The Hill*** E2 5b
[2nd Pitch - The Hill, 3 kb]55m, 2 pitches. Start at some rust-coloured rock above the big flat boulder. Climb up directly past a poor peg (bold) to a small groove, and continue into a small niche. Either head right to the big triangular niche of Inbred to belay, or even better, move left and slightly down to another niche then more or less directly up the wall to join the final section of Inbred, giving a sustained 45m pitch.
Kenny Spence & John Porteous Sep/1967

Ticklists: Ultimate Scottish Rock, Strathspey's Finest, Great Scottish E2s, Scottish Rock Climbs ****, Scottish 3 and 4 star multi-pitch routes.

Photo: 2nd Pitch - The Hill © Paul Manson
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This climb is in 81 logbooks, and on 8 wishlists.

esther - Lead - Oct/14

Lead first pitch, abbed off after second
joesmith - AltLd O/S - 02/Jun/14 with Chris.

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 02/Jun/14

Timothy Miller - AltLd O/S - 08/Apr/14 with martinmckenna

Direct version. Think I got confused by the directions in Latter's guide, and veered into harder territory for a bit after the niche, but found my way up evenutally. Good steady climbing on fine holds.
Dr Toph - Lead O/S - 23/Sep/13 with Emily

Antd - 2nd - 07/Jul/13 with Dominic Jeff

Hidden - Lead - May/13

colin.morrison - Lead O/S - Apr/13 with Henry Cowan

captain - 2013

Hidden - 2013

Hidden - TR - 29/Sep/12

Direct variation, done in one 45m pitch. Couple of longer moves a little run out - pleased not to be leading.
Old_Nick_S - 2nd O/S - 22/Sep/12 with Frazer

fantastic route - climbed in one pitch
tomdude - Lead O/S - 15/Sep/12 with keri page, ben wallace

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 15/Sep/12

In one pitch
centurion05 - Lead rpt - 21/Jul/12 with Ben thynne

mshorter - Lead O/S - 18/Jun/12 with erika

Variation, in one pitch.
Bern - Lead O/S - 07/Jun/12 with Peter Brown

Jen Crook - 2nd - 05/May/12 with Andy Woolston

Hidden - Lead - 28/Apr/12

Johann - 2012

newtonmore - Lead - 08/Sep/11

Really good
Neil Adams - Lead O/S - 27/Aug/11 with Jim Higgins

Single pitch variation, steep and juggy, coolly led by Paul.
Captain Solo - 2nd - 22/Aug/11 with Paul

Did the one-pitch variation and had a look only at the peg and scant protection possibilities of the lower part of the route while descending on abseil after doing Strapadicktaemi. Awesome route - generally good incut holds and only one tricky move - the rest just very sustained, steep and intimidating!
freudy_love - Lead β - 22/Aug/11 with Ewan Lyons

Hidden - 2nd β - 20/Aug/11

Lead the E2 pitch, very exciting though the climbing was very easy for 5b.
Rachel Slater - AltLd O/S - 20/Aug/11 with Liam Brown

Variation, epic pitch! Couldn't find the 'good RP4' to back up the peg, I only had a poor RP5.
Andy Moles - Lead O/S - 01/Jul/11 with Kev

Adam Ellwood - AltLd O/S - 06/May/11 with Dave Parton

Scottish78 - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - 2011

variation - quite tired by the top
robertmichaeladams - Lead - 30/Aug/10 with Lawrence

wence - 2nd - 30/Aug/10 with Rob

Mazin' but bold as brass.
eddy-on-the-rocks - AltLd - 31/Jul/10 with max

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

Hidden - Lead dog - 04/Jul/10

Hidden - 2nd - 24/Jun/10

Just did first pitch - sustained steep climbing. Pumpy.
stephenmckenzie - 2nd dog - 24/Jun/10 with John McCune, Rory Brown

Greg Boswell - Lead O/S - 23/Jun/10

Single pitch variation
jameshiggins - Lead O/S - 05/Jun/10 with John Mackenzie

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 02/Jun/10

westaway - Lead O/S - 24/Apr/10

buzby78 - Lead - 12/Sep/09

Hidden - 2nd - 22/Aug/09

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

direct variation
Ed Babs - Lead O/S - 10/Jul/09 with Ben Darvill

jess - AltLd O/S - 2009 with martin

Chad123 - 2009

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2009

khawk - Lead - 06/Jul/08 with DT

Variation!!!
datoon - 2nd O/S - 05/Jul/08 with K

Sean Bell - 2nd O/S - 09/Jul/07 with neil

centurion05 - 01/Apr/07

centurion05 - 2007

Led first pitch after Andy tried it a bit.
Fultonius - AltLd O/S - 04/Jun/06 with Andy Inglis

Down climbed from the crux on P1, led P2.
andyinglis - AltLd O/S - 04/Jun/06 with Ally Fulton

Hidden - 2006

Hidden - 2006

smac - Aug/05

ali_robb - Lead O/S - May/05

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

Hidden - AltLd - 06/Jun/04

akhughes - AltLd - 2004

Hidden - Lead rpt - 2004

Hidden - Lead - 07/Sep/03

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

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

Gudge - AltLd O/S - May/02 with Ian Hutchison

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jul/01

buzby78 - Lead - 05/Jun/01

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

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

Hidden - 2nd - 20/Jun/99

Did pitch 2
David Smith - AltLd - 21/Jun/95 with Mark Gray

whispering nic - 09/Apr/95 with Stu

Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/Jun/93

quite steep and pumpy but a great route- as is inbred next to it.
brianrunner - 1992 with gordon innes

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

Bruce Kerr - Lead - 20/May/89 with Keith Turton

Hidden - 2nd O/S - Oct/86

With interesting wander up the wall up left of the niche beside the Furher
Lone Rider - Lead β - 03/May/86 with George Armstrong

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