The Pillar*** E2 5b
[classic gneiss, 1 kb]45m. No description has been contributed for this climb.
Murray Hamilton 1983

Ticklists: Victim Of Mathematics' Ticklist of Extreme Justice, Ultimate Scottish Rock, Great Scottish E2s, Scottish Rock Climbs ****, North West Summer Road Trip, Summer Trip 2014, Ultimate E2 ticklist.

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This climb is in 231 logbooks, and on 69 wishlists.

It is the best pitch I've ever done. A vest top, the sun on our backs and just enough breeze to keep the midges away. Your on your own up there, enjoying incredible moves with bomber gear and a top that seriously feels like it is never, ever coming, but when it finally!
Steve Perry - Lead O/S - 18/Sep/15 with Masa

Amazing route!! Not sure about the grade, but whatever the grade is, this is one of the best routes in the country!
masa-alpin - 2nd β - 18/Sep/15 with Steve Perry

Probably the best trad route I've ever done. Enough holds to keep the climbing really pleasant, but the run outs and the length make it just spectacular to lead.
Hugh Simons - Lead O/S - 31/Aug/15 with David McKinney, Adam Harris

Hidden - 2nd - 19/Aug/15

Perfect weather when we arrived: windy and warm. One of the best pitches I've ever done, and I've climbed at Scugdale. Diabaig is bloody amazing.
Alex Winter - Lead O/S - 19/Aug/15 with Chris

Mackinclimb - Lead O/S - 27/Jul/15

Hidden - Lead O/S - 23/Jun/15

Natalie Berry - UKC - Lead - 22/Jun/15 with Chris Prescott

a_hein - Lead O/S - 10/Jun/15 with Viv Scott

dodfoster - Lead β - 30/May/15 with esther seddon

Robin Nichols - 2nd O/S - 20/May/15 with Jim, Roger

Roget - Lead O/S - 20/May/15 with robin, jim

The Doctor retreated just after first break so was on his gear up to there
Alex@home - Lead O/S - 01/May/15 with The Doctor

esther - May/15

danimal88 - Lead dnf - 17/Apr/15 with Ruari

Much better than left wall. Just enough for fingertips, beautiful.
rurp - Lead O/S - 08/Apr/15

Scary but amazing, it just keeps going! What a line
DavidMcK - Lead O/S - 08/Apr/15 with weelee9985

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Sep/14

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 14/Sep/14

Sort of got lost and finished up the very run out arette of Dire Wall
ollie1 - Lead O/S - 12/Sep/14

Tim_Gomersall - AltLd - Sep/14 with ANNA

mattnuttall - Lead O/S - 25/Aug/14 with Andy Wilson

Andrew Wilson - 2nd O/S - 25/Aug/14 with Matt Nuttall

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Aug/14

A joy to climb.
Captain Solo - 2nd rpt - 15/Aug/14 with Cal

One of the best!
harold walmsley - Lead O/S - 30/Jul/14 with George Gilmore

worst climbing experience of my life. ive never had such a bad time with midges.
tom russell - Lead O/S - 20/Jul/14 with mike

classic - sustained on awesome rock
peter.clarkson1 - Lead O/S - 29/Jun/14 with dave douglas

Just awesome route!
Dave Douglas - 2nd - 29/Jun/14 with Pete Clarkson

kyaizawa - Lead O/S - 09/Jun/14 with Luke Cullum

lcullum7 - 2nd O/S - 09/Jun/14 with Ky Aizawa

alex toomey - Lead O/S - 06/Jun/14

Fantastic climb, sustained but good moves
Tasmin - 2nd O/S - 06/Jun/14 with Alex Toomey

Long, lonely lead. Sweet as can be.
alexmcmillan - Lead O/S - 06/Jun/14 with Jake Dowell

LJC - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/14 with Tom

Hidden - Lead - Apr/14

Uisdean hawthorn - Lead O/S - 12/Oct/13 with Callum_Johnson

Stunning pitch. The hold keep coming. Not an obvious line to follow
abbeywall - 2nd - 12/Oct/13 with FM

As the sun was setting, brilliant end to a superb day!
Callum_Johnson - 2nd O/S - 12/Oct/13 with Uisdean

Rich Kirby - 2nd O/S - 29/Sep/13 with Adam Lincoln

Adam Lincoln - Lead O/S - 29/Sep/13 with Rick Kirby

vanderz - Lead O/S - 24/Aug/13 with Jen Evans

redjerry - Lead O/S - 24/Jul/13 with Paul Wood

Coel Hellier - Lead - 08/Jul/13 with Fiend

annep11 - 2nd O/S - 07/Jun/13 with Harry Holmes

Harry Holmes - Lead O/S - 07/Jun/13 with Anne Peale

long and lonely lead. really involved. awkwardly took jumper off half way when into the sun.
JonmapDL - Lead O/S - 06/Jun/13 with Claire Holland, Jamie Sparkes

still great!
JamieSparkes - 2nd rpt - 06/Jun/13 with Jon dL

Triggalicious - Lead O/S - 05/Jun/13 with Fergus Cuthill

A stunning climb in a stunning setting. Nice and long and continually interesting. Had a fairly small rack so had to be clever with the gear.
John 'B' Hutchinson - Lead O/S - 26/May/13 with Steven Alexander

Rachel Somerville - Lead O/S - 24/May/13 with Cal

tom.e - 2nd rpt - 09/May/13 with Luke Porter

colin.morrison - Lead O/S - May/13 with Henry Cowan

Hidden - Lead O/S - May/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/Mar/13

Hidden - 2nd - 17/Jan/13

Matt Harle - Lead O/S - 2013 with Sophia

captain - 2013

Hidden - 2013

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 21/Oct/12

Stunning long pitch, sustained 5b moves all the way. Just enough gear to make it enjoyable. Amazing :)
geoff.comley - Lead O/S - 21/Oct/12 with Vic Paterson

Been on the wishlist for years and didn't disappoint.
drysori - Lead O/S - 07/Oct/12 with Jesamine

andyinglis - Lead O/S - 25/Aug/12 with ross barnes

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 12/Aug/12

D.Russell - Lead O/S - 11/Aug/12 with Adam

Simply beautiful.
cuthill76 - Lead - 11/Aug/12

tom.e - Lead O/S - 04/Jul/12 with Charlie Everett

Tightsgirl - 2nd - 02/Jul/12 with Ali Rose

Amazing. One of the best single pitches ever
arose - Lead - 02/Jul/12 with Hannah Francis

sparkass - Lead O/S - 25/Jun/12 with Ry McHenry

Went the right way this time instead of moving onto the arete of dire wall. I think the climbing on this is harder but much less scary than Dire wall as there are significantly better runners. either way, a great route!
JamieSparkes - Lead O/S - 07/Jun/12

Excellent route, nice moves nice position.
AJM - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/12 with Ali Morris

Fantastic route, probably only E1.
Martin Haworth - Lead O/S - 02/Jun/12 with Andy

Sustained. Perfect rock.
Andrew Sloan - 2nd O/S - 02/Jun/12 with Martin Haworth

Ri - Jun/12

Hidden - 2nd O/S - Jun/12

Awesome route, really good, 2nd clean e2 lead for me, excellent climbing!
Dizz - Lead O/S - 16/May/12 with Andy N

Climbed on a beautiful blue sky day, there can be few finer experiences. Diabaig is a very special place.
Paul Evans - Lead O/S - 03/May/12

newtonmore - 30/Apr/12

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 16/Apr/12

Hidden - Lead - 16/Apr/12

Brilliant, long and sustained. Would have enjoyed much more if I could feel my hands and feet. Made it feel quite out-there, but it was pretty steady and pretty well protected with some run-out sections. Soft E2 if warm but brilliant nontheless. Diabaig is freaking beautiful, I'm coming back when it's warm!
Duncan Campbell - Lead O/S - 04/Apr/12 with Fingers, Bubbles

Hidden - 2nd - Apr/12

Awesome steep climbing, impressive lead.
peter.herd - 2nd - 28/Mar/12 with Rory Brown

Hidden - Lead - 28/Mar/12

Matthew Robinson - 2nd - 24/Mar/12 with Toby, Rob

Tobes - 2nd - 24/Mar/12 with matt, Rob B

Hidden - Lead - 17/Mar/12

Captain Gear - 2012

Patzl - 2012

Patzl - 2012

Steven Carter - Lead O/S - 2012

callum r - Lead O/S - 10/Aug/11

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

Just keeps giving and giving :)
henwardian - 2nd rpt - 23/Jul/11 with Fraser-with-the-beard

a amazing climb with great gear and good hold . truly one of the best single pitches in the area
callum r - Lead O/S - Jul/11

Jonathan Lagoe - UKC - 2nd - Jul/11 with Cynthia Grindley, Pete Whillance

great lead by Seb and enjoyable 2nd for me. Sustained and long.
jazzyjackson - 2nd - 28/Jun/11 with sebrider

Wow...have to be controversial on this one though, its better than left wall, oh yes it is ;)!
sebrider - Lead O/S - 28/Jun/11 with jazzyjackson

mtempest - Lead - 04/Jun/11 with Richard Waltham

Liam Ingram - Lead β - 02/Jun/11 with Andy Mitchell

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/May/11

jess - Lead O/S - 29/Apr/11 with martin

one of the best single pitches ive ever done!
pete87abs - Lead O/S - 28/Apr/11 with marcel, rob

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Apr/11

Had to rest as it was ridiculously hot and I was very hungry (bad combination in my book). Shame because it was very nice!
net - 2nd - 18/Apr/11 with George

GPN - Lead O/S - 18/Apr/11 with Annette

what a delight! can't remember a nicer pitch
tomdude - Lead - 25/Mar/11

wence - 2nd - 25/Mar/11 with Tom

alkira - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - 2011

It got dark...
cat22 - 2nd dnf - 26/Sep/10 with Mike

benkelsey - 2nd O/S - 13/Jul/10 with Alex Randall, Remus Knowles

Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/Jul/10

arandall - 2nd O/S - Jul/10 with Ben Kelsey, remus knowles

rob askew - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/10 with Tom B

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/Jun/10

Phil Jennings - Lead O/S - 02/Jun/10 with Hertha

Andy Moles - Lead O/S - 02/Jun/10 with Ferdia

ferdia - 2nd - 02/Jun/10 with Andy

Fergus Cuthill - Lead O/S - Jun/10 with Rozzy

Single pitch climbing heaven of epic 'realising the dream' proportions :) I cracked up with emotion approaching the top. Arrrrh!
Cragrat Rich - Lead O/S - 31/May/10

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

Hidden - Lead O/S - 23/May/10

bullwinkle - 2nd O/S - 23/May/10 with Bart

Felt tougher than usual with cold fingers! Not the best warm up for steeper stuff - best to wait till afternoon to climb this classic! Team ascent with Sam and Humble leading it later too...
Chad123 - AltLd rpt - 09/May/10 with Emily

sgl - Lead O/S - 09/May/10 with Humble

Wow, very cool route. Goes on for ages - nice central section, rocking up in the middle of nowhere. Took a while, steady though.
Tom Last - Lead O/S - 26/Apr/10 with Chester

Long sustained pitch, nice one Tom
crobinson - 2nd - 26/Apr/10 with Southern Man

Superb! Never seen so grippy holds before.
jamestheyip - 2nd O/S - 12/Apr/10 with Ben Taylor

Dangerous Dave - Lead O/S - 10/Apr/10 with Sandy

jameshiggins - Lead - 20/Mar/10 with Graham Briffett

Hidden - 2010

Nice climbing - sunny and sheltered today
robertmichaeladams - Lead - 29/Nov/09 with Patrycja, Bjorn

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 29/Nov/09

gaz.marshall - Lead O/S - 20/Sep/09 with Steev

sadams - Lead - 11/Sep/09 with Eric Hildrew

freudy_love - Lead O/S - 22/Aug/09 with Richie Betts

Hidden - Lead - 09/Aug/09

Hidden - 2nd - 09/Aug/09

pimpy - Lead O/S - 15/Jul/09 with andy latham

CalumC - Lead O/S - 03/Jun/09 with Ian Burton

ferdia - 2nd - 03/Jun/09 with Latham

classic great climbing. 25m of consistant 5b climbing.
mulletcocktail2000 - Lead rpt - 19/Apr/09 with paul

No crux, but the climbing just keeps going and going. Ace! First E2.
decs - Lead O/S - 19/Apr/09 with Russell

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 18/Apr/09

Neil Adams - Lead O/S - 18/Apr/09 with mal_meech

Quality route... the best single pitch route ive done!
Paulww - Lead O/S - 18/Apr/09 with Ryan

first e2
AndyL - Lead O/S - 2009 with ferdia

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2009

absolutely stunning
Sandy Simpson - Lead O/S - Sep/08

Captain Solo - Lead - 31/May/08 with Karen

martrin - Lead - 25/May/08 with Sarah Kekus

Hidden - 2nd - 25/May/08

khawk - Lead - 25/May/08 with WH

mshorter - Lead - 14/May/08 with alex

Hidden - Lead O/S - 13/May/08

What a fantastic route! solid E2 5b i reckon - sustained 5a/b with good but sometimes spaced gear.
Urgles - Lead O/S - 12/May/08 with Fiend

frecro - 2nd O/S - 03/May/08 with malcolm h -s and clair muir

Smelly Fox - Lead O/S - 17/Aug/07 with Stuart Kennedy, Mark Mosgrove

Hidden - Lead β - 17/Aug/07

s kennedy - 2nd O/S - 17/Aug/07 with tris fox, mark mosgrove

Awesome route. Rain came on at the top - got soaked and the seconder had a hell of a time.
Stewart B - Lead O/S - 14/Jul/07 with Graham Brown (Father)

French Erick - Lead O/S - 16/Jun/07 with Andy Sharpe

Hidden - 2nd - 01/Jun/07

pete dd - Lead RP - Jun/07 with Iain Swan

Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/May/07

Brian McC - Lead O/S - Apr/07 with Ged Reilly

centurion05 - Lead O/S - 25/Mar/07 with bomber

Amazing, great fun.
bomberharris - 2nd O/S - Mar/07 with Andy W

figfour - Lead - 2007

westaway - Lead O/S - Aug/06

Hidden - Lead - Jul/06

Hidden - 2006

Hidden - 2006

With a hangover and a challenge breakfast inside me!
mikecopp - Lead O/S - 10/Sep/05 with Alex M

About the only palce dry in Scotland that day! Low in grade, well protected where needed, nice route.
nicholas Barrowclough - Solo - 06/Aug/05 with Tim Davies

first E2
dave o - Lead O/S - 21/May/05 with Julia H

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 21/May/05

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 21/May/05

GuyM - May/05

not bad for first route of the year, having torn my knee cartilage 4 weeks before
WB - Lead O/S - 30/Apr/05 with Guy

Hidden - Lead O/S - Apr/05

Dirk Wallis - 2nd - 26/Mar/05 with Grrr

Hidden - Lead - 20/Mar/05

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2005

Dave Kerr - Lead - 10/Apr/04 with Jill Kerr

chrishedgehog - Lead O/S - 2004 with Dan Bailey

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2004

Hidden - 2nd - 13/Apr/03

Hidden - 2nd O/S - Apr/03

Hidden - Lead - 05/May/02

Jus - Lead O/S - Apr/02

Dead easy. Peak HVS.
William Robertson - Solo - 2002

Hidden - Lead - 03/Jun/00

Murray Freq - 2nd - 2000

bullybones - 2000

graeme gatherer - 2000

Lone Rider - 2000

Neil Ireson - Lead - Aug/99 with Pete M

Surely this is HVS and it IS NOT better than Left Wall
Ian Jones - Lead O/S - 1999 with Karen Ghiselli, Louise Gordon-Canning

Tim M - Lead O/S - 1999 with Conroy

Hidden - 2nd - Oct/98

Hidden - 2nd - Jun/98

Hidden - 2nd O/S - Jun/98

Tim Sparrow - Lead - May/98 with Geoff Thomas

Hidden - May/98

Cassidy - Lead O/S - Jun/97 with David Cassidy

kp64zl - Lead - Sep/96 with Kirsten

Brilliant and (thankfully) low in the grade. We had a small rock rack as we had intended to do a winter climb that day (did Bannockburn IV on Liathach the day before).
brianrunner - Lead - Apr/96 with steve wells

Jon led, great route
Dave Musgrove Jnr - 2nd - 09/Mar/96 with Jon Sykes, Sam Chinnery

CMacD - 1996

Fantastic climb!
agagsgrot - 2nd O/S - Sep/95 with Pete

AlanLittle - Lead - 31/May/95

Andy Say - Lead - 29/May/95

whispering nic - Lead - May/95 with Stu

Hidden - AltLd O/S - May/95

also with Mark Gray 10/6/99
uphillnow - Lead O/S - 08/Aug/94 with Margaret Smith

NickJH - Aug/94

PaulTanton - Lead O/S - Jun/94 with Dave Taylor

Hidden - 2nd β - 01/Jun/93

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jun/93

Classic tick.
Steve Crowe - Lead O/S - 29/May/93

andybirtwistle - Lead - 25/May/93 with Renee Barnes, Rick Barnes

Bruce Kerr - Lead - 04/Jul/92 with Mike Boyle

Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/Jun/92

michael burrows - Lead O/S - 19/May/91 with ket

Hidden - Lead - Jun/90

Hidden - Lead - 1990

Hidden - Lead O/S - 1988

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