The Hybrid* IV 5
[The Hybrid, 2 kb]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

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This climb is in 46 logbooks, and on 12 wishlists.

plain kitten - 2015

Hidden - AltLd - Dec/14

aebewick - 2nd - 15/Jan/14

alasdair19 - 2014

Led 3rd pitch. Finished up last pitch of messenger
abbeywall - AltLd - 09/Nov/13 with K, FM

All pitches!
ollyroberts - Lead O/S - 16/Jan/13 with Piers Newton

piersnewton - 2nd O/S - 16/Jan/13 with Olly Roberts

Hidden - AltLd - 16/Dec/12

Lead second picth. Finished up final pitch of the Message.
tsl42 - AltLd O/S - 16/Dec/12 with Liam Brown, Andy mumc

Went right under the last pitch of The Message but found the traverse bold and scary on little ledges with powder.
OwenF - Lead O/S - 22/Jan/12 with Calum

Hidden - 2nd - 22/Jan/12

finished up right near/on pot of gold; IV,4 seems about right for this way
morsy - AltLd - 30/Dec/11 with gerhard mors

Hidden - 2nd - 06/Dec/11

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.
willhawkins - Lead O/S - 26/Feb/11

Hidden - Lead - 07/Jan/11

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - 2011

newtonmore - 2011

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!!
Tile Diver - AltLd O/S - 22/Nov/10 with Rossi

t_stork - 2nd - 10/Nov/10 with Iain Munro, Steve Walls

Hidden - AltLd - 10/Nov/10

Hidden - AltLd - 10/Nov/10

Hidden - AltLd - 2010

Not the best of routes but a good top pitch.
Sandy Simpson - 12/Dec/09 with Pete and Rab

Good route to salvage the day after falling through the ice into the lochan!
Neil Adams - AltLd O/S - 29/Nov/09 with Jim

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.
andybuckley - AltLd O/S - 28/Nov/09 with Tim Higgins, Steve Crawford

Led 1st pitch. Good route, and good early season nick.
bullwinkle - AltLd O/S - 28/Nov/09 with steev, andybuckley

steev - AltLd O/S - 20/Nov/09 with Tim H, Andy B

peterp - AltLd - Feb/09 with Sully

Sandy P - AltLd - 20/Jan/08 with LukeO

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 2008

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?
French Erick - AltLd O/S - 02/Dec/07 with Jamie B

Variant to second pitch, poss. V,5/6?
Jamie B - AltLd - 02/Dec/07 with Erick Bailot

HIGHTOWER - 2nd - 11/Mar/07 with Rob

wee hippy - 2nd - 2007

barney_edin - 2nd - 22/Nov/06 with Phil A

dave o - AltLd O/S - 15/Nov/06 with bill 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.
AndyP - AltLd O/S - 08/Jan/06 with Joe

gaz.marshall - AltLd O/S - Jan/06 with JoB

Jim Haydock - 2nd - 11/Mar/05 with Graeme Ettle & John Bracey

Hidden - Lead - 2005

Climbed two times with Andy M
Jamie Simpson - 2004 with Andy Munro

Hidden - AltLd - Feb/00

Hidden - 01/Nov/99

Started up the Message
Yourlead - AltLd - 28/Dec/97 with Graham Penny

Hidden - 01/Feb/97

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