10m. A wee gem with masses of protection. Climb the flake crack on lovely layaways to the horizontal break then pull through onto the small slab and ledges to finish.

Ticklists: Central Belt - Local Classics, Scottish Central Belt HVS.

Oliver Smaje 14/Oct Lead

fell off crux, went back up and smashed it.

with Connor
Orla Hilton 01/Oct Lead
sebbi30 29/Sep Lead O/S
rachelSquirrel 27/Sep TR dog
with Brian
MightyStew 26/Sep TR rpt
Nomadguru 30/Aug 2nd dog
glenngordon 16/Aug Lead O/S
with Dougie
JonnoP 25/Jul Lead O/S
with Rick H
Shed 24/Jun Lead RP
with Joe Turner
waynem1985 20/Jun Lead O/S
MightyStew 15/Jun Lead O/S
Luci 25/May 2nd
with Alan
peterjph 05/May TR O/S
with nicky hume
olekemi 26/Apr 2nd O/S
with Robin W, Mark G
Elsier 22/Apr 2nd
with Adrian
Hidden 21/Apr Lead O/S
Hidden 21/Apr 2nd
Victor Ivanov 05/Apr Lead O/S
Jude 05/Apr 2nd dog
with Victor
fuzzysheep01 31/Mar Lead O/S
MattKettle 31/Mar 2nd O/S
Hidden 22/Mar Lead rpt
dmacmorris 10/Mar Solo O/S

Great little route had trouble getting the crux hand jam set.

Hidden 10/Mar Lead O/S
lewismorgan93 13/Feb 2nd
Hidden 25/Nov/14 Lead
Hidden 15/Oct/14 Lead
missxandrabee 12/Oct/14 2nd O/S
with Steve
Hidden 11/Oct/14 2nd O/S
Freddie 1 11/Oct/14 2nd O/S
with Andyh83
Hidden 24/Sep/14 Lead
daftendirekt 21/Sep/14 Solo O/S

A little damp half way up made for a very precise and controlled solo! Great route!

David Woods 21/Sep/14 Solo O/S

Not nice soloing a greasy wet crack. Looks like a nice lead though

Hidden 20/Sep/14 2nd rpt
Hidden 13/Aug/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 05/Aug/14 Lead rpt
Hidden 17/Jul/14 Lead dog
stuart34 15/Jul/14 Lead O/S
with Shout
CyberTaff 07/Jul/14 TR dnf

Fell off multiple times about 5m up but don't climb HVS usually!!

with Scott Boswell
mot1 01/Jul/14 Lead O/S
with Peter
Hidden 01/Jul/14 2nd O/S
davesa 12/Jun/14 Lead
treviebouy2003 21/May/14 2nd dnf
Hidden 19/May/14 2nd
oliverk 14/May/14 Lead rpt
with Pam
ClimbingGlen 29/Apr/14 Lead rpt
Agnieszka 29/Apr/14 2nd dog
with Glen
warrygallace ?/Apr/14 Lead

one fall above 3rd cam placement.

with Ian
darunniff ?/Apr/14 Lead
with Ali Hodett
wookie667 10/Oct/13 Lead O/S
mhamiltonj 06/Oct/13 2nd rpt
with James
Hidden ?/Sep/13 2nd O/S
Hidden 18/Aug/13 2nd O/S
Hidden 18/Aug/13 2nd
Mark Bull 13/Aug/13 2nd
with Mike
Hidden 16/Jul/13 TR rpt
sting 03/Jul/13 TR

Self belay

with Mike Sender, Mike Traxion
jamesgr87 21/Jun/13 Lead O/S
colin8ll 09/Jun/13 Lead rpt
with Gemma
Hidden 05/Jun/13 2nd O/S
colin8ll 05/Jun/13 Lead rpt
lou_rankine ?/Jun/13 2nd
James90 30/May/13 Lead
with Marnoch
mhamiltonj 30/May/13 Lead dog
with James
mhamiltonj 30/May/13 2nd rpt
with James
Fiona Reid 28/May/13 2nd
with Mike
Mike-W-99 28/May/13 Lead β
with Fiona
Harry Holmes 06/May/13 Lead rpt
with Philip Curry
James90 06/May/13 Lead
ClimbingGlen 05/May/13 Lead O/S

Challenging route.

with Teresa Torrents
fall-line 01/May/13 2nd

Surely the softest HVS I've ever done. How does it get more than VS 4c?

with Sarah Kirton
skirton 01/May/13 Lead O/S
colin8ll 24/Apr/13 Lead rpt
with Heather
Hjbvet 24/Apr/13 2nd
alexmcmillan 22/Apr/13 2nd O/S
mattking_109 22/Apr/13 Lead dog

Slipped totally by surprise, whilst un-clipping a cam from my harness, about half way up. Got back on and finished up without trouble

with Alex M
calumhd 20/Apr/13 2nd β

Zach on lead

calumhd 13/Apr/13 Lead β

Struggled mentally on crux moves after Patrick's fall, once committed went smoothly.

with Cameron
Hidden 01/Apr/13 Lead
SUColdo ??/2013 -
james1978 ??/2013 -
Gabe Oliver 06/Oct/12 Lead O/S
The Big Sender 19/Sep/12 Lead O/S
mattking_109 19/Sep/12 2nd
Hidden 19/Sep/12 Lead β
MarshF 07/Sep/12 2nd dog
catjm 07/Sep/12 Lead rpt
Fiona Reid 28/Aug/12 Lead rpt
with Mike
Mike-W-99 28/Aug/12 2nd
with Fiona
ieuanr 16/Aug/12 2nd
with Sam
sjr 16/Aug/12 Lead dog


with Ieuan
Craig Holden 12/Aug/12 Lead O/S
Tasmin 12/Aug/12 2nd
catjm 12/Aug/12 2nd O/S
Andy Hewison 04/Aug/12 2nd dog
with Neale
Hidden 04/Aug/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 02/Aug/12 2nd O/S
Hidden 13/Jul/12 2nd rpt
wee_jonny_gillespie - BAD SELLER 20/Jun/12 Lead O/S
horsefeathers 19/Jun/12 2nd rpt
with James
warrygallace ?/Jun/12 2nd
cat22 23/May/12 Lead rpt
with Hamish, Mark L
Hidden 22/May/12 Lead rpt
Hidden 22/May/12 2nd dog
son of thor 21/May/12 Lead O/S

Very nice route, I like the layaways and the practice for finger jamming.

Hidden 08/May/12 Lead rpt
crombie 08/May/12 2nd dog

warm up, phew!!!!

with Lee
cat22 03/May/12 2nd O/S
with Mike
Maria Bechaalani 22/Apr/12 2nd
with Mike Reed
Hidden 13/Apr/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 30/Mar/12 2nd O/S
Hidden 27/Mar/12 TR β
ClanAdventures ?/Mar/12 Lead RP
Hidden 19/Feb/12 Lead rpt
crombie 19/Feb/12 2nd rpt
with Lee
rob10150 13/Feb/12 Lead rpt

FIRST HVS! fells giiiid

Andy McConkey 13/Feb/12 2nd dog
Hidden 12/Oct/11 Lead O/S
Mark Bull 29/Sep/11 Lead rpt
with Mike
Hidden 28/Sep/11 Lead O/S
allyrocke 28/Sep/11 Lead O/S
with Thomas Henderson Schwartz, Phil Jennings, Liam Ingram
horsefeathers 28/Sep/11 2nd O/S
with Liam
sleeplessjb 04/Sep/11 -
Hidden 09/Aug/11 2nd
Gavin L 27/Jul/11 Lead dog
with Mairi
David Stevens 07/Jul/11 Lead O/S
with Reuben Crook, Andy Thompson
Thoms6974 07/Jul/11 2nd rpt
Tom Baird 28/Jun/11 Lead dog

Pulled on arete to right without thinking, obvious move but felt like a bit of a cheat which I needn't have used. Unfinished business here.

with Bee, Colin Partridge
codgio 28/Jun/11 2nd
Hidden 24/Jun/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 04/Jun/11 Lead dog
Hidden 03/Jun/11 TR
stewart100 21/May/11 Lead O/S
with Josh Arnott
Snorfalorpagus 21/May/11 2nd O/S
with Stewart Jordan
jazzyjackson 30/Apr/11 2nd
with Ally
Sean Bell 29/Apr/11 Lead O/S

Surprisingly good climbing, a wee compact dolerite classic.Didnt feel like there were any full 5b moves, and steady at HVS, if it is that grade at all.Enjoyable.

with Paul
Jamiemcp 21/Apr/11 2nd
daWalt 19/Apr/11 2nd O/S
with TC
Hidden 19/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 11/Apr/11 2nd
Elsier 08/Apr/11 2nd
with Jo, Ian
Doby 08/Apr/11 2nd dog
with Ian B, Elsie
crombie 07/Apr/11 TR
KeithAlexander 03/Apr/11 Lead O/S
franksnb 20/Mar/11 Lead rpt

practically on site but i did it on second 8 months ago..

with Emma, keith
crombie 17/Mar/11 2nd rpt
with Lee
Iain2754 22/Feb/11 Lead
with Lee
MonkeyDawson ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 Lead RP
rob10150 ??/2011 TR
adie84 ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
lisafer ??/2011 -
MonkeyDawson ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 2nd O/S
keith hal 08/Oct/10 2nd
with Peter Berwick
Pete23 ?/Oct/10 Lead
with Keith Haldane
zoeduffin 26/Sep/10 Lead β

seconded this before. really apprehensive about climbing it but found it ok. lots of gear and a tricky move invlolved getting past the horizontal break.

sophiecb 12/Sep/10 2nd
with Bjorn
Hidden 11/Sep/10 Lead O/S
Craig Geddes 09/Sep/10 Lead O/S
Stuart Macfarlane 31/Aug/10 Lead rpt
with Jeanie
jess 28/Aug/10 Lead O/S
with martin
Ewanski 25/Aug/10 Lead rpt
with Ken P, Nigel S
franksnb 21/Aug/10 2nd O/S
with Emma, keith
Hidden 20/Aug/10 Lead RP
Derek Graham 13/Aug/10 Lead O/S
with Stuart
Mike-W-99 04/Aug/10 2nd
with Fiona
Fiona Reid 04/Aug/10 Lead rpt
with Mike
abbeywall 04/Aug/10 2nd
Hidden 04/Aug/10 Lead O/S
smile 28/Jul/10 Lead dog

First lead fall on to gear, very pollished rock at the bottom which foot sliped on, nice climb though, and good pro

andymoin 20/Jul/10 Lead rpt
Neil Mackenzie 20/Jul/10 2nd
with Andy
melville18 13/Jul/10 Lead rpt
with claire melville
treejamie 08/Jul/10 Lead
Stephen18 07/Jul/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 07/Jul/10 2nd O/S
nich0las 05/Jul/10 2nd O/S
with Ewan P
Ewanski 05/Jul/10 Lead β
with Nick B
Pat-H 03/Jul/10 Lead O/S
with jjax
fogrock 03/Jul/10 TR O/S


with Patrick
Hidden 29/Jun/10 2nd
Fiona Reid 29/Jun/10 Lead rpt
with Mike
Mike-W-99 29/Jun/10 2nd
with Fiona
MCL 22/Jun/10 Lead
with Hayley, Steph
oliverk 18/Jun/10 Lead
melville18 15/Jun/10 Lead rpt
with claire melville
Martin Downes 05/Jun/10 TR O/S
melville18 02/Jun/10 Lead dog

got spat off but got back on and completed.(MY 1ST MAJOR LEADER FALL)

with claire melville
niallk 15/May/10 Lead O/S

Found the first couple of layback moves tricky for some reason, rest of it fine.

with Sarah
Hidden 11/May/10 Lead O/S
mhowie 07/May/10 2nd
with Niall
Hidden 07/May/10 Lead O/S
krasavenko 05/May/10 Lead RP
Hidden 28/Apr/10 2nd
jjax 27/Apr/10 TR rpt

seemed harder than what i remebered

with jason
jacobfinn 27/Apr/10 TR O/S
with jjax
melville18 27/Apr/10 TR
with jason, claire melville
CharlieMack 22/Apr/10 2nd rpt
Hidden 22/Apr/10 Lead rpt
pocketsarah 22/Apr/10 Lead O/S
JdotP 22/Apr/10 2nd dog
with Adam Russell
mwicks1968 20/Apr/10 2nd

Need to lose some weight and not cheat by going onto the Sever next door

robertmichaeladams 20/Apr/10 Lead
with Dan
Ian Jones 20/Apr/10 Lead rpt
with Gillian Munro
Hidden 20/Apr/10 2nd
RebekahD 16/Apr/10 2nd
with Jonathon
jonnyhawkins1 16/Apr/10 2nd
with charlie beard
cbeard 16/Apr/10 Lead O/S

First HVS, great gear all the way up

qboyd 19/Mar/10 2nd O/S
with Paul
Ross Young 17/Mar/10 TR RP
radioshed 17/Mar/10 TR
Harry Holmes 07/Mar/10 Lead
Liam Ingram 07/Mar/10 Lead RP
Liam Ingram 03/Mar/10 2nd rpt
with Liyen
krasavenko 03/Mar/10 Lead dog

stupid fall....I'll be back though ;]

rcammack 13/Feb/10 Lead
with Calum Cammack
paramillitaryblobby 12/Feb/10 TR
with Hannah Theaker
sailingneil ??/2010 -
ar1fbr ??/2010 Lead
Jamie Crawford ??/2010 TR
david reeve ??/2010 Lead O/S
colin campbell ??/2010 -
MonkeyDawson ??/2010 -
squidgebob 02/Nov/09 Lead dog

Wet wet wet holds.

with jamie
JamieSparkes 02/Nov/09 2nd rpt

Still not HVS, nor 5b

thomasaneurinsmith 31/Oct/09 2nd O/S
with John Nelson
Dr Toph 28/Oct/09 Solo O/S
Liam Ingram 28/Oct/09 Lead dog
mike99 17/Oct/09 Lead dog
jamiefoxen 07/Oct/09 Lead rpt
jev 26/Sep/09 Lead O/S
with HWUMC
jamiefoxen 20/Sep/09 TR O/S
Roberttaylor 14/Sep/09 Lead rpt

With Aidan Broyd and Hannah Theaker

Roberttaylor 13/Sep/09 2nd O/S

Fergus climber and Liam seconded, then he belayed me up. Nice route.

Fergus Cuthill 13/Sep/09 Lead O/S
with Robert Taylor + Fiona M, Liam Ingram + Ross Young
Hidden 13/Sep/09 2nd
THardSevere ?/Sep/09 2nd
bigbobbyking 24/Aug/09 Lead O/S

The bottom crack was very wet, and I drop half my nuts halfway up... But otherwise a fun climb.

with Simon Strain
Hidden 24/Aug/09 2nd
Andy Moles 05/Aug/09 Solo O/S
with -
Fiona Reid 30/Jul/09 Lead rpt

Nearly fluffed the same move as before but remembered to move my hand up first and nailed it.

with Mike
Mike-W-99 30/Jul/09 2nd
with Fiona
gjd 25/Jul/09 Lead rpt

Previously seconded with Hutch (2005).

with emily
gregoldridge 09/Jul/09 Lead O/S
with Andy
Hidden 05/Jul/09 -
NickBrown 05/Jul/09 Lead O/S
with Susan
Susanj21 05/Jul/09 2nd
dgray455 25/Jun/09 Lead O/S
with california climber gal
davie.p. 25/Jun/09 2nd
with Dan, Stephie
Chad123 22/Jun/09 Lead

Lovely clean climbing and nice moves, almost a sport climb! :-)

with School Club
Stuart Macfarlane 21/Jun/09 Lead rpt
with Jeanie
Hidden 19/Jun/09 Lead
whispering nic 14/Jun/09 Lead O/S
Stuart Macfarlane 11/Jun/09 Lead dog

2 small falls at upper crux. Didn't rest on gear though. 1st fall due to me standing on rope preventing progress!

with Jeanie
oliverk 03/Jun/09 Lead dog
with Michael
SianR 28/May/09 Lead dog

Made the mistake of starting this in the dark...and...opps I slipped! Great climb with heaps of gear though!

with Cora
thomasaneurinsmith 28/May/09 2nd O/S
with Jason King
Snap 27/May/09 TR O/S
with Matt
stuartm555 24/May/09 2nd
sebrider 24/May/09 Lead O/S
Fiona Reid 12/May/09 Lead dog

Fell off at the break twice before realising my mistake, use a higher hand hold next time!

with Mike
Mike-W-99 12/May/09 2nd
with Fiona
stuaart 02/May/09 2nd O/S
with Euan Strachan
Smeggles 01/May/09 Lead O/S

Really enjoyed this route, nice balanced moves up the flake.

with Mark
mzchambers 01/May/09 2nd O/S
with Smeggles
joe larner 29/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with John P
JdotP 29/Apr/09 2nd O/S
with Joe Larner
Neil Mackenzie 26/Apr/09 2nd rpt
with Mo & Reini
hubereini 26/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with mo and neil
timcussins 25/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with Kiri
kirigoss 25/Apr/09 2nd O/S
with Tim
mhowie 20/Apr/09 2nd rpt
with Niall
rich neary 20/Apr/09 TR O/S
with Murray Cunningham
Liam Ingram 18/Apr/09 Lead dnf

First trad lead fall

Ross Young 18/Apr/09 2nd dog
with Pete
climberuk 05/Apr/09 Lead O/S

Laced it up with gear. Paused and used right hand arete briefly so I could get a bit of gear in to hold me while Andy went to get more quickdraws for me. Excellent route. Would do it again in a heartbeat.

with Andy Binnie
Hidden 20/Mar/09 Lead O/S
willjh 20/Mar/09 2nd O/S
pete87abs 10/Mar/09 Lead O/S

Reli well protected solid climbing start to finish mix of slab and crack too.

rclarke 10/Mar/09 2nd
marcushorgan 22/Feb/09 Lead O/S
with Lena Brune
Hidden 15/Feb/09 2nd O/S
Hidden ??/2009 2nd O/S
Hidden ??/2009 -
MCL ??/2009 TR
Peter Rhodes ??/2009 -
Hidden ??/2009 2nd
Hidden 05/Nov/08 2nd O/S
JamieSparkes 05/Nov/08 Lead rpt
squidgebob ?/Nov/08 Solo O/S
with jamie, Dave
Hidden 12/Oct/08 Lead O/S
JamieSparkes 12/Oct/08 2nd O/S
Thoms6974 06/Oct/08 TR O/S
Ian Paterson 05/Oct/08 Lead O/S
feline_pixie 05/Oct/08 2nd dog
Hidden ?/Oct/08 Lead
Hidden 08/Sep/08 Solo O/S
tomdude 05/Aug/08 Lead dog

first fall outdoors! slipped with a bunch of wires in my mouth. managed to keep them in there

with fede
mzchambers 20/Jul/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 20/Jul/08 2nd
D.Russell 15/Jul/08 Lead
with Adam
Hidden 15/Jul/08 2nd O/S
neon_blue 11/Jul/08 Lead O/S


with Hugh McCue
Hay ?/Jul/08 2nd
with Scott
s kennedy 28/Jun/08 Lead rpt
with shelley barbour
crombie 26/Jun/08 2nd O/S
jjax 26/Jun/08 2nd β

yeah, 1st hvs and no falls

with stephie
Hidden 20/Jun/08 TR O/S
jonnie3430 23/May/08 2nd rpt
with Sian, Tom and Neil
mhowie 22/May/08 2nd O/S

My first 5b, reckon it's low in the grade.

with Niall
Hidden 07/May/08 Lead
Hidden 20/Apr/08 Lead O/S
andymoin 11/Apr/08 2nd

wee slip

with sandy, Tim Cross
beegsyboy 11/Apr/08 Lead rpt
with Sandy + Andy
Malcolm Auchie 05/Mar/08 TR
with Self Belay
CurlyStevo ??/2008 Lead
CharlieMack ??/2008 Lead O/S
oliverk 14/Oct/07 2nd
decs 26/Sep/07 Lead β
Matt crawford 23/Sep/07 2nd
Hidden 23/Sep/07 Lead O/S
Fiona Reid 11/Sep/07 2nd

Ewan's first HVS and first trad fall too. Well laced up!

with Mike, Ewan
Fiona Reid 06/Sep/07 Lead O/S

My first HVS

with Mike, Ewan
Mike-W-99 06/Sep/07 2nd
with Fiona
jonnie3430 ?/Sep/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 17/Aug/07 Lead O/S
Stewart B 15/Aug/07 2nd O/S
with Lee Andrews
mhairi thorburn 07/Aug/07 2nd β
with charlie
Sean Rivers 03/Aug/07 TR O/S
with Colin
Hidden 30/Jul/07 2nd
Hidden 14/Jul/07 Lead
Lawrie Brand 12/Jul/07 Lead O/S
LittleLuka 10/Jul/07 2nd
with Euan
Hidden ?/Jul/07 Lead O/S
jaybob ?/Jul/07 2nd
wileejoe ?/Jul/07 Lead
with Al, Archie, Ally
andymoin 27/Jun/07 Lead O/S

wet at the bottom as always, nice climb tho, nippy move up into horizontal crack.

beegsyboy 27/Jun/07 2nd O/S
with Eccie + Andy
Neil Mackenzie 27/Jun/07 2nd O/S
with andy + tim
gambit247 01/Mar/07 Lead O/S

Lovely climb, slight seepage on what i suspect was an important hold, even without it, it's a good entertaining HVS, loads of protection.

leighncsontos ??/2007 Lead
kdlauder ??/2007 Lead O/S
with Dave Manson
akhughes ??/2007 Solo O/S
gaz.marshall ?/Oct/06 Lead O/S
with Jones
LittleLuka 18/Sep/06 Lead RP
hedgehog77 13/Sep/06 Lead
lazybones 11/Sep/06 Lead RP
with Helen Sanders
Hidden 25/Aug/06 Lead
latitude 19/Jul/06 Lead
with John Allen
Hidden ?/Jul/06 Lead O/S
Chris Plewa ?/Jul/06 2nd
with adam reid, simon gall
Greg Boswell 03/Jun/06 Lead O/S
Spade ?/May/06 Lead
Dan 85 18/Apr/06 Lead O/S
with Alexander
Hidden ??/2006 -
Hidden ??/2006 -
sea_lene ??/2006 -
Chris Davids 14/Apr/05 Lead O/S
with Bethan
alan moore ??/2005 -


Hidden ?/Sep/04 2nd O/S
Hidden ?/Sep/04 Lead
mav ?/Jul/04 -
KarlH 07/May/04 Lead dnf

Route was greasy. Fell off and landed badly from 2m. First peice of protection poped out while reaching to place second peice.

with Tom Hales
Hidden ??/2004 2nd dog
hedgehog77 13/Jul/03 2nd
Hidden 13/Apr/03 -
dave o 15/Feb/03 Lead O/S
with jen
Hidden ?/Aug/02 Lead rpt
Hidden ??/2002 2nd O/S
220bpm ?/May/01 Lead β
snowboarder ?/May/01 2nd
with Mark
BRUCESTRAC ??/2001 -
Rob Davies ?/May/00 TR
Hidden ??/2000 Lead O/S
Hidden 17/Oct/99 Lead
Scottish78 01/Jun/98 -
IanMcC ??/1998 2nd
with Ewan Moffat
Ian Jones ?/May/97 Solo
with solo
greenroom ??/1997 -
Hidden ??/1996 Solo O/S
Hidden ?/Jun/95 Lead
TobyA 24/May/95 Lead O/S
with Ed
CMacD ??/1993 -
Yourlead 26/Apr/92 2nd
with Helen Penny, Graham Penny
CMacD ??/1992 -
Neil Henderson ??/1987 -
Bruce Kerr 18/Apr/81 Lead
with Willie Jeffrey
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