Back To Basics** VS 4c
25m. The cracked groove (2m) right of the left arete.
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This climb is in 15 logbooks, and on 1 wishlist.

Very easy to traverse to the anchors of Real McKay or the one on the right so I did that. I also trimmed back some of the brambles, hopefully making it a bit more appealing. Really enjoyable outing!
yodadave - Lead O/S - 22/Sep/15

arandall - Lead O/S - 29/Jun/14 with Random people

Nice well protected climbing but the top out was very overgrown with hawthorn and brambles.
Sarah Greenwood - Lead O/S - 29/Jun/14 with Keith Alexander

very good route, sustained and well protected. But top out into spikey bushes a bit unpleasant, and couldn't find a way to get down other than abseil from a tree further right.
KeithAlexander - 2nd β - 29/Jun/14 with Sarah, MarkA

JonnoP - 2nd - 31/May/14 with Rick H

Baggie - 2nd O/S - 13/Jul/13

Andy Moles - Lead O/S - 05/Oct/12 with Ferdia

ferdia - 2nd - 05/Oct/12 with Andy

warrygallace - 2nd - Apr/12 with BrendanO

Nice crack. Hardest bit was topping out through the hawthorn. Best to abseil off I think.
Dr Toph - Solo O/S - 31/Mar/12

got half way up then twinged back and scared off by bugs in the crack
D_Wills - Lead dnf - 15/Sep/11

JLS - 2nd O/S - 02/May/11 with Burnsie

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/May/11

It was graded as Hard Severe 4b in the Scottish Rock Climbs SMC book. I thought it was a bit more difficult than a HS!!! Really good climbing and plenty of protection.
Koon - Lead O/S - 24/Oct/10 with Laurence Archer

Hidden - 2nd - 12/May/10

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