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The Silk Purse*** 7c+

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[Malcolm bustin some moves on The Silk Purse, 3 kb]No description has been contributed for this climb.
G. Livingston 1987

Ticklists: Ultimate Scottish Rock.

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This climb is in 29 logbooks, and on 9 wishlists.

Hidden - Lead RP - 26/Sep/13

3rd go. Suprised it went so quick, stunning route.
Alex Mason - Lead RP - 26/Jul/13 with Jemma Powell

Hidden - TR dog - 02/Jun/13

Hidden - Lead rpt - 17/Mar/12

Retro flash 7 years after 1st rp.
coula1 - Lead rpt - 26/Feb/12

Fraser - Lead dnf - 18/Sep/11 with Jeremy, JLS, Kev

Nicolas Duboust - Lead RP - 06/Aug/11

ali_robb - Lead RP - Aug/11

phew, thought this might end up being an epic, but a few days on a toprope did the trick, and got it on the first red point day. Knowing the bottom half from doing silk teddies made a big difference. Sweet, hardest route to date, and an amazing one at that!
mhairi thorburn - Lead RP - 19/May/11 with pug

Psyched that it didn't take long to get. Best sport route at the crag!
Greg Boswell - Lead RP - 01/May/11 with Ali Rob

Hidden - Lead RP - 10/Apr/11

Yeah! Can't believe it! Nearly off again at the Marlena crux but just managed to keep it together. Direct move at 4th felt fine.
julesp - Lead RP - 15/Sep/10 with Marcus, MelH

Some of the guys thought going up to the arete after the forth bolt wasn't really cricket so gone back to going direct. Pinch at 4th with right hand. Move feels easier than it did at start of summer but still powerful.
julesp - Lead dog - 12/Sep/10 with ewen, Jeremy, mark, fraser, MelH

julesp - Lead dog - 30/Jun/10 with fraser, Marcus

Got it in 2 sections. Falling off a little bit higher every time! Found a better sequence for top to get rid of scary deadpoint.
julesp - Lead dog - 23/Jun/10 with fraser, Marcus

Hidden - Lead RP - 07/Jun/10

10 degrees colder made all the difference. 2nd redpoint.
sheppy - Lead RP - 26/May/10 with jules

1st redpoint achieved seventh bolt, then sun came round and it was game over! :-(
sheppy - Lead dog - 22/May/10 with iain n jules

MBean - Lead - Mar/10

Ally Baba - Lead RP - 04/Oct/09 with Mike S, Mike G

mgeek - Lead RP - May/05 with Neill Busby

Henners - Lead RP - 01/Sep/03 with Jeremy Love

Cassidy - Lead RP - 02/Aug/01 with David Cassidy

greenroom - Lead O/S - 2000

buzby78 - Lead RP - 26/Sep/99 with Jeramaia

my first 7c+, done in a few visits
Evoman - Lead - Jul/98 with Gordon Lennox

whispering nic - TR RP - Apr/96

dominic lee - Lead RP - 17/May/90 with Mark Coles

mark mcgowan01 - Lead RP - Apr/89

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Style of ascent

Lead27 of 29 (93.1%)
Toproped2 of 29 (6.9%)

'Climbed'2 of 29 (6.9%)
clean O/S1 of 29 (3.4%)
clean rpt2 of 29 (6.9%)
clean RP18 of 29 (62.1%)
dogged5 of 29 (17.2%)
dnf1 of 29 (3.4%)