Cyclops*** HVS 5a
[Climbers starting Cyclops (left) and Black Mamba (right) at Creag an Dubh Loch, 3 kb]11 pitches. Excellent climb!!

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Photo: Climbers starting Cyclops (left) and Black Mamba (right) at Creag an Dubh Loch © hwackerhage
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This climb is in 41 logbooks, and on 53 wishlists.

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!
MrRiley - AltLd O/S - 01/Oct/15 with Debbie Lee

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
mishabruml - Lead dnf - 10/Sep/15 with Andrew Bonham

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

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 26/May/12

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

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.
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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