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Petronella** VS 4c

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[Petronella, climber RangerNic, Pitch 2., 3 kb]Great VS on the left edge of the Lower Tier of Cioch Buttress. After the first pitch the leaders imagination can run riot to get to the top of the second (the right slanting crack in the boulder up and right is great at VS 4c!)

Photo: Petronella, climber RangerNic, Pitch 2. © Jim Hall
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This climb is in 42 logbooks, and on 2 wishlists.

quickdrawmcraw - Lead - 10/Jul/14 with liz osbourn

Hidden - AltLd - 31/May/14

Numb fingers and subsequent hot aches at half height. Felt very bold.
Big Lee - Lead O/S - 03/May/14 with Lawrence Dudley

Helluva way to start a season, even with a good leader.
Ranger Nic - 2nd - 11/Jul/13

LibS - 2nd - 19/May/13 with Mark Brims, Carol Goodall

Great climb on sunny day with no wind. Followed the crack too far so ended up in a corner with loads of rope drag so had to down climb. After the curving crack go out to the right above it and up a slab. After that the climb is straight forward.
Carol Goodall - Lead O/S - 19/May/13 with Mark Brims, Libby Southgate

Found top of crack on first pitch a scary proposition without any gear and so backed off.
DavPk - Lead dnf - 25/Aug/12 with Andrew James

APRS - 2nd O/S - 05/Jun/12 with Lawrence Furse

Neil Mackenzie - AltLd O/S - 04/Jun/12 with Warren, Andy

andymoin - AltLd O/S - 04/Jun/12 with Neil Mackenzie, Warren

LibS - Lead O/S - 21/May/12 with Jonnie Williams

jonnie3430 - 2nd O/S - 21/May/12 with Libby

Slightly exciting; followed Birthday boy Sam up 1st pitch and we were belaying Ben up after when Matt took a nasty 20m fall from P2 of Cicoch Grooves to halfway down P1. Lowered Ben straight off to help and we finished the route and got down asap. Leading after seeing a fall like that was harrowing to say the least. Matt was choppered off the mountain and got away with some nasty cuts and a broken wrist.
cookacat - AltLd - 20/Jun/11 with Ben, sam

CragDog - AltLd O/S - 20/Jun/11 with Alex Minshall

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 20/Jun/11

I led first pitch, Matt led second. The gear didn't seem too bad with a No.4 torque nut and a No.5 dragon cam. Maybe arms and legs stuffed into the crack made it feel safer.
David Kay - AltLd O/S - 19/Jun/11 with Alexandra Craven, Matt Robinson

Col Kingshott - Lead O/S - 04/May/11

K Wall - AltLd - 30/Apr/11 with Martin

Seymore Butt - 2011

Liam Martin - Lead O/S - 03/Jun/10 with Eric Grimes

Roger Cruse - AltLd O/S - 03/Jun/10 with Kris

jl - Lead O/S - 13/Jul/08 with Penny

pennyb - 2nd O/S - 13/Jul/08 with Jon

HamishD - Lead O/S - Jun/08 with pete

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 27/May/08

Hidden - AltLd - 19/May/08

Ross Barnes - AltLd - May/05 with Andy I

andyinglis - AltLd - May/05 with ross barnes

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2004

Bold without very big gear for first pitch.
Jamie B - AltLd - Sep/02 with Alex Glasgow

220bpm - AltLd O/S - 22/May/99 with Snowboarder, Dave

John Brayshaw - 2nd O/S - 03/Jun/92 with Chris

Hidden - AltLd - Jul/91

johnkeith - 1990

colinthrelfall - 1990

Hidden - AltLd - 05/Aug/87

gooberman-hill - Lead - 1985

Hidden - 1983

Ken McCulloch - May/82

RichardMc - AltLd O/S - 30/May/77 with Dave Langmead

Derek Ryden - Lead O/S - Jul/73 with Colin Morrison

Date is approximate, done several times
David Smith - Lead - May/69 with Pete Clayton

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Total votes cast 42
hard HVS0 of 15
HVS0 of 15
easy HVS5 of 15
hard VS3 of 15
VS7 of 15
easy VS0 of 15
hard HS0 of 15
HS0 of 15
easy HS0 of 15
hard 5a0 of 14
5a0 of 14
easy 5a1 of 14
hard 4c1 of 14
4c11 of 14
easy 4c0 of 14
hard 4b1 of 14
4b0 of 14
easy 4b0 of 14
3 Stars1 of 13
2 Stars12 of 13
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Style of ascent

Lead13 of 42 (31.0%)
Followed7 of 42 (16.7%)
Alt Leads17 of 42 (40.5%)
Unknown5 of 42 (11.9%)

'Climbed'19 of 42 (45.2%)
clean O/S22 of 42 (52.4%)
dnf1 of 42 (2.4%)