100m. This eponymous route takes a diagonal fault all the way to the upper ledge system, start up The Message IV,6 then continue up the diagonal fault which in the middle section is a left facing corner system taken by The Melting Pot V,6. Below the final corner of The Melting Pot climb a short step up and right onto the right ledge. In lean condition with limited build up it maybe better to traverse right onto the front face lower down and climb direct up to the ledge system. From the ledge finish by the top pitch of The Message

ClimberDateStyleNotes & Partners
plain kitten ??/2015 -
Hidden ?/Dec/14 AltLd
aebewick 15/Jan/14 2nd
alasdair19 ??/2014 -
abbeywall 09/Nov/13 AltLd

Led 3rd pitch. Finished up last pitch of messenger

ollyroberts 16/Jan/13 Lead O/S

All pitches!

piersnewton 16/Jan/13 2nd O/S
Hidden 16/Dec/12 AltLd
tsl42 16/Dec/12 AltLd O/S

Lead second picth. Finished up final pitch of the Message.

Liam Brown, Andy mumc
OwenF 22/Jan/12 Lead O/S

Went right under the last pitch of The Message but found the traverse bold and scary on little ledges with powder.

Hidden 22/Jan/12 2nd
morsy 30/Dec/11 AltLd

finished up right near/on pot of gold; IV,4 seems about right for this way

gerhard mors
Hidden 06/Dec/11 2nd
willhawkins 26/Feb/11 Lead O/S

Good route, 1st pitch pretty straight forward, 2nd pitch has a very technical move off the belay that's particularly hard in lean conditions. 3rd pitch is great fun and looks harder than it is (bomber hooks all the way up)- definitely not a soft IV,5 though.

Hidden 07/Jan/11 Lead
Hidden ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
newtonmore ??/2011 -
Tile Diver 22/Nov/10 AltLd O/S

Reasonable conditions for this time of year, still plenty unconsolidated snow on rock making some moves more delicate than normal, gear was ok although a fair bit of scraping around needed as it looked as though no one had been up it this season so far. Visibility terrible!!

t_stork 10/Nov/10 2nd
Iain Munro, Steve Walls
Hidden 10/Nov/10 AltLd
Hidden 10/Nov/10 AltLd
Hidden ??/2010 AltLd
Sandy Simpson 12/Dec/09 -

Not the best of routes but a good top pitch.

Pete and Rab
Neil Adams 29/Nov/09 AltLd O/S

Good route to salvage the day after falling through the ice into the lochan!

andybuckley 28/Nov/09 AltLd O/S

Great route... were going to do The Message, but Steve didn't like the entry moves from the ramp. Tim led first, then Steve, and I unexpectedly got the plum: delicate traverse and then a romp up a steep corner and awkward step-round on excellent hooks and torques.

Tim Higgins, Steve Crawford
bullwinkle 28/Nov/09 AltLd O/S

Led 1st pitch. Good route, and good early season nick.

steev 20/Nov/09 AltLd O/S
peterp ?/Feb/09 AltLd
Sandy P 20/Jan/08 AltLd
Hidden ??/2008 2nd O/S
French Erick 02/Dec/07 AltLd O/S

Did different/new variation of pitch 2 since it looked to easy (plan A was message but corner to bare). Started as hybrid but came back to the right via a shallow groove come crack to finish 4 m of message p2 belay stance. More serious but not difficult V,5?

Jamie B 02/Dec/07 AltLd

Variant to second pitch, poss. V,5/6?

Erick Bailot
HIGHTOWER 11/Mar/07 2nd
wee hippy ??/2007 2nd


barney_edin 22/Nov/06 2nd
Phil A
dave o 15/Nov/06 AltLd O/S
bill s
AndyP 08/Jan/06 AltLd O/S

The 3rd (last) pitch is similar to, though harder than, The Seam. Gear is strenuous to place. Also the first move on the second pitch, straight off the belay, is very technical.

gaz.marshall ?/Jan/06 AltLd O/S
Jim Haydock 11/Mar/05 2nd
Graeme Ettle & John Bracey
Hidden ??/2005 Lead
Jamie Simpson ??/2004 -

Climbed two times with Andy M

Andy Munro
Hidden ?/Feb/00 AltLd
Hidden 01/Nov/99 -
Yourlead 28/Dec/97 AltLd

Started up the Message

Graham Penny
Hidden 01/Feb/97 -
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