The Arete

2 Stars
 E1 5a

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The best route in the quarry, following the fine arete. Make tricky starting moves past some unconvincing wires/micro-cams to gain the break. Finish more easily up the arete and belay on a tree. Harder for the short.
FA. G.R.Fiddles, A.T.Braddock 1959


A bit of polished horror - probably now worth E1.
Roger Whetton - 10/Feb/02

Annoying and fiddly gear and committing, reachy, moves - probably now worth E0. 'The best route' is not saying much at this painfully mediocre quarry.
Fiend - 10/Sep/03

Bottom end E1 but very pleasant. The polish isn't an issue as long as your technique is up to scratch.
Chris the Tall - 02/Aug/04

Ooh Fiend! Lay off the poor route! Must disagree, gear didn't find to be fiddly at all, good nut right on time for the (albeit) crux, bit of a stretch but my mate (who lead the route) is a short arse and didn't grumble at all. Nice moves and a good line imo.
andy reeve - 30/Jul/05

Only the lower part is polished and that's mild compared to many routes. Gear for the crux was ok. Good BD swedge and less good small rock. The best route in this fine but polished quarry!
Swig - 05/Sep/07

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