Rockfax Description
The blunt arete has a height-dependent start (at least 6a for shorties) and no runners before the break (which takes a very big cam). The short upper arete is much easier, plus it has runners and great positions. © Rockfax

FA. Reg Addey (solo) early 1960s. 1962

The Reaper 31/Aug TR O/S


eastonator 26/Aug TR O/S
with Steven Lee, Simon Gale, Michael Easton, Lucas Joyce, Tom Haddock, Lee Cammann
SuperLee1985 26/Aug TR β

Nice to try something hard on top rope once in a while. Got it clean (with a sprained ankle) after watching Dan on it. He found a useful micro crimp up and left on the crux, that allowed me to get my feet to the top of the ramp and get a hand to a crimp and then I used my height to get the jug. Nice mantleshelf onto the ledge and the one final tricky move on the upper arrete.

Gambit 17/Aug Lead O/S

A bit nervy, wish I'd had the very big cam

with NinaR
Hidden 17/Aug 2nd dog
Hidden 19/Nov/16 Lead O/S
Cake 19/Nov/16 Lead β


with Dave, Matt
Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing 30/Oct/16 2nd

Crikey, what a reach (and that's coming from someone with a good reach)!

Alan James - UKC and UKH 30/Oct/16 Lead
harry.morrish 29/Oct/16 2nd O/S
amccann 29/Oct/16 Lead β
Felix la shat 23/Sep/16 Lead O/S
with Louis
HarryBowyer 16/Jul/16 Lead dnf
with Eszter
will9911 21/Jun/16 Lead O/S
Lukem6 07/May/15 2nd O/S
Hidden 02/Feb/15 Lead O/S
dan_o_b ??/2015 TR O/S
HarryBowyer 01/Nov/14 Lead dnf
adi bryant 05/Jun/14 Solo rpt

A great consolation prize after forgetting the rope to try Well Now It Is. Just a stupendous route, if your tall... If you're not, tough : )

with Preet
WillDoyle 29/Apr/14 Lead O/S
danny_85 06/Jul/13 TR O/S

T/R solo

Hidden 17/Jun/13 2nd
RM199 13/Mar/13 TR rpt
Hidden 04/Jan/13 Lead O/S
Roberttaylor 04/Jan/13 2nd O/S
Hidden 01/Jul/12 -
Graeme Hammond 16/May/12 Solo O/S

I must be in the tall category as I could reach the holds so this seemed fairly straight forward. Good climbing but far too escapable for 2 stars.

joemallia 06/May/12 2nd dnf

Took the opportunity to add a couple of harder routes following Katy, but disappointment started here. Not easy for short, middle-aged climbers. The sharp crimp on the right sliced my finger tip! Must feel pretty necky as an onsight lead.

with Katy Whittaker, Jill Whittaker
Dan Mckinlay ??/2012 -
Alex@home 26/Oct/11 Lead dnf

could reach hold at top of groove but didn't feel i could trust pulling on it with rubbish foot holds so went down. repeated 3 more times but didn't change my mind about the hold

adi bryant 01/Jul/11 Solo

So good i did it twice.... : )

peaker16 30/Jun/11 TR
davewsargent 25/Jun/11 -
pie_eater_pete 25/Jun/11 Lead O/S
Jonathan Hall 02/Apr/11 2nd

Not that hard even for the short, the good crimp round the corner helps a lot.

john lynch 02/Apr/11 2nd O/S
with Ed Austin, Lewis Andrew
disturbed_one51 02/Apr/11 Lead
with Wee man
pete_81 28/Mar/11 TR RP
Joseph Da Jones 28/Mar/11 TR dnf
Hidden 27/Mar/11 Lead
Tithe Technique 27/Mar/11 TR dog
chumleywarner 27/Mar/11 TR dnf
Hidden 27/Mar/11 2nd
JulesV 28/Mar/10 Solo O/S
Cragrat Rich 16/Mar/10 Solo O/S

Finally committed to the start matless, after various feeble threatening gestures at it. Start was hard for me being short involves tight two finger crimp in a risky situation. Middle of arete is bold and airy, but went steady

Hidden 16/Mar/10 Solo O/S
Boy ?/Nov/09 -
with Nige Kershaw
charley 28/Jun/09 TR O/S

What a great route. Being tall I didn't find the crux too bad. In fact felt very confident with the moves - my sort of climbing. I might even attempt a lead in a few weeks, it'll be my first E lead if I do... Loved it so much, I climbed it 3 times. The last time I had my approach shoes on...

Hidden 16/Jun/09 -
Hidden 16/Jun/09 2nd O/S
vard 17/Mar/09 TR O/S
Tom V 17/Mar/09 TR
with vard
Hidden 17/Sep/08 Lead O/S
clive-greenwood 17/Feb/08 TR O/S
MikeLeeds 17/Feb/08 TR O/S
Hidden 01/Dec/07 Lead rpt
Hidden 17/Oct/07 Solo O/S
Ram MkiV 17/Oct/07 Solo O/S
with alex b
robbo 29/Jul/07 TR

Another quality route. First couple of moves really balancy. No pro so need to get brave and get on the lead

with Flump looking after me
Graham Armitage 06/Jun/07 2nd
with towdman
towdman 06/Jun/07 Lead RP

Top roped it once two weeks ago.

Hidden 10/May/07 Solo O/S
Nicos 11/Mar/07 Solo O/S
Hidden ??/2007 -
Hidden 29/Apr/06 Lead O/S
Brown 24/Mar/06 Lead O/S
with Henry
Hidden 31/Jul/05 2nd
Iggy_B ??/2005 Lead O/S


with Pete H
Daniel Armitage 12/May/03 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2003 TR dog
John Marsland 13/May/01 TR
Martin Bennett 01/Oct/00 TR
with MT
andrew300169 11/May/96 2nd O/S
nai ??/1996 2nd
with Tim
tlr ??/1996 Lead
Pete Pozman 02/Sep/86 TR
with Mark Gray
nbotting ??/1981 TR
Tom V ??/1980 -
KRB 12/Aug/79 Solo O/S
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