Original Route** VS 5a
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Photo: Me on Original Route (VS 5a), Pass of Ballater © Amanda Lyons
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This climb is in 280 logbooks, and on 7 wishlists.

Tightsgirl - 2nd - 27/Sep/14 with Ali Rose

Hidden - Lead - 26/Sep/14

scatface - Lead rpt - 21/Sep/14 with Rory Morris, Ian Elrick

JonathonHardman - 2nd O/S - 14/Sep/14

forcan - Lead - 24/Aug/14

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 30/Jul/14

Little AndyH - 2nd O/S - 17/Jul/14 with Rob Reglinski

Ross L - 2nd - 30/Jun/14 with Patrick

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 15/Jun/14

Mearnser - 2nd - 20/May/14

Lamb - 2nd O/S - 19/May/14 with Ryan Honeyman

afrosam - Lead - 16/May/14 with joeurwin

joeurwin - 2nd O/S - 16/May/14 with afrosam

Thoms6974 - Lead rpt - 03/May/14 with James

Hidden - Lead - 19/Apr/14

Hidden - 13/Apr/14

OwenF - Lead - 13/Apr/14

Uisdean hawthorn - 2nd - 12/Apr/14 with Malin

malinkvist - Lead - 12/Apr/14 with Uisdean

Phil_Hall_97 - Lead O/S - 12/Apr/14 with Mike Barnard

Ben Winter - 2nd - 12/Apr/14 with Michael Culley

stuc - Lead O/S - 29/Mar/14 with Dutch

malinkvist - 2nd - 16/Mar/14 with Stefan, Marianne

Quallim - Lead O/S - 16/Mar/14

stefelafel - Lead rpt - 16/Mar/14 with Malin, Marianne, Jay C, samwillo

malone - Lead O/S - 16/Mar/14 with Mike Kinge

Mike.Kinge - 2nd - 16/Mar/14 with Malone

remi_mcm - Lead - 30/Oct/13

mcstanton - Lead - Oct/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/Sep/13

rcollins - 2nd - Sep/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/Aug/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/Aug/13

GraemeDiack - 2nd O/S - 03/Aug/13 with Iain

Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/Jul/13

Hidden - 20/Jul/13

michael83 - 2nd rpt - 15/Jul/13 with Laura, Stuart Kennedy, Mark Mosgrove

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 15/Jul/13

s kennedy - Lead O/S - 15/Jul/13 with michel mcghie, mark mosgrove

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 06/Jul/13

Callum_Johnson - Solo rpt - 01/Jun/13 with Uisdean

stefelafel - Lead O/S - 26/May/13 with Jay C, pepette, scatface

gjw - Lead - 14/May/13 with Marj

bnewman - 2nd - 04/May/13 with Rory

Thoms6974 - Lead O/S - 28/Apr/13 with Stuart

Dayni_McConnell - 2nd O/S - 28/Apr/13 with Callum

Callum_Johnson - Lead O/S - 28/Apr/13 with Dayni_

M Mathieson - Lead O/S - 28/Apr/13 with Marcus

StuMsg - 2nd - 28/Apr/13 with Andy T

scatface - Lead O/S - 21/Oct/12 with pepette

stefelafel - Lead - 21/Oct/12

mrbird - 2nd - 05/Oct/12

Hidden - 2nd - 12/Aug/12

elliewellie - TR - 24/Jul/12 with Peaches

gforce - 2nd - 22/Jul/12 with Dave C

Hidden - Lead rpt - 12/Jul/12

PeteLoveless - Lead O/S - 26/Jun/12 with Sean

Steven Andrews - Lead O/S - 12/Jun/12 with Nico

colin.morrison - Lead O/S - Jun/12 with Ross Bingham

Hidden - 2nd dnf - 27/May/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/May/12

Tried on lead but bad twisty moves for my back. Managed it clean but a bit messy on 2nd :)
Blakclaw - 2nd rpt - 26/May/12 with Jon Ashdown

Tricky start. Nice though, even with the bats.
bnewman - Lead O/S - 20/May/12 with Amelia

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 20/May/12

Good
whistler - Solo O/S - 12/May/12

Hidden - Lead rpt - 15/Apr/12

Stephi - 2nd O/S - 01/Apr/12 with RocKalina

RocKalina - Lead - 01/Apr/12

RocKalina - Lead O/S - 01/Apr/12 with Steffi

Hidden - Lead rpt - 31/Mar/12

Hidden - 2nd β - 31/Mar/12

Unexpectedly nice
samwillo - Lead - 21/Mar/12 with Rachel Bennet

Hidden - Solo - 17/Mar/12

Bonesaw - 2nd rpt - 11/Mar/12 with Ross, lyons

Ross L - Lead rpt - 11/Mar/12 with Gary

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/Feb/12

Ross L - Lead rpt - 26/Feb/12 with Chris M, Chris W

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/Feb/12

Mr G - Lead O/S - 20/Nov/11 with Brianna Zoll

Hidden - Lead O/S - 23/Oct/11

Hidden - Lead rpt - 26/Sep/11

Hidden - Lead - 24/Sep/11

Ross L - Lead rpt - 15/Sep/11 with Patrick

peter.herd - 2nd - Sep/11 with Rory Brown

Climbed in the wet - top section slippy!
Ross L - 2nd rpt - 26/Aug/11 with Patrick

Hidden - Lead rpt - 21/Aug/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Aug/11

pain in the feching erse trying to get off the deck!
cogg13 - Lead O/S - 20/Aug/11 with alexpattillo

scotclimb - Lead - 20/Aug/11 with Danny Laing

great climbing on a nice line after a slightly awkward start
MrRiley - Lead O/S - 14/Aug/11 with Debbie Lee

First VS lead.
Ross L - Lead - 12/Aug/11 with Patrick

henning82 - Lead O/S - 31/Jul/11

Hidden - Solo rpt - 23/Jul/11

Ross L - 2nd rpt - 19/Jul/11 with Patrick

Ross L - 2nd - 05/Jul/11 with Mairi, Marianne

Ommuff - Lead β - 05/Jul/11 with Ross Littlewood, Mairi Nelson

Excellent route, excellent climbing in a lovely location.
Dopey_172 - Lead O/S - 04/Jul/11 with Murdo

yorkyrmcdo - Lead O/S - 14/Jun/11 with woody

Ross L - 2nd - 12/Jun/11

Hidden - Lead - 29/Apr/11

elliewellie - TR O/S - 26/Apr/11

Hidden - Lead rpt - 22/Apr/11

Ross L - 2nd - 21/Apr/11

PMCV - 2nd - 09/Apr/11 with Scott

Hidden - 09/Apr/11

Scott K - Lead - 09/Apr/11 with Paul

Bag of shite.
Ian Jones - 2nd rpt - 24/Mar/11 with mark turnbull

Hidden - 24/Mar/11

smallpaul1980 - Lead O/S - 20/Mar/11 with chris wilson

Hidden - Lead rpt - 19/Mar/11

Sutty22 - 2nd - 06/Nov/10 with Simon

simon_D - Lead O/S - 06/Nov/10 with Chris Sutty

abbeywall - Lead - 31/Oct/10 with FM

Very nice
andymoin - Lead O/S - 31/Oct/10 with Neil Mackenzie

Neil Mackenzie - 2nd O/S - 31/Oct/10 with Andy

mark88 - Lead - 25/Sep/10 with Alex Vaughan

Two stars? Really?
stuaart - Lead O/S - 04/Sep/10 with Euan Boyd

Hidden - Lead - 01/Sep/10

Bit of a soft touch i thought? Nice first move and good climbing/gear on the upper crack.
geoff.comley - Lead O/S - 07/Aug/10 with Pat Ingram

Hidden - Solo rpt - 05/Aug/10

Hidden - Lead - 29/Jul/10

mulletcocktail2000 - Lead rpt - 25/Jul/10 with paul

tomdude - 2nd rpt - 19/Jun/10 with salvatore

Hidden - Lead rpt - 15/Jun/10

Hidden - Solo rpt - 11/Jun/10

Hidden - Lead RP - 03/Jun/10

Tamzyn Mathers - 2nd O/S - 03/Jun/10 with Steven Wallace

Nee - 01/Jun/10 with D Laing

Hidden - TR RP - 30/May/10

Hidden - Solo - 24/May/10

tallthinmonkey - 2nd O/S - 02/May/10 with Rafa

franksnb - Lead O/S - 01/May/10 with keith

stephenmckenzie - 2nd rpt - 24/Apr/10 with Sally Reeves

Chalkd83 - Lead - 18/Apr/10 with Ben

Hidden - Lead O/S - 17/Apr/10

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 17/Apr/10

cuthill76 - Lead - 17/Apr/10

benbecula - Lead - 17/Apr/10

Greg Boswell - Lead O/S - 12/Apr/10

make - Lead O/S - 12/Apr/10

Hamfunk - Lead β - 10/Apr/10 with Nicola

stuart.a.adams - Lead O/S - 10/Apr/10 with Andy

TonyThePrawn - Lead O/S - 10/Apr/10 with Nicola, Stuart Adams, Hamish

nic243 - 2nd - 10/Apr/10 with Hamish

Hidden - 2010

Got off the ground first time this time!!
iceicebaby - 2nd O/S - 15/Nov/09 with Sam Wood

Hidden - 2nd RP - 26/Sep/09

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 19/Sep/09

mshorter - Solo O/S - 14/Sep/09

Pete Main - Solo - 12/Sep/09

Hidden - Lead RP - 10/Sep/09

thomas m - Lead O/S - 01/Sep/09 with Dad

ZA - 2nd - Sep/09 with Ian Robinson

fatbuoybazza - Lead O/S - 30/Aug/09 with olivia & KMurphy

Lawrie Brand - 2nd O/S - 29/Aug/09 with Al Goodridge

Pete Main - Lead O/S - 29/Aug/09 with Vicky

Hidden - TR dog - 29/Aug/09

gforce - 2nd - 22/Aug/09 with James

James Prowse - Lead - 22/Aug/09 with Graham

Top was the interesting part
rustyclimber91 - 18/Aug/09 with stu

Superb climbing, soft but brilliant
jkarran - Lead - 05/Aug/09 with Aly

stephenmckenzie - Lead O/S - 25/Jun/09 with Freddie Crowley

frecro - 2nd rpt - 25/Jun/09 with wee stevie

Dangerous Dave - Solo rpt - 24/Jun/09

R0bbie - Lead O/S - 18/Jun/09 with Johnny

Fantastic climb! :) Loose block just above starting moves. Climb will def be more difficult when this comes away.
MelH - Lead β - 12/Jun/09 with george mc

kdlauder - Lead O/S - 06/Jun/09 with Dave Manson

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 06/Jun/09

stuartmunn - Lead O/S - 29/May/09 with Chris Barnett

I'm going to have stop logging this route! Always a nice route to warm up on, well protected, relatively easy VS.
Chris wilson - 2nd - 24/May/09 with Sonya

david0811 - Lead O/S - 24/May/09 with Mark Reid

Hidden - Lead rpt - 23/May/09

ShaneHoubart - Lead - May/09

freudy_love - 2nd - 20/Apr/09 with Jamie Murray

hwackerhage - 16/Apr/09 with Adam Henly

Chris wilson - 2nd - 04/Apr/09 with Murdo

jam_rich - Lead - 22/Mar/09

mark-abz - Lead - 21/Mar/09 with Alex

frecro - 2nd rpt - 01/Mar/09 with Andy Ruck

ascii.abuse - Lead O/S - 2009

Mike MacRae - 2009

jess - Lead O/S - 2009 with martin

molemug1 - 2009

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 2009

mterentiusvarro - Lead - 2009 with Jack

HIGHTOWER - 2nd - 26/Oct/08 with Tim

Hidden - 27/Sep/08

Bonesaw - Lead rpt - 20/Sep/08 with Richard Bowie

Chris wilson - 2nd - 06/Sep/08 with Murdo

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 04/Sep/08

Paulww - Lead O/S - 30/Aug/08 with Rikke

Hidden - 2nd - 17/Aug/08

Chris wilson - Lead - 17/Aug/08 with Sonya

breithorn4164 - Lead O/S - 26/Jul/08 with Jackson

Hidden - 2nd - 13/Jul/08

1st VS!
benbers - Lead O/S - 13/Jul/08 with Iain Munro

Smeggles - 2nd rpt - 01/Jun/08 with Chris, Stu and Shelley

tattoo2005 - 2nd - 31/May/08 with Jonny Tee69

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 18/May/08

Bonesaw - Lead O/S - 18/May/08 with lyons

PMCV - Lead O/S - 18/May/08 with Mark

mulletcocktail2000 - Lead O/S - 03/May/08 with chris

Chris wilson - 2nd - 03/May/08 with Ryan

Hidden - Lead - 27/Apr/08

frecro - Lead O/S - 27/Apr/08 with Zoe Thornton

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 27/Apr/08

iceicebaby - 2nd - 27/Apr/08 with Iain Munro

Greasy as hell! but amazingly sunny.
ZoŽ - 2nd - 27/Apr/08 with Frecro

fraggle - Lead O/S - 19/Apr/08 with Kev

Chris wilson - 2nd - 18/Apr/08 with John F

michael83 - Lead O/S - 03/Apr/08 with Stuart Kennedy

magic_mice - Lead O/S - 03/Apr/08 with Michael McGhie

Smeggles - Lead O/S - 02/Apr/08 with Stu

Very good and technical.
Ian Jones - Lead O/S - 2008 with Colm Fitzgerald

Hidden - Lead - 2008

TrollJester - AltLd O/S - 2008 with VARIOUS Throughout 80's+90's

James Prowse - Lead rpt - 03/Nov/07 with Paul Matthews

ANC - Lead O/S - 21/Oct/07

Chris wilson - 2nd - 16/Oct/07 with Derek

Hidden - Solo - 10/Oct/07

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Sep/07

bpmclimb - Lead rpt - 06/Sep/07 with Clare & Michael L

Chris wilson - 2nd rpt - 02/Sep/07 with Paul

Captain Solo - Solo - 02/Sep/07

francois - Lead - 30/Aug/07 with Lorna

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 30/Aug/07

Mark_Fisher - Lead O/S - 10/Aug/07 with Adam - Matt

Chris wilson - 2nd - 10/Jun/07 with John Rae

Neilm18 - Lead O/S - 07/Jun/07 with Campbell Forbes

ashknot - Lead β - 01/Jun/07 with David

tricky start but straightforward thereafter
ligaya - Lead - Jun/07 with Chris W

Hidden - 2nd - 14/May/07

ashknot - 2nd - 30/Apr/07 with Kat, Grant

Grant Pinnell - Lead - 30/Apr/07 with Ashley Dean

KatBlum - 2nd - 30/Apr/07

PMatt - Lead O/S - 15/Apr/07 with James Prowse

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 14/Apr/07

Hidden - 2nd - 14/Apr/07

s kennedy - Lead O/S - 14/Apr/07 with mark mosgrove

Neil Adams - 2nd O/S - 10/Mar/07 with Andy Inglis

harryjenner - 2007

timmy-ts - 2007

Sandy Simpson - Lead - 2007

bpmclimb - Lead O/S - 03/Aug/06 with Clare

Hidden - Solo O/S - 25/Jul/06

Hidden - 2nd dog - 13/Jul/06

Stuart S - 2nd - 01/Jul/06 with Amanda Lyons

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Jul/06

BallsOfSteel - Lead rpt - Jun/06 with steve peatfield

andyinglis - Lead - 27/May/06 with Ally Fulton

Dangerous Dave - Lead O/S - 2006

fatboy8pie - Lead - 2006

Hidden - Lead β - 2006

CurlyStevo - Lead - 2006

Stuart S - Lead rpt - 29/Oct/05 with Evan

Smelly Fox - Lead O/S - 20/Sep/05 with Alistair Robertson

Great crux moves but too short lived
AndyH1710 - Lead O/S - Aug/05 with Mark

Hidden - Lead rpt - Aug/05

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jul/05

Dirk Wallis - Lead - 24/Apr/05 with Sall

Chris L Hill - Lead O/S - Mar/05 with Mark Hudson

RAK - Lead - 11/Jul/04 with Lauri

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 16/Oct/03

Stuart S - Lead rpt - 06/Aug/03 with Nicola Seal

foggieclimber - Lead O/S - 28/Jun/03 with Garry Wardrope

Jonescrusher - Lead O/S - 18/May/03 with Dave Binney, Martin Collins

dave o - Lead - 2002

Hidden - Lead - 2002

Hidden - Lead - 2002

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/Apr/00

graeme gatherer - 2000

Scottish78 - Lead O/S - Aug/99 with Keith Falkingham, Fiona G, David Lawrance

Murray Freq - 1999

FrankW - Lead rpt - 04/Sep/97 with Roland K

Jamie Simpson - Lead O/S - 1997 with David Ritchie, Andy Munro

FrankW - Lead rpt - 04/May/96 with Roland K

FrankW - Lead O/S - 21/Jul/95 with Roland K

This is a bottom end 5a route. Its a bit of a one-move wonder with an awkward reverse reach.
AndyP - Lead O/S - Apr/94 with Morag

Iain Thow - Lead - 31/May/92 with Phil Green

BRUCESTRAC - 1988

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
Ropeboy, Neal F, Ian Jones

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