Rockfax Description
A short but serious arete. Start at the arete left of the smooth wall climbed by Seventh Veil.
Slick and balancy moves up the right side of the arete gain an easing midway. Head directly up the wall right of the arete to finish. © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description
The short arete to the left of Seventh Veil. The half-height pocket has lost a bit of rock making a larger hold and possible gear placement ... still probbaly more sensible to consider this a solo proposition.

On 25/09/10 a climber took a fall onto the mid-height (and only) gear, which ripped-out and loosened a large block (2'x 1'x 0.5'), which was removed. Now needs cleaning and re-grading. He fell from above the gear, but thankfully had three mats on which he landed on his back, did a pretty impressive backflip onto his feet further down the hill, and bit through his tongue!


The half-height pocket and gear placements have recently broken off following a fall from the top face. The route is now slightly harder and finding protection is harder still.

Two micro wires popped out. on close inspection this cracked a significant piece of rock which slotted out of position.

Ticklists: West Country Climbs.

timorme 26/Jun TR dog
with Dan Isaac
timorme 21/Jun TR dog
with Steve (kayley)
Lee_Meaden 13/Mar Solo RP

Toproped a few times then solo'd with a headtorch as it was dark by the time it felt comfortable

finlay ?/Oct/16 TR RP
with Jamie
BC 01/Aug/16 Solo RP
jacklut 20/Apr/16 TR dog
kingholmesy ??/2016 Solo O/S
Andy Moles 18/Dec/15 Solo RP
with -
alice fuller 04/Dec/15 TR RP

Lost the O/S by dithering at the break. No easier second time,but didnt dither and trusted my feet.

kennythescot 17/Oct/15 Lead RP
with Luke Robinson
ollie_anderson1 23/Jul/15 TR dog

Very delicate climb with polished surface. A tough climb.

Jonno30 23/Jul/15 TR dog

Very cheeky climb, especially the middle. Good for learning about the placement of foot holds. Had to rest twice to figure the route out.

with Dusan Uhrin
Lee_Meaden 12/May/15 TR RP
with Luke Robinson, Justin Hill
Hidden ??/2015 -
Tom Seccombe 26/Feb/14 Solo RP
Nick Biven ??/2014 -
gordy767 20/May/13 TR O/S
with Jamie T
Hidden ?/May/13 Solo RP
Hidden ??/2013 TR
Graham Atkins 09/Aug/12 Solo
Hidden 17/Jul/12 TR dog
Ed morris 23/Mar/12 Lead RP

A great little route. felt easier on lead than on toprope.

with ewan
Ed morris 19/Feb/12 TR O/S

This is really excellent climbing. Suits me to a tea. Found a bomber RP2 in a slot roughly halfway up. Will lead next time when i bring a mat.

with Jack
Hidden 11/May/11 TR dnf
Jack_F 02/May/11 Solo rpt

Haven't done it since the block fell out but feels around the same grade

nblackbeard 29/Jan/11 TR RP
dmaldonado 29/Jan/11 TR dog
dmaldonado 29/Jan/11 TR dog
dmaldonado 29/Jan/11 TR dog
Hidden 25/Sep/10 Lead RP
mike_lumby ?/Sep/10 TR
Luke Dawson 27/Aug/10 TR O/S

wouldnt be to bad with a few mats and a few spotters

tskelhon 25/Jul/10 Lead RP

Def worth leading, can fit 3 easy to place nuts albeit small to. First E4 (haven't done an E3 yet!)

Will_Murray 21/Jun/10 TR

Was so psyched to go for the send but it got too hot... "I WILL GET THIS NEXT SESSION"

langar27 14/Jun/10 TR RP
JonHarvey 14/Jun/10 TR RP

Got clean after a dogged 1st go. Will go for lead/solo soon.

Chris_barr 10/Jun/10 Lead RP

Couldnt find crutial crimp on retro flash, fell of, lead next day.

with Harry
thomb ?/May/10 TR O/S
raku 20/Apr/10 Solo RP

top roped few times year before

Justin T 13/Apr/10 Solo RP

Top-roped a while ago, not been on it for a while but the top crimps were all chalked up so had to go for it!

Jimma 12/Apr/10 TR β
with Matt
adam cooper*super* ?/Apr/10 TR rpt
Matt02003 ??/2010 TR dog
with James
pezzerrr 01/Oct/09 Solo O/S
misterb 30/Jul/09 Lead RP
with sim
DCIGadget 20/May/09 TR dnf

failed on top rope

Marti999 11/Apr/09 Lead RP
Hidden 21/Feb/09 Lead RP
w.pettet-smith 04/Jan/09 Solo

ground up. felt a bit unbalanced at top, on account of being terrified. way cool.

Jack_F ??/2009 -
Hidden ??/2009 TR O/S
tom169 20/Sep/08 TR RP
with Laura
Macca_7 07/Sep/08 Solo O/S

Done with 2 mats and a couple of forays up before committing to the top moves

Justin T 20/Aug/08 TR RP

Clean 2nd go - bit precise on the footwork but not that strenuous.

tom169 04/Aug/08 TR dnf
with Laura
richardr ?/Jul/08 TR RP

Can top rope 4 time in a row but I go wobbly without a rope!

Dave Searle 04/May/08 Solo RP

top section is well worth it and i found a cheeky heal hook.

Jon_Warner 15/Apr/08 TR RP

Clean after practice. Gear at half height can be bomber (if you can hang around to place it).. shame the arete is so frustratingly polished. A lead for summer.

with Tom
Hidden 24/Mar/08 TR dog
sharmawho? 20/Mar/08 TR RP

Top roped clean 9 Times ......leading next time i go up.

with Chris
Dave Searle 29/Jan/08 TR rpt
with Nick
jw231 04/Nov/07 TR RP
with Marc Mcgary
pss204 ?/Oct/07 TR RP
with Nick Blackbeard, Billy Mclennan
JeromeT ??/2007 Solo
climber sim ??/2007 -
bronsonite 14/Aug/06 Solo RP
nathanmanc 02/Aug/06 Solo
northerngreg ??/2001 TR RP
Hidden ??/2000 -
Chris Ebbutt ??/2000 TR
with Dave C.
CraigMac1 ??/2000 -
pmot ??/1994 TR RP
Hidden ??/1993 TR
Hidden ??/1993 -
Derek Ryden 14/Apr/90 TR O/S
with Gary Panes
Hidden 06/Aug/85 TR O/S
mark-abz ?/Jun/81 TR
Simon cook ??/1978 -
Simon cook ??/1974 -
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