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The Hood** VS

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R. N. Campbell 1959
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This climb is in 63 logbooks, and on 12 wishlists.

radioshed - AltLd - 15/Mar/14 with dave s

David Stevens - AltLd O/S - 15/Mar/14 with Matt Craig

Lawrie Brand - AltLd O/S - 18/Jul/13 with Patrick Mcbride

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 18/Jul/13

Timothy Miller - AltLd O/S - 11/Jul/13 with Tim Hamlet

Tim Hamlet - AltLd - 11/Jul/13 with Tim Miller

ross brinson - Lead O/S - 29/Jun/13 with Hannah Watson

Hidden - Lead - 05/Jun/13

captain - 2013

b-mouse - 2nd - 2013

Derek P1,Jake P2 great route,classic
Badam - 2nd O/S - 21/Jul/12 with Jake, Derek Jamieson

pielander - AltLd - 14/Jul/12 with derek

great positions!
morsy - AltLd - 15/Apr/12 with peter berwick

First pitch is harder than 4b in my opinion. Great intense climb in a brilliant position.
Pete23 - AltLd - 15/Apr/12 with Stephen Mors

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Apr/12

sleeplessjb - AltLd O/S - 11/Dec/11 with dave wands

lead 2nd pitch
david wands - Lead O/S - 10/Dec/11 with james

Mike Hatherly - Lead O/S - 03/Oct/11 with Carl Bramham

Great climb, drying conditions
richjdunn - 2nd - 09/Sep/11

2nd pitch
Gemma *G* - AltLd O/S - Jun/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jun/11

Hidden - 2nd - 21/Apr/11

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 21/Apr/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/Apr/11

GScot38 - AltLd O/S - 18/Sep/10

mark88 - AltLd - 15/Sep/10 with Jennie Crook

Jenny Crook - AltLd - 15/Sep/10 with Mark Patterson

Lead top pitch taking HVS 5a direct finish up hanging crack.
jfmchivall - AltLd O/S - 28/Jun/10 with Iain Smith

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

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 22/May/10

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 17/May/10

Hidden - Lead - 21/Apr/10

wish i'd finished direct up the crack
KeithAlexander - Lead O/S - 25/Oct/09 with Martin Dempster

SeanB - AltLd O/S - 25/Sep/09 with Ali Cashman

jess - AltLd O/S - Jul/09 with martin

BRUCESTRAC - 2009 with Chris Cracknell,Various

Led second pitch.
Shauna - AltLd O/S - 12/Aug/08 with Paul Cunningham

breithorn4164 - AltLd O/S - 28/Jun/08 with Rupert

led p1. Finished p2 direct
Neil Mackenzie - AltLd O/S - 03/May/08 with Reinhart

pimpy - AltLd - May/08 with francis hepburne scott

Felt very easy but very good.
andymoin - AltLd O/S - 15/Apr/08 with sandy, Tim Cross

2nd Pitch
beegsyboy - AltLd O/S - 14/Apr/08 with Sandy + Andy

TrollJester - AltLd - 2008 with done many routes umpteen times

jazzyjackson - AltLd - 07/Oct/07 with Ally

Hidden - AltLd - 07/Oct/07

Lead 1st pitch. Definitly a great classic of the crag encompassing all that's special about Dunkeld rock and climbing. The climb is unencumbered by excessive gear and the placements are just sufficient for someone climbing confidently at the grade (because of this it's probably not suitable as a first taste for someone new to climbing at Dunkeld). Rock is wonderfully varied, wavy and solid throughout. At top of first pitch a few nuts form a decent belay for the left traverse starting the 2nd pitch. Both pitches could probably be run into one. HVS variation looks good as well! Relies on friction on smooth rock in places so would probably be difficult in damp conditions.
RobScotland - AltLd O/S - 22/Sep/07 with Ewan

Led top pitch
Captain Solo - AltLd - 22/Sep/07 with Rob

Did the direct start but the original finish due to rope drag
decs - Lead O/S - 08/Sep/07 with Rik

alan wilson - 2007

a good climb, midway belay is a bit awkward to arrange safely. Climbing not too out there for VS, the bold bits didn't feel like ground fall potential and were about the same as protected vdiff climbing, the harder bits were reasonably well protected.
CurlyStevo - Lead - 2007

steev - AltLd O/S - 14/Oct/06 with Fran

Hidden - AltLd - 27/Aug/06

SeanB - 2nd - Aug/06 with neil

whispering nic - May/06 with Graham Doig

akhughes - Lead - 2006

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2004

Hidden - Solo - 26/Feb/99

Cassidy - Lead O/S - 1996 with David Cassidy

Yourlead - Lead - 08/Aug/93 with Gillian Lyall

I lead the 2nd 4b Pitch
Yourlead - AltLd - 25/May/93 with Stuart Johnston

Neil Henderson - Lead - 31/May/87 with Andrew Hyslop

johnkeith - AltLd - 1987 with can't remember!

amcleish - 1984

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
SUColdo, Nibs, Hidden, aldo56, Rob Halliday, Hidden, sleeplessjb, Hidden, Dustin, karinh, ellis1, rusty_nails

Total votes cast 30
hard HVS0 of 15
HVS0 of 15
easy HVS0 of 15
hard VS0 of 15
VS11 of 15
easy VS3 of 15
hard HS1 of 15
HS0 of 15
easy HS0 of 15
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Style of ascent

Soloed1 of 63 (1.6%)
Lead16 of 63 (25.4%)
Followed6 of 63 (9.5%)
Alt Leads35 of 63 (55.6%)
Unknown5 of 63 (7.9%)

'Climbed'31 of 63 (49.2%)
clean O/S32 of 63 (50.8%)