A great line that should be reserved for a great lead. Balance up the bold arete to a good hold, then move up and left to the thin crack of Death is the Hunter. Fill this with small wires, step back down, then move up and right to the arete. The bold and committing climbing above (crux) is best finished direct.

D. Cuthbertson 1982

Ticklists: Central Belt Extremes, Central Belt - Local Classics, Glasgow Climbers Whistlestop, Progression.

ESmith ?/Sep TR dog
dmacmorris 25/Aug Lead RP

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.

with Del
ejj 10/Jun 2nd

2 falls. lovely route

Stevie989 31/Oct/14 TR β
fuzzysheep01 31/Oct/14 TR RP
with Stevie
gjd 07/Sep/14 TR rpt
olekemi 04/Sep/14 TR dnf


with Mark G
alex_arthur 30/Aug/14 Lead RP

Top-roped twice first

with Kyle
redjerry 25/Aug/14 Lead β
with Fiend
Hidden 13/Jul/14 TR dog
Hidden 13/Jul/14 TR
EBailey 19/Jun/14 Lead RP

Headpointed using preplaced gear. Now to place it on lead.

Willismorris 23/Apr/14 Lead RP

First E5!!! that was a little scary!!

with euanryan
euanryan 23/Apr/14 TR RP

3rd go clean, then several clean ascents after that. Still not ballsy enough to get on the lead though...

with Willis
ctbaird 22/Nov/13 TR RP
Harry Holmes 17/Jul/13 Solo dnf

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 16/Jul/13 TR RP

4 times clean on the shunt. Suppose I'll have to lead it now.

Hidden 11/Jul/13 TR dog
JLS 11/Jul/13 TR rpt

Three go's on TR, second two clean...

with Koon
Hidden 11/Jul/13 TR
Koon 10/Jul/13 TR RP
gjd 22/Jun/13 TR rpt

a bit harder at the start since the piece fell off.

with Sam Burns
Roberttaylor 28/Feb/13 TR dog

Felt better this time, rock was cleaner and less damp. Move around the corner still as hard.

with Thomas Wall
Roberttaylor 12/Feb/13 TR dog

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?

james mcclung 11/Nov/12 TR dog
Mossdawg 11/Nov/12 TR dog
nwdave 18/Aug/12 Lead RP

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.

Denpov 07/Aug/12 TR rpt

Just for the hell of it lol. Self belay.

Denpov 30/Jul/12 TR rpt

Just to do it better. Self Belay. F, x5

Denpov 26/Jul/12 TR RP

4th. delighted. :o) self belay.

freyja 01/Jun/12 TR O/S

seems kind of improbable, good balance is essential

with ewan
Denpov 23/Mar/12 TR dog

Self belay 1

Denpov 19/Mar/12 TR dog

Self Belay. 1

Hidden ??/2012 2nd
Ruari Brooker 02/Nov/11 TR dog
redjerry ?/Jul/11 TR O/S
Hidden 20/Jun/11 TR RP
Nibs 20/Jun/11 TR dog
with Kevin
sneaks 20/Jun/11 TR dog
with janey
HeatReactor 15/Jun/11 TR dog
Mhairi G 14/Jun/11 TR RP
with Eve
Milesy 14/Jun/11 TR
Mhairi G 06/Jun/11 TR dog
with Patrick
Hidden 14/May/11 TR dnf
sebrider 08/May/11 2nd β

Really nice climbing, really doubt I will ever lead this...insane!

with Topher
Dr Toph 08/May/11 Lead rpt

Block fallen / removed from 2m and a smaller one from R of arete at upper crux. Starting moves a bit harder for sure.

with Lasma, Seb
Lasma 08/May/11 2nd β
with sebrider, Dr Toph
Mhairi G 03/May/11 TR dog
with Patrick
Pat-H 30/Apr/11 TR

got it clean 4 or 5 times now, thinking about getting on the lead :-S

with andy
Josh.Balling 20/Apr/11 TR dnf

Definitely a project. Will finish it though.

with Chris Boyd, Peter McMaster
Mhairi G 24/Mar/11 TR dog
with Patrick
Pat-H 24/Mar/11 TR dog
with mhairi
Alejandro S 17/Aug/10 Lead RP

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.

with Brendan
jamiefoxen 22/Jul/10 TR rpt
THardSevere 16/May/10 TR dnf

a long term project methinks. way above my grade right now

Hidden 16/May/10 TR dog
rustyclimber91 16/May/10 TR dog

o dear. the moves are kinda there but need linked big time!!!!

with tom hs
ladislav 16/May/10 TR dnf

As Tom says, a long-term project!

KeithAlexander 11/May/10 TR dog
GraemeDiack 11/May/10 TR dog
Andy Moles 10/Mar/10 Lead RP

first thing i've headpointed, went nice and smoothly.

with Liam, Ferdia
Liam Ingram 10/Mar/10 2nd
ferdia 10/Mar/10 TR

rested on the crux

with Andy
rclarke 09/Mar/10 Lead RP
Liam Ingram 09/Mar/10 TR

Nearly clean!

JamieSparkes 09/Mar/10 TR

not close today

pete87abs 06/Mar/10 TR rpt
jackse ??/2010 TR
Hidden 22/Oct/09 TR dog
Dr Toph 22/Oct/09 Lead RP

easy when you know how...

with Ed
JamieSparkes 17/Oct/09 TR RP

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!

Dr Toph 15/Oct/09 Lead dog

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!

Liam Ingram 14/Oct/09 TR
with Peter Sajjad
JamieSparkes 14/Oct/09 TR dog

Hold lost!

jamiefoxen 14/Oct/09 TR rpt

first climb done with head torch.

allyrocke 13/Oct/09 TR dog
with Robbie
paulpitcher 12/Oct/09 TR RP
with Tim
willjh 20/Sep/09 TR O/S

A fantastic climb with a brilliant set of moves.

with Jamface
Hidden 02/Sep/09 -
willackers 16/Jun/09 Solo RP

Top roped a couple of times then soloed it, more like E6, serious!

with Cassidy, Cobes, DAbeast
Cassidy 16/Jun/09 Solo RP
with Cobra, Will, Duboost
Fiona Reid 03/May/09 TR

Climbed it without knowing the grade, well chuffed I did it without falling off. As for leading it...not on your life!

with Mike
dj_brigham05 08/Apr/09 Lead RP

1 session. Top roped clean first time, another go on toprope. Then...the clean lead. Worldclass! First E5

Hidden 08/Apr/09 Lead RP
Hidden 20/Mar/09 Lead β
Hidden 20/Mar/09 2nd
ShoePolice 21/Feb/09 TR dog

Top roped out of interest. Sparse!

with Kate & Duncs
Hidden 06/Dec/08 Lead β
JamieSparkes 29/Nov/08 TR dog

kept losing footing on the quartz band, will do it clean with new shoes.

Hidden 15/Nov/08 TR O/S
AlexanderBuglass 22/Oct/08 TR dnf

Was half way up then it started to rain! no chance of completion, maybe the weather gods will favor me another day.

McBirdy 06/Sep/08 TR O/S

Magnificent. One to lead in the future...

with Helen Darvill
Hidden 30/Aug/08 TR dog
lelaitcondense 21/Jul/08 TR
MonkeyDawson 08/Jun/08 TR O/S
andymoin 14/May/08 TR dog
with Chemhoyish
beegsyboy 09/May/08 TR β
with Neil C
andyinglis 05/May/08 TR

Top roped it cleanly, but crack for gear choked with mud so no chance to have a proper look at the almost worthless placements!

with Monica
Hidden 05/May/08 TR
jaybob ?/Feb/08 TR
with ally
Russ82 ??/2008 -
Lawrie Brand 30/Aug/07 TR rpt
with Shunt
Stewart B 20/Jul/07 TR O/S

Building up to the lead. Absolutely terrifying!

with Karen McIntyre
marcfoggo ?/May/07 TR
with Grant Bruce
Hidden 28/Apr/07 TR dog
westaway ??/2007 Lead O/S
dodfoster 03/Nov/06 Lead RP

managed to find some gear but its only to make you feel better as i doubt it would hold!

with jake rogers
beegsyboy 05/Jul/06 TR dnf

Just trying out something harder. Maybe in a few years!

Lawrie Brand 15/Jun/06 TR dog
with Angie Taylor
paulpitcher ?/May/06 TR RP
with Angus Dell
pocketsarah ??/2006 TR
PeteH ??/2006 TR O/S
with Adam Nelson
fireman_al ?/Jan/04 Lead rpt
with Paul McDonald
Neil Adams ??/2004 TR O/S
samwelli 22/Feb/03 TR
with Reuben Brown
stugreen75 ??/2000 TR O/S
plain kitten ??/2000 -
Scottish78 13/May/99 Lead RP

Completed after TR Practice, still hard!

with David Lawrance
Chad123 ??/1998 2nd dog

An impressive lead by Will in slimy conditions, too hard for me!

with Will
greenroom ??/1998 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/1997 TR RP
Dave Musgrove Jnr 13/May/94 Lead O/S
Jon Read ?/Jul/92 Solo RP
with Andy Dixon
Hidden 03/Jun/92 TR rpt
innes ??/1991 Lead RP
Dave Douglas 14/Sep/90 Lead RP
Neil R 18/Aug/90 TR
with Sharon
Hidden 13/Jun/90 TR O/S
mark mcgowan01 ??/1984 -
with Colin Gourley
Paula Hamilton-Gibson ?/Jun/80 TR
neil3965 ??/1980 TR O/S
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