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Ticklists: The 100 Best UK VS routes?, Ultimate Scottish Rock, 100 Aberdeen North East Classics!.

MikwWebster 23/Oct 2nd
with Ian
Victor Ivanov 10/Oct Lead rpt
TizzyA 10/Oct 2nd O/S
with Victor
MikwWebster 28/Sep Lead O/S
with Ian, Euan
Hidden 19/Sep Lead O/S
Hidden 13/Sep 2nd O/S
Hidden 30/Aug -
herrettscott 30/Aug 2nd rpt
Mark Bull 12/Aug Lead rpt
with Mike
niallk 09/Aug 2nd
with Willie
Hidden 03/Aug Lead O/S
Hidden 18/Jul Lead O/S
Hidden 18/Jul 2nd
Hidden 12/Jul 2nd O/S
Samauchtrlonie 04/Jul Lead O/S
RebekahD ?/Jul Lead O/S
with Ned, Calum
Stuart Macfarlane 27/Jun 2nd
with Jeanie
dan doran 27/Jun AltLd
with konacol
Hidden 30/May Lead O/S
EmmaAtkinson 25/May Lead O/S
with Rory Brown
eilidh_m 24/May 2nd O/S
with Sam Shilliday
Sam Shilliday 24/May Lead
Hidden 23/May Lead O/S
Victor Ivanov 23/May Lead O/S

Great climb! Super well protected with only one slightly bold exception which also happens to be the crux. The footwork on this route is amazing for the grade!

with Amélie Pollet, Ed Venables
alexmcmillan 23/May Lead O/S
with Phil Aitken
PhilipA 23/May 2nd O/S
Hidden 20/May 2nd
Steven Andrews 20/May Lead O/S
with Alex
mikewilson789 13/May 2nd β
with Andy Woolston
centurion05 13/May Lead O/S

Nice route, the crux was the first crack for me.

with Mike
mrbird 25/Apr Lead O/S
james1978 24/Apr Lead O/S
with pam
Ryan23 21/Apr 2nd
with Dave
Hidden 18/Apr Lead
CaelanB 18/Apr Lead O/S
seanhendo123 13/Apr Lead O/S

Felt quite tricky for vs, climbing was fine but protection wasn't as straight forward as first appeared

Captain Solo 08/Apr Solo
oliverk 06/Apr 2nd
with Scott
herrettscott 06/Apr Lead O/S
with Oli
plain kitten ??/2015 -
Maria Bechaalani ??/2015 Lead
with Patricia Enot
Maria Bechaalani ??/2015 Lead
with Patricia Enot
Hidden 27/Oct/14 Lead O/S
Liam Ingram 11/Oct/14 Lead O/S
with Tom E
catrin289 11/Oct/14 Lead O/S
with Sophie
Sophie Gilbert 11/Oct/14 2nd O/S
with Catrin
The Big Sender 11/Oct/14 2nd O/S
Anna duckett ?/Oct/14 2nd
with Janus Jorgenson
Hidden 30/Sep/14 2nd O/S
Hidden 27/Sep/14 2nd
Hidden 27/Sep/14 2nd rpt
Hidden 13/Sep/14 Lead rpt
daWalt 13/Sep/14 2nd rpt
with dwhaley, Lisa
mot1 31/Aug/14 2nd
with Lucy, Jill
Hidden 31/Aug/14 2nd O/S
jonskippy 26/Aug/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 24/Aug/14 2nd
glenngordon 24/Aug/14 Lead O/S
with Euan Fowler, ray duffy
yehti 08/Aug/14 2nd

Took an alternative line to the left for the top section

SUColdo 08/Aug/14 -
with yehti
Stevie989 03/Aug/14 Lead O/S

Very nice route - some nice moves - balance-y but holds are good when you make them - Nice and run out - Probably could have put more gear in (small wires) but the placements I had felt good so ploughed on. Didn't clip the peg either.

herman0055 30/Jul/14 Lead
with John
MrRiley 12/Jul/14 2nd O/S

Not as bold as the guidebook would have you believe assuming you have micro-wires and micro-cams. A fantastic pitch!

Hidden 12/Jul/14 Lead
skirton 11/Jul/14 Lead rpt

first climbed as a second about 6 years ago but couldn't remember much of it. Excellent to lead! good moves good gear, except maybe around the crux which felt quite bold and balanced and little gear(I maybe had stepped too far left then traversed right to a small ledge shelf)

fall-line 11/Jul/14 2nd
with Sarah Kirton
Hidden 18/Jun/14 Lead β
Hidden 13/Jun/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 07/Jun/14 Lead
fireloveswater 07/Jun/14 2nd O/S
with Andrew Toolis
andy2lis 07/Jun/14 Lead O/S
with Marcus McLernon
Hidden 06/Jun/14 Lead O/S
QuicNic 31/May/14 Lead O/S

Good 3 star route. Easy 4c but VS due to the 2-3m (from the last possible gear placement) run out at the crux.

sergio46 24/May/14 Lead O/S
with Walter
daWalt 24/May/14 2nd rpt
with serge
D.Russell 18/May/14 Lead O/S
with Adam
Hidden 18/May/14 2nd rpt
Hidden 03/May/14 Lead O/S
oliverk 03/May/14 Lead rpt
with Emily
mcstanton ?/May/14 -
Hidden 15/Apr/14 Lead rpt
jcw ??/2014 -
with Simon Richardson
Rankers ??/2014 Lead
ewan i 01/Dec/13 Lead O/S
with fergus
Fergus Cuthill 12/Oct/13 Lead rpt
with CalumC
daWalt 05/Oct/13 Lead β

excellent route; tiz bold.

with Lisa
Stuart Macfarlane 05/Oct/13 2nd
with Jeanie
HaddRoots 28/Sep/13 Lead O/S
mhamiltonj 28/Sep/13 2nd O/S
with Joseph, Ian Howie
olekemi 22/Sep/13 2nd rpt
with Mark G
Hidden 18/Sep/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 08/Sep/13 2nd O/S
Hidden 05/Sep/13 2nd rpt
Hidden ?/Sep/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 19/Aug/13 2nd O/S
Hidden 18/Aug/13 -
Hidden 18/Aug/13 -
Hidden 10/Aug/13 Lead O/S
niallk 10/Aug/13 2nd

A touch (but only a touch) bold at the crux. I thought the lower sections were a bit scrappy and it's a little over-rated, though still good.

with Pam
StuMsg 04/Aug/13 Lead O/S
noemie5438 21/Jul/13 2nd O/S
with Anna, Amy Goodill
Thoms6974 19/Jul/13 Lead O/S
with Marcus
fireloveswater 19/Jul/13 2nd O/S
with Andy Thomson
yehti 17/Jul/13 Lead

Good positive holds on intimidatingly exposed rock

girlymonkey 17/Jul/13 2nd
Hidden 16/Jul/13 Lead
noemie5438 16/Jul/13 2nd O/S
with Andrew Kesterton
Tubs 01/Jul/13 2nd O/S
with Alan S, Callan
Elsier 29/Jun/13 2nd
with Adrian
Hidden 19/Jun/13 2nd rpt
ephraim 17/Jun/13 Lead O/S
with Dave B.
hepy 07/Jun/13 2nd
Hidden 07/Jun/13 Lead
johannes 02/Jun/13 Lead O/S

Quite a lot of gear if you take the time to look for it. Only very few moves that really are a bit runout.

Nille 02/Jun/13 2nd O/S
with Jonathan, johannes
Hidden 02/Jun/13 2nd
malone 02/Jun/13 2nd
olekemi 01/Jun/13 2nd O/S
with John C
jfmchivall 01/Jun/13 Lead O/S
with Ole Kemi
Stuart Macfarlane 26/May/13 2nd
with Jeanie
Hidden 12/May/13 2nd O/S
Hidden 30/Apr/13 Lead O/S
dwisniewski 27/Feb/13 Lead O/S
with Jess, Sam Williams
Hidden ??/2013 -
b-mouse ??/2013 2nd
girlymonkey 05/Oct/12 2nd
Hidden ?/Oct/12 Lead
Jay.Carr 23/Sep/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 23/Sep/12 AltLd rpt
JonnyCrimper 23/Sep/12 AltLd O/S

lead the second pitch from the peg. Awesome climb.

with Ben
samwillo 23/Sep/12 Lead
with Lairig Climbing Club
Hidden 15/Sep/12 Lead O/S
Ross L 15/Sep/12 2nd O/S
with Keith M
Gadameer 04/Sep/12 2nd
Hidden 02/Sep/12 Lead RP
gforce 01/Sep/12 2nd rpt
Hidden 26/Aug/12 Lead
s kennedy ?/Aug/12 Lead O/S
with gus, neil mosgrove
Hidden 25/Jul/12 TR rpt
Fiona Reid 21/Jul/12 2nd

Very good

with Mike
Mike-W-99 21/Jul/12 Lead O/S

Excellent. Bold above the peg but on good holds.

with Fiona
Hidden 21/Jul/12 2nd β
madeleine 09/Jun/12 Lead O/S
with Ry
smollett 04/Jun/12 Lead
with jurga
Jurga 04/Jun/12 2nd
with James
Hidden 27/May/12 2nd O/S
Hidden 26/May/12 Lead O/S
Stuart Macfarlane 20/May/12 Lead O/S
with Jeanie
aalper 20/May/12 Lead O/S
with Cris
peter.herd 16/May/12 Lead
with Rory Brown
Hidden 16/May/12 2nd
lorens holm 06/May/12 2nd O/S
with Oscar
b-mouse ?/May/12 -
Hidden ?/May/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 31/Mar/12 Lead O/S
Fultonius 31/Mar/12 Lead O/S
t_stork 30/Mar/12 Lead
with Steve Addy
Hidden 17/Mar/12 Lead O/S
oliverk 10/Mar/12 Lead

Quite bold at the top

Anna_wells ?/Mar/12 Lead
with TIM
Tim_Gomersall ?/Mar/12 2nd
with ANNA
Hidden ??/2012 -
alan moore ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 Lead
Hidden ??/2012 Lead
Hidden 16/Oct/11 Lead rpt
Hidden 09/Oct/11 Lead
robertmichaeladams 24/Sep/11 2nd
with Andy H, Andi
Hidden 24/Sep/11 2nd
a_hein 24/Sep/11 Lead O/S
cat22 27/Aug/11 Lead rpt
with Flick
Hidden 27/Aug/11 2nd
Stephi 21/Aug/11 Lead O/S
with Alper
Hidden 09/Aug/11 2nd rpt
Hidden 29/Jul/11 -
Hidden 14/Jul/11 2nd O/S
whistler 12/Jul/11 Solo rpt


joeydurkin 04/Jul/11 2nd
with Jockey
Hidden 02/Jul/11 Lead O/S
Alor_lab 02/Jul/11 Lead O/S

My second trad - liked it a lot! was fun :)

with Stephen Barrass
kagreen 20/Jun/11 -
with Dave Cooke
Wojttek 19/Jun/11 Lead rpt
with Ilona
abbeywall 05/Jun/11 Lead

crux is thought provoking and exciting onto the ledge above gear after having to leave the big pockets

with K
Hidden 30/May/11 Lead O/S
Old_Nick_S 01/May/11 Lead

Such a good route that I had to let Irene climb it. Just as pleasantly scary on the 2nd half as the first time, three weeks before, but there is enough gear if you look. e.g. The big pocket has enough room for a big nut on the left and your fingers on the right.

with Irene
cat22 17/Apr/11 Lead rpt
with Mike
bnewman 17/Apr/11 2nd

Excellent climbing but pretty runout for VS. Good lead by Ryan.

Blakclaw 17/Apr/11 2nd
with Wattie Taylor
jess 16/Apr/11 Lead rpt
with martin
Hidden 16/Apr/11 2nd
Old_Nick_S 10/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Frazer
Jandors 09/Apr/11 Lead rpt
with Greg Blower
Tdavy01 09/Apr/11 AltLd dog
gforce 09/Apr/11 Lead rpt
with Emma
Rickrick 09/Apr/11 -
RocKalina ?/Apr/11 2nd
Hidden ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 Lead
lorens holm ??/2011 Lead O/S
with Euan
lorens holm ??/2011 Lead O/S
with Nicola, Alex P, Oscar
daWalt 31/Oct/10 2nd O/S
with TC
Hidden 31/Oct/10 Lead
Ian Campbell 26/Sep/10 Lead O/S
DundeeDave 02/Sep/10 2nd rpt
Rog Wilko 31/Aug/10 Lead

This route is worth half an hour of anyone's time. People who think it should be HVS clearly haven't done many HVSs! You do have to climb above your gear, but the crux isn't hard, easy 4c on good holds, and any experienced VS leader should have no trouble. Great route - nice climbing in a lovely position.

with Debbie Wilkinson
Hidden 20/Aug/10 2nd
Andy Chubb 13/Aug/10 Lead

Brilliant route

with Guy Hustinx
Hidden 08/Aug/10 2nd dnf
Hidden 08/Aug/10 Lead O/S
franksnb 31/Jul/10 Lead β

abbed down the line by accident, I could'nt help myself having a good look at the gear placements. Keith gave me some info as well. with the fear dissipated I found it much easier than I should have. nice climbing.

with Emma, keith
Hidden 30/Jul/10 Lead
Hidden 17/Jul/10 2nd
BallsOfSteel 17/Jul/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 13/Jul/10 2nd O/S
CharlieMack 13/Jul/10 Lead O/S
Hamfunk 27/Jun/10 Lead O/S

Fantastic Route! Pity the wind was trying to take me off the crag and i spent 45 min on the massive pockets, trying to man up for the crux!!

stuart.a.adams 27/Jun/10 2nd O/S
with Hamish
nic243 27/Jun/10 2nd O/S
with Hamish
Lawrie Brand 26/Jun/10 Lead O/S

A great VS, plenty of gear if you looks for it..

with Sarah Laing
Hidden 26/Jun/10 2nd O/S
s crombie 20/Jun/10 AltLd
TonyThePrawn 12/Jun/10 Lead O/S

Fairly cheeky run out after the peg!

with Shivas
Shivas 12/Jun/10 2nd dog

Awesome run although found it tough towards top! Made it though and very pleased with self!

with Tony The Prawn
Hidden 02/Jun/10 Lead rpt
amy 22/May/10 2nd
with Dave Farnell
KeithAlexander 15/May/10 2nd O/S

seemed quite exposed and high in the grade, great airy position

GraemeDiack 15/May/10 Lead O/S

Long sections with poor/no gear. PR is bomber.

Hidden 08/May/10 2nd O/S
telemarker 08/May/10 Lead dnf

Got past the peg to the pockets no bother. Got some gear in but just didnt have it/couldnt work it out. I will be back.

with Clare Houlker
BrettB ?/Apr/10 Lead O/S
stewart100 28/Mar/10 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2010 -
lisafer ??/2010 -
kdlauder 11/Oct/09 2nd rpt
with andy bowman
Hidden 30/Sep/09 Lead O/S
Roberttaylor 20/Sep/09 Lead O/S

Great climb. Led, placing last protection just above the peg. Did not have correct cam for the pocket so climbed the crux facing a 14-15m swing. Lovely route, well worth doing.

with Freshers assorted
Fergus Cuthill 20/Sep/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 20/Sep/09 Lead
cashley 19/Sep/09 Lead
with adam
Simon Osborne 12/Sep/09 Lead
Hidden 07/Sep/09 2nd
Ian Jones 02/Sep/09 Lead rpt

Did I miss a runner? This felt bold for the grade and I had done it before.

with Pavla Pospichalova
sebrider 22/Aug/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 22/Aug/09 2nd
Bapetheed1 22/Aug/09 2nd O/S
with Allan T
Hidden 10/Aug/09 -
thebat 08/Aug/09 2nd
with Ontour
stuartmunn 06/Aug/09 Lead O/S
with Chris Barnett
cat22 02/Aug/09 Lead
with Mike
benclimbing 02/Aug/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 25/Jul/09 2nd O/S
andymoin 25/Jul/09 Lead rpt
with Danni
Neil Mackenzie 25/Jul/09 2nd

attempted a variation finish, didnt happen so came down and let warren do normal route. might try to get the finish, was some nice crazy moves ;-)

with Warren
adw07 25/Jul/09 Lead

good route, not as hard as i thought and even easier without people below trying to direct us onto an e6

Jandors 25/Jul/09 Lead O/S
with Alan Welsh
Ian Jones 04/Jul/09 Lead β
with Mike Vernon
Hidden 07/Jun/09 Lead rpt
Hidden 06/Jun/09 Lead O/S
jameslord 06/Jun/09 2nd
Sandy Simpson 31/May/09 AltLd
with brian duthie
Mike H 26/May/09 2nd
with Jamie Smith
Hidden 24/May/09 2nd
Hidden 26/Apr/09 Lead β
Hidden 25/Apr/09 Lead β
iceicebaby 22/Apr/09 2nd O/S

Superb. Once on the nicest VS routes I can think on. Good lead by Sam in very strong winds!

simon_D 13/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with Pete Stack
Hidden 05/Apr/09 2nd
Drapes 05/Apr/09 2nd
with Rosie Goolden
whistler 21/Mar/09 AltLd O/S
with Anna
Anna_wells 21/Mar/09 AltLd
with pete
BRUCESTRAC ??/2009 -
Ianshand ??/2009 -
with Lewis Jones + Barry Butchart
dav_713 ??/2009 Lead O/S
with Glenda, John Wall, Gil Von Gavel
jess ??/2009 Lead O/S
with martin
welshmidget ??/2009 Lead O/S
with Noodles Junior
James Prowse ??/2009 Lead
Smelly Fox 28/Sep/08 Lead rpt
Hidden 28/Sep/08 Lead O/S
michael83 28/Sep/08 Lead β
with Mark, Tris
Hidden 28/Sep/08 2nd
mike_r_c 27/Sep/08 2nd O/S
kdlauder 27/Sep/08 Lead rpt
with Mike C
R0bbie 22/Sep/08 Lead O/S
with Fin
burto 21/Sep/08 Lead rpt
with jonny and theresa
joe larner 21/Sep/08 Lead O/S
with EUMC
AndyL 21/Sep/08 Lead
with Clair and Jamie
JamieSparkes 21/Sep/08 2nd O/S
JdotP 21/Sep/08 Lead O/S

Can't remember who I was climbing with for this route...

groovypiper 08/Sep/08 Lead O/S
with David Strachan
Andy Moles 29/Aug/08 Lead β
with Burton
AndyP 27/Jul/08 Lead O/S

A great route. It fully deserves the 3 stars that the SMC give it. It's steep, sustained for the grade and nicely exposed. The gear is no more than adequate and thin for the top half of the route. This is one of the best crag (not high hill crag) VS's that I've done. The timing was perfect as well; the forecast rain arrived just as Graham topped out.

with Graham
Hidden 07/Jun/08 2nd
Hidden 24/May/08 2nd
mshorter 23/May/08 Lead O/S
with stark
ellis1 23/May/08 Lead rpt

I've seconded this route a couple of times and finally plucked up the courage to lead it. A fantastic route, quite airy towards the top, but it's next morning and i'm still grinning. :)

rusty_nails 23/May/08 2nd rpt

Ellis lead clean, i followed. Bolder than i remember...

Scampie 18/May/08 2nd β
with Tom Foot and Mike McFarlane
Ally Baba 27/Apr/08 Lead O/S
with Gav Swinton
Ally Baba 27/Apr/08 Lead O/S
with Gav Swinton
Hidden ??/2008 -
TrollJester ??/2008 Lead O/S
with VARIOUS Throughout 80's+90's
Hidden 03/Nov/07 2nd
Alexander123 21/Oct/07 AltLd O/S

Pretty scary leading boldly through the slab and onto the small ledge. awsome route though

Watty 21/Oct/07 AltLd O/S
with A.Watt
Hidden 13/Oct/07 Lead
Hidden ?/Oct/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 09/Sep/07 Lead rpt
dodfoster 08/Sep/07 Lead O/S
with dave sandercock
Hidden 02/Sep/07 2nd dog
francois 01/Sep/07 2nd
with Lorna and Gunnar
andymoin 15/Jul/07 Lead O/S
with sandy
rusty_nails 01/May/07 Lead dog

Was desperate to bag it before i leave the area. Took about 1.5hr to drag my arse up the 45m single pitch. 1st half of route was great, plenty of protection and holds, got quite bold after that, decided to head left to the crack with the small Rowan tree and top out that way, rather than head up the last section (~5m) without any decent protection

with Ellis Lawrence, Phil Hudson
Dirk Wallis 12/Apr/07 2nd
richardr ?/Apr/07 -
Hidden ??/2007 -
Chris L Hill ??/2007 Lead O/S
CurlyStevo ??/2007 Lead

Found plenty of protection but perhaps not obvious or exactly where you want it - never more than about 2-3 metres between runners. I'd say middle of the grade or there about, crux easy for 4c, VS 4b may be more appropriate.

Hidden 30/Sep/06 Lead O/S
Hidden 08/Sep/06 AltLd
Brown 12/Aug/06 Lead O/S
with Paul
ellis1 11/Aug/06 2nd O/S
with Phil Hudson
ruggystunts 22/Jun/06 2nd
with Kev&Andy
kjbix 22/Jun/06 -
andyinglis ?/Jun/06 Lead
with Matthew B
frecro ??/2006 2nd
with malcolm h-s
Roch 18/Sep/05 Lead
Smelly Fox 25/Aug/05 2nd
Jamie B ?/Sep/04 Lead
with Nicola Seal
RAK 31/Jul/04 Lead
with Lauri
whispering nic ?/May/04 -
with Graham Doig
Dangerous Dave ??/2004 Lead O/S
with sambo
dave o 09/Sep/03 Lead O/S
with Julia H
Hidden 09/Sep/03 2nd O/S
brianrunner ?/May/03 Lead

Nice pitch

with martina
barney_edin ?/Oct/02 Lead
Yourlead 13/Jul/02 2nd
with Graham Penny
Hidden ?/May/01 Lead O/S
Yourlead 10/Jun/00 Lead
with Raymond Simpson
Bruce Kerr 10/Jun/00 Lead
with Jenny Kerr
Spade ?/Apr/00 2nd
graeme gatherer ??/2000 -
Yourlead 28/Aug/99 2nd
with Graham Penny
IanD353 ?/Aug/99 Lead O/S
with Howard
Rob Davies ?/Aug/99 Lead

I have no recollection of doing this!

D Tempest 11/Jul/98 Lead
greenroom ??/1998 -
stugreen75 ??/1998 2nd O/S
Yourlead 20/Apr/97 TR
with Brian
Hidden ??/1997 Lead O/S
DundeeDave 18/Jun/96 2nd
with Matt (Ben's flat mate), Al Cairns, Ben Hughes
Iain Thow 18/Jul/95 Lead

One of the best outcrop routes in Scotland

with Phil Green
pingora 13/Jul/95 -
auld al ?/May/95 Lead O/S
Stuart S 01/May/94 Lead O/S
with Walter Taylor
Hidden ??/1993 Lead
Yourlead 16/Jun/91 2nd
with John Bocher, Graham Penny
Hidden 18/May/91 2nd O/S
Yourlead 01/Aug/90 2nd
with Doug Rennie
Hidden 13/Jun/90 Lead O/S
Yourlead 01/Apr/90 2nd
with Graham Penny
Dave Douglas 20/Feb/88 Lead O/S
with Bruce Strachan
Hidden 08/Aug/87 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Sep/85 Lead O/S
Gordon Stainforth 07/Aug/84 Solo
amcleish ??/1984 -
amcleish ??/1984 -
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