Red Lead*** VS 5a
[wide angle, 2 kb]An enjoyable route with a finely placed crux. Climb the centre of the white slab to a horizontal break. Step down and left to a hidden layback crack. Follow the crack and traverse left across Whiplash to a thin diagonal crack. Climb this (crux) and the vertical crack above, finishing at the same point as Mascarade
J Kerry, F Yeoman Sep/1977

Ticklists: Central Belt - Local Classics.

Photo: wide angle © mike71
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This climb is in 289 logbooks, and on 21 wishlists.

hambo88 - TR O/S - 13/Sep/14

Hidden - Lead rpt - 09/Sep/14

My partner belayed out of an Ikea bag while I accidentally chucked a clip into the duck pond. Class
David Woods - Lead O/S - 30/Aug/14

daftendirekt - 2nd O/S - 30/Aug/14 with Dave Woods

Hidden - Lead - 27/Aug/14

J_Trottet - Lead O/S - 27/Aug/14

ralex - 2nd O/S - 27/Aug/14 with Jo Trott

Up there with Proud Corner (Glen Clova) as the Best VS I have done. Decerves its tech grad and stars.
Stevie989 - Lead O/S - 13/Aug/14 with PPP

PPP - 2nd O/S - 13/Aug/14 with Stevie

calumhicks - Solo rpt - 07/Aug/14

yehti - Lead O/S - 30/Jul/14 with Peter Young

Hidden - Lead - 25/Jul/14

zebidee - 2nd O/S - 23/Jul/14 with Kevin Croft

AGoodi - 2nd O/S - 22/Jul/14 with Dave Crookes

annep11 - 2nd O/S - 22/Jun/14 with Tom B, Holly Spice

holly138 - 2nd O/S - 22/Jun/14 with Anne, Tom B

Euan Todd - Lead rpt - 20/Jun/14 with Hugh Simons

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

A wee solo in the summer heat
euanryan - Solo O/S - 18/Jun/14

el diablo - Lead - 17/Jun/14 with John Sanders

Timothy Miller - Solo O/S - 24/May/14

Nicholas Wylie - Lead O/S - 21/May/14 with David McKinney

Hidden - Lead - 15/May/14

oliverk - 2nd - 29/Apr/14 with Stuart, Zoe

cc_10 - 2nd O/S - 28/Mar/14 with Sam Harvey

DavidMcK - Lead - Mar/14

Davy B - 2nd - 2014

calumhicks - Lead β - 2014

DougSt - Lead - 03/Sep/13

seanhendo123 - Lead O/S - 31/Aug/13 with Emeric

PittPauly - Lead O/S - 26/Aug/13 with Gordon McAllan

Milesy - 2nd β - 04/Aug/13 with Matt D, James

jamesgr87 - Lead rpt - 21/Jul/13

Macleod - 2nd rpt - 11/Jul/13 with carolyn

Brian Pollock - Lead - 10/Jul/13

stewart100 - 2nd O/S - 09/Jul/13 with Brian Pollock

David Stevens - Lead O/S - 07/Jul/13 with Marnoch Hamillton-Jones, James Priestly

mhamiltonj - 2nd O/S - 07/Jul/13 with James, David Stevens

martinmckenna - Lead O/S - 01/Jul/13 with Gordon

Bron - 2nd - 24/Jun/13 with Dave

jev - Lead O/S - 09/Jun/13 with James, Sian

James90 - 2nd - 09/Jun/13 with sian, jev

Elsier - Lead rpt - 04/Jun/13 with Adrian

RichardMurray85 - 2nd - 03/Jun/13

webbie88 - Lead O/S - 31/May/13 with Lewis Mc, Richard Murray, Chris Mcd

levvis.m - 2nd O/S - 30/May/13 with RichardMurray85, chrismcd23, webbie88

jamesgr87 - 2nd O/S - 25/May/13 with Tim

Brian Pollock - 2nd O/S - 25/May/13

prog99 - Lead rpt - 21/May/13 with Fiona

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

olekemi - Lead O/S - 21/May/13 with Mark G

Hidden - 2nd - 07/May/13

remi_mcm - Lead - 2013

Busby - 2013

james1978 - 2013

Superb route, really varied. Good moves in a really good situation. As onsight as could be, having been on the very top bit in the past as part of Mascarade.
Kevin Woods - Lead O/S - 23/Oct/12 with David Macmorris

Very well mixed route and makes for a great climb, solid belay area also.
dmacmorris - 2nd O/S - 23/Oct/12 with Kevin Woods

tom.e - 2nd O/S - 07/Oct/12 with Danny

mot1 - Lead O/S - 06/Oct/12

Hidden - 2nd - 06/Oct/12

Nice route - bit of everything, slab, layback, crack!
Dr Toph - Solo O/S - 29/Sep/12

Hidden - 2nd β - 08/Sep/12

Milesy - Lead β - 05/Sep/12 with Stewart, Michael

Hidden - 2nd - 19/Aug/12

stewnew - Lead O/S - 12/Aug/12 with dowser

Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Aug/12

Fiona Reid - 2nd - 26/Jul/12 with Mike

prog99 - Lead β - 26/Jul/12 with Fiona

JamieSparkes - Lead rpt - 26/Jul/12 with Claire Holland

Fultonius - Lead O/S - 25/Jul/12 with Dougie

Dougie Harvey - 2nd rpt - 25/Jul/12 with Alasdair Fulton

Harry Holmes - Lead O/S - 01/Jul/12 with Joanna

horsefeathers - 2nd O/S - 01/Jul/12 with Harry

LibS - 2nd - 25/Jun/12 with Ruari Brooker

Mark Bull - Lead rpt - 20/Jun/12 with Mike

zebidee - 2nd O/S - 18/Jun/12 with Kevin Croft

Hidden - Lead O/S - 13/Jun/12

Hidden - AltLd - 04/Jun/12

Hidden - 2nd - Jun/12

Fiona Reid - Lead rpt - 24/May/12 with Mike

prog99 - 2nd - 24/May/12 with Fiona

gjd - 2nd - 05/May/12 with KM

Much easier this time round. Not sure where the 5a move is. Didn't have to use the tiny hold on the right.
Koon - Lead rpt - 05/May/12 with Geoff

Elsier - Lead rpt - 03/May/12 with Koon

Koon - 2nd - 03/May/12 with Elsie

Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/Apr/12

Quite an adventure, approaching it above water, then an airy crux high up, ***
Chad123 - Lead rpt - 22/Apr/12 with Emily

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 31/Mar/12

Mhairi G - 2nd rpt - 26/Mar/12 with Patrick

D_Wills - TR - 31/Aug/11

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 31/Jul/11

sneaks - Lead O/S - 31/Jul/11 with janey

Hidden - Lead O/S - 31/Jul/11

gurumed - Lead rpt - 30/Jul/11 with Mitch

Hidden - Lead - 24/Jul/11

Milesy - Lead O/S - 20/Jul/11 with Burly

oliverk - Lead - 12/Jul/11 with Malcolm

beaut climb, nice feet for a vs!
johnrc - Lead O/S - 30/Jun/11 with jamie

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

Excellent crux move. Tiny RHS hold which I had to sort of dyno to get to. Really good climbing.
Koon - 2nd - 04/Jun/11 with Jim

Elsier - Lead rpt - 02/Jun/11 with Miles, Ian

ladislav - 2nd O/S - 02/Jun/11 with Ian, Elsie

Hidden - 2nd - Jun/11

rope tangle delayed us so done in the dark!
Neil Mackenzie - Lead rpt - 31/May/11 with Jamie Crawford

johannes - Lead rpt - 28/May/11

in the pouring rain!
simondunf - Lead - 27/May/11 with chris

nich0las - 2nd O/S - 15/May/11 with Ewan P

cat22 - Lead O/S - 14/May/11 with Mike

Ewanski - Lead O/S - 14/May/11 with Nick B

tyler836 - 2nd O/S - 04/May/11 with Peter Abernethy, David Brigham

pete87abs - 2nd rpt - 04/May/11 with Rob tyler, Dave Brigham

fall-line - Lead O/S - 03/May/11 with Karolina Mysiak

Rhys Black - Lead β - May/11 with Louise benchetrit

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 25/Apr/11

thomasaneurinsmith - Lead O/S - 20/Apr/11 with John Nelson

forsythag - 2nd O/S - 20/Apr/11 with angus mclachlan

shugsan - Lead rpt - 18/Apr/11 with Jason King

JasonK - 2nd - 18/Apr/11 with Euan Boyd

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

Mhairi G - 2nd rpt - 16/Apr/11 with Patrick

Macleod - 2nd O/S - 16/Apr/11

Hidden - 2nd - 12/Apr/11

Pat-H - Lead O/S - 11/Apr/11 with mhairi

Mhairi G - 2nd O/S - 11/Apr/11 with Patrick

MarcusP - Lead O/S - 10/Apr/11 with Venla

R0bbie - Lead O/S - 07/Apr/11 with keith

henning82 - Lead O/S - 02/Apr/11

LibS - Lead O/S - Apr/11 with Marcus Peabody

Nille - 2nd O/S - Apr/11 with Johannes T.

awesome climb. found it ok but very solid at VS
THardSevere - Lead O/S - 06/Mar/11 with robert taylor

awesome climb. found it ok but very solid at VS
THardSevere - Lead O/S - 06/Mar/11 with robert taylor

MonkeyDawson - 2011

adie84 - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - 2011

MonkeyDawson - 2011

MonkeyDawson - 2011

stack_attack - Lead rpt - 2011

Ginger McGrath - Solo rpt - 12/Oct/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - Sep/10

thebat - 2nd - 13/Aug/10 with Ontour

Have led this before but cant remember when. Great climb.
climberuk - Lead β - 04/Aug/10 with Niall

Hidden - Lead - 03/Aug/10

Christ, this is nowhere near ***. About 4 good moves.
Ian Jones - 2nd O/S - 03/Aug/10 with Dan Moore

Tourist board were taking photos... Nearly blew it at the start of the top crack.
fogrock - Lead rpt - 24/Jul/10 with Barnabus

Barnabas - 2nd - 24/Jul/10

2010_graham - Lead O/S - 22/Jul/10 with Mark G

Mark Bull - 2nd - 13/Jul/10 with Mike

Hidden - AltLd - 02/Jul/10

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 28/Jun/10

loved this climb. lead 2nd pitch with good gear and a nice awkward move gettin past the crux.
zoeduffin - AltLd O/S - 28/Jun/10 with mikeyraff

Very nice climb
karinh - 2nd - 17/Jun/10 with Jelle

Hidden - 2nd - 09/Jun/10

Superb climb so much nicer when not doing it in the pouring rain!
Elsier - Lead rpt - 06/Jun/10 with Ian

gjd - 2nd rpt - 23/May/10 with Mapleleaf

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 16/May/10

JamieSparkes - Lead rpt - 16/May/10 with Andrew Latham

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

pete87abs - Lead O/S - 05/May/10 with Peat McGowan

Hidden - 2nd - 21/Apr/10

Euan Strachan - Lead O/S - 21/Apr/10 with Hanna G

Rhys Black - 20/Apr/10 with Phil Emerson, Ginger McGrath

Ginger McGrath - Lead O/S - 11/Apr/10 with kevin mcgrath

andyinglis - Lead O/S - 21/Mar/10 with Ross and Nikki

Superb moves; a better route than Promontory Direct, I think.
stuaart - Lead O/S - 13/Mar/10 with Neil Redgrave

dj_brigham05 - Solo O/S - 12/Mar/10 with Don Macrae, Thom Simmons, Emily Ward

rcammack - Lead rpt - 10/Mar/10 with Chris Gray

rcammack - Lead O/S - 05/Mar/10 with Stephen Barnes

rob askew - Lead O/S - 05/Mar/10 with phil jennings

Phil Jennings - 2nd O/S - 05/Mar/10 with Rob Askew

lizzie_malc - 2nd - 12/Feb/10 with Jamie Nicholson, Donald MacRae

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 2010

DuckingFesperate - Lead - 2010

zoeduffin - 2nd - 2010

alan moore - 2010

Hidden - 2nd - 29/Nov/09

Really nice route.
Roberttaylor - Lead O/S - 17/Oct/09 with Jamie Sparkes

JamieSparkes - 2nd rpt - 17/Oct/09 with Robert Taylor

Hidden - 2nd β - 26/Sep/09

JamieSparkes - Lead O/S - 26/Sep/09 with JohnBM

Brendan - Lead O/S - 16/Sep/09 with Paul

Hidden - TR rpt - 25/Aug/09

Nice route, traversed under the big ledge, awesome crux move and well and truly laced to make sure no swimming could occur.
Fiona Reid - Lead O/S - 13/Aug/09 with Mike

prog99 - 2nd - 13/Aug/09 with Fiona

Started raining after Stuart topped out and was soaking by the time I started on it on second
Elsier - 2nd dog - 01/Jul/09 with Stuart

deserves its stars
gregoldridge - Lead O/S - 21/Jun/09 with Andy

Ross Barnes - Lead - 17/Jun/09 with Dougal

Hidden - Lead - 16/Jun/09

Cassidy - Solo O/S - 16/Jun/09 with Cobra

Hidden - 2nd - 14/Jun/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Jun/09

jason - 2nd - 14/Jun/09 with karl

Kendall - Lead O/S - 07/Jun/09

zebidee - 2nd O/S - Jun/09 with Kevin Croft

shugsan - Lead β - 31/May/09 with Selby

Fingery top section. remember to flake the rope into a bag before traversing out to the start. it stops everything getting wet!
Robert Watts - 2nd - 30/May/09 with Graeme R

Lawrie Brand - Lead rpt - 28/May/09 with Jamie Wilson

nikkimac - 2nd rpt - 15/May/09 with Jonnie and Flash

amazing route loved topping out
andy16 - Lead O/S - 29/Apr/09 with Steven

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

Hidden - Lead O/S - 31/Mar/09

really nice, intresting path to the start
rclarke - Lead O/S - 15/Mar/09 with Eve Roberts, Eunan Mcolgan

Eunan - 2nd - 15/Mar/09 with rclarke, Eve Roberts

ShoePolice - Lead O/S - 21/Feb/09 with Kate & Duncs

Ally Gillies - 2009

Scott_vzr - 2009

Kazza91 - 2009

Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/Sep/08

auchtubhmor1 - Jul/08

It started raining cats and dogs about half way up this route so i finished up a vs to the right of red lead. Its cool traversing in over the water!
R0bbie - Lead O/S - 29/Jun/08 with Adrian

JLS - 2nd rpt - 15/Jun/08 with dpmUK

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Jun/08

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 12/Jun/08

Dougie Harvey - Lead O/S - 12/Jun/08 with Russell Corrigan

griggj - 2nd - 04/Jun/08 with Euan Fisher

Cracking VS, probably my favourite to date, quite balancy but good
vinders - Lead - Jun/08 with Jamie

roryifinlay - 2nd - Jun/08 with Paul Wallace

khartwig - Lead rpt - 18/May/08 with Heather Thikey

good climb looking forward to leading it
andy16 - 2nd O/S - 16/May/08 with Craig Marshall

andymoin - 2nd rpt - 14/May/08 with Chemhoyish

khartwig - 2nd O/S - 11/May/08 with Tristram Fox

Smelly Fox - Lead O/S - 11/May/08 with Kalle Hartwig, Heather Thikey

fritz_in_aotearoa - 15/Jan/08

Russ82 - 2008

stabwoundstu - Lead O/S - 2008 with alan dow

m dunn - 2nd - 17/Oct/07 with Robert/ Roy

paulpitcher - Lead O/S - 06/Oct/07 with Danny Laing

Scottish_Koj - 2nd - 02/Oct/07

mhmiller - Lead - 29/Sep/07 with andy

jonnie3430 - Lead O/S - Sep/07

Hidden - 2nd - 07/Aug/07

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

andymoin - 2nd O/S - 02/Aug/07 with Tim Cross

beegsyboy - Lead O/S - 01/Aug/07 with Andy

oliverk - 2nd - 31/Jul/07

marcfoggo - Lead O/S - 07/Jun/07 with Grant Bruce

jaybob - Lead - Jun/07 with dyke

mike71 - Lead - Jun/07 with antonia

Well soloed by Karen
Stewart B - Solo rpt - 25/May/07 with Karen McIntyre

Stuart Macfarlane - 2nd - 22/May/07 with Helen

JLS - Lead rpt - 21/May/07 with Jacqui & Gavin R.

Lots of beta. Some route though. Awesome situation on the mantle move, solo or otherwise
Stewart B - Solo β - 21/May/07 with Colin Hastie

el diablo - 2007

Hidden - 2007

George Bassant - Lead - 2007 with Scott Kirkhope

jim.macp - TR - 01/Oct/06

Lawrie Brand - 2nd rpt - 21/Aug/06 with Andy Martlew

Great lead. Interesting with a party of three attempting to climb it at the same time!
stevomcd - Lead O/S - 14/Aug/06 with Euan Fisher

barney_edin - 13/Aug/06

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

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

Spade - Lead O/S - 28/Jun/06 with Dan Jones

Lawrie Brand - Lead O/S - 15/Jun/06 with Angie Taylor

Hidden - 25/Apr/06

samwelli - Lead O/S - 16/Apr/06 with Pete Smith

Neil Adams - Lead O/S - 2006

kevg - Lead O/S - 2006

griggj - 2nd - 2006 with chris husbands

sir - 2nd - 2006 with Alan McDonald

PeteH - Lead O/S - 2006 with Al Robertson

Stuart Macfarlane - Lead O/S - 13/Jul/05 with Andy C, Helen

peterp - Lead O/S - Jun/05 with Super Colin

fireman_al - Lead rpt - Jan/04 with Paul McDonald

fogrock - Lead O/S - 2004

thebat - 2nd O/S - 2003 with Alex the medic

Captain Solo - 2nd - 2003 with Colin

Hidden - Lead - Jul/01

Hidden - Lead - 2001

BRUCESTRAC - 2001

Beardyman - Lead O/S - 2000

dangates - AltLd - 1999

Hidden - 1999

Dave Kerr - Lead - 09/Jul/98 with Craig Proctor

Hidden - Lead O/S - 1998

Hidden - 1996

2ND after Stephen (From Sweden) cruised it.
Scott_vzr - 2nd O/S - 12/Aug/94

chris sm - Lead O/S - 04/Aug/94

CMacD - 1994

Neil R - Lead - 18/Aug/90 with Joan, Sharon

innes - Lead - 1990

Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/Oct/89

Hidden - Lead - 1989

My first and last fall leading outdoors at my peak
porterclough - Lead dog - 01/Jul/87 with Nizam Mamode

Hidden - Lead - Aug/86

mark mcgowan01 - Solo rpt - 1984

Lone Rider - Lead - 1984

Lord of Starkness - Lead O/S - 1983

Bruce Kerr - Lead - 20/Apr/80 with Rob Milne

don.husband - 1980

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