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Staircase VD

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[Chris , 3 kb]Climb the crack just right of Sabre Cut then finish up Great Corner.

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Belay under supervision
laetitia J - Lead rpt - 01/Jul/14

was fine, went left at the top, Alan seconded and went straight up in bewteen the blocks, seemed ok once you have your left foot high enough to reach good hand hold further up on the right
patricia - 23/Jun/14 with Alan

TizzyA - Lead rpt - 31/May/14 with Jude

Jude - 2nd O/S - 31/May/14 with TizzyA

Bob1984 - Lead - 05/May/14 with Andrew Broadway

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 03/May/14

mike.a.thorpe - Lead O/S - May/14 with aisla

Mark Bull - Lead rpt - 08/Apr/14 with Mike

Nice wee warm-up and first climb at Traprain.
AGilmour - 2nd - 29/Dec/13

Hugh Simons - Lead O/S - 29/Dec/13 with Andrew Gilmour

sarah hawker - 2nd O/S - 16/Nov/13 with bob

borderline - 2nd rpt - 17/Jul/13 with Monquay

Hidden - Lead - 17/Jul/13

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 06/Jul/13

richy381 - Lead O/S - 06/Jul/13 with Pascaline

with Andy Vick
richardb24gt - Lead O/S - 03/Jul/13

Chris Banks - Lead O/S - 25/Jun/13 with Catherine Jones

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

Victor Ivanov - Lead O/S - 16/Jun/13 with Emily Moore

Hidden - Solo - 13/Jun/13

lou_rankine - Lead O/S - Jun/13

brad_tait - Lead - 26/May/13 with Ross Young

Ross Young - 2nd rpt - 26/May/13 with Brad HWUMC

mwicks1968 - Lead - 25/May/13

TizzyA - 2nd O/S - 25/May/13 with Mike W

hedgehog_john - Lead - 04/Jan/13 with David F

Hidden - 2nd - 04/Jan/13

Emz - Lead - 2013

whispering nic - 2013

Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/Oct/12

crombie - Lead rpt - 05/Oct/12 with Michelle

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/Sep/12

Hidden - 2nd - 05/Sep/12

Did the proper route this time
Badam - Lead O/S - 10/Aug/12 with climbfan

patricia - Lead O/S - 02/Aug/12

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 29/Jul/12

mattking_109 - 2nd - 20/Jun/12

Hidden - 2nd - 12/Jun/12

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 28/May/12

jacobfinn - Lead rpt - 28/May/12 with jjax

jjax - 2nd rpt - 28/May/12 with jason

adamc - Lead β - 21/Apr/12

Hidden - 2nd - 25/Mar/12

kegless - 2nd - 26/Jan/12 with Laura Bennitt

KeithAlexander - Solo O/S - 27/Nov/11 with Graeme Diack

Hidden - Lead - 29/Sep/11

Hidden - Lead - 25/Sep/11

Euan S - 29/Aug/11 with Grant, Heather

Hidden - Lead - 23/Aug/11

abbeywall - 2nd rpt - 03/Aug/11 with M

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

Harry Holmes - Solo O/S - 30/Jun/11 with Morgan Trigg

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/Jun/11

Hidden - Lead - 04/Jun/11

flight lieutenant - Lead O/S - 14/May/11

Graham Pearson - 2nd O/S - 26/Apr/11 with Colm Fitzgerald

Hard middle section.
Quad - Lead O/S - 17/Apr/11 with DaveG

such a lovely sunny day, made the polished bits seem more slippy than usual.
jjax - Lead rpt - 10/Apr/11 with alan

crombie - 2nd - 10/Apr/11 with jjax

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

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/Apr/11

Ross Young - 2nd rpt - 26/Mar/11 with Emma HWUMC

Hidden - 22/Mar/11

Hidden - 2nd - 22/Mar/11

AG - 2011

lisafer - 2011

With Falkirk supervision
iansm - Lead - 09/Oct/10 with Cathy, John

First lead on a trad climb.
allycat - Lead - 09/Oct/10

Ross Young - 2nd rpt - 09/Sep/10 with Emma HWUMC

jacobfinn - Lead rpt - 05/Sep/10 with jjax

jjax - 2nd rpt - 05/Sep/10 with jason

ckmoffat - 2nd O/S - 04/Sep/10 with Stef

WINDY
SMALLBUTDEADLY - 2nd O/S - 21/Aug/10 with BILLY

Hidden - Solo - 25/Jul/10

deserves a star
jameslord - Lead - 18/Jul/10 with Robbie

melville18 - 2nd - 27/Jun/10 with claire melville, jacqueline

jjax - 2nd - 27/Jun/10 with Graeme Melville

nich0las - Lead O/S - 19/Jun/10 with Ewan P

Ewanski - 2nd β - 19/Jun/10 with Nick B

Good climb
jacobfinn - 2nd β - 12/Jun/10 with jjax

interesting route. very polished tho so was a bit scary for a vdiff
jjax - Lead O/S - 12/Jun/10 with jason

mastiffmat - Lead - Jun/10

Probably at least severe when done in the rain and the dark!
Fiona Reid - 2nd rpt - 27/Apr/10 with Mike

Mike_Watson_99 - Lead - 27/Apr/10 with Fiona

Did this after failing to do the start of Great Corner (either too polished, no footholds, or I'm rubbish).
markhammonds - Lead rpt - 15/Apr/10 with Bronagh McAuley

Ice Spider - Lead - 07/Apr/10 with Bob Allan

Bob.allan - 2nd O/S - 07/Apr/10 with Jason Mitchell

Kev's lead.
J Brown - 2nd O/S - 08/Mar/10 with Kevin Brown and Neil Kenny

kbrown - Lead O/S - 08/Mar/10 with J Brown, Neil Kenny

williamkenny820 - 2nd O/S - 08/Mar/10 with Jamie Brown, Kevin Brown

Thoms6974 - Lead O/S - 03/Mar/10 with Matt

Ross Young - 2nd O/S - 03/Mar/10 with Emma HWUMC

radioshed - 2nd O/S - 03/Mar/10

Pete23 - Lead - Mar/10 with Neil Robb

dcgb - Lead O/S - 2010

DuckingFesperate - Lead - 2010

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Nov/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/Oct/09

ridiculously polished, I still think this and great corner share the same crux move.
daWalt - Lead rpt - 25/Aug/09 with Christian

Porridge the climber - Lead - Jul/09

EmmaP - TR - 13/Jun/09 with Sian Richards

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

Peter Metcalfe - Solo - 04/Jun/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/Jun/09

daWalt - 2nd O/S - 12/May/09 with dwhaley

Seemed bold for a v.diff. Scary moving off the ledge onto Great Corner due to the polish.
Paulshipman - Lead O/S - 11/May/09 with Ayumi Gallagher

Hidden - Lead O/S - May/09

ropeaccessryan - 24/Feb/09 with sean

SeanB - 2nd - 24/Feb/09 with Ryan

markhammonds - 2nd - 22/Feb/09 with Khalid Abdulla

Hidden - Lead - 2009

Hay - Lead O/S - Aug/08 with Lewis

rossml21 - Lead O/S - 21/Jul/08 with Jen & Ryan

Snap - 2nd O/S - 16/Jul/08 with Matt

crombie - Lead O/S - 07/Jul/08 with Marc

boglebadger - Lead - Jun/08

yehti - Lead - 02/Apr/08 with Stuart Irvin

Stuart Macfarlane - 2nd - 09/Feb/08 with Jeanie

Hidden - 2008

Judd_IV - 2nd - 14/Sep/07 with Stu

beegsyboy - 2nd rpt - 15/Jul/07 with Neil

bomberharris - Lead O/S - 11/Jul/07 with Dave J and Linz

rallymania - Lead O/S - 26/May/07

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/Apr/07

Mike froze whilst I faffed then we quit for the night
Fiona Reid - Lead O/S - 22/Mar/07 with Mike

Mike_Watson_99 - 2nd - 22/Mar/07 with Fiona

akhughes - Solo - 2007

hedgehog77 - Lead - 12/Sep/06

francois - Lead - 13/Jul/06 with Lorna

Hidden - 2nd - 13/Jul/06

Nice route plenty of placements for protection
climberuk - Lead O/S - 29/May/06 with Rose

Bricked it crossing into Great Corner. Then bit of gear popped out so bolted to the top!!!
beegsyboy - Lead O/S - 28/May/06 with Eccie

Neil Mackenzie - 2nd - 28/May/06 with Tim

Lead to the ledge and belayed Willie up, then decided that straight up looked better than finishing up Great Corner, Big mistake as this turned out to be Sabre Cut, thought I was dead.
Badam - Lead O/S - 04/May/06 with Willie Miller

girlymonkey - Lead - 2006 with Ben Thompson

Hidden - 2nd O/S - Jul/05

SeanB - Lead O/S - Jul/05 with col

davie.p. - Lead - 2005 with Lee

hedgehog77 - Lead - 14/Aug/04

BelleVedere - Lead - 18/Jul/04 with Cath O'Shea

barney_edin - 17/Jun/04

Hidden - 2nd - 27/Mar/04

samwelli - Solo O/S - 25/Oct/03

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

BelleVedere - Lead O/S - 28/Aug/03 with Jane Pia

hedgehog77 - Lead - 14/Aug/03

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

hedgehog77 - Lead - 06/Jul/03

hedgehog77 - Lead - 17/Apr/03

Hidden - Lead dnf - 20/Aug/01

220bpm - 2nd O/S - Aug/01 with Snowboarder

snowboarder - Lead - Aug/01 with Mark

borderline - 2nd O/S - 26/Jul/01

G0WEN5Y - 2000

babymoac - Lead - 05/Sep/99 with Liz

puddingstone - 2nd - 05/Sep/99 with Andy

JiveWeasel - 2nd - 08/Apr/99 with Mrs Weasel

Hidden - Lead - 1999

greenroom - 1996

Iain Thow - Solo - 15/Sep/94

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

keith hal - 2nd - 1994 with George McEwan

Yourlead - Lead - 29/Apr/90 with Richard Gatehouse

amcleish - 1987

auldscotal - Lead O/S - 1986

mark-abz - 07/Jun/84 with Sheena

Neil R - Solo - 24/Apr/82

neil3965 - 1978

George Elliott - Lead rpt - 17/May/76

Voting
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Style of ascent

Soloed10 of 169 (5.9%)
Lead89 of 169 (52.7%)
Followed54 of 169 (32.0%)
Toproped2 of 169 (1.2%)
Unknown14 of 169 (8.3%)

'Climbed'79 of 169 (46.7%)
clean O/S65 of 169 (38.5%)
clean β3 of 169 (1.8%)
clean rpt21 of 169 (12.4%)
dnf1 of 169 (0.6%)