The Sarclet Pimpernel*** E1 5a
[Deep Water Pimpernel....starting up one of Scotland's best lines in one of it's nicest areas., 3 kb]35m. An essential Scottish classic taking a superb line in an amazing position. Start from a sloping ledge beneath Groove Armada, or a bit lower if tide allows. Move steeply and boldly up and rightwards to the arete, rest a little, and continue up the immaculate easier cracks left of the arete. Take a photographer.

Ticklists: Victim Of Mathematics' Ticklist of Extreme Justice, Ultimate Scottish Rock, Ultimate E1 ticklist.

Photo: Deep Water Pimpernel....starting up one of Scotland's best lines in one of it's nicest areas. © Photo: Coel Hellier
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This climb is in 31 logbooks, and on 13 wishlists.

Andy Moles - Lead O/S - 02/Jun/15 with Ferdia

ferdia - 2nd - 02/Jun/15 with Andy

mshansen - 2nd - 28/May/15

French Erick - AltLd O/S - 18/Apr/15 with Rob Christie

gforce - Lead - 17/Apr/15 with Rory OHM

tom.e - Lead O/S - 05/May/13 with Luke Porter

Beautiful. E0 and spectacular. Really enjoyed it
James Oswald - 2nd O/S - 15/Aug/12 with Colin Angus

Tim M - 2nd - 11/Aug/12 with Emma

Heike - 11/Aug/12 with Kenny, Martin Fitzsimons, Brian

climbergg - Lead - 11/Aug/12 with cheesesarnie

Very good steady climbing. Start has loads of character being steep, bit bold and exciting. The rest doesn't disappoint either.
geoff.comley - Lead O/S - 10/Aug/12 with Matthew Thompson

E0. Not that bold moving out to the arete and steady above. Fabulous.
victim of mathematics - Lead O/S - 09/Aug/12 with James Oswald

Filmed climbing this route as part of a German documentary series. Awesome day out and a cracking route. Bold and fingery start merits E1 we thought.
peter.herd - 2nd - 27/Jul/12 with Rob Beau

ali_robb - 2nd β - 15/Jul/12

simply amazing! how can conglomerate be so good?
tomdude - Lead O/S - 30/Apr/12 with adrian macleod

Steven Carter - Lead O/S - 2012

sparbus - Lead - 21/Aug/11 with dave kerr, dave porter

Superb route! One the best single pitch E1's in Scotland.
Smelly Fox - Lead O/S - 25/Jun/11 with Matt Thompson

Fabulous pocketed conglomerate.
Ian Jones - Lead O/S - 08/Jun/11 with Dan Moore

Hidden - 2nd - 08/Jun/11

freudy_love - Lead O/S - 13/May/11 with Andy Wilby

Hidden - 2011

In the rain. Conglomerate and amazing in the same sentence...who would have thought it possible :)
sebrider - Lead O/S - 19/Sep/10 with Chris wilson

Hidden - 2nd - 19/Sep/10

Coel Hellier - Lead - Sep/10

John Tanner - 2nd O/S - 22/Aug/10 with Tom Maidwell

Stunning climb. Very steady as well.
funsized - Lead O/S - 22/Aug/10 with Tom Green

tom106 - Lead O/S - 22/Aug/10 with john tanner

Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/Jul/10

arandall - 2nd O/S - Jul/10 with Ben Kelsey, remus knowles

Hidden - Lead - 2005

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alan moore, Natalie feather, hutchay, thomasmcalonan, Alex the Alex, The Ivanator, Urgles, oscaig, Ropeboy

Total votes cast 46
hard E20 of 19
E20 of 19
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hard E11 of 19
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easy E110 of 19
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