The Sting*** V 6
[Looking down the corner pitch of the Sting, 2 kb]120m, 5 pitches. Unsure of pitch one. Turfy ground leads leftward to the base of the big right facing corner on the rocky bulge in the centre of the face (beware of another near kick start). The second pitch follows this corner described as "a narrow ramp" in Scottish Winter Climbs. This leads to the right hand end of the traverse ledge. At the left hand end lies the steep third pitch straight up the corner, moving left to finish, just below a sitting room sized ledge. From the left and lower end of the big ledge move up on thin hooks to gain a slab and some gear (apparently), then trend right up steepening ground to the top.
G. Little and K. Howett 19/Jan/1991

Photo: Looking down the corner pitch of the Sting © DafMorris
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This climb is in 6 logbooks, and on 3 wishlists.

Andrew Wilson - AltLd O/S - 24/Mar/13 with Michael Barnard

Hidden - AltLd - 24/Jan/13

Hidden - AltLd - 24/Jan/13

Lowered off an insitu hex about 10m from the top before abbing off. Amazing climbing but prob harder than the V,6 stated in the guide.
MonkeyDawson - Lead dnf - 09/Jan/11 with Bob Foster

Stuart the postie - 2010 with Gary Houston, Sam Burns

Back off after taking a number of small falls off the ramp pitch. Account of first ascent describes ice on it, none when we tried!
TobyA - Lead dnf - Jan/96 with Ed

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