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The Stirling Bomber*** V 7

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This climb is in 75 logbooks, and on 35 wishlists.

Climbed to the start of the hard climbing in some of the worst spindrift conditions I've ever been in. Retreated from there, never been colder!
MrRiley - AltLd dnf - 23/Mar/14 with Richard Hines, Debbie Lee

Great fun :-)
Shaw Brown - AltLd - 27/Feb/14 with Loz

alexmcmillan - 2nd O/S - 22/Feb/14 with Miles Gould, Harry Holmes

Buried!
Harry Holmes - Lead O/S - 22/Feb/14 with Miles Gould, Alex McMillan

My first grade V!
ladislav - 2nd dog - 22/Feb/14 with Harry Holmes, Alex McMillan

tjmillen - 2nd - 18/Jan/14 with Charlie

Charlie Zephyr Booth - Lead O/S - 18/Jan/14 with tim millen

simon kimber - 2nd - 17/Jan/14 with James Turnbull

jamesturnbull - Lead O/S - 17/Jan/14 with simon kimber

I took a wee fall from the crux, but after a rest managed to pull through. Felt pretty desperate!
R0bbie - Lead dog - 04/Jan/14 with Taba

Hidden - 2014

gooood fun
stuart34 - AltLd O/S - 06/Nov/13 with gary k

An excellent route. The initial pitch was harder than expected, maybe it banks out more later in the season.
GaryK - AltLd O/S - 06/Nov/13 with Stuart Inchley

Hidden - 2nd - 31/Mar/13

Jacob did the second (spicy,) I did the first. A great route, interesting bottom to top.
jonnie3430 - AltLd O/S - 01/Feb/13 with Jacob

Hidden - AltLd - Feb/13

Amazing route! Stiff for a V, I thought (way harder than savage slit for instance) and sustained. I agree with tech 7. Covered in unconsolidated powder, suppose it might have been easier with a bit of neve.
Adam Booth - Lead O/S - 26/Jan/13 with Steve Seale

gowla - 2nd - 26/Jan/13 with adam booth

Hidden - AltLd - 23/Jan/13

tim newton - AltLd O/S - 15/Jan/13 with edvin mellergard

Hidden - AltLd - 15/Jan/13

Brucemacrosson - 2nd - Jan/13 with Gwylim Satchell

mshorter - AltLd O/S - 16/Dec/12 with ry

Hidden - Lead dnf - 02/Dec/12

guy757 - 04/Nov/12

Hidden - 2nd - 04/Nov/12

Hidden - AltLd - 03/Nov/12

Hidden - AltLd - 03/Nov/12

Fell off the crux this time.
Malcolm Bass - AltLd dog - Nov/12 with Guy Buckingham, Adrian Mellor

Hidden - AltLd - Mar/12

Tom Davy - Lead - 18/Feb/12

led the crux pitch, my first at tech 7! really fun climbing, perfect climb to practise your steinpulls!
James S - AltLd O/S - 22/Jan/12 with sam

Matthew Robinson - 2nd - 21/Jan/12 with John

Crux pitch
Tom Livingstone - AltLd O/S - 01/Jan/12 with Tom Ripley

Ri - 2012 with mike

Hidden - Lead - 10/Dec/11

James Thacker - Lead - 30/Nov/11

Looks very dry from the bottom but there are enough good neve for ledges and the snow channel on second pitch. The guide book's description on the chimney bridging - struggle inch by inch - is very true! Best stretch the first pitch a bit further and climb beyond the first flake, leaving more gear for the chimney pitch and you can also enjoy watching your partner suffering at the awkward bridging!
jamestheyip - AltLd O/S - 20/Mar/11 with Alejandro Garcia

el cholo - AltLd - 20/Mar/11 with jamestheyip

robertmichaeladams - AltLd - 28/Feb/11 with Dom

Guided party in front struggled somewhat and belayer had to be relieved on stance. Stan cruised crux.
davesykes - AltLd O/S - 30/Jan/11 with Stan

well well well! Thin first couple of moves getting established on the wall, reasonable into the main groove. Found it tricky getting from the back and foot position onto the slab (might of went to high?). Hard 7 imo.
geoff.comley - AltLd O/S - 26/Jan/11 with Pat Ingram

From chimney corner, gain the slab from below the peg on it, a couple of tricky steps right of it and then straight up. Can be done in one 50m pitch.
Alco-nomic - AltLd - 26/Jan/11 with Geoff

Started a few meters on the second chimney pitch. All cracks fully rimed up making gear finding very difficult. Downclimbed and bailed off.
jamestheyip - AltLd dnf - 08/Jan/11 with Ben Taylor

inuklm - AltLd dog - 07/Jan/11 with Robin Jones

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - Lead O/S - 13/Mar/10

Hidden - AltLd - 08/Mar/10

Hidden - AltLd - 2010

Hidden - 2nd - 2010

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 17/Dec/09

Greg Boswell - AltLd O/S - 10/Mar/09 with Damien

chapmand - AltLd - 15/Dec/08 with Dave Morse, Pete Rhodes

WOW!
Peter Rhodes - AltLd O/S - 13/Dec/08 with Dave Chapman, Dave Morse

david morse - AltLd - 13/Dec/08 with Bombsquad

Hidden - Lead O/S - Nov/08

sgl - Lead O/S - 09/Mar/08 with chad

Awesome route - crazy chimneying leads to a satisfying thin slab move to finish...
Chad123 - AltLd O/S - 09/Mar/08 with Sam

hwackerhage - Lead - 09/Mar/08 with Adam

frecro - 2nd - 05/Mar/08 with alex moran

Completed 1st pitch in terrible conditions, unconsolidated snow abbed off
breithorn4164 - AltLd dnf - 06/Jan/08 with Jackson

great route for wild days, although spin drifts can be perpetual (on a bad day!)
French Erick - AltLd O/S - 03/Jan/08 with Andy Sharpe

Neil Adams - AltLd O/S - 06/Mar/07 with Andy Inglis

Lowered off from crux, then Neil dispatched it. Must remember to eat and drink....
andyinglis - 2nd - 06/Mar/07 with neil adams

akhughes - AltLd O/S - Nov/05

whispering nic - AltLd O/S - 20/Jan/05 with Tweedley

charlesmfrench - Lead O/S - 12/Dec/02 with Emily Hol

Yourlead - 2nd - 16/Feb/02 with Graham Penny

Dave Kerr - AltLd - 03/Feb/02 with Steve Wells

frost - Lead - Jan/01 with J Hubbard

After camping by Loch Avon and doing Crevasse Route and Sticil face many years ago. The given year is a guess.
Malcolm Bass - AltLd O/S - Nov/00 with Simon Yearsley

Dave Almond - Lead O/S - Mar/00 with Mark Thomas

graeme gatherer - 2000

Hidden - AltLd - 1996

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Style of ascent

Lead16 of 75 (21.3%)
Followed13 of 75 (17.3%)
Alt Leads40 of 75 (53.3%)
Unknown6 of 75 (8.0%)

'Climbed'38 of 75 (50.7%)
clean O/S29 of 75 (38.7%)
dogged4 of 75 (5.3%)
dnf4 of 75 (5.3%)