Down to Earth Top 50

3 Stars
Fluttery
 f6A+

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The superb highball arete.
FA. Al Rouse 1985

USER COMMENTS

Wicked shaped arete - never E4 but worth at least a star of anyones money. Good small friends at half height.
daveP - 08/Apr/02

Brilliant micro route, E3 5c. (on a top rope its very obvious it's not 6a but a bit scary to lead.)
stp and dave - 17/May/02

you toproped a boulder prob?brill little route
mark - 13/Oct/02

Good freinds 0 & 1/2 protect the middle and upper section.

A brilliant micro route...
Paddles - 24/Mar/03

Yes a fun little problem. Maybe V3 with a bit of flutter!?
Birkby - 13/Oct/03

Very short, very shapely, very cool. Hard start especially for the short, the finish is elegant and exsquisite. Well worth leading, would be a dangerous solo, despite Birkby's usual cavalier nonsense.
Fiend - 19/Dec/06

agree with fiend, i fell off the top move solo - you head right onto a not so good landing and it doesn't feel too great!
brynmarsh - 05/Nov/07

Good first E3 (if it counts). You can see what you have to do from the ground, good gear at mid height, positive top out. Did feel a bit waaayyy just near the top though.
DuzWalker - 28/Feb/08

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  • Route Grade Votings

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