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.

Update:
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!

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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.

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User Date Style Notes & Partners
Ilia Nadyrbayev 28 Jul TR RP Quite tricky, overall not worth the solo though
Quite tricky, overall not worth the solo though
Harry williams 4 Jun Solo dnf Seriously tricky - and now that one of the holds blew out from a cam, it’s even harder! (And pretty much only soloable)
with Cam
Seriously tricky - and now that one of the holds blew out from a cam, it’s even harder! (And pretty much only soloable)
with Cam
Hidden 13 Mar, 2018 TR
timorme 26 Jun, 2017 TR dog
with Dan Isaac
with Dan Isaac
timorme 21 Jun, 2017 TR dog
with Steve (kayley)
with Steve (kayley)
Lee_Meaden 13 Mar, 2017 Solo RP Toproped a few times then solo'd with a headtorch as it was dark by the time it felt comfortable
with Stuckey
Toproped a few times then solo'd with a headtorch as it was dark by the time it felt comfortable
with Stuckey
finlay ?Oct, 2016 TR RP
with Jamie
with Jamie
BC 1 Aug, 2016 Solo RP
jacklut 20 Apr, 2016 TR dog
kingholmesy ??, 2016 Solo O/S
Andy Moles 18 Dec, 2015 Solo RP
with -
with -
alice fuller 4 Dec, 2015 TR RP Lost the O/S by dithering at the break. No easier second time,but didnt dither and trusted my feet.
Lost the O/S by dithering at the break. No easier second time,but didnt dither and trusted my feet.
kennythescot 17 Oct, 2015 Lead RP
with Luke Robinson
with Luke Robinson
ollie_anderson1 23 Jul, 2015 TR dog Very delicate climb with polished surface. A tough climb.
Very delicate climb with polished surface. A tough climb.
Jonno30 23 Jul, 2015 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
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
5210Hill 12 May, 2015 Lead β
Hidden ??, 2015 -
Tom Seccombe 26 Feb, 2014 Solo RP
gordy767 20 May, 2013 TR O/S
Hidden ?May, 2013 Solo RP
Hidden ??, 2013 TR
Graham Atkins 9 Aug, 2012 Solo
Hidden 17 Jul, 2012 TR dog
Ed morris 23 Mar, 2012 Lead RP A great little route. felt easier on lead than on toprope.
with ewan
A great little route. felt easier on lead than on toprope.
with ewan
Ed morris 19 Feb, 2012 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
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, 2011 TR dnf
Jack_F 2 May, 2011 Solo rpt Haven't done it since the block fell out but feels around the same grade
Haven't done it since the block fell out but feels around the same grade
nblackbeard 29 Jan, 2011 TR RP
dmaldonado 29 Jan, 2011 TR dog
dmaldonado 29 Jan, 2011 TR dog
dmaldonado 29 Jan, 2011 TR dog
Hidden 25 Sep, 2010 Lead RP
mike_lumby ?Sep, 2010 TR
Luke Dawson 27 Aug, 2010 TR O/S wouldnt be to bad with a few mats and a few spotters
wouldnt be to bad with a few mats and a few spotters
tskelhon 25 Jul, 2010 Lead RP Def worth leading, can fit 3 easy to place nuts albeit small to. First E4 (haven't done an E3 yet!)
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, 2010 TR Was so psyched to go for the send but it got too hot... "I WILL GET THIS NEXT SESSION"
Was so psyched to go for the send but it got too hot... "I WILL GET THIS NEXT SESSION"
langar27 14 Jun, 2010 TR RP
JonHarvey 14 Jun, 2010 TR RP Got clean after a dogged 1st go. Will go for lead/solo soon.
Got clean after a dogged 1st go. Will go for lead/solo soon.
Chris_barr 10 Jun, 2010 Lead RP Couldnt find crutial crimp on retro flash, fell of, lead next day.
with Harry
Couldnt find crutial crimp on retro flash, fell of, lead next day.
with Harry
thomb ?May, 2010 TR O/S
raku 20 Apr, 2010 Solo RP top roped few times year before
top roped few times year before
Justin T 13 Apr, 2010 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!
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, 2010 TR β
adam cooper*super* ?Apr, 2010 TR rpt
Matt02003 ??, 2010 TR dog
with Jimma
with Jimma
pezzerrr 1 Oct, 2009 Solo O/S
Hidden 30 Jul, 2009 Lead RP
DCIGadget 20 May, 2009 TR dnf failed on top rope
failed on top rope
Marti999 11 Apr, 2009 Lead RP
Hidden 21 Feb, 2009 Lead RP
w.pettet-smith 4 Jan, 2009 Solo ground up. felt a bit unbalanced at top, on account of being terrified. way cool.
ground up. felt a bit unbalanced at top, on account of being terrified. way cool.
Jack_F ??, 2009 -
Hidden ??, 2009 TR O/S
twm 20 Sep, 2008 TR RP
Hidden 7 Sep, 2008 Solo O/S
Justin T 20 Aug, 2008 TR RP Clean 2nd go - bit precise on the footwork but not that strenuous.
Clean 2nd go - bit precise on the footwork but not that strenuous.
twm 4 Aug, 2008 TR dnf
richardr ?Jul, 2008 TR RP Can top rope 4 time in a row but I go wobbly without a rope!
Can top rope 4 time in a row but I go wobbly without a rope!
Dave Searle 4 May, 2008 Solo RP top section is well worth it and i found a cheeky heal hook.
top section is well worth it and i found a cheeky heal hook.
Jon_Warner 15 Apr, 2008 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
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, 2008 TR dog
sharmawho? 20 Mar, 2008 TR RP Top roped clean 9 Times ......leading next time i go up.
with Chris
Top roped clean 9 Times ......leading next time i go up.
with Chris
Dave Searle 29 Jan, 2008 TR rpt
with Nick
with Nick
jw231 4 Nov, 2007 TR RP
with Marc Mcgary
with Marc Mcgary
pss204 ?Oct, 2007 TR RP
with Nick Blackbeard, Billy Mclennan
with Nick Blackbeard, Billy Mclennan
JeromeT ??, 2007 Solo
climber sim ??, 2007 -
bronsonite 14 Aug, 2006 Solo RP
nathanmanc 2 Aug, 2006 Solo
northerngreg ??, 2001 TR RP
Hidden ??, 2000 -
Chris Ebbutt ??, 2000 TR
with Dave C.
with Dave C.
CraigMac1 ??, 2000 -
pmot ??, 1994 TR RP
Hidden ??, 1993 TR
Hidden ??, 1993 -
Derek Ryden 14 Apr, 1990 TR O/S
with Gary Panes
with Gary Panes
Nick Biven ??, 1990 -
Hidden 6 Aug, 1985 TR O/S
mark-abz ?Jun, 1981 TR
Simon cook ??, 1978 -
Simon cook ??, 1974 -
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