Avoid using the right arete (which I've never bothered with anyway!)

Ticklists: Peak Gritstone S-HVS **+.

HarryM123 17/Feb Lead O/S
Andy Moles 26/Nov/16 Solo
matus 05/Nov/16 Lead O/S
FlavioL1989 16/Oct/16 Solo O/S
pete1993 25/Sep/16 Lead β

seconded the non direct start before, nice fun move to join the route proper

Hidden 24/Sep/16 2nd O/S
Hidden 17/Sep/16 Solo rpt
slab_happy 16/Sep/16 Lead O/S
flopsicle 16/Sep/16 2nd β
Hidden 14/Sep/16 Solo O/S
Capricorn One 06/Sep/16 Lead O/S
with Fiona
patsaunders ?/Sep/16 Lead
Hidden 26/Aug/16 2nd
Hidden 09/Aug/16 Lead O/S
Natalie Berry - UKC 09/Aug/16 2nd
dynodean 30/Jul/16 Lead O/S
with Jon
Tubs 24/Jul/16 2nd rpt
with Stuart
stuartf 24/Jul/16 Lead O/S

Bold in places but not too bad. Needs lots of small cams!

Hidden 04/Jun/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 04/Jun/16 2nd O/S
andyclimber 07/May/16 Lead O/S
bigdrew 06/May/16 Solo O/S
with Dan
Hidden 23/Apr/16 Lead
Hidden 19/Apr/16 Solo O/S
benwh1te 31/Mar/16 Lead
with Michael
Hidden 31/Mar/16 2nd
Hidden 25/Mar/16 Lead O/S
TJ Mather 13/Mar/16 Lead O/S
DoctorYoghourt ??/2016 -
Dave Heaton 27/Dec/15 Lead
with Rob Edwards
legbitme 19/Nov/15 Lead O/S

Very wet . couldn't feel mi fingers . Really nice climb

with Paddy
Hidden 31/Oct/15 Solo
Hidden 10/Oct/15 2nd O/S
galpinos 04/Oct/15 2nd
with Sam
Scott Quinn 03/Oct/15 Solo O/S
shaunhumphreys 10/Sep/15 Solo O/S
with Hannah, Pete Briggs
Steve Vincent 29/Aug/15 2nd
Robs_Uren 16/Aug/15 Lead O/S
with RKirke
RKirke 16/Aug/15 2nd O/S
jonhowson 20/Jul/15 Lead rpt

Feels easier than the standard start

with Julian
rob.grafton 15/Jul/15 Lead
with Ben
Richardlake 21/Jun/15 Lead O/S
will_lake 21/Jun/15 2nd O/S
Hidden 10/Jun/15 2nd
Hidden 10/Jun/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 30/May/15 Lead
Hidden 26/Apr/15 Solo
Hidden 25/Apr/15 Lead O/S
Hardcore Pat 18/Apr/15 Lead rpt
with Dr Julie
Hidden 06/Apr/15 -
mrteale 06/Apr/15 Solo O/S
Hidden ??/2015 -
jonhowson ??/2015 Lead O/S
williap 26/Oct/14 Lead
Tim Rodgers 19/Oct/14 Lead
with David Forster
davidbird63 18/Oct/14 Lead RP

First VS lead. Nice wander up the face and a great juggy finish.

with Zep Mouris
Hidden 12/Oct/14 Lead
Hidden 04/Oct/14 Solo rpt
Hidden 21/Sep/14 2nd
Stickle Tarn 14/Aug/14 Lead O/S
BRoe 30/Jul/14 Solo O/S
with Will Lord, whitehouse_rhys
Hidden 27/Jul/14 Lead O/S
Sol Armer 26/Jul/14 2nd O/S
JasonK 08/Jul/14 Lead
with James Hoyes
Hoyes 08/Jul/14 2nd rpt
with Jason K
Hidden 02/Jul/14 2nd
Hidden 26/Jun/14 Lead O/S
pabbage 26/Jun/14 Lead
Hidden 21/Jun/14 2nd RP
Hardcore Pat 20/Jun/14 Solo rpt
NickNixon 12/Jun/14 Lead O/S
valentinesbabe 02/Jun/14 2nd O/S

Lovely climb, easier than I was expecting although by the time I reached the top I did wonder if I would finish it clean.

charley 02/Jun/14 Lead O/S
with Ange, Kev
Tithe Technique 02/Jun/14 2nd O/S
Nish Cherian 01/Jun/14 TR
Pixie-Andy 01/Jun/14 Lead O/S
with Nish
Pixie-Andy 31/May/14 Lead O/S

The last section seemed much easier this time than when i first did Narrow Buttress VS 4c. Must be a confidence thing.

2minty 31/May/14 TR O/S
bobpilgrem 06/May/14 Lead rpt
with Bob/Nic
tprebs 18/Apr/14 Lead rpt
with Conor Cadden
dom94 29/Mar/14 2nd
with Calum H
Hidden 29/Mar/14 Lead
Olli-C 15/Mar/14 2nd O/S
with Linden Clark
Callum Smith ?/Mar/14 Lead O/S
Si ??/2014 -
Hidden ??/2014 Lead
Hidden 16/Nov/13 Lead O/S
pimpy 14/Sep/13 Lead
with Berta
chancer 08/Sep/13 2nd O/S
with Bob Stones, Iain Gray
Hardcore Pat 04/Sep/13 Solo O/S
Gambit 31/Aug/13 Lead rpt
with Josh
Hidden 26/Aug/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 26/Aug/13 2nd
Hidden 10/Aug/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 30/Jul/13 2nd O/S
Tony Ryland 30/Jul/13 Lead
Andrew Lodge 30/Jul/13 Lead
with Steve
Paul Hy 22/Jul/13 Lead O/S
Knot-Paul 22/Jul/13 2nd
with Paul HY
aking12 18/Jul/13 Lead O/S
with Ester Knowles
Clay C 14/Jul/13 2nd O/S
with Emma
Yanis Nayu 26/Jun/13 2nd rpt
with Andy
Mr. K 19/May/13 Lead O/S
jack01 17/May/13 Lead O/S
with lan
benkelsey 23/Apr/13 2nd O/S

in trainers

with Shaun Humphreys
Roberttaylor 02/Mar/13 Lead O/S
deacondeacon 04/Jan/13 Solo O/S

Not a proper onsight as I've climbed all over this buttress previously

Metalbear ??/2013 Lead dog
Nick Sillem ??/2013 Solo O/S
Ragingpossum 10/Nov/12 Lead O/S

Nice climb with a delicate traverse followed by a steeper juggy finish.

Sol Armer 28/Oct/12 2nd O/S
james.slater 21/Oct/12 Lead O/S

Bold in the middle but easy, nice finish!

catty_9 20/Oct/12 2nd
with Rebekah Hailes, Ollie Stevens
Hidden 09/Oct/12 AltLd
Wayne S 04/Oct/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 27/Sep/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 22/Sep/12 Lead
Joe.Elliott1 22/Sep/12 2nd
with Caesar
rurp 16/Sep/12 2nd O/S

tricky start in the cold. balancy good

Dibdawg 10/Sep/12 Solo O/S
HarryB 02/Sep/12 Lead O/S
with Mike
joedoherty 31/Aug/12 Lead O/S
Wayne S 09/Aug/12 2nd
Jake Young 08/Aug/12 Lead O/S
with Jem
Bullybones 05/Aug/12 Lead
with Dave Garnett
Wayne S 27/Jul/12 -
sgl 09/Jul/12 Lead
with Clare
Hidden 27/Jun/12 Lead O/S
ColinD 17/Jun/12 -
with Seth Barber
Hidden 26/May/12 Lead O/S
Tenko 26/May/12 -
with John McEvoy, Guy Williams
Hjort 26/May/12 2nd
Joris.Roulleau 20/May/12 Lead O/S

considering you get no gear at all for the first half with the direct start, I'd probably give it HVS...

with Laetitia
jon59 16/May/12 Lead
the power 28/Apr/12 2nd
with neil
Ardo 28/Apr/12 Lead O/S
pie_eater_pete 15/Apr/12 2nd rpt
Hidden 05/Apr/12 Lead rpt
davewsargent ?/Apr/12 Lead β
SteveM 31/Mar/12 Solo
Bullybones 29/Mar/12 2nd
with Nell
matthomas79 25/Mar/12 Lead O/S
with Tala M
Marq 24/Mar/12 Lead O/S
nutty_didz 21/Mar/12 Lead O/S
with Josh Dickerson
teamrob 14/Jan/12 2nd
with Dan
Hidden ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 -
jon clayton 22/Oct/11 Solo
Alasdair88 15/Oct/11 Lead O/S
with Claire
Hidden 29/Sep/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 24/Sep/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 17/Sep/11 2nd O/S
andysroom 29/Aug/11 Lead O/S
with Lizzie
al123 13/Aug/11 Solo O/S
Hidden ?/Aug/11 Lead O/S
tim.fairhall 29/Jul/11 Lead O/S
with Hui
joemallia 04/Jul/11 Lead rpt
Jack Whiteley 30/Jun/11 Lead O/S
with SMB
santobugito 11/Jun/11 2nd O/S
with Patrick
treg 02/Jun/11 Lead O/S

Direct 5a start is well worth it. Didn't feel like stopping to put gear below the roof so the haul over the top felt a particularly long way from the last, not really inspiring piece of gear. Bellyfloop finish. Excellent.

with Beka
Adam1973 29/May/11 Lead O/S
with Martin
cat22 21/May/11 Lead O/S
with Mike
Dafydd Llywelyn 08/May/11 Lead O/S
with Jamie
adamjeffs 02/May/11 Lead O/S
RKernan 19/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Tom Prebble
tprebs 19/Apr/11 2nd O/S
with Rónán Kernan
Hidden 18/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 10/Apr/11 2nd
catt 09/Apr/11 Lead O/S

Tricky direct start, highly escapable after that, maybe a star for the finish, not overly pleasant.

with George
georgel 09/Apr/11 2nd O/S
with iain
tompilgrem 27/Mar/11 2nd O/S
with Dad
bobpilgrem 27/Mar/11 Lead O/S

Direct start on sight- had done rest of route before- excellent climb

with Bob/Tom
Iain Thow 25/Mar/11 2nd
with Ed Austin
harold walmsley 14/Mar/11 Solo rpt
Hidden ??/2011 -
Hidden ?/Dec/10 -
katiep 16/Oct/10 Lead O/S
joe.91 10/Oct/10 Lead O/S
with Lizzie Waterhouse, Laura Evans, MUMC
Alex T (RAFMA) 25/Sep/10 Lead
HimTiggins 12/Sep/10 Lead rpt
with Kim
mattime18 ?/Sep/10 2nd O/S
with olly burrows
Hidden 29/Aug/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 29/Aug/10 Lead O/S
chipdidychip 23/Aug/10 Lead O/S
with dan miller
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 15/Aug/10 Solo O/S
PeteH 31/Jul/10 2nd O/S
with Craig + Sarah
Hidden 29/Jul/10 2nd O/S
squidgebob 29/Jul/10 2nd O/S
with jamie, Nick
Nick1812P 29/Jul/10 Lead O/S
with Jamie
jon_gill1 26/Jul/10 Lead O/S
with jigi
wazir.safeer 08/Jul/10 Lead O/S
with Jess
Hidden 08/Jul/10 2nd O/S
jose.climbing 30/Jun/10 Lead rpt
drysori 12/Jun/10 Solo
philbish 02/Jun/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 24/Apr/10 2nd
Hidden 07/Apr/10 2nd O/S
troutbeck 13/Mar/10 Solo
Cake ??/2010 2nd

Direct start- hard move. Matt did it without hesitation. Good top out too.

with Matt
RossG ??/2010 -
Sean Kelly ??/2010 -
Hidden ??/2010 -
plain kitten ??/2010 Solo
JulesV 09/Nov/09 Solo
The Bad Cough 16/Oct/09 2nd O/S
jon22 16/Oct/09 Lead
hembug 10/Oct/09 Lead O/S
markytaylor 02/Oct/09 Lead dnf
matsavage 26/Sep/09 2nd O/S
Andy S 25/Sep/09 Lead O/S

V nice climb

with Dave H, Luke
Hidden 13/Sep/09 Lead
Hidden 07/Sep/09 Lead
Pete Graham 07/Sep/09 Solo
catblack 05/Sep/09 Lead O/S
with Dad
Si dH 05/Sep/09 Lead rpt
with Gary and Pete
KeithW 24/Aug/09 Lead O/S

Good route but bloody hell it was midgy

with Paul Lucas
Hidden 18/Jul/09 Lead O/S
adi bryant ?/Jul/09 Lead O/S
with Lee
Mike_Hayes 21/Jun/09 -
with jamie Restoric
Sandrine 24/May/09 2nd
with Chris Wyatt
chris wyatt 23/May/09 Lead O/S
Ed Babs 22/Mar/09 Lead O/S
SGD 05/Mar/09 Lead O/S

nice but I was frozen

with DW2
Mick r 04/Mar/09 Lead O/S

first of the year

with Al, Mikey and Guy
Reaver2k 24/Jan/09 Lead O/S

Did the direct start as I fancied it! Theres a bad cam placement just below the hard move, but if your clever there is a bomber cam in the break above it (above where you can see). Very tricky balancy move to get onto the ledge, using very shallow flaring breaks to balance over to it. Got it eventually, if my fingers weren't as strong I would have gotten a bit worried. Easy climbing upto the overhang, make sure you take small cams as this route uses any which you might have on you! Overhang wasn't perfectly protected, a very poor cam, and a misangle cam. But its very juggy and as the guidebook describes it "wild", especially when its blowing a gale and you cant feel your hands! A nice gargoyle helps you over the top! Andy took a couple of attempts at the direct before opting for the right hand start. Did the rest easily if with slightly numb fingers!

with Andy
maybe_si ??/2009 Solo O/S
Goose4 ??/2009 -
djking1983 21/Nov/08 2nd
Becky E 05/Oct/08 Lead O/S

Pleased with this.

with Marilyn
Hidden 27/Sep/08 Lead O/S
tommytuffa 21/Sep/08 Solo O/S
coombsy ?/Sep/08 Lead O/S
with Neil D
thinair48 ?/Sep/08 Lead O/S
with Ben Stone
tobydunford 16/Aug/08 Lead O/S
with scottish kris
inuklm 27/Jul/08 2nd
with Dave Gent
Another James 15/Jul/08 2nd
with Graham
Hidden 29/Jun/08 Lead O/S
rob wmc 29/Jun/08 2nd O/S
with Alan & Sarah
Matthallinan 19/May/08 Lead
with Phil Parker
vvanhinsbergh 16/Feb/08 Lead O/S
hamish2016 16/Feb/08 2nd
Hidden ??/2008 -
C.J.Horsfield 30/Oct/07 Solo O/S
scullymammoth 07/Oct/07 Lead O/S
Karl Wooffindin 07/Oct/07 2nd
Hidden 09/Sep/07 Lead O/S
Pythonist 30/Aug/07 Solo
with Matt CC
Hidden 12/Aug/07 Lead O/S
howlingbaboon 06/Aug/07 Lead O/S
SecretSquirrel 01/Aug/07 2nd
with Jade
Joe Costello 13/Apr/07 2nd O/S
with James
Hidden 03/Feb/07 Solo rpt
Graeme Hammond 14/Jan/07 Lead O/S
with Stan
Hidden ??/2007 -
dan_o_b ??/2007 Lead O/S
Dave Latimer 05/Nov/06 2nd
Hidden 04/Oct/06 2nd O/S
dannyboy83 ?/Jun/06 Solo O/S
Hidden ?/Oct/05 TR O/S
Pete Graham ??/2005 2nd
with Rick Graham, Becky Graham
Hidden ?/May/03 Lead
Hidden 15/Mar/03 Solo O/S
rocktigger ??/2003 Lead O/S
with Clare
antroy 12/Jul/00 Lead
Hidden ??/2000 -
Hidden ??/2000 Lead
akhughes ??/2000 -
Phill Mitch ??/1998 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/1996 -
RossG123 ??/1996 Solo
John Southworth 16/Jul/95 Solo O/S
NorthernRock ?/Sep/92 Lead
Nick Rundall ??/1990 Lead O/S
Paul Clarke ??/1985 Lead
with FMC
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