15m. The right hand edge of the slab, following a shallow groove before stepping onto the arete. Small gear in crack to left.

Ticklists: Ultimate E1 ticklist, Central Belt - Local Classics.

ClimberDateStyleNotes & Partners
Hidden 07/May 2nd O/S
olekemi 07/May Lead rpt
Colin D, Mark G
Hidden 10/Apr Lead β
tomwhitchurch 07/Feb Lead O/S
IggyGoesPop ?/Feb 2nd
Nicholas Wylie 03/Dec/14 Lead O/S
Euan Todd 24/Jul/14 Lead O/S

Pretty bold start, but fairly easy climbing.

Webster 06/Jun/14 2nd O/S

route description slightly confusing, both leader and I stayed on the face of the slab between arÍte and crack, and didn't step right onto arÍte which looked even harder and bolder? gear is shockingly bad until above the crux which is at least 10m up so a serious lead. some "thank fuck" positive holds appear soon after the first good gear

Hidden 06/Jun/14 Lead O/S
olekemi 27/May/14 Lead rpt
Robin W
olekemi 13/May/14 2nd rpt
Mark G
johannes 23/Mar/14 Lead β

after abseil inspection

adie84 ??/2014 -
james1978 ??/2014 -
Hidden ??/2014 -
Dr Toph 28/Sep/13 Solo rpt
gsevans 24/Aug/13 TR
gurumed 22/Aug/13 Lead RP
colinerees 22/Aug/13 2nd rpt
colinerees 13/Aug/13 2nd O/S
gurumed 13/Aug/13 Lead dog

Fell on first piece of gear. Disappointing.

olekemi 10/Aug/13 TR O/S


Brendan 31/Jul/13 Lead RP
Robert, Del
Hidden 11/Jul/13 Lead O/S
Cassidy 11/Jul/13 2nd
Brian Pollock 10/Jul/13 Lead
stewart100 09/Jul/13 2nd O/S
Brian Pollock
James90 07/Jul/13 2nd
dave, Marnoch
David Stevens 07/Jul/13 Lead O/S
Marnoch Hamillton-Jones, James Priestly
mhamiltonj 07/Jul/13 2nd O/S
Hidden 03/Jul/13 Lead rpt
Hidden 18/Jun/13 2nd rpt
Gabe Oliver 18/Jun/13 Lead O/S

totally beaut! one of the best E1s to date :)

Hidden 18/Jun/13 Lead O/S
gjd 16/Jun/13 2nd rpt
Sam Burns
Timothy Miller ?/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 28/May/13 Lead
tomosb 17/May/13 Lead
Darren Thompson
Macleod 07/Apr/13 Lead O/S

Bold, size 0 c3 or similar very useful.

ronan, carolyn
RKernan 07/Apr/13 2nd
Carolyn Mills, Alasdair MacLeod
james mcclung 03/Mar/13 TR O/S
Mossdawg 03/Mar/13 TR O/S
matthew885 ??/2013 Lead
Dougie Harvey 25/Jul/12 Lead rpt
Hidden 20/Jul/12 2nd
Harry Holmes 01/Jul/12 Lead O/S
cat22 01/Jul/12 2nd rpt
horsefeathers 01/Jul/12 2nd O/S
gjd 05/May/12 Lead rpt
Koon 05/May/12 2nd
Chad123 22/Apr/12 Lead rpt

Ground fall prospects before first decent gear, but no hard moves, so E2 5a would be fairer?? Nice climbing though, best finished up the arete...

timcussins 29/Mar/12 Lead O/S
Dr Toph 04/Mar/12 Solo rpt
Hidden 19/Sep/11 TR O/S
Hidden 18/Sep/11 2nd rpt
stevebarratt 18/Sep/11 Lead O/S
Adam Lincoln 04/Sep/11 Lead O/S
John 'B' Hutchinson 02/Sep/11 Lead O/S

Another belter. Small cams useful!

Matthew Thompson
D_Wills 31/Aug/11 TR
shugsan 25/Jul/11 Lead rpt
libby.southgate 25/Jul/11 2nd O/S
Euan Boyd
Hidden 14/Jun/11 2nd
Hidden 14/Jun/11 2nd O/S
stewnew 27/May/11 Lead O/S
Ginger McGrath 22/May/11 Lead β

had the beta on the first bit of gear

emily tickle, louise
Mhairi G 03/May/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 03/May/11 2nd O/S
Pat-H 30/Apr/11 Lead

abbed down first to see if there was gear, only to forget and climb up past the best looking placement, D'oh.

Hidden 30/Apr/11 2nd
thomasaneurinsmith 28/Apr/11 2nd
John Nelson
Robert93 20/Apr/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 16/Apr/11 2nd O/S
MarcusP 09/Apr/11 Lead dog
Oscar, Joe
R0bbie 07/Apr/11 Lead O/S

Abseiled down first to check that there were in fact gear placements in dirty looking thin crack on the left. Was happy to discover some artificial looking slots for cams. I wouldn't recommend this one unless like me, you had the use of several small cams.

Smelly Fox 24/Mar/11 Lead O/S

Superb climbing!

Heather Fox
kirigoss 07/Nov/10 TR O/S
JasonK 11/Sep/10 Lead
Denpov 13/Aug/10 TR dog

Self-belayed. 1 fall

Denpov 13/Aug/10 TR rpt


sebrider 22/Jul/10 Lead O/S


jamiefoxen 22/Jul/10 Lead O/S
sophiecb 22/Jul/10 2nd
Alejandro S 17/Jul/10 2nd

Not bad, but Gold Rush around the corner or Gold Bug on the arete are much nicer climbs in my opinion.

Dr Toph 09/Jul/10 Solo rpt
Lawrie Brand 22/Jun/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 02/Jun/10 Lead
Euan Strachan 29/Apr/10 Lead rpt

Awesome lead, requires a 00 friend! Plenty of rest places on this route

Liam Ingram 09/Mar/10 2nd O/S
JamieSparkes 09/Mar/10 Lead β
rob askew 05/Mar/10 Lead O/S
phil jennings
Phil Jennings 05/Mar/10 2nd O/S
salix ??/2010 Lead O/S
Hidden 29/Nov/09 2nd
Euan Strachan 15/Oct/09 2nd O/S
Tropher, Henward
dj_brigham05 12/Oct/09 Lead O/S
rclarke 12/Oct/09 2nd O/S


Hidden 13/Aug/09 TR O/S
MonkeyDawson 10/Aug/09 Lead rpt
Neil Redgrave
Ally Gillies 14/May/09 2nd O/S
French Erick 16/Apr/09 AltLd
stuart mcfarlane, andy clark
Hidden 05/Apr/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 02/Apr/09 Lead O/S
westaway 28/Mar/09 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Mar/09 2nd
Hidden 21/Jan/09 Lead dnf
JamieSparkes 21/Jan/09 Lead dnf

Similar reasons as Dave - looked ok initially, then turned out to be damp and bold.

Robert Watts ??/2009 -
Ally Gillies ??/2009 -
stuaart 21/Sep/08 2nd O/S
Mister John Nelson
McBirdy 06/Sep/08 Lead O/S

Thin - needs micros, and even then not well protected.

Helen Darvill
goingupintheworld 05/Sep/08 TR
auchtubhmor1 ?/Jul/08 -
decs 10/Jun/08 2nd

I set off up this on the lead but then decided it would be much more sensible to use the rope gun.

Chad123 10/Jun/08 AltLd rpt

Happy to be rope gun on this one! Not really my favourite kind of climbing - sustained small holds up a slab, but fun enough....2 stars max

Sam and Duncan
Hidden 16/May/08 Lead O/S
Dougie Harvey 07/May/08 Lead O/S
Pete Entwistle
Pete.ent 07/May/08 2nd
beegsyboy 16/Mar/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 17/Feb/08 2nd
zebidee 17/Jun/07 2nd dog
Kevin Croft
oliverk 22/May/07 2nd
Hidden 05/May/07 TR
jonnie3430 28/Mar/07 Lead O/S
Stewart B 17/Feb/07 Lead O/S

Nice route, fluffed it at the crux a little. Very thin - crux comes before any decent pro

Mike, Ben, Paul
el diablo ??/2007 -
Roch 30/Apr/06 2nd
Neil Adams ??/2006 Lead O/S
Ross Barnes ?/Jul/05 Lead
graemecook ?/Jun/05 TR
Fultonius ??/2005 Lead O/S

Alien cam useful for first piece of gear.

PenJD 10/Jun/04 Lead O/S
Andy Edwards
French Erick ?/Jun/04 AltLd O/S
Stewart Richardson
samwelli 02/May/04 Lead O/S
Gregor Smith and Richard Knak
fireman_al ?/Jan/04 Lead rpt
Paul McDonald
andyinglis ??/2004 Lead
dangates ??/2004 Lead
Kev Neil
Hidden ??/2004 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Aug/03 2nd
Hidden ?/Aug/03 Lead rpt
IanMcC 16/Apr/03 Lead

Scary. E2?

kevg 05/Apr/03 2nd
Hidden ??/2003 Lead O/S
BRUCESTRAC ??/2001 -
Hidden ??/2000 Lead
Beardyman ??/2000 Lead O/S
plain kitten ??/2000 -
Bruce Kerr 24/Apr/99 Lead
Jenny Kerr
Hidden ??/1999 -
Hidden ??/1997 2nd O/S
Hidden 03/Jun/92 Lead O/S
innes ??/1990 Lead
Hidden ??/1989 Lead
Hidden ??/1986 Lead
Lone Rider ??/1984 Lead
don.husband ??/1980 -
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