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The balancy arete eases with height, but there isn't much gear. © Rockfax

FA. Clive Jones 1977

RBeanland 01/Jul/17 TR
Hidden 24/May/17 Solo O/S
Wizzy 08/May/17 Solo O/S

Tricky start. then eases

samt 07/May/17 Solo O/S
Ally Smith 06/May/17 Solo O/S
Hidden 03/May/17 Solo
MSchobitz 30/Apr/17 Solo O/S
Hidden 08/Apr/17 Lead
Nick1812P 05/Apr/17 Solo O/S
Andy Moles 12/Mar/17 Solo
fuzzysheep01 03/Dec/16 Lead O/S

Found a reasonable cam half way up arête. Pretty spicy for VS though. Very nice sequence of moves.

MusicalMountaineer 03/Dec/16 2nd

Nice moves.

with Joe
Stroppy 15/Oct/16 Solo O/S
with SUMC
robsway 02/Oct/16 2nd
GeorgiePorgie1 02/Oct/16 Lead O/S

Rob tried that, but backed off (smart!) in the end. I jumped on it and fell before placing any gear. It was a miracle I didn't break an ankle! The worst bit (up to pretty much the very end of the route) is on no gear at all. Not surprised people choose to solo, although there's good gear just before the overhangy finish so I wouldn't risk it.

with Rob
cpoad 05/Aug/16 Solo O/S

Used left arête of pillar on first move. Not sure if this is cheating.

Felix la shat 04/Aug/16 Solo O/S
mrteale 15/Jul/16 Solo O/S
Hidden 12/Jul/16 -
Paul Baxter 11/Jun/16 TR dog

One stupid slip - really not the weather for grit!

tomwilshere 29/May/16 TR O/S
TomYates 03/Apr/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 25/Mar/16 TR
Bradbury 20/Mar/16 Lead O/S
with Luke Evans
MrFantastic 22/Jan/16 Solo O/S
brader-brader 01/Oct/15 Solo
charley 06/Sep/15 Solo rpt
Jackwd 06/Sep/15 Solo O/S
Teappleby 21/Aug/15 Solo
cragsman9000 02/Aug/15 Lead RP

Backed off first attempt after missing crucial hold. No gear for first 80% of route.

with Neil
pawel suhy 23/May/15 2nd dnf
Lawrence Beesley-Peck 22/May/15 Solo rpt
Flavio 11/Apr/15 Solo O/S
Hidden 24/Mar/15 TR O/S
Flashjordan 24/Mar/15 TR
afearn91 22/Mar/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 17/Oct/14 Lead O/S
chris cockbain 05/Oct/14 2nd RP
Hidden ?/Oct/14 Solo O/S
g1m147 14/Sep/14 Lead

Harder than Right fin, and that gets HVS.

with Mick.
Hidden 09/Aug/14 Lead O/S
planetmarshall 03/Aug/14 2nd

Bold. Surely should be HVS given the gearless crux?

with Helen Mort
Hidden 27/Jul/14 Solo O/S
deacondeacon 21/Jul/14 Lead O/S

A bold little number but still VS I reckon.

Durkules 17/Jul/14 2nd
marconi ?/Jul/14 Lead
with Chris
winter hill1 ?/Jun/14 Lead
JasonK 19/May/14 Lead
with Tori King
noemie5438 05/May/14 2nd O/S
with Liam
WillDoyle 30/Apr/14 Solo
Alex Mason 27/Apr/14 Solo O/S
with Jemma Powell, Guy VG
Wood for Trees 27/Apr/14 Solo β


with Al and Jem
Teappleby 19/Mar/14 Solo
Calum Wadsworth 19/Mar/14 Solo O/S
with Uni Lot
Neil McA 30/Nov/13 Solo rpt
with martin cooper, Stan, Jon Morgan
JasonK 06/Oct/13 2nd
Ben1983 06/Oct/13 Solo O/S
Climbster 22/Sep/13 Lead O/S
clairejane 30/Jun/13 Lead O/S

summer gale added to excitement. Nice finish.

NickyC 08/Jun/13 Lead O/S
with Sam Brown
Radical-G 26/May/13 TR β
Hardcore Pat 01/May/13 Lead O/S
with Tesspot
Hidden 20/Apr/13 2nd
will_benfold 20/Apr/13 2nd O/S
cameron_hall 20/Apr/13 Lead O/S

The combination of 'easing with height' with 'no gear until the big break' leads to consistent levels of excitement. :-)

rurp 05/Mar/13 Lead O/S

dangerous, hvs

pie_eater_pete 20/Feb/13 Solo rpt
WhipperSnapper 03/Nov/12 TR rpt
Hidden 09/Sep/12 Solo O/S
bobstones 26/Aug/12 2nd
waynem1985 26/Aug/12 Solo O/S
riff156 10/Aug/12 Lead O/S
quickdrawmcraw 10/Aug/12 2nd
with steve
The Reaper 06/Aug/12 Solo O/S
Neil R 05/Aug/12 Lead
with Tim
Jake Young 25/May/12 Solo O/S
AndrewJamesCherry 05/May/12 Lead O/S

Didn't notice the runout till I was right on the break. Should have brought more underwear.

Fraser hill-casey 05/May/12 Lead O/S

The run out didn't feel like a big deal till after the event. Great route!

cem 21/Apr/12 Solo O/S
Oliver Houston 11/Mar/12 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2012 Solo
Paul1 23/Nov/11 2nd

no gear till quite high, felt hard for the grade. very dangerous route

with Alex
flyinfrenchy 23/Nov/11 Lead O/S

Found this really hard for the grade, poorly protected until high up and tenuous moves. I am quite poor at aretes to be fair but this is way harder than many HVSs.

with Paul1
Coel Hellier 06/Nov/11 Lead
Hidden 16/Oct/11 AltLd
paul birch 15/Oct/11 Lead
pie_eater_pete 14/Oct/11 Solo O/S
mr spoon 18/Aug/11 2nd
Steve Vincent 13/Aug/11 Lead
Windsmith 13/Aug/11 2nd O/S
with Jimbo
Sam Cooke 28/Jul/11 Lead O/S

Managed to get my crucifix nut in. Who knows whether it would have held...

with Lucy Cook
lozowen 25/Jul/11 Solo O/S
pete3685 09/Jul/11 Solo
shouter 29/May/11 Lead
Hidden 21/May/11 Solo O/S
Tithe Technique 19/May/11 2nd O/S
charley 19/May/11 Lead O/S

Brillant route from start to finish :) Loved it...

with Kev
Hidden 06/May/11 Solo O/S
henryjepson ?/May/11 -
Will_Maxwell 20/Apr/11 2nd
with Rafael Pena
Dave Bowler 27/Mar/11 Lead O/S
fatbuoybazza 12/Mar/11 2nd O/S
with tom, JD
jaimer 12/Mar/11 2nd
with Tom, Barry
Double Knee Bar 07/Nov/10 2nd O/S
with Iain
sasmojo 30/Oct/10 Solo
disturbed_one51 25/Oct/10 Lead

start is a bit bold for a VS

Martin Davies 17/Oct/10 2nd O/S

By the time you get any gear all the hard climbing is done.

with Ollie Lister
Hidden 17/Oct/10 Lead O/S
JonBrown 17/Oct/10 Solo O/S
trigger118 16/Oct/10 Lead O/S

No gear until the overhang, great route

with Josh Hagger
Hidden 10/Oct/10 2nd O/S
katiep 10/Oct/10 Lead O/S

Got a bit sketched out but managed to cling on to get to the gear

Hidden 10/Aug/10 Solo O/S
robbo157 03/Aug/10 Solo
marcduhig 25/Jul/10 Lead O/S
with Mr. K
Mr. K 25/Jul/10 2nd O/S
with Marc Duhig
Jimbo C 25/Jul/10 Lead O/S

The 5a crux and following 4c move or two before the gear are high enough to hurt yourself from. Not sure that equates to VS.

with Pete
Hidden 10/Jul/10 Solo O/S
geddicakes 03/Jul/10 Solo O/S
with Aiden Smith, Nat
Bex_M 13/Jun/10 2nd O/S
with Ewan Buckingham
Hidden 23/May/10 TR O/S
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 15/May/10 Solo rpt
Oliver Branagan 09/May/10 Solo O/S

Loved the arete, then had to keep disciplined to not go and bail out right. But glad I finished it properly.

with Liz B, Mikey B
Dave Foster 18/Apr/10 Solo β

Backed off and watched Robin do it first.

with Robin
vanderz 06/Apr/10 Solo O/S
Hidden ??/2010 Lead O/S
tom ??/2010 Solo
RM199 ??/2010 2nd O/S

Quite bold

Hidden 31/Oct/09 2nd O/S
Ardginny 18/Oct/09 Lead RP
stukent 18/Oct/09 TR O/S
Matt Bennett 10/Oct/09 Solo O/S
with Luke Copley, Lewis Grey
Rhythm24 05/Sep/09 TR dnf
with Jon Shaw, MikeCheque
Hidden 05/Sep/09 Lead O/S
Craig Geddes 27/Aug/09 Lead
with Admiral
Gambit 16/Jun/09 Lead O/S

Bold but lovely climbing

with Paul
maybe_si 05/Jun/09 Solo O/S
Goose4 01/Jun/09 Lead O/S
with Jon Holland
Somerset swede basher 10/Mar/09 Solo O/S
Andrew Barker ?/Sep/08 Solo O/S

On both sides of the arete.

fizzy_elephant 15/Aug/08 Solo O/S
Hidden 04/Jul/08 Solo O/S
Brown 09/Jun/08 Solo O/S
with Bridget
Hidden 04/Jun/08 Solo O/S
SteveM 02/Jun/08 Lead rpt
with Kat
kitkat78 02/Jun/08 2nd O/S
with SteveM
Adam Potter 18/May/08 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/May/08 Solo
Byronius Maximus 19/Apr/08 Lead rpt
with Guy Wilson, Michael King
Guy Wilson 19/Apr/08 2nd O/S
with Byron Buck
LankyPaddy 17/Nov/07 Solo O/S
oliverthomp 04/Nov/07 2nd
with Alice Woodhouse
Hidden 20/Oct/07 Solo O/S
dannyboy83 20/Oct/07 Solo O/S
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 04/Aug/07 Solo rpt
HimTiggins 11/Jul/07 2nd O/S
with Paul
Chriswallis2 20/May/07 Lead O/S
with Jenny
Byronius Maximus 19/May/07 2nd O/S
with Phil Baxter
Hidden 02/May/07 2nd O/S
mikej 01/May/07 TR
with Rick Naylor
Hidden 26/Apr/07 2nd
Hidden ?/Apr/07 Lead O/S
Graeme Hammond 15/Feb/07 Solo O/S

Also soloed 19/Sep/12, 20/Mar/16

Wayne S ??/2007 -
Hidden ??/2007 -
Hidden ??/2007 Lead
UndercoverElephant ??/2007 Solo O/S
Hidden 19/Nov/06 2nd O/S
Hidden 15/Oct/06 Solo
Hidden 15/Oct/06 Lead O/S
Hidden 15/Oct/06 2nd
adam carless 30/Sep/06 TR O/S

3rd man up after dpmuk. Some tricky little starting moves.

Hidden 30/Sep/06 TR
dpmUK 30/Sep/06 2nd O/S
Hidden 24/Sep/06 Solo O/S
Mike Lee 24/Aug/06 Lead
with George
a_d_tru 04/Jun/06 TR β
with Alex, Carol U
Nicos 04/Jun/06 Solo O/S
with solo
Hidden 06/May/06 Solo
AJ007 11/Apr/06 Solo
dan gibson 11/Apr/06 Solo O/S
with AJ
Andy Fielding ??/2006 Solo
Hidden ??/2006 -
arin78 02/Apr/05 2nd
with Mark
Hidden 19/Feb/05 Solo
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 06/Aug/04 Solo O/S
max_chan ?/May/04 Lead O/S
with Rob M
Hidden ??/2004 -
Phil West 01/Nov/03 Lead β
with Shaun Walby
duncan 01/Nov/03 Solo rpt
with Hugo Glover
Hidden 19/Oct/03 Lead
Hidden 28/Jul/03 2nd
DerwentDiluted 14/Jul/03 Solo
Mark Stevenson 16/Mar/03 Solo
Phil West 22/Feb/03 Lead dnf
with Chris Tan
Hidden ??/2003 Lead O/S
duncan 18/Oct/02 Solo O/S
with Toby Foord-Kelcey, Hugo Glover
reg_measures 16/Feb/02 2nd O/S
with peter (slim)
Monk ??/2001 Solo O/S
tlr ??/2000 Solo
ajc 29/Aug/99 Lead O/S
Hidden 06/Apr/97 Solo
Hidden ??/1997 -
Laramadness 04/May/96 Solo
Adrian Eggleton 07/May/95 Solo
Hidden 26/Feb/95 Solo
cragspud ??/1995 Lead
Hammy 15/Jul/94 Solo
with Pete Robinson
Hidden 28/Apr/94 Solo
NeilGriffiths ??/1994 -
Roget 16/Oct/93 Solo O/S
Hidden 10/Oct/93 Solo
Hidden 08/Aug/93 Solo
roncaves 21/Jun/93 Solo
NickJH ?/Sep/91 Solo O/S
with D Picker
crossleysm ??/1991 Solo
Hidden 08/Sep/90 2nd
Hidden ?/Sep/90 -
babymoac 01/May/89 2nd
with MTW & Howard
Chris Ellis 28/Oct/88 2nd
Andy Say 28/Oct/88 Lead
goi.ashmore 27/Jun/88 Solo O/S
Hidden 14/Jun/87 Solo
Hidden 26/Oct/86 Solo
Hidden ?/Jul/86 Solo
Hidden 09/Jul/85 Solo
John Marsland 06/Oct/84 Solo
Hidden 21/Mar/84 Solo
Hammy 20/Feb/83 Solo
Anton Eady ??/1983 -
Dave Musgrove 27/Mar/82 Solo
with Kim Greenald, Andy Wild
Hidden 08/Nov/81 Solo
Ghastly Rubberfeet ??/1981 Solo
Hidden 19/Sep/80 Solo
Rob Davies 03/Jul/80 Solo
Hidden 27/Jun/80 Solo
Neil McA 03/May/80 Solo
Hidden 02/Mar/80 Solo
Neil McA 20/Feb/80 Solo
nbotting ??/1980 -
Hidden 16/Jun/79 Solo
Hidden 17/Dec/78 Lead
Hidden 05/Nov/78 Solo
Mark Kemball 29/Oct/78 Solo
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