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Katie Morag's First Steps MVS 4b

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Spaced gear but nice moves.
B. Ankers, C. Fettes 1992
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This climb is in 78 logbooks, and on no wishlists.

Kevin Woods - AltLd O/S - 16/Mar/14 with David Macmorris

Dirty, bushy and not a very defined line but still a ok route. Lead first pitch.
dmacmorris - AltLd O/S - 16/Mar/14 with Kevin Woods

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/Jun/13

Lovely route, dont know what all the fuss is about, defiantly worth climbing
Killianmurphy - Lead O/S - 05/May/13 with Trina B

Trina B - 2nd - 05/May/13 with Killian Murphy

Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/Apr/13

jjax - 2nd β - 27/Apr/13 with Louise

DougSt - AltLd - 2013 with Neil Wightwick

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

marcstevens100 - Lead O/S - 08/Sep/12 with Andy Smith

Hidden - Lead - 04/Jun/12

Scary - belay rope work was also a mess
T Break - 2nd O/S - 30/Apr/11 with climbing pieman

Wasn't paying attention, missed the traverse and went on a bushwhacking adventure...
Thoms6974 - Lead O/S - 30/Apr/11 with Matt

Somewhere near the route I guess, almost claming the tick.
radioshed - 2nd O/S - 30/Apr/11 with andy t

Hidden - 2nd - 10/Apr/11

I led first pitch but was not very happy and did not feel comfortable. I have lost my mojo!!!! Nice climbing on second pitch but not much gear and description wasnt great for top either.
Dopey_172 - AltLd O/S - 09/Apr/11 with Murdo

Scottish78 - 2011

Mike Hatherly - Lead β - 2011 with Douglas MacGraw

Difficult route finding, think the problem is that the description in the guidebook doesn't match the drawing.
ollybowman - Lead - 25/Sep/10 with Tomas

Very poor. Ought to be deleted from the guide.
Ian Jones - 2nd O/S - 29/Jun/10 with Colm Fitzgerald

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Jun/10

Cacyn - 2nd O/S - 04/Jun/10 with Tom Bain

Hidden - Lead - 02/Jun/10

hazeysunshine - 2nd - 08/Aug/09 with Bob

Very vegetated.
niallk - 2nd - 02/Aug/09 with Sheryl

Seem to have a mental block with this route for some reason. bottled out of the move at the overhang and instead traversed right then up. belayed to avoid inevitable rope drag and Adam followed and led through to finish up Kestrel crack .
ellis1 - Lead dnf - 10/Jul/09 with rusty_nails

rusty_nails - AltLd rpt - 10/Jul/09 with Ellis Lawrence

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 21/Jun/09

ANC - AltLd O/S - 21/Jun/09 with Mal Meech

Nevis_Ben - 2nd O/S - 08/Jun/09

Nevis_Ben - Lead - 08/Jun/09

started on twistde rib to large ledge with flake belay then moved up and left to overhanging traverse and slab finnish above. superb!
cogg13 - 2nd O/S - 04/Jun/09 with dave dytch

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/May/09

KeenDark - Lead O/S - 12/May/09 with Cheryl Wood

Stuart Macfarlane - AltLd rpt - 12/May/09 with Jeanie

cherylwood - 2nd O/S - 12/May/09 with Dean Clark

StuDoig - Lead rpt - 02/May/09 with Bruce Macrossan

Not as nice a route as i'd hoped although there are some nice moves.
ellis1 - Lead O/S - 18/Apr/09 with Mark Cashley

plain climb but found some bounty
cashley - 2nd O/S - 18/Apr/09 with Ellis

fatboy_dean - Lead - 11/Apr/09 with Richard Parker, Katarina Parker

Lovely climbing on the rock, the vegetated sections make interesting adventurous climbing
iangray - Lead O/S - 2009 with Neil M

Hidden - 2009

A route of significant botanical interest...
JdotP - AltLd O/S - 12/Oct/08 with Nicholas Dominelli Whiteley

After a light shower, with significant seepage. Finished up last pitch of kestrel crack.
rusty_nails - Lead rpt - 08/Aug/08 with Dave Pacione, Ewan Mckenzie

I lead 1st pitch, Mel lead 2nd.
rusty_nails - AltLd O/S - 04/Aug/08 with Mel Hayes

Ist pitch lead by Adam; second by me.
MelH - AltLd O/S - 04/Aug/08 with Adam Wilson

May have come off route in the middle and rejoined at the end but not sure.
kdlauder - Lead O/S - 23/Jul/08 with Nobby

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Jul/08

Neilm18 - 2nd O/S - 24/May/08 with Iain Grey

I propose renaming this climb as "Katie Morag lures Unsuspecting Climbers onto a Protection-free Zig-Zag-fest". Inadequate protection, particularly for the couple of exposed traverses. Unless you are feeling particularly fruity, give this one a miss!
JiveWeasel - Lead O/S - 17/May/08 with Flexibility Boy

roryifinlay - 2nd - May/08 with Jan Coggins

arose - AltLd - Jan/08 with Matthew Phillips

Hidden - 2008

Hidden - 2008

Ross Barnes - Lead - 09/Jun/07 with Nicola

Stuart Macfarlane - AltLd rpt - 01/May/07 with Anne-Marie

Real rope drag, took 2 pitches Marc led first
Lisa M - AltLd O/S - 29/Apr/07 with Marc Grenzi

Hidden - AltLd - 08/Apr/07

Rik Dawes - Lead O/S - 2007

beegsyboy - 2nd O/S - 23/Sep/06 with Eccie + Johnny

seemed to get bit lost, costantly trying to avoid vegatation and this caused some almighty rope drag. not much fun.
Neil Mackenzie - Lead - 23/Sep/06 with tim and john

ruggystunts - Lead - 20/Jul/06 with Kev

kjbix - 20/Jul/06 with Gary Caswell

Hidden - Lead - 27/Jun/06

K Wall - 2nd - 03/Jun/06 with Martin

CurlyStevo - Lead - 2006

Can't remember date
jacobfinn - AltLd O/S - 2006 with Calum Bruce

Stuart Macfarlane - AltLd rpt - 06/Jun/04 with Helen

Stuart Macfarlane - AltLd O/S - 31/May/04 with Iain F

220bpm - Lead O/S - Sep/03 with Snowboarder

snowboarder - 2nd - Sep/03 with Mark

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 31/May/03

Hidden - Solo - 2003

greenroom - Lead O/S - 2001

graeme gatherer - 2000

We climbed one of Raymonds routes wich is between KMFS and Kestral Crack at VS 4c
Yourlead - 2nd - 01/Jun/99 with Raymond Simpson

Tarquin - 1999

BobbyMotherwell - 1998

Voting
Total votes cast 31
hard VS0 of 11
VS2 of 11
easy VS6 of 11
hard MVS0 of 11
MVS3 of 11
easy MVS0 of 11
hard HS0 of 11
HS0 of 11
easy HS0 of 11
hard 4c0 of 10
4c0 of 10
easy 4c0 of 10
hard 4b0 of 10
4b6 of 10
easy 4b4 of 10
hard 4a0 of 10
4a0 of 10
easy 4a0 of 10
3 Stars1 of 10
2 Stars5 of 10
1 Star2 of 10
0 Stars2 of 10
Bag of .....0 of 10
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Style of ascent

Soloed1 of 78 (1.3%)
Lead29 of 78 (37.2%)
Followed21 of 78 (26.9%)
Alt Leads19 of 78 (24.4%)
Unknown8 of 78 (10.3%)

'Climbed'30 of 78 (38.5%)
clean O/S39 of 78 (50.0%)
clean β2 of 78 (2.6%)
clean rpt6 of 78 (7.7%)
dnf1 of 78 (1.3%)