Rockfax Description
A boldish start and an extended series of surprisingly difficult moves through the mid-height overhang are the highlights of this much-eyed line. Start below a thin crack 5m right of the arete.
Climb just left of the thin crack to pass the low overhang and then move up steeply to the main overhang. Pull over this and follow the tricky right-leaning crack to the capping overhang. Finish up a crack on the wall right of the overhang.
FA Pat Littlejohn 1978. Start described is the original start to Immaculate Arete. © Rockfax

P R Littlejohn 1978

Ticklists: West Country Climbs, Ultimate E4 ticklist.

Lenny 17/May 2nd
with Michał Czech
mcgovern 17/May 2nd
with woj man
Hidden 26/Mar Lead O/S
eel 07/Jul/16 Lead dog

Crux was wet so had to aid it :(

with Anna
alice fuller 24/May/16 2nd β

I followed Woj's sequence carefully and got it clean , although on a tight top rope. Don't think I would have found the pumpeasing moves without seeing how W climbed it

with woj
manbat 13/Oct/15 2nd dog

My word, what hard climbing! Luke took a huge whipper falling from the slanting crack above the crux roof. Hard climbing from the get go. The first ledge is precarious and almost impossible to stay on. Pure dismay occurs as the large flake below the main roof closes up. I could not do the crux, I could only find one crappy finger lock, and nothing else. Once above the roof, the climbing doesn't ease up for quite a way. Took several falls, rests, and trying to retrieve wedged gear. We were both spanked by this beast!

with Luke Randall
HarryBowyer 20/Aug/14 2nd dog
Hidden 13/Apr/14 2nd β
Ed Booth 13/May/13 Lead O/S

Thought hard for e4.

with Jon Redmond
Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing ??/2013 Lead O/S
with Benno Wagner
Hidden ??/2012 Lead O/S
pezzerrr 31/Jul/10 Lead O/S
Different Steve 15/May/10 2nd dog

Flippin' 'eck that's strenuous

with Mick Walsh
Toby Dunn 11/Jun/07 Lead O/S

soaking wet on crux

with Ruth
ukb & bmc shark 02/Aug/05 Lead O/S

Very pumpy. E4?

with Martin the vet
Mark Kemball 27/Feb/05 2nd
with Nic Dill
goi.ashmore 26/Aug/02 Lead RP
with Roy Thomas
jfletcher 17/Sep/00 Lead
Roget 14/Sep/00 Lead O/S
with jon
Hidden 19/Jun/99 Lead O/S
Hidden 26/Sep/87 Lead dog
Mike Owen 22/Aug/87 Lead O/S
with Elaine Owen
Billg 14/Aug/87 2nd
with Keith Sharples
Hidden ?/Jun/84 -
Steve Lewis 09/Apr/82 Lead O/S
with Lyndsey
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