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Does anyone recognise this crag or route?

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 rooroo 10 Nov 2019

https://www.instagram.com/p/B4saRZAgrTn/?igshid=12lhl8p667ino

The crag is described as being near Rudyard Lake which puts it in Staffordshire, but there is only one crag near there with a couple of routes from 2003, according to UKC .

I'm thinking the Roaches, but I don't recognise it...

Cheers

Lusk 10 Nov 2019
In reply to rooroo:

I'm going for The Arete on Hen Cloud.

 EarlyBird 10 Nov 2019
In reply to rooroo:

It's The Arete on Hen Cloud.

 mrphilipoldham 10 Nov 2019
In reply to rooroo:

It is most definitely, without a shadow of a doubt, The Arête (VD)!

In reply to mrphilipoldham:

Agreed, very clear if you look at the photo by Fidget

In reply to rooroo:

Agree it is the Arete at Hen Cloud. A very fine VDiff with more exposure than is usually encountered at that grade.

Photos on UKC logbook show similar photo.

The Arête (VD)#photos&gid=1&pid=3

 rooroo 10 Nov 2019

That's awesome, thanks everyone!

👍

 rooroo 10 Nov 2019
In reply to Prof. Outdoors:

Not massively close to Rudyard Lake then!

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In reply to rooroo:

There is an arête near Rudyard Lake, but that isn’t it!

In reply to rooroo:

I wonder what kind of belay those happy climbers had in 1949? Perhaps the 'thrills of rock-climbing' included 'hoping that the leader didn't fall and pull us all off the arête'....

 overdrawnboy 11 Nov 2019
In reply to Andy Hemsted:

My mates dad fell off that very move when part of the hold broke, probably about the time this pic was taken. Decked out with many fractures.

In reply to rooroo:

And it feels a lot harder than VD I remember!

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