Really nice climbing! Climb the short corner to the crux pull for a 'thank god' jug then just romp up to the top.

NB: Rockfall on this route May 06 on easier upper section. Probably no change of grade, but take care.

M. Garthwaite, G. Szuca, G. Campbell

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

Macleod 01/Nov Lead rpt
IainMay 25/Aug TR dog
sparbus 15/Aug Lead

1 fall at crux. Lowered and sent, just.

with dave porter
weelee9985 ?/Aug Lead β
ashtond6 11/Jul TR

E2 6a? That move is nails

Hugh Simons 09/Jul Lead rpt

Tried to 2nd this last year, failed because of some funky beta at the crux. Ended up using the exact same beta to get the lead! Foot popped on 1st attempt today, got it 2nd go G/U.

Hugh Macgregor 09/Jul 2nd
with Kat, Ryan McHenry
Gordon Lacey 03/Jul Lead
with Neil Adams
centurion05 17/Jun Lead O/S
with Mike
mikewilson789 17/Jun 2nd dog
with Andy Woolston
Macleod 14/Jun Lead rpt
Hidden 09/Jun Lead
olekemi 09/Jun 2nd
with Robin W, Mark G
Ginger McGrath 08/Jun 2nd rpt
with sinclair, rory
calum404 26/May TR rpt
Lawrie Brand 25/May 2nd rpt
with Bruce
Mackinclimb 25/May 2nd
Alastair R 20/May Lead O/S
with Ross C.
nigel pearson 16/May Lead RP

fell a couple of times before I worked out the correct sequence. Did not see a small hold the first time.

with Robin
stuart34 11/May Lead O/S
with pollerd
seanhendo123 02/May 2nd rpt
with Emeric
Hidden 01/May Lead
David Woods 21/Apr Lead β

Down climbed a couple of times to figure out the crux. I'd like to see how others do it, I think I did something especially weird. Boiling hot day!

Lamb 21/Apr 2nd O/S
with David Woods
EBailey 16/Apr Lead O/S
james1978 21/Mar Lead
seanhendo123 21/Mar 2nd rpt
with Emeric
Hidden 04/Feb Lead dog
plain kitten ??/2015 -
sleepyclimber ??/2015 TR
seanhendo123 08/Oct/14 Lead rpt

First E2! Slipped on first go at crux, got it clean second time round. Pretty much a one move route but good fun with protection where you need it. lots of small/mid size cams.

calum404 14/Sep/14 TR rpt
with Ben Broad, Jen Graham, Clare McCarty
Dr Toph 02/Sep/14 Solo rpt

Holds above crux crimp feeling very hollow. Take care folks

with Dave, Will
Stevie989 27/Aug/14 Lead RP

One fall at crux.

redjerry 19/Aug/14 Lead
with Stevie Weir
Kazza91 18/Aug/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 08/Aug/14 Lead
ejj 25/Jul/14 2nd dog

1 fall, under roof

jev 13/Jul/14 Lead O/S
with James
Hidden 09/Jul/14 2nd
lukehunt 09/Jul/14 Lead O/S
with Doug
Tim Hamlet 07/Jul/14 Lead
calumhicks 06/Jul/14 Lead β
Hidden 05/Jul/14 Lead rpt
DavidMcK ?/Jul/14 Lead rpt
Hidden 23/Jun/14 Lead dog
Nicholas Wylie 16/Jun/14 2nd β
Euan Todd 16/Jun/14 Lead β
Shea 14/Jun/14 Lead O/S

Easy when you can pull really hard on crimps!

AndyL 14/Jun/14 2nd O/S
with seamus
Timothy Miller 11/Jun/14 Lead O/S
DavidMcK ?/Jun/14 Lead dog

Rested on gear just before crux then did the rest of it first time, great climb!

james1978 ?/Jun/14 -
Hidden 31/May/14 2nd
John McKenna 14/May/14 Lead O/S
Martin McKenna - UKC 21/Apr/14 Lead G/U
Willismorris 29/Mar/14 Lead O/S
euanryan 19/Mar/14 Lead O/S
with Willis
Hidden 16/Mar/14 2nd O/S
Hidden 13/Mar/14 TR dog
calum404 12/Mar/14 TR rpt
ClareM.123 12/Mar/14 TR rpt

First USMC outside trip of the year.

Hidden 12/Mar/14 TR
Tim_Gomersall ??/2014 -
with McBain
Stevie989 ??/2014 TR RP
with Shunt
Hidden 23/Sep/13 Lead RP
gurumed 14/Sep/13 Lead O/S
with Mitch
Hidden 14/Sep/13 Lead
Hidden 14/Sep/13 -
Hidden 10/Sep/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 05/Sep/13 Lead
Tim Hamlet 02/Sep/13 Lead
with Bruce Hood
gjd 01/Sep/13 2nd rpt

Second attempt at leading failed, then Ron led and I seconded easily. Next time...

with Ronnie
Brian Pollock 24/Aug/13 Lead β

Couldn't figure out the crux again so reversed then spotted some crucial beta. Climbed back up and through the crux without difficulty. Easy once you know how.

with Arthur, William
Hidden 10/Aug/13 2nd
RocKalina 10/Aug/13 2nd
richiebongo 07/Aug/13 2nd O/S
with will roper
salix 06/Aug/13 Lead O/S

Shaky placing gear, but once round hard roof move felt good to top.

with Rich
Brian Pollock 17/Jul/13 Lead dog

Fluffed the crux move on first attempt and had to rest on gear before trying again. Got it without difficulty second time. Frustrating but I'll be back for the clean lead.

with Luca
cat22 10/Jul/13 2nd rpt
with Mike
allyrocke 10/Jul/13 Lead rpt
with Andrew Latham, Matt King
mattking_109 10/Jul/13 2nd
Tubs 16/Jun/13 Lead dnf

Fell off repeatedly on lead. Flummoxed and annoyed.

with Tim C
noemie5438 06/Jun/13 2nd dog
with Chris ravey, Amy Goodill
ClareM.123 27/May/13 TR rpt
Gabe Oliver 21/May/13 Lead rpt

Really nice moves round the roof. Steady at the grade

Hidden 21/May/13 2nd O/S
Gabe Oliver 27/Apr/13 2nd O/S
Hidden 26/Apr/13 2nd
lukemcphee 22/Apr/13 Lead
Hidden 20/Apr/13 Lead RP
madeleine 06/Apr/13 Lead O/S
with Mike, Ry
ClareM.123 27/Feb/13 TR


calum404 27/Feb/13 TR O/S

University of Stirling Mountaineering Club.

JenGraham 16/Feb/13 TR dog

Slippy as Fuck. With Remi as belay.

remi_mcm ??/2013 TR
mr_nsglover 15/Sep/12 2nd dog
with adam potter
Adam Potter 15/Sep/12 Lead O/S

Nice go again launch from the right hand crimp to the jug (Nice if you are tall!)

with Neil Glover
Jen Crook 09/Aug/12 2nd dog
Hidden 09/Aug/12 Lead
gjd 21/Jul/12 2nd dog
with Sam Burns
Antd 01/Jul/12 TR
with Dominic Jeff, Al Macleod
Macleod 01/Jul/12 Lead β
with anthony, dominic
GraemeDiack 14/Jun/12 Lead β
with Chris, Iain
robertmichaeladams 11/Jun/12 2nd
with Andy H
a_hein 11/Jun/12 Lead rpt
Koon 09/Jun/12 2nd dog

Rested twice before getting over the roof. Very technical move to get to the jug.

with Geoff
gjd 09/Jun/12 Lead dog
with KM
French Erick 22/May/12 AltLd O/S
with peter green
grady_9 04/May/12 2nd O/S

My lead had a scare with a lot of fallen rocks. But ace route.

Mhairi G 03/May/12 TR dog
with Patrick
Stuart Macfarlane 01/May/12 2nd

Great lead by John

IanMcC 01/May/12 Lead dnf

Take care with loose rock on upper corner- move right to finish

el diablo 01/May/12 Lead
Natalie feather ?/May/12 Lead
Hidden 07/Apr/12 Lead
Hidden 07/Apr/12 2nd rpt
Hidden 07/Apr/12 2nd
Harry Holmes 21/Mar/12 Lead O/S
with James Lismore
Hidden 14/Mar/12 Lead
Ginger McGrath 11/Mar/12 Lead
with rob
tomosb 04/Mar/12 2nd
with Darren Thompson
MarcusP 15/Sep/11 Lead O/S
with Venla
GraemeDiack 31/Aug/11 Lead β

Managed to get over the roof this time, not sure what made the difference but I'd like to think freshly resoled shoes done it :)

Old_Nick_S 17/Aug/11 2nd

Couldn't do 'normal' route. Did lay-back on the left.

with Frazer
Ginger McGrath 08/Aug/11 2nd rpt
Euan Strachan 08/Aug/11 Lead
with Graham McG
Hidden 05/Aug/11 2nd O/S
JamieSparkes 27/Jul/11 Lead O/S
llamaglama 27/Jul/11 2nd
with Jam
cat22 25/Jul/11 2nd
with Mike
sergio46 10/Jul/11 2nd O/S

Surprisingly do-able! Keep your feet up and use right grimp for balance only. Good route.

with John McDonald
Hidden 10/Jul/11 Lead rpt
Smelly Fox 09/Jul/11 Lead G/U

Messed up the crux the first time round!

with Heather Fox
JasonK 04/Jul/11 2nd
with John Nelson
mhairi thorburn 30/Jun/11 Lead O/S
with neil the weak
Hidden 24/Jun/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 24/Jun/11 2nd
GraemeDiack 24/May/11 Lead dnf
KeithAlexander 22/May/11 Lead β

Abseil inspection. Should have checked more of the crack sizes; I could have used a few more cams of certain size, but in general easier than I expected.

Macleod 14/May/11 2nd
Lasma 30/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Dr Toph
Brendan 29/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Alec
Alejandro S 29/Apr/11 2nd
with Brendan
alex_arthur 10/Apr/11 Lead rpt
with Ali Macey
Dr Toph 09/Apr/11 Solo rpt
Ginger McGrath 29/Mar/11 Lead O/S

first 5c route, one move wonder?

jonnie3430 29/Mar/11 2nd rpt
with Graham
Hidden 27/Mar/11 2nd O/S
Peter Rhodes 26/Mar/11 Lead rpt
with John Stevenson, Gemma Gwynne-Stevenson
Denpov 07/Mar/11 TR RP


jimmyrua 05/Mar/11 Lead
with Magnus, David Brigham
alex_arthur 05/Mar/11 Lead β

Seconded previously

with james, David Brigham
mr_nsglover ?/Mar/11 2nd dog
Denpov 28/Feb/11 TR dog

Self-Belay, will be back to try again!

dj_brigham05 26/Feb/11 Lead O/S
alex_arthur 26/Feb/11 2nd dog
with David Brigham
Alejandro S 31/Oct/10 Lead O/S

Move through the roof felt like a small excerpt from Surface Tension. Commit to the crimp! Bit of a one move wonder really...

with Dr Toph
Dr Toph 31/Oct/10 2nd rpt
with Alec
Hidden 13/Oct/10 TR
Nic DW 28/Sep/10 2nd dog
with rob askew
rob askew 28/Sep/10 Lead dog
with Nick D.W.
simon_D 11/Sep/10 Lead dog

got the sequence so next time's a charm!

with Fiend
ronniemac ?/Sep/10 TR dog
Hidden 08/Aug/10 TR
mshorter 07/Aug/10 Lead O/S
with greg
dannyraff 05/Aug/10 TR

found it a real arm pumper, needed a little help but still found it a great climb.

jim.macp 01/Aug/10 -
Cassidy 17/Jul/10 Lead O/S
with Richard McGhee
el cholo 11/Jul/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 24/Jun/10 Lead O/S
shugsan 10/Jun/10 Lead dog

Didn't get the roof first time, Bugger.

jfmchivall 26/May/10 Lead O/S
John 'B' Hutchinson 02/May/10 Lead β

Ground up. Fell once from the crux, lowered off and did it first go. Great route.

with James Hutchinson
rcammack 24/Apr/10 Lead dnf
allyrocke 24/Apr/10 Lead dnf

Took a fall from above the roof onto an injured ankle. Ouch.

with Robbie
akhughes 20/Apr/10 2nd O/S
with Andy Innes
CharlieMack 19/Apr/10 2nd rpt
with Andrew Innes, Adam Hughes
jamiefoxen 27/Mar/10 Lead O/S
with bob foster
Peter Reynolds ?/Mar/10 Lead O/S
remi_mcm ??/2010 TR
Jonsanders24 ??/2010 -
zoeduffin ??/2010 TR

managed this first time, tricky move gettin over the roof!

mulletcocktail2000 25/Sep/09 2nd O/S

stiff at 5c. felt more like 6a.

with mike
MonkeyDawson 13/Sep/09 Lead
tomosb ?/Sep/09 -
Chad123 28/Aug/09 AltLd rpt

Emily completely cruised this today, flexibility helps!

with Emily
CharlieMack 13/Aug/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 13/Aug/09 2nd
robertmichaeladams 29/Jul/09 Lead dog

Went a bit wrong on the crux - first E2, is this really an E2 (definately not harder)? Good gear for the hard bit

with Tom
tomdude 29/Jul/09 Lead dog

whoops, wobbled off the crux, dammit! top half is more like severe climbing though, with little gear

with rob
sebrider 12/Jul/09 Lead O/S
with Dan Walker
Dr Toph ?/Jul/09 Lead O/S

funky wee move through the roof, but theres good gear right there. Protecting the upper section was more tricky..

with Ally Hill
Chad123 24/Jun/09 AltLd O/S

Steve took a nice lob, crux felt thin today..forgotten the trick...

with Kiwi Steve
hubereini 07/Jun/09 2nd
with andy and warren
andymoin 07/Jun/09 2nd rpt
adw07 07/Jun/09 Lead dog
Hidden ?/May/09 Lead O/S
jonnie3430 29/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with Nikki and Cora
barney_edin ??/2009 Lead
Kazza91 ??/2009 -
dave o 05/Oct/08 Lead rpt

done before a few years ago

with Bru
Neil Adams 25/Aug/08 Lead O/S
with Ally F
tomdude 13/Jul/08 TR O/S

would love to lead this

with lawrence
stabwoundstu ?/Jul/08 Lead O/S
with alan dow
andymoin 12/Jun/08 Lead

Lead after an attempted lead and eventual seconding about a year back. The roof felt much easier and the moves after harder. Nice to tick it off clean. Clean ground up ascent, not worked but did give it a brush on abb.

with Big Al
Dougie Harvey 09/Jun/08 TR rpt
Lawrie Brand 06/Jun/08 Lead dog
Hidden 04/Jun/08 2nd O/S
Chad123 04/Jun/08 AltLd O/S

Awesome crux move and other nice moves to follow... shame the top section is dirty otherwise might get 3 stars...

with Konrad
jaybob ?/Jun/08 -

after the pull over just keep going as the gear is pretty poor till you stand on the ledge with a huge crack off left soze 3 cam :)

Hidden 31/May/08 Lead
simon_D 29/May/08 2nd RP
with Neil Silver
Sean Bell 22/May/08 Lead

First E2 lead.

with rob
looter ?/May/08 2nd
with rob patchett
Hidden 20/Apr/08 Lead O/S
McBirdy 11/Feb/08 Lead O/S

An excellent climb - certainly worthwhile. Crux section rewards thought and careful footwork. E2 - but never E3... Continuation above the crux is interesting, but easier (could do with a clean). Worthy of a couple of stars, but folks giving it 3 should get out more - a 3 star route is a CLASSIC

with Helen Darvill
jamestheyip ??/2008 Lead RP
with Jakub
stewnew ??/2008 Lead O/S
Lawrie Brand 19/Dec/07 TR O/S
Dougie Harvey 09/Oct/07 TR dog
Hidden ?/Oct/07 Lead β
Hidden 11/Sep/07 Lead O/S
gforce 19/Jul/07 Lead
with Jason
andymoin 18/Jun/07 2nd

Had a go at leading and couldn't do the move over the roof so came down. Watched neil and followed up with not much hassle, hard move, wish I got it on-site.

with Sean
Sean Bell 18/Jun/07 2nd O/S
with neil, andy
jazzyjackson 26/May/07 Lead β

Crux move is class. Deserves its 3 stars.

with Ally
jonskippy ?/May/07 2nd β
with pete dd
pete dd ?/Feb/07 Lead rpt
with Iain Swan
dshortt ?/Jan/07 Lead dnf
with Chris Shortt
Hidden ??/2007 2nd
el diablo ??/2007 Lead
figfour ??/2007 Lead
Fultonius 09/May/06 Lead O/S

Lead it again since the big loose block at the top was trundled. It's the same grade, but the gear in the top section is slightly better than it used to be. 08/08/12 Lead rpt. Still a tricky crux, but overall nt bad for E2. Move right at top to avoid the crumblies!

Hidden ?/Apr/06 TR
kevg ??/2006 Lead O/S
Ross Barnes ?/Jun/05 Lead
with Ben W
dodfoster 21/Apr/05 Lead RP
with dom kehoe
Hidden ??/2004 2nd
French Erick ?/Apr/03 Lead O/S
with Postie Craig
ali_robb ?/Apr/03 Lead O/S
Dave Kerr 17/Mar/01 Lead
with Iain Sharpe
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