Spanking the Monkey*** f7A / V6
[Dolerite, dust, graffiti, polished smears. All the scottish bouldering essentials really...., 3 kb]The slabby left arete is world-class! The arete is the only hold and it slants the wrong way, so pad precariously up it to reach the top with a perfect blend of fear and hilarity. The fall is okay with mats and a spotter.
G. Livingstone 1984

Photo: Dolerite, dust, graffiti, polished smears. All the scottish bouldering essentials really.... © neil the weak
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This climb is in 32 logbooks, and on 8 wishlists.

Superb, with a committing pop to the top - but it isn't 7a.
Thomnomnom - Sent x - 26/May/15 with Stevie

Stevie989 - Sent x - 26/May/15 with Thomnomnom

Dr Toph - Sent rpt - 02/Sep/14 with Will

This was fun. I will be back
David Woods - Sent dnf - 02/Sep/14 with Topher, Will

Finally! Took an awful lot of goes. Some slightly to big 5.10s finally made the difference! No pads.
salix - Sent x - 02/Sep/14 with Dave, Topher

great problem - very dirty. needed a good clean which I gave the bottom half. This is all I managed to get up though!
Stevie989 - Sent dnf - 29/Jul/14

Greg Brown - Sent x - 23/Mar/14

think this is best boulder prob ive done in scotchland. soooo cheeky
mgeek - Sent x - 18/Sep/13 with Mathew Thomson

richiebongo - Sent x - 07/Aug/13 with will roper

Harry Holmes - Sent x - 09/Jun/13

ace problem - the right arete felt more strenuous!
peter.herd - Sent x - 02/Jun/13

kevg - Sent dnf - 06/Apr/13 with Craw, Malc, Fraser

Really nice problem! Took about 20 minutes to work it out and then repeated it a few times for fun! 7a is really pushing it I think but definitely worth 3 stars!
John 'B' Hutchinson - Sent x - 28/May/12 with Steven Alexander

stv - Sent - 28/May/12 with B

kevg - Sent dnf - 19/May/12 with Fraser

Easter holiday back in Glasgow pays off big style! Fantastic psychological battle of fear vs friction.
Alejandro S - Sent x - 05/Apr/12 with Brendan

Fantastic. Fear versus friction indeed!
Brendan - Sent x - 05/Apr/12 with Alejandro S

Hidden - Sent x - 16/Jun/11

kevg - Sent dnf - 12/Jun/11 with Fraser

totally awesome problem
Greg Boswell - Sent x - 02/May/11 with Adam Russell, Neil Carnegie

Hidden - Sent rpt - 02/May/11

Second go, no mats. Sweet problem!
Dr Toph - Sent x - 30/Apr/11

Totally amazing
dj_brigham05 - Sent x - 16/Apr/11 with James Connolly, Alex Arthur

Sam the Butcher - Sent x - 09/Sep/10

Hidden - Sent x - 25/Jun/10

Ace problem - popping for the top is one of the best move I've ever done and it's in a quarry..!! Font 6c/+..?
peterp - Sent x - 13/Mar/10 with Sully

Fantastic climb, soooo thin..
gambit247 - Sent x - 09/Mar/10

jim.macp - Mar/10

sparkass - Sent x - Mar/07

mshorter - 2007

figfour - Lead - 2007

dodfoster - Sent x - 24/Sep/05 with dom kehoe

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
Stevie989, Tom F Harding, Burnsie, rocktigger, Ropeboy

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