Very Turfy and insecure feeling down below, but made up for by the amazing top pitches. Good day!BallsOfSteel - Lead O/S - 27/Sep/14 with steve peatfield
Solo except for last pitch
Iain Thow - Lead - 03/Sep/13 with Melissa Webb, Nate Webb
Lamb - AltLd O/S - 02/Aug/13 with Iain Powell
Lovely granite walls on the upper part of the route.
JamesRoddie - Solo O/S - 17/Jul/13
AC1 - 2013
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 15/Sep/12
Seemed to go off route a few times, plenty of vegetation, some climbing that seemed harder than Diff, finished late... A classic mountain adventure?!
markhammonds - Lead O/S - 21/Jul/12 with Graeme Abel
Climbed on slimy wet rock which made it a bit more interesting. Got about 45min of views; walked out in lashing rain.
stufish - AltLd O/S - 23/Jun/12 with Rusty
Hidden - Lead - 2012
Hidden - Solo - 06/Nov/11
Cocked up the start and had to force a line through steep veg and loose rock. Hell yeah! After balls up, all fine. Nice top wall.
t_stork - AltLd - 13/Jul/11 with Finlay
Lead the chimmny then went the wrong way on the short wall, bit trickier but probably Diff, just avoid the puddle hand hold.
CacCarnBeag - AltLd - 13/Jul/11 with Tom Stork
damp and slippery [we avoided the vegetatious lower bit]
John Workman - AltLd - 15/May/11 with Apprentice
Hidden - AltLd - May/11
1st mountain route and proper multi-pitch, didn't finish until half 8, not ideal with a 2.5 hour walk back.
David Barratt - 2nd O/S - 10/Apr/11
Alor_lab - 2nd O/S - 10/Apr/11 with Maria Kalantzaki, Stewart Jordan, David J. Barratt
We abbed of Eagle Ridge which was still dirty and wet after the winter so we did this instead as it catches the sun. Lots of grassy scrambling on the lower sections but it improves higher up with pleasant climbing on clean granite. A scenic way to the top of lochnagar.
Chris wilson - AltLd O/S - 09/Apr/11 with Allan
same as the other guys below. led every pitch and probably went off route in places as some of the climbing was harder than Diff. turned out to be quite a long day out
stewart100 - Lead O/S - 09/Apr/11
lots of grassy bits on the lower part and partly wet; top part had nice and clean rock. Started late and it got quite cold and windy.
Stephi - Lead O/S - 09/Apr/11
Got washed off pinnacle grooves so did this in the wet, nice situations a few good sections of climbing. Would be much better in winter, good safe option on a rough day.
adw07 - AltLd O/S - 03/Jul/10 with graeme watson
R0bbie - AltLd O/S - 10/Apr/10 with Taba
tallthinmonkey - Solo O/S - Aug/09
Nice route accessed via black sport. Crux pitch is not hard for a diff but looks more intimidating than it is.
CurlyStevo - Lead - 04/Jul/09 with Charles and Nick
meh - 2nd - 04/Jul/09
Ascended the snow-filled Blackspout to half way then traversed in. Top section is lovely! Very clean rough granite. Mostly moved together but pitched a couple of the short walls.
iceicebaby - AltLd O/S - 18/Apr/09 with Sam Wood
k2scott - 2009
stuaart - AltLd O/S - Sep/08 with Sandra McCabe
Hidden - AltLd - 01/Jul/08
Hidden - AltLd - 01/Jul/08
frecro - Lead - 2008
TrollJester - AltLd O/S - 2008 with VARIOUS Throughout 80's+90's
Hidden - 2nd O/S - Sep/07
Hidden - Lead - 24/Sep/06
Hidden - Solo - Sep/06
my 1st traditional climb. Climbed it in pretty wet weather but was good climb.
benbers - 2nd - 20/Aug/06 with Iain Munro
Hidden - Lead - 20/Aug/06
Hidden - Lead O/S - Jul/06
DavPk - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/06 with Catherine Pearks
Hidden - AltLd - 12/Jul/05
andyinglis - Solo - Jun/05
oor wullie - 2004 with my dad
Dangerous Dave - Lead O/S - 2004
Did the top half at least twice in mid-late 90s, but this time needed some gardening therapy so got soaked squirming in the veggy lower half. Upper walls are superb, maybe one day I'll have the balls to solo the biggie.
nick everett - Lead - 2001 with Ryan
Hidden - Lead - 2001
Started half way up The Black Spout. Climbed in trainers.
AndyP - AltLd O/S - 11/Aug/95 with Morag
Climbed in the rain.
Stuart S - AltLd - 1989 with Roddy Blackwood
Phil climbing in a skate board helmet!
Yourlead - AltLd - Jul/86 with Philip Harnden