Dire Wall*** E2 5b
[Sandy enjoying diabaig, 3 kb]45m. A fine route, but has a poorly portected section. Start 3m left of the pillar
then climb up to the base of the arete, befor climbing it.
Andy Nisbet & Rick Allen May/1984

Ticklists: Scottish 3 and 4 star multi-pitch routes.

Photo: Sandy enjoying diabaig © Brian
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This climb is in 19 logbooks, and on 1 wishlist.

Last route of the trip. Reasonable small wires followed by 5m of unprotected tenuous climbing to top of the initial groove led to some hollow and friable holds and no more gear. Eventually climbed a bit higher to find 2 unconvincing wires and more friable holds. Backed off to the rest at top of groove and decided it wasn't worth it so traversed into pillar and down climbed that instead
Alex@home - Lead dnf - 04/May/15 with The Doctor

Forced on to slab finish by the onset of rain, probably E1 like this.
harold walmsley - 2nd O/S - 30/Jul/14 with George Gilmore

Hidden - Lead dnf - 12/Mar/14

Led pitch 2. Got no decent runners till virtually the top.
sparbus - AltLd - 24/Aug/13 with dave porter

Andy Moles - Lead O/S - 30/Mar/13 with Iain Murray

Hidden - Lead - 17/Jan/13

mshorter - Lead O/S - 25/Jun/12 with erika + ry

A bit hairy up the arete, done as single pitch.
Captain Solo - Lead - 20/May/12 with Heike

Great line, almost as good as the pillar itself. 3 stars, works fine as single pitch.
henwardian - Lead O/S - 23/Jul/11 with Fraser-with-the-beard

did this in mistake for the pillar.
JamieSparkes - Lead O/S - 02/Jun/11 with Rob Askew

Hidden - Lead O/S - 11/Apr/10

Chad123 - 1999

Hidden - Lead - Jun/98

Hidden - AltLd - Jun/98

Cassidy - 2nd β - Jun/97 with David Cassidy

Dave Musgrove Jnr - 2nd - 12/Jun/96 with Glenn Henry, Nick Ashton

Hidden - AltLd O/S - May/95

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Jun/93

Hidden - 2nd - 1993

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