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[Climber Gareth T., Roaring Meg, Fairhead, N. Ireland, 3 kb]100m, 3 pitches. 5a,4b,4a

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This climb is in 38 logbooks, and on 9 wishlists.

Dan Bates - 12/Oct/13

P1,P3. fantastic first pitch
tprebs - AltLd rpt - 21/Jul/13 with 'Token' Tony

Bit before crux is tricky, slipped on it, rested on crux getting gear out. Last two pitches easy.
5eamuz - AltLd dog - 16/Jul/13 with John Holterman

Led all three pitches as Tom had done the route before. Tough first pitch, hard for VS (bordering on HVS). Second pitch fun and easy enough. Last pitch was grassy, slippy and airy. Not a great finish to a decent enough route.
nbrowne - Lead O/S - 07/Jul/13 with Siobhan Rose Vye, Thomas Prebble

Not raining this time. Led 2nd pitch, starting from a belay just below the crux.
RKernan - Lead RP - 02/Jun/13 with Janette McDonald

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 30/May/13

newtonmore - 2013

Hidden - AltLd - 21/Oct/12

Hidden - AltLd - 21/Oct/12

tomosb - AltLd O/S - 23/Sep/12 with Darren Thompson

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 25/Aug/12

Led 1st and 3rd pitches. Not a great route.
matthewjames - AltLd O/S - 04/Aug/12 with Boothy

Led 1st pitch, great laybacking moves.
danoflynn - AltLd O/S - 02/Aug/12 with Andy Barker

paddygoodwinlondon - AltLd O/S - 03/Jun/12 with Kevin

MG P1 (crux) GO P2 (fun) MG P3 (exposed and grassy near top)
GOS - AltLd O/S - 02/Jun/12 with Michael Gibson

1st time I seconded, had to ab of the 1st pitch as was getting dark.
tanty - 2nd dnf - Mar/12 with Tim O Hanrahan

KKilroy - Lead - 2012

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 06/Nov/11

fyfers - AltLd O/S - 06/Nov/11

auld al - AltLd rpt - 03/Jun/11

led P1 (hardest going through overhang, take layback on LHS) and P3 (staightforward if exposed)
GOS - AltLd O/S - 03/Jun/11 with Alan Blair

Did first pitch of Cúchulainn by mistake...
tprebs - AltLd - 02/May/11 with Conor Gilmour

Alt Ld, led pitches 1 and 3. Rained heavily on pitch 3 so had to use aid.
RKernan - Lead O/S - 08/Mar/11 with John Begley

Hidden - Lead - 2011

OMSKB - Lead - 15/Aug/10 with Richard Winfield

jamesbrown - Lead O/S - 15/May/10 with Michael murphy

chillax - 2010

Gareth Clendinning (UBMC) - Lead O/S - 29/Jul/09 with Rose Williams

Rose Williams - 2nd O/S - 29/Jul/09 with Gareth

Led first and third pitch. Fell off on Crux. Go straight up the layback not to the left!
saundera - Lead - Jun/09 with Bob

Excellent climb, feels like a mountain route, which makes a change for Fairhead.
PeteH - AltLd - 08/Sep/08 with Dave Leonard, Andy Simpson

georgec - Lead - 22/Sep/07 with Mike H

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 04/Aug/07

Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/Aug/07

auld al - AltLd O/S - Mar/93

OMSKB - Lead - Aug/91 with Gary Liddel

Hidden - Lead O/S - 1989

John HW - AltLd O/S - 1986 with Dave Evans

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Total votes cast 30
hard HVS0 of 12
HVS1 of 12
easy HVS1 of 12
hard VS7 of 12
VS3 of 12
easy VS0 of 12
hard HS0 of 12
HS0 of 12
easy HS0 of 12
hard 5b0 of 6
5b0 of 6
easy 5b0 of 6
hard 5a0 of 6
5a3 of 6
easy 5a3 of 6
hard 4c0 of 6
4c0 of 6
easy 4c0 of 6
3 Stars1 of 12
2 Stars6 of 12
1 Star4 of 12
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Style of ascent

Lead13 of 38 (34.2%)
Followed2 of 38 (5.3%)
Alt Leads20 of 38 (52.6%)
Unknown3 of 38 (7.9%)

'Climbed'13 of 38 (34.2%)
clean O/S20 of 38 (52.6%)
clean rpt2 of 38 (5.3%)
clean RP1 of 38 (2.6%)
dogged1 of 38 (2.6%)
dnf1 of 38 (2.6%)