Kevin Woods 20/Sep AltLd O/S

Led P2, 3, 5. Very good route. P1 is the crux!

with Tom Lawfield
Grimpzen 18/Jun AltLd

Very Nice route, crux pitch is definitely the first, which is very awkward, but great!

metrorat 05/Jun AltLd

Had a bit of a mare on the first pitch due to my poor chimneying skills, rested a couple of times to deal with the calf pump and fear. Once I nailed the technique I pushed, thrutched and swore through the crux (harder than the 5b slab traverse imho) and ended up sat atop the chimney flake with much rejoicing. Led pitches 1, 3 and 5. Take a set of brass micros and offsets if you want any chance of protecting the 4b slab, I only had one which I squandered lower down. The mega runout made it all the more exciting though. Was jealous of klaus leading the superb 5b pitch, the slab was easy on second but would definitely have given pause for thought on the sharp end. Pitch 5 a straightforward romp and thoroughly enjoyable. Between the varied climbing, exciting runouts, excellent belays and the atmospheric positions I'd say definitely a 4 star route.

with Klaus Maus
Hidden 09/May AltLd
Hugh Macgregor 09/May AltLd
with Hannah Gibbs, Marcus Peabody
Captain Solo 17/Oct/15 AltLd

A fantastic varied route in October sunshine.

with Doug
Dougbart 17/Oct/15 AltLd
with Euan
joe.91 19/Sep/15 AltLd O/S

That first pitch is a b*****! 5a my arse, more like 5b! And the 5b pitch is only 5a! But another fantastic route in a fantastic location.

Robb Bert 19/Sep/15 AltLd

Got pitch 1 (Mmmm) &3 (Ahhh)

Hidden 08/Aug/15 AltLd
AmyG 08/Aug/15 AltLd O/S
EBailey 25/Apr/15 AltLd
D.Russell 07/Sep/14 AltLd O/S
with Adam
Hidden 07/Sep/14 AltLd O/S
Hidden 09/Jul/14 Lead O/S
cat22 20/Apr/14 2nd dnf

Too early in the season for a 20m runout... even if it was on the 4b pitch.

with Mike
Liam Ingram 26/May/12 AltLd

Lead 2nd tier of chimney (2 rests), P3 and P5. Poor rock in the chimney spoiled the route slightly for me. Probably worth E1 5b but not the fourth star.

allyrocke 26/May/12 AltLd dog

Impossible first pitch!

with Ted Angus
oliwarlow 27/Aug/11 AltLd

excellent route!! was in very good nick the day we climbed it, immaculate granite. By only clipping one (right hand) rope to gear through the chimneys we were able to haul the rucksack making life much easier. Thought the crux was certainly 5b perhaps we were a bit high as we had to make 3-4 moves up a slab rather than traverse left into the crack. Final romp up the last 2 pitches caps it all off!!

with Joe S
gjd 24/Jul/11 Lead dog

I led the whole route as W was still recovering. Slipped while looking for the way to do the crux traverse.

uphillnow 12/Jul/11 AltLd

Very good but 3 not 4 stars.Pitch 1 was bit dirty, especially the start

with Stuart Holmes
Hidden 11/Jun/11 AltLd O/S
Hidden 11/Jun/11 AltLd
tomshanti 11/Jun/11 AltLd O/S

stunning,best mountain route so far.varied and interesting.chimney hard wk.led the vs pitches(2 and 4/5)lovely delicate moves onto and up slab,p3.bit of an epic to finish-lessons learnt in rope drag/extending!extended p4 to belay high and in the rain.

with imelda, Simon
shugsan 04/Jun/11 -
JasonK 04/Jun/11 AltLd
with John Nelson, Euan Boyd
j_nelson 04/Jun/11 -
with shugsan
Hidden ??/2011 -
johannes 04/Sep/10 AltLd O/S

The chimneys are brilliant, haven't heard myself swearing that much since quite some time. 60m ropes are just enough to run the top two pitches together if you belay from the left end of the crack below the big roof.

henning82 04/Sep/10 AltLd O/S
Shaw Brown 19/Jun/10 AltLd

Great route. Thought the slab was 5b E1,sadly the slab crux is easly by-passed which stops the route being a classic.

with Loz
Feeling bold 28/May/10 2nd dog

Started what we thought was the VS Hammer but we were right of the chimney start for West flank heading up a slab and crack start. Picked up with West flank from slab at top of chimney. Entertainment all the way on slab, crack, traverse and overhangs. A cool lead by Alex on a thrilling route, well starred. P1 I slipped down-climbing from retrieving gear.

with Alex T
THardSevere 23/May/10 2nd dog

amazing climb. Dogged the chimneys a bit when taking out the gear though I think wearing a ricksack made doing it clean very difficult. All the pitches were superb. It says E1 in my guide book and gives it 4 stars. The "crux" wasn't that hard in my opinion.

with jamie foxen
jamiefoxen 23/May/10 Lead O/S

worth every star, the first three pitches with a variety of difernt clibing styles.

jamestheyip 22/May/10 AltLd O/S

Bottom chimney was slimy and I found it very difficult. What was supposed to be the crux was pretty straight forward. Nice route!

with Peter
AndyL 22/May/10 2nd
with Simon, Phil Jennings
Phil Jennings 22/May/10 AltLd O/S
with Simon Locke, Andy Latham
rob askew 22/May/10 Lead O/S

Lead all pitches, easy E1 or hard HVS. I found the first pitch the hardest even though the third is supposedly the crux.

with andy m
Hidden 10/Apr/10 Lead
mulletcocktail2000 26/Sep/09 AltLd dnf

drizzle started before the climbing. pressed on. chimney provided some exciting climbing with the wet slab! next time.

with mike
alex_arthur 20/Sep/09 AltLd O/S

Not a three star route.

with Matthew Osborne
Lawrie Brand 07/Jul/09 AltLd O/S

E1 5b and 4 stars in selected and difinitve guides, don't know if you could get away with that. 1st 2 pitches involve lots of chimney skills

with Al Goodridge
AndyL 24/May/09 AltLd

first 2 chimneys are the hardest bits.

with Scott
Hidden 17/Jun/08 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/Jun/08 AltLd O/S
reg_measures ??/2008 AltLd O/S
with steve burdett
gaz.marshall 05/May/07 AltLd O/S
with Eddie
ed woods 05/May/07 AltLd O/S
Hidden 04/Apr/07 AltLd O/S
sgl 04/Apr/07 AltLd O/S
with Konnie
Hidden ?/May/06 AltLd O/S
john irving ??/2006 -

Chimney up the slab

with Stone
French Erick 15/May/05 AltLd O/S
Dave Kerr 15/May/05 AltLd
with Erick Baillot
Hidden 05/May/02 AltLd
stugreen75 ??/2000 AltLd O/S
with Brian
Lone Rider ??/2000 -
Dave Kerr 15/May/99 AltLd
with Martina Osterloh
Scott McRae 02/Jun/95 Lead O/S

2nd slab pitch very wet. had to run back down Glen Rosa to catch ferry, but what an amazing classic climb!

with Ian Thurgood
Old Tyke ??/1993 -
Hidden 30/May/92 AltLd O/S
Falko ??/1985 AltLd O/S
with Al W.
Gordon Stainforth 03/May/83 AltLd O/S

A magnificent route.

with Robert Barton
Martin Bennett 29/Mar/75 -

Because his second couldn't follow.

with A bloke
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