I-spy* E2 5c
[Solo Ascent I-spy., 2 kb]10m. Follow green onion initially then head up the curved crack line to the top without using the ledges on the left hand side (E1 if you do!)

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Hidden - TR - 30/Aug/15

leesa.rushton - 2nd O/S - 17/Aug/15

olekemi - 2nd RP - 13/Aug/15 with Mark G

bduffin - 2nd - 09/Jul/15

James90 - TR rpt - 23/Jun/15 with Sam

MarcusP - Lead dog - 22/Jun/15 with Misha

Fell a few times, but eliminated the left ledge and right arete. Contrived as you like, but on TR who cares!? Good foot to hand rockover practice...
mishabruml - 2nd dog - 22/Jun/15 with MarcusP

Used ledge on the left, pumpy little bugger, also fecking impossible to see what gear to put in at the back of the flake. I believe the term is "character building"..... :)
Busby - Lead O/S - 14/Jun/15

E1 version
ejj - 2nd - 10/Jun/15

EBailey - Lead G/U - 08/Jun/15

gjd - Lead RP - 09/May/15 with Brian H

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Apr/15

Macleod - Lead rpt - 20/Apr/15

Foot slipped placing gear first go, did it fine straight after. Good route with a strenous few moves with tricky feet
HaddRoots - Lead G/U - 05/Apr/15

MightyStew - Lead O/S - 05/Apr/15 with Iain Howie, James Priestley

Hugh Macgregor - TR O/S - Apr/15

Hidden - Lead - 25/Mar/15

John McKenna - Lead RP - 25/Mar/15

Used ledge on left for foot hold. Drops one grade to E1
Johnkerr252 - TR O/S - 22/Mar/15

Blew it where the crack widens.
aldo56 - TR dog - 22/Mar/15 with Johnkerr252

tomwhitchurch - Lead G/U - 05/Oct/14

pre-placed gear
gjd - Lead RP - 07/Sep/14

EBailey - 2nd β - 06/Sep/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/Aug/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - 18/Aug/14

Hidden - TR dog - 17/Aug/14

Sarah Greenwood - 2nd dog - 13/Aug/14 with Keith Alexander

used the ledge. maybe easier than E1 with the ledge, or maybe that's the guilt talking. Techiest bit is the start (shared with green onion?)
KeithAlexander - Lead O/S - 13/Aug/14 with Sarah

Gutted i never got my solo onsight, really damp conditions made it to risky for the onsight so tossed a rope over did one top rope to clean holds then clean solo. Great little route and now it's super easy to top rope with the new railing. First route since being away from climbing for 4 months.
dmacmorris - Solo RP - 16/Jul/14

Direct Start? Laybacked the crack to gain the flake. Clean on 3rd attempt then rained off. Top-Rope solo (shunt)
Stevie989 - TR RP - 14/Jul/14

So many falls
johannes - Lead RP - 05/Jul/14

Timothy Miller - Solo O/S - 24/May/14

Hidden - TR - 15/May/14

Luci - TR O/S - 23/Mar/14 with Nick

Hidden - Lead RP - 2014

Martin McKenna - UKC - Lead G/U - 30/Sep/13 with Richard Able

calum404 - TR dog - 14/Sep/13 with Scott Wilson

PittPauly - TR dog - 26/Aug/13 with Gordon McAllan

Hidden - TR dog - 25/Aug/13

Macleod - Lead - 11/Jul/13 with carolyn

chrismcd23 - TR dog - 09/Jul/13 with Richard

jev - TR β - 09/Jun/13 with James

James90 - TR O/S - 09/Jun/13 with jev

Hidden - 2nd - 06/Jun/13

did the direct start with the tricky layback crack, probably made it a lot harder. laughed a little when we looked in the guide book to see your meant to start on green onion haha.
Willismorris - Lead O/S - 25/May/13 with euanryan

matthew885 - Lead - 2013

Hidden - 2nd dnf - 06/Oct/12

Hidden - TR dnf - Sep/12

Slipped a few times on this but got it clean eventually, maybe I am poor at laybacking. Very strenuous. Self Belay.
Denpov - TR RP - 09/Aug/12

Self belay. To tired for layback maybe, at end of day but will be back. :o) 2
Denpov - TR dog - 07/Aug/12

Euan led a direct start over (and using) the new sign. Dirty.
Carol Goodall - 2nd dog - 25/Jun/12 with Euan Strachan, Jo Clements

Euan Strachan - Lead - 25/Jun/12

MonkeyDawson - Lead O/S - 20/May/12 with Simon Smith

Brushed before trying to lead it, but still very dusty in the crack.
gjd - TR dog - 05/May/12 with KM

Koon - TR dog - 05/May/12 with Geoff

Messy attempt, got clean to the flake then flailed and bailed onto green onion then bailed from that too as it's manky... The new sign does not make things easy... Could do with a right scrubbing if anyone's interested in this after the rock stabalisation
Nibs - TR dnf - 03/May/12 with Dave

Started on green onion. Traversed right to begin I-spy. Very sandy as builders have demolished routes on the quarry. Large warning sign saying beware falling rock. Got 3/4s up then burnt out. First time laybacking out side. Definately a pro climb.
pedrohawk - TR dnf - 06/Mar/12 with Graham

Used a foothold that could probably be considered part of the ledge so probably can't claim E2. A nice route though.
Brendan - Lead RP - 05/Oct/09 with John

Stepped left. Wank. Reasonable route though. Good jamming practise.
Fultonius - Lead rpt - 24/Aug/09 with Ross Barnes

Hidden - TR O/S - 14/Jun/09

jason - TR - 14/Jun/09 with karl

Cassidy - Lead - 09/Jun/09 with Cobra

Hidden - TR - 03/Jun/09

ANC - 2nd - 02/Jun/09 with Mal Meech

Hidden - Lead dog - 02/Jun/09

jim.macp - 01/Jun/09

squidgebob - TR O/S - 31/May/09 with Paddy

Hidden - TR O/S - 22/May/09

belaymonkey - 25/Apr/09 with Spad

Spad - 2nd O/S - 25/Apr/09 with belaymonkey

kdlauder - Lead dnf - 19/Apr/09 with Andy H & Andy G

French Erick - AltLd - 16/Apr/09 with stuart mcfarlane, andy clark

jfmchivall - 2nd - 2009

AndyDWilson - 2nd dog - 21/Mar/08

AndyDWilson - 2nd β - 21/Mar/08 with Craig Marshall

beegsyboy - Lead dnf - 16/Mar/08 with Reinhart

Lawrie Brand - TR rpt - 30/Aug/07 with Shunt

marcfoggo - TR - Jun/06 with Grant Bruce

Hidden - 2006

sir - 2nd O/S - 2006 with Alan McDonald

fireman_al - Lead rpt - Jan/04 with Paul McDonald

French Erick - Lead dog - May/03 with katarina

Hidden - Solo - 2001


Bruce Kerr - Lead - 29/Apr/99 with Alan Taylor

Scottish78 - Lead O/S - 05/Sep/98 with David Lawrance

Okecroak - Lead - 23/Aug/96 with G Scott

Hidden - TR O/S - Apr/96

Hidden - Lead - 1989

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
David Woods, paulpitcher, Ian Jones

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