Lion** HVS 5b
[looking down, 3 kb]Climb the obvious corner. Decent gear for the most part with some technical bridging near the top. Escapable onto Lion Cub, easier but no gear!

Ticklists: Scottish Central Belt HVS.

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This climb is in 152 logbooks, and on 11 wishlists.

Flood - 2nd O/S - 13/Aug/15

Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/Jun/15

MarcusP - 2nd - 22/Jun/15 with Misha

Really psyched to get this, though I was off. First 5b onsight? Steep and committing at the top, very good value for HVS!
mishabruml - Lead O/S - 22/Jun/15 with MarcusP

Fiona Reid - 2nd - 09/Jun/15 with Mike

Mike-W-99 - Lead rpt - 09/Jun/15 with Fiona

imlach - Lead O/S - 08/May/15

John McKenna - Lead O/S - 05/Apr/15 with Martin McKenna - UKC

Martin McKenna - UKC - 2nd O/S - 05/Apr/15 with Victoria, John McKenna

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Apr/15

Nice moves! The bridging at the top is ace. Feels like a classic
mishabruml - 2nd O/S - 01/Apr/15 with Stuart Picken

IggyGoesPop - Lead O/S - 27/Mar/15

Lamb - 2nd O/S - 18/Mar/15 with Sean Henderson

seanhendo123 - Lead rpt - 18/Mar/15 with Lamb

olekemi - Lead O/S - 19/Aug/14 with Jeremy M, Mark G

Elsier - Lead rpt - 17/Jul/14 with Iain, Jo

No recollection of having done this route in the past but I've logged it so must have done. Nice climb with lots of bridging. Hurt my writst abseiling down lion cub which made things a little tricky, however did the route cleanly apart from aiding on one bit of gear. Fairly confident I could have done move cleanly but was close to the top and wrist was really sore.
Doby - 2nd - 17/Jul/14 with Iain, Elsie

Forgot to bring my climbing shoes down, so ended up doing this in trainers..
Euan Todd - 2nd - 10/Jul/14 with Adam

Hugh Simons - Lead O/S - 20/Jun/14 with Euan Todd

Euan Todd - Lead O/S - 17/Jun/14 with Richard

J_Trottet - 2nd O/S - 22/May/14 with chris

oliverk - Lead O/S - 29/Apr/14 with Stuart, Zoe

Macleod - 2nd - 18/Apr/14

Hidden - 2014

ralex - 2nd β - 05/Sep/13 with Chris Miles

seanhendo123 - Lead O/S - 31/Aug/13 with Emeric

Hidden - Lead O/S - 13/Aug/13

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

Milesy - Lead β - 04/Aug/13 with Matt D, James

jamesgr87 - Lead rpt - 21/Jul/13

Koon - 2nd O/S - 17/Jul/13 with Ian B

Gabe Oliver - Lead O/S - 11/Jul/13

Andy Hewison - 2nd - 11/Jul/13 with Gabe Oliver

James90 - Lead O/S - 07/Jul/13 with dave, Marnoch

David Stevens - 2nd rpt - 07/Jul/13 with Marnoch Hamillton-Jones, James Priestly

mhamiltonj - 2nd O/S - 07/Jul/13 with James, David Stevens

Milesy - 2nd - 03/Jul/13 with Brian, Karin

Brian Pollock - Lead O/S - 03/Jul/13 with Chris Miles

Where was the 5b move? Felt 5a tops to me?
Milesy - Lead O/S - 26/Jun/13 with James

Alison's lead
Fiona Reid - 2nd - 18/Jun/13 with Mike, Alison

Very well protected
abbeywall - Lead - 18/Jun/13 with Mike, Fiona

Mike-W-99 - 2nd rpt - 18/Jun/13 with abbeywall, Fiona

Kieran Duncan - 2nd O/S - 17/Jun/13 with Chris Boyd, Sam Harvey

qboyd - 2nd rpt - 17/Jun/13

Hidden - 2nd - 30/May/13

gurumed - 2nd rpt - 21/May/13 with gjd

gjd - Lead rpt - 21/May/13 with Gurumed

cc_10 - 2nd - 17/May/13 with Sam Harvey

jamesgr87 - 2nd O/S - 20/Apr/13 with Tim

nice tricky top section.
Dr Toph - Solo O/S - 19/Feb/13

Busby - 2013

Hard Very Spidery, needs more traffic.
radioshed - Lead O/S - 30/Aug/12 with dave s

David Stevens - 2nd O/S - 30/Aug/12 with Matt Craig

Really enjoyed it especially the bridging. Didn't fall but benefited from a very tight rope
Doby - 2nd β - 08/Aug/12 with Ian B, Iain

Hidden - Lead - 25/Jun/12

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 25/Jun/12

Mark Bull - Lead rpt - 20/Jun/12 with Mike

Good lead by Fiona.
Mike-W-99 - 2nd - 20/Jun/12 with Fiona

A real psychological breakthrough for me. Absolutely laced it to make sure no repeat of 2008 (11 bits of gear). Really chuffed to get the ground up ascent. Overloaded with adrenaline by the top.
Fiona Reid - Lead rpt - 20/Jun/12 with Mike

timcussins - Lead O/S - 29/Mar/12 with ghr

gjd - 2nd rpt - 18/Jul/11 with Gurumed

johannes - Lead rpt - 13/Jul/11

henning82 - Lead O/S - 10/Jul/11

gurumed - Lead O/S - 18/Jun/11 with gjd

Ginger McGrath - Solo rpt - 22/May/11

cat22 - 2nd O/S - 14/May/11 with Mike

Ginger McGrath - Lead O/S - 25/Apr/11 with emily roo

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/Apr/11

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 24/Apr/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/Apr/11

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 22/Apr/11

MarcusP - Lead O/S - 09/Apr/11 with Oscar, Joe

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 03/Apr/11

2 routes and then the heavens opened... And this one is more like VS 4c if you ask me. Placed a load of gear ready for the crux that never came.
JdotP - Lead O/S - 03/Apr/11 with Krzysztof Gorgolewski

libby.southgate - Lead O/S - Apr/11 with Paul, Marcus Peabody

Pat-H - Lead O/S - 28/Mar/11 with mhairi

Mhairi G - 2nd O/S - 28/Mar/11 with Patrick

Smelly Fox - Lead O/S - 24/Mar/11 with Heather Fox

Self-Belay. Nice route, it's all about the top.
Denpov - TR O/S - 06/Sep/10

Cracking route!!!! Lovey moves at the top though a bit scary.
rustyclimber91 - Lead O/S - 06/Sep/10 with Liyen

krasavenko - 2nd O/S - 06/Sep/10 with Tom Rust

KeithAlexander - 2nd rpt - 02/Sep/10 with Jelle Muylle

Really enjoyable, my first HVS and it wasnt as scary as I thought it would be. Just a little bit of Elvis leg near the top.
karinh - Lead O/S - 02/Sep/10 with Jelle, KeithAlexander

Hidden - 2nd - 01/Sep/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Sep/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Sep/10

R0bbie - 2nd O/S - 22/Aug/10 with lucy, leighn

R0bbie - 2nd rpt - 22/Aug/10 with lucy, leighn

Luci - 2nd - 22/Aug/10 with Leighn, Robbie

Ross Barnes - Lead - 17/Aug/10 with Neil A

Hidden - Lead - 03/Aug/10

Barely worth *.
Ian Jones - 2nd O/S - 03/Aug/10 with Dan Moore

KeithAlexander - 2nd β - Aug/10 with Jelle Muylle

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/Jun/10

gus85 - 2nd O/S - 29/Jun/10 with Gavin Law

Mike-W-99 - 2nd - 22/Jun/10 with Fiona

Top roped first to clean off the cobwebs/dirt. Pre-placed a couple of bits of gear one at my previous high point and one in the top corner. I'm a big chicken but didn't fancy a return visit to A&E. Might have a go ground up one day.
Fiona Reid - Lead - 22/Jun/10 with Mike

Mark Bull - Lead rpt - 16/Jun/10 with Mike

Difficulties confined to the upper half, though they caused an onset of double disco-leg! Good interesting climbing.
niallk - Lead O/S - 16/Jun/10 with Steven Harris

Nice route. Tricky bridging move near top. Seems well protected tho.
climberuk - 2nd β - 16/Jun/10 with Niall

Hidden - 2nd - 09/Jun/10

Elsier - 2nd O/S - 06/Jun/10 with Ian

Hidden - Lead O/S - 31/May/10

gjd - 2nd rpt - 29/May/10 with Mapleleaf

gjd - 2nd rpt - 25/May/10 with Mark Davison

Hidden - Lead - 21/Apr/10

Neil Adams - Lead O/S - 21/Mar/10 with Ally F

Had to back off last year due to wet, slug-filled crack at top.
Brendan - Lead RP - 05/Mar/10 with Annika

jackse - 2010

JasonK - 2010

alan moore - 2010

Euan Strachan - Lead O/S - 15/Oct/09 with Tropher, Henward

Hidden - 2nd - 09/Jul/09

Nice, a wee bit dirty and plenty of spiderwebs in the best holds
shugsan - Lead O/S - 02/Jul/09 with Jason King

not much protection near the top.
gregoldridge - Lead O/S - 21/Jun/09 with Andy

Dougie Harvey - Lead O/S - 09/Jun/09 with Sam Harvey, Chris Boyd

qboyd - 2nd O/S - 09/Jun/09 with Sam & Dougie

Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/Jun/09

Interesting crux, not sure I could lead it and I still don't trust the gear but good to force myself to go back to where I fell and confront the demons
Fiona Reid - TR - 03/May/09 with Mike

climbed to crux on gear placed by partner before finnishing
pete87abs - Lead β - 22/Feb/09 with Richard Clarke

Climbed to crux, lowered off. 2nd it later
rclarke - Lead dnf - 22/Feb/09 with pete87abs

Robert Watts - 2009

Ally Gillies - 2009

Lawrie Brand - 2nd O/S - 15/Nov/08 with Paul Pitcher

paulpitcher - Lead O/S - 15/Nov/08 with Lawrie Brand

First proper lead fall resulting in a broken thumb, no more climbing for 2008 :(
Fiona Reid - Lead dnf - 05/Aug/08 with Mike

auchtubhmor1 - Jul/08

jonnie3430 - Lead O/S - 16/May/08 with Tom

andymoin - Lead O/S - 14/May/08 with Chemhoyish

vinders - 01/Apr/08 with russel

jaybob - Lead - Apr/08 with gareth

fritz_in_aotearoa - 15/Jan/08

Russ82 - 2008

Hidden - 2008

Neil Mackenzie - 2nd O/S - 04/Nov/07 with Tim

Cobwebs, bird-shit, snails - apart from that a great climb ;-) Awkward bridging at the top, took a bit of working out.
beegsyboy - Lead O/S - 04/Nov/07 with Eccie

Stuart Macfarlane - Lead rpt - 22/May/07 with Helen

Leader escaped onto Lion Cub near the top. So did I!
stevomcd - 2nd dog - 07/Oct/06 with Euan Fisher

Stuart Macfarlane - Lead - 29/Aug/06 with Anne-Marie

kevg - Lead O/S - 07/Jun/04 with Cam

Hidden - 2nd - 26/May/04

fireman_al - Lead rpt - Jan/04 with Paul McDonald

PeteH - Lead O/S - 2004 with Adam Nelson

Hidden - 2nd - 14/May/03

IanMcC - Lead - 14/May/03 with Mhairi, Jimbo

Hidden - 2nd - Aug/02

Hidden - 2nd - 14/May/01


IanMcC - 2nd - 27/Aug/98 with david kirk

buzby78 - Lead O/S - 06/Apr/96

Hidden - Lead - 1989

Lone Rider - Lead - 1984

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Total votes cast 111
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