Persistence of Vision*** 7a+
[Persistence of Vision - 7a - Dumbarton Rock, 3 kb]One of the most popular sport routes in the area. Follow the line of bolts on the slab directly below Requiem to a lower off. Moving out left then back right at the fourth bolt is the crux.
Andy Gallagher 1997

Ticklists: 90's Bolted Hardcore - Andy Gallagher Essentials Collection, Central Belt - Local Classics.

Photo: Persistence of Vision - 7a - Dumbarton Rock © dmacmorris
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PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 123 logbooks, and on 18 wishlists.

89, pure disnae feel like a slab, ken?
Andy Moles - Lead RP - 01/Oct/14 with Kev Woods

euanryan - Lead RP - 09/Sep/14 with Willis

Finally! Totally unexpected as well.
EBailey - Lead RP - 18/Aug/14

Ross.Cooper - Lead dog - 01/Aug/14 with Patrick Hill

Patrick Hill - Lead RP - 01/Aug/14 with Ross Cooper

stewart100 - TR dog - Aug/14 with Gordon

First attempt on the route - fine(ish) till the 3rd bolt. next three I'm miles off.
Stevie989 - TR dnf - 17/Jul/14 with craig1983

First session on it after having a play a couple of years ago. Can do all the moves, but that 5th bolt will be hard to clip!
craig1983 - TR dog - 17/Jul/14 with Stevie

Hidden - Lead dnf - 06/Jul/14

Clean on 2nd go, 3rd session. Well worth it.
Brian Pollock - Lead RP - 05/Jul/14 with Gordon

gurumed - Lead RP - 28/Jun/14 with Brian

first lead attempt, will go next time
Brian Pollock - Lead dog - 28/Jun/14 with Gordon

gurumed - TR RP - 21/Jun/14 with Brian

Should go on a fresh attempt.
gurumed - Lead dog - 21/Jun/14 with Brian

centurion05 - 11/Jun/14

etrillaud - Lead dog - 31/May/14

ferdia - Lead dog - 09/May/14 with Andy

First session. What a route!
gurumed - TR dog - 19/Apr/14 with Mitch

Macleod - TR - 15/Apr/14

Minging conditions but smashed it anyway!
Hamfunk - Lead RP - 05/Oct/13 with Huck

Yeah :D finally went today :D did a top rope inspecting (plugging draws really) and wasn't to impressed with friction and foothold had been snapped but went for it anyway. I have taken 6 massive whippers from the last move so super happy it wasn't a 7th, would have got is sooner but an ankle injury took me out. The draws from Cassidy's new 8b Unfinished Symphony were still plugged and i felt like "Should I"
dmacmorris - Lead RP - 27/Aug/13 with Kevin Woods

Hidden - Lead RP - 21/Jul/13

should have flashed this, one fall moving left. first go next time - fingers crossed.
rustaldo - Lead dog - 16/Jul/13 with Rachel

Hard!
Rachel Slater - TR dog - 16/Jul/13 with Matt

jolucas - Lead RP - 26/Jun/13 with Koon

Koon - Lead RP - 12/Jun/13 with John Sharples

JLS - TR dnf - 12/Jun/13 with Koon M.

Koon - Lead dog - 06/Jun/13 with John Sharples

Koon - Lead dog - 04/Jun/13 with John Sharples

Koon - TR RP - 30/May/13 with John Sharples

Koon - TR dog - 25/May/13 with John Sharples

Koon - TR dog - 21/May/13 with John Sharples

JLS - TR dog - 21/May/13 with Koon M.

22/03/12 - Dogged all the way w/ Stu. 09/03/13 - Linked on TR after a lot of effort. Lead next...
Kevin Woods - TR RP - 09/Mar/13 with David Macmorris

RossPencovich - Lead RP - Mar/13

Hidden - TR dog - 20/Jul/12

Hidden - Lead RP - 24/Jun/12

Got it on top rope then had 3 failed lead attempts. I will be back!
Hamfunk - TR RP - 02/Jun/12 with Chris, Huck

Great Route!!! Done in a couple of sessions over a few years
RdC - Lead RP - 01/Jun/12 with wilson

craig1983 - TR dog - Jun/12 with Stewart Cable

Tried it a couple of times a few years back. Did it first try today. Classic!
ChrisCSC89 - Lead RP - 30/May/12 with Ross

tyler836 - TR dog - 30/May/12 with David Brigham

Hidden - Lead rpt - 22/May/12

very warm and sweaty affair. cool route
jimmyrua - Lead RP - 22/May/12 with Walkers Crisps, David Brigham

Hidden - 16/May/12

Lots of falls, but did all of the moves in short sections. Steady once it's worked out, project for the spring maybe?
MarcusP - Lead dog - 09/May/12 with Graham

Glenn Sutcliffe - Lead RP - 02/May/12 with Andy Crome

uptown - Lead β - 02/May/12 with Glenn Sutcliffe

Hidden - TR O/S - 14/Apr/12

Adam Lincoln - Lead O/S - 25/Mar/12 with Meg

Only had 1 touch of this but have all the moves. Have to go back, even if only for this route.
J1_TOV - TR dog - 24/Mar/12

Quality route
Stingraypoindex - Lead RP - 24/Mar/12 with Craig

Willismorris - Lead RP - 01/Mar/12 with euanryan

Don't usually log repeat ascents but was chuffed that this felt pretty easy not long after coming back from a 2 month injury layoff. Must have been designed by a cosmic climber, top quality route.
John 'B' Hutchinson - Lead rpt - 22/Jul/11 with Euan Ryan

dwisniewski - Lead RP - 28/Jun/11 with Slovak Pete, John Sharples

Ideal conditions. Didn't have any excuses, didn't need any.
johannes - Lead RP - 23/Jun/11

3rd session, found the last couple of moves the hardest to keep together, first 7a wooo!!
Ginger McGrath - Lead RP - 10/May/11 with emily roo

One go working it, one top route en-route to belaying on the party ledge and then sent first redpoint. Really nice climbing.
Jonathan Bean - Lead RP - 02/May/11 with Will

Hidden - TR dog - 26/Apr/11

Damp, but dried out enough. Got it after putting the clips in and a cocked up RP. Strangely had more dramas with the mid section than the top, which felt relatively easy this time. Was climbing like a nonse though...guessing it'd be slightly better in good conditions.
ANC - Lead RP - 20/Nov/10 with Ross Barnes

Yeah I can't lead 7a+ btw.
allyrocke - Lead dog - 24/Oct/10 with Robbie

Yeeeeeeeesssssssssssssss!!!
Brendan - Lead RP - 06/Sep/10 with Alejandro S

Hidden - TR dog - 30/Aug/10

sir - Lead dnf - 29/Aug/10 with Alan McDonald

2nd session.... fell off last move previous session 2 years ago.
andyinglis - Lead RP - 18/Jul/10 with mal_meech

Really lovely route! Had some good airtime at the top :)
julesp - Lead RP - 11/Jul/10 with Iain

Hidden - Lead RP - 05/May/10

Hardest fekin 7a= i've ever done! Qulity climbing though
Ally Baba - Lead O/S - 01/May/10

JLS - TR dog - 01/May/10 with Burnsie, Pete R.

stv - 2010

Unfortunatly it was damp. Tried for the onsight anyway. FAIL. If its dry I suspect this will go. Anyway, did all the moves with no real dramas.
ANC - Lead dog - 28/Nov/09 with Neil Adams

Sent after a couple of sessions working it. PB on bolts. Awesome climb!
John 'B' Hutchinson - Lead RP - 11/Oct/09 with Jonathan Bean, James Hutchinson

A couple of go's on TR between belay duty. One fall near the top...
JLS - TR dog - 04/Oct/09 with Burnsie

Ross Barnes - Lead - 27/Sep/09 with Nicola

2 go's just for training, best go, one fall.
JLS - TR dog - 06/Aug/09 with Kasia B. & Sven J.

Put draws in dogging it, then lead cleanly second go! Nice. Hard 7a+ i feel.
dj_brigham05 - Lead RP - 11/Jun/09

At f*&$ing last! Climbed it on Mon, but fell off from the very top before clipping in (very dark, foot slipped whilst reaching for rope). Led it tonight, then led it again about 1/2 hour later.
kevg - Lead RP - 22/Apr/09 with Fraser, Malc

Couple of rests, last bolt on lead.
JLS - TR dog - 18/Apr/09 with Steven I.

kevg - TR - 11/Apr/09 with Fraser

One practise and then sent. One attempt prior to today.
dougs1232 - Lead RP - 31/Mar/09 with Richie Pardede

Mike_mph - 30/Nov/08

Greg Boswell - Lead rpt - 04/Nov/08

Greg Boswell - Lead RP - 04/Nov/08

Really gutted I didn't onsight this! 2nd go. Good climbing.
willackers - Lead RP - 14/Oct/08 with B

2nd go
akhughes - Lead rpt - 13/Oct/08

Lawrie Brand - Lead RP - 22/Sep/08 with Dougie Harvey

dougs1232 - Lead dog - 22/Sep/08 with Lawrie Brand

brilliant climbing
mhairi thorburn - Lead RP - 20/Sep/08 with malc

and finally...
JLS - Lead RP - 30/Aug/08 with Dave Kerr

endless winter - TR dnf - 28/Aug/08 with JLS

2 go's, both with fall at top, no more toproping needed.
JLS - TR dog - 28/Aug/08 with Endless Winter

Lawrie Brand - Lead dog - 25/Aug/08 with Dougie Harvey

Neil Adams - Lead RP - 19/Aug/08 with Ally F

Neil Adams - Lead dog - 17/Aug/08

2 go's, poor conditions, poor form
JLS - TR dog - 05/Aug/08 with Jacqui

After many repeated attempts over many months, I finally managed to lay this one to bed, in damp conditions and with loads of midges in the air. Happy or what!
Fraser - Lead RP - 30/Jun/08 with Cedric

Clean on top rope fourth try of the day, now to lead...
JLS - TR RP - 28/Jun/08 with Mike & Kev G.

kevg - TR RP - 28/Jun/08 with John

three go's, no progress made.
JLS - TR dog - 23/Jun/08 with Jacqui

go 1 - fell two moves from top go 2 - fell one move from top go 3 - fell two moves from top
JLS - TR dog - 19/Jun/08 with Jacqui

Two complete go's and a bit of crux practice. Equalled my best effort with a fall two moves from the top.
JLS - TR dog - 12/Jun/08 with Jacqui

another couple of tops rope goes. no real progress, other that further comfirmation i know the move, need some fitness.
JLS - TR dog - 10/Jun/08 with Burnsie

Had goes on shunt, didn't trust shunt climbed badly.
JLS - TR dog - 07/Jun/08 with Scott

4 go's on top rope. Best was last with one fall high after crux
JLS - TR dog - 31/May/08 with Burnsie, Dom & Jerry

JLS - TR dnf - 29/May/08 with Kev G.

JLS - Lead dog - 24/May/08 with Marc S. & Mike

Nibs - TR dnf - 24/May/08 with JLS

JLS - Lead dnf - 22/May/08 with Marc S. & Mike

Stewart B - Lead RP - 21/May/08 with Ben Litster

Got it 2nd go. Still find the move left after the 4th bolt tricky though.
Fultonius - Lead RP - 18/May/08 with Andy Inglis

Brian Rodgers - Lead RP - 18/May/08 with Louise Rodgers

JLS - Lead dnf - 15/May/08 with Kev G.

JLS - TR dog - 02/Sep/07 with Kev G.

kevg - Lead dog - 26/Aug/07 with Malc

Dave Bond - Lead RP - 21/May/07 with Caroline

westaway - Lead O/S - 2007

MBean - Lead - Mar/05

Took a while!
Fultonius - Lead RP - Sep/04

Cassidy - Lead RP - 07/Sep/03

Hidden - Lead - 2003

Henners - Lead RP - 01/Jul/02 with Alan Campbell

whispering nic - Lead O/S - Oct/98

buzby78 - Lead RP - 15/May/97

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