Velvet Glove*** E4 6a
[cranked, 2 kb]12m. A great climb up the left hand crack system. Climb fairly steadily up the corner, make crux moves into the right hand crack and finish wildly on good holds.
K. Spence, J. McKenzie, D. McCallum Mar/1984

Ticklists: Central Belt - Local Classics, Central Belt Extremes.

Photo: cranked © Mark_Fisher
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This climb is in 116 logbooks, and on 20 wishlists.

DavidMcK - Lead RP - 28/Aug/15 with Hugh Simons, weelee9985

quality climbing, pumpy route with good gear
anguskille - Lead O/S - 22/Aug/15 with Charlie Mackie

CharlieMack - 2nd rpt - 22/Aug/15 with Angus

3rd go. Dogged to the top on my first shot, fell off the crux on my second, pulled the ropes and then got it! So good - steep, pumpy and well protected (cams not recommended in the rock, had them rip on me, wires are bomber though)
Euan Todd - Lead RP - 07/Aug/15 with Hugh Simons

Jumped on it cause why not eh? Cheesewired my leg on first fall from crux (not sore at the time but now, ouch). Eventually got the move up to the undercut, and after another rest the topout was actually very straightforward on great holds (although if you're pumped I imagine it may feel slightly different; Euan's power screams when he led confirmed this). It will go though, can't wait to be back to try again!
Hugh Simons - Lead dog - 07/Aug/15 with Euan Todd

Pleasantly surprised to climb it clean (on second). Will have to come back for this and lead it!
Euan Todd - 2nd O/S - 03/Aug/15 with Martin McKenna

weelee9985 - Lead β - Aug/15

For once the crack was dry and it was actually possible to hold onto the holds, no longer a beast in those conditions.
donwito - Lead RP - 15/Jul/15 with Kai

Perfect conditions will have to try on lead next season
Skotch85 - 2nd dog - 15/Jul/15 with donwito

2nd go
John McKenna - Lead G/U - 23/Jun/15 with Martin McKenna - UKC

Martin McKenna - UKC - Lead G/U - 23/Jun/15 with John McKenna

John McKenna - Lead dog - 20/Jun/15 with Martin McKenna - UKC, Timothy Miller

Timothy Miller - Lead G/U - 20/Jun/15 with martinmckenna

Macleod - 19/Apr/15

MightyStew - TR dog - 04/Apr/15

2nd go. Greasy after rain! Pre wedding exercise.
andyinglis - Lead - 30/Aug/14 with Monica

Harry Holmes - Lead RP - 29/Jun/14 with Jude Gibson

Bottom roped then lead. Awesome line, super classic
BenBrotherton - Lead - 26/Jun/14

Hidden - Lead - 30/May/14

johnny_watt - Lead RP - May/14

Hidden - 2nd - 2014

a long way from onsight but very happy all the same
robertmichaeladams - Lead - 17/Jul/13 with Sam

in two, pulled on the wrong bit after the crux.
robertmichaeladams - Lead dog - 10/Jul/13 with Duncan

Hidden - TR dog - 19/Jun/13

Neil Adams - 2nd rpt - 01/Jun/13 with Ross B

Ross Barnes - Lead dog - 01/Jun/13 with James, Neil A

very difficult to got acroos the traverse between the 2 verticle cracks , fell off a couple of times.
eckymof - TR - 09/May/13

Hidden - TR - 08/May/13

Martin Mc - Lead rpt - 05/May/13 with Dougie, Tas

johannes - AltLd RP - 04/May/13

Hidden - 2nd dog - 30/Apr/13

Hidden - Lead - 30/Mar/13

james1978 - 2013

robertmichaeladams - 2nd - 10/Oct/12 with Andy H, Sam

a_hein - Lead rpt - 10/Oct/12 with Rob Adams

Moist and greasy conditions. Abb for the gear. Great little climb.... :)
mike reed - Lead O/S - Aug/12

Macleod - Lead RP - 29/Jul/12 with lukas

Harry Holmes - Lead dnf - 14/Mar/12 with Lizzie Jenkins, Ted Angus, Joanna

JasonK - 2nd - 2012 with John Nelson

Hidden - Lead dog - 23/Sep/11

jamestheyip - TR rpt - 04/Sep/11 with Carlos

Got too pumped just before the top out and had to rest. Bugger!
jamestheyip - Lead dog - 04/Sep/11 with Carlos

First go on this.Really nice.Lead may be a bit off yet but nice to have something to work on locally.
Sean Bell - TR dnf - 25/Aug/11 with Bruce Hay

Lasma - 2nd dog - 20/Aug/11 with Lukas Solanka

all started getting a bit greasy, will be back in different conditions
robertmichaeladams - Lead dnf - 09/Aug/11 with Leisha

Hidden - Lead - 28/Jun/11

son of thor - Lead β - 13/Jun/11

Neil Adams - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/11 with Ally F

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

one to come back for!
simondunf - Lead dog - 30/May/11 with chris

el cholo - Lead dog - 21/May/11 with carlos, jamestheyip

plain kitten - 2011

Hidden - Lead β - 21/Aug/10

Chris J Houston - Lead RP - 21/Aug/10

spunkymonkey - TR RP - 25/Jul/10

mshorter - Lead - 11/Jul/10 with jen+alex

Could not resist having a bash at this so done on the dreaded top rope. Next to try and lead but hanging around to place gear...humm!
sebrider - TR - 03/Jul/10

strenuous but not technical, one fora cool day as crack quite greasy
JamieSparkes - TR dog - 29/Jun/10 with Harry Holmes, Claire Holland

Phil Jennings - Lead dog - 11/Jun/10 with Sam Clarke

jamiefoxen - Lead RP - 04/Jun/10 with bob foster

jamiefoxen - TR - 02/May/10 with Scott Garcea, bob foster

Lawrie Brand - 2nd rpt - 22/Apr/10 with Malcolm Airey

CharlieMack - TR rpt - 17/Apr/10

CharlieMack - 2nd O/S - 15/Apr/10 with Robbie Phillips

Robbie_Phillips - Lead - 15/Apr/10 with Charlie Mackie

Hidden - Lead RP - 10/Apr/10

kevg - Lead RP - 10/Apr/10 with Fraser

strenous, rested on gear which popped out and i met my belayer comeing up the wall. pretty funny really
rclarke - Lead dnf - 30/Nov/09 with Dave Brigham

MonkeyDawson - Lead dog - 27/Sep/09

Fergus Cuthill - Lead dog - 19/Sep/09 with Fiona M

Hidden - 2nd dnf - 19/Sep/09

Very nice line and well protected. Good holds but pumpy. Rested at crux. Need stronger arms.
jamestheyip - Lead dog - 13/Aug/09 with Alejandro Garcia

Second visit, went down clean. Nice route.
Dr Toph - Lead RP - 02/Aug/09 with Ally Hill

Lawrie Brand - Lead RP - 02/Aug/09 with Dougie Harvey

Dougie Harvey - Lead RP - 02/Aug/09 with Richie Pardede

Coming back with fresh arms to get this one clean. Nice crackline.
Dr Toph - Lead dog - Jul/09 with Ally Hill

Ground Up, 2 falls
sparkass - Lead G/U - 19/Jun/09 with Mike Shorter

Should have got it clean. Good route will go back to do it again soon.
kevg - Lead dog - 19/Jun/09 with Paul, Cam

Ally Baba - Lead RP - 28/May/09

Cassidy - Lead O/S - 24/May/09 with Cobra

Really good climbing, safe but pumpy.
willackers - Lead O/S - 10/Apr/09 with Ali

westaway - Lead O/S - 22/Feb/09

Peter Rhodes - 2009

Hidden - Lead RP - 28/Sep/08

Greg Boswell - Lead rpt - 14/Jul/08

Hidden - Lead dog - 04/Jul/08

RAH - Lead RP - 20/Jun/08 with mshorter

Hidden - Lead RP - 18/Jun/08

Got it 2nd go, ground up, first E4!
Fultonius - Lead RP - 13/Jun/08 with Ross Barnes

Hidden - 2nd dog - 07/Jun/08

Got up to the crux OK, made a few desperate footloose jamming moves (not the best way....!) and fell off. Took about 6 falls trying to get the crux, but now I know how to do shall be lead next time!
Fultonius - Lead dog - 07/Jun/08 with Mal Meech

1 fall on crux on second attempt.
MonkeyDawson - TR dog - 07/Jun/08 with Neil McKee

Very close to getting it, one very quick rest just before the crux.....not hard moves, just very pumpy.
Chad123 - AltLd dog - 07/May/08 with Rik

Got it second go ground up! First E4. Worldclass
dj_brigham05 - Lead RP - 05/May/08 with Alex Carberry

Going well till shutdown at base of right crack...where did the footholds go?
andyinglis - Lead dog - 04/Apr/08 with mal_meech

Hidden - 2nd - 04/Apr/08

jamiefoxen - TR dog - 01/Apr/08

jess - Lead O/S - 2008 with martin

akhughes - Lead rpt - Nov/07

decs - 2nd dog - 05/Sep/07 with Chad

Still not a clean ascent! Very greasy on key holds. 3rd time lucky I reckon!
Chad123 - AltLd dog - 05/Sep/07 with Duncan

Dougie Harvey - TR dog - 28/Aug/07 with James Cruikshank

Lawrie Brand - TR dog - 23/May/07 with Richie

oof. hard, and greasy!
pete dd - Lead dog - Mar/07 with Iain Swan

figfour - 2007

Grit Wraith - Lead O/S - Jul/06

Nick Beckett - Lead - Jun/06 with various

Pouring with rain, felt ok for grade if dry.
Chad123 - Lead dog - 2006 with Viv

French Erick - Lead dog - 21/Mar/05 with Steve Richardson

mgeek - Lead O/S - 2005 with John Paul Morran

French Erick - Lead RP - 2005 with Steve Richardson

Dave Kerr - Lead - 30/Jun/04

ali_robb - Lead O/S - Jun/03

whispering nic - 2nd O/S - Jun/96 with malc davies

redjerry - Lead O/S - Apr/88 with Johnny May

Bruce Kerr - Lead - 10/Jun/87 with Sandra Graham

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