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.

Chris Dickinson 23/Oct Lead O/S

Fine climb, one thin move at the diagonal crack crux, but well protected throughout. Great situation.

Rob N 18/Oct Lead O/S
with Jason
garmour 18/Oct 2nd O/S
with dav
TwoChimes 17/Oct 2nd
with Davy B
Hidden 16/Oct Solo O/S
ESmith ?/Sep Lead
with Iggy
Hidden 23/Aug Lead
Tightsgirl 23/Aug 2nd
with Stephen Beard
mikewilson789 21/Aug 2nd β
with Andy Woolston
sjsh 23/Jun Lead
James90 23/Jun 2nd rpt
with Sam
adamarchie 20/Jun 2nd

Fun traverse to the start above the water line! Remembered to wipe feet on trousers first, fortunately! Andrei led well. I found the climb really good. Good practice trusting the feet, swapping them. And got some good jams! Needed a rest prior to the crux and a bit of help from my belayer! Hard. Keen to do it again.

JosefGoeth 11/Jun 2nd
bduffin 11/Jun Lead

Great climb. Encountered a family of bats in a crack half way up. Dropped a nut into the loch as a sacrifice...

Fiona Reid 09/Jun Lead rpt
with Mike
Mike-W-99 09/Jun 2nd
with Fiona
Hidden 03/Jun Lead rpt
gst 24/May Lead rpt
with Euan Fowler
Webster 23/May Lead O/S

brilliant climb, only 1 poor move on it (in the gully mid height). quite high end VS

Hidden 07/May 2nd O/S
olekemi 07/May 2nd rpt
with Colin D, Mark G
george5699 04/May Lead rpt
with Angus McM
Butler! ?/May 2nd
with David Webster, Emily Stone
Harrynichols 23/Apr Lead O/S
arose 09/Apr Lead
with Miles Mconville
sergio46 06/Apr Lead dnf
with Shauna
John McKenna 05/Apr Lead O/S
Martin McKenna - UKC 05/Apr 2nd O/S
with Victoria, John McKenna
tomwhitchurch 04/Apr Lead β
ESmith 04/Apr 2nd rpt
with Tom
Pat-H 25/Mar Solo
Hidden 25/Mar Solo O/S
el diablo 22/Mar Lead
with John Sanders, Al Sanders
Hidden 21/Mar Lead O/S
Lamb 18/Mar Lead O/S

Superb climbing.

with Sean Henderson
seanhendo123 18/Mar 2nd rpt
with Lamb
Pat-H 18/Mar Lead
with alex
mishabruml 08/Mar Lead β

Came back to give it another go after going the wrong way last time. Led it clean with a bit of shouted beta from Iggy. Cool moves, little spicy but it's fine really. Great climb, getting faster at leading

with Emma Smith, Iggy
Hidden 04/Mar Solo
Liam Watson ?/Mar Lead
tomwhitchurch 07/Feb 2nd
IggyGoesPop ?/Feb Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2015 -
hamishfrost 13/Sep/14 TR O/S
Hidden 09/Sep/14 Lead rpt
David Woods 30/Aug/14 Lead O/S

My partner belayed out of an Ikea bag while I accidentally chucked a clip into the duck pond. Class

daftendirekt 30/Aug/14 2nd O/S
Hidden 27/Aug/14 Lead
J_Trottet 27/Aug/14 Lead O/S
ralex 27/Aug/14 2nd O/S
Stevie989 13/Aug/14 Lead O/S

Up there with Proud Corner (Glen Clova) as the Best VS I have done. Decerves its tech grad and stars.

with PPP
PPP 13/Aug/14 2nd O/S
with Stevie
calumhicks 07/Aug/14 Solo rpt
yehti 30/Jul/14 Lead O/S
with Peter Young
Hidden 25/Jul/14 Lead
zebidee 23/Jul/14 2nd O/S
with Kevin Croft
AGoodi 22/Jul/14 2nd O/S
annep11 22/Jun/14 2nd O/S
holly138 22/Jun/14 2nd O/S
with Anne, Tom B
Euan Todd 20/Jun/14 Lead rpt
Hugh Simons 20/Jun/14 Lead O/S
euanryan 18/Jun/14 Solo O/S

A wee solo in the summer heat

el diablo 17/Jun/14 Lead
with John Sanders
Timothy Miller 24/May/14 Solo O/S
Nicholas Wylie 21/May/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 15/May/14 Lead
oliverk 29/Apr/14 2nd
with Stuart, Zoe
cc_10 28/Mar/14 2nd O/S
with Sam Harvey
DavidMcK ?/Mar/14 Lead
Davy B ??/2014 2nd
calumhicks ??/2014 Lead β
Jacks20 03/Sep/13 Lead
seanhendo123 31/Aug/13 Lead O/S
with Emeric
PittPauly 26/Aug/13 Lead O/S
with Gordon McAllan
Milesy 04/Aug/13 2nd β
with Matt D, James
jamesgr87 21/Jul/13 Lead rpt
Macleod 11/Jul/13 2nd rpt
with carolyn
Brian Pollock 10/Jul/13 Lead
stewart100 09/Jul/13 2nd O/S
with Brian Pollock
David Stevens 07/Jul/13 Lead O/S
with Marnoch Hamillton-Jones, James Priestly
mhamiltonj 07/Jul/13 2nd O/S
Bron 24/Jun/13 2nd
with Dave
jev 09/Jun/13 Lead O/S
with James, Sian
James90 09/Jun/13 2nd
with sian, jev
Elsier 04/Jun/13 Lead rpt
with Adrian
RichardMurray85 03/Jun/13 2nd
webbie88 31/May/13 Lead O/S
with Lewis Mc, Richard Murray, Chris Mcd
levvis.m 30/May/13 2nd O/S
jamesgr87 25/May/13 2nd O/S
with Tim
Brian Pollock 25/May/13 2nd O/S
Mike-W-99 21/May/13 Lead rpt
with Fiona
Fiona Reid 21/May/13 2nd
with Mike
olekemi 21/May/13 Lead O/S
with Mark G
Hidden 07/May/13 2nd
remi_mcm ??/2013 Lead
Busby ??/2013 -
james1978 ??/2013 -
matthew885 ??/2013 Lead
Hidden 23/Oct/12 Lead O/S
dmacmorris 23/Oct/12 2nd O/S

Very well mixed route and makes for a great climb, solid belay area also.

tom.e 07/Oct/12 2nd O/S
with Danny
mot1 06/Oct/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 06/Oct/12 2nd
Dr Toph 29/Sep/12 Solo O/S

Nice route - bit of everything, slab, layback, crack!

Hidden 08/Sep/12 2nd β
Milesy 05/Sep/12 Lead β
with Stewart, Michael
Hidden 19/Aug/12 2nd
stewnew 12/Aug/12 Lead O/S
with dowser
Hidden 09/Aug/12 Lead O/S
Fiona Reid 26/Jul/12 2nd
with Mike
Mike-W-99 26/Jul/12 Lead β
with Fiona
JamieSparkes 26/Jul/12 Lead rpt
Fultonius 25/Jul/12 Lead O/S
with Dougie
Dougie Harvey 25/Jul/12 2nd rpt
Harry Holmes 01/Jul/12 Lead O/S
with Joanna
horsefeathers 01/Jul/12 2nd O/S
with Harry
libby.southgate 25/Jun/12 2nd
with Ruari Brooker
Mark Bull 20/Jun/12 Lead rpt
with Mike
zebidee 18/Jun/12 2nd O/S
with Kevin Croft
Hidden 13/Jun/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 04/Jun/12 AltLd
Hidden ?/Jun/12 2nd
Fiona Reid 24/May/12 Lead rpt
with Mike
Mike-W-99 24/May/12 2nd
with Fiona
gjd 05/May/12 2nd
with KM
Koon 05/May/12 Lead rpt

Much easier this time round. Not sure where the 5a move is. Didn't have to use the tiny hold on the right.

with Geoff
Elsier 03/May/12 Lead rpt
with Koon
Koon 03/May/12 2nd
with Elsie
Hidden 27/Apr/12 Lead O/S
Chad123 22/Apr/12 Lead rpt

Quite an adventure, approaching it above water, then an airy crux high up, ***

with Emily
Hidden 31/Mar/12 2nd O/S
Mhairi G 26/Mar/12 2nd rpt
with Patrick
D_Wills 31/Aug/11 TR
Hidden 31/Jul/11 2nd O/S
sneaks 31/Jul/11 Lead O/S
with janey
Hidden 31/Jul/11 Lead O/S
gurumed 30/Jul/11 Lead rpt
with Mitch
Hidden 24/Jul/11 Lead
Milesy 20/Jul/11 Lead O/S
with Burly
oliverk 12/Jul/11 Lead
with Malcolm
johnrc 30/Jun/11 Lead O/S

beaut climb, nice feet for a vs!

with jamie
Hidden 24/Jun/11 Lead O/S
Koon 04/Jun/11 2nd

Excellent crux move. Tiny RHS hold which I had to sort of dyno to get to. Really good climbing.

with Jim
Elsier 02/Jun/11 Lead rpt
with Miles, Ian
ladislav 02/Jun/11 2nd O/S
with Ian, Elsie
Hidden ?/Jun/11 2nd
Neil Mackenzie 31/May/11 Lead rpt

rope tangle delayed us so done in the dark!

with Jamie Crawford
johannes 28/May/11 Lead rpt
simondunf 27/May/11 Lead

in the pouring rain!

with chris
nich0las 15/May/11 2nd O/S
with Ewan P
cat22 14/May/11 Lead O/S
with Mike
Ewanski 14/May/11 Lead O/S
with Nick B
tyler836 04/May/11 2nd O/S
pete87abs 04/May/11 2nd rpt
with Rob tyler, Dave Brigham
fall-line 03/May/11 Lead O/S
with Karolina Mysiak
Rhys Black ?/May/11 Lead β
with Louise benchetrit
Hidden 25/Apr/11 2nd rpt
thomasaneurinsmith 20/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with John Nelson
forsythag 20/Apr/11 2nd O/S
with angus mclachlan
shugsan 18/Apr/11 Lead rpt
JasonK 18/Apr/11 2nd
Hidden 16/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Mhairi G 16/Apr/11 2nd rpt
with Patrick
Macleod 16/Apr/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 12/Apr/11 2nd
Pat-H 11/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with mhairi
Mhairi G 11/Apr/11 2nd O/S
with Patrick
MarcusP 10/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Venla
R0bbie 07/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with keith
henning82 02/Apr/11 Lead O/S
libby.southgate ?/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Nille ?/Apr/11 2nd O/S
THardSevere 06/Mar/11 Lead O/S

awesome climb. found it ok but very solid at VS

THardSevere 06/Mar/11 Lead O/S

awesome climb. found it ok but very solid at VS

MonkeyDawson ??/2011 -
adie84 ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
MonkeyDawson ??/2011 -
MonkeyDawson ??/2011 -
stack_attack ??/2011 Lead rpt
Ginger McGrath 12/Oct/10 Solo rpt
Hidden ?/Sep/10 Lead O/S
thebat 13/Aug/10 2nd
with Ontour
climberuk 04/Aug/10 Lead β

Have led this before but cant remember when. Great climb.

with Niall
Hidden 03/Aug/10 Lead
Ian Jones 03/Aug/10 2nd O/S

Christ, this is nowhere near ***. About 4 good moves.

fogrock 24/Jul/10 Lead rpt

Tourist board were taking photos... Nearly blew it at the start of the top crack.

with Barnabus
Barnabas 24/Jul/10 2nd
2010_graham 22/Jul/10 Lead O/S
with Mark G
Mark Bull 13/Jul/10 2nd
with Mike
Hidden 02/Jul/10 AltLd
Hidden 28/Jun/10 AltLd O/S
zoeduffin 28/Jun/10 AltLd O/S

loved this climb. lead 2nd pitch with good gear and a nice awkward move gettin past the crux.

karinh 17/Jun/10 2nd

Very nice climb

with Jelle
Hidden 09/Jun/10 2nd
Elsier 06/Jun/10 Lead rpt

Superb climb so much nicer when not doing it in the pouring rain!

with Ian
gjd 23/May/10 2nd rpt
Hidden 16/May/10 2nd O/S
JamieSparkes 16/May/10 Lead rpt
Hidden 14/May/10 Lead O/S
pete87abs 05/May/10 Lead O/S
with Peat McGowan
Hidden 21/Apr/10 2nd
Euan Strachan 21/Apr/10 Lead O/S
with Hanna G
Rhys Black 20/Apr/10 -
with Phil Emerson, Ginger McGrath
Ginger McGrath 11/Apr/10 Lead O/S
with kevin mcgrath
andyinglis 21/Mar/10 Lead O/S
with Ross and Nikki
stuaart 13/Mar/10 Lead O/S

Superb moves; a better route than Promontory Direct, I think.

with Neil Redgrave
dj_brigham05 12/Mar/10 Solo O/S
rcammack 10/Mar/10 Lead rpt
with Chris Gray
rcammack 05/Mar/10 Lead O/S
rob askew 05/Mar/10 Lead O/S
with phil jennings
Phil Jennings 05/Mar/10 2nd O/S
lizzie_malc 12/Feb/10 2nd
with Jamie Nicholson, Donald MacRae
craig cameron ??/2010 2nd O/S
DuckingFesperate ??/2010 Lead
zoeduffin ??/2010 2nd
alan moore ??/2010 -
Hidden 29/Nov/09 2nd
Roberttaylor 17/Oct/09 Lead O/S

Really nice route.

JamieSparkes 17/Oct/09 2nd rpt
Hidden 26/Sep/09 2nd β
JamieSparkes 26/Sep/09 Lead O/S
with JohnBM
Brendan 16/Sep/09 Lead O/S
with Paul
Hidden 25/Aug/09 TR rpt
Fiona Reid 13/Aug/09 Lead O/S

Nice route, traversed under the big ledge, awesome crux move and well and truly laced to make sure no swimming could occur.

with Mike
Mike-W-99 13/Aug/09 2nd
with Fiona
Elsier 01/Jul/09 2nd dog

Started raining after Stuart topped out and was soaking by the time I started on it on second

with Stuart
gregoldridge 21/Jun/09 Lead O/S

deserves its stars

with Andy
Ross Barnes 17/Jun/09 Lead
with Dougal
Hidden 16/Jun/09 Lead
Cassidy 16/Jun/09 Solo O/S
with Cobra
Hidden 14/Jun/09 2nd
Hidden 14/Jun/09 Lead O/S
jason 14/Jun/09 2nd
with karl
Kendall 07/Jun/09 Lead O/S
zebidee ?/Jun/09 2nd O/S
with Kevin Croft
shugsan 31/May/09 Lead β
with Selby
Robert Watts 30/May/09 2nd

Fingery top section. remember to flake the rope into a bag before traversing out to the start. it stops everything getting wet!

with Graeme R
Lawrie Brand 28/May/09 Lead rpt
Hidden 15/May/09 2nd rpt
AndyDWilson 29/Apr/09 Lead O/S

amazing route loved topping out

with Steven
French Erick 16/Apr/09 AltLd
with stuart mcfarlane, andy clark
Hidden 31/Mar/09 Lead O/S
rclarke 15/Mar/09 Lead O/S

really nice, intresting path to the start

with Eve Roberts, Eunan Mcolgan
Eunan 15/Mar/09 2nd
with rclarke, Eve Roberts
ShoePolice 21/Feb/09 Lead O/S
with Kate & Duncs
Ally Gillies ??/2009 -
Scott_vzr ??/2009 -
Kazza91 ??/2009 -
Hidden 21/Sep/08 Lead O/S
auchtubhmor1 ?/Jul/08 -
R0bbie 29/Jun/08 Lead O/S

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!

with Adrian
JLS 15/Jun/08 2nd rpt
with dpmUK
Hidden 15/Jun/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 12/Jun/08 2nd O/S
Dougie Harvey 12/Jun/08 Lead O/S
griggj 04/Jun/08 2nd
with Euan Fisher
vinders ?/Jun/08 Lead

Cracking VS, probably my favourite to date, quite balancy but good

with Jamie
roryifinlay ?/Jun/08 2nd
with Paul Wallace
khartwig 18/May/08 Lead rpt
with Heather Thikey
AndyDWilson 16/May/08 2nd O/S

good climb looking forward to leading it

with Craig Marshall
andymoin 14/May/08 2nd rpt
with Chemhoyish
khartwig 11/May/08 2nd O/S
with Tristram Fox
Smelly Fox 11/May/08 Lead O/S
with Kalle Hartwig, Heather Fox
fritz_in_aotearoa 15/Jan/08 -
Russ82 ??/2008 -
stabwoundstu ??/2008 Lead O/S
with alan dow
latitude ??/2008 Lead
with Graeme Seggie
m dunn 17/Oct/07 2nd
with Robert/ Roy
paulpitcher 06/Oct/07 Lead O/S
with Danny Laing
Scottish_Koj 02/Oct/07 2nd
mhmiller 29/Sep/07 Lead
with andy
jonnie3430 ?/Sep/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 07/Aug/07 2nd
Vicki M 05/Aug/07 Lead
with russel
andymoin 02/Aug/07 2nd O/S
beegsyboy 01/Aug/07 Lead O/S
with Andy
oliverk 31/Jul/07 2nd
marcfoggo 07/Jun/07 Lead O/S
with Grant Bruce
jaybob ?/Jun/07 Lead
with dyke
mike71 ?/Jun/07 Lead
with antonia
Stewart B 25/May/07 Solo rpt

Well soloed by Karen

with Karen McIntyre
Stuart Macfarlane 22/May/07 2nd
with Helen
JLS 21/May/07 Lead rpt
with Jacqui & Gavin R.
Stewart B 21/May/07 Solo β

Lots of beta. Some route though. Awesome situation on the mantle move, solo or otherwise

with Colin Hastie
el diablo ??/2007 -
Hidden ??/2007 -
George Bassant ??/2007 Lead
with Scott Kirkhope
jim.macp 01/Oct/06 TR
Lawrie Brand 21/Aug/06 2nd rpt
with Andy Martlew
stevomcd 14/Aug/06 Lead O/S

Great lead. Interesting with a party of three attempting to climb it at the same time!

with Euan Fisher
barney_edin 13/Aug/06 -
Hidden 24/Jul/06 2nd O/S
Hidden 24/Jul/06 Lead β
Spade 28/Jun/06 Lead O/S
Lawrie Brand 15/Jun/06 Lead O/S
with Angie Taylor
Hidden 25/Apr/06 -
samwelli 16/Apr/06 Lead O/S
with Pete Smith
Neil Adams ??/2006 Lead O/S
kevg ??/2006 Lead O/S
griggj ??/2006 2nd
with chris husbands
sir ??/2006 2nd
with Alan McDonald
PeteH ??/2006 Lead O/S
with Al Robertson
Stuart Macfarlane 13/Jul/05 Lead O/S
with Andy C, Helen
peterp ?/Jun/05 Lead O/S
with Super Colin
sea_lene ??/2005 -
fireman_al ?/Jan/04 Lead rpt
with Paul McDonald
fogrock ??/2004 Lead O/S
thebat ??/2003 2nd O/S
with Alex the medic
Captain Solo ??/2003 2nd
with Colin
IanMcC 02/Jul/01 2nd
with Jimbo
Hidden ?/Jul/01 Lead
Hidden ??/2001 Lead
BRUCESTRAC ??/2001 -
Beardyman ??/2000 Lead O/S
plain kitten ??/2000 -
IanMcC 05/May/99 -
IanMcC 05/May/99 Lead
dangates ??/1999 AltLd
Hidden ??/1999 -
Dave Kerr 09/Jul/98 Lead
with Craig Proctor
Hidden ??/1998 Lead O/S
johnkeith ??/1996 -
Scott_vzr 12/Aug/94 2nd O/S

2ND after Stephen (From Sweden) cruised it.

chris sm 04/Aug/94 Lead O/S
CMacD ??/1994 -
pingora 21/Jun/92 Solo rpt
Neil R 18/Aug/90 Lead
with Joan, Sharon
pingora 13/May/90 Solo
innes ??/1990 Lead
Hidden 03/Oct/89 Lead O/S
pingora 26/May/89 Lead O/S
with Cooper
Hidden ??/1989 Lead
porterclough 01/Jul/87 Lead dog

My first and last fall leading outdoors at my peak

with Nizam Mamode
Hidden ?/Aug/86 Lead
mark mcgowan01 ??/1984 Solo rpt
Lone Rider ??/1984 Lead
Lord of Starkness ??/1983 Lead O/S
Bruce Kerr 20/Apr/80 Lead
with Rob Milne
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