Vampire** HS 4b
[3rd pitch, Vampire, Polldubh Glen Nevis, 2 kb]80m, 3 pitches. Starts 6m right of heatwave. Follow vague blocky arete to start of a slab. Move diag right (straight up is E1 variant) to reach a small ledge, before heading left to tree belay. 2nd pitch, head 5m left to large left facing corner, head up and follow natural line to another large ledge, level with but 5m right of pine tree. 3rd pitch, head straight up easy slabs following small cracks, into small niche, then up on delicate slabs to top.

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Heatwave/Storm start.
Andy Moles - Lead O/S - 14/Oct/14

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 23/Jul/14

VS 4b for sure, possibly 4c! Quite a technical dirty first pitch with a bit too much vegetation. Second pitch up the groove is excellent but then comes an enormous exposed runout of about 15m which no one seems to mention! Vdiff climbing though. Top pitch the only HS pitch I reckon!
MrRiley - AltLd O/S - 29/Jun/14 with Debbie Lee

Led p2
MD - AltLd O/S - 24/May/14 with Jo

Happy Wanderer - AltLd O/S - 24/May/14 with Mike D

SeanDunigan - 2nd - 27/Apr/14

Mhairi G - 2nd dog - 20/Apr/14 with Patrick

Pat-H - Lead O/S - 20/Apr/14 with mhairi

E1, HS, VS. Bryan got a little lot on the first bit.
Martin Bagshaw - AltLd O/S - 30/Mar/14 with Bryan Clary

Lovely climbing up the groove then following the left wall. Final slabs direct were really good too !
Nath93 - Lead - 24/Mar/14

Conbined with Heateave
Malpractise - AltLd O/S - 29/Sep/13 with Ray Peace

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 27/Jul/13

as vampire/heatwave combo, i led last pitch having already led 1st two.
65m moderate millington - AltLd O/S - 27/Jul/13 with naomi hatto

I led pitch 1 and 3
Sarah Greenwood - AltLd O/S - 12/Jul/13 with Keith

steve prior - Lead - Jul/13 with Roz C

guy757 - 19/Jun/13

As Heatwave / Vampire combo
chris j - Lead - 20/May/13 with Lizzy

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 05/Apr/13

scatface - AltLd O/S - 30/Mar/13 with pepette

Lead the first and last. Rachel lead the second.
mzchambers - AltLd O/S - 03/Mar/13 with Rachel Bennet

b-mouse - 2nd - 2013

Hidden - Lead O/S - 23/Sep/12

Louis Hume - Lead - 08/Jun/12 with Jenny

Jenny Hall - 2nd O/S - 08/Jun/12 with Louis

Slightly scrappy first pitch. Good middle pitch.
Wee Davie - AltLd O/S - 03/Jun/12 with Andy Clark

As heatwave/vampire combo. Worth the 2 stars.
Liam Ingram - Solo O/S - 22/May/12

scallan022 - Lead O/S - 05/May/12 with scottie390

combined with drizzle in the the rain
arose - Lead - 05/May/12 with Adrian Dunlop

John Workman - Lead - 01/May/12 with Bob, Mark II

Hidden - 2nd - 02/Apr/12

Sally Hudson - AltLd - 27/Mar/12 with Mike Murphy

PAJames - 2012

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Nov/11

heatwave/vampire combo. ok route
bigdan050 - AltLd O/S - 21/Aug/11 with Tosh

Lead 1st and 3rd. Mark did 2nd. Not sure we started in the right place. Belayed on Storm at the tree.
DavPk - AltLd O/S - 30/Jul/11 with Mark MacLeod

marie_p - 28/Jun/11 with John

Hidden - 05/Jun/11

Hidden - 2nd - 02/Jun/11

gilldando - 2nd - Jun/11 with Mike

Hidden - Lead - 15/May/11

jsrous - AltLd O/S - 01/May/11 with Dave Sanderson

Pitches 1 & 3 although pitch 1 seems a bit stiff?
prog99 - AltLd O/S - 01/May/11 with Fiona

Led pitch 2. Pitch 1 felt rather hard as I think we inadvertently did part of the direct route, oops! Pitches 2 and 3 are good.
Fiona Reid - AltLd - 01/May/11 with Mike

Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/Apr/11

Vs 4c variation 3rd pitch
Gemma *G* - AltLd - 22/Apr/11

Hidden - 2011

Led second pitch. Lovely climbing, great rock.
karinh - AltLd O/S - 08/Aug/10 with Graeme

Finished up the VS variation. Really nice middle pitch.
GraemeDiack - AltLd O/S - 08/Aug/10 with Karin Helwig

Hidden - Lead O/S - 18/Jun/10

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 18/Jun/10

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 18/Jun/10

PeteLoveless - AltLd O/S - 10/May/10 with alistair matheson

Alistair616 - AltLd - 10/May/10

Hidden - AltLd - 02/May/10

Brannock - Lead O/S - 30/Apr/10

PMCV - AltLd - 10/Apr/10 with Mark

Hidden - AltLd - 10/Apr/10

tomkilby89 - 2010

Hidden - Lead - 2010

Hidden - 2010

Calzzak - 2nd O/S - 04/Oct/09 with Graham McGrath

It got darker than we expected, faster than we expected, so had to bail after second pitch. Ended up 3 of us hanging from a tree rigging an abseil!
iceicebaby - 2nd O/S - 17/Sep/09 with Sarah Lewis, Sam Wood

Lawrie Brand - Solo O/S - 10/Aug/09

Ginger McGrath - Lead O/S - Aug/09 with andrew hutcheson

Hidden - Lead - Aug/09

Heatwave Vampire combo. Nice combination.
telemarker - Lead O/S - 11/Jul/09

Led 2nd pitch. 1st pitch pretty hair-raising. Hard for HS. 2nd pitch is nice and easy once up in the groove. Top pitch is good too.
climberuk - AltLd O/S - 13/Jun/09 with Niall

Led 1st and 3rd. 1st pitch seemed a tad tricky for HS though may have started up Vampire Direct andmoved across.
niallk - AltLd O/S - 13/Jun/09 with Steven Harris

VS variant
Craig Geddes - AltLd O/S - Jun/09 with Admiral

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 17/May/09

Julesthe1st - AltLd O/S - 09/Apr/09 with Tom


Hidden - 2009

gaz.marshall - Lead O/S - 18/Aug/08 with Jones

Hidden - AltLd dnf - 20/Jul/08

tomdude - AltLd O/S - 05/Jul/08 with fede

Sandy P - AltLd - 18/May/08 with Caroline Saunders

Delightfully slabby climbing, sandy took a wee detour to belay on storm I lead back to the proper belay and up the last pitch.
andymoin - AltLd O/S - 21/Apr/08 with sandy, Tim Cross

beegsyboy - AltLd O/S - 21/Apr/08 with Sandy + Andy

ijd201 - 2008

Hidden - 2008

TrollJester - AltLd O/S - 2008 with VARIOUS Throughout 80's+90's

Vicki M - AltLd - 01/Aug/07 with chris lawrence

fatboy_dean - May/07 with deep

HIGHTOWER - Lead O/S - 11/Jun/06 with Liz

liz-264 - 2nd - 11/Jun/06 with Hightower

brianrunner - Aug/05

Hidden - AltLd - Jul/05

Hidden - Lead - 25/Jun/05

seanyt - AltLd - Apr/05

CurlyStevo - AltLd - 2005

Dave Latimer - AltLd O/S - 02/May/04

akhughes - 2004

Hidden - Lead - Apr/03

Stuart Macfarlane - AltLd - 15/Mar/03 with Laura

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Sep/02

Dave Kerr - AltLd - 24/Sep/01 with Karl Atherton

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 16/Jun/01

kjbix - AltLd - 15/Apr/00 with Rob Gray

luckyjim - Lead - Aug/97

Led 2&3
Iain Thow - AltLd - 25/Jun/95 with Chris Dodd

Yourlead - 2nd - 09/May/93 with Stuart Johnston

graham lawrie - 1989

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jun/88

chrisrogers - 2nd O/S - Jul/86 with Chris J

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