Lexicon | E11/8b+ Trad climb at Pavey Ark

A counter line to Impact Day. About 8b+ with a very spicy runout.

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Steve McClure
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Added at 05:09 on 22 September 2021
Steve McClure
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Added at 15:09 on 23 September 2021
Steve McClure
Added at 13:09 on 26 September 2021
Steve McClure
Added at 09:05 on 19 May 2022
Dave MacLeod
Added at 17:06 on 14 June 2022
Dave MacLeod
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Added at 06:04 on 01 April 2022
Mathew Wright
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Added at 10:05 on 20 May 2022
Mathew Wright
Added at 06:05 on 25 May 2022


5 recorded ascents.

Climber Style FA Ascent Date Suggested Grade
Neil Gresham Lead (Worked) 4th Sep 2021

[1] https://www.ukclimbing.com/news/2021/09/lexicon_e11_7a_-_first_ascent_on_pavey_ark_by_neil_gresham-72872

[2] https://www.climber.co.uk/news/neil-gresham-talks-about-the-first-ascent-of-lexicon-e11-7a/

Steve McClure Lead (Worked) 21st Sep 2021

Second ascent.

Before the successful ascent Steve took a huge fall [4] from the very top of the route, estimated to be around 20m!


[1] https://www.instagram.com/p/CUGKwg9I08O/

[2] https://www.instagram.com/p/CUKv0PloFU1/

[3] https://www.facebook.com/photo/?fbid=391908775842548&set=a.229693922064035

[4] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O7_MFQfmGFg

Dave MacLeod Lead (Worked) 27th Mar 2022

Third ascent.

Dave suggested it was easier than his route Mind Riot which he gave E10. [3]


[1] https://www.davemacleod.com/blog/lexicon

[2] https://www.instagram.com/p/CbyDeR3KQlo/

[3] https://www.ukclimbing.com/news/2022/03/lexicon_e11_7a_repeated_by_dave_macleod-73022

[4] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KJWAzUOvDEI

Mathew Wright Lead (Worked) 19th May 2022



James Pearson Lead (Worked) 11th Jun 2022

Prior to making the successful ascent James made a very impressive attempt after an abseil inspection, getting established on the headwall but taking the lob after getting tired from misreading the lower moves out of the break.