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Shoskred* HVS 5a

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[ratho, 3 kb]Obvious corner, chimney variation possible to the right in the middle section.
Chris Craggs, Willie Jeffery 1975

Ticklists: Scottish Central Belt HVS.

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PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 236 logbooks, and on 5 wishlists.

Hugh Simons - Lead O/S - 25/Jun/14 with Andrew Gilmour

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

Mark Bull - 2nd - 03/Jun/14 with Mike

Hidden - Lead rpt - 16/May/14

ejj - 2nd O/S - 12/May/14

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 25/Apr/14

Hidden - Lead rpt - 16/Apr/14

ferdia - 2nd - 22/Mar/14 with Calum

Nick Biven - 2014

Hidden - 2014

emerics 1st hvs
seanhendo123 - 2nd - 03/Nov/13

oliverk - Lead O/S - 26/Oct/13 with Emily, Malcolm

scottyskier82 - Lead β - 21/Sep/13 with Laura Goble

Fiona Reid - 2nd - 18/Sep/13 with Mike

Mike_Watson_99 - Lead rpt - 18/Sep/13 with Fiona

Smelly Fox - Lead O/S - 05/Sep/13 with Matt Thompson

Mark Bull - 2nd - 04/Sep/13 with Mike

Chimney variation: more like VS 4c but logical varied and interesting.
Mark Bull - Lead rpt - 23/Aug/13 with Mike

Hidden - Lead rpt - 18/Aug/13

Gabe Oliver - Lead O/S - 11/Aug/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/Aug/13

With Rik just for fun.
Denpov - TR rpt - 09/Jul/13

peter.ravenscroft27 - Lead O/S - 13/Jun/13 with joshua smith

smithjmw46 - 2nd O/S - 13/Jun/13 with Pete Ravenscroft

Hidden - Lead - 13/Jun/13

mot1 - Lead rpt - 31/May/13

Hidden - Lead rpt - 28/May/13

Hidden - Lead dog - 28/May/13

Tubs - Lead O/S - 22/May/13 with Callan

Just for fun with Bill, Duncan, Sarah and Chris One. :o)
Denpov - TR O/S - 12/Apr/13

Hidden - Lead rpt - 21/Feb/13

Mossdawg - 2nd O/S - 12/Jan/13 with james mcclung

james mcclung - Lead O/S - 12/Jan/13

Busby - 2013

Hidden - Lead RP - 12/Sep/12

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 23/Aug/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 23/Aug/12

Fiona Reid - Lead rpt - 16/Aug/12 with Mike

Mike_Watson_99 - 2nd - 16/Aug/12 with Fiona

Took the direct 5a variation. Enjoyable climbing.
borderline - Lead O/S - 16/Aug/12 with liz

liz77 - 2nd rpt - 16/Aug/12 with Chris

arose - Lead - 16/Aug/12 with Gordon

Hidden - Lead - 14/Aug/12

abbeywall - Lead - 18/Jun/12 with Liz

liz77 - 2nd rpt - 18/Jun/12 with Alison

Had done the direct version previously. This time via the central variation. Avoiding the HVS crux feels like VS 4c/5a
Fiona Reid - Lead β - 11/Jun/12 with Mike

Fiona Reid - 2nd - 11/Jun/12 with Mike

4c variation
Mike_Watson_99 - 2nd - 11/Jun/12 with Fiona

Mike_Watson_99 - Lead - 11/Jun/12 with Fiona

Did the chimney variation; definitely only VS
liz77 - Lead O/S - 11/Jun/12 with Alison

VS 4C variation
abbeywall - 2nd - 11/Jun/12 with Liz

jonnie3430 - Lead O/S - 07/Jun/12 with Simon

Hidden - Lead rpt - 25/May/12

David Stevens - 2nd rpt - 24/May/12 with Reuben Crook, Ross Young, Andy Thompson

Thoms6974 - Lead O/S - 24/May/12 with Ross

crookachili - Lead - 24/May/12 with Andy Thomson

Ross Young - 2nd rpt - 24/May/12 with Andy HWUMC

Climbed with friends for fun. :o) x2
Denpov - TR rpt - 22/May/12

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 03/May/12

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 03/May/12

Mary's first HVS!
Liam Ingram - 2nd rpt - 28/Apr/12 with Mary Leese

maryleese - Lead - 28/Apr/12 with Liam Ingram

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Apr/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/Apr/12

Thought I was on 'Welcome To The Cruise'....never mind
dj_brigham05 - Lead O/S - 15/Jan/12 with Ginger McGrath

did it in alpine style single pushing it. very off route ( wrong route) nearrowly escaped a bivouac after night fell?
Ginger McGrath - 2nd O/S - 15/Jan/12 with dave brigham

Hidden - TR - 14/Jan/12

kclimbk - 2012

freyja - Lead O/S - 25/Oct/11 with Chris Gorgolewski

chrism225 - 2nd O/S - 23/Oct/11 with polly, dave

dctarrant2000 - Lead O/S - 23/Oct/11 with chris middleton, Polly Tarrant

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 22/Oct/11

LibS - Lead O/S - 16/Oct/11 with Euan Strachan

D_Wills - 2nd - 24/Sep/11

Mark Bull - 2nd - 20/Sep/11 with Mike

Nice but perhaps a tad heightist in places!
Fiona Reid - Lead O/S - 31/Aug/11 with Mike, Martin

Mike_Watson_99 - 2nd - 31/Aug/11 with Martin, Fiona

martinh13 - 2nd - 31/Aug/11 with Fiona R

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 29/Aug/11

karinh - Lead O/S - 28/Aug/11 with Mark Gorin, KeithAlexander

Climbed 2 times for fun with friends.
Denpov - TR rpt - 23/Aug/11

cat22 - 2nd O/S - 09/Aug/11 with Mike

Euan Strachan - 2nd - 07/Aug/11 with Matt Dooner

Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/Aug/11

Hidden - 2nd - 03/Aug/11

JamieSparkes - 2nd rpt - 25/Jul/11 with Claire

krasavenko - 2nd rpt - 25/Jul/11 with Claire Holland

llamaglama - Lead - 25/Jul/11 with Jam

jazzyjackson - 2nd - 15/Jul/11

adamc - TR O/S - 29/Jun/11

Andy Hewison - TR O/S - 29/Jun/11 with Adam Cheyne

Andy Hewison - TR O/S - 28/Jun/11

gjd - Lead O/S - 12/Jun/11 with Sam Burns

Hidden - 2nd - 09/Jun/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 07/Jun/11

Found the route mild for an HVS!
sergio46 - Lead O/S - 31/May/11 with Ian Jones

The left hand variation in the central section is contrived.
Ian Jones - 2nd rpt - 31/May/11 with Serge Gomez

simondunf - 2nd - 25/May/11 with chris

Started Shoskred then up the flake and chimney of Between Contacts and finished back on route for the top out
crombie - 2nd O/S - 20/May/11 with Lee

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/May/11

el cholo - Lead O/S - 07/May/11 with carlos

mastiffmat - TR - 03/May/11 with Pete Kirkby

Denpov - TR rpt - 03/May/11

David Stevens - Lead O/S - 17/Apr/11 with Andrew Whale, Ross Young

awhale - 2nd - 17/Apr/11 with Dave

Ross Young - 2nd O/S - 17/Apr/11 with Dave HWUMC

andymoin - Lead rpt - 16/Apr/11 with Neil Mackenzie

Neil Mackenzie - 2nd O/S - 16/Apr/11 with Andy

Denpov - TR rpt - 15/Apr/11

sneaks - 2nd rpt - 12/Apr/11 with janey and gibby

Hidden - Lead rpt - 12/Apr/11

Denpov - TR rpt - 12/Apr/11

wookie667 - 2nd β - 12/Apr/11

First route of the year.
mhowie - 2nd rpt - 04/Apr/11 with Niall

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 31/Mar/11

Hidden - Lead rpt - 29/Mar/11

Liam Ingram - Lead rpt - 27/Mar/11 with Morgan Trigg

Self-belay.
Denpov - TR rpt - 22/Mar/11

Macleod - Lead O/S - 19/Mar/11

Lasma - 2nd O/S - 19/Mar/11 with Lukas Solanka

sophiecb - 2nd rpt - 31/Jan/11 with Toph

Scottish78 - 2011

stugreen75 - Lead O/S - 2011 with Jase

R0bbie - Lead rpt - 30/Oct/10 with lucy, leighn

Luci - 2nd - 30/Oct/10 with Leighn, Robbie

MonkeyDawson - 2nd - 30/Oct/10 with Simon Smith

Luci - 2nd - 30/Oct/10 with Leighn, Robbie

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

Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/Oct/10

Denpov - TR rpt - 28/Sep/10

Mark Bull - Lead rpt - 16/Sep/10 with Mike

Mark Bull - 2nd - 26/Aug/10 with Mike

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 30/Jul/10

sneaks - Lead rpt - 30/Jul/10 with janey

Cool beginners lead, (just my second lead) about a 5 indoors , I used cams and a couple of slings, whereas my second (also a beginner) also had a go at leading it and just use wires, so all is possible.
PaulMcL - Lead O/S - 28/Jul/10

Probably best not soloed. I wouldn't recommend it.
Denpov - Solo - 27/Jul/10

Toprope self belay
Denpov - TR - 27/Jul/10

My 1st ever Trad lead. I need to try my 1st ever 2nd now. :o)
Denpov - Lead O/S - 27/Jul/10

sebrider - Lead O/S - 12/Jul/10 with Sophie

sophiecb - 2nd - 12/Jul/10 with Seb

Self belay. Hung on rope but only to convince myself that the Shunt worked. (1st self belay)
JP78 - TR - 26/Jun/10

Denpov - TR O/S - 25/Jun/10

brotchie - 2nd - 23/Jun/10

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 10/Jun/10

mhowie - 2nd - 01/Jun/10 with Niall

krasavenko - 2nd rpt - 22/May/10 with Barney

barney_edin - Lead - 22/May/10 with Liyen

Bought new shoes at Tiso and had to try them.
jazzyjackson - Solo - 29/Apr/10

with Kayleigh and Iain -staff training!
whispering nic - Lead O/S - 29/Apr/10

make - Lead - 15/Apr/10

squidgebob - Lead O/S - 10/Apr/10 with Chris BL, jamie

Hidden - Lead O/S - 10/Apr/10

holly138 - 2nd O/S - 08/Apr/10 with Liam Ingram

Liam Ingram - Lead O/S - 08/Apr/10 with Holly Spice

very well protected, and quite straightforward, except for the laybacky bit at the top which was wet.
KeithAlexander - Lead rpt - 05/Apr/10 with Graeme Diack

GraemeDiack - 2nd β - 05/Apr/10 with Keith Alexander

krasavenko - 2nd O/S - 23/Mar/10 with Jamie Sparkes

soft at HVS but nice climbing and excellent gear.
JamieSparkes - Lead O/S - 23/Mar/10

spunkymonkey - Lead O/S - 05/Feb/10

Susanj21 - 2nd O/S - 2010 with Nick Brown, Pauline Kell

NickBrown - 2nd rpt - 2010 with Susan

Warm up.
SeanB - Lead - 09/Nov/09 with Neil Carnegie

jamiefoxen - Lead O/S - 07/Nov/09

Andy Moles - Solo rpt - 11/Sep/09 with -

Ally Gillies - 2nd O/S - 29/Aug/09 with Pete

LittleLuka - 2nd - 28/Aug/09 with Pauline

Hidden - Lead rpt - 27/Aug/09

Lunch break. Should probably replace Rock-a-Boogie as 'best VS in the quarry'.
Andy Moles - Lead O/S - 25/Aug/09 with Pauline

Dr Toph - Solo rpt - 25/Aug/09 with Ally Hill

pocketsarah - Lead O/S - 24/Aug/09 with andrew

Ross Barnes - Lead - 22/Aug/09 with Neil A

More like VS 4c but a nice climb at any rate.
henwardian - Lead O/S - 22/Aug/09 with Andy Latta

sneaks - 2nd - 07/Aug/09 with Bruce

Cool route
gregoldridge - Lead O/S - 06/Aug/09 with Steve Fortune

led without using anything, but freaked out and Sally abseiled down to talk me up....
Bron - Lead O/S - Aug/09 with Greg Oldridge

Lawrie Brand - 2nd rpt - 27/Jul/09 with Jamie Wilson

SeanB - Lead - 20/Jul/09 with Neil Carnegie

ShoePolice - Lead O/S - 16/Jul/09 with Duncan Gemmel & Hammer-time

jamestheyip - Lead rpt - 05/Jul/09 with Simon Freeman

el diablo - 2nd - Jul/09 with Hay

Hidden - 2nd - 06/Jun/09

Think I did this, maybe not. Obviously not that memorable.
shugsan - Lead O/S - Jun/09 with John Nelson, Jason King

suess - 2nd - 26/May/09

Straight up, nice crux, rest of climb VS
sebrider - Lead O/S - 16/May/09 with Stuart Marshall

stuartm555 - 2nd - 16/May/09 with Seb Rider

robertmichaeladams - 2nd - 07/May/09 with Tom

hubereini - 2nd rpt - 25/Apr/09 with mo

Neil Adams - 2nd O/S - 05/Apr/09 with mal_meech

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/Apr/09

With gear insitu. Finished via "Cracking Up".
Fraser - Lead β - 29/Mar/09 with Mark P

schultz - 2nd O/S - 22/Mar/09 with Andy Mitchell

gurumed - Lead RP - 19/Mar/09 with Colin

Took chimney variation. Steady climbing, never hard.
Hay - 2nd - Mar/09 with Neil Carnegie

Took the right hand variation to avoid the wee tree. More like VS 5a I think.
Hay - Lead - Mar/09 with Neil Carnegie

timcussins - Lead O/S - 31/Jan/09 with Kiri

kirigoss - 2nd dnf - 31/Jan/09 with Tim

timcussins - Lead O/S - 31/Jan/09 with Kiri

Sally Lisle - 2009

maxots - 2nd - 18/Nov/08 with joe larner

andymoin - Lead rpt - 15/Sep/08 with Warren

adw07 - 2nd O/S - 15/Sep/08 with Andy Main

Looks easy but is decieving. Lead climbrd to the first large ledge then woosed out. Belayed robbie to the first ledge and he finished so I could second. In all a good climb.
K_MacLeod - AltLd dog - 16/Aug/08 with R0bbie and Taba

akhughes - Lead O/S - Aug/08

nice climbing
jazzyjackson - 2nd - 05/Jul/08 with Ally

Hidden - Lead - 05/Jul/08

s kennedy - Lead O/S - 30/Jun/08 with meg

Soft HVS. Prob Peak HS..
Lawrie Brand - Lead O/S - 30/Jun/08 with Pete Hart

Enjoyable, varied route. Nothing too hard. Soft for the grade?
PeteH - 2nd O/S - 30/Jun/08 with Lawrie Brand

Smeggles - 2nd O/S - 29/Jun/08 with Stu

Hidden - Lead O/S - 07/Jun/08

mhairi thorburn - Lead O/S - 05/Jun/08 with adam

SeanB - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/08 with ali

beegsyboy - Lead O/S - 10/Feb/08 with Andy

andymoin - 2nd rpt - 10/Feb/08 with tim, rinehart

Hidden - 2nd - 2008

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2008

Matt crawford - 2nd O/S - 30/Sep/07 with Taba

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/Sep/07

Fun route.
R0bbie - Lead O/S - 30/Sep/07 with Taba Easton

mhowie - 2nd β - 22/Apr/07 with Niall, Moor

andymoin - Lead O/S - 08/Jun/06 with Peyoter

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 04/Sep/05

Hidden - Lead O/S - Aug/04

arose - AltLd - Apr/02 with Graham Dawson

greenroom - Lead O/S - 2001

Beardyman - Lead O/S - 2000

NickBrown - Lead O/S - 1998 with Tim

Ian Jones - Lead O/S - Jun/97 with Sean Smith

Hidden - Lead O/S - 1997

Okecroak - Lead - 17/Jul/96 with G Scott

Had seconded the week previously.
TobyA - Lead rpt - 17/May/95 with Ed

Lord of Starkness - Lead O/S - 1995 with Will ?

alkira - 24/Jul/94 with harv mullen

Duncan I - Lead - 1992

nai - 2nd - 26/Aug/91 with Cal

andrew300169 - Lead O/S - 26/Aug/91 with Pom

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Voting
Total votes cast 126
hard E10 of 44
E10 of 44
easy E10 of 44
hard HVS0 of 44
HVS7 of 44
easy HVS20 of 44
hard VS17 of 44
VS0 of 44
easy VS0 of 44
hard 5b0 of 45
5b0 of 45
easy 5b0 of 45
hard 5a0 of 45
5a14 of 45
easy 5a24 of 45
hard 4c7 of 45
4c0 of 45
easy 4c0 of 45
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Style of ascent

Soloed4 of 236 (1.7%)
Lead117 of 236 (49.6%)
Followed89 of 236 (37.7%)
Toproped17 of 236 (7.2%)
Alt Leads2 of 236 (0.8%)
Unknown7 of 236 (3.0%)

'Climbed'69 of 236 (29.2%)
clean O/S102 of 236 (43.2%)
clean β6 of 236 (2.5%)
clean rpt54 of 236 (22.9%)
clean RP2 of 236 (0.8%)
dogged2 of 236 (0.8%)
dnf1 of 236 (0.4%)