8m.

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

FA. Clive Jones 1977

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HimTiggins 13 Jul, 2007 Show βeta
βeta: The start isn't unprotected - there's a good size 0 cam in a slot about 3m up ...
βeta?
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βeta: The start isn't unprotected - there's a good size 0 cam in a slot about 3m up ...
Monk 28 Jun, 2004 Show βeta
βeta: The first half is hard and unprotected. The top is probably easy if you are tall but had one last commiting move for me to reach the jugs.
βeta?
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βeta: The first half is hard and unprotected. The top is probably easy if you are tall but had one last commiting move for me to reach the jugs.
Chris the Tall 9 Apr, 2003 Show βeta
βeta: No gear, nsaty landing and awkward - I've always backed off it and it doesn't look like VS PickPocket, the slab round to the right, is a very pleasant VS 5a and worth a mention in the guide (and a star)
βeta?
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βeta: No gear, nsaty landing and awkward - I've always backed off it and it doesn't look like VS PickPocket, the slab round to the right, is a very pleasant VS 5a and worth a mention in the guide (and a star)
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Danielle Whitman 2 Sep Lead
with Adam Plaskitt
with Adam Plaskitt
adam-plaskitt 2 Sep 2nd O/S
with Danni
with Danni
Benedict Schofield 2 Sep Lead O/S
with George
with George
Hidden 21 Jul Lead O/S
laurarjhowe 21 Jul 2nd O/S
with R Brown
with R Brown
Hidden 7 Jul 2nd
Hidden 7 Jul Lead O/S
kermit_uk 15 May Solo O/S
derryclimbs 21 Oct, 2018 Lead dnf backed off. surely VS 5a means the pro should be good? got one low cam in, then it was ground fall territory until the break. HVS imo
backed off. surely VS 5a means the pro should be good? got one low cam in, then it was ground fall territory until the break. HVS imo
Ian Carr 19 Oct, 2018 Solo
James Oakes 22 Sep, 2018 Solo O/S
with Luke Bounds, soph_klein
with Luke Bounds, soph_klein
lucybradbury 11 Sep, 2018 Lead
Marl 21 Jun, 2018 Solo O/S
Gabe Oliver 11 Jun, 2018 Solo O/S
with Remy
with Remy
Remyveness 11 Jun, 2018 Solo O/S
mattbaz 9 Jun, 2018 Lead O/S
EmFairbanks 9 Jun, 2018 2nd O/S
with mattbaz
with mattbaz
alanblyth 27 May, 2018 Lead O/S Brilliant! Close to my edge and super enjoyable.
with AliceG, GiuliaF
Brilliant! Close to my edge and super enjoyable.
with AliceG, GiuliaF
Hidden 26 May, 2018 Lead O/S
mattx1123 26 May, 2018 2nd O/S long way up the arete to 1st gear!
long way up the arete to 1st gear!
benkelsey 6 Apr, 2018 Lead O/S Really good and worth more than one star
with fshbf
Really good and worth more than one star
with fshbf
HenryMeier 7 Feb, 2018 Lead O/S
mrphilipoldham 7 Feb, 2018 2nd O/S
RBeanland 1 Jul, 2017 TR
Hidden 24 May, 2017 Solo O/S
Wizzy 8 May, 2017 Solo O/S Tricky start. then eases
Tricky start. then eases
samt 7 May, 2017 Solo O/S
Ally Smith 6 May, 2017 Solo O/S
Hidden 3 May, 2017 Solo
MSchobitz 30 Apr, 2017 Solo O/S
Hidden 8 Apr, 2017 Lead
Nick1812P 5 Apr, 2017 Solo O/S
Andy Moles 12 Mar, 2017 Solo
fuzzysheep01 3 Dec, 2016 Lead O/S Found a reasonable cam half way up arête. Pretty spicy for VS though. Very nice sequence of moves.
Found a reasonable cam half way up arête. Pretty spicy for VS though. Very nice sequence of moves.
MusicalMountaineer 3 Dec, 2016 2nd Nice moves.
Nice moves.
Stroppy 15 Oct, 2016 Solo O/S
with SUMC
with SUMC
robsway 2 Oct, 2016 2nd
GeorgiePorgie1 2 Oct, 2016 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 robsway
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 robsway
hamer89 15 Sep, 2016 Solo
cpoad 5 Aug, 2016 Solo O/S Used left arête of pillar on first move. Not sure if this is cheating.
Used left arête of pillar on first move. Not sure if this is cheating.
Hidden 4 Aug, 2016 Solo O/S
mrteale 15 Jul, 2016 Solo O/S
Hidden 12 Jul, 2016 -
Paul Baxter 11 Jun, 2016 TR dog One stupid slip - really not the weather for grit!
One stupid slip - really not the weather for grit!
tomwilshere 29 May, 2016 TR O/S
TomYates 3 Apr, 2016 Lead O/S
Hidden 25 Mar, 2016 TR
Bradbury 20 Mar, 2016 Lead O/S
with Luke Evans
with Luke Evans
MrFantastic 22 Jan, 2016 Solo O/S
brader-brader 1 Oct, 2015 Solo
charley 6 Sep, 2015 Solo rpt
Jackwd 6 Sep, 2015 Solo O/S
Teappleby 21 Aug, 2015 Solo
cragsman9000 2 Aug, 2015 Lead RP Backed off first attempt after missing crucial hold. No gear for first 80% of route.
with bob_cbr
Backed off first attempt after missing crucial hold. No gear for first 80% of route.
with bob_cbr
pawel suhy 23 May, 2015 2nd dnf
Lawrence Beesley-Peck 22 May, 2015 Solo rpt
Flavio 11 Apr, 2015 Solo O/S
Hidden 24 Mar, 2015 TR O/S
Flashjordan 24 Mar, 2015 TR
afearn91 22 Mar, 2015 Lead O/S
Hidden 17 Oct, 2014 Lead O/S
chris cockbain 5 Oct, 2014 2nd RP
Hidden ?Oct, 2014 Solo O/S
g1m147 14 Sep, 2014 Lead Harder than Right fin, and that gets HVS.
with Mick.
Harder than Right fin, and that gets HVS.
with Mick.
Hidden 9 Aug, 2014 Lead O/S
planetmarshall 3 Aug, 2014 2nd Bold. Surely should be HVS given the gearless crux?
with Helen Mort
Bold. Surely should be HVS given the gearless crux?
with Helen Mort
Hidden 27 Jul, 2014 Solo O/S
deacondeacon 21 Jul, 2014 Lead O/S A bold little number but still VS I reckon.
A bold little number but still VS I reckon.
Durkules 17 Jul, 2014 2nd
marconi ?Jul, 2014 Lead
with Palmer
with Palmer
winter hill1 ?Jun, 2014 Lead
JasonK 19 May, 2014 Lead
with Tori King
with Tori King
noemie5438 5 May, 2014 2nd O/S
with Liam
with Liam
WillDoyle 30 Apr, 2014 Solo
Alex Mason 27 Apr, 2014 Solo O/S
with Jemma Powell, Guy VG
with Jemma Powell, Guy VG
Hidden 27 Apr, 2014 Solo β
Teappleby 19 Mar, 2014 Solo
Calum Wadsworth 19 Mar, 2014 Solo O/S
with Uni Lot
with Uni Lot
Neil McA 30 Nov, 2013 Solo rpt
with martin cooper, Stan, morganator
with martin cooper, Stan, morganator
morganator 30 Nov, 2013 Solo
JasonK 6 Oct, 2013 2nd
with shugsan
with shugsan
Ben1983 6 Oct, 2013 Solo O/S
Hidden 22 Sep, 2013 Lead O/S
clairejane 30 Jun, 2013 Lead O/S summer gale added to excitement. Nice finish.
summer gale added to excitement. Nice finish.
NickyC 8 Jun, 2013 Lead O/S
with Sam Brown
with Sam Brown
Radical-G 26 May, 2013 TR β
Hardcore Pat 1 May, 2013 Lead O/S
with Tesspot
with Tesspot
Hidden 20 Apr, 2013 2nd
will_benfold 20 Apr, 2013 2nd O/S
cameron_hall 20 Apr, 2013 Lead O/S The combination of 'easing with height' with 'no gear until the big break' leads to consistent levels of excitement. :-)
The combination of 'easing with height' with 'no gear until the big break' leads to consistent levels of excitement. :-)
rurp 5 Mar, 2013 Lead O/S dangerous, hvs
dangerous, hvs
pie_eater_pete 20 Feb, 2013 Solo rpt
WhipperSnapper 3 Nov, 2012 TR
Hidden 9 Sep, 2012 Solo O/S
bobstones 26 Aug, 2012 2nd
waynem1985 26 Aug, 2012 Solo O/S
riff156 10 Aug, 2012 Lead O/S
Hidden 10 Aug, 2012 2nd
The Reaper 6 Aug, 2012 Solo O/S
Neil R 5 Aug, 2012 Lead
Jake Young 25 May, 2012 Solo O/S
AndrewJamesCherry 5 May, 2012 Lead O/S Didn't notice the runout till I was right on the break. Should have brought more underwear.
Didn't notice the runout till I was right on the break. Should have brought more underwear.
Fraser hill-casey 5 May, 2012 Lead O/S The run out didn't feel like a big deal till after the event. Great route!
The run out didn't feel like a big deal till after the event. Great route!
cem 21 Apr, 2012 Solo O/S
Oliver Houston 11 Mar, 2012 Lead O/S
Hidden ??, 2012 Solo
Paul1 23 Nov, 2011 2nd no gear till quite high, felt hard for the grade. very dangerous route
no gear till quite high, felt hard for the grade. very dangerous route
flyinfrenchy 23 Nov, 2011 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
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 6 Nov, 2011 Lead
Hidden 16 Oct, 2011 AltLd
paul birch 15 Oct, 2011 Lead
pie_eater_pete 14 Oct, 2011 Solo O/S
mr spoon 18 Aug, 2011 2nd
Steve Vincent 13 Aug, 2011 Lead
Windsmith 13 Aug, 2011 2nd O/S
with Jimbo
with Jimbo
Sam Cooke 28 Jul, 2011 Lead O/S Managed to get my crucifix nut in. Who knows whether it would have held...
with Lucy Cook
Managed to get my crucifix nut in. Who knows whether it would have held...
with Lucy Cook
lozowen 25 Jul, 2011 Solo O/S
pete3685 9 Jul, 2011 Solo
shouter 29 May, 2011 Lead
Hidden 21 May, 2011 Solo O/S
Tithe Technique 19 May, 2011 2nd O/S
with charley
with charley
charley 19 May, 2011 Lead O/S Brillant route from start to finish :) Loved it...
Brillant route from start to finish :) Loved it...
Hidden 6 May, 2011 Solo O/S
henryjepson ?May, 2011 -
Will_Maxwell 20 Apr, 2011 2nd
with Rafael Pena
with Rafael Pena
Dave Bowler 27 Mar, 2011 Lead O/S
fatbuoybazza 12 Mar, 2011 2nd O/S
with tom, jaimer
with tom, jaimer
jaimer 12 Mar, 2011 2nd
with Tom, fatbuoybazza
with Tom, fatbuoybazza
Double Knee Bar 7 Nov, 2010 2nd O/S
with EZ
with EZ
sasmojo 30 Oct, 2010 Solo
disturbed_one51 25 Oct, 2010 Lead start is a bit bold for a VS
with RM199
start is a bit bold for a VS
with RM199
Martin Davies 17 Oct, 2010 2nd O/S By the time you get any gear all the hard climbing is done.
with Ollie Lister
By the time you get any gear all the hard climbing is done.
with Ollie Lister
Hidden 17 Oct, 2010 Lead O/S
JonBrown 17 Oct, 2010 Solo O/S
trigger118 16 Oct, 2010 Lead O/S No gear until the overhang, great route
with Josh Hagger
No gear until the overhang, great route
with Josh Hagger
Hidden 10 Oct, 2010 2nd O/S
katiep 10 Oct, 2010 Lead O/S Got a bit sketched out but managed to cling on to get to the gear
Got a bit sketched out but managed to cling on to get to the gear
Hidden 10 Aug, 2010 Solo O/S
robbo157 3 Aug, 2010 Solo
marcduhig 25 Jul, 2010 Lead O/S
with Mr. K
with Mr. K
Mr. K 25 Jul, 2010 2nd O/S
with Marc Duhig
with Marc Duhig
Jimbo C 25 Jul, 2010 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
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, 2010 Solo O/S
geddicakes 3 Jul, 2010 Solo O/S
with Aiden Smith, Nat
with Aiden Smith, Nat
Bex_M 13 Jun, 2010 2nd O/S
with Ewan Buckingham
with Ewan Buckingham
Hidden 23 May, 2010 TR O/S
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 15 May, 2010 Solo rpt
Oliver Branagan 9 May, 2010 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
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, 2010 Solo β Backed off and watched Robin do it first.
with Robin
Backed off and watched Robin do it first.
with Robin
vanderz 6 Apr, 2010 Solo O/S
Hidden ??, 2010 Lead O/S
tom ??, 2010 Solo
RM199 ??, 2010 2nd O/S Quite bold
Quite bold
Hidden 31 Oct, 2009 2nd O/S
Ardginny 18 Oct, 2009 Lead RP
stukent 18 Oct, 2009 TR O/S
Matt Bennett 10 Oct, 2009 Solo O/S
with Luke Copley, Lewis Grey
with Luke Copley, Lewis Grey
Rhythm24 5 Sep, 2009 TR dnf
with Jon Shaw, cheque
with Jon Shaw, cheque
Hidden 5 Sep, 2009 Lead O/S
Craig Geddes 27 Aug, 2009 Lead
with Admiral
with Admiral
Gambit 16 Jun, 2009 Lead O/S Bold but lovely climbing
with Paul
Bold but lovely climbing
with Paul
maybe_si 5 Jun, 2009 Solo O/S
Goose4 1 Jun, 2009 Lead O/S
with Jon Holland
with Jon Holland
Somerset swede basher 10 Mar, 2009 Solo O/S
Andrew Barker ?Sep, 2008 Solo O/S On both sides of the arete.
On both sides of the arete.
fizzy_elephant 15 Aug, 2008 Solo O/S
Hidden 4 Jul, 2008 Solo O/S
Brown 9 Jun, 2008 Solo O/S
with Bridget
with Bridget
SteveOc 4 Jun, 2008 Solo O/S
SteveM 2 Jun, 2008 Lead rpt
kitkat78 2 Jun, 2008 2nd O/S
with SteveM
with SteveM
Hidden 24 May, 2008 Lead
Adam Potter 18 May, 2008 Lead O/S
Hidden ?May, 2008 Solo
Byronius Maximus 19 Apr, 2008 Lead rpt
with Guy Wilson, Michael King
with Guy Wilson, Michael King
Guy Wilson 19 Apr, 2008 2nd O/S
with Byron Buck
with Byron Buck
LankyPaddy 17 Nov, 2007 Solo O/S
oliverthomp 4 Nov, 2007 2nd
with Alice Woodhouse
with Alice Woodhouse
Hidden 20 Oct, 2007 Solo O/S
dannyboy83 20 Oct, 2007 Solo O/S
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 4 Aug, 2007 Solo rpt
HimTiggins 11 Jul, 2007 2nd O/S
with Paul
with Paul
Chriswallis2 20 May, 2007 Lead O/S
Byronius Maximus 19 May, 2007 2nd O/S
with Phil Baxter
with Phil Baxter
Hidden 2 May, 2007 2nd O/S
mikej 1 May, 2007 TR
with Rick Naylor
with Rick Naylor
Hidden 26 Apr, 2007 2nd
Hidden ?Apr, 2007 Lead O/S
Hidden ?Apr, 2007 2nd
Graeme Hammond 15 Feb, 2007 Solo O/S Also soloed 19/Sep/12, 20/Mar/16
Also soloed 19/Sep/12, 20/Mar/16
Wayne S ??, 2007 -
Hidden ??, 2007 -
Hidden ??, 2007 Lead
UndercoverElephant ??, 2007 Solo O/S
Hidden 19 Nov, 2006 2nd O/S
steveb2006 15 Oct, 2006 Solo
Hidden 15 Oct, 2006 Lead O/S
Hidden 15 Oct, 2006 2nd
adam carless 30 Sep, 2006 TR O/S 3rd man up after dpmuk. Some tricky little starting moves.
3rd man up after dpmuk. Some tricky little starting moves.
Hidden 30 Sep, 2006 TR
dpmUK 30 Sep, 2006 2nd O/S
Hidden 24 Sep, 2006 Solo O/S
Mike Lee 24 Aug, 2006 Lead
with George
with George
a_d_tru 4 Jun, 2006 TR β
with Alex, Carol U
with Alex, Carol U
Hidden 6 May, 2006 Solo
AJ007 11 Apr, 2006 Solo
dan gibson 11 Apr, 2006 Solo O/S
with AJ
with AJ
Andy Fielding ??, 2006 Solo
Hidden ??, 2006 -
arin78 2 Apr, 2005 2nd
with Mark
with Mark
Hidden 19 Feb, 2005 Solo
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 6 Aug, 2004 Solo O/S
max_chan ?May, 2004 Lead O/S
with Rob M
with Rob M
Justsomeclimber ??, 2004 Solo
Hidden ??, 2004 -
Phil West 1 Nov, 2003 Lead β
with Shaun Walby
with Shaun Walby
duncan 1 Nov, 2003 Solo rpt
Hidden 19 Oct, 2003 Lead
JohnHutch 28 Jul, 2003 2nd
with L
with L
Hidden 23 Jul, 2003 Solo
DerwentDiluted 14 Jul, 2003 Solo
Mark Stevenson 16 Mar, 2003 Solo
Phil West 22 Feb, 2003 Lead dnf
with Chris Tan
with Chris Tan
Hidden ??, 2003 Lead O/S
duncan 18 Oct, 2002 Solo O/S
reg_measures 16 Feb, 2002 2nd O/S
with peter (slim)
with peter (slim)
Neil McA 26 Dec, 2001 Solo rpt while out on a Boxing day run.
while out on a Boxing day run.
Monk ??, 2001 Solo O/S
tlr ??, 2000 Solo
ajc 29 Aug, 1999 Lead O/S
Hidden ??, 1999 -
Hidden 6 Apr, 1997 Solo
Hidden ??, 1997 -
Laramadness 4 May, 1996 Solo
Adrian Eggleton 7 May, 1995 Solo
Hidden 26 Feb, 1995 Solo
cragspud ??, 1995 Lead
Hammy 15 Jul, 1994 Solo
with Pete Robinson
with Pete Robinson
Rich Cross - Alpine Guides 28 Apr, 1994 Solo
NeilGriffiths ??, 1994 -
Roget 16 Oct, 1993 Solo O/S
Hidden 10 Oct, 1993 Solo
Hidden 8 Aug, 1993 Solo
roncaves 21 Jun, 1993 Solo
NickJH ?Sep, 1991 Solo O/S
with D Picker
with D Picker
Dave Garnett 27 Apr, 1991 2nd O/S
with Mick Hill
with Mick Hill
crossleysm ??, 1991 Solo
Hidden 8 Sep, 1990 2nd
Hidden ?Sep, 1990 -
steveriley ??, 1990 Solo
babymoac 1 May, 1989 2nd
with MTW & Howard
with MTW & Howard
Hidden 28 Oct, 1988 2nd
Andy Say 28 Oct, 1988 Lead
goi.ashmore 27 Jun, 1988 Solo O/S
Hidden 14 Jun, 1987 Solo
Hidden 26 Oct, 1986 Solo
steve prior ?Jul, 1986 Solo
Hidden 9 Jul, 1985 Solo
John Marsland 6 Oct, 1984 Solo
Hidden 21 Mar, 1984 Solo
Hammy 20 Feb, 1983 Solo
Anton Eady ??, 1983 -
Dave Musgrove 27 Mar, 1982 Solo
with Kim Greenald, Andy Wild
with Kim Greenald, Andy Wild
Hidden 8 Nov, 1981 Solo
Ghastly Rubberfeet ??, 1981 Solo
Hidden 19 Sep, 1980 Solo
Andy Stephenson 6 Jul, 1980 Solo O/S
Rob Davies 3 Jul, 1980 Solo
Hidden 27 Jun, 1980 Solo
Neil McA 3 May, 1980 Solo
Hidden 2 Mar, 1980 Solo
Neil McA 20 Feb, 1980 Solo
nbotting ??, 1980 -
Hidden 16 Jun, 1979 Solo
Hidden 17 Dec, 1978 Lead
Hidden 5 Nov, 1978 Solo
Mark Kemball 29 Oct, 1978 Solo
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