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Bold, strenuous wall climbing of the highest calibre, taking the superb face above the big overhangs.

P Littlejohn, E Cooper 1984

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100 or so good E6s - aye Caff, The Lifetime List, World Class Britain & Ireland

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Logged Ascents

User Date Style Notes & Partners
pipof747 11 Aug, 2019 Lead RP Checked gear and moves on top rope, shame on me. Absolutely great! IMO exit is just straight up the groove (from last good rest one step right to some gear placements, then straight).
Checked gear and moves on top rope, shame on me. Absolutely great! IMO exit is just straight up the groove (from last good rest one step right to some gear placements, then straight).
Hidden 22 Jun, 2019 2nd
mcgovern 22 Jun, 2019 Lead A beautiful pitch and a spectacular situation
with Rory S
A beautiful pitch and a spectacular situation
with Rory S
Rory_Cummings_NI 21 Aug, 2018 Lead O/S A bit of an epic really. Found the route reading very difficult and had trouble committing to the sequences. Spent a long time at both ledges and was on lead for over 3 hours. Ran out of gear and got dangerously pumped near the top, almost fell from the finishing jugs when one came off in my hand! (Some beta for the top section: climb up just right of the peg, passing two round pockets to reach another ledge. From here, follow a thin seam straight up to reach a good sidepull, then traverse right on flat holds to a shallow corner capped by a small roof, pull through this to gain good finishing holds.) Amazing climbing in an outrageous position, fantastic route!!
with Jola
A bit of an epic really. Found the route reading very difficult and had trouble committing to the sequences. Spent a long time at both ledges and was on lead for over 3 hours. Ran out of gear and got dangerously pumped near the top, almost fell from the finishing jugs when one came off in my hand! (Some beta for the top section: climb up just right of the peg, passing two round pockets to reach another ledge. From here, follow a thin seam straight up to reach a good sidepull, then traverse right on flat holds to a shallow corner capped by a small roof, pull through this to gain good finishing holds.) Amazing climbing in an outrageous position, fantastic route!!
with Jola
Hidden ??, 2018 -
Alex Mason 14 Jun, 2016 Lead O/S Phenomenal! Last route of a big day. Got very pumped on the steep section, felt dangerous in this position on tired arms. A fair bit of ambiguity as to which groove to finish up (there's three of them). I went to the LH groove to half way and traversed right into the middle groove (wandering). Oli went up the RH groove and traversed L to the middle groove (very hard). Any clarity on this would be great? F7a/+ E6.5
with George Ullrich
Phenomenal! Last route of a big day. Got very pumped on the steep section, felt dangerous in this position on tired arms. A fair bit of ambiguity as to which groove to finish up (there's three of them). I went to the LH groove to half way and traversed right into the middle groove (wandering). Oli went up the RH groove and traversed L to the middle groove (very hard). Any clarity on this would be great? F7a/+ E6.5
with George Ullrich
samwillo 9 Jun, 2016 Lead 1st E6 onsight. No chalk, over 2 hours on the lead! Quality route, airy positions.
1st E6 onsight. No chalk, over 2 hours on the lead! Quality route, airy positions.
Ed Booth 15 Jun, 2015 Lead O/S Dan had told me that it travs out with gear out to the peg, and then it's runout to the next ledge. Amazing pitch.
Dan had told me that it travs out with gear out to the peg, and then it's runout to the next ledge. Amazing pitch.
Adam Booth 15 Jun, 2015 2nd O/S Incredible.
Incredible.
nathanlee 14 Jun, 2015 2nd O/S Out there!
with goli
Out there!
with goli
Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing 14 Jun, 2015 AltLd O/S A Littlejohn classic, with all that goes alongside it. Brilliant.
with Alex Haslehurst
A Littlejohn classic, with all that goes alongside it. Brilliant.
with Alex Haslehurst
Tom Livingstone 14 Jun, 2015 Lead O/S
HeatherF 8 Jun, 2015 2nd O/S
with Will Sim
with Will Sim
bigie bob ?Jun, 2015 AltLd O/S
Greg Boswell 27 May, 2012 AltLd O/S
with mgeek
with mgeek
mgeek 27 May, 2012 AltLd O/S Led top crux pitch. Mega! what a situation. climbing never desperate but it just keeps coming
with greg boswell
Led top crux pitch. Mega! what a situation. climbing never desperate but it just keeps coming
with greg boswell
Hidden 28 Jul, 2008 Lead O/S
soph ?Jun, 2008 2nd O/S
with Andy Reeve
with Andy Reeve
Hidden 24 May, 2008 Lead O/S
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Route of Interest

Hell's Kitchen Arete

Grade: E6 6a ***
(Fair Head)