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Haystack*** E3 5c

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[Haystack crux pitch, 2 kb]No description has been contributed for this climb.

Ticklists: Extreme Rock, Ultimate Scottish Rock, Scottish 3 and 4 star multi-pitch routes.

Photo: Haystack crux pitch © steveb2006
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PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 27 logbooks, and on 12 wishlists.

Uisdean hawthorn - 26/Aug/13

Hidden - 2nd - 25/Aug/13

gforce - AltLd - 11/Jul/13 with Andy

andyinglis - AltLd O/S - 11/Jul/13 with Graham

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 07/Jul/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 07/Jul/13

dave o - AltLd O/S - 11/Aug/12 with James R

Hidden - AltLd - 26/Jun/12

I lead the 6a and 5c pitches
Apharri - AltLd O/S - 19/Jun/12 with Dave Wharton

Super classic route, possibly as good if not better than Steeple. Thought the pitch gradings were a little harsh on the easier pitches, we thought more like 4c,4b,5a,4b,5c,5b(one very hard move, may have gone wrong way!),5c,5a and worth E3 overall as draining climbing so many strenuous pitches in a row! Harder than Steeple for sure. Epic weekend combined with steep gully skiing on Saturday!
Chad123 - AltLd O/S - 26/Mar/12 with Sophie B

Led first two pitches and joined them together plus the scrappy pitch half way, leaving Chad to do all the hard work! The overhanging crack pitch (5b, though Gazza says 5c?) was wild and brilliant fun with squirmy, leg jammy moves and big air beneath the feet; there was just one bit of slimy moss in the finger crack before the peg making it a battle to stay on! Belays were excellent - comfy grassy banks you could lie out on - all bar one just before the 'nails' 5a pitch... "delicate moves... pleasant cracks" ? Ooaft, this was our least favourite. What a MEGA route!!
sophiecb - AltLd - 25/Mar/12 with Chad

Stone Idol - 2012

Hidden - AltLd - 03/Jun/11

Hidden - 2011

Lone Rider - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - AltLd - 30/Jun/09

I did not shine that day and Dave&Steve did all the hard work
French Erick - AltLd O/S - 17/Aug/04 with Dave Kerr, Steve Wells

Dave Kerr - 17/Aug/03 with Steve Wells, Erick Baillot

Aided crux and top pitch due to wetness!
Gudge - AltLd dog - 2002 with Gareth Hughes

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 23/Jul/00

alkira - 1996

Bruce Kerr - Lead - 31/Aug/91 with Rand Pearson

graham lawrie - 1987

Bruce Kerr - AltLd - 28/Jun/86 with Grahame Nicoll

On a weekend when we did all four of the classic extremes. The same day as we did Steeple.
Bob - AltLd O/S - 28/Aug/83 with J. Topping, M. Lynch

redjerry - AltLd O/S - Aug/82 with Spider McKenzie

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
mike mo, Timothy Miller, Hidden, hobblingfool, Hidden, David Smith, Dr Toph, whistler, Lawrie Brand, ascii.abuse, ashknot, Ian Jones

Voting
Total votes cast 11
hard E40 of 4
E40 of 4
easy E40 of 4
hard E30 of 4
E34 of 4
easy E30 of 4
hard E20 of 4
E20 of 4
easy E20 of 4
hard 6a0 of 4
6a0 of 4
easy 6a0 of 4
hard 5c0 of 4
5c4 of 4
easy 5c0 of 4
hard 5b0 of 4
5b0 of 4
easy 5b0 of 4
3 Stars3 of 3
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Style of ascent

Lead2 of 27 (7.4%)
Followed1 of 27 (3.7%)
Alt Leads16 of 27 (59.3%)
Unknown8 of 27 (29.6%)

'Climbed'16 of 27 (59.3%)
clean O/S10 of 27 (37.0%)
dogged1 of 27 (3.7%)