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Torro*** E2 5b

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[Mike on the sting in the tail on Torro E2 5c,, 2 kb]**** in Ben Nevis, SMC

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Photo: Mike on the sting in the tail on Torro E2 5c, © Karl Atherton
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This climb is in 56 logbooks, and on 32 wishlists.

A fantastic climb, the pitches just keep coming, bone dry and in perfect weather. Led the even pitches including the 5c and the sting in the tail. Only a 2 year wait from my first failed attempt.
Captain Solo - AltLd - 10/Jul/14 with Paul

freudy_love - AltLd O/S - 10/Jul/14 with Ewan Lyons

newtonmore - AltLd - 28/Jun/14 with al black

R0bbie - AltLd O/S - 28/Jun/14 with Taba

Awesome route, lead pitches 2,4 and 6/7. Well worth its 4 starts.
joesmith - AltLd O/S - 17/Jun/14 with Simon Davidson

Outstanding climb, p1 and last pitch hardest I thought
simon_D - AltLd O/S - 17/Jun/14 with Joe

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Jun/14

What a great route! - easily one of the best I've done. I led 2,4,7. Did 5+6 together. Crux is soft 5c, P1 and P8 pretty burly 5b. P2 was maybe the best but every pitch was ***! Definitely a worthy 4* route!
rustaldo - AltLd O/S - 21/Jul/13 with Liam

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 21/Jul/13

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 21/Jul/13

redjerry - AltLd O/S - 21/Jul/13 with Paul Wood

Tubs - AltLd O/S - 09/Jun/13 with Dave M

Hidden - AltLd - 08/Jun/13

Hidden - AltLd - Jun/13

Hidden - 2013

Euan Strachan - AltLd O/S - 28/Jun/12 with Emily Roo, Graham McG

every pitch was total amazing!, second pitch was bold as fook!
Ginger McGrath - AltLd O/S - 14/Jun/12 with euan strachan, emily roo

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 14/Jun/12

Fantastic. All pitches 4 stars. Second pitch is pretty airy and probably the psychological crux, everything else is really well protected
Euan Strachan - AltLd - 14/Jun/12 with Emily Roo, Graham McG

Great route, but I didn't expect to climb in 2 fleeces, cagoule and hat in June. I thought the hard move on pitch 1 was just as 5c as the moves on pitch 4.
Andy Nisbet - 14/Jun/12 with Helen Rennard

Bern - AltLd O/S - 04/Jun/12 with Peter Brown

hilty - AltLd - 03/Jun/12 with Adam coles

took a slip on pitch two with a few bounces. lead even pitches.
Adam Coles - AltLd dog - 03/Jun/12 with hilty

Led pitches 1,3,5 and 7. Had short rest after getting through crux move on pitch 1. Pitch 4 crux definitely 5c. Superlative route. Far superior to Centurion which we did yesterday.
Andrew Sloan - AltLd dog - 27/May/12 with Martin Haworth

Magnificent route, has to be one of the best routes in the UK. Pitch 2 is bold, crux on pitch 4 is well protected and soft 5c, pitch 8 is a real battle.
Martin Haworth - AltLd O/S - 27/May/12 with Andy

Had hoped to do The Bullroar but a team beat us to it so plumped for Torro. Nice climbing in the first 3 pitches but John reckoned crux looked a bit damp. Combined with experiencing 'considerable buffeting' from the wind and me spraining a finger blah blah excuses etc decided to abort. Finished up a couple of pitches of The Bullroar and abbed down Titan's Wall. A mountaineering day out!
Captain Solo - AltLd dnf - 26/May/12 with John

Superb climb, pitch 1 on it's own is ****! Pitch 2 is bold and exciting and also classic and the interest maintains all the way to the top. The crux pitch is actually only a few moves, watch out for the pumpy sting in the tail though. The equal of Shibboleth, Steeple and Angel Face if not better - great day out combined with Tower Ridge....
Chad123 - AltLd O/S - 26/May/12 with Rik, Viv

Hidden - AltLd - 26/May/12

tim newton - AltLd O/S - 24/May/12 with michael

jim.macp - 24/Jul/11

Superb! Like the 1&2 pitch most. Crux pitch and last pitch was quite wet. Good protection for all the tricky moves.
jamestheyip - AltLd O/S - 02/Jul/11 with Peter

Johann - AltLd O/S - 30/Apr/11 with Alex Wheeldon

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Outstanding. E2 5C for the crux
Lawrie Brand - AltLd O/S - 18/Jun/10 with John Mccune

1 PA on dripping slimy wet crux. grrreat route.
Andy Moles - AltLd - 14/Sep/09 with Burton

1 PA
burto - AltLd - 14/Sep/09 with moleo

Hidden - AltLd - 13/Sep/09

Superb
Dangerous Dave - AltLd O/S - 11/Jul/09 with Wild Beast

mactalla - AltLd - 05/Jul/09

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 26/Jul/08

bloody cold and windy
WB - AltLd O/S - 24/May/08 with Guy

GuyM - AltLd - May/08 with will

centurion05 - 2007

Hidden - 2006

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2005

French Erick - AltLd O/S - 01/Aug/04 with Andy Sharpe

Cassidy - AltLd O/S - 1998 with Jamie Gartside, David Cassidy

Best ever scottish E2
Grezza - AltLd - 20/Jun/97

NickJH - AltLd O/S - Jul/96

alkira - 1996

I got pitch 2,4,6 and 8. Crux running with water
David Smith - AltLd - May/92 with Mark Gray

Hidden - AltLd - 1989

Bruce Kerr - AltLd - 30/Jul/83 with Rab Young

Nigel Bond - AltLd - 13/Jun/82 with Steve, Charlie Leverton

One of the best routes in Scotland
Lone Rider - AltLd O/S - 1978 with Alan Shand

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Voting
Total votes cast 65
hard E30 of 22
E30 of 22
easy E30 of 22
hard E22 of 22
E215 of 22
easy E25 of 22
hard E10 of 22
E10 of 22
easy E10 of 22
hard 5c0 of 21
5c2 of 21
easy 5c14 of 21
hard 5b4 of 21
5b1 of 21
easy 5b0 of 21
hard 5a0 of 21
5a0 of 21
easy 5a0 of 21
3 Stars22 of 22
2 Stars0 of 22
1 Star0 of 22
0 Stars0 of 22
Bag of .....0 of 22
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Style of ascent

Lead1 of 56 (1.8%)
Alt Leads47 of 56 (83.9%)
Unknown8 of 56 (14.3%)

'Climbed'25 of 56 (44.6%)
clean O/S28 of 56 (50.0%)
dogged2 of 56 (3.6%)
dnf1 of 56 (1.8%)