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[Grin of succses, 2 kb]15m. A hilarious minature version of the infamous inverted-V. Take a big cam or hexes to protect.
I. Conway 1972

Ticklists: Central Belt - Local Classics.

Photo: Grin of succses © andymoin
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PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 220 logbooks, and on 6 wishlists.

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Jul/14

treviebouy2003 - 2nd dnf - 21/May/14 with Ian

a few fist jams sorted this out.
warrygallace - 2nd - Apr/14 with Ian

Couldn't feel hands, retreated
kegless - Lead dnf - 23/Jan/14 with Neale Johnston

LHumble - 2014

kagreen - Lead - 2014 with jenny hill

jamiefoxen - 2nd rpt - 10/Oct/13 with david allan

mhamiltonj - Lead β - 06/Oct/13 with Byron, Stuart, Sofia

Iain2754 - Lead O/S - 30/Sep/13 with Alison

Hidden - Lead O/S - 18/Aug/13

Hidden - 2nd - 18/Aug/13

Maybe just not my style of climbing or not my day, but found it hard for VS; glad it wasn't my lead!
Danielle Arnott - 2nd O/S - 31/Jul/13 with Austin, Catrin Nichols

Seems fairly top end VS for me, but nice moves past the crux, if a little ungainly..
mike_tamanawis - Lead O/S - 24/Jul/13 with Andreas B, Russ Mac

icedink - 2nd O/S - 24/Jul/13 with Andreas B, mike_tamanawis

Hidden - TR rpt - 16/Jul/13

colin8ll - Lead rpt - 09/Jun/13 with Gemma

Hidden - 2nd - 05/Jun/13

jamesgr87 - 2nd O/S - 30/May/13 with Tim

Fell off years back so nice to get it clean
Fiona Reid - Lead β - 28/May/13 with Mike

glenngordon - Lead rpt - 28/May/13 with ray duffy

Mike_Watson_99 - 2nd - 28/May/13 with Fiona

holly138 - Lead O/S - 25/May/13 with Tom B

Oh dear. Made a right hash of this and fell off near the top. Luckily my slightly dodgy nut stopped me hitting the ledge. To cap it off we got 3 bits of gear stuck which took about an hour to get out. Not the best effort!
fall-line - Lead dog - 01/May/13 with Sarah Kirton

skirton - 2nd - 01/May/13 with Donald Slater

alexmcmillan - Lead O/S - 22/Apr/13 with Matt King

Found the crux interesting...
mattking_109 - 2nd - 22/Apr/13 with Alex M

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 24/Mar/13

James90 - TR β - 2013

SUColdo - 2013

james1978 - 2013

David Woods - 2nd - 2013 with Euan Maharg

Got totally worked but made it in the end!
colin8ll - Lead dog - 04/Nov/12

MarshF - 2nd dog - 07/Sep/12

Craig Holden - Lead O/S - 07/Sep/12 with Marsh

David Stevens - 2nd rpt - 28/Aug/12 with Matt Craig

radioshed - Lead O/S - 28/Aug/12 with dave s

Hidden - Lead dnf - 04/Aug/12

Roberttaylor - Lead O/S - 25/Jul/12 with Isolde

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 24/Jul/12

It felt pretty hard for vs to me
Harry Holmes - Lead O/S - 01/Jun/12 with Joanna

horsefeathers - 2nd O/S - 01/Jun/12 with Harry

Lovely climbing, lots of jamming, good gear if you have the sizes. Had to do the main thick crack and arete with my gear just off the big ledge, interesting topout going stright up the scoop with no gear.
son of thor - Lead O/S - 21/May/12

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 30/Mar/12

kegless - TR - 12/Jan/12 with Laura Bennitt

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2012

Seems (even) harder now since the loss of a big block from the right wall of the corner, maybe HVS?
Mark Bull - 2nd - 29/Sep/11 with Mike

Hidden - Lead - 28/Sep/11

freyja - Lead dog - 28/Sep/11 with Helen Ramsden

Hidden - 2nd - 09/Aug/11

David Stevens - 2nd O/S - 07/Jul/11 with Reuben Crook, Andy Thompson

Thoms6974 - 2nd O/S - 07/Jul/11 with Reuben, Dave S

Under graded, a size 3 Black Diamond cam is just adequate............take a 4 if you can get hold of one.
Pete23 - Lead - Jul/11 with Andy Penman

Like the book says it is harder then its neighbour Heathy. Hardest bit was place gear, very awkward to get it in place. Actual climbing was alright. Good route.
Tom Baird - Lead O/S - 28/Jun/11 with Bee, Colin Partridge

codgio - 2nd - 28/Jun/11 with Tom Baird

LibS - Lead O/S - 20/Jun/11 with Jonnie Williams

Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/Jun/11

dctarrant2000 - Lead O/S - 14/May/11 with Polly Tarrant

wee_jonny_gillespie - BAD SELLER - Lead O/S - 02/May/11

jazzyjackson - Lead - 30/Apr/11 with Ally

Macleod - 23/Apr/11

Derek Graham - Lead - 21/Apr/11

Jamiemcp - 2nd - 21/Apr/11

Hidden - 2nd - 11/Apr/11

KeithAlexander - Lead O/S - 03/Apr/11 with Jelle Muylle

MonkeyDawson - 2011

Hidden - Lead RP - 2011

adie84 - 2011

Hidden - 2011

lisafer - 2011

MonkeyDawson - 2011

whispering nic - Lead O/S - 2011

glenngordon - Lead rpt - 12/Oct/10 with riccardo

alanswalker - TR - 21/Sep/10

sophiecb - Lead O/S - 12/Sep/10 with Bjorn

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 11/Sep/10

Craig Geddes - Lead O/S - 09/Sep/10 with Gemma *G*

ashley_cmrn - TR - Sep/10

ronniemac - TR - Sep/10 with ashley_cmrn

wee_jonny_gillespie - BAD SELLER - TR O/S - Sep/10

Ewanski - Lead O/S - 25/Aug/10 with Ken P

no big cam or hex, size 1 & 2 master cam helped a bit.
franksnb - Lead O/S - 21/Aug/10 with Emma, keith

abbeywall - Lead - 18/Aug/10

Mark Bull - 2nd - 17/Aug/10 with Mike

abbeywall - 2nd - 04/Aug/10

borderline - Lead RP - 04/Aug/10 with abbeywall

Ice Spider - Lead - 03/Jul/10 with Dereck Bozman

abbeywall - 2nd - 30/Jun/10

Hidden - Lead - 17/Jun/10

Martin Downes - TR O/S - 05/Jun/10 with Jamie Crawford

Hidden - TR O/S - 26/May/10

robertmichaeladams - 2nd - 19/May/10 with Tom

tomdude - Lead O/S - 19/May/10 with rob

Took a little while to get from the ledge to the big crack. Fine after that.
niallk - Lead O/S - 15/May/10 with Steven Harris

Much better climb than Heathy. Harder tho.
climberuk - 2nd β - 15/May/10 with Niall

oliverk - Lead - 11/May/10 with Sarah Moorhouse

Hidden - Lead O/S - 11/May/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 10/May/10

CharlieMack - Lead O/S - 07/May/10 with Janey Kennedy

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 07/May/10

very hard to get up the groove, ended up pulling a muscle.
jjax - TR dog - 27/Apr/10 with claire

jacobfinn - TR dog - 27/Apr/10 with Claire Melville

melville18 - TR - 27/Apr/10 with jason, claire melville

Hidden - TR - 27/Apr/10

Ian Jones - Lead rpt - 20/Apr/10 with Gillian Munro

ianmckenzi - 2nd - 07/Apr/10

mastiffmat - Apr/10

zoeduffin - Lead - 2010

Dribble223 - Lead O/S - 2010

ar1fbr - Lead - 2010

Jamie Crawford - TR - 2010

colin campbell - 2010

MonkeyDawson - 2010

JamieSparkes - 2nd O/S - 13/Nov/09

Phil Jennings - Lead O/S - 13/Nov/09 with Jamie Sparkes

Dr Toph - Solo O/S - 28/Oct/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 23/Sep/09

Hidden - Lead - 23/Sep/09

allyrocke - TR - 20/Sep/09 with Ally Anderson

can climb with exvelent bridging of feet or more dificult arm jaming in deep crack, best off width crack in local edinburgh.
jamiefoxen - Lead β - 19/Sep/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 18/Sep/09

bigbobbyking - 2nd - 24/Aug/09 with Simon Strain

Hidden - Lead dog - 24/Aug/09

gregoldridge - Lead O/S - 09/Jul/09 with Andy

Hidden - 05/Jul/09

BrettB - Lead O/S - Jul/09

great crack line - take all big gear you can find!
hubereini - Lead rpt - 19/Jun/09 with will and barbara

Much harder than her brother Heathy, but at the same grade?
Redjesta - 2nd O/S - 19/Jun/09 with Reini Huber and Barbara Duncen

thomasaneurinsmith - 2nd O/S - 28/May/09 with Jason King

Snap - TR O/S - 27/May/09 with Matt

mhmiller - Lead - 02/May/09 with scott hewitt

Another nice route - thuggy yet delicate!
Smeggles - 2nd O/S - 01/May/09 with Mark

mzchambers - Lead O/S - 01/May/09 with Smeggles

I had tried to lead it first...
JdotP - 2nd β - 29/Apr/09 with Joe Larner

Neil Mackenzie - Lead rpt - 26/Apr/09 with Mo & Reini

hubereini - 2nd O/S - 26/Apr/09 with mo and neil

DMiss - 2nd O/S - 07/Mar/09 with Pete

prwalker - Lead - 07/Mar/09 with Dan M

Hidden - 2nd - 11/Feb/09

Mark_Fisher - 2009 with Neil kerr

Peter Rhodes - 2009

Hidden - 2nd - 2009

squidgebob - Solo O/S - Nov/08 with jamie, Dave

In a chimney style
Peter Rhodes - Lead O/S - 26/Oct/08 with David Charlton

so cold in the groove!
JamieSparkes - 2nd rpt - 22/Oct/08 with Dave Spencer

Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/Oct/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Oct/08

JamieSparkes - 2nd O/S - 14/Oct/08 with Dave Spencer

Ian Paterson - Lead O/S - 05/Oct/08 with feline_pixie

Stays largly dry during particularly heavy showers.
joe larner - Lead O/S - 01/Oct/08

Sim_Sim - 2nd O/S - 13/Sep/08

s kennedy - Lead O/S - 26/Aug/08 with shelley barbour

Hidden - Lead - 15/Jul/08

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 15/Jul/08

borntoclimb - Jul/08

neon_blue - Lead O/S - 30/Jun/08 with Hugh McCue

Fell off the crux twice, finally nailed it third go.
Fiona Reid - Lead dog - 23/Jun/08 with Mike

Mike_Watson_99 - 2nd - 23/Jun/08 with Fiona

mav - 2nd - 16/Jun/08 with James Beckett

mhowie - 2nd O/S - 27/May/08 with Niall

jonnie3430 - Lead rpt - 23/May/08 with Sian, Tom and Neil

SianR - 2nd - 22/May/08 with Jonnie

thomasaneurinsmith - 2nd - 22/May/08 with Neil Redgrave

beegsyboy - 2nd rpt - 11/Apr/08 with Sandy + Andy

andymoin - 2nd rpt - 11/Apr/08 with sandy, Tim Cross

crapped myself
fatpalooka - Lead - Apr/08 with jerry

R0bbie - Lead O/S - 23/Mar/08 with Leighn Chambers, Johnny Miller

jess - Lead O/S - 2008 with whitey

jamestheyip - Lead O/S - 2008 with Luke

CurlyStevo - Lead - 2008

Hidden - Lead - 2008

chapmand - Lead - 2008

Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/Nov/07

decs - Lead - 24/Oct/07 with Louisa

oliverk - 2nd - 14/Oct/07

scottbecker - Lead O/S - Oct/07

Andy Moles - Lead O/S - 26/Sep/07 with Sean

Matt crawford - Lead O/S - 23/Sep/07

Hidden - Lead O/S - 23/Sep/07

Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/Sep/07

jonnie3430 - Lead O/S - Sep/07

Absolutely tremendous route! Wish I'd led it now.
Stewart B - 2nd O/S - 15/Aug/07 with Lee Andrews

breithorn4164 - Lead - 05/Aug/07 with Jackson

latitude - Lead - 30/Jul/07 with Graeme Seggie

wileejoe - Lead - Jul/07 with Al, Archie, Ally

beegsyboy - Lead O/S - 27/Jun/07 with Eccie

quality climb tho not as entertaining as watchin tim climb it backwards!!!!
Neil Mackenzie - 2nd O/S - 27/Jun/07 with Tim

great climb, good fun start, followed by that fist width crack, slightly overhanging, fist jams and foot torques all the way, big gear needed..
gambit247 - Lead O/S - 20/May/07 with Ben Sajdecki

liam humble - 2007

Hidden - Lead - 2007

first time was a failure in the pissing rain
kdlauder - Lead rpt - 2007 with Dave Manson

akhughes - Lead O/S - 2007

SeanB - 2nd - 23/Oct/06 with Andy

andymoin - Lead O/S - 23/Oct/06 with Sean

Chris Plewa - 2nd - Jul/06 with adam reid, simon gall

Hidden - Lead - Jun/06

theflyingpaddy - 2006

Hidden - 2006

Ice Spider - Lead - 2006 with Rew

andybroadway - Lead O/S - 14/Sep/05 with Tim Kinnaird

jazzyjackson - Lead O/S - 01/Aug/05 with Tully

Stuart Macfarlane - Lead O/S - 07/May/05 with Helen

barney_edin - Lead - 26/Apr/05

Previously attempted back in June
Chris Davids - Lead - 15/Sep/04 with Bethan

Hidden - Lead - Sep/04

220bpm - Lead O/S - Sep/03 with Snowboarder

Hidden - Lead O/S - Sep/03

snowboarder - 2nd - Sep/03 with Mark

hedgehog77 - 2nd - 30/Jul/03

beermonkey - 2002 with alan

Hidden - Solo - 2002

Hidden - Lead - Jul/01

BRUCESTRAC - 2001

Hidden - 2nd - 17/Oct/99

Scottish78 - 01/Jun/98

Chad123 - 1998

Ian Jones - Solo - 1997

greenroom - 1997

Hidden - Solo O/S - 1996

Hidden - Lead - Jun/95

Lord of Starkness - 1994

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
David Woods, Hidden, Hidden, Nibs, Redjesta, stuartm555

Voting
Total votes cast 90
hard HVS0 of 32
HVS0 of 32
easy HVS2 of 32
hard VS23 of 32
VS7 of 32
easy VS0 of 32
hard HS0 of 32
HS0 of 32
easy HS0 of 32
hard 5a0 of 31
5a1 of 31
easy 5a2 of 31
hard 4c24 of 31
4c4 of 31
easy 4c0 of 31
hard 4b0 of 31
4b0 of 31
easy 4b0 of 31
3 Stars6 of 27
2 Stars16 of 27
1 Star5 of 27
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Style of ascent

Soloed5 of 220 (2.3%)
Lead112 of 220 (50.9%)
Followed62 of 220 (28.2%)
Toproped16 of 220 (7.3%)
Unknown25 of 220 (11.4%)

'Climbed'96 of 220 (43.6%)
clean O/S91 of 220 (41.4%)
clean β6 of 220 (2.7%)
clean rpt14 of 220 (6.4%)
clean RP2 of 220 (0.9%)
dogged8 of 220 (3.6%)
dnf3 of 220 (1.4%)