14m. It can also be started direct (strenuous) up the lower arête for a full E1 5b tick.

Ticklists: One Day Challenges: HVS-E4.

Michael Morrell 09/Dec/17 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Nov/17 Lead
Mike505 28/Oct/17 Lead O/S
jwpil 16/Sep/17 Lead O/S
with Ben
benscarter 16/Sep/17 2nd
with Jack
dr_botnik 08/Mar/17 Lead rpt

Boulder problem start at the bottom is quite hard but feels really eliminate, the middle section up the vague groove to reach the ledge for BR if anything feels easier than the original

gaz3212 06/Feb/17 2nd
Andypeak 06/Feb/17 Lead
Guy Bennell ??/2017 Lead O/S
slab_happy 28/Nov/16 2nd
with Droyd
Droyd 28/Nov/16 Lead O/S

Much better than the original start

with Clare
fuzzysheep01 05/Nov/16 Lead O/S
MusicalMountaineer 05/Nov/16 2nd O/S

Jumped off the start to the left (off route?), then went 'direct' and it stuck. Nice route. 2 stars. Left me wondering how good the original is?

with Joe
davash91 05/Nov/16 2nd
john lynch 02/Oct/16 Lead O/S
with Bethan D
Ashley King 21/Aug/16 2nd

A really fun route, would highly recommend to anyone, great for any second, would really love to be able to lead this one day.

JonoDHawkins 21/Aug/16 Lead
with Ash
Flavio 23/Apr/16 Lead O/S
rajeshwarbisht 23/Apr/16 2nd O/S
with Flavio
Hidden 13/Mar/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 13/Mar/16 2nd dog
Hidden 06/Mar/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 06/Mar/16 2nd rpt
phillipwright ?/Nov/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 22/Oct/15 Lead
Hidden 22/Oct/15 2nd rpt
robertmichaellovell 17/Oct/15 Lead
with Mark C
Andrew Abraham 13/Sep/15 Lead O/S
with Ceara
Sam McCarthy 23/May/15 Lead O/S
James Lowe 23/May/15 2nd
with Tom Bennell, Sam M
Calum Wadsworth 10/May/15 Lead rpt
with Emma
Kim M 06/May/15 Lead O/S
with Nige
dbottomley ?/Apr/15 Lead β
MysteriousCeorl 20/Mar/15 TR
Hidden 19/Mar/15 2nd O/S
Hidden ?/Mar/15 2nd O/S
ralphio 10/Feb/15 Lead O/S

Makes an already brilliant climb even better. Boulder start.

with Andy
Andypeak 10/Feb/15 2nd

found the 5b bit much easier that the 5a bit.

Luke Dawson 06/Feb/15 Solo O/S
Hidden 13/Dec/14 Lead O/S
lee1234 13/Dec/14 2nd O/S
Cake 27/Oct/14 Lead rpt
with Matt
climberchristy 25/Oct/14 Lead O/S

A good variation on the original route.

with bencole
Roisin 12/Oct/14 Lead O/S
with theomoore
Hidden 16/Aug/14 2nd O/S
Jack93 28/Apr/14 Lead O/S
Charlie Low 28/Apr/14 2nd dog
jimbonfire 18/Apr/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 23/Mar/14 -
Hidden 23/Mar/14 Lead rpt
leopolian 16/Mar/14 2nd
dom94 16/Mar/14 Lead O/S
with Laura Bulson, Leo Hawthorne
Andy Peak 1 03/Feb/14 Lead

Nice! how direct do you start? climbing the front aret feels much harder than 5b.

dr_botnik 03/Feb/14 2nd O/S
Paul Hy 03/Feb/14 2nd O/S
MSchobitz 27/Nov/13 Lead O/S

Ended up climbing in somewhat dark conditions, so ran it out after putting gear halfway... Fun route though!

Matthew Ferrier 27/Nov/13 Solo O/S
amccann 12/Nov/13 Lead O/S
Teappleby 12/Nov/13 2nd
Hidden 09/Nov/13 Lead β
Hidden 04/Nov/13 Lead
Andy Moles 27/Sep/13 Lead O/S
with Ferdia
ferdia 27/Sep/13 2nd
Jake Young 22/May/13 Solo O/S
ashtond6 06/May/13 Lead rpt

better line than original

benkelsey 13/Apr/13 Solo O/S
with HPC
bclifton ??/2013 Lead
pie_eater_pete 11/Nov/12 Lead O/S
geoff.comley 15/Sep/12 Lead O/S

Felt a nice start and in my opinion enhances the route.

leon 18/Aug/12 Lead O/S
with Steven Davidson
WillDoyle 12/Aug/12 Lead O/S
ardzeiem 29/Jul/12 2nd β
with Nic
Andy Clarke 22/Jul/12 Lead β

Direct start makes a better line, but the best climbing is still on the original - lovely balancy steps. Protection a bit fiddly and spaced, but sufficient. Classic. (Previously seconded original.)

with Tim, Dale
Pythonist 25/Jun/12 Lead O/S

Mix of the direct and the White Out finish makes for an exciting climb, when you're expecting a classic HVS!

with Jenni Young
deacondeacon 05/Apr/12 Lead O/S
Dan Geh 31/Mar/12 2nd O/S
tgeh 31/Mar/12 Lead O/S
with dan geh
Hidden 17/Mar/12 Lead O/S
Chad123 26/Feb/12 Lead rpt

Felt harder than I remembered, some very slopey holds in the bottom half and took a while to figure out the normal route crux, great fun though!

with Emily
pmurdy 26/Nov/11 Lead O/S
with Jonny Reay
tebs 20/Nov/11 2nd rpt
with james
James Oswald 20/Nov/11 Lead O/S

Lovely bottom section of slopeyness. Good cams in the breaks. You may be able to find a lovely knee bar on Blizzard ridge :)

with Bart
Hidden 28/Aug/11 Lead rpt
gw3285 21/Aug/11 Lead
dobby 200 23/Jul/11 Lead O/S

My first E1!

Mr. K 23/Jun/11 TR O/S

Put a foot on the block behind for one move which felt a little like cheating, otherwise a nice route and better protected that I'd expected. We put a top rope down after my mate backed off the lead.

with Ben Redgate
IamJam 20/Apr/11 2nd O/S
with Ronan Kearnan
RKernan 20/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 31/Mar/11 Lead rpt
alasdair19 ??/2011 -
mwatson ??/2011 -
Hidden 02/Oct/10 Lead O/S
Cake 02/Oct/10 Lead O/S
with Matt
mattyork2 22/May/10 Lead O/S
Graeme Hammond 13/Mar/10 Lead O/S
with Rob
Ketu 13/Mar/10 2nd O/S
tebs 23/Jan/10 Lead O/S

couple of hard moves, not HVS but soft E1. Great climbing.

with Luke
masonwoods101 ??/2010 Lead O/S

coated in snow on top so had to belly flop and wriggle the top. good fun........

mark20 05/Dec/09 2nd O/S
Hidden 05/Dec/09 Lead O/S
cobweb 31/Oct/09 Lead
with martyn hopson
Jonathan Hall 30/Aug/09 2nd
Karl Wooffindin 11/Aug/09 Lead O/S

Direct start.

with Seb Tazzyman
Hidden 09/Aug/09 2nd O/S
Hidden 01/May/09 Lead O/S
thomasadixon 28/Nov/08 Lead O/S

Was expecting it to have a lot less gear than it did, pretty well protected imo.

with Ollie
Hidden 12/Oct/08 Lead O/S
tobydunford 11/Jul/08 2nd β
with Harry Martin
Hidden 01/May/08 2nd rpt
Hidden 26/Apr/08 Lead O/S
BenJacobs 26/Apr/08 2nd O/S
with Steve and Fliss
robal ??/2008 Lead O/S
Different Steve 10/Nov/07 2nd rpt
with Nick Willis & John Buchan
Hidden 17/Jun/07 Lead O/S
Oceanic ?/May/07 -
Hidden 27/Apr/07 Lead O/S
Chad123 11/Mar/07 Lead O/S

A great line up an arete, not as bold as the guidebook says and the slopey start is quite thought provoking...

with James and Ellie
Benjones45_99 ?/Feb/07 Lead O/S
with Sam Davies
RossG123 ??/2007 Lead
Hidden ??/2007 -
Hidden ??/2007 -
Stig 03/Feb/06 2nd O/S
with Karl Walton
Hidden 01/Sep/05 Lead
RossG ??/2005 -
Lev 02/May/04 Lead O/S
with Andrew Bitmead
brownie mike ??/2004 Lead O/S
Different Steve ?/Sep/02 Lead O/S
with Rupert Holbrook
Chris Reid 09/May/99 Lead O/S
Billg ??/1998 Lead O/S
Bruce Kerr 09/Apr/96 Lead
with Robert Durran
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