Rockfax Description
Plough up the furrowed groove (thread), then finish up the juggy and steep arete of the tower - a very long reach is needed to get started. The groove on the right gives a much easier option, reducing the overall grade to VDiff. © Rockfax

Alkis 12/Jun Solo O/S
with Tom Bradley
Tom Fullen 06/Jun Solo O/S
Kinge 21/Apr Lead O/S
with Lydaisy
Lydaisy 21/Apr 2nd
with Kinge
Hidden 19/Apr 2nd
Hidden 05/Apr Solo O/S
migs493 24/Mar Lead O/S
Oo 14/Oct/17 Lead
Theeni 20/Sep/17 Solo O/S
Chris Fook 21/Aug/17 2nd O/S
Chris Fook 21/Aug/17 Lead O/S
mmmhumous 12/Jul/17 Solo O/S
MathewWright1998 06/Jul/17 Sent O/S
Rory_Cummings_NI 03/Jul/17 Solo O/S
Hidden ?/Jul/17 Lead
Hidden 22/Jun/17 Solo
Fatclimber 22/Jun/17 Solo O/S
Hidden 30/May/17 Lead
PanzerHanzler 07/May/17 Solo rpt
admcne 30/Apr/17 Lead O/S
with Steph Moore
TwofoZeus 22/Apr/17 Solo O/S
danjouan 19/Apr/17 Solo O/S
Hidden 02/Apr/17 Lead O/S
Skov 25/Mar/17 Lead O/S
with Matthew
Hidden 01/Oct/16 Solo
Hidden 24/Sep/16 2nd O/S
yossarian714 21/Aug/16 Solo O/S
fuzzysheep01 17/Aug/16 Solo O/S
iskra2000 13/Aug/16 Lead rpt

Arête Ok for the tall.

with Clare Downie
doughobbs 11/Aug/16 Lead
with Antoinette Wintin
nwakeman 31/Jul/16 Lead O/S
with Kirsty Hounsell
GouldHarry 17/Jul/16 Solo O/S
pete1993 17/Jul/16 Solo O/S
with Felicity, benkelsey
Andypeak 05/Jul/16 Lead
Dimart 05/Jul/16 2nd O/S
with Andy
Rozzlarr1992 03/Jul/16 2nd
stev1e.wilso 03/Jul/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 18/Jun/16 Solo O/S
JOHNB-W 28/May/16 TR
with adam mitchell
Hidden 04/May/16 Lead O/S
James-Shenfield 24/Apr/16 Lead
JA_climb 24/Apr/16 Lead
Chris Murray 23/Apr/16 Solo
DanChad 23/Apr/16 Solo O/S
Hidden 17/Apr/16 Solo
simeclimb68 13/Apr/16 Solo O/S
Hidden 02/Apr/16 Solo O/S
PanzerHanzler 11/Mar/16 Solo rpt
PAJames ??/2016 -
Hidden 25/Oct/15 Solo O/S
B.D.Shah 04/Oct/15 Solo
with remus
Bedford 04/Oct/15 Solo
with remus
Hidden 04/Oct/15 Solo O/S
PTH 13/Sep/15 Solo O/S
AndyRogers 11/Sep/15 Lead rpt
Damo Grimley 11/Sep/15 -
ryanward 05/Sep/15 -
Hidden 18/Jul/15 2nd
PeteWilson 16/Jul/15 Solo O/S
kevint287 ?/Jul/15 2nd
with mark stitson
jrccrosby 21/Jun/15 Solo O/S
with Elsie
Sam P 14/Jun/15 Lead
Hidden 11/Jun/15 Lead
Hidden 02/Jun/15 Solo O/S
Hidden 08/Apr/15 Solo rpt
Hidden 05/Apr/15 Lead O/S
Matt Shepherd 24/Mar/15 Solo O/S
l21bjd 07/Mar/15 Lead
Robin Nichols 27/Feb/15 Solo O/S
with Simon, Jemma
Hidden 01/Nov/14 Sent x
Hidden 18/Sep/14 Lead
Hidden 02/Sep/14 Lead dog
TomGB 02/Sep/14 2nd O/S
with Lampy
Russ 12/Aug/14 Solo O/S


katyc 28/Jul/14 Solo
LeeFolkes 27/Jul/14 Lead
adam clarke 26/Jul/14 2nd
with Adam Lynch
Hidden 07/Jul/14 Solo rpt
Bradbury 18/Jun/14 Lead O/S
with Mary Winter
Caralynh 03/May/14 2nd
Hidden 03/May/14 Lead O/S
chris fox 27/Apr/14 Solo
TJ Mather 13/Apr/14 Lead O/S
catherine.e.moss 13/Apr/14 2nd O/S
with Basil Moss
Hidden 22/Sep/13 2nd
Russ 22/Sep/13 Lead O/S

gentle climb

with sarah brookes
Hidden 25/Aug/13 Lead O/S
AndyRogers 25/Aug/13 2nd O/S

Direct start S4a

with ianlaw
Chris Redding 19/Aug/13 Solo O/S
with Jack93
Jack93 19/Aug/13 Solo O/S
jogh 04/Aug/13 Solo O/S
with vinni
Hidden 17/Jul/13 Lead
gazzij 14/Jul/13 Solo O/S
Hidden 06/Jul/13 Solo O/S
SecretSquirrel 06/Jul/13 Solo
RichardMc 07/Jun/13 Solo O/S
Mike_Hayes 05/Jun/13 Solo
Jim Brownlow 05/Jun/13 Solo O/S
Steve Vincent ?/Jun/13 Lead
joe hallam 20/May/13 Lead O/S

wicked climb, nice couple of moves after terrace

Chelsey Robinson 20/May/13 2nd dog
adam clarke 05/May/13 2nd

the 'juggy steep arete of the tower' felt much harder than VD! Would be stiff at Severe as per Rockfax

with James Hulme
mapperley samurai 23/Apr/13 Solo
Hidden 23/Apr/13 Solo
vinni 04/Mar/13 Solo O/S
with jogh
Hidden ?/Jan/13 Solo O/S
Hidden ??/2013 -
Hidden 16/Nov/12 -
Tbaldwin-uk ?/Sep/12 Lead O/S


Hidden 18/Aug/12 Solo
Ejminee 12/Aug/12 2nd
VanessaT 12/Aug/12 2nd
LovelyMrTom 12/Aug/12 Lead O/S
Savlon 09/Aug/12 2nd
with Luke Perry, Dave Bowler
Marmoset 28/Jul/12 2nd dog
darrencabowabo 28/Jul/12 Lead O/S
Mike_Hayes 25/Jul/12 Solo rpt
frume 24/Jul/12 Solo O/S
Bernie Wylde 27/Jun/12 Lead
Steve J P 27/Jun/12 2nd

Did the harder route up the small crack in the lower face

Hidden 15/May/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 13/May/12 Lead O/S
Simon Caldwell 13/May/12 2nd

Nice route. C took one look at the upper arete and avoided it to the right. Don't blame her, it was much harder than the direct start to The Arete (which gets 4b) and would be unprotected on lead

with Lemming
SteveM 14/Apr/12 Solo
Hidden 28/Mar/12 Lead
KippStudley 28/Mar/12 2nd O/S
Hidden 03/Dec/11 2nd
Bob Ashcroft 16/Oct/11 Lead O/S
adam carless 15/Oct/11 Solo O/S
Hidden 01/Oct/11 Solo rpt
marcoleptic 31/Aug/11 Solo
victim of mathematics 24/Jul/11 Solo rpt

Starting the upper arete is very stiff for 4a!

Birdo 24/Jul/11 Solo O/S
John Lewis 15/Jul/11 Solo O/S
staceyjgsolo 15/Jul/11 Solo O/S
Hidden 15/Jul/11 Solo O/S
dpmUK 17/Jun/11 Solo O/S
Marq 21/May/11 Lead O/S
with Anna N
Mike_Hayes 15/May/11 Solo
SuperstarDJ 14/May/11 Solo rpt
Mr Sparkle 15/Apr/11 Solo O/S
b.hayley 08/Mar/11 Solo rpt
Hidden 06/Feb/11 Solo
AlexxelA 03/Jan/11 2nd O/S
stevo smith 17/Oct/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 17/Sep/10 Lead
Hidden 17/Sep/10 2nd
iskra2000 17/Jul/10 Lead
with Clare Downie
howlingbaboon 03/Jul/10 Solo O/S
RalphC 02/Jun/10 Lead
with Caroline
Hidden 09/May/10 Lead dnf
amstel 24/Apr/10 Solo
The Mountain Goat 17/Apr/10 Solo O/S
valentinesbabe 27/Mar/10 Solo rpt
charley 27/Mar/10 Solo O/S
chumleywarner 27/Mar/10 Solo rpt
ophielle ??/2010 Lead O/S
DanT 05/Oct/09 Lead O/S

by head torch

with Flick Towns
chumleywarner 26/Sep/09 2nd O/S
valentinesbabe 26/Sep/09 Lead O/S

Well...if the bit that was the tower was a the back at the right, and not the front arete on the right then VDiff is fair enough...going up that front right arete was a different kettle of fish!!!

intotheoutside 23/Sep/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 23/Sep/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 23/Sep/09 2nd
scrat 23/Sep/09 2nd
climbingrev 22/Sep/09 Solo O/S

If the tower is where I think it is (ie. with the chipped holds), then this is never a VDiff. If however it is to the right of this, then a nice, quite easy Vdiff can be enjoyed.

Hidden 28/Jun/09 Solo O/S
Hidden 25/Jun/09 Solo rpt
Hidden 04/Jun/09 Solo O/S
Hidden 01/Jun/09 Solo O/S
Hidden 10/May/09 Solo O/S
Hidden 10/May/09 Solo
Danzig ?/May/09 Lead O/S
hcooper 26/Apr/09 Solo
Hidden 25/Apr/09 2nd
Hidden 21/Apr/09 Solo
Hidden 21/Apr/09 Solo O/S
Hidden 12/Apr/09 2nd O/S
Hidden 12/Apr/09 -
Hidden 12/Apr/09 -
Hidden 05/Apr/09 Solo O/S
Hidden 01/Apr/09 Solo rpt
Graeme Hammond 06/Mar/09 Solo O/S
lazyneil 18/Feb/09 Lead O/S

kind of sandy at mid point, wierd. nice top section

with mark
Pilch 23/Sep/08 Solo O/S
FrankW 30/Aug/08 Solo rpt
with None
Mark Stevenson 28/Jul/08 Solo O/S
Jamie Buxton 30/Jun/08 Lead O/S
with Haydn williams
Guy Wilson 24/Jun/08 Solo O/S
with Byron Buck
Byronius Maximus 24/Jun/08 Solo O/S
yannislionis 01/Jun/08 2nd
danleyden 01/Jun/08 Lead
Matt Fry 06/May/08 Solo O/S
FrankW 26/Apr/08 Solo O/S
with Trace Quine
Si dH 22/Apr/08 Solo rpt
with Chris and Jake
snowy owl 09/Apr/08 Lead
with Chris Harding
Hidden 02/Apr/08 Solo
Paul_southgate68 ?/Mar/08 Solo O/S
Hidden 10/Feb/08 Lead O/S
PanzerHanzler 08/Feb/08 Solo
AntiGrav ??/2008 -
daveagriff ??/2008 Lead
Hidden ??/2008 Solo
Chris Ellis 03/Nov/07 Lead
with Colin Imrie
Hidden 07/Jul/07 Solo O/S
PanzerHanzler 12/Jun/07 Solo
victim of mathematics 27/Apr/07 Solo O/S
gibbo38 12/Apr/07 2nd
with Robert
Si dH 04/Apr/07 Solo O/S
Somerset swede basher 05/Nov/06 Solo O/S
david the bear 28/Oct/06 2nd
with MattieS
Hidden 28/Oct/06 Lead rpt
cem 21/Oct/06 Solo O/S
david the bear 10/Oct/06 2nd O/S
with MattieS
Hidden 10/Oct/06 Lead O/S
Whealiebob 28/Sep/06 Solo O/S
with Milne
Pythonist 09/Aug/06 Solo O/S
SuperstarDJ 20/Jul/06 Solo

I think I climbed the route - there were two candidates so I did them both - hopefully got the right one - both nice warmups anyway!

Hidden 11/May/06 Solo rpt
caradoc 12/Apr/06 Solo O/S
JamieForman ?/Dec/05 Sent
with Tim
Rampikino 23/Jul/05 Solo
DerwentDiluted 18/Sep/04 Solo
Hidden 14/Jul/04 Solo
Hidden 31/Mar/04 Solo rpt
franny ??/2004 -
Jonny M ??/2003 Lead O/S
Ian Archer 20/Jun/98 Solo O/S
rocktigger ??/1998 Solo
uphillnow ??/1998 Solo
with john stanger
Kenemo 22/Jul/95 Solo
Martin Bennett 23/May/95 Solo
Hidden 13/May/95 Solo
Iain Thow 09/May/95 Solo
Hidden 25/Apr/95 Solo
Neil McA 24/Apr/94 Solo O/S
Hidden ??/1993 -
babymoac 18/Jul/92 -
nai ??/1990 Solo
andrew300169 ??/1990 Solo
tlr 25/May/89 Solo
with Dad
Roget ??/1988 Solo O/S
Hidden ?/Sep/86 Solo
tapley 24/Jul/85 Solo
steveb2006 10/Mar/83 Solo
Ghastly Rubberfeet ??/1981 Solo
193 ??/1978 -
mikej 18/Feb/73 Solo
Andy Say ??/1973 Solo O/S
mikej 08/May/71 Solo
with E
mikej 07/Feb/71 Solo
with Stewart Grant, E
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