Start up Little Cenotaph to the break and monkey leftwards across the wall to gain the ledge on Smith's Arete. Make a couple of tricky moves up the slab to finish.

A variation left-hand finish exists at E3 5c. From a standing position on the ledge, traverse delicately leftwards for 2m to gain a finger edge (just right of the Peel's Wall RH finish). Climb the slab directly above by a couple of nice rockovers.

Ticklists: 100 Aberdeen North East Classics!.


ClimberDateStyle
simondunf 13/Aug Lead rpt
with Ruari
Barry Harper 27/Jul 2nd

Andy's first 5c lead. Good effort, those last moves had me clenching. On second I traversed out with my feet in the crack, rather than the hand traverse, which has some really good moves to the arête. Great route, really keen for the lead on this.

Hugh Simons 16/Jul Lead O/S

Really good fun! Exciting run out at the top.

with Martini
BenjyW 19/May Lead O/S

First E2 onsight

with Noah Thorpe
gforce 02/Apr 2nd rpt
with Adrian
AC1 02/Apr Lead
with gforce
Tobes 19/Mar Lead O/S
with Ruari
jonskippy 28/Aug/15 2nd β
Hidden 28/Aug/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 30/Jun/15 Lead
John McKenna 06/Jun/15 Lead O/S
Martin McKenna - UKC 06/Jun/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 06/Jun/15 2nd O/S
gforce 09/May/15 Lead rpt
with Liam
malone 09/May/15 2nd
with Graham
Hidden 04/May/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 06/Apr/15 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Jun/14 -
Callum_Johnson 03/May/14 Lead β

the new bit was onsight.

with Dayni_
peter.herd 16/Mar/14 Lead
with Lairig
Rankers ??/2014 Lead
Hidden 29/Sep/13 Lead β
malone 29/Sep/13 2nd β
dwisniewski 20/Sep/13 Lead β
with Lairig folk
samwillo 20/Sep/13 2nd
with Lairig Climbing Club
cuthill76 14/Sep/13 Lead
Jay.Carr 26/May/13 Lead O/S
with Stefan Gatti
scotclimb 27/Apr/13 Lead β
with Danny Laing
stephenmckenzie 24/Apr/13 2nd O/S
with Tom Shaw
Hidden ??/2013 Lead O/S
Hidden 12/Aug/12 TR
mshorter 20/May/12 Lead O/S
with greg
Hidden 20/May/12 2nd
IceBun 29/Apr/12 2nd
with Wilson
samwillo 21/Mar/12 Lead
with Rachel Bennet
andyinglis 17/Mar/12 Lead

Previously 2nded about 5 years ago.

Hidden 17/Mar/12 2nd β
Dangerous Dave 10/Mar/12 Lead rpt
with graham
gforce 10/Mar/12 2nd
with Dave C
Hidden ??/2012 Lead
scotclimb 20/Aug/11 2nd
with Danny Laing
geoff.comley 17/May/11 Lead O/S

Nice Monkeying move along the break, delicate finish high above gear.

Hidden 09/Apr/11 Lead
Anna_wells 09/Apr/11 2nd
with Rory Brown
winged_traveller ??/2011 Lead
Richard_Lowe 29/May/10 Lead rpt
with James Woodley
Chris wilson 24/Apr/10 2nd
with Paul
Hidden ??/2010 -
Diane Lowe 08/Aug/09 2nd rpt
with Richard Lowe
Richard_Lowe 08/Aug/09 Lead rpt
jkarran 05/Aug/09 2nd

Tricky finish

with Aly
stuartmunn 02/Jul/09 Lead O/S
with Ash and Caroline
Paulww 04/Apr/09 2nd
with ryan and chris
Chris wilson 04/Apr/09 2nd
with Ryan
ascii.abuse ??/2009 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2009 Lead O/S
mulletcocktail2000 12/Oct/08 Lead rpt
with pete
Richard_Lowe 11/Oct/08 Lead O/S

Worth 2 stars

with Bob Elder
Sandy Simpson 11/Oct/08 Lead β
with Dad (a.k.a. Jim)
whistler 11/Oct/08 2nd rpt
with Ryan
ashknot 26/Jul/08 Lead β
with Drew
Hidden 26/Jul/08 2nd
Paulww 18/May/08 Lead O/S
with Ryan
mulletcocktail2000 18/May/08 2nd O/S
with paul
mikecopp 13/May/08 Lead O/S
with Alex M
ashknot 09/May/08 2nd
with Anna, Pete
whistler 09/May/08 Lead O/S

cool, not an E2 though.

with Ash, Anna
Anna_wells 09/May/08 TR O/S
with ash / pete
tom russell 27/Feb/08 Lead O/S

easy up to the arete. gets tricky. the key is the high left crimp and high feet.

with Alex Moran
Hidden ??/2008 Sent x
James Prowse 03/Nov/07 2nd
with Paul Matthews
PMatt 03/Nov/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 20/Jul/07 2nd rpt
s kennedy 20/Jul/07 Lead β
with mark mosgrove
Hidden 06/Jun/07 Lead O/S
gforce 19/May/07 Lead
with Dirk
Dirk Wallis 19/May/07 2nd
with Grrr
Chris(cface!) ??/2007 -
Steven Carter ??/2007 -
Alasdair Fulton 27/May/06 Lead O/S

Better than the 1 star it gets IMO.

andyinglis 27/May/06 2nd
Hidden ??/2006 -
Dangerous Dave ??/2006 Lead O/S
ANC ??/2006 2nd O/S
dave o 03/Sep/05 Lead O/S
with James R
Smelly Fox 25/Jun/05 Lead O/S
with Matt Croll
Hidden 25/Apr/05 2nd O/S
Brian McC ??/2005 Lead
with Brian Duthie
Bruce Kerr 06/Jun/04 2nd
with Trevor Carpenter, Roger Benton
akhughes ??/2004 -
Dave Kerr 07/Jul/02 Lead
with Simon Reid
Stuart S 15/Jul/00 Lead O/S
pingora 21/May/95 2nd O/S
with Roy H
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