Climb the slim pillar, probably making some use of the left arete, but how much?

Matt Ward, Martin Crocker 1986

Sash.C 23/May Lead rpt
Holister 23/May Lead O/S
with Sash
BenL 29/Apr -
with ricci.andrea86, Angus Webb
Hidden 13/Apr Lead dog
Didymus 02/Apr Lead dog

Actually some good climbing and good rock except at the top where the peg is - used the arete a lot!

with Paul
ricci.andrea86 ?/Apr Lead O/S


petecallaghan 27/Mar Lead dog

Probably made far too much use of the left arete. Still found the middle section difficult to move up. Need to trust my feet

with Eddie Cool
Hidden 17/Jul/16 Lead RP
M1V0 14/Jul/16 Lead dog

End of the session. Tricky sequence to work out.

Wise ??/2016 -
R2B ??/2016 Lead
with Justin
PeterDawson 26/Sep/15 Lead O/S
Tom Corras 26/Sep/15 Lead
g.chalker 09/Sep/15 Lead RP
LucasHarazin 05/Aug/15 Lead RP
just one more 05/Aug/15 Lead RP
Hidden 11/Jul/15 Lead O/S
Josh Hadley 20/Jun/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 30/May/15 Lead RP
afrosam 28/May/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 10/May/15 TR RP
thomas108 ??/2015 -
Hidden 16/Aug/14 Lead O/S
kylieo 16/Aug/14 Lead RP
with Phil
chrisscutt 17/Jul/14 Lead RP
with Steph
jacobjohncharles 01/Jun/14 Lead O/S

Felt eliminate but good

J1_TOV 18/May/14 Lead RP

Stayed off the arete all the way apart from using the jug out left to clip the bolt above the overlap. Could have avoided the jug though I don't think it makes it a great deal easier. Shame it's an eliminate, it could be a great line.

Stuart William 18/May/14 Lead O/S

Used the arete too much as it seemed like the natural line. Nowhere near 7a+ like that. Realised it must be a fairly eliminate sequence and did the moves direct but couldn't be bothered to try to redpoint it.

with J1 Tov
ian d f 15/May/14 Lead O/S
with Norman, Mark
jiggerypokery 31/Aug/13 Lead β
Rosea Day 31/Aug/13 Lead


Hidden 20/Aug/13 Lead β
J.A.Thomson ?/Jul/13 2nd
with Dan
Hidden ?/Jul/13 Lead dnf
alexjz 12/May/13 Lead RP

Also used the left arete too much to make it feel like a 7a+. Took a few goes at working a good sequence between the 2nd and third clip, then found a great one that went real smooth

brices 30/Sep/12 TR rpt
with Tomar
dannyboy83 29/Aug/12 Lead O/S
with Leona
Ricky Rocks 26/Jul/12 Lead dog

Got through tricky start bit lead me into the other route, contrived line, prob best to just use the arete.

Hidden 24/Jul/12 Lead O/S
richiebongo 12/May/12 Lead RP

Retro-flash. I tried to avoid the left arete but forced into screwballed and back out, about 7a+ like that and 6c+ if one keeps to the left arete. A contrived route.

with Nick Smith
Tim M ?/May/12 Lead O/S
with Emma
climbergg ?/May/12 2nd
tom169 11/Mar/12 Lead dog

Trying to go direct through roof = falling off

Mr Winkleberry ?/Feb/12 Lead RP
with Matt Stacey
Hidden 15/Jan/12 Lead dog
Dan Jenkin 21/Aug/11 Lead O/S

eliminate & contrived

Sash.C 23/Jul/11 Lead O/S
with Andy
Tom Brierley Gore 02/Jul/11 Lead O/S

easier than screwballed next to it IMO, but maybe that's because it's easier to read.

Bates 19/Jun/11 Lead O/S
Dan_Carroll 24/Apr/11 Lead β

about 6c/+ with the arete some of the way

with caspian
Caspian Johnson 24/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Billg 13/Mar/11 Lead O/S

used the left arete all the way - 6c. to avoid it would be very contrived

with James Kauntze
Richard Hall 07/Mar/11 Lead O/S

Just got back from Mallorca, would have been 6c there.

with Raf, James Marshall
jominator ?/Mar/11 Lead
with realchardarmy
Hidden ??/2011 Lead O/S
Luke Dawson 09/Oct/10 Lead O/S
Cowflinger 13/Aug/10 TR
with Suzanne
ericinbristol 30/Jul/10 Lead O/S

On sight putting clips in. Used left arete most of the way: probably 6c+ the way I did it.

jacobjacob 24/Jul/10 Lead β
Tomar 19/Jul/10 Lead O/S

I used the arete on the left quite a lot and did feel more like a 6c or so. Rafael went right and looked a lot harder, I should repeat it another time going right at the tower.

with Tom
Hidden 19/Jul/10 Lead β
brices 18/Jul/10 Lead RP

fun bouldery crux

thomasadixon 23/Jun/10 Lead RP

Defo not 7a+ the way I did it, tried it the other way (going right a bit) and it seemed no harder, couldn't see a way to go properly direct.

with Ross
Hidden 23/Jun/10 TR dog
Hidden 11/Jun/10 Lead dnf
richiebongo 20/Apr/10 Lead dog
richsmithinbristol ??/2010 Lead O/S
eddy-on-the-rocks 26/May/09 Lead β
with Geoff
eddieclimb ??/2009 Lead RP

1st rp

with Jason Parker, Rebecca Edwards
Kev Little ??/2009 Lead RP
Mark Stevenson 19/Jun/08 Lead O/S
Paz 05/Apr/08 Lead RP

Used the left arete - how everyone else does it? Should do properly later, but this makes the moves over the overlap desperate - I think it's been done.

with TS2
Hidden ??/2008 Lead RP
Paul Robertson 29/Jul/07 Lead RP

More like F6c+ the way I did it.

with Mark Courtiour
guy xavier percival 28/May/07 Lead RP
with mark
Hidden ?/May/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 04/Feb/07 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2007 -
westyb3 ?/Oct/06 Lead
Paz 27/Jul/06 Lead dog

A direct eliminate has been done and sticking to the arete is a high 6 apparently. The 7b half and half version climbs logically but is escapable.

with AS, FM
eddieclimb 01/May/06 Lead RP
Dan Savory ?/Apr/06 Lead RP
John Southworth ?/Mar/04 Lead O/S
richsmithinbristol ?/Mar/04 Lead RP

John's comedy comments caused me to blow this!

Hidden ??/2003 Lead RP
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