UKC

120m, 4 pitches.

Rockfax Description
A tremendous route up the right arete of The Grooves. Start just right of The Grooves.
1) 5c, 28m Climb up to the overhang guarding the base of the groove in the arete. Undercut left to gain the groove and follow this to another roof. Move right round this to a good spike and then left round a second part of the roof. Belay below the next overhang in the arete.
2) 5b, 28m. Take the right-hand side of the overhanging arete to the break. Move back onto the edge of the arete and continue to a groove that leads you up and left onto easier-angle terrain. Move down and left to belay below a prow.
3) 6a, 30m. Climb up to the overhang, turning it on the left, and follow a thin crack into a groove. Follow this to get bridged onto a good spike at the top before reaching for the worryingly-thin flake. Move left onto a foothold on the arete and down to a rest in a groove near an odd hole. Step left to below a fin and head over this and up the crack above to belay on the good ledge.
4) 6a, 30m. Climb directly up to the jug on Overhanging Arete and follow this to the top. © Rockfax


ClimberDateStyle
oliverpcain ??/2015 AltLd O/S
soph 21/Sep/14 AltLd O/S

Led p1 and p4. Great route.

Tom Livingstone 23/Jul/14 AltLd O/S

P2 and P4. should be called 'Epic Arete Route!' but whatever. Brilliant positions on every pitch, easily 2 stars.

dan gibson 23/Jul/14 AltLd O/S

Very good route, deserves more traffic, some great positions and exposure.

with Tom Livingstone
Rich Kirby 25/Jun/14 AltLd O/S

Splendid stuff

with Will Sim, Nick Bullock
alexjz 21/Jun/14 AltLd O/S

Fun route, amazing positions. P2 and 4

with James Marjot
PaulTanton 16/Jun/14 AltLd O/S

Full on wild climbing. Tim led the hard pitches. I'd done the Overhanging Arete before but not in this direct way. Great day out.

tim newton 16/Jun/14 AltLd O/S

Great route. Lead 1 and 3. Found the first pitch quite hard as a warm up, but it has some brilliant climbing and positions. The 3rd pitch I found hard in the groove and even harder on the traverse and the final pitch is quite bold at times. Overall an adventurous and really good route

with paul tanton
Glyn 15/Jun/14 Lead O/S

Fun route, bit dirty and dubious holds in places. Feels a little bit contrived on the traverse but fun moves. Decent gear through, just shame about the dirt!

with Konrad Doyle
nige ?/Apr/09 AltLd

A little dirty, but with traffic this would become a very good climb (worth 3 stars). The third pitch is great but a little 'gooey' on the traverse (fab moves).

with mark hounslea
Hidden 20/Aug/95 Lead
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