Gavel Neese* E2 5b

Rockfax Description
The blunt arete has a height-dependent start (at least 6a for shorties) and no runners before the break (which takes a very big cam). The short upper arete is much easier, plus it has runners and great positions. © ROCKFAX

FA. Reg Addey (solo) early 1960s. 1962
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This climb is in 63 logbooks, and on 1 wishlist.

Lukem6 - 2nd O/S - 07/May/15 with DANNY KRALL

ashtond6 - Lead O/S - 02/Feb/15

Hidden - TR O/S - 2015

Hidden - Lead dnf - 01/Nov/14

A great consolation prize after forgetting the rope to try Well Now It Is. Just a stupendous route, if your tall... If you're not, tough : )
adi bryant - Solo rpt - 05/Jun/14 with Preet

WillDoyle - Lead O/S - 29/Apr/14

T/R solo
danny_85 - TR O/S - 06/Jul/13

Felt bold and precarious (6' 3"), and hard for 5b! Sweaty day didn't help.
Chris Craggs - 2nd - 17/Jun/13 with Steve Cunnington, Graham Parkes

Hidden - TR rpt - 13/Mar/13

JamieSparkes - Lead O/S - 04/Jan/13 with Tom Eadington, Liam Ingram, Robert Taylor

Roberttaylor - 2nd O/S - 04/Jan/13

Hidden - 01/Jul/12

I must be in the tall category as I could reach the holds so this seemed fairly straight forward. Good climbing but far too escapable for 2 stars.
Graeme Hammond - Solo O/S - 16/May/12

Took the opportunity to add a couple of harder routes following Katy, but disappointment started here. Not easy for short, middle-aged climbers. The sharp crimp on the right sliced my finger tip! Must feel pretty necky as an onsight lead.
joemallia - 2nd dnf - 06/May/12 with Katy Whittaker, Jill Whittaker

Dan Mckinlay - 2012

could reach hold at top of groove but didn't feel i could trust pulling on it with rubbish foot holds so went down. repeated 3 more times but didn't change my mind about the hold
Alex@home - Lead dnf - 26/Oct/11 with Tony Moody

So good i did it twice.... : )
adi bryant - Solo - 01/Jul/11

peaker16 - TR - 30/Jun/11

pie_eater_pete - Lead O/S - 25/Jun/11 with Dave Sargent

davewsargent - 25/Jun/11 with peter sargent

john lynch - 2nd O/S - 02/Apr/11 with Ed Austin, Lewis Andrew

disturbed_one51 - Lead - 02/Apr/11 with Wee man

Not that hard even for the short, the good crimp round the corner helps a lot.
Jonathan Hall - 2nd - 02/Apr/11 with Mark Williams

pete_81 - TR RP - 28/Mar/11 with Joseph, Gemma

Joseph Da Jones - TR dnf - 28/Mar/11

Hidden - Lead - 27/Mar/11

Tithe Technique - TR dog - 27/Mar/11 with Steve Fletcher, Angela Paul, Charley Fell

Hidden - 2nd - 27/Mar/11

chumleywarner - TR dnf - 27/Mar/11 with Kevin Tithe

JulesV - Solo O/S - 28/Mar/10

Finally committed to the start matless, after various feeble threatening gestures at it. Start was hard for me being short involves tight two finger crimp in a risky situation. Middle of arete is bold and airy, but went steady
Cragrat Rich - Solo O/S - 16/Mar/10

Hidden - Solo O/S - 16/Mar/10

Boy - Nov/09 with Nige Kershaw

What a great route. Being tall I didn't find the crux too bad. In fact felt very confident with the moves - my sort of climbing. I might even attempt a lead in a few weeks, it'll be my first E lead if I do... Loved it so much, I climbed it 3 times. The last time I had my approach shoes on...
charley - TR O/S - 28/Jun/09

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 16/Jun/09

Hidden - 16/Jun/09

vard - TR O/S - 17/Mar/09 with tom valentine

Hidden - Lead O/S - 17/Sep/08

MikeLeeds - TR O/S - 17/Feb/08 with Clive Greenwood

clive-greenwood - TR O/S - 17/Feb/08 with Mike Nuttall

Hidden - Lead rpt - 01/Dec/07

Hidden - Solo O/S - 17/Oct/07

Ram MkiV - Solo O/S - 17/Oct/07 with alex b

Another quality route. First couple of moves really balancy. No pro so need to get brave and get on the lead
robbo - TR - 29/Jul/07 with Flump looking after me

Top roped it once two weeks ago.
towdman - Lead RP - 06/Jun/07 with Graham Armitage

Graham Armitage - 2nd - 06/Jun/07 with towdman

Hidden - Solo O/S - 10/May/07

Nicos - Solo O/S - 11/Mar/07 with rich howels

Hidden - 2007

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/Apr/06

Brown - Lead O/S - 24/Mar/06 with Henry

Hidden - 2nd - 31/Jul/05

Iggy_B - Lead O/S - 2005 with Pete H

Daniel Armitage - Lead O/S - 12/May/03

Hidden - TR dog - 2003

John Marsland - TR - 13/May/01

andrew300169 - 2nd O/S - 11/May/96 with Pom Tim Kim

tlr - Lead - 1996

nai - 2nd - 1996 with Tim

Pete Pozman - TR - 02/Sep/86 with Mark Gray

nbotting - TR - 1981

Tom V - 1980

KRB - Solo O/S - 12/Aug/79

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