Easy Contract** HVS 5b
[Not easy contract, Steep top, 4 kb]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.

Photo: Not easy contract, Steep top © andymoin
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seanhendo123 - 2nd - 08/Oct/14

calum404 - TR rpt - 14/Sep/14 with Ben Broad, Jen Graham, Clare McCarty

Jen Crook - Lead - 06/Sep/14 with Ross Black

Stuart Macfarlane - 2nd - 01/Sep/14 with Jeanie

Slabdancer - 2nd dog - 28/Jul/14 with Euan Todd

jev - Lead O/S - 13/Jul/14 with James

sergio46 - 2nd rpt - 13/Jul/14 with John McDonald

mot1 - Lead O/S - 09/Jul/14 with Neale

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 09/Jul/14

Tim Hamlet - Lead - 07/Jul/14

calumhicks - 2nd β - 06/Jul/14

Hidden - Lead - 05/Jul/14

Really nice climbing and good protection. Great route.
Sarah Greenwood - Lead rpt - 01/Jul/14 with Keith Alexander

Knackered myself on a failed lead attempt.
jonny taylor - 2nd dog - 26/Jun/14 with Tom P

DavidMcK - Lead O/S - 24/Jun/14 with Adam Harris

Hidden - 23/Jun/14

Euan Todd - Lead rpt - 23/Jun/14 with Hugh Simons

Hidden - 2nd - 23/Jun/14

Hidden - Lead rpt - 20/Jun/14

Hidden - Lead dog - 16/Jun/14

Nicholas Wylie - 2nd O/S - 16/Jun/14 with Hugh Simons

Hugh Simons - Lead - 16/Jun/14 with Nicholas Wylie

ejj - 2nd O/S - 09/Jun/14

olekemi - Lead O/S - 03/Jun/14 with Jeremy M

Hidden - Lead rpt - 31/May/14

cat22 - 2nd O/S - 30/May/14 with Mike

Stuart Macfarlane - Lead rpt - 27/May/14 with Jeanie

Stuart Macfarlane - Lead rpt - 21/May/14 with John S

el diablo - Lead - 21/May/14 with Graham Stein

Hidden - 2nd - 21/May/14

IanMcC - Lead - 21/May/14 with Jimbo

martinmckenna - Lead - 13/May/14 with John

Scott Rankin - Lead O/S - 29/Apr/14 with Martin Mckenna

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!!!
seanhendo123 - Lead dog - 21/Apr/14

lukemcphee - Lead - 21/Apr/14

Stuart Macfarlane - 2nd - 15/Apr/14 with Jeanie

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 30/Mar/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/Mar/14

Awkward root. Not sure I completely followed the set line due to the position of the top rope.
joshua brammer - TR O/S - 13/Mar/14 with Anna Duff

Bananacat - TR - 12/Mar/14 with Iain Anderson, joshua brammer

Tim_Gomersall - 2014 with McBain

Last climb of the day, wasn't paying as much attention to footwork as was maybe required. Would like to lead cleanly!
AGilmour - 2nd dog - 12/Oct/13

Euan Todd - Lead O/S - 12/Oct/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Oct/13

Hidden - 28/Sep/13

gurumed - Lead rpt - 14/Sep/13 with Mitch

IanMcC - Lead - 10/Sep/13 with JenForrest, eldiablo

el diablo - 2nd - 10/Sep/13 with Jen Forrest, Cabey

Harry Holmes - 2nd O/S - 10/Sep/13 with Sinclair Cooper

Hidden - Lead - 10/Sep/13

gurumed - 2nd O/S - 08/Sep/13 with gjd

gjd - 2nd rpt - 08/Sep/13 with Gurumed

Hidden - Lead rpt - 29/Aug/13

gst - Lead rpt - 27/Aug/13 with Colwyn Jones

climb.jlr - 2nd O/S - 24/Aug/13

Hidden - 2nd - 10/Aug/13

RocKalina - 2nd - 10/Aug/13

Gabe Oliver - Lead β - 06/Aug/13

Hidden - 2nd - 06/Aug/13

Milesy - Lead O/S - 17/Jul/13

Brian Pollock - 2nd O/S - 17/Jul/13 with Luca

Mossdawg - 2nd O/S - 14/Jul/13 with james mcclung

james mcclung - Lead O/S - 14/Jul/13

andrewkeith - Lead - 04/Jul/13 with johnkeith

Hidden - 2nd - 16/Jun/13

I felt compelled to climb just the left hand wide crack which is more fun but quite a bit harder.
Tubs - Lead O/S - 16/Jun/13 with Tim C

oliverk - Lead O/S - 16/Jun/13 with Nicola

Hidden - 2nd dog - 26/May/13

yehti - 2nd - 20/May/13 with Colin Campbell

Hidden - 2nd - 19/May/13

Stuart Macfarlane - 2nd - 17/May/13 with Jeanie

Hidden - 2nd - 30/Apr/13

Hidden - 2nd - 26/Apr/13

madeleine - Lead rpt - 06/Apr/13 with Mike, Ry

JamesMortimer4 - 2nd - Mar/13 with Tim Miller

Timothy Miller - Lead O/S - Mar/13

remi_mcm - Lead - 2013

Hidden - 2nd - 2013

SUColdo - Lead - 2013

Busby - 2013

mr_nsglover - Lead rpt - 15/Sep/12 with adam potter

Adam Potter - 2nd - 15/Sep/12 with Neil Glover

planetmarshall - 2nd O/S - 02/Sep/12 with Alys Jepson, Tim Elson

Stuart Macfarlane - 2nd - 30/Aug/12 with Jeanie

Jen Crook - Lead - 09/Aug/12 with Rob Patchett

Went to do not easy, and went up the wrong route quite nice climbing though, found it harder than not easy.
rob10150 - Lead β - 24/Jul/12 with Claire Meichan, Andy Mcconkey

Stuart Macfarlane - 2nd - 01/Jul/12 with Jeanie

M Mathieson - 2nd O/S - 01/Jul/12

Stuart Macfarlane - 2nd - 25/Jun/12 with Jeanie

Stuart Macfarlane - 2nd - 13/Jun/12 with Jeanie

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 10/Jun/12

Hidden - Lead - 10/Jun/12

gjd - 2nd rpt - 09/Jun/12 with KM

Hand and feet jamming was hard! Need more practice.
Koon - Lead O/S - 09/Jun/12 with Geoff

Finished up arete.Airy.
IanMcC - 2nd - 05/Jun/12 with eldiablo

el diablo - Lead - 05/Jun/12 with Cabey

gjd - 2nd rpt - 03/Jun/12 with Sam Burns

JD finished up Frustration arete
IanMcC - Lead - 29/May/12 with SimonN, eldiablo

el diablo - 2nd - 29/May/12 with Simon Nash, Cabey

French Erick - AltLd O/S - 22/May/12 with peter green

wee_jonny_gillespie - BAD SELLER - Lead O/S - 22/May/12 with Chris Brodie

Stuart Macfarlane - 2nd - 09/May/12 with Jeanie

Pat-H - Lead O/S - 03/May/12 with mhairi

Mhairi G - 2nd dog - 03/May/12 with Patrick

Stuart Macfarlane - 2nd - 01/May/12 with Jeanie

Stuart Macfarlane - 2nd - 27/Mar/12 with Jeanie

Hidden - Lead - 14/Mar/12

Hidden - Lead rpt - 11/Mar/12

tomosb - Lead - 04/Mar/12 with Darren Thompson

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Jan/12

Hidden - 2nd - 15/Jan/12

adie84 - 2012

Fun
jesss - TR - 2012

Used footholds in Not Easy Contract. Surley way harder than HVS if you just use the Easy Contract crack?
Brendan - Lead O/S - 30/Sep/11 with Alejandro S

MarcusP - Lead O/S - 15/Sep/11 with Jonnie

IanMcC - 2nd - 14/Sep/11 with A Random, eldiablo

M Mathieson - 2nd O/S - 14/Sep/11 with IanMcC

Stuart Macfarlane - 2nd - 14/Sep/11 with Malcolm, Jeanie

el diablo - Lead - 14/Sep/11 with Cabey

LibS - Lead O/S - 22/Aug/11 with Emily Roo

Hidden - 2nd - 22/Aug/11

Euan Strachan - Lead - 08/Aug/11 with Graham McG

D_Wills - 2nd - 05/Aug/11

JamieSparkes - Lead O/S - 27/Jul/11 with Claire Holland

llamaglama - 2nd - 27/Jul/11 with Jam

Lamb - Lead O/S - 20/Jul/11 with Mike Dunn, Robert Manby

karinh - Lead β - 18/Jul/11 with Jelle, KeithAlexander

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 12/Jul/11

A good route, first 5b on sight!
sergio46 - Lead O/S - 10/Jul/11 with John McDonald

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 10/Jul/11

Elsier - 2nd - 02/Jul/11 with Iain, Ian

Stuart Macfarlane - 2nd - 20/Jun/11 with Jeanie

Hidden - Lead rpt - 19/Jun/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 10/Jun/11

Smelly Fox - Lead O/S - 10/Jun/11 with Matt Thompson

Hidden - 2nd dog - 07/Jun/11

son of thor - Lead rpt - 07/Jun/11 with Laura

lovely crack climb nice moves throught to the last 3rd, loose and sketchy topout.
son of thor - Lead β - 02/Jun/11 with Mark blennerhassett

Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/May/11

Macleod - 2nd - 14/May/11

Nice crack climbing. Seemed fairly straightforward for a 5b...?
sophiecb - Lead O/S - 08/May/11 with Scooter

Struggling to spot a 5b move on it.
Ian Jones - Lead O/S - 03/May/11 with Serge Gomez

Look harder than what it felt like!
sergio46 - 2nd O/S - 03/May/11 with Ian Jones

IanMcC - Lead rpt - 03/May/11 with eldiablo

el diablo - 2nd - 27/Apr/11 with Cabey

Stuart Macfarlane - 2nd - 27/Apr/11 with Jeanie

ksneds - Lead O/S - 24/Apr/11 with Tim

Ginger McGrath - Solo rpt - 18/Apr/11 with dave brigham, phil emerson

KeithAlexander - 2nd rpt - 04/Apr/11 with Graeme Diack

GraemeDiack - Lead O/S - 04/Apr/11 with Keith Alexander

Ginger McGrath - Lead O/S - 29/Mar/11 with jonnie williams

jonnie3430 - 2nd rpt - 29/Mar/11 with Graham

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 27/Mar/11

Peter Rhodes - 2nd rpt - 26/Mar/11 with John Stevenson, Gemma Gwynne-Stevenson

michael83 - Lead O/S - 02/Mar/11 with stuart

mr_nsglover - Lead O/S - Mar/11

dj_brigham05 - Lead O/S - 26/Feb/11 with Alex Arthur

pete87abs - Lead O/S - 26/Feb/11 with john

alex_arthur - 2nd O/S - 26/Feb/11 with David Brigham

johnrc - 2nd O/S - 26/Feb/11 with pete a

Self-belay, was just about to try another climb when heavy rain started.
Denpov - TR RP - 01/Feb/11

Derek Graham - Lead - 30/Sep/10

Nic DW - 2nd O/S - 28/Sep/10 with rob askew

rob askew - Lead O/S - 28/Sep/10 with Nick D.W.

Stuart Macfarlane - 2nd - 09/Sep/10 with Jeanie

Hidden - 2nd β - 01/Aug/10

jim.macp - 01/Aug/10

jim.macp - 01/Aug/10

Stuart Macfarlane - 2nd - 13/Jul/10 with Jeanie

rclarke - Lead O/S - 24/Jun/10 with Jamie

Stuart Macfarlane - 2nd - 24/Jun/10 with Jeanie

Stuart Macfarlane - Lead rpt - 15/Jun/10 with Jeanie

franksnb - Lead O/S - 12/Jun/10 with stewart

stewart100 - 2nd O/S - 12/Jun/10 with James Franklin

JasonK - Lead O/S - Jun/10 with John Nelson, Euan Boyd

Hidden - Lead dog - 26/May/10

jfmchivall - 2nd O/S - 26/May/10 with Pauline Kell

andybroadway - 2nd - 20/May/10 with Wendal

gjd - Lead O/S - 15/May/10 with Mapleleaf

Hidden - Lead dog - May/10

rcammack - 2nd O/S - 24/Apr/10 with Alistair Rocke

allyrocke - Lead O/S - 24/Apr/10 with Robbie

CharlieMack - 2nd rpt - 19/Apr/10 with Andrew Innes, Adam Hughes

Dr Toph - Lead rpt - 17/Apr/10 with Ed

MonkeyDawson - Lead O/S - 02/Apr/10 with Pete Reynolds, Liz Brooker

johannes - Lead O/S - 28/Mar/10

Nille - 2nd dog - 28/Mar/10 with Peter, johannes

jamiefoxen - Lead O/S - 27/Mar/10 with bob foster

Jonsanders24 - 2010

2010_graham - Lead O/S - 2010

westaway - Lead O/S - 28/Nov/09

scottbecker - Lead O/S - Nov/09 with Andrew Warren

andymoin - Lead rpt - 10/Oct/09 with Barbra

auchtubhmor1 - 10/Oct/09 with Mark Worsley

hvs/e2 climbing...pretty pumpy
mulletcocktail2000 - Lead O/S - 25/Sep/09 with mike

Hidden - Lead rpt - 12/Sep/09

twright180 - 2nd O/S - Sep/09

CharlieMack - Lead O/S - 13/Aug/09 with Janey Kennedy

Hidden - 2nd - 13/Aug/09

robertmichaeladams - 2nd - 29/Jul/09 with Tom

tomdude - Lead O/S - 29/Jul/09 with rob

ShoePolice - Lead O/S - 09/Jul/09 with Duncan Gemmel

Stuart Macfarlane - Lead rpt - 10/Jun/09 with Jeanie

s kennedy - Lead O/S - 31/May/09 with russell and shelley

Hidden - Lead - 19/May/09

Seems straight forward with good gear all the way.
Hay - Lead rpt - May/09 with John D

el diablo - 2nd - May/09 with Hay

jonnie3430 - Lead O/S - 29/Apr/09 with Nikki and Cora

nikkimac - 2nd - 29/Apr/09 with Jonnie and Cora

nikkimac - 2nd - Mar/09 with Tom and Emily

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 22/Feb/09

molemug1 - 2009

Hidden - 2009

Hidden - 2nd - 2009

jess - Lead O/S - 2009 with martin

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2009

KeithAlexander - Lead O/S - 2009 with karinh

Hidden - Lead rpt - 2009

stewnew - Lead O/S - 2009

Kazza91 - 2009

andrew sandercock - 2nd O/S - 31/Dec/08 with robert and dave sandercock

Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/Sep/08

gambit247 - 2nd rpt - 08/Sep/08 with Chris

At the very top there is a bizarre step out to the right.
stuaart - TR O/S - 06/Sep/08

Hidden - 2nd - 06/Sep/08

thomasaneurinsmith - TR - 06/Sep/08 with Stuart Reeves

ShoePolice - Lead O/S - 31/Aug/08 with Kate Drugan

lead after ben's foot got hurt in the crack. Glad i did, this was an excellent crack outing!
gambit247 - Lead O/S - 24/Jul/08 with Ben Sajdecki

Lamb - 2nd O/S - 02/Jul/08 with Robert Manby

m dunn - 2nd - 02/Jul/08 with Kenny

Probably worth E1 if you just use the left crack and not bridge onto neighbouring routes. Fun crack work....
Chad123 - AltLd O/S - 18/Jun/08 with Rik

ed woods - Lead dnf - 15/Jun/08 with Marshall

decs - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/08 with Steve

jaybob - Jun/08 with dyke

pattisonr - 2nd - 25/May/08

Again.Still nice tho.
Sean Bell - Lead rpt - 22/May/08 with rob

Hidden - Lead O/S - 18/May/08

French Erick - AltLd β - 15/May/08 with Dave Kerr

andymoin - 2nd rpt - 08/May/08 with Sean

Sean Bell - Lead rpt - 08/May/08 with Andy

Hidden - Lead rpt - May/08

looter - 2nd - May/08 with rob patchett

R0bbie - 2nd - 19/Apr/08 with Leighn Chambers

the jamming on this route is quite a delight!
leighncsontos - Lead - 19/Apr/08 with R0bbie

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.
R0bbie - Lead - 13/Apr/08 with Lucy Byrne

Luci - 2nd - 13/Apr/08 with Robbie

sneaks - 19/Mar/08

McBirdy - Lead O/S - 11/Feb/08 with Helen Darvill

vinders - 01/Feb/08 with russel

PUMPED but have since repeated feeling fresh
kdlauder - Lead rpt - Jan/08 with Dave Manson

Birse - 2nd - 2008 with Scott Webster

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 2008

mhairi thorburn - Lead β - 13/Nov/07 with malc and adam

m dunn - 2nd - 10/Oct/07 with Robert/ Roy

French Erick - Lead - 30/Sep/07 with Steve Richardson

Bruce Kerr on lead
sbamford - 2nd O/S - 12/Sep/07 with bruce kerr and Nigel Webber

gforce - 2nd - 19/Jul/07 with Jason

Sean Bell - 2nd - 12/Jul/07 with Tim

beegsyboy - Lead O/S - 11/Jul/07 with Sean

Harder than not easy?
andymoin - Lead O/S - 18/Jun/07 with Sean

Sean Bell - 2nd O/S - 18/Jun/07 with Andy

Lawrie Brand - 2nd rpt - 18/Jun/07 with Richie

Greg Boswell - 2nd β - 12/Jun/07

Hidden - Lead rpt - 05/Jun/07

Hay - 2nd O/S - Jun/07 with Ian McCabe

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jun/07

dan cowley - Lead O/S - 22/May/07

akhughes - Lead - May/07

Ly-Cilph - TR dog - 29/Apr/07 with Robyn C (StAUMC)

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/Apr/07

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

Lawrie Brand - Lead O/S - 04/Apr/07 with Dave Barrow

dshortt - Lead O/S - Jan/07 with Chris Shortt

Hidden - 2nd - 2007

el diablo - 2007

mshorter - 2007

figfour - Lead - 2007

jamestheyip - Lead O/S - 2007 with Miguel, Piet Wolters

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2007

lazybones - Lead RP - 10/Aug/06 with George Foster

Hidden - 2nd O/S - Jun/06

Ross Barnes - Lead - 10/May/06 with Ally

Hidden - 2nd O/S - May/06

andyinglis - Lead - Apr/06 with mal meach

kevg - Lead O/S - 2006

Fultonius - Lead O/S - 2006

Stuart Macfarlane - 2nd - 06/Sep/05 with John D

dodfoster - Lead O/S - Sep/05 with dom kehoe

dave o - Lead O/S - 26/Jun/05 with Julia H

barney_edin - Lead - 09/May/05

Hidden - Lead O/S - May/05

Neil Adams - Lead O/S - 2005

jazzyjackson - Lead - 01/May/04 with Tully

Hidden - 2nd - 28/Mar/04

Hidden - Lead - 2004

CMacD - 2004

Stuart Macfarlane - Lead dog - 08/Jul/03 with Laura

Hidden - 2nd - 12/Jun/03

French Erick - Lead O/S - May/03 with katarina

Hidden - Lead rpt - Apr/03

ali_robb - Lead O/S - Jul/02

Still Drunk!
Dave Kerr - Lead - 17/Mar/01 with Iain Sharpe

Hidden - Lead - 2001

greenroom - 1998

Tarquin - 2nd - 1998

Okecroak - Lead - 13/Aug/96 with G Scott

Bruce Kerr - Lead - 08/May/96 with Mike Boyle

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