Scimitar** VS 4c
[1st pitch of Scimitar, 3 kb]No description has been contributed for this climb.

Ticklists: Scottish Mid-Grade Multi-Pitch.

Photo: 1st pitch of Scimitar © Ewan Olivarius
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This climb is in 25 logbooks, and on 3 wishlists.

dav_713 - AltLd - 24/Jul/14 with Andy Hague

Hidden - AltLd - 24/Jul/14

Col Kingshott - AltLd O/S - 19/Jun/14

ferdia - AltLd O/S - 16/Jun/14 with Kev, Joris

3rd pitch not ungraded definitely 5a variation in description between Glencoe SMC guide and Scottish rock SMC guide
Jenny Hall - 2nd O/S - 20/Apr/14

Set off at half two after a lazy lunch on the shore of Loch Linnhe, choosing the 'short and brutal' one hour ascent. The poor topo/route description in the SMC guide had me reading one-handed mid-route and reversing the not 4c bits but we eventually arrived at the terrace in good form. Pitches 3 & 4 of ungraded climbing (severe) were supposed to continue direct but after failing to reconcile the rock features, the topo, the route description and the grade; I made a committed assault on the lesser of several evils and emerged triumphant at a flake after a 5a crack and a 4c traverse. It was later than 8 now so prudence deprived us of the views from the summit and Jenny shivered on the terrace paying out slack as I down-climbed the aforementioned. Reached the road at 11 o'clock. In the glen it was a warm black and starry as we resigned to a further 3km march back to the van. After 20 minutes the first car to pass stopped for my thumb and the armed police officer sat in the back with me, letting Jenny have the heated leather seat in the front. They said they weren't allowed to give lifts but I said, 'I won't tell anyone'. We got the tent up on the beach and by 1 in the morning Jenny had rustled up a salmon dinner which was washed down with cider then whisky. Ideal day.
Louis Hume - Lead dnf - 20/Apr/14 with Jenny

Hidden - 2014

Led the crux, traverse felt airy and a bit spicy!
iceicebaby - AltLd O/S - 08/Jun/13 with Sam Wood

Good route - went direct on last pitch.
arose - AltLd - 06/Apr/13 with Sandy Norval, Ruaridh MacIntyre

Lead easy middle pitch
ruaridhmac - AltLd - 06/Apr/13 with Sandy Norval, Ali Rose

sandynorval - 2nd - 06/Apr/13 with Ruaridh, Ali

Hidden - 2011

Rick Ashton - Lead O/S - 25/Sep/10 with Peter McCallum

Lead pitches 1 and 3. Reckon the third is about4c though not graded in the book.
niallk - AltLd O/S - 04/Jul/09 with Steven Harris

Led pitches 2 and 4 (easy bit of pitch 3 really). Pitch 3 felt like the crux.
climberuk - AltLd O/S - 04/Jul/09 with Niall

DavPk - AltLd - 30/May/09 with Romain Rebut

GScot38 - Lead O/S - 12/May/09

Captain Solo - AltLd - 18/May/08 with Ewan

Hidden - AltLd - 2008

Top pitch is ungraded in the guidebook, but is probably about 4c.
ollybowman - AltLd O/S - 14/May/06 with Mark Phillips

akhughes - Lead O/S - 2005

Went direct on crux pitch; solid 5a at least but well protected. Top pitch also deserves 4c IMHO.
Jamie B - Lead - 31/Aug/04 with Nicola Seal

Yourlead - AltLd - 06/May/95 with Paul McLaughlin, Graham Penny

Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/May/90

Top roped the start.
Steve Crowe - Lead O/S - 06/May/84 with LM

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
j.richards, sleeplessjb

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