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West Ridge Route** S

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20m. Steep and polished, starting on the left edge following the obvious succession of ledges.
A.H.Stocker, A.G.Parker & John Mackenzie Aug/1886
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This climb is in 57 logbooks, and on 8 wishlists.

SUColdo - Lead - 30/Mar/14 with Abe

captain_reindeer - 21/Jul/13 with Jelena

rain/hail/snow made the whole thing very slippery and cold.
joeurwin - 2nd O/S - 17/Jun/12 with simon & ernie

Quite a bit of rock has come off since the route was posted originally making gear placement more scarce.
sjr - Lead - 09/Jun/12 with Ieuan

Think a lot of rock has fallen off. Pretty polished and not much good gear until you get a sling over a block on the corner. I would say much harder and more serious than VD.
ieuanr - 2nd - 09/Jun/12 with Sam

Boy - Solo - 07/Jun/12

crag_hopper_Jay - Lead O/S - 12/Jun/11 with Andy Peters

simondunf - Solo - 11/Jun/11

jackse - 2011

Hidden - 2011

claregardiner - 2nd - 11/Oct/10

Hidden - Solo - 15/Aug/10

davis.pete - Lead O/S - 25/Jun/10 with Edward Westwood

AllanT_87 - Lead - 15/Jun/10 with Neil Pirrie

pirrie3 - 2nd O/S - 15/Jun/10 with Allan Thomson

with David, Alison, Drew and Richard
Neil Anderson from Hilton - Lead rpt - 08/May/10

With Sam, Sharon, Kenny, Martin and Jamie
Neil Anderson from Hilton - Lead β - 07/May/10

keith hal - 2nd - May/10 with Martin Welsh

colinthrelfall - 2010

vvanhinsbergh - Solo - Jun/09

Chucking it down. no sense of exposure, as there was no view of anything more than 10m away!
zeaphod - 03/Sep/08

Davie Thomson - 2nd - 09/Jul/08 with Richard Slaney

Davie Thomson - 2nd - 09/Jul/08

Itchy Starfish - 2nd O/S - 05/May/08

TrollJester - AltLd O/S - 2008 with VARIOUS Throughout 80's+90's

Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/Sep/07

Captain Solo - Lead - 20/May/06 with Jim Marshall

the rec - TR O/S - Apr/06 with Max

mortimea - Jun/05

runwildjohn - TR - 30/Apr/05 with Dil Wetherill

Borrowed shoes
Neil Anderson from Hilton - TR - 30/Apr/05

Chris Plewa - Lead O/S - Oct/04

barney_edin - Lead - Jul/03 with Jen G, Dan C, Roz

Gerald Davison - Lead O/S - 22/Jun/02 with Sue Davison

Ed Saint - 2nd - Jan/02

seanyt - Lead - 2002

BRUCESTRAC - 2001 with various

Iain Thow - Solo - 29/Aug/00

I managed to get half way up but the driving rain so chilled my fingers that I could not feel if I had a hold or not.
Paul-Michael - Lead dnf - 11/Jun/00 with Pedro, Paul Nurse

Elvis soloed, Joe led without gear and I seconded. We were on a traverse of the ridge but binned it after 16 hours. Scorching hot and not enough water. Mark rested at the bottom, he'd done it before.
AndyP - 2nd O/S - 2000 with Joe, Elvis and Mark

andyfeds - Lead - May/98 with Iain E, Andy C

Hidden - May/98

Robinl100 - Lead O/S - 1997 with Dapper

MJH - AltLd - 1995 with Michael Westcott

Mal Grey - Lead - Sep/92 with Andy Waters

Mal Grey - Lead O/S - Sep/91 with Andy Waters

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 07/Aug/89

John Brayshaw - Lead O/S - 26/May/88 with Chris

macmuseeuw - Lead - 04/May/88 with Tommy Kilpatrick

Hidden - Solo - 03/Aug/84

biggianthead - 25/Apr/84 with G

biggianthead - 16/May/83 with G

Hidden - 1983

Hidden - Aug/76

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 16/Aug/75

Sean Kelly - Lead - Jun/74 with Graham Thompson & Steve Berisford

Hidden - Lead - 1974

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
Sam Maher, LesserTrochanter, holmzy, torsparkles, MrRum, iainaitchison, petersheppard, Hidden

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Style of ascent

Soloed6 of 57 (10.5%)
Lead22 of 57 (38.6%)
Followed11 of 57 (19.3%)
Toproped3 of 57 (5.3%)
Alt Leads3 of 57 (5.3%)
Unknown12 of 57 (21.1%)

'Climbed'38 of 57 (66.7%)
clean O/S16 of 57 (28.1%)
clean β1 of 57 (1.8%)
clean rpt1 of 57 (1.8%)
dnf1 of 57 (1.8%)