Rockfax Description
22m. A long and impressive arete with steep and intimidating climbing that is high in the grade. Some of the rock is a bit soft. Avoid the initial bulge on the left then pull back right to a ledge. Continue up the scary upper section to an easier finish. The route is often started from the gully to the left which is a little easier. © Rockfax

FA. (in two bits) Al Evans 1976 (in one push) Jim Burton 1977

Ticklists: Moorland Grit - The Essential Selection (Over The Moors).

Stefan_TR 14/Jun Lead O/S

The holds are there, they're good, but committing to making the not so straightforward moves was hard mentally hard work. Easy enough moves once I went for them though.

deacondeacon 26/Dec/16 Lead O/S

Started up ultimatum then climbed 'the Arete'. Great route but had no guidebook so wasn't sure where to go. I'll take E3 for it :)

WilliamRupp 05/Jun/16 Lead dnf
Andrew Barker 26/Apr/16 Lead O/S

What a great route.

with Chris M
Hidden 26/Apr/16 2nd
Jim Slater 24/Apr/16 2nd O/S
Graeme Hammond 24/Apr/16 Lead RP

Some bits onsight (top and bottom), but flashed the run out section on a tied off abseil rope and beta from abseiling the line, bold but easy climbing. Is a loose block after pegs but before the decent gear in the crack.

with Jim
phil64 13/Apr/16 Lead rpt

reachy but good

with phil baker
phil64 29/Sep/15 Lead

Good confident moves needed

with matt dean
Hannes B 25/Sep/15 Lead O/S

Truly great route. Wild! Sincere apologies for the broken block! I know people might have loved that wobbly hold. Thanks to Andi Turner and others, who were involved, for developing the place. It's magic in the evening sun!

with Neil C
Alex@home 21/Aug/15 Lead rpt
with The Doctor
steveb2006 15/Jul/14 Lead

Good to do again after 22 years

DanielGyi 30/Jun/14 2nd O/S
James Oakes 30/Jun/14 Lead O/S
with Dan Gyi
TraverseKing 15/Jun/14 -
MischaHY 04/May/14 Lead RP

After doing the first ascent of the direct, Siege Tactics. Seemed so easy in comparison!

with Mitch
phil64 ?/May/14 Lead rpt
with tim neill
sputnik 05/Apr/13 TR rpt
Frank the Husky ??/2013 -
Rich Kirby 29/Sep/12 Lead O/S
with Ruth, Phil
willoates 10/Jun/12 Lead O/S

hate loose rock

Just Another Dave 25/May/12 Lead O/S
with sam kendrick
jshields 11/Mar/12 2nd
with Paul Tretheway
pie_eater_pete 11/Mar/12 Lead O/S
with Niall
sputnik 16/Jan/12 TR O/S
Hidden 06/Nov/11 Lead O/S
Alex@home 06/Nov/11 2nd rpt

felt harder than last time. maybe that's because bits are decomposing disconcertingly quickly. definitely character building

Hidden 04/Sep/11 Lead O/S
Jonathan Hall 28/May/11 Lead

Great, although extremely bold and thats assuming the pegs would hold!

eazyclimbing 01/Mar/11 2nd dog
with cliff
cliffrad 01/Mar/11 Lead dog

Climbed it direct to the 1st peg then fell off the move before the ledge. Lowered down then sent the whole thing. True yo yo style!! :) wickedly bold climb!

with eazy
RM199 ??/2011 2nd O/S
Hidden ??/2011 TR dog
Nickc ??/2011 -
jacobjacob 26/Nov/10 Lead O/S

direct on the right hand side, felt hard and bold.

Adam Moroz 21/Aug/10 2nd

Tried to lead it direct which is hard, tried to lead it going round to the left and forgot to stand on the massive ledge with my left foot so felt hard and bottled it. John led it after and its easy climbing just run out. New peg on the ledge.

with john (Krank)
Ian Parnell 02/Mar/09 Lead O/S
with Jon Winter
gregoritos 23/Jul/08 Lead O/S
Tom Phillips 22/Jun/06 TR O/S

bold upper section! harder than mather crack

with leo
Leofallon 22/Jun/06 TR
cem 20/Oct/02 TR
uphillnow 10/May/99 -
Chris Ellis 17/Jul/93 2nd
with Andy Barker
steveb2006 23/Feb/92 Lead
Hidden 23/Feb/92 2nd
Hidden 23/Feb/92 2nd
Roget 20/Jan/91 Lead O/S
with colin, baccy
High E3
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