A long and painful slog in but lovely climbing on fantastic rock, great positions and fabulous views. The Three Tier Chimney seemed tough for V Diff.
Howard J - AltLd O/S - 23/May/15 with Dave Checkley
Hidden - AltLd - 18/Apr/15
Did pitches 1/2. Lovely stuff not sure it's a Classic of Classics though...If this gets VD then something like Great Gully would be XS....
beds74 - AltLd - 18/Apr/15 with Colin Dyer
plain kitten - 2015
Two long pitches: first was Jack; I took the second. There is a peg belay just under the large overhang, almost at the end. Traversed round the face and up to Cir Mhor.
Michael.paparakis - AltLd O/S - 20/Sep/14
NickBrown - AltLd O/S - 13/Sep/14 with Tim
D.Russell - Lead O/S - 06/Sep/14 with Adam
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 06/Sep/14
Long walk-in for a route quickly over in two pitches unless you continue up the south ridge.
jon59 - Lead - 09/Aug/14
Fantastic Climb, did in 4 pitches. Took my dad up who seconded all 4 in walking boots. Three Tier Chimney was definitely the most physical of them all. Loved the pitch up to to great overhang, superb on this amazing sunny day that we had.
Hugh Simons - Lead O/S - 22/Jul/14 with Tim Simons
Climbed an extra pitch of Fourth Wall as well before coming back to head up this
Elsier - AltLd O/S - 20/Jul/14 with Ian
in 2.25 pitches. pete led up to the chimney, i linked 2 pitches upto the roof ( brilliant) pete wandered around the corner, we then descened Old East (horrible) to do Labyrinth
lithos - AltLd - 20/Jul/14 with Pete Bradshaw
I will be back for the full route next time!
kdblondie - 2nd dnf - 28/Jun/14 with John Armstrong
eilidh_m - 28/Jun/14 with Willie Milne
cf2g08 - AltLd O/S - 20/Jun/14 with Iain
3rd or 4th time on this Classic. Bit damp but warm.
QuicNic - AltLd O/S - 13/Jun/14
Hidden - AltLd - 06/Jun/14
calumhicks - AltLd O/S - 06/Jun/14
Brilliant. Did in 3 pitches with Rob. Finished up South Ridge Direct, which felt much more...physical.
professionalwreckhead - 31/May/14
Victor Ivanov - AltLd O/S - 24/May/14 with Alan Verona
Finished up the last few pitches of S ridge direct (three tier chimney and up).
Roberttaylor - Solo O/S - 23/May/14
alex toomey - Solo O/S - 23/May/14 with craig holden
Not as epic as we had hoped. completed in 3 pitches very quickly. Done in the heavy mist which may be why it didn't feel worthy of a classic rock tick, assuming the views add to the experience! hopefully return to climb on Arran again in the sunshine instead!
ClareM.123 - AltLd O/S - 03/May/14 with Calum Langdale
I reckon at least a * is for it's views, of which we had none. It was cloudy and cold but I really enjoyed the flakey run-out second pitch. Easy for the grade I thought.
calum404 - AltLd O/S - 03/May/14 with Clare McCarty
tapley - Lead O/S - 03/May/14 with Dave Dewhurst
Hidden - AltLd - 02/May/14
cat22 - AltLd O/S - 20/Apr/14 with Mike
Brilliant climbing! Struggled my way up the chimney. That pitch up to a stunning belay was fantastic! Such a good day.
K Farrell - AltLd - 18/Apr/14 with Steve Hutton
Fantastic climbing from start to finish. Did the whole route in 3 pitches. Very excited to find the old piton!
K Mckay - Lead O/S - 18/Apr/14 with Rich Pooley
FBerry - 2nd - 16/Apr/14
Brilliant route! Ran it into two loong pitches and one escape pitch from under the roof. The second belay is a def contender for best belay ledge of the year award.
Alex the Alex - AltLd - 15/Apr/14
Calzzak - Lead O/S - 15/Apr/14 with Sarah Leishman
Lovely climb, did it in three pitches, with the middle pitch up the crack and across the slab to the belay underneath the roof. Amazing location and view!
Robin Woodward - Lead - Apr/14
ablackett - Lead - Apr/14 with Fran
Jenny Dart - AltLd - Apr/14
Hidden - Solo - Apr/14
Climbed in two 50mtr pitches - must have crossed onto South Sou`wester slab route as 1st pitch belay was at the open chimney/corner - normal start of pitch 3 - Michael went left and up on pockets at the step down / groove to belay at the overhang.
jackse - AltLd - 2014 with Michael
yesbutnobutyesbut - 2014
Allanfairfechan - 2014
nj.harris - 2014
Hidden - AltLd - 2014
Hidden - 2014
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 2014
Hidden - AltLd - 28/Sep/13
Hidden - AltLd - 31/Aug/13
PeteWilson - AltLd O/S - 20/Aug/13 with robin, Andrew Graham
Best route ever? Probably. Crag to ourselves, gorgeous weather, perfect rock, herd of deer nearby, amazing moves, bomber gear, excellent belays. P1 - to just left of the twin cracks, P2 - up the cracks to peg belay under the roof (best pitch of VDiff I've ever climbed), P3 - walk round the corner, P4 - Three Tier Chimney (thuggish, hard for the short), P5 - scramble. Then did Upper Pinnacle in two pitches.
Mr Fuller - Lead O/S - 31/Jul/13 with Liz Smith, Ally
Brilliant. No boring pitches and everything felt challenging enough to be fun. Pretty good views from the belays as well. Whole face was empty apart from us and a few deer!
lizard-16-07 - 2nd O/S - 31/Jul/13 with Ally Fuller, Matt Fuller
ChristineR - AltLd O/S - 27/Jul/13 with Ieuan
Awesome route. There was a stag at the bottom of the slab when we arrived. We climbed as 3 roped pitches. 2 to the roof and then one up the chimneys. Scrambled the rest. I lead pitches 1 and 3.
ieuanr - AltLd O/S - 27/Jul/13 with Maio, Christine, Seamus
lead every pitch with Maio, with Ieuan and Christine climbing at the same time under me. Excellent fun, not a day I'll forget soon. Got lucky with the weather, the low cloud turned to amazing sun as soon as we started. Loved every second
Shea - Lead O/S - 27/Jul/13 with Maio Nishkian, Christine, Ieuan
Beautiful flake on the second pitch, chimney a bit stiff for VD, I thought.
planetmarshall - Lead O/S - 06/Jul/13 with Graham Pearson
Hidden - Lead - 25/Jun/13
With the upper pinnacle
Graham Westbrook - AltLd O/S - 16/Jun/13
richardashe - AltLd O/S - 16/Jun/13 with Mark Jackson
mjackson - AltLd O/S - 16/Jun/13
First trad multi-pitch climb. Amazing second pitch!
jesss - 2nd - 08/Jun/13
cas smerdon - AltLd - 29/May/13 with Mark S
Busy, busy, def not a route to choose on a sunny bank holiday weekend. Lots of traffic meaning we spent ages waiting around. Nice route though.
andrea83 - 2nd O/S - 26/May/13 with Rachel
RichardP - Lead O/S - 25/May/13 with Di Brooksbank
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 25/May/13
Well worth it's reputation.
Liam Ingram - AltLd O/S - 24/May/13 with Catrin Nichols
catrin289 - AltLd O/S - 24/May/13 with Liam Ingram
westong - 2013
Hidden - 2013
victorhearnyeates - AltLd O/S - 2013
Hidden - 2013
TheAndyBarker - 2013
clarky_two - 2013
Jacks20 - Lead - 2013 with various
claregardiner - AltLd - 09/Oct/12
Got a bit lost, went up on traverse rather than fully across, had to ab off a boulder at the top.
Baggie - Lead O/S - 22/Sep/12
Bry - AltLd O/S - 15/Jul/12 with Dan Senior, Chris Hind
Did the third pitch. It was amazeballs.
SenDog - Lead - 14/Jul/12 with Chris Hind
Hidden - AltLd - Jul/12
Blisco - AltLd - 04/Jun/12 with Peter Skan
Dougbart - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/12
Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/Jun/12
Alasdair Miller - 22/May/12
mattking_109 - AltLd - May/12
Zoe Cockburn - AltLd - May/12
nich0las - Lead - 29/Apr/12 with Catriona C
chmckay - AltLd O/S - 22/Apr/12 with Suzie O'Neill
Hidden - Lead O/S - 07/Apr/12
Climbed the three pitches as described in 'Scottish Rock' and 'Classic Rock'. Quite damp and very windy. Traversed round to Labyrinth afterwards.
Darrell Read - Lead - 01/Apr/12 with Robbie King
robbiek - 2nd - 01/Apr/12 with Darrell Read
pehackett - AltLd O/S - 24/Mar/12
Darron - 2012
TheAndyBarker - 2012
TheAndyBarker - 2012
goadventure1 - 2012
m dunn - 2012
Characterful late season ascent at the end of a week of bad weather on Arran. Climbed wearing gloves, full waterproof gear and sack, hit by a viscious squall after the step round the rib, after that fair bit more rain and gusty wind on exposed final rib. Three tier chimney was wet and hard in these conditions. A great British adventure!
Sankey - AltLd - 07/Oct/11 with Ed
Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/Aug/11
straight forwards but really nice route.
stewart100 - AltLd O/S - 26/Aug/11 with Alisdair Yarrington
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 26/Aug/11
Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/Aug/11
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 08/Aug/11
Hidden - AltLd - Aug/11
Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/Jul/11
chris.mcmorris - AltLd - 14/Jul/11 with Emily McMorris
David Smith - AltLd - 12/Jul/11 with Stuart Holmes
Aimed for this, but started on South Sou-wester, then went somewhere else, on to this in the end, but ran out of time and ab'd off. Still can't work out where the route goes.
Quad - Lead dnf - 12/Jul/11 with Jayne
JFort - 2nd dnf - 12/Jul/11 with Geoff
In three long pitches. Had the whole cliff for us which must be quite rare on a Saturday with excellent conditions.
johannes - Lead O/S - 09/Jul/11
mol - Lead - 01/Jul/11 with Jesse
mark mcgowan01 - Lead O/S - Jun/11 with Mariana
Laura Hamlet - AltLd O/S - 02/May/11 with Jenny Lines
jonnie3430 - Lead O/S - 01/May/11 with Carol
Sunny with strong Easterly winds. We moved together on this one with breakfast on grassy ledge half way up.
Carol Goodall - 2nd - 01/May/11 with Jonnie Williams
freyja - 2nd O/S - 01/May/11 with Matt Down
mattdown - Lead - May/11 with freyja
Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/Apr/11
Hidden - Solo - 19/Apr/11
Nothing hard but a grand day out. Several pitches can be run together.
Great weather and the only team on the crag, how weird!
prog99 - AltLd - 10/Apr/11 with Fiona
Done as 5 pitches, using SMC description, led 1&2, 4&5, 7 (mostly a walk). Mike led 3 and 5.
A very nice route, although the 3 tier chimney is something of an acquired taste
Fiona Reid - AltLd O/S - 10/Apr/11 with Mike
Fantastic. From the ridge traversed round and down Old West.
Conor1 - 2nd β - 07/Apr/11 with Danny Carden
Went massively off route. Took a big whipper and decided it wasn't to be today. Looking at the newer guide book I don't get how I could get lost.
Ross Young - Lead dnf - 02/Apr/11 with Syris HWUMC
Hidden - 2nd - Apr/11
Spanner - 2nd - 29/Mar/11 with Francis Charlesworth
Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/Mar/11
Led the first two pitches in one. Freddie forgot his rock shoes so despite trying to climb in boots, decided against it. Tried to send the guide book up on his rope, it got stuck with the rope, so we called in a day and ab'ed off and walked up Cir Mhor. Will definately return to complete the route.
CalumA - Lead dnf - 23/Jan/11 with Freddie Crowley, Olly Gourd
brianrunner - 2011
WilliamBurnside - 2011
Bob - 2011
Hidden - 2011
Tobias at Home - 2011
Tobias at Home - 2011
Hidden - 2011
Tenko - AltLd O/S - 2011
mikemartin - AltLd - 14/Oct/10
Climbed in the damp mist for added spice, finished up three tier chimney and final ridge direct.
Captain Solo - AltLd - 14/Oct/10 with Mike
Lead last couple of easy pitched on the ridge. 3 tiered chimney was tough! Great climb, situation and exposure.
Jen80 - AltLd - 29/Aug/10 with Cooper
Excellent pitches up and across slabs, but then uncertain of route after the large roof. Ended up climbing two pitches that felt far more VS than VDiff. However still a good outing. (The long cracks and curving rock kept making me think of El Cap!).
hcooper - Lead - 29/Aug/10 with Jennifer Slack
A great route for a 1st multi pitch. joined end pitch of 'south ridge direct' up three tier chimney to the pinnacle. Quality day!
g0rd0n davids0n - AltLd O/S - 15/Aug/10 with roy davidson
RCrockford - AltLd rpt - 21/Jun/10 with Andy C
excellent route. the most difficult part was the three tier chimney above. finished up top pitches of south ridge which feels a bit harder than VD, some stunning exposure on the final pitch :-)
daWalt - Lead O/S - 19/Jun/10 with Lisa
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 12/Jun/10
Hidden - Solo - 05/Jun/10
Hidden - AltLd - Jun/10
Great route, brilliant rock and wonderful views. 4 stars.
lazybones - Lead O/S - 30/May/10 with Helen Jones
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 30/May/10
Loved this route but didn't want to lead it. Seemed hard at the grade. Sunny day out with grand views and plenty of climbers to chat to at spaghetti junction.
Feeling bold - 2nd O/S - 30/May/10 with Mike Palmer RAFMA
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 30/May/10
Finishing up the top of South Ridge Direct and Pinacle which felt much harder and more exposed. Wonderful conditions.
Stewart B - Solo O/S - 26/May/10
MISTY. fIRST PITCH DIFFICULT. COULDN'T FIND LAST PITCH
SMALLBUTDEADLY - AltLd O/S - 26/May/10 with BILLY
Slick - AltLd - 24/May/10
Andy Moles - Solo O/S - 22/May/10 with Ferdia
JdotP - Lead O/S - 22/May/10 with Jonathan De Leyser
ferdia - Solo O/S - 22/May/10 with Andy
holly138 - AltLd O/S - 22/May/10 with Tom B, Fiona Mellor
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 22/May/10
Hidden - AltLd - 17/May/10
Hidden - 09/May/10
rockamont - AltLd O/S - 09/May/10 with AllyO
Hidden - 2nd - 01/May/10
Pleasant. Mountain empty. Very sunny.
jimorothy - AltLd - 16/Apr/10 with Rachel Crolla
Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Apr/10
JonmapDL - 2nd O/S - 22/Mar/10 with john proctor
Hidden - 2010
Hidden - 2010
probably the best v diff around. nice day for it too. very wet, cloudy and windy! magic.
mulletcocktail2000 - Solo O/S - 26/Sep/09 with mike
MoWalker3 - AltLd - 12/Sep/09 with Cormac, chrissy
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 09/Sep/09
Ommuff - AltLd - Sep/09 with Mike Brian
wet and windy day, blew a gale when i was at the 2nd belay so absailed off o n some tat. 6 hr round trip for 2 pitches !!
rclarke - Lead dnf - 29/Aug/09 with pete87abs
pete87abs - AltLd dnf - 29/Aug/09 with Richard Clarke
Karlos - AltLd O/S - 24/Aug/09 with Mike Smith
Four star route. 45mins to terrace
Lawrie Brand - AltLd O/S - 07/Jul/09 with Al Goodridge
Hidden - AltLd - Jul/09
Lead 2nd pitch (parallel cracks pitch) & our 4th pitch (3 tier chimmney pitch & some of the slab above).
SianR - AltLd - 25/Jun/09 with Cora, Nikki, Ewan, Tara & Liz
Hidden - AltLd - 25/Jun/09
westaway - Solo O/S - 14/Jun/09
KeithAlexander - AltLd - Jun/09 with karinh
foggy start, stunning end. Glen Rosa is nice and flat but man is it long!!
Batt - AltLd O/S - 29/May/09 with James Hoyes
Hoyes - AltLd O/S - 29/May/09 with Rachel B
Mountain Llama - AltLd - 02/May/09 with Paul S
Spent more time queuing than climbing unfortunately, as it was a good route. Did it as 3 pitches (in about 6 hrs!)
markfairbank - Lead O/S - 02/May/09 with John Birtill
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 02/May/09
nick ferro - 02/May/09 with Peter Wilkie
w/ Malcolm in the Middle.
Calder - AltLd rpt - 18/Apr/09 with jeffb
nakedave - AltLd - 16/Apr/09 with adam noble
Roch - 2nd - 12/Apr/09 with MRT
my first ever multi pitch climb, 6 pitches, loved it, very windy.
joeflan - 2nd O/S - Apr/09
led 1, 3 etc
abbeywall - AltLd - 30/Mar/09
anotherwally - 2009
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 07/Sep/08
Will Hunt - AltLd O/S - Sep/08 with David Smith
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 24/Aug/08
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 23/Aug/08
gordon henderson - AltLd O/S - 23/Aug/08 with MRT
mark88 - 2nd - 23/Aug/08 with Mike Ainsworth and John Roe
Phil Jennings - AltLd O/S - Aug/08 with Pete Jennings
First lead since I fecked my ankle in August '07.
Cracking wee route, 'mon the Granite!
thebat - AltLd O/S - 14/Jun/08 with Ontour
Rampikino - AltLd - 12/Jun/08 with Cat
Hidden - Lead - 07/Jun/08
First multipitch climb for Emma. Not a bad start!
gforce - Lead - 31/May/08 with Emma
w/ Mike in the middle. Followed by the Upper Pinnacle, which is properly worthwhile!
Calder - AltLd O/S - 29/May/08 with jeffb
with mike piggy in the middle
jeffb - AltLd O/S - 29/May/08 with graham
marcfoggo - AltLd O/S - 24/May/08 with Mat Landers
Lead 3b pitch and the nice layback pitch.
mitch - AltLd - 02/May/08 with Phil Ashton
Hidden - 2nd dnf - 02/May/08
CurlyStevo - Lead - May/08 with Jenny Ross
Steve Lenartowicz - 2008 with Clare
wanted to add this in for the memories, walked allthe 2 hours in only to find it (or not as the case may be) completely under a cloud. walked 2 huors back and cam ehome...
gilldando - AltLd dnf - 30/Sep/07 with Mike
Hidden - Lead - Sep/07
HIGHTOWER - Lead - 27/Aug/07 with American Chris
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 26/Aug/07
francois - Lead - 21/Aug/07 with Lorna
Hidden - 2nd - 21/Aug/07
Vicki M - AltLd - 10/Aug/07 with alex mayes(my old man)
Hidden - Lead - 28/Jul/07
dean.kruger - 2nd O/S - 28/Jul/07 with Paul Manson
2 + a bit pitches; made it to the 20 to 5 ferry.
Peter Metcalfe - Lead - 08/Jul/07 with Anita Goldsworthy
steev - AltLd O/S - 05/May/07 with Fran
Hidden - May/07
Hidden - AltLd O/S - May/07
Hidden - 2nd - 29/Apr/07
timmy-ts - 2007
Hidden - AltLd - 2007
DavPk - Lead O/S - 23/Sep/06 with Catherine Pearks
BALD EAGLE - AltLd - 11/Aug/06 with Christian Darr, Paul McCloy
my first every multipitch climb.
anna_b - AltLd - Aug/06
sadams - Lead - 04/Jun/06 with Catherine Adams
Hidden - AltLd - 30/Apr/06
Missed the ferry 1989
john irving - 2006
Chris L Hill - AltLd O/S - Aug/05 with Stuart Shaw
Lovely day, finished late (11pm back at car!) but still daylight :-)
andyfeds - AltLd - 28/Jun/05 with Penny H, Mike H
Hidden - AltLd rpt - 11/Jun/05
Hidden - 2nd - Jun/05
andyinglis - AltLd - Jun/05 with Ally Fulton
At night with Alex
arose - Solo - Jan/05
Had to ab off after our freinds in the party behind took a bad fall
BelleVedere - Lead dnf - 28/Aug/04 with Cath O'Shea
Back off due to heavy rain
pigeonjim - AltLd dnf - Jun/04
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 2004
AC 1 3 +4
AngelaC - AltLd - 01/Sep/03 with Dieter Cole
richardlong78 - AltLd - 23/Aug/03 with Stu Wright
Hidden - AltLd O/S - Aug/02
andrewbooth1000 - AltLd O/S - 13/Jul/02 with Richard Lockett
Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/Oct/01
Bruce Kerr - Solo - 05/Aug/01
Dave Toseland - Lead - 26/Jul/01 with Bryan
steve prior - Lead - Jul/01 with Roz C
jim_randell - AltLd O/S - 12/May/01 with SL, RL
CMacD - 2001
BRUCESTRAC - Sep/00 with Jim Donaldson
Hidden - AltLd - 22/Apr/00
Chad123 - 2000
Hidden - 2000
Lone Rider - 2000
alan moore - Solo - 2000
Hidden - AltLd - 07/Jun/99
snowcat - 2nd - 27/May/99 with James Floyer
Loved it views of the Paps from the summit a very memorable day!!
yorkshirebloke - AltLd O/S - May/99 with Juls
got lost and ended up forth wall
auld al - AltLd dnf - May/98
Phill_ Thompson - AltLd - Jul/97
guisboro andy - 2nd - Jun/97
Phill_ Thompson - May/97 with Ian Gardiner, Lucy Prins
Hidden - 2nd - 1997
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 23/Aug/96
auld al - Solo O/S - Jul/96
Hidden - AltLd - 04/May/96
babymoac - Lead - 21/Jul/95 with Liz
puddingstone - 2nd - 21/Jul/95 with Andy
Hidden - AltLd - Aug/94
Hidden - Lead dnf - Jul/93
Soloed it on a long traverse from the String Road to Glen Sannox, including the A'Chir ridge and the Witches Step.
johnkeith - Solo - May/93
Hammy - AltLd - 30/Apr/93 with Colin Struthers
Old Tyke - 1993
Hidden - AltLd - 1992
Dave Kerr - AltLd - Jul/91 with Iain Martin
Iain Thow - Lead - 28/Jul/90 with Neil Davis
Raggar - AltLd - 20/May/90 with Jon B
climbed sometime in the 1990s
Simon Caldwell - AltLd O/S - 1990
mark-abz - AltLd - 12/Jul/89 with Terry ?
Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Jun/89
Hidden - AltLd - 13/Sep/86
Nigel Bond - Lead - 24/May/86 with Roger Skews
rogerskews - AltLd - 24/May/86
BigHairyIan - AltLd O/S - 24/Jul/85 with Steve Rigby, Guy Summers
GuySummers - AltLd - 24/Jul/85 with bighairyian
Hidden - Solo - 31/May/85
Nigel Coe - Solo - Jun/84
Gordon Stainforth - AltLd - 01/May/83 with Robert Barton
Hidden - 2nd - May/82
Hidden - AltLd - 27/Jun/81
Hidden - 2nd - 02/May/81
arduff - AltLd - 1980 with EUMC pals
robinsi197 - 1980 with Barbara
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 13/Sep/79
neil3965 - Solo - Jul/78
John Stenhouse - Lead - Sep/73 with Dougie McKenna