The Sting*** V 6
[BOFA Matt enjoying the corner pitch on The Sting, 3 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: BOFA Matt enjoying the corner pitch on The Sting © DafMorris
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This climb is in 8 logbooks, and on 3 wishlists.

Needs a better topo or description. Sounds like we went the same way as most folks but it doesn't tally with the topo in either SWC or AAatSH.
Dave Kerr - AltLd O/S - 28/Dec/14 with Erick Baillot

in very lean conditions to my taste, frozen but lacking in white on that corner pitch. Ended by a horrible slabby and bold finish that was very serious: VI because of the finish?
French Erick - AltLd O/S - 28/Dec/14 with Dave Kerr

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

Backed 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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