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Cyclops*** HVS 5a

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[One of the last pitches of Cyclops at Creag an Dubh loch, 3 kb]11 pitches. Excellent climb!!

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Photo: One of the last pitches of Cyclops at Creag an Dubh loch © Colin Ogilvie
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This climb is in 39 logbooks, and on 44 wishlists.

Stayed in the bothy the night before then walked in, climbed it alpine style. Went off route at times due to it being sopping wet in places but did all the major cruxes of the pitches.
joe.91 - AltLd O/S - 31/May/14 with Andy Harrison

Little AndyH - 31/May/14

Little AndyH - AltLd O/S - 19/Jul/13

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 18/Jul/13

Nille - 2nd - 08/Jul/13 with johannes

Scary rockfall coming down to the right of us.
johannes - Lead O/S - 07/Jul/13

Pretty good, mostly stuck to the original line(s)except where damp. A good breeze and nae midges!
Tobes - AltLd O/S - 06/Jul/13 with Rob B

SarahA - AltLd - Jul/13

lukehunt - Lead O/S - 02/Jun/13 with Vikky

Scorchio,good climbing too.
scotclimb - AltLd O/S - 27/May/12 with Maguel Martin

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
Chris wilson - AltLd O/S - 26/May/12 with Andy G

Lead even pitches. Great sustained route with many brilliant pitches but also a couple of poor ones. All dry apart from last pitch.
oliverk - AltLd - 30/Jul/11 with Dan

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 30/Jul/11

easily the best and hardest HVS around on the mainland..continued interest, cracks, grooves, chimneys the lot :] again, take your flippers for the top!
simon_D - AltLd O/S - 03/Jul/11 with Alex

Inti - AltLd - 14/Apr/11 with Ruth

Massive walk in.
eddy-on-the-rocks - AltLd O/S - 03/Aug/10 with max

Slept overnight at bottom of crag, heavy rain through night, Tim tried 1st pitch and rain started again.
sergio46 - 2nd dnf - Jul/10 with Tim Clark

some good climbing not 3 stars though .lead pitch 3,5,7
jimted - AltLd O/S - 26/Jun/10 with Richard, will

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....
Chris L Hill - AltLd - 25/Jun/10 with Simon Pearce

cat22 - 2nd O/S - 05/Jun/10 with Mike

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.
jamestheyip - Lead dnf - 05/Jun/10 with Peter

R0bbie - AltLd O/S - 31/May/10 with Rob Johnson, Taba

pete87abs - AltLd O/S - 20/May/10 with John McCune

Hidden - AltLd - May/08

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 12/Sep/07

sgl - AltLd O/S - 12/Sep/07 with Konnie

Bruce Kerr - AltLd - 08/Sep/07 with Robert Durran

Hidden - AltLd - May/07

Hidden - May/07

Surely a classic with lots of good 4c/5a climbing
hwackerhage - AltLd - Jun/06

Brian McC - 2005

dave o - AltLd O/S - 24/Aug/03 with bill s

jcw - 2003 with Simon Richardson

Chad123 - AltLd O/S - 2000 with Greg

alan moore - 2000

Hidden - AltLd - 1991

Hidden - AltLd - 1988

mark-abz - Lead - 04/Jul/87 with Bill P

Hidden - 2nd - 26/Aug/84

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Voting
Total votes cast 47
hard E10 of 16
E10 of 16
easy E10 of 16
hard HVS2 of 16
HVS11 of 16
easy HVS3 of 16
hard VS0 of 16
VS0 of 16
easy VS0 of 16
hard 5b0 of 15
5b0 of 15
easy 5b1 of 15
hard 5a0 of 15
5a12 of 15
easy 5a2 of 15
hard 4c0 of 15
4c0 of 15
easy 4c0 of 15
3 Stars9 of 16
2 Stars7 of 16
1 Star0 of 16
0 Stars0 of 16
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Style of ascent

Lead4 of 39 (10.3%)
Followed4 of 39 (10.3%)
Alt Leads26 of 39 (66.7%)
Unknown5 of 39 (12.8%)

'Climbed'18 of 39 (46.2%)
clean O/S19 of 39 (48.7%)
dnf2 of 39 (5.1%)