The Bullroar*** HVS 5a
[The continuing traverse of The Bullroar, 2 kb]**** in Ben Nevis, SMC

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Photo: The continuing traverse of The Bullroar © Captain Solo
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This climb is in 43 logbooks, and on 93 wishlists.

Fantastic 3rd pitch. Rest of route is good with Difficult route finding.
Mackinclimb - AltLd O/S - 09/Jul/15

A couple of grades in hand and a good head for soloing is probably worthwhile on this.
arose - AltLd - 09/Jul/15 with Adam Macintosh

didnt have a guidebook with me and got a bit lost after the first two pitches so bailed off to finish up route II. will need to come back for it... perhaps with a rope though
Ginger McGrath - Solo dnf - 12/Jun/15

First pitch very wet. Traverse was amazing!
RocKalina - AltLd O/S - 13/Sep/14 with climberandy

Not four stars - there seems to be a couple of places where the route could go different ways.
sparbus - AltLd - 28/Jun/14 with mike b

centurion05 - AltLd O/S - 18/Jun/14 with patch

Hidden - AltLd - 30/May/14

dav_713 - AltLd - 30/May/14 with Andy Hague

Hidden - AltLd - 03/May/14

Awesome exposure. Really good route. Got a little lost on the easy last pitches so just abbed down Titan's Wall.
Rachel Slater - AltLd O/S - 20/Jul/13 with Olli Crudge

Olli-C - AltLd O/S - 20/Jul/13 with Rachel Slater

Simon Yearsley - AltLd - 20/Jul/13 with Chris Pasteur

Both 5a pitches quite sustained. The first pitch is the crux. From the end of the 4th pitch the route is not a particularly obvious or inspiring line.Led all pitches.
Andrew Sloan - Lead O/S - 12/Jul/13 with Tim

e1 start, i led p2 and 4, we bailed after p5 down titans wall. slabs were amazing!
Neil Mackenzie - AltLd O/S - 08/Jun/13 with Tom

Couldn't get up the normal way so did the E1 corner which was much more straightforward and dry. Slabs really dry and a joy to climb, never quite knowing if I was on the right line, with Dougie.
Captain Solo - AltLd - 07/Jun/13

E1 start grate climb!
Dougbart - AltLd - 07/Jun/13 with Euan

Hidden - 2013

Hidden - 2013

tim newton - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/12 with Ben Payne

Lead P1,3,5 to the terrace, some rather exciting ground and difficult route finding - took some considerably harder variations, especially on the third pitch, traversed right along the lip of the overhang. Finished on the terrace and abbed down titans wall to get off, then had to run like hell all the way down to the car (~45 minutes) to get to Arisaig in time for tea! amazing day out!
JamieSparkes - AltLd O/S - 02/Jun/12 with Ally Rocke

Abbed down titans - couldn't be arsed negotiating through the choss. Stonking route
allyrocke - AltLd O/S - 02/Jun/12 with Jamie Sparkes

The Latter guide is a lot more accurate than the SMC on this one.
Andy Moles - AltLd O/S - 28/May/12 with Kev

newtonmore - 28/May/12

newtonmore - 28/May/12

m dunn - 2012

Steven Carter - Lead O/S - 2012

Johann - AltLd O/S - 01/May/11 with Graham boistelle, Sarah Lewis

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Some great climbing on pitches 1-7, after that the SMC guide is next to usless. Pitch lengths are completley wrong - follow your nose! Climbed a pitch of The Bat to find the terrace, above which another 5 pitches will see you to the top of the crag. A traditional mountain HVS.
Lawrie Brand - AltLd O/S - 31/Aug/10 with Dougie Harvey

all the traversing pitches were great, first pitch was a bit wet and the last 3 pitches turned out to be 6 up some pretty shattered and loose rock!
Dougie Harvey - AltLd O/S - 31/Aug/10 with Lawrie Brand

Hidden - Lead - 08/Aug/10

We took the E1 starting variation as the normal start was looking horrible and wet. Great first pitch! I led pitches 1-3
R0bbie - AltLd O/S - 04/Jun/10 with Rob Johnson, Taba

plain kitten - AltLd - Jun/10

TrollJester - AltLd O/S - 2008 with Bruce A Strachan

sgl - AltLd O/S - 19/Jul/06 with Konnie

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 19/Jul/06

Hidden - Apr/04

the much photo'd traversing pitches were great; rest hugely overrated
Grezza - AltLd O/S - 23/Jun/00 with Paul E

NickJH - AltLd O/S - Jul/96


Lone Rider - AltLd O/S - Jul/78 with Hamish Tighe

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