Scorpion* 4c
125m, 4 pitches. A long route with a spectacular finish. Start to the right of some large bushes growing 10m up the face. 1) 4, 45m. Climb cracks and grooves to the right of the tree then continue direct up a thin crack. Follow this, and the broken rocks, to a belay on the left. 2) 2, 20m. Climb the short wall onto the vegetated slab and head left to the base of the slabs on the left. 3) 4, 30m. Climb the slab and then the slanting corner to a recess. Go rightwards up the diagonal arete then a short wall. Move left and right, past a bush, to a good belay ledge. 4) 4+, 30m. Climb the crack to the head-wall and traverse left to the base of the steeper section. Climb the fault-line and move right to a good flake. Pull over the roof and climb the slab to a belay. The easier finish of The Wasp is just to the left if needed! © ROCKFAX
FA. R.Edwards 1998
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first and last pitch
Trev speariett - AltLd - 26/Nov/14

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 24/Nov/14

Lead pitches 3 and 4
dmetcalfe - AltLd - 21/Nov/14

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 21/Nov/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Nov/14

MP. Fully trad climb which shares elements with Wasp. Very difficult top moves.
Hotcake - AltLd - Nov/14

Hidden - AltLd - 09/Apr/14

Hidden - AltLd - 29/Dec/13

I led 3rd & 4th pitch - great views at the top :-)
Lyndsay Superclimber - AltLd O/S - 29/Dec/13 with Ryan

Multi Pitch
adamsandy1 - AltLd O/S - 28/Nov/13

JonesJ - Lead - 19/Nov/13

Jonny Harrison - Lead O/S - 14/Nov/13

Andrew Lester - Lead - 03/Nov/13

ChrisB.19 - 2nd - 17/Oct/13 with Allan FW

With Paddy and Kev. Hard for a 4+. Take extra tat for abseils -First ab - bolt and tat, second ab- tat only
Malpractise - Lead - 10/May/13 with Student

The last pitch was stiff for 4+.
ashsleight - 2nd O/S - 11/Apr/13 with Student

herman0055 - 2nd - 10/Apr/13 with student

Ian JL - Lead O/S - 26/Mar/13

Lead 1st pitch
mikestr555 - AltLd - 24/Feb/13

A Mountain Journey - 2013

Did 2 and last pitch
tiga271 - Lead - Nov/12 with Dave

Hidden - 30/Apr/12

Andyh83 - AltLd - 05/Apr/12

Sam_Marsland - Lead dnf - 07/Jan/12 with Mark Eddy

Hidden - 2nd dog - 16/Nov/11

stevens744 - 2nd O/S - 09/Nov/11 with span Rock

antonymcphillips - Lead - Nov/11

AmandaJG - AltLd O/S - 21/Oct/11

skiswan - 2nd - 18/Oct/11

Sianny - 2nd O/S - 22/Apr/11 with Al

first pitch only (HS)
matjam - Lead - 18/Mar/11

Jake lead P1. Ab off from P1 belay.
Nexonen - 2nd O/S - 28/Feb/11 with Jake

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 18/Feb/11

Andrew Lester - Lead - 29/Dec/10

Hidden - Lead - 28/Oct/10

Shelley_Watson - 2nd - 28/Oct/10 with Stuart Watson

Celia Watson - 2nd - 28/Oct/10 with stuart watson

Cat Hendrie - Lead O/S - Oct/10

2x ab off
KevB - Lead O/S - 14/Apr/10 with Student x2

Rich Clague - Lead - Nov/09

GScot38 - Lead - Nov/09

auld al - AltLd O/S - Jan/09

Hidden - AltLd - Dec/08

Me p1&3, Jo p2. Missed top pitch.
Sutty22 - AltLd dnf - 14/Nov/08 with Greg and Jo (RCL)

Lead all but first pitch
tomcoomber - AltLd O/S - 14/Oct/08 with Claire Powell

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 14/Oct/08

PeteLoveless - AltLd O/S - Oct/08

chalk monster - Lead O/S - 05/May/08

Hidden - 12/Apr/08

Tarquin - 2008

Cas lead first pitch, we found two nuts! Failed at crux with more gear left in 5m from top.
wheelo - Lead - 28/Dec/07 with cas

John retreated a few metres from top (sting is in the tail!)
cas smerdon - AltLd - 28/Dec/07 with john wheeler

snowy white - Nov/07 with Army Expedition Climbing

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/Apr/07

A stunning last pitch with solid holds and gear. Just grab the cemented block and go ape!
mikelaing - Lead - Apr/07 with Rob Worsey

2nd first 3 pitches, lead last pitch - difficult move at end before final belay.
NCorbett - AltLd O/S - 06/Jan/07 with Adrian Allsopp

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/Nov/06

Zoomer - 2nd - 20/Nov/06 with A Student

Sylvi - AltLd - 12/Nov/06 with Andy L

Captain Solo - Lead - 29/Apr/06 with Karen

I followed carol then it rained on my pitch, so we abseiled off after an extreme picnic.
richw2k2 - AltLd O/S - 21/Mar/06 with Carol Urmova

Hidden - AltLd - 10/Oct/04

Alaric - Lead O/S - 05/Dec/03 with Jason P

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 2003

steve prior - AltLd - Dec/02 with Roz C

Hidden - AltLd - 28/Aug/02

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