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.

Ticklists: Victim Of Mathematics' Ticklist of Extreme Justice, Kendal Wall's Best 100 climbs in Britain, Ultimate E1 ticklist, UK Lonely Leads.

Scott Quinn 16/Jul 2nd O/S

nice route, very cool rock

with Chris
CMoore 16/Jul Lead O/S

Nice rock. Good climbing.

with Scott
Hidden 03/Jun Lead O/S
tmawer 23/Jul/16 2nd rpt
with Bram
BTphonehome 23/Jul/16 Lead O/S

Brilliantly bold. Superb climbing.

with Tony
Lakesben 19/Jul/16 2nd O/S
with The Plough
Scooter Young 27/Sep/15 Lead
JWrighty 19/Sep/15 2nd
with Rob
r_o_b_h2 19/Sep/15 Lead O/S

very bold start but gear appears thereafter, upper arete is awesome

with jen wright
kyaizawa 28/Sep/14 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??

sea_lene 21/Sep/14 2nd O/S

Traverse left is bold! Superb route.

with Richard Toon
Olli-C 24/Aug/14 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
Gudge 19/Aug/14 2nd O/S
ned_85 19/Aug/14 Lead
Hidden 25/Jul/14 Lead
martrin 11/Jul/14 Lead O/S
with Sarah Kekus
Rachel S 10/Jul/14 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
BigTone 28/Jun/14 Lead O/S

The initial move up the crack and then moving left was the hardest bit for me. Eases after that. V enjoyable.

Hidden ?/Jun/14 Lead G/U
Jonathan Hall 05/May/14 Lead
RM199 05/May/14 2nd O/S
chrisallan 27/Sep/13 2nd O/S
y2keable 26/Aug/13 2nd O/S

Wow, tough!

with John
Hidden 14/Jul/13 2nd
Paul Figg 13/Jul/13 Lead

One of the best E1's you'll ever do.

with Rachel Antill, Nick Clement
Nick Clement 13/Jul/13 2nd

Fantastic climbing and a great situation.

with Rachel Antill, Paul Figg
Lessworkmoreclimbing 06/Jul/13 2nd

Found it precarious especially with the wind!

with Kev
Em66 ?/Jul/13 -
with Tom, Rosie
Hidden 20/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Harry Ellis 10/Jun/13 Lead


with matt fraser
Chad123 09/Jun/13 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 Sam, Ben
sgl 02/Jun/13 2nd
with ben, chad
john lynch 01/Jun/13 Lead O/S

amazing route, felt quite serious for it's grade.

with johan
johang 01/Jun/13 2nd β
with john lynch
Hidden ?/Jun/13 AltLd
James Oswald 26/May/13 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

Mr. K 26/May/13 2nd O/S

Terrifying! Strong lead by James.

Hidden 10/Oct/12 2nd rpt
Hidden 15/Jul/12 Lead O/S
John Nuttall 21/May/12 2nd
with Andy H
Jim Slater 29/Mar/12 Lead O/S

Exciting climb, seriously run out in central section.

Hidden ??/2012 Lead O/S
Captain Gear ??/2012 -
J1PEF 24/Jul/11 2nd
with beds
beds74 23/Jul/11 Lead
Hidden 27/Jun/10 Lead O/S
RCrockford 26/Jun/10 2nd
Hidden 26/Jun/10 2nd O/S
Diggler 26/Jun/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 26/Jun/10 Lead
Calder 26/Jun/10 2nd
with Rich, Mark
Hidden 12/Jun/10 -
Hidden 02/May/10 Lead
Hidden 18/Apr/10 2nd O/S
tomhull 18/Apr/10 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
Hidden ??/2010 -
duncana 26/Sep/09 2nd

Scary run out for Pippa; nice position though

with Pippa Archer
Hidden 20/Sep/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 08/Aug/09 TR
brockers 08/Aug/09 TR O/S

I found it too bold and then it started to drizzle so lowered off and did it on Top Rope.

Ally Smith 28/Jun/09 -
Hidden 24/Jun/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 19/Apr/09 Lead O/S
C coldwell-storry 21/May/08 Lead O/S
with Neil Chelton
platt2000 ??/2008 2nd

yohan lead

Mike Lee 10/Aug/07 2nd

E15b 36mts Jim led.

with Jim
Bob 10/Jun/07 2nd rpt
with M. Bullough, Steve Brock
Mark Davies PK ?/Jun/07 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
Johann ??/2007 Lead O/S
with Dan Platt
ewen ?/Jun/06 Lead
cem 30/May/05 2nd

Tossed a coin for the lead: I lost.

Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe ??/2005 -
DanT 31/Jul/04 2nd dog
steveP 31/Jul/04 AltLd O/S
with DanT
karly54 14/Jun/04 AltLd
with Peter Goodwin
Hidden 23/May/04 2nd
Graham Iles 02/May/04 Lead
with Big Dave
Shaw Brown 28/Sep/03 2nd
with David Jones
Nigel Coe 03/Aug/03 Lead dnf

Wimped out below arete.

with Amnon
stewart murray ?/May/03 2nd
with Alastair Fletcher
rob.grafton 23/Jun/01 Lead
with Bruce
Hidden 22/Jul/00 Lead O/S
The Pulsing Motorik of Neu! 17/Jun/00 Lead O/S
with Drew
simon cox ??/2000 -
Bullybones ??/2000 -
Bug ??/1999 -
FATBOYFAT ??/1997 Lead O/S
with Jim Hatfield
D Tempest 28/Jul/96 2nd
with Rick
p.crooky#1 17/Jul/96 Lead
with Tom Foster
Hidden 20/Aug/95 -
andybirtwistle 29/Jul/95 Lead
with Graham Hindle, Ernie Greenwood
Andy Say 09/Apr/95 Lead
Greg Cunningham ??/1994 Lead
with dave langrish
Rich Kirby 26/May/92 Lead
with Ian Kirby
Hidden 25/May/92 Lead O/S
Rich Kirby ?/May/92 Lead O/S
with Ian Kirby
Derek Furze ??/1992 Lead
with Leigh Harrison
Derek Furze ??/1992 Lead
with Leigh Harrison
Martin Bennett 01/Sep/91 -
with MT
whispering nic 01/Jun/91 -
with Ali W
NickJH ??/1991 -
Hidden 19/May/90 Lead O/S
Paula Hamilton-Gibson ?/Jul/89 AltLd
with Bill Williamson
Bruce Kerr 27/May/89 Lead
with Sandra Graham
Steve Crowe ??/1989 Lead O/S
with Mark Turner
Hidden 03/Jul/88 AltLd
jon 21/Jun/88 Lead
with H
jcw ??/1988 -
Bob ?/Aug/86 -
with al phizacklea
Hidden 08/Jun/86 -
Tom V ??/1986 -
Ken Taylor 25/Jul/84 TR
tmawer 28/Apr/84 Lead
with John G
Bob Windsor ??/1979 Lead
with Fred Wardropper
Paul Clarke ??/1976 Lead
with Mike Lynch
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