Red Wall*** E1 5b
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Ticklists: 100 Aberdeen North East Classics!, Scottish 3 and 4 star multi-pitch routes.

Photo: Working out the moves on the "harder" start to the Red Wall © Chris wilson
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Hidden - Lead dog - 19/Sep/15

Hidden - 30/Aug/15

Ewanski - Lead O/S - 30/Aug/15 with Doug P

Rested below pitch 1 crux (hard start) 5c? Lead clean 2nd pitch after zoe fell
herrettscott - Lead β - 30/Aug/15

Led both pitches, move on first pitch full value for 5b, not hard once you do it though.
salix - Lead O/S - 08/Aug/15 with Frazer

Scrambled the first pitch, really good 2nd pitch!
Hugh Simons - 2nd O/S - 08/Aug/15 with Euan Todd

Warm-up for the day. Really good route once you're onto the slab, lots of sidepulls and undercuts with thin feet. Gear everywhere.
Euan Todd - Lead O/S - 08/Aug/15 with Hugh Simons

Led p2 which was superb. Came back later for p1. Placed the gear and couldn't get the final top out. Lowered back down to let S finish the job in fine style. Very tight rope to second. Found the crucial pulls on the flake to get up to the top out jug nails.
abbeywall - Lead dog - 08/Aug/15 with Sylvian B

Alison led the second pitch first then at the end of the day she tried the first pitch. she could not get the last move so I "led" this move
Sylvian B - 2nd O/S - 08/Aug/15 with K, abbeywall

Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/Jul/15

Scrambled to the ledge below quartz chimney to avoid first pitch (we'd heard its rubbish). The crack was absolutely glorious, 3 stars well deserved. Technical crux at the top
mishabruml - 2nd O/S - 12/Jul/15 with Hana Kin

Uisdean hawthorn - 2nd O/S - 03/Jul/15 with Guy Steven

Timothy Miller - AltLd O/S - 07/Jun/15 with martinmckenna

Martin McKenna - UKC - AltLd O/S - 07/Jun/15 with Timothy Miller

John McKenna - AltLd O/S - 07/Jun/15

Hidden - 2nd - 18/Apr/15

second pitch went clean, fell off the first pitch (first fall on E1) after I filled the good holds with gear, won't be making that mistake again. :)
CaelanB - AltLd - 18/Apr/15 with Joe Barlow

centurion05 - 2nd O/S - 2015 with The boy

Hidden - 2nd - 24/Aug/14

glenngordon - Lead O/S - 24/Aug/14 with Euan Fowler, ray duffy

Finally, got it! Loads of gear and a bit of a pull through the crux. Third time lucky!
benclimbing - AltLd RP - 19/Aug/14 with jonskippy

Lead the first pitch!
jonskippy - AltLd O/S - 13/Aug/14 with benclimbing

madeleine - AltLd rpt - 26/Jul/14 with Mic, Phil

Hidden - AltLd - 07/Jun/14

Hidden - 2nd dog - 06/Jun/14

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 01/Jun/14

stuart34 - Lead O/S - 24/May/14 with Mike Shorter

D.Russell - AltLd O/S - 18/May/14 with Adam

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 18/May/14

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 08/Apr/14

jcw - 2014 with Simon Richardson

Rankers - Lead - 2014

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 23/Sep/13

Hidden - Lead - 18/Aug/13

malone - 2nd O/S - 18/Aug/13 with Alistair baxter, Rory Brown

AGoodi - 2nd O/S - 10/Aug/13 with Tom Jumar

On Ben's stag weekend. Led both pitches. Fell off the first pitch. Hard start! Quality route.
bnewman - Lead dog - 03/Aug/13 with danimal88

Tim Hamlet - AltLd - 05/Jul/13

Tubs - Lead O/S - 01/Jul/13 with Alan S, Callan

Superb climbing
Elsier - 2nd - 29/Jun/13 with Adrian

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 19/Jun/13

Uisdean hawthorn - 26/May/13

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 12/May/13

Tim_Gomersall - Lead - 2013 with McBain

dwisniewski - Lead O/S - 23/Sep/12 with Tom

RocKalina - Lead - 23/Sep/12 with Stephi

Thought the hard 5b start felt more like hard 5c!
gforce - AltLd rpt - 15/Sep/12 with James

Led 2nd pitch
James Prowse - AltLd - 15/Sep/12 with Graham

Pitch 2 is brilliant
oliverk - Lead O/S - 26/Aug/12 with Sarah Moorhouse

Hidden - 2nd dog - 26/Aug/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/May/12

peter.herd - 2nd - 16/May/12 with Rory Brown

Hidden - Lead - 16/May/12

mark88 - Lead - 01/May/12 with Andy Woolston

samwillo - Lead - 26/Mar/12 with Tom Jeldon

Hidden - Lead - 2012

Ri - 2012

Hidden - Lead - 2012

had to rest on the second pitch
Alor_lab - Lead dog - 19/Nov/11 with Stephen Barrass

Hidden - AltLd - 09/Oct/11

pumped out on crux moves
Tdavy01 - AltLd dnf - 08/Oct/11

Rickrick - 08/Oct/11

robertmichaeladams - AltLd - 24/Sep/11 with Andy H, Andi

Hidden - 2nd - 24/Sep/11

a_hein - AltLd O/S - 24/Sep/11 with Rob Adams

led the second pitch, good value
michael83 - AltLd O/S - 09/Aug/11 with Scotty

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/Jul/11

joeydurkin - 2nd - 14/Jul/11 with Jockey

DundeeDave - 2nd dnf - 28/Jun/11 with Ewan Gourlay

Hidden - Lead - 31/May/11

Hidden - AltLd - 28/May/11

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 17/May/11

did 5a first pitch - afterwards - first started with the crack at the right hand edge of the first wall by mistake, then went back and did the 5a pitch.
KeithAlexander - Lead O/S - 24/Apr/11 with Martin Dempster

cat22 - 2nd O/S - 17/Apr/11 with Mike

Pumped out 1 metre from the top.
Old_Nick_S - 2nd - 10/Apr/11 with Frazer

RocKalina - 2nd - Apr/11

alkira - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - 2011

lorens holm - Lead O/S - 2011 with Euan

buzby78 - Lead - 14/Aug/10

Hidden - 2nd - 30/Jul/10

Hidden - 30/Jul/10

Led the first pitch the old 5a version.
Chris L Hill - AltLd O/S - 23/Jul/10 with Simon Pearce

led both pitches
jess - Lead O/S - 03/Jul/10 with martin

Did the 'harder nicer 5b start'. This is a great route:)
sebrider - Lead O/S - 12/Jun/10 with Murdo, Chris wilson

Hidden - 2nd - 12/Jun/10

Hidden - 2nd - 02/Jun/10

Hidden - Lead - 19/May/10

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

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 15/May/10

Lead the first short pitch and then the second pitch to the crux at the top, where I bottled it and shouted take and lowered off. Stuart then finished off the pitch and I seconded.
kdlauder - AltLd - 29/Mar/10 with stuart

stewart100 - AltLd O/S - 28/Mar/10

Hidden - 2010

Neil Adams - AltLd O/S - 08/Nov/09 with Jim

Chad123 - AltLd rpt - 04/Oct/09 with Rik and Humble

BrettB - Lead O/S - Oct/09

Felt very easy.
Ian Jones - Lead rpt - 26/Sep/09 with Roger Benton, Bruce Kerr

Andy Moles - AltLd O/S - 20/Sep/09 with Adam

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 20/Sep/09

burto - AltLd O/S - 13/Aug/09 with the pimp

pimpy - AltLd dog - 13/Aug/09 with ian burton

Forgot what a good route this is... pity the paths etc are so overgrown! rain stopped play alas after this one.
sheppy - AltLd rpt - 08/Aug/09 with Dave Douglas

Hidden - AltLd - 25/Jul/09

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 25/Jul/09

2nd pitch, started up kremlin control
dave o - Lead rpt - 11/Jul/09 with James R

The left hand start is fun.
Ian Jones - Lead O/S - 04/Jul/09 with Mike Vernon and Sam Wood

The right hand 'Direct Start' makes for a more consistent route with a short but good piece of climbing. The main pitch is on fabulous rock.
Ian Jones - Lead O/S - 04/Jul/09 with Mike Vernon and Sam Wood

jored - Lead - Jun/09 with Rachel

Sandy Simpson - AltLd - 31/May/09 with brian duthie

Hidden - AltLd - 24/May/09

kevg - AltLd - 24/May/09 with Fraser

groovypiper - Lead O/S - 24/May/09 with mshorter

1st Pitch
Fultonius - AltLd O/S - 12/May/09 with Andy Inglis

Ld pitch 2 with post-dental numb face and howling wind.... scary!
andyinglis - AltLd O/S - 12/May/09 with Ally Fulton


andymoin - AltLd O/S - 21/Sep/08 with Warren

Awesome. Doing it in one was a bit foolish though. V. bad rope drag.
joe larner - Lead O/S - 21/Sep/08

adw07 - AltLd O/S - 21/Sep/08 with Andy Main

gforce - Lead - 20/Sep/08 with Stevie

Great route with perfect rock, moves and gear the whole way up. Crux at start and high up at the top.
Chad123 - AltLd O/S - 28/Jun/08 with Emily

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 21/Jun/08

s kennedy - AltLd O/S - 21/Jun/08 with mark mosgrove

RAK - Lead - 07/Jun/08 with Tim R.

mshorter - Lead - 20/May/08 with alex

mulletcocktail2000 - AltLd O/S - 11/May/08 with paul

Paulww - Lead - 11/May/08 with Ryan

oor wullie - 2nd - May/08 with Risto kalampa

TrollJester - Lead O/S - 2008 with VARIOUS Throughout 80's+90's

barney_edin - AltLd dog - 2008

led 2nd pitch
whistler - AltLd O/S - 28/Sep/07 with Dan Simmons

hwackerhage - 22/Sep/07 with Paul

dodfoster - AltLd O/S - 26/Aug/07 with chris playford

Very good indeed.
Spade - AltLd - 26/Aug/07 with George Foster

Hidden - AltLd - 15/Jul/07

kevg - Lead dog - 07/Jul/07 with Cam

One of the best E1's I've done. Great route
Ally Baba - AltLd O/S - 30/Jun/07 with Gav Swinton

Dangerous Dave - Lead O/S - 2007 with Russ Birkett

Brown - Lead O/S - 12/Aug/06 with Paul

led first pitch (5b) - serious hangover!!
dave o - AltLd O/S - 10/Jun/06 with Mike Burr

Hidden - AltLd - 2006

Smelly Fox - Lead O/S - 25/Aug/05 with Russell Birkett

Hidden - 2nd dog - 25/Sep/04

Dave Kerr - AltLd - 31/May/03 with Chris Boutell

Cassidy - Lead - 23/Apr/00 with David Cassidy

graeme gatherer - 2000

IanD353 - Lead O/S - Aug/99 with Howard

D Tempest - Lead - 11/Jul/98

greenroom - 1998

Hidden - Lead - 1993

Yourlead - 2nd dog - 12/Jun/92 with Graham Penny

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/Aug/90

I lead P1
Yourlead - AltLd - 01/Aug/90 with Doug Rennie

climbed P1 on 2nd attempt, but failed on P2 in the dark!
Yourlead - AltLd dnf - 25/Jul/90 with Doug Rennie, Graham Penny

Hidden - Lead O/S - Sep/85

Bruce Kerr - Lead - 30/Jun/85 with Liz Allen, Keith Allen

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