Rockfax Description
Climb a crack passing a tall jammed block to ledges. Tackle the left edge of the face above to a tricky finish. Mis-described for years leading to confusion over the original line and grade. © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description
This is the original line climbed in 1955 and given Severe. It has been badly described for years in guidebooks and may well have led to people climbing the easy-angled wall to the left thinking they were on a Severe. The actual route tackles the steep left-hand side of the wall and October Arete Original moves right onto the right arete of that wall.

FA. John Fearon 1955

MrFantastic 11/Mar/16 Solo O/S
ian Wignall 27/Jun/15 Solo O/S
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stephen Rowley 14/Oct/12 2nd
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Mark Stevenson 20/Jul/04 Solo O/S
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Tim W 29/Jul/01 Lead
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Iain Thow 10/May/98 Solo
Andy Say 27/May/87 Solo O/S
Pete Pozman 02/Sep/86 Solo O/S
charlesmfrench 13/Feb/82 Solo O/S
Tom V ??/1980 -
mikej 27/Sep/70 Solo
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