This climb is in 13 logbooks, and on 3 wishlists.
Route finding was a nightmare and the Scottish Rock guidebook pitch descriptions were next to useless. Encountered a fair bit of loose/dirty rock and the line we took was anything but direct! We could of been off route but seemed to take the line in the topo and were struggling to find a two star route anywhere in the vicinity.
colin.morrison - AltLd - 02/Sep/14 with Ross Bingham
darcan - AltLd - 25/Jul/14
great route, bold at start and an adventurous, wandering line to the top!
john lynch - AltLd O/S - 20/Jun/12 with fred prall
Hidden - Lead - 13/Jul/10
Now HVS 5a, and not surprising! Pitches 1, 2 and 3 have very little gear, and pitch 5 is definately 5a.
auchtubhmor1 - AltLd O/S - 12/Sep/09
adw07 - AltLd dnf - 01/Jun/09 with Neil Mackenzie
bit of a mad route, not sure if we were in right place, but called it quits half way up pitch 3 as gear was almost non-exixtent and bad head is infectious! having said that, what we did was fun and nice climbing, just hadnt expected it to be so bold.....
Neil Mackenzie - Lead dnf - 01/Jun/09 with Warren
Neil Adams - AltLd O/S - 21/Sep/08 with Dougal
Chris L Hill - AltLd O/S - Sep/08 with Gwilym
Captain Solo - AltLd - 26/Jul/08 with Pete
I hope we were on route! Pitch 3 felt a bit 5a-ish and had a serious run out to get up off the right end of the slab and through the overlap. The SMC guide (Cairngorms) is little better than useless for this route, as it is for many routes, for example a photo-topo of the Sand-Pyper area would be invaluable as this area is almost featureless. Also the guide should tell you how far to go right along the diagonal break on pitch 4 as this is not obvious and crucial to the route - we missed it.
AndyP - AltLd O/S - 25/Aug/06 with Jamie
Good route, in semi remote setting. Wondering line very difficult to oick the correct line at times. Gear is spaced at times.
Jamie Simpson - AltLd O/S - 2006 with Andy porter
Hidden - 2001
Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
Hidden, Ropeboy, andymoin