Gobi Roof*** E2 5c
[Gobi - crux, 2 kb]Really nice climbing! Some say E3, don't know if you could get away with that! 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.

Photo: Gobi - crux © dodfoster
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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.
seanhendo123 - Lead rpt - 08/Oct/14

calum404 - TR rpt - 14/Sep/14 with Ben Broad, Jen Graham, Clare McCarty

Holds above crux crimp feeling very hollow. Take care folks
Dr Toph - Solo rpt - 02/Sep/14 with Dave, Will

One fall at crux.
Stevie989 - Lead RP - 27/Aug/14

redjerry - Lead - 19/Aug/14 with Stevie Weir

Kazza91 - Lead O/S - 18/Aug/14

Hidden - Lead - 08/Aug/14

1 fall, under roof
ejj - 2nd dog - 25/Jul/14

jev - Lead O/S - 13/Jul/14 with James

Hidden - 2nd - 09/Jul/14

lukehunt - Lead O/S - 09/Jul/14 with Doug

Tim Hamlet - Lead - 07/Jul/14

calumhicks - Lead β - 06/Jul/14

Hidden - Lead rpt - 05/Jul/14

DavidMcK - Lead rpt - Jul/14 with Adam Harris

Hidden - Lead dog - 23/Jun/14

Nicholas Wylie - 2nd β - 16/Jun/14 with Euan Todd

Euan Todd - Lead β - 16/Jun/14 with Nicholas Wylie

Easy when you can pull really hard on crimps!
Shea - Lead O/S - 14/Jun/14 with Christine, Andy Latham

AndyL - 2nd O/S - 14/Jun/14 with seamus

Timothy Miller - Lead O/S - 11/Jun/14

Rested on gear just before crux then did the rest of it first time, great climb!
DavidMcK - Lead dog - Jun/14 with Adam Harris

Hidden - 2nd - 31/May/14

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

martinmckenna - Lead - 21/Apr/14 with Luke

Willismorris - Lead O/S - 29/Mar/14

euanryan - Lead O/S - 19/Mar/14 with Willis

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 16/Mar/14

The route was quite nice apart from the overhang block. The ledge on top of the block is not the best ever and so it is hard to clear. The rest of the route was quite simple.
joshua brammer - TR dog - 13/Mar/14 with Anna Duff, Iani Anderson

calum404 - TR rpt - 12/Mar/14

First USMC outside trip of the year.
ClareM.123 - TR rpt - 12/Mar/14

Bananacat - TR - 12/Mar/14 with Iain Anderson, joshua brammer

Tim_Gomersall - 2014 with McBain

Stevie989 - TR RP - 2014 with Shunt

Hidden - Lead RP - 23/Sep/13

gurumed - Lead O/S - 14/Sep/13 with Mitch

Hidden - Lead - 14/Sep/13

Hidden - 14/Sep/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 10/Sep/13

Hidden - Lead - 05/Sep/13

Tim Hamlet - Lead - 02/Sep/13 with Bruce Hood

Second attempt at leading failed, then Ron led and I seconded easily. Next time...
gjd - 2nd rpt - 01/Sep/13 with Ronnie

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.
Brian Pollock - Lead β - 24/Aug/13 with Arthur, William

Hidden - 2nd - 10/Aug/13

RocKalina - 2nd - 10/Aug/13

richiebongo - 2nd O/S - 07/Aug/13 with will roper

Shaky placing gear, but once round hard roof move felt good to top.
salix - Lead O/S - 06/Aug/13 with Rich

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.
Brian Pollock - Lead dog - 17/Jul/13 with Luca

cat22 - 2nd rpt - 10/Jul/13 with Mike

allyrocke - Lead rpt - 10/Jul/13 with Andrew Latham, Matt King

Fell off repeatedly on lead. Flummoxed and annoyed.
Tubs - Lead dnf - 16/Jun/13 with Tim C

noemie5438 - 2nd dog - 06/Jun/13 with Chris ravey, Amy Goodill

ClareM.123 - TR rpt - 27/May/13

Really nice moves round the roof. Steady at the grade
Gabe Oliver - Lead rpt - 21/May/13

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 21/May/13

Gabe Oliver - 2nd O/S - 27/Apr/13

Hidden - 2nd - 26/Apr/13

lukemcphee - Lead - 22/Apr/13

Hidden - Lead RP - 20/Apr/13

madeleine - Lead O/S - 06/Apr/13 with Mike, Ry

USMC
ClareM.123 - TR - 27/Feb/13

University of Stirling Mountaineering Club.
calum404 - TR O/S - 27/Feb/13

Slippy as Fuck. With Remi as belay.
JenGraham - TR dog - 16/Feb/13

remi_mcm - TR - 2013

mr_nsglover - 2nd dog - 15/Sep/12 with adam potter

Nice go again launch from the right hand crimp to the jug (Nice if you are tall!)
Adam Potter - Lead O/S - 15/Sep/12 with Neil Glover

Jen Crook - 2nd dog - 09/Aug/12 with Rob Patchett

gjd - 2nd dog - 21/Jul/12 with Sam Burns

Antd - TR - 01/Jul/12 with Dominic Jeff, Al Macleod

Macleod - Lead β - 01/Jul/12 with anthony, dominic

GraemeDiack - Lead β - 14/Jun/12 with Chris, Iain

robertmichaeladams - 2nd - 11/Jun/12 with Andy H

Rested twice before getting over the roof. Very technical move to get to the jug.
Koon - 2nd dog - 09/Jun/12 with Geoff

gjd - Lead dog - 09/Jun/12 with KM

French Erick - AltLd O/S - 22/May/12 with peter green

My lead had a scare with a lot of fallen rocks. But ace route.
grady_9 - 2nd O/S - 04/May/12

Mhairi G - TR dog - 03/May/12 with Patrick

Great lead by John
Stuart Macfarlane - 2nd - 01/May/12 with Cabey, John D

Take care with loose rock on upper corner- move right to finish
IanMcC - Lead dnf - 01/May/12 with eldiablo

el diablo - Lead - 01/May/12 with Stuart Macfarlane

Hidden - Lead - May/12

Hidden - Lead - 07/Apr/12

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 07/Apr/12

Hidden - 2nd - 07/Apr/12

Harry Holmes - Lead O/S - 21/Mar/12 with James Lismore

Hidden - Lead - 14/Mar/12

Ginger McGrath - Lead - 11/Mar/12 with rob

tomosb - 2nd - 04/Mar/12 with Darren Thompson

MarcusP - Lead O/S - 15/Sep/11 with Venla

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 :)
GraemeDiack - Lead β - 31/Aug/11 with Keith Alexander

Couldn't do 'normal' route. Did lay-back on the left.
Old_Nick_S - 2nd - 17/Aug/11 with Frazer

Ginger McGrath - 2nd rpt - 08/Aug/11 with euan strachan

Euan Strachan - Lead - 08/Aug/11 with Graham McG

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 05/Aug/11

JamieSparkes - Lead O/S - 27/Jul/11 with Claire Holland

llamaglama - 2nd - 27/Jul/11 with Jam

cat22 - 2nd - 25/Jul/11 with Mike

Surprisingly do-able! Keep your feet up and use right grimp for balance only. Good route.
sergio46 - 2nd O/S - 10/Jul/11 with John McDonald

Hidden - Lead rpt - 10/Jul/11

Messed up the crux the first time round!
Smelly Fox - Lead G/U - 09/Jul/11 with Heather Thikey

JasonK - 2nd - 04/Jul/11 with John Nelson

mhairi thorburn - Lead O/S - 30/Jun/11 with neil the weak

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/Jun/11

Hidden - 2nd - 24/Jun/11

GraemeDiack - Lead dnf - 24/May/11 with Keith Alexander

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.
KeithAlexander - Lead β - 22/May/11 with Jelle Muylle

Macleod - 2nd - 14/May/11

Lasma - Lead O/S - 30/Apr/11 with Dr Toph

Brendan - Lead O/S - 29/Apr/11 with Alec

Alejandro S - 2nd - 29/Apr/11 with Brendan

alex_arthur - Lead rpt - 10/Apr/11 with Ali Macey

Dr Toph - Solo rpt - 09/Apr/11

first 5c route, one move wonder?
Ginger McGrath - Lead O/S - 29/Mar/11 with jonnie williams

jonnie3430 - 2nd rpt - 29/Mar/11 with Graham

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 27/Mar/11

Peter Rhodes - Lead rpt - 26/Mar/11 with John Stevenson, Gemma Gwynne-Stevenson

Self-belay.
Denpov - TR RP - 07/Mar/11

jimmyrua - Lead - 05/Mar/11 with Magnus, David Brigham

Seconded previously
alex_arthur - Lead β - 05/Mar/11 with james, David Brigham

mr_nsglover - 2nd dog - Mar/11

Self-Belay, will be back to try again!
Denpov - TR dog - 28/Feb/11

dj_brigham05 - Lead O/S - 26/Feb/11 with Alex Arthur

alex_arthur - 2nd dog - 26/Feb/11 with David Brigham

Move through the roof felt like a small excerpt from Surface Tension. Commit to the crimp! Bit of a one move wonder really...
Alejandro S - Lead O/S - 31/Oct/10 with Dr Toph

Hidden - TR - 13/Oct/10

Nic DW - 2nd dog - 28/Sep/10 with rob askew

rob askew - Lead dog - 28/Sep/10 with Nick D.W.

got the sequence so next time's a charm!
simon_D - Lead dog - 11/Sep/10 with Fiend

ronniemac - TR dog - Sep/10

Hidden - TR - 08/Aug/10

mshorter - Lead O/S - 07/Aug/10 with greg

found it a real arm pumper, needed a little help but still found it a great climb.
dannyraff - TR - 05/Aug/10

jim.macp - 01/Aug/10

Cassidy - Lead O/S - 17/Jul/10 with Richard McGhee

el cholo - Lead O/S - 11/Jul/10 with jamestheyip

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/Jun/10

Didn't get the roof first time, Bugger.
shugsan - Lead dog - 10/Jun/10 with John Nelson

jfmchivall - Lead O/S - 26/May/10

Ground up. Fell once from the crux, lowered off and did it first go. Great route.
John 'B' Hutchinson - Lead β - 02/May/10 with James Hutchinson

rcammack - Lead dnf - 24/Apr/10 with Alistair Rocke

Took a fall from above the roof onto an injured ankle. Ouch.
allyrocke - Lead dnf - 24/Apr/10 with Robbie

akhughes - 2nd O/S - 20/Apr/10 with Andy Innes

CharlieMack - 2nd rpt - 19/Apr/10 with Andrew Innes, Adam Hughes

jamiefoxen - Lead O/S - 27/Mar/10 with bob foster

Peter Reynolds - Lead O/S - Mar/10 with graham dawson

remi_mcm - TR - 2010

Jonsanders24 - 2010

managed this first time, tricky move gettin over the roof!
zoeduffin - TR - 2010

stiff at 5c. felt more like 6a.
mulletcocktail2000 - 2nd O/S - 25/Sep/09 with mike

MonkeyDawson - Lead - 13/Sep/09 with Liz Brooker

tomosb - Sep/09

Emily completely cruised this today, flexibility helps!
Chad123 - AltLd rpt - 28/Aug/09 with Emily

CharlieMack - Lead O/S - 13/Aug/09 with Janey Kennedy

Hidden - 2nd - 13/Aug/09

Went a bit wrong on the crux - first E2, is this really an E2 (definately not harder)? Good gear for the hard bit
robertmichaeladams - Lead dog - 29/Jul/09 with Tom

whoops, wobbled off the crux, dammit! top half is more like severe climbing though, with little gear
tomdude - Lead dog - 29/Jul/09 with rob

sebrider - Lead O/S - 12/Jul/09 with Dan Walker

funky wee move through the roof, but theres good gear right there. Protecting the upper section was more tricky..
Dr Toph - Lead O/S - Jul/09 with Ally Hill

Steve took a nice lob, crux felt thin today..forgotten the trick...
Chad123 - AltLd O/S - 24/Jun/09 with Kiwi Steve

hubereini - 2nd - 07/Jun/09 with andy and warren

andymoin - 2nd rpt - 07/Jun/09 with Rienhart, Warren

adw07 - Lead dog - 07/Jun/09 with Andy Main

Hidden - Lead O/S - May/09

jonnie3430 - Lead O/S - 29/Apr/09 with Nikki and Cora

barney_edin - Lead - 2009

Kazza91 - 2009

done before a few years ago
dave o - Lead rpt - 05/Oct/08 with Bru

Neil Adams - Lead O/S - 25/Aug/08 with Ally F

would love to lead this
tomdude - TR O/S - 13/Jul/08 with lawrence

stabwoundstu - Lead O/S - Jul/08 with alan dow

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.
andymoin - Lead - 12/Jun/08 with Big Al

dougs1232 - TR rpt - 09/Jun/08 with Jamie Wilson

Lawrie Brand - Lead dog - 06/Jun/08 with Jamie Wilson

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 04/Jun/08

Awesome crux move and other nice moves to follow... shame the top section is dirty otherwise might get 3 stars...
Chad123 - AltLd O/S - 04/Jun/08 with Konrad

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 :)
jaybob - Jun/08

simon_D - 2nd RP - 29/May/08 with Neil Silver

First E2 lead.
Sean Bell - Lead - 22/May/08 with rob

looter - 2nd - May/08 with rob patchett

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Apr/08

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
McBirdy - Lead O/S - 11/Feb/08 with Helen Darvill

jamestheyip - Lead RP - 2008 with Jakub

stewnew - Lead O/S - 2008

Lawrie Brand - TR O/S - 19/Dec/07

dougs1232 - TR dog - 09/Oct/07 with Jamie Wilson

Hidden - Lead β - Oct/07

Hidden - Lead O/S - 11/Sep/07

gforce - Lead - 19/Jul/07 with Jason

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.
andymoin - 2nd - 18/Jun/07 with Sean

Sean Bell - 2nd O/S - 18/Jun/07 with neil, andy

Crux move is class. Deserves its 3 stars.
jazzyjackson - Lead β - 26/May/07 with Ally

jonskippy - 2nd β - May/07 with pete dd

pete dd - Lead rpt - Feb/07 with Iain Swan

dshortt - Lead dnf - Jan/07 with Chris Shortt

Hidden - 2nd - 2007

el diablo - Lead - 2007

figfour - Lead - 2007

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!
Fultonius - Lead O/S - 09/May/06 with Ross Barnes

Hidden - TR - Apr/06

kevg - Lead O/S - 2006

Ross Barnes - Lead - Jun/05 with Ben W

dodfoster - Lead RP - 21/Apr/05 with dom kehoe

Hidden - 2nd - 2004

French Erick - Lead O/S - Apr/03 with Postie Craig

ali_robb - Lead O/S - Apr/03

Dave Kerr - Lead - 17/Mar/01 with Iain Sharpe

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