Death's Head** E2 5c
[Sam Croome on Death's Head E1 (5b), 3 kb]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

Photo: Sam Croome on Death's Head E1 (5b) © ANC

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This climb is in 133 logbooks, and on 9 wishlists.

I though this was E2 and also was hit with the Fiend warm up! 5b moves but all a bit blind. safe enough though.
Stevie989 - Lead - 02/Nov/14 with Fiend

alice_loudon - Lead O/S - 29/Oct/14 with Sergio

sergiorast - 2nd - Oct/14

Hidden - 2nd β - 30/Jul/14

Alastair R - 2nd - 20/Jul/14 with Bong

esther - Lead - Jul/14

Agree with E2. Found this hard. Then again it was the warm up...
Smelly Fox - Lead O/S - 26/Jun/14 with Matt Thompson

E1 5b, no?
freudy_love - Lead O/S - 06/Jun/14 with Colin Morrison, Squirrel

colin.morrison - 2nd O/S - 06/Jun/14 with Squirrel, Paul F

Uisdean hawthorn - Lead O/S - 20/Apr/14 with Darren

dwisniewski - 2nd O/S - 19/Apr/14 with Uisdean

Lawrie Brand - Lead O/S - 15/Apr/14 with Robin

Rachel Slater - 2nd O/S - 08/Sep/13 with Frazer, Olli Crudge

:( 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.
Olli-C - Lead dnf - 08/Sep/13 with Fraser, Rachel Slater

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.
stugreen75 - Lead rpt - 02/Jun/13 with Jase

Balance required at the top.
Tim Hamlet - Lead - 02/Jun/13

yehti - 2nd - 02/Jun/13 with Tim Hamlet

Hidden - 2nd - 29/May/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/Apr/13

andyinglis - Lead rpt - 27/Apr/13 with Burnsie, Neil Adams

robertmichaeladams - Lead - 20/Apr/13 with Sam

Antd - Lead - 06/Apr/13 with Dominic Jeff

Macleod - 2nd - 06/Apr/13 with ronan, carolyn, anthony, dominic

Low in the grade E2, if you don't know where the holds are!
RKernan - Lead O/S - 06/Apr/13 with Carolyn Mills, Alasdair MacLeod

captain - 2013

Antd - 2nd - 29/Sep/12 with Dominic Jeff, Liza Wolfson

samwillo - Lead - 23/Sep/12 with Vicki Mayes

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 26/Aug/12

Dr Toph - 2nd rpt - 12/May/12 with Seb

cat22 - 2nd O/S - 15/Apr/12 with Mike

Tim_Gomersall - Lead - Apr/12 with McBain

Hidden - 2nd dog - 25/Mar/12

stugreen75 - 2nd O/S - 24/Mar/12

Johann - 2nd O/S - 18/Mar/12 with Graham boistelle

mark88 - 2nd - 09/Mar/12 with Andy Woolston

centurion05 - Lead O/S - 09/Mar/12 with The boy

Hidden - Lead - 29/Feb/12

IceBun - Lead rpt - 25/Feb/12 with dave o

Hidden - Lead - 25/Feb/12

gjd - Lead O/S - 24/Sep/11 with Sam Burns

Anna_wells - Lead - Sep/11 with Ry

gforce - 2nd rpt - 15/May/11 with Dave O

direct this time
dave o - Lead - 15/May/11 with Dave Cowan

Nice tricky crux if done direct....
Chad123 - AltLd rpt - 14/May/11 with Ginger Tom

Hidden - Lead - 07/Apr/11

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 07/Apr/11

Hidden - 2nd β - Mar/11

Hidden - 2nd O/S - Mar/11

MonkeyDawson - 2nd - 31/Oct/10 with Simon Smith

cogg13 - TR dog - 16/Oct/10 with dave laird

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Oct/10

Paulww - Lead - 29/Aug/10

simon_D - Lead O/S - 22/Aug/10 with Phil J

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Aug/10

the arete bits are hard until you find the blind holds. top bold and balancey.
KeithAlexander - Lead O/S - 25/Jul/10 with Jelle Muylle

Greg Boswell - Solo β - 07/Jul/10

Captain Solo - Lead - 05/Jul/10 with Mark

Climbed in a drizzle. Fell off the bottom boulder when my feet slipped. Found the overhang quite puppy. Superb route though.
jamestheyip - Lead dog - 06/Jun/10 with Peter

Hidden - 2nd dog - 19/May/10

felt like it was soft when i thought it got e1.
pete87abs - Lead O/S - 12/May/10 with Richard Clarke

rclarke - 2nd - 12/May/10 with pete87abs

Hidden - Lead - 21/Apr/10

e2? ok, was in the guidebook as e1 but i'll take the tick!
mhairi thorburn - Lead β - 07/Apr/10 with andrew, Greg Boswell

Quite spicy for E1. I started up it without respect and ended up getting quite pumped and rather regretting my casual disregard!
henwardian - Lead O/S - 2010

Ri - 2010

Ian Jones - 2nd rpt - 28/Sep/09 with Roger Benton

sadams - Lead O/S - 05/Sep/09 with Eric Hildrew

Gustav - 2nd O/S - 16/Aug/09 with James H and Tom N

Andy Moles - Lead O/S - 09/Aug/09 with Calum

Diane Lowe - Lead O/S - 25/Jul/09 with Neil Shepherd

sheppy - 2nd rpt - 25/Jul/09 with DC

Ally Baba - Lead O/S - 23/Jun/09 with Gav Swinton

Why is this down as E2? Best warm up at the crag, middle of the grade E1...
Chad123 - AltLd rpt - 10/May/09 with James Humble

did the described (left) finish. bottom is steep and pumpy, e1 sounds right to me
tomdude - Lead O/S - 09/May/09 with rob

HIGHTOWER - 2nd - 02/May/09 with Dave Gleave

No way is this worth E2 5c
sheppy - Lead rpt - 25/Apr/09 with iain n jules

sneaks - 2nd O/S - 06/Apr/09 with Neil C

Pete Graham - Lead O/S - Apr/09 with Malcolm Scott

5b version.E1 sounded about right to me.
Dougie Harvey - Lead O/S - 21/Mar/09 with Tom Simmons

Hidden - 2nd - 21/Mar/09

robertmichaeladams - 2nd dog - 2009 with Tom

BRUCESTRAC - 2009 with Chris Cracknell,Various

Brilliant route. Sorted my hangover out quicksmart! Worthy of 2 stars.
jazzyjackson - Lead - 23/Aug/08 with Ian Jones

Very good and quite hard. A good lead.
Ian Jones - 2nd β - 23/Aug/08 with Jason Moffat

When did this become E2? Surely it's perfectly in line with other dunkeld E1's? It's just Dunkeld E1's are HARD!
Fultonius - Lead rpt - 16/Aug/08 with Neil Adams

The top section is committing, but I think a hard E1 is fair enough. Nice route.
Dr Toph - Lead O/S - Jul/08 with Ally Hill

Did the 5b version this time, which is much easier and equally fun...top groove is surprisingly tricky...
Chad123 - AltLd rpt - 25/May/08 with Emily

mshorter - Lead O/S - 22/May/08 with carlos

ANC - 2nd - 11/May/08

gforce - 2nd - 05/May/08 with Rick

fall-line - 2nd O/S - 05/May/08 with Sam Clarke

sparkass - Lead O/S - May/08 with Mike Shorter

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
andymoin - Lead - 15/Apr/08 with tim, sandy

beegsyboy - 2nd O/S - 14/Apr/08 with Sandy + Andy

jonskippy - 2nd β - Apr/08 with Tam

burto - Lead dog - 17/Feb/08 with malc

centurion05 - 2008

Hidden - 2008

Neil Adams - 2nd O/S - 2008 with Ally F

Ross Barnes - Lead - 09/Sep/07 with Ally

andyinglis - 2nd - 09/Sep/07 with ross barnes

decs - 2nd - 08/Sep/07 with Rik

direct finish is a much better way top out at 5c
akhughes - Lead O/S - 13/Aug/07 with Greg B

pete dd - Lead O/S - Jun/07 with Duncan Cambell

Greg Boswell - Lead O/S - 31/Mar/07

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 24/Mar/07

Hidden - 2nd dog - 24/Mar/07

dave o - Lead O/S - 24/Mar/07 with Julia H

figfour - Lead - 2007

French Erick - Lead O/S - 07/Sep/06 with Andy Sharpe

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 24/Aug/06

ali_robb - Lead β - Aug/06

Sean Bell - 2nd - 05/Jul/06 with neil

barney_edin - 07/Jun/06

5c direct was more obvious and fun. Nice pitch
Chad123 - Lead - May/06 with Blair

Hidden - 2006

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2006

Fultonius - Lead O/S - 2005 with Marcus Bean

andyinglis - Lead O/S - 2005 with mal meach

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2004

Dave Kerr - Lead - 16/Apr/01 with Chris Boutell

greenroom - Lead O/S - 2000

graeme gatherer - 2000

since when was this E2?
Cassidy - Lead O/S - Aug/97 with David Cassidy

Roy Stuart - Lead O/S - 1994 with Alex Thomas

Lowered off twice
Yourlead - 2nd dnf - 31/May/93 with Graham Penny

Yourlead - 2nd - 03/Jun/92 with Graham Penny

Dave Douglas - Lead O/S - 14/May/88 with Neil Shepherd

Hamish Leslie - Lead O/S - 1987 with Martin Barclay

Hidden - Lead O/S - Apr/86

mark mcgowan01 - 1985

Lone Rider - 2nd - 28/Apr/84 with roger Everett

Bruce Kerr - Lead - 02/May/83 with Dave Bartle

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