Yo Yo*** E1 5b
[Yo Yo first pitch, 4 kb]3 pitches. No description has been contributed for this climb.

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This climb is in 84 logbooks, and on 65 wishlists.

A full on epic mountain route! 1st 2 pitches are the hardest, I led the 2nd which has some super thrutchy moves in the chimney, 1st felt very hard (but that's probably because I couldn't feel my fingers from belaying in the cold), and the 3rd was just great! Some of the best positions I've been in in the mountains, excellent value for E1 that's for sure, well worth its stars. Did the 2 VS continuation pitches to top out on Aonach Dubh which are not recommended - extremely loose and as such very scary with very little good gear!
Hugh Simons - AltLd O/S - 02/Oct/15 with Misha Bruml

Epic. Intimidating but rewarding test piece mountain E1, exposure is absolutely class. Fun traverse walk-in round the north of aonach dubh from our bivvy on the east face. led P1 and 3. P1 steep crux off the deck took a few goes, careful route-reading required to move from the slab into the wet groove, which was quite nails and scary. Beautiful drier laybacking moves higher up. P2 ultimate thrutch, Hugh dispatched it like a boysie. P3 the most pleasant, a tad easier but still not a walk. Did the VS continuation to the top, not recommended unless you are a connoisseur of roped soloing steep mossy rotten choss... 1 star in Gary Latter!?! Is it fuck! Was scarier than the E1!
mishabruml - AltLd O/S - 02/Oct/15 with Hugh Simons

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 20/Sep/14

Top quality. Sustained, good rock, bomber gear and outstanding positions, particularly the 2nd stance. Unarguably 5c to get off the ground (egotistical thugs will disagree of course).
Ian Jones - AltLd O/S - 20/Sep/14 with Colonel Sir Timothy Clarke C.E.O.

newtonmore - 16/Sep/14 with joris

Callum_Johnson - AltLd O/S - 15/Sep/14 with Uisdean

Fantastic climb. Pumpy and sludgy in all the right places. Somewhat awkward approach
tomdude - AltLd O/S - 12/Sep/14 with Doug Bartholomew

Amazing, led 2&3 A bit wet in places
Dougbart - AltLd - 12/Sep/14 with Tom

Everything about this is epic. Walk-in, every pitch, descent and walk off all tough. First 10m or so of P1 were pretty wet as was the chimney on P2, quite emotional. Exposure is something else.
markfairbank - Lead O/S - 24/Aug/14 with Anne Gumbley

Anne Gumbley - 2nd - 24/Aug/14 with Mark Fairbank

Route was quite damp in places, but dry where it needed to be. Great route worth the stars, lead P1 + 3
joesmith - Lead O/S - 24/May/14 with Ali Rose

Went back after starting up the clearances my mistake a few weeks ago. brilliant route.
arose - AltLd - 24/May/14 with Joe Smith

prcleary - 2014

Hidden - 2nd - 22/Jul/13

ok climbing, brilliant position and exposure
Ginger McGrath - Lead O/S - 21/Jul/13 with calum, hannah gibbs

colin.morrison - AltLd O/S - 12/Jul/13 with Ewan

An historic great line but I was doubting the **** rating as I thrutched up the slimy chimney on pitch 2. It redeemed itself on the superb 3rd pitch though. ***
Captain Solo - AltLd - 12/Jul/13 with Colin M

captain - 2013

captain - 2013

Hidden - 2013

Hidden - 2013

Ri - Lead O/S - Jul/12

In perfect condition, not a wet hold all route. The first 2 pitches are both brilliant and the 3rd is good. As good an e1 as I've ever done. Michael and me both thought each other had the quickdraws, so we didn't have any! Made do fine with 4 extenders and a few slings though.
tim newton - AltLd O/S - 05/Jun/12 with michael

Led P2. Excellent route. Plenty of porridge required for this one. Long steep walk-in, and steep sustained climbing.
Jim Slater - AltLd O/S - 03/Jun/12 with Mike Tutt

cat22 - 2nd - 27/May/12 with Mike

glenngordon - Lead O/S - 26/May/12 with tamsin gay

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 25/May/12

jonnie3430 - AltLd O/S - 25/May/12 with Ivan

Hidden - 2012

with alexis 2002?
alasdair19 - 2012

matt perks - 2012

Hidden - 2011

Glenn Sutcliffe - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - Lead - 05/Sep/10

Brilliant! Well worth the bush-wacking t takes to reach it. Lead 2nd pitch. Impressive lead from Andy on the very 'damp' first pitch, where the crux move is getting of the ground. The hanging chmney/groove which ends the second pitch was ruddy hard work, almost had me off (or rather out) twice. Thank god theres three cams stuck in the final 6 foot of the thing :)
lrandall - AltLd O/S - 04/Sep/10 with Mandy

wet and sustained, the chimney was slimey and eats cams, the extension pitches above were loose and dirty and we finshed just as it was getting dark but a thouroughly enjoyable mountain experience.
Dougie Harvey - AltLd O/S - 22/May/10 with Vicki Mayes, Lawrie Brand

Another big day out with the mayes/harvey/brand combo. Climb was pretty wet where it counted, which made it feel tough..Led p.1&3, stunning line and sustained climbing that never lets up, total classic
Lawrie Brand - AltLd O/S - 22/May/10 with Vicky Mayes, Dougie Harvey

Hidden - AltLd - 17/Sep/09

Excellent. I think the middle pitch is hardest. Route finding for the walk in isn't easy
Boistelle - AltLd O/S - 19/Apr/09 with Ryan Glass

sgl - AltLd - 27/May/08 with duncan

Hard first move. Tiring chimney on the second pitch. Brilliant climbing through all 3 pitches. Classic.
decs - AltLd O/S - 27/May/08 with Sam

Ed Babs - AltLd O/S - 16/May/08 with Roy Thomas, Lee Mercer

Three good pitches, with different characters. Delicate steps, laybacks and hard chimney climbing. Finished in the rain which turned out to be just too much for the grip on my shoes. Worth the stars
clipskipper - AltLd O/S - 16/May/08 with Ed Babington, Roy Thomas

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 21/Jul/07

Rich Mayfield - AltLd - 21/Jul/07 with Mark Stevenson

westaway - Lead O/S - 2007

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/Jul/06

Slimy, dark, foreboding, sustained and downright classic!
Chad123 - AltLd O/S - May/04 with Elika

bullybones - 2002

gypsy3006 - AltLd O/S - Aug/99

Dave Kerr - AltLd - 26/Jun/99 with Tim Morozzo

low in grade
Grezza - Lead O/S - Jun/99 with Pete Riley, Paul E

phardman - 20/Jul/97

Found the first pitch ok but the second chimney desperate! Led the 3rd. A great classic and hard for the grade.
brianrunner - 2nd - Jul/97 with roger

phardman - AltLd O/S - 31/May/97 with Muir Morton

ellis - AltLd O/S - Jun/96 with Tom Bridgeland

CMacD - 1996

Hidden - AltLd - 1995

Hidden - Lead O/S - 1994

Bruce Kerr - AltLd - 28/Aug/93 with Malcolm Davies

Hidden - Lead - 27/May/93

Mike Owen - 30/May/91 with Elaine Owen

prcleary - 1991

Hidden - AltLd - 1991

michael burrows - AltLd O/S - 25/May/90 with steve williams

Hamish Leslie - Lead O/S - 1989 with Wendy

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 26/Jun/88

Hidden - Solo - 1988

andybirtwistle - AltLd - 24/May/87 with Ian Kyle

William Robertson - Lead O/S - 1986 with Emily, Steve, Shaun etc

Lone Rider - AltLd - 25/Aug/84 with John Christie

GeoffG - AltLd - Jul/83 with paul bannister

Bob - AltLd O/S - 05/Aug/82 with M. Lynch

also climbed in 90's with John Stanger and did pitches Iseconded
uphillnow - AltLd - 04/May/82 with Al Bennett

Hidden - AltLd - Aug/81

Hidden - AltLd - 20/Apr/81

Hidden - Lead - 18/May/80

robinsi197 - 1980 with Barbara

Hidden - 1980

Pedro50 - Lead O/S - 29/Jun/77 with Peter Douglas

Hidden - AltLd - 07/Aug/68

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