Spartan Slab** VS 4c
[The crux pitches of the Pause and Spartan Slab, 2 kb]Please exercise caution on crossing the upper grooves to the belay ledge as there was a substantial rock fall on Thursday 10/06/10. A large quantity of rock has slipped from the overlap below the first belay /heather ledge. The rockfall has also damaged the slab below(The Pause)

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Photo: The crux pitches of the Pause and Spartan Slab © Chris wilson
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Amazing weather for the 21st of September and no midges!
scottyskier82 - Lead rpt - 21/Sep/14 with Laura Goble

Led odds. Crux pitch - the 'move' was decent and the traverse after a good climb. Pitch 5 was the best for me. A bit more though about what way was best forward and flowing moves. massive exposure for the grade and a pretty big run out on delicate moves. felt 4c. Bench mark VS.
Stevie989 - AltLd O/S - 13/Sep/14

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 13/Sep/14

jamesgr87 - AltLd O/S - 12/Sep/14

Pohil - Lead O/S - 04/Sep/14 with SP

Brilliant, great climbing and with enough gear still felt a little tenuous due to the fact it was all down to friction.
Calum Wadsworth - Lead - 03/Sep/14 with Emma

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 27/Aug/14

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 27/Aug/14

Excellent climbing with continued interest the whole way. I led pitches 2 and 4. Slightly damp in places which caused a few slips and near misses. Had to keep cleaning feet..... Good/adequate protection most the way. Descent is a bit nasty, take your boots/approach shoes up with you.
QuicNic - AltLd O/S - 23/Aug/14

Led P1,3,4 and 6. Top pitch and descent pretty horrible, otherwise excellent.
markfairbank - AltLd O/S - 23/Aug/14

Anne Gumbley - AltLd dog - 23/Aug/14 with Mark Fairbank

Evens
Andrew Wilson - AltLd O/S - 23/Aug/14 with Matt Nuttall

mattnuttall - AltLd O/S - 23/Aug/14 with Andy Wilson

tronardcohen - 29/Jul/14

Hidden - AltLd - 28/Jul/14

Rained off
stuart34 - Lead dnf - 19/Jul/14 with Doug the thug

graham.more - 2nd β - 15/Jul/14

quickdrawmcraw - Lead O/S - 02/Jul/14 with liz osbourn

Hidden - 2nd - 02/Jul/14

jpjk - Jul/14

Guided. Great route in the evening sun.
Tim Hamlet - Lead - 29/Jun/14 with Caroline dougal, Iain Smith

fizzycat - 2nd - 29/Jun/14

TRFrost - AltLd O/S - 27/Jun/14 with N. Price

The Ghost Rider - AltLd O/S - 21/Jun/14

mjackson - 21/Jun/14

freudy_love - AltLd O/S - 20/Jun/14 with Squirrel

Hidden - Lead O/S - 18/Jun/14

Col Kingshott - AltLd O/S - 18/Jun/14

Awesome climbing. First pitch was scary, or I did it wrong.
CallumSmith - AltLd - 16/Jun/14

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

Challenging but well protected move through overhang, brilliant fun.
funkyvin1 - 2nd β - 03/Jun/14

I led P1, P3, P5.
LibS - AltLd O/S - 31/May/14 with Henry O'Brian

A very nice route and a sociable day on the slabs! I got the odds and Debs the evens. Thought pitches 3-5 were superb!
MrRiley - AltLd O/S - 31/May/14 with Debbie Lee

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 31/May/14

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 31/May/14

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 30/May/14

Classic
marky - Lead O/S - 24/May/14 with Sharon

Little AndyH - AltLd O/S - 24/May/14

lead pitch 3 & 4
mikestr555 - AltLd - 22/May/14

mzchambers - AltLd O/S - 16/May/14 with Seth, Adam

Mackinclimb - AltLd O/S - 16/May/14

Hidden - 2nd - 02/May/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Apr/14

grady_9 - AltLd dnf - 19/Apr/14 with Joe Malcolm

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 18/Apr/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - 18/Apr/14

guy757 - 28/Mar/14

KennyGeoghegan - AltLd - 01/Mar/14

chapmand - 2014

mike mo - 2014

chris heald - 2014

Euan S - 2014

dereka58 - AltLd - 2014

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 30/Sep/13

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 30/Sep/13

cat22 - AltLd O/S - 29/Sep/13 with Mike

Trickier than I remember it, only 4c for the tall.
Captain Solo - Solo rpt - 28/Sep/13

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 28/Sep/13

EleDow - AltLd - Sep/13

Lead 1st pitch, backed off after second due to rain
pbuggy91 - AltLd dnf - 28/Aug/13

first climb at etive slabs. Got lost on walk in and did this route in the drizzle, which meant some parts were a bit slippery and exciting. But great route and would be gorgeous in the dry.
hlegge - AltLd O/S - 28/Aug/13 with James Oakes

Quite sketchy in the wet, foot slipped on p2 causing me to fall off, lowered to belay and climbing clean.
James Oakes - AltLd RP - 28/Aug/13 with Hamish Legge

Lead P3 (beach whale move) and P5 (slightly run out at the end, but easy). Quite delicate climbing at times. On a perfect day. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jR2S53NVAaQ
mattking_109 - AltLd - 25/Aug/13 with Phil

Timothy Miller - AltLd O/S - Aug/13

Hidden - AltLd - 27/Jul/13

maxtwomey - AltLd - 20/Jul/13

Hidden - AltLd - 19/Jul/13

Hidden - 2nd - 13/Jul/13

1st multi pitch trad route. Great weather and stunning views!
davidliu - AltLd O/S - 12/Jul/13 with Alan Mclean

Great muti pitch route , bit hard to identy the route sometimes but great climbing conditions and will defo go back.
eckymof - Lead - 24/Jun/13

fuzzysheep01 - AltLd O/S - 17/Jun/13 with James Lam

jameslam - AltLd O/S - 17/Jun/13 with Joe Norris

Had a hairy ab off belay 4 due to rain and soapy rock...good times
qboyd - AltLd O/S - 11/Jun/13 with Kieran

Abbed off 4th pitch due to bad weather... great climbing though. Need to get back and finish!
BaronOfBeanDip - AltLd O/S - 11/Jun/13 with Chris

Hyperopic - 2nd O/S - 09/Jun/13 with Dave

Hidden - AltLd - 09/Jun/13

Little AndyH - AltLd O/S - 09/Jun/13

Really hard crux for VS, but an amazing route that deserves the stars.
gurumed - AltLd O/S - 08/Jun/13 with Mitch, Colin

Jeanie led pitches 2,4 & 6.
Stuart Macfarlane - AltLd rpt - 08/Jun/13 with Jeanie

Big Fall!
SarahA - AltLd - 07/Jun/13

auld al - AltLd O/S - 03/Jun/13

dav_713 - AltLd O/S - Jun/13 with Davie Scott

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/May/13

MD - AltLd O/S - 25/May/13 with Jo

Followed Richard and Holly, so no issues with route finding! Led all except P2.
eduardo - AltLd β - 25/May/13

Happy Wanderer - AltLd O/S - 25/May/13 with Mike D

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 24/May/13

Hidden - AltLd - 07/May/13

Hidden - 07/May/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - May/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 31/Mar/13

Hidden - AltLd - 24/Feb/13

The approach path is now much overgrown and with many young deciduous native trees springing up, all due to keeping deer and sheep numbers down I imagine. So different from how it's been for me since the nineteen sixties. In years to come you will probably be walking up through lovely woodland.
John Workman - AltLd - 25/Jan/13 with Apprentice

captain - 2013

Hidden - 2013

Hidden - 2013

Hidden - 2013

westong - 2013

Hidden - 2013

Started far too late in the day - should have been on the rock at least two hours earlier. Pitch 1: Mike Pitch 2: Me Pitch 3: Mike (DNF) Backed off due to time.
zebidee - AltLd dnf - 26/Oct/12 with Michael Barrow

Hidden - Lead dnf - 07/Oct/12

Led top half (crux) of P1 and P4. Fun slab climbing, and pretty featureless at points. P3 crux is difficult to do with any style and the descent is interesting.
Paul Symmers - AltLd O/S - 23/Sep/12

Excellent varied climbing. Started up P1 of the long reach but decided it was too late for the rest and finished up this. :) descent was hairier than I remembered.
JamieSparkes - AltLd O/S - 23/Sep/12 with Paul_Edinburgh

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 11/Aug/12

Lead some but not much, is very good climbing but bold for a slab novice.
colinerees - AltLd O/S - 11/Aug/12 with Mitch

SnowdonGypsy - Aug/12

DundeeDave - AltLd rpt - 21/Jul/12 with Ewan Gourlay

Andyh83 - Lead O/S - 20/Jul/12 with Hannah P

Climbed in 2 groups of 3, I lead P3 & P5. started to rain at P5. very fun route but felt some pitches were more 5a than 4c & 4b.
FragOcon - AltLd - 07/Jul/12

joshc333 - 2nd - 07/Jul/12

Ace led pitches 1,3,4 & 5.
Graeme Hammond - AltLd O/S - 05/Jun/12 with Becky E

Led pitch 2. Used a sling for aid to get over the overhang on pitch 3.
Becky E - 2nd - 05/Jun/12 with Graeme Hammond

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 04/Jun/12

Ben Sharp - AltLd - 04/Jun/12 with Alex

sarahsuth - AltLd - 03/Jun/12

I lead 1, 3, 4 and 6 (wrong line as the guidebook is confusing), Sarah took a long fall off P5, but luckily could get back to line and wasn't injured. I thought the crux move seemed out of place on 150m+ of slab padding and probably detracted from route overall. not quite 4* IMO, but still a brilliant route!
Oliver Houston - AltLd - 03/Jun/12 with Sarah

APRS - AltLd - 02/Jun/12 with Lawrence Furse

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 30/May/12

marie_p - 2nd - 27/May/12 with Tom

another etive slabs classic!
tomdude - Lead O/S - 27/May/12 with marie

Led p1,3,5. Didnt jam as the guidebook suggests at the crux.
climberuk - AltLd O/S - 26/May/12 with Nina

Very nice, crux not too bad if you're tallish
oliverk - Lead O/S - 26/May/12 with Sarah Moorhouse

led even pitches, class.
radioshed - AltLd O/S - 26/May/12 with andy t

David Stevens - AltLd O/S - 26/May/12 with Reuben Crook

Led the odd pitches. Cracking traverse on p3 - makes you belive in friction!
Thoms6974 - AltLd O/S - 26/May/12 with Matt

crookachili - AltLd - 26/May/12 with Dave Stevens

Hidden - 2nd β - 26/May/12

Hidden - 2nd dog - 26/May/12

Bruveris - 26/May/12

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 24/May/12

Tightsgirl - AltLd - 19/May/12 with Ben Laycock

Nadias first british climb
arose - Lead - 19/May/12 with Nadia Lubeznik

Leonard Tedd - 29/Apr/12

brilliant climb! every pitch interesting
morsy - AltLd - 31/Mar/12 with peter berwick

Great climb! Hardest 5a move I have done on the crux, quite tricky for the short like me.
Pete23 - AltLd - 31/Mar/12 with Stephen Mors

Happy just to have seconded this route, slabs scare me!! Fell off it last year and it hurt! At the end of the first pitch Tim started passing me gear and said 'on you go then' - I didn't quite burst into tears but my face said it all for me. Tim lead the whole 6 pitches, he's such a legend :)
Laura Hamlet - 2nd rpt - 29/Mar/12 with Tim Hamlet

Tdavy01 - AltLd O/S - 25/Mar/12

Rickrick - Mar/12

Tim Hamlet - AltLd - 29/Feb/12 with Laura Hamlet

Hidden - 2012

Hidden - 2012

Hidden - 2012

alan moore - 2012

alan moore - 2012

Hidden - 2012

goadventure1 - 2012

goadventure1 - 2012

peterbeaumont - 2012

m dunn - 2012

That's a 5a move on the crux
Blurgy319 - AltLd - 29/Aug/11 with Mark Freestone

HIGHTOWER - AltLd rpt - 29/Aug/11 with Mark Amyes

nia - AltLd O/S - 30/Jul/11 with harry

Hidden - AltLd dnf - 24/Jul/11

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 19/Jul/11

Awesome
Tightsgirl - AltLd - 12/Jul/11 with Adrian Dunlop, Alfie Tipler

Aided the crux move.
ladislav - 2nd dog - 04/Jul/11 with Ian

Didn't finish, injured partner
Tightsgirl - AltLd - 04/Jul/11 with Alfie Tipler

Lead pitches 1,3, and 5
Elsier - AltLd O/S - 03/Jul/11 with Iain

i led pitches 4 and 6
waydan - AltLd O/S - 03/Jul/11 with Bill, El Swiftos

Hidden - 2nd O/S - Jul/11

Little AndyH - AltLd O/S - 11/Jun/11

smcw - AltLd - 04/Jun/11

Led P1, P3 and P5
LozM - AltLd - 03/Jun/11 with Mark J

buzby78 - 01/Jun/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 07/May/11

Really good climb in great weather, led odd pitches.
prog99 - AltLd - 02/May/11 with Fiona

Led the even pitches. Brilliant weather and not a bad climb either. Pitches 2, 4 and 5 are really rather nice.
Fiona Reid - AltLd - 02/May/11 with Mike

Fab!
cuthill76 - Lead - 30/Apr/11

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 29/Apr/11

Pitches 1&3.A high quality route in a most beautiful setting.Win!
Sean Bell - AltLd O/S - 25/Apr/11 with Sophie Buckingham, James Dunn

Led final two pitches. First time on slabs and loved it - I felt like some kind of animal pawing my way up on granite. Hard to execute the funky maneuver on pitch 3 with any elegance. Good fun climbing, sustained interest throughout and beautifully positioned :)
sophiecb - AltLd O/S - 25/Apr/11 with Sean, James

Led pitches 2,4 and 6
erica - AltLd O/S - 22/Apr/11 with John

John Brayshaw - AltLd O/S - 22/Apr/11 with Erica

led 2,4 and 6. Great day, tick city though.
abbeywall - AltLd rpt - 21/Apr/11

Very enjoyable. Crux is fun!
Liam Ingram - Lead O/S - 09/Apr/11 with Clement

Hidden - 2nd O/S - Apr/11

PAJames - 2011

adie84 - 2011

alkira - 2011

Jonathan Lagoe - UKC - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - 2011

newtonmore - 2011

DougSt - AltLd - 2011 with Al Brightman

Euan Strachan - Lead O/S - 25/Sep/10

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 04/Sep/10

tomc - 2nd - 04/Sep/10

P1,4
D_Wills - AltLd - 02/Sep/10

Led pitches 1, 3 (a cheval) & 5. Wet streaks on the 5th resulted in a bit of scarting about from my feet.
niallk - AltLd O/S - 29/Aug/10 with Pam

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 29/Aug/10

Hidden - AltLd dnf - 26/Aug/10

first route on the slabs. brilliant!
cogg13 - AltLd O/S - 08/Aug/10 with dave dytch

henning82 - AltLd O/S - 25/Jul/10

Had a bit of trouble with route finding on pitch 4: started off the wrong ledge (the wee one above the horizontal crack) which led to the wrong groove.
johannes - AltLd - 25/Jul/10

Pitch 1-4, rope fall on pitch 1.
Andrew Lester - AltLd O/S - 17/Jul/10

Gemma *G* - 2nd - Jul/10

Hidden - Lead - Jul/10

The hold on the crux pull over has gone but it'll still go clean using a different approach. Possibly 5a though now...
Craig Geddes - Lead O/S - 21/Jun/10 with Gemma *G*

jamiefoxen - Lead O/S - 20/Jun/10 with paul allan

Hidden - 2nd - 19/Jun/10

Ice Spider - AltLd - 19/Jun/10 with Tony Barton

JRae - AltLd O/S - 18/Jun/10 with Ben S

We climbed in midge nets, added a grade at least.
mikemartin - AltLd - 10/Jun/10

jack_eadie - AltLd - 10/Jun/10

Overlap is simple if you can jam. Cracks was crux. Great route in sunshine and no midges.
ill_bill - 2nd - 07/Jun/10 with Peter Collins

pitches 2 and 5
amy - AltLd - 06/Jun/10 with will_he_fall

Derek Graham - AltLd - 03/Jun/10 with Graeme

Hidden - AltLd - Jun/10

blouise - AltLd - Jun/10 with Liz Mittel

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Jun/10

Rick Ashton - AltLd - 31/May/10 with Iain Maccallum, Peter McCallum

stimpey - AltLd O/S - 30/May/10 with Pete, Davina

petegunn - AltLd - 30/May/10 with Davina & Steve

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 30/May/10

Lead p2, 4 & 6; great route, lovely weather and hardly a midgie in sight. Overlap move is indeed awkward for the short!
isi_o - AltLd O/S - 25/May/10 with Lorenzo

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 24/May/10

led P1,3 & 5. Good to get back to Etive after an absence of many years!
Pete Nugent - AltLd - 24/May/10 with Geoff Lowe

haha the crux move is hilarious! I had to back off it on lead, couldnae get me leg over!
iceicebaby - AltLd - 22/May/10 with Sam Wood

hexcentric - Lead O/S - 20/May/10 with jimmy savill

Hidden - 10/May/10

Led pitches 1,3 and 5. Absolutely brilliant rock and situation, the crux move on pitch 3 is a belter, so much fun. Highly recommend!
John 'B' Hutchinson - AltLd O/S - 09/May/10 with Charles Hutchinson

Hidden - 02/May/10

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 16/Apr/10

Hidden - AltLd - 16/Apr/10

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 12/Apr/10

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

philboy - AltLd - 11/Apr/10 with matt g

karinh - AltLd - 11/Apr/10 with Graeme

GraemeDiack - AltLd β - 10/Apr/10 with Karin Helwig

colinthrelfall - 2010

Hidden - 2010

karl - 1,3,5 me - 2,4,6
Mike_Gannon - AltLd O/S - 17/Oct/09

khartwig - Lead O/S - 17/Oct/09 with Mike_Gannon

rain, climbed in wet abbed off 4th pitch
erinbastian - Lead dog - 26/Sep/09

Hidden - AltLd - 18/Sep/09

Hidden - Solo O/S - 18/Sep/09

AlexD - AltLd O/S - 14/Sep/09 with joeurwin

led pitches 1,3 & 5. Beginning of 3 was crux of the route. I'm glad I'm tall! overhead hand-jam and some flailing overcame it. Attacked by midges on pitch 5, gave up on gear and ran up the slab. Brilliant climb, would like to come back and try some of the HVSs.
joeurwin - AltLd O/S - 14/Sep/09 with alex

Fantastic climb. Really enjoyed this one!
Chris wilson - AltLd O/S - 13/Sep/09 with Allan

Fantastic. really wish my head was ok for a lead.shouldnt of had last 3 pints .
cooper leek - 2nd - 13/Sep/09 with donk

Superb climb. Brilliant crag too.
donkster - Lead O/S - 13/Sep/09 with ben

Hidden - AltLd dnf - Sep/09

sebrider - AltLd O/S - 11/Jul/09 with Dan Walker

PMCV - AltLd - 10/Jul/09 with Mark

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 11/Jun/09

led 3rd and 6th pitch
Steven Andrews - AltLd O/S - 10/Jun/09 with Steve

benclimbing - AltLd O/S - 10/Jun/09 with Lorenzo Antolovi

Lead pitches 1,3&5. First multi pitch, and itching for more. Great friction climbing in a fantastic location.
belaymonkey - AltLd O/S - 07/Jun/09 with Misha, Lorraine

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 04/Jun/09

Lead 1st, 3rd and 5th.
Will Hunt - AltLd O/S - 04/Jun/09 with David Smith

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

John Pickles - AltLd O/S - 30/May/09 with Zac Poulton/Sarah Bailey

Lead second and sixth pitches. First outdoor multi pitch and trad lead so had a baby when setting off into the wilderness. Good times.
tyler836 - AltLd O/S - 28/May/09 with Richard Clarke

Met Erick in the carpark at the bottom at 7am. swapped Tea for Pan au choc ! Overlap much easier if you just go for it and thrutch over with your right knee/leg
Robert Watts - AltLd - 22/May/09 with Graeme R

groovypiper - Lead O/S - 20/Apr/09 with Erika

I lead pitches 2,4 and 6. Had to aid the crux on pitch 3 - just not quite tall enough...actually I think it's harder as a second as the ropes get in the way. Ah, excuses - got 'em all covered ;-)
MelH - AltLd - 18/Apr/09 with A

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 18/Apr/09

Stewart B - AltLd - 18/Apr/09 with BL n' CE

Very nice granite slab. Most people belly flop on the 5a overlap move. Bit of wet streaks in places. Nice climb spoilt by the top lousy VDiff pitch.
Skinny Kin - AltLd O/S - 13/Apr/09 with Robin Sillem, Joe Nunn

Pitch 4 slightly wet, good climbing
lelaitcondense - AltLd O/S - 19/Mar/09

Dougie Harvey - Lead O/S - 19/Mar/09 with Milky

dj_brigham05 - AltLd O/S - 18/Mar/09 with Pete Abernethy

lead pitches 2,4,6 first multipitch amazing!!
pete87abs - AltLd O/S - 18/Mar/09 with Dave Brigham

Jamie Simpson - 2009 with Andy Munro

Jamie Simpson - 2009

jess - AltLd O/S - 2009 with martin

windy100 - 2009

Chris M - 2009

andyandy - AltLd - 23/Aug/08 with Martin

mikemartin - AltLd - 18/Aug/08

Hidden - AltLd - 20/Jul/08

Hidden - AltLd - 20/Jul/08

david0811 - AltLd O/S - 13/Jul/08 with Mark Reid

Hidden - 2nd - 06/Jun/08

Hidden - AltLd - 01/Jun/08

Hidden - AltLd - Jun/08

adw07 - AltLd O/S - 29/May/08 with Mark Jarvie

Aided the overlap. Pitch 4 brilliant.
Rog Wilko - AltLd - 27/May/08 with Bernie Jordan

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 26/May/08

easy for the grade.
mulletcocktail2000 - AltLd O/S - 24/May/08 with paul

Hidden - AltLd - 24/May/08

Paulww - AltLd O/S - 24/May/08 with Ryan

E1 direct start
mikecopp - Lead O/S - 20/May/08 with Dan Currie

Hidden - AltLd - 20/May/08

Hidden - AltLd dog - 18/May/08

Ed Babs - AltLd O/S - 13/May/08 with Roy Thomas, Lee Mercer

Excellent climb with a good move over the break leading to a great traverse in the centre section.
clipskipper - AltLd O/S - 13/May/08 with Ed Babington, Roy Thomas

Hidden - AltLd - 10/May/08

Lead 2, 4 & 6 ... plenty of gear and more varied climbing compared to the harder slab climbs. Pitch 3 'crux' is more awkward than hard, basically jam your left hand/fingers in as far you can, palm down with right and then 'hump' your way up :) .. found pitch 4 to be the technical crux.
Adam1973 - AltLd O/S - 09/May/08 with Big Ian

sneaks - 07/May/08 with Gibby

Hidden - Lead dnf - 05/May/08

Hidden - AltLd O/S - May/08

george lead all the harder pitches i led the 2nd and final, lovely day too.
andrew sandercock - AltLd O/S - May/08 with dodfoster

dodfoster - AltLd O/S - May/08 with andrew sandercock

Hidden - AltLd O/S - May/08

Lawrie Brand - AltLd O/S - 21/Apr/08 with Pete Hart

James Prowse - AltLd O/S - 20/Apr/08 with Paul Matthews

Amazing!! beautiful sunny april day then hitched all the way back to edinburgh in less then 5hrs including a pub meal and a couple of doobies!
Neil Mackenzie - AltLd O/S - 20/Apr/08 with Andy

Raced up it this time, still awesome.
andymoin - AltLd - 20/Apr/08 with Neil Mackenzie

Neil Pacey - Lead O/S - 19/Apr/08 with Tanya Savage

great route, scary crux - requires rope protector! knees and elbows useful too
Tanya Savage - 2nd - 19/Apr/08 with Neil Pacey

hotmonkey1 - 2nd β - 09/Apr/08

jfmchivall - Apr/08 with Nathan White

Great climb! Amazing view!
R0bbie - Lead O/S - 17/Feb/08 with Johnny Miller

sgl - AltLd O/S - 17/Feb/08 with helena

Russ82 - 2008

Very enjoyable climbing. The crux is awkward so not a good one to take beginners on.
PeteH - AltLd O/S - 2008 with Lawrie Brand

TrollJester - AltLd O/S - 2008 with VARIOUS Throughout 80's+90's

Dr Toph - AltLd O/S - 2008 with Ally Hill

1st,3rd,5th pitchs. Good route but maybe not 3* climbing but 3* for the location. If you can jam and belly flop the crux is a very safe 4c.
Zoomer - AltLd - 29/Sep/07 with M Barwick

HIGHTOWER - AltLd β - 29/Sep/07 with Heavy, Rhys

Awsome move over the overlap on pitch 3. Loved the whole route
Alexander123 - AltLd O/S - 23/Aug/07 with Nicholas Watt

Watty - AltLd O/S - 22/Aug/07 with A.Watt

twright180 - Lead O/S - 19/Aug/07 with Anna Dews

gaz.marshall - Lead O/S - 16/Jun/07 with Eddie

ed woods - 16/Jun/07 with Marshall

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 14/Jun/07

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 14/Jun/07

joe king - Lead - 10/Jun/07 with Rose

Rosey Posey - 2nd O/S - 10/Jun/07 with Paul

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 05/May/07

Lead second and Fifth pitch. Fell off after going wrong way up an E1 at the start of the second pitch! Ouch.
thebat - AltLd O/S - 05/May/07 with Ontour

Nice route, great rock.
Ram MkiV - AltLd O/S - 13/Apr/07 with Reptillian

Quite easy except for the awkward udge.
decs - AltLd O/S - 04/Apr/07 with Bart

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 04/Apr/07

Led pitches 2, 4 and 6.
Luke Kelly - AltLd O/S - 02/Apr/07 with Carl Reilly

Hidden - AltLd - 02/Apr/07

timothee - AltLd - Apr/07

Ken Applegate - AltLd - 28/Mar/07 with Dave Kirby

abbeywall - AltLd - Mar/07

Boistelle - 2nd O/S - 06/Feb/07 with Henry Castle

Brilliant climb, my first multi-pitch and my first VS.
thebrookster - 2nd O/S - 2007

alan wilson - 2007

fishyheid - 2007

vinders - Lead - 2007

figfour - Lead - 2007

Hidden - Lead - 2007

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 16/Sep/06

Stuart S - AltLd O/S - 16/Sep/06 with Amanda Lyons

Hidden - AltLd - 12/Sep/06

TH 2nd & 4th
thomasholyoak - AltLd O/S - Sep/06 with DS

dan cowley - AltLd O/S - 13/Aug/06 with John Maguire

jamestheyip - AltLd O/S - 02/Aug/06 with Miguel Ciriza, Garry Hugh

Hidden - AltLd - 21/Jul/06

Hidden - Lead O/S - 13/Jul/06

smollett - Lead O/S - Jul/06 with Francis blunt

Hidden - AltLd - 13/Jun/06

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

Probably 4-5 ascents over the years. One of the best VS's anywhere. the overlap is always fun but is safe with a nut above your head.
brianrunner - Jun/06 with martina

barney_edin - AltLd - 31/May/06 with Tim

pigeonjim - Lead O/S - 13/May/06 with Mark

McKenna - 2nd - 13/May/06 with James M

Ace climb, went a bit off route and climbed a hard variation of the first pitch of "The Pause" by mistake. 3rd pitch (over the bottom over hang) was the best, second top pitch (up run out crack) was wet, full of dirt and scary. Iím hungry for more bring, on "Hammer"!
andymoin - AltLd O/S - 06/May/06 with Peyoter

Novice - AltLd - May/06

Excellent, I got the crux and it's the first time I've heel-hooked on a VS. Lead in 2.5 hours.
Fultonius - AltLd O/S - 29/Apr/06 with Andy Inglis

andyinglis - AltLd - 29/Apr/06 with Ally Fulton

Hoyes - Lead O/S - 29/Apr/06 with Rachel B

James lead all of it. The start of the breakages...
Batt - 2nd - Apr/06 with James Hoyes

westaway - Lead O/S - Apr/06

jim robertson - 2006

john irving - 2006

mikelaing - 2006

A bit over-rated I though - nice enough but not good enough to warrant its reputation. Hammer was much better.
Neil Adams - Lead O/S - 2006 with Elizabeth

dangates - Lead - 2006 with Robin Torrie

Tenko - 2006

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 2006

French Erick - AltLd O/S - 2006 with Rob Watts

steveP - AltLd O/S - 03/Sep/05 with Simon Flower

Hidden - AltLd - 07/Aug/05

david morse - AltLd - Aug/05 with rampant

AnTeallach - 24/Jul/05 with Roy Stark

Iain Thomson - 2nd - Jul/05 with Sarah and James

morbh - 2nd - 11/Jun/05 with Colin

aennis - 2nd - 09/Jun/05 with Colm Ennis

ZA - Jun/05 with UWCM CC

Lead by climbing instructor
Malcolm Auchie - 2nd - 17/May/05 with Kevin Rutherford

Hidden - Lead - May/05

Met two guys on their first outdoor route! Had to teach them how to ab off!
arose - Lead - May/05 with Jim Fenn

Hidden - AltLd - 24/Apr/05

Chris L Hill - AltLd O/S - Apr/05 with Stuart Shaw

CurlyStevo - AltLd - 2005

akhughes - AltLd - 2005

Captain Solo - Lead - 14/Aug/04 with Karen

R2D2 - Lead O/S - 02/Aug/04 with Duncan

Hidden - AltLd - Jun/04

Stuart Macfarlane - AltLd - 23/May/04 with Helen

Hidden - AltLd - 23/May/04

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2004

Hidden - AltLd - 2004

Hidden - AltLd - 2004

zero six - Lead O/S - 2004

Midges
Richard Weller - Lead - 10/Aug/03 with Jonathan Woodhouse

richardlong78 - AltLd - 05/Jul/03 with Tim Sugars

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jul/03

Hidden - AltLd rpt - Jun/03

dannyboy83 - AltLd O/S - May/03 with Dad, Will Barbour

Hidden - Lead - May/03

Yourlead - AltLd - 18/Apr/03 with Raymond Simpson

Stuart Macfarlane - AltLd - 12/Apr/03 with Laura

Didn't enjoy this much. Worrying for two!
Jon Read - Lead - Apr/03 with Debs

Hidden - AltLd rpt - Apr/03

Hidden - AltLd - 23/Mar/03

jamie ward - AltLd O/S - 13/Mar/03 with Shaun Blower

steveP - AltLd O/S - Mar/03 with Paul Rowlands

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 2003

BRUCESTRAC - 2003 with Chris Cracknell,Various

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Oct/02

dave o - AltLd O/S - 22/Sep/02 with John Elgie

Hidden - 2002

Led all pitches with Chris.
stugreen75 - Lead O/S - 2002 with Chris

Daniel Armitage - AltLd O/S - Jul/01 with Charlotte Armitage

Led last pitch
DundeeDave - 2nd - 23/Jun/01 with Keith Wilkinson, Ben Hughes

Dave Kerr - AltLd - 15/May/01 with Karl Atherton

Hidden - Lead - May/01

jim.macp - 01/Dec/00

Hidden - AltLd - 27/May/00

Excellent introduction to the delights of the Etive Slabs. A fine 6 pitch route with adequate protection, the third and fourth pitches being the highlight. Take care on the descent not to dislodge loose stones on other climbers.
220bpm - Lead O/S - 06/May/00 with Snowboarder

snowboarder - 2nd - 06/May/00 with Mark

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2000

graeme gatherer - 2000

steve prior - AltLd - Aug/99 with Roz C

Was in a mood cos there was too much slime on The Long Reach so only allowed ourselves RPs on the crux pitches! Exciting!
Chad123 - AltLd O/S - 1999

Karl lead with no problems, I had to frig up on sling at the crux, belly being in the way of flexibilityX!
the abmmc - 2nd dog - 1999 with Karl Rowe

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/Sep/98

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Sep/98

Jamie B - AltLd - Aug/98 with Pete Morgan

Le Chevalier Mal Fet - AltLd - Jul/98 with Richard Bower

Le Chevalier Mal Fet - AltLd - Jun/98 with Richard Bower

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 16/May/98

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 31/Jul/97

BobbyMotherwell - Lead O/S - Apr/97 with Danny Attwater, Colin Donnelly, Eric Horne

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 1997

Duncan I - AltLd - 1997

mikelaing - AltLd - 1997

Hidden - 1997

Hidden - 1997

Scott_vzr - 2nd - Jul/96 with Magnus

luckyjim - AltLd - Jul/96 with A Cameron

Led 2,4&6
Iain Thow - AltLd - 22/Jun/96 with Jeff (NZ)

biggianthead - 15/Sep/94 with C

Evoman - Jun/94 with Kev T

whispering nic - May/94 with lionel

Cold and frosty, Alan in big boots, me with rope, no harness, minimal gear on route
Neil Henderson - Lead O/S - Feb/94 with Alan Dorward

Yourlead - Lead - 30/Aug/93 with Ric Gregory

Tom V - AltLd - 02/Jun/93 with Glenn Watson

Neil Henderson - AltLd - May/93 with Billy webster

Tom V - 1993

Hidden - Lead - 16/May/92

Hidden - AltLd - 04/Sep/91

Hidden - Lead O/S - May/91

babymoac - Lead - 31/Mar/91 with MTW

michael burrows - AltLd O/S - 22/May/90 with brian jones

Hidden - AltLd - 1990

graham lawrie - Lead O/S - 1990

Steve Lenartowicz - 1990

David Smith - 1990

Raggar - AltLd - 1990 with Guy C, Chris B

Paula Hamilton-Gibson - Solo - 07/May/88

Hidden - Solo - May/88

amcleish - 1988

rogerskews - 23/May/87 with Steve Walker

Neil Henderson - AltLd - 17/May/87 with Martin McLoughlin

Bruce Kerr - Lead - 04/Oct/86 with Alison Clarke

Neil Henderson - Lead O/S - Oct/86 with Andrew Hyslop

Moses - AltLd O/S - 20/Aug/86

Neil Henderson - Lead O/S - Jul/86 with Martin McLoughlin

neilh - AltLd - 27/Feb/85

mark mcgowan01 - 1984

Hidden - Lead - Jun/80

Paula Hamilton-Gibson - Solo - May/80

Chris Craggs - 1980

Soloed a number of times including a very spartan ascent with nothing but a chalk bag and rock boots.
Lone Rider - Solo rpt - 1980

Chris Craggs - 1980

Nigel Bond - Lead - 27/May/79 with Martin Crosby

Got most of way up this,but went off route,and pulled a block off,fell 30ft onto slab,well done Paul for holding my fall with round the waste belay!Abbed off and crawled crab like back to camp.Had a badly sprained ankle,(had X-ray as it had swelled to twice the size)Missed a week of climbing on skye!
mike bridges - Lead dnf - Aug/77 with Paul Goodliffe

neil3965 - Lead - Jul/77 with Julie Blythe

Pedro50 - AltLd O/S - 28/Jun/77 with Peter Douglas

Lord of Starkness - Lead - Apr/77 with Stu Ely

tapley - AltLd - 19/Apr/76 with John Sumner

Easiest route on the Slabs!
Sean Kelly - May/75 with Gavin Anderson

pneame - AltLd O/S - 1973 with Eric Holligan

mikej - Lead - 04/Aug/72 with E, Mike Mason

Hidden - Solo - 21/Aug/71

Paul Clarke - 1971 with Dave Sharples

Dave Musgrove - AltLd - 03/Jun/68 with Bob Knapton

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