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Flying Groove* VS 4c

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[Flying Groove (VS), 3 kb]10m. Start 2m left of the huge overhang of the Prow. Climb the series of bulges on great rock but with minimal pro to the small roof at about 2/3 height. Slap a small cam into a horizontal crack and crank a tasty move up to some good holds on top of the buttress. Finish direct up the steep wall and belay on a choice of anchors. There's buckets of gear on this route at the bottom if you look for it.

Photo: Flying Groove (VS) © Simon Caldwell
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This climb is in 55 logbooks, and on 2 wishlists.

tomwheeler - Lead - 15/Dec/13 with Knut

GuitarGenius92 - 2nd β - 15/Dec/13 with will smith

Had to be done for the end of a glorious day.
Lone Rider - 2nd - 29/Sep/13 with Simon R, Roger Webb

Chris wilson - 2nd - 25/Aug/13 with Jon B

Callum_Johnson - Solo O/S - 07/Jun/13

Neil Mackenzie - Lead O/S - 01/May/13 with Matthew

Whitmoreaa - TR O/S - 03/Mar/13 with Mike Strong

Steve Perry - Lead O/S - 01/Sep/12 with John Lyall

abbeywall - 2nd - 01/Sep/12 with A Nisbet

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 30/Aug/12

Good fun
Fiona Reid - 2nd - 18/Aug/12 with Mike

Nice exposed move on big holds.
Mike_Watson_99 - Lead O/S - 18/Aug/12 with Fiona

Sam Warby - Lead O/S - 24/May/12

tomosb - Lead - 24/Feb/12 with Darren Thompson

HenryCowan - Lead O/S - 2012 with Luke Ellis

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Nov/11

As others have said this is a very well protected VS for Cummingston and with thought provoking moves through the roof. Worth doing.
Chris wilson - Lead O/S - 20/Aug/11 with Steve, Allan

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 20/Aug/11

No sign of the suspect rock mentioned in the guide, certainly nothing on the Peak Scar/Whitestone scale!
Simon Caldwell - 2nd O/S - 29/May/11 with Carmen

Crowley6969 - Lead - 22/May/11

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 24/Feb/11

Hidden - TR - 04/Sep/10

ianjdodd - TR O/S - 02/Sep/10

bigbobbyking - Lead O/S - 09/Aug/10 with jacob davies

sophiecb - Lead O/S - 06/Aug/10 with Paddy

Hidden - 2nd - Aug/10

Crux good fun, gear ok.
mark4344 - Lead O/S - 23/Jul/10 with Russ Law

Good gear, took me a while to commit to stepping out onto the wall from the block on the roof.
geoff.comley - Lead O/S - 16/Jun/10 with Ali Erginsoy

RebekahD - 2nd - 24/May/10 with Andy Nisbet

Hidden - Lead O/S - 17/May/10

josh88 - 2nd - 17/May/10 with Colin Macalindin

Hidden - 2010

nice little route but only good climbing at the crux
konna - Lead O/S - 29/Apr/09 with chant

Hidden - 2nd - 29/Apr/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/Feb/09

steveadkinson - 2nd rpt - 2009 with Si

Hidden - Lead - 28/Jun/08

No style points awarded but dragged myself up.
Sutty22 - 2nd - 08/Jun/08 with Tim and Steve

Sandy Simpson - 2nd - 2008

Watty - Lead O/S - 15/Jul/07

HIGHTOWER - Lead O/S - 04/Apr/07 with Tim

timmy-ts - 2007

Smelly Fox - Lead β - 29/Apr/06 with Matt Croll

mikelaing - 2006

Captain Solo - Lead - 2006 with Karen

tallthinmonkey - Lead - Apr/05

Jonescrusher - Lead O/S - 14/Apr/04 with Illona Morrice

Hidden - Solo - 2003

Murray Freq - 1999

Tarquin - 1999

Yourlead - 2nd - 07/May/95 with Paul McLaughlin, Graham Penny

BRUCESTRAC - 1995 with various

Hidden - Lead - 29/Aug/92

Yourlead - 2nd - 11/Apr/92 with Doug Rennie, Graham Penny

graham lawrie - 1990

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Total votes cast 39
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hard VS2 of 13
VS10 of 13
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hard 4c3 of 13
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Style of ascent

Soloed2 of 55 (3.6%)
Lead25 of 55 (45.5%)
Followed18 of 55 (32.7%)
Toproped3 of 55 (5.5%)
Unknown7 of 55 (12.7%)

'Climbed'28 of 55 (50.9%)
clean O/S24 of 55 (43.6%)
clean β2 of 55 (3.6%)
clean rpt1 of 55 (1.8%)