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Marjorie Razorblade** E3 6a,5a

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[Marjorie Razorblade, 3 kb]2 pitches. Safe and strenuous. The obvious slanting crack is climbed by laybacking or finger jamming. Pitch 2 is the corner crack right of the upper bay.
D. Cuthbertson, M. Hamilton 1977

Ticklists: Cracks And Corners To Greatness.

Photo: Marjorie Razorblade © Colin Moody
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This climb is in 72 logbooks, and on 9 wishlists.

Hidden - 2nd - 23/Nov/13

2nd go gu.
samwillo - Lead - 23/Nov/13 with Andrew Appleby

It didn't look too bad for a warm-up but once on it i realised too late what a beast it is, should of taken a hint from the name.
richiebongo - Lead dog - 14/Aug/13 with will roper, topher

Hard! might be able to lead it, but need to have it all figured out before hand. tape helped.
salix - 2nd dog - 13/Aug/13 with Rich

mot1 - 2nd dog - 10/Aug/13 with Neale

Hidden - Lead dog - 10/Aug/13

Unfortunately 'rat race' was soaked so had to settle for this. Looks easy from ground but pretty nails!
Apharri - Lead O/S - 10/May/13 with Dave Wharton

felt pretty desperate, sure it would go clean if I ever wanted to do it again - which I don't
robertmichaeladams - Lead dog - 20/Apr/13 with Sam

Antd - 2nd - 06/Apr/13 with Dominic Jeff, Al Macleod

Macleod - Lead - 06/Apr/13 with ronan, carolyn, anthony, dominic

captain - 2013

Finally. Now I never need to try this again...
Neil Adams - Lead rpt - 29/Sep/12 with Andy Inglis

Fail!
andyinglis - Lead dog - 29/Sep/12 with Neil Adams

stuart34 - Lead dnf - 23/Aug/12

stuart34 - 2nd - 23/Aug/12 with Mike Shorter

Lasma - 2nd dog - 07/Jul/12 with Lukas Solanka

Led crux
Rich Kirby - AltLd O/S - 04/Jun/12 with Manbeast

Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/May/12

Vicki M - Lead β - 16/May/12 with Alasdiar Robb

In one pitch. Glad to see that leaving it for a couple of years helped! Still packs a punch, but good handjams help.
Dr Toph - Lead RP - 12/May/12 with Seb

Got spanked on the first pitch on the lead several times from the final moves and took a few exciting lobs. Followed Dom up eventually and did the second pitch. Need to learn how to jam....brutal!
stugreen75 - AltLd O/S - 24/Mar/12

IceBun - Lead RP - 25/Feb/12 with dave o

With some handy beta from my in situ photographer. Nae bother. Oh, ok, maybe a little bit.
gforce - Lead β - 15/May/11 with Dave C

Fell off twice, brutal!
Andy Moles - Lead dog - 17/Apr/11 with Tom Eadington

The Big Sender - 2nd dog - Apr/11 with andy moles

First pitch definitely worth 6a!
MonkeyDawson - AltLd dog - 31/Oct/10 with Simon Smith

Hidden - 2nd dog - 14/Oct/10

Hidden - Lead - 27/Aug/10

steeper than it looks :)
KeithAlexander - Lead dnf - 25/Jul/10 with Jelle Muylle

el cholo - Lead dog - 03/Jul/10 with carlos

only P1
jev - 2nd dog - 03/Jul/10 with Carlos, Alejandro

BrettB - Lead β - 24/Jun/10 with mshorter

westaway - Lead O/S - 15/May/10

dj_brigham05 - 2nd O/S - 12/May/10 with Rich Clarke, Pete Abernethy

Hidden - Lead dog - 21/Apr/10

Greg Boswell - Lead RP - 07/Apr/10 with Andrew Innes, Mhairi Thorburn

Short, well protected but god damn it packs a punch. I've seconded it twice since and still not managed to do it without falling!
henwardian - Lead dog - 2010

Ri - Lead O/S - 2010

Hidden - Lead RP - 17/Aug/09

Ally Baba - Lead RP - 17/May/09 with Gav Swinton

Not the best choice for a warm down route! Nice technical crack climbing with perfect gear...
Chad123 - AltLd dog - 10/May/09 with James Humble

Oh yes. It hasnt got any nicer in the past 20 years but at least the grade now makes it worth fighting for
sheppy - Lead rpt - 02/May/09 with simon jenkins

mikecopp - Lead O/S - 22/Apr/09 with Ian B

Found it ok, pumpy placing the last bit of gear, another fine route.
willackers - Lead O/S - 21/Mar/09 with Ali, Stu Brown, James

Stewart B - 2nd β - 21/Mar/09 with Will Atkinson

Hidden - Lead RP - 21/Mar/09

Hidden - 2nd - 21/Mar/09

Had one rest not bad for this route
Dangerous Dave - Lead dog - 15/Mar/09 with Dave O

Anna_wells - 2nd - 01/Nov/08 with pete

took about a million rests.. Maybe I need to learn to jam... Great route though.
whistler - Lead dog - 31/Oct/08 with Anna

Still bloody hard, one of these days I'll get it!
Fultonius - Lead dog - 16/Aug/08 with Neil Adams

Climber up & down the first section a few times, finally committed then fell off just above the crux on 1st pitch. Had another go with similar results. Ally dogged his way up it, then I dogged my way up it seconding. I lead the second pitch OK.
Neil Adams - AltLd dog - 16/Aug/08 with Ally F

Amazing climb one day i hope to lead this.
R0bbie - TR - 18/Jun/08 with Leighn Chambers

Hidden - Jun/08

mshorter - Lead β - 25/May/08

sparkass - Lead RP - May/08 with Alex Goram

dougs1232 - Lead dnf - 11/Sep/07 with James Cruikshank

awesome!
pete dd - Lead RP - Jun/07 with Iain Swan

figfour - Lead - 2007

ali_robb - Lead O/S - Sep/06

Hidden - 2006

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2004

Hidden - Lead - Aug/02

greenroom - Lead O/S - 2000

graeme gatherer - 2000

Cassidy - Lead RP - 1996 with David Cassidy

Hidden - Lead RP - Jan/95

Second attempt, failed on it 2 years earlier, still found it desperate.
cam1401 - Lead - Oct/88

john did 5c pitch
David Smith - AltLd - Jun/88 with john stanger

mark mcgowan01 - 1985

Bruce Kerr - Lead - 15/Apr/83 with Jude Richardson

second E1
redjerry - Lead - Oct/78 with Jim Melrose

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hard E30 of 13
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easy E33 of 13
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Style of ascent

Lead47 of 72 (65.3%)
Followed13 of 72 (18.1%)
Toproped1 of 72 (1.4%)
Alt Leads6 of 72 (8.3%)
Unknown5 of 72 (6.9%)

'Climbed'20 of 72 (27.8%)
clean O/S12 of 72 (16.7%)
clean β5 of 72 (6.9%)
clean rpt2 of 72 (2.8%)
clean RP10 of 72 (13.9%)
dogged20 of 72 (27.8%)
dnf3 of 72 (4.2%)