MrRiley 01/Oct/15 AltLd O/S

Bucket list tick this one! What an incredible route - sustained, (mostly) well protected and engaging climbing. Got off route slightly on pitch 3/4 as couldn't make the guidebook description fit, probably did pitch 4 of Black Mamba. Quartz corner a little damp and last pitch minging but otherwise dry. Stunning weather and had the place to ourselves!

mishabruml 10/Sep/15 Lead dnf

Onsighted first 2 pitches, mostly dry but damp where it mattered! Crux overlap was minging and scary. Bailed off due to impending darkness/doom. Abbed from sketchy in situ nut/peg around p2 belay nr Black Mamba, found spike (much better) about 5m below, left tat there. 55m ab (climbing on a 50 and a 60) just about to the deck

with Andrew Bonham
Hidden 31/May/14 AltLd O/S
Little AndyH 31/May/14 -
Little AndyH 19/Jul/13 AltLd O/S
Phil Ingle 18/Jul/13 AltLd O/S

Brilliant day out. Had a late start as I had no gear and had to go and buy a pair of rock boots in Aberdeen before I could climb. Nicky brought all the rest of the gear up from Glasgow that morning. We got to the bottom of the crag around 3pm and topped out at 8pm, back to the car for 11pm and made the pub in Ballater before closing. The joy of long days in the north. Classic climbing, all clean, all right at the middle of the grade. Good variation of slabs, cracks, laybacks, overlaps, etc. Well worth the three stars it gets I can see the topping out bit being rather exciting if it was not so dry, lots of steep grass and moss.

Nille 08/Jul/13 2nd
johannes 07/Jul/13 Lead O/S

Scary rockfall coming down to the right of us.

Tobes 06/Jul/13 AltLd O/S

Pretty good, mostly stuck to the original line(s)except where damp. A good breeze and nae midges!

with Rob B
SarahA ?/Jul/13 AltLd
lukehunt 02/Jun/13 Lead O/S
with Vikky
scotclimb 27/May/12 AltLd O/S

Scorchio,good climbing too.

with Maguel Martin
Chris wilson 26/May/12 AltLd O/S

Deserves it classic status, lots of varied pitches, the highlight for me was pitch 6 "the off width groove" pitch which is a superb pitch. Had the cliff to ourselves today which was surprising as it was in good nick (apart from pitch 4 which was mossy and wet) and it was sunny and warm. A memorable day

with Andy G
oliverk 30/Jul/11 AltLd

Lead even pitches. Great sustained route with many brilliant pitches but also a couple of poor ones. All dry apart from last pitch.

with Dan
Hidden 30/Jul/11 AltLd O/S
simon_D 03/Jul/11 AltLd O/S

easily the best and hardest HVS around on the mainland..continued interest, cracks, grooves, chimneys the lot :] again, take your flippers for the top!

with Alex
Inti 14/Apr/11 AltLd
with Ruth
eddy-on-the-rocks 03/Aug/10 AltLd O/S

Massive walk in.

with max
sergio46 ?/Jul/10 2nd dnf

Slept overnight at bottom of crag, heavy rain through night, Tim tried 1st pitch and rain started again.

with Tim Clark
jimted 26/Jun/10 AltLd O/S

some good climbing not 3 stars though .lead pitch 3,5,7

with Richard, will
Chris L Hill 25/Jun/10 AltLd

A great day out! Unfortunately took a minor slip traversing right across some blank slabs on P3. Not sure if we should have traversed higher up as we were struggling to follow the route description at that point....

with Simon Pearce
cat22 05/Jun/10 2nd O/S
with Mike
jamestheyip 05/Jun/10 Lead dnf

Did the first pitch then it start pouring. Within 2 minutes I found myself drenching in a waterfall! Shame as it was such a nice route. I left a small offset nut and a blue krab for retreat.

with Peter
R0bbie 31/May/10 AltLd O/S
with Rob Johnson, Taba
pete87abs 20/May/10 AltLd O/S
with John McCune
Hidden ?/May/08 AltLd
Hidden 12/Sep/07 AltLd O/S
sgl 12/Sep/07 AltLd O/S
with Konnie
Bruce Kerr 08/Sep/07 AltLd
with Robert Durran
Hidden ?/May/07 AltLd
Hidden ?/May/07 -
hwackerhage ?/Jun/06 AltLd

Surely a classic with lots of good 4c/5a climbing

Brian McC ??/2005 -
dave o 24/Aug/03 AltLd O/S
with bill s
jcw ??/2003 -
with Simon Richardson
Chad123 ??/2000 AltLd O/S
with Greg
alan moore ??/2000 -

Rained till noon but blew dry by 5. Set off up five good pitches and scramble up the VDiff escape to the sound of Loons howling on the loch.

Hidden ??/1991 AltLd
Hidden ??/1988 AltLd
mark-abz 04/Jul/87 Lead
with Bill P
Hidden 26/Aug/84 2nd
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