18m.

Rockfax Description
The fine arete is one of the best on the sandstone. © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description
The obvious arete now bolted gives some good climbing. You can now lower off at the top of the arete or continue as before to the lower off of Greased Balls

Ticklists

Sandstone Aretes, Dylan’s ticklist, Mineboyz Mega Projectz - Level: Crystal, Rockfax South Wales Sandstone Graded List, CoT Sandstone Mileage

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Logged Ascents

UserDateStyleNotes & Partners
seweryn 1 Jun Lead O/S
Hidden 1 Jun Lead RP
Hidden 26 May AltLd dog
dmacmorris 24 May Lead Last route of the day and just couldn’t link it in one. 100% go next burn.
with Darek Augi
Last route of the day and just couldn’t link it in one. 100% go next burn.
with Darek Augi
Ignas Va 6 May Lead RP
vertigo 5 May Lead RP Climbs really nicely. Pretty soft.
Climbs really nicely. Pretty soft.
siofras 5 May Lead dog
with pmcd93
with pmcd93
pmcd93 5 May Lead dog Enjoyable
with siofras
Enjoyable
with siofras
billb ?May Lead RP Should have onsighted but knackered at the end of the day. Great route!
Should have onsighted but knackered at the end of the day. Great route!
anthony henry 21 Apr Lead RP
with Freya
with Freya
rowland penty 24 Mar Lead β Good few moves
Good few moves
countchalkula 24 Mar Lead RP Great climb! Delicate feeling moves up the arete. 2nd try.
Great climb! Delicate feeling moves up the arete. 2nd try.
tobichallis 23 Mar TR dnf Top section a mystery too me, seeking absolutely flew up it!
with Jake Smith, Alex Seekings
Top section a mystery too me, seeking absolutely flew up it!
with Jake Smith, Alex Seekings
Alex Seekings 23 Mar Lead RP Got it fourth try, after working the moves on my first. Took pulling power to stick the crux move in the middle but it went in the end. Probably low end 7a
Got it fourth try, after working the moves on my first. Took pulling power to stick the crux move in the middle but it went in the end. Probably low end 7a
Twigy 4 Oct, 2018 Lead RP
Hidden 2 Sep, 2018 Lead β
emma1987 2 Sep, 2018 Lead RP put draws in. top roped. first redpoint
with lukey13
put draws in. top roped. first redpoint
with lukey13
patrickcd 13 Aug, 2018 Lead β
just one more 13 Aug, 2018 Lead O/S Nice climbing,pretty soft
Nice climbing,pretty soft
rafaelfordgonzalez 7 Aug, 2018 Lead rpt Warm up
Warm up
pearson9596 16 Jul, 2018 Lead RP
Wyndcliff Wizard of the West 15 Jul, 2018 Lead RP
TommyKips 15 Jul, 2018 Lead RP 2nd go, the crux was more mental than physical but still a great move.
2nd go, the crux was more mental than physical but still a great move.
Hidden 9 Jul, 2018 Lead O/S
Hidden 8 Jul, 2018 Lead RP
eddieclimb 8 Jul, 2018 Lead RP
with DanielW
with DanielW
TommyKips 8 Jul, 2018 Lead dog First try, reached the main event which is after the crux and got confused! Shame because its pretty easy then!
First try, reached the main event which is after the crux and got confused! Shame because its pretty easy then!
Sophie Nunn 7 Jul, 2018 Lead O/S
cdpuk 30 Jun, 2018 Lead RP Hard onsight. 1st RP.
with Pascal
Hard onsight. 1st RP.
with Pascal
pguilloux 30 Jun, 2018 Lead
with cdpuk
with cdpuk
AlecCrisp 23 Jun, 2018 Lead dnf
Ben.o.neill 16 Jun, 2018 Lead
Hidden 13 Jun, 2018 Lead RP
livpearson 13 Jun, 2018 Lead RP
with Tom92
with Tom92
katkasutakova 9 Jun, 2018 Lead dnf got to 3rd bolt, came down then tried on top rope but didnt get furter
got to 3rd bolt, came down then tried on top rope but didnt get furter
tommccluskey 9 Jun, 2018 Lead O/S
with Jake West, Katka, Lucia, rafaelfordgonzalez
with Jake West, Katka, Lucia, rafaelfordgonzalez
rafaelfordgonzalez 9 Jun, 2018 Lead RP
myrddinmuse 1 Jun, 2018 TR dog Difficult. Rested at roof to figure out the enigma that was the next move.
with Mesh
Difficult. Rested at roof to figure out the enigma that was the next move.
with Mesh
myrddinmuse 1 Jun, 2018 TR rpt Felt smooth. The key is to look for the low ish crimp on the arete. Must race Mesh back.
with Mesh
Felt smooth. The key is to look for the low ish crimp on the arete. Must race Mesh back.
with Mesh
CaptainKellar ?Jun, 2018 Lead RP Took a couple of attempts but completed in one session.
Took a couple of attempts but completed in one session.
Petar Samkov 13 May, 2018 Lead RP Second go,two kneebars and really good moves. Fist 7a after returning of 4 years brake from climbing so well happy ????
Second go,two kneebars and really good moves. Fist 7a after returning of 4 years brake from climbing so well happy ????
Hidden 11 May, 2018 Lead RP
Ally Smith 6 May, 2018 Lead O/S
with hms
with hms
Dave Cale 5 May, 2018 Lead O/S
with Mike, CLedden
with Mike, CLedden
Hidden 5 May, 2018 Lead RP
jakeubc 17 Apr, 2018 Lead RP
julesmckim 3 Nov, 2017 Lead RP The best looking line here. Great balancy climbing throughout with a powerful crux. Felt like probably several ways to get past the crux bulge but all of them hard. Used layaway and an expanding flake crimp that's not going to last forever to get feet really high. Excellent stuff
with Alex Nichols
The best looking line here. Great balancy climbing throughout with a powerful crux. Felt like probably several ways to get past the crux bulge but all of them hard. Used layaway and an expanding flake crimp that's not going to last forever to get feet really high. Excellent stuff
with Alex Nichols
chrislord 4 Oct, 2017 Lead dog
dickypips 25 Sep, 2017 Lead RP Great
with gav
Great
with gav
climb62 25 Sep, 2017 Lead RP
with rich
with rich
Chris Redding 2 Sep, 2017 Lead RP
with Dan Hann, Jake Harding
with Dan Hann, Jake Harding
chrisscutt 9 Jul, 2017 Lead O/S
Hidden 9 Jul, 2017 Lead dog
tobydunford 8 Jul, 2017 Lead β
with Myles jordan
with Myles jordan
JJones 3 Jun, 2017 Lead dog Tried it perhaps fifteen years ago and as then the arete was completely covered in flying ants which had to be brushed off first. I found it hard to work out on sight, must return with some commitment.
Tried it perhaps fifteen years ago and as then the arete was completely covered in flying ants which had to be brushed off first. I found it hard to work out on sight, must return with some commitment.
Tom92 21 May, 2017 Lead RP
Pork Knuckle 13 May, 2017 Lead dog
Hidden 9 May, 2017 TR
Hidden 7 May, 2017 Lead
WillAndrew 6 May, 2017 Lead RP
with KatePG
with KatePG
ali.scott 29 Apr, 2017 Lead dog really nice! too tired to RP, should go next time
really nice! too tired to RP, should go next time
Hidden 17 Apr, 2017 Lead dog
richsmithinbristol 17 Apr, 2017 Lead O/S Amazing! Did it twice, mantle out left and the straight up the arête version.
Amazing! Did it twice, mantle out left and the straight up the arête version.
gman2 17 Apr, 2017 Lead G/U Great climb but messed up the crux over the bulge for the onsight. Done it second time round
with paul
Great climb but messed up the crux over the bulge for the onsight. Done it second time round
with paul
pdrums777 17 Apr, 2017 Lead Ground up this time!
with Gareth (trev)
Ground up this time!
with Gareth (trev)
richsmithinbristol 17 Apr, 2017 Lead O/S
phillipwright 17 Apr, 2017 Lead RP Blew the onsight because it felt wrong pulling around the arete too far. Second go.
Blew the onsight because it felt wrong pulling around the arete too far. Second go.
RosieYates 12 Apr, 2017 Lead RP Second go after taking time to figure out the crux first go (DG was right). A proper team effort. Nice climbing, definitely worthwhile.
Second go after taking time to figure out the crux first go (DG was right). A proper team effort. Nice climbing, definitely worthwhile.
Saurusrock 12 Apr, 2017 Lead RP Wasn't quite sure on the crux first go. Went smoothly second time round and loved every bit of it. Danny was a massive help with the beta.
Wasn't quite sure on the crux first go. Went smoothly second time round and loved every bit of it. Danny was a massive help with the beta.
mop449 12 Apr, 2017 Lead rpt Put the draws in for a squad ascent. Even more fun than I remembered it.
Put the draws in for a squad ascent. Even more fun than I remembered it.
Alex Wade 9 Apr, 2017 TR dog
with Paul Barwood, Tim Smith
with Paul Barwood, Tim Smith
pdrums777 15 Mar, 2017 Lead dog Been a few years but came back a better climber, lead it with a couple of goes at the crux. Clean ground up next time!
with Gareth (trev)
Been a few years but came back a better climber, lead it with a couple of goes at the crux. Clean ground up next time!
with Gareth (trev)
waynekinrade ??, 2017 Lead RP
TomJ 23 Oct, 2016 Lead RP
with afrosam
with afrosam
afrosam 23 Oct, 2016 Lead RP
with TomJ
with TomJ
Max Lowry 18 Sep, 2016 Lead O/S
Josh Lewis 7 Jul, 2016 Lead RP Easy when you know how
with Tomas P
Easy when you know how
with Tomas P
simo 3 Jun, 2016 Lead dog
dannygale 3 Jun, 2016 Lead RP
with simo
with simo
joe1joe1joe2 30 May, 2016 Lead β Really nice route. One of my favourites at The Gap.
Really nice route. One of my favourites at The Gap.
dom_joyce265 30 May, 2016 Lead β
chris85 ?May, 2016 Lead RP 2nd go, soft
2nd go, soft
AlexanderWilliams 26 Mar, 2016 Lead dog Two rests. Good route!
Two rests. Good route!
dclarkson ??, 2016 Lead RP
Carl Watkins 10 Oct, 2015 Lead RP
with jackie, sam
with jackie, sam
wilchivs 8 Aug, 2015 Lead dog
yan hawkins ?Jul, 2015 Lead O/S
with Emily
with Emily
Steve Lewis 10 Jun, 2015 Lead G/U
with Simon Smith
with Simon Smith
simo 10 Jun, 2015 Lead RP
mop449 27 May, 2015 Lead β First 7a flash. Great route but lots of flies all the way up the arete.
First 7a flash. Great route but lots of flies all the way up the arete.
GeneralFifi 27 May, 2015 Lead RP Good route, interesting and quite powerful crux which took me a while to work out the micro beta. Sent this 4th go after nearly onsighting it. Would deserve a star, if it wasn't infested with a million flies.
with mop449
Good route, interesting and quite powerful crux which took me a while to work out the micro beta. Sent this 4th go after nearly onsighting it. Would deserve a star, if it wasn't infested with a million flies.
with mop449
Tomas P 19 Mar, 2015 Lead RP
Robheirene 19 Mar, 2015 Lead RP Good crux section going over the bulge - fun route
with Tomas P
Good crux section going over the bulge - fun route
with Tomas P
Carl Watkins 2 Sep, 2014 Lead rpt
with sam
with sam
Carl Watkins 31 Aug, 2014 Lead dog
ericinbristol 25 Jul, 2014 Lead RP Quick TR then sent first try. Quality route. First F7 since my shoulder surgery last September.
Quick TR then sent first try. Quality route. First F7 since my shoulder surgery last September.
Cheese Monkey 25 Jul, 2014 Lead RP Brief TR then stuck it first go. Great route
Brief TR then stuck it first go. Great route
Hidden 22 Jul, 2014 Lead rpt
Jamie Skelton 21 Jul, 2014 Lead dnf
08nbrierley 21 Jul, 2014 Lead RP
TomJ 1 Jun, 2014 Lead dog
with derico
with derico
Jim Tan ?Jun, 2014 Lead β
Hidden 26 Aug, 2013 Lead RP
AJM 26 Aug, 2013 Lead β Had watched people but no-one had beta they actually liked - so a sort of antiflash! Winged it somehow, felt pretty onsight :)
with Kate Seaborne, hms
Had watched people but no-one had beta they actually liked - so a sort of antiflash! Winged it somehow, felt pretty onsight :)
with Kate Seaborne, hms
Hidden 22 Aug, 2013 Lead dog
Hidden 11 Aug, 2013 Lead RP
Robheirene 7 Aug, 2013 Lead dog
Hidden 5 Jun, 2013 Lead RP
hankyc 5 Jun, 2013 Lead RP 3rd attempt, woop!
3rd attempt, woop!
Huw Mithan 1 Jun, 2013 TR
with Olivier Goury
with Olivier Goury
FrenchOlly 21 May, 2013 Lead dog
DaveFidler 18 May, 2013 Lead O/S Somewhat epic. Easily the best line in the quarry. Almost barndoored off the lower section but caught myself just in time. Ended up footless mantelling the half height shelf. Awesome.
Somewhat epic. Easily the best line in the quarry. Almost barndoored off the lower section but caught myself just in time. Ended up footless mantelling the half height shelf. Awesome.
Hidden 7 May, 2013 Lead rpt
Hidden 7 May, 2013 Lead β
skippington 4 May, 2013 Lead RP Mint. Good line.
Mint. Good line.
Spillers 5 Mar, 2013 Lead
Paul Robertson 28 Sep, 2012 Lead dog
Hidden 27 Jul, 2012 Lead
guy xavier percival 19 Jun, 2012 Lead O/S
with paul
with paul
tweedcore 25 May, 2012 Lead RP
with Leo
with Leo
Garrouli 18 May, 2012 Lead O/S
with Sarah Jane, Tom, Jak
with Sarah Jane, Tom, Jak
Tom Heslam 18 May, 2012 Lead O/S
with Jak, Gary, SJ
with Jak, Gary, SJ
Hidden 2 Apr, 2012 Lead dnf
davesimpson 17 Mar, 2012 Lead O/S
with rob turner
with rob turner
Stone Muppet 1 Mar, 2012 TR dog Seems a lot harder than last year!
Seems a lot harder than last year!
Tom Heslam ??, 2012 Lead rpt
Dan Jenkin 29 Aug, 2011 Lead O/S
Hidden 28 Aug, 2011 Lead β
James Marshall 27 Jul, 2011 Lead β
karoo88 20 Jul, 2011 Lead RP First 7a clean outside! Very nice feeling :-) A very nice arete with a tricky crux move half way up.
First 7a clean outside! Very nice feeling :-) A very nice arete with a tricky crux move half way up.
stu1981 14 Jul, 2011 Lead RP
with Ben Mitchell
with Ben Mitchell
marcduhig 19 Jun, 2011 Lead dog
Stone Muppet 15 Jun, 2011 Lead RP Harder than I remembered!
with dc
Harder than I remembered!
with dc
Hidden 5 Jun, 2011 Lead
BicepAndrews 2 Jun, 2011 Lead RP
with Josh Price, Caspian Johnson
with Josh Price, Caspian Johnson
Dan_Carroll 2 Jun, 2011 Lead RP
with caspian
with caspian
Caspian Johnson 2 Jun, 2011 Lead rpt brilliant route
brilliant route
Christian Reynish 24 May, 2011 Lead RP
Christian Reynish 18 May, 2011 Lead dog not fit enough to get through the crux without getting it spot on, yet..
not fit enough to get through the crux without getting it spot on, yet..
Hidden 14 May, 2011 Lead rpt
Stone Muppet 12 May, 2011 Lead dog Messed up one move. Next time :)
with ceri's mate ben
Messed up one move. Next time :)
with ceri's mate ben
westyb3 2 May, 2011 Lead O/S Best route on the crag!!!
with Alan Sarhan
Best route on the crag!!!
with Alan Sarhan
Tomar 1 May, 2011 Lead RP Foot slipped off at the crux on the onsight. so close! Got it on 1st RP try. Soft 7a, genius route.
with OliBee
Foot slipped off at the crux on the onsight. so close! Got it on 1st RP try. Soft 7a, genius route.
with OliBee
pdrums777 ?May, 2011 TR dnf can't get the move after the first platform in the arete.
with Phil Windley
can't get the move after the first platform in the arete.
with Phil Windley
chopstix ?May, 2011 Lead O/S
Hidden 30 Apr, 2011 Lead RP
_m.cox_ 2 Apr, 2011 Lead O/S
MorganPreece 19 Mar, 2011 Lead β Trying to man up to solo this! aint far off!
with Jessy
Trying to man up to solo this! aint far off!
with Jessy
Climber1806 19 Mar, 2011 Lead RP
with Morgan Preece
with Morgan Preece
Climber1806 13 Mar, 2011 Lead dog went for onsite, fell going for good jugs in middle!
with Max Edwards
went for onsite, fell going for good jugs in middle!
with Max Edwards
MorganPreece 12 Aug, 2010 Lead rpt Wow what a run out! was so scared placeing the gear at 10m! SPICEY SPICEY!
Wow what a run out! was so scared placeing the gear at 10m! SPICEY SPICEY!
Maxim2023 ?Aug, 2010 Lead RP
with Mark Bennett
with Mark Bennett
d_meacher 27 May, 2010 TR dog
with Iskander
with Iskander
Iskander 27 May, 2010 Lead O/S
with Duncan
with Duncan
Hidden 23 May, 2010 Lead RP
MorganPreece 9 May, 2010 Lead rpt Easy when you have the best beta going!!!
with Monty
Easy when you have the best beta going!!!
with Monty
rhoslynfrugtniet ?Apr, 2010 Lead β
Hidden ??, 2010 -
Wil Treasure ?Sep, 2009 Lead RP
chris sm 19 Aug, 2009 Lead RP
with Tim M
with Tim M
Tim M 19 Aug, 2009 Lead RP
richardr 7 Jul, 2009 Lead RP Flashed it apart from one move. Identified the right hold and got it 2nd go.
Flashed it apart from one move. Identified the right hold and got it 2nd go.
Hidden 4 Jun, 2009 Lead RP
dshearer 28 May, 2009 Lead RP
DafSWMC 26 May, 2009 Lead β Brilliant!
with gejones
Brilliant!
with gejones
Hidden 23 May, 2009 Lead RP
Mikeyped ?Mar, 2009 TR dog One rest
One rest
Paz 25 Sep, 2008 Lead RP Took a sidepull hold wrong above the bulge (i.e. above the gear) and ballsed up the alternative.
with MT
Took a sidepull hold wrong above the bulge (i.e. above the gear) and ballsed up the alternative.
with MT
Paul Bowen 16 Sep, 2008 Lead RP
with John James
with John James
climbergg 26 Jul, 2008 2nd
with Tim M
with Tim M
Tim M 26 Jul, 2008 Lead dog One rest. a bit more energy, skill, inspiration and perseverance and it would have been in the bag...
One rest. a bit more energy, skill, inspiration and perseverance and it would have been in the bag...
Hidden 15 Jul, 2008 Lead RP
SamStokes 13 Jul, 2008 Lead dog Fell once at the crux but what an awesome climb! It'll go next time!
with Alex Harper
Fell once at the crux but what an awesome climb! It'll go next time!
with Alex Harper
onlytovey 20 Jun, 2008 Lead RP
with Hannah Williams
with Hannah Williams
Hidden 20 Jun, 2008 Lead RP
Billg 12 Jun, 2008 Lead rpt
with Andy Cummings
with Andy Cummings
Mark Walter 22 May, 2008 Lead RP
with Jon Bleiker
with Jon Bleiker
Hidden 22 May, 2008 TR O/S
annabel hodges 22 May, 2008 TR
with Bunchuk
with Bunchuk
tweedcore 22 May, 2008 TR O/S super nice climb will be back to lead it next time.
with Luis Herraez
super nice climb will be back to lead it next time.
with Luis Herraez
Mark Walter 13 Feb, 2008 TR dog rope flicked my hand off, close to getting it clean now
with Steve Becwith
rope flicked my hand off, close to getting it clean now
with Steve Becwith
irish paul ??, 2008 Lead
pete johnson 9 Aug, 2007 -
with emma alsford, Paul Donnithorne, Lun
with emma alsford, Paul Donnithorne, Lun
gejones 11 Jul, 2007 Lead RP
with Matt
with Matt
Mihkel 22 May, 2007 Lead O/S A retro-bolted E5 6a. Pleased with the on-sight.
A retro-bolted E5 6a. Pleased with the on-sight.
goi.ashmore 5 May, 2007 Lead RP
with Alice Howe
with Alice Howe
Hidden ?Jan, 2007 Lead
Hidden ?Jan, 2007 2nd
goi.ashmore ??, 2007 -
with Alice Howe
with Alice Howe
Billg ??, 2007 Lead O/S
MorganPreece ??, 2007 Lead O/S
Hidden 14 Sep, 2006 Lead RP
Hidden 21 Aug, 2006 Lead RP
onlytovey ?Aug, 2006 Lead dog awesome route, low in the grade.
awesome route, low in the grade.
shoulders 30 Jul, 2006 Lead
with ben, PETE J, dai
with ben, PETE J, dai
Hidden 28 Jul, 2006 Lead RP
Hidden 14 Jul, 2006 Lead RP
Hidden ?May, 2005 Lead O/S
W d c ??, 2005 -
liam jay ??, 2004 Lead
Hidden ??, 2004 Lead
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Style of ascent
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