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Bald Eagle*** HVS 5a

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[Fine slab climbing on rough Gneiss at Stone Valley, 3 kb]35m. No description has been contributed for this climb.
Bob Brown & John Mackenzie 11/Jun/1995

Ticklists: Ultimate Scottish Rock, Best slab climbs of the UK, Ultimate HVS ticklist.

Photo: Fine slab climbing on rough Gneiss at Stone Valley © Chris wilson
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PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 103 logbooks, and on 12 wishlists.

Lone Rider - 2nd - 24/Jun/14 with Reuben Brown

oliverk - 2nd - 08/Jun/14 with Zoe, Marty

Stuart Macfarlane - 2nd - 07/Jun/14 with Jeanie

EBailey - Lead - 29/May/14

Can HVS slabs get better than this?
Steve Perry - Lead O/S - 25/Apr/14 with Katie Long

PAJames - 12/Mar/14

Hidden - 2014

Hidden - 12/Oct/13

superb
Steven Andrews - 2nd O/S - 12/Oct/13 with Appleby

Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/Oct/13

Hidden - 2nd - 12/Oct/13

Captain Solo - 2nd rpt - 08/Aug/13 with Colin M

colin.morrison - Lead rpt - 08/Aug/13 with ewan

An independant and really cool line. Similar to Diabaig, and with an airy feel.
peter.herd - Lead - 06/Aug/13 with Ali Baxter

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 06/Aug/13

Awesome
alexmcmillan - Lead O/S - 05/Jun/13 with Eleanor Dow

holly138 - 2nd O/S - 05/Jun/13 with Tom B

Liam Ingram - Lead O/S - 05/Jun/13 with Danielle Arnott, Catrin Nichols

Danielle Arnott - 2nd O/S - 05/Jun/13 with Catrin Nichols, Liam Ingram

catrin289 - 2nd O/S - 05/Jun/13 with Danielle Arnott, Liam Ingram

Craig Holden - 2nd O/S - 05/Jun/13 with Alex Mcmillan

maryleese - Lead O/S - 05/Jun/13 with Bobby Greig

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 04/Jun/13

amazing
The Big Sender - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/13 with morgan trigg

stunning route.
JamieSparkes - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/13 with Chris

Triggalicious - 2nd O/S - 04/Jun/13 with Tom E

Roberttaylor - Lead O/S - Jun/13 with Thomas Henderson Schwartz

Great route
TimKnight - 2nd O/S - 28/May/13 with Paul Anker

Loved this route
Joemanglerocks - Lead - 28/May/13 with TimKnight

Really good. An eagle flew over as I was belaying, appropriately enough.
Binder - Lead O/S - 28/May/13 with Chiz

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 28/May/13

colin.morrison - Lead O/S - May/13 with henry cowan, paul freudental

Absolutely amazing route. Lovely moves, rock of the highest quality and one of the best routes i have done at any grade ever.
freudy_love - Lead O/S - 12/Apr/13 with Jonathan Richards

Saved the best til last today...and paid for it with a severe midging!! Grr had to lower off about half way. Pity - was enjoying the climbing.
iceicebaby - Lead dnf - 04/Aug/12 with Sam Wood

Hidden - Lead - 16/Jul/12

Hidden - Lead - 02/Jun/12

another lovely route
pebbles - 2nd - 02/Jun/12 with rachel

Rachel Somerville - Lead O/S - 02/Jun/12 with Peri Stracchino

ColinD - Lead - 02/Jun/12

Hidden - Lead - 31/May/12

Really good slab, weird start up the ramp but doesnt detract from the ace climbing above
geoff.comley - Lead O/S - 24/May/12 with Sean Watt

Sean20 - 2nd O/S - 24/May/12 with Geoff Comley

Stunning route.
Fiona Reid - Lead O/S - 07/May/12 with Mike

Excellent.
Mike_Watson_99 - 2nd - 07/May/12 with Fiona

andybroadway - 2nd - 06/May/12 with Matt Dent

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/Mar/12

This is one of my favourite HVSs anywhere, superb!
Chris wilson - Lead - 24/Mar/12 with Chris M, Steve

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 24/Mar/12

Hidden - 2012

fantastic pitch
tomdude - Lead O/S - 12/Nov/11 with Rich Abel

Great slab, best climb at this part of the crags.
cuthill76 - Lead - 06/Nov/11

Lovely climbing, but easily escapable.
Andy Moles - Lead O/S - 05/Sep/11 with Ferdia

ferdia - 2nd - 05/Sep/11 with Andy

Hidden - 2nd - 23/Jul/11

Stuart Macfarlane - Lead O/S - 03/Jun/11 with Jeanie, Roddy

Hidden - Lead - 31/May/11

Hoyes - Lead O/S - 31/May/11 with Rachel B

Very nice footy stuff. Lovely rock
Batt - 2nd O/S - 31/May/11 with James Hoyes

Lawrie Brand - Lead O/S - 17/May/11 with Sarah Laing

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 17/May/11

Superb!
Mark Bull - Lead rpt - 04/May/11 with Gillian

cmars89 - Lead - 01/May/11 with Josh berresford

josh88 - 2nd - 01/May/11 with Craig marsden

Hidden - 2nd - 27/Apr/11

Hidden - Lead rpt - 27/Apr/11

glenngordon - Lead O/S - 20/Apr/11 with davy watt

Smelly Fox - Lead O/S - 05/Mar/11 with Stuart Kennedy

s kennedy - Lead β - 05/Mar/11 with tris fox

Hidden - 2011

Not a *** route. Peters out too soon.
Ian Jones - Lead O/S - 20/Nov/10 with Victor Manzanera Garcia

chrism225 - Lead O/S - 30/Sep/10 with Jen Trendall, polly, dave

mikemartin - Lead - 28/Sep/10

isi_o - 2nd - 28/Sep/10 with Mike Martin

Simply brilliant! One of the best pitches of its grade I've done anywhere.
Bob - Lead O/S - 21/Jun/10 with S. Harry

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/May/10

bullwinkle - Lead O/S - 25/May/10 with John

Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/May/10

Jimmy57 - 2nd O/S - 12/May/10 with Conor

Some scared bald eagles might finish up the HS instead of the HVS slab ;)
sebrider - 2nd O/S - 09/May/10 with Chris wilson

Chris wilson - Lead - 09/May/10 with Seb, Paul

Zay, mark and ian
smcw - Lead - May/10

smcw - AltLd O/S - Apr/10

Hidden - 2010

Hidden - 2010

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 12/Dec/09

Hidden - Lead - 12/Dec/09

decs - AltLd - 17/Oct/09 with Gaz

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 10/Sep/09

jonnie3430 - Lead O/S - 05/Jun/09 with Cora and Sian

Chris wilson - 2nd - 15/Apr/09 with John F

jored - Apr/09 with Chris W

Jamie Simpson - Lead O/S - 2009 with Andy Munro

Hidden - 2nd - 06/Jun/08

Hidden - 2nd - 25/May/08

dangates - AltLd - May/08 with Gillian Culshaw

Sandy Simpson - Lead - 2008

Captain Solo - 2nd - 10/Jun/07 with Mark

Hidden - AltLd - Jun/05

Hidden - Lead O/S - May/03

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2003

Bruce Kerr - Lead - 08/Apr/01 with George MacIntyre

Nice route on fab rock. A bit ticky the last time I was there though.
brianrunner - Lead - 2001 with martina

Lone Rider - 1998

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Voting
Total votes cast 117
hard E10 of 40
E10 of 40
easy E10 of 40
hard HVS1 of 40
HVS35 of 40
easy HVS4 of 40
hard VS0 of 40
VS0 of 40
easy VS0 of 40
hard 5b1 of 40
5b0 of 40
easy 5b0 of 40
hard 5a2 of 40
5a32 of 40
easy 5a5 of 40
hard 4c0 of 40
4c0 of 40
easy 4c0 of 40
3 Stars32 of 37
2 Stars5 of 37
1 Star0 of 37
0 Stars0 of 37
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Style of ascent

Lead55 of 103 (53.4%)
Followed35 of 103 (34.0%)
Alt Leads4 of 103 (3.9%)
Unknown9 of 103 (8.7%)

'Climbed'46 of 103 (44.7%)
clean O/S51 of 103 (49.5%)
clean β1 of 103 (1.0%)
clean rpt4 of 103 (3.9%)
dnf1 of 103 (1.0%)