Inbred*** HVS 5a
[Inbred Traverse, 3 kb]**** A slightly overhanging, pumpy wall with juggy holds leads to the niche. Move right then up to the ledge. Sling the block and belay.
The next pitch takes a left rising traverse to the tree, which seems tame after the scary wall below. Abseil off the tree or, if you like greenery, continue on up. A Creag Dubh classic.

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Pitch 1, utterly fantastic! Long reaches on positive holds with spaced gear. Wonderfully exposed belay, and pitch 2 has plenty of interest too.
Goodstuff - AltLd O/S - 26/Sep/15 with Ian Ackerley

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 12/Sep/15

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 06/Sep/15

Led pitch 2 including step out from niche. Brilliant steep climbing on pitch 1.
Fiona Reid - AltLd O/S - 05/Sep/15 with Andy W

Both pitches, fantastic route.
Mike-W-99 - Lead O/S - 05/Sep/15 with Chris

Got the first pitch this time.
Steve Perry - AltLd O/S - 05/Sep/15 with Pete

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 05/Sep/15

With Alex
Captain Solo - AltLd rpt - 05/Sep/15

Two quality pitches.
Alex the Alex - AltLd O/S - 05/Sep/15 with Ewan

mikewilson789 - 2nd β - 04/Sep/15 with Andy Woolston

Jug city. Mega.
Brian Pollock - AltLd O/S - 22/Aug/15 with Gordon

Hidden - Lead dog - 07/Aug/15

I led p1 after Brian took a lob onto the peg.
gjd - AltLd rpt - 07/Aug/15 with Brian H

One of the best routes I have done!
Gibson27 - AltLd O/S - Aug/15 with Peter loveless

Gordon Lacey - AltLd - Aug/15 with Brian Pollook

quickdrawmcraw - Lead - 17/Jul/15 with liz osbourn

Hidden - 2nd - 17/Jul/15

First climb on Creag Dubh, hardest lead yet but a fantastic route. Jugs where you need them but gear can be pretty sparse when when its really needed!
Barry Harper - Lead O/S - 09/Jul/15

Liam Ingram - AltLd O/S - 09/Jul/15 with Josh Williams

Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/Jun/15

Graham Westbrook - AltLd O/S - 17/Jun/15 with Matt Kemp

mjackson - 2nd - 17/Jun/15

Hidden - Lead - 21/May/15

Lead first pitch. Bold but great!
SallyReeves89 - AltLd O/S - 21/May/15 with Sinclair Cooper

Ginger McGrath - AltLd O/S - 20/May/15 with graham pinkerton

arose - Lead - 21/Apr/15 with James Seaman

With Masa. Classic.
Steve Perry - AltLd O/S - 21/Apr/15

I lead P1 and Steve did P2.
masa-alpin - AltLd O/S - 21/Apr/15 with Steve Perry

Hidden - AltLd - 19/Apr/15

dodfoster - Lead O/S - 21/Mar/15 with esther seddon

esther - 2nd - Mar/15

esther - 2nd - Mar/15

Good fun. Got hit by "the fear" on the first pitch
arose - Lead - 02/Oct/14 with Sandy Norval

Hidden - AltLd - 02/Oct/14

Hidden - AltLd - 20/Sep/14

Hidden - 15/Sep/14

Hidden - AltLd - 28/Aug/14

calumhicks - 2nd O/S - 28/Aug/14 with David McKinney, Adam Harris

Dave Rumney - Lead - 26/Aug/14

Led 2
abbeywall - AltLd O/S - 24/Aug/14 with FM

Long run-out up to niche & back across before gear made me think top end HVS or E1. Great moves & well worth the stars. Whats the bolt at block belay about??
Mike Lates - AltLd O/S - 13/Aug/14 with Andy Collins, Lucy Spark

Scary long run out to that big triangular niche.
lorens holm - Lead β - Aug/14 with Oscar

andyinglis - AltLd rpt - 28/Jun/14 with ross barnes

Ross Barnes - AltLd - 28/Jun/14 with Andy I

P1. and Jamie P2. Didn't fancy ab from tree so climbed over buttresses and steep grass and heather to top and long walk - not recommended
Parkie - AltLd O/S - 22/Jun/14 with Jamie

Hidden - AltLd - 17/May/14

nothing logged but have climbed before.
danimal88 - AltLd β - 15/May/14 with Mike Met office

Hidden - 2nd - 03/May/14

peter.herd - 11/Apr/14 with Sinclair Cooper

Hidden - 11/Apr/14

martrin - Lead - 2014 with Sarah Kekus

GordonAinslie - 2014

James Thacker - 2014

olekemi - AltLd O/S - 12/Oct/13 with John W

Backed off the first pitch. Weak.
jonnie3430 - AltLd O/S - 12/Oct/13 with Ole

Hidden - 2nd - 06/Oct/13

freudy_love - AltLd rpt - 17/Jul/13 with Colin Morrison, Henry Cowan

colin.morrison - AltLd O/S - 16/Jul/13 with Jonathan Richards

ross brinson - Lead O/S - 13/Jul/13 with Hannah Watson

Coel Hellier - Lead - 06/Jul/13 with Fiend

Struggled for gear on first pitch
arose - Lead - 01/Jul/13 with Hannah Francis

Run out and pumpy
Mackinclimb - Lead O/S - 01/Jul/13

Perhaps a little too soon to climb after appendix surgery... huffed and puffed
Tightsgirl - 2nd - 01/Jul/13 with Ali Rose

lead 1st pitch. Cannot think of a better single pitch that I have done.
colin milton - AltLd - 26/Jun/13 with shaun l

PeteLoveless - AltLd O/S - 19/Jun/13 with Chris Ward

Uisdean hawthorn - 02/Jun/13

annep11 - AltLd O/S - 28/May/13 with Harry Holmes

Harry Holmes - AltLd O/S - 28/May/13 with Anne Peale

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 24/May/13

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 18/May/13

I led pitch 1
Apharri - AltLd - 11/May/13 with Dave Wharton

Hadn't been trad climbing for a year, felt totally rusty and inept! Lovely rock and crag though.
alicia - 2nd - 25/Apr/13 with Dave Mac

meant to be the warm up. We managed to cause ourselves some hardship. So called it a day early on.
Ewan Russell - Lead O/S - 04/Mar/13 with Halla

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 19/Feb/13

captain - 2013

Hidden - 2013

Hidden - 2013

sikcby - Lead β - 2013

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

Frazer took the harder first pitch, I took the much more pleasant (easier) second.
Old_Nick_S - AltLd O/S - 21/Sep/12 with Frazer

led P2.
iceicebaby - AltLd O/S - 15/Sep/12 with Sam Wood

tomdude - AltLd O/S - 15/Sep/12 with ben wallace

Hidden - Lead - 30/Aug/12

P1 only before rain forced us to run away. Steep and with fiddly gear, but good climbing.
victim of mathematics - 2nd O/S - 17/Aug/12 with James Oswald

Lead after colin backed off. Steep, pumpy to place gear which isn't overwhelmingly amazing. Runout. Ace route but I wouldn't feel that E1 would be silly...
James Oswald - Lead O/S - 17/Aug/12 with Colin Angus

jolly - AltLd - 16/Aug/12

Andy Moles - AltLd rpt - 22/Jul/12 with Greg Cain

andyinglis - AltLd rpt - 21/Jul/12 with Helen R

Bern - AltLd O/S - 03/Jun/12 with Peter Brown

Hidden - AltLd - 22/May/12

dav_713 - AltLd - 01/May/12

sneaks - AltLd O/S - 29/Mar/12 with janey

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 29/Mar/12

Matthew Robinson - 2nd - 25/Mar/12 with Tom, Gordon

marky728 - 2nd O/S - 11/Mar/12

Still brilliant!
Neil Adams - Lead rpt - 11/Mar/12 with Alan Johnston

Steep and exposed but good holds, great route. Hanging belay at the notch and abbed off the tree.
alifin - 2nd - 29/Feb/12

Hidden - 2nd - 29/Feb/12

Matthew Robinson - AltLd - 26/Feb/12 with John

PAJames - 2012

Johann - 2012

Patzl - 2012

Patzl - AltLd - 2012

Steven Carter - Lead O/S - 2012

Finally led a climb up the impressive and intimidating great wall. Led P1.
geoff.comley - AltLd O/S - 06/Nov/11 with Simon

simon_D - AltLd O/S - 06/Nov/11 with Geoff

Hidden - AltLd - 05/Sep/11

Pitch 1 (5a) lead by Rory. Pitch 2 (4b) lead by me. Skipped 3rd pitch. Excellent climb.
stephenmckenzie - AltLd O/S - 04/Sep/11 with Rory Brown

In 2 pitches, led p1.
Dizz - AltLd O/S - 04/Sep/11 with Andy N

Hidden - AltLd - Sep/11

Hidden - AltLd - 25/Aug/11

First pitch only.
Captain Solo - Lead rpt - 22/Aug/11 with Paul

Lowered off after just doing the first pitch as a quick and enjoyable end to the day.
freudy_love - 2nd rpt - 22/Aug/11 with Ewan Lyons

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

Liam lead the HVS pitch. A very good route on nice rock.
Rachel Slater - AltLd O/S - 20/Aug/11 with Liam Brown

direct version in one pitch (cont straight up rather than traversing on p2) E1?
simondunf - 2nd - 19/Aug/11 with danny

Hidden - 2nd - 07/Aug/11

Oliver Hopper - 2nd - 29/Jul/11

robmack - AltLd O/S - 23/Jul/11 with madz

madeleine - AltLd O/S - 23/Jul/11 with Robbie

Hidden - 20/Jun/11

Led pitch 1, abbed after 2. Great route, jug-fest. Didn't find much gear beyond the pegs but judging from other comments on here I can't have been looking that hard.
niallk - AltLd O/S - 12/Jun/11 with Sarah, Willie

Led P2 this time.
Ken Applegate - AltLd - 05/Jun/11 with Johan Urbano

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/Jun/11

P1 - nice, not quite as bold as I expected.
Andy Moles - AltLd O/S - 25/May/11 with Ferdia

ferdia - AltLd O/S - 25/May/11 with Andy

My intro to 'Creag Death' - pumpy and in your face!
sophiecb - 2nd - 20/Apr/11 with Neil

French Erick - AltLd O/S - 17/Apr/11 with Stuart McFarlane, Jim Hall

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 10/Apr/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - Apr/11

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 05/Mar/11

freudy_love - Lead O/S - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Scottish78 - 2011

Hidden - 2011

newtonmore - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - 2011

HenryCowan - 2011

Lead p2. Lovely route.
isi_o - AltLd - 02/Oct/10 with Ian Rummer, Rich Parker

Hidden - AltLd - 25/Sep/10

sebrider - AltLd O/S - 12/Sep/10 with Alex

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 05/Sep/10

First 2 pitches. Led pitch 1. Loved it. A bit of composure required to commit to the moves from the peg runner up into the niche but its fine. Jugs where you need them. Final move into niche is bold due to run out. 2nd pitch is great too. Ranks as one of my favourite climbs.
climberuk - AltLd O/S - 04/Sep/10 with Drew

lead first pitch, then abbed off. Great first pitch, steep but with rests.
gjd - Lead O/S - 31/Aug/10 with Mapleleaf

great climbing, felt pretty bold at times
robertmichaeladams - AltLd - 30/Aug/10 with Lawrence

wence - AltLd O/S - 30/Aug/10 with Rob

first pitch is a classic, prob best to lead the two as one.
johnrc - Lead O/S - 22/Aug/10 with robnz

Hidden - Lead O/S - 07/Aug/10

mulletcocktail2000 - AltLd O/S - 03/Aug/10 with trist

Hidden - 2nd RP - 18/Jul/10

Nick b fell 15m, I climbed the crux instead. Nice route but tainted by the fall - confidence lost.
rob askew - AltLd O/S - 18/Jul/10 with Nick D.W., nick brindley

cat22 - 2nd O/S - 27/Jun/10 with Mike

Greg Boswell - Lead O/S - 22/Jun/10

Hidden - AltLd - 16/Jun/10

GraemeDiack - Lead O/S - 12/Jun/10 with Jelle, Karin Helwig

Graeme led. Exhilarating, very steep, quite exposed, but great holds.
karinh - 2nd β - 12/Jun/10 with Jelle, Graeme

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 22/May/10

bullwinkle - AltLd O/S - 22/May/10 with John

what 2.5 friend placement?
Dougie Harvey - AltLd O/S - 01/May/10 with Lawrie Brand

Lawrie Brand - AltLd O/S - 01/May/10 with Dougie Harvey

Hidden - 2nd - 10/Apr/10

cogg13 - 2nd dnf - 01/Oct/09 with david gemmell

Smelly Fox - AltLd O/S - 20/Sep/09 with Rob C

Don't forget your Friend 2.5 if you want it to be HVS!
Shaw Brown - AltLd - 19/Sep/09 with Loz

buzby78 - Lead - 12/Sep/09

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 02/Aug/09

What a fantastic route. Make sure and do it in one big pitch rather than split it much more fun and there's no rope drag issues either.
Sandy Simpson - Lead O/S - 25/Jul/09 with Keith

Good route. 1 big pitch
Dangerous Dave - Lead O/S - 25/Jul/09 with Russ Birkett

Ed Babs - AltLd O/S - 10/Jul/09 with Ben Darvill

dj_brigham05 - AltLd O/S - 23/Jun/09 with Rich Clarke

first ever trad climb, loved it.
johnrc - 2nd O/S - 23/Jun/09 with thom and pete

pete87abs - Lead O/S - 23/Jun/09 with thom and john

rclarke - AltLd - 23/Jun/09 with Dave Brigham

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 20/Jun/09

jored - Lead - Jun/09 with Chris W

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Jun/09

Led the first pitch, fantastic route!
Ken Applegate - AltLd - 25/Apr/09 with Dennis Harvey

groovypiper - AltLd O/S - 17/Apr/09 with David Strachan

I led 1st pitch dave led 2nd
gareth scott borthwick - AltLd O/S - 16/Apr/09 with Dave

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 12/Apr/09

Brilliant route!
Neil Adams - AltLd - 12/Apr/09 with mal_meech

Led the first pitch. Good holds and mostly good gear with a run out to the ledge. Expected a sandbag but the climbing was steady. The 4b pitch is great straightforward climbing in an exposed position.
hwackerhage - AltLd O/S - 03/Apr/09 with Steve Addy

auchtubhmor1 - AltLd - 24/Mar/09 with Mark Worsley

Hidden - Lead - 2009

cem - Lead O/S - 22/Aug/08 with Graham Dolman

Hidden - AltLd - Aug/08

ali_robb - Lead - Aug/08

beegsyboy - 2nd O/S - 30/Jul/08 with Al

Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/Jul/08

Went the right way this time, loads of gear with only a wee run out up to the niche.
andymoin - AltLd rpt - 05/Jul/08 with lane, robbie

Great climb i got to lead the first pitch, found it to be a pretty scary hvs.
R0bbie - AltLd O/S - 05/Jul/08 with andymoin, leighn chambers

yeeeaaah i shit my pants.
leighncsontos - AltLd - 05/Jul/08 with R0bbie andymoin

dshortt - Lead O/S - Jul/08 with Christopher Ravey

Hidden - AltLd - 21/May/08

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

Hidden - 2nd - 2008

jess - AltLd O/S - 2008 with martin

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2008

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2008

Lead second pitch - Charlie lead first pitch which was sustained, intimidating and difficult with only adequate protection. Abeseiled down from in situ near top. Able to abseil down the whole route using two 60m ropes - might have had to split it into two abseils on two 50m ropes.
RobScotland - AltLd O/S - 05/Sep/07 with Charlie Hill

gforce - 2nd - 26/Aug/07 with Pete Slayer

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 13/Aug/07

gforce - 2nd - 04/Aug/07 with Jason

Led first pitch and James led 2nd pitch. Slightly wet in places. Didnt do pitch 2 on first meeting with Inbred so good to have it completed.
jazzyjackson - AltLd β - 11/Jul/07 with Jimbob

Sean Bell - AltLd O/S - 09/Jul/07 with neil

Fantastic climb. 1st pitch one of my best leads.
HIGHTOWER - AltLd β - 17/Jun/07 with Tim

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 01/Jun/07

centurion05 - 01/Apr/07

timmy-ts - 2007

Hidden - 2007

jamestheyip - AltLd O/S - 2007 with Miguel Ciriza

Did first pitch then abb'ed off due to time restraints. A brilliant steep first pitch with bucket holds and interesting moves throughout.
jazzyjackson - Lead - 24/Sep/06 with Jimbob

(Now realised i did a hard version of the first pitch of the hill missing the tape runner!) first pitch is a scary with 2 peg runners and crappy micro wires, if u have the head for it just keep going till the first peg, WOW!
andymoin - AltLd O/S - 02/Sep/06 with Captn Solo

Led middle pitch
Captain Solo - AltLd - 02/Sep/06 with Andy

steev - AltLd O/S - 06/Aug/06 with Konrad

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 06/Aug/06

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 17/Jul/06

jim.macp - 01/Jul/06

sgl - AltLd - 18/May/06 with gaz

gaz.marshall - AltLd O/S - May/06 with sgl

Fultonius - AltLd O/S - 28/Apr/06 with Andy Inglis

andyinglis - AltLd - 28/Apr/06 with Ally Fulton

Hidden - 2006

Hidden - 2006

smac - Aug/05

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 10/Jun/05

dave o - Lead O/S - 23/Apr/05 with Julia H

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 23/Apr/05

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 2005

NDD - Lead O/S - 22/Jun/04 with mike/ben

Cassidy - Lead O/S - 12/Jun/04

akhughes - AltLd - 2004

Hidden - Lead - 07/Sep/03

Hidden - AltLd - 12/Apr/03

Dave Kerr - Lead - 25/Mar/03 with Tim Morozzo

phardman - Lead O/S - 09/May/02 with Bill McKee

Murray Freq - Lead O/S - 2002

Completely utterly terrifying and probably hardest pitch I have ever lead
Drmikew - Lead - 2002

Hidden - Lead O/S - 13/Oct/01

ruaridhmac - 2nd - 06/Aug/01 with Graham Dawson

greenroom - Lead O/S - 2001 with Amanda Grace Henderson

Hidden - AltLd - 16/Jun/00

Hidden - AltLd - May/00

graeme gatherer - 2000

Lone Rider - 2000

IanD353 - Lead O/S - Sep/99 with Howard

IanD353 - Lead O/S - Sep/99 with Howard

plain kitten - Lead - 1999

Bruce Kerr - Lead - 07/Sep/97 with Alex Taylor, Alan Taylor

Ian Jones - Lead O/S - May/97 with Rory whatsisname of the telly

Hidden - 2nd - 1997

Hidden - AltLd O/S - May/95

frost - AltLd - Apr/95 with J Turner

CMacD - 1995

snowcat - AltLd - 20/May/94

Fell off 1st pitch - retreated in the snow!
Yourlead - 2nd dnf - 03/May/93 with Graham Penny

Karin led the first pitch.
Steve Crowe - AltLd O/S - 03/Apr/93 with KM

Andy Say - Lead - 06/Oct/91

Hidden - Lead - 1991

brianrunner - 1990

Dave Douglas - Lead O/S - 01/Oct/89

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 02/May/89

did Direct finish,Charlie the lower pitch
uphillnow - AltLd - Apr/88 with charlie french

Nigel Bond - AltLd - 16/Jun/82 with Steve, Charlie Leverton

Mark Kemball - AltLd - 19/Jul/77 with George Mumford, Sarah Bridge

Hidden - 1971

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