Didn't feel confident to reach gear for the crux. Backed off. Glad I did on second scary if your short.
wookie667 - Lead dnf - 15/Aug/15
Yo-yo ascent. Fraser down climbed from the spike so I completed the crux on pre-placed gear.
David Woods - Lead rpt - 15/Aug/15 with Fraser Gibson, Euan Maharg
Good route with nice moves, could only just reach to get gear in for the top crux, otherwise would have been pretty bold
seanhendo123 - Lead O/S - 31/Jul/15 with Lamb
Lamb - 2nd O/S - 31/Jul/15 with seanhendo123
David Woods - Lead rpt - 21/Jul/15 with Adam Archibald
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).
Hugh Simons - Lead O/S - 18/Jul/15 with Euan Todd
Run out in the middle section.
Euan Todd - 2nd O/S - 18/Jul/15 with Hugh Simons
MightyStew - Lead O/S - 12/Jun/15 with Sebastian Costa
sebbi30 - 2nd - 12/Jun/15 with stewart miller
Dr Toph - 2nd rpt - 08/Apr/15 with Will
salix - Lead rpt - 08/Apr/15 with Topher
james1978 - Lead O/S - 25/Mar/15
David Woods - 2nd O/S - 25/Mar/15 with James Jackson
Dangerous Dave - 2nd - 22/Mar/15 with Dave O
Chicken....scuttled off right at the top. All seemed a bit sketchy getting into the top groove, but maybe I missed something?
dave o - Lead - 22/Mar/15 with Dave Cowan
ashtond6 - Lead O/S - 25/Oct/14
pretty steady and protectable with a handful of RPs
Brian Pollock - Lead O/S - 27/Sep/14 with Stewart
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.
Stevie989 - Lead O/S - 20/Aug/14 with redjerry
redjerry - 2nd - 20/Aug/14 with Stevie Weir
Good fun - top groove was ace.
salix - 2nd - 08/Jun/14 with Frazer
Hidden - 2014
Hidden - Lead rpt - Aug/13
placed some very psychological micros in the crack before the crux. epic climb!
Gabe Oliver - Lead O/S - 24/Jul/13
Craig Holden - Lead rpt - 03/Oct/12 with Catherine Marsh
I refused to use the rope to pull myself up but it certainly wasn't the most graceful of ascents...
catjm - 2nd dog - 03/Oct/12 with Craig Holden
crookachili - 2nd - 01/Jun/12 with Andy Whale, Jev
jev - Lead O/S - 01/Jun/12 with Andy, Reuben, HWUMC
sophiecb - 2nd - 08/May/12 with Toph
Definitely one of my favorites at Ratho, well positioned crux just before the bomber gear.
Dr Toph - Lead rpt - 08/May/12 with Sophie
I thought it was pretty hard for the guide book e1 5b
Harry Holmes - Lead O/S - 08/Feb/12 with Craig Holden
Craig Holden - 2nd O/S - Feb/12
GraemeDiack - Lead O/S - 05/Sep/11 with Keith Alexander
KeithAlexander - Lead O/S - 28/Aug/11 with karinh
karinh - 2nd - 28/Aug/11 with Mark Gorin, KeithAlexander
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.
James Oswald - Lead dnf - 09/Jul/11
Still ace. Couldn't get the first crux first time and jumped back to the ledge.
andymoin - 2nd rpt - 15/Jun/11 with Neil Mackenzie
Neil Mackenzie - Lead O/S - 14/Jun/11 with Andy
gjd - 2nd - 12/Jun/11 with Sam Burns
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.
mhowie - 2nd - 10/May/11 with Niall
el cholo - Lead O/S - 07/May/11 with carlos
Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/May/11
sebrider - Lead rpt - 07/Apr/11 with R. Rider
Denpov - TR O/S - 25/Mar/11
Scottish78 - 2011
MonkeyDawson - Lead O/S - 30/Oct/10 with Simon Smith
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 04/Oct/10
glenngordon - Lead O/S - 08/Jul/10 with iain sneddon
Self belay. Hung on rope but only to convince myself that the Shunt would catch me. (2nd self belay)
JP78 - TR - 26/Jun/10
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.
JamieSparkes - Lead - 11/Apr/10 with Liyen Nhuyen
the move to last bits of gear would be necky, crux at top was nice on second:)
sebrider - 2nd O/S - 11/Apr/10 with Jamie
jamiefoxen - Lead O/S - 07/Nov/09
KatBlum - 2nd dog - 12/Oct/09
had to sit on the rope to get some gear out
gregoldridge - 2nd dog - 06/Aug/09 with Steve Fortune
Hidden - 2nd - 08/Jul/09
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!
kevg - Lead dnf - 08/Jul/09 with Fraser
Andy Moles - 2nd - 05/Jul/09 with Calum
hubereini - 2nd O/S - 03/Jun/09 with andy
Clean ground up after a fall last time.
andymoin - Lead - 03/Jun/09 with Rienhart
Hidden - 2nd - 2009
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...
Chad123 - AltLd O/S - 16/Oct/08 with Kiwi Steve
R0bbie - Lead O/S - 11/Oct/08 with Fin
Excellent route.quite bold. Deserves a star or two.
jazzyjackson - Lead O/S - 26/Jul/08 with Ian Jones
Really good. Gear spaced, but good when you need it.
Fultonius - Lead O/S - 03/May/08 with Andy Inglis
andyinglis - 2nd - 03/May/08 with Ally Fulton
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
Sean Bell - 2nd - 23/Apr/08 with Andy
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.
andymoin - Lead - 23/Apr/08 with Sean
Removed most of tree growing low down. Uesd new fence for anchor. Hard for my first E1 but great!
Matt crawford - Lead O/S - 30/Sep/07
Hidden - 2nd - 30/Sep/07
R0bbie - 2nd - 30/Sep/07 with Matt Crawford
stunning climb,tricky finishing crux
leighncsontos - 2nd - 25/Sep/07 with matt crawford
easier for the tall, fo sho.
Dr Toph - Lead O/S - 2007 with Calum Clarke
greenroom - Lead O/S - 2001
Chad123 - Lead O/S - May/00 with Various
Beardyman - Lead O/S - 2000
Hidden - Lead - 1999
Top route. Tremadog type of crux and two of them at that.
howifeel - Lead O/S - 1998 with Alberto
5c if you are short.
Ian Jones - Lead O/S - 1997 with Sean Smith
Hidden - Lead O/S - 1997
Hidden - Lead O/S - 1996
alkira - 04/May/95
Duncan I - Lead dog - 1992
nai - Lead - 26/Aug/91 with Cal
andrew300169 - 2nd - 26/Aug/91 with Pom
Alastair R - Lead O/S - 1989
Lone Rider - Lead O/S - 19/May/87 with Sheila Lockhart
Bruce Kerr - 2nd - 04/Jul/83 with Craig MacAdam, Jerry Handren