Climb the face immediately right of the arete up to a good left hold at the base of the bulge. Lay back the left hand side of the bulge to the slab above and finish as for Not The Arete.

Mark Stevenson 22/Oct/17 Lead RP
with OUMC Members
FelixPeterken 22/Oct/17 Lead RP

Only a small desperate section which is very interesting, first redpoint attempt

with OUMC
Hidden 17/Jun/17 Lead dog
Katya Dworkin 22/May/17 Lead dog
Tim_C7 ?/May/17 Lead dog
with Henry G
Hidden 30/Apr/17 Lead dog
meinecke 06/Apr/17 TR
with Sam W
Sam W 06/Apr/17 TR dnf
Hidden 26/Mar/17 TR
WillAndrew 04/Mar/17 Lead RP
with KatePG
Ids1165 ??/2017 Lead
julesmckim 17/Oct/16 Lead RP

not sure of description, went direct up arete to good hold on the arete itself then cruxy slap up right for poor crimp followed by heel hooking and stuff. Good sequence. 7a but was slightly off description

Kev Little 02/Oct/16 Lead RP
JJones 19/Sep/16 Lead dog

If you're not finding this hard you're probably off route!

Circus 08/Aug/16 Lead RP

Took a direct line up the arete rather than the eliminate out right. Maybe still 7a?

with John Carroll
kolataj 23/Jul/16 Lead dnf
Kap 03/Jul/16 Lead RP
luke glaister 21/Jun/16 Lead rpt
luke glaister 19/Jun/16 Lead RP

Really happy to have got this. Had a play on it in the dark at the end of an evening and couldn't see what was going on. Today in the light with strong dan and his beta I did it second go. Almost first go. Slipped off the last of the climbing.

with Daniel sol wardel
SDM 11/Jun/16 Lead

Good sequencey crux moves.

with Michael
Hidden 17/Apr/16 Lead RP
wave1art 10/Apr/16 Lead dog

Now have all of the moves wired. A very highly left foot unlocked it. Tenuous move up to the good edges.

Gibbo 10/Apr/16 Lead
with Jimbo Latimer, Tom Gibbison
SGD 03/Apr/16 Lead RP

Short crux but very nice. 7a

with Tom Relf
Stanners 25/Mar/16 Lead dnf

a bit eliminate? and really polished. …are my excuses for falling off. As well as illness recovery.

with Alex Rhodes, Mark Davis
Samuel P 13/Mar/16 Lead
with Elyse, Sheffield Chris
Tom courtiour 06/Mar/16 Lead RP
Trisha Murphy 05/Mar/16 Lead RP
Carl Watkins 28/Feb/16 Lead RP
with Rory
Bristoldave 19/Jan/16 Lead β
with Ben, colin
Wise ??/2016 -
with Sarah
chris_woodsy 28/Dec/15 Lead RP


with Widdaz
Dan Jenkin 20/Dec/15 Lead RP
with Gordon Jenkin
tommccluskey 08/Nov/15 Lead RP
with Tom
Tomas P 08/Nov/15 Lead RP
with Tom
Hidden 25/Oct/15 Lead β
gary9t9 18/Oct/15 Lead dog

First full 7a with putting the quickdraws into the bolts as well

just one more 31/Jul/15 Lead dog
with Gordon P, Dan Birkby
wave1art 14/Jun/15 Lead dog
RichyBOYY 18/May/15 Lead dog


with Ben M
Trisha Murphy 26/Apr/15 Lead dnf
afrosam 26/Apr/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 19/Apr/15 Lead dog
will_benfold 21/Mar/15 Lead dog
Pike 21/Mar/15 2nd dnf
elliptic 07/Mar/15 Lead dog
with Nicky
Spillers 07/Mar/15 Lead RP

Went 1st RP after leading up and putting in draws. Great moves

Jonnie Watkins ?/Jan/15 Lead dog
Ally Smith 07/Dec/14 Lead RP

2nd go. Very barn-door-ey!

with Tom Gibbison
mikedevcole 28/Nov/14 Lead RP


Carl Watkins 15/Nov/14 Lead RP
Carl Watkins 09/Nov/14 Lead dog
mikedevcole 18/Oct/14 Lead dog

Couple of go's on top rope working out the moves. 2 lead attempts. Got moves wired.

pad-rat 25/Jul/14 2nd
Luuuuuke 25/Jul/14 Lead RP
with martin, josh
Jim Tan ?/Jun/14 Lead RP
mrfeebus ?/May/14 -
craigaj.ace 29/Apr/14 TR
with James
Tom Brierley Gore 29/Mar/14 Lead O/S

Personally i think wilkinsons sword deserves more credit than this climb. Found this one only to meet it's grade through confusion.

monsteratt 23/Mar/14 Lead O/S

With the clips in - felt a bit on and off through the middle part.

MD 16/Mar/14 Lead dog

Had two attempts at this. The first was spent finding a sequence, I found one which was much better than the way I tried a couple of years ago. On the second attempt I had three falls on one move above the third bolt but managed all the other moves first time.

with Mark H
richardr 02/Feb/14 TR

Managed to do all of the moves. Nice and technical.

Hidden 11/Jan/14 Lead dog
Cheese Monkey 30/Nov/13 Lead RP

Took a while to work out crux, slapping up the arete works wonders

with Vienna
derico 23/Nov/13 Lead O/S
with G Man
bpmclimb 14/Nov/13 TR RP
with Clare
Dave138 14/Sep/13 Lead RP
jas128 31/Aug/13 TR RP
Hidden 31/Aug/13 Lead RP
LITTLE SAM 09/May/13 Lead RP
with Gareth Evans
NeilMacD 01/Apr/13 TR dog
Hidden 16/Feb/13 TR RP
Didymus 15/Oct/12 Lead RP

Almost flashed, cocked up 2nd try, got it 3rd go minutes before it started pouring down. Dratted weather!

with Nick
simeclimb68 29/Sep/12 Lead dog

slapped up and got the only poor hold, gutted when my foot popped after recovering from time

bpmclimb 05/Sep/12 TR RP
with Clare
puppythedog 20/Aug/12 Lead dnf

Stuck at the Crux, would love some Beta.

brices 15/Jul/12 Lead RP

2nd go silly foot slip

with Andy Brice
Phil Murray 02/May/12 TR dnf

Too hard for me, tho got further than I've done before.

with Sam Bloor
J1_TOV 10/Apr/12 Lead RP
MD 19/Feb/12 TR dog

Have a sequence now but some low percentage moves

with Jo
Stone Muppet 15/Jan/12 TR dog
with bc
NCorbett 07/Jan/12 TR dog

Tough middle ground.

MD 07/Jan/12 Lead dnf
Max Lowry ??/2012 Lead O/S
squicky 08/Sep/11 TR dnf
with mAndy
Glyn 25/Jun/11 Lead O/S

Seemed easier than via grade and very eliminate. maybe i went the wrong way?

with Amy
gidmord 28/May/11 TR dog
Ben Harper 28/May/11 Lead RP

1st RP, really good set of moves in the middle

Stone Muppet 13/Mar/11 Lead RP
richiebongo 08/Mar/11 Lead RP
with Jon Didymus
Hidden 19/Feb/11 TR
Hidden 30/Jan/11 TR dog
Tim M ??/2011 Lead RP
with Emma
climbergg ??/2011 2nd
richiebongo 13/Oct/10 Lead O/S
with Nick Smith
tombeasley 18/May/10 TR rpt

seems easy for the grade now

with Marina
BennyBoy 30/Jan/10 Lead RP

Some excellent two finger holds through the crux. A very well bolted route, all bolts placed to protect the delicate moves

with Dylan Burgess
Tim W 17/Jan/10 TR RP

Failed to lead. Clean on top-rope next go.

Hidden 17/Jan/10 Lead RP
irish paul 17/Jan/10 Lead rpt
with Tim and Dave
Herron 02/Jan/10 TR dog

Solid moves at the start

with Shane Underwood
bpmclimb 24/Sep/09 TR dog
with Clare
rubben ?/May/09 Lead RP
PaulTclimbing ?/Mar/09 -
with Dan, Nona, Howell graham, Pete, Jon, Nick, BDT
Paul Robertson 10/Dec/08 Lead β

Quickdraws in and some holds chalked and I had looked at it once before.

tombeasley 18/May/08 Lead RP
chris sm 12/Apr/08 Lead RP
with Pippa Froggatt
DannyK 24/Mar/08 Lead dog
with pep
Hidden 29/Jan/08 Lead RP
Hidden 29/Jan/08 Lead RP
guy xavier percival 22/Jan/08 Lead O/S
with phil
Tom Heslam ??/2008 Lead RP
with Ed Heslam
Hidden 30/Dec/07 Lead β
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