Stonnis Arete

2 Stars
 HVD 4a

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30m. A fine climb only spoilt by the way it fizzles out below the cliff top. Graded Diff for years! Climb the cracked front of the buttress, first right up an awkward (polished) groove then back left up a short chimney. Step round left to climb the steep slab to good ledges at the base of a slabby arete, or go direct at awkward HS 4b. Step onto the ridge then hand traverse or Ďa chevalí up this (poor protection) to the final easy walls and a finish up a short groove.
FA. Henry Bishop 1900


It doesn't really deserve the flutter symbol. It's impossible to fall off the 'A Cheval' move, you'll just slither a bit
Budge - 27/Jun/03

A high quality potter! Shame the good bit is escapable.
Michael Birkby - 10/Sep/03

it IS diff!
al.smith - 02/Apr/04

Yes, it is fairly difficult.
alan - 31/May/05

IF you fight your way up the chimney then it's diff, up the face is nearer S...
hindu - 16/Jun/05

It may be impossible to fall "à cheval", but why on Earth would one climb it that way? The hand-traverse is simply spectacular, and lends the amazing feeling of being in true mountain terretory. Worth severe, certainly. Shame about the horrible polished ramp at the start.
Ché Gananrelli - 19/Sep/05

Although it may not be possible to fall from the "a cheval", it didn't feel like it at the time, and my heart was certainly fluttering! Why on Earth would anyone not climb it this way, it's the best part of the route?!
Simon Caldwell - 24/Aug/09

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