Please exercise caution climbing the first pitch 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) Several of the flakes have been damaged on the first pitch slab, not sure whether the grade remains

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joe.91 17/Oct AltLd O/S

Awesome! Well worth the wait, had the crux pitch which really was faith in friction!

jonnie3430 17/Oct AltLd rpt
with Misha
mishabruml 17/Oct -

Jonnie led p1+2 together then swung leads after that. Taps aff in October?! Quality day. The "pause" crux was scary but had a slab-epiphony half way through it and then it became really fun... best belay ever after that! Fell off leading the steep corner pitch (superb), got it in a oner after a wee rest

with jonnie
Little AndyH 17/Oct AltLd
with joe.91
Hidden 16/Oct AltLd O/S
tom.e 03/Oct AltLd O/S
with Danny
Hidden 19/Sep AltLd
newtonmore 03/Sep AltLd
Hidden 03/Sep AltLd
Hidden 23/Aug Lead O/S
MightyStew 18/Aug AltLd O/S

Some goodies waiting at the 4th belay for someone!

sebbi30 18/Aug AltLd O/S

smidge was the most important piece of gear

james1978 09/Jul AltLd dnf

Lead the first 3 pitches,backed off the easy 4th because of uncertainty about route description and finished up spartan slabs.

with pam
elliptic 14/Jun AltLd
with Tom R.
EBailey 10/Apr AltLd dnf
plain kitten ??/2015 -
Dr Toph 15/Sep/14 Lead O/S

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..

with Emily
lukehunt 23/Jul/14 -

As good as it gets.

with Doug
Hidden 22/Jul/14 AltLd O/S
Hidden 19/Jun/14 AltLd O/S
Captain Solo 19/Jun/14 AltLd

Slab climbing Nirvana!

with Colin M
Hidden 24/May/14 AltLd rpt
Little AndyH 24/May/14 AltLd O/S
arose 16/May/14 Lead
Tightsgirl 16/May/14 2nd
cc_10 25/Apr/14 AltLd dnf

climbed 3 pitches then abed of due to wet

with jamie wilson
Tim Hamlet 21/Apr/14 AltLd

A few damp patches, amazing route

Bob ??/2014 -
mike mo ??/2014 -
LHumble ??/2014 Lead O/S
with David Griffin
Hidden ??/2014 2nd
matthew885 ??/2014 Lead
Edvenables 29/Sep/13 Lead O/S

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.

with anne peale
annep11 29/Sep/13 AltLd O/S

Led P2,4,6. Stunning line.

Craig Holden 29/Sep/13 AltLd O/S

Fantastic route! Slightly slimey first pitch prepared me for the crux, though I thought that was the safest part!

with Callum Irvine
SarahA 09/Jun/13 2nd
Little AndyH 09/Jun/13 AltLd O/S
John 'B' Hutchinson 08/Jun/13 AltLd O/S


with Stewart Rattray
Apharri 26/May/13 AltLd O/S

I led odd pitches

with Dave Wharton
Hidden 25/May/13 Lead O/S
captain ??/2013 -
Hidden ??/2013 -
Hidden ??/2013 -
scotclimb 03/Jun/12 Lead O/S
with Danny Laing
cuthill76 03/Jun/12 Lead


mtempest 03/Jun/12 AltLd

Led P1,P3,P5

with Mark Procter
Jim Slater 02/Jun/12 AltLd O/S

Led P2 & P5. Graeme led the excellent third pitch.

Graeme Hammond 02/Jun/12 AltLd O/S

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.

with Mike Tutt, Jim
Robin Woodward ?/Jun/12 Lead
Alex the Alex ?/Jun/12 AltLd O/S

An absolute belter! I felt like a cat. The traverse on pitch 3 was beautiful.

y2keable 29/May/12 AltLd O/S
with John
Hidden 27/May/12 AltLd O/S
glenngordon 27/May/12 Lead O/S
with tamsin gay
Hidden 03/May/12 AltLd O/S
Lawrie Brand 26/Mar/12 AltLd rpt

Even better the second time around! Video -

jfmchivall 26/Mar/12 AltLd O/S
Hidden ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 -
m dunn ??/2012 -
barney_edin 30/Jul/11 AltLd
nia 30/Jul/11 AltLd O/S
with harry
Exodus 03/Jul/11 AltLd O/S
with Will Sim, Timmy
goi.ashmore 04/May/11 Lead O/S
with Roy Thomas
Ginger McGrath 02/May/11 AltLd O/S

some unbeliveably good pitches!

with phil emerson
Sean Bell 02/May/11 AltLd

Our second route of the day, my toes were in excruciating pain on the final pitches.Still an awesome route though.

with Scott Elliott, James Dunn
mhairi thorburn 29/Apr/11 AltLd O/S
with buzby
gjd 22/Apr/11 AltLd O/S

Sam led odd numbered pitches.

with Sam Burns
Phil Emerson ?/Mar/11 Lead
Hidden ??/2011 -
adie84 ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
Hidden 16/Oct/10 AltLd O/S
Hidden 10/Oct/10 2nd
Hidden 10/Oct/10 Lead
shugsan 26/Sep/10 Lead O/S

Led pitches 1-6, including an exciting direct variation of P4&5.

with Hannah
Hidden 26/Sep/10 2nd
KeithAlexander 04/Sep/10 AltLd O/S

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.

GraemeDiack 04/Sep/10 AltLd O/S

Definitely deserves E1, it would catch a lot of people off guard if downgraded to HVS, unless they had gecko feet of course.

Hidden 08/Aug/10 AltLd
Hidden 29/Jun/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 16/Jun/10 2nd
simon_D 06/Jun/10 AltLd O/S

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)!

with Alex
R0bbie 05/Jun/10 AltLd O/S
with Rob Johnson, Taba
Hidden ?/Jun/10 AltLd O/S
stimpey 31/May/10 AltLd O/S
with Pete, Davina
petegunn 31/May/10 AltLd
with Davina & Steve
sebrider 30/May/10 Lead O/S

Absolutely amazing, led all route for a full experience :)

Hidden 30/May/10 2nd
Hidden 30/May/10 2nd O/S
hexcentric 20/May/10 Lead O/S
with jimmy savill
Ross Barnes 09/May/10 AltLd
with Neil A
Neil Adams 09/May/10 AltLd O/S

Not as much of a soft touch as I'd been led to believe!

with Ross B
jim.macp 01/May/10 -
Hay ?/May/10 Lead O/S

Alt leads. My start.

with Lewis
Hidden 14/Apr/10 AltLd O/S
colinthrelfall ??/2010 -
Hidden ??/2010 -
robertmichaeladams 13/Sep/09 AltLd

Lots of a fun. Hard HVS I reckon

with Tom
tomdude 13/Sep/09 AltLd

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

with rob
andymoin 27/Jun/09 AltLd O/S

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!

with Sean
Sean Bell 26/Jun/09 AltLd O/S

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

with Andy
benclimbing 10/Jun/09 AltLd O/S

Awesome route! Traverse into the crevasse was delicate

with Lorenzo Antolovi
jazzyjackson 02/Jun/09 AltLd O/S

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.

with Jimbob
pete87abs 31/May/09 AltLd O/S

Lead 2,4,6ish didnt follow guide pitches. Lots of fun! very run out in parts!

dj_brigham05 31/May/09 AltLd O/S
simon_D 31/May/09 AltLd O/S

fantastic route, worth taking micro-cams and RPs, p3 is a belter! delicate!

with Euan C
Hidden 30/May/09 AltLd O/S
John Pickles 30/May/09 AltLd O/S
French Erick 14/May/09 AltLd O/S
with Alex Heude
mike71 ?/May/09 Lead O/S
with robbie
Hidden 28/Apr/09 AltLd dnf
mikemartin 17/Apr/09 AltLd
joe larner 17/Apr/09 AltLd O/S
Hidden 16/Apr/09 AltLd O/S
rallymania 16/Apr/09 AltLd O/S

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 :-) wow

with Duncan
Ken Applegate 03/Apr/09 AltLd

Fantastic route! Led pitches 2,4 and 6.

with Alex Wheldon
vinders 19/Mar/09 AltLd O/S
with Jamie
jaybob ?/Mar/09 AltLd rpt

amazing route

with vinders
Jamie Simpson ??/2009 -
with Andy Munro
windy100 ??/2009 -
Hidden 26/Jul/08 AltLd
D.Russell 26/Jul/08 AltLd
with Adam
Hidden 07/Jun/08 AltLd O/S
mulletcocktail2000 25/May/08 AltLd O/S

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.

with paul
Paulww 25/May/08 AltLd O/S
with Ryan
Hidden 25/May/08 AltLd
mikecopp 20/May/08 Lead O/S
with Dan Currie
Hidden 20/May/08 AltLd
martrin 10/May/08 Lead
with Sarah Kekus
Hidden 10/May/08 2nd
westaway ?/May/08 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2008 Lead O/S
TrollJester ??/2008 AltLd O/S
with VARIOUS Throughout 80's+90's
Lawrie Brand 23/Aug/07 Lead

One wee slip on the traverse pitch.. lead all pitches

with Laura Arena
tommargin ?/Aug/07 AltLd dnf

Seepage on crux (third) pitch, fell and retreated

jonnie3430 12/Jun/07 AltLd O/S
with Fraser
pete dd ?/Jun/07 AltLd dnf

got lost!

with Iain Swan
Hidden ?/Jun/07 AltLd dnf
joe king 27/May/07 AltLd
with simon ringrose
French Erick 29/Apr/07 AltLd O/S

outstanding climb, not too run out either.

with Claire Fennell
JLS 28/Apr/07 AltLd O/S

I led pitches 2,4,6 & 7

with Gavin R.
Hidden 14/Apr/07 AltLd O/S
alan wilson ??/2007 -
figfour ??/2007 Lead
Hidden 12/Sep/06 2nd
reg_measures 30/Apr/06 AltLd O/S

Could the people in front of us actually have gone any slower!

with timmy elson
Hidden 29/Apr/06 AltLd
fireman_al ?/Mar/06 Lead O/S
with Paul McDonald
jim robertson ??/2006 -
john irving ??/2006 -
peter fetlar ??/2006 -
with Andy long
dangates ??/2006 -
with Tim Darlow
Tenko ??/2006 -
steveP 03/Sep/05 Lead O/S
with Simon Flower
david morse ?/Aug/05 Lead
with rampant
buzby78 23/Jun/05 Lead
dave o ?/May/05 Lead O/S
with Julia H
Hidden ?/May/05 2nd O/S
akhughes ??/2005 AltLd
Hidden ?/Jun/04 AltLd O/S
Fultonius ??/2004 AltLd O/S
with Marcus Bean
Chad123 ??/2004 AltLd

Watched Humble get the fear on the run out slab pitch as him and Huw followed us. I led most pitches in the end...

with Elika
Hidden ??/2004 AltLd
Hidden ??/2004 AltLd
brianrunner ?/May/03 AltLd

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!

with martina
Hidden ?/Apr/03 2nd
stugreen75 ??/2002 Lead

w. Richard + John

with Richard & John
Gudge ??/2002 AltLd O/S
konacol 01/Jul/01 AltLd
with John Kay
Rob Davies ?/Jun/00 AltLd

P1 & P2 a bit damp but P3 crux dry. Tricky route-finding and run-out higher up on P4 & P5 - may not have done correct finish

Hidden ??/2000 AltLd
bullybones ??/2000 -
graeme gatherer ??/2000 -
kjbix ??/1999 AltLd
with Spike
Hidden ?/Oct/98 AltLd
phardman 24/May/97 Lead O/S

Dan got quite scared on the run out pitches

with Dr Dan
Hidden 15/Apr/97 AltLd
Duncan I ??/1997 AltLd
Hidden ??/1995 -
alan moore ??/1994 -

One of the best routes anywhere. Done as a stop-off on the way to Skye because an overturned Caberboard lorry blocked the A82.

Tom V 03/Jun/93 AltLd
with Glenn Watson
Tom V ??/1993 -
Hidden 16/May/92 AltLd O/S
Hidden ??/1992 Lead
tlr 21/Aug/91 AltLd
pingora 05/May/90 AltLd O/S
with Nick
graham lawrie ??/1990 Lead O/S
uphillnow ??/1990 -
Hidden ??/1989 AltLd
Lone Rider 04/May/85 Solo

Done before! Took low route into crevasse.

tapley 04/May/84 2nd
with John Sumner
mark mcgowan01 ??/1984 -
Lone Rider ??/1980 AltLd O/S

Led a few times over the years.

Lone Rider ??/1980 Solo rpt

Soloed a few times

Chris Craggs ??/1980 -
Bruce Kerr 27/May/79 AltLd
with Frank Hughes
neil3965 ?/May/79 AltLd
with Doug Hall
Paula Hamilton-Gibson ?/May/79 Lead O/S
with Alan Walmsley
Hidden 17/Apr/79 AltLd
pneame 15/Sep/76 -
with Pete Minks, Jim Fairgrieve
Sean Kelly ?/May/75 AltLd

No sticky rubber soles on our boots!

with Alf Gleadhell
Hidden 15/Sep/68 AltLd
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