35m, 2 pitches.

Rockfax Description
This can be climbed as an alternative top pitch to Aurora but starting from Windy Ledge gives an exciting alternative.
1) VDiff, 10m. Traverse easily to the ledge on Aurora.
2) 4c, 25m. Climb the exposed arete. © Rockfax

FA. (Aurora Arete) Bob Dearman (2pts)1963

loonylovegood93 04/Jul/17 2nd O/S
RM199 04/Jul/17 Lead O/S
James Oakes 14/Jun/17 Lead O/S
Hidden 26/Mar/17 Lead O/S
James Thacker ??/2017 -
lanky 02/Oct/16 Lead
with Drue
mrteale 09/Jun/15 2nd β
with MrBlond
Brown 28/Apr/15 2nd
with Simon K
Canyak ??/2015 -
Hidden 24/Jun/14 AltLd O/S
Jim Slater 24/Jun/14 AltLd rpt
with Maia
ashtond6 17/Jun/14 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2014 -
davewsargent 26/Jun/13 AltLd

top pitch

Chriswallis2 08/Jun/13 Lead O/S
with Anna
Martin Haworth 06/Jun/13 Lead O/S
robin_hackney 28/Jul/12 Lead O/S
with Si
Hidden 28/Jul/12 2nd O/S
timmyhobby 21/Mar/12 AltLd O/S

2nd pitch

Brannock 14/Jan/12 2nd rpt
Martin Haworth 14/Jan/12 Lead rpt
Sean Kelly ??/2012 -
cballard ??/2012 -
ciaran1999 27/Oct/11 AltLd

first bit

with saul
Brannock 09/Sep/11 AltLd rpt

Swear the second pitch has got a lot losser over the last year...

steve_yo 13/Aug/11 Lead
with smacks
Bill Lawrence 30/Jul/11 AltLd O/S

led the second pitch, nice in the overhang/groove. other than that not amazing

with Guy VG
Wood for Trees 30/Jul/11 AltLd

The first pitch's holds are held together by nostalgia alone

with billy
mattwyles1 29/Jun/11 Lead O/S

Climbing not that memorable but the position and exposure make it worthwhile.

with Joe
Joe Costello 29/Jun/11 2nd O/S

I can't believe some people voted 3 stars for this!

with Matt
Mowglee 28/May/11 AltLd O/S
with Tom Nichols
Matt Fry 30/Aug/10 2nd O/S
with Mark Rankaine, Andy Janezko
bigdrew 30/Aug/10 Lead O/S

Traversed in

mark20 30/Aug/10 2nd O/S
Oliver Branagan 14/Aug/10 Lead O/S

Pitch 2. Good climbing in the overhang/groove. Then pretty boring to the top.

with Miles M
MilesMcgennity 14/Aug/10 AltLd O/S

lead aurora arete seconded tiger trot

Martin Haworth 14/Aug/10 Lead rpt

In one long run out

Neil Adams 14/Aug/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 05/Aug/10 AltLd O/S
andrea83 05/Aug/10 AltLd O/S

Vey good. Lead second pitch through the overhang. Found it very easy for HVS. We both forgot nut key so didn't place much gear!

with Peak CC
decs 25/Jul/10 Lead
with Bart
tebs 25/Jul/10 AltLd O/S

I took about an hour to lead the 5 metre vdiff traverse

with Dunc
Graeme Hammond 18/Jul/10 AltLd rpt

led the Vdiff pitch which was well worth doing and a good laugh. Did a bit of caving after through the tunnel from windy ledge back to near aurora ACE! Also found some gear I'd mistakenly left on the ledge too so was worth doing just to find that!

with Jim
Jim Slater 18/Jul/10 AltLd O/S

Lead top pitch.

Hidden 08/Jul/10 Lead O/S
highrepute 29/Jun/10 Lead O/S
catblack 29/Jun/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 23/Jun/10 Lead
jshields 22/Jun/10 Lead

Done with first pitch of Aurora.

Graeme Hammond 06/Jun/10 Lead rpt

just the top pitch

thomasadixon 06/Jun/10 2nd rpt
with Graeme
Brannock 15/May/10 AltLd O/S

I lead second pitch Annette led first, Gareth seconded it with us, nice route crux felt fairly soft when i eventually decided to follow the actuall line of the route following the crack over the bulge rather than trying the lose arete to its left.

with Annette
Hidden 15/May/10 AltLd
Hidden 15/May/10 2nd O/S
thomasadixon 07/May/10 AltLd O/S

Went up first pitch of Aurora, lead second pitch (aurora arete). Not bad first few moves bit grassy after.

with Mike
IAmAStone 07/May/10 Lead rpt
Ollie B 24/Apr/10 Lead O/S
with S.Bennett
Birdo ?/Jan/10 Lead O/S
with Dave Bird
katyvose1 ??/2010 -
Hidden ??/2010 Lead O/S
TonyF ??/2010 -
masa-alpin 04/Oct/09 Lead O/S

Tiger Trot is nice. The crux move of Aurora Arete is sweet (unnecessary pegs, one of which looks new, spoil it, though). However, after the crux, rocks are loose, friable and so terrifying.

with Sirion
wild_nomad 04/Oct/09 2nd O/S

Magestic route with a fairly easy but run out start. The crux is imediately after the 1st stance and is a wonderfully comitting pull through an overhang. After this the climb eases to about a 4a/4b.

with Tom
Hidden 08/Sep/09 Lead
Wood for Trees 19/Aug/09 Lead O/S

chickened out of the girdle traverse so finished up this

with alex mason
Hidden 02/Aug/09 AltLd O/S
Hidden 02/Aug/09 AltLd
Graeme Hammond 15/Jul/09 2nd O/S
with Rob
Hidden 11/Jul/09 AltLd O/S
IAmAStone 02/Jul/09 AltLd O/S

Lead first pitch of aurora, not the vdiff first pitch described in guide.

with Charlie Jefferson
smudge 02/Jul/09 Lead O/S

Combined pitch 1 Aurora, pitch 2 Aurora Arete to give a stonking 50m climb. Cracking route, great position. It deserves it's two stars.

with Chris Dodd
Adam Potter 01/Jul/09 Lead O/S
simon kimber 05/Jun/09 Lead O/S
Hanski 05/Jun/09 2nd
rob1 22/Feb/09 Lead
Martin Haworth 21/Dec/08 Lead O/S

Route was wet in places

with Mick r
Mick r 21/Dec/08 2nd O/S
with Martin
MeMeMe 20/Jul/08 AltLd O/S
with Andy
IanJackson 22/Jun/08 Solo
roberto18 15/Jun/08 AltLd
with Dad (Mike Bridges)
Matthallinan 13/Jun/08 AltLd
with Jon Winter
bridget143 05/Jun/08 2nd O/S
with Brown
russonly 21/May/08 AltLd O/S
with AndyN
Nicos 08/Apr/08 Lead O/S
with rich mansfield
Hidden 06/Apr/08 Lead
Hidden 06/Apr/08 2nd O/S
IanJackson 02/Apr/08 2nd O/S
with Luke Hunt
JPGR 18/Feb/08 AltLd O/S
with Paul
lukehunt ??/2008 Lead O/S
Al Evans ??/2008 -
Sankey 05/May/07 Lead O/S
with Luke
thebigfriendlymoose 05/May/07 2nd β
with Stephen
Mr Powly 02/May/07 2nd
tom.e 02/May/07 Lead O/S
Stig 20/Jul/06 AltLd O/S
with Charlie Reade-Jahn
Stone Muppet ??/2005 -
Dave Bond 15/Sep/04 Lead
with sharon
Hidden ?/Aug/04 Lead
John Marsland 05/Jun/03 AltLd

Ant led 1st pitch of Aurora and I led Aurora Arete

with Ant Williams
marcoleptic ??/2003 Lead O/S
with Ian Mac, Ben, Pete
Hidden 29/Mar/02 Lead
Hidden 08/Aug/00 Lead
Hidden 25/Mar/00 2nd
nickcanute ??/2000 Lead O/S
Hidden 28/Jul/98 2nd
cem 18/Apr/98 AltLd O/S

Led p2. We did p1 of Aurora rather than Tiger Trot

Roget 09/Nov/96 Lead O/S
with jon
Hidden 01/Aug/95 Lead
leathers 01/Aug/92 AltLd
with Ron Caves
uphillnow ?/Mar/92 Lead
Hidden 23/Mar/91 2nd
Hidden 02/Apr/88 2nd
Hidden ??/1988 -
Hidden ??/1987 -
steve taylor ??/1986 2nd O/S
with Nick Smith (BB)
Hidden 01/Jun/85 Lead
sadams 20/May/85 AltLd
with John from London
sadams 19/May/85 Lead
with John from London
Hidden 05/Aug/84 Lead
Ian Clare ??/1984 -
Ian Clare ??/1984 -
charlesmfrench 17/Oct/82 Lead O/S
Ghastly Rubberfeet ??/1981 Lead
mitch1960 ??/1980 Lead
Chris Ellis 01/Jun/79 2nd
with Martin Veale
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