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[Finish of Vertical Ladder, 4 kb]The obvious wide crack has a fun finish

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This climb is in 269 logbooks, and on 6 wishlists.

First belay building with no supervision
laetitia J - Lead O/S - 29/Jul/14 with Pam Van de Brug

Jug Hunter - Solo O/S - 28/Jul/14

jochen - 2nd O/S - 27/Jul/14

First lead!
daftendirekt - Lead O/S - 26/Jul/14 with Elco, Steven

patricia - Lead O/S - 26/Jun/14 with Alan

A nice confidence booster after a fall earlier in the day!
ClareM.123 - Lead rpt - 24/Jun/14 with Calum Langdale

calum404 - 2nd O/S - 24/Jun/14 with Clare McCarty

oliverk - 2nd - 17/Jun/14 with Pam

pamvdb17 - Lead - 17/Jun/14 with Ollie

Easy low down, hard straight up the twin cracks at the top, but good gear, thank f*ck.
glaramara - Lead - 16/Jun/14 with james

hedgehog_john - Lead - 12/Jun/14 with Lachlan

redbass - Lead O/S - 31/May/14 with Tommy

tom.dodo - 2nd O/S - 31/May/14 with Luca

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/May/14

Hidden - Lead - 26/May/14

Hidden - Lead - 03/May/14

mike.a.thorpe - Lead O/S - May/14 with aisla

glenngordon - Lead O/S - 18/Apr/14 with iain thomson, ray duffy

ClimbingGlen - Lead rpt - 14/Apr/14 with Agnieszka

First one :)
Agnieszka - 2nd O/S - 14/Apr/14 with Glen

ClimbingGlen - Lead rpt - 09/Apr/14 with Susan Pinkney

ClimbingGlen - 13/Mar/14 with Susan Pinkney, Ana Piris, Teresa Torrents

MagentaSue - 2nd - 13/Mar/14

ClimbingGlen - Lead O/S - 11/Mar/14 with Ana Piris

sarah hawker - 2nd O/S - 16/Nov/13 with bob

Hidden - 2nd - 05/Oct/13

Scott_vzr - 22/Sep/13

Danielle Arnott - Lead O/S - 30/Jun/13 with Matt

Chris Banks - Lead O/S - 29/Jun/13 with Catherine Jones

c4tch - Solo O/S - 20/Jun/13

aldo c - Lead - 13/Jun/13

hedgehog_john - 2nd - 06/Jun/13 with David F

wupert - Lead O/S - 03/Jun/13

Hidden - 2nd - Jun/13

brad_tait - Lead - 26/May/13 with Ross Young

Ross Young - 2nd rpt - 26/May/13 with Brad HWUMC

Hidden - 2nd - 25/May/13

Mike_Watson_99 - 2nd - 30/Apr/13 with mwicks1968, Fiona

Fiona Reid - 2nd - 30/Apr/13 with Mike, Mike Wicks

mwicks1968 - Lead - 30/Apr/13

Did direct (straight over the top rather than out left at end).
James90 - Lead O/S - 20/Apr/13

Kev Locke - 2nd - 13/Apr/13 with Chris Shand

ClimbingGlen - Lead rpt - 12/Apr/13 with Teresa Torrents

ClimbingGlen - 2nd O/S - 13/Mar/13 with David Gillen

Hidden - Lead - 02/Mar/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/Mar/13

Tricky move left at the top, especially if you start going right first
jesss - Lead O/S - Mar/13

ClareM.123 - 2nd - 18/Nov/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/Oct/12

Very enjoyable!
Snorfalorpagus - Lead O/S - 21/Oct/12 with James Mathews, Lindsey Robinson

Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/Oct/12

A fun route! Quite balancy at the top, making it good value at VDiff.
Katherine Ross - 2nd O/S - 04/Oct/12 with Charlie Arnold

Hjbvet - Lead O/S - 12/Sep/12 with David Runnif

KennyAllan88 - 09/Sep/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/Aug/12

stev1e.wilso - Lead - 02/Aug/12 with Rosie

Rozzlarr1992 - 2nd - 02/Aug/12 with Dad

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 25/Jul/12

jjax - Lead rpt - 25/Jul/12 with Louise

hedgehog_john - 2nd - 20/Jun/12 with David F

Hidden - Lead - 20/Jun/12

SeanB - Lead rpt - 13/Jun/12 with Dave Cheskin

mwicks1968 - 2nd - 12/Jun/12

Hidden - 2nd - 12/Jun/12

Hidden - Lead - 12/Jun/12

crombie - Lead rpt - 01/Jun/12 with Siohbann

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 01/Jun/12

liz77 - 2nd rpt - 23/May/12 with James, Alison

abbeywall - 2nd - 23/May/12

jamesgr87 - Lead O/S - 23/May/12 with Alison, Liz

hedgehog_john - Lead - 20/May/12 with David F

hedgehog_john - 2nd - 20/May/12 with David F

Baggie - Lead - May/12

Hidden - 2nd - May/12

niallk - 2nd - 28/Apr/12 with Anne, Sarah

It rained. It was slippy.
hedgehog_john - Lead - 26/Apr/12 with David F

jacobfinn - 2nd rpt - 15/Apr/12 with jjax

jjax - Lead rpt - 15/Apr/12 with jason

A little bit polished!
dc88104 - Solo O/S - 05/Apr/12

Jack Luke - 2nd O/S - 22/Mar/12

hedgehog_john - Lead - 20/Mar/12 with Ben McCallum

Antd - Lead O/S - 05/Feb/12 with Gus Reid

kegless - Lead - 26/Jan/12 with Laura Bennitt

KeithAlexander - Solo O/S - 27/Nov/11 with Graeme Diack

ieuanr - Lead O/S - 05/Nov/11

sjr - 2nd - 05/Nov/11 with Ieuan

Scampie - Lead - 23/Oct/11 with Brooks

Hidden - Lead O/S - 18/Sep/11

bedsforsleepypeople - Lead - 27/Aug/11 with Jonny Pang

Hidden - Lead - 20/Aug/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Jul/11

Hidden - Lead - 14/Jul/11

Harry Holmes - Solo O/S - 26/Jun/11 with Morgan Trigg

Hidden - Lead - 04/Jun/11

D_Wills - 2nd - 15/May/11

flight lieutenant - Lead O/S - 14/May/11

Did the exposed move at the top - you've just got to find the holds; they're there!
mwicks1968 - Lead - 10/May/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - May/11

brucestevenson916 - 2nd O/S - 30/Apr/11 with steven hope

NickBrown - Lead O/S - 22/Apr/11 with Susan

Susanj21 - 2nd O/S - 22/Apr/11 with Nick Brown

jonnybull - Lead O/S - 20/Apr/11 with parents

mwicks1968 - Lead - 12/Apr/11

ewanmcdowall - 2nd - 12/Apr/11 with mwicks1968

JP78 - TR - 10/Apr/11

Hidden - Apr/11

Gavin L - Lead O/S - 25/Mar/11 with Mairi

Hidden - 22/Mar/11

Hidden - 2nd - 22/Mar/11

crombie - 2nd rpt - 06/Mar/11 with Lee

Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/Mar/11

brucestevenson916 - Lead O/S - Mar/11 with steven hope

timcussins - 2nd rpt - 27/Feb/11 with Jared

SonicJ - Lead O/S - 27/Feb/11 with timcussins

very traditional climbing :) even managed to sneak a handjam in.
65m moderate millington - Lead O/S - 27/Feb/11

Hidden - Solo O/S - 18/Jan/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/Jan/11

Melvinator - 2nd O/S - 05/Jan/11 with weychan

brucestevenson916 - 2011

AG - 2011

lisafer - 2011

ed woods - Lead O/S - 30/Oct/10 with Adam

Wet and cold.
joeydurkin - Lead - 13/Oct/10 with Ed jones

With Falkirk supervision
iansm - Lead - 09/Oct/10 with Cathy, John

allycat - 2nd - 09/Oct/10

Craig Rayner - 10/Sep/10

NOT DIFFICULT
SMALLBUTDEADLY - Lead O/S - 21/Aug/10 with BILLY

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Aug/10

Went left and found it quite awkard to move around the block.
Quad - Lead O/S - 25/Jul/10 with Jayne

JFort - 2nd O/S - 25/Jul/10 with Geoff

rallymania - 2nd O/S - 11/Jul/10 with Baldy Pete

melville18 - 2nd - 12/Jun/10 with claire melville

Pete23 - Lead - Jun/10 with Neil Robb

mastiffmat - Lead - Jun/10

darrenasquith - Lead - Jun/10

beegsyboy - 2nd rpt - 31/May/10 with Ginny + Sean

Ginny Wilson - 2nd β - 31/May/10

Was raining at time so extremly slippy because of lichen, would be nice when dry though
Badam - Lead O/S - 23/May/10 with climbfan

Had stopped raining but was still very wet so John rpt this till crag dried
Badam - 2nd - 23/May/10 with climbfan

DundeeDave - Lead O/S - 23/May/10 with Ewan Gourlay

harder for Brian as he climbed it wet.
climbfan - 2nd O/S - 23/May/10 with Brian Adams

Sun out and drying. Both of us took route round left rather than straight up. Great climb for grade. Loads of possibilities for protection.
climbfan - Lead β - 23/May/10 with Brian Adams

Graham Pearson - 2nd rpt - 18/May/10 with Tim Kearsey

Cludum Mann - Lead - 18/May/10 with Graham Pearson

mwicks1968 - Lead - 04/May/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/Apr/10

jameslord - 2nd - 04/Apr/10 with chris

Owen's second lead
Porridge the climber - 2nd - 21/Mar/10

Ross Young - 2nd O/S - 10/Mar/10 with Steven HWUMC, Emma HWUMC

First Climb of a full day. A good brea-in to the local techniques
Thoms6974 - 2nd O/S - 10/Mar/10 with Matt

radioshed - Lead O/S - 10/Mar/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 10/Mar/10

Neil's lead.
J Brown - 2nd O/S - 08/Mar/10 with Kevin Brown and Neil Kenny

Neil's lead
kbrown - 2nd O/S - 08/Mar/10 with J Brown, Neil Kenny

williamkenny820 - Lead - 08/Mar/10 with Jamie Brown, Kevin Brown

dcgb - Lead O/S - 2010

DuckingFesperate - Lead - 2010

Hidden - 2nd - 2010

First real lead.
ckmoffat - Lead O/S - 15/Nov/09 with Dave

Exited straight up.
RobbieRocketPants - Lead O/S - 20/Sep/09

finished straight up
Rooster - 2nd O/S - 20/Sep/09

dan.hobley - 2nd O/S - 12/Sep/09 with Jen

markhammonds - 2nd rpt - 12/Aug/09 with Catherine Hardacre

chris.mcmorris - Lead - 03/Aug/09 with Emily McMorris

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/Aug/09

Easy finish left is VD, straight up for HVD, I.M.H.O.
Aziraphael - Lead O/S - 02/Aug/09 with Pat T

this time, determined to go though the middle; i was a jibbering wreck with jelly legs at the end. repeat lead 30th august with alan, used about 1.2 the gear and cracked the top.
jjax - Lead rpt - 02/Aug/09 with alan

guyscott - 2nd O/S - 09/Jul/09 with Angie

Emma's climbing intro.
SianR - Lead - 12/Jun/09 with Emma

eike's first lead
tomdude - 2nd O/S - 11/Jun/09 with eike

Porridge the climber - Lead - Jun/09

jacobfinn - Lead rpt - 29/May/09 with jjax

jjax - 2nd - 29/May/09 with jason

daWalt - 2nd rpt - 28/May/09 with Lisa

Ayumi took a bad fall when she tried this first. Came back a week later and sent it. Very proud.
Paulshipman - 2nd O/S - 11/May/09 with Ayumi Gallagher

Fiona Reid - 2nd - 11/May/09 with Mike

Mike_Watson_99 - Lead - 11/May/09 with Fiona

katie-bee - Lead - 03/May/09 with Lois Barratt

Hidden - Lead - 03/May/09

markhammonds - Lead O/S - 25/Apr/09 with Khalid Abdulla

My 1st lead. Nice.
Paulshipman - Lead O/S - 22/Apr/09 with Sean Cochrane

jacobfinn - 2nd β - 05/Apr/09 with jjax

i overprotected it so much almost ran out of quickdraws. chickened out at the top and went left of the block
jjax - Lead O/S - 05/Apr/09 with jason

mazza1987 - TR rpt - 27/Mar/09

timcussins - Solo O/S - 21/Mar/09

ropeaccessryan - 24/Feb/09 with sean

SeanB - 2nd - 24/Feb/09 with Ryan

nikkimac - Lead - Feb/09 with Alex Pickard

Hidden - Lead - 2009

Hidden - Lead - 2009

nice
mus2ma - Lead O/S - 12/Oct/08

Ian Jones - Lead O/S - 21/Sep/08 with Claire Newlands

daWalt - Lead O/S - 20/Sep/08 with Ish, Matt

trevor macalonan - Lead O/S - 23/Aug/08 with scotspen

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 23/Aug/08

Hidden - Solo O/S - Aug/08

Snap - 2nd O/S - 22/Jul/08 with Matt

Hidden - 2nd - 08/Jul/08

LittleLuka - Lead O/S - 08/Jul/08 with Glenn

crombie - Lead O/S - 08/Jul/08 with David

gordon henderson - Lead O/S - 12/May/08 with Kat Lowe

KatieLowe - 2nd - 12/May/08 with Gordon Henderson

yehti - 2nd - 02/Apr/08 with Stuart Irvin

tim402 - Lead O/S - 10/Feb/08 with tommy

Stuart Macfarlane - 2nd - 09/Feb/08 with Jeanie

Hidden - 2008

borderline - 2nd O/S - 14/Oct/07

whispering nic - Solo - 29/Sep/07

oliverk - 2nd - 17/Aug/07

Hidden - Lead O/S - 11/Aug/07

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

BelleVedere - Lead - 15/Jul/07 with Mike Lauder

Sam's 1st lead!
beegsyboy - 2nd O/S - 28/May/07 with Sam

First lead
samanson - Lead - 28/May/07 with Tim Cross

Went straight up the bulge. Polish annoying in places
Fiona Reid - Lead β - 25/May/07 with Mike

Fiona Reid - 2nd - 03/May/07 with Mike

Mike_Watson_99 - Lead - 03/May/07 with Fiona

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Apr/07

jeanw - 2nd - 14/Apr/07

Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/Apr/07

paradigm_tee - Solo - 05/Apr/07

ligaya - Mar/07 with Al

latitude - 2nd - 30/Aug/06 with Barbara Tregidgo

beegsyboy - 2nd rpt - 26/Aug/06

howlingbaboon - Lead O/S - 26/Aug/06 with Tim

bigbenb - Solo - Aug/06

calumalien - Lead O/S - Jul/06 with chris de burg

francois - Lead - 28/May/06 with Lorna

First Lead!!!!!!!
beegsyboy - Lead O/S - 28/May/06 with Eccie

Neil Mackenzie - 2nd - 28/May/06 with Tim

Hidden - 2nd - 28/May/06

Hidden - Lead O/S - May/06

Hidden - 2nd O/S - May/06

thebat - 2nd - May/06 with Fraserhughes

andymoin - Solo O/S - 16/Feb/06 with Russel Barbour

Ice Spider - Solo - 2006

Hidden - Lead - Sep/05

My first trad lead.Happy days..
SeanB - Lead rpt - Apr/05 with Paul

Rog Wilko - 2nd - Apr/05 with Debbie Wilkinson

Roch - Lead - 20/Mar/05

davie.p. - Lead - 2005 with Syed

Hidden - Lead - 01/Jun/04

Brian Dalrymple - 2nd O/S - 10/Apr/04

Brian Dalrymple - Lead RP - 10/Apr/04

BelleVedere - Lead - 09/Nov/03

hedgehog77 - Lead - 20/Jul/03

Hidden - 2003

Stuart Macfarlane - 2nd - 02/Nov/02 with Roddy

Stuart Macfarlane - 2nd - 10/Aug/02 with Laura

mav - Aug/02

220bpm - Lead O/S - Jun/02 with Snowboarder

Hidden - Solo - Jun/02

snowboarder - 2nd - Jun/02 with Mark

Hidden - Lead O/S - 18/Sep/00

G0WEN5Y - 2000

Old_Nick_S - 2nd - 31/Aug/99 with Irene

Hidden - Lead - 1999

JiveWeasel - Lead O/S - 20/Sep/97 with Mrs Weasel

Fraser - 2nd - 01/Jun/96 with Anna

greenroom - 1996

Niall B - Lead - 1996

auldscotal - Solo O/S - Aug/95

Ist lead a couple of months later!
keith hal - 2nd - 1994 with George McEwan

Scott_vzr - Nov/92

Iain Thow - Solo - 09/Jun/91

mark-abz - Solo - 01/Jul/84

neil3965 - 1978

Bruce Kerr - TR - 06/Nov/77 with Cath Davies

George Elliott - Lead rpt - 17/May/76

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Style of ascent

Soloed17 of 269 (6.3%)
Lead139 of 269 (51.7%)
Followed92 of 269 (34.2%)
Toproped3 of 269 (1.1%)
Unknown18 of 269 (6.7%)

'Climbed'130 of 269 (48.3%)
clean O/S111 of 269 (41.3%)
clean β4 of 269 (1.5%)
clean rpt23 of 269 (8.6%)
clean RP1 of 269 (0.4%)