Rockfax Description
The impeccable arete can prove frustrating but also very engrossing. © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description
The slippery and tricksome left arete of Joe's slab.

Ticklists: Peak Bouldering - bold-star Eastern-Grit sub 7s, Peak Boulder Projects.

FelixJT 20/Sep Sent
JoshShaw 20/Sep Sent
with Will, Felix
WilliamRupp 20/Sep Sent
Keith Swainson 19/Jul Sent x

2nd visit. felt nails until I found a trick and then not too hard at all. Brilliant problem.

TonyF 18/Jun -
samrad 01/Jun -
with Em, Dominique
Michael Morrell 03/Apr Sent dnf

one to come back to!

Hidden 02/Apr Sent rpt
dan_o_b 04/Mar Sent rpt
TomRiddelsdell 18/Feb Sent x
islandlynx 18/Feb Sent O/S
klimber 18/Feb Sent O/S
Droyd 17/Feb Sent x
abathingjames 05/Feb Sent x
Mr Wild 04/Feb Sent
scarmichael 03/Feb Sent x
joese7en 21/Jan -
DavidPC 05/Jan Sent
with Nigel Cooper
Bethangriffith 30/Dec/16 Sent dnf
dan_o_b 26/Dec/16 Sent rpt
bobstones 04/Dec/16 Sent
Hidden 03/Dec/16 Sent rpt
James rogers86 03/Dec/16 Sent

slipped of it twice as it was damp before sending it

Owen Diba 19/Nov/16 Sent x
TGreen 19/Nov/16 Sent O/S
rumblesan 05/Nov/16 Sent dnf

polished. unsure how to move up round the slight bulge

with Charlie
Charlie1653 05/Nov/16 Sent
with Guy
Hidden 01/Nov/16 Sent
amccann 28/Oct/16 Sent rpt
with Dawn, Tom A, Fran
Teappleby 28/Oct/16 Sent rpt
Hidden 20/Oct/16 Sent rpt
heaths mum 14/Oct/16 Sent O/S


tveeg 08/Oct/16 Sent
Gabe Oliver 02/Sep/16 Sent x
Mutl3y 16/Aug/16 Sent dnf

22 degrees of afternoon sun. Too hot!

with Jago
davewsargent 19/Jun/16 Sent
morganator 04/May/16 Solo rpt
Hidden 26/Apr/16 Sent O/S
RM199 21/Apr/16 Sent x
matt.stevenson 19/Mar/16 -
Andy Moles 17/Mar/16 Sent
Hidden 07/Mar/16 Sent x
Hidden 07/Mar/16 Sent x
Nick Sherring 13/Feb/16 Sent dnf

Tricky number. Too greasy to confidently commit today

Hidden 30/Jan/16 Sent x
MrFantastic 23/Jan/16 Sent dnf
with Dan Arkle
Hidden 23/Jan/16 Sent x
Jack93 23/Jan/16 Sent x
belay bunny turned bad 01/Jan/16 Sent
with Neil, Jenny, Dave
Hidden ??/2016 -
xiangoh ??/2016 -
KennyGeoghegan 02/Dec/15 Sent O/S

Getting the wife out on trad for the first time, and a few boulder problems over lunch!

with Yaz
franhammond92 22/Nov/15 Sent rpt

retro flash

Jake Young 22/Nov/15 Sent x
Hidden 22/Nov/15 Sent rpt
mrteale 22/Nov/15 Sent x
radioshed 21/Nov/15 Sent
crimpthengaston 31/Oct/15 Sent
with liz, Ant, James, sonia
Hidden 31/Oct/15 Sent O/S
griffithpatrick 03/Oct/15 Sent x
jacob shieldhouse hadley 03/Oct/15 Solo O/S
with paddy
Matthew Ferrier 22/Sep/15 Sent β
Teappleby 22/Sep/15 Sent x

Did it 3 or 4 times cos it was so good.

Hidden 06/Sep/15 -
Hidden 30/May/15 Sent rpt
Hidden 16/May/15 Sent dnf
sgl 13/Apr/15 Sent x
JEP 22/Mar/15 Sent rpt
Deezel65 17/Feb/15 Sent x

Took 3-4 goes before nailing it

Robin Nichols 03/Feb/15 Sent rpt
with Jemma
ian d f 25/Jan/15 Sent
pearson9596 25/Jan/15 Sent
Hidden 04/Jan/15 Sent rpt
Angus Taylor 02/Jan/15 Sent x
Matt Groom ??/2015 -
Hidden ??/2015 Sent
Hidden 31/Dec/14 Sent dnf
Jack J Keogan 31/Dec/14 Sent x
katyc 30/Nov/14 Sent O/S
kermit_uk 30/Nov/14 Sent β
with Katy, Mark G, Simon L
morganator 02/Nov/14 Solo
with Ross Mckerchar
Hidden 02/Nov/14 Sent
Hidden 02/Nov/14 Sent x
quiffhanger 02/Nov/14 Sent x
with Jon M
MSchobitz 01/Nov/14 Sent x
9fingerjon 01/Nov/14 Sent rpt
with Matt
Hidden 01/Nov/14 Sent rpt
Lawrence Beesley-Peck 01/Nov/14 Sent
franhammond92 01/Nov/14 Sent x
TedT 25/Oct/14 Sent x
Hidden 20/Oct/14 Solo O/S
dswansonlow 12/Oct/14 Sent O/S
spidermonkey09 12/Oct/14 Sent

Finally, techy little sod.

JBO 09/Jul/14 Sent x
grady_9 11/Jun/14 Sent O/S
Hidden 14/May/14 Sent
LJC 04/May/14 Sent x
with Adrian, Euge, Sully, Phill
Ewano 13/Apr/14 Sent rpt

Still knacky. Forgot the beta but managed to force my way to the top. Not all that graceful.

Hidden 13/Apr/14 Sent
mhawk 09/Mar/14 Sent O/S
Hidden 01/Mar/14 Sent
PeteWilson 26/Feb/14 Sent O/S
with Dave
philipjames 25/Feb/14 Sent
Hidden 22/Feb/14 Sent x
GLO 22/Feb/14 Sent
gingerwolf 22/Feb/14 Sent dnf
Hidden 16/Feb/14 Sent β
Dave Mayes 16/Feb/14 -
Goodstuff 04/Feb/14 Sent x
tommccluskey 08/Jan/14 Sent x

Heel hook!

with Jess
Mark Duncan ??/2014 -

Exact date climbed a guess.

Toby ??/2014 -
Rachel Slater 28/Dec/13 Sent x

Second go, should have flashed.

with Jonathon, Gareth Hooson, Bart Harris
woody99i 26/Dec/13 -
Wood for Trees 15/Dec/13 Sent

first go today, buzzing!

Calum Wadsworth 04/Dec/13 Sent O/S

Pretty chuffed don't usually flash this grade

with Uni Lot
benkelsey 04/Dec/13 Sent x

3rd attempt, easy once the jeans came off for flexibility

Nick1812P 04/Dec/13 Sent
Hidden 30/Nov/13 Sent rpt
JamesTurnbull97 23/Nov/13 Sent x

Took a few goes, balancey and slippy

Dave Turnbull 23/Nov/13 Sent
john lynch 13/Nov/13 Sent
owb106 06/Oct/13 Sent x
RKirke 06/Oct/13 Sent x
tgeh 21/Sep/13 Sent x
with imogene, dan geh
Dan Geh 21/Sep/13 Sent x
James Oakes 30/Aug/13 Sent
marcduhig 08/Jun/13 Sent x
with Steve G
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 19/May/13 Sent rpt
Didymus 17/May/13 Sent dnf

4 tries. Almost. L smear, R high step. Could do with more flexible hips.

Hidden 03/May/13 Sent x
Jonathan Hall 20/Apr/13 Sent
David Kay 20/Apr/13 Sent dnf
soph 14/Mar/13 Sent
with Alex Hughes
Hidden 02/Mar/13 Sent
RichyBOYY 02/Mar/13 Sent


Hidden 02/Feb/13 Sent dnf
grubes 02/Feb/13 Sent x

nice to put it to bed after so long trying it

with bex
Hardonicus 02/Feb/13 -
Jimbo C 12/Jan/13 Sent O/S

Lovely sequence, fingery then balancey, then spicey at the top.

Hidden ??/2013 -
tebs 16/Dec/12 Sent x
with Adam, Luke, Jon
westyb3 09/Dec/12 Sent O/S
with Heather Ogston
Ewano 08/Dec/12 Sent x

First go after some beta. Tried it last year and couldn't do it haha.

Hidden 02/Dec/12 Sent x
Hidden 18/Nov/12 Sent x
Hidden 27/Oct/12 Sent rpt
mark20 27/Oct/12 Sent x
Hidden 07/Oct/12 Sent x
Hidden 06/Oct/12 Sent dnf
oodie72 21/Jul/12 Sent x
Hidden 18/Jul/12 Sent rpt
BFG 01/Jun/12 Sent O/S
Dan 85 06/May/12 Sent rpt

Also tried Mono Seam and Spinal Tap...

with Jamie, Emilio, Henry
Hidden 06/May/12 Sent x
Hidden 20/Mar/12 Sent dnf
timmyhobby 16/Mar/12 Sent x
Hidden 29/Feb/12 Sent O/S
Hidden 25/Feb/12 -
highrepute 23/Feb/12 Sent
Hidden 19/Feb/12 Sent dnf
al123 04/Feb/12 Sent
with richard
al123 01/Feb/12 Sent


clmbr 08/Jan/12 Sent O/S
with mr g walters
petellis 08/Jan/12 Sent x

With nice beta for the left palm.

deacondeacon ??/2012 Sent
Hidden ??/2012 -
dyno_king ??/2012 -
masonwoods101 28/Dec/11 -

sick palm beta

wi11 20/Nov/11 Sent O/S
PeteH 12/Nov/11 Sent x
mfisher 11/Nov/11 Sent x
Tom Keaveny 11/Nov/11 Solo RP
with mfisher
madasten 06/Nov/11 -
with Anna, Miquel, Steph
Dave 88 15/Oct/11 Solo RP

Only took about 30 tries! Easy once you work the moves out, which was a very satisfying feeling.

with Johnny Dawes
duncan 15/Oct/11 Sent x
steve.warrington 23/Sep/11 Sent x
Hidden ?/Sep/11 Sent
centurion05 02/Jul/11 -
with benji
boulderholder 19/Jun/11 Sent x

Seemed initially hard for the grade however a bit of trust and it was fine and quite fun.

with FRED
philboy 24/May/11 Sent O/S
with bisanth
gronbech 21/Apr/11 Solo rpt
with Robin & Edward
Hidden 13/Apr/11 Sent x
Lex Wilkinson 02/Apr/11 -
Lev 27/Mar/11 Sent x
with Magnus, Emma Ross
Hidden 26/Mar/11 Sent x
Euan Strachan 20/Mar/11 Sent O/S
thekendo 12/Feb/11 Solo dnf
hilty 16/Jan/11 Sent
Hidden 08/Jan/11 Sent
madasten 03/Jan/11 Sent
with Gaz
Hidden ??/2011 Sent
akhughes ??/2011 Sent
nai 20/Dec/10 Sent x
with Lee, Tom
Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe 28/Nov/10 Sent
Hidden 14/Nov/10 Sent
tommytwotone 13/Nov/10 Sent
Woodiee 13/Nov/10 Sent O/S
with Ian Brunt
JEP 30/Oct/10 Sent β
AsleepOnBelay 10/Aug/10 Sent
Hidden 01/Jul/10 Solo O/S
Andy Hardy 26/Jun/10 Solo β
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 26/Jun/10 Sent rpt
Hidden 12/Jun/10 Sent
liamoloughlin 28/May/10 Sent
DaveFidler 19/May/10 Sent rpt
jowgli 02/May/10 Sent x
Lawrie Brand 14/Apr/10 Sent x
Hidden 10/Apr/10 Sent x
bigphil 03/Apr/10 Sent
Souljah 28/Mar/10 Sent O/S
with Nich, Kasia, Luke
Hidden 28/Mar/10 Sent x
migs493 20/Feb/10 Sent x
with Jon L
Hidden 14/Feb/10 Sent
Ed Booth 31/Jan/10 Sent x
Hidden 31/Jan/10 Sent
simon cox 31/Jan/10 Sent
Hidden 30/Jan/10 Sent x
katyvose1 ??/2010 -
irish paul ??/2010 Sent O/S
Hidden ??/2010 Lead
scott gibson ??/2010 -
nathanlee 06/Dec/09 Sent x
vertigo 18/Oct/09 Sent x

Done using the Mayer Method. Nice

with Steve Mayer, Jon Brown, Andy Jennings, Nils
andy jennings 18/Oct/09 Sent x
JonBrown 18/Oct/09 Sent x
Paulos 13/Oct/09 Sent
Andy Barratt 30/Sep/09 Sent
Ketu 24/Sep/09 Sent O/S
with Nigel
tommytwotone 31/Aug/09 Sent
paul__in_sheffield 27/Aug/09 Solo rpt
with Noodle
Hidden 23/Aug/09 Sent x
Wood for Trees 09/May/09 Sent

brilliant problem, very strange body movement.

with Steve Ramsden, Oliver Branagan
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 02/May/09 Sent x
PanzerHanzler 11/Apr/09 Sent dnf
AJ007 17/Mar/09 Sent x
Hidden 15/Mar/09 Sent
petellis 14/Mar/09 Sent
with granty and TK
GrantB 14/Mar/09 -
with Pete and TK
Twisty 07/Mar/09 Sent rpt
MorganPreece 31/Jan/09 Sent
with Jim
Twisty 24/Jan/09 Sent O/S

Wicked problem

alexharv3y 17/Jan/09 Sent dnf
koopa ??/2009 -
Jeronimo 16/Dec/08 Sent
sam8oy 16/Dec/08 Sent x
Graeme Hammond 08/Oct/08 Sent x

also on: 16/Dec/08, 17/Jan/09, 07/Mar/09, 23/Jan/10, 07/Mar/11

Hidden 06/Oct/08 Sent
Macca_7 28/Aug/08 Sent x

Again done years ago still a tricky pull

with Oli Raymond-Barker
barni 27/Aug/08 Sent
with Oli
Hidden 10/Aug/08 Sent x
mic_b 14/Mar/08 Sent
w.pettet-smith 02/Mar/08 Sent
Strong Steve 23/Feb/08 Sent O/S
Jamie Light 15/Feb/08 Solo O/S
Dan 85 10/Feb/08 Sent x
with Rob
tommytwotone 02/Feb/08 Sent rpt
Duck Egg ?/Feb/08 -

Took me about 30 goes and a couple of tantrums, but well chuffed when I got it.

alexharv3y 12/Jan/08 Sent dnf
Pete Graham 12/Jan/08 Sent
SteveM 06/Jan/08 Sent x
climbingpixie 05/Jan/08 Sent x
Hidden 05/Jan/08 Sent dnf
SecretSquirrel 05/Jan/08 Sent x
Hidden ?/Jan/08 Sent O/S
kingholmesy ??/2008 Sent x
alaan 11/Dec/07 Sent x
Hidden 11/Dec/07 Sent x
Hidden 11/Nov/07 Solo
tom.e 11/Oct/07 Sent x
Alex Mason 07/Oct/07 Sent β

flashed, tried a year ago couldnt do it!

with K, steve, alex, toby
Hidden 07/Oct/07 Sent
Somerset swede basher 05/Aug/07 Sent x
with George, Elspeth and Nick
Hidden 14/Jul/07 Sent x
Rjukan 16/Apr/07 Sent
dmoir 02/Apr/07 Sent
Oceanic ?/Apr/07 -
Hidden 14/Jan/07 Sent dnf
steve taylor ??/2007 -
Hidden ??/2007 Sent
Hidden ??/2007 -
Kyuzo ??/2007 Sent
Hidden ??/2007 -
Rob Kennard ??/2007 -
Hidden 02/Dec/06 Sent
ewen 09/Nov/06 Sent
with dave best
GPN ?/Nov/06 Sent
derico 28/Oct/06 Sent x
with Bandy
tskelhon ?/Oct/06 Sent x
nathanmanc ?/Apr/06 Sent
Boy ??/2006 -
Birdo ??/2006 -
with Dave Bird
Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing ??/2006 Sent
dan_o_b ??/2006 Sent
Monk ??/2006 -
Andrew Barker 10/Dec/05 Sent x

weird but fun

Hidden ?/Dec/05 Sent x
Stig 18/Nov/05 Sent x
fizzy_elephant ?/Mar/05 Sent x
Hidden ??/2005 -
Pythonist ??/2005 Sent O/S
Joe Costello ??/2005 Sent β
Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe ??/2005 -
Phill Mitch ??/2005 Sent
Hidden ?/Nov/04 Sent x
dannyboy83 ?/Oct/04 Sent x
Hidden ?/Aug/04 Sent O/S
Mark Stevenson 12/Jun/04 Sent x
Hidden ?/Jun/04 Sent
LankyPaddy 22/Feb/04 Sent x
mark s ??/2004 -
Mark A Humphries 13/Nov/03 Sent
Hidden 19/Apr/03 Solo
ginger ?/Mar/03 -
clairey ??/2003 Sent
loonyclimber ?/Oct/02 Lead
Mark Riley ?/May/02 Sent
Mark Davies PK ??/2002 Lead O/S
Phil West 08/Apr/00 Sent O/S

Did crux one-handed when my left hand slipped off mid-move leaving me supported on one hand in the breakdancer's 'turtle' position!

cornishben ?/Jan/00 Lead O/S
Hidden 10/Oct/99 Sent
Hidden 03/Oct/98 Sent
DavidEvans 02/Feb/98 Lead
with Chris Gilligan, William Wilson, adam ellwood
Paul Boardman ??/1998 -
Hidden 16/May/97 Sent
Hidden ??/1997 -
RossG123 ??/1996 Sent
Hidden ??/1995 -
craig d ??/1993 -
whispering nic 13/Nov/92 Sent
with slow hand nick
Roget ??/1992 Sent
with jim
Laramadness ??/1992 Sent
daprince ?/Jun/91 -
Rob Davies 14/Apr/91 Solo

I've rarely been able to repeat this, but V4 seems very generous

Hidden 07/Apr/91 Sent
Hidden ??/1991 Sent
Hidden User 56 ??/1990 Solo O/S

Date a rough guess

Hidden ??/1989 -
goi.ashmore 31/Oct/87 Sent O/S

Climbed on the right

goi.ashmore 31/Oct/87 Sent O/S

Climbed on the left

Hidden 01/Aug/87 Sent
uphillnow ??/1986 -
ewar woowar ??/1982 -
mark-abz ?/Apr/80 Solo
Nic Robinson ??/1980 -
Mark Kemball ??/1977 Solo
FATBOYFAT ??/1972 -
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