Tackles the cracks immediately right of 'Frustration'. Climb to the split making sure to take the thinner right-hand option at this point. Finish up the left arete of the buttress.

C. Hewitt, N. Shepherd, K. Clark 01/May/1985

Ticklists: Scottish Central Belt HVS.

Liam Watson ?/Oct Lead
IanMcC 22/Sep Lead
with Jimbo
el diablo 22/Sep 2nd
with John Sanders
Hidden 22/Sep 2nd
Hidden 18/Sep Lead O/S
ashtond6 18/Sep 2nd
seanhendo123 02/Sep Lead rpt

Left hand variation . . . good jamming!

with Lamb
Lamb 02/Sep 2nd rpt

Left hand crack variation - in the rain.

IainMay 25/Aug 2nd rpt
Mark Bull 25/Aug Lead β
with Mike
Hugh Simons 17/Aug Lead rpt
abbeywall 12/Aug 2nd O/S

Thought this was stiff and quite pumpy at the bottom

with FM
Hidden 06/Aug Lead rpt
Hidden 03/Aug Lead β
Hidden 03/Aug 2nd
Hidden 30/Jul Lead O/S
David Woods 22/Jul 2nd rpt

Seconded in a downpour. Had to lodge my hands deep in the cracks as they were the only dry bits.

with Fraser Gibson, Scott Becker
wookie667 22/Jul Lead O/S
Hidden 22/Jul 2nd rpt
ashtond6 11/Jul TR
Fiona Reid 09/Jul Lead O/S
with Mike
Mike-W-99 09/Jul 2nd rpt
with Fiona
Hugh Simons 09/Jul 2nd rpt
Hidden ?/Jul 2nd
Hidden 27/Jun Lead rpt
Ewanski 23/Jun -
with Stuart M
Mike-W-99 23/Jun Lead O/S
with mark
Stuart Macfarlane 23/Jun 2nd
with Jeanie
Mark Bull 23/Jun 2nd
with MikeW
mishabruml 20/Jun 2nd O/S

Will on the sharp end again, nice work. I eliminated the right hand cracks from the bottom, taking frustration and the L arete at the top. Lovely jams if you can get them in!

with Katarina Ma, Will Hastie
calum404 14/Jun Lead rpt
ClareM.123 14/Jun 2nd
Hugh Macgregor 11/Jun 2nd O/S
MarcusP 11/Jun Lead rpt
with Hugh, Libby
libby.southgate 11/Jun 2nd
gst 09/Jun Lead rpt
with Brian Shackleton
IainMay 30/May Lead O/S
nigel pearson 17/May Lead O/S

good climbing.

with Robin
David Woods 21/Apr 2nd rpt
Lamb 21/Apr Lead rpt
with David Woods
IanMcC 21/Apr Lead
with KeithR
IanMcC 21/Apr 2nd

Twice in one evening...

Stuart Macfarlane 21/Apr Lead rpt
with Cabey
David Woods 18/Apr Lead O/S

Felt the same grade as Not Easy contract... Good jams.

with Sebastian Costa
sebbi30 18/Apr 2nd
with David Woods
Hugh Macgregor 16/Apr Lead O/S
Hidden 28/Mar Lead
seanhendo123 21/Mar 2nd rpt
with Emeric
Hidden 16/Mar Lead β
mishabruml 28/Feb 2nd β

Seconded. Flashed with ease, first section up the cracks was highly enjoyable, brilliant climbing. Feel like this is a good candidate for my first HVS on lead

EBailey 28/Feb Lead O/S
plain kitten ??/2015 -
matthew885 ??/2015 Lead
seanhendo123 08/Oct/14 2nd
calum404 14/Sep/14 TR rpt
with Ben Broad, Jen Graham, Clare McCarty
Jen Crook 06/Sep/14 Lead
with Ross Black
Stuart Macfarlane 01/Sep/14 2nd
with Jeanie
Hidden 28/Jul/14 2nd dog
jev 13/Jul/14 Lead O/S
with James
sergio46 13/Jul/14 2nd rpt
with John McDonald
mot1 09/Jul/14 Lead O/S
with Neale
Hidden 09/Jul/14 2nd rpt
Tim Hamlet 07/Jul/14 Lead
calumhicks 06/Jul/14 2nd β
Hidden 05/Jul/14 Lead
Sarah Greenwood 01/Jul/14 Lead rpt

Really nice climbing and good protection. Great route.

jonny taylor 26/Jun/14 2nd dog

Knackered myself on a failed lead attempt.

with Tom P
DavidMcK 24/Jun/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 23/Jun/14 -
Euan Todd 23/Jun/14 Lead rpt
Hidden 23/Jun/14 2nd
Hidden 20/Jun/14 Lead rpt
Hidden 16/Jun/14 Lead dog
Nicholas Wylie 16/Jun/14 2nd O/S
Hugh Simons 16/Jun/14 Lead
ejj 09/Jun/14 2nd O/S
olekemi 03/Jun/14 Lead O/S
with Jeremy M
Hidden 31/May/14 Lead rpt
cat22 30/May/14 2nd O/S
with Mike
Stuart Macfarlane 27/May/14 Lead rpt
with Jeanie
Stuart Macfarlane 21/May/14 Lead rpt
with John S
el diablo 21/May/14 Lead
with Graham Stein
Hidden 21/May/14 2nd
IanMcC 21/May/14 Lead
with Jimbo
Martin McKenna - UKC 13/May/14 Lead
Scott Rankin 29/Apr/14 Lead O/S
with Martin Mckenna
seanhendo123 21/Apr/14 Lead dog

Came off heading over to the right hand upper crack, bit gutted but will get it nxt time, took the crack on the right at very top as seemed to be the proper finish rather than stepping left. . . Really need to learn to jam!!!

lukemcphee 21/Apr/14 Lead
Stuart Macfarlane 15/Apr/14 2nd
with Jeanie
Hidden 30/Mar/14 2nd O/S
Hidden 16/Mar/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 13/Mar/14 TR O/S
Hidden 12/Mar/14 TR
Tim_Gomersall ??/2014 -
with McBain
sleepyclimber ??/2014 TR
AGilmour 12/Oct/13 2nd dog

Last climb of the day, wasn't paying as much attention to footwork as was maybe required. Would like to lead cleanly!

Euan Todd 12/Oct/13 Lead O/S
John McKenna 01/Oct/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 28/Sep/13 -
gurumed 14/Sep/13 Lead rpt
with Mitch
IanMcC 10/Sep/13 Lead
with JenForrest, eldiablo
el diablo 10/Sep/13 2nd
with Jen Forrest, Cabey
Harry Holmes 10/Sep/13 2nd O/S
with Sinclair Cooper
Hidden 10/Sep/13 Lead
gurumed 08/Sep/13 2nd O/S
with gjd
gjd 08/Sep/13 2nd rpt
with Gurumed
Hidden 29/Aug/13 Lead rpt
gst 27/Aug/13 Lead rpt
with Colwyn Jones
Hidden 24/Aug/13 2nd O/S
Hidden 10/Aug/13 2nd
RocKalina 10/Aug/13 2nd
Gabe Oliver 06/Aug/13 Lead β
Hidden 06/Aug/13 2nd
Milesy 17/Jul/13 Lead O/S
Brian Pollock 17/Jul/13 2nd O/S
with Luca
Mossdawg 14/Jul/13 2nd O/S
james mcclung 14/Jul/13 Lead O/S
Gordon Lacey 07/Jul/13 Lead O/S
andrewkeith 04/Jul/13 Lead
Hidden 16/Jun/13 2nd
Tubs 16/Jun/13 Lead O/S

I felt compelled to climb just the left hand wide crack which is more fun but quite a bit harder.

with Tim C
oliverk 16/Jun/13 Lead O/S
with Nicola
Hidden 26/May/13 2nd dog
yehti 20/May/13 2nd
Hidden 19/May/13 2nd
Stuart Macfarlane 17/May/13 2nd
with Jeanie
Hidden 30/Apr/13 2nd
Hidden 26/Apr/13 2nd
madeleine 06/Apr/13 Lead rpt
with Mike, Ry
JamesMortimer4 ?/Mar/13 2nd
with Tim Miller
Timothy Miller ?/Mar/13 Lead O/S
remi_mcm ??/2013 Lead
johnkeith ??/2013 2nd
SUColdo ??/2013 Lead
Busby ??/2013 -
mr_nsglover 15/Sep/12 Lead rpt
with adam potter
Adam Potter 15/Sep/12 2nd
with Neil Glover
planetmarshall 02/Sep/12 2nd O/S
with Alys Jepson, Tim Elson
Stuart Macfarlane 30/Aug/12 2nd
with Jeanie
Jen Crook 09/Aug/12 Lead
Hidden 09/Aug/12 2nd
rob10150 24/Jul/12 Lead β

Went to do not easy, and went up the wrong route quite nice climbing though, found it harder than not easy.

with Claire Meichan, Andy Mcconkey
Stuart Macfarlane 01/Jul/12 2nd
with Jeanie
M Mathieson 01/Jul/12 2nd O/S
Stuart Macfarlane 25/Jun/12 2nd
with Jeanie
Stuart Macfarlane 13/Jun/12 2nd
with Jeanie
Hidden 10/Jun/12 2nd O/S
Hidden 10/Jun/12 Lead
gjd 09/Jun/12 2nd rpt
with KM
Koon 09/Jun/12 Lead O/S

Hand and feet jamming was hard! Need more practice.

with Geoff
IanMcC 05/Jun/12 2nd

Finished up arete.Airy.

el diablo 05/Jun/12 Lead
with Cabey
gjd 03/Jun/12 2nd rpt
with Sam Burns
IanMcC 29/May/12 Lead

JD finished up Frustration arete

with SimonN, eldiablo
el diablo 29/May/12 2nd
with Simon Nash, Cabey
French Erick 22/May/12 AltLd O/S
with peter green
wee_jonny_gillespie - BAD SELLER 22/May/12 Lead O/S
with Chris Brodie
Stuart Macfarlane 09/May/12 2nd
with Jeanie
Pat-H 03/May/12 Lead O/S
with mhairi
Mhairi G 03/May/12 2nd dog
with Patrick
Stuart Macfarlane 01/May/12 2nd
with Jeanie
Stuart Macfarlane 27/Mar/12 2nd
with Jeanie
Hidden 14/Mar/12 Lead
Hidden 11/Mar/12 Lead rpt
tomosb 04/Mar/12 Lead
with Darren Thompson
craig cameron 15/Jan/12 Lead O/S

Very cold day(-3) , first ever hard trad lead after a scary experiance. It was an houner to climb it after loseing 'Rock,paper,scissors' to a fellow class mate (Jonny G).My fingers were so cold placed really good gear and my technique was precise , got past the crux of the route with out reilzing it.

Hidden 15/Jan/12 2nd
adie84 ??/2012 -
jesss ??/2012 TR


Brendan 30/Sep/11 Lead O/S

Used footholds in Not Easy Contract. Surley way harder than HVS if you just use the Easy Contract crack?

MarcusP 15/Sep/11 Lead O/S
with Jonnie
IanMcC 14/Sep/11 2nd
with A Random, eldiablo
M Mathieson 14/Sep/11 2nd O/S
with IanMcC
Stuart Macfarlane 14/Sep/11 2nd
with Malcolm, Jeanie
el diablo 14/Sep/11 Lead
with Cabey
libby.southgate 22/Aug/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 22/Aug/11 2nd
Euan Strachan 08/Aug/11 Lead
with Graham McG
D_Wills 05/Aug/11 2nd
JamieSparkes 27/Jul/11 Lead O/S
llamaglama 27/Jul/11 2nd
with Jam
Lamb 20/Jul/11 Lead O/S
with Mike Dunn, Robert Manby
karinh 18/Jul/11 Lead β
Hidden 12/Jul/11 2nd O/S
sergio46 10/Jul/11 Lead O/S

A good route, first 5b on sight!

with John McDonald
Hidden 10/Jul/11 2nd rpt
Elsier 02/Jul/11 2nd
with Iain, Ian
Stuart Macfarlane 20/Jun/11 2nd
with Jeanie
Hidden 19/Jun/11 Lead rpt
Hidden 10/Jun/11 Lead O/S
Smelly Fox 10/Jun/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 07/Jun/11 2nd dog
son of thor 07/Jun/11 Lead rpt
with Laura
son of thor 02/Jun/11 Lead β

lovely crack climb nice moves throught to the last 3rd, loose and sketchy topout.

with Mark blennerhassett
Hidden 22/May/11 Lead O/S
Macleod 14/May/11 2nd
sophiecb 08/May/11 Lead O/S

Nice crack climbing. Seemed fairly straightforward for a 5b...?

with Scooter
Ian Jones 03/May/11 Lead O/S

Struggling to spot a 5b move on it.

with Serge Gomez
sergio46 03/May/11 2nd O/S

Look harder than what it felt like!

IanMcC 03/May/11 Lead rpt
el diablo 03/May/11 2nd
with Cabey
el diablo 27/Apr/11 2nd
with Cabey
Stuart Macfarlane 27/Apr/11 2nd
with Jeanie
IanMcC 27/Apr/11 Lead
ksneds 24/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Tim
Ginger McGrath 18/Apr/11 Solo rpt
with dave brigham, phil emerson
KeithAlexander 04/Apr/11 2nd rpt
GraemeDiack 04/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Ginger McGrath 29/Mar/11 Lead O/S
jonnie3430 29/Mar/11 2nd rpt
with Graham
Hidden 27/Mar/11 2nd O/S
Peter Rhodes 26/Mar/11 2nd rpt
with John Stevenson, Gemma Gwynne-Stevenson
michael83 02/Mar/11 Lead O/S
with stuart
mr_nsglover ?/Mar/11 Lead O/S
dj_brigham05 26/Feb/11 Lead O/S
pete87abs 26/Feb/11 Lead O/S
with john
alex_arthur 26/Feb/11 2nd O/S
with David Brigham
johnrc 26/Feb/11 2nd O/S
with pete a
Denpov 01/Feb/11 TR RP

Self-belay, was just about to try another climb when heavy rain started.

Derek Graham 30/Sep/10 Lead
Nic DW 28/Sep/10 2nd O/S
with rob askew
rob askew 28/Sep/10 Lead O/S
with Nick D.W.
Stuart Macfarlane 09/Sep/10 2nd
with Jeanie
Hidden 01/Aug/10 2nd β
jim.macp 01/Aug/10 -
jim.macp 01/Aug/10 -
Stuart Macfarlane 13/Jul/10 2nd
with Jeanie
rclarke 24/Jun/10 Lead O/S
with Jamie
Stuart Macfarlane 24/Jun/10 2nd
with Jeanie
Stuart Macfarlane 15/Jun/10 Lead rpt
with Jeanie
franksnb 12/Jun/10 Lead O/S
with stewart
stewart100 12/Jun/10 2nd O/S
with James Franklin
JasonK ?/Jun/10 Lead O/S
with John Nelson, Euan Boyd
Hidden 26/May/10 Lead dog
jfmchivall 26/May/10 2nd O/S
with Pauline Kell
andybroadway 20/May/10 2nd
with Wendal
gjd 15/May/10 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/May/10 Lead dog
rcammack 24/Apr/10 2nd O/S
allyrocke 24/Apr/10 Lead O/S
with Robbie
CharlieMack 19/Apr/10 2nd rpt
with Andrew Innes, Adam Hughes
Dr Toph 17/Apr/10 Lead rpt
with Ed
MonkeyDawson 02/Apr/10 Lead O/S
with Pete Reynolds, Liz Brooker
johannes 28/Mar/10 Lead O/S
Nille 28/Mar/10 2nd dog
jamiefoxen 27/Mar/10 Lead O/S
with bob foster
Jonsanders24 ??/2010 -
2010_graham ??/2010 Lead O/S
westaway 28/Nov/09 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Nov/09 Lead O/S
andymoin 10/Oct/09 Lead rpt
with Barbra
auchtubhmor1 10/Oct/09 -
with Mark Worsley
mulletcocktail2000 25/Sep/09 Lead O/S

hvs/e2 climbing...pretty pumpy

with mike
Hidden 12/Sep/09 Lead rpt
twright180 ?/Sep/09 2nd O/S
CharlieMack 13/Aug/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 13/Aug/09 2nd
robertmichaeladams 29/Jul/09 2nd
with Tom
tomdude 29/Jul/09 Lead O/S
with rob
ShoePolice 09/Jul/09 Lead O/S
with Duncan Gemmel
Stuart Macfarlane 10/Jun/09 Lead rpt
with Jeanie
s kennedy 31/May/09 Lead O/S
with russell and shelley
Hidden 19/May/09 Lead
Hay ?/May/09 Lead rpt

Seems straight forward with good gear all the way.

with John D
el diablo ?/May/09 2nd
with Hay
jonnie3430 29/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with Nikki and Cora
Hidden 29/Apr/09 2nd
Hidden ?/Mar/09 2nd
Hidden 22/Feb/09 2nd O/S
molemug1 ??/2009 -
Hidden ??/2009 -
Hidden ??/2009 2nd
jess ??/2009 Lead O/S
with martin
Hidden ??/2009 Lead O/S
KeithAlexander ??/2009 Lead O/S
with karinh
Hidden ??/2009 Lead rpt
stewnew ??/2009 Lead O/S
Kazza91 ??/2009 -
andrew sandercock 31/Dec/08 2nd O/S
with robert and dave sandercock
Hidden 08/Sep/08 Lead O/S
gambit247 08/Sep/08 2nd rpt
with Chris
stuaart 06/Sep/08 TR O/S

At the very top there is a bizarre step out to the right.

Hidden 06/Sep/08 2nd
thomasaneurinsmith 06/Sep/08 TR
with Stuart Reeves
ShoePolice 31/Aug/08 Lead O/S
with Kate Drugan
gambit247 24/Jul/08 Lead O/S

lead after ben's foot got hurt in the crack. Glad i did, this was an excellent crack outing!

Lamb 02/Jul/08 2nd O/S
with Robert Manby
m dunn 02/Jul/08 2nd
with Kenny
Chad123 18/Jun/08 AltLd O/S

Probably worth E1 if you just use the left crack and not bridge onto neighbouring routes. Fun crack work....

with Rik
ed woods 15/Jun/08 Lead dnf
decs 04/Jun/08 Lead O/S
with Steve
jaybob ?/Jun/08 -
with dyke
Hidden 31/May/08 Lead
pattisonr 25/May/08 2nd
Sean Bell 22/May/08 Lead rpt

Again.Still nice tho.

with rob
Hidden 18/May/08 Lead O/S
French Erick 15/May/08 AltLd β
andymoin 08/May/08 2nd rpt
with Sean
Sean Bell 08/May/08 Lead rpt
with Andy
looter ?/May/08 2nd
with rob patchett
R0bbie 19/Apr/08 2nd
leighncsontos 19/Apr/08 Lead

the jamming on this route is quite a delight!

with R0bbie
R0bbie 13/Apr/08 Lead

i think i took an easy finish. Instead of taking the corner at the top of the slab i finished up a severe route because it started raining.

with Lucy Byrne
Luci 13/Apr/08 2nd
with Robbie
sneaks 19/Mar/08 -
McBirdy 11/Feb/08 Lead O/S
with Helen Darvill
vinders 01/Feb/08 -
with russel
kdlauder ?/Jan/08 Lead rpt

PUMPED but have since repeated feeling fresh

with Dave Manson
Birse ??/2008 2nd
with Scott Webster
Hidden ??/2008 2nd O/S
mhairi thorburn 13/Nov/07 Lead β
with malc and adam
m dunn 10/Oct/07 2nd
with Robert/ Roy
French Erick 30/Sep/07 Lead
with Steve Richardson
sbamford 12/Sep/07 2nd O/S

Bruce Kerr on lead

with bruce kerr and Nigel Webber
gforce 19/Jul/07 2nd
with Jason
Sean Bell 12/Jul/07 2nd
with Tim
beegsyboy 11/Jul/07 Lead O/S
with Sean
andymoin 18/Jun/07 Lead O/S

Harder than not easy?

with Sean
Sean Bell 18/Jun/07 2nd O/S
with Andy
Lawrie Brand 18/Jun/07 2nd rpt
with Richie
Greg Boswell 12/Jun/07 2nd β
Hidden 05/Jun/07 Lead rpt
Hay ?/Jun/07 2nd O/S
with Ian McCabe
Hidden ?/Jun/07 Lead O/S
dan cowley 22/May/07 Lead O/S
akhughes ?/May/07 Lead
Ly-Cilph 29/Apr/07 TR dog
Hidden 29/Apr/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 07/Apr/07 2nd O/S
Lawrie Brand 04/Apr/07 Lead O/S
with Dave Barrow
dshortt ?/Jan/07 Lead O/S
with Chris Shortt
Hidden ??/2007 2nd
el diablo ??/2007 -
mshorter ??/2007 -
figfour ??/2007 Lead
jamestheyip ??/2007 Lead O/S
with Miguel, Piet Wolters
Hidden ??/2007 Lead O/S
a_hein ??/2007 Lead O/S
lazybones 10/Aug/06 Lead RP
with George Foster
Hidden ?/Jun/06 2nd O/S
Ross Barnes 10/May/06 Lead
with Ally
Hidden ?/May/06 2nd O/S
andyinglis ?/Apr/06 Lead
with mal meach
kevg ??/2006 Lead O/S
Fultonius ??/2006 Lead O/S
Stuart Macfarlane 06/Sep/05 2nd
with John D
el diablo 06/Sep/05 Lead
dodfoster ?/Sep/05 Lead O/S
with dom kehoe
dave o 26/Jun/05 Lead O/S
with Julia H
barney_edin 09/May/05 Lead
Hidden ?/May/05 Lead O/S
Neil Adams ??/2005 Lead O/S
jazzyjackson 01/May/04 Lead
with Tully
Hidden 28/Mar/04 2nd
Hidden ??/2004 Lead
CMacD ??/2004 -
Stuart Macfarlane 08/Jul/03 Lead dog
with Laura
Hidden 12/Jun/03 2nd
French Erick ?/May/03 Lead O/S
with katarina
Hidden ?/Apr/03 Lead rpt
ali_robb ?/Jul/02 Lead O/S
IanMcC 19/Apr/01 Lead
with Jimbo
Dave Kerr 17/Mar/01 Lead

Still Drunk!

with Iain Sharpe
Hidden ??/2001 Lead
Rob Davies 15/Aug/00 2nd
IanMcC 24/May/00 Lead
IanMcC 13/May/99 2nd
greenroom ??/1998 -
Hidden ??/1998 2nd
Okecroak 13/Aug/96 Lead
with G Scott
Bruce Kerr 08/May/96 Lead
with Mike Boyle
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