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Gold Rush*** E1 5b

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A very interesting route with plenty of gear where you need it. the hanging block has finally fallen off.
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This climb is in 260 logbooks, and on 12 wishlists.

Sion abbed in a cleaned route first, surprised to see it's been climbed so recently with the amount of salad growing in the cracks.
allycat - TR - 18/Aug/14 with Sion Brocklehurst

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

Euan Todd - 2nd rpt - 24/Jul/14 with Richard

Only made it up this with Daves mantra....just keep going, I was frazzled by the end.
AGoodi - Lead O/S - 22/Jul/14 with Dave Crookes

Still struggled with crux move higher up.
gst - Lead rpt - 22/Jul/14 with Euan Fowler, Brian Shackleton

Hidden - Lead β - 15/Jul/14

Lower half is mostly micro-pro, glad to have new peenuts!
Euan Todd - Lead O/S - 10/Jul/14 with Adam

olekemi - 2nd rpt - 27/May/14 with Robin W

olekemi - Lead RP - 13/May/14 with Mark G

myreal nayme - 2nd β - 03/May/14

DougSt - 2nd - 03/Sep/13 with Neil Wightwick

nikkimac - TR - 06/Aug/13 with Jim

james1978 - Aug/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 23/Jul/13

Hidden - 22/Jul/13

Hidden - 2nd - 22/Jul/13

Mark Bull - 2nd - 16/Jul/13 with Mike

Hidden - Lead O/S - 11/Jul/13

Cassidy - 2nd - 11/Jul/13 with Helen Cassidy

Very nice climb.
aldo56 - 2nd O/S - 08/Jul/13 with gsevan

Abseiled in and cleaned the crack out so couldn't really count it as an onsight, brilliant climb
gsevans - Lead β - 08/Jul/13 with aldo56

Milesy - 2nd - 03/Jul/13 with Brian, Karin

Brian Pollock - Lead O/S - 03/Jul/13 with Chris Miles

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 18/Jun/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 18/Jun/13

BaronOfBeanDip - 2nd O/S - 17/Jun/13 with Chris, sam

first e1
qboyd - Lead β - 17/Jun/13 with Sam

Hidden - Lead RP - 16/Jun/13

Quality E1! Well worth 3 stars
Gabe Oliver - Lead O/S - 16/Jun/13

Hidden - 2nd - 06/Jun/13

JamesMortimer4 - 2nd - 05/Jun/13 with Tim Miller

Timothy Miller - Lead O/S - Jun/13

ClemmieMitchell - Lead RP - Jun/13

Hidden - 2nd - 28/May/13

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

martinmckenna - Lead O/S - 20/Apr/13

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

RKernan - 2nd - 07/Apr/13 with Carolyn Mills, Alasdair MacLeod

Hidden - TR - 2013

tom.e - Lead O/S - 07/Oct/12 with Danny

GraemeDiack - Lead O/S - 12/Sep/12 with Keith Alexander

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

radioshed - 2nd O/S - 30/Aug/12 with dave s

victim of mathematics - 2nd O/S - 19/Aug/12 with James Oswald

Not a particularly nice location but the route is nice. Softish at e1. Good gear, nice to use the larks footing wires trick....
James Oswald - Lead O/S - 19/Aug/12 with Colin Angus

stewnew - Lead O/S - 12/Aug/12 with dowser

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

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

cat22 - TR O/S - 01/Jul/12 with Mike

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

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

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

A brilliant climb, interesting and well protected. Had to hold onto my gear for a couple of rests. Will do clean next time.
Carol Goodall - Lead dog - 25/Jun/12 with Euan Strachan, Jo Clements

Euan Strachan - 2nd - 25/Jun/12

first E1 lead, seconded few days ago. nice crux move, bomber gear. had to rest before crux.
Brodie - Lead dog - 03/Jun/12 with jonny gillespie

Route had changed a bit since I seconded it 5 years ago.
oliverk - Lead rpt - 29/May/12 with Sarah Moorhouse

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/May/12

Hidden - 2nd dog - 29/May/12

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

My first lead on E1! Not as bad as I thought. Hard move at the top. Legs scrambling for safety!
Koon - Lead O/S - 05/May/12 with Geoff

gjd - 2nd - 05/May/12 with KM

Technical moves, very well protected and worth doing, crack needs a bit of a clean though!
Chad123 - Lead rpt - 22/Apr/12 with Emily

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 31/Mar/12

The Big Sender - 2nd O/S - 28/Mar/12 with morgan trigg

Triggalicious - Lead O/S - 28/Mar/12 with Tom E

gurumed - Lead rpt - 24/Mar/12 with Mitch

timcussins - Lead O/S - 10/Mar/12 with ghr

sophiecb - Lead rpt - 04/Mar/12 with Toph

Hidden - 2nd - Oct/11

BenBrotherton - Lead - 29/Sep/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/Sep/11

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 18/Sep/11

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

Adam Lincoln - 2nd - 04/Sep/11 with Meg

Nice contrast to Midas Touch. Good gear at the interesting crux section.
John 'B' Hutchinson - Lead O/S - 02/Sep/11 with Matthew Thompson

D_Wills - 2nd - 31/Aug/11

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

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/Jul/11

sneaks - 2nd O/S - 29/Jul/11 with janey

First E1 lead, and what a beautiful climb it is.
LibS - Lead O/S - 25/Jul/11 with Euan Boyd

Hidden - TR RP - 13/Jul/11

Milesy - 2nd - 10/Jul/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Jul/11

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

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

Hidden - 2nd - 15/Jun/11

Hidden - 2nd dog - 14/Jun/11

henning82 - Lead rpt - 03/Jun/11

gjd - Lead rpt - 30/May/11 with Gurumed

gurumed - 2nd dog - 30/May/11 with gjd

henning82 - 2nd O/S - 28/May/11

yes, I find my brass offsets really useful :)
johannes - Lead O/S - 28/May/11

stewnew - Lead O/S - 27/May/11 with brendan

Bottled it on first attempt. Got it fine second time.
climberuk - Lead dog - 04/May/11 with Niall

Hidden - 2nd β - 03/May/11

Nice climb, done it several times this year already
Pat-H - Lead rpt - 30/Apr/11 with andy

Hidden - 2nd - 30/Apr/11

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 29/Apr/11

Hidden - 2nd dog - 27/Apr/11

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

jamestheyip - 2nd O/S - 24/Apr/11 with Alejandro Garcia

Hidden - 2nd - 22/Apr/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/Apr/11

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

decent climb.
KeithAlexander - Lead O/S - 19/Apr/11 with karinh

karinh - 2nd - 19/Apr/11 with KeithAlexander

Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/Apr/11

MarcusP - Lead O/S - 10/Apr/11 with Venla

Milesy - 2nd - 08/Apr/11 with Patrick

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

Pat-H - Lead rpt - 28/Mar/11 with mhairi

Mhairi G - 2nd rpt - 28/Mar/11 with Patrick

Hidden - 2011

Gordon Lacey - 2011

spicy
Ginger McGrath - Solo rpt - 12/Oct/10

Lovely route. Nice Crux moves though messed up the sequence!
rustyclimber91 - Lead O/S - 06/Sep/10 with Liyen

krasavenko - 2nd rpt - 06/Sep/10 with Tom Rust

Hidden - Lead O/S - Sep/10

Not too hard, lots of gear. Crux dispensed in not the most elegant of styles.
niallk - Lead O/S - 25/Aug/10 with Chris Pantrey

Self-belayed
Denpov - TR dog - 13/Aug/10

Self-belayed
Denpov - TR RP - 13/Aug/10

Pat-H - Lead dog - 29/Jul/10 with mhairi

Mhairi G - 2nd rpt - 29/Jul/10 with Patrick

sebrider - Lead O/S - 22/Jul/10 with Sophie

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

First E1, really nice climb. Versatile.
Alejandro S - Lead RP - 17/Jul/10 with kchink

Bit wet. Tricky wee crux.
Dr Toph - Solo rpt - 09/Jul/10

Brendan - Lead O/S - 08/Jul/10 with Paul

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

rcammack - 2nd rpt - 18/Jun/10 with Liyen Nhuyen

first E1 - well protected and not very hard
krasavenko - Lead O/S - 17/Jun/10 with Robbie

jimmyrua - Lead O/S - 11/Jun/10 with Kat Torr

Elsier - 2nd O/S - 09/Jun/10 with Ian

Sean Bell - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/10 with Neil Carnegie

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

Hidden - Lead - 14/May/10

Repeated after council 'route setting'. Excellent route, a technical but well protected E1. 00 friend useful for crux
Euan Strachan - Lead rpt - 29/Apr/10 with Jonnie

Still well protected, crux different and worth climbing though no change to original grade.
jonnie3430 - Lead β - 29/Apr/10 with Euan

Hidden - 2nd - 28/Apr/10

Rhys Black - 20/Apr/10 with Phil Emerson, Ginger McGrath

Ginger McGrath - Lead O/S - 20/Apr/10 with Rhys Black, phil emerson

Hidden - 20/Apr/10

Intresting with the new crux. Grade still soft touch E1 though.
JLS - Lead rpt - 14/Apr/10 with Gavin R.

Good moves in the middle.
stuaart - 2nd O/S - 13/Mar/10 with Neil Redgrave

shugsan - Lead O/S - 13/Mar/10 with John Nelson

rcammack - Lead O/S - 10/Mar/10 with Chris Gray

Fell off leading where the block has fallen from so let Jamie have a go then followed cleanly. Feels much more like 5c.
Liam Ingram - 2nd β - 09/Mar/10 with Jamie Sparkes

very different route without the block, easily 5c crux move now.
JamieSparkes - Lead O/S - 09/Mar/10 with Liam Ingram

rob askew - 2nd O/S - 05/Mar/10 with phil jennings

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

Hidden - 2nd - 2010

Hidden - 2nd - 2010

Hidden - 2nd - 2010

JasonK - 2010

alan moore - 2010

Hidden - 2nd - 29/Nov/09

Hidden - Lead - 13/Nov/09

Ian Jones - Lead O/S - 13/Nov/09 with Dan More

Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/Oct/09

Euan Strachan - Lead O/S - 15/Oct/09 with Tropher, Henward

dj_brigham05 - 2nd O/S - 01/Oct/09 with Pete Abernethy

pete87abs - Lead O/S - 01/Oct/09 with Rob young, Dave Brigham

Found start tricky and crux bulge. Good gear for leader. Technically quite tricky but great once I figured out the moves.
climberuk - 2nd β - 23/Jun/09 with Calum

dougs1232 - Lead O/S - 09/Jun/09 with Sam Harvey, Chris Boyd

qboyd - 2nd O/S - 09/Jun/09 with Dougie

Stuart Macfarlane - Lead rpt - 02/Jun/09 with Jeanie, Iain F

Great climb. Loads of small wires. cams 2-3 for belay.
Robert Watts - Lead O/S - 30/May/09 with Graeme R

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

Easier for the thin fingered!
Smelly Fox - Lead O/S - 24/May/09 with Heather Thikey

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

Ally Gillies - 2nd O/S - 14/May/09 with Pete

Pete.ent - 2nd - 07/May/09 with Richie Pardede

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

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

Hidden - 2nd - 05/Apr/09

Seconded bill last summer
goingupintheworld - Lead - 01/Apr/09 with Becca

becca1990 - 2nd - 01/Apr/09 with Rich

Hidden - Lead O/S - 31/Mar/09

westaway - Lead O/S - 28/Mar/09

Hidden - Lead rpt - Mar/09

Ally Gillies - 2009

Kazza91 - 2009

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 06/Dec/08

An excellent route, first E1 as well, though the hanging block is intimidating, not sure how much longer it will be there.
JamieSparkes - Lead O/S - 06/Dec/08 with Dave Spencer

JLS - 2nd rpt - 05/Oct/08 with Allan D.

Hidden - 14/Sep/08

Large block half-way up this otherwise excellent pitch is unstable. Climb past it with care, and position your belayer appropriately!
McBirdy - Lead O/S - 06/Sep/08 with Helen Darvill

goingupintheworld - 2nd - 05/Sep/08 with Bill

auchtubhmor1 - Jul/08

jonnie3430 - Lead rpt - 26/Jun/08 with The Barnyard

Stuart Macfarlane - Lead - 23/Jun/08 with Jeanie

This one is much more fun than Midas Touch as it has holds and gear.
decs - Lead O/S - 10/Jun/08 with Chad

Fun varied route, much better than midas touch...
Chad123 - AltLd rpt - 10/Jun/08 with Sam and Duncan

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

Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/May/08

vinders - 01/Apr/08 with russel

jaybob - TR - Apr/08 with russell

jaybob - Apr/08 with gareth

beegsyboy - 2nd rpt - 16/Mar/08 with Reinhart

jonnie3430 - Lead - 02/Mar/08 with Anna

Russ82 - 2008

oliverk - 2nd - 03/Nov/07

My kinda route: technical and not sustained. And on Gods Own Rock, quarried dolerite :-)
beegsyboy - Lead O/S - 20/Oct/07 with Eccie

Neil Mackenzie - 2nd - 20/Oct/07 with Tim

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

Awesome route loads of variation in style, form the tech sequencey start to the thruckys end.
andymoin - Lead O/S - 29/Aug/07 with Dr Mark

markhowley - 2nd - 29/Aug/07 with Andy

Stuart Macfarlane - Lead - 27/Aug/07 with Iain F

Stuart Macfarlane - Lead - 21/Aug/07 with Jeanie

Stuart Macfarlane - Lead - 24/Jul/07 with Jeanie

Hay - 2nd - Jul/07 with Stu Mac

Stuart Macfarlane - 2nd - 07/Jun/07 with Helen

then seconded shortly after
Stewart B - Lead O/S - 25/May/07 with Karen McIntyre

JLS - 2nd rpt - 21/May/07 with Gavin R.

paulpitcher - Lead O/S - 24/Feb/07 with Danny Laing

el diablo - 2007

PeteH - Lead O/S - 2007 with Dave Thomson

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 23/Sep/06

Stuart Macfarlane - Lead - 13/Sep/06 with Helen

Lawrie Brand - 2nd O/S - 26/Jul/06 with Andy Martlew

Stuart Macfarlane - Lead - 15/Jun/06 with Anne-Marie

dan cowley - Lead O/S - 28/May/06 with Eric

mikecopp - Lead O/S - 17/May/06 with Will B

Roch - Lead - 30/Apr/06

Ross Barnes - Solo - Aug/05

Stuart Macfarlane - Lead rpt - 28/Jun/05 with Cabey

graemecook - TR - Jun/05

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

andyinglis - Lead - 2005

barney_edin - Lead - 22/Aug/04

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

Hidden - 2nd - 26/May/04

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

fireman_al - Lead rpt - Jan/04 with Paul McDonald

Fultonius - Lead O/S - 2004 with Ben Wear

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

Hidden - Lead rpt - Jul/03

kevg - Lead O/S - 05/Apr/03 with Mark

Stuart Macfarlane - 2nd - 26/Mar/03 with Roddy

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2003

Hidden - 2nd - Aug/02

My 1st ever E1. Slightly disappointingly easy - what was i expecting?!
Fraser - Lead O/S - 07/May/01 with Justin

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

BRUCESTRAC - 2001

Hidden - Lead - 2000

Beardyman - Lead O/S - 2000

Hidden - 2nd - 18/Aug/99

dangates - AltLd - 1999

Hidden - 1999

Hidden - Lead rpt - 1996

Hidden - Lead O/S - 1996

CMacD - 1994

alkira - 2nd - 24/Apr/91 with james turner

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 02/May/90

innes - Lead - 1990

Hidden - Lead - 1989

cam1401 - Lead - 1986

Lone Rider - Lead - 1984

Paula Hamilton-Gibson - TR - Jun/80

don.husband - 1980

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hard 5c0 of 44
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easy 5c1 of 44
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Style of ascent

Soloed3 of 260 (1.2%)
Lead133 of 260 (51.2%)
Followed89 of 260 (34.2%)
Toproped11 of 260 (4.2%)
Alt Leads4 of 260 (1.5%)
Unknown20 of 260 (7.7%)

'Climbed'94 of 260 (36.2%)
clean O/S104 of 260 (40.0%)
clean β9 of 260 (3.5%)
clean rpt38 of 260 (14.6%)
clean RP6 of 260 (2.3%)
dogged9 of 260 (3.5%)