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Fine climbing on the arete. © Rockfax

FA. Joff Cook 14.3.94 14/Mar/1994

Ticklists: Kit Perry's 2013 Mission Statement, Portland.

Qisheng Xie 05/Aug Lead O/S
Jimbob64 18/Jun Lead dog
with Jimmi
Tom courtiour 28/May Lead dog
RFWilkie 28/May Lead dog

Clean up to the roof, very reachy and a touch blind, couldn't see the crucial pocket until hanging on the rope. Clean on top rope to strip the line as the rain came.

RagingPuffin 28/May Lead β
with Tom
Hidden 04/Mar 2nd dog
robajob 03/Mar Lead RP
with Kt
Graham Westbrook 22/Feb Lead RP
mark4344 22/Feb TR dnf

Very tough finish.

with Graham westbrook
Martin Bagshaw 18/Feb Lead O/S
with Tom Hudson
Alex Norman 04/Feb Lead O/S
AlexBush 14/Jan Lead RP
with Oli
Hidden ??/2017 -
Ellis Bird ??/2017 Lead
Xelif 25/Sep/16 Lead dog
Hidden 25/Sep/16 -
Rob Laird 02/Jul/16 TR RP

Didn't do the layback up the arête on lead, no problems on top rope. One to come back and lead clean...

Katsmiff 02/Jul/16 Lead
Dandan82 18/Jun/16 Lead rpt
Hidden 30/Apr/16 Lead O/S
philhaigh 28/Apr/16 Lead β
with Ed Babs
ollie_e 14/Mar/16 Lead O/S

Just about worth doing.

with Caspian
Caspian Johnson 13/Mar/16 Lead RP
with ollie_e
ThomasB 16/Jan/16 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2016 -
Hidden 08/Aug/15 Lead
Hidden 09/Jul/15 Lead O/S
tomoneill84 ?/Mar/15 Lead
Dizz 01/Feb/15 2nd dog

Climbing badly ... even so this seems really hard for the grade!

with Ian F
ian d f 01/Feb/15 Lead dog

Couldn't find the clipping holds first try - the bolts were just out of reach.

with Liz F
Sam4242 23/Jan/15 Lead dog
richardashe 15/Jun/14 2nd
ASchwirtz 15/Jun/14 Lead O/S
Pete Dangerous 30/Mar/14 Lead RP
with lewiz
lewiz 29/Mar/14 Lead O/S
RadekNowak 29/Mar/14 Lead β
Hidden 01/Mar/14 Lead dog
AlexD 22/Feb/14 Lead dnf

Too pumped for the last few moves :( managed the big reach to the hole this time with a heal-toe jam

with Sarp, Sophie
sarpedon 22/Feb/14 Lead rpt
Sophie Nunn 22/Feb/14 Lead O/S
with Sarp, Alex
3 Names 16/Nov/13 Lead O/S
Luke Dawson 27/Aug/13 Lead O/S
marcduhig 24/Aug/13 Lead O/S

Great warm up for failing on something harder.

with Wayne
BenL 03/Aug/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 06/Feb/13 Lead dog
Hidden 27/Jan/13 Lead RP
illwizod 06/Jan/13 Lead β

Clean with a bit of a drift right on the arete. had to back up at the top for as second chance to find the pocket

with Rob Scott
Kevster 06/Jan/13 Lead O/S
nimajneb ??/2013 Lead O/S
Hidden 06/Dec/12 Lead RP
Hidden 30/Sep/12 Lead dnf
Dandan82 21/Jul/12 Lead rpt
Linc 21/Jul/12 Lead rpt
tedj234 08/Jul/12 Lead
with Kate
sam.sam.sam.ferguson 08/Jul/12 Lead rpt
Jonathan Emett 23/Jun/12 Lead rpt
with Paul
rustaldo 19/Jun/12 Lead O/S

good route, should get more attention

with Alex
w-watson 16/Jun/12 Lead
clipskipper 16/Jun/12 Lead O/S

Good arete climb ( I like aretes :-)) with a fun roof finish. Fair at the grade and worth a star.

with Sue Hazel
Hidden 19/Feb/12 Lead O/S
olllie26 08/Jan/12 Lead dnf
tonevert 07/Jan/12 Lead O/S
Billg 31/Dec/11 Lead O/S
with Ollie
Hidden 31/Dec/11 Lead RP
pezzerrr 24/Dec/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 18/Dec/11 Lead RP
sam.sam.sam.ferguson 20/Nov/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 30/Oct/11 Lead dog
Rupey 23/Sep/11 Lead dnf
sam_cox 18/Sep/11 Lead β
with Mark
Linc 14/Aug/11 Lead rpt
Dandan82 14/Aug/11 Lead rpt
jfreeman 13/Aug/11 Lead β
simonr 13/Aug/11 Lead O/S

Sharp arete is a bit unnerving

Dandan82 17/Jul/11 Lead rpt
Linc 17/Jul/11 Lead RP
MarkRyder 07/Jul/11 Lead RP
with Ivan M
Dandan82 19/Jun/11 Lead O/S
Daniel Wicks 01/Jun/11 Lead
Pete Sanger 27/Apr/11 Lead RP
Hidden 08/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Apr/11 Lead O/S
dan gibson 10/Mar/11 Lead O/S
with sam read
katiep 19/Feb/11 Lead dnf

Couldn't get past the last bolt, I need to grow

with Callan
Rosea Day ??/2011 -
patsaunders ??/2011 Lead
Hidden ??/2011 Lead O/S
Monkey_Alan 13/Nov/10 TR dog

Had to hang on the rope at the top to untangle myself from the down-rope.

with Steve Newman, Scott Titt
Hidden 13/Nov/10 TR
brian watson 13/Nov/10 Lead O/S
Jonathan Emett 16/Oct/10 Lead O/S
with stuart
matthewjames 15/Jun/10 Lead dnf

Got to the top but was too far left of the belay to clip it and didn't have the strength left in my hands to clip. One day!

with Fabian Pilgram
Hidden 16/May/10 Lead O/S
ian d f 27/Feb/10 Lead dog

top was wet

jacobjacob 14/Feb/10 Lead β
mattcyp88 14/Feb/10 Lead β
with Jacob Cook
Hidden 14/Feb/10 Lead dnf
w.pettet-smith 23/Jan/10 Lead O/S

top moves quite tricky, being tallish makes it 6b+, pretty hard otherwise i imagine. lower arette great fun.

with steve
Jane Weir ??/2010 -
Hidden 25/Oct/09 Lead O/S
matthewjames 07/Sep/09 Lead dnf
with Katie Keeley, Alex Bashford
thomasadixon 07/Apr/09 Lead O/S

Felt tough, nice though.

with Alan & Co
Reaver2k 07/Apr/09 Lead dnf

Gutted about this! Had a bit of a struggle all the way up apperantly! Not sure why, pretty sure the majority of the moves were pretty easy, really sharp interesting arete. Eventually I'd managed to get myself up to the roof. Was shitting them as I couldn't see the next clip and the previous was below me. But you can just reach round over the top if you try. Then for the hard move, had to use some really clever footwork, right hand right out on the right arete, then a swing and a hop up to a sloping pocket up and left. Move up slightly, and found out that this pocket has a good hold in the top of it, like a 2 finger pocket. Stood up right, was within reach of the bolt, but couldn't let go with my right hand to clip. Sat there getting pumped for a while, then decided to throw up for a hold above the belay hoping it would be good and I could hold it. Turns out it wasn't, took my first big fall, which has probably done me good. Fell down below the roof and bounced off the face of the arete just below the roof. Didn't hurt a bit, was really annoyed but probably did me more good in the long run than managing it would have!

with Katie Keeley, Alex Bashford, Tom Dixon
Reeges 04/Apr/09 Lead β

Nice moves up the arete. Great exposure at the top.

dannyboy83 ?/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with Alice
Hidden 22/Mar/09 Lead dnf
Hidden 21/Feb/09 Lead O/S
feilx 15/Nov/08 Lead O/S
tobydunford 29/Oct/08 Lead O/S
Ed Babs 11/Oct/08 Lead RP
with Trevor
trev_f 11/Oct/08 Lead β
with Ed
clgladiator 11/Oct/08 TR dog
with Ed
Matt Bennett 12/Apr/08 Lead dog
Morgan Woods 23/Mar/08 Lead O/S

Nice arete with an airy finish...worth walking over to.

with David S
nawface ??/2008 -
John Southworth ??/2008 -
Tom Heslam ??/2008 Lead O/S
with Ed Heslam
chiverstom 10/Nov/07 Lead O/S
with Ivo
Docent 04/Nov/07 Lead β
with pudel
shoulders 04/Jun/07 Lead
with tanya, dai
Richard Horn 06/May/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 28/Jan/07 Lead O/S
bigie bob 27/Jan/07 Lead O/S
Rob Kennard ??/2007 -
Scott N ??/2007 -
feeko ??/2007 -
Hidden 18/Apr/06 Lead
Lloyders ??/2006 -
steve taylor ??/2006 Lead
Marti999 ??/2006 Lead
Jon Read ?/Jul/03 Lead O/S
Hidden 03/Jun/02 Lead O/S
Hidden 18/May/02 -
Dave Musgrove ?/Apr/02 Lead O/S
with Nigel Baker
Paul Clarke ??/2000 Lead
The Jazz Butcher ??/2000 -
Hidden 31/Dec/99 Lead RP
steveb2006 26/Mar/99 Lead
with Neville Contractor
Mark Kemball 13/Apr/98 Lead RP
Roget 09/May/96 Lead O/S
with jon
Hidden 16/Apr/95 Lead
Nigel Coe ??/1995 Lead

Approx date

clark alston ?/May/94 Lead O/S
Chris Ebbutt ??/1990 Lead
Hidden ??/1989 -
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