Nailed it... After 4 months of not doing any climbing decide that it made sense to work myself back in by leading this bold pitch. Was a little shaky at the start need to get my head game back.
(31.9.10). Got back on this epic today and linked it clean, no longer has the two rest but doesn't make it much harder at the bottom tbh, Found it fair for the grade and the crux is pretty foot thin if am being honest, a truly big lead to try.
dmacmorris - Lead RP - 25/Aug/15 with Del
2 falls. lovely route
ejj - 2nd - 10/Jun/15
Stevie989 - TR β - 31/Oct/14
fuzzysheep01 - TR RP - 31/Oct/14 with Stevie
gjd - TR rpt - 07/Sep/14
olekemi - TR dnf - 04/Sep/14 with Mark G
Top-roped twice first
alex_arthur - Lead RP - 30/Aug/14 with Kyle
redjerry - Lead β - 25/Aug/14 with Fiend
Hidden - TR dog - 13/Jul/14
Hidden - TR - 13/Jul/14
Headpointed using preplaced gear. Now to place it on lead.
EBailey - Lead RP - 19/Jun/14
First E5!!! that was a little scary!!
Willismorris - Lead RP - 23/Apr/14 with euanryan
3rd go clean, then several clean ascents after that. Still not ballsy enough to get on the lead though...
euanryan - TR RP - 23/Apr/14 with Willis
ctbaird - TR RP - 22/Nov/13
Clean twice more on TR before. I got to the crux but didn't want to commit to the move around the corner but managed to reach my ropes.
Harry Holmes - Solo dnf - 17/Jul/13
4 times clean on the shunt. Suppose I'll have to lead it now.
Harry Holmes - TR RP - 16/Jul/13
Hidden - TR dog - 11/Jul/13
Three go's on TR, second two clean...
JLS - TR rpt - 11/Jul/13 with Koon M.
Hidden - TR - 11/Jul/13
Koon - TR RP - 10/Jul/13 with John Sharples
a bit harder at the start since the piece fell off.
gjd - TR rpt - 22/Jun/13 with Sam Burns
Felt better this time, rock was cleaner and less damp. Move around the corner still as hard.
Roberttaylor - TR dog - 28/Feb/13 with Thomas Wall
Still not getting this consistently. One move going round the arete) gets me every time. Lower section (up to the jug) seems harder than it was a couple of years ago?
Roberttaylor - TR dog - 12/Feb/13
james mcclung - TR dog - 11/Nov/12
Mossdawg - TR dog - 11/Nov/12 with james mcclung
Climbed arete direct from quartz band, didn't know that people stepped right into blade runner for gear and jugs. great climb and safe, 4 micro wires equalised in pairs and then climbed on double ropes.
nwdave - Lead RP - 18/Aug/12
Just for the hell of it lol. Self belay.
Denpov - TR rpt - 07/Aug/12
Just to do it better. Self Belay. F, x5
Denpov - TR rpt - 30/Jul/12
4th. delighted. :o) self belay.
Denpov - TR RP - 26/Jul/12
seems kind of improbable, good balance is essential
freyja - TR O/S - 01/Jun/12 with ewan
Self belay 1
Denpov - TR dog - 23/Mar/12
Self Belay. 1
Denpov - TR dog - 19/Mar/12
Hidden - 2nd - 2012
Ruari Brooker - TR dog - 02/Nov/11
redjerry - TR O/S - Jul/11
Hidden - TR RP - 20/Jun/11
Nibs - TR dog - 20/Jun/11 with Kevin
sneaks - TR dog - 20/Jun/11 with janey
HeatReactor - TR dog - 15/Jun/11
Mhairi G - TR RP - 14/Jun/11 with Eve
Milesy - TR - 14/Jun/11
Mhairi G - TR dog - 06/Jun/11 with Patrick
Hidden - TR dnf - 14/May/11
Really nice climbing, really doubt I will ever lead this...insane!
sebrider - 2nd β - 08/May/11 with Topher
Block fallen / removed from 2m and a smaller one from R of arete at upper crux. Starting moves a bit harder for sure.
Dr Toph - Lead rpt - 08/May/11 with Lasma, Seb
Lasma - 2nd β - 08/May/11 with sebrider, Dr Toph
Mhairi G - TR dog - 03/May/11 with Patrick
got it clean 4 or 5 times now, thinking about getting on the lead :-S
Pat-H - TR - 30/Apr/11 with andy
Definitely a project. Will finish it though.
Josh.Balling - TR dnf - 20/Apr/11 with Chris Boyd, Peter McMaster
Mhairi G - TR dog - 24/Mar/11 with Patrick
Pat-H - TR dog - 24/Mar/11 with mhairi
Score! Honestly felt easier on lead than on toprope cos there was more at stake! Filled the crack with 4 micros equalised by using twin ropes (thanks Topher). The gear is better than people make it out to be. Brassy microwires worked best.
Alejandro S - Lead RP - 17/Aug/10 with Brendan
jamiefoxen - TR rpt - 22/Jul/10
a long term project methinks. way above my grade right now
THardSevere - TR dnf - 16/May/10 with tom rust
Hidden - TR dog - 16/May/10
o dear. the moves are kinda there but need linked big time!!!!
rustyclimber91 - TR dog - 16/May/10 with tom hs
As Tom says, a long-term project!
ladislav - TR dnf - 16/May/10 with Thomas Henderson Schwartz, Tom Rust
KeithAlexander - TR dog - 11/May/10 with Graeme Diack
GraemeDiack - TR dog - 11/May/10 with Keith Alexander
first thing i've headpointed, went nice and smoothly.
Andy Moles - Lead RP - 10/Mar/10 with Liam, Ferdia
Liam Ingram - 2nd - 10/Mar/10 with Andy Moles
rested on the crux
ferdia - TR - 10/Mar/10 with Andy
rclarke - Lead RP - 09/Mar/10 with Dave Brigham
Liam Ingram - TR - 09/Mar/10 with Jamie Sparkes
not close today
JamieSparkes - TR - 09/Mar/10 with Liam Ingram
pete87abs - TR rpt - 06/Mar/10 with Richard Clarke
jackse - TR - 2010
Hidden - TR dog - 22/Oct/09
easy when you know how...
Dr Toph - Lead RP - 22/Oct/09 with Ed
finally got this, may have been a little tension in the rope so going to have to get back on it. still an outstanding route mind!
JamieSparkes - TR RP - 17/Oct/09 with Robert Taylor
Took the fall three times trying to do the crux the hard way. Numpty!
Gear crack was full of mud, take a thin nut tool up to clean out the placements!
Dr Toph - Lead dog - 15/Oct/09
Liam Ingram - TR - 14/Oct/09 with Peter Sajjad
JamieSparkes - TR dog - 14/Oct/09 with Jamie Foxen
first climb done with head torch.
jamiefoxen - TR rpt - 14/Oct/09
allyrocke - TR dog - 13/Oct/09 with Robbie
paulpitcher - TR RP - 12/Oct/09 with Tim
A fantastic climb with a brilliant set of moves.
willjh - TR O/S - 20/Sep/09 with Jamface
Hidden - 02/Sep/09
Top roped a couple of times then soloed it, more like E6, serious!
willackers - Solo RP - 16/Jun/09 with Cassidy, Cobes, DAbeast
Cassidy - Solo RP - 16/Jun/09 with Cobra, Will, Duboost
Climbed it without knowing the grade, well chuffed I did it without falling off. As for leading it...not on your life!
Fiona Reid - TR - 03/May/09 with Mike
1 session. Top roped clean first time, another go on toprope. Then...the clean lead. Worldclass! First E5
dj_brigham05 - Lead RP - 08/Apr/09 with Don Macrae
Hidden - Lead RP - 08/Apr/09
Hidden - Lead β - 20/Mar/09
Hidden - 2nd - 20/Mar/09
Top roped out of interest. Sparse!
ShoePolice - TR dog - 21/Feb/09 with Kate & Duncs
Hidden - Lead β - 06/Dec/08
kept losing footing on the quartz band, will do it clean with new shoes.
JamieSparkes - TR dog - 29/Nov/08
Hidden - TR O/S - 15/Nov/08
Was half way up then it started to rain! no chance of completion, maybe the weather gods will favor me another day.
AlexanderBuglass - TR dnf - 22/Oct/08 with Micheal Montgomery
Magnificent. One to lead in the future...
McBirdy - TR O/S - 06/Sep/08 with Helen Darvill
Hidden - TR dog - 30/Aug/08
lelaitcondense - TR - 21/Jul/08
MonkeyDawson - TR O/S - 08/Jun/08
andymoin - TR dog - 14/May/08 with Chemhoyish
beegsyboy - TR β - 09/May/08 with Neil C
Top roped it cleanly, but crack for gear choked with mud so no chance to have a proper look at the almost worthless placements!
andyinglis - TR - 05/May/08 with Monica
Hidden - TR - 05/May/08
jaybob - TR - Feb/08 with ally
Russ82 - 2008
Lawrie Brand - TR rpt - 30/Aug/07 with Shunt
Building up to the lead. Absolutely terrifying!
Stewart B - TR O/S - 20/Jul/07 with Karen McIntyre
marcfoggo - TR - May/07 with Grant Bruce
Hidden - TR dog - 28/Apr/07
westaway - Lead O/S - 2007
managed to find some gear but its only to make you feel better as i doubt it would hold!
dodfoster - Lead RP - 03/Nov/06 with jake rogers
Just trying out something harder. Maybe in a few years!
beegsyboy - TR dnf - 05/Jul/06
Lawrie Brand - TR dog - 15/Jun/06 with Angie Taylor
paulpitcher - TR RP - May/06 with Angus Dell
pocketsarah - TR - 2006
PeteH - TR O/S - 2006 with Adam Nelson
fireman_al - Lead rpt - Jan/04 with Paul McDonald
Neil Adams - TR O/S - 2004
samwelli - TR - 22/Feb/03 with Reuben Brown
stugreen75 - TR O/S - 2000
plain kitten - 2000
Completed after TR Practice, still hard!
Scottish78 - Lead RP - 13/May/99 with David Lawrance
An impressive lead by Will in slimy conditions, too hard for me!
Chad123 - 2nd dog - 1998 with Will
greenroom - Lead O/S - 1998
Hidden - TR RP - 1997
Dave Musgrove Jnr - Lead O/S - 13/May/94
Jon Read - Solo RP - Jul/92 with Andy Dixon
Hidden - TR rpt - 03/Jun/92
innes - Lead RP - 1991
Dave Douglas - Lead RP - 14/Sep/90
Neil R - TR - 18/Aug/90 with Sharon
Hidden - TR O/S - 13/Jun/90
mark mcgowan01 - 1984 with Colin Gourley
Paula Hamilton-Gibson - TR - Jun/80
neil3965 - TR O/S - 1980
don.husband - 1980