plain kitten - 2015
Lovely, runout but not too hard. Seepage on P1 led to a heathery diversion, but otherwise in perfect condition.
Think the two 'small trees' mentioned in Latter's description are no more, the only remaining one is part way up P2, which is confusing. Also take care of the block at the top of the last corner, it has some movement in it..
Dr Toph - Lead O/S - 15/Sep/14 with Emily
As good as it gets.
lukehunt - 23/Jul/14 with Doug
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 22/Jul/14
colin.morrison - AltLd O/S - 19/Jun/14 with Ewan L
Slab climbing Nirvana!
Captain Solo - AltLd - 19/Jun/14 with Colin M
Hidden - AltLd rpt - 24/May/14
Little AndyH - AltLd O/S - 24/May/14
arose - Lead - 16/May/14 with Hannah Francis
Tightsgirl - 2nd - 16/May/14 with Ali Rose
climbed 3 pitches then abed of due to wet
cc_10 - AltLd dnf - 25/Apr/14 with jamie wilson
A few damp patches, amazing route
Tim Hamlet - AltLd - 21/Apr/14
Bob - 2014
mike mo - 2014
LHumble - 2014
Hidden - 2nd - 2014
Great climbing. Found it pretty easy, although on P5 went too far left and ended up on sketchy friction climbing on a blank slab, desperately trying to get back right to the groove. 20 metres above the belay with 2 shit pieces of gear both feet slipped; as I fell I managed to lunge for a crimp off right and caught it. Terrifying. Lovely top vertical corner pitch. Horrendous wet dark descent.
Edvenables - Lead O/S - 29/Sep/13 with anne peale
Led P2,4,6. Stunning line.
annep11 - AltLd O/S - 29/Sep/13 with Ed Venables
Fantastic route! Slightly slimey first pitch prepared me for the crux, though I thought that was the safest part!
Craig Holden - AltLd O/S - 29/Sep/13 with Callum Irvine
SarahA - 2nd - 09/Jun/13
Little AndyH - AltLd O/S - 09/Jun/13
John 'B' Hutchinson - AltLd O/S - 08/Jun/13 with Stewart Rattray
I led odd pitches
Apharri - AltLd O/S - 26/May/13 with Dave Wharton
Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/May/13
captain - 2013
Hidden - 2013
Hidden - 2013
scotclimb - Lead O/S - 03/Jun/12 with Danny Laing
cuthill76 - Lead - 03/Jun/12
Hidden - AltLd - 03/Jun/12
Led P2 & P5. Graeme led the excellent third pitch.
Jim Slater - AltLd O/S - 02/Jun/12 with Graeme Hammond, Mike Tutt
Fantastic afternoon and great introduction to Scotland. Led pitch 3 (spicy excellent crux pitch) and 6. This route makes 3 pebble slab look rather shit and over hyped.
Graeme Hammond - AltLd O/S - 02/Jun/12 with Mike Tutt, Jim
Robin Woodward - Lead - Jun/12
An absolute belter! I felt like a cat. The traverse on pitch 3 was beautiful.
Alex the Alex - AltLd O/S - Jun/12
y2keable - AltLd O/S - 29/May/12 with John
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 27/May/12
glenngordon - Lead O/S - 27/May/12 with tamsin gay
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 03/May/12
Even better the second time around! Video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EEljJ3Kz6yk&feature=plcp
Lawrie Brand - AltLd rpt - 26/Mar/12 with John Chivall
jfmchivall - AltLd O/S - 26/Mar/12 with Lawrie Brand
Hidden - 2012
Hidden - 2012
Hidden - 2012
Hidden - 2012
m dunn - 2012
barney_edin - AltLd - 30/Jul/11
nia - AltLd O/S - 30/Jul/11 with harry
Exodus - AltLd O/S - 03/Jul/11 with Will Sim, Timmy
goi.ashmore - Lead O/S - 04/May/11 with Roy Thomas
some unbeliveably good pitches!
Ginger McGrath - AltLd O/S - 02/May/11 with phil emerson
Our second route of the day, my toes were in excruciating pain on the final pitches.Still an awesome route though.
Sean Bell - AltLd - 02/May/11 with Scott Elliott, James Dunn
mhairi thorburn - AltLd O/S - 29/Apr/11 with buzby
Sam led odd numbered pitches.
gjd - AltLd O/S - 22/Apr/11 with Sam Burns
Phil Emerson - Lead - Mar/11
Hidden - 2011
adie84 - 2011
Hidden - 2011
Hidden - 2011
Hidden - 2011
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 16/Oct/10
Hidden - 2nd - 10/Oct/10
Hidden - Lead - 10/Oct/10
Led pitches 1-6, including an exciting direct variation of P4&5.
shugsan - Lead O/S - 26/Sep/10 with Hannah
Hidden - 2nd - 26/Sep/10
led 2, 4, 6. Slipped off seconding the downwards traverse into the crevasse on p3. For p4, the guidebook description was a bit confusing - where it says "faint line of cracks" after the 3m right traverse, it's more like a rut which goes a little way up, but finishes well before the overlap (behind which is the belay). You can then either head straight up the slab, or traverse left to another faint short groove which takes you a little higher before you have to move up the blank slab for a few moves to the overlap, and traverse round to the right to find the belay.
KeithAlexander - AltLd O/S - 04/Sep/10 with Graeme Diack
Definitely deserves E1, it would catch a lot of people off guard if downgraded to HVS, unless they had gecko feet of course.
GraemeDiack - AltLd O/S - 04/Sep/10 with Keith Alexander
Hidden - AltLd - 08/Aug/10
Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/Jun/10
Hidden - 2nd - 16/Jun/10
Midges attacked relentlessly during p's 1, 2 and 5,6! Basically take some Avon as well as micro-cams and RPs! Fantastic route and situations as usual (when in the breeze)!
simon_D - AltLd O/S - 06/Jun/10 with Alex
R0bbie - AltLd O/S - 05/Jun/10 with Rob Johnson, Taba
Hidden - AltLd O/S - Jun/10
stimpey - AltLd O/S - 31/May/10 with Pete, Davina
petegunn - AltLd - 31/May/10 with Davina & Steve
Absolutely amazing, led all route for a full experience :)
sebrider - Lead O/S - 30/May/10 with Chris wilson
Fantastic climb - technical climbing all the way, with no let up.
Chris wilson - 2nd - 30/May/10 with Seb
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 30/May/10
hexcentric - Lead O/S - 20/May/10 with jimmy savill
Ross Barnes - AltLd - 09/May/10 with Neil A
Not as much of a soft touch as I'd been led to believe!
Neil Adams - AltLd O/S - 09/May/10 with Ross B
jim.macp - 01/May/10
Alt leads. My start.
Hay - Lead O/S - May/10 with Lewis
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 14/Apr/10
colinthrelfall - 2010
Hidden - 2010
Lots of a fun. Hard HVS I reckon
robertmichaeladams - AltLd - 13/Sep/09 with Tom
really nice. very consistent difficulty and all incredibly enjoyable. not really e1, just fairly spaced gear at times, hardest bit well protected. last (vertical) pitch a hilarious way to finish
tomdude - AltLd - 13/Sep/09 with rob
Led 1,3,5,7. Wanted to climb this for so long and it was everything I thought it would be, technical and a bit bold, suburb rock and quality climbing. Up there with the best routes I've climbed, with every pitch giving interest especially 3 and 4 witch were both bold and technical. This route is summed up but Sean's comments on pitch 2 SUBLIME!
andymoin - AltLd O/S - 27/Jun/09 with Sean
Lead pitches 2, 4 and 6.. One of the best routes Ive climbed so far and a great intro to Etive Slabs.A lovely line full of teetery techy goodness that just gets better as you go up.MIldly run out on pitch 4 I guess but after a few words with myself I moved on. the friction is your friend
Sean Bell - AltLd O/S - 26/Jun/09 with Andy
Awesome route! Traverse into the crevasse was delicate
benclimbing - AltLd O/S - 10/Jun/09 with Lorenzo Antolovi
Superb route. All pitches interesting with some spicy moves. The last pitch is so out of character but an excellent finish. Must do route.
Alt leads my start.
jazzyjackson - AltLd O/S - 02/Jun/09 with Jimbob
Lead 2,4,6ish didnt follow guide pitches. Lots of fun! very run out in parts!
pete87abs - AltLd O/S - 31/May/09 with Dave Brigham
dj_brigham05 - AltLd O/S - 31/May/09 with Pete Abernethy
fantastic route, worth taking micro-cams and RPs, p3 is a belter! delicate!
simon_D - AltLd O/S - 31/May/09 with Euan C
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 30/May/09
John Pickles - AltLd O/S - 30/May/09 with Zac Poulton
French Erick - AltLd O/S - 14/May/09 with Alex Heude
mike71 - Lead O/S - May/09 with robbie
Hidden - AltLd dnf - 28/Apr/09
Hidden - AltLd - 28/Apr/09
mikemartin - AltLd - 17/Apr/09
joe larner - AltLd O/S - 17/Apr/09
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 16/Apr/09
Fantastic intro to granite slab "friction for feet" climbing. lead 2 4 and 6 with duncan doing the hard bits on 1 3 and 5 :-)
rallymania - AltLd O/S - 16/Apr/09 with Duncan
Fantastic route! Led pitches 2,4 and 6.
Ken Applegate - AltLd - 03/Apr/09 with Alex Wheldon
vinders - AltLd O/S - 19/Mar/09 with Jamie
jaybob - AltLd rpt - Mar/09 with vinders
Valdres Fjellguider - 2009 with Andy Munro
windy100 - 2009
Hidden - AltLd - 26/Jul/08
D.Russell - AltLd - 26/Jul/08 with Adam
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 07/Jun/08
fantastic route with interesting climbing all the way. pitch 4 and 5 more in the area of e1. almost backed off near the top of pitch 4 but thought better when my last bit of gear was 30ft below! **** all the way.
mulletcocktail2000 - AltLd O/S - 25/May/08 with paul
Paulww - AltLd O/S - 25/May/08 with Ryan
Hidden - AltLd - 25/May/08
mikecopp - Lead O/S - 20/May/08 with Dan Currie
Hidden - AltLd - 20/May/08
martrin - Lead - 10/May/08 with Sarah Kekus
Hidden - 2nd - 10/May/08
westaway - Lead O/S - May/08
Hidden - Lead O/S - 2008
TrollJester - AltLd O/S - 2008 with VARIOUS Throughout 80's+90's
One wee slip on the traverse pitch.. lead all pitches
Lawrie Brand - Lead - 23/Aug/07 with Laura Arena
Seepage on crux (third) pitch, fell and retreated
tommargin - AltLd dnf - Aug/07
jonnie3430 - AltLd O/S - 12/Jun/07 with Fraser
pete dd - AltLd dnf - Jun/07 with Iain Swan
Hidden - AltLd dnf - Jun/07
joe king - AltLd - 27/May/07 with simon ringrose
outstanding climb, not too run out either.
French Erick - AltLd O/S - 29/Apr/07 with Claire Fennell
I led pitches 2,4,6 & 7
JLS - AltLd O/S - 28/Apr/07 with Gavin R.
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 14/Apr/07
alan wilson - 2007
figfour - Lead - 2007
Hidden - 2nd - 12/Sep/06
Could the people in front of us actually have gone any slower!
reg_measures - AltLd O/S - 30/Apr/06 with timmy elson
Hidden - AltLd - 29/Apr/06
fireman_al - Lead O/S - Mar/06 with Paul McDonald
jim robertson - 2006
john irving - 2006
peter fetlar - 2006 with Andy long
dangates - 2006 with Tim Darlow
Tenko - 2006
steveP - Lead O/S - 03/Sep/05 with Simon Flower
david morse - Lead - Aug/05 with rampant
buzby78 - Lead - 23/Jun/05
dave o - Lead O/S - May/05 with Julia H
Hidden - 2nd O/S - May/05
akhughes - AltLd - 2005
Hidden - AltLd O/S - Jun/04
Fultonius - AltLd O/S - 2004 with Marcus Bean
Watched Humble get the fear on the run out slab pitch as him and Huw followed us. I led most pitches in the end...
Chad123 - AltLd - 2004 with Elika
Hidden - AltLd - 2004
Hidden - AltLd - 2004
have been up the pause 3 times. one of my favourite climbs ever! The traverse on guidebook pitch 3 is 5b but well protected. I have belayed short of this at swastika under the overlap (making the traverse pitch 4) which makes it easier to communicate on the traverse.
the pitch after is easier at 5a, but the route isn't obvious at the top and its a bit runout. from then on its just good fun. brilliant!
brianrunner - AltLd - May/03 with martina
Hidden - 2nd - Apr/03
w. Richard + John
stugreen75 - Lead - 2002 with Richard & John
Gudge - AltLd O/S - 2002 with Gareth Hughes
Hidden - AltLd - 2000
bullybones - 2000
graeme gatherer - 2000
kjbix - AltLd - 1999 with Spike
Hidden - AltLd - Oct/98
Dan got quite scared on the run out pitches
phardman - Lead O/S - 24/May/97 with Dr Dan
Hidden - AltLd - 15/Apr/97
Duncan I - AltLd - 1997
Hidden - 1995
One of the best routes anywhere. Done as a stop-off on the way to Skye because an overturned Caberboard lorry blocked the A82.
alan moore - 1994
Tom V - AltLd - 03/Jun/93 with Glenn Watson
Tom V - 1993
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 16/May/92
tlr - AltLd - 21/Aug/91
graham lawrie - Lead O/S - 1990
David Smith - 1990
Hidden - AltLd - 1989
Done before! Took low route into crevasse.
Lone Rider - Solo - 04/May/85
tapley - 2nd - 04/May/84 with John Sumner
mark mcgowan01 - 1984
Led a few times over the years.
Lone Rider - AltLd O/S - 1980
Soloed a few times
Lone Rider - Solo rpt - 1980
Chris Craggs - 1980
Bruce Kerr - AltLd - 27/May/79 with Frank Hughes
neil3965 - AltLd - May/79 with Doug Hall
Paula Hamilton-Gibson - Lead O/S - May/79 with Alan Walmsley
Hidden - AltLd - 17/Apr/79
pneame - 15/Sep/76 with Pete Minks, Jim Fairgrieve
No sticky rubber soles on our boots!
Sean Kelly - AltLd - May/75 with Alf Gleadhell
Hidden - AltLd - 15/Sep/68