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Lion Cub* VS 4b

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[Slapping, 3 kb]Climb the right hand side of the slab to the left of the corner (Lion), starting from the bottom of the easy, diagonal descent. The top part is very bold without microwires. Top out could benefit from a little pruning.

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PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 103 logbooks, and on 2 wishlists.

EBailey - Solo O/S - 30/Aug/14

Fiona Reid - Lead rpt - 29/Jul/14 with Mike, Mark

Mike_Watson_99 - 2nd - 29/Jul/14 with mark, Fiona

Mark Bull - 2nd - 29/Jul/14 with MikeW, Fiona

J_Trottet - Lead O/S - 30/Jun/14

Euan Todd - Lead rpt - 20/Jun/14 with Hugh Simons

Euan Todd - 2nd O/S - 17/Jun/14 with Richard

Mark Bull - Lead rpt - 20/May/14 with Mike

martinmckenna - Lead O/S - 24/Mar/14 with Nick SUMC

No gear at the top. Good jugs out to the right - if I had fallen it could have been messy! Good climb in the fading light.
Hugh Simons - Lead O/S - 12/Mar/14 with Andrew Gilmour

AGilmour - 2nd O/S - 12/Mar/14 with Hugh Simons

Hidden - Lead - 02/Mar/14

Davy B - Lead - 2014

calumhicks - 2nd O/S - 2014

DougSt - Lead - 03/Sep/13 with Neil Wightwick

Easy enough climbing but very committing for VS.
Brendan - Lead O/S - 19/Aug/13 with Robert

Mike's lead
Fiona Reid - 2nd - 18/Jun/13 with Mike, Alison

abbeywall - 2nd - 18/Jun/13 with Mike, Fiona

Mike_Watson_99 - Lead rpt - 18/Jun/13 with abbeywall, Fiona

cc_10 - Lead - 17/May/13 with Sam Harvey

Dr Toph - Solo O/S - 19/Feb/13

Busby - 2013

Quite a bold scary lead, glad I was seconding
Elsier - 2nd - 09/Aug/12 with Koon

Def bold at top. Route also very sandy!
Koon - Lead O/S - 09/Aug/12 with Elsie

Quite sandy in places, enjoyable slab but quite committing. Slipped a couple once but don't think weighted rope. Iain lead.
Doby - 2nd β - 08/Aug/12 with Ian B, Iain

Removed a lot of greenery and crud!
Mark Bull - 2nd - 26/Jul/12 with Mike

Milesy - Lead rpt - 26/May/12 with Jim

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/Aug/11

D e b o h r a h - 2nd O/S - 05/Aug/11 with Janey Kennedy

Managed to get a sneaky microwire in a bit higher. Psychological only :)
Milesy - Lead O/S - 13/Jul/11 with Steph

Mark Bull - 2nd - 04/Jul/11 with Mike

Thin at the top, one tenuous microwire unless I was missing something.
Mike_Watson_99 - Lead - 24/Jun/11 with Fiona

Did two ascents due to going back down for a stuck nut.
Fiona Reid - 2nd - 24/Jun/11 with Mike

Mark Bull - Lead rpt - 19/May/11 with Mike

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/Apr/11

Pat-H - Lead O/S - 11/Apr/11 with mhairi

Mhairi G - 2nd O/S - 11/Apr/11 with Patrick

MarcusP - Solo O/S - 08/Apr/11

LibS - 2nd - Apr/11 with Paul

Managed to protect the top with a blue offset and a bomber blue alien. Seemed OK, committing for the grade.
Smelly Fox - Lead O/S - 24/Mar/11 with Heather Thikey

Hidden - 2011

Gordon Lacey - 2011

Self-Belay.
Denpov - TR O/S - 06/Sep/10

rustyclimber91 - 2nd O/S - 06/Sep/10 with Liyen

bold, very bold at the top
krasavenko - Lead O/S - 06/Sep/10 with Tom Rust

Hidden - Lead - 01/Sep/10

Mark Bull - Lead rpt - 13/Jul/10 with Mike

Nice climb. Not hard.
climberuk - Lead O/S - 16/Jun/10 with Niall

Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/Jun/10

niallk - Lead O/S - 26/May/10 with Sarah

Hidden - 2nd - 23/May/10

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 14/May/10

Hidden - Lead - 14/May/10

The top section is in no way `bold'; I found a no. 1 nut placement halfway up the upper slab and a decent cam just below the top. There is the odd loose block here and there.
stuaart - Lead O/S - 21/Apr/10 with Sian Richards

SianR - 2nd - 21/Apr/10 with Stu

Hidden - 2nd - 10/Apr/10

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 02/Apr/10

pete87abs - Lead rpt - 06/Mar/10 with Chris thain

Ross Barnes - Lead - Mar/10 with Ally, Mal

jackse - 2010

JasonK - 2010

alan moore - 2010

Euan Strachan - 2nd O/S - 15/Oct/09 with Tropher, Henward

Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/Aug/09

pete87abs - Lead O/S - 22/Feb/09 with Richard Clarke

rclarke - 2nd - 22/Feb/09 with pete87abs

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 21/Jan/09

slightly damp, nice route, the bolder upper section is protectable with microwires
JamieSparkes - Lead O/S - 21/Jan/09 with Dave Spencer

Lawrie Brand - Lead O/S - 15/Nov/08 with Paul Pitcher

auchtubhmor1 - Jul/08

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 29/Apr/08

dougs1232 - Lead O/S - 29/Apr/08 with Mary Thornton

vinders - 01/Apr/08 with russel

Russ82 - 2008

good second lead by riny
andymoin - Lead O/S - 04/Nov/07 with Rienhart

Hay - Lead β - Sep/07 with Scott

Interesting route, took a long time to decide to go for the top part. Had an excursion into the corner to see if that was any nicer - it wasn't.
Fiona Reid - Lead O/S - 03/Aug/07 with Mike

Mike_Watson_99 - 2nd - 03/Aug/07 with Fiona

sbamford - 2nd - Aug/07 with Bruce and Stuart

paulpitcher - Lead - Jun/07 with Lee Andrews

As per the guidebook, bold at the top.
bawjaws - Lead O/S - 14/Feb/07 with Iain

el diablo - 2007

I remember seconding this in twighlight!
dhthomson - 2nd - 2007 with Pete Hart

Used micro wires to protect the top part making it not bold at all! ( as is my want).
Alrobertson - Lead O/S - 18/Nov/06 with Andy Milne

Alexander123 - 2nd - 30/Aug/06 with Nicholas Watt

Bottled the unprotected top section and down-climbed.
stevomcd - Lead dnf - 07/Aug/06 with Euan Fisher

Watty - Lead O/S - 30/Jul/06 with A.Watt

kevg - Lead O/S - 2006

dan cowley - Lead O/S - 2005

fireman_al - Lead rpt - Jan/04 with Paul McDonald

Hidden - Lead - 2004

PeteH - Lead O/S - 2004 with Dave Thomson

Stuart Macfarlane - Lead rpt - 13/Aug/03

Stuart Macfarlane - Lead rpt - 14/May/03 with Lucy

Hidden - 2nd - 14/May/03

Stuart Macfarlane - 2nd - 26/Mar/03 with Laura

Hidden - Lead O/S - Aug/02

Stuart Macfarlane - 2nd - Sep/01 with Iain F

Hidden - 1996

Hidden - 04/Sep/91

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/Apr/90

Hidden - Lead - 1989

Lone Rider - Lead - 1984

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Voting
Total votes cast 64
hard HVS0 of 22
HVS0 of 22
easy HVS1 of 22
hard VS3 of 22
VS16 of 22
easy VS2 of 22
hard HS0 of 22
HS0 of 22
easy HS0 of 22
hard 4c0 of 22
4c0 of 22
easy 4c1 of 22
hard 4b15 of 22
4b6 of 22
easy 4b0 of 22
hard 4a0 of 22
4a0 of 22
easy 4a0 of 22
3 Stars0 of 20
2 Stars11 of 20
1 Star9 of 20
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Style of ascent

Soloed3 of 103 (2.9%)
Lead55 of 103 (53.4%)
Followed32 of 103 (31.1%)
Toproped1 of 103 (1.0%)
Unknown12 of 103 (11.7%)

'Climbed'44 of 103 (42.7%)
clean O/S45 of 103 (43.7%)
clean β2 of 103 (1.9%)
clean rpt11 of 103 (10.7%)
dnf1 of 103 (1.0%)