Twisted Rib* VD
[Cat leading 2nd pitch of Twisted Rib, Craig A Barns, 2 kb]Direct finish up the shallow groove graded VS 4c *
R.N. Campbell 1957

Photo: Cat leading 2nd pitch of Twisted Rib, Craig A Barns © Judd_IV
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1st: Anna, 2nd: Me (went off route)
sas - AltLd - 20/May/15 with Anna T

peterjph - Lead O/S - 19/Apr/15

bduffin - 2nd - 18/Apr/15

allycat - 2nd - 18/Apr/15 with Dave McCarthy, Steve Banham

Hidden - Lead O/S - 07/Apr/15

Hidden - Lead - Apr/15

JosefGoeth - AltLd - Apr/15

Hidden - AltLd - Apr/15

Rollo Rolo - Lead O/S - 23/Mar/15 with Willie Sullivan

Lead from the first good ledge to the nice right hand traverse and seconded the rest. (first multi-pitch).
joshua brammer - AltLd O/S - 21/Mar/15 with Anna Duff

Hidden - Lead - 12/Oct/14

Very overgrown, first pitch was very poorly protected , second pitch starts with a very enjoyable traverse, the rest of the route was very over grown , protection was again sparse and the wet grass wasn't enjoyable.
sebbi30 - Lead O/S - 11/Oct/14 with Nathan Porteous

Jenna91 - 2nd O/S - Oct/14 with Franco, Rob

2nd pitch
Manix - AltLd O/S - 27/Sep/14 with Jude Gibson

Led first pitch. Quite limited protection near the bottom.
Jude - AltLd O/S - 27/Sep/14 with Mark Nixon

pamvdb17 - Lead - 24/Aug/14 with Lucy S

Far more overgrown than the first time I did it. Not clear where to go, very little gear, would not want to do if VD was your highest grade.
ClareM.123 - 2nd rpt - 30/Jul/14 with Calum Langdale, Joe McCarty

Lead P1, ran out the start a bit. Thought the overgrown corner could have been given severe.
calum404 - AltLd rpt - 30/Jul/14 with Joe McCarty, Clare McCarty

Not sure what we actually climbed
sas - 2nd O/S - 13/Jul/14 with John A

First lead with no supervision.
adamholden - Lead β - 09/Jul/14 with joey durkin

Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Jul/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Jul/14

adamholden - 2nd - 26/Jun/14 with joey durkin

joeydurkin - Lead - 26/Jun/14 with adamholden

glencoebob - Lead β - 30/May/14

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 24/May/14

Roberttaylor - Solo O/S - 18/May/14

Hidden - Lead rpt - 15/May/14

Hidden - Lead rpt - 15/May/14

Lead once, seconded twice
Bananacat - AltLd - 15/May/14 with Georgie Mcculloch

jasthefras - 2nd dog - 08/May/14

Michael.paparakis - 2nd O/S - 08/May/14

montydog - 2nd - 08/May/14

First Trad Route Partner: Ben Lead first pitch Slightly damp
markneilly346 - AltLd O/S - 01/May/14

Poly pocket - May/14

Ross Alexander - Lead O/S - May/14

alistairmontgomery - 2014

Calum3610 - AltLd - 2014

Andy Moles - Solo O/S - 03/Sep/13 with Harry Mcg, Lou

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

Lead both pitches. Felt a bit lost due to the amount of foliage on the route which I was expecting. As it happens I was in right place and carried up the line of least resistance. It is only a VD after all...
allycat - Lead - 26/Aug/13 with Fraser Gibson

Wandering route with a wee spicy traverse at the ledge. multi pitch.
ClimbingGlen - Lead - 26/Aug/13

Hidden - 2nd - 21/Jul/13

Shaw Brown - 2nd - 21/Jul/13 with Judith Neaves

Second trad climb of the day and of all time for me. Great fun, but loads of scraggly plants to manoeuvre round.
sgurr - 2nd - 20/Jul/13

Only did the first pitch as went off route onto Beech Wall on the second pitch. That rib is very exposed and tricky for a VD.
CyberTaff - 2nd rpt - 20/Jul/13 with Scott Boswell

arose - Lead - 17/Jul/13

Hidden - Lead rpt - 01/Jun/13

Not much gear!
GStone - Lead O/S - 25/May/13 with Steve Gladstone

Hidden - 04/May/13

Hidden - AltLd - 04/May/13

Hidden - 2nd - 03/May/13

First multipitch.
calum404 - 2nd O/S - 20/Apr/13 with Clare McCarty

ClareM.123 - Lead O/S - 20/Apr/13 with Calum Langdale

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 20/Apr/13

Very wet in the corner made the route a bit slimey
richy381 - Lead O/S - 20/Apr/13 with Pascaline

Davy B - Lead - 20/Apr/13

remi_mcm - Lead - 2013

Jacks20 - Lead - 2013

Mark-b-84 - 2013

A little tricker on the first pitch than expected, with not much gear. Got a bit confused by routefinding on pitch 2. Could have done with taking the garden shears further up...
mike_tamanawis - Lead β - 07/Oct/12 with Russ Mac

icedink - 2nd O/S - 07/Oct/12 with mike_tamanawis

Khalid lead both pitches. 1st pitch seemed bold and did not have the jugs promised by the guide. Not sure he traversed far enough on the 2nd pitch, or finished up the right route. Good lead and enjoyable route to second.
markhammonds - 2nd β - 29/Sep/12 with Khalid Abdulla

Saintly - 2nd - 29/Sep/12 with Jenny, Ross, Em

Led P1 and backed off the move off the move after the tree, but did it very easily on 2nd. A bit wet and slimey after the rain.
Katherine Ross - AltLd O/S - 06/Sep/12 with Chris Stafford

A bit greasy from the drizzle but a nice line up the crag.
stafford101 - AltLd O/S - 06/Sep/12 with Katherine

iansm - 2nd - 09/Aug/12 with Graham C

Ross Young - Lead O/S - 04/Aug/12 with Rubi HWUMC

robahalliday - Lead O/S - 04/Aug/12

girlymonkey - 2nd - 27/Jul/12 with Stuart Irvin

jimontherocks - 2nd - 02/Jun/12 with David Barclay

Ellie79 - Lead - 05/Apr/12 with Carolyn

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/Mar/12

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 30/Mar/12

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 30/Mar/12

Not sure I was on the right route. Climbed both pitches in one go. Good climb! Protection was quite good I thought despite the book saying it is poorly protected.
Koon - Lead O/S - 18/Mar/12 with Karin Helwig

aalper - 2nd O/S - 18/Mar/12 with debby

Hidden - 2nd - 17/Mar/12

With direct finish to avoid crossing ropes with party on route to the right.
Freddie 1 - AltLd O/S - 24/Feb/12 with Andyh83

Andyh83 - AltLd - 24/Feb/12 with Matt

cc_10 - AltLd O/S - 15/Feb/12 with david mitchell

Hidden - Lead - 2012

Yourlead - 2nd - 28/Oct/11 with Graham Penny, Paul Freeman

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 09/Oct/11

Yourlead - Lead - 24/Sep/11 with Graham Penny

Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/Sep/11

SuperMike64 - Lead - Sep/11 with Mike Hatherly

fatbuoybazza - Solo O/S - 24/Aug/11

We split this into three pitches so everyone could have a go at leading. I led the first pitch (no gear and some tricky moves!!) with Mathew (2nd) and Grant (3rd). Nice route.
CyberTaff - Lead O/S - 06/Aug/11 with Grant G, Mathew

Good work by Dan on a bold first pitch - the guide must have been talking about scottish jugs. Nice traverse and then...erm... soil for hands... soil for feet... no gear... erm... Good job I'm a hero.
LP - Aug/11

el diablo - AltLd - 27/Jul/11 with Dave M

Hidden - AltLd - 19/Jun/11

lead P1, Parker P2, nice traverse
D_Wills - AltLd - 09/Jun/11

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Jun/11

1st pitch scary and poorly protected, but really nice moves across an exposed slab to the belay. Second pitch complete mystery. Was following Latter book, Mairi ended up on something way harder, but we can't work out what!
Ommuff - AltLd - 14/May/11 with Mairi Nelson

Mairi Nelson - AltLd - 14/May/11 with Ommuff

whispering nic - 2nd - 30/Apr/11 with Pam, Al Reid

Several parts of this route are 4a or 4b and gear is poor. Worth MVS. Good climbing though.
Rog Wilko - Lead - 21/Apr/11 with Debbie Wilkinson

After the traverse the SMC guide says "go leftwards up the slab". The Gary Latter guide says "go rightwards up slab". The SMC guide is correct!
TomPollock - AltLd O/S - 20/Apr/11 with Dustin Bunyan

Dustin - AltLd O/S - 20/Apr/11 with Tom Pollock

climbed direct instead of the long rightward traverse.
NickBrown - Lead O/S - 17/Apr/11 with Susan

nich0las - Lead O/S - 17/Apr/11 with Ewan P

Ewanski - 2nd O/S - 17/Apr/11 with Nick B

Susanj21 - 2nd O/S - 17/Apr/11 with Nick Brown

keith hal - Lead O/S - 15/Apr/11 with John Bell

alan.rodger - 2nd - 10/Apr/11 with drew yule

Hidden - 2nd - Apr/11

Emz - Apr/11

Sianny - 2nd O/S - 25/Mar/11 with Al

andrew75 - Lead - 2011

Scottish78 - 2011

AG - 2011

Mike Hatherly - Lead O/S - 2011 with David Macintyre

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 06/Nov/10

lead both pitches with Sarah second and Pete last
rallymania - Lead O/S - 10/Oct/10 with Sarah and Pete

Blakclaw - AltLd - 30/Aug/10 with Di G

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 15/Aug/10

Brodie - Lead O/S - 15/Aug/10 with mikey

jess - Solo O/S - 31/Jul/10 with martin

Hidden - Lead - 02/Jul/10

Very wandering climb. Strayed onto the adjacent climb up onto the grass ledges (sketchy "climbing" up there), finished direct.
Adam N - Lead O/S - 27/Jun/10 with Pam

PeteLoveless - Lead O/S - 03/Jun/10 with ed kirkham

edkirkham - AltLd O/S - 03/Jun/10

Forgotten how good this was - I led pitch one. Andrew led pitch two - a good lead for someone inexperienced, very airy tracverse then long unprotected run out up slabs.
johnkeith - AltLd - 02/Jun/10 with Andrew Keith

Hidden - Lead - 02/Jun/10

isi_o - 2nd - 02/Jun/10 with Chris Brads

andrewkeith - AltLd - 02/Jun/10 with johnkeith

Cacyn - AltLd O/S - 21/May/10 with Tom Bain

jonnyhawkins1 - AltLd O/S - 17/May/10 with C J

smile - Lead O/S - 02/May/10 with Steve

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 11/Apr/10

Roch - AltLd - 10/Apr/10 with Rob Slack

treejamie - 20/Mar/10

accidentally direct
tomdude - 2nd O/S - 08/Nov/09 with shawna, dan moore

Hidden - 2nd - 08/Nov/09

Covered in wet slippery moss on the first pitch. The second pitch not a problem.
mark88 - Lead O/S - 28/Oct/09 with Alex Vaughan

With Falkirk Outdoor
iansm - 2nd - 08/Oct/09

Hidden - 2nd - 19/Sep/09

Bit of a slippy, protection free 1st pitch. Good for scaring your seconds witless! Traverse was fun. 2nd pitch is a bit pants...
jacobfinn - Lead O/S - 13/Sep/09 with Alan, jjax

one good leader, two seconds, two pitches what a carry on
crombie - 2nd - 13/Sep/09 with Jacobfinn, jjax

terrified at start but more to do with leaders 1 bit protection falling out and thinkin if i fall im gonna hit the huge boulder to the left cause of rope swing.
jjax - 2nd - 13/Sep/09 with jason

Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/Aug/09

I tried first pitch, head was way out, so bailed and let phil lead. I then led the 2nd pitch with no real drama
rusty_nails - AltLd - 08/Aug/09 with Phil Hudson

nice climb to the end of the traverse, then it gets a bit run out, grassy, covered in pine needles and generally unpleasant
daWalt - Lead O/S - 02/Aug/09 with Lisa

simon_williams6 - Lead O/S - 29/Jul/09

decs - Solo - 11/Jul/09

Mis-read the route description and started up Morags First Steps to the Kestreal Crack flake, making the wet traverse across Beech Wall route too high, sketchy and serious. Set up a second belay where the traverse goes vertical.
Snap - Lead O/S - 05/Jul/09 with Matt

Got lost and ended up sketching out on a thin traverse above a big void. God knows what I ended up finishing the climb up! Learned the valuable lesson that guidebooks are there as guides, not to attempt to interpret them to the letter...
Only a hill - Lead O/S - 01/Jul/09 with Isi Oakley and Jamie Bankhead

isi_o - 2nd - 01/Jul/09 with Alex Roddie & Jamie Bankhead

ged123 - Lead RP - Jul/09

Hidden - 2nd - 27/Jun/09

jason - Lead O/S - 13/Jun/09 with karl

Hidden - 2nd - 09/Jun/09

Captain Solo - Solo - 04/Jun/09

CMorris - Lead O/S - 01/Jun/09 with Ross Thomson

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/May/09

Nevis_Ben - Lead - 25/May/09

simon_D - Lead O/S - 24/May/09 with Kyle

Hidden - AltLd - 18/Apr/09

first taste of leading here placement takes a while to adjust to
cashley - Lead O/S - 12/Apr/09 with helen g

glassford - 2nd - Apr/09 with cashley

mastiffmat - Lead - Apr/09

robmack - Lead O/S - Mar/09

BRUCESTRAC - Lead - 2009 with Chris Cracknell,Various

iangray - Lead O/S - 2009 with Lisa P

graycj - 2nd O/S - 2009

Hidden - Lead - 2009

Mel lead pitch 1, i lead traverese pitch
rusty_nails - AltLd rpt - 04/Aug/08 with Mel Hayes

1st pitch lead by me, second by Adam.
MelH - AltLd O/S - 04/Aug/08 with Adam Wilson

B3nj1 - 2nd O/S - 21/Jun/08 with Champo

Champo - Lead O/S - 21/Jun/08 with b3nj1

DundeeDave - Lead - 14/Jun/08 with rich neary

Ellis 1st pitch, Me 2nd (inc traverse)
rusty_nails - AltLd O/S - 13/Jun/08 with Ellis Lawrence

Led first pitch. Second pitch led by rusty_nails.Had to second pitch 2 during a heavy shower which made the traverse very interesting!
ellis1 - Lead rpt - 13/Jun/08 with rusty_nails

Rampikino - AltLd - 07/Jun/08 with Cat

Hidden - Jun/08

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Jun/08

Kat and Chris
gordon henderson - AltLd O/S - 24/May/08 with Chris

KatieLowe - 24/May/08 with Gordon Henderson

crisaitken - AltLd - 24/May/08 with gordonhend

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 19/May/08

Champo - 2nd - 02/May/08 with Ginge

tim402 - 2nd O/S - 20/Apr/08 with tommy

J Brown - Lead O/S - 22/Mar/08 with Kevin Brown

kbrown - 2nd O/S - 22/Mar/08 with J Brown

groovypiper - Lead - Mar/08 with Bob

johnjb - 2nd - 17/Feb/08 with Dave Brown

arose - 2nd - Jan/08 with Matthew Phillips

mbarber - Lead - 2008 with Tom

CalumC - 2008

Hidden - 2008

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2008

TrollJester - Lead O/S - 2008 with done many routes umteen times some solo

Hidden - 2008

Boistelle - Solo - 29/Oct/07

A really nice climb, the first bit was greasy after overnight rain and not a lot of protection but good anyway.
Badam - 2nd O/S - 11/Oct/07 with John Jackson

Ian Jones - Lead O/S - 30/Sep/07 with Gwydion ball and Pavla Pospichalova

steve.aisthorpe - Lead - 12/Sep/07 with myles plant

climbinmunkey - AltLd O/S - 11/Jul/07 with Helen

ellis1 - Lead O/S - 18/Jun/07 with Ian Irvine

RAK - AltLd - 06/May/07 with Lauri

victim of mathematics - AltLd O/S - 05/May/07 with Cornish Merlin

Cornish Merlin - AltLd - 05/May/07 with Colin Angus

Me 1st pitch
Hay - AltLd O/S - May/07 with Nigel

Vdiff - don't think so, must have gone off route on 2nd pitch??. Scared the life out of me.
Judd_IV - Lead O/S - 21/Apr/07 with Cats

climber130887 - AltLd O/S - 12/Apr/07

steve.aisthorpe - Lead O/S - 2007 with myles plant

alan wilson - 2007

figfour - Lead O/S - 2007

mterentiusvarro - Lead - 2007 with Ellie

Led 2nd pitch
beegsyboy - AltLd O/S - 05/Nov/06 with Eccie

done in the sweet orange light of a autumn sunset
Neil Mackenzie - AltLd O/S - 05/Nov/06 with Tim

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 04/Nov/06

thebat - AltLd O/S - 04/Nov/06 with Fraserhughes

Lead first pitch.
DavPk - AltLd O/S - 07/Oct/06 with Adam Henly

Yourlead - 2nd - 13/Aug/06 with Raymond Simpson

ruggystunts - Lead - 20/Jul/06 with Kev

kjbix - 20/Jul/06 with Gary Caswell

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jun/06

Neil Adams - Lead O/S - 2006

frecro - 2nd - 2006 with malcolm h-s

Soloed the first pitch
Fergus Cuthill - 2nd O/S - 2006 with CalumC

the abmmc - 2nd - 2006 with Karl Rowe

Hidden - Lead O/S - Oct/05

Alan Taylor - AltLd - Aug/05 with Brambles

L Taylor - 2nd - Aug/05

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 16/May/05

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 25/Mar/05

davie.p. - Lead - 2005 with Dave

probably worth severe I find it harder to lead than kestrel crack, often poorly protected with hard moves for a vdiff anyways.
CurlyStevo - Lead - 2005

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 04/Sep/04

dave o - AltLd O/S - 04/Sep/04 with Julia H

Andy Say - Solo - 18/Jun/04

Hidden - 2nd - 24/Apr/04

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 2004

abbeywall - 2004 with K

Hidden - Lead - 2004

Hidden - Lead O/S - 31/May/03

DundeeDave - 2nd - 19/Apr/03 with Keith Wilkinson

Hidden - Lead - 26/Jan/03

Hidden - Solo - 2003

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2003

alan moore - 2003

barney_edin - Lead - Aug/02

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Apr/02

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 17/May/01

greenroom - Lead O/S - 2001

DundeeDave - Lead - 20/Aug/00 with Shona, Keith Wilkinson

G0WEN5Y - 2000

graeme gatherer - 2000

With a direct finish
Yourlead - Lead - 01/Jun/99 with Raymond Simpson

Hidden - 1999

Hidden - 1999

Hidden - 1999

Hidden - 1998

auld al - Solo O/S - Aug/97

Niall B - 2nd - 1996

Hidden - AltLd - 05/Aug/94

Yourlead - 2nd - 27/Apr/93 with Mike Assenti

Climber the direct Finnish at 4c
Yourlead - Lead - 16/Jul/91 with Jim Hamilton

Yourlead - Lead - 25/Aug/90 with Ric Gregory

Yourlead - Lead - 24/Aug/90 with Ric Gregory

Yourlead - Lead - 10/Jun/90 with Jim Hamilton

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Mar/88

Dave Douglas - AltLd O/S - 23/Jul/86 with my dad

rossn - AltLd O/S - Jun/85 with John Fitzpatrick

Get lost near top of route. Very serious, much the most serious route of the day. Very happy to top out.
Gordon Stainforth - Solo - 28/Jul/84

amcleish - 1984

Hidden - Lead - 31/Oct/71

don.husband - 1969

IanMcC - May/54

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