Good cruxy climbing interspersed with good rests, leading to a stiff finish. Given E1 5b in the guide but upgraded to soft E2 by popular request.

JonnoP 11/Oct Lead O/S
with Rick H
wookie667 15/Aug Lead dnf

Didn't feel confident to reach gear for the crux. Backed off. Glad I did on second scary if your short.

David Woods 15/Aug Lead rpt

Yo-yo ascent. Fraser down climbed from the spike so I completed the crux on pre-placed gear.

with Fraser Gibson, Euan Maharg
seanhendo123 31/Jul Lead O/S

Good route with nice moves, could only just reach to get gear in for the top crux, otherwise would have been pretty bold

with Lamb
Lamb 31/Jul 2nd O/S
David Woods 21/Jul Lead rpt
with Adam Archibald
Hugh Simons 18/Jul Lead O/S

First E2 onsight. Not sustained, but run out until you get gear just before the top crux (easier to get gear if you're tall).

Euan Todd 18/Jul 2nd O/S

Run out in the middle section.

MightyStew 12/Jun Lead O/S
sebbi30 12/Jun 2nd
Dr Toph 08/Apr 2nd rpt
with Will
salix 08/Apr Lead rpt
with Topher
james1978 25/Mar Lead O/S
David Woods 25/Mar 2nd O/S
with James Jackson
Dangerous Dave 22/Mar 2nd
with Dave O
dave o 22/Mar Lead

Chicken....scuttled off right at the top. All seemed a bit sketchy getting into the top groove, but maybe I missed something?

ashtond6 25/Oct/14 Lead O/S
Brian Pollock 27/Sep/14 Lead O/S

pretty steady and protectable with a handful of RPs

with Stewart
Stevie989 20/Aug/14 Lead O/S

To short to place the gear at the crux - threaded one nut through the other to get the reach - slotted straight in. Solid E2 5c First E2 On-sight.

redjerry 20/Aug/14 2nd
with Stevie Weir
salix 08/Jun/14 2nd

Good fun - top groove was ace.

with Frazer
Hidden ??/2014 -
Hidden ?/Aug/13 Lead rpt
Gabe Oliver 24/Jul/13 Lead O/S

placed some very psychological micros in the crack before the crux. epic climb!

Craig Holden 03/Oct/12 Lead rpt
catjm 03/Oct/12 2nd dog

I refused to use the rope to pull myself up but it certainly wasn't the most graceful of ascents...

crookachili 01/Jun/12 2nd
with Andy Whale, Jev
jev 01/Jun/12 Lead O/S
with Andy, Reuben, HWUMC
sophiecb 08/May/12 2nd
with Toph
Dr Toph 08/May/12 Lead rpt

Definitely one of my favorites at Ratho, well positioned crux just before the bomber gear.

with Sophie
Harry Holmes 08/Feb/12 Lead O/S

I thought it was pretty hard for the guide book e1 5b

with Craig Holden
Craig Holden ?/Feb/12 2nd O/S
GraemeDiack 05/Sep/11 Lead O/S
KeithAlexander 28/Aug/11 Lead O/S
with karinh
karinh 28/Aug/11 2nd
James Oswald 09/Jul/11 Lead dnf

With Jacob and Helena. Didn't finish this route as didn't want to commit to the sequence up the next gear from the ledge. Backed off by stepping over onto the ledge and using the ab rope as an anchor. Awesome crux.

andymoin 15/Jun/11 2nd rpt

Still ace. Couldn't get the first crux first time and jumped back to the ledge.

Neil Mackenzie 14/Jun/11 Lead O/S
with Andy
gjd 12/Jun/11 2nd
with Sam Burns
mhowie 10/May/11 2nd

Rushed it a little due to the driving rain pouring down the more exposed rock. Reached top moist and relieved. Interested to see couple shagging in a car in the car park at the top. Didn't offer protection. Gear possible on final crack and on top ledge.

with Niall
el cholo 07/May/11 Lead O/S
with carlos
Hidden 05/May/11 Lead O/S
sebrider 07/Apr/11 Lead rpt
with R. Rider
Denpov 25/Mar/11 TR O/S


Scottish78 ??/2011 -
MonkeyDawson 30/Oct/10 Lead O/S
with Simon Smith
Hidden 04/Oct/10 2nd O/S
glenngordon 08/Jul/10 Lead O/S
with iain sneddon
JP78 26/Jun/10 TR

Self belay. Hung on rope but only to convince myself that the Shunt would catch me. (2nd self belay)

JamieSparkes 11/Apr/10 Lead

really nice climbing up to the big ledge, but couldn't commit to the move to the final crack with only a tied off rose bush keeping me from a 15m deck out. Finished up Shoskred - seemed about E1 5b this way.

sebrider 11/Apr/10 2nd O/S

the move to last bits of gear would be necky, crux at top was nice on second:)

with Jamie
jamiefoxen 07/Nov/09 Lead O/S
KatBlum 12/Oct/09 2nd dog
gregoldridge 06/Aug/09 2nd dog

had to sit on the rope to get some gear out

with Steve Fortune
Hidden 08/Jul/09 2nd
kevg 08/Jul/09 Lead dnf

1st route of the day. Got spooked by run out into top groove, easy climbing but gear was a loooong way down. Will go back with a bigger set of nuts!

with Fraser
Andy Moles 05/Jul/09 2nd
with Calum
hubereini 03/Jun/09 2nd O/S
with andy
andymoin 03/Jun/09 Lead

Clean ground up after a fall last time.

Hidden ??/2009 2nd
Chad123 16/Oct/08 AltLd O/S

Felt similar to when I last did it 10 years ago! Quite hard E1 but very short hard section at the top. (E1 5c?) There is plenty of gear if you look around, bold bit is easy so not a problem...

with Kiwi Steve
R0bbie 11/Oct/08 Lead O/S
with Fin
jazzyjackson 26/Jul/08 Lead O/S

Excellent route.quite bold. Deserves a star or two.

Fultonius 03/May/08 Lead O/S

Really good. Gear spaced, but good when you need it.

andyinglis 03/May/08 2nd
Sean Bell 23/Apr/08 2nd

It was dark, damp and dirty and felt hard for the grade, But well worth it for some nice moves on a good wee route

with Andy
andymoin 23/Apr/08 Lead

Really nice climbing; felt hard for 5b and bloody run out for e1. Def agree with the guide stated re-climbed grade of e2 5c. Took a fall from the top crux, I pissed around with gear to much and was too pumped the first time I went for it, should have gone straight away. Got it fine second go! Ground up not clean.

with Sean
Matt crawford 30/Sep/07 Lead O/S

Removed most of tree growing low down. Uesd new fence for anchor. Hard for my first E1 but great!

Hidden 30/Sep/07 2nd
R0bbie 30/Sep/07 2nd

Great climb!

with Matt Crawford
leighncsontos 25/Sep/07 2nd

stunning climb,tricky finishing crux

Dr Toph ??/2007 Lead O/S

easier for the tall, fo sho.

with Calum Clarke
greenroom ??/2001 Lead O/S
Chad123 ?/May/00 Lead O/S
with Various
Beardyman ??/2000 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/1999 Lead
howifeel ??/1998 Lead O/S

Top route. Tremadog type of crux and two of them at that.

with Alberto
Ian Jones ??/1997 Lead O/S

5c if you are short.

with Sean Smith
Hidden ??/1997 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/1996 Lead O/S
alkira 04/May/95 -
Duncan I ??/1992 Lead dog
nai 26/Aug/91 Lead
with Cal
andrew300169 26/Aug/91 2nd
with Pom
Alastair R ??/1989 Lead O/S
Lone Rider 19/May/87 Lead O/S
with Sheila Lockhart
Bruce Kerr 04/Jul/83 2nd
with Craig MacAdam, Jerry Handren
Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
Hugh Simons, David Woods, HaddRoots, oliverk, gurumed, Hidden, jazzyjackson
High E3
Mid E3
Low E3
High E2
Mid E2
Low E2
High E1
Mid E1
Low E1
Votes cast 23
High 6a
Mid 6a
Low 6a
High 5c
Mid 5c
Low 5c
High 5b
Mid 5b
Low 5b
Votes cast 24
Votes cast 21
Style of ascent
Alt Leads
Not Set
Not Set