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Pterodactyl*** E2 5b

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[Pete lost somewhere between Pterodactyl and Bats Belfry, 3 kb]No description has been contributed for this climb.

Ticklists: Scottish 3 and 4 star multi-pitch routes.

Photo: Pete lost somewhere between Pterodactyl and Bats Belfry © ashknot
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PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 51 logbooks, and on 4 wishlists.

Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/Jul/14

el cholo - Lead O/S - 06/Jul/14 with Jocelyn

Led first and 3rd pitch, although finished more directly on the 3rd rather than going right round to the right.
rcollins - AltLd O/S - 31/May/14 with Thomas Shaw

Uisdean hawthorn - Lead O/S - 16/May/14 with Malin

malinkvist - 2nd - 16/May/14 with Uisdean

Just led the last traverse. Quite a bit more moss than the rest of the route.
Thoms6974 - AltLd O/S - 13/Apr/14 with James

james1978 - Lead O/S - Feb/14 with pam

Fair bit of wandering to find the route. Spicy move over to the hidden hold.
samwillo - Lead - 26/Sep/13 with Jay Carr

Lead pitches 1 & 2
JonnoP - AltLd O/S - 30/Jun/13 with Rick H

captain - 2013

Led pitch 1. 2nd pitch seemed bold.
peter.herd - AltLd - 26/Jul/12 with Sinclair Cooper, Rory Brown

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 26/Jul/12

Hidden - AltLd - 26/Jul/12

ali_robb - Lead O/S - Oct/11

Led in one big pitch as with all others here. Didnt use the undercut that i now know is the way? I used two small crimps out right to pull up, finished up the 5b finish to Bats Belfry.
geoff.comley - Lead O/S - 08/Sep/11 with Matthew Thompson

Anna_wells - AltLd - Sep/11 with Ry

Ommuff - 2nd - 14/Jun/11 with Dave O

Led in one pitch
Russell Birkett - Lead rpt - 22/May/11 with Sandy Simpson

Good route but not quite as good as the other two E1/E2 *** routes. Bit bold on the crux too! Top pitch is a nice airy traverse....
Chad123 - AltLd O/S - 12/Sep/10 with Rik

glenngordon - Lead O/S - 24/Jul/10 with davy virdee

Great route, well worth its *** status.
Chris wilson - 2nd - 08/Jul/10 with Jon B, Allan

mulletcocktail2000 - AltLd rpt - 03/Jul/10 with paul

Neil Adams - AltLd O/S - 20/Jun/10 with Jim Higgins

Neil got the crux middle pitch. Finished up the Belfy Bat headwall.
jameshiggins - AltLd O/S - 20/Jun/10 with Neil Adams

gforce - AltLd rpt - 03/Aug/09 with Jason

still good though a little dirty. finnished up the top pitch of bats belfry. much better way to end it all. 4stars!
mulletcocktail2000 - AltLd rpt - 31/Jul/09 with john

A great climb but a bit dirty. I got a bit of Elvis leg on the cross.
jored - AltLd - 31/Jul/09 with Ryan

lead the first two pitches together
Ally Baba - AltLd O/S - 05/Jul/09 with Gav Swinton

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 04/Jul/09

Diane Lowe - AltLd O/S - 02/Aug/08 with Neil Shepherd

another great route on one of the best crags on the coast. paul led p 1/2 and i led the top 4c? (5a) pitch. straight froward but vey exposed.
mulletcocktail2000 - AltLd O/S - 29/Jun/08 with paul

Paulww - AltLd O/S - 29/Jun/08 with Ryan

Was nervous on the boldish crux.
hwackerhage - 26/May/08 with Brian Duthie

Lead first and last pitch
magic_mice - AltLd O/S - 18/May/08 with Mark Mosgrove

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 18/May/08

did 1st and 2nd pitch as one.quite easy
whistler - AltLd O/S - 27/Apr/08 with Dangerous Dave

andyinglis - 07/Oct/07 with James Matthews

PMatt - AltLd O/S - 06/Oct/07 with Andy Ingles

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/Aug/07

lead last pitch
s kennedy - AltLd O/S - 24/Aug/07 with mark mosgrove

Dangerous Dave - Lead β - 25/Jul/07 with Steve Addy

gforce - Lead - 20/May/07 with Dirk

Dirk Wallis - 2nd - 20/May/07 with Grrr

Did 1st and last pitches, cleaner than we were expecting.
Fultonius - AltLd O/S - 08/Aug/06 with Andy Inglis

Big reach at the crux.
andyinglis - AltLd O/S - 08/Aug/06 with Ally Fulton

Finished up Bat's Belfry.
Smelly Fox - Lead O/S - 28/Jun/06 with Dave Cowan

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 17/Aug/05

Think this was the route, we tried(!) the classic E5 with the photo in the guide this day too.
Paz - AltLd O/S - 16/Aug/05 with GC

Brian McC - Lead - 2005 with Brian Duthie

pretty bold on the crux if you don't know whats coming. easy e2 if you do!
dave o - AltLd O/S - 07/Sep/04 with Pete Greene

Dave Douglas - AltLd O/S - 17/Sep/88 with Neil Shepherd

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Voting
Total votes cast 43
hard E30 of 15
E30 of 15
easy E30 of 15
hard E21 of 15
E25 of 15
easy E29 of 15
hard E10 of 15
E10 of 15
easy E10 of 15
hard 5c0 of 14
5c0 of 14
easy 5c0 of 14
hard 5b2 of 14
5b10 of 14
easy 5b2 of 14
hard 5a0 of 14
5a0 of 14
easy 5a0 of 14
3 Stars7 of 14
2 Stars6 of 14
1 Star1 of 14
0 Stars0 of 14
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Style of ascent

Lead14 of 51 (27.5%)
Followed4 of 51 (7.8%)
Alt Leads30 of 51 (58.8%)
Unknown3 of 51 (5.9%)

'Climbed'14 of 51 (27.5%)
clean O/S31 of 51 (60.8%)
clean β1 of 51 (2.0%)
clean rpt5 of 51 (9.8%)