Climbs the superb blunt arete in the centre of the crag starting on the left under the overhang. Climb up and right to the arete, up cracks then back left onto the arete proper. Continue direct to the top, pausing for the obligatory guidebook shot on the way.

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Victim Of Mathematics' Ticklist of Extreme Justice, Kendal Wall's Best 100 climbs in Britain, Ultimate E1 ticklist, UK Lonely Leads, Borrowdale FRCC Guide 'Top Fives', A Lakeland E1 Odessey

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Logged Ascents

UserDateStyleNotes & Partners
joe.91 7 Jul Lead O/S Hard, bold in places makes it feel rather scary. Felt it was more E2 than E1 compared to others of the same grade.
Hard, bold in places makes it feel rather scary. Felt it was more E2 than E1 compared to others of the same grade.
topsyturvy 7 Jul Lead O/S great pitch
great pitch
Rickrick 7 Jul 2nd
with joe.91
with joe.91
Jono_1989 27 Jun Lead O/S
Marti999 22 Jun Lead O/S
Rachel S 21 Jun 2nd
with biscuit
with biscuit
scottidog 28 Apr 2nd O/S
with Pete Winterbottom
with Pete Winterbottom
hlburns ?Apr 2nd
abbeywall 7 Jul, 2018 2nd
with T
with T
Tom Pillow 1 Jul, 2018 2nd Doddle
Doddle
cem 30 Jun, 2018 Lead O/S Claiming the onsight as I remembered very little from seconding it in 2005.
with Kirill
Claiming the onsight as I remembered very little from seconding it in 2005.
with Kirill
Kirill 30 Jun, 2018 2nd
with cem
with cem
tim whitaker 23 Jun, 2018 Lead
with Russ Birkett
with Russ Birkett
harold walmsley 7 Jun, 2018 Lead O/S Brilliant. Best route of the day. Good protection for the hardest moves but runout elsewhere.
with Chris Calow, Mark Hounslea
Brilliant. Best route of the day. Good protection for the hardest moves but runout elsewhere.
with Chris Calow, Mark Hounslea
Graeme Hammond 28 May, 2018 Lead O/S
with rich_hw
with rich_hw
Hidden 22 May, 2018 2nd
K Mckay 7 May, 2018 Lead O/S
K Farrell 21 Apr, 2018 2nd β
Dave Warburton 21 Apr, 2018 Lead O/S
Scott Quinn 16 Jul, 2017 2nd O/S nice route, very cool rock
with CMoore
nice route, very cool rock
with CMoore
CMoore 16 Jul, 2017 Lead O/S Nice rock. Good climbing.
Nice rock. Good climbing.
Hidden 3 Jun, 2017 Lead O/S
bidean 23 Apr, 2017 Lead
Hidden 23 Apr, 2017 2nd
tmawer 23 Jul, 2016 2nd rpt
BTphonehome 23 Jul, 2016 Lead O/S Brilliantly bold. Superb climbing.
with tmawer
Brilliantly bold. Superb climbing.
with tmawer
Lakesben 19 Jul, 2016 2nd O/S
with The Plough
with The Plough
Scooter Young 27 Sep, 2015 Lead
JWrighty 19 Sep, 2015 2nd
with Rob
with Rob
r_o_b_h2 19 Sep, 2015 Lead O/S very bold start but gear appears thereafter, upper arete is awesome
with jen wright
very bold start but gear appears thereafter, upper arete is awesome
with jen wright
kyaizawa 28 Sep, 2014 Lead O/S Awesome route on some remarkably clean rock with good friction. Airy and exposed feeling, but never too hard. One of the best Lakes E1s??
with mmason1
Awesome route on some remarkably clean rock with good friction. Airy and exposed feeling, but never too hard. One of the best Lakes E1s??
with mmason1
sea_lene 21 Sep, 2014 2nd O/S Traverse left is bold! Superb route.
with Richard Toon
Traverse left is bold! Superb route.
with Richard Toon
Olli-C 24 Aug, 2014 Lead O/S Awesome Got drawn in by the cracks of Close Shave after the crux. Felt a little silly for missing out the arete. Will go back. Ace crag.
with Lou
Awesome Got drawn in by the cracks of Close Shave after the crux. Felt a little silly for missing out the arete. Will go back. Ace crag.
with Lou
Gudge 19 Aug, 2014 2nd O/S
with ned_85
with ned_85
ned_85 19 Aug, 2014 Lead
with Gudge
with Gudge
steveb2006 25 Jul, 2014 Lead Superb positions and climbing - pity its not longer.
Superb positions and climbing - pity its not longer.
martrin 11 Jul, 2014 Lead O/S
with Sarah Kekus
with Sarah Kekus
Rachel S 10 Jul, 2014 Lead O/S It's quite hard to get gear in the overhang to protect the crux move and there's not much good gear below that. I sort of lobbed a wire in over my head.
with Cal
It's quite hard to get gear in the overhang to protect the crux move and there's not much good gear below that. I sort of lobbed a wire in over my head.
with Cal
Hidden 28 Jun, 2014 Lead O/S
steve prior ?Jun, 2014 Lead β
with Roger C
with Roger C
Jonathan Hall 5 May, 2014 Lead
with RM199
with RM199
RM199 5 May, 2014 2nd O/S
chrisallan 27 Sep, 2013 2nd O/S
y2keable 26 Aug, 2013 2nd O/S Wow, tough!
Wow, tough!
Hidden 14 Jul, 2013 2nd
Paul Figg 13 Jul, 2013 Lead One of the best E1's you'll ever do.
with Rachel Antill, Nick Clement
One of the best E1's you'll ever do.
with Rachel Antill, Nick Clement
Nick Clement 13 Jul, 2013 2nd Fantastic climbing and a great situation.
with Rachel Antill, Paul Figg
Fantastic climbing and a great situation.
with Rachel Antill, Paul Figg
Em66 ?Jul, 2013 -
with Tom, Rosie
with Tom, Rosie
Hidden 20 Jun, 2013 Lead O/S
Harry Ellis 10 Jun, 2013 Lead Awesome!
with matt fraser
Awesome!
with matt fraser
Chad123 9 Jun, 2013 AltLd O/S Superb climb, loved it, great position, great rock and great moves. Agree with comments below, more like an E1 5a with an HVS 5b crux, gear is spaced but holds keep appearing if you believe.....great fun and worth the slog up the hill....
with sgl, Ben
Superb climb, loved it, great position, great rock and great moves. Agree with comments below, more like an E1 5a with an HVS 5b crux, gear is spaced but holds keep appearing if you believe.....great fun and worth the slog up the hill....
with sgl, Ben
sgl 2 Jun, 2013 2nd
with ben, chad
with ben, chad
DavidEvans 2 Jun, 2013 Lead dnf Backed off - reached the gear - not great!
with Helen Garrett
Backed off - reached the gear - not great!
with Helen Garrett
john lynch 1 Jun, 2013 Lead O/S amazing route, felt quite serious for it's grade.
with johan
amazing route, felt quite serious for it's grade.
with johan
johang 1 Jun, 2013 2nd β
with john lynch
with john lynch
Hidden ?Jun, 2013 AltLd
James Oswald 26 May, 2013 Lead O/S Super ace. The move to get up into the crack isn't easy, the next section (after a small cam) is a little bold and scary. Then some gear and some lovely delicate climbing with spaced gear and awesome moves. A great route
with Mr. K
Super ace. The move to get up into the crack isn't easy, the next section (after a small cam) is a little bold and scary. Then some gear and some lovely delicate climbing with spaced gear and awesome moves. A great route
with Mr. K
Mr. K 26 May, 2013 2nd O/S Terrifying! Strong lead by James.
Terrifying! Strong lead by James.
Hidden 10 Oct, 2012 2nd rpt
chris m fisher 15 Jul, 2012 Lead O/S
with Graham
with Graham
John Nuttall 21 May, 2012 2nd
with Andy H
with Andy H
Jim Slater 29 Mar, 2012 Lead O/S Exciting climb, seriously run out in central section.
with Gavlar
Exciting climb, seriously run out in central section.
with Gavlar
Hidden ??, 2012 Lead O/S
Captain Gear ??, 2012 -
J1PEF 24 Jul, 2011 2nd
with beds74
with beds74
beds74 23 Jul, 2011 Lead
with J1PEF
with J1PEF
Hidden 27 Jun, 2010 Lead O/S
RCrockford 26 Jun, 2010 2nd
Hidden 26 Jun, 2010 2nd O/S
Diggler 26 Jun, 2010 Lead O/S
Hidden 26 Jun, 2010 Lead
Calder 26 Jun, 2010 2nd
with Rich, Diggler
with Rich, Diggler
S Lynch 12 Jun, 2010 -
Hidden 2 May, 2010 Lead
Hidden 18 Apr, 2010 2nd O/S
tomhull 18 Apr, 2010 Lead O/S awesome route!!!! nearly didnt get on it cos the picture in the guide made it look desperate. wasnt that bad, cleaner than the other routes!
with matt harris
awesome route!!!! nearly didnt get on it cos the picture in the guide made it look desperate. wasnt that bad, cleaner than the other routes!
with matt harris
Hidden ??, 2010 -
duncana 26 Sep, 2009 2nd Scary run out for Pippa; nice position though
with Pippa Archer
Scary run out for Pippa; nice position though
with Pippa Archer
S Lynch 20 Sep, 2009 Lead O/S
Hidden 8 Aug, 2009 TR
brockers 8 Aug, 2009 TR O/S I found it too bold and then it started to drizzle so lowered off and did it on Top Rope.
I found it too bold and then it started to drizzle so lowered off and did it on Top Rope.
Ally Smith 28 Jun, 2009 -
Hidden 19 Apr, 2009 Lead O/S
Pete Wimbush 19 Apr, 2009 2nd
with Chris Hindley
with Chris Hindley
C coldwell-storry 21 May, 2008 Lead O/S
with Neil Chelton
with Neil Chelton
platt2000 ??, 2008 2nd yohan lead
yohan lead
Mike Lee 10 Aug, 2007 2nd E15b 36mts Jim led.
with Jim
E15b 36mts Jim led.
with Jim
Bob 10 Jun, 2007 2nd rpt
with M. Bullough, Steve Brock
with M. Bullough, Steve Brock
Mark Davies PK ?Jun, 2007 Lead O/S A truly great pitch. Scary upper traverse left onto the arete. An E1 5a route with an HVS 5b crux!
with Fiend
A truly great pitch. Scary upper traverse left onto the arete. An E1 5a route with an HVS 5b crux!
with Fiend
Johann ??, 2007 Lead O/S
with Dan Platt
with Dan Platt
ewen ?Jun, 2006 Lead
Ian Hinkins ?Jun, 2006 2nd
with ewen
with ewen
cem 30 May, 2005 2nd Tossed a coin for the lead: I lost.
with GrahamD
Tossed a coin for the lead: I lost.
with GrahamD
Tom Briggs ??, 2005 -
DanT 31 Jul, 2004 2nd dog
with steveP
with steveP
steveP 31 Jul, 2004 AltLd O/S
with DanT
with DanT
Hidden 14 Jun, 2004 AltLd
Hidden 23 May, 2004 2nd
Graham Iles 2 May, 2004 Lead
with Big Dave
with Big Dave
Shaw Brown 28 Sep, 2003 2nd
with David Jones
with David Jones
Nigel Coe 3 Aug, 2003 Lead dnf Wimped out below arete.
with Amnon
Wimped out below arete.
with Amnon
stewart murray ?May, 2003 2nd
with Alastair Fletcher
with Alastair Fletcher
rob.grafton 23 Jun, 2001 Lead
with Bruce
with Bruce
Hidden 22 Jul, 2000 Lead O/S
The Pulsing Motorik of Neu! 17 Jun, 2000 Lead O/S
with Drew
with Drew
simon cox ??, 2000 -
Ian1001 ??, 2000 -
John H Bull (tcfka Bullybones) ??, 2000 -
Bug ??, 1999 -
FATBOYFAT ??, 1997 Lead O/S
with Jim Hatfield
with Jim Hatfield
D Tempest 28 Jul, 1996 2nd
with Rick
with Rick
p.crooky#1 17 Jul, 1996 Lead
with Tom Foster
with Tom Foster
Hidden 20 Aug, 1995 -
andybirtwistle 29 Jul, 1995 Lead
with Graham Hindle, Ernie Greenwood
with Graham Hindle, Ernie Greenwood
Mick King 21 Jun, 1995 Lead
with Karl Lunt
with Karl Lunt
Andy Say 9 Apr, 1995 Lead
Greg Cunningham ??, 1994 Lead
with dave langrish
with dave langrish
Rich Kirby 26 May, 1992 Lead
with Ian Kirby
with Ian Kirby
Hidden 25 May, 1992 Lead O/S
Rich Kirby ?May, 1992 Lead O/S
with Ian Kirby
with Ian Kirby
Derek Furze ??, 1992 Lead
with Leigh Harrison
with Leigh Harrison
Derek Furze ??, 1992 Lead
with Leigh Harrison
with Leigh Harrison
Martin Bennett 1 Sep, 1991 -
with MT
with MT
whispering nic 1 Jun, 1991 -
with Ali W
with Ali W
NickJH ??, 1991 -
Hidden 19 May, 1990 Lead O/S
Paula Hamilton-Gibson ?Jul, 1989 AltLd
with Bill Williamson
with Bill Williamson
Bruce Kerr 27 May, 1989 Lead
with Sandra Graham
with Sandra Graham
Steve Crowe ??, 1989 Lead O/S
with Mark Turner
with Mark Turner
Hidden 3 Jul, 1988 AltLd
Hidden 21 Jun, 1988 Lead
jcw ??, 1988 -
Bob ?Aug, 1986 -
with al phizacklea
with al phizacklea
Hidden 8 Jun, 1986 -
Tom V ??, 1986 -
Ken Taylor 25 Jul, 1984 TR
tmawer 28 Apr, 1984 Lead
with John G
with John G
cenotaphcorner 15 Jul, 1979 Lead O/S
with David Stainthorpe
with David Stainthorpe
Bob Windsor ??, 1979 Lead
with Fred Wardropper
with Fred Wardropper
Hidden ??, 1976 Lead
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