - 2nd - 21/Aug/05 with David Jones

tomhull - Lead - 2005

Did this via the start of Heather Groove (the rest of which R.I.P.)
Rog Wilko - Lead - 2002 with Debbie Wilkinson

NickJH - 2002

Dave Westby - Lead - 1997 with Rob Lewis

Dave Westby - Lead - 1996 with Rob Lewis

Paul Clarke - AltLd - 1995 with FMC, Various

rob.grafton - AltLd - 29/May/94 with Bruce

Hidden - Lead O/S - Sep/92

mark-abz - Lead - 03/Jun/90 with Simon K

Hidden - 2nd - 1985

Hammy - Lead - 06/Jun/83 with Richard Barker

Bob - Solo O/S - 30/Aug/81 with M. Smith

Hidden - 1975

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