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[Spirogyra, 2 kb]15m. A good route worth a star at least. head up the groove of blade runner to the ledge, where A good jamming crack leads a series of ledges, traversing rightwards above a steep wall. Taking the crack to the right of the groove is 5c climbing to the good ledge.

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Started via plumline crack
calumhicks - Lead O/S - 22/Jul/14 with Adam Harris

Hidden - 2nd - 22/Jul/14

Aided the hard bits
Doby - 2nd dog - 09/Jul/14 with Ian B, Iain

Fun route. 2nd O/S 05/Apr/12
Kevin Woods - Lead RP - 20/Jun/14 with Steve

Euan Todd - Lead O/S - 20/Jun/14 with Hugh Simons

Hugh Simons - 2nd O/S - 20/Jun/14 with Euan Todd

Hidden - Lead - 17/Jun/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - 11/Jun/14

Timothy Miller - Solo rpt - 29/May/14

olekemi - Lead rpt - 27/May/14 with Robin W

daftdazza - 2nd - 24/May/14

Hidden - 2nd - 15/May/14

Hidden - Lead - 02/May/14

I lead. Euan Maharg seconded. 5th and final climb of the day
David Woods - Lead O/S - 27/Apr/14 with Euan Maharg

Willismorris - 2nd O/S - 25/Apr/14

calum404 - 2nd rpt - 20/Apr/14 with Rhys Howell-Walmsley

seanhendo123 - Lead rpt - 14/Apr/14

calum404 - Lead O/S - 14/Sep/13 with Scott Wilson

seanhendo123 - 2nd rpt - 31/Aug/13

olekemi - 2nd O/S - 26/Aug/13 with Simon T

BlindRock - 2nd rpt - 26/Aug/13 with Gordon McAllan

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/Aug/13

seanhendo123 - Lead O/S - 24/Aug/13

stack_attack - 2nd rpt - 23/Jul/13

Hidden - Lead rpt - 22/Jul/13

jamesgr87 - 2nd rpt - 21/Jul/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Jul/13

Hidden - Lead rpt - 05/Jul/13

el diablo - 2nd - 25/Jun/13 with John Sanders, Jimbo

Hidden - Lead - 25/Jun/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/Jun/13

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

BaronOfBeanDip - Lead β - 17/Jun/13 with sam

qboyd - 2nd rpt - 17/Jun/13 with Kieran

Hidden - Lead rpt - 13/Jun/13

jev - 2nd β - 09/Jun/13 with James, Sian

James90 - Lead O/S - 09/Jun/13 with sian, jev

JamesMortimer4 - Lead - 08/Jun/13 with clemmie Mitchell

Hidden - Lead rpt - 06/Jun/13

Hidden - Lead rpt - 30/May/13

Mike_Watson_99 - Lead rpt - 21/May/13 with Fiona

Fiona Reid - 2nd - 21/May/13 with Mike

Hidden - 2nd - 07/May/13

eckymof - Lead - 06/May/13

calumhd - 2nd O/S - 04/May/13 with Cameron

Bron - 2nd O/S - 30/Apr/13 with Dave

jamesgr87 - Lead O/S - 20/Apr/13 with Tim

RKernan - Lead O/S - 01/Apr/13 with Gareth Robinson

Warm up x3
Denpov - 26/Feb/13

ross18391 - Lead - 20/Feb/13

remi_mcm - 2nd - 2013

Timothy Miller - Lead O/S - 2013

Busby - 2013

Hidden - Lead RP - 06/Oct/12

Tom Baird - Lead O/S - 08/Sep/12 with Mark Howie

mhowie - 2nd O/S - 08/Sep/12

skiswan - Lead - 05/Sep/12

Hidden - 2nd - 22/Aug/12

Andeey - Lead O/S - 10/Aug/12

marcstevens100 - Lead - 10/Aug/12 with Andy Smith

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 09/Aug/12

Back for more.
Wee Davie - Lead β - 25/Jun/12 with Jim Hall

Had seconded many , many years ago but couldn't remember a thing.
Mike_Watson_99 - Lead O/S - 20/Jun/12 with Fiona

Fiona Reid - 2nd - 20/Jun/12 with Mike

ross18391 - Lead O/S - 20/Jun/12

gjd - 2nd rpt - 18/Jun/12 with KM

Koon - Lead rpt - 18/Jun/12 with Geoff

Nille - Lead RP - 13/Jun/12 with johannes

Owain - Lead rpt - 09/Jun/12

dbell67 - 2nd - 05/Jun/12 with Stewart Lessels

stew85 - Lead - 05/Jun/12 with Davie Bell

dwisniewski - Lead O/S - 28/May/12 with Euan Law

subflux - Lead rpt - 27/May/12

Milesy - Lead rpt - 23/May/12 with Euan, Michael

Elsier - Lead rpt - 16/May/12 with Louise

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 16/May/12

Hidden - Lead rpt - 27/Apr/12

dmacmorris - Lead O/S - 05/Apr/12 with Kevin Woods

Self Belay 4
Denpov - TR O/S - 13/Mar/12

Robin Fuller - Lead - 2012

Danielsteven - 2012

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 13/Nov/11

Hidden - Lead β - 30/Sep/11

Good lead from Mike, i enjoyed the 2nd
Geds - 2nd - 30/Sep/11 with Micheal Rafferty

Hidden - TR RP - 19/Sep/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Sep/11

Pretty sure it'd be HVS south of the border...
petellis - Lead O/S - 30/Aug/11 with Colin Frae Glasgee

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 30/Aug/11

Took the crack to the top of the block, finished in the dark
crombie - AltLd rpt - 30/Aug/11 with Lee

HeatReactor - 2nd β - 15/Jun/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Jun/11

sneaks - 2nd rpt - 14/Jun/11 with janey

Gray Cowan - Lead O/S - 10/Jun/11

Lead the jamming corner and let oly have the rest, awkward
D_Wills - AltLd O/S - 25/May/11

terrymccall - Lead O/S - 24/Apr/11 with faa

Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/Apr/11

Robert93 - Lead O/S - 14/Apr/11

Milesy - Lead - 14/Apr/11 with Craig

Great lead by DFR. Strenuous jamming to start, followed by easy moves up the wall, very awkward finish.
sjblake - 2nd β - 10/Apr/11 with Douglas Rankin

Hidden - Lead rpt - 03/Apr/11

JdotP - 2nd rpt - 03/Apr/11 with Krzysztof Gorgolewski

Foggles - Lead β - Apr/11

Tried the start of the route up a super awkward groove - no joy and fell onto a bombers torque nut placement. Gained the pedestal from right of the cracked wall instead. Moves above the pedestal were strenuous but with good holds. Pumped out and had to back off - gutted as I think I could have made it!
sjblake - Lead dnf - 27/Mar/11 with Douglas Rankin

Struggled with the initial crack. Took the broken crack to the right on recommendation. Rejoined spirogyra on top of the broken platform. Nice climb following this route.
chris595 - Lead O/S - 27/Mar/11

Roberttaylor - Lead O/S - 06/Mar/11 with Tom HS

fun climb, a bit of everything and very balancy
THardSevere - 2nd rpt - 06/Mar/11 with robert taylor

Foggles - 2nd O/S - Mar/11

russelln - 2011

Hidden - 2011

zoeduffin - Lead O/S - 15/Oct/10

handfisting....footjamming....kneetrembling....exposed fun
crombie - 2nd - 07/Oct/10 with Cacyn

Cacyn - Lead O/S - 07/Oct/10 with Alan Rosie

Second time I have top roped this and still a great climb.
Koon - TR O/S - 25/Sep/10 with Julie Anderson

JonnyPetrie - Lead O/S - 05/Sep/10 with Ciaran

CB1986 - 2nd O/S - 05/Sep/10 with Jonny

Hidden - 2nd - 01/Sep/10

Hidden - Lead - 01/Sep/10

Good hand jamming at the start, very awkward at the top, glad i was seconding.
ckmoffat - 2nd O/S - 30/Aug/10 with Stef, Graeme

great route - just enough scary
Mike_Gannon - Lead O/S - 25/Aug/10 with Guto Rhyss

cobbler881 - TR O/S - 04/Aug/10 with pedrohawk

Hard! This route had me hand jamming, toe jamming, crawling on hands and knees and more. FUN! Two bolts at top for anchors. Ian unable to second, so had to abseil back down to collect gear, went for a swing in the tree on way down (sore!).
climbfan - Lead O/S - 27/Jul/10 with Ian Cameron

Harry Holmes - Lead O/S - 17/Jul/10 with Robbie Cammack

olig - TR RP - 11/Jul/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/Jul/10

cc_10 - Lead O/S - 24/Jun/10 with chriss boyd, jamie russel

qboyd - 2nd O/S - 24/Jun/10 with Calum, Jamie

JdotP - 2nd rpt - 15/Jun/10 with Nicholas Dominelli Whiteley

JP78 - 2nd - 03/Jun/10

Hidden - Lead - 26/May/10

lelaitcondense - Lead O/S - 25/May/10

AndyBryce - 2nd rpt - 25/May/10 with Andy Nicol

cc_10 - 2nd O/S - 25/May/10

Pat-H - Lead O/S - 24/May/10 with mhairi

Mhairi G - 2nd - 24/May/10 with Patrick

warming up, made a right hash of the ropework mind.
JamieSparkes - Lead rpt - 22/May/10 with Claire

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/May/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/May/10

Robo17 - TR rpt - 04/May/10

johannes - Lead O/S - May/10

Nille - 2nd O/S - May/10 with johannes

Elsier - 2nd rpt - 26/Apr/10 with Ian

Night Accent!! Warm evening, accented with head torches and t-shirts
Euan Strachan - Lead - 26/Apr/10 with Gavin L, Sarah Beth M

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 26/Apr/10

THardSevere - 2nd O/S - 10/Mar/10 with liyen

lovely climb with awkward finish - traversing slightly overhanging ledges can be scary
krasavenko - Lead O/S - 10/Mar/10 with Tom HS

rcammack - 2nd O/S - 05/Mar/10 with Stephen Barnes

sailingneil - 2010

jackse - 2010

alan moore - 2010

JamieSparkes - Lead O/S - 23/Oct/09 with Tome Mingorance

Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/Oct/09

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 09/Sep/09

JdotP - Lead O/S - 09/Sep/09 with Nicholas Dominelli Whiteley, Krzysztof Gorgolewski

rclarke - Lead O/S - 13/Aug/09 with Cath J

gurumed - Lead O/S - 08/Aug/09 with Colin

J Brown - Lead rpt - 25/Jul/09 with Kevin Brown

kbrown - 2nd O/S - 25/Jul/09 with J Brown

Started lashing it down just before the top. After much faffing got up once the water flowing down the crag had abated.
niallk - Lead O/S - 19/Jul/09 with Anne, Sarah

John Roe - Lead - 05/Jul/09 with Connor Roe

konna - 2nd O/S - 05/Jul/09 with John Roe

Stuart Macfarlane - Lead rpt - 23/Jun/09 with Jeanie

Hidden - Lead O/S - 23/Jun/09

gregoldridge - Lead O/S - 21/Jun/09 with Andy

Elsier - Lead - 16/Jun/09 with Jo, Michael

Lovely lovely route.
subflux - Lead rpt - 12/May/09

gjd - 2nd rpt - 10/May/09 with Mapleleaf

Hidden - 2nd - May/09

French Erick - AltLd - 16/Apr/09 with stuart mcfarlane, andy clark

Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/Apr/09

managed fine once laybacked crack at beginning. failed to spot final foothold though and had to take a rest. Bummer.
the abmmc - 2nd dog - 03/Apr/09 with Karl Rowe

Hidden - 2nd - 02/Apr/09

AndyBryce - Lead O/S - 19/Mar/09 with Andy Nicol

pete87abs - Lead O/S - 22/Feb/09 with Richard Clarke

rclarke - 2nd - 22/Feb/09 with pete87abs

Robert Watts - 2009

Ally Gillies - 2009

Scott_vzr - 2009

Doby - 2009

Kazza91 - 2009

Smelly Fox - Lead O/S - 10/Nov/08 with Heather Thikey

nukebat - Lead O/S - 27/Oct/08 with Craig

that_idiot - 2nd O/S - 27/Oct/08 with Scott

Stuart Macfarlane - Lead rpt - 03/Oct/08 with Jeanie

Had done Promontory Direct previously.
Fiona Reid - Lead β - 05/Aug/08 with Mike

Mike_Watson_99 - 2nd - 05/Aug/08 with Fiona

Started up the 5c crack - actually find this easier than the wider crack on the left!
Brendan - Lead RP - Aug/08 with Mikey

auchtubhmor1 - Jul/08

Starting corner crack is murder on your feet. Then the climb is ok until the move up onto the top, which is very off balance and theirs nothing for your hands.
climberuk - Lead β - 18/Jun/08 with Anne

sneaks - 12/Jun/08

Hidden - Lead β - 06/Jun/08

Harry led it and we all followed.
KeithAlexander - 2nd - Jun/08 with Jelle Muylle, Graeme Diack

Found the crack too wide to jam with hands but got up by jamming feet an hugging the flake. Not pretty but it worked! Exposure on the last few moves was fun, plenty of gear :)
climbinmunkey - Lead O/S - 25/May/08 with Helen

latitude - Lead O/S - 15/May/08 with Graeme Wilson

Hidden - 2nd - 05/May/08

andyinglis - Lead - 05/May/08 with Monica

Lisa M - Lead - May/08 with Andrew Higginson

lelaitcondense - 2nd - 20/Apr/08 with jay

Stuart Macfarlane - Lead - 09/Apr/08 with Jeanie

Hay - Lead rpt - Apr/08 with Adam and Scott

Stuart Macfarlane - Lead - 31/Mar/08 with Jenny

Russ82 - 2008

Hidden - 2008

Nibs - 2nd O/S - 2008 with Dave and Gerry

In the dark - not much fun!
J Brown - 2nd O/S - 11/Nov/07 with Paul Higginson

dougs1232 - Lead rpt - 02/Oct/07 with Russell Corrigan

mhmiller - Lead - 29/Sep/07 with andy

m dunn - Lead - 26/Sep/07 with Fraser

Stuart Macfarlane - Lead - 17/Sep/07 with Jeanie

Stuart Macfarlane - Lead - 05/Sep/07 with Jeanie

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Aug/07

Vicki M - Lead - 05/Aug/07 with russel

subflux - 2nd O/S - 24/Jul/07 with Bill Wright

zebidee - Lead O/S - 24/Jul/07 with Gerry Magennis

stevomcd - Lead rpt - 27/Jun/07 with Aaron Outhwaite

dougs1232 - Lead O/S - 23/Jun/07 with Stuart Dick

Stuart Macfarlane - Lead - 19/Jun/07 with Jeanie

Stuart Macfarlane - Lead - 17/Jun/07 with Nigel W

marcfoggo - Lead - 07/Jun/07 with John Williams

jaybob - Lead - Jun/07 with russell

stevomcd - 2nd rpt - 29/Apr/07 with Euan Fisher

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 26/Apr/07

Stuart Macfarlane - Lead - 12/Apr/07 with Jim S

My first lead! The exposure on the final moves combined with not really knowing if the gear I'd placed would work has etched it in my memory through terror. Lovely stuff though!
dhthomson - Lead O/S - 12/Apr/07 with Pete Hart

Ross Barnes - Lead - 28/Mar/07 with Nicola

Stuart Macfarlane - Lead - 27/Mar/07 with Anne-Marie

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 24/Mar/07

Hidden - Lead - 24/Mar/07

fishyheid - 2007

el diablo - 2007

vinders - 2007

Hidden - 2007

Got half way up and got stuck, had to down climb,pissed off.
Badam - TR dnf - 26/Sep/06 with Willie Miller

Lawrie Brand - Lead O/S - 21/Aug/06 with Andy Martlew

Supposed to be Promontory Direct, but partner fell off twice and went for the easy option....
stevomcd - 2nd rpt - 14/Aug/06 with Euan Fisher

stevomcd - Lead β - 03/Aug/06 with Euan Fisher

Jamie B - 2nd - Aug/06 with Schuey

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 24/Jul/06

Fraser - Lead β - 24/Jul/06 with Lyndsay

Stuart Macfarlane - Lead - 12/Jul/06 with Anne-Marie

stevomcd - 2nd O/S - 11/Jul/06 with Euan Fisher

Solid!
beegsyboy - 2nd O/S - 05/Jul/06 with Neil

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jul/06

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jul/06

Hidden - Lead - 28/Jun/06

lazybones - Lead O/S - 28/Jun/06 with Chris Playford

bawjaws - Lead O/S - 27/Jun/06 with Mik

dan cowley - Lead O/S - 28/May/06 with Eric

McKenna - 2nd - 29/Apr/06 with James M

I did this route for wee davie fae paisley. Keeping hip hop on the crags
pigeonjim - Lead rpt - 28/Apr/06 with Mark

Stuart Macfarlane - Lead - 19/Apr/06 with John D

samwelli - 2nd O/S - 18/Feb/06 with Chris Naylor

Chris Davids - Lead O/S - 18/Feb/06 with Sam, Jon

Hidden - 2006

Neil Adams - Lead O/S - 2006

kevg - Lead O/S - 2006

sir - 2nd O/S - 2006 with Alan McDonald

PeteH - Lead β - 2006 with Adam Nelson

frazzy4 - Lead O/S - 2006 with nick

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2006

Hidden - Lead O/S - Oct/05

Roch - Lead - 27/Aug/05

paulpitcher - Lead - Jun/05 with Angus Dell

fireman_al - Lead rpt - Jan/04 with Paul McDonald

andyinglis - Lead - 2004

Hidden - Lead - 2004

Old_Nick_S - Lead - 22/Jul/03 with Irene

graemecook - Lead - Jun/03 with dc

Stuart Macfarlane - Lead rpt - 21/May/03 with Laura

Captain Solo - Lead - 2003 with Karen

Inti - Lead - 30/Sep/02

Hidden - Lead O/S - Aug/02

barney_edin - Lead - Jun/02

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2002

BRUCESTRAC - 2001

dangates - AltLd - 1999

Dave Kerr - Lead - 26/Aug/98 with Gavin Rees

Hidden - Lead - 1997

andrewbooth1000 - Lead - 08/Oct/96

BobbyMotherwell - Lead O/S - Aug/96 with Colin Donnelly

DerwentDiluted - Lead - 1996 with Tim Stain

johnkeith - 1996

Yourlead - Lead - 10/Sep/94 with Bill McNee

CMacD - 1994

Hidden - Lead - 02/Aug/92

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/May/90

Hidden - Lead - 1989

Hidden - Lead - Aug/86

amcleish - 1986

Hammy - Lead - 15/Jun/85 with Rob Lawson

cam1401 - Lead - 1985

Hidden - Lead - 12/Aug/84

Lone Rider - Lead - 1984

Lord of Starkness - 1983

Paula Hamilton-Gibson - Solo - Jun/80

don.husband - 1980

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Voting
Total votes cast 143
hard HVS0 of 49
HVS0 of 49
easy HVS2 of 49
hard VS12 of 49
VS33 of 49
easy VS2 of 49
hard HS0 of 49
HS0 of 49
easy HS0 of 49
hard 5a0 of 47
5a0 of 47
easy 5a14 of 47
hard 4c17 of 47
4c15 of 47
easy 4c1 of 47
hard 4b0 of 47
4b0 of 47
easy 4b0 of 47
3 Stars4 of 47
2 Stars32 of 47
1 Star10 of 47
0 Stars1 of 47
Bag of .....0 of 47
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Style of ascent

Soloed2 of 295 (0.7%)
Lead175 of 295 (59.3%)
Followed78 of 295 (26.4%)
Toproped7 of 295 (2.4%)
Alt Leads5 of 295 (1.7%)
Unknown28 of 295 (9.5%)

'Climbed'112 of 295 (38.0%)
clean O/S115 of 295 (39.0%)
clean β13 of 295 (4.4%)
clean rpt45 of 295 (15.3%)
clean RP6 of 295 (2.0%)
dogged2 of 295 (0.7%)
dnf2 of 295 (0.7%)