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Grey Mares Tail (LH)*** III

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[Grey Mare's Tail LH, 1 kb]150m, 3 pitches. No description has been contributed for this climb.
G. Anderson W. Anderson, D. Bathgate, I MacEacheran Feb/1969

Photo: Grey Mare's Tail LH © Will Byers
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PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 50 logbooks, and on 10 wishlists.

Hidden - AltLd - 2011

Hidden - AltLd - 27/Dec/10

Hidden - AltLd - 27/Dec/10

Chris Toward - 2nd O/S - 27/Dec/10

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 27/Dec/10

konacol - AltLd O/S - 27/Dec/10

My first pure ice route - great fun. Richard lead the first pitch, which had a tricky step just before the belay. Then I lead the two remaining pitches (with a walk up to the final pitch). Great fun - we got there just in the nick of time, apparently the route wasn't in condition the next day.
J Brown - AltLd O/S - 27/Dec/10 with RK

Hidden - AltLd - 27/Dec/10

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 26/Dec/10

first ice climb
chris687 - Lead O/S - 26/Dec/10

adie84 - Lead - 26/Dec/10

garethsteel - AltLd O/S - 26/Dec/10 with chris687

Dave Latimer - AltLd O/S - 26/Dec/10

Hidden - AltLd - 25/Dec/10

Clean onsight to pitch one. Then abbed off and went home in the dark for Christmas dinner. Left a blue clog snapgate on the peg. If any kind soul feels like returning it id be greatful.
sneaks - Lead dnf - 25/Dec/10 with janey

Hidden - 2nd - 25/Dec/10

Brilliant route with brilliant ice, solid placements throughout. Nice wee crux/ bulge to negotiate around 40m.
rnotman67 - 2nd - 24/Dec/10 with Rab, Kenny

Hidden - AltLd - 24/Dec/10

One of the best icefall routes I've ever done, and we had it all to ourselves after an early start. Magical!
DSM - AltLd O/S - 24/Dec/10 with Paul O'Reilly

Hidden - 24/Dec/10

Hidden - 24/Dec/10

Good ice on route, plastic and first time placements most of the time. Plenty water running in the middle but pretty good keeping to the left hand side!!
Tile Diver - AltLd O/S - 23/Dec/10 with Rossi

Left the car at 2p.m. back to Moffat to meet the family for the back of 5. Been waiting 15 odd years for the opportunity! Had a wee steep section at about 40 metres which created some excitement.
whispering nic - AltLd O/S - 23/Dec/10 with Al Reid

Great ice all the way, a truly excellent route.
Merlin - AltLd O/S - 23/Dec/10 with Mark Harrison

Hidden - Lead - 08/Dec/10

Lovely route did right hand,mixed quality of ice had the whole route to ourselves!!
Billy Walker - Bad Seller - AltLd O/S - 08/Dec/10 with my bestest bud

g0rd0n davids0n - AltLd - Dec/10 with roy davidson

2nd trip to the tail within 12 months - who would have believed it..this time great finish soloing the mini-icefalls higher up the streambed
markharro - AltLd - Dec/10 with Merlin

Hidden - 16/Jan/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Jan/10

Awesome route and still holding on, ice good quality and we did a nice grade V free standing column on the the first pitch which made it more interesting. First two pitches good quality ice, top pitch getting thin and dripping but not too bad. Well worth the trip. Even falling into a stream up to my waist and doing the whole route with ponds in my boots didn't dampen spirits!
Chad123 - AltLd O/S - 14/Jan/10 with Viv and Jess

Hidden - AltLd - 14/Jan/10

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 13/Jan/10

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 13/Jan/10

Busy and wet. Wont last much longer.
decs - 12/Jan/10 with Sam

sgl - AltLd - 12/Jan/10 with duncan

Hidden - AltLd - 11/Jan/10

Hidden - 11/Jan/10

After work by headtorch.
Fultonius - AltLd O/S - 11/Jan/10 with Neil Adams

Neil Adams - AltLd O/S - 11/Jan/10 with Ally F

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 10/Jan/10

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 09/Jan/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Jan/10

Jonathan Lagoe - UKC - AltLd - 08/Jan/10 with Pete Whillance

Hidden - AltLd - 08/Jan/10

Been waiting for this for a long, long time!
Tile Diver - AltLd O/S - 05/Jan/10 with Ivan Tait, Creag

Hidden - Jan/10

Excellent romp up the falls with a massive chunk of ice detaching from the final pitch just after I'd pulled over the lip
markharro - Lead - Jan/10 with Mark Charles

glenngordon - 2009

Stuart the postie - 1995 with Ian Dempster

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
james mcclung, Hidden, Nath93, Willismorris, Hidden, Hidden, Hidden, AWH, Thoms6974, The Mountain Goat

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Style of ascent

Lead7 of 50 (14.0%)
Followed3 of 50 (6.0%)
Alt Leads32 of 50 (64.0%)
Unknown8 of 50 (16.0%)

'Climbed'26 of 50 (52.0%)
clean O/S23 of 50 (46.0%)
dnf1 of 50 (2.0%)