20m.

Rockfax Description
The fine arete is still a lonely lead and was a great effort for its day. Climb the lower arete to a ledge, pull over the overhang and follow the arete (thread) throughout. Watch for a loose block. © Rockfax

FA. Arthur Birtwhistle 1938

Ticklists

ROCKFAX Western Grit Grade List, World Graded List, Moorland Grit - The Essential Selection (Over The Moors), Peak Rock/4/ Universities,Teams and Clubs in the 1930's, Over the Moors 3 Star Magical Mystery Tour, Definitive *** Peak Grit

Feedback

There is no feedback for this climb.

Login as Existing User to add your feedback

Logged Ascents

User Date Style Notes & Partners
MikeyP 21 Jul Lead
Hidden 22 Apr Lead O/S
tim-the-evans 22 Apr 2nd
andi turner 25 Aug, 2018 Lead Memorable. The top arete is great, the lower section is scrittly and just a little harrowing. I climbed on the right of the arete kind of wandering into Priscilla before stepping back to the arete at the overhang and following this to the top.
with Aniseed Dave
Memorable. The top arete is great, the lower section is scrittly and just a little harrowing. I climbed on the right of the arete kind of wandering into Priscilla before stepping back to the arete at the overhang and following this to the top.
with Aniseed Dave
Jake Young 15 Jul, 2018 Lead rpt
Calum Wadsworth 15 Jul, 2018 Lead O/S Brilliant technical climbing.
Brilliant technical climbing.
James Lowe 15 Jul, 2018 2nd
Dave Rumney 20 May, 2018 Lead
with Neil W
with Neil W
Hidden 19 May, 2018 Lead O/S
Hidden 28 Aug, 2017 Lead O/S
Flavio 21 May, 2017 Solo O/S
Matt Harmon 17 Apr, 2017 Lead O/S top bit felt run out, really nice climbing all the way
top bit felt run out, really nice climbing all the way
devious wally 7 Apr, 2017 2nd O/S
mrphilipoldham 7 Apr, 2017 Lead O/S Most favourite HVS to date? Probably. Lovely climbing throughout and just enough gear to make you think..
Most favourite HVS to date? Probably. Lovely climbing throughout and just enough gear to make you think..
Hidden 25 Jul, 2016 2nd O/S
Longsufferingropeholder 25 Jul, 2016 Lead A little exciting. Really nice route though. I think the book has it right at HVS.
with C May
A little exciting. Really nice route though. I think the book has it right at HVS.
with C May
bryce.dorin 25 Jul, 2015 Lead O/S
Jake Young 18 Jul, 2015 2nd O/S
Hidden 18 Jul, 2015 Lead O/S
Hidden 11 Jul, 2015 2nd
OliWoolland ?Jul, 2015 2nd dog
Hidden 28 Sep, 2014 Lead O/S
atom 16 Aug, 2014 Lead
Guy Atkinson 16 Aug, 2014 2nd O/S Didn't like this at all, the rock was really scrittly all the way up and felt really dodgy underfoot. Would have been good climbing otherwise.
with Adam Lindley
Didn't like this at all, the rock was really scrittly all the way up and felt really dodgy underfoot. Would have been good climbing otherwise.
with Adam Lindley
georgenvk 16 Aug, 2014 Lead O/S
with Becks87
with Becks87
Becks87 16 Aug, 2014 2nd O/S
TraverseKing 21 Jun, 2014 2nd
Dave Musgrove 27 Aug, 2013 Lead O/S The humidity and midges reduced the 3 star experience somewhat today, unfortunately.
with Paul Farrish, Bob Larkin
The humidity and midges reduced the 3 star experience somewhat today, unfortunately.
with Paul Farrish, Bob Larkin
j.buckley87 7 Jun, 2013 Lead O/S
Hidden 26 May, 2013 -
John Nuttall 6 May, 2013 Lead Agree with Gordon Stainforth (see below)
with Sharon
Agree with Gordon Stainforth (see below)
with Sharon
Frank the Husky ??, 2013 -
Hidden 9 Sep, 2012 2nd
Jim Slater 28 Jul, 2012 Lead O/S
mjeffery 29 Mar, 2012 Lead O/S
Hoyes 25 Mar, 2012 2nd O/S
with Batt
with Batt
Hidden 25 Mar, 2012 Lead rpt
Batt 25 Mar, 2012 Lead O/S Nice tip toeing
with Hoyes
Nice tip toeing
with Hoyes
Palindrome ?Mar, 2012 2nd O/S
shed_hed 12 Sep, 2009 2nd
Graeme Hammond 12 Sep, 2009 Lead O/S A REALLY GOOD CLIMB The overhang was well protected and much easier than expected, I'd done the bold bit (the starting arête) but didn't know it then. Lovely upper arête.
A REALLY GOOD CLIMB The overhang was well protected and much easier than expected, I'd done the bold bit (the starting arête) but didn't know it then. Lovely upper arête.
Hidden 25 Jul, 2009 Lead O/S
jonka ?Sep, 2008 Lead
with gareth
with gareth
Hidden 8 Jun, 2008 2nd
daveagriff ??, 2008 Lead
Kirill 28 Jul, 2007 Lead O/S
with Ketu
with Ketu
BallsofBritishSteel 28 Jul, 2007 2nd O/S
with Kirill
with Kirill
russonly 11 Jun, 2006 Lead O/S Great route. Good runners. not as scarey as was made out in the guild. HVS.
with PeteS
Great route. Good runners. not as scarey as was made out in the guild. HVS.
with PeteS
dan_o_b ?Sep, 2004 2nd O/S
PennyL 16 Aug, 2003 Lead O/S
with Tony Heron
with Tony Heron
cem 9 Aug, 2003 Lead rpt
with Liam Mark, Dan Muldoon
with Liam Mark, Dan Muldoon
Hidden ?Sep, 2002 Lead O/S
steveb2006 30 Jun, 2001 2nd
with Roy Ruddle
with Roy Ruddle
cem 17 Jun, 2000 2nd
with GrahamD
with GrahamD
snowy_woodruff 30 Apr, 2000 Lead
with Mem
with Mem
alan moore ??, 2000 - Brilliant Birtwhistle
Brilliant Birtwhistle
Martin Bennett 14 Jun, 1996 -
with Barry Hurst
with Barry Hurst
Gordon Stainforth 6 Aug, 1994 2nd A truly great climb.
with Steve Dean, John Beatty
A truly great climb.
with Steve Dean, John Beatty
Roget 28 Jul, 1991 Lead O/S
with chris jones
with chris jones
Sean Kelly ??, 1980 -
Falko 6 Jun, 1975 AltLd O/S
with Al W.
with Al W.
10 users have this on their wishlist
Voting
High E1
Mid E1
Low E1
High HVS
Mid HVS
Low HVS
High VS
Mid VS
Low VS
Votes cast 19
High 5b
Mid 5b
Low 5b
High 5a
Mid 5a
Low 5a
High 4c
Mid 4c
Low 4c
Votes cast 28
Votes cast 29
Style of ascent
Lead
Followed
Alt Leads
Soloed
Not Set
Onsighted
Repeated
Dogged
Not Set