12m.

Rockfax Description
The left arete of the tower features steady climbing leading to a high crux where you might need to get hold of yourself. A short and bold layback sprint above a good safety net is the spice. © Rockfax

FA. Gabriel Regan 1977

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Jus 23 Sep, 2007 Show βeta
βeta: I did the dirty lower arete direct on the RHS which involved a bit of a wild slap with a big Friend at my feet. The whole thing certainly felt like E4 to me. Possibly a soft one but never E3. 2.5 stars?
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βeta: I did the dirty lower arete direct on the RHS which involved a bit of a wild slap with a big Friend at my feet. The whole thing certainly felt like E4 to me. Possibly a soft one but never E3. 2.5 stars?
Tyler 1 Nov, 2004 Show βeta
βeta: Hard to assess this route for difficulty and quality, I enjoyed it and got scared but its over so quickly I'm not sure its E4 and certainly not 3 star.
βeta?
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βeta: Hard to assess this route for difficulty and quality, I enjoyed it and got scared but its over so quickly I'm not sure its E4 and certainly not 3 star.
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UserDateStyleNotes & Partners
James Oakes 4 May Lead O/S
Mike505 12 Apr Lead O/S Foot slipped on the first move of the lower arête on the right hand side and I landed fine on the ledge, I'd nearly say that it was the crux tbh. Cleaned off the moss and all went well, loved the foot work on the top Arête, felt soft though.
with Chantal
Foot slipped on the first move of the lower arête on the right hand side and I landed fine on the ledge, I'd nearly say that it was the crux tbh. Cleaned off the moss and all went well, loved the foot work on the top Arête, felt soft though.
with Chantal
Patrick Hill 9 Apr Lead O/S
AlexBclimbing 20 Mar Lead G/U
with P.Tully
with P.Tully
simon cox 18 Mar -
simon cox 18 Mar -
Hidden 21 Oct, 2018 Lead
jimlear ?Sep, 2018 Lead G/U Brilliant! Massive run out, crux right at the top. Climbs nicely though. Would have been worth brushing the skittle off the top ledge... Fell off the filthy and slightly dodgy start a couple of times. Roofio ended up upside down in a pit.
Brilliant! Massive run out, crux right at the top. Climbs nicely though. Would have been worth brushing the skittle off the top ledge... Fell off the filthy and slightly dodgy start a couple of times. Roofio ended up upside down in a pit.
Carl 6 Aug, 2017 Lead dnf Was super green at the start unfortunately. Couldn't get to the main act, not much friction on the slopey break low down
Was super green at the start unfortunately. Couldn't get to the main act, not much friction on the slopey break low down
JulesV ??, 2017 -
MarkNicholasConnor 2 Oct, 2016 2nd
robertmichaellovell 2 Oct, 2016 Lead
with Mark C
with Mark C
Graeme Hammond 4 May, 2016 Lead RP
Jim Slater 4 May, 2016 2nd O/S
James Lowe 4 May, 2016 2nd dog Cracking route. Good fun even though I kept falling off
with dom94
Cracking route. Good fun even though I kept falling off
with dom94
dom94 4 May, 2016 Lead O/S Actually found moves after the first gear to be hardest, though I think I may have been the wrong site of the arete then. The top slab is awesome, properly committing slab to the slopey break
Actually found moves after the first gear to be hardest, though I think I may have been the wrong site of the arete then. The top slab is awesome, properly committing slab to the slopey break
Ramon Marin 24 Feb, 2016 TR RP
with Matt Pidgen
with Matt Pidgen
Matt Cooke 27 Dec, 2015 Lead rpt
Dale Comley 27 Dec, 2015 2nd β
Hidden 13 Sep, 2015 2nd β
Hidden 13 Sep, 2015 Lead O/S
Louishmouis 23 May, 2015 Lead G/U
with Felix
with Felix
Felix la shat ??, 2015 TR dog
Gudge 2 Oct, 2014 Lead O/S Excellent - upper arete & moves on it fantastic and as mentioned below it's not all over when you reach the break!
with Lenny
Excellent - upper arete & moves on it fantastic and as mentioned below it's not all over when you reach the break!
with Lenny
Lenny 2 Oct, 2014 2nd O/S
with Gudge
with Gudge
bencole ?Oct, 2014 Lead RP
mark20 18 Aug, 2014 Lead O/S
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 3 May, 2014 Lead O/S Epic route!
Epic route!
fabricio 3 May, 2014 Lead O/S
with lee
with lee
WillDoyle 24 Mar, 2014 Lead O/S
Haydn Jones 4 Mar, 2014 Lead O/S
Andy Peak 1 4 Mar, 2014 2nd
Theo Moore - UKC and UKH 28 Feb, 2014 Lead G/U first e4. great route!
first e4. great route!
Teappleby 26 Feb, 2014 2nd O/S some really fun smeary/ layaway moves. It isn't over when you get the break though!
some really fun smeary/ layaway moves. It isn't over when you get the break though!
Matthew Ferrier 26 Feb, 2014 Lead O/S Sketchily sketched. Enjoyable but panicky, of the better things I've done at Stanage. Probably a good route to try after doing The Brush Off at Rivelin.
Sketchily sketched. Enjoyable but panicky, of the better things I've done at Stanage. Probably a good route to try after doing The Brush Off at Rivelin.
Andy Peak 1 ??, 2014 2nd Just as hard on second :
with Hayden Jones
Just as hard on second :
with Hayden Jones
Dan Arkle ??, 2014 -
Hidden ??, 2014 Lead O/S
Matt Cooke 30 Nov, 2013 Lead dnf
with Scott, Sam Taylor
with Scott, Sam Taylor
tim newton 5 Oct, 2013 Lead O/S e3,5b/c..? Only about 3 metres of harder climbing but its committing.
with hlegge
e3,5b/c..? Only about 3 metres of harder climbing but its committing.
with hlegge
hlegge 5 Oct, 2013 2nd O/S bomb shelter just before committing crux. glad i was seconding it!
with Tim Newton
bomb shelter just before committing crux. glad i was seconding it!
with Tim Newton
Hidden 18 Aug, 2013 Lead O/S
Hidden 26 Jul, 2013 2nd O/S
deacondeacon 26 Jul, 2013 Lead O/S Not the best route for a hot day but it went ok.
Not the best route for a hot day but it went ok.
Hidden ?Jul, 2013 Lead RP
Andy Peak 1 3 Mar, 2013 Lead O/S First e4 grate moves in a good position
with Cliff
First e4 grate moves in a good position
with Cliff
w.pettet-smith 18 Feb, 2013 Lead wanted to do this for a while. very nice indeed, wonderful position. took a lob by keeping feet to low on the reach. walked them up a little higher and was fine.
with sean
wanted to do this for a while. very nice indeed, wonderful position. took a lob by keeping feet to low on the reach. walked them up a little higher and was fine.
with sean
danJBA 17 Feb, 2013 Lead
with Kayan
with Kayan
Kayan 17 Feb, 2013 2nd
with danJBA
with danJBA
samt ??, 2013 -
dominic lee 2 Dec, 2012 Lead O/S
Hidden 15 Nov, 2012 Lead O/S
pipof747 4 Nov, 2012 Lead O/S
sparkass 27 Oct, 2012 Lead O/S
with Rob Lovatt
with Rob Lovatt
Neil R 27 May, 2012 2nd dog
Harry Holmes 25 Mar, 2012 Lead dnf The fall is safe
with Joanna
The fall is safe
with Joanna
Hidden 17 Nov, 2011 Lead O/S
Andrew Barker 15 Oct, 2011 Lead O/S The crux is very good but it didn't feel more than E3.
with Tom Lyons
The crux is very good but it didn't feel more than E3.
with Tom Lyons
Hidden 11 Sep, 2011 Lead O/S
elCapitano 3 Sep, 2011 2nd O/S Massive cheers to the cool Scouse blokes who let me second this.
Massive cheers to the cool Scouse blokes who let me second this.
nige 3 Sep, 2011 Lead O/S
with colin struthers, mark hounslea
with colin struthers, mark hounslea
redjerry ?Jul, 2011 TR O/S short but great
short but great
Kyuzo 3 Apr, 2011 Lead
harvie 19 Mar, 2011 Lead
with "mad" max the guy from the guide
with "mad" max the guy from the guide
pie_eater_pete 8 Mar, 2011 Lead O/S
Gambit 21 Jan, 2011 Lead RP Beautiful day, crisp conditions, top crux scary but safe (ish).
with Paula
Beautiful day, crisp conditions, top crux scary but safe (ish).
with Paula
mwatson ??, 2011 -
Hidden 4 May, 2010 Lead O/S
Andy Moles 22 Apr, 2010 Lead O/S
with ferdia
with ferdia
ferdia 22 Apr, 2010 2nd
Hidden 21 Apr, 2010 Lead O/S
burto 17 Apr, 2010 Lead O/S
with fergus
with fergus
Mr Powly 17 Apr, 2010 Lead O/S
with Rozzy
with Rozzy
Fergus Cuthill 17 Apr, 2010 2nd O/S
tom.e 25 Mar, 2010 Lead β
with malx
with malx
Hidden 21 Mar, 2010 Lead O/S
DJayB 14 Mar, 2010 Lead O/S
Hidden ??, 2010 -
Hidden ?Dec, 2009 -
lukea 7 Nov, 2009 Lead O/S
with Nathan M
with Nathan M
Hidden 7 Nov, 2009 Lead β
AJ007 19 Sep, 2009 Lead O/S
dan gibson 19 Sep, 2009 2nd O/S
with AJ
with AJ
fennerz 14 Jun, 2009 Lead dnf big fall, shit friction.
with Dan Lane
big fall, shit friction.
with Dan Lane
chris sm 13 Jun, 2009 2nd O/S
Dan 85 29 Apr, 2009 Lead O/S
with Pete
with Pete
Hidden ??, 2009 Lead
Orlov ??, 2009 Lead O/S
with brandon
with brandon
Franco Cookson ??, 2009 Lead O/S
Dave Musgrove Jnr ?Nov, 2008 2nd Great lead by Kieran
with Kieran Leary
Great lead by Kieran
with Kieran Leary
Pete Graham 18 Oct, 2008 Lead O/S
with Luke Porter
with Luke Porter
PennyL 17 Oct, 2008 Lead O/S Perfect conditions, had to at least check it out and then before I knew it...I was at the top!!! Fantastic.
with PeakDJ
Perfect conditions, had to at least check it out and then before I knew it...I was at the top!!! Fantastic.
with PeakDJ
Hidden 17 Oct, 2008 2nd
Hidden 9 Oct, 2008 Lead O/S
reapey 27 Sep, 2008 2nd rpt
with phil
with phil
Hidden 20 Sep, 2008 2nd dog
chris m fisher 20 Sep, 2008 Lead O/S
with Andy
with Andy
Franco Cookson OLD 15 Jul, 2008 Lead O/S If only the pocket wasn't there.........
If only the pocket wasn't there.........
Luke Brooks 17 Feb, 2008 Lead O/S
Neil McA 17 Feb, 2008 2nd rpt
with Andrew James
with Andrew James
ChalkBall 17 Feb, 2008 2nd O/S
Ben1983 16 Feb, 2008 Lead O/S
Phill Mitch ??, 2008 Lead β lead clean with beta.Climbed 2 meters right of lower arete, direct I think is more like 6a, unless you are tall.The upper arete is brilliant great moves, exposed,and run out, fantastic.
with reapey
lead clean with beta.Climbed 2 meters right of lower arete, direct I think is more like 6a, unless you are tall.The upper arete is brilliant great moves, exposed,and run out, fantastic.
with reapey
Hidden 23 Nov, 2007 Lead dnf
Wil Treasure 16 Nov, 2007 Lead O/S Similar in difficulty to Crescent Arete, although a little scarier.
Similar in difficulty to Crescent Arete, although a little scarier.
Sidekick ?Nov, 2007 Lead O/S
Jus 22 Sep, 2007 Lead O/S The arete all the way.
The arete all the way.
Toby Dunn 15 Feb, 2007 Lead O/S
with Ruth
with Ruth
The old James turnbull ??, 2007 Lead
with aiden
with aiden
hamer89 12 Jun, 2006 Lead RP
mgeek ??, 2006 Lead
with Dace Jabroe
with Dace Jabroe
Ram MkiV 13 Dec, 2005 Lead O/S 'Sweet as a nut mate'
with Alex Mason
'Sweet as a nut mate'
with Alex Mason
Mick B 20 Nov, 2005 Lead O/S
with Steve Pritchard
with Steve Pritchard
Hidden 20 Nov, 2005 Lead O/S
Ben Bransby 2 Sep, 2005 Lead
Brian Rodgers ?Aug, 2005 Lead O/S Did this while on coaching session with Adrian Berry.
with Trevor Box
Did this while on coaching session with Adrian Berry.
with Trevor Box
philhilo ?Apr, 2005 Lead O/S
with Brian Rodgers, Trevor Box
with Brian Rodgers, Trevor Box
Tom Briggs ??, 2005 -
Rich Malcolm 1 Feb, 2004 Lead O/S Daz says E3 5b
Daz says E3 5b
Hidden 6 Dec, 2003 Lead O/S
Hidden 3 Sep, 2003 Lead O/S
Hidden 23 Jun, 2003 Lead O/S
Chris Ellis 13 Apr, 2003 2nd
with Dean Grindle
with Dean Grindle
highlux ?Apr, 2002 Lead O/S My first UK E4. Classic climb.
My first UK E4. Classic climb.
Gus 17 Feb, 2002 Lead O/S
with luisa giles
with luisa giles
akhughes ?May, 2001 Lead β
Strong Steve 30 Apr, 2000 Lead O/S
tlr ??, 2000 Lead
tuftynick ??, 2000 Lead
Hidden ??, 1999 2nd O/S
Spottykidfromstourbridge ??, 1998 Lead O/S
ste_d 1 May, 1994 2nd O/S
Mike_d78 1 May, 1994 Lead O/S
with ste_d
with ste_d
Hidden 27 Apr, 1994 Lead O/S
Neil McA 17 Feb, 1992 2nd rpt
with Andy Cave
with Andy Cave
Roget 21 Jul, 1991 Lead O/S
with jim, jon
with jim, jon
Hidden 24 Sep, 1989 Lead
Billg ??, 1988 Lead O/S
Neil McA 5 Oct, 1986 Lead rpt
with Dave Wills
with Dave Wills
Neil McA 31 Aug, 1986 2nd O/S
with Martin Wilson
with Martin Wilson
nbotting ??, 1982 -
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Voting
High E5
Mid E5
Low E5
High E4
Mid E4
Low E4
High E3
Mid E3
Low E3
Votes cast 54
High 6a
Mid 6a
Low 6a
High 5c
Mid 5c
Low 5c
High 5b
Mid 5b
Low 5b
Votes cast 52
Votes cast 48
Style of ascent
Lead
Followed
Toproped
Not Set
Onsighted
Flashed (β)
Redpoint
DNF
Repeated
Dogged
Ground Up
Not Set