School's Out

2 Stars
Technical
 6a+

Adjacent Routes
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A hard move on the lower arete leads to fine climbing up the higher groove. An excellent 6a combination is to start up Rotund Rooley and then move left.
FA. Ian Riddington, Geoff Radcliffe 1985. FA. (New start) Gary Gibson 2003

USER COMMENTS

The lower move is much harder than anything else on the route and not brilliant climbing. The combination I mention above is well-worth doing and probably gives the best 6a at Horseshoe.
Alan James, ROCKFAX - 21/Jul/03

Didn't find the start much harder or much more unpleasant than the start to RR and certainly doesn't merit 6b. The upper section is pleasant, particulary as you know you've already done the crux.
Chris the Tall - 08/Aug/03

The start is new as are the moves from the left via the scoop. It originally climbed the thin crack in its entirity.
Gary - 17/Sep/03

Halfway up when it started raining, carried on tough cause im hard!
Adam Moroz - 18/Feb/05

Climbed this again recently and there is an awkward section at half height that I don't remember from the first time and two lighter areas on the rock that look as if holds have pulled off.
gildor - 16/May/05

Found "the hard move" quite hard for a 6b. Probably a British tech 6a move I'd say. The Rest was nice and easy though.
Joe Costello - 17/Sep/05

Sorry Sorry: just pulled a hold off the hard move by the first bolt - and sprained my ankle on the way down so unable to say if the move is now harder: spoiled a good day's climbing too! What was odd was this was the third time I've climbed Schools Out and I thought I had it wired. You can never quite trust quarried limestone....
Derek Morton - 16/Nov/05

worth at least 1 star: very enjoyable climbing with a delicate move to make the belay.
ksjs - 08/Oct/06

Really enjoyed this one - really nice moves above and a delicate finish
Tristan Peers - 31/Oct/06

If "an excellent 6a combination is to start up Rotund Rooley and then move left" then a wholesale revision of grades at Horseshoe is needed! The climbing after whichever start you do is certainly worth F6a+.
roger whetton - 28/Apr/14

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