Rockfax Description
16m. The elegant arete is superb but slightly harder for shorties. Make a tricky start to reach the first break then tackle the arete above by some hard laybacking. Friends in the second break may permit a long scraping fall to be taken. The last reach will remain in your memory for a long time! Said to be low in the grade. © Rockfax

FA. Simon Nadin 1983

Ticklists: ROCKFAX Western Grit: Top 50, The Roaches - Routes Graded List, ROCKFAX Western Grit Grade List, Full of Myself - Johnny's Book namecheck, Peak Rock/16/Eighties Gritstone :The Shape of Things to Come, 100 or so good E6s - aye Caff, The best the UK has to offer for beasts (apart from the lakes cos its always wet), The Roaches 3 Star Extravaganza.

kyaizawa 13/Mar/16 TR dnf
Tom McCabe 13/Mar/16 TR dog

Several falls and some tension on the upper arete... that'd be some fall!

lcullum7 13/Mar/16 TR dnf
Andrew Abraham 07/Mar/15 TR dnf

Glad I didn't try and on sight this one. Some intense moves on the upper section which is longer than it looks from the ground

with Ky
remus 02/Jan/15 TR dog

Quick play at the end of the session. Thin

Hidden 13/Apr/14 Lead RP
jack1996 06/Nov/11 TR dnf

Tried on bottom rope as mate was working it, not my idea of fun! sharp pebbles and hand slapping up the arete, Still a decent route though :L

with tom s, craig
pipof747 05/Jun/11 Lead RP
dominic lee 28/Nov/10 Lead dnf

onsight. fell from last move. close but no cigar.

jacobjacob 15/Nov/10 Lead O/S


will randall ?/Aug/10 TR dog

sod leading it

with tom
Gus 26/Apr/03 Lead RP
mark s ??/2003 Lead RP
adamwesthead 17/Sep/01 TR dnf

Ricks mate.

with Gus
Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe ??/2001 Lead O/S
with Steve Adams
northy1983 ??/2001 Lead RP

in the bubble. didnt fall on the lead. quality route

with david h
switch ??/1997 Lead O/S
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