A popular easier climb on the main wall, but not easy! Follow a series of ledges leftwards to a baffling and awkward crux getting into the last corner. Finish easily.

W Jeffrey, C Craggs 1975

Ticklists: Scottish Central Belt HVS.

Hidden 31/Oct Lead O/S
David Woods 30/Aug 2nd rpt

The fifth time I have climbed this route this summer. Pah

with Euan Maharg
Hidden 30/Aug Lead O/S
dmacmorris 30/Aug 2nd O/S

Looked super easy from ground but there is defiantly a 5b move there :D Good warm up.

bduffin 29/Aug Lead

1st HVS lead. Had some serious shakes at the crux.

JosefGoeth 29/Aug 2nd
David Woods 15/Aug 2nd rpt
Hidden 09/Jul 2nd
Ewanski ?/Jul Lead
with Doug P
wookie667 20/Jun Lead O/S
David Woods 20/Jun 2nd rpt
MightyStew 12/Jun Lead O/S
sebbi30 12/Jun 2nd
Elsier 26/May Lead O/S

Crux move felt hard and awkward

with Adrian
Hidden 20/May Lead
Hidden 23/Apr Lead O/S
JoeDickens 21/Apr 2nd
m675bowsl 21/Apr Lead O/S
Rollo Rolo 08/Apr Lead O/S
with Pablo, Piotrek
james1978 25/Mar 2nd
David Woods 25/Mar Lead O/S

Interesting psychological crux

with James Jackson
CaelanB 04/Mar 2nd O/S
alice_loudon 25/Oct/14 Lead O/S
with Lukas, Arran
HaddRoots 21/Sep/14 Lead O/S

Great route, awkward crux move and a bit of a messy finish.

Jen Crook 13/Sep/14 Lead

Hard for the grade for the short!!

with Ross Black
Hidden ?/Jul/14 2nd
calumhicks 13/Jun/14 2nd O/S
Hugh Simons 12/Jun/14 Lead O/S

First HVS, literally the most scared I have ever been, since I was too big to fit on to the crux ledge comfortably. However, persevered and eventually got there. Huge buzz when I got to the top!

DavidMcK ?/Jun/14 Lead O/S

Weird crux

Hidden 15/May/14 2nd
seanhendo123 20/Apr/14 Lead O/S

Nice climb with good gear. . . As the guidebook said was a bit perplexed at crux, bit of up and down then committed feeling pretty off balance

with Emeric
Luci 08/Apr/14 2nd O/S
with Ollie
oliverk 08/Apr/14 Lead O/S
with Luci
Nicholas Wylie ??/2014 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2014 -
James90 29/Sep/13 Lead O/S
with jev
jev 29/Sep/13 2nd rpt
with James
rallymania 21/Sep/13 2nd O/S
with Mike J
Dav va 21/Sep/13 2nd O/S
gjd 24/Aug/13 2nd rpt
with Sam Burns
JonnoP 21/Aug/13 Lead O/S
with Zoe S
JamieSparkes 13/Aug/13 Lead rpt

Right hand method past the peg at crux.

Liam Ingram 13/Aug/13 2nd rpt
with Jamie Sparkes, Ben Feintzeig
colin8ll 03/Aug/13 Lead O/S
with Luke, Dougie
Hidden 02/Aug/13 2nd
gjd 27/Jul/13 2nd rpt
with Mitch, Gurumed
gurumed 27/Jul/13 Lead O/S
with Mitch, gjd
codgio 09/Jul/13 2nd O/S

Actually nothing too difficult, but feels awkward and exposed at the crux and final traverse - could never have lead it, so big thumbs up to Tom for giving me the chance to climb it behind him. Would like to try without moving right at crux (but had to collect Toms gear :-) )

Tom Baird 08/Jul/13 Lead O/S

Went right at the crux, seems I should have persevered and gone left. Unfinished business. Lovely climbing in the sunshine though.

Fiona Reid 01/Jul/13 2nd

Good lead by Alison, bloody awkward to second

with Mike, Alison
Mike-W-99 01/Jul/13 2nd dog

Good lead from Alison followed up by a spectacularly bad second by myself.

abbeywall 01/Jul/13 Lead

Somewhat trapped on my left knee for a bit with a worrying lean back on the crimps to make progress. Then it was all over

with Mike, Fiona
peter.ravenscroft27 13/Jun/13 2nd


smithjmw46 13/Jun/13 Lead O/S
with Pete Ravenscroft, Jordan Spence
Ewanski ?/Jun/13 2nd
with Cal. C
John McKenna 01/May/13 Lead O/S
salix 30/Apr/13 Lead rpt

Brilliant climb.

with Sam J
Hidden 15/Apr/13 2nd
Martin McKenna - UKC 08/Feb/13 2nd
james mcclung 12/Jan/13 Lead O/S
Mossdawg 12/Jan/13 2nd O/S
Busby ??/2013 -
Fiona Reid 19/Sep/12 Lead O/S

Interesting! Took a loooong time to actually commit to the crux and was amazed to get it first go. It looks so straightforward from the bottom but is surprisingly awkward.

with Mike
Mike-W-99 19/Sep/12 2nd dog

Knees & tight rope required at crux. Very good lead from Fiona who had been told she'd be too short to lead it!

with Fiona
jonathanfield 02/Sep/12 -
Hidden 23/Aug/12 Lead RP
Hidden 23/Aug/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 24/Jul/12 Lead dnf
Hidden 18/Jun/12 2nd O/S
crookachili 01/Jun/12 Lead rpt
with Andy Whale, Jev
jev 01/Jun/12 2nd
with Andy, Reuben, HWUMC
Thoms6974 24/May/12 2nd O/S
with Dave S
crookachili 24/May/12 2nd
Ross Young 24/May/12 2nd dnf
David Stevens 24/May/12 Lead O/S
with Reuben Crook, Ross Young, Andy Thompson
Hidden 07/May/12 Lead
Hidden 07/May/12 2nd
Sean Bell 05/May/12 2nd rpt
with Neil Carnegie
dj_brigham05 15/Jan/12 Lead O/S

Very interesting crux

Ginger McGrath 15/Jan/12 2nd O/S
chrism225 23/Oct/11 Lead O/S
with polly, dave
karinh 03/Sep/11 Lead O/S

took ages over it but really enjoyed it

KeithAlexander ?/Sep/11 2nd O/S
with karinh
Hidden 29/Aug/11 2nd rpt
Hidden 03/Aug/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 03/Aug/11 2nd
Hidden ?/Jul/11 2nd β
D_Wills 16/Jun/11 Lead β
andymoin 15/Jun/11 Lead rpt
Neil Mackenzie 14/Jun/11 2nd rpt

went right this time.... far easier but still fun, just not nearly as fun. def more like VS this way

with Andy
sergio46 31/May/11 Lead dnf

Got to the crux, fancy off balance move, and I add to downclimb as a EICA staff asks us to move our car. Gutted!

Ian Jones 31/May/11 2nd
jazzyjackson 07/May/11 Lead
with Ally
Hidden 02/May/11 Lead
mhowie 26/Apr/11 2nd dnf
with Niall
Liam Ingram 27/Mar/11 Lead O/S


Macleod 19/Mar/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 05/Mar/11 Lead O/S
sophiecb 31/Jan/11 2nd

Climbed this dragon's back in the dark before the storm came in! One tricky, balancy move - trick is not to use the knees and trust the good ribby hold above. Would be good to come back and do it in daylight...

with Toph
Dr Toph 31/Jan/11 Lead rpt
with Sophie
Scottish78 ??/2011 -
Alastair R ??/2011 Lead O/S
R0bbie 30/Oct/10 Lead rpt
with lucy, leighn
MonkeyDawson 30/Oct/10 2nd
with Simon Smith
Luci 30/Oct/10 2nd
Hidden 24/Oct/10 Lead
Hidden 16/Oct/10 2nd O/S
sebrider 08/Sep/10 2nd

The mantle must be a contender for the best around Edinbrugh...class! Any of you that have gone right to avoid the mantle should really log as 'lead dog' ;)

with Alex
Brendan 20/Aug/10 Lead O/S
with Alec
ShoePolice 08/Aug/10 Lead

Took a swinger off the crux (on a good big hex), started again and finished it. Are knees allowed...?

with Kate Drugan
Denpov 06/Aug/10 2nd O/S

Nice route, scary crux. :o)

CharlieMack 23/Jul/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 23/Jul/10 Lead O/S
Harry Holmes 20/Jul/10 Lead O/S
with Robbie Cammack, Liyen
krasavenko 20/Jul/10 2nd rpt
Cacyn 01/Jul/10 2nd O/S
with John Jackson
gjd 26/Jun/10 Lead O/S

A wild route - bold but not hard - great 'perplexing' crux.

andymoin 13/Jun/10 2nd rpt

When a way I've never seen climbed before instead of taking the crux on the left, went up right and hand traversed over. Easy for the tall I guess.

with Warren
adw07 12/Jun/10 Lead O/S
PaulMcL 12/Jun/10 Lead O/S

Woo-hoo, first lead, love this outdoor thing. A lot scarier than it looks.

Dr Toph 17/May/10 Solo rpt

Ropes got stuck on the ab. Any excuse, eh? Still feels a bloody awkward move for the grade.

Hidden 07/May/10 TR
Hidden 24/Apr/10 2nd O/S
jamiefoxen 23/Apr/10 Lead O/S
with Scott Garcea
Andy Moles 18/Apr/10 Lead rpt

Did the crux the nice way this time, still don't think the route is very good.

with Phil
rcammack 18/Apr/10 2nd O/S
allyrocke 18/Apr/10 Lead O/S
with Robbie
krasavenko 11/Apr/10 Lead O/S
sebrider 11/Apr/10 Lead rpt
with Jamie
squidgebob 10/Apr/10 2nd O/S
with Chris BL, jamie
Hidden 10/Apr/10 Lead O/S
sebrider 27/Mar/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 27/Mar/10 Lead O/S
jonnie3430 23/Mar/10 Lead O/S
with Matt
Greg Boswell 07/Jan/10 Solo O/S
KatBlum 12/Oct/09 2nd
akhughes ?/Sep/09 Solo O/S
Ally Gillies 29/Aug/09 2nd O/S
with Pete
jamestheyip 05/Jul/09 Lead rpt
with Simon Freeman
Andy Moles 05/Jul/09 2nd

Not sure what earns this two stars; one awkward move and the rest is nothing special.

with Calum
el diablo ?/Jul/09 Lead
with Hay
Hidden 06/Jun/09 2nd
robertmichaeladams 07/May/09 Lead
with Tom
Chad123 24/Apr/09 AltLd rpt

Still an awkward move and rest of route is pretty average, not sure why everyone seems to love it?

with Duncan
decs 24/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with Chad
kevg 06/Apr/09 Lead O/S

Enjoyed this one. Good crux, quite tricky.

with Fraser
Hidden 06/Apr/09 2nd β
Neil Adams 05/Apr/09 Lead O/S

Hellish crux move!

Hidden 05/Apr/09 2nd β
schultz 22/Mar/09 2nd O/S

Remember the side pull on the crux

with Rob
sneaks 22/Feb/09 Lead rpt

Second time on route, First time leading it. Hence the clean no falls repeat ascent. Went for the direct route on the crux rather than the high right reach and traverse. possibly one letter grade harder this way? Still, very nice and an awesome day for it. :)

with Bruce
Hay ?/Feb/09 2nd

Lower crux really nice. Went left on the upper crux and it was very grovel-ly. Made it look horribly difficult.

with Keith
andymoin 23/Jan/09 Lead rpt
with telford
Hidden ??/2009 -
maxots 18/Nov/08 2nd
Hidden 20/Oct/08 Lead O/S
JamieSparkes 20/Oct/08 2nd dnf

tipped it down at the crux - bailed out and went indoors. :(

s kennedy 27/Aug/08 Lead O/S
with shelley barbour
tomdude 29/Jul/08 Lead O/S

crux confused for a while, quite committing too.... did it ok though.

with fede
jazzyjackson 05/Jul/08 Lead

much better than it looks, enjoyable moves up the massive flake.

with Ally
Hidden 05/Jul/08 2nd
simon_D 02/Jul/08 Lead O/S
with Neil Silver
Lawrie Brand 30/Jun/08 2nd O/S
PeteH 30/Jun/08 Lead O/S

Odd sort of a climb.. Very psychological crux and finishing traverse. Awkward crux move, helped by a big reach.

R0bbie 19/Jun/08 Lead O/S
Fultonius 03/May/08 2nd
andyinglis 03/May/08 Lead O/S
sneaks 06/Mar/08 -
beegsyboy 10/Feb/08 2nd O/S
with Andy + Reinhart
andymoin 10/Feb/08 2nd rpt
with tim, rinehart
Dr Toph ??/2008 Lead O/S
with Calum Clarke
Hidden ??/2008 Lead O/S
Matt crawford 30/Sep/07 Lead O/S

Got my hands high on possessive edge then moved left to the crux, went fairly easy maybe to easy.. is this how it's meant to be done?

with Taba
Hidden 30/Sep/07 2nd
Neil Mackenzie 11/Sep/07 Lead O/S
with Andy
andymoin 11/Sep/07 2nd rpt
andymoin 25/Jun/07 2nd rpt
with Mark Jarvie
Sean Bell 30/Jun/06 2nd O/S
with neil
andymoin 21/Apr/06 TR RP

crux is easy wen on top rope and your gear isn't 1/2 meter below.

with Jamy McFarlane
andymoin 18/Apr/06 Lead dnf

The crux got me, will nail it next time!

with Simon Parcel
Hidden 30/Aug/05 Lead O/S
Oli 02/Jan/05 Lead RP

Got scared at crux, backed off then tried again later.

with Ian Killey
mav ?/Sep/04 -
Hidden ?/Aug/04 Lead O/S
Chad123 ?/May/00 Lead O/S
with Various
Beardyman ??/2000 Lead O/S
babymoac 30/May/99 2nd
with Chris F
JiveWeasel 07/Jun/98 2nd
with Bionic Bob
Hidden ??/1998 2nd O/S
dangates ??/1998 -
with Nick Tarmey/ Kirk Watson
Ian Jones ??/1997 Lead O/S
with Sean Smith
greenroom ??/1997 -
Okecroak 17/Jul/96 Lead dog

Fell off, cannot recall if i worked out the move

with G Scott
whispering nic ?/May/93 -
with Claire C
Duncan I ??/1992 Lead
Bruce Kerr 13/Oct/79 Lead
with Brian Dick
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