Rockfax Description
9m. The fine arete is followed throughout. © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description
Follow the arete, upgraded to HVS 5a in R/fax Northern England guide, but comments and looking at it suggest it is bold. HVS 4c.

Hexman 17/Apr TR

First climb of the year. Bold and dirty at the top. Glad of the TR

John Higgs 26/Oct/15 Solo O/S
afx22 09/Aug/15 2nd
Paul Figg 06/Jun/15 -
spragglerocks 13/May/15 2nd rpt
with Kirsty, Tom
cpforbes 10/May/15 Lead O/S
Graeme Hammond 19/Apr/15 2nd rpt
with Jim
Jim Slater 19/Apr/15 Lead O/S
mrowlings 22/Mar/15 TR
Hidden 25/Oct/14 Lead dnf
Theo Moore - UKC and UKH 01/Oct/14 Solo O/S
jackappleby 10/Jul/14 2nd β
with Rowan
jshields 19/Apr/14 Lead
munch88 14/Aug/13 2nd β
with rob
robblowen 14/Aug/13 Lead O/S

Stepped onto the boulder to drop a nut down the back then finished. Really nice moves but bold without the nut and very lichenous/dirty towards the top.

with Munch
spragglerocks 30/Jun/13 2nd O/S
with Steve M
Hidden 30/Jun/13 2nd O/S
petegunn 30/Jun/13 Lead
with Davina
SteveM 30/Jun/13 Lead dnf
charley 10/Jun/13 Lead O/S

Led up to the last two moves, committed to the move but with all the lichen plus the sweaty conditions was quite off putting and with the ground fall potential, I dropped back down, hooked a leg over the block on the right (which actually turned out to be not an easy task) and went up the other side of the arete.

with Ange, Kev
Tithe Technique 10/Jun/13 TR O/S
valentinesbabe 10/Jun/13 2nd O/S

Excellent route but very bold. Sensible sidestep onto the block by Charley due to lack of gear, potential ground fall and lots of lichen, as always was nice enough on a rope :-)

robertmctague ??/2013 Solo β

had done the route to the left which shares the start so canny claim the onsight.

Connorsgrandad 30/May/12 2nd O/S

Quite slippy with litchen made last move tricky.

with William Jackson
Hidden 22/Mar/12 Lead
Hidden ??/2012 2nd
pebbles 23/Jul/11 Lead rpt
with huw, guido
simon kimber 12/Jul/11 Lead O/S
with Max Harms, Hannah Hunt
elCapitano 02/Jul/11 Lead O/S

Bottled it and stepped right to finish.

with Drew
Hanski ?/Jul/11 2nd
Connorsgrandad 25/May/11 2nd β

Another good climb. Looked hard but once got going was good. Did two last climbs when I thought I wouldn't be able to.

with William Jackson
Robin Warden 22/May/11 Lead
with rob weston
adamwesthead 23/Apr/11 TR O/S

Shunted it. Would be an exposed lead

lithos 24/Jun/10 Lead rpt

dry and went ok but nervy after last fall. Got a jammed sling around the block again.

pebbles 23/Jun/10 2nd

jammed slings (ie caught on crab) around the boulder seem to be the way!looked pretty secure - not moving even with a few tugs

with rob
Andy Graham ??/2010 Lead O/S
with Steve Anderson
pebbles 05/Sep/09 Lead rpt

preplaced sling round boulder, and crash padded the bottom to avoid falling down the hole!

Kirk 05/Sep/09 2nd
with Peri
pebbles 24/Aug/09 TR

In rain. better than it looked

with dave shield, ali, tim
Adam1973 19/Jul/09 2nd rpt
with jonka
jonka ?/Jul/09 Lead
with adam
Christian Beck ?/Jul/09 Lead O/S
vanderz 24/May/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 07/May/09 Lead
Hidden 06/May/09 -
Graeme Hammond 02/May/09 Lead β

very bold for VS nearer the HVS mark

with adam
Adam1973 02/May/09 Lead rpt
with Graeme
markfairbank 03/Apr/09 Lead dnf

God knows what this gets logged as - climbed cleanly, half of it on the lead, half on a top rope - very bold at the top for VS, although the climbing is probably only about 4c. Think you would deck if you fluffed the last move!

with Alan Turner, Mick D
spencer1988 ?/Mar/09 Lead O/S
spencer1988 ?/Mar/09 Lead O/S
Dan 85 17/Jun/08 Lead O/S
with Phil
duzinga 05/Jun/08 2nd O/S

easy climbing (definitely not 5a, which is what nothern england guide book suggests), but quite bold.

with Stu Bolton
davebold2008 ?/May/08 2nd
with Pete Davies
furry 08/Aug/07 Lead O/S
chrishedgehog 08/Aug/07 Lead O/S
with LMC
Matt Bill Platypus 14/Jul/07 Lead dnf

Put foot out onto lodged block on right, so assume this is 'off route'!!

lithos ?/Jul/07 Lead dnf

took a big fall from top when steping onto block on right to inspect gear - very slippery. Bold++ at the top

Adam1973 23/Jun/07 Lead O/S
Joe Noake 23/Jun/07 2nd dog
with Adam Newton
tallan9 ??/2007 -
Hidden 01/Sep/06 Lead O/S
karly54 23/Jul/06 Lead
Hidden 18/Jul/06 Lead O/S
MikeLeeds 11/May/05 2nd
clive-greenwood 11/May/05 Lead O/S
mike fenwick ?/Jul/04 Solo
Stone Muppet ??/2003 -
Roget ??/2003 Solo rpt
with jon
Scottish78 15/Aug/02 Lead
with Fiona G
timreynolds 05/Aug/99 Lead
Roget ??/1999 Lead O/S
with jon
Hidden ??/1999 Lead
Paul Clarke ??/1992 Lead
with Unsure
crossleysm ??/1991 Solo
rob.grafton ??/1990 -
with barry maybank
Dave Musgrove 10/Jun/73 Lead
with Bob Knapton
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High 5b
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High 4c
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Style of ascent
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