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Grooved Arete** VS 4b

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[Grooved Arete, first pitch, 2 kb]90m, 3 pitches. No description has been contributed for this climb.

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Photo: Grooved Arete, first pitch © Colin Ogilvie
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PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 78 logbooks, and on 18 wishlists.

Dougbart - AltLd - 06/Sep/14 with john

John Dale - AltLd - 06/Sep/14 with Doug Bartholomew

Good climbing, still getting used to the style of climbing on the Buachaille though..
Nath93 - AltLd O/S - 29/Jun/14

Fun climbing, not deserving of the 3* it got in my guidebook though.
Cameron94 - AltLd - 29/Jun/14

foostu4 - AltLd - 06/Jun/14

John 'B' Hutchinson - Lead O/S - 30/May/14 with Donald Somerville

Great weather. 2nd climb of day as it was taken when we first arrived.
gst - AltLd O/S - 30/May/14 with Dave Crookes

Done in two long pitches. I belayed about 10 m right and 10 m up from block belay on Agag's. Busy day on Rannoch Wall!
IanMcC - AltLd - 24/May/14 with Jimbo

Hidden - AltLd - 24/May/14

Lead pitch 1 as a long 40m pitch. Ended up straying right as weather turned bad onto easier terrain. Bold (particularly the start).
marshallb93 - AltLd O/S - May/14 with Alan Verona

Hidden - Lead - 09/Aug/13

cam1401 - AltLd O/S - 20/Jul/13 with Andy O

Jeanie led pitches 1 & 3.
Stuart Macfarlane - AltLd O/S - 09/Jun/13 with Jeanie

john macleods lead, enjoyed it.
65m moderate millington - 2nd O/S - 08/Jun/13

westong - 2013

captain - 2013

The Big Sender - AltLd O/S - 22/Sep/12

Me P1, Mary P2. Perfect rock.
Liam Ingram - AltLd O/S - 22/Sep/12 with Nicole, Mary Leese

maryleese - AltLd - 22/Sep/12 with Liam Ingram

Led second pitch. First pitch bold.
Edvenables - AltLd O/S - Sep/12 with Tom E

jess - AltLd O/S - 02/Jun/12 with martin

Lead middle pitch. What the fucks going on there? possibly off route but 3rd pitch was right, very bold, quite technical.
freemanTom (Guildford MC) - AltLd - 02/Jun/12 with Amy Till, Dave Everitt CMC

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 26/May/12

Hidden - 2012

alan moore - 2012

check - 2012

Patzl - 2012

ERH - 2012

Lamb - 2nd O/S - 04/Jul/11 with Billy Burnside, Robert Manby

Hidden - 2011

MonkeyDawson - AltLd - Sep/10 with Simon Smith

death by midge!
Ginger McGrath - AltLd O/S - 16/Aug/10 with Rhys Black, ron dempster

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 16/Aug/10

first mountain route I've done. Nice easy introduction and was really enjoyable apart from getting eaten alive by midges.
Rhys Black - 2nd O/S - 16/Aug/10 with Ginger McGrath

Palindrome - 2nd - Aug/10

Hidden - Lead - Jun/10

Gear was fine (small and medium cams,) route finding was interesting.
jonnie3430 - Lead O/S - 22/May/10 with Sian

SianR - 2nd - 22/May/10 with Jonnie

Hidden - AltLd - May/10

jamestheyip - AltLd O/S - 14/Apr/10 with Ben Taylor

Hidden - AltLd - 2010

Hidden - 2010

Hidden - Lead - 17/Sep/09

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 24/Aug/09

Lawrie Brand - AltLd O/S - 30/Jun/09 with Al Goodridge

Hidden - AltLd - 19/Apr/09

innesmac - 2009

Watty - AltLd O/S - 26/May/08 with A.Watt

Ed Babs - AltLd O/S - 11/May/08 with Ben Sparham

AndrewJenkins - 2008

TrollJester - AltLd - 2008 with VARIOUS Throughout 80's+90's

Captain Solo - AltLd - 22/Aug/07 with Ollie

Sean Bell - 2nd O/S - 08/Aug/07 with Neil, Anitra

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jul/07

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 06/Jun/07

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 06/Jun/07

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 05/Jun/07

sgl - AltLd O/S - 05/Jun/07 with Konnie

Hidden - AltLd - 16/Sep/06

Nick Beckett - Jul/06 with Marcin Zimon

Latest guide book gives it VS. Easier climb than the guidebook makes it sound. Route finding quite straightforward and doesn't feel very bold.
K Wall - AltLd - 21/May/06 with Martin

Very nice route, the best VS I've done on ranoch wall (better than satans slit, red slab etc)
CurlyStevo - AltLd - 2006

bandersnatch - 2006

zero six - Lead O/S - 2004

Many routes in one climb! - Raymond lead 1st pitch of January Jigsaw with 2nd pitch looking thin with no gear so I then lead the 2nd pitch of Agag's Grove and also 3rd pitch of January Jigsaw with Raymond leading the final pitch of Satan's Slit
Yourlead - 2nd - 21/Sep/02 with Raymond Simpson

Jamie B - Lead - Aug/02 with Elliot Menzies

Gudge - AltLd O/S - 2001 with Gareth Hughes

innesmac - 2000

gypsy3006 - Lead - 1999

BRUCESTRAC - Lead - 1998 with Chris Cracknell,Various

Hidden - Lead - 1998

Led pitch 1, scary. Soloed after pitch 2
Iain Thow - AltLd - 22/Jun/95 with Chris Dodd

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 13/May/90

Hidden - Lead - 1987

graham lawrie - Lead - 1985

mark mcgowan01 - 1984

Mark Kemball - Lead - 08/Sep/79 with Sarah Bridge

Lone Rider - AltLd - 1979

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Voting
Total votes cast 52
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VS12 of 15
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Style of ascent

Lead14 of 78 (17.9%)
Followed8 of 78 (10.3%)
Alt Leads41 of 78 (52.6%)
Unknown15 of 78 (19.2%)

'Climbed'47 of 78 (60.3%)
clean O/S31 of 78 (39.7%)