Cruel Summer*** E2 5c
11m. Tricky yet well protected climbing follows the right-facing corner, moving left at the top. Caution required with dirty top-out.
N. Morrison, D. Claxton 25/Jun/1983

Ticklists: Central Belt - Local Classics, Central Belt Extremes.

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Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/Aug/15

Hidden - 2nd dog - 22/Aug/15

anguskille - Lead O/S - 22/Aug/15 with Charlie Mackie

Sara - 2nd - 09/Aug/15 with Witold Mielczarek

Part of a hold came off at the mid height crux (there's a similar positive edge with what's left so the route remains unchanged). Led to an eventual rest on the rope.
J_Trottet - 2nd dog - 08/Aug/15 with G, Brian Pollock

Greasy today
Brian Pollock - 2nd rpt - 08/Aug/15

gurumed - Lead O/S - 08/Aug/15 with J_Trottet, Brian

Foot slipped on first go which was very annoying, got Martin to strip the gear and went for it 2nd go. Really nice climbing with good protection, great route.
Hugh Simons - Lead G/U - 03/Aug/15 with John McKenna

Really good climb, better than it looks from below. Technical and well protected.
Euan Todd - Lead O/S - 03/Aug/15 with Hugh Simons

Hidden - Lead - 21/Jul/15

Pooed a little when topping out.
MightyStew - Lead dog - 15/Jul/15 with Sebastian Costa

Did second it with a head torch month ago, redpointed with a head torch in the end first try ;)
Skotch85 - Lead - 15/Jul/15

John McKenna - Lead G/U - 20/Jun/15 with Timothy Miller

slipped 1 ft of ground! then flashed
herrettscott - 2nd O/S - 13/May/15 with Timmy

Gordon Lacey - Lead RP - 02/May/15

good route, felt hard
donwito - Lead O/S - 21/Apr/15 with Kai

Timothy Miller - Lead O/S - 19/Apr/15 with sammy D

Absolutely great route, really good moves and plenty gear, felt easier than Elgin's
HaddRoots - Lead O/S - 31/Aug/14

Great route, ran it out more than needed though
DavidMcK - Lead β - 31/Aug/14 with Adam Harris

MightyStew - TR dog - 07/Aug/14 with Sebastian Costa

doogal2003 - Lead β - 01/Jun/14 with Maria Bechaalani

doogal2003 - Lead β - 01/Jun/14 with Maria Bechaalani

Hidden - 2nd - 2014

Great route. Didn't find the start that difficult. Some of the footholds are a bit polished and the top out is a little sketchy. I opted for the two crimps over the dirty stuff.
Brian Pollock - Lead O/S - 14/Sep/13 with Chris Miles

sikcby - Lead O/S - 08/Sep/13

dctarrant2000 - TR rpt - 16/Jul/13 with Marie Guegan, Polly Tarrant

Hidden - TR RP - 14/Jul/13

David Stevens - Lead RP - 10/Jul/13 with James Priestly

James90 - 2nd β - 10/Jul/13 with dave

Martin McKenna - UKC - Lead G/U - 10/Jul/13 with Gordon Lacey

Tim Hamlet - Lead - 04/Jul/13

remi_mcm - 2nd - 03/Jul/13

Annoyed to have rested. Saw the sequence as soon as I did as well. Will get it clean next time.
Gabe Oliver - Lead dog - 19/Jun/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/Jun/13

jev - Lead O/S - 02/Jun/13 with James, HWUMC, Sian, Marnoch

James90 - 2nd dog - 02/Jun/13 with jev

intimidating and a bit polished but really good
peter.herd - Lead - 01/Jun/13 with Marcus Brown

Martin Mc - Lead rpt - 05/May/13 with Tas

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 30/Apr/13

Polished but enjoyably sustained.
Tubs - Lead O/S - 30/Apr/13 with Tim C

Loose jug at the top, so opted for two crimps to rock up to finish. Good climbing.
son of thor - 2nd - 2013

james1978 - 2013

Dougie Harvey - Lead rpt - 15/Sep/12 with Ross Barnes, Neil Adams

doogal2003 - Lead dog - 08/Sep/12 with brendan

gw3285 - Lead - 01/Sep/12

Climbed the same day as Velvet, in the same mingin slimey moist conditions. Only maybe slightly worse?!! Felt harder than it should have as a result. Good.
mike reed - Lead O/S - Aug/12

Macleod - 2nd rpt - 29/Jul/12 with lukas

gaz.marshall - Lead O/S - 18/Jun/12 with Dave

Not enjoyable! Loose jug at the top, and the big jug after the crux if held as a sidepull/undercut is also loose ...and I'm not even going to start on the top out!
allyrocke - Lead dog - 01/Apr/12 with Morgan Trigg

Hidden - 2012

Low in the grade, eases as you go up.
smollett - Lead - 30/Sep/11 with chris, jurga

Jurga - 2nd dog - 30/Sep/11 with James

jamestheyip - 2nd rpt - 04/Sep/11 with Caitlin Douglas, Amy Goodill

D_Wills - TR dnf - 24/Aug/11

Should have gone home rather than get on this at the end of the day. Due to tiredness it felt hard, sketchy, sweaty and unpleasant. Especially the top-out! Will get on it in more favourable conditions and try and find those 3 stars...
John 'B' Hutchinson - Lead dog - 22/Aug/11 with Donald Somerville

First E2! so chuffed, loved the climb, hard start, possibly due to recent...ish block coming off. Nearly fell on the slip slope, chalk did nothing to help improve it, only a slap with the left saved an exciting fall.. loved it, thanks limekilns
smile - Lead RP - 24/Jul/11

Keith laced up the first half.
GraemeDiack - AltLd O/S - 14/Jul/11 with Keith Alexander

The Big Sender - 2nd O/S - 04/Jul/11 with Fergus Cuthill

Harry Holmes - Lead O/S - 03/Jul/11 with Morgan Trigg

Triggalicious - 2nd dog - 03/Jul/11 with Harry Holmes

Hidden - Lead β - 15/Jun/11

Neil Adams - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/11 with Ally F

Hidden - Lead - 01/Jun/11

The start was a bit of a head scratcher, but once I'd figured that out it was nicely hard, interesting and pumpy all the way. I think the lead's a little way off for me yet. Great climb.
guyscott - TR RP - 25/May/11 with Klas

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/May/11

peterp - Lead β - 14/May/11 with Ally Corbett

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/May/11

Hidden - Lead - 04/May/11

radioshed - TR - 25/Apr/11 with andy t

Thoms6974 - TR dog - 25/Apr/11 with Matt

Hidden - 17/Apr/11

simon_D - Lead O/S - 07/Apr/11 with Euan C

MonkeyDawson - 2011

Hidden - Lead - 17/Sep/10

Hidden - Lead - 11/Sep/10

JonnyCrimper - 2nd - 11/Sep/10 with Ben

Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/Aug/10

Dr Toph - Lead O/S - 17/Aug/10 with Chris Hall

Had to rest. Techy, strenuous & slippy, with exciting finish. A sandbag.
mark1atkins - Lead dog - 24/Jul/10 with Mark Worsley

sebrider - Lead O/S - 11/Jul/10 with Alan

MonkeyDawson - Lead O/S - Jul/10 with Simon Smith

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/Jun/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/Jun/10

Old_Nick_S - 2nd - 17/Jun/10 with Frazer

robertmichaeladams - 2nd - 15/Jun/10 with Clare

Phil Jennings - 2nd O/S - 11/Jun/10 with Sam Clarke

johnrc - 2nd O/S - 09/Jun/10 with pete a

easy moves pretty pumpy
pete87abs - Lead RP - 09/Jun/10 with john

Had to rest twice, quite tricky!
Elsier - 2nd dog - 05/Jun/10 with Ian

really nice route
robertmichaeladams - 2nd - 18/May/10 with Tom

didn't fall this time. steady climbing. whoop!
tomdude - Lead rpt - 18/May/10 with rob

Hidden - 2nd dog - 09/May/10

Phil Jennings - Lead dog - 08/May/10 with rusty, Andy Moles

Hidden - Lead dog - 08/May/10

Hidden - 2nd - 08/May/10

sophiecb - 2nd - 28/Apr/10

Lawrie Brand - 2nd rpt - 22/Apr/10 with Malcolm Airey

CharlieMack - TR rpt - 17/Apr/10

when i couldnt see the hold, only a brief stop
chrism225 - TR dog - 17/Apr/10 with polly, dave

jim.macp - 01/Mar/10

jamestheyip - Lead O/S - 17/Oct/09 with Miguel Ciriza

Hidden - Lead O/S - 18/Sep/09

slight rain getting heavier but reasonabley sheltered. first E2
jamiefoxen - Lead RP - 30/Aug/09

CharlieMack - Lead rpt - 29/Aug/09 with Janey Kennedy

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 29/Aug/09

Superb climbing, only let down by a muddy top out.
jored - Lead - 12/Aug/09 with Rachel

Evoman - Lead O/S - 03/Aug/09 with KT

Lawrie Brand - 2nd rpt - 02/Aug/09 with Richie

Evoman - 02/Aug/09 with KT

Dougie Harvey - 2nd rpt - 02/Aug/09 with Richie Pardede

hmmm. got about halfway and then fell three times, a little hard for me just now. worth more tries though
tomdude - Lead dnf - 30/Jul/09 with fede

Had to back off in the dark last year. Surprised how easy the groove is. Is this really the same grade and quality as Vector and Left Wall?
Ian Jones - Lead β - 23/Jul/09 with Tim Clarke

Hidden - Lead dnf - Jul/09

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 26/Jun/09

sparkass - Lead O/S - 19/Jun/09 with Mike Shorter

CharlieMack - Lead O/S - 09/Jun/09 with Janey Kennedy

Hidden - TR - 09/Jun/09

Hidden - 2nd dog - 03/Jun/09

barney_edin - Lead - 02/Jun/09 with Simon G

Hidden - TR - 31/May/09

Cassidy - Lead O/S - 20/May/09 with Cobra

Found the top out hard and scary. But easily followed by the others so clearly being a wimp.
joe larner - Lead O/S - 17/May/09

Roberttaylor - 2nd dog - 17/May/09 with John Proctor

JdotP - 2nd dog - 17/May/09 with Joe Larner

Hidden - May/09

Hidden - 2nd dog - May/09

Fergus Cuthill - Lead O/S - May/09 with Fiona M

Start looked great. Unsure of where the line went about 2m after the peg. Think il get it next go found that big sinker cms from where i stopped when abing down for gear
pete87abs - Lead dnf - 03/Apr/09 with Richard Clarke

pocketsarah - 2nd dog - 02/Apr/09 with simon

CalumC - Lead rpt - 15/Mar/09 with Andy Moles

Came off with left hand on the bulge. Didn't notice the perfect sinker centimetres from my right. :( It was getting quite dark, thats my only excuse. Next time!
CalumC - Lead dnf - 25/Feb/09 with Fergus Cuthill

westaway - Lead O/S - 22/Feb/09

Mooseman - TR dog - 21/Feb/09 with Scott

stewnew - Lead - 2009

Peter Rhodes - 2009

Ground-up after falling off last year.
Andy Moles - Lead G/U - 16/Nov/08 with Helena

Hidden - Lead - 28/Sep/08

mikecopp - Lead - Sep/08

burto - Lead rpt - 27/Jul/08 with marcus

Tricky top-out onto earthy slabs
simon_D - AltLd O/S - 24/Jul/08 with Neil Silver

Hidden - Lead - 14/Jul/08

D.Russell - Lead - 14/Jul/08 with Adam

Did it all wrong 1st go, came off, lowered down. Got it clean ground up. My word was i pumped! 1st E2.
gambit247 - Lead - 04/Jul/08 with Ed

Hidden - TR O/S - 20/Jun/08

should've gone for the onsight lead instead of a top-rope!
gambit247 - TR O/S - 20/Jun/08 with Ben Sajdecki

Fultonius - Lead rpt - 13/Jun/08 with Ross Barnes

Much more within my limit this time, glad to finally get it ticked off. Bouldery Start felt fine this time and got decent gear. Top out was a bit earthy but not that bad. Ground up clean ascent.
andymoin - Lead - 11/Jun/08 with Big Al

Two half falls/jumps back to the ground on the tricky start. A fall up high. Topped out on The Struggler side rather than direct. Apart from that it went welll. :¬)
JLS - Lead dog - 08/Jun/08 with Burnsie

Dougie Harvey - Lead rpt - 08/May/08 with Richie Pardede

Hidden - Lead dnf - 06/May/08

dj_brigham05 - Lead O/S - 05/May/08 with Alex Carberry

yeeeeeeeeeessssss!.My first E2.Im so happy big big happy grins eeeeehhhh !!!
leighncsontos - Lead - 05/Apr/08 with R0bbie

had a little fall on this one.
R0bbie - 2nd - 05/Apr/08 with Leighn Chambers

mhairi thorburn - Lead O/S - 25/Mar/08 with simon and ali

Fultonius - 2nd - 01/Mar/08 with Andy Inglis

andyinglis - Lead O/S - 01/Mar/08 with Ally Fulton

CalumC - 2008

kdlauder - Lead RP - 2008 with Andy Galbraith

a_hein - Lead O/S - 2008

decs - 2nd dog - 05/Sep/07 with Chad

Chad123 - AltLd rpt - 05/Sep/07 with Duncan

Got half way up then couldn’t see the holds, pumped and fell of. Will pwn it next time, must remember to do my hard climbing when it's light.
andymoin - Lead dnf - 08/Aug/07 with james

Very nice lead
Stewart B - Lead O/S - 29/Jul/07 with Graham Brown (Father)

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/Jul/07

Lawrie Brand - Lead O/S - 23/May/07 with Richie

Hidden - 2nd - 20/May/07

Greg Boswell - Lead O/S - 25/Mar/07

pete dd - Lead RP - Mar/07 with Iain Swan

akhughes - Lead O/S - 2007

el diablo - Lead - 2007

mshorter - Lead O/S - 2007 with ross

looter - Lead - 2007 with rob patchett

figfour - 2007

dodfoster - Lead β - 26/Nov/06 with dave sandercock

Piglet - 2nd - 10/Aug/06

Chris Plewa - 2nd - Aug/06 with adam reid, simon gall

Nick Beckett - Lead - Jun/06 with various

Chad123 - Lead O/S - 2006 with Emily

dave o - Lead O/S - 27/Aug/05 with Julia H

Hidden - 2nd - Apr/05

Great route up the Corner with some interesting moves and a vegetated finish.
jazzyjackson - Lead - 01/Mar/05 with Tully

Dave Kerr - Lead - 30/Jun/04

ali_robb - Lead O/S - Jun/03

whispering nic - Lead O/S - Apr/00

Hidden - Lead O/S - Oct/86

Bruce Kerr - Lead - 16/Mar/85 with Keith Allen

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