Rockfax Description
The thin diagonal crack in the left-hand side-wall runs out to the arete. Step back left along a ledge to find the once hidden crack and a steeper finish. Or finish up Cardinal's Arete at HS 4b. © Rockfax

FA. Dave Gregory 1971

GeorgiePorgie1 17/Jul/16 Lead

My first VS lead. A few mistakes like crossing the ropes etc., but did the whole route clean in the end! SO HAPPY about this! Second crack was the real deal though. Given the slimeyness and how green it is I'd say it's very hard for the grade. Best climb I've ever done! Here's to many more!

david harvey 17/Jul/16 2nd O/S
TClimb 24/May/16 2nd β
with Nick
Lancer 24/May/16 Lead O/S

Finished up the arête

with Sam, Tom PCC
sjbrook 24/May/16 2nd O/S

Finished up the Arête.

Hidden 04/Aug/15 2nd O/S
Capricorn One 04/Aug/15 Lead

There are lost Amazon tribes that have seen more people than the top crack, completely overgrown, almost impassable, finished up the arete.

with Nina
dickie01 02/Jun/15 Lead
with Julian King
cragtyke 29/Apr/15 Lead

Arete finish

with Chris
Hidden 29/Apr/15 2nd O/S
Batt 09/Sep/14 Lead O/S

Top out was pretty desperate with all the sand so traversed right to better feet

Hoyes 09/Sep/14 2nd O/S
austen 24/Aug/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 08/Jun/14 Lead
dannyboy83 05/Mar/14 Solo O/S
Hidden 21/Jul/13 2nd O/S
mtempest 22/May/13 2nd
Steve Waters, Mynydd 22/May/13 Lead
Belayathon 10/Sep/12 TR β

Thought entirely impossible!

Liam_T 28/May/12 Lead dnf

Another attempt at my first VS lead. Managed the first crack but bottled it on the second. Finished right of the arete. Still waiting for the elusive VS!

with Gavin Peach
shouter 13/May/12 2nd
Rampikino 07/Apr/12 Lead
with Cat
Hidden 01/Apr/12 2nd
Andy Clarke 16/Oct/11 Lead O/S

Good contrast between the upper and lower sections. Looks a bit green and grassy at first glance but actually well worth doing.

with Alex
zephr 21/Aug/11 Lead O/S
sgl0jd 19/Aug/11 -
philhilo 14/Jun/11 2nd O/S

Did the direct finish alledgedly E1 for Brians's 40th birthday challenge. Line all over the place, grassy ledge and mud covered top wall - NIL POINTE.

Hidden 29/May/11 Lead O/S
Dave Mason 23/May/11 Lead β
with Darren Belfield
Lenny 21/May/11 Lead O/S
with Paul
climbing_wiggy 21/May/11 2nd β

gem of a route

with Leon
mattparratt 23/Apr/11 2nd
biobuild 20/Mar/11 2nd O/S
marcoleptic 20/Mar/11 Lead O/S

Teaching Andy, his 1st outdoor routes.

Hidden ??/2011 -
Hidden 30/Aug/10 TR O/S
jack89 10/Jul/10 Lead O/S

Great honest varied fun. Slightly Scary top out. Only the sandy bottom lets this route down. *** for me :)

with mel
Hidden 18/May/10 Lead rpt
jon_gill1 18/May/10 Lead O/S
with martin harrell
mattyork2 17/May/10 Solo
Alexandre Buisse 15/May/10 2nd

Seconded in approach shoes, with no chalk and a sprained ankle. Fun and varied, much more interesting than the arete.

Pilch 14/Mar/10 2nd O/S

a lot cleaner now

with Graham
RM199 ??/2010 Lead O/S
barni 17/Aug/09 Lead O/S
with Ewan
benchwarmer 17/Aug/09 2nd O/S
williap 24/Apr/09 Lead

escaped on arete - 4b

JohnFJP 24/Apr/09 2nd
frankcp87 24/Apr/09 Lead O/S

finished up 'cardinal's arete' for VS 4b

Hidden 08/Apr/09 2nd
victim of mathematics 08/Apr/09 Lead O/S

Finished up the arete, which gave a very pleasant, well balanced route.

with Sari
Tithe Technique 03/Aug/08 2nd O/S
with marcus gutfrucht
Mike Hall 20/Jul/08 2nd
with Ken T
Hidden 22/Jun/08 Lead O/S
scullymammoth 25/Mar/08 Lead O/S
with Olli
Hidden ??/2008 -
Chris Plewa ?/Oct/07 Lead O/S
Mark_RMC 01/Apr/07 2nd

Oh dear. A mossy, green route that was slimey. not the best choice. Managed most of the climb ok, but the tree at the top is not as solid as it used to be.

with Rob Smart
dread-i 10/Mar/07 Lead O/S

Green and slippy for the botom half, damp for the top. Good fun though. Tough for the grade.

with papillon
masa-alpin 08/Jul/06 Lead O/S
with Mark Shep
Hidden ?/Sep/05 Lead O/S
Dave Mason ?/Apr/05 Lead O/S
garethb ??/2004 2nd
rob.grafton 29/Sep/03 Lead
with Simon Wood, Jim, Bruce
Harry The Owl ?/May/03 TR O/S
with Jools
julian allen 28/Jun/02 Lead O/S
Mark Stevenson 27/May/02 Solo O/S
Apharri ?/Jun/01 Lead O/S
with Dave Wharton
sdht ??/2001 -
crossleysm ??/1998 Lead O/S
Rog Wilko ?/Sep/96 Lead

good, worth *

with Debbie Wilkinson
Andy Say 28/Jul/95 Solo
conradallen 21/Sep/91 2nd
Hidden 24/Apr/91 Lead O/S
Rob Davies ?/Jul/90 Lead
with Mick Moss
John Roe ?/Apr/90 2nd
with Nige Hughes
nigehughes ?/Apr/90 Lead
with John Roe
Hidden ?/Aug/89 Lead
conradallen 28/Jun/89 Lead
Hidden 24/Jun/88 Solo
Hidden ?/Nov/86 Lead O/S
nigehughes ?/Nov/86 Lead
with Mark Hartree
babymoac 29/Jun/86 Lead
with MTW
Billg 16/Jul/85 Lead O/S
with Dave Gregory
Hidden 13/Jul/85 Solo
nigehughes ?/Jun/84 Lead
with Paul Stephenson
Martin Haworth ??/1982 Lead O/S
with tim wright
mark-abz 03/Sep/81 Lead
with John S
andy tetsill ?/Mar/81 Lead
with Rob Kevan
Hidden ?/May/80 -
Andy Fielding ??/1980 Solo
Hidden 23/Feb/75 2nd
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