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.

Hidden 28/Aug/17 Lead O/S
Flavio 21/May/17 Solo O/S
Matt Harmon 17/Apr/17 Lead O/S

top bit felt run out, really nice climbing all the way

devious wally 07/Apr/17 2nd O/S
mrphilipoldham 07/Apr/17 Lead O/S

Most favourite HVS to date? Probably. Lovely climbing throughout and just enough gear to make you think..

C May 25/Jul/16 2nd O/S

Great climb, lovely moves but needs more people climbing to keep it clean

with Tim
Longsufferingropeholder 25/Jul/16 Lead

A little exciting. Really nice route though. I think the book has it right at HVS.

with C May
bryce.dorin 25/Jul/15 Lead O/S
Jake Young 18/Jul/15 2nd O/S
Hidden 18/Jul/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 11/Jul/15 2nd
OliWoolland ?/Jul/15 2nd dog
Hidden 28/Sep/14 Lead O/S
atom 16/Aug/14 Lead
Guy Atkinson 16/Aug/14 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
georgenvk 16/Aug/14 Lead O/S
with Becks87
Becks87 16/Aug/14 2nd O/S
TraverseKing 21/Jun/14 2nd
Dave Musgrove 27/Aug/13 Lead O/S

The humidity and midges reduced the 3 star experience somewhat today, unfortunately.

with Paul Farrish, Bob Larkin
j.buckley87 07/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 26/May/13 -
John Nuttall 06/May/13 Lead

Agree with Gordon Stainforth (see below)

with Sharon
Frank the Husky ??/2013 -
Hidden 09/Sep/12 2nd
Jim Slater 28/Jul/12 Lead O/S
mjeffery 29/Mar/12 Lead O/S
Hoyes 25/Mar/12 2nd O/S
Hidden 25/Mar/12 Lead rpt
Batt 25/Mar/12 Lead O/S

Nice tip toeing

Palindrome ?/Mar/12 2nd O/S
shed_hed 12/Sep/09 2nd
Graeme Hammond 12/Sep/09 Lead O/S

A REALLY GOOD CLIMB (well worth *** it gets in my RF guide) The overhang was well protected and much easier than expected, I'd done the bold bit (the starting arete) but didn't know it then. Lovely upper arete.

jshields 25/Jul/09 Lead O/S
jonka ?/Sep/08 Lead
with gareth
Hidden 08/Jun/08 2nd
daveagriff ??/2008 Lead
Kirill 28/Jul/07 Lead O/S
BallsofBritishSteel 28/Jul/07 2nd O/S
with Kirill
russonly 11/Jun/06 Lead O/S

Great route. Good runners. not as scarey as was made out in the guild. HVS.

with PeteS
dan_o_b ?/Sep/04 2nd O/S
PenJD 16/Aug/03 Lead O/S
with Tony Heron
cem 09/Aug/03 Lead rpt
with Liam Mark, Dan Muldoon
Hidden ?/Sep/02 Lead O/S
Hidden 30/Jun/01 2nd
cem 17/Jun/00 2nd
snowy_woodruff 30/Apr/00 Lead
with Mem
alan moore ??/2000 -

Brilliant Birtwhistle

Bullybones ??/1998 Lead O/S
Martin Bennett 14/Jun/96 -
with Barry Hurst
Gordon Stainforth 06/Aug/94 2nd

A truly great climb.

with Steve Dean, John Beatty
Roget 28/Jul/91 Lead O/S
with chris jones
Sean Kelly ??/1980 -
Falko 06/Jun/75 AltLd O/S
with Al W.
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