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Hairy Mary*** VS 4b

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[The end of a fantastic day, 1 kb]No description has been contributed for this climb.

Ticklists: Ultimate Scottish Rock, 100 More Classic British VS Climbs, Skye Rock.

Photo: The end of a fantastic day © JamieSparkes
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PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 58 logbooks, and on 48 wishlists.

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 17/Jul/14

Amazing position above the waves, feels a bit sustained for grade but big holds.
Captain Solo - Lead - 17/Jul/14 with Cal

alex toomey - Lead O/S - 08/Jun/14

alexmcmillan - Lead O/S - 08/Jun/14 with Kitty Selkirk

Victor Ivanov - 2nd O/S - 07/Jun/14 with Anne Peale

annep11 - Lead O/S - 07/Jun/14 with Anna D, Victor Ivanov

samwillo - Solo - 24/Apr/14 with Marianne Lalli

Hidden - 2nd - 21/Apr/14

Unique and more amenable than appearances suggest.
Ian Jones - Lead O/S - 21/Apr/14 with Tim Clarke

colin.morrison - Lead O/S - 23/Jul/13 with ewan

Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Jul/13

Chris Hind - 2nd - 09/Jul/13 with Bry

Craig Holden - Lead O/S - 07/Jul/13

tom.e - Lead O/S - 24/Jun/13 with Charlie Everett

Andy Moles - Lead rpt - 15/Jun/13

Sophie Gilbert - 2nd O/S - 08/Jun/13 with Danielle Arnott

Liam Ingram - 2nd rpt - 08/Jun/13 with Catrin Nichols

Danielle Arnott - Lead - 08/Jun/13 with Sophie Gilbert

Awesome
catrin289 - Lead - 08/Jun/13 with Liam Ingram

Triggalicious - Lead O/S - 08/Jun/13 with Fergus Cuthill

Hidden - Lead O/S - 07/Jun/13

Still great, though the lichen is clearing off the line now so it's a little easier to see where to go.
JamieSparkes - 2nd rpt - 07/Jun/13 with Suzy Howat

Hidden - Lead - 07/Jun/13

maryleese - Lead O/S - 07/Jun/13 with Bobby Greig

I had to come back for this! Unbelievable route. Mary is quite hairy though...
Alex the Alex - Lead O/S - Jun/13

Callum T - 2nd O/S - 18/May/13 with Euan Strachan

Hidden - 2013

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 18/Aug/12

Matt Harle - Lead O/S - 18/Aug/12 with Ben Barnard

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 05/Aug/12

Hidden - Lead - Aug/12

JamieSparkes - 2nd rpt - 09/Jun/12 with clement, Rachel

Harry Holmes - Lead O/S - 09/Jun/12 with Catherine Marsh, Joanna

horsefeathers - 2nd O/S - 09/Jun/12 with Catherine Marsh, Harry

Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Jun/12

The Big Sender - 2nd rpt - 09/Jun/12 with catrin

catjm - 2nd O/S - 09/Jun/12 with Joanna Lisiowec, Harry Holmes

Bizarrely graded HVS 4b in the 2012 guide - this implies some sort of danger which put us off the day before, but after checking UKC comments that evening decided to go back. And it was well worth it - a brilliant route, and I wish I'd had the nerve to lead it! Shame the sun was in the wrong place for any photos - good excuse to go back and do it again. All the gear you could possibly need, but you wouldn't want to hang around too long to place it and it could be interesting getting back on the rock if you fell off - so probably VS 4b. At Peak Scar (which is similarly steep and juggy) it would get HS!
Simon Caldwell - 2nd O/S - 07/Jun/12 with Carmen

Hidden - Lead O/S - 07/Jun/12

Hidden - Lead - Jun/12

Alex the Alex - 2nd - Jun/12

Michael Ryan - Lead O/S - 23/May/12 with Dan Bailey - UKHillwalking.com

Full value for the grade with wild positions and pretty damn steep but plenty of holds and gear, lovely climbing, well worth doing....
Chad123 - Lead O/S - 21/May/12 with Emily

PAJames - 2012

Hidden - 2012

Great climb with fantastic exposure!
crag_hopper_Jay - Lead O/S - 08/Jun/11 with Andy Peters

Andy Moles - Lead O/S - 06/Jun/11 with McNally

burto - Lead O/S - 06/Jun/11 with phil

ferdia - Lead O/S - 06/Jun/11 with Katie Main

Liam Ingram - Lead O/S - 05/Jun/11 with Tom HS

allyrocke - Lead O/S - 05/Jun/11 with Tom Eadington

gforce - Lead O/S - 29/Apr/11 with Emma

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/Aug/10

Fantastic climbing in a truly stunning position, would be 4* if I had the choice!
JamieSparkes - 2nd O/S - 06/Jun/10 with rcammack

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 06/Jun/10

Excellent!
rcammack - Lead O/S - 06/Jun/10 with Jamie Sparkes

Probably only HS 4b, but really great climbing in an excellent position.
victim of mathematics - 2nd O/S - 15/Jun/09 with crossdressingrodney

crossdressingrodney - Lead O/S - 15/Jun/09 with victim of mathematics

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Voting
Total votes cast 32
hard HVS0 of 11
HVS0 of 11
easy HVS0 of 11
hard VS1 of 11
VS7 of 11
easy VS0 of 11
hard HS2 of 11
HS1 of 11
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hard 4c0 of 11
4c4 of 11
easy 4c1 of 11
hard 4b6 of 11
4b0 of 11
easy 4b0 of 11
hard 4a0 of 11
4a0 of 11
easy 4a0 of 11
3 Stars9 of 10
2 Stars1 of 10
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Style of ascent

Soloed1 of 58 (1.7%)
Lead35 of 58 (60.3%)
Followed19 of 58 (32.8%)
Unknown3 of 58 (5.2%)

'Climbed'13 of 58 (22.4%)
clean O/S40 of 58 (69.0%)
clean rpt5 of 58 (8.6%)