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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 91 logbooks, and on 2 wishlists.

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 AGilmour

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

Hidden - Lead - 02/Mar/14

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

Hidden - 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

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

johnkeith - 1996

Hidden - 04/Sep/91

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

Hidden - Lead - 1989

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
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Voting
Total votes cast 58
hard HVS0 of 20
HVS0 of 20
easy HVS1 of 20
hard VS3 of 20
VS14 of 20
easy VS2 of 20
hard HS0 of 20
HS0 of 20
easy HS0 of 20
hard 4c0 of 20
4c0 of 20
easy 4c1 of 20
hard 4b14 of 20
4b5 of 20
easy 4b0 of 20
hard 4a0 of 20
4a0 of 20
easy 4a0 of 20
3 Stars0 of 18
2 Stars10 of 18
1 Star8 of 18
0 Stars0 of 18
Bag of .....0 of 18
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Style of ascent

Soloed2 of 91 (2.2%)
Lead49 of 91 (53.8%)
Followed28 of 91 (30.8%)
Toproped1 of 91 (1.1%)
Unknown11 of 91 (12.1%)

'Climbed'39 of 91 (42.9%)
clean O/S41 of 91 (45.1%)
clean β2 of 91 (2.2%)
clean rpt8 of 91 (8.8%)
dnf1 of 91 (1.1%)