Marlina*** 7b+
[The Walk in to upper cave, 2 kb]No description has been contributed for this climb.
M. Hamilton 1986

Ticklists: Ultimate Scottish Rock, Very good routes in the UK.

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This climb is in 68 logbooks, and on 9 wishlists.

dwisniewski - Lead RP - 18/Aug/14 with Russell, Amanda

Ri - Lead rpt - 22/Jul/14 with Tom, mike

Ri - Lead rpt - 23/Jun/14

radioshed - Lead dog - 21/Jun/14

Marlinas Purse, strangely dry between two rivers running off the top!
sheppy - Lead rpt - 11/Jun/14 with Iain MacD

meribur - Lead dog - 24/May/14 with j,chlanda

Marlinas Purse. frustratingly fell off pulling into Purse Groove
sheppy - Lead dog - 21/May/14 with iain n jules

A good bit harder than Hamish Teds, worth 7c
mshorter - Lead RP - 20/May/14 with sean

rpt with martin mc
d conacher - Lead RP - 18/May/14

same difficulty as the original. great climbing.
tom russell - Lead RP - 14/May/14 with mike

Ri - Lead rpt - 14/May/14 with Tom, mike

Tried for marlinas purse but no joy, too many forgotten moves, all became clear but by then arms drained!
sheppy - Lead dog - 19/Apr/14 with iain n jules

julesp - Lead rpt - 19/Apr/14 with iain and neil

Robbie_Phillips - 2014

Martin Mc - Lead rpt - 29/Sep/13 with Dougie

2nd go. Dropped it just before joining TSP from a hasty foot-ping.
Alex Mason - Lead RP - 28/Jul/13 with Jemma Powell

Had a go when feeling whacked after sussing out UN. Feels significantly harder. A bit of a project for me.
stugreen75 - TR dog - 03/Jul/13 with dominic jeff

Too cold on the fingers to climb a whole route today, numb tips, disapointing.
sheppy - Lead dog - 15/Jun/13 with iain n jules

kevg - Lead dog - 06/Oct/12 with Fraser

RAH - Lead RP - 21/Sep/12

Put the clips in then 3rps...two new sequences learnt (i think). Quite hot today poor friction!
ANC - Lead dog - 22/May/12 with Jules, Amanda

very warm and greasy but individual moves came back to me mostly and all felt ok.
julesp - Lead dog - 22/May/12 with amanda and angus

Put the clips in and then two red point attempts. Easy to the 'Marlina' crack and thereafter really just learning experiences. Got some particularly good beta at the end of the day and during attempts. Project.
ANC - Lead dog - 16/May/12 with Jules, Amanda, Stuart S

Clean to marlene crack, would have been asking too much to get it first try even with beta. Seems sequency. Will need a couple of goes to work it out better. Defiantly much harder than HT and UN.
ANC - Lead dog - 15/Apr/12 with Fraser Harle, Andy Schofield, John, Louise Humphreys, Amanda

Hidden - Lead rpt - 17/Mar/12

Definitely harder than Hamish. Worth 7c
dj_brigham05 - Lead RP - 17/Mar/12 with Henners, Dan Walker, James Connolly

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

retro flash
coula1 - Lead rpt - 26/Feb/12

Hidden - 2012

Hidden - Lead rpt - 31/Aug/11

Glad I got it done before the deluge!
wilsonmackenzie - Lead RP - 06/Aug/11 with Nicolas duboust, RdC

RdC - Lead RP - 30/Jul/11 with wilson

First trip of year. 3 more goes falling after the last bolt....
andyinglis - Lead dog - 15/May/11 with Amanda, Dave Ogden

Hidden - Lead RP - 24/Apr/11

First time at Upper Cave - just figuring out the moves
Stuart S - TR dog - 16/Apr/11 with Iain McDonald, Amanda Lyons

Hidden - Lead - 10/Apr/11

ali_robb - Lead RP - Mar/11

Hidden - 2011

Fell off final move... twice. Can't get any closer.
andyinglis - Lead dnf - 18/Sep/10 with Angus N Clark

3rd session. Couldn't stick the hold below the finishing jug.... frustratingly close.
andyinglis - Lead dog - 11/Sep/10 with Neil Adams

First 7c (depending on which guide you believe...)
Neil Adams - Lead RP - 09/Sep/10 with Andy Inglis

Can't believe I hadn't tried this before
Sam the Butcher - Lead RP - 12/Jul/10 with adam

Unsure whether Marlina is 7c or not? Then add in the purse groove to seal the deal :-) "Marlinas Purse" feels like a better line anyway.
sheppy - Lead RP - 24/Apr/10 with simon

Sweet. Done on my 1st redpoint attempt. Felt quite easy as these things do when you get it right.
Dangerous Dave - Lead RP - 14/Mar/10 with Marcus

Got good beta on top section hopefully will nail it next time.
Dangerous Dave - Lead dog - 11/Oct/09 with Marcus

Got a sequence on the last section where it goes left. Not sure its a good one though!
Dangerous Dave - Lead dog - 01/Oct/09 with Polish Pete

Very technical. Shame it's so far away!
whistler - Lead dog - 01/Oct/09 with Dangerous Dave

Harder than teddies, probably easy 7c
akhughes - Lead RP - 29/Aug/09 with Emma Hughes

6 days work! More that teddys. Harder than hamish teds, if hamish is 7b+ then this is definately 7c. Lead hamish straight after i lead marlina and its a lot easier. whatever though, glad to have it done! Awesome route.
mhairi thorburn - Lead RP - 25/Aug/09 with adam

Greg Boswell - Lead RP - 04/Jun/09 with Andrew Innes

Ally Baba - Lead RP - 26/May/09 with Gav Swinton

1st redpoint after falling high on the flash, more like 7c, harder than Teddy's
willackers - Lead RP - 28/Mar/09 with Stew, Jeans, Nick, Litster

Quite tricky at end. Probably deserves 7c.
NDD - Lead RP - 25/Mar/09

Hidden - Lead RP - Mar/09

Marlene? The moves are OK, even had 1 go at the RP, but if I said I wasn't completely shut down by this I'd be lying.
Paz - Lead dog - 11/Jun/08 with SC

best route on the sport wall. Hard 7B+, but not enough 4 7c! More technical but less powerful or pumpy than Hammish!
mgeek - Lead rpt - 06/May/07 with Tom Bolger

MBean - Lead - Mar/06

Henners - Lead RP - 01/Apr/03 with Neil Buzby

greenroom - Lead O/S - 2000

Steve Crowe - 2000 with KM

Cassidy - Lead RP - Sep/97 with David Cassidy

buzby78 - Lead RP - 25/Aug/97 with Parnaby

sheppy - Lead RP - 19/Jul/94 with neil morrison

whispering nic - May/94 with April

Dave Douglas - Lead RP - 23/Jun/90

dominic lee - Lead RP - 09/Aug/89 with daniel lee

Bruce Kerr - TR - 19/Aug/87 with Murray Hamilton

mark mcgowan01 - 1987

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