Rockfax Description
14m. The jutting axe-edged arete gives a great climb, bold and committing. From the good runners on Noonday Ridge move back right and, heart in mouth, layback and balance up the arete until jugs (or the air) offer some relief. High in the grade. © Rockfax

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Si Witcher 12 Sep, 2007 Show βeta
βeta: I don't think the upgrading of such a testpiece is justified. This is one of those routes that defines the E4 grade and nothing about the route has changed. Leave it as E4.
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βeta: I don't think the upgrading of such a testpiece is justified. This is one of those routes that defines the E4 grade and nothing about the route has changed. Leave it as E4.
nigel baker 7 Jan, 2007 Show βeta
βeta: What a route! It feels higher, more exposed and more scary than it realy is..classic!
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βeta: What a route! It feels higher, more exposed and more scary than it realy is..classic!
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User Date Style Notes & Partners
simon cox 18 Mar -
simon cox 18 Mar -
Robin Nichols 3 Oct, 2018 TR O/S Ran out of time to go for the lead, will be back next week.
with Ginny
Ran out of time to go for the lead, will be back next week.
with Ginny
stevo smith 4 Aug, 2018 TR dnf
with Paul Alexander
with Paul Alexander
Flavio 29 May, 2018 TR
with Mr Shunt
with Mr Shunt
chris m fisher 15 Apr, 2017 Lead O/S Awesome!
with Joe
Awesome!
with Joe
pastep 24 Apr, 2016 TR
with ebf
with ebf
ebf 24 Apr, 2016 TR Just a short session out so started and ended on this. First time really struggled. Second time, started to get a sequence but slipped and scraped the entire right shin (ouch). Third and fourth times, getting very closed. I now can't get this out of my head - I have to lead it....it feel inevitable, which is a bit scary.... what a line!
with pastep
Just a short session out so started and ended on this. First time really struggled. Second time, started to get a sequence but slipped and scraped the entire right shin (ouch). Third and fourth times, getting very closed. I now can't get this out of my head - I have to lead it....it feel inevitable, which is a bit scary.... what a line!
with pastep
JamesTurnbull97 15 Mar, 2016 Lead β By the skin of my teeth. Down climbed to the ground from the move to the top jug on the first go. Foot popped just after I got the jug. Such a good line. Classic
By the skin of my teeth. Down climbed to the ground from the move to the top jug on the first go. Foot popped just after I got the jug. Such a good line. Classic
Hidden ??, 2016 2nd
Robin Warden 7 May, 2015 TR
with rob weston
with rob weston
malx ?Apr, 2015 Lead O/S
phil64 ??, 2015 -
ebf 19 Oct, 2014 TR Magnificent. Nearly got the sequence nailed, then....the lead....
with pastep
Magnificent. Nearly got the sequence nailed, then....the lead....
with pastep
pastep 19 Oct, 2014 TR
with ebf
with ebf
robman 18 Jun, 2014 Lead RP
dig 18 Jun, 2014 2nd dog
with robman
with robman
Hidden 30 Mar, 2014 TR
petegunn 30 Mar, 2014 TR
Dan-Cheetham ??, 2014 -
Nez ??, 2014 -
henry peter jenkins 9 Apr, 2013 Lead O/S great route. really fun whacking in all your gear in the crack and running for the top heart in mouth..
with robbie jenkins
great route. really fun whacking in all your gear in the crack and running for the top heart in mouth..
with robbie jenkins
jacobjacob 20 Feb, 2013 Lead O/S
JoeW2388 ??, 2013 Sent
markalmack 22 Sep, 2012 Lead O/S I stayed on the left side of the arrete at the top, and apparently the route goes right onto the slab..???!!! Felt hard and scary; wasn't sure i was going to make it... very glad i did. wouldn't like to have taken that lob!
with Ian1987
I stayed on the left side of the arrete at the top, and apparently the route goes right onto the slab..???!!! Felt hard and scary; wasn't sure i was going to make it... very glad i did. wouldn't like to have taken that lob!
with Ian1987
dominic lee 12 May, 2012 Lead O/S In short, intense...
In short, intense...
Hidden 11 Mar, 2012 Lead RP
Hidden ??, 2012 -
pipof747 23 Sep, 2011 Lead RP Great but hard for the grade
Great but hard for the grade
Peter Smith 11 Sep, 2011 TR dnf
with Carolyne Doran, Mick Leather
with Carolyne Doran, Mick Leather
Jack Geldard ??, 2011 -
GeoffG ??, 2011 -
CBA ?Mar, 2010 -
Hidden ?Oct, 2009 2nd RP
areeves ?Aug, 2008 TR dog
with clare
with clare
JSA ??, 2008 -
Hidden 2 Dec, 2006 Lead O/S
jim robertson ??, 2006 -
Hidden ??, 2006 -
Gus 30 Mar, 2003 Lead O/S pretty mean at E4!!!
with Rob Clifton
pretty mean at E4!!!
with Rob Clifton
accynez ??, 1999 Lead
Mike Owen 5 Jul, 1998 Lead G/U
with Tim Lowe, Elaine Owen
with Tim Lowe, Elaine Owen
innes ?Sep, 1996 Lead rpt Fell off with my hand on the jug. Got back on and finished it. Scary stuff.
Fell off with my hand on the jug. Got back on and finished it. Scary stuff.
Si Witcher ??, 1996 Lead O/S e4
e4
Hidden ?Apr, 1995 2nd O/S
jfletcher 22 Oct, 1993 Lead O/S
with Phil Dowthwaite
with Phil Dowthwaite
Dave Musgrove Jnr 24 Jun, 1993 Lead O/S
Dave Musgrove 24 Jun, 1993 2nd
Hidden 16 Jun, 1993 Lead O/S
crossleysm ??, 1993 Lead O/S c. 1993
c. 1993
shoulders ??, 1993 TR
Cowflinger 11 Apr, 1992 -
with sharpie
with sharpie
Dave Musgrove 22 May, 1991 2nd
with Robin Barley, Tony Barley
with Robin Barley, Tony Barley
donie ??, 1990 -
donie ??, 1990 -
donie ??, 1990 -
donie ??, 1990 -
donie ??, 1990 -
donie ??, 1990 -
donie ??, 1990 -
donie ??, 1990 -
David Slater 22 Jun, 1989 Lead dnf Couldn't work out. Tried right side of arete but got too stretched out. Pinching arete seemed outrageous. 2 big falls and gave up.
with Keith Rawnsley
Couldn't work out. Tried right side of arete but got too stretched out. Pinching arete seemed outrageous. 2 big falls and gave up.
with Keith Rawnsley
Hidden 16 May, 1989 Lead
Hidden ??, 1985 Lead
Neil McA 10 Oct, 1984 Lead O/S Fantastic! Just as i arrived to do it Kim Greenald took a big clatter off the upper arete which was a little off-putting, but in the end it all went fine. memorable stuff. Borderline E5
with Andy Perkins
Fantastic! Just as i arrived to do it Kim Greenald took a big clatter off the upper arete which was a little off-putting, but in the end it all went fine. memorable stuff. Borderline E5
with Andy Perkins
Hidden 24 Jun, 1984 Lead O/S
Andy Nicholson ?May, 1980 TR We did have the moves.
with Hugh ACKROYD
We did have the moves.
with Hugh ACKROYD
Hidden ??, 1973 -
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High E3
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