The Edge*** VS 4c
[sharp as a knife, 3 kb]The second pitch is best started from a belay to the right of the flake to allow the leader to get the best gear.

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This climb is in 161 logbooks, and on 34 wishlists.

Hidden - 2nd - 16/Aug/15

Ewanski - Lead - 16/Aug/15 with Doug P

Scared! I found the opening move in P2 was hard – 5b. But apparently I made the sequence completely wrong… Good route.
masa-alpin - Lead O/S - 15/Aug/15 with Mhari G

Mhairi G - 2nd - 15/Aug/15 with Masa

Pat-H - Lead rpt - 03/Jul/15 with mhairi

Mhairi G - 2nd - 03/Jul/15 with Patrick

We soloed up to the belay just right of the flake. Bit scary in the wind, but I got 2 slings on the arete, first held down with my shoes, the second with a bunch of hexes! Would have made quite a funny photo.... Fave move was stepping off the top of the flake onto the headwall. Massively cool route
mishabruml - Lead O/S - 27/Jun/15 with SallyReeves89

One of those very rare occasions where I used the old trick of taping slings in place so they can't get lifted off
johannes - Lead rpt - 12/Jun/15

jamesgr87 - Lead O/S - 30/May/15

Some route - mind-blowing exposure. Reasonable slings on the aręte gave me the balls to go for the (pretty straightforward) moves.
fuzzysheep01 - Lead O/S - 24/May/15 with Ben Norris

Violinist - 2nd O/S - 24/May/15

Brilliant exposure and fun climbing!
a_hein - Lead O/S - 09/May/15 with Viv Scott

Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/May/15

Well done guidebook writers. More like E1 4c, a grade of VS is gonna get someone killed
ashtond6 - 2nd O/S - 04/May/15

DavidMcK - Lead O/S - May/15

niallmca - 2nd O/S - May/15

Brilliant route, not climbed anything else like it
seanhendo123 - Lead O/S - 23/Apr/15 with Lamb

Lamb - 2nd O/S - 23/Apr/15 with seanhendo123

calumhicks - Lead O/S - 12/Sep/14 with Ali Lee

tomwhitchurch - Lead O/S - 07/Sep/14

Busby - Sep/14

boyson - 2nd O/S - 22/Aug/14

Nipped up to the belay ledge but just didn't fancy an onsight solo of that exposure!
Stevie989 - Solo dnf - 22/Jul/14

Andy Moles - 2nd - 06/Jun/14 with Brendan

Brendan - Lead O/S - 06/Jun/14 with Andy M

Bit of a 'buttock clencher' - lost my sunglasses on this route!
bethechange - 2nd O/S - 21/May/14 with Brendan

oliverk - Lead O/S - 27/Apr/14 with Emily

Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/Mar/14

Hidden - 2014

Brian Pollock - Lead - 28/Sep/13

gjd - 2nd rpt - 14/Sep/13 with Hutch

Jacks20 - Lead O/S - 03/Sep/13

gurumed - Lead O/S - 24/Aug/13 with Mitch, Colin

Helenkd - 2nd - Aug/13 with John Houston, Ian Rickerby

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 22/Jul/13

steve7734 - Lead O/S - 20/Jun/13 with Rich Preston

Hidden - Lead - 20/Jun/13

Hidden - 2nd β - 20/Jun/13

Willismorris - Lead - 07/Jun/13

bigrik30 - Jun/13

Hidden - 06/Apr/13

Hidden - 2nd - 06/Apr/13

Bridoboy - TR - 2013

captain - 2013

Awesome and totally out there for VS
Fiona Reid - 2nd - 07/Oct/12 with Mike, Alison

Straightforward climbing but wildly exposed for the grade. Abbed into the start.
Mike-W-99 - Lead O/S - 07/Oct/12 with abbeywall, Fiona

wild, like no other route!
abbeywall - 2nd - 07/Oct/12 with Mike, Fiona

Dougie Harvey - Lead O/S - 19/Aug/12 with Chris Lawrence

James Oswald - 2nd O/S - 15/Aug/12 with Colin Angus

Led P2. Slightly damp, but extremely ace. Not kidding about the boldness though.
victim of mathematics - AltLd O/S - 06/Aug/12 with James Oswald

Mark Bull - Lead O/S - 25/Jun/12 with Mike

horsefeathers - 2nd O/S - 03/Jun/12 with Harry

Harry Holmes - AltLd O/S - 03/Jun/12 with Joanna

Hidden - 26/May/12

james mcclung - Lead rpt - 20/May/12

One of the best climbs I've ever done.
barney_edin - Lead O/S - 05/May/12 with Mike T, Aby

crookachili - 2nd - 15/Apr/12 with Jev

jev - Lead O/S - 15/Apr/12 with Reuben

easy climbing but still scary a bit damp and we had a wee bit of rain
james mcclung - Lead O/S - 07/Apr/12

David Stevens - Lead O/S - 25/Mar/12 with James Priestly, Rob Chase

James90 - 2nd - Mar/12

alan moore - 2012

check - 2012

As good as ever!
Euan Strachan - 2nd rpt - 21/Aug/11 with Venla K

Missed out the first pitch by scrambling approach. Absolutely sensational pitch.
J Brown - Lead O/S - 20/Aug/11 with RK

Tough for grade, Emily found it quite exciting!
Chad123 - AltLd rpt - 03/Aug/11 with Emily

Pat-H - Solo O/S - 27/Jul/11

euanryan - Lead dog - 13/Jul/11 with James

Hidden - 09/Jul/11

Yikes!! Very exposed, a wee bit loose in places and lacking in meaningful gear where it counts. Best candidate for HVS 4b I've done. Three stars for being so different though.
Liam Ingram - Lead O/S - 25/Jun/11 with Becky Stedham

Absolutely brilliant fun. Huge exposure and not much gear but easy moves on massive holds. Just a very cool feature. First pitch looked like a waste of time, you can just scramble or ab to the base of the second pitch from above. Can't recommend this climb enough as it has bags of what it's all about - fun!.
John 'B' Hutchinson - Lead O/S - 20/Jun/11 with Matthew Thompson

Surely HVS for the fear factor?
Ian Jones - Lead - 14/Jun/11 with Captain Colm Fitzbejazus (T.A.)

Loose rock, exposure, pour protection.
sergio46 - 2nd O/S - 14/Jun/11 with Tim Clark

tomosb - 2nd - 08/Apr/11 with Darren Thompson

adie84 - 2011

Scottish78 - 2011

simon_D - Lead - 09/Aug/10 with Pet

Yikes :(
GraemeDiack - Lead dnf - 01/Aug/10 with Karin Helwig, Keith Alexander

henning82 - Lead rpt - 18/Jul/10

Scary and shaky start, little protection on exposed route however there are great holds all the way
Roy Davidson - Lead - Jul/10 with Ian Magill

Hidden - Lead rpt - 06/Jun/10

Hidden - 2nd - 02/Jun/10

quite exposed, little protection.
g0rd0n davids0n - Lead - Jun/10

I'd encourage doing this on a windy day. Very nice vs.
leighncsontos - Lead O/S - Jun/10 with adam yacoob

henning82 - Lead dnf - 18/Apr/10

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

very exciting for vs! you definitely want to keep holding on to this one
tomdude - Lead O/S - 07/Apr/10 with dan moore

Hidden - 2nd - 07/Apr/10

darunniff - Lead O/S - 2010 with callum and conner

easy climbing, but very exposed and not a lot of protection
lizzbeee - Lead - 10/Sep/09 with MonkeyDawson

Still a bit scary.
decs - Lead - 13/Jun/09 with Will

andybroadway - 2nd - 11/Jun/09

then halued my pack up the right-hand face.
gregoldridge - 2nd - 06/Jun/09 with Tim Cussins

scrambled first pitch, then lead the next with pack. chur.
timcussins - Lead O/S - 06/Jun/09 with Greg

Led pitch 1, Euan pitch 2 (i.e., the actual climbing bit).
stuaart - AltLd O/S - 30/May/09 with Euan Strachan

thomasaneurinsmith - 2nd O/S - 12/May/09 with Jason King

Hidden - 2nd - 11/Apr/09

westaway - Lead O/S - 05/Apr/09

whispering nic - 22/Aug/08 with Wavy Dot

Hidden - 25/Jul/08

gforce - Lead - 21/Jul/08 with Aelfred

Sam led the first Easy pitch, I led the exposed slightly worrying pitch.
bigbobbyking - AltLd O/S - 12/Jul/08 with Sam Clarke

Fultonius - Lead - 10/Jun/08 with Neil Adams

Neil Adams - 2nd rpt - 10/Jun/08 with Dougal

dodfoster - Lead O/S - 09/Jun/08 with james sagar

Hidden - Lead - Jun/08

vinders - Lead - 14/May/08 with Russel and Jamie

scary route
jaybob - 2nd O/S - May/08 with gareth

Very nice climbing and quite exposed, the slings actually quite good. First pitch lets it down tho.
andymoin - Lead O/S - 27/Apr/08 with Dr Mark

got a bit scared but once comitted the climbing was phenomenal and gear ok. Everyone should do it!!
Neil Mackenzie - AltLd O/S - 27/Apr/08 with Sandy

markhowley - 2nd - 27/Apr/08 with Andy

stabwoundstu - Lead O/S - 2008 with alan dow

Did it with two slings - should really have thought more about gear for the top section. An absolute beauty all the same.
sparkass - Lead O/S - Nov/07 with Mike Shorter

decs - Lead O/S - 29/Aug/07 with Chad

Probably the route of the crag, great moves in a nice position with some gear....
Chad123 - AltLd O/S - 29/Aug/07 with Duncan

gforce - 2nd - 11/Jul/07 with Cedric

Lisa M - 2nd - Jul/07 with Martin

Daniel Armitage - Lead O/S - 19/Jun/07 with Charlotte Armitage

Done as a 3.
Stewart B - Lead rpt - 17/Jun/07 with Graham Galloway

kevg - Lead - Jun/07 with Cedric

Easy first pitch. The fin is ectreamly exposed! Had to talk myself into doing the moves. Very exilerating. Great route, lives up to the hype!
Stewart B - Solo O/S - 05/May/07 with Lee Andrews

jazzyjackson - Lead O/S - 15/Apr/07 with Ally

Hidden - 2nd - 15/Apr/07

good enjoyable climb thought i wasnt going to get up it looking at it tho when started climbing it took me by suprise loved it strechy at points and lack of protection mid way a must return to!
georgespeirs - 2nd O/S - 10/Apr/07 with jonnie

Hidden - 2007

mshorter - 2007

Dave Kerr - Solo - 11/May/06

Brilliant route! Done this several times now and I still love it.
Neil Adams - Lead O/S - 2006

Hidden - Lead O/S - Aug/05

Hidden - 2nd - 25/Mar/05

fireman_al - Lead rpt - Jan/05 with Paul McDonald

andyinglis - Lead - 2005

Ross Barnes - Lead - Aug/04 with Neil A

PenJD - Lead O/S - 15/Jun/04 with Andy E and Jenny E

samwelli - AltLd O/S - 11/May/04 with Gregor Smith

hedgehog77 - AltLd - 20/Oct/03

220bpm - Lead O/S - 15/Sep/03 with Snowboarder

snowboarder - 2nd - 15/Sep/03 with Mark

Captain Solo - Lead - 14/Jul/03 with Karen

French Erick - Lead O/S - May/03

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2002

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2001

brianrunner - 2000

jonnie3430 - Lead O/S - 03/Aug/99 with Neil

Hidden - Lead O/S - 1998

dangates - 1998 with Nick Tarmey

Okecroak - Lead - 18/Aug/96 with G Scott

greenroom - 1996

Marti999 - Lead - 26/May/95

Had tried earlier (93 or 94 maybe?) but whimped out of the crux. Led it with weighted slings.
TobyA - Lead β - 1995 with Ed

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 28/May/91

Hidden - Lead O/S - 17/Jun/90

Hidden - Solo O/S - 1988

soloed and toproped
jackse - Solo - 1985

Old Tyke - 1984

Bruce Kerr - Lead - 12/Aug/80 with Brian Dick

johnkeith - 1980 with G. Callander

Chris Craggs - 1980

Lone Rider - Solo - 1979

neil3965 - Solo - 1977

John Stenhouse - Lead - May/73

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