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Rockfax Description
6m. Climb the wall to reach a short crack and a belly-flop finish. © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description
Also considered MVS 5a

Bob Smith 1978


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Logged Ascents

User Date Style Notes & Partners
JBO 30 Jan, 2019 Solo O/S
AJMullen 25 Aug, 2018 Solo rpt Nice mantles
Nice mantles
salix 23 Apr, 2017 Solo O/S
C coldwell-storry 22 Apr, 2017 Sent β
with Kris Hall, Jake Rogers
with Kris Hall, Jake Rogers
eaf4 22 Apr, 2017 Solo
AJMullen 21 Apr, 2017 Solo O/S Tricky last move
Tricky last move
Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing u 8 Oct, 2016 Sent
ArranLaird 10 May, 2016 Solo O/S
IanHope 29 Jun, 2014 Sent O/S
smithjmw46 21 May, 2014 Sent O/S
peter.ravenscroft27 21 May, 2014 Solo O/S
Hainsy 16 Mar, 2014 Sent
with EUMC
with EUMC
Fergus Cuthill 16 Mar, 2014 Sent x
Hidden 16 Mar, 2014 Sent x
Hidden 30 Aug, 2013 Sent β
Bloke on a Rope 1 Apr, 2013 Sent O/S
Climbster 1 Apr, 2013 Sent O/S MVS 5a in NMC
MVS 5a in NMC
frasermcilwraith 17 Jul, 2012 Sent x Above pads. Awesome climbing, terrifying!!!
Above pads. Awesome climbing, terrifying!!!
odox 14 Jul, 2011 Solo
Hidden 14 Jul, 2011 Solo
Hidden 31 Jan, 2011 Solo RP
odox 18 Sep, 2010 Solo
Hidden 18 Sep, 2010 Solo
duncman 3 Jul, 2010 Sent
Ian Jones 6 Sep, 2009 TR O/S
with Walter Robison
with Walter Robison
gambit247 3 Aug, 2009 Sent O/S above pads
above pads
Hidden 26 Apr, 2009 Solo
miastacey 11 Apr, 2009 Solo
with Katherine Sellers
with Katherine Sellers
koalapie ??, 2009 Sent x
Hidden 4 Mar, 2008 Sent β
p.crooky#1 18 Jul, 1997 Solo O/S
with Ecca
with Ecca
Small and weak ? May, 1994 Solo
gme 1 Jan, 1990 -
andybirtwistle 28 Aug, 1984 Solo
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Route of Interest

The Arches

Grade: E1 5b ***
(Back Bowden Doors)