Walk on the Wild Side*** HVS 5a
[Evening light on Walk on the Wild Side, 1 kb]The superb slab and thin crack is protected with small wires. Immaculate.

Ticklists: Central Belt - Local Classics, Best slab climbs of the UK, Scottish Central Belt HVS, Ultimate HVS ticklist, 2014.

Photo: Evening light on Walk on the Wild Side © Tom Buggy
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This climb is in 289 logbooks, and on 19 wishlists.

Left my small wires at the bottom by mistake... oops... Luckily had microwires and offsets on me though!
Nicholas Wylie - Lead O/S - 15/Oct/14

annep11 - 2nd rpt - 05/Oct/14 with Josh

Bold start, steady climbing. Take lots of small wires.
annep11 - Lead O/S - 02/Sep/14 with Alex Toomey

Hugh Simons - Lead O/S - 07/Aug/14 with Phil Tooley

olekemi - Lead rpt - 29/Jul/14 with Robin W, Jeremy M

Nice and positive holds the whole way
AGoodi - Lead O/S - 22/Jul/14 with Dave Crookes

Another nice route on this slab. Would like to try lead this soon
chrismcd23 - TR O/S - 17/Jul/14 with Richard, Scott C

lukehunt - Lead O/S - 17/Jul/14 with Doug

Hidden - 2nd - 15/Jul/14

Did it without microwires, so felt very bold up to the first #1 wire placement. Well protected after.
Euan Todd - Lead O/S - 17/Jun/14 with Richard

bailed onto trundle about 8-10m up. brass imps or offsets might help as even peanuts/micros are shockingly bad up to that point...
Webster - Lead dnf - 06/Jun/14

Hidden - Lead - 30/May/14

daftdazza - 2nd - 24/May/14

cat22 - 2nd rpt - 29/Apr/14 with Mike

Great route, bold start but nothing there to catch you out, just sustained good climbing with lots of micro wires.
seanhendo123 - Lead O/S - 14/Apr/14

Brendan - Lead rpt - 12/Mar/14 with Del

Dr Toph - Solo rpt - 28/Sep/13

Quality route one of the best in the area and worth the visit. Feet got pretty sore plugging the micro crack line and has a bold start to a relaxing finish. Easy 3 stars.
dmacmorris - Lead O/S - 22/Sep/13 with Kevin Woods

Pretty stunning route, a lead would be good.
Kevin Woods - 2nd RP - 21/Sep/13 with David Macmorris

DougSt - Lead - 03/Sep/13

gsevans - TR - 24/Aug/13

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 13/Aug/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 13/Aug/13

olekemi - Lead O/S - 08/Aug/13 with Mark G

stack_attack - Lead rpt - 06/Aug/13

Milesy - Lead β - 04/Aug/13 with Matt D, James

colin milton - Lead - 11/Jul/13 with daryl

Cassidy - Solo O/S - 11/Jul/13 with Helen Cassidy

daftdazza - 2nd - 11/Jul/13 with colin milton

Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Jul/13

Milesy - Lead β - 03/Jul/13 with Brian, Karin

Brian Pollock - Lead O/S - 30/Jun/13

el diablo - Lead - 25/Jun/13 with John Sanders, Jimbo

Hidden - 2nd - 25/Jun/13

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 16/Jun/13

Get your runout head on for this! Tentative and bold beginning, great micro placements where the crack begins
Gabe Oliver - Lead O/S - 16/Jun/13

gjd - Lead rpt - 16/Jun/13 with Sam Burns

Hidden - TR - 03/Jun/13

Timothy Miller - Lead O/S - Jun/13

Hidden - TR - 31/May/13

salix - Lead rpt - 30/May/13 with Jake

Hidden - 2nd - 28/May/13

tomosb - Lead - 17/May/13 with Darren Thompson

martinmckenna - 2nd O/S - 20/Apr/13

Macleod - 2nd rpt - 07/Apr/13 with ronan, carolyn

Thin gear in lower half! Need more practice with micros
RKernan - Lead O/S - 07/Apr/13 with Carolyn Mills, Alasdair MacLeod

Hidden - Apr/13

james mcclung - TR O/S - 03/Mar/13

Mossdawg - TR O/S - 03/Mar/13

Busby - 2013

I led 'top pitch'
radioshed - AltLd O/S - 30/Aug/12 with dave s

dwisniewski - Lead rpt - 30/Aug/12 with Euan Law

David Stevens - Lead O/S - 30/Aug/12 with Matt Craig

Macleod - Lead O/S - 26/Jul/12 with alex

Climbed at speed due the the 5 billion midgies that appeared as soon as we got to the bottom. Nice delicate climbing, but bold start!
Baggie - 2nd - 26/Jul/12

dougs1232 - Lead rpt - 25/Jul/12 with Alasdair Fulton

Harry Holmes - Lead O/S - 01/Jul/12 with Joanna

horsefeathers - 2nd O/S - 01/Jul/12 with Harry

ctbaird - Lead O/S - 25/Jun/12 with jonni

Nice to get back on it.
Wee Davie - Lead β - 25/Jun/12 with Jim Hall

John Workman - 2nd - 25/Jun/12 with Mark II

Delicate and bold. Not my style at all.
Carol Goodall - 2nd O/S - 25/Jun/12 with Euan Strachan, Jo Clements

Euan Strachan - Lead - 25/Jun/12

I always assumed the guidebook was taking the piss, but once you're through the serious bottom bit, the protection actually IS excellent.
johannes - Lead O/S - 24/Jun/12

IanMcC - Lead - 13/Jun/12 with Jimbo

Hidden - 2nd - 13/Jun/12

dbell67 - TR - 05/Jun/12 with Stewart Lessels

stew85 - TR - 05/Jun/12 with Davie Bell

seconded a few days ago and pre placed first nuts on abseil.
Brodie - Lead rpt - 03/Jun/12 with jonny gillespie

Worth doing despite the bold start, climbing is excellent
oliverk - Lead O/S - 29/May/12 with Sarah Moorhouse

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 29/May/12

wee_jonny_gillespie - BAD SELLER - Lead O/S - 27/May/12 with Chris Brodie

Great route but the gear is small and very high, so surely E1 5a is a bit fairer, I'd hate to approach this expecting something well protected!
Chad123 - Lead rpt - 22/Apr/12 with Emily

leewright - 2nd O/S - 31/Mar/12

krasavenko - 2nd rpt - 28/Mar/12 with Fiona Mellor

didn't spot any 5a moves, still superb
The Big Sender - Lead O/S - 28/Mar/12 with morgan trigg

Triggalicious - 2nd O/S - 28/Mar/12 with Tom E

Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/Mar/12

Character building.
gurumed - Lead rpt - 24/Mar/12

Nice to come back and lead this superb route. Positive wee edges all the way:)
sophiecb - Lead rpt - 04/Mar/12 with Toph

Cant believe it took so long to get round to this one. Lovely moves up wee edges that keep appearing
Dr Toph - Solo O/S - 30/Jan/12

Self-Belay. Brilliant delicate route. I did it 3 times and different each time. Can trend left and/or right.
Denpov - TR rpt - 28/Sep/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 18/Sep/11

stevebarratt - Lead O/S - 18/Sep/11 with Jade Littlewood

Brilliant climb.
John 'B' Hutchinson - Lead O/S - 02/Sep/11 with Matthew Thompson

Hidden - Lead dog - 21/Aug/11

gurumed - TR - 09/Aug/11

shugsan - Lead rpt - 25/Jul/11 with Libby

LibS - 2nd O/S - 25/Jul/11 with Euan Boyd

A superb route, no gear for first 3m, holds are very positive.
sergio46 - Lead O/S - 13/Jul/11 with Olwyn

Hidden - TR - 13/Jul/11

Milesy - 2nd - 10/Jul/11

cc_10 - Lead RP - 01/Jul/11 with chriss boyd

Hidden - 2nd - 01/Jul/11

JLS - 2nd rpt - 27/Jun/11 with Darren D.

dwisniewski - Lead β - 27/Jun/11 with John Sharples

zebidee - 2nd O/S - 02/Jun/11 with Kevin Forde, Kevin Croft

henning82 - Lead O/S - 28/May/11

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 03/May/11

Pat-H - Lead rpt - 30/Apr/11 with andy

Hidden - 2nd - 30/Apr/11

Hidden - Lead β - 27/Apr/11

el cholo - Lead O/S - 24/Apr/11

Bold start but the moves are quite straightforward.
jamestheyip - Lead O/S - 24/Apr/11 with Andy Laing

Robert93 - Lead O/S - 20/Apr/11

MarcusP - 2nd - 10/Apr/11 with Venla

R0bbie - Lead O/S - 07/Apr/11 with keith

Hidden - TR rpt - 07/Apr/11

A sudden downpour halfway up the route made the climb a bit spicy. Other than that, a nice slabby climb with good crimps and a nice crack.
Rhys Black - 2nd O/S - 13/Mar/11 with Louise benchetrit, Ginger McGrath

adie84 - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Gordon Lacey - 2011

kirigoss - TR - 07/Nov/10 with Tim

kirigoss - 2nd O/S - 24/Oct/10 with Tim, Greg

gregoldridge - Lead rpt - 24/Oct/10 with Tim Cussins

crimps just below the horisontal break were flexing alot a bit freaky
Ginger McGrath - Solo rpt - 12/Oct/10

Hidden - TR O/S - 08/Oct/10

shugsan - Lead rpt - 11/Sep/10 with Jason King

Sore on the feet. Would love to lead it!!
rustyclimber91 - 2nd O/S - 06/Sep/10 with Liyen

scary lead
krasavenko - Lead RP - 06/Sep/10 with Tom Rust

Hidden - Lead O/S - Sep/10

Self-belayed
Denpov - TR O/S - 13/Aug/10

Fabulous!! Got cramp in my foot though!
sebrider - Lead O/S - 22/Jul/10 with Sophie

jamiefoxen - Lead rpt - 22/Jul/10

sophiecb - 2nd - 22/Jul/10 with Seb

Pat-H - Lead O/S - 26/Jun/10 with mhairi

Mhairi G - 2nd rpt - 26/Jun/10 with Patrick

Derek Graham - TR - 25/Jun/10 with Graeme

lelaitcondense - 2nd - 25/Jun/10

qboyd - Lead O/S - 24/Jun/10 with Jamie

Lawrie Brand - 2nd rpt - 22/Jun/10 with Mina

rcammack - Lead O/S - 18/Jun/10 with Liyen Nhuyen

Elsier - 2nd O/S - 17/Jun/10 with Stuart

Ally Gillies - 2nd - 17/Jun/10 with Mark

krasavenko - 2nd O/S - 17/Jun/10 with Robbie

Ginger McGrath - Lead rpt - 15/Jun/10 with simon, cora

Sean Bell - 2nd - 04/Jun/10 with Neil Carnegie

cat22 - 2nd O/S - 03/Jun/10 with Mike

Hidden - Lead - Jun/10

pete87abs - 2nd rpt - 17/May/10 with Dave Brigham, Richard Clarke

rclarke - Lead - 17/May/10 with pete87abs, Dave Brigham

Hidden - Lead - 08/May/10

Hidden - Lead - 28/Apr/10

Scary! Unhappy with first micro runner, so placed a q-draw below it attached to a shunt on abseil rope. Rest of climb fine with micro runners
Euan Strachan - Lead - 26/Apr/10 with Gavin L, Sarah Beth M

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 26/Apr/10

qboyd - Lead O/S - 20/Apr/10 with Paul

Hidden - 20/Apr/10

jimmyrua - Lead O/S - 20/Apr/10 with Jonnie Williams

JLS - Lead rpt - 14/Apr/10 with Gavin R.

Beautiful
pete87abs - Lead O/S - 20/Mar/10 with Dave Brigham

Stunning! My favourite lead so far.
Liam Ingram - Lead O/S - 09/Mar/10 with Jamie Sparkes

JamieSparkes - 2nd rpt - 09/Mar/10 with Liam Ingram

rob askew - Lead O/S - 05/Mar/10 with phil jennings

Phil Jennings - 2nd O/S - 05/Mar/10 with Rob Askew

Hidden - 2nd - 2010

Hidden - 2nd - 2010

JasonK - 2010

alan moore - 2010

Hidden - 2nd - 29/Nov/09

Hidden - Lead - 13/Nov/09

Ian Jones - 2nd rpt - 13/Nov/09 with Dan More

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 22/Oct/09

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 21/Oct/09

Lovely crimpy route, Jamie went pretty high before he put gear in.
Roberttaylor - 2nd O/S - 17/Oct/09 with Jamie Sparkes

little bit intimidating!
JamieSparkes - Lead rpt - 17/Oct/09 with Robert Taylor

rclarke - 2nd - 12/Oct/09 with Dave Brigham

dj_brigham05 - Lead O/S - 12/Oct/09 with Rich Clarke

Hidden - TR O/S - 26/Sep/09

JamieSparkes - Lead dnf - 26/Sep/09 with JohnBM

delicate but doneable
Midgeslayer - Lead - Aug/09

timcussins - Lead O/S - 21/Jun/09 with Jared

gregoldridge - 2nd - 21/Jun/09 with Tim Cussins

SonicJ - 2nd - 21/Jun/09 with timcussins

niallk - 2nd - 17/Jun/09 with Steven Harris

Scary poorly protected start. Micro-wires mostly for confidence only until I got a no. 1 nut in higher up.
climberuk - Lead O/S - 17/Jun/09 with Niall

Lawrie Brand - Lead rpt - 28/May/09 with Jamie Wilson

Smelly Fox - Lead O/S - 24/May/09 with Heather Thikey

nikkimac - 2nd rpt - 15/May/09 with Jonnie and Flash

Ally Gillies - Lead O/S - 14/May/09 with Pete

kdlauder - TR O/S - 19/Apr/09 with Andy H & Andy G

French Erick - AltLd - 16/Apr/09 with stuart mcfarlane, andy clark

westaway - Lead O/S - 08/Apr/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/Apr/09

Hidden - Lead - Apr/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Mar/09

Hidden - Lead - Mar/09

Robert Watts - 2009

Paul L - Lead - 2009

Ally Gillies - 2009

Hidden - 2nd - 2009

jfmchivall - Solo - 2009

stewnew - Lead O/S - 2009

Kazza91 - 2009

Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/Dec/08

not the best warm up plan that has ever been thought up. Removed the overly loose flake near the top for safetys sake
JamieSparkes - 2nd O/S - 06/Dec/08 with Dave Spencer

Not wet this time.
stuaart - 2nd O/S - 21/Sep/08 with Mister John Nelson

goingupintheworld - Lead O/S - 05/Sep/08 with Bill

Hidden - Lead - Sep/08

Stuart Macfarlane - Lead rpt - 08/Aug/08 with Jeanie

Soaking wet.
stuaart - 2nd O/S - 11/Jul/08 with Neil Redgrave

auchtubhmor1 - Jul/08

JLS - Lead rpt - 15/Jun/08 with dpmUK

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 15/Jun/08

Hidden - Lead β - 06/Jun/08

Brendan - Lead O/S - Jun/08

lewisgeddes - Lead - 29/May/08 with James

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 18/May/08

andymoin - 2nd rpt - 14/May/08 with Chemhoyish

Easier than the VS to the left.
Ian Jones - Lead O/S - 13/May/08 with Colm Fitzgerald and Alan Rosie

crombie - 2nd O/S - 13/May/08 with Purple Pimpernel

dougs1232 - Lead O/S - 07/May/08 with Pete Entwistle

Pete.ent - 2nd - 07/May/08 with Dougie Harvey

jamiefoxen - Lead O/S - May/08

lelaitcondense - TR - 20/Apr/08

jonnie3430 - Lead - 02/Mar/08 with Anna

Hidden - Lead O/S - Mar/08

Hidden - 2008

Russ82 - 2008

stabwoundstu - Lead O/S - 2008 with alan dow

sea_lene - 2008

beegsyboy - 2nd rpt - 20/Oct/07 with Eccie

lovely slab climbing!!!!
Neil Mackenzie - Lead O/S - 20/Oct/07 with Tim

mhmiller - 2nd - 29/Sep/07 with andy

Vicki M - Lead - 05/Aug/07 with russel

A well named climb and awesome climb. Felt strange to be balancing up an HVS. Sharpe crimpy holds that make ur feet hurt :P.
andymoin - Lead O/S - 02/Aug/07 with Tim Cross

beegsyboy - 2nd O/S - 01/Aug/07 with Andy

jaybob - Lead - Aug/07 with victoria

Alexander123 - Lead O/S - 04/Jul/07 with Nicholas Watt

Watty - 2nd O/S - 04/Jul/07 with A.Watt

zebidee - 2nd O/S - 17/Jun/07 with Kevin Croft

Stewart B - 2nd rpt - 25/May/07 with Karen McIntyre

Stuart Macfarlane - Lead rpt - 02/Apr/07 with Iain F

jonnie3430 - Lead O/S - 28/Mar/07 with Ewan

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 24/Mar/07

Hidden - Lead - 24/Mar/07

nice and thin route, good stuff
Stewart B - 2nd O/S - 17/Feb/07 with Mike, Ben, Paul

paulpitcher - Lead O/S - 10/Feb/07 with Danny Laing

fishyheid - 2007

el diablo - 2007

Hidden - Lead rpt - 23/Sep/06

Stuart Macfarlane - 2nd - 13/Sep/06 with Helen

Lawrie Brand - Lead O/S - 26/Jul/06 with Andy Martlew

brilliant bold crimpy climbing
lazybones - Solo O/S - 28/Jun/06

Roch - 2nd - 30/Apr/06

Neil Adams - Lead O/S - 2006

PeteH - Lead O/S - 2006 with Adam Nelson

Spade - 2nd - Sep/05 with Graeme Cook

Stuart Macfarlane - 2nd - 28/Jun/05 with John D

graemecook - TR - Jun/05

peterp - Lead O/S - Jun/05 with Super Colin

andyinglis - Lead - 2005

Hidden - Lead - 2005

Ross Barnes - Lead - Aug/04

PenJD - Lead O/S - 10/Jun/04 with Andy Edwards

French Erick - AltLd O/S - Jun/04 with Stewart Richardson

Hidden - 2nd - 26/May/04

Stuart Macfarlane - Lead O/S - 11/May/04 with John B

samwelli - Lead O/S - 02/May/04 with Gregor Smith and Richard Knak

Hidden - 2nd - 31/Mar/04

fireman_al - Lead rpt - Jan/04 with Paul McDonald

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2004

Hidden - 2004

Captain Solo - Lead - 02/Jul/03 with Colin

Hidden - Lead rpt - Jul/03

Hidden - 2nd - 16/Apr/03

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2003

barney_edin - Lead - Sep/02

Hidden - 2nd - Jul/01

Bruce Kerr - Lead - 21/Apr/01 with Sean Canavan

BRUCESTRAC - 2001

Fraser - Lead O/S - 29/Jun/00 with alan hills

Hidden - Lead - 2000

Beardyman - Lead O/S - 2000

Hidden - 2nd - 17/Jun/99

JiveWeasel - 2nd - 27/May/99 with Bionic Bob, Mrs Weasel

dangates - AltLd - 1999

Hidden - 1999

Chad123 - 1998

Hidden - Lead O/S - 1997

buzby78 - Lead O/S - 06/Apr/96

Hidden - 1996

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/Mar/90

innes - Lead - 1990

Hidden - Lead - 1989

Hammy - Lead - 15/Jun/85 with Rob Lawson

Hidden - Lead - 1985

mark mcgowan01 - Solo rpt - 1984

Lone Rider - Lead - 1984

don.husband - 1980

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easy E18 of 59
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