A fine route that is a bit too tricky for a first E1. Climb the line of steep weakness above the cave, with interesting moves stepping right around the arete before the first bulge, and then trending left to a fine finish left around the next arete at the next bulge. Good value.

D. Cuthbertson, A. Taylor, M. Hamilton 1976

matthew885 10/Oct Lead O/S
Hidden 26/Sep 2nd O/S
Natalie feather ?/Sep Lead
andyinglis 29/Aug Lead rpt
with Gwilym Lynn
JonnoP 22/Aug Lead O/S
with Emily, Rick H
Liam Watson ?/Jul Lead dog

Took one rest on it but happy for what I thought was my first E1 (what scottish rock says)

Ian Jones 20/Jun 2nd rpt

Hard as usual.

soph 20/Jun 2nd O/S
Martin McKenna - UKC 05/Jun Lead O/S
R0bbie 30/May Lead O/S
with Matt
Matt crawford 30/May 2nd O/S
with Robbie Miller
tomhull 24/May Lead O/S
with Stephen Cumberland
Timothy Miller 17/May Lead O/S
Liam Ingram 02/May 2nd O/S
with Josh Williams
RebekahD ?/May Lead
with Tim
seanhendo123 16/Apr Lead O/S

Great route got pretty pumped before reaching a thank f $#k jug

with Lamb
Lamb 16/Apr 2nd O/S
Gordon Lacey 07/Apr 2nd
with Neil Adams
Dr Toph 10/Mar 2nd rpt
with Steve, Will
salix 10/Mar 2nd

Nice route, plenty of gear where you need it.

with Steve, Topher
Stevie989 02/Nov/14 Lead

I though this was E2 and also was hit with the Fiend warm up! 5b moves but all a bit blind. safe enough though.

with Fiend
alice_loudon 29/Oct/14 Lead O/S
with Sergio
sergiorast ?/Oct/14 2nd
Hidden 30/Jul/14 2nd β
Alastair R 20/Jul/14 2nd
with Bong
esther ?/Jul/14 Lead
Smelly Fox 26/Jun/14 Lead O/S

Agree with E2. Found this hard. Then again it was the warm up...

freudy_love 06/Jun/14 Lead O/S

E1 5b, no?

with Colin Morrison, Squirrel
Hidden 06/Jun/14 2nd O/S
Uisdean hawthorn 20/Apr/14 Lead O/S
with Darren
dwisniewski 19/Apr/14 2nd O/S
with Uisdean
Lawrie Brand 15/Apr/14 Lead O/S
with Robin
Rachel Slater 08/Sep/13 2nd O/S
Olli-C 08/Sep/13 Lead dnf

:( What are all these holds around the corner? Tried to use something on the arete but it failed. When seconding It felt OK to go up from a finger lock into a side-pull on the left and then straight up. Top slab felt sketchy.

with Fraser, Rachel Slater
stugreen75 02/Jun/13 Lead rpt

Completely forgot about the holds around to the right so this turned out to be a bit more of a warm up than I'd bargained for. Otherwise, steady stuff and an enjoyable finish.

with Jase
Tim Hamlet 02/Jun/13 Lead

Balance required at the top.

yehti 02/Jun/13 2nd
with Tim Hamlet
Hidden 29/May/13 2nd
Hidden 27/Apr/13 Lead O/S
andyinglis 27/Apr/13 Lead rpt
with Burnsie, Neil Adams
robertmichaeladams 20/Apr/13 Lead
with Sam
Antd 06/Apr/13 Lead
Macleod 06/Apr/13 2nd
with ronan, carolyn, anthony, dominic
RKernan 06/Apr/13 Lead O/S

Low in the grade E2, if you don't know where the holds are!

with Carolyn Mills, Alasdair MacLeod
captain ??/2013 -
Antd 29/Sep/12 2nd
with Dominic Jeff, Liza Wolfson
samwillo 23/Sep/12 Lead
Hidden 26/Aug/12 2nd O/S
Dr Toph 12/May/12 2nd rpt
with Seb
cat22 15/Apr/12 2nd O/S
with Mike
Tim_Gomersall ?/Apr/12 Lead
with McBain
Hidden 25/Mar/12 2nd dog
stugreen75 24/Mar/12 2nd O/S
Johann 18/Mar/12 2nd O/S
with Graham boistelle
mark88 09/Mar/12 2nd
with Andy Woolston
centurion05 09/Mar/12 Lead O/S
with The boy
Hidden 29/Feb/12 Lead
IceBun 25/Feb/12 Lead rpt
with dave o
Hidden 25/Feb/12 Lead
gjd 24/Sep/11 Lead O/S
with Sam Burns
Anna_wells ?/Sep/11 Lead
with Ry
gforce 15/May/11 2nd rpt
with Dave O
dave o 15/May/11 Lead

direct this time

Chad123 14/May/11 AltLd rpt

Nice tricky crux if done direct....

with Ginger Tom
Hidden 07/Apr/11 Lead
Hidden 07/Apr/11 2nd O/S
Hidden ?/Mar/11 2nd β
Hidden ?/Mar/11 2nd O/S
MonkeyDawson 31/Oct/10 2nd
with Simon Smith
cogg13 16/Oct/10 TR dog
with dave laird
Hidden 14/Oct/10 Lead O/S
Old_Nick_S 03/Sep/10 2nd
with Frazer
Paulww 29/Aug/10 Lead
simon_D 22/Aug/10 Lead O/S
with Phil J
Hidden 01/Aug/10 Lead O/S
KeithAlexander 25/Jul/10 Lead O/S

the arete bits are hard until you find the blind holds. top bold and balancey.

Greg Boswell 07/Jul/10 Solo β
Captain Solo 05/Jul/10 Lead
with Mark
jamestheyip 06/Jun/10 Lead dog

Climbed in a drizzle. Fell off the bottom boulder when my feet slipped. Found the overhang quite puppy. Superb route though.

with Peter
Hidden 19/May/10 2nd dog
pete87abs 12/May/10 Lead O/S

felt like it was soft when i thought it got e1.

rclarke 12/May/10 2nd
Hidden 21/Apr/10 Lead
mhairi thorburn 07/Apr/10 Lead β

e2? ok, was in the guidebook as e1 but i'll take the tick!

with andrew, Greg Boswell
henwardian ??/2010 Lead O/S

Quite spicy for E1. I started up it without respect and ended up getting quite pumped and rather regretting my casual disregard!

Ri ??/2010 -
Ian Jones 28/Sep/09 2nd rpt
with Roger Benton
sadams 05/Sep/09 Lead O/S
with Eric Hildrew
Gustav 16/Aug/09 2nd O/S
with James H and Tom N
Andy Moles 09/Aug/09 Lead O/S
with Calum
Diane Lowe 25/Jul/09 Lead O/S
with Neil Shepherd
sheppy 25/Jul/09 2nd rpt
with DC
Ally Baba 23/Jun/09 Lead O/S
with Gav Swinton
Chad123 10/May/09 AltLd rpt

Why is this down as E2? Best warm up at the crag, middle of the grade E1...

with James Humble
tomdude 09/May/09 Lead O/S

did the described (left) finish. bottom is steep and pumpy, e1 sounds right to me

with rob
HIGHTOWER 02/May/09 2nd
with Dave Gleave
sheppy 25/Apr/09 Lead rpt

No way is this worth E2 5c

with iain n jules
sneaks 06/Apr/09 2nd O/S
with Neil C
Pete Graham ?/Apr/09 Lead O/S
Dougie Harvey 21/Mar/09 Lead O/S

5b version.E1 sounded about right to me.

Hidden 21/Mar/09 2nd
robertmichaeladams ??/2009 2nd dog
with Tom
BRUCESTRAC ??/2009 -
with Chris Cracknell,Various
jazzyjackson 23/Aug/08 Lead

Brilliant route. Sorted my hangover out quicksmart! Worthy of 2 stars.

Ian Jones 23/Aug/08 2nd β

Very good and quite hard. A good lead.

with Jason Moffat
Fultonius 16/Aug/08 Lead rpt

When did this become E2? Surely it's perfectly in line with other dunkeld E1's? It's just Dunkeld E1's are HARD!

Dr Toph ?/Jul/08 Lead O/S

The top section is committing, but I think a hard E1 is fair enough. Nice route.

with Ally Hill
Chad123 25/May/08 AltLd rpt

Did the 5b version this time, which is much easier and equally fun...top groove is surprisingly tricky...

with Emily
mshorter 22/May/08 Lead O/S
with carlos
ANC 11/May/08 2nd
gforce 05/May/08 2nd
with Rick
fall-line 05/May/08 2nd O/S
with Sam Clarke
sparkass ?/May/08 Lead O/S
andymoin 15/Apr/08 Lead

Awesome climb! 5c finish was great, scrary and the natural way to go. Quite steep. I took a rest before steeping round onto the arete to de-pump, why I didn't just go for it don't know! Ground up not clean. EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE 1111111111111111111111111111

with tim, sandy
beegsyboy 14/Apr/08 2nd O/S
with Sandy + Andy
jonskippy ?/Apr/08 2nd β
with Tam
burto 17/Feb/08 Lead dog
with malc
centurion05 ??/2008 -
Hidden ??/2008 -
Neil Adams ??/2008 2nd O/S
with Ally F
Ross Barnes 09/Sep/07 Lead
with Ally
andyinglis 09/Sep/07 2nd
decs 08/Sep/07 2nd
with Rik
akhughes 13/Aug/07 Lead O/S

direct finish is a much better way top out at 5c

with Greg B
pete dd ?/Jun/07 Lead O/S
with Duncan Cambell
Greg Boswell 31/Mar/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 24/Mar/07 2nd O/S
Hidden 24/Mar/07 2nd dog
dave o 24/Mar/07 Lead O/S
with Julia H
figfour ??/2007 Lead
Hidden 15/Oct/06 Lead
French Erick 07/Sep/06 Lead O/S
with Andy Sharpe
Hidden 24/Aug/06 2nd O/S
ali_robb ?/Aug/06 Lead β
Sean Bell 05/Jul/06 2nd
with neil
barney_edin 07/Jun/06 -
Chad123 ?/May/06 Lead

5c direct was more obvious and fun. Nice pitch

with Blair
Hidden ??/2006 -
Hidden ??/2006 Lead O/S
Fultonius ??/2005 Lead O/S
with Marcus Bean
andyinglis ??/2005 Lead O/S
with mal meach
a_hein ??/2005 Lead O/S
with Orsi
Hidden ??/2004 Lead O/S
Dave Kerr 16/Apr/01 Lead
with Chris Boutell
greenroom ??/2000 Lead O/S
graeme gatherer ??/2000 -
Hidden ??/1999 Lead
Cassidy ?/Aug/97 Lead O/S

since when was this E2?

with David Cassidy
Roy Stuart ??/1994 Lead O/S
with Alex Thomas
pingora 22/Jul/93 -
with Chris M
Yourlead 31/May/93 2nd dnf

Lowered off twice

with Graham Penny
pingora 17/Apr/93 2nd O/S
with C Forrest
Yourlead 03/Jun/92 2nd
with Graham Penny
Steve Crowe 16/Jun/91 Lead O/S
with KM
AC1 ??/1991 -
with Andy Alexander
Dave Douglas 14/May/88 Lead O/S
Hamish Leslie ??/1987 Lead O/S
with Martin Barclay
Hidden ?/Apr/86 Lead O/S
mark mcgowan01 ??/1985 -
Lone Rider 28/Apr/84 2nd
with roger Everett
Bruce Kerr 02/May/83 Lead
with Dave Bartle
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