Belhaven*** VI 6
[Top pitch of Belhaven, 2 kb]24/11/2013: CAUTION: there is a large loose block the size of a small microwave about 2m below the top out on the right wall. It's in a recess of the right wall so be very careful not to hook it. It's an obvious foot placement when moving up so don't stand on it either! it's very wobbly!

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This climb is in 71 logbooks, and on 22 wishlists.

kegless - 2nd - 12/Feb/15 with John McCuan

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 03/Jan/15

Great early season conditions. Some sketchy moments so possibly at the upper end of the V,6 grade
benclimbing - Lead O/S - 02/Jan/15 with Dave Latimer

Dave Latimer - 2nd - 02/Jan/15

plain kitten - 2015

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 22/Dec/14

It felt about grade 5 today. Probably easy 5. Felt steady but run out. Definitely in easy condition and not a mixed route today. But still very enjoyable.
Mark Grist - Lead O/S - 02/Mar/14 with Tom Doldon

Thought it was V 5 today. I assume the normal crux was banked out. Ice running the length of the pitch. Took stubbys. Odd bit of rock gear where it mattered. Felt bold overall.
Ewan Russell - Lead O/S - 25/Feb/14 with gwen

Abbed in for last pitch. Massively banked out not like last time I was on it, Grade III at the minute? Easier than the Seam on the same day. Not much gear to be had but v easy to climb
wi11 - 2nd β - 24/Feb/14 with Dave R, Mark C

Pretty knackering condition, loads of just off vertical unconsolidated snow at the top.
JRae - AltLd - 07/Feb/14 with Ben Kelsey, Paul M

Lead Middle Pitch. massively banked out involving a lot of digging for gear -> fair runouts. top of the pitch was steep perfect neve for 7m to the belay, ace! Good lead from Jonny with a lot of powder and a massive cornice. topped out about 7pm only for Paul to twist his ankle on the walk out meaning back to the car by 11 and the end of his trip :/ so much for a rest day!
benkelsey - AltLd O/S - 07/Feb/14 with Paul Murdy, JRae

pmurdy - 2nd - 07/Feb/14 with Ben K, Jonny Reay

BMC International Meet
Dave Almond - 2nd - 28/Jan/14 with Michal Sabovcik

tjmillen - AltLd - 25/Jan/14 with Jeff

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 04/Jan/14

frost - AltLd O/S - Jan/14

Hidden - 2014

alasdair19 - 2014

Smith42 - AltLd O/S - 26/Dec/13 with Lindsay Yule

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 21/Dec/13

Timothy Miller - AltLd O/S - 21/Dec/13 with Scott G

Ran out of quickdraws
wi11 - AltLd dnf - 17/Dec/13 with Brian

came off the crux unexpectedly and landed back at the belay due to poor feet/hook choice. Lead the full pitch clean after (yoyo'd i think the term is). long and strenuous!
michael83 - AltLd RP - 24/Nov/13 with Mark Mosgrove

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 24/Nov/13

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

D.Russell - 2nd O/S - 10/Nov/13 with Steve, Adam

Andy Moles - Lead O/S - 26/Feb/13 with Clare

andyinglis - AltLd O/S - 01/Jan/13 with Neil Adams

Neil Adams - AltLd O/S - 01/Jan/13 with Andy Inglis

wheelsucker - 2013

Rich God 3 - 2nd - 29/Dec/12 with Mike B, Donald

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

Absolutely loved this route, first wall is cool. First corner up to the belay was solid, thin for feet and only a couple of helpful hooks. Cracks full of ice so a bit of hunting for the gear. Nearly off at the overhang due to an axe ripping but saved it...... just :) Ace (hard v 6 when rimed up)
geoff.comley - Lead O/S - 12/Dec/11 with Pat Ingram

Hidden - AltLd dog - 06/Feb/11

v iced, couldn't get any pro for corner
simondunf - Lead O/S - 06/Feb/11 with caspar

Avoided the direct start via easy ledges to the left. Belay pretty tenuous below the main corner on one nut. Pretty iced up -- couldn't use the crack for either torquing or placements, hence some tenuous skating up hoar frost on the walls. Steve led it... way too hard for me: it felt sketchy and hard even on second!
andybuckley - AltLd - 30/Jan/11 with Steve Fortune

Hidden - 2nd - 30/Jan/11

inuklm - AltLd O/S - 08/Jan/11 with Jonny Bull

Epic, epic lead up the main corner. I was completely drained afterwards. There was so much hoar frost that no rock was visible. I spent most of the 3 hours(!) cleaning the rock looking for protection. At least in this condition there were secure(ish) crampon placements. Took a small fall about halfway. Massive thanks to Kunal for his patience!
jonnybull - AltLd dog - Jan/11 with Kunal

Hidden - 2011

newtonmore - 2011

Led pitch 1. Lots of snow, little ice as yet.
KeithW - AltLd O/S - 22/Nov/10 with Nathan White, Kev

spat off and psyched out with a bruised ass, going was good until that point though
robertmichaeladams - AltLd dnf - 21/Nov/10 with Lawrence

wence - 2nd dnf - 21/Nov/10 with Rob

Hidden - Lead - 16/Nov/10

As the guidebook says, the turf is disappearing and it is getting harder. No ice around so definitely hard V1, maybe technically VII. A grade and a half harder than Savage Slit. Hard and very sustained with some great runners. A great lead by Dan.
Ian Jones - 2nd O/S - 16/Nov/10 with Dan Moore

Amazing route. Not the best quality ice on the face but crack was filled nicely.
MonkeyDawson - Lead - 21/Mar/10 with Bob Foster

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 21/Feb/10

MouseHunter - 2010

Fell of crux and spiked James in the thigh. Got back on and cruised it.
Lone Rider - AltLd - 2010 with James Edwards

Greg Boswell - AltLd O/S - 14/Dec/09 with Euan Whittaker, James Dunn

HIGHTOWER - 2nd - 07/Mar/09 with Ben Thynne, Tim

Hidden - 2nd - 20/Feb/09

Ed Booth - Lead - 20/Feb/09 with Tim Evans

Ben, sorry mate, you got a little chilly.
timmy-ts - Lead - 2009 with Ben T

windy100 - 2009

markjarvie - 2009 with C-Man

hwackerhage - 30/Nov/08 with Brian

Smelly Fox - AltLd O/S - 15/Mar/08 with Stuart Kennedy, Mark Mosgrove

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 15/Mar/08

s kennedy - 2nd - 15/Mar/08 with tris fox, mark mosgrove

sgl - AltLd - 09/Mar/08 with chad

It's tough for V,6 but it ain't VI! Fun corner route with some quite tricky moves to keep you entertained...
Chad123 - AltLd O/S - 09/Mar/08 with Sam

Very good
Spade - AltLd - 17/Dec/06 with Dave Wragg

dangates - AltLd - Dec/04 with Alistair Buchanan

Relatively easy when I did it with a sliver of just consolidated enough snow-ice in the corner
nickdonohue - Lead - Mar/02 with Mark McCarthy

Hidden - AltLd - Feb/01

Paul Figg - 14/Jan/01 with Rachel Antill

Hidden - 2nd - Feb/00

graeme gatherer - 2000

Hidden - AltLd - 1988

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