The Essential*** E3 5c
[The distinctly cruxy Essential., 3 kb]A classic line with a surprisingly bouldery start leaving to steadier climbing all the way to the top. Good rests after the crux and good gear throughout.

Ticklists: 100 Aberdeen North East Classics!.

Photo: The distinctly cruxy Essential. © Photo: S. Kennedy
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This climb is in 32 logbooks, and on 6 wishlists.

...excellent! have dusted off the excrement too. does the top block need levering off?
peter.herd - Lead - 30/May/15 with Callum J

Still superb.
Callum_Johnson - 2nd rpt - 30/May/15 with peter.herd

Hidden - 2015

Fantastic, as always
mike reed - 2nd - 13/Jul/14 with pete michel

Still superb.
Callum_Johnson - 2nd rpt - 01/Jul/14 with Uisdean

Uisdean hawthorn - Lead - 01/Jul/14 with Callum_Johnson

gforce - Lead rpt - 30/Jun/14 with Andy

andyinglis - 2nd - 30/Jun/14 with Graham

Rankers - Lead - 2014

Dangerous Dave - Lead O/S - 31/Aug/13 with Dave O

Utterly brilliant.
Callum_Johnson - Lead O/S - 03/Jul/13 with Uisdean

Uisdean hawthorn - 2nd - 03/Jul/13 with Callum_Johnson

freudy_love - Lead dnf - 16/Jun/13 with Colin Morrison

double spank fest. got a bit blown out mid way and also missed the gem at the niche. abed down lead clean, slightly disappointing as eminently onsightable
danimal88 - Lead rpt - 02/Jun/13 with Mike Gifford

andyinglis - Lead O/S - 19/May/12 with ross barnes

Pumpy low down, great route. Got all psyched for the "exciting" topout and then there wasn't one!
henwardian - Lead O/S - 07/May/12 with Fraser-with-the-beard

Hidden - Lead O/S - May/12

Hidden - Lead - 2012

stunning line... pumpy though
Paulww - Lead O/S - 04/Sep/10 with Chris wilson

Hidden - 2nd - 04/Sep/10

Russell Birkett - 2nd rpt - 18/May/10 with Guy Robertson

Russell Birkett - 2nd rpt - 15/May/10 with Pete

Quality pump!
whistler - Lead O/S - 15/May/10 with Russ

dave o - Lead O/S - 21/May/08 with Gordon Lennox

Dirk Wallis - 2nd dog - 28/Jul/07 with Grrr

gforce - Lead - 28/Jul/07 with Dirk

Dave Kerr - Lead - 08/Jul/06 with Karl Atherton

Brian McC - Lead - 2006 with Peter Green

A crazy day. Awesome
mike reed - Solo - 2006

ali_robb - Lead O/S - Aug/05

Russell Birkett - Lead β - Jun/03 with Mike Reed

1st ascent. 2000 with Niel Anderson at the beginning of the Rosie.
mike reed - Lead O/S - 2000

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
peter.herd, Ropeboy, JuliaH

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