Death Cap*** E1 5a
[Why? Why not!, 2 kb]No description has been contributed for this climb.

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This climb is in 96 logbooks, and on 15 wishlists.

Lovely atmospheric route. P2
lorens holm - AltLd O/S - 08/Aug/15 with Oscar

gforce - 2nd rpt - 07/Jun/15 with Russ

One big pitch
Russell Birkett - Lead rpt - 07/Jun/15 with Graham

Big bad Earnsheugh classic. Good exposure pulling round left on the top pitch. Fun climbing throughout.
Callum_Johnson - Solo O/S - 01/Jun/15

freudy_love - AltLd O/S - 25/May/15 with Sheila van Lieshout

Hidden - AltLd - 24/Sep/14

Hidden - 2nd - 25/Aug/14

glenngordon - Lead rpt - 25/Aug/14 with Euan Fowler, ray duffy

Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/Jul/14

el cholo - Lead O/S - 06/Jul/14 with Jocelyn

Lead P1, Iain P2. Excellent route with some great exposure up top. Intimidating place!
Lamb - AltLd O/S - 12/Jun/14 with Iain Powell

scatface - 2nd O/S - 03/Jun/14 with Dan Fitsimmons, pepette

rcollins - AltLd O/S - 31/May/14 with Thomas Shaw

Hidden - AltLd - 21/May/14

Uisdean hawthorn - Lead O/S - 16/May/14 with Malin

malinkvist - 2nd - 16/May/14 with Uisdean

Thoms6974 - 2nd O/S - 13/Apr/14 with James

Hidden - 2nd - 08/Apr/14

Rankers - Lead - 2014

Tim_Gomersall - 2014 with ANNA

greasy, dirty and very slippy . . . great climb with good moves all the way
seanhendo123 - Lead O/S - 27/Sep/13 with Russell Birkett

michael83 - AltLd rpt - 05/Jun/13 with Stuart Kennedy

scotclimb - Lead rpt - 14/May/13 with Danny Laing, Dave Strang

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 01/May/13

gforce - Lead rpt - 01/May/13 with Emma

peter.herd - AltLd - 01/May/13 with Ali Baxter

s kennedy - AltLd rpt - May/13 with michel mcghie

samwillo - Lead - 01/Jun/12 with Tom Jeldon

Hidden - Lead - 2012

windy100 - 2012

Lead in 1 big pitch, not too bad with long extenders and carefull gear planning. Probably the most exposed place ive ben to on the coast. Felt quite intimidated by the place but after this excellent climb felt fine. Really out-there move over the roof/arete!
geoff.comley - Lead O/S - 08/Sep/11 with Matthew Thompson

P1-sustained 5a moves,P2-exposed and balancy rock over to a small crimp
Badam - 2nd O/S - 07/Sep/11 with Graham, Tam Risk, John Jackson

Cacyn - 2nd O/S - 07/Sep/11 with Graham, Brian Adams, John Jackson

Anna_wells - AltLd - Sep/11 with Ry

Hidden - Lead rpt - 20/Aug/11

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 20/Aug/11

Ommuff - 2nd - 14/Jun/11 with Dave O

Hidden - 2nd - 19/May/11

Led P1. Quality climbing, nothing too hard, but fairly sustained.
Chris L Hill - AltLd O/S - 15/May/11 with Gwilym

Led p2. Wild place and a great route. Mad exposure on the tricky moves out from the roof and was raining to add to matters. Despatched in comedically poor style.
niallk - Lead O/S - 15/May/11 with Steven Harris

Led p1. Looks incredibly hard and overhanging from below but once your on it the moves flow really nicely. Great pitch. Amazing exposure on the arete on p2 (crux?)
climberuk - AltLd O/S - 15/May/11 with Niall

Anna_wells - 2nd - 12/May/11 with pete

t_stork - AltLd - 14/Apr/11 with Rory Brown

Hidden - AltLd - 14/Apr/11

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 07/Apr/11

Grade seems about right to me, nothing too hard but lots of climbing and a little bold at the start. Classic overall especially the moves up the wall on the second pitch( possibly a 5b move here to clear the nose, might be easier to keep traversing?)
Chad123 - AltLd O/S - 12/Sep/10 with Rik

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Aug/10

mshorter - AltLd O/S - 08/Aug/10 with greg

Greg Boswell - AltLd - 08/Aug/10 with Michel shorter

glenngordon - Lead O/S - 24/Jul/10 with davy virdee

Successful rescue mission to save the nuts Tim dropped.
whistler - AltLd - 07/Jul/10 with Tim Rankin

2nd p.1. Lead p.2 out top of Bats Belfry. First climb at Earnsheugh. Quality!
bnewman - AltLd O/S - 23/Jun/10 with mulletcocktail2000
hwackerhage - Lead - 15/Jun/10 with Adam Henly

Led first pitch
Tobes - AltLd O/S - May/10 with Mikeb

Hidden - 2nd - 10/Sep/09

sebrider - AltLd O/S - 10/Sep/09 with John, Chris wilson

Ally Baba - AltLd O/S - 05/Jul/09 with Gav Swinton

IceBun - Lead rpt - 12/Jun/09 with Al Rodger

Sandy Simpson - 2nd O/S - 28/May/09 with Brian and Forest

Climbed at night. even better than I remembered
whistler - Lead rpt - 13/May/09 with Anna

In the deapths of the Harr!
Smelly Fox - AltLd rpt - 13/Apr/09 with Mark Mosgrove

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 13/Apr/09

mgeek - AltLd O/S - 19/Mar/09 with simon tait

OliBoyes - 2nd O/S - 28/Feb/09 with jo

very wet crux in the first pitch made climbing interesting.
mulletcocktail2000 - AltLd rpt - 22/Feb/09 with john

Diane Lowe - AltLd O/S - 02/Aug/08 with Neil Shepherd

first proper e1 lead. though soft for the grade very east to let the atmosphere get to you. great route with good climbing in a fine setting throughout.
mulletcocktail2000 - Lead O/S - 29/Jun/08 with paul

Hidden - 2nd - 11/Jun/08

Paulww - Lead O/S - 11/Jun/08 with Chris

Lead first pitch
magic_mice - AltLd O/S - 18/May/08 with Mark Mosgrove

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 18/May/08

loved this route, great fun and an ace ledge for the belay, one to repeat for sure.
michael83 - Lead O/S - 18/May/08 with Pete Clark

ANC - AltLd O/S - 03/May/08 with Steve Addy

first E1 lead. very nice
ashknot - Lead O/S - 20/Mar/08 with Pete

awesome route
whistler - 2nd O/S - 20/Mar/08 with Ashley Dean

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 20/Feb/08

TrollJester - AltLd O/S - 2008 with Bruce A Strachan

James Prowse - Lead O/S - 21/Oct/07 with Paul Matthews

andyinglis - 2nd - 07/Oct/07 with James Matthews

PMatt - Lead O/S - 07/Oct/07 with Andy Ingles

Dirk Wallis - AltLd - 29/Jul/07 with Grrr

gforce - 2nd - 29/Jul/07 with Dirk

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 25/Jul/07

s kennedy - AltLd O/S - 25/Jul/07 with mark mosgrove

Climbing is very soft touch for E1 but the whole climb is intimidating from the start
hwackerhage - AltLd - 24/Jul/07 with Paul

smac - Jun/07 with Diggler

smac - Jun/07 with Diggler

Easy moves but intimidating
hwackerhage - 12/Jun/06 with Andy Inglis

andyinglis - AltLd - 12/Jun/06 with Henning

first E1 pitch, intimidating but friendly once climbing.
BallsOfSteel - AltLd O/S - Jun/06 with steve addie

Dangerous Dave - Lead O/S - Jun/06 with Tris Fox

Smelly Fox - Lead O/S - 09/Apr/06 with Matt Croll

jcw - 2006 with Simon Richardson

Hidden - 2nd - Sep/03

dave o - Lead O/S - 30/Aug/03 with bill s

Dave Douglas - AltLd O/S - 17/Sep/88 with Neil Shepherd

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