Surface Tension*** E5 6b
[Surface Tension, Auchinstarry, 3 kb]15m. A great climb, traverse round over the water and start on the ledge a foot above the water, there is a good rock to put a sling round for belaying. climb straight on up to the overhanging tree at the top. One of the locals claims to do it in 45 seconds in trainers. Consider removing the trolley directly below the route just underwater before a lead attempt. Update - piton replaced 20/05/14

Ticklists: Central Belt Extremes, Central Belt - Local Classics, Great Wall Climbs of the UK, Progression.

Photo: Surface Tension, Auchinstarry © Fraser
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PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 17 logbooks, and on 11 wishlists.

TR a couple of times and gave it a good scrub.
Andy Moles - Lead RP - 24/Jun/14 with Ferdia

ferdia - 2nd rpt - 24/Jun/14 with Andy

MonkeyDawson - TR O/S - 20/May/12 with Simon Smith

low in the grade.
awwritetroops - Solo - 25/Sep/11

awsome route but totally at my limit, will come back for the lead!
Ginger McGrath - TR - 01/Sep/11 with kevin mcgrath

Hidden - TR - 24/Jul/11

Clean 2nd go on TR.
kevg - TR RP - 14/Jul/11 with Fraser

redjerry - TR O/S - Jul/11

phew
pedrohawk - 2nd O/S - 28/Jun/11 with Graham, Turbo Tom

Belayed Topher on his onsight, amazing to see. Then went for it myself in fading light, got to the peg traverse, so dark couldn't see the footholds and popped off. The peg held (thank fk)! Came back the next day in daylight to dispatch it, despite a 15 minute shakey epic at the traverse. So psyched! Mental and physical torture for me. This is probably the best route I have ever been on.
Alejandro S - Lead RP - 17/Oct/10 with Dr Toph

Neearly onsight although the holds were chalked up and Alec couldnt help but give me some hints on the gear... Top climb. Really satisfying throughout.
Dr Toph - Lead O/S - 16/Oct/10 with Alec

Simply worldclass!! Scary and run out!
dj_brigham05 - Lead RP - 10/Mar/10 with Rich Clarke

Brilliant route!! It will be lead soon
rclarke - 2nd RP - 10/Mar/10 with Dave Brigham

Absolutely awesome. I'm a lesser man for the TR practice; but its the climbing that counts!
Cassidy - Lead RP - 16/Jun/09 with Cobra, Will, Duboost

samwelli - TR dog - 16/Apr/06 with Pete Smith

Little bit of gear beta from Martin, and his chalk to light the way!
ellis - Lead O/S - 1998 with Martin Reynard

Hidden - 2nd O/S - Oct/86

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
Stevie989, Burnsie, Timothy Miller, Ropeboy, MonkeyDawson, stewnew, French Erick, Ian Jones, pete dd
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