Performing Flea

1 Stars
 HVS 5a

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Up the arete and the wall above. Beware the bendy flake.
FA. Matt Boyer 1985. The old route, Sickle Buttress Arete, fell down.


an exellent route, but wear your brave head for it ,no useful gear until after the tough stuff, and the landing doesn't bear thinking about.
karl - 08/May/03

I think this is the route...above a nasty jagged boulder? anyway,when i last climbed it i swear one of the flake holds nearly peeled off, so be a bit cautious...
nickv - 28/May/03

Short but sweet. Deserves a 'fluttery' symbol perhaps?
Nick Smith - 30/May/03

Very pleasant route, but definitely a solo and the tricky bit is reach-dependant.
Steve Wright - 12/Jul/04

Very much a reach problem. Beware - the flake is definately rather bendy.
Aly - 04/May/06

Nice but a liitle too short, although wouldn't like to go much higher when soloing above such a poor landing. Agree that it deserves bold and reachy symbols!

Not sure which side of the arete is supposed to be climbed? but the left hand side seemed harder than the right
kristian birchall - 26/May/06

If you're going to experience the 'bendy flake', then you'll be heading for the right-hand side of the arete. Also, the bendy hold doesn't appear as a flake from below - so when you latch it, and it bends, it comes as a bit of an alarming surprise.
Nigel Edley - 19/Oct/08

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