The black streaked wall and slim groove via thin and technical climbing. Given E1 5b in the guide but upgraded to soft E2 by popular request.

Hidden 30/Aug 2nd O/S
dmacmorris 30/Aug Lead O/S

Difficult route to read, thought i spotted the crux from ground and climbed it to discover i was wrong. One for the strong headed leader.

whispering nic 23/Apr Lead O/S
with Pam
Stevie989 02/Oct/14 Lead O/S

Agree with E1. Bold at the start and then a horrible thrutchy move to the lip. A star for the first section.

with Fiend
Brian Pollock 27/Sep/14 Lead O/S

E1 if compared with some of the other E2s in the quarry. Nice route!

with Stewart
Dr Toph 20/Aug/14 2nd rpt
with Will
salix 20/Aug/14 Lead O/S

Bold then awkward, thankfully not at the same time. Flakes/holds to reach base of block a bit creaky.

with Topher
ferdia 05/May/14 Lead rpt
with Andy
Andy Moles 22/Mar/14 Lead O/S
ferdia 22/Mar/14 2nd
with Calum, Andy
gjd 04/Aug/12 2nd O/S
with Sam Burns
Harry Holmes 19/Feb/12 Lead O/S

Felt very hard for e1 5b if it was

with Joanna
horsefeathers 19/Feb/12 2nd dog
with Harry
andyinglis 28/Aug/11 2nd

E1 5b.

Denpov 09/Aug/11 TR rpt


Hidden 26/Jul/11 Lead O/S
sneaks 26/Jul/11 2nd O/S
with janey
Denpov 12/Jul/11 TR RP

Self belay. Tried this route before and felt like a 5b today.

adamc 12/Jul/11 TR O/S
Ian Paterson 12/Jul/11 TR O/S

Fairly straight forward, nothing too hard really.

Andy Hewison 12/Jul/11 TR dog
Andy Hewison ?/Jul/11 TR dog

Fell twice, got it on third attempt, nice climb though

Denpov 28/Jun/11 TR O/S


sergio46 31/May/11 2nd O/S

Good crimps below crux, good gear placement Colonnel Jones

Ian Jones 31/May/11 Lead O/S

Borderline grade. I found 8 good placements so claims of poor gear are wrong! Good climbing though and definitely deserves a quality rating.

with Serge Gomez
simondunf 25/May/11 2nd
with chris
Peter Rhodes 31/Mar/11 2nd rpt
Hidden 31/Mar/11 Lead O/S
Denpov 25/Mar/11 TR dog


sophiecb 31/Jan/11 2nd

One very funky move half way point

with Toph
Dr Toph 31/Jan/11 Lead O/S

Tricky wee number, and only one piece of gear worth a shit. E2 5c

with Sophie
Scottish78 ??/2011 -
Denpov 29/Jun/10 TR dog
Neil Adams 05/Apr/09 Lead O/S

Bit of a yo-yo ascent - Mal backed off before the hard bit and I led past his gear.

Hidden 05/Apr/09 2nd β
andymoin 24/Feb/08 Lead RP

Pretty chuffed, HP it cleanly I reckon E2, 5C **.

with Geome, Rienhart, Tim Cross
beegsyboy 24/Feb/08 2nd O/S
with Andy + Reinhart
andymoin 17/Feb/08 TR RP

Abbed and cleaned it, pulled a lose flake off tho theres still one there that you can pull on but wouldnt survive a fall. TR soled it after, last moves are awsome.

andymoin 10/Feb/08 Lead dnf

Dirty with dodgy gear so backed of, will be back and clean it first. Past threads on UKC suggest it now goes at E3 5c after the various works at ratho.

with tim, rinehart
greenroom ??/1997 -
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