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
Manix - AltLd O/S - 27/Sep/14
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
pebblespanker - 2nd O/S - 24/May/14 with Chris Grafton, Mark Powell
Roberttaylor - Solo O/S - 18/May/14
Hidden - Lead rpt - 15/May/14
Hidden - Lead rpt - 15/May/14
jasthefras - 2nd dog - 08/May/14
Michael.paparakis - 2nd O/S - 08/May/14
Heathcliff - 2nd - 08/May/14
First Trad Route
Lead first pitch
markneilly346 - AltLd O/S - 01/May/14
Poly pocket - May/14
alistairmontgomery - 2014
Andy Moles - Solo O/S - 03/Sep/13 with Harry Mcg, Lou
Slightly hung over.
davidbeynon - Lead O/S - 01/Sep/13 with rob
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 - 2nd - 03/May/13
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
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
nikkimac - 2nd - 09/Jun/09 with Cora and Emily
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
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
Tarquin - 1999
Tarquin - 1999
Tarquin - 1999
Tarquin - 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