35m. Good climbing, with an exposed finish.
1) 4a. Just right of the start to Needle ArÍte is a blunt rib. Climb up to this rib, and step up right, onto a slab. Climb the slab with difficulty, to where a step right
leads onto a short slab, and then climb to a block. Climb over this block to a tree belay. 2) 4b. Climb up the wall to the leftwards, slanting, crack. Follow this crack to the arÍte. Climb the arÍte to the top, and step across to belay (those of a nervous disposition may wish to finish up the gully).

tompilgrem 28/Oct/16 AltLd O/S
with John
Hidden 05/Oct/16 Lead O/S
Dilwat 09/Sep/16 AltLd O/S

With packs as an exit route. Fun. P2

with Dave P
nickstephens 13/Aug/16 AltLd O/S
with Pierre Morrod
Bob M 18/Jul/16 AltLd
LDJ 23/Apr/16 Lead
with Lou
Hidden ??/2016 Lead O/S
Mr Tickle 10/Oct/15 Lead O/S
with Liz
LauraTejada ?/Jul/15 -
with Gavin Kelly
Hidden 30/May/15 Lead O/S
adam84 08/Apr/15 AltLd O/S

Fantastic climb, start is nice delicate climbing with little pro but positive footholds can be found, nice cheeky move getting on to belay ledge, coming out of belay and onto face find a well protected crack breaking diagonally left that leads you to the needle arÍte, these are some of my favourite moves on this climb, follow straight up arete to final mantle which is a brilliant finale

waydan 04/Apr/15 Lead
with Adam Buldock
Peter Ballantine ??/2015 Lead O/S
Julian Prieto 06/Dec/14 Lead O/S
with Anita Christensen
Monkey_Alan 06/Dec/14 Lead O/S
Norman_P_W 06/Dec/14 2nd
waydan 01/Nov/14 AltLd
with Rich, El Swiftos
Kate Edhouse 28/Sep/14 Lead O/S

Lead both pitches with Ivan seconding

with Ivan Burton
waydan 30/Jun/14 AltLd O/S

What a little gem, not often climbed as we had to clean on route, people are missing out on a lovely climb, needs more traffic.

phil456 09/May/14 2nd O/S

not sure we climbed this one

with Graham M
Joel Perkin 03/Dec/13 Lead O/S
with Mike Garret
mike hooper 24/Aug/13 Lead O/S
with jobey martin
Joby 24/Aug/13 AltLd O/S
with Mike Hooper
Grabtheslab ??/2013 -
Cheese Monkey 18/Nov/12 Lead O/S

Very wet mossy slab start. Delicate. Finish was fun

with Vienna
stephen ashworth 21/Aug/12 AltLd
with john frost, martin clarke
martin clarke 21/Aug/12 AltLd rpt
Hidden 13/Aug/12 Lead O/S
John Mckeating 25/Jul/12 2nd


with Mathew Johnson
Westcorkman 24/Jul/12 Lead O/S
with Bob Dawson
Steve Woollard 13/May/12 AltLd
lmacey 15/Apr/12 Lead O/S
surf1nal-kern0w 15/Apr/12 2nd

lee lead -

cwildblood 24/Mar/12 Lead O/S
ed2204 24/Mar/12 2nd O/S

Route climbed as a single pitch

Hidden ??/2012 -
Hidden 14/Jun/11 Lead rpt
Hidden 02/Jun/11 Lead
Hidden 22/Mar/11 Solo rpt
Grabtheslab 14/Mar/11 Lead
with Rick
Chris Nash ??/2011 2nd
Hidden 18/Sep/10 Lead O/S
francois 18/Sep/10 Lead O/S

Accidentally climbed it thinking it was Needle Arete!

Mark Kemball 01/May/10 AltLd
with Nic Dill
minexplorer 21/Mar/10 Lead rpt

once i discovered an dug out a tiny crack for a no1 nut earlier in the week.which i feel was a crucial protection for the main move.i now love this climb

minexplorer 12/Mar/10 Lead

led both pitches.dug out a crack for a no1 nut which didnt see last time an had caused me to bail.

with grant newcombe
Hidden 09/Aug/09 AltLd O/S
Lummy41 04/May/09 AltLd
with Tom Bunn
El3ctroFuzz 04/May/09 Lead rpt
with Ian Luscombe
Popkids 03/May/09 AltLd O/S

I climbed 1st pitch. Enjoyable route.

with Baz
richardadventurecafe 04/Apr/09 Lead O/S

first outing on Needle Butress - fine position - easy route with a couple of short lived interesting moves... not too steep or challenging... nice warm up...

with Neil Sperrings
Hidden 04/Apr/09 2nd O/S
culmclimberRob 03/Apr/09 Lead O/S

lead all in one pitch, was meant to do needle arete but vered off and did camel instead, still nice route enjoyed the 2nd pitch more

with hugh jorden
Hidden 31/Mar/09 AltLd O/S
suunto12 31/Mar/09 AltLd O/S
El3ctroFuzz 13/Feb/09 AltLd O/S

First pitch was alright. Included the slab and crack below aswell. tis a boulder problem, but its good. 2nd pitch kewl to.

with Kris Saunders
Hidden ?/Feb/09 AltLd
timreynolds 26/Jul/08 Lead

Pitch 2 only - after pitches 1 and 2 of Needle Arete

mreynolds 26/Jul/08 2nd O/S
camelsurfer ?/Jun/08 AltLd
nutcracker ?/May/08 Lead
Hidden ??/2008 -
Hidden 14/Dec/07 Lead
Hidden 20/Oct/07 AltLd O/S
ellentaylor 20/Oct/07 AltLd O/S

Led 2nd pitch

with Adam + Robert Thomas
Monk 09/Jun/07 Lead O/S
with RUMC
nikinko 28/Apr/07 2nd rpt

First pitch was harder than I remembered on the mossy ramp. Second pitch is great. Didn't quite have the nerve to stand atop the pinnacle in the wind!

with Martin
freelancer_85 28/Apr/07 AltLd β

The slab was nice and run out, and then a series of nasty moves with poor gear below me led to the belay. Second pitch was far nicer.

with Dave
rockpool 14/Apr/07 AltLd rpt
with peter
davefount 29/Mar/07 Lead dnf
with David Williamson
Hidden 29/Mar/07 2nd dnf
Hidden ??/2007 -
Hidden ??/2007 Lead
Hidden ??/2007 Lead
gangreen ?/Sep/06 -
nikinko 28/Jul/06 2nd dog

Came off the crux after farting about with a stuck nut. Try to get gear out with weight on feet not arms!

with Dave B
Jon_Warner 28/Jul/06 Lead O/S
with Mac
dmoir ?/Jul/06 AltLd O/S
with Jon Harvey
Hidden 17/Jun/06 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Jun/06 Lead
JonHarvey ?/Feb/06 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Feb/06 2nd
CraigMac1 ??/2006 -
cia05js ??/2006 Lead O/S
Hidden 24/May/05 Lead O/S
jonlord ?/Aug/04 2nd
Mickdenali ??/2004 -
with Mark Harvey
Hidden 04/Sep/03 Lead
Hidden ??/2003 Lead
Hidden ??/2003 Lead O/S
Rob Pitt ??/2003 Lead O/S
Frostie ??/2002 Lead
with various
EllieWoods 11/Nov/01 Lead O/S
Hidden 25/Sep/01 AltLd
petegunn 19/May/00 AltLd
with Matt Wilkes
andy_pemberton ??/2000 Lead
Steveb27 ??/2000 Lead
MartinN 12/Oct/97 2nd O/S
climbingrichard 12/Oct/96 Lead O/S
climbingrichard 04/Aug/96 Lead O/S

Windy Dean

Bob M 20/Jul/96 -
with Chris Bristow
iskra2000 06/Apr/96 2nd
with Paul Woodcock
timreynolds 01/Jun/95 Lead
with Lanni Vogel
John Andrew Simpson ??/1994 Lead
with Tim Harnett
colin milton 29/Aug/93 Lead
with eric milton
trisimondo 15/Aug/93 Lead O/S
climbingrichard 30/Apr/93 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/1993 -
sdht ??/1990 -
daviesdan ??/1989 Lead
Hidden 16/May/82 Lead O/S
Mike C 04/Jun/78 Lead

First pitch only

with Chris Poulton
Simon cook ??/1976 -
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