The fifth time I have climbed this route this summer. Pah
David Woods - 2nd rpt - 30/Aug/15 with Euan Maharg
Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/Aug/15
Looked super easy from ground but there is defiantly a 5b move there :D Good warm up.
dmacmorris - 2nd O/S - 30/Aug/15 with Kevin Woods
1st HVS lead. Had some serious shakes at the crux.
bduffin - Lead - 29/Aug/15
JosefGoeth - 2nd - 29/Aug/15
David Woods - 2nd rpt - 15/Aug/15
Hidden - 2nd - 09/Jul/15
Ewanski - Lead - Jul/15 with Doug P
wookie667 - Lead O/S - 20/Jun/15
David Woods - 2nd rpt - 20/Jun/15 with Fraser Gibson
MightyStew - Lead O/S - 12/Jun/15 with Sebastian Costa
sebbi30 - 2nd - 12/Jun/15 with stewart miller
Crux move felt hard and awkward
Elsier - Lead O/S - 26/May/15 with Adrian
Hidden - Lead - 20/May/15
Hidden - Lead O/S - 23/Apr/15
JoeDickens - 2nd - 21/Apr/15
m675bowsl - Lead O/S - 21/Apr/15 with Joe Dickens
Rollo Rolo - Lead O/S - 08/Apr/15 with Pablo, Piotrek
james1978 - 2nd - 25/Mar/15
Interesting psychological crux
David Woods - Lead O/S - 25/Mar/15 with James Jackson
CaelanB - 2nd O/S - 04/Mar/15 with Joe Barlow
alice_loudon - Lead O/S - 25/Oct/14 with Lukas, Arran
Great route, awkward crux move and a bit of a messy finish.
HaddRoots - Lead O/S - 21/Sep/14
Hard for the grade for the short!!
Jen Crook - Lead - 13/Sep/14 with Ross Black
Hidden - 2nd - Jul/14
calumhicks - 2nd O/S - 13/Jun/14
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!
Hugh Simons - Lead O/S - 12/Jun/14 with Calum Hicks
DavidMcK - Lead O/S - Jun/14
Hidden - 2nd - 15/May/14
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
seanhendo123 - Lead O/S - 20/Apr/14 with Emeric
Luci - 2nd O/S - 08/Apr/14 with Ollie
oliverk - Lead O/S - 08/Apr/14 with Luci
Nicholas Wylie - Lead O/S - 2014 with Martin Mckenna
Hidden - 2014
James90 - Lead O/S - 29/Sep/13 with jev
jev - 2nd rpt - 29/Sep/13 with James
rallymania - 2nd O/S - 21/Sep/13 with Mike J
Dav va - 2nd O/S - 21/Sep/13
gjd - 2nd rpt - 24/Aug/13 with Sam Burns
JonnoP - Lead O/S - 21/Aug/13 with Zoe S
Right hand method past the peg at crux.
JamieSparkes - Lead rpt - 13/Aug/13 with alex toomey
Liam Ingram - 2nd rpt - 13/Aug/13 with Jamie Sparkes, Ben Feintzeig
colin8ll - Lead O/S - 03/Aug/13 with Luke, Dougie
Hidden - 2nd - 02/Aug/13
gjd - 2nd rpt - 27/Jul/13 with Mitch, Gurumed
gurumed - Lead O/S - 27/Jul/13 with Mitch, gjd
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 :-) )
codgio - 2nd O/S - 09/Jul/13 with Tom Baird
Went right at the crux, seems I should have persevered and gone left. Unfinished business. Lovely climbing in the sunshine though.
Tom Baird - Lead O/S - 08/Jul/13 with Colin Partridge
Good lead by Alison, bloody awkward to second
Fiona Reid - 2nd - 01/Jul/13 with Mike, Alison
Good lead from Alison followed up by a spectacularly bad second by myself.
Mike-W-99 - 2nd dog - 01/Jul/13 with abbeywall, Fiona
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
abbeywall - Lead - 01/Jul/13 with Mike, Fiona
peter.ravenscroft27 - 2nd - 13/Jun/13 with joshua smith
smithjmw46 - Lead O/S - 13/Jun/13 with Pete Ravenscroft, Jordan Spence
Ewanski - 2nd - Jun/13 with Cal. C
John McKenna - Lead O/S - 01/May/13 with lukemcphee
salix - Lead rpt - 30/Apr/13 with Sam J
Hidden - 2nd - 15/Apr/13
Martin McKenna - UKC - 2nd - 08/Feb/13
james mcclung - Lead O/S - 12/Jan/13
Mossdawg - 2nd O/S - 12/Jan/13 with james mcclung
Busby - 2013
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.
Fiona Reid - Lead O/S - 19/Sep/12 with Mike
Knees & tight rope required at crux. Very good lead from Fiona who had been told she'd be too short to lead it!
Mike-W-99 - 2nd dog - 19/Sep/12 with Fiona
jonathanfield - 02/Sep/12
Hidden - Lead RP - 23/Aug/12
Hidden - Lead O/S - 23/Aug/12
Hidden - Lead dnf - 24/Jul/12
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 18/Jun/12
crookachili - Lead rpt - 01/Jun/12 with Andy Whale, Jev
jev - 2nd - 01/Jun/12 with Andy, Reuben, HWUMC
Thoms6974 - 2nd O/S - 24/May/12 with Dave S
crookachili - 2nd - 24/May/12 with Dave Stevens
Ross Young - 2nd dnf - 24/May/12 with Dave HWUMC
David Stevens - Lead O/S - 24/May/12 with Reuben Crook, Ross Young, Andy Thompson
Hidden - Lead - 07/May/12
Hidden - 2nd - 07/May/12
Sean Bell - 2nd rpt - 05/May/12 with Neil Carnegie
Very interesting crux
dj_brigham05 - Lead O/S - 15/Jan/12 with Graham McGrath
Ginger McGrath - 2nd O/S - 15/Jan/12 with dave brigham
chrism225 - Lead O/S - 23/Oct/11 with polly, dave
took ages over it but really enjoyed it
karinh - Lead O/S - 03/Sep/11 with KeithAlexander
KeithAlexander - 2nd O/S - Sep/11 with karinh
Hidden - 2nd rpt - 29/Aug/11
Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/Aug/11
Hidden - 2nd - 03/Aug/11
Hidden - 2nd β - Jul/11
D_Wills - Lead β - 16/Jun/11
andymoin - Lead rpt - 15/Jun/11 with Neil Mackenzie
went right this time.... far easier but still fun, just not nearly as fun. def more like VS this way
Neil Mackenzie - 2nd rpt - 14/Jun/11 with Andy
Got to the crux, fancy off balance move, and I add to downclimb as a EICA staff asks us to move our car. Gutted!
sergio46 - Lead dnf - 31/May/11 with Ian Jones
jazzyjackson - Lead - 07/May/11 with Ally
Hidden - Lead - 02/May/11
mhowie - 2nd dnf - 26/Apr/11 with Niall
Liam Ingram - Lead O/S - 27/Mar/11 with Morgan Trigg
Macleod - 2nd O/S - 19/Mar/11
Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/Mar/11
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...
sophiecb - 2nd - 31/Jan/11 with Toph
Scottish78 - 2011
Alastair R - Lead O/S - 2011
R0bbie - Lead rpt - 30/Oct/10 with lucy, leighn
MonkeyDawson - 2nd - 30/Oct/10 with Simon Smith
Luci - 2nd - 30/Oct/10 with Leighn, Robbie
Hidden - Lead - 24/Oct/10
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 16/Oct/10
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' ;)
sebrider - 2nd - 08/Sep/10 with Alex
Brendan - Lead O/S - 20/Aug/10 with Alec
Took a swinger off the crux (on a good big hex), started again and finished it. Are knees allowed...?
ShoePolice - Lead - 08/Aug/10 with Kate Drugan
Nice route, scary crux. :o)
Denpov - 2nd O/S - 06/Aug/10
CharlieMack - 2nd O/S - 23/Jul/10 with Janey Kennedy
Hidden - Lead O/S - 23/Jul/10
Harry Holmes - Lead O/S - 20/Jul/10 with Robbie Cammack, Liyen
krasavenko - 2nd rpt - 20/Jul/10 with Harry Holmes
Cacyn - 2nd O/S - 01/Jul/10 with John Jackson
A wild route - bold but not hard - great 'perplexing' crux.
gjd - Lead O/S - 26/Jun/10 with Lesley Ann
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.
andymoin - 2nd rpt - 13/Jun/10 with Warren
adw07 - Lead O/S - 12/Jun/10 with Andy Main
Woo-hoo, first lead, love this outdoor thing. A lot scarier than it looks.
PaulMcL - Lead O/S - 12/Jun/10
Ropes got stuck on the ab. Any excuse, eh? Still feels a bloody awkward move for the grade.
Dr Toph - Solo rpt - 17/May/10
Hidden - TR - 07/May/10
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 24/Apr/10
jamiefoxen - Lead O/S - 23/Apr/10 with Scott Garcea
Did the crux the nice way this time, still don't think the route is very good.
Andy Moles - Lead rpt - 18/Apr/10 with Phil
rcammack - 2nd O/S - 18/Apr/10 with Alistair Rocke
allyrocke - Lead O/S - 18/Apr/10 with Robbie
krasavenko - Lead O/S - 11/Apr/10 with Jamie Sparkes
sebrider - Lead rpt - 11/Apr/10 with Jamie
squidgebob - 2nd O/S - 10/Apr/10 with Chris BL, jamie
Hidden - Lead O/S - 10/Apr/10
sebrider - 2nd O/S - 27/Mar/10 with Chris wilson
Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/Mar/10
jonnie3430 - Lead O/S - 23/Mar/10 with Matt
Greg Boswell - Solo O/S - 07/Jan/10
KatBlum - 2nd - 12/Oct/09
akhughes - Solo O/S - Sep/09
Ally Gillies - 2nd O/S - 29/Aug/09 with Pete
jamestheyip - Lead rpt - 05/Jul/09 with Simon Freeman
Not sure what earns this two stars; one awkward move and the rest is nothing special.
Andy Moles - 2nd - 05/Jul/09 with Calum
el diablo - Lead - Jul/09 with Hay
Hidden - 2nd - 06/Jun/09
robertmichaeladams - Lead - 07/May/09 with Tom
Still an awkward move and rest of route is pretty average, not sure why everyone seems to love it?
Chad123 - AltLd rpt - 24/Apr/09 with Duncan
decs - Lead O/S - 24/Apr/09 with Chad
Enjoyed this one. Good crux, quite tricky.
kevg - Lead O/S - 06/Apr/09 with Fraser
Hidden - 2nd β - 06/Apr/09
Hellish crux move!
Neil Adams - Lead O/S - 05/Apr/09 with mal_meech
Hidden - 2nd β - 05/Apr/09
Remember the side pull on the crux
schultz - 2nd O/S - 22/Mar/09 with Rob
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. :)
sneaks - Lead rpt - 22/Feb/09 with Bruce
Lower crux really nice. Went left on the upper crux and it was very grovel-ly. Made it look horribly difficult.
Hay - 2nd - Feb/09 with Keith
andymoin - Lead rpt - 23/Jan/09 with telford
Hidden - 2009
maxots - 2nd - 18/Nov/08 with joe larner
Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Oct/08
tipped it down at the crux - bailed out and went indoors. :(
JamieSparkes - 2nd dnf - 20/Oct/08 with Dave Spencer
s kennedy - Lead O/S - 27/Aug/08 with shelley barbour
crux confused for a while, quite committing too.... did it ok though.
tomdude - Lead O/S - 29/Jul/08 with fede
much better than it looks, enjoyable moves up the massive flake.
jazzyjackson - Lead - 05/Jul/08 with Ally
Hidden - 2nd - 05/Jul/08
simon_D - Lead O/S - 02/Jul/08 with Neil Silver
Lawrie Brand - 2nd O/S - 30/Jun/08 with Pete Hart
Odd sort of a climb.. Very psychological crux and finishing traverse. Awkward crux move, helped by a big reach.
PeteH - Lead O/S - 30/Jun/08 with Lawrie Brand
R0bbie - Lead O/S - 19/Jun/08 with Leighn Chambers
Fultonius - 2nd - 03/May/08 with Andy Inglis
andyinglis - Lead O/S - 03/May/08 with Ally Fulton
sneaks - 06/Mar/08
beegsyboy - 2nd O/S - 10/Feb/08 with Andy + Reinhart
andymoin - 2nd rpt - 10/Feb/08 with tim, rinehart
Dr Toph - Lead O/S - 2008 with Calum Clarke
Hidden - Lead O/S - 2008
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?
Matt crawford - Lead O/S - 30/Sep/07 with Taba
Hidden - 2nd - 30/Sep/07
Neil Mackenzie - Lead O/S - 11/Sep/07 with Andy
andymoin - 2nd rpt - 11/Sep/07 with Neil Mackenzie
andymoin - 2nd rpt - 25/Jun/07 with Mark Jarvie
Sean Bell - 2nd O/S - 30/Jun/06 with neil
crux is easy wen on top rope and your gear isn't 1/2 meter below.
andymoin - TR RP - 21/Apr/06 with Jamy McFarlane
The crux got me, will nail it next time!
andymoin - Lead dnf - 18/Apr/06 with Simon Parcel
Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/Aug/05
Got scared at crux, backed off then tried again later.
Oli - Lead RP - 02/Jan/05 with Ian Killey
mav - Sep/04
Hidden - Lead O/S - Aug/04
Chad123 - Lead O/S - May/00 with Various
Beardyman - Lead O/S - 2000
babymoac - 2nd - 30/May/99 with Chris F
JiveWeasel - 2nd - 07/Jun/98 with Bionic Bob
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 1998
dangates - 1998 with Nick Tarmey/ Kirk Watson
Ian Jones - Lead O/S - 1997 with Sean Smith
greenroom - 1997
Fell off, cannot recall if i worked out the move
Okecroak - Lead dog - 17/Jul/96 with G Scott
whispering nic - May/93 with Claire C
Duncan I - Lead - 1992
Bruce Kerr - Lead - 13/Oct/79 with Brian Dick