Bludgers Revelation*** HVS 5a
[Climbers on July crack from Bludgers Revelation, 3 kb]137m, 6 pitches. ****
A link up of the routes Bludgers and Revelation. A classic.

1. 15m Starting at the base of slime wall climb to reach 2 prominent corner's.
2. 25m 5a Climb the right most corner that, often seeps in its lower half, to a ledge with peg belay
3. 25m 4c Step down and left, traversing round the corner and past a prominent detached spike. Continue upwards to a large sloping ledge.
4. 25m 4b Move right off the ledge round the corner to gain ramps. Move up these keeping a look out on the left higher ramp for block belay.
5. 30m 4c Continue up ramps towards Flake of Revelation. Climb this in an excellent exposed position, to a small ledge.
6. 20m 4a Follow the flake upwards and onto North Buttress

Ticklists: Ultimate Scottish Rock, Scottish Mid-Grade Multi-Pitch, Scottish Rock Climbs ****, Scottish 3 and 4 star multi-pitch routes, Ultimate HVS ticklist, The Great Mountain Crags of Scotland.

Photo: Climbers on July crack from Bludgers Revelation © hwackerhage
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This climb is in 154 logbooks, and on 111 wishlists.

James Thacker - Lead - 03/Oct/15 with Alison Culshaw

A fantastic and pretty out there route at HVS. Flake was fantastic. Pitch 3 was seriously bold, never difficult but not trivial. Lots of ground to cover after the numbered pitches to get to the top. Summiting after made for a good long day.
Brian Pollock - AltLd O/S - 19/Sep/15 with Gordon

gurumed - AltLd O/S - 19/Sep/15 with Brian

Got lost somewhere on pitch four, was getting on so bailed off down Shibboleth. Great climbing up til that point but quite stiff for 5a on the second pitch I thought. Will be back.
Nath93 - Lead dnf - 11/Sep/15

cold but fun
robertmichaeladams - AltLd - 06/Sep/15 with Andy H

nothing like numb fingers and toes when you can see people sunbathing in the valley
a_hein - AltLd O/S - 06/Sep/15 with Rob Adams

Night Ascent on a calm night. Lead p1,2 and the spectacular flake pitch as the darkness crawled in. Epic Edit log: now sitting in work after fuck all sleep. Worst decision ever.
John McKenna - AltLd O/S - 08/Jul/15 with Martin McKenna - UKC

Another night ascent. Lead pitches 3, 4 and 6.
Martin McKenna - UKC - AltLd rpt - 08/Jul/15 with John McKenna

Mackinclimb - AltLd O/S - 23/Jun/15

arrang - AltLd O/S - 23/Jun/15 with Adam Mackintosh, Paul

MarcusP - 2015

Nice to tick off a classic, climbed it in 3 long pitches.
Ginger McGrath - AltLd O/S - 15/Sep/14 with jonnie williams

jonnie3430 - AltLd rpt - 14/Sep/14 with Graham

Went off route on pitch 4 and ended up on pitch 4 of Shiboleth!!!
David Wynne - 2nd dnf - 13/Sep/14 with Tony Womersley

up to doom aret
Dougbart - AltLd - 13/Sep/14 with Rick

So serious it really requires a moustache.
Samuel Wainwright - AltLd O/S - 26/Jul/14 with Rafe Osborne

Bold route on an intimidating crag, have rarely felt so scared climbing or so relieved to be standing on top of a cliff. Being on the hang didn't help one bit, and probably contributed to some seriously questionable route finding. Found the whole situation mind blowing! Made Centurion on Ben Nevis feel like a walk in the park.
UncleMephisto - AltLd O/S - 25/Jul/14 with Sam Wainwright

sergio46 - 2nd O/S - 29/Jun/14 with John McDonald

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/Jun/14

Not sure if was on the right line for bottom few pitches, need to go back and climb again
joesmith - AltLd O/S - 21/Jun/14 with Joe Saunders

Caught in a rainstorm at the end of pitch 4 for an hour.
Col Kingshott - AltLd O/S - 20/Jun/14

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 19/Jun/14

simon_D - AltLd O/S - 19/Jun/14 with Chris

Finally! Started at 9pm, topped out at 1am. Did in 4 pitches, the flake and the last pitch in the dark. Awesome night!
Martin McKenna - UKC - AltLd - 18/Jun/14 with Luke McPhee

lukemcphee - AltLd - 17/Jun/14 with Martin

alasdair19 - 2014

Lead P1+2,3,5,7. great route :)
JamieSparkes - AltLd O/S - 21/Jul/13 with Matt King

Lead P4 and P6
mattking_109 - AltLd - 21/Jul/13 with Jamie

Hidden - Lead - 20/Jul/13

Had a bit of a nightmare with loose rock on the last pitch!
AndyL - AltLd O/S - 20/Jul/13 with hannah gibbs, Calum cuthill

Hidden - AltLd - 20/Jul/13

Scott Rankin - AltLd - 13/Jul/13 with Gordon Lacey

Gordon Lacey - AltLd - 13/Jul/13 with Scott Rankin

Too soon after surgery...
Tightsgirl - 2nd dnf - 11/Jul/13 with Ali Rose

First two pitches.
arose - Lead - 11/Jul/13 with Hannah Francis

tom.e - AltLd O/S - 11/Jul/13 with Malcolm

Mr Powly - AltLd O/S - 11/Jul/13 with Alan

pitch 2 felt harder than 5a but what an amazing climb
scottyskier82 - Lead O/S - 10/Jul/13 with Laura Goble

glenngordon - AltLd O/S - 08/Jul/13 with fran sheridan, bomber harris

Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/Jun/13

Hidden - AltLd - 08/Jun/13

captain - 2013

Hidden - 2013

Hidden - 2013

Busby - 2013

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 11/Aug/12

Ross Barnes - AltLd - 11/Aug/12 with Neil A

Neil Adams - AltLd O/S - 11/Aug/12 with Ross B

Lead pitches 2, 3 and 5
stewnew - AltLd O/S - 04/Jun/12 with big issue

Led P2 & P4. Superb route, quality all the way up esp. the fourth pitch.
Jim Slater - AltLd O/S - 04/Jun/12 with Mike Tutt

R0bbie - AltLd O/S - 02/Jun/12 with Leighn Chambers

Fantastic climb! Crux was some nice little moves! Exposure was awesome almost all the way up! Really enjoyed the small traverse to the left from the second belay! Well worth the big walk in!!!
010paw - 2nd O/S - 29/May/12 with Andy watt, Kenny grant

Hidden - 2nd - 29/May/12

The Big Sender - AltLd O/S - 28/May/12 with ally rocke

allyrocke - AltLd O/S - 28/May/12 with Tom Eadington

cat22 - AltLd O/S - 26/May/12 with Mike

Kazza91 - Mar/12

Patzl - 2012

m dunn - 2012

Steven Carter - Lead O/S - 2012

sparbus - AltLd - 29/Jul/11 with mike b

jess - AltLd O/S - 27/Jul/11 with martin

Waited a long time to do this route and it didn't disappoint. Excellent steep, exposed climbing on good holds and rock.
Captain Solo - AltLd - 25/Jul/11 with Paul

newtonmore - AltLd - 25/Jul/11

freudy_love - AltLd O/S - 25/Jul/11 with Ewan Lyons

RobynT - AltLd O/S - 04/Jul/11

Climbed by chance. Set off to do Shibboleth but started too far left. Did in three pitches. Good route though!
jamestheyip - AltLd O/S - 03/Jul/11 with Peter

Great sociable day. Pitch 2 and 4 are excellent. **** all the way!
Liam Ingram - Lead O/S - 03/Jul/11 with Robyn Tuerena, Becky Stedham, Tom HS

Awesome climb. Seconded it clean despite the big rucksack. Cool positions but it would have felt pretty bold to lead I reckon. Especially pitch 3. I lead the initial scramble but I won't claim the Alt lead.
THardSevere - 2nd O/S - 03/Jul/11 with liam ingram

Exodus - AltLd O/S - 02/Jul/11 with Timmy

jim.macp - 02/Jul/11

westaway - AltLd O/S - 29/Apr/11 with Imelda Neale

Hidden - AltLd - 29/Apr/11

Lovely weather, lovely climb. Nowhere near as fearsome as I'd heard.
jfmchivall - AltLd O/S - 22/Apr/11 with David Sherrat

barney_edin - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Tim Hamlet - AltLd - 08/Sep/10

Hidden - 2nd - 17/Jun/10

I led pitches 2,3,5. All excellent. Final scramble (two roped pitches) and descent was a bit of an epic.
gjd - AltLd O/S - 12/Jun/10 with Mapleleaf

Got lost after 3rd pitch, ended up popping out onto the ridge after following the guide book description for 3rd pitch of left, left, left. Should have gone right, right, right!
Martin Davies - AltLd dnf - 04/Jun/10 with Dave Gudmunsson, Ed Lemon

Hidden - Lead - 22/May/10

Johann - AltLd O/S - 16/Apr/10 with Laurie Wardlaw, Martyn Stott

dj_brigham05 - AltLd O/S - 12/Sep/09 with Rich Clarke, Pete Abernethy

Epic, got of route pitch2, pitch 4 is bold as, and hard to find a decent path we had to do 2extra piches and then about an hour of scrammbling on scre in the dark just to the ridge! pitch 5 is prob worth all the hasslte!
pete87abs - AltLd O/S - 12/Sep/09 with Richard Clarke, Dave Brigham

a bold pitch 4 leads to an increadable pitch 5. awesome!
rclarke - 12/Sep/09 with pete aber, Dave Brigham

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 12/Sep/09

Hidden - 2nd - Jul/09

jonnie3430 - Lead O/S - 29/Jun/09 with Cora

Led pitches 2 and 4 (the fantastic flake pitch). A route well worthy of 4 stars, and only slightly damp on the first two pitches...
Ken Applegate - AltLd O/S - 26/Jun/09 with Alex Wheldon

Vicki M - AltLd - 05/Jun/09 with Doug and Lawrie

Lawrie Brand - AltLd O/S - 04/Jun/09 with Vicky Mayes, Dougie Harvey

Excellent route. Ran the first 2 pitches together, and possibly went the wrong way on the last pitch...
Dougie Harvey - AltLd O/S - 04/Jun/09 with Vicki Mayes, Lawrie Brand

simon_D - AltLd O/S - 01/Jun/09 with Euan C

Almost 100% dry. Fantastic route: steep, awkward first 25m followed by two fabulous airy, varied 30m pitches on perfect rock. Why only two stars?
rbruce - 2nd - 31/May/09 with Derek Miller

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 31/May/09

windy100 - 2009

Surprised to find this almost dry after a wet summer. Jackpot!
decs - AltLd O/S - 07/Sep/08 with Steve

steev - AltLd O/S - 07/Sep/08 with Duncan Steen

What a day. Intimidating, sometimes runout and exciting.
jazzyjackson - AltLd - 13/Jul/08 with Ally

Hidden - AltLd - 13/Jul/08

Best HVS mountain route I've done so far.
Fultonius - AltLd O/S - 14/Jun/08 with Mal Meech

adw07 - AltLd O/S - 08/Jun/08 with Andy Main

Awesome climbing, nothing to hard but loads of intimidation. The flake pitch has to be one of the best rock features I've climbed, it just kept coming. Right up there with centurion as the best mountain route so far.
andymoin - AltLd O/S - 08/Jun/08 with Warren

1st multipitch trad - absolutely amazing!!!!! closing my eyes i see that flake...
hubereini - AltLd O/S - 08/Jun/08 with neil

What an amazing route!!!! got a bit lost on top pitch and ended up on the ramp of shibboleth, this made for an even more exciting finish. everyone must do this route!
Neil Mackenzie - AltLd O/S - 08/Jun/08 with Reinhart

Hidden - AltLd - 07/Jun/08

hwackerhage - AltLd - 01/Jun/08 with Brian & Forrest

ed woods - AltLd - 26/May/08 with Tom & Diana

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 24/May/08

Ed Babs - AltLd O/S - 14/May/08 with Lee Mercer

Managed to get off-route on both the first AND the second pitches! However, lead the exposed section of the fourth pitch to the flake OK, and enjoyed the flake enormously - great pitch.
clipskipper - AltLd O/S - 14/May/08 with Ed Babington

Hard first corner pitch very sustained and technical, moving round the corner is good and easy then the undercut flake is deffinately the highlight. Big cams or hex's usefull.
James Humble - AltLd O/S - Apr/08 with rik

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 2008

Hidden - 2nd - 11/Jun/07

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 07/Jun/07

sgl - AltLd O/S - 07/Jun/07 with Konnie

Hidden - AltLd - 05/May/07

Hidden - AltLd O/S - May/07

gforce - AltLd - 12/Apr/07 with Neil C

dave o - AltLd O/S - 22/Jul/06 with James R and Bill S

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 16/Jul/06

Who on earth could give this only 2 stars? And for that matter, the currently guidebooks suggest it has 3 5a pitches, so HVS 4c???
AJM - AltLd O/S - Jul/06 with Tom Lambert

joe king - 2nd O/S - 06/Jun/06 with steve petit

Pretty steep for the grade. One to put your cocky pals on.
steveP - Lead O/S - Jun/06 with Paul Rowlands

Hidden - 2006

akhughes - AltLd - 2005

buzby78 - Lead - 15/Jul/04

Hidden - AltLd - 01/May/04

I did pitch 1,2,4 and 6. I may have gone a bit high on pitch 4.
uphillnow - AltLd - 05/Jul/03 with mat allatt

Hidden - Jun/03

led p2,p4
Mr Messy - AltLd O/S - Jun/03 with Dave smith

This is, quite simply one of the best routes that I have ever done! Wild exposure and an exciting and slightly intimidating atmosphere throughout.
Mark Bannan - AltLd O/S - Sep/02 with Chris Gudgeon

Gudge - AltLd O/S - Sep/02 with Mark Bannan

Fantastic all time great.
brianrunner - AltLd - Jul/01 with martina

David Sherratt - Lead O/S - Jun/01

Led every pitch due to sulky partner but awesome all the same - best HVS in the country??
Chad123 - Lead O/S - May/00 with Greg

graeme gatherer - 2000

Bruce Kerr - Lead - 12/Aug/99 with Jenny Kerr, Robert Durran

Dave Kerr - AltLd - Aug/99 with Brian Dickson, Martina Osterloh

Hidden - AltLd - Jun/97

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 1997

jcw - 1996 with Simon Richardson

Trobbo - 2nd - 03/Jul/95 with andy hartley

konacol - AltLd - Jul/95 with Rab Cunningham

CMacD - 1995

CMacD - 1995

graham lawrie - Lead - 1991

Hidden - Lead - 1989

mark mcgowan01 - 1984 with Colin Gourley

Hidden - 2nd - May/78

redjerry - AltLd O/S - Jul/77 with Phil Thomas

Hidden - AltLd - 06/Aug/68

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