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Via MacNiven* VS 5a

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Via MacNiven Variation >>
About 4m right of Flake 4. Up to a ledge then straight up the groove above. Moving left at the crux is VS 4c.
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This climb is in 170 logbooks, and on 2 wishlists.

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Sep/13

TwoChimes - Lead - 31/Aug/13 with Davy B

Chris(cface!) - Lead O/S - 21/Jul/13 with Andy Arnott

jamesgr87 - Lead O/S - 17/Jul/13

Davy B - Lead - 05/Jul/13

hedgehog_john - Lead - 01/Jul/13 with dave wild

Hidden - 2nd - 01/Jul/13

borderline - Lead rpt - 19/Jun/13 with martin, CH

martinh13 - 2nd - 19/Jun/13 with Chris

martinh13 - 2nd - 01/Jun/13 with Andy

Surprisingly sustained difficulties for the grade
Siderunner - Lead O/S - 01/Jun/13 with Martin H

lou_rankine - 2nd - Jun/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/May/13

mhamiltonj - Lead O/S - 26/May/13 with James

James90 - 2nd - 26/May/13 with heather w, Marnoch

Amazing weather. Difficult crux in middle of route, run out above cam with sketchy moves on slippy holds. Via MacNiven not-so-direct.
calumhd - Lead O/S - 25/May/13 with Zach

extremely polished - makes for unpleasant foot placements. well protected though.
Antd - Lead - 05/May/13 with Liza Wolfson

davesa - Lead - 27/Apr/13 with Kevin Locke

Kev Locke - 2nd - 27/Apr/13 with davesa

James90 - Lead O/S - 20/Apr/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/Apr/13

eckymof - Lead - 27/Mar/13

Mark Bull - 2nd - 01/Oct/12 with Mike

Hjbvet - 2nd - 12/Sep/12 with David Runnif

Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/Aug/12

horsefeathers - Lead O/S - 08/Aug/12 with Niall, Louise

ARV77 - Lead O/S - 04/Aug/12 with Jenny Ventham

glenngordon - Lead O/S - 31/Jul/12 with mike walker

Hidden - 2nd - 31/Jul/12

borderline - Lead - 25/Jul/12 with abbeywall

abbeywall - 2nd - 25/Jul/12 with borderline

hmmm, dosn't quite feel as well protected as VS5a would suggest.
daWalt - Lead O/S - 21/Jul/12 with Lisa

First VS! WooHoo!
adamc - Lead O/S - 27/May/12 with Andy Hewison

I thought the start was the crux move, discovered that was higher up. Fell about 6m, 2 bits of gear ripped out but number 1 nut kept me from decking it. Biggest bruise ever on my ar*e and back. Got up it as a second after that!
Andy Hewison - Lead dog - 27/May/12 with Adam Cheyne

Fell off, hit ledge and spent the rest of the afternoon in a&e. Prior to that, a nice route :)
indigostarlight - Lead dnf - 26/May/12

Laura Hamlet - Lead dnf - 25/May/12 with Tim Hamlet

Laura Hamlet - 2nd rpt - 25/May/12 with Tim Hamlet

mattdown - 2nd - 24/May/12

First VS
Baggie - Lead O/S - 24/May/12

Really enjoyable climb on a gorgeous summer evening. A must do at Traprain
Gabe Oliver - Lead O/S - 24/May/12

andybroadway - Lead O/S - 01/May/12 with Jonathan McMillan

Hidden - 2nd O/S - May/12

Mike_Watson_99 - 2nd - 24/Apr/12 with Fiona

Fiona Reid - Lead rpt - 24/Apr/12 with Mike

Antd - Lead O/S - 03/Mar/12 with Al Macleod

Macleod - 2nd O/S - 03/Mar/12 with anthony

adscott87 - TR rpt - Mar/12 with David Runiff

adie84 - 2012

Paulshipman - Lead O/S - Oct/11 with Sean Cochrane

Lovely route and not so polished for Traprain. Lots of pro. What a fun evening: a wee climb for me and a flight for Seb from the top of the crag before the light faded:)
sophiecb - Lead O/S - 01/Sep/11 with Seb

Lead dnf, second onsight, hard VS, easy 5a, polish...whatever...the nice southerly and paragliding after was much more exciting ;)
sebrider - 2nd - 01/Sep/11 with Sophie C B

Nic DW - 2nd O/S - 01/Sep/11 with Robyn

Good, but a bit of a sandbag IMO.
Peter Metcalfe - Lead - 20/Aug/11 with Cath Sullivan

A bit wet, made it interesting for foot hold at crux!
sergio46 - Lead O/S - 06/Aug/11 with Tim Lukins

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 05/Aug/11

naffan - 2nd O/S - 30/Jun/11 with Morgan Trigg

rallymania - Lead O/S - 12/Jun/11 with Sarah

Hidden - Lead - 04/Jun/11

treejamie - Lead O/S - 19/May/11

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

Mike_Watson_99 - 2nd - 20/Apr/11 with Fiona

Fiona Reid - Lead rpt - 20/Apr/11 with Mike

fall-line - Lead O/S - 23/Mar/11 with James Fathers, Alistair Black

james.fathers - 2nd - 23/Mar/11 with Alistair Black, Donald Slater

Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/Mar/11

Hidden - Lead - 06/Mar/11

very nice route, good gear where you would like it
radioshed - Lead O/S - 02/Mar/11 with emma t

Hidden - Lead β - 2011

lisafer - 2011

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/Oct/10

Pat-H - Lead O/S - 16/Oct/10 with Barnabas

Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Sep/10

Ewanski - 2nd β - 02/Sep/10 with Nick B

Hidden - 2nd - 31/Aug/10

Mike_Watson_99 - 2nd - 19/Aug/10 with mark, Fiona

Fiona Reid - Lead rpt - 19/Aug/10 with Mike, Mark

Mark Bull - 2nd - 19/Aug/10 with MikeW, Fiona

mastiffmat - Lead - 10/Aug/10

Mike_Watson_99 - 2nd - 29/Jul/10 with Fiona

Fiona Reid - Lead rpt - 29/Jul/10 with Mike

Hidden - TR - 25/Jul/10

Gavin L - Lead O/S - 24/Jul/10 with Mairi

Cacyn - 2nd O/S - 20/Jul/10 with Tom Bain

JonnyCrimper - Lead O/S - 11/Jul/10 with pete

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

sneaks - Lead rpt - 07/Jul/10 with janey

Fiona Reid - Lead rpt - 16/Jun/10 with Mike, Ron

Mike_Watson_99 - 2nd - 16/Jun/10 with Fiona

krasavenko - 2nd O/S - 03/Jun/10 with Barney

barney_edin - Lead O/S - 02/Jun/10 with Liyen

JdotP - Lead rpt - 02/Jun/10 with Kerstin Brzezek

hexcentric - Lead rpt - 25/May/10 with jimmy savill

DundeeDave - 2nd dog - 23/May/10 with Ewan Gourlay

abbeywall - Lead - 19/May/10

Mark went up the variation, I went direct.
Fiona Reid - 2nd - 18/May/10 with Mike, Mark

Mike_Watson_99 - Lead - 18/May/10 with Fiona

rnotman67 - Lead O/S - 16/May/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/May/10

Hidden - TR - 04/May/10

Pete23 - Lead - May/10 with Neil Robb

Stuart Macfarlane - Lead rpt - 24/Apr/10 with Jeanie

Big shaky at the crux but enjoyed the whole route.
climberuk - Lead O/S - 17/Apr/10 with Niall

niallk - 2nd - 17/Apr/10 with Steven Harris

J Brown - Lead O/S - 17/Mar/10 with Kevin Brown

kbrown - 2nd O/S - 17/Mar/10 with J Brown

nich0las - Lead O/S - 2010 with Ewan P

Hidden - 2nd - 2010

jess - Lead O/S - 20/Oct/09 with martin

Hidden - Lead - 03/Oct/09

Snap - Lead O/S - 30/Jul/09 with Matt

Hidden - 2nd - 27/Jul/09

Stephen18 - Lead O/S - 27/Jul/09

LittleLuka - 2nd - 19/Jul/09 with Niggle

nikkimac - 2nd - 16/Jul/09 with Des

guyscott - Lead O/S - 09/Jul/09 with Angie

Had some route finding issues, veered briefly onto Wobble, then too far left instead. Some tenuous stuff to get back on route - lessons learned don't listen to folks shouting instructions from below and look at the guidebook rather than attempting to remember where the route goes!
Fiona Reid - Lead rpt - 02/Jun/09 with Mike

Mike_Watson_99 - 2nd - 02/Jun/09 with Fiona

hubereini - Lead rpt - 20/Apr/09 with andy

andymoin - 2nd rpt - 20/Apr/09 with Rienhart

Hidden - 2nd O/S - Apr/09

timcussins - 2nd O/S - 21/Mar/09 with Greg

found it hard
gregoldridge - Lead O/S - 21/Mar/09 with Tim Cussins

Done in the dark :) Great wee route, but a bit polished at the bottom and at the crux - actually more of an issue for feet than hands in this case.
iceicebaby - 2nd O/S - 19/Mar/09 with Sam Wood

Paul L - Lead O/S - 2009

daWalt - 2nd O/S - 30/Dec/08 with The Purple Pimpernel

Ian Jones - Lead O/S - Dec/08 with Walter Robison

JdotP - Lead O/S - 05/Oct/08 with Dan Missen, Craig Walling

wileejoe - Lead O/S - 27/Sep/08 with Steven

Stuart Macfarlane - Lead rpt - 14/Sep/08 with Harry, Jeanie

Really nice climbing great gear and the top slab is lovely.
Hay - Lead O/S - Jul/08 with Scott and Lewis

benbers - 2nd O/S - 10/May/08 with Andrew Latham

Boistelle - Lead O/S - 10/May/08 with Ben Kellitt

sneaks - 22/Apr/08 with Gibby, Brian kim

Hidden - Lead - 28/Mar/08

Enjoyable route - small cam useful for quick protection (10mm wide crack) just before crux.
RobScotland - Lead O/S - 14/Oct/07 with Dougie

Lawrie Brand - Lead O/S - 09/Oct/07 with Dave Barrow

oliverk - 2nd - 19/Jun/07

lazybones - Lead O/S - 02/Jun/07 with Helen Sanders

A wee wobble about 10m up but held on. Close to my limit in places
Fiona Reid - Lead O/S - 25/May/07 with Mike

Mike_Watson_99 - 2nd - 25/May/07 with Fiona

richardr - Apr/07

beegsyboy - 2nd O/S - 10/Mar/07 with Eccie

Neil Mackenzie - Lead - 10/Mar/07 with Tim

abbeywall - Lead - 2007

hedgehog77 - Lead - 12/Sep/06

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/Aug/06

bigbenb - Aug/06

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

SeanB - Lead O/S - May/06 with col

andymoin - Lead O/S - 23/Apr/06 with Jamy McFarlane

Stuart Macfarlane - Lead rpt - 23/Apr/06 with Cabey

mav - Apr/03

samwelli - Lead dog - 15/Mar/03 with Phil Wood

Hard in the middle
Old_Nick_S - Lead - 27/Sep/02 with Robbie, Irene

Stuart Macfarlane - Lead O/S - 17/Aug/02 with John G

220bpm - Lead O/S - May/02 with Snowboarder

snowboarder - 2nd - May/02 with Mark

borderline - Lead O/S - 28/Aug/01

abbeywall - Lead - Aug/00 with K

Hidden - Lead - 1999

Scottish78 - Lead O/S - 16/Feb/97 with Keith Falkingham

Fraser - Lead O/S - 27/Jul/96 with Anna

BobbyMotherwell - Lead O/S - Jun/96

greenroom - 1996

CMacD - 1992

Iain Thow - Lead - 09/Jun/91 with Tom Kearney

auldscotal - Lead O/S - 1986

mark-abz - Lead - 25/Aug/84 with Bill P

Bruce Kerr - Lead - 04/Nov/78 with Sandy Moncur

neil3965 - Solo - 1978

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Voting
Total votes cast 80
hard HVS0 of 30
HVS0 of 30
easy HVS2 of 30
hard VS18 of 30
VS10 of 30
easy VS0 of 30
hard HS0 of 30
HS0 of 30
easy HS0 of 30
hard 5b0 of 27
5b0 of 27
easy 5b0 of 27
hard 5a3 of 27
5a24 of 27
easy 5a0 of 27
hard 4c0 of 27
4c0 of 27
easy 4c0 of 27
3 Stars0 of 23
2 Stars17 of 23
1 Star5 of 23
0 Stars1 of 23
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Style of ascent

Soloed1 of 170 (0.6%)
Lead108 of 170 (63.5%)
Followed49 of 170 (28.8%)
Toproped3 of 170 (1.8%)
Unknown9 of 170 (5.3%)

'Climbed'68 of 170 (40.0%)
clean O/S78 of 170 (45.9%)
clean β2 of 170 (1.2%)
clean rpt17 of 170 (10.0%)
dogged3 of 170 (1.8%)
dnf2 of 170 (1.2%)