Monolith Grooves*** IV 5
[Monolith Grooves , 3 kb]130m, 5 pitches. No description has been contributed for this climb.

Ticklists: Cold Climbs, 3 star Scottish winter.

Photo: Monolith Grooves © Lawrie Brand
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This climb is in 41 logbooks, and on 9 wishlists.

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 01/Feb/15

smokeyj - Feb/15 with Danny

tomosb - AltLd - 21/Jan/15 with Darren Thompson

davesa - AltLd - 12/Jan/14 with Mark Huxham

Epic final pitch
Euan Strachan - 13/Feb/13

Craig Holden - AltLd O/S - 01/Dec/12 with Jamie

Lead pitches 1,3,5. P1 unprotected and surprisingly awkward with no ground level belay. P2 pleasant to a cave made of weetabix, P3 is excellent, P4 pleasant turfy wandering after an initial awkward step. P5 starts off hard and awkward in the chimney, then gets desperate above. Hardest winter lead to date. Would advise splitting the final pitch and belaying on the huge flake boulder at the start of the snow ramp as there is little to belay from at the top and keeps line of sight on the second. overall with the ridge approach an excellent route, though difficult today with just turf and powder. blog at:
JamieSparkes - AltLd O/S - 01/Dec/12 with Craig Holden

Hidden - 2012

MonkeyDawson - AltLd O/S - 18/Dec/11 with Simon Smith

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - AltLd - 18/Dec/10

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 05/Dec/10

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 05/Dec/10

Thrutched like a good 'un up the crux chimney before composing myself to despatch the rest in slightly better style. Rime on rock, turf good.
niallk - AltLd O/S - 04/Dec/10 with Drew Connelly

Thin nick, not a lot of snow. Turf very well frozen.
jfmchivall - AltLd O/S - 01/Dec/10 with Nathan White, James Freeman

graeme gatherer - Dec/10

lemon - AltLd - 04/Mar/10 with Will

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 01/Mar/10

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 21/Feb/10

Two star climbing in three star positions on a four star hill. Ground iron hard.
John Workman - AltLd - 13/Feb/10 with Mark II

westaway - Lead O/S - 31/Jan/10 with Imelda Neale

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 26/Jan/10

jonnie3430 - AltLd O/S - 09/Jan/10 with Sian

SianR - AltLd - 09/Jan/10 with Jonnie

Dave Mason - AltLd O/S - 04/Jan/10 with Adam Gill

Hidden - Lead dnf - 01/Jan/10

PaulCunningham - 2010

Perfect day..
Lawrie Brand - AltLd O/S - 24/Dec/09 with Pete Nellist

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

Jamie B - AltLd - 22/Dec/09 with Graham Boistelle

Hidden - AltLd - 22/Dec/09

sgl - AltLd - 07/Feb/09 with stevious

Hidden - AltLd - 07/Feb/09

Ross Barnes - AltLd - 24/Jan/09 with Neil A

Neil Adams - AltLd O/S - 24/Jan/09 with Ross B

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Feb/05

Yourlead - 2nd - 29/Dec/01 with Graham Penny

Wee Davie - AltLd - 01/Feb/01 with Erik Brunskill

Stuart the postie - 1999 with Gary Gray

Stuart the postie - 1997 with Bill Strachan

Stuart the postie - 1996 with Joe McKinney

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
Hugh Simons, iksander, Swampi, Andrew Barker, Ian Jones, MonkeyDawson

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