Excellent route climbing the groove then the extreme left of the overhang. Polished.

Ticklists: Scottish Central Belt HVS.

Hidden 01/Nov Lead
Victor Ivanov 02/Jun Lead O/S
Lamb 20/May Lead O/S
seanhendo123 20/May 2nd rpt
with Lamb
Craig Holden 27/Apr 2nd O/S
stevorobs3 07/Mar Lead O/S
with Szymon
seanhendo123 25/Sep/14 Lead β

Had been looking at this for a while, great move through the roof! slippy for the feet to the dismay of partner who fell off crux attempting the lead.

with Sarah
skirton 25/Sep/14 Lead dnf

Good fall at crux after feet slipped on layback moves (very polished), too shaky to try again. Let partner finish the lead and then I followed fine on second.

Dr Toph 11/Sep/14 Solo O/S
Manix 28/Jul/14 2nd
with Max Scherer, Alan Verona
buzby78 10/Jul/14 Lead O/S
with Nic
Ewanski 01/Jul/14 Lead
steve7734 21/Jun/14 Lead dog
with James Jackson
abbeywall 18/Jun/14 Lead
Hidden 18/Jun/14 2nd
Luci 06/May/14 2nd O/S
with Rachel, Ollie
oliverk 06/May/14 Lead
with Rachel, Luci
johannes 04/May/14 Lead rpt

Felt slightly bold just below the roof. Actual crux well-protected and not that hard.

Nille 04/May/14 2nd O/S
glenngordon 18/Apr/14 Lead O/S
with iain thomson, ray duffy
Hidden ??/2014 Lead
Craig Holden 04/Sep/13 Lead O/S


Tasmin 04/Sep/13 2nd
daftdazza 04/Sep/13 2nd
TwoChimes 31/Aug/13 Lead
with Davy B
HaddRoots 20/Aug/13 Lead O/S

fun route with a bit of a scare factor due to the polish at the crux overhang

Hidden ?/Aug/13 2nd O/S
darunniff ?/Aug/13 Lead
Chris(cface!) 21/Jul/13 Lead O/S
with Andy Arnott
Davy B 05/Jul/13 Lead
Fiona Reid 19/Jun/13 2nd
with Mike
Mike-W-99 19/Jun/13 Lead dog

Tried the crux but didn't commit. Long rest hiding underneath before doing it clean and berating myself for not doing it first time.

with Fiona
abbeywall 16/Jun/13 Lead O/S

Finally made myself do this after many years at Traprain! Lots of faffing below the overhang with a dry mouth and a shaky left leg trying to get the right sequence with my feet. Going through overlap fine and well protected. Good holds. Didn't seem as polished as burp

with K
JonnoP 09/Jun/13 Lead dog
with Rick H
martinh13 01/Jun/13 2nd
with Andy
Siderunner 01/Jun/13 Lead O/S

Good to get this clean 20 years after dogging it on a toprope! I've done a number of E1's that are easier ...

calumhd 25/May/13 TR O/S
with Zach
Hidden 05/May/13 Lead
planetmarshall 30/Apr/13 2nd dog

Polished as Patrick Stewart's head.

with Thomas Proctor
gjd 20/Apr/13 Lead O/S
Koon 20/Apr/13 2nd
with Geoff, Jim
Tom Baird 19/Apr/13 Lead dnf

Turns out impending fatherhood doesn't help one's head. Backed off well before the overhang.

with Dan
eckymof 27/Mar/13 Lead
lostmariner 15/Sep/12 Lead O/S
b-mouse ?/Sep/12 2nd
Mike-W-99 23/Aug/12 2nd
with mark, Fiona
Fiona Reid 23/Aug/12 2nd

Mark's lead.

with Mike, Mark
Mark Bull 23/Aug/12 Lead β
with MikeW, Fiona
oliverk 12/Jul/12 Lead rpt
with Lisa, Sarah Moorhouse
Hidden 10/Jul/12 2nd dog
mattdown 28/May/12 Lead
Laura Hamlet 25/May/12 2nd O/S
Tim Hamlet 25/May/12 Lead
Hidden 22/May/12 Lead rpt
pielander 25/Mar/12 2nd
with derek
tomosb 05/Mar/12 2nd
with Darren Thompson
adie84 ??/2012 -
Hidden 30/Sep/11 Lead dog
Fiona Reid 28/Jun/11 Lead rpt
with Mike
Mike-W-99 28/Jun/11 2nd dog

Airtime after slipping on the easy bit after the crux. Doh!

with Fiona
Ian Paterson 12/Jun/11 Lead O/S
rallymania 04/Jun/11 Lead dnf

didn't have a guide book with us, climbed this to the overhang and then tried to go straight over it without success (the route actually goes left at the edge of the overhang) moved right and descended safely down great corner

HeatReactor 01/Jun/11 2nd dog
Hidden 26/Apr/11 2nd
Hidden 20/Apr/11 2nd O/S
xiangoh 17/Apr/11 Lead β
Hidden 20/Mar/11 Lead rpt
JdotP 20/Mar/11 2nd O/S
with Krzysztof Gorgolewski
timcussins 27/Feb/11 Lead rpt
with Jared
SonicJ 27/Feb/11 2nd O/S
Hidden ??/2011 2nd O/S
sophiecb 24/Sep/10 2nd
with Seb
sebrider 24/Sep/10 Lead O/S

Goodness it was a wee bit dark...wee bit epic, run it out a fair bit, would have been bonding with the grass if fallen off the overhang...light is handy really...good on sophie for getting up it at night! Who would have though you could have a wee epic at Traprain...yey :) Polished

with Sophie
Hidden 09/Sep/10 2nd
Mike-W-99 31/Aug/10 2nd
with Fiona
Fiona Reid 31/Aug/10 Lead rpt

Slippery and not helped by having forgotten my chalk bag!

with Mike
henning82 21/Aug/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 17/Aug/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 25/Jul/10 TR
Hidden 08/Jul/10 Lead O/S
jev 05/Jun/10 Lead O/S
with Ulli, Sian
Pete23 ?/Jun/10 TR
Neil Adams 15/May/10 Lead O/S
with Carol
Carol Goodall 15/May/10 2nd
Hidden 04/May/10 TR
Hidden 03/May/10 Lead β
Stuart Macfarlane 24/Apr/10 Lead rpt
with Jeanie
Hidden 10/Apr/10 Lead dnf
Hidden 21/Mar/10 2nd
jess 20/Oct/09 Lead O/S
with martin
Hidden 03/Oct/09 2nd
Ian Jones 25/Aug/09 Lead O/S

Definitely easier than Burp for a short person.

with Mike Vernon
Snap 06/Aug/09 TR dog
with Matt, Ian, Minka & Xabi
guyscott 20/Jul/09 Lead dog
with Sarah
Fiona Reid 02/Jun/09 Lead β

Some instructions on gear/moves for the crux. Huge jugs :-) and polished to death.

with Mike
Mike-W-99 02/Jun/09 2nd
with Fiona
gregoldridge 29/May/09 2nd
timcussins 29/May/09 Lead O/S
with Greg
SianR 25/May/09 2nd
with Jonnie & Cora
Hidden 24/May/09 Lead O/S
Stephen18 24/May/09 2nd O/S
oliverk 29/Apr/09 Lead dog
daWalt 25/Apr/09 2nd O/S
with Sam
hubereini 20/Apr/09 2nd rpt
with andy
andymoin 20/Apr/09 Lead rpt
simon_D 21/Mar/09 Lead O/S
with Neil Silver
tomdude ?/Mar/09 Lead O/S

fine. crux very well protected. the polish doesn't really cause any problems

with mark
CalumC 28/Jan/09 Lead O/S
AndyL 28/Jan/09 2nd
with CalumC
wileejoe 27/Sep/08 Lead O/S
with Steven
jonnie3430 20/Sep/08 Lead O/S
with Neil and Pete
Stuart Macfarlane 14/Sep/08 2nd
with Harry, Jeanie
Sean Bell 07/Jul/08 2nd
with Tim
beegsyboy 07/Jul/08 Lead β

Had previously climbed part of the lower groove.

with Sean
jjax 07/Jul/08 2nd dog

found it near impossible to get over the crux, finally after about 5 rests.

with stephie
Neil Mackenzie 31/May/08 2nd rpt
sneaks 22/Apr/08 -
with Gibby, Brian kim
chris.mcmorris 22/Apr/08 2nd
with Jamie Laycock
leighncsontos 16/Mar/08 2nd
with R0bbie
R0bbie 16/Mar/08 Lead O/S
Neil Mackenzie 09/Mar/08 Lead

was very intimidated, did not like it then eventually stepped out and pulled up but hesitated then fell. comitted to the move second time and got it fine.... usual story, when you go for the move it usually works out!

with Andy and simon
Hidden ??/2008 -
andymoin 19/Oct/07 Lead

Clean Ground up ascent. Finally! Felt easy this time. :P

with Monkey
RobScotland 14/Oct/07 2nd O/S

Great wee route - holds not enormous at crux but everything's there - go for it

with Dougie
Hidden 01/Jul/07 TR dnf
oliverk 19/Jun/07 2nd
Hidden ?/May/07 Lead
andymoin 10/Mar/07 Lead dnf

Failed again! Got to the overhang and danced for a while then fell off commiting, next time!!!!!!!

Neil Mackenzie 10/Mar/07 2nd
with Andy
Sean Bell 28/Aug/06 Lead

Polished up rock as you step up onto overhang

with col
Hidden 05/Aug/06 2nd rpt
Hidden ?/Jul/06 Lead O/S
barney_edin 25/Apr/06 Lead

3 Attempt. 1st attempt ended in a head first dive down the slab.

andymoin 16/Feb/06 Lead dnf

got half way up the grove and hit a blank, decided to retreat and fell off, ill get this one when im a bit more practiced

with Jamy McFarlane
jamestheyip ??/2006 Lead O/S
with Miguel Ciriza, Peter & Alex Caunt
Hidden 16/Jun/03 Lead O/S
220bpm 14/Apr/02 Lead β
snowboarder 14/Apr/02 2nd
with Mark
Hidden ??/2001 Lead O/S
Rob Davies ?/Sep/99 2nd
Hidden ?/May/99 Lead
Hidden ??/1999 Lead
Hidden ??/1998 Lead O/S
Scottish78 07/Mar/97 Lead O/S
with Neil MacPhearson
Okecroak 25/Jul/96 Lead
with G Scott
BobbyMotherwell ?/Jun/96 Lead O/S
Hidden 12/May/96 Lead
greenroom ??/1996 -
auldscotal ?/Aug/95 2nd
CMacD ??/1992 -
Iain Thow 09/Jun/91 2nd
with Tom Kearney
Hidden 28/May/90 Lead O/S
mark-abz 25/Aug/84 TR
with Bill P
Neil R 08/May/82 Lead
neil3965 ??/1978 Solo
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