Cougar*** E3 5c
[Recent rockfall scar high on Central Gully Wall, 3 kb]Note: a major rockfall removed the third pitch of this classic in August 2012.

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Photo: Recent rockfall scar high on Central Gully Wall © gforce
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This climb is in 34 logbooks, and on 12 wishlists.

captain dringo - 2012

Subtle and delicate; no hint of a pump at all. Somewhat reminiscent of the west wing of Dinas Mot. Not quite Cloggy quality.
Ian Jones - AltLd O/S - 31/Jul/11 with Dan Moore

Hidden - AltLd - 30/Jul/11

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - 2011

BrettB - AltLd O/S - 12/Sep/10 with tomas

Quality Scottish mountain day - cold, windy and drizzling, yet somehow the route was dry. Felt like an absolute coup so get the route done under those conditions.
Neil Adams - AltLd O/S - 19/Jun/10 with Jim Higgins

Baltic, v windy and showery at 7.30am in the Muick car park, but purseverance paid off! Full winter clothing the order of the day! Finished a tad off-route on pitch 4. Soft touch for E3 but quality non-the-less.
jameshiggins - AltLd O/S - 19/Jun/10 with Neil Adams

Hidden - 2nd dog - 22/May/10

Had been on it before 3 years ago but bailed before hard climbing even started. Led 2nd and 4th pitch. Excelent.
Dangerous Dave - AltLd O/S - 26/Sep/09 with Tris Fox

Nice to get up this finally! Messed up on the steep corner but the rest was excellent.
Smelly Fox - AltLd dog - 26/Sep/09 with Dave Cowan

Quality route, sunny weather, can't ask for more!
Fultonius - AltLd O/S - 26/Sep/09 with Andy Inglis

Great route! Blue sky! Lead pitches 1 and 3, with cougar slab realy good!
andyinglis - AltLd O/S - 26/Sep/09 with Ally Fulton

burto - AltLd O/S - 20/Sep/09 with alex m

Hidden - AltLd dnf - 30/Aug/09

great route, quite easy for E3 and only slightly spoilt by Dan loosing the key for the bike lock and having to push them all the way out!!
dave o - AltLd O/S - 30/Jun/09 with Dan Richardson

Crag very dry! Also very cold when sun went off. Lot of lichen about too but still stunning route.
sheppy - AltLd rpt - 30/May/09 with diane

Diane Lowe - 2nd dog - 30/May/09 with Neil Shepherd

Lead 1st pitch, fell off on second pitch
James Prowse - 2nd - 21/Sep/08 with Graham

gforce - AltLd - 21/Sep/08 with James

Awesome route with lots of interesting technical climbing in exposed positions. A little bit dirty and loose in places but doesn't detract from the quality. Top pitch is fairly exciting, other two are a bit easier (E2 or so)
Chad123 - AltLd O/S - 30/Jun/08 with Huw

Russell Birkett - AltLd O/S - Sep/05 with Tim Whitaker

Bailed after pitch 2 due to high winds and incoming weather.
Smelly Fox - AltLd dnf - 03/Aug/05 with Alistair Robertson, Matt Croll

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 2005

whispering nic - Lead O/S - Aug/03 with Rab

phardman - Lead - 28/Jul/96 with Jon Bibby

ellis - AltLd O/S - Jul/96 with Jim Church

Dave Musgrove Jnr - AltLd - 13/Jun/95 with Nick Ashton, Al Willoner

Retreat after 2 pitches after getting lost
mark-abz - AltLd - Jul/93 with Bill S

Bruce Kerr - AltLd - 06/Jul/89 with Perric Crellin

craig h - AltLd - Jul/89 with Luke Steer

William Robertson - Lead O/S - 1987 with Emily, Steve, Shaun etc

2nd ascent
redjerry - AltLd O/S - Jun/81 with Spider McKenzie

Hidden - 1973

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
Calder, David Smith, freudy_love, hwackerhage, French Erick

Voting
Total votes cast 34
hard E40 of 12
E40 of 12
easy E40 of 12
hard E30 of 12
E36 of 12
easy E32 of 12
hard E24 of 12
E20 of 12
easy E20 of 12
hard 6a0 of 11
6a0 of 11
easy 6a0 of 11
hard 5c3 of 11
5c8 of 11
easy 5c0 of 11
hard 5b0 of 11
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3 Stars9 of 11
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