Rockfax Description
The amazing arete gives a magnificent pitch for which the word 'exposed' is nowhere near descriptive enough. Start right of Shrike, just right of an arete, by a flake/crack that leads to an overhang. Climb the flake/crack up to the roof and make a hard pull over this. Swing leftwards to a flake, then climb up the thin flake and wall to the arete above. Follow the arete to a good spike on the right, move up and regain the true arete again by the overhang. This leads fairly directly all the way to the top. Sensational! © Rockfax

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Stephen Horne - Rockfax 15/Jul/17 Lead O/S
with Howard Lawledge
The Grist 20/Jun/17 Lead O/S

Outstanding. Loved this route.

Tom Livingstone 19/Jun/17 Lead O/S
anguskille 19/Jun/17 2nd rpt
with Tom Livingstone
Billg 16/Aug/16 Lead O/S

What a brilliant route. More of a head game than hard. The lack of gear over the first roof was a nasty surprise, A fitting climax to one of the best 4 days climbing I've ever done

with Will Calvert
Hidden 19/Jul/16 Lead O/S
RebekahD 19/Jul/16 Lead

Fell off a really easy bit because of a stupid mistake. Gutting! Pretty surprised the gear behind the hollow flakes held... One of the perks of being small!

with Calum
breed 03/Oct/15 Lead O/S
Ewan Russell 03/Oct/15 2nd rpt
with Brad
harry_lewis 03/Oct/15 Lead G/U

Great route with outrageous exposure (even when done in a cloud). Bit of a shame to fluff the onsight, managed to slip off the easy moves at the start

with Nina
soph 17/Aug/15 2nd rpt

Pretty dark- fun times feeling around for handholds!

with Pablo Martin
Hidden 03/Jul/15 2nd
Hidden 22/Jul/14 AltLd O/S
Uisdean hawthorn 22/Jul/14 AltLd O/S
AdrianP 01/Jul/14 Lead O/S


Ed Babs 30/Jun/14 Lead O/S

In the morning sun. Chuffed to make it - I was pretty pumped at half way.

with AlexD
Duncan Campbell 30/Jun/14 Lead O/S

Amazing. Was really intimidated before getting on this which made the tick even better. Crux is probably the roof, but above this difficulty is sustained and the very hollow nature of the flakes holds your interest as you place gear behind them! Brilliant technical climbing that is a little pumpy and pretty spicy. Very happy to have done this.

AlexD 30/Jun/14 2nd


with Ed
anguskille 23/Jun/14 Lead O/S

excellent climb, felt go-ey early on with snappy flakes but awesome moves higher up and a great position

with Nick Dixon, Ed Booth
Steve Crowe 23/Jun/14 2nd rpt

So good we did it twice!

with KM
Ed Booth 23/Jun/14 2nd

Couldn't see the hype myself. Only good thing is that it's a big overhanging arĂȘte in an exposed position but didn't think the climbing was overly amazing and seemed like all the gear was expanding flakes and holds that could ping off. Reckon the 3rd E1 pitch of The Grooves on Cyrn Las is better value.

with Angus Kille, Nick Dixon
Misha 21/Jun/14 Lead O/S
with George
GPN 21/Jun/14 2nd β

Awesome route!

with Misha
tim newton 20/Jun/14 Lead O/S

Lead it, then abbed it to strip the gear, then Rachel lead it, so I seconded it again too. Brilliant climb, shame it's not better value for the grade though, it would be better if the upper half was more difficult.

Rachel Slater 20/Jun/14 Lead O/S

Amazing. Very steady and it was so nice to climb in the sun.

Luxulyan 18/Jun/14 2nd
with Tom Murrell
mike mo ??/2014 -
mike mo ??/2014 -
mike mo ??/2014 -
Glyn 21/Jul/13 Lead O/S
with Tom Skelhon
Hidden 20/Jul/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 20/Jul/13 Lead O/S
mike mo 20/Jul/13 2nd
Hidden 14/Jul/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 09/Jul/13 Lead O/S
Andrew Barker 07/Jul/13 2nd

Great stuff. Had to hang on a cam to remove a stuck nut under the starting roof.

with Si
Speeddemonsi 07/Jul/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 06/Jul/13 2nd O/S
Hidden 05/Jul/13 Lead O/S
nathanlee 19/Jun/13 2nd β
The old James turnbull 19/Jun/13 Lead O/S

felt easy for 6a but still e4 for creaky flakes and some run outs. awsome route

dan gibson 18/Jun/13 2nd O/S
with alice thompson
Alice Thompson 18/Jun/13 Lead O/S


Hidden 08/Jun/13 2nd
markalmack 08/Jun/13 Lead O/S
LRob 06/Jun/13 Lead O/S
khawk 08/Sep/12 Lead O/S
with DT
soph 28/May/12 Lead O/S

On my Birthday :o)

with Dan McManus
Ewan Russell 27/May/12 2nd

Fell off crux took a big swing on strech. clean next good

with Connor
Hidden 27/May/12 Lead O/S
Dave Almond 26/May/12 2nd

Warm and windy

mux 26/May/12 Lead O/S

very windy, had to climb inbetween the gusts at times. Got a nice Kalymnos esk seat rest in the middle.

with Dave Almond
Pete Graham ?/May/12 Lead O/S
with Howard Lawledge
OffshoreAndy ?/Jan/12 2nd
OffshoreAndy ?/Jan/12 2nd
OffshoreAndy ?/Jan/12 2nd
OffshoreAndy ?/Jan/12 2nd
kingholmesy ??/2012 Lead

Fluffed the pull over the roof on my first attempt and ended up back down by the belay. It felt easy the second time round, although interest was well maintained all the way to the top. A great pitch.

Hidden 03/Jul/11 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Jul/11 2nd
Russell Birkett 03/Jun/11 Lead O/S


with Murdoch J
Ram MkiV 24/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Guy
Hidden ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
ewen 21/Jun/10 2nd
with neil stabbs
Luke Brooks 04/Jun/10 Lead O/S
with Owain
Ows ?/Jun/10 2nd
Rich Kirby 22/May/10 Lead O/S


Alex Mason 24/Apr/10 Lead O/S

A taxing pitch. Lots of 5c/6a sections, a committing start, but, generally solid gear. Absolutely superb and definately one of the best trad pitches in the UK.

with George Ullrich
Hidden ??/2010 -
Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing ??/2010 Lead O/S
with Helena Robinson
Hidden 01/Jun/09 2nd dog
datoon 15/Jun/08 Lead O/S

Amazing climbing

with RT
IOAN D 09/Jun/07 Lead O/S

there at bang on 6am. what a route!

with Mills
Hidden 06/Jun/07 Lead O/S
DavidEvans 16/Jul/06 2nd
Adam Ellwood 16/Jul/06 Lead O/S

4 stars

Shaved Atom ??/2002 Lead O/S

Out there classic of epic proportions!

Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe ?/Sep/00 2nd
with Nick Bullock
Just Another Dave ??/1998 2nd O/S
with Jo Bertalot
ellis ?/Sep/97 Lead O/S
Hidden 21/Jul/96 Lead
Roget 21/Jul/96 Lead O/S
with jon
pete johnson 20/Jul/96 Lead O/S
with Hughie
sadams 08/Jun/96 Lead O/S
with John Boyle
Hidden ?/Jun/96 AltLd
Hidden ?/Jun/96 Lead
Hidden ?/Sep/95 Lead O/S
wynaptomos ?/Sep/95 Lead O/S
Dave Musgrove Jnr 01/Aug/95 2nd
with Nick Ashton
Campbell42 02/Jul/95 2nd
with Chris Wilson
D Tempest 25/Jun/95 2nd
with Rick
Hidden 25/Jun/95 Lead O/S
duncan ?/Jun/95 2nd
Hidden ??/1995 Lead O/S
ukb & bmc shark 17/Jul/94 Lead O/S
with John Codling
duncan ?/Jun/94 Lead O/S
with Dan Donovan
Steve Crowe 15/Jun/92 Lead O/S

A bit loose but superb positions.

sharpie ?/Jun/92 Lead O/S
with PL
jfletcher 17/May/92 AltLd O/S

Arrived at the top of the Pinnacle about 07:00, climbed in the sun wearing only shorts. A memorable morning!

with David Gilkes
michael burrows 10/Jun/90 Lead O/S

one point of rest half way up.

with brian jones
Eduardo Martinez 05/Mar/90 Lead O/S
Pedro50 17/Jun/89 Lead O/S
with Nigel Preston
Paula Hamilton-Gibson 14/May/88 2nd O/S
with Luke Steer
Mike Owen 24/Jul/84 Lead O/S
with Eric Rooseberry
Hidden 31/Aug/83 Lead
Hidden 22/Aug/83 Lead
Mark Kemball 14/Jul/83 Lead
with Dave Abbey
Ian Jones ??/1983 2nd O/S
with Super Yorkie Paul Craven
andy gittins ??/1980 -
Chris Craggs ??/1980 Lead
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