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Whispers** VS 4c

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[Fine granite slab climbing on P2 of Whispers with the top wall looming above., 2 kb]135m, 3 pitches. An excellent, clean, quick drying route. Climb the cracks on the left edge of the right slab to a steep wall, where there is a choice of cracks going left is slightly easier. Traverse the flake right past a peg and through a bulge. Climb up the slab via the path of least resistance.
John Cunningham & George Shields 1969

Ticklists: Scottish Mid-Grade Multi-Pitch.

Photo: Fine granite slab climbing on P2 of Whispers with the top wall looming above. © Chris wilson
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PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 41 logbooks, and on 9 wishlists.

DougSt - AltLd O/S - 03/Feb/14 with Neil Wightwick

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 24/Sep/13

PeteLoveless - Lead rpt - 26/Aug/13 with Shiona

Hidden - AltLd - 18/Jul/13

Didn't manage the crux clean on second...slab climbing practice definitely required.
stephenmckenzie - AltLd dog - 18/Jul/13 with Rory Brown

Hidden - AltLd - 09/Jun/13

Lead p2. Enjoyed this, crux is short but thought provoking.
Mike_Watson_99 - AltLd O/S - 30/Jul/11 with Fiona

Led pitches 1 & 3. Great route, relatively straightforward but quite a few run out sections. Interesting crux moves which come as a bit of shock compared to the rest of the climb.
Fiona Reid - AltLd O/S - 30/Jul/11 with Mike

great route. felt a bit out there for VS.....?
Neil Mackenzie - AltLd O/S - 24/Jul/11 with kenny

tallthinmonkey - AltLd O/S - 02/Jul/11 with Rob Leuhman, Rafa

Hidden - 2nd - Jul/11

Jon led P1&P3, I led P2.
PeteLoveless - AltLd O/S - 17/Jun/11 with jon

jsrous - AltLd - 17/Jun/11 with Pete L

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 29/Apr/11

Hidden - AltLd - 25/Apr/11

gforce - Lead O/S - 22/Apr/11 with Emma

Nic DW - AltLd - 17/Apr/11 with John P

I think when you actually do the crux move it is normal 4c, it just gives the impression immediately beforehand that it will be harder...
JdotP - AltLd O/S - 17/Apr/11 with Nicholas Dominelli Whiteley

Hidden - AltLd - 2011

Rain for my lead of pitch two. Miraculously dry for pitch one and three.
bnewman - AltLd O/S - 05/Jul/10 with Johannes

Hidden - AltLd - 24/Jun/10

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 03/Jun/10

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 30/Jun/09

chapmand - 29/Jun/09 with Alex Parmenter

Jamie Simpson - 2009 with Rick Scott

Hidden - AltLd - 2009

Quality slab climbing on good rough granite.
Chris wilson - AltLd O/S - 21/Sep/08 with John F

barney_edin - AltLd - Sep/08 with Geoff M

Chris L Hill - AltLd O/S - Sep/08 with Gwilym

Great route. Worth splitting last pitch in two to belay just after the crux.
el diablo - AltLd - 31/May/08 with Nick Bowen, Cabey, Jim

Hidden - AltLd - 31/May/08

Lovely granite slabs, sparse pro, started raining after pitch one, then didn't stop. After pitch 2 and much rain the friction waned and the wet 4c crux looked hard. Rather than push our luck we vowed to return for the top pitch.
thebat - AltLd dnf - 29/Aug/07 with Ontour

Captain Solo - AltLd rpt - 25/Aug/07 with Giles

gdb4060 - Aug/07 with Ewan

Hidden - AltLd - 07/Jun/07

Captain Solo - AltLd - 30/Apr/07 with Jim Marshall

gdb4060 - AltLd - 2007 with Ewan

keith hal - 2nd - Jul/06 with Andy Nisbet

CurlyStevo - AltLd - 2005

Yourlead - AltLd - 04/Aug/96 with Graham Penny

Andy Say - Solo - 05/Oct/91

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
Jon Pilling, Laura Hamlet, j.richards, Hidden, Dustin, Hidden, PMCV, Ropeboy, Hidden

Voting
Total votes cast 35
hard HVS0 of 12
HVS0 of 12
easy HVS0 of 12
hard VS2 of 12
VS10 of 12
easy VS0 of 12
hard HS0 of 12
HS0 of 12
easy HS0 of 12
hard 5a0 of 12
5a0 of 12
easy 5a1 of 12
hard 4c2 of 12
4c9 of 12
easy 4c0 of 12
hard 4b0 of 12
4b0 of 12
easy 4b0 of 12
3 Stars4 of 11
2 Stars7 of 11
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Style of ascent

Soloed1 of 41 (2.4%)
Lead2 of 41 (4.9%)
Followed3 of 41 (7.3%)
Alt Leads32 of 41 (78.0%)
Unknown3 of 41 (7.3%)

'Climbed'22 of 41 (53.7%)
clean O/S14 of 41 (34.1%)
clean rpt3 of 41 (7.3%)
dogged1 of 41 (2.4%)
dnf1 of 41 (2.4%)