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The Mousetrap*** VS 4c

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Ticklists: The 100 Best UK VS routes?, Ultimate Scottish Rock, Classic Rock Climbs of Great Britain by Bill Birkett, Scottish Mid-Grade Multi-Pitch, Scottish 3 and 4 star multi-pitch routes.

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This climb is in 81 logbooks, and on 51 wishlists.

Just enough seepage to make it a no-go, sadly. Nice trip in and out though!
Thoms6974 - AltLd dnf - 08/Sep/13 with Uisdean

Superb! Very sustained but protection easy. A surprising amount of loose rock on pitch 3 however, I wouldn't pull on the flake in the corner!! Did 210m of climbing then 40m of scrambling so quite a bit longer than the SMC guide suggested. A classic!
MrRiley - AltLd O/S - 19/Jul/13 with Will Owen, Debbie Lee

Hidden - AltLd - 15/Jul/13

Snapped a hold on pitch 2 (seconding), losing the onsight.
stephenmckenzie - AltLd dog - 15/Jul/13 with Rory Brown

Zippy1999 - AltLd O/S - 13/Jul/13 with Joe Gibson

Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/Jul/13

Hidden - 2013

Andy Moles - AltLd O/S - 05/Sep/12 with Kev

newtonmore - 05/Sep/12

gforce - AltLd - 17/Jul/12 with MikeR

madeleine - AltLd O/S - 02/Jun/12 with Strachers

Some great long pitches. Quite sustained and adventurous. A great day out.
bnewman - AltLd O/S - 24/Mar/12 with Ben

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 24/Mar/12

Hidden - 2012

Hidden - 2012

captain dringo - 2012

Hidden - AltLd dog - 02/Jul/11

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Pete Graham - AltLd - 04/Sep/10 with Rick Graham

Hidden - Lead - 19/Aug/10

adw07 - AltLd O/S - 25/Jul/10 with Neil Mackenzie

Neil Mackenzie - AltLd O/S - 25/Jul/10 with Warren

Got pitches 2,4,6(wet scramble to top), nice climbing especially the wide crack of 2 which was steep and intimidating and dry when most other stuff was v wet. Felt a bit stiff for vs. also longer than the guide indicates we had to do 1.5 pitch of wet easygoing scrambling to top out.
andymoin - AltLd O/S - 24/Jul/10 with Mark Jarvie

Hidden - AltLd - 03/Jul/10

Hidden - 2nd - Jul/10

Conditions looked and were initially great and we even got to climb in the sun for a while. Used a lower start, led Pitch 2 then Ross led another 2.5 pitches before deteriorating conditions forced us to bail
IceBun - 14/Feb/10 with Rossco

Hidden - 2010

Hidden - 2010

Good VS climbing all the way. Particularly enjoyed Pitch 3, although pitch 2 has the hardest section. Was a real struggle today with a cold wind and drizzle for the middle pitches. Topped out in the sun though.
Chris wilson - AltLd O/S - 19/Sep/09 with Gus

Freezing cold and windy. Route was dry though except for a couple of bits higher up. Fairly sustained VS climbing. Crux pitch not too bad. Not sure where the 5a move was on the 4th pitch as it all felt consistently 4c. Tiring due to the cold conditions.
climberuk - AltLd O/S - 19/Sep/09 with Sheryl

The last weekend of good weather?.......apart from the cold and drizzle it was a fantastic intro into multi pitch. 2nd pitch crux is commiting, 4th pitch crux easier i thought. Great rock and friction also good, even became sunny later on - BONUS!
Bapetheed1 - AltLd O/S - 19/Sep/09 with Chris

Bruce Kerr - AltLd - 12/Sep/09 with Ivor McCourt, Roger Benton

wence - 2nd - 30/Aug/09 with Tom, Rob

cold fingers - nice climbing though, slipped off once due to damp
robertmichaeladams - AltLd - 29/Aug/09 with Lawrence, Tom

great route. fairly sustained 4c in the middle, nothing more tricky. quite sheltered from wind and rain but a little seepy near top
tomdude - AltLd O/S - 29/Aug/09 with rob, lawrence

Neilm18 - AltLd O/S - 04/Jul/09 with Iain Gray

Hidden - AltLd β - 04/Jul/09

iangray - AltLd - 04/Jul/09 with Neil M

Hidden - 21/Jun/09

Back off second pitch as crack was very very wet
stukent - AltLd dnf - 20/Jun/09 with Duncan Carr

windy100 - 2009

Second pitch tricky - has a very commiting and tough bit for vs4c - 5a pitch was a cruise after that!
Lawrie Brand - AltLd O/S - 22/May/08 with Al Goodridge

Hidden - AltLd - 27/Aug/07

BallsOfSteel - AltLd O/S - 26/Aug/07 with stevewalls

Led all except P1
RAK - AltLd - 04/May/07 with Tim C

Hidden - AltLd - 23/Jul/06

steev - Lead O/S - 17/Jul/06 with Konrad

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 16/Jul/06

Hidden - AltLd dnf - 15/Jun/06

Hidden - Jun/06

tallthinmonkey - 2nd - Jun/06 with Rafa

dunx55 - 2006

Dangerous Dave - Lead - Sep/05 with Iain Wilkinson

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 16/Jul/05

Very sustained second pitch. Stronger line than Black Mamba.
Jamie B - AltLd - Jul/05 with Simon Franks

Chris L Hill - AltLd O/S - 2005 with John Stevenson

7 pitches of lovely climbing. A great day out!
Julie Carroll - 2nd - 16/Aug/03 with Tim Bird

Hidden - AltLd - 13/Aug/03

dave o - AltLd O/S - 19/Jul/03 with Paul Mathews

Beautiful route and crag.....wet though
samwelli - Lead O/S - 13/Jun/03 with Steve Hammond

220bpm - AltLd O/S - Jun/03 with Dave

dangates - 2003 with Gillian Culshaw/ Lindsay Warrick

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/Jun/01

BRUCESTRAC - 2001 with GRANT CAMBELL

TrollJester - AltLd O/S - 2001 with Bruce A Strachan

Hidden - Lead - 2001

graeme gatherer - 2000

jcw - 2000 with Simon Richardson

Lone Rider - 2000

Really good climb. took ages and were a bit out of our depth!
Jamie Simpson - AltLd O/S - Jun/98 with Luke?

Iain Thow - Lead - 16/Jun/96 with Liz Jolley

alkira - 1996

CMacD - 1995

Richard Weller - AltLd - 24/Jul/94 with David Gaskell

mark-abz - AltLd - Jun/93 with Gordon S

Yourlead - AltLd - 22/Jul/90 with Doug Rennie

Steve Lenartowicz - 1990

Chris Craggs - 1980

tapley - AltLd - 29/May/78 with John Sumner

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Voting
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hard HVS0 of 22
HVS0 of 22
easy HVS0 of 22
hard VS15 of 22
VS7 of 22
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hard 5a0 of 21
5a0 of 21
easy 5a3 of 21
hard 4c13 of 21
4c5 of 21
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easy 4b0 of 21
3 Stars15 of 20
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Style of ascent

Lead8 of 81 (9.9%)
Followed4 of 81 (4.9%)
Alt Leads45 of 81 (55.6%)
Unknown24 of 81 (29.6%)

'Climbed'48 of 81 (59.3%)
clean O/S27 of 81 (33.3%)
clean β1 of 81 (1.2%)
dogged2 of 81 (2.5%)
dnf3 of 81 (3.7%)