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Pain Pillar*** VS 4c

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[Pain pillar panorama with the forth valley beyond., 1 kb]25m. The true direct start, without recourse to the gully on the right is not well protected. Many people climb up Gaucho and place a high runner before joining the Pillar about 5m up. Naughty of them. The 5a variation higher up keeps left. The crag classic.

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Hidden - 2nd rpt - 20/Sep/14

Classic line, would be great solo....
Chad123 - 2nd rpt - 07/Sep/14 with JonnoP, Zoe

JonnoP - 2nd rpt - 07/Sep/14 with Zoe S

MightyStew - Lead rpt - 31/Aug/14

fuzzysheep01 - 2nd rpt - 24/Aug/14 with Simon

marshallb93 - Lead O/S - 24/Aug/14 with Alan Verona

Hidden - 22/Aug/14

We had to leave a nut in, I jammed it too hard in I guess. If someone finds it/takes it out and is anywhere around Dundee/St Andrews, please drop me a message.
daniela - Lead O/S - 20/Aug/14 with Caya

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 18/Aug/14

u00 - Lead rpt - 17/Aug/14

el diablo - 2nd - 15/Aug/14 with John Sanders, Al Sanders

daftendirekt - 2nd O/S - 09/Aug/14 with Dave

A little windy
David Woods - Lead - 09/Aug/14 with Dave Barber, Euan Maharg

Hidden - Lead rpt - 07/Aug/14

Hidden - Lead β - 07/Aug/14

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 07/Aug/14

mike_tamanawis - Lead rpt - 29/Jul/14 with Alasdair Burns, Andreas B

MightyStew - Lead O/S - 28/Jul/14 with Sebastian Costa

Alastair R - Lead - 24/Jul/14 with Iain

mhowie - 2nd - 24/Jul/14 with Niall

First VS 4C lead. Did direct start.
keith hal - Lead - 23/Jul/14 with martin

martinh13 - 2nd - 23/Jul/14 with Keith

prog99 - 2nd - 22/Jul/14 with mark, Fiona

Fiona Reid - Lead rpt - 22/Jul/14 with Mike, Mark

Mark Bull - 2nd - 22/Jul/14 with MikeW, Fiona

No cheating - straight up the front. Climbed the crux better than the rest. Great climb
Andy Hewison - Lead β - 21/Jul/14 with Neale

holly138 - Lead O/S - 20/Jul/14 with Tom B

Jug Hunter - 2nd - 20/Jul/14

Roberttaylor - Solo rpt - 20/Jul/14

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 20/Jul/14

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 20/Jul/14

damondavies - Lead O/S - 10/Jul/14

ajt68 - 2nd O/S - 10/Jul/14 with Damon Davies

Hidden - Lead rpt - 09/Jul/14

Seemed so much harder after 10 months away from climbing. David started off up the right gully before traversing left so of course I had to follow.
jjax - 2nd rpt - 06/Jul/14 with David2

Michael Haywood - 2nd - 01/Jul/14 with Damon Rodwell

Hidden - Lead - 29/Jun/14

prog99 - 2nd - 25/Jun/14 with mark

Left hand finish
Mark Bull - Lead rpt - 25/Jun/14 with MikeW

el diablo - 2nd - 24/Jun/14 with Al Sanders

daWalt - Lead O/S - 24/Jun/14 with Lisa

The Big Sender - 2nd O/S - 22/Jun/14

Hidden - 12/Jun/14

IanMcC - 2nd - 11/Jun/14 with Stuart Macfarlane, Jeannie

Stuart Macfarlane - Lead rpt - 11/Jun/14 with Jeanie, Cabey

oliverk - 2nd - 10/Jun/14 with Stuart, Pam

Hidden - Lead O/S - 10/Jun/14

pamvdb17 - 2nd - 10/Jun/14 with Stuart, Ollie

Macleod - 08/Jun/14 with Brendan Bailey, Ian Rickerby

u00 - 2nd O/S - 02/Jun/14

Andrew23 - Lead O/S - 01/Jun/14 with Chris, Jess S, Andy Berry

ClimbingGlen - Lead rpt - 30/May/14 with Susan Pinkney

Abseiled in as high tide, hanging belay.
ClimbingGlen - Lead rpt - 21/May/14 with Agnieszka

abseiled in, hanging belay, lost a nut :(
Agnieszka - 2nd O/S - 21/May/14 with Glen

Hidden - Lead rpt - 21/May/14

Busby - Lead - 17/May/14

barney_edin - Lead - 17/May/14 with Jude

Jude - 2nd O/S - 17/May/14 with barney_edin

Fiona Reid - Lead rpt - 14/May/14 with Mike

prog99 - 2nd - 14/May/14 with Fiona

abbeywall - Lead - 14/May/14

Hidden - Lead rpt - 14/May/14

keith hal - 2nd O/S - 14/May/14 with Alison&Martin

martinh13 - 2nd - 14/May/14 with Alison

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 12/May/14

CurlyStevo - Lead - 02/May/14 with Kenny

Hidden - 29/Apr/14

Luci - 2nd - 21/Apr/14

Andyh83 - Lead O/S - 21/Apr/14 with Lucy, Emily

Hidden - Lead - 20/Apr/14

IanMcC - 2nd - 20/Apr/14 with Jimbo

Hidden - 15/Apr/14

alex toomey - Lead O/S - 14/Apr/14

ClimbingGlen - Lead O/S - 23/Mar/14 with Susan Pinkney, Teresa Torrents

m675bowsl - Lead O/S - 23/Mar/14 with Tamsin

MagentaSue - 2nd - 23/Mar/14 with Teresa Torrents, Glen Dickson

Euan S - 13/Mar/14

allyrocke - Lead rpt - 12/Mar/14 with Clement Hutin

Hidden - Lead - 11/Mar/14

mynyddresident - 10/Mar/14 with KP

'warm up' . . . hands were numb from half way! nice route though with good exposure
seanhendo123 - Lead O/S - 16/Feb/14

Hidden - 07/Feb/14

LHumble - 2014

kagreen - Lead - 2014 with Mike Barnard

sebbi30 - Lead - 2014 with stewart miller

el diablo - Lead - 10/Nov/13 with Al Sanders, John Sanders

Heggie - Lead - 09/Nov/13 with Calum Irvine

Hidden - Lead rpt - 08/Oct/13

Hidden - 29/Sep/13

Hidden - 23/Sep/13

M Mathieson - Lead O/S - 05/Sep/13 with Tash

So much fun. One of the best single pitch routes I've done so far!
jesss - 2nd - 03/Sep/13 with chris147

great VS. lots of gear.
Tim Hamlet - Lead - 26/Aug/13 with Bruce Hood

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/Aug/13

GraemeDiack - AltLd β - 25/Aug/13 with Sarah, Keith Alexander

Fiona Reid - 2nd - 19/Aug/13 with Mike

prog99 - Lead rpt - 19/Aug/13 with Fiona

jacobfinn - 2nd rpt - 16/Aug/13 with jjax

Dont know why it took me so long to pluck up the courage to lead this. Tricky start otherwise great climb with loads of gear.
jjax - Lead rpt - 16/Aug/13 with jason

arose - Lead - 13/Aug/13 with Hannah Francis

RocKalina - Lead O/S - 11/Aug/13

Fiona Reid - Lead rpt - 06/Aug/13 with Mike

prog99 - 2nd - 06/Aug/13 with Fiona

jacobfinn - 2nd rpt - 27/Jul/13

jjax - 2nd rpt - 27/Jul/13 with ross, jason

Good climb. Fun.
Shea - Lead O/S - 21/Jul/13 with Christine, Ieuan

Soloed after leading it. Pretty spectacular
Shea - Solo - 21/Jul/13

Went a bit wrong near the downward pointing spike under pull. Ended up going round right using a fist jam in a triangular slot. Haha. Made it tricky for myself. Should've gone left a bit. Fun climb.
ieuanr - 2nd O/S - 21/Jul/13 with Christine, Seamus

ChristineR - TR O/S - 21/Jul/13 with ieuan, seamus

James90 - 2nd rpt - 16/Jul/13 with Marnoch

mhamiltonj - Lead rpt - 16/Jul/13 with James

skirton - Lead rpt - 15/Jul/13 with Jamie Smith

mhamiltonj - Lead rpt - 13/Jul/13 with David Stevens

Milesy - Lead O/S - 13/Jul/13 with Brian

Brian Pollock - 2nd O/S - 13/Jul/13 with Chris Miles

David Stevens - 2nd rpt - 13/Jul/13 with Marnoch Hamillton-Jones, Toby Willis

Hidden - 2nd - 12/Jul/13

ClareM.123 - Lead O/S - 10/Jul/13 with Calum Langdale

calum404 - 2nd O/S - 10/Jul/13 with Clare McCarty

mot1 - Lead O/S - 09/Jul/13

rope drag too high.. evil zigzag.
BlindRock - Lead O/S - 09/Jul/13 with Gordon McAllan

Hidden - 2nd dog - 08/Jul/13

sting - TR - 07/Jul/13 with Mike Sender, Mike Traxion

Tide coming in as we did this. Excellent route.
Peter Metcalfe - Lead - 06/Jul/13 with John Metcalfe

Hidden - 2nd - 06/Jul/13

First Climb at Hawcraig
ANC - Lead O/S - 05/Jul/13 with Louise Humphreys

louise123 - 2nd β - 05/Jul/13 with Angus Clark

Hidden - Lead rpt - 03/Jul/13

remi_mcm - 2nd - 03/Jul/13

martinh13 - 2nd - 03/Jul/13 with Chris

crispy - Lead O/S - 03/Jul/13 with Niall, Steven

Hidden - 2nd - 03/Jul/13

a.m.k. - 2nd - 03/Jul/13 with Katrina, Chris

Emma Armstrong - Jul/13

Elsier - Lead rpt - 30/Jun/13 with Adrian

Very vertical! Stuck a side runner in for start.
stevelismore - Lead O/S - 29/Jun/13 with James L

Stuart Macfarlane - 2nd - 18/Jun/13 with Jeanie

wupert - Lead O/S - 18/Jun/13

nikkimac - Lead - 18/Jun/13

Hidden - Lead rpt - 17/Jun/13

jev - Lead rpt - 16/Jun/13 with James

Direct start. Good fun, but starting up the gully is the more logical line imo.
johannes - Lead rpt - 16/Jun/13

James90 - 2nd - 16/Jun/13 with jev

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 16/Jun/13

TwoChimes - 16/Jun/13

TwoChimes - 16/Jun/13

JosefGoeth - Lead O/S - 14/Jun/13

Second ever lead, v. windy, did the direct start.
sandynorval - Lead O/S - 13/Jun/13 with Fraser

girlymonkey - Lead - 07/Jun/13 with Tom Young

Hidden - Lead rpt - 06/Jun/13

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

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

Siderunner - Lead O/S - 05/Jun/13 with Louise

el diablo - 2nd - 04/Jun/13 with Cabey

IanMcC - Lead - 04/Jun/13 with eldiablo

First VS lead. Might have done the left hand variation but can't be sure.
planetmarshall - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/13 with Oliver Kenyon, Tim Elson

oliverk - 2nd - 04/Jun/13 with Andrew, Tim E

eve29 - 2nd - 03/Jun/13 with Andy

DundeeDave - 2nd - 02/Jun/13 with Ewan Gourlay

Hidden - 2nd - 02/Jun/13

Hidden - Lead rpt - 01/Jun/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Jun/13

ross brinson - Lead O/S - 01/Jun/13 with Hannah Watson

Pohil - Lead - 30/May/13

Pohil - Lead - 30/May/13

Andy Hewison - 2nd rpt - 26/May/13 with Neale

Hidden - Lead - 25/May/13

Mark Bull - 2nd - 22/May/13 with Mike

colin8ll - Lead rpt - 15/May/13 with Lia Guest

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 15/May/13

Hidden - Lead - 10/May/13

Via left hand variation
Fiona Reid - 2nd - 07/May/13 with Mark

Left hand variation
Mark Bull - Lead rpt - 07/May/13 with Fiona

Hidden - Lead - 07/May/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/May/13

eckymof - 06/May/13

Hidden - 2nd - 02/May/13

Joe42m - 2nd - May/13 with srbryan

Hidden - 2nd - 28/Apr/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/Apr/13

Fiona Reid - Lead rpt - 24/Apr/13 with Mike

prog99 - 2nd - 24/Apr/13 with Fiona

Accidentally did this instead of Pain Pillar. Pleasant surprise but barely an HVS. Nice but windy evening
Gabe Oliver - Lead O/S - 21/Apr/13

Hidden - Lead rpt - 20/Apr/13

Callum T - Lead O/S - 20/Apr/13 with Henry O'Brien, Alistair Macey

David Stevens - Lead O/S - 19/Apr/13 with Jo Dungl

Lovely climb, protection just where you need it most, with good bold moves.
ClimbingGlen - Lead O/S - 19/Apr/13 with Teresa Torrents

Roberttaylor - Lead O/S - 19/Apr/13 with Jamie Sparkes

JamieSparkes - 2nd rpt - 19/Apr/13 with Robert Taylor

Hidden - 2nd - 19/Apr/13

fuzzysheep01 - 2nd O/S - 06/Apr/13 with Tabby, Tom Codrington

tcn_2002 - Lead - 06/Apr/13 with Joe Norris, Tabitha Standish-Hayes

robertmichaeladams - Lead - 06/Apr/13 with Bex, Andi

James90 - Lead O/S - 04/Apr/13

mhamiltonj - 2nd - 04/Apr/13 with James

alexmcmillan - 2nd O/S - 01/Apr/13 with Matt King

mattking_109 - Lead rpt - 01/Apr/13 with Alex M

Hugh Macgregor - Lead - Apr/13 with Marcus Peabody

skirton - Lead O/S - 17/Feb/13 with Donald Slater

fall-line - 2nd - 17/Feb/13 with Sarah Kirton

James90 - Lead O/S - 03/Feb/13

jev - 2nd rpt - 03/Feb/13 with James, HWUMC

radioshed - 2nd O/S - 05/Jan/13 with Andy Whale, dave s

David Stevens - Lead O/S - 05/Jan/13 with Matt Craig, Andrew Whale

captain - 2013

Hidden - 2013

Hidden - 2013

Hidden - 2013

SUColdo - 2013

james1978 - 2013

Great route! Perhaps more awkward for the short?
Katherine Ross - Lead β - 16/Dec/12 with Danielle Arnott

Danielle Arnott - 2nd O/S - 16/Dec/12 with Katherine Ross

Fiona Reid - Lead rpt - 21/Oct/12 with Mike, Alison

prog99 - 2nd - 21/Oct/12 with abbeywall, Fiona

Paul Symmers - 2nd rpt - 21/Oct/12

abbeywall - 2nd - 21/Oct/12 with Mike, Fiona

abbeywall - 2nd - 21/Oct/12 with Fiona

KeithAlexander - Lead rpt - 20/Oct/12 with Sarah

Yourlead - 2nd - 15/Oct/12 with Graham Penny, Paul Freeman

Nille - Lead β - 07/Oct/12 with Aleksandra, johannes

Hidden - Lead - Oct/12

Hidden - Lead β - 22/Sep/12

Hidden - Lead - 22/Sep/12

mattking_109 - Lead - 02/Sep/12

Hjbvet - 2nd - 01/Sep/12

Hidden - Sep/12

Fiona Reid - Lead rpt - 30/Aug/12 with Mike

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 30/Aug/12

prog99 - 2nd - 30/Aug/12 with Fiona

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

oliverk - Lead rpt - 28/Aug/12 with Sarah Moorhouse

Fiona Reid - Lead rpt - 14/Aug/12 with Mike

prog99 - 2nd - 14/Aug/12 with Fiona

Craig Holden - Lead O/S - 07/Aug/12

Tasmin - 2nd - 07/Aug/12 with Craig Holden

lostmariner - Lead O/S - Aug/12

lostmariner - Lead O/S - Aug/12

Finished as moon rose over the Forth...very atmospheric
UncleMephisto - Lead O/S - Aug/12 with Rachel Rosen

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 31/Jul/12

abbeywall - Lead - 31/Jul/12 with borderline

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

Started at the right side of the lower pillar, but didn't place gear in Gaucho as there was a small nut placement in a wee crack about 3m up. Bit scary there.. Nice airyness higher up, despite the rain showers.
mike_tamanawis - Lead O/S - 28/Jul/12 with Chris Hop

Davy B - Lead - 28/Jul/12

Hidden - 2nd - 26/Jul/12

girlymonkey - 2nd - 25/Jul/12 with Tom Young

yehti - Lead - 25/Jul/12 with Susan Young

Laura Hamlet - Lead O/S - 21/Jul/12 with Iain Snell

Fiona Reid - 2nd - 17/Jul/12 with Mike

prog99 - Lead rpt - 17/Jul/12 with Fiona

I think I did direct. Tough start, ended up going off route to Guano half way up, all in all an exciting climb!
Baggie - Lead - 16/Jul/12

Tom Baird - 2nd O/S - 14/Jul/12 with Harry Cripps

Hidden - Lead rpt - 12/Jul/12

Great last climb of the day. Went off to the right at the start.
Doby - 2nd O/S - 12/Jul/12 with Stuart, Ian B

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 19/Jun/12

Hidden - 2nd - 19/Jun/12

brass offset can protect the start, wouldn't call this an HVS..
freyja - Lead O/S - 18/Jun/12 with gabe

Harry Holmes - Lead O/S - 12/Jun/12 with Madeliene Berg, Joanna

horsefeathers - 2nd O/S - 12/Jun/12 with Madeleine, Harry

prog99 - 2nd - 09/Jun/12 with Fiona

Discovered this can be climbed in the rain if required...blooming weather
Fiona Reid - Lead rpt - 09/Jun/12 with Mike

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 04/Jun/12

naughty but nice
crombie - Lead rpt - 04/Jun/12 with Lee

cjohn62 - 2nd - 03/Jun/12 with graeme

Hidden - 2nd O/S - Jun/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jun/12

andymoin - 2nd rpt - 24/May/12 with Fox, Neil Mackenzie

Neil Mackenzie - 2nd rpt - 24/May/12 with Fox Lu, Andy

65m moderate millington - 2nd O/S - 22/May/12 with rob harrison

Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/May/12

mhowie - 2nd - 21/May/12 with Niall

Hidden - Lead rpt - 16/May/12

Hidden - Lead rpt - 15/May/12

On second today. First VS lead some years back.
niallk - 2nd - 12/May/12 with Pam

Hidden - Lead rpt - 12/May/12

karinh - 2nd O/S - 12/May/12 with Iain Smith

Great route, but I was a wee bit spooked by the wind blowing me around near the top section!
iceicebaby - Lead O/S - 12/May/12 with Sam Wood

Hidden - 2nd - 12/May/12

Great climb
GraemeDiack - Lead β - 12/May/12 with Chris

Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/May/12

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

Ross Young - 2nd rpt - 09/May/12 with Rob HWUMC, Dave HWUMC

David Stevens - 2nd rpt - 09/May/12 with Rob Chase, Ross Young

Done with proper start this time
Paul Symmers - 2nd rpt - 28/Apr/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/Apr/12

prog99 - 2nd - 22/Apr/12 with mark, Fiona

Mark's lead. Just escaped getting rather wet feet belaying due to the incoming tide...
Fiona Reid - 2nd - 22/Apr/12 with Mike, Mark

started on the ledge 1/3 of the way up as tide was too high
Paul Symmers - 2nd - 22/Apr/12

Mark Bull - Lead rpt - 22/Apr/12 with MikeW, Fiona

First VS lead. It rained. A lot!
hedgehog_john - Lead - 21/Apr/12 with Tim R

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 17/Apr/12

fall-line - Lead rpt - 15/Apr/12 with Andy Wank

ukinio - Lead O/S - 12/Apr/12

liz77 - 2nd rpt - 08/Apr/12 with Tom

Tom Baird - Lead rpt - 08/Apr/12 with Liz

Cassidy - Lead O/S - 02/Apr/12

Stuart Macfarlane - 2nd - 01/Apr/12 with Jeanie

hedgehog_john - 2nd - 01/Apr/12 with Tim R

son of thor - Apr/12

Liam Ingram - Lead rpt - 29/Mar/12 with Catrin Nichols, Liyen

krasavenko - 2nd rpt - 29/Mar/12 with Liam Ingram

catrin289 - 2nd O/S - 29/Mar/12 with Liyen, Liam Ingram

Mhairi G - 2nd rpt - 24/Mar/12 with Brendan

great exposure, easier than i thought it would be
JonmapDL - Lead O/S - 22/Mar/12 with lizzie W, matt king

Milesy - 2nd O/S - 21/Mar/12 with Patrick

mshorter - Lead - 18/Mar/12 with erika

Andy Hewison - TR O/S - 11/Mar/12 with Steve T

Gary Macaulay - 2nd - 25/Feb/12 with Peter Berwick

allyrocke - Lead rpt - 15/Feb/12 with Matt King, Morgan Orr

Morgan Orr - 2nd - 15/Feb/12 with Alistair Rocke

horsefeathers - Lead O/S - 01/Feb/12 with Harry

mattking_109 - 2nd - Feb/12

adie84 - 2012

alan moore - 2012

Callum Anderson - 2012

Hidden - 2012

Hidden - Solo O/S - 2012

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 2012

Hidden - 2012

el diablo - Lead - 20/Nov/11 with Dave M

nich0las - Lead O/S - 16/Oct/11 with Catriona C

nich0las - Lead O/S - 16/Oct/11 with Catriona C

baileyswalk - Lead O/S - 04/Sep/11 with Aoibhinn

Hidden - 2nd - 04/Sep/11

jordanmatthewdavies - Lead O/S - 30/Aug/11 with Will Lee

Hidden - Lead - 21/Aug/11

madeleine - Lead O/S - 14/Aug/11 with Strachers

Fiona Reid - Lead rpt - 09/Aug/11 with Mike, Florian

prog99 - 2nd - 09/Aug/11 with Flo, Fiona

el diablo - 2nd - 06/Aug/11 with John Sanders

liz77 - 2nd - 06/Aug/11 with HRC

olekemi - Lead O/S - 06/Aug/11 with Jamie L

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 31/Jul/11

Fiona Reid - 2nd - 27/Jul/11 with Mike

prog99 - Lead - 27/Jul/11 with Fiona

Hidden - Lead rpt - 27/Jul/11

OZZY1962 - 2nd - 27/Jul/11 with JEROME

martinh13 - 2nd - 27/Jul/11 with Chris

Neil Anderson from Hilton - Lead O/S - 26/Jul/11 with Tracey K

JonnoP - Lead O/S - 26/Jul/11 with John Walker

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/Jul/11

Euan S - Lead - 24/Jul/11 with Heather

dctarrant2000 - Lead O/S - 17/Jul/11 with Polly Tarrant

Hidden - 2nd - 14/Jul/11

Stuart Macfarlane - 2nd - 13/Jul/11 with Jeanie

Hidden - Lead RP - 12/Jul/11

robmack - Lead O/S - 12/Jul/11

robertmichaeladams - 2nd - 11/Jul/11 with Ben, Lawrence

wence - Lead O/S - 11/Jul/11 with Rob

really quite exposed feeling
Macleod - Lead O/S - 04/Jul/11

direct, no runner in gaucho, see pain pillar proper.
Macleod - Lead O/S - 04/Jul/11

Hidden - Solo O/S - 03/Jul/11

johnrc - Lead rpt - 01/Jul/11 with auggy

johnrc - Lead rpt - 01/Jul/11 with auggy

took me ages
morsy - Lead - 01/Jul/11 with andy buckley

Stephen led up the groove to the right and crossed left to the pillar, I seconded the direct start and then fetched his gear. Bit scary at bottom and top, but I must lead it sometime!
andybuckley - 2nd - 01/Jul/11 with Stephen M

Rockhoonds - Lead O/S - Jul/11 with tim

prog99 - Lead - 29/Jun/11 with Fiona

liz77 - Lead O/S - 29/Jun/11 with Chris

Fiona Reid - 2nd - 29/Jun/11 with Mike

Hidden - 2nd β - 29/Jun/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/Jun/11

Hidden - 2nd - 28/Jun/11

crombie - 2nd rpt - 28/Jun/11 with Paul

abbeywall - Lead rpt - 28/Jun/11 with M

Hidden - 2nd - 24/Jun/11

crombie - Lead rpt - 24/Jun/11 with Lee

Ross Young - 2nd rpt - 24/Jun/11 with Emma HWUMC

samuskus - 2nd - 20/Jun/11

IanMcC - 2nd - 15/Jun/11 with craig p, eldiablo

el diablo - Lead - 15/Jun/11 with Craig Pritchard, Cabey

Fiona Reid - Lead rpt - 14/Jun/11 with Mike

prog99 - 2nd - 14/Jun/11 with Fiona

Jon P lead, Neal B removed the gear, I rested halfway up!
mwicks1968 - 2nd dog - 10/Jun/11

JP78 - Lead - 10/Jun/11

quite tough to begin with with little gear. Very nice climbing after that. An old nut is stuck there 2/3rd way up.
Koon - Lead O/S - 05/Jun/11 with Jim

melville18 - Lead rpt - 04/Jun/11 with jacqueline, claire melville

jjax - 2nd rpt - 03/Jun/11 with Graeme Melville

jacobfinn - Lead rpt - 02/Jun/11 with jjax

cat22 - Lead O/S - 02/Jun/11 with Stuart

sophiecb - Lead O/S - 02/Jun/11 with Sean

went up the right hand side of the piller, loads of gear and good holds. not brave enough to lead yet.
jjax - 2nd rpt - 02/Jun/11 with jason

WILL COME BACK TO LEAD
OZZY1962 - TR RP - Jun/11

Snap - 2nd O/S - 31/May/11 with Rab

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

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 27/May/11

el diablo - 2nd - 25/May/11 with Dave M, Cabey

IanMcC - Lead - 25/May/11 with DaveM, eldiablo

henning82 - Lead O/S - 21/May/11

Hidden - 2nd - 21/May/11

Euan S - 21/May/11

Led by Jeanie.
Stuart Macfarlane - 2nd - 19/May/11 with Jeanie, Nigel W

oliverk - Lead - 03/May/11 with Lucy, Sarah Moorhouse

I think the proper start is maybe a bit high in the grade for VS 4c but I wouldn't go as far as to give it HVS 5a.
JdotP - Lead O/S - 03/May/11 with Graham Pearson

Graham Pearson - 2nd O/S - 03/May/11

Hidden - TR - 02/May/11

mhowie - 2nd - 01/May/11 with Niall

Hidden - Lead - May/11

RoscoJB - Lead O/S - 27/Apr/11 with Ruth Kirby

Hidden - 2nd - 27/Apr/11

HeatReactor - 2nd β - 27/Apr/11

Mark Bull - 2nd - 27/Apr/11 with Mike

Elsier - 2nd - 24/Apr/11 with Ian

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 24/Apr/11

rcammack - Solo rpt - 24/Apr/11

arduff - Lead - 24/Apr/11 with Chales Kennelly

In the rain. Fun.
Tom Baird - Lead O/S - 23/Apr/11 with Colin Partridge

codgio - 2nd - 23/Apr/11 with Tom Baird

JasonK - Lead - 22/Apr/11 with Tori King

jamestheyip - Lead O/S - 22/Apr/11 with Andy Laing

Iain2754 - Lead - 22/Apr/11 with Lee

Hidden - Lead - 21/Apr/11

Hidden - 2nd - 17/Apr/11

Hidden - TR - 17/Apr/11

Thoms6974 - 2nd rpt - 12/Apr/11 with Dave S

Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/Apr/11

David Stevens - Lead - 12/Apr/11 with Andy Thompson

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 10/Apr/11

Liam Ingram - Lead rpt - 10/Apr/11 with Sarah Lund

Pat-H - Lead O/S - 09/Apr/11 with mhairi

Mhairi G - 2nd O/S - 09/Apr/11 with Patrick

Hidden - Lead rpt - 09/Apr/11

Hidden - 2nd - 09/Apr/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/Apr/11

crombie - 2nd rpt - 08/Apr/11 with Michelle, Lee

Hidden - Lead - 03/Apr/11

pdamann - 2nd O/S - 03/Apr/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/Apr/11

Hidden - 2nd O/S - Apr/11

Ross Young - Lead RP - 27/Mar/11 with Emma HWUMC

Hidden - Lead rpt - 22/Mar/11

Susanj21 - 2nd dog - 22/Mar/11 with Pauline Kell

Steve Lenartowicz - 22/Mar/11

franksnb - 2nd - 20/Mar/11 with Emma, keith

R0bbie - Lead O/S - 27/Feb/11 with lucy

Luci - 2nd - 27/Feb/11 with Robbie

Hidden - TR - 26/Feb/11

Hidden - TR - 26/Feb/11

tomosb - Lead O/S - 24/Feb/11 with Darren Thompson

Hidden - 2011

andrew75 - Lead - 2011

adie84 - 2011

MonkeyDawson - 2011

AG - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - 2011

lisafer - 2011

MonkeyDawson - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Very windy and cold
el diablo - Lead - 13/Nov/10 with Dave M

Hidden - Lead O/S - 07/Nov/10

sebrider - 2nd rpt - 30/Oct/10 with Ross

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/Oct/10

melville18 - Lead rpt - 17/Oct/10 with claire melville, jacqueline

fantastic climb even if it was blowing a gail and hands were freezing
jjax - 2nd - 17/Oct/10 with Graeme Melville

Hidden - 2nd - 03/Oct/10

Painless!
SianR - Lead - 03/Oct/10 with Emily

chrism225 - Lead O/S - 02/Oct/10 with Jen Trendall, polly, dave

hepy - TR - 21/Sep/10

Harry Holmes - Lead O/S - 18/Sep/10 with KatieMain

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 16/Sep/10

Hidden - Lead β - 16/Sep/10

crackin route
Dr Toph - Solo O/S - 03/Sep/10

I think the direct start does warrant the grade cos the bottom is very bold. Climbing straightforward though and once you get in a second piece of gear that will actually stop you decking out it is plain sailing to the top. Lovely route. :D
MelH - Lead O/S - 31/Aug/10 with Sonj

Hidden - 2nd - 31/Aug/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/Aug/10

Mark Bull - 2nd - 24/Aug/10 with Mike

make - Lead O/S - 22/Aug/10 with mez

Hidden - 2nd - 19/Aug/10

Hidden - Lead - 19/Aug/10

Incoming tide, climbed around to retrieve the bags!
krusty23 - 2nd - 17/Aug/10 with Ian, Charlie Mackie

prog99 - 2nd - 15/Aug/10 with Fiona

Direct start as always
Fiona Reid - Lead rpt - 15/Aug/10 with Mike

prog99 - 2nd - 15/Aug/10 with Fiona

second on this route
Robo17 - 2nd O/S - 08/Aug/10 with john cummings

tide was in sadly so had to tr it.. preety straight forward apart from the 50kg boulder that fell off at the crux!
johnrc - TR O/S - 08/Aug/10 with john

went for overhang then left ... didnt get the guidebook.. is this a 5a route?
johnrc - Lead O/S - 08/Aug/10 with john

KatBlum - Lead O/S - Aug/10 with Edward Nind

Lots of gear. Only 1 slightly tricky move.

Seconded with Alan on 11/05/08:
Great climb. Feels very exposed. Climbing is tough but enjoyable. Looking forward to leading it.
climberuk - Lead β - 31/Jul/10 with Sarah B, Alan, Niall

Hidden - Lead O/S - 31/Jul/10

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 31/Jul/10

two pitch adventure version to traverse in above the sea
robertmichaeladams - AltLd - 28/Jul/10 with Tom

s crombie - 2nd - 28/Jul/10

Peter lead for me and Gaz to second. Gaz unable to climb, so took rest of gear out on my lead.
climbfan - 2nd O/S - 26/Jul/10 with Peter

Nice first VS lead. Nothing too hard on the climb.
climbfan - Lead O/S - 26/Jul/10 with Peter

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 23/Jul/10

nice exposed climb. good gear!
zoeduffin - Lead β - 22/Jul/10

Hidden - Lead rpt - 20/Jul/10

gjd - 2nd - 18/Jul/10 with Mapleleaf

thebat - 2nd - 18/Jul/10 with Ontour

spunkymonkey - Lead - 17/Jul/10

Hidden - Lead rpt - 03/Jul/10

Not HVS
el diablo - Lead - 02/Jul/10 with Jimbo

Hidden - 2nd - 02/Jul/10

Inti - Lead - 30/Jun/10 with Donna

amy - 2nd - 27/Jun/10 with Robin

prog99 - Lead rpt - 24/Jun/10 with Fiona

Fiona Reid - 2nd - 24/Jun/10 with Mike

stef050 - 2nd O/S - 22/Jun/10

stef050 - 2nd O/S - 22/Jun/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/Jun/10

melville18 - Lead O/S - 20/Jun/10 with claire melville

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Jun/10

jev - Lead O/S - 19/Jun/10 with Ulli, Sian

Lawrie Brand - Lead O/S - 17/Jun/10 with Mariana, Mina

abbeywall - Lead - 09/Jun/10

Hidden - Lead - 05/Jun/10

brotchie - 2nd - 03/Jun/10

Hidden - Lead rpt - 26/May/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/May/10

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 25/May/10

simon_D - Lead O/S - 23/May/10 with Dan

great route and well lead J
crombie - 2nd - 23/May/10 with Jacobfinn

missed the direct start (thanks jason ha ha)still to be properly climbed then!!!
melville18 - Lead rpt - 23/May/10 with claire melville

Been on the wishlist for ages. Brilliant climb. Pumpy gearless start, fun and exposed the rest of the way. Defo not HVS 5a though.
jacobfinn - Lead O/S - 23/May/10 with Alan

jacobfinn - Lead - 23/May/10 with Alan

Hidden - 2nd - 22/May/10

simon_D - 2nd O/S - 21/May/10 with Alex

MCL - Lead O/S - 21/May/10 with Hayley, Steph

Thoms6974 - 2nd O/S - 20/May/10 with Reuben

Trully fantastic and never HVS 5a
krasavenko - Lead O/S - 20/May/10 with Frachel

sebrider - Lead O/S - 20/May/10

ferdia - 2nd - 20/May/10 with Phil

vaughany - Lead O/S - 19/May/10

mark88 - 2nd - 19/May/10 with Alex Vaughan

Hidden - Lead rpt - 15/May/10

tomdude - 2nd rpt - 12/May/10 with stuart

Direct start
Fiona Reid - Lead rpt - 11/May/10 with Mike

Mark Bull - Lead rpt - 11/May/10 with Mike

prog99 - 2nd - 11/May/10 with Fiona

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 09/May/10

ckmoffat - 2nd O/S - May/10 with Connie, Stef, Graeme

kitlynch - 2nd - 30/Apr/10

Elsier - 2nd O/S - 24/Apr/10 with Amy, Ian

fall-line - Lead O/S - 22/Apr/10 with Mark Hammonds

markhammonds - 2nd β - 22/Apr/10 with Donald Slater

LittleLuka - 2nd - 15/Apr/10 with JimBob

nice, juggy all teh way up, good pro after the first section.
treejamie - 15/Apr/10

franksnb - Lead O/S - 12/Apr/10 with Emma

I lead this last year and in this log said it was soft for the grade. I take it all back, half way up I was wondering how much I could sell my gear for and protecting every move twice. Good climb, but not as good as Asinine.
Tom Baird - Lead O/S - 03/Apr/10 with Dan

Snow on the Pentlands and sun in the sky.
danielwarrentv - 2nd - 03/Apr/10 with Tom Baird

Liam Ingram - Lead rpt - 21/Mar/10 with Robbie Cammack

continues to be VS 4c, despite what the moderator appears to think.
JamieSparkes - Lead rpt - 21/Mar/10

allyrocke - Lead O/S - 21/Mar/10 with Morgan Orr

rcammack - Solo rpt - 21/Mar/10

rcammack - 2nd - 21/Mar/10 with liam ingram

Morgan Orr - 2nd - 21/Mar/10 with Alistair Rocke

radioshed - 2nd O/S - 20/Mar/10

A bit tricky at the start but once on the ledge about 7m up it gets easier with lots of good holds & protection....great climb.
Pete23 - Lead - Mar/10

david reeve - Lead O/S - Mar/10

CharlieMack - Lead O/S - 11/Feb/10 with Janey Kennedy

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 11/Feb/10

Hidden - Lead rpt - 2010

Fenwick - 2010

Fenwick - 2010

carrieb - 2010

Is this the start with a small nut high right which protects you from from breaking your head but not your ankles for the first 10 feet?
Old_Nick_S - Lead - 2010 with Irene

Hidden - 2010

rob askew - 2010

Hidden - 2nd - 2010

Hidden - 2nd - 23/Nov/09

Ian Paterson - Lead O/S - 18/Nov/09 with Calum

Ian Paterson - Lead O/S - 18/Nov/09 with Calum

in the dark - lovely start sequence - not HVS as claimed here!
JamieSparkes - Lead O/S - 11/Nov/09 with Jamie Foxen

stuaart - 2nd - 09/Nov/09 with Thomas Smith

Hidden - Lead - 09/Nov/09

Seconded John up with the tide coming in had to belay from ledge on left and traverse round , hard start but quickly gaining good holds all the way to the top
Badam - 2nd O/S - 05/Nov/09 with John Jackson

Brilliant Climb! Note there is a distinct lack of gear in the bottom 5 metres.
Mrs Weasel - Lead - 11/Oct/09 with Flexibility Boy

It may be 'easy 4c', but with no protection on the first 5m, well worth VS! Shame on those who start up Gaucho....
auchtubhmor1 - 2nd - 11/Oct/09 with Mark Atkins

richiegarside - 2nd O/S - 11/Oct/09 with steven Andrews

bit windy but great sustained exposure and positions
Steven Andrews - Lead O/S - 10/Oct/09 with Rich Garside

gear had already been placed up to just beneath the crux - was finishing it so gear could be retrieved. very windy day, so quite exciting.
KeithAlexander - Lead - 28/Sep/09 with Martin Dempster

adityahs - Lead β - 12/Sep/09 with Dave Brown

schultz - Solo rpt - 19/Aug/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 18/Aug/09

LittleLuka - Lead - 07/Aug/09 with Pocket Sarah

pocketsarah - 2nd rpt - 07/Aug/09 with littleluka

johannes - Lead O/S - 01/Aug/09

Nille - 2nd O/S - 01/Aug/09 with johannes

marcushorgan - Lead O/S - 25/Jul/09 with Sean Crombie

davie.p. - Lead - 22/Jul/09 with Dan

dgray455 - 2nd - 22/Jul/09 with davie.p

kirigoss - 2nd dog - 19/Jul/09 with Tim

gregoldridge - 2nd - 19/Jul/09 with Steve Fortune

timcussins - Lead O/S - 19/Jul/09 with Kiri

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 09/Jul/09

Hidden - 04/Jul/09

Not sure if I did the 'direct start' or not - the guidebook didn't mention it I think, so I started slightly to the right, but definitely not as far as Gaucho. The start was a bit difficult and hard to protect for the first couple meters, but after that it gets pretty easy, with good protection. It was getting on for dark when I did it, and I sometimes took a while to spot the holds, but generally when I found them, they were juggier than I expected. It is a nice line, with a bit of exposure.
KeithAlexander - Jul/09 with karinh

With head torch and tonnes of Lice
GraemeDiack - 2nd β - Jul/09 with Karin Helwig, Keith Alexander

simon_D - AltLd O/S - 28/Jun/09 with Euan C

CharlieMack - Lead O/S - 23/Jun/09 with Charlie Seviour

subflux - 2nd O/S - 21/Jun/09 with Bill Wright

Liam Ingram - Lead β - 20/Jun/09 with Ross Young

Ross Young - 2nd O/S - 20/Jun/09 with Liam YUM

Felt a lot harder to second even though I've lead it before...
stuaart - 2nd rpt - 20/Jun/09 with Ron Dempster, Thomas Smith

thomasaneurinsmith - Lead O/S - 20/Jun/09 with Ronald Dempster, Stuart Reeves

decs - Lead - 11/Jun/09 with Katie

dgray455 - Lead O/S - 09/Jun/09 with california climber gal

mhairi thorburn - Lead O/S - 09/Jun/09 with simon gill

guyscott - Lead rpt - 08/Jun/09 with Josh/Angie

Hidden - Lead - 08/Jun/09

davie.p. - 2nd - 06/Jun/09 with Dan, Stephie

Brilliant route, really enjoyable and exposed. Must say though it is pretty soft for the grade, more like a (hard) severe - lots of gear and no hard moves. I don't lead much above VS and found it easier than most at that grade.
Tom Baird - Lead O/S - 02/Jun/09 with Dan

danielwarrentv - 2nd O/S - 02/Jun/09 with Tom Baird

Seconded it ages ago so can't say for sure but felt more like an exposed Severe (4b-ish). Great climb though and very good gear, head-height all the way.
Hay - Lead rpt - Jun/09 with Patryk

lizzbeee - Lead - 29/May/09 with MonkeyDawson

Brendan - Lead O/S - 29/May/09 with Mikey, Rach, Claire

Smelly Fox - 2nd - 28/May/09 with Mark Mosgrove

Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/May/09

dgray455 - Lead O/S - 24/May/09 with california climber gal

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 23/May/09

ferdia - Lead O/S - 22/May/09 with Andy

Fergus Cuthill - Lead O/S - 21/May/09 with Liam Ingram + Holly Spice

Liam Ingram - 2nd O/S - 21/May/09 with Fergus Cuthill

Andy Moles - Solo β - 21/May/09 with -

holly138 - 2nd O/S - 21/May/09 with Fergus Cuthill

Sean lead...rained on him at the crux. Sam thirded cos I had some stuck gear left! What a route! Not difficult, but very exposed!
iceicebaby - 2nd O/S - 21/May/09 with Sean Peatfield and Sam

BallsOfSteel - Lead O/S - 21/May/09 with Christina Bell, Sam

Pretty soft for a VS, IMHO. Loads of gear and no hard moves (might have been `naughty' by starting up Gaucho and stepping left?). Excellent climb nevertheless.
stuaart - Lead O/S - 16/May/09 with Thomas Smith

thomasaneurinsmith - 2nd O/S - 16/May/09 with Stuart Reeves

My first VS! The wind spiced it up a little but massively enjoyable climb. My favourite climb to date.
Paulshipman - Lead O/S - 13/May/09 with Ayumi Gallagher, Sean Cochrane

Sean Bell - Lead - 11/May/09 with col

jonnyhawkins1 - 2nd O/S - 01/May/09 with david russle

mastiffmat - Lead - May/09 with Pete Kirkby

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Apr/09

Also with Robert Roe
John Roe - Lead - 26/Apr/09 with Chris Morris

CMorris - 2nd - 26/Apr/09 with John Roe

Hidden - 2nd - 26/Apr/09

Nailed it, no falling off the start this time :)) Placed a runner in Gaucho, then tried to traverse in from Gaucho (meant to be easier?) but didn't like the step into space so down-climbed and then did the direct start on first attempt.
Fiona Reid - Lead rpt - 21/Apr/09 with Mike

prog99 - 2nd - 21/Apr/09 with Fiona

oliverk - 2nd - 20/Apr/09

breithorn4164 - 2nd - 19/Apr/09 with Rupert

hubereini - 2nd rpt - 18/Apr/09 with will

Took a bloody age, but a stunning climb
Redjesta - Lead O/S - 18/Apr/09 with hubereini

Hidden - Lead O/S - Apr/09

smollett - Lead - Apr/09 with sam

Fultonius - 2nd - 15/Mar/09 with Neil Adams

Neil Adams - Lead O/S - 15/Mar/09 with Ally F

Ross Barnes - Lead - 15/Mar/09 with Nicola

greenroom - Lead O/S - 2009

iangray - 2nd - 2009 with Neil M

Hidden - 2nd - 2009

Hidden - 2nd - 2009

jess - Lead O/S - 2009 with martin

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2009

Peter Rhodes - 2009

jaggy bunnet - AltLd - 2009

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 04/Nov/08

joe larner - Lead O/S - 08/Oct/08 with Bernard

AndyL - Lead - 08/Oct/08 with dan missen

ShoePolice - 2nd O/S - 08/Oct/08 with Duncan Gemmell and Matt Leggett

DMiss - 2nd dog - 08/Oct/08 with Andy L

schultz - 2nd - Oct/08

Hidden - Oct/08

Not my best lead
konna - Lead rpt - 20/Sep/08 with John Roe

John Roe - 2nd - 20/Sep/08 with Connor Roe

jonny taylor - Lead O/S - 29/Aug/08 with Matt

pocketsarah - Lead O/S - 26/Aug/08 with claire

Hidden - 2nd - 10/Aug/08

Ian Jones - Lead O/S - Aug/08 with Iain Kinnel, Pavla Pospichalova

kdlauder - Lead rpt - 27/Jul/08 with Davie boy

Neilm18 - Lead O/S - 25/Jul/08 with Iain Gray

dp1 - 2nd O/S - 25/Jul/08 with neil mosgrove

dougs1232 - Lead O/S - 24/Jul/08 with Richie Pardede

Hidden - 2nd - 20/Jul/08

Stewart B - Lead O/S - 19/Jul/08 with Lawrie

traversed in at high tide
lewisgeddes - 2nd - 15/Jul/08 with Sean

Paul Lipscomb made up three on a rope.
John Roe - Lead - 15/Jul/08 with Connor Roe

lewisgeddes - Lead O/S - 13/Jul/08 with James

Classic line
rockstott - Lead - 12/Jul/08 with Laurie Wardlaw

Hidden - Lead O/S - 11/Jul/08

Nevis_Ben - Lead O/S - 07/Jul/08

Lawrie Brand - 2nd rpt - 04/Jul/08 with Stuart

Hidden - Lead - Jul/08

Hidden - Lead - 21/Jun/08

Boistelle - Lead O/S - 21/Jun/08 with Dave Laird

Watty - Lead O/S - 19/Jun/08 with A.Watt

Alexander123 - 2nd - 19/Jun/08 with Nicholas Watt

forgot my rock shoes (again!) so did it wearing dad's...
bigbobbyking - Lead O/S - 17/Jun/08 with Peter King

Hidden - Lead - 12/Jun/08

Numb fingers which probably helped, great climb
crombie - 2nd O/S - 06/Jun/08

m dunn - Lead - 04/Jun/08 with Janice

oor wullie - Jun/08 with Risto kalampa

ShaneHoubart - Lead O/S - Jun/08

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 14/May/08

Hidden - 2nd - 11/May/08

pebblespanker - 2nd O/S - 10/May/08 with Mark Powell

Somewhat shambolic...fell off start on first two attempts - annoying given I've bouldered it previously. 3rd attempt lead clean ground up.
Fiona Reid - Lead - 01/May/08 with Mike

prog99 - 2nd - 01/May/08 with Fiona

with glenn coaching
fatpalooka - Lead - May/08 with jerry and glenn

roryifinlay - 2nd - May/08 with Jan Coggins

Hidden - Lead - 27/Apr/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/Apr/08

oliverk - Lead - 17/Apr/08

first vs!
tomdude - Lead O/S - 16/Apr/08 with stefano

s kennedy - Lead O/S - 11/Apr/08 with russell and shelley

andymoin - Lead rpt - 09/Apr/08 with telford

Hidden - Lead - Apr/08

This was a scary lead as it was raining and very cold.
R0bbie - Lead O/S - 30/Mar/08 with Lucy Byrne, Rosie Miller

Luci - 2nd - 30/Mar/08 with Robbie

leighncsontos - Lead - 15/Mar/08 with R0bbie

R0bbie - TR - 15/Mar/08 with Leign Chambers, Lucy Byrne, Johnny Miller

jonnie3430 - 2nd - 24/Feb/08 with Ronbo

Brilliant
arose - Lead - Feb/08 with Matthew Phillips

Neil Mackenzie - 2nd rpt - 27/Jan/08 with Reinhart

fritz_in_aotearoa - 2008

Hidden - 2008

Hidden - 2008

pimpy - Lead - 2008

PeteH - Lead O/S - 2008 with Russell Simpson

frenchpeter - Lead - 2008

colin campbell - 2008

Hidden - Lead - 2008

sneaks - 03/Nov/07 with Gibby

Stuart Macfarlane - Lead rpt - 14/Oct/07 with Jeanie

Hidden - 2nd - 14/Oct/07

Hidden - 2nd - 07/Oct/07

JLS - Lead rpt - 30/Sep/07 with Gavin R.

graemecook - Lead - 22/Sep/07 with spade

fidi_222 - 22/Sep/07 with Lucio and Emma

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 19/Sep/07

Judd_IV - 2nd - 08/Sep/07 with Paul & Heather

Climbed several times
scottbecker - Lead β - Sep/07

Mike's best lead yet :-)
Fiona Reid - 2nd - 23/Aug/07 with Mike

Ly-Cilph - 2nd O/S - 23/Aug/07 with Ambrose L (StAUMC)

Direct start when I didn't know any better
prog99 - Lead O/S - 23/Aug/07 with Fiona

Hidden - TR - 13/Aug/07

Chris Plewa - Lead - Aug/07 with adam reid, simon gall

boglebadger - Lead - Jul/07

kevg - 2nd - 30/Jun/07 with Cedric

Ian Jones - Lead O/S - 26/Jun/07 with Tony Green

mbarber - Lead O/S - 13/Jun/07 with Tom

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 09/Jun/07

Hidden - Lead - 09/Jun/07

Hay - 2nd - Jun/07 with John D

paulpitcher - Lead - Jun/07 with Angus Dell

Hidden - 2nd - 30/May/07

sgl0jd - Lead - May/07 with Gayle Burns

gordon henderson - 2nd O/S - May/07 with Martin Thompson

guyscott - 2nd - 22/Apr/07 with Klas

yehti - 2nd - 21/Apr/07 with Malcolm Reid

Andy Moles - Lead O/S - 21/Apr/07 with can't remember

gforce - Lead - 09/Apr/07 with Jamie

Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Apr/07

richardr - Apr/07

whispering nic - Apr/07

Lawrie Brand - Lead O/S - 13/Mar/07 with Chris gordon

Hidden - Lead - 2007

Hidden - Lead - 2007

ducky - 2007

el diablo - 2007

el diablo - 2007

kdlauder - 2nd O/S - 2007 with Dave Manson

abbeywall - Lead - 2007

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 2007

DuckingFesperate - 2007

if you dont enjoy this you should quit climbin and take up knitting! quality.
Neil Mackenzie - Lead O/S - 29/Oct/06 with mark

beegsyboy - Lead O/S - 29/Oct/06 with Eccie

nice to second immediately after leading! could play around on some moves
Neil Mackenzie - 2nd rpt - 29/Oct/06 with Tim

markhowley - 2nd - 29/Oct/06 with Neil

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 17/Oct/06

jonnie3430 - Lead O/S - 08/Sep/06

elegant cheddar - 2nd - Sep/06 with adam hughes

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/Aug/06

Stuart Macfarlane - Lead rpt - 09/Aug/06 with Robin

Piglet - Lead - 03/Aug/06

Excellent route, well worth its stars. Worth a special trip to the crag if you're in the area.
Rog Wilko - Lead - Aug/06 with Debbie Wilkinson

mhowie - 2nd β - 30/Jul/06 with Julia

Stuart S - 2nd - 28/Jul/06 with Amanda Lyons

Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/Jul/06

Hidden - 2nd - 17/Jul/06

bawjaws - Lead O/S - 17/Jul/06 with Martin Riddell

andymoin - 2nd O/S - 04/Jul/06 with Martin

Sean Bell - Lead O/S - Jul/06 with Paul

Hidden - 2nd rpt - Jul/06

great climb, tons of gear, great views
lazybones - Lead O/S - 25/May/06 with Chris Playford

Hidden - Lead - 23/May/06

andymoin - 2nd O/S - 21/May/06 with Peyoter

Awesome route, proper route is to climb the pillar direct without straying onto gucho (note this is vs not hvs!).
andymoin - Lead O/S - 13/May/06 with Chemhoyish

Greg Boswell - Lead O/S - 27/Apr/06

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 25/Apr/06

Hidden - Lead - 09/Apr/06

Hidden - 2nd - 04/Apr/06

Hidden - Lead - Apr/06

centurion05 - 2006

centurion05 - 2006

Martin Thompson - Lead O/S - 2006

Martin Thompson - Lead O/S - 2006

akhughes - Lead - 2006

sneaks - 2006

Matt crawford - Lead O/S - 2006 with taba, robbie

Hidden - 2006

Ice Spider - Lead - 2006 with Rew

the first five meters is just about adequately protected but I wouldn't want to fall off! very nice route
CurlyStevo - Lead - 2006

high tide
whispering nic - Solo - 29/Oct/05

Hidden - Lead O/S - Sep/05

chrishedgehog - 2nd O/S - 26/Aug/05 with Dan Bailey

Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/Aug/05

Hidden - 2nd - 28/Jun/05

mav - Jun/05

Hidden - Lead - 20/May/05

Spade - Lead - Apr/05 with Jim Turner

dave o - Lead O/S - 20/Mar/05 with Julia H

jazzyjackson - Lead O/S - 01/Mar/05 with Tully

centurion05 - Lead O/S - 2005 with lee wales

McKenna - 2nd - 2005 with James M

Mark_Fisher - Lead β - 2005 with Trudi - Adam

Mark_Fisher - Lead β - 2005 with Trudi - Adam

BRUCESTRAC - 2005

BRUCESTRAC - 2005

pigeonjim - 2005

Chris Davids - Lead O/S - 04/Oct/04 with Jon

Stuart Macfarlane - Lead rpt - 15/Jun/04 with Helen

Captain Solo - Lead - 13/Jun/04 with Colin

Hidden - Lead - 19/May/04

KarlH - Lead O/S - 10/May/04 with Tom Hales

sgl - Lead O/S - May/04 with Giles

French Erick - Lead O/S - 22/Apr/04 with Hardin

French Erick - Lead O/S - 22/Apr/04 with Hardin

steev - Lead O/S - Apr/04 with Raph B

Hidden - 2nd - Apr/04

Hidden - Lead O/S - 17/Feb/04

Hidden - Lead - 2004

Hidden - Solo O/S - 2004

Dangerous Dave - Lead O/S - 2004

jacobfinn - 2nd β - 2004 with Tane

blakey - Lead - 2004

Paul L - Lead - Sep/03

Hidden - Lead rpt - Sep/03

Sankey - Lead O/S - Aug/03 with Katherine

Richard Weller - Aug/03 with Nick Cruden

Hidden - Lead - 05/Jul/03

Hidden - Lead - 05/Jul/03

Hidden - 2nd - 30/May/03

Stuart Macfarlane - Lead rpt - 06/May/03 with Laura

Hidden - 2nd - 03/May/03

Hidden - 2nd - May/03

Stuart Macfarlane - Lead rpt - 29/Apr/03 with Mhairi

barney_edin - Lead - Sep/02

Hidden - 2nd - 29/Aug/02

Stuart Macfarlane - Lead rpt - 21/Aug/02 with John B

Still one of the best single pitch VS I have ever done. Simply excellent!
220bpm - Lead O/S - 14/Aug/02 with Snowboarder

Two climbs for the price of one....great idea, not.
220bpm - Lead O/S - 14/Aug/02 with Snowboarder

snowboarder - 2nd - 14/Aug/02 with Mark

snowboarder - 2nd - 14/Aug/02 with Mark

beermonkey - Lead - Aug/02 with alan

Hidden - Lead - 08/May/02

samwelli - 2nd O/S - 06/May/02 with Reuben Brown

Couby - Lead - Mar/02

Hidden - Solo - 2002

Ryan Clancy - Lead O/S - 2002 with Donnie Morrow

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2002

stugreen75 - Lead O/S - 2002 with Richard

Who decided to upgrade this?
Jamie B - Lead - 15/Aug/01 with Katy Davies

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/May/01

Niall B - 2nd - 2001

Stuart Macfarlane - 2nd - Sep/00 with Roddy

Yourlead - 2nd - 07/Jun/00 with Graham Penny

brianrunner - 2000

G0WEN5Y - 2000

Date unknown
RAK - Solo - 2000 with Pete H.

Hidden - 2nd - Oct/99

Iain Thow - Lead - 11/Sep/99 with Chris Dodd

Old_Nick_S - Lead - 09/Aug/99 with Irene

Hidden - 2nd - 28/Jul/99

Hidden - Lead - 10/Jun/99

JiveWeasel - Lead O/S - 29/Apr/99 with Mrs Weasel

babymoac - Lead - 05/Sep/98 with Liz

puddingstone - 2nd - 05/Sep/98 with Andy

Hidden - Lead O/S - 1998

Chad123 - 1998

TobyA - Lead O/S - 27/Jun/96 with Ed and Elina

Yourlead - Lead - 03/Jun/95 with Bill McNee

Met Phil & Steve and tied onto their rope.
Yourlead - 2nd - 27/Nov/94

Yourlead - Lead - 13/Aug/94 with Donald Williamson

CMacD - 1992

Yourlead - 2nd - 30/Oct/91 with Graham Penny

Hidden - 2nd - 13/May/90

Hidden - Lead - 07/May/90

Neil Henderson - Lead - Aug/87 with Martin McLoughlin

Moses - Lead O/S - 16/Aug/86

Neil R - Lead - 15/May/86

Led several times, a classic. This is Pain Pillar the other way is cheating and it is still only VS
Budge - Lead O/S - 1986 with Adrian Fox

Hidden - Lead - 1986

amcleish - 1985

Hidden - 1980

Chris Craggs - 1980

Bruce Kerr - Lead - 24/Mar/79 with Frank Hughes

Hidden - Lead - 1979

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Voting
Total votes cast 249
hard HVS0 of 84
HVS0 of 84
easy HVS1 of 84
hard VS7 of 84
VS72 of 84
easy VS3 of 84
hard HS1 of 84
HS0 of 84
easy HS0 of 84
hard 5a0 of 83
5a0 of 83
easy 5a2 of 83
hard 4c3 of 83
4c56 of 83
easy 4c14 of 83
hard 4b8 of 83
4b0 of 83
easy 4b0 of 83
3 Stars69 of 82
2 Stars12 of 82
1 Star1 of 82
0 Stars0 of 82
Bag of .....0 of 82
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Style of ascent

Soloed13 of 888 (1.5%)
Lead456 of 888 (51.4%)
Followed324 of 888 (36.5%)
Toproped12 of 888 (1.4%)
Alt Leads5 of 888 (0.6%)
Unknown78 of 888 (8.8%)

'Climbed'413 of 888 (46.5%)
clean O/S307 of 888 (34.6%)
clean β23 of 888 (2.6%)
clean rpt137 of 888 (15.4%)
clean RP3 of 888 (0.3%)
dogged5 of 888 (0.6%)