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Sabre Cut** VS 5a

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Climb the bold arete bounding Great Corner on spaced small wires to the good ledge. Then the left facing corner beside the obvious nose.
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This climb is in 165 logbooks, and on 3 wishlists.

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 15/Aug/14

don't place a cam under the flake to protect the start; the thing moves, a lot.....
daWalt - Lead O/S - 29/Jul/14 with Lisa

mike_tamanawis - 2nd - 23/Jul/14 with Andreas B, Russ Mac

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 10/Jul/14

Ewanski - Lead - 01/Jul/14

patricia - 2nd - 26/Jun/14 with Alan

davesa - 2nd - 22/Jun/14 with Dan Bailey

Mike_Watson_99 - Lead - 18/Jun/14 with a.m.k.

abbeywall - Lead - 18/Jun/14

a.m.k. - 2nd - 18/Jun/14 with Mike

oliverk - Lead rpt - 17/Jun/14 with Pam

Tomish - 2nd O/S - 31/May/14 with Matthew Graham

Jude - TR O/S - 31/May/14 with Helen, Matt

Fiona Reid - Lead rpt - 21/May/14 with Barbara, Mike

Mike_Watson_99 - 2nd - 21/May/14 with Fiona

Mark Bull - 2nd - 21/May/14 with Mike

Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/May/14

bottom was a bit sketchy
mike.a.thorpe - 2nd O/S - May/14 with aisla

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

daftdazza - 2nd - 04/Sep/13

seanhendo123 - Lead O/S - 04/Sep/13 with Daryl

hedgehog_john - Lead - 19/Aug/13 with David F

Hidden - 2nd - 19/Aug/13

whispering nic - Lead rpt - 08/Aug/13 with Bomber Harris

Hidden - Lead O/S - Aug/13

borderline - Lead rpt - 17/Jul/13 with Monquay

Hidden - 2nd - 17/Jul/13

Danielle Arnott - Lead O/S - 11/Jul/13 with Matt

Davy B - Lead - 05/Jul/13

hedgehog_john - 2nd - 01/Jul/13 with dave wild

Hidden - Lead - 01/Jul/13

abbeywall - Lead rpt - 26/Jun/13 with borderline

borderline - 2nd rpt - 26/Jun/13 with abbeywall

c4tch - Solo O/S - 20/Jun/13

Gabe Oliver - Lead O/S - 12/Jun/13

Fiona Reid - Lead rpt - 12/Jun/13 with Mike

Mike_Watson_99 - 2nd - 12/Jun/13 with Fiona

The step up into the groove was polished and had very little for the feet, that being said, was very protectable by the thread below
victorhearnyeates - Lead dog - 12/May/13

Hidden - Lead - 05/May/13

Mark Bull - Lead rpt - 01/May/13 with Mike

planetmarshall - 2nd O/S - 30/Apr/13 with Adrian Proctor

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

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

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

JonmapDL - Lead O/S - 18/Nov/12 with matt king

mattking_109 - 2nd - 18/Nov/12 with Jon DL

Mark Bull - Lead rpt - 01/Oct/12 with Mike

Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/Sep/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/Sep/12

Paul Symmers - 2nd O/S - 23/Aug/12

hedgehog_john - 2nd - 27/Jul/12 with Tim R

Mike_Watson_99 - 2nd - 25/Jul/12 with Fiona

Fiona Reid - Lead rpt - 25/Jul/12 with Mike

martinh13 - 2nd - 19/Jun/12 with Digby

Harry Holmes - Lead O/S - 02/Jun/12 with Joanna

horsefeathers - 2nd O/S - 02/Jun/12 with Harry

Laura Hamlet - 2nd O/S - 25/May/12 with Tim Hamlet

mattdown - Lead - 24/May/12

oliverk - Lead β - 01/May/12 with Nicola

Mark Bull - Lead rpt - 24/Apr/12 with Alex

ClimbingGlen - Solo O/S - 08/Apr/12

siddharta - Lead O/S - 29/Mar/12

adie84 - 2012

Great fun!
jesss - 2nd - 2012

GraemeDiack - Solo O/S - 27/Nov/11 with Keith Alexander

ewan i - 2nd O/S - 17/Nov/11 with felix

Nails and sketchy to start, jumped off on first go.
Nic DW - Lead O/S - 01/Sep/11 with Robyn

borderline - Lead rpt - 17/Aug/11 with liz, abbeywall

liz77 - 2nd - 17/Aug/11 with Alison, Chris

abbeywall - 2nd rpt - 17/Aug/11 with Liz, borderline

Interesting start with polish foot hold. Slab/groove above are great climbing.
sergio46 - Lead O/S - 06/Aug/11 with Tim Lukins

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

doing the staircase start
abbeywall - Lead rpt - 03/Aug/11 with M

Mark Bull - Lead rpt - 21/Jul/11 with Mike

My head can't get round the 1st few moves on this.
Mike_Watson_99 - 2nd - 09/Jun/11 with Fiona

Mike is convinced the flake at the start now moves...
Fiona Reid - Lead rpt - 09/Jun/11 with Mike

Fell off first move then clean to the top. First VS.
Porridge the climber - 2nd dog - 12/May/11 with Ewan Paterson

Ewanski - Lead rpt - 12/May/11 with Andy G

oliverk - Lead - 10/May/11 with Malcolm

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

daWalt - 2nd O/S - 10/May/11 with dwhaley

think the move is in the first 3 metres, awesome climbing for the first half...
sleeplessjb - Lead O/S - 06/May/11

chris.mcmorris - 2nd - 23/Apr/11 with James Burt

Hidden - Lead - 22/Apr/11

Slight Variation
Gavin L - Lead O/S - 19/Apr/11 with Mairi

Hidden - 2nd - 09/Sep/10

Ewanski - Lead rpt - 02/Sep/10 with Nick B

Hidden - Lead - 31/Aug/10

Phatman - 2nd β - 04/Aug/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 31/Jul/10

whispering nic - Lead O/S - 26/Jul/10 with Young Andrew

Ewanski - Lead β - 13/Jul/10 with Nick B

nich0las - 2nd O/S - 13/Jul/10 with Ewan P, Catriona C

Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/Jul/10

jev - Lead O/S - 05/Jun/10 with Ulli, Sian

PaulMurphy1989 - 2nd O/S - 20/May/10

sebrider - Lead O/S - 19/May/10

borderline - Lead O/S - 19/May/10

sophiecb - 2nd - 19/May/10 with Seb

Nailed the start first time and no crush injuries to my pinkie this year!
Fiona Reid - Lead rpt - 27/Apr/10 with Mike

Mike_Watson_99 - 2nd - 27/Apr/10 with Fiona

Hidden - Lead O/S - 10/Apr/10

Pete23 - Lead - Mar/10 with Neil Robb

DuckingFesperate - Lead - 2010

Hidden - 2010

A polished start and little protection for first 10 meters, but nice.
russasaurusRex - Lead O/S - 20/Sep/09 with Catriona

Easier than it looks with some interest in the upper groove as well.
Ian Jones - Lead O/S - 25/Aug/09 with Mike Vernon

Stephen18 - Lead O/S - 28/Jul/09

A tough start, but generally excellent climb. Really enjoyed it.
guyscott - Lead O/S - 02/Jul/09 with Angie

Emma's climbing intro.
SianR - TR - 12/Jun/09 with Emma

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 29/May/09

Stephen18 - Lead O/S - 28/May/09

Really nice, first time to Traprain.
sebrider - Lead O/S - 14/May/09 with Stuart Marshall

Stuart Macfarlane - Lead rpt - 02/May/09 with Jeanie

polished in bits
mus2ma - 2nd dog - May/09

daWalt - 2nd O/S - 25/Apr/09 with Sam

Hidden - Lead O/S - 11/Apr/09

Hidden - 2nd O/S - Apr/09

darrenasquith - 2nd - Apr/09

stuartm555 - 2nd - 14/Mar/09 with Seb Rider

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Feb/09

ropeaccessryan - 24/Feb/09 with sean

SeanB - Lead - 24/Feb/09 with Ryan

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

Easier this time :-)
Fiona Reid - Lead rpt - 19/Jun/08 with Mike

Mike_Watson_99 - 2nd - 19/Jun/08 with Fiona

Much nicer than routes around it because it isn't polished, best finish is straight up the groove above - HVS?
Chad123 - Lead rpt - 12/May/08 with School Club

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

Hidden - Lead O/S - May/08

Hidden - 2008

andymoin - Lead O/S - 19/Oct/07 with Monkey

beegsyboy - Lead O/S - 15/Jul/07 with Neil

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

Start is a bit committing so pre-placed a couple of nuts 2m up to ensure I didn't land on my belayer.
Fiona Reid - Lead O/S - 01/Jun/07 with Mike, Ewan

Mike_Watson_99 - 2nd - 01/Jun/07 with Fiona

RAK - Lead - 01/Apr/07 with Pete H.

Hidden - Solo - Aug/06

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

Stuart Macfarlane - 2nd - 23/Apr/06 with Cabey

SeanB - Lead O/S - Apr/06 with Paul

Stuart Macfarlane - Lead rpt - 17/Apr/05 with Iain F

Hidden - Lead O/S - Dec/03

samwelli - Lead O/S - 25/Oct/03 with Reuben Brown

Stuart Macfarlane - Lead rpt - 13/Oct/03 with Roddy

Hard start
Old_Nick_S - Lead - 24/Jun/03 with Irene

Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/Jun/03

mav - Apr/03

Do not be tempted right onto the slab. Climb the arete for full value.
220bpm - Lead O/S - Jun/02 with Snowboarder

snowboarder - 2nd - Jun/02 with Mark

Stuart Macfarlane - 2nd - Mar/02 with Roddy

Hidden - Lead - 1999

Dave Kerr - Lead - 05/Jul/98 with Craig Proctor

JiveWeasel - Lead O/S - 13/May/98 with Shagger Haylock

Okecroak - Lead - 25/Jul/96 with G Scott

Fraser - TR O/S - 01/Jun/96 with Anna

greenroom - 1996

greenroom - 1996

greenroom - 1996

chris sm - Lead O/S - 30/Jul/94

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

Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/May/90

mark-abz - Lead - 01/Jul/84 with Walter P

mark-abz - 2nd - 01/Jul/84 with Walter P

Bruce Kerr - 2nd - 05/Nov/78 with Joe Drysdale

neil3965 - Solo - 1978

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
mike_tamanawis, Hidden, Ian Jones

Voting
Total votes cast 67
hard HVS0 of 24
HVS0 of 24
easy HVS2 of 24
hard VS11 of 24
VS9 of 24
easy VS2 of 24
hard HS0 of 24
HS0 of 24
easy HS0 of 24
hard 5b0 of 23
5b0 of 23
easy 5b0 of 23
hard 5a10 of 23
5a12 of 23
easy 5a0 of 23
hard 4c1 of 23
4c0 of 23
easy 4c0 of 23
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2 Stars14 of 20
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Style of ascent

Soloed5 of 165 (3.0%)
Lead95 of 165 (57.6%)
Followed53 of 165 (32.1%)
Toproped3 of 165 (1.8%)
Unknown9 of 165 (5.5%)

'Climbed'66 of 165 (40.0%)
clean O/S65 of 165 (39.4%)
clean β3 of 165 (1.8%)
clean rpt28 of 165 (17.0%)
dogged3 of 165 (1.8%)