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[Traprain Law  - The M.S. Route (HS) & Spider Route 1 (S), 2 kb]Delicate slab on minimal gear to easier finish

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This climb is in 249 logbooks, and on 3 wishlists.

Chris's lead
Fiona Reid - 2nd - 30/Jul/14 with Mike, Chris

Mike_Watson_99 - 2nd - 30/Jul/14 with borderline, Fiona

borderline - Lead rpt - 30/Jul/14 with Mike Watson, fiona

hedgehog_john - Lead - 17/Jul/14 with David F

sergio46 - Lead O/S - 01/Jul/14 with Walter

Hidden - Lead - Jul/14

davesa - 2nd - 22/Jun/14 with Dan Bailey

jacobfinn - Lead rpt - 11/Jun/14 with Alan

Bit bold at the start, quite committing move given the poor gear. Cheated slightly using the arete on the left.
tom.dodo - Lead O/S - 31/May/14 with Luca

redbass - 2nd O/S - 31/May/14 with Tommy

Tomish - 2nd O/S - 31/May/14 with Matthew Graham

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

Fiona Reid - Lead rpt - 06/May/14 with Mike

Mike_Watson_99 - 2nd - 06/May/14 with Fiona

joem - 2nd O/S - 26/Apr/14 with clure

ClareM.123 - Lead O/S - 26/Apr/14 with Joe McCarty

a bit low on gear on the start of the climb.. but much better towards the top! Nice climb!
BlindRock - Lead RP - 08/Apr/14 with Ali Hodnett

Hidden - 2nd - 28/Sep/13

Not sure how direct this is supposed to go. Nice though.
Craig Holden - 2nd O/S - 04/Sep/13 with Tasmin Fletcher

Tasmin - Lead O/S - 04/Sep/13 with Craig Holden

Not sure how direct this is supposed to go. Nice though.
Craig Holden - 2nd O/S - 04/Sep/13 with Tasmin Fletcher

jacobfinn - 2nd rpt - 31/Aug/13 with jjax

TwoChimes - Lead - 31/Aug/13 with Davy B

jjax - Lead rpt - 31/Aug/13 with jason

planetmarshall - Lead O/S - 13/Aug/13 with Jonathan McMillan

daWalt - Lead rpt - 17/Jul/13 with Lisa

BlindRock - Lead O/S - 15/Jul/13 with Gordon McAllan

Crux move onto the ledge is thought provoking given the gear..
mike_tamanawis - Lead O/S - 14/Jul/13 with Jens, Andreas B

Chris(cface!) - Lead O/S - 07/Jul/13 with Andy Arnott

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

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Jun/13

Hidden - Solo - 13/Jun/13

Spoons - 2nd O/S - 09/Jun/13

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 08/Jun/13

hedgehog_john - Lead - 06/Jun/13 with David F

Hidden - Lead - Jun/13

brad_tait - 2nd - 26/May/13 with Ross Young

Ross Young - Lead O/S - 26/May/13 with Brad HWUMC

mhamiltonj - Lead O/S - 26/May/13 with Heather W, James

James90 - 2nd - 26/May/13 with heather w, Marnoch

Hidden - Lead - 25/May/13

Hidden - 2nd - 05/May/13

davesa - Lead - 30/Apr/13 with Kevin Locke

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/Apr/13

Kev Locke - 2nd - 30/Apr/13 with davesa

Paul Symmers - 2nd O/S - 20/Apr/13

gjd - 2nd - 20/Apr/13 with KM, Jim at Craigdhu

A bit of levitation required for shorties! Really good climb though.
Koon - Lead O/S - 20/Apr/13 with Geoff, Jim

Hidden - Lead O/S - Mar/13

Hidden - 2nd - 2013

skirton - Lead O/S - 15/Sep/12 with Sarah Collins

KennyAllan88 - Lead O/S - 09/Sep/12

hedgehog_john - Lead - 16/Aug/12 with David F

glenngordon - Lead O/S - 31/Jul/12

Fiona Reid - Lead rpt - 29/Jul/12 with Mike

Mike_Watson_99 - 2nd - 29/Jul/12 with Fiona

hedgehog_john - 2nd - 27/Jul/12 with Tim R

Hidden - 2nd - 25/Jul/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Jul/12

Baggie - 2nd - 20/Jul/12

Hidden - 2nd - 20/Jun/12

hedgehog_john - Lead - 20/Jun/12 with dave wild

Gabe Oliver - Lead O/S - 19/Jun/12 with Scott Baxtleby

martinh13 - 2nd - 19/Jun/12 with Digby

horsefeathers - Lead O/S - 07/Jun/12 with Matt

Damp
mattking_109 - 2nd - 07/Jun/12

Not much gear - a little scary
Baggie - 28/May/12

freyja - Lead O/S - 28/May/12 with Rob

abbeywall - Lead - 23/May/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - May/12

Mark Bull - Lead rpt - 16/Apr/12 with Mike

dc88104 - Solo O/S - 05/Apr/12

excellent route, after the ledge.
daWalt - Lead O/S - 01/Apr/12 with Lisa

pielander - 2nd - 25/Mar/12 with derek

Neil Mackenzie - Lead rpt - 18/Mar/12 with Fox Lu

Antd - 2nd - 03/Mar/12 with Al Macleod

Macleod - Lead O/S - 03/Mar/12 with anthony

scottbecker - Lead O/S - Mar/12 with Neil MacKenzie, Andrew Warren

adw07 - Mar/12 with Scott Becker, Neil Mackenzie

adie84 - 2012

skirton - 2012 with Sarah Collins

ewan i - 2nd O/S - 17/Nov/11 with felix

Laura Hamlet - Lead - 30/Jul/11 with Jen M, Chris W

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Jul/11

Hmm - Think I did this; there was an awfully bold move for an HS if you tried to make the crux ledge directly!?!?!
mwicks1968 - Lead - 12/Jul/11

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

Nice, delicate route with a Northumbrian feel
Tom Baird - Lead O/S - 23/Jun/11 with Bee

fall-line - Lead rpt - 01/Jun/11 with Alistair Black, Erik Mackie

Erik_M - 2nd O/S - 01/Jun/11 with Alistair Black, Donald Slater

Started to rain just as I was coming to the crux. Wet hands & polished rock but got up it anyway.
Porridge the climber - 2nd rpt - 30/May/11 with Ewan Paterson

Guidebook says "delicate and balanced" - I concur! A lovely climb, pretty windy today though!
guyscott - Lead O/S - 14/May/11 with Dave Morris

Fiona Reid - Lead rpt - 04/May/11 with Mike

Mike_Watson_99 - 2nd - 04/May/11 with Fiona

borderline - Lead rpt - 04/May/11 with martin

martinh13 - 2nd - 04/May/11 with Chris

brucestevenson916 - Lead O/S - 30/Apr/11 with steven hope

JP78 - TR - 10/Apr/11

Gavin L - Lead rpt - 25/Mar/11 with Mairi

Hidden - 22/Mar/11

Hidden - 2nd - 22/Mar/11

Stuart Macfarlane - 2nd - 19/Mar/11 with Jeanie

Hidden - Lead - 06/Mar/11

Lovely gear up to the crux....
Thoms6974 - Lead O/S - 02/Mar/11 with Dave S

AG - 2011

lisafer - 2011

Craig Rayner - 2nd O/S - 10/Sep/10

Pat-H - Lead O/S - 25/Aug/10 with mhairi

Mhairi G - 2nd - 25/Aug/10 with Patrick

johannes - Lead O/S - 21/Aug/10

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

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 26/Jul/10

John Dale - Lead - 25/Jul/10 with Mike Davies

Gavin L - Lead O/S - 20/Jul/10 with Mairi

nich0las - Lead O/S - 29/Jun/10 with Ewan P

Ewanski - 2nd O/S - 29/Jun/10 with Nick B

timcussins - Lead - 20/Jun/10 with Pinny

Cacyn - Lead O/S - 18/Jun/10 with Nigel

hs my butt!!but a suberb (if slightly scarey)route
melville18 - Lead O/S - 12/Jun/10 with claire melville

fell from crux due to dodgy shoulder, just couldn't do the mantelshelf. First ever fall!
Porridge the climber - Lead dnf - 03/Jun/10

mastiffmat - Lead - Jun/10

fall-line - Lead O/S - 27/May/10 with Karolina Mysiak

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

sophiecb - 2nd - 19/May/10 with Seb

Fiona Reid - Lead rpt - 18/May/10 with Mike, Mark

Mark Bull - 2nd - 18/May/10 with MikeW, Fiona

Mike_Watson_99 - 2nd - 18/May/10 with Fiona

radioshed - Lead O/S - 15/May/10 with dave r

Neil Adams - Lead O/S - 15/May/10 with Carol

Carol Goodall - 2nd - 15/May/10 with Neil Adams

Stuart Macfarlane - 2nd - 24/Apr/10 with Jeanie

niallk - 2nd - 17/Apr/10 with Steven Harris

Nice route. Delicate as the guidebook suggests. Gear not that great at bottom.
climberuk - Lead O/S - 17/Apr/10 with Niall

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 13/Apr/10

Hidden - Lead - 13/Apr/10

Hidden - 2nd - 11/Apr/10

J Brown - Lead O/S - 09/Apr/10 with Kevin Brown

kbrown - 2nd O/S - 09/Apr/10

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

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

I have done easier VS's. Fell at the crux then managed to get up second time & finish the route. Taller people might find it easier. Good route.
Pete23 - Lead - Mar/10 with Neil Robb

dcgb - Lead O/S - 2010

DuckingFesperate - Lead - 2010

Hidden - 2nd - 2010

ged123 - 2nd rpt - Oct/09

crombie - TR rpt - 30/Aug/09 with jjax

Brilliant climb, esp first section up to ledge. Made harder by doing it the dark.
jacobfinn - Lead O/S - 13/Aug/09 with jjax

jjax - 2nd β - 13/Aug/09 with jason

chris.mcmorris - Lead - 05/Aug/09 with Emily McMorris

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

Stephen18 - 2nd O/S - 28/Jul/09

Fiona Reid - Lead rpt - 04/Jul/09 with Mike

Mike_Watson_99 - 2nd - 04/Jul/09 with Fiona

tomdude - Lead O/S - 11/Jun/09 with andi and eike

gregoldridge - Lead rpt - 29/May/09 with Tim Cussins

timcussins - 2nd rpt - 29/May/09 with Greg

JHo_uk87 - Lead - 03/May/09

Stuart Macfarlane - 2nd - 02/May/09 with Jeanie

stuaart - 2nd O/S - 26/Apr/09 with Thomas Smith

Minimal gear to get past crux to ledge, but easier after that. Brilliant climb.
Paulshipman - Lead O/S - 22/Apr/09 with Sean Cochrane

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

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

Hard mantelshelf but good interesting climb.
the abmmc - 2nd - 05/Apr/09 with Karl Rowe

mazza1987 - TR rpt - 27/Mar/09

timcussins - Lead O/S - 21/Mar/09 with Kiri, Greg

kirigoss - 2nd - 21/Mar/09 with Tim, Greg

gregoldridge - 2nd - 21/Mar/09 with Tim, Kiri

ropeaccessryan - 24/Feb/09 with sean

SeanB - Lead - 24/Feb/09 with Ryan

nikkimac - 2nd - Feb/09 with Alex Pickard

My first climb outdoors.
Roberttaylor - 2nd - 28/Jan/09 with Tom B

Hidden - Lead - 2009

KeithAlexander - 2nd O/S - 2009 with Jelle Muylle

DMiss - 2nd O/S - 16/Oct/08 with Andy GBH

Hidden - 2nd - 21/Sep/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - Sep/08

Hidden - Solo O/S - Aug/08

Ian Jones - Lead O/S - 08/Jul/08 with Fiona Milligan, Walter , Sam......,

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jul/08

ed woods - Lead - 14/May/08 with Euan

Ly-Cilph - 2nd O/S - 05/May/08 with Joe S (StAUMC)

Good route and great views, feels very scary.
gambit247 - Lead O/S - 19/Mar/08 with Ben Sajdecki

Stuart Macfarlane - Lead rpt - 09/Feb/08 with Jeanie

i reckon the m.s stands for mr sheen
leighncsontos - 2nd - 2008 with R0bbie

Stuart Macfarlane - Lead rpt - 13/Oct/07 with Jeanie

oliverk - Lead - 09/Sep/07

Not entirely sure what route Mike was going up...
Fiona Reid - 2nd - 28/Aug/07 with Mike

Mike_Watson_99 - Lead - 28/Aug/07 with Fiona

Neil Mackenzie - 2nd rpt - 12/Aug/07 with andy + mark

andymoin - 2nd rpt - 12/Aug/07 with Neil Mackenzie, Dr Mark

markhowley - Lead - 12/Aug/07 with Neil, Andy

Hidden - 2nd - 24/Jul/07

beegsyboy - Lead O/S - 28/May/07 with Sam

samanson - 2nd - 28/May/07 with Tim Cross

A bit committing to the ledge (no gear) but after that nice climbing.
Fiona Reid - Lead O/S - 03/May/07 with Mike

Mike_Watson_99 - 2nd - 03/May/07 with Fiona

Hidden - TR - 06/Apr/07

andymoin - 2nd rpt - 10/Mar/07 with Neil Mackenzie, sandy, Tim Cross

Neil Mackenzie - Lead - 10/Mar/07 with Andy

ligaya - Lead - Mar/07 with Al

Stuart Macfarlane - 2nd - 18/Feb/07 with Anne-Marie

Good holds, Get`s easier higher up
latitude - Solo - 21/Sep/06

lazybones - Lead O/S - 10/Sep/06 with Helen Sanders

beegsyboy - 2nd O/S - 19/Jul/06 with Eccie

boomtown!!! absolutely class climb!
Neil Mackenzie - Lead O/S - 19/Jul/06 with Tim

Hidden - Lead O/S - May/06

thebat - Lead O/S - May/06 with Fraserhughes

andymoin - 2nd O/S - 23/Apr/06 with Jamy McFarlane

Hidden - 2nd - Sep/05

Ice Spider - AltLd - 21/Aug/05 with Rew

SeanB - Lead O/S - Aug/05 with col

Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/May/05

Stuart Macfarlane - 2nd - 17/Apr/05 with Iain F

Rog Wilko - Lead - Apr/05 with Debbie Wilkinson

davie.p. - Lead - 2005 with Syed

barney_edin - Lead - Jul/03

samwelli - Lead O/S - 15/Mar/03 with Phil Wood

Chris Davids - 2nd O/S - 15/Mar/03 with Rob

Stuart Macfarlane - Lead rpt - 17/Aug/02 with John G

Stuart Macfarlane - Lead rpt - 10/Aug/02 with Laura

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

Hidden - Lead - Jun/02

snowboarder - 2nd - Jun/02 with Mark

mav - Sep/01

borderline - Lead O/S - 28/Aug/01

abbeywall - Lead - 06/Aug/01 with K

Hidden - Lead - May/01

Old_Nick_S - Lead - 27/Jun/00 with Irene

dave o - Lead O/S - 2000 with Dave Mudie

G0WEN5Y - 2000

Hidden - Lead - May/99

Hidden - Lead - 1999

Hidden - Lead O/S - 1998

babymoac - Lead - 07/Jun/97 with Rachel, Liz

diamond rib - 2nd - 07/Jun/97 with babymoac

puddingstone - 2nd - 07/Jun/97 with Andy

Fraser - Lead O/S - 27/Jul/96 with Anna

Okecroak - Lead - 25/Jul/96 with G Scott

greenroom - 1996

keith hal - Lead O/S - 1995 with Iain Mckenzie

chris sm - Lead O/S - 30/Jul/94

whispering nic - Lead - Oct/93 with Seamus

Scott_vzr - Nov/92

CMacD - 1992

Solo 15/9/94
Iain Thow - Lead - 09/Jun/91 with Tom Kearney

auldscotal - Lead O/S - 1986

mark-abz - Lead - 12/May/84 with Bill P

Neil R - Lead - 08/Jul/80

Bruce Kerr - Lead - 28/Oct/78 with Brian Dick

neil3965 - Solo - 1978

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hard VS0 of 29
VS0 of 29
easy VS4 of 29
hard HS6 of 29
HS19 of 29
easy HS0 of 29
hard S0 of 29
S0 of 29
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Style of ascent

Soloed5 of 249 (2.0%)
Lead142 of 249 (57.0%)
Followed84 of 249 (33.7%)
Toproped4 of 249 (1.6%)
Alt Leads1 of 249 (0.4%)
Unknown13 of 249 (5.2%)

'Climbed'117 of 249 (47.0%)
clean O/S101 of 249 (40.6%)
clean β1 of 249 (0.4%)
clean rpt28 of 249 (11.2%)
clean RP1 of 249 (0.4%)
dnf1 of 249 (0.4%)