Swastika*** E2 6a
[Al Evans receding into the sea of rock 1970's, 2 kb]No description has been contributed for this climb.

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Photo: Al Evans receding into the sea of rock 1970's © Dave Parker (aka deesrox)
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E2 5c, aided the last pitch!
jonskippy - AltLd - 01/Oct/15 with benclimbing

Aided the final pitch. I don't think this would be E2 if you climbed it clean! Second quartz vein was a superb piece of climbing. Heart was in my mouth! As other people say, the moustache pitch was hilarious!
benclimbing - AltLd - 01/Oct/15 with jonskippy

Took four hours.
Steve Crowe - AltLd O/S - 16/May/15 with KM

plain kitten - 2015

phil64 - Lead - 2015

D.Russell - AltLd - 24/Aug/14 with Adam

Hidden - AltLd - 24/Aug/14

Tough final pitches. Awesome climb. The moustache pitch is just hilarious
Tim Hamlet - AltLd - 20/Jun/14 with Pete Nellis

Hidden - AltLd - 20/Jun/14

Hidden - AltLd - 02/May/14

mike mo - 2014

tom.e - 26/May/13 with Malcolm

Fab day, hot sunny midgeless. Led P1,3,5,6,7. Thought P1 closer to 5b and bold. Loved the second 'quartz vein' (looks like feldspar to me)pitch, 30m and no gear :-)P6 seemed desparate even at 5c, getting late and Helen tired so had to frig it. P7 felt fr 6c - 7a?First peg fell in half as I clipped it - eek! Many points of aid used as now very late. Missed exit path and did a pitch of vertical heather, got down in the dark. Fun fun fun.
philhilo - AltLd - 25/May/13 with Helen E

Hidden - Apr/13

Pete Rigby - AltLd dnf - 02/Jun/12 with Kelli Roberts

kelliroberts3 - AltLd dnf - 01/Jun/12 with Peter Rigby

Hidden - AltLd β - 27/May/12

Johann - AltLd dog - 2012 with Alex Wheeldon

Hidden - 2012

alasdair19 - 2012

Johann - 2012

Hidden - 2012

Steven Carter - Lead O/S - 2012

Exodus - AltLd O/S - 03/Jul/11 with Will Sim, Timmy

jim.macp - 01/May/11

Top half of top corner v.wet so bailed, re-match required as it is a magnificant finish...a great route.
simon_D - AltLd - 27/Mar/11 with Alex

Hidden - 2011

alkira - 2011

Glenn Sutcliffe - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Dan Mckinlay - 2011

Fell a couple of the times leading the last pitch, but managed the moves without aid eventually. Great day out!
AndyL - AltLd dog - 25/Sep/10 with Jamie Foxen

Proper clasic run out slab climbing with silly traverses. Fell on second overlap and top pitch.
jamiefoxen - AltLd dog - 25/Sep/10 with Andy Latham

Awesome slab-age, led 1,3,5, and used loads of aid on the last pitch. Interesting and pretty run out climb in places. Keen to get on some more etive e2s. The pause was harder and nicer i reckon.
andymoin - AltLd O/S - 19/Jun/10 with Mark Jarvie

A little aid may have been deployed on the top pitch
Lawrie Brand - AltLd - 08/May/10 with Dougie Harvey

ultimate struggle with pitches 7 & 8, aid was used :)
Dougie Harvey - AltLd - 08/May/10 with Lawrie Brand

Led P4,6,7,8. All free on the lead. The last pitch is well hard for E2. Would definitely get E3 if not for the piton runners. Lovely climbing but a bit of a meandering line..
Dr Toph - AltLd O/S - 16/Apr/10 with Francis, Ed

I wouldhttp://www.ukclimbing.com/logbook/addlog.html?climb=458# give pitch 7 6a rather than 5c and climbing it free cannot be less than hard E3, even with plenty of pitons on the last pitch. This does not detract from a stunning climb however. It just makes it the biggest sandbag I've ever climbed (and I mean that).
henwardian - 2nd dog - 16/Apr/10 with Fran Coles, Topher

Hidden - 2010

aided pitch 8 (6a)cool climb.
pete87abs - AltLd dog - 17/Oct/09 with magnus

Awsome route. Wet in places. Several points of aid on last pitch.
alex_arthur - AltLd dog - 17/Oct/09 with Pete Abernethy

5c pitch is v tricky 'one move' and last pitch pretty strenuous. Physically harder than most E3's and many E4's!
westaway - Lead O/S - 11/Jul/09

Hidden - AltLd - 13/Apr/09

jonnie3430 - AltLd O/S - 13/Apr/09 with Don

Hidden - AltLd - 25/Jan/09

Not bad for february! One point of aid on the 7th and 8th pitches....the traditional way, and with numb fingers by that time!
dave o - AltLd - 19/Feb/08 with Paul Mathews

Started at 6pm
eddy-on-the-rocks - AltLd O/S - 20/Aug/07 with Sinbad

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 20/Jul/07

Rich Mayfield - AltLd - 20/Jul/07 with Mark Stevenson

Stewart's 5c pitch was hard and unusual so he handed it to me, after many different options I found one, tried it slipped and fell. Pissed off went straight back at it and managed that one move wonder. Stewart had an epic battle on the 6a pitch but had to use a pedal after being utterly spent. Good effort though
French Erick - AltLd O/S - 09/Jun/07 with Stewart Brown

First outing on the slabs - absolute madness. 1 point of aid on the last pitch unfortunately - gave it a good fight though. Makes it E1
Stewart B - AltLd - 09/Jun/07 with Eric Balliot

aided the last 2 pitches !
brianrunner - AltLd - 14/Apr/07 with kenny summers, steve wells

alan wilson - 2007

tumbling wizard - 2007

Hidden - 2nd - 12/Sep/06

centurion05 - AltLd O/S - 10/Jun/06 with pete

Cleanly led the first 6 pitches. Seconded the 7th with a little aid and attempted to lead the 8th pitch [6a] and got spat off at the horizontal break. Was tired and late so aided the rest. Will go back and lead clean at some point!
Fultonius - AltLd dog - 29/Apr/06 with Andy Inglis

Grade is E2 6a (not 5a) and is hard free!
andyinglis - AltLd - 29/Apr/06 with Ally Fulton

jaggy bunnet - AltLd - 29/Apr/06

jim robertson - 2006

john irving - 2006

a_hein - Lead O/S - 2006 with Iain Moody, Ian Feeney

A good day out for a rope of 3 in a unique and phenominal setting. Top pitch was soaking but managed to free it clean. Only remembered bits of it from 28 years ago - one bit being the commentary from the tourist boat that chugs up and down the loch occasionally breaking the serenity of the place.
KRB - Lead rpt - 30/Aug/05 with Chris & Martin

Brown - AltLd O/S - 2005 with Harry, Simon & Alex

Finished up Pause
alan moore - 2005

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/May/04

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 29/Jun/03

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Jul/02

bullybones - 2000

graeme gatherer - 2000

Hidden - AltLd - 16/May/98

Hidden - AltLd O/S - May/97

Duncan I - AltLd - 1997

phardman - AltLd O/S - 16/Sep/96 with Jon Bibby

great contrasting pitches
Evoman - Jun/95 with Kev T

Hidden - AltLd - 1995

Chris Reid - Lead O/S - 16/Jul/94 with Carl Hammal

Think I had a sneaky rest following the last pitch by claiming I was taking stuck gear out.
Jon Read - AltLd O/S - Aug/92 with Roger Peppe

Hidden - AltLd - Aug/91

babymoac - Lead - 05/Jul/91 with Howard

prcleary - 1991

andy gittins - 1991 with Annette

led 1st
michael burrows - AltLd O/S - 22/May/90 with brian jones

graham lawrie - Lead O/S - 1990

Hidden - 1990

RichardMc - AltLd O/S - 03/Jun/89 with Angel Vila

Having previously lead all the hard pitches when Steve had only one functional rock shoe, I sat back and let Martin go! He couldn't believe his luck !!
rogerskews - AltLd - 01/Jun/89 with Martin Coward

Gambit - Lead O/S - 1989 with Barney

Moses - AltLd O/S - 08/Jun/88

Hidden - Lead - Jul/87

Steve pulled out his rock boots and the entire sole of one flapped off. All his pitches were led on plastic insoles! Bought a new pair the following day!
rogerskews - AltLd - 23/May/87 with Steve Walker

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

Hidden - AltLd - 1987

Ha, it was graded HVS when we did it. Thought it was bloody hard though!
BigHairyIan - AltLd O/S - 09/Sep/86 with Guy Summers

GuySummers - AltLd - 09/Sep/86 with bighairyian

Hidden - AltLd - 1986

mark mcgowan01 - 1985

Falko - AltLd O/S - 1985 with Howard Lancashire

Lone Rider - AltLd - 1985 with John Christie

Desprate at top. E3?
Hamish Leslie - AltLd O/S - 1985 with Samson

Aided top pitch
Richard Weller - AltLd O/S - 26/Aug/84 with john sanders

mark-abz - Lead - 05/Aug/84 with Bill P

Hairy Welshman - 2nd dnf - 1984 with Ross Robinson

Bob - AltLd O/S - 04/Aug/82 with M. Lynch

tapley - AltLd - 08/Jul/82 with Chris Seymour

Andy Chubb - AltLd - 1981 with Geoff Barker

Led sometime in the early 80's
Lone Rider - AltLd - 1980

Soloed once along with the Pause and Spartan Slab
Lone Rider - Solo rpt - 1980

Chris Craggs - 1980

Hidden - 1980

Used quite a bit of aid, wet in places.
Mark Kemball - Lead - 09/Sep/79 with Sarah Bridge

Hidden - Lead - Aug/79

Nigel Bond - Lead O/S - 06/Jun/79 with Andy Brown

neil3965 - Lead - Jun/79 with Doug Hall

Bruce Kerr - AltLd - 26/May/79 with Frank Hughes

Paula Hamilton-Gibson - AltLd O/S - May/79 with Alan Walmsley

Hidden - AltLd - 16/Apr/79

Supurb. Done a number of times since
uphillnow - AltLd - May/78

Led throughout on a scorching day in the summer of '77. Free climbed the top pitch but may well have pulled on a runner I honestly can't remember.
KRB - Lead O/S - 11/Aug/77 with Dave Simpson

Pedro50 - AltLd O/S - 01/Jul/77 with Chris Calow

Mike Owen - 25/Jul/76 with Pete White

nevb - 1976

GeoffG - AltLd - 08/Sep/75

GeoffG - AltLd O/S - Sep/75

Last pitch aided (normal for that date)
Lord of Starkness - 2nd - Mar/75 with Ron Kenyon, Ray Parker

Tony Holdsworth - 01/Jan/70

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