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Lucky Strike*** VS 4c

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This climb is in 325 logbooks, and on 18 wishlists.

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 13/Apr/14

OwenF - Lead - 13/Apr/14

Uisdean hawthorn - 2nd - 12/Apr/14 with Malin

malinkvist - Lead O/S - 12/Apr/14 with Uisdean

Ben Winter - Lead - 12/Apr/14 with Michael Culley

stuc - 29/Mar/14 with Dutch

Hidden - Lead - 16/Mar/14

Hidden - 2nd - 16/Mar/14

Steven Andrews - Lead O/S - 16/Mar/14 with Appleby

Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/Mar/14

stuart34 - Lead O/S - 10/Mar/14 with Gabi

remi_mcm - 2nd - 30/Oct/13

remi_mcm - Lead dnf - 30/Oct/13

Chris wilson - Lead - 06/Oct/13 with Michael C

Hidden - 2nd dog - Oct/13

Hidden - 2nd - 29/Sep/13

Hidden - Lead rpt - 29/Sep/13

malone - Lead O/S - 29/Sep/13

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 14/Sep/13

MrRiley - 2nd rpt - 14/Sep/13 with Will Owen

rcollins - 2nd - Sep/13

Hidden - 2nd - 04/Aug/13

malone - Lead O/S - 04/Aug/13 with Andrew Appleby

Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/Aug/13

GraemeDiack - 2nd O/S - 03/Aug/13 with Iain

Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/Jul/13

Found this steep and hard, and the hot conditions didn't help. Fell off the start first attempt. Got up second go with a little help from rope and tree.
markhammonds - 2nd dog - 27/Jul/13 with Donald Slater

Steep and hard start given the heat and the polish.
fall-line - Lead O/S - 27/Jul/13 with Mark Hammonds

StuMsg - Lead rpt - 27/Jul/13 with Colin C, James McP

LoshkaK - 2nd - 20/Jul/13 with Neil Robertson, Phil Hall

Phil_Hall_97 - Lead O/S - 20/Jul/13 with Neil Robertson, Pippa Robertson

Hidden - 20/Jul/13

Hidden - 20/Jul/13

Enil - TR β - 20/Jul/13

always a great climb
Steven Andrews - 2nd O/S - 04/Jul/13 with Ryan

Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/Jul/13

joel182 - Lead O/S - 03/Jul/13 with Dan Whitehouse

Hidden - Lead - 13/Jun/13

Hidden - 2nd dog - 10/Jun/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Jun/13

StuDoig - 2nd - 04/Jun/13

Callum_Johnson - Solo rpt - 01/Jun/13 with Uisdean

fireloveswater - Lead RP - Jun/13

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 14/May/13

Took a more direct start than when I lead it last week
Thoms6974 - 2nd - 28/Apr/13 with Stuart

Dayni_McConnell - 2nd rpt - 28/Apr/13 with Callum

Seconded a year and a half ago.
Callum_Johnson - Lead rpt - 28/Apr/13 with Dayni_

M Mathieson - Lead - 28/Apr/13 with Marcus

StuMsg - Lead O/S - 28/Apr/13 with Andy T

BUZZ1984 - Lead rpt - 20/Apr/13 with LucyG

Thoms6974 - Lead O/S - 20/Apr/13 with Alejandro

BarefootCeds - 2nd O/S - 03/Mar/13 with Chris wilson, Marj

MrRiley - 2nd rpt - 24/Nov/12 with Will Owen

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 24/Nov/12

Tim_Gomersall - Lead O/S - 06/Oct/12 with ANNA

Hidden - Lead - 10/Sep/12

Little AndyH - 2nd O/S - 05/Sep/12

mrbird - 2nd - 02/Sep/12

Hidden - Lead - 12/Aug/12

Hidden - Lead - 10/Aug/12

Hidden - Lead rpt - 12/Jul/12

centurion05 - 01/Jul/12

Hidden - 2nd rpt - Jul/12

ctbaird - TR - 18/Jun/12

fantastic
Steven Andrews - Lead O/S - 12/Jun/12 with Nico

Hidden - Solo rpt - 05/Jun/12

Hidden - Solo rpt - 02/Jun/12

geoff.comley - Lead rpt - 01/Jun/12 with Kev Reid

Kev R - 2nd - 01/Jun/12 with Geoff

Jon led and Gordon and I followed. 3rd time I've been on this route and it seems different every time! Found the start desperate and the middle section ridiculously pumpy but the top easy!
Sonya Mc - 2nd - 27/May/12 with Gordon, Jonathon

gmilne - 2nd - 27/May/12 with Jonathan, Sonya

Hidden - Lead rpt - 15/Apr/12

5a in the SMC guide and I found the start quite hard
Stephi - Lead O/S - 01/Apr/12 with RocKalina

RocKalina - 2nd O/S - 01/Apr/12 with Steffi

Lamb - 2nd β - 27/Mar/12 with Stefan & Rob

Ross L - 2nd - 11/Mar/12 with Amanda

Hidden - 2nd - 11/Mar/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 11/Mar/12

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 29/Feb/12

Ross L - 2nd rpt - 26/Feb/12 with Chris M, Chris W

Hidden - Lead - 26/Feb/12

peter.herd - Lead - 25/Feb/12 with Sinclair Cooper

Hidden - 2nd - 25/Feb/12

Hidden - Lead - 2012

gforce - Lead - 05/Nov/11 with Emma

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Oct/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/Sep/11

Hidden - 2nd - 25/Sep/11

Hidden - Lead - 24/Sep/11

samwillo - 2nd - 24/Sep/11 with Lairig Climbing Club

ragnil - 2nd - Sep/11

peter.herd - 2nd - Sep/11 with Rory Brown

alexpattillo - 2nd O/S - 20/Aug/11 with Chris Ogg

cogg13 - Lead O/S - 20/Aug/11 with alexpattillo

LKM - 2nd β - 19/Aug/11

HVS 5a in "Scottish Rock Climbs" and rightly so, lovely strenuous climbing after the polished start
MrRiley - Lead O/S - 14/Aug/11 with Debbie Lee

up the hill - Lead O/S - 01/Aug/11 with Tom Cameron

Hidden - Solo rpt - 23/Jul/11

Hidden - Solo rpt - 04/Jul/11

Callum_Johnson - 2nd O/S - 17/Jun/11 with Scott W, Dayni

Ross L - 2nd - 05/Jun/11

whistler - Solo rpt - 28/May/11

After bailing from a very rainy Eagle Ridge.
el diablo - Lead - 14/May/11 with Nick Bowen

stefelafel - 2nd - 05/May/11

Stephen18 - Lead O/S - 04/May/11

Lamb - 2nd β - 04/May/11 with Stefan, Stephen

Hidden - Lead - 29/Apr/11

michael83 - Lead O/S - 22/Apr/11 with Mark

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 22/Apr/11

glenngordon - Lead - 11/Apr/11 with jerry millichip

robmack - Lead O/S - 09/Apr/11

Hidden - Lead rpt - 19/Mar/11

xican - Lead O/S - 2011

Hidden - Lead - 2011

abbeywall - 2nd - 31/Oct/10 with FM

Jack81 - TR - 25/Sep/10

Was a great climb, 1st time outdoor climbing was a hard climb for me. But I did it.
kojak - TR O/S - 25/Sep/10

Hidden - 2nd - 04/Sep/10

winged_traveller - Lead O/S - Sep/10 with Emma

Abi Craw - TR - Sep/10

stephenmckenzie - 2nd rpt - 31/Aug/10 with Emma Grant

KeithAlexander - Lead O/S - 29/Aug/10 with Jelle Muylle

oliverk - Lead - 28/Aug/10 with Sarah Moorhouse

ajsmith - Lead - 25/Aug/10

jsrous - Lead O/S - 25/Aug/10 with Pete L

Hidden - Solo rpt - 05/Aug/10

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 03/Aug/10

marcfoggo - 2nd O/S - Aug/10

Hidden - Solo rpt - 29/Jun/10

Hidden - Lead rpt - 11/Jun/10

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 11/Jun/10

Richard_Lowe - 2nd rpt - 29/May/10 with James Woodley

machars - Lead dnf - 29/May/10 with enge

Hidden - Solo - 24/May/10

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 16/May/10

Captain Solo - 2nd - 16/May/10 with Chris

Second time around. A favorite.
bnewman - Lead rpt - 15/May/10 with Amelia

Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/May/10

Very very polished direct start. Not nice.
Chalkd83 - Lead β - 08/May/10 with Ash

tallthinmonkey - Lead O/S - 02/May/10 with Rafa

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 26/Apr/10

gforce - Lead - 25/Apr/10 with Adrian

Hidden - Lead - 24/Apr/10

Decent climb but would have been excellent if cracks hadn't been wet.
stephenmckenzie - Lead O/S - 24/Apr/10 with Sally Reeves

hotmonkey1 - Lead - 20/Apr/10

cuthill76 - Lead - 17/Apr/10

benbecula - 2nd - 17/Apr/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 11/Apr/10

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 11/Apr/10

Good route, apart from the minging greasy granite on the left! Feels more like VS 5a!
Hamfunk - Lead O/S - 10/Apr/10 with Stuart A

stuart.a.adams - 2nd O/S - 10/Apr/10 with Hamish

Pumpy route, but with good rest all the way up. Really good route.
geoff.comley - Lead O/S - 23/Mar/10 with Chris Sutcliffe

Sutty22 - 2nd - 23/Mar/10 with Geoff Comley

Hidden - Lead - 20/Mar/10

Jenny Crook - 2nd - 20/Mar/10

Ian Campbell - Lead O/S - 2010

Emma9 - 2nd - 2010

Emma9 - Lead - 2010

Emma9 - Lead - 2010

tricky start, and got very cold paws!
iceicebaby - 2nd O/S - 15/Nov/09 with Sam Wood

Hidden - Lead O/S - 07/Oct/09

Jonescrusher - Lead O/S - 20/Sep/09 with Dave Binney, Martin Collins

First onsight VS, delighted with the way it went. Not much gear at first, but then well protected climbing. Seems like a proper VS.
errrrm? - Lead O/S - 01/Sep/09 with gaz h

ZA - 2nd - Sep/09 with Ian Robinson

ZA - 2nd - Sep/09 with Ian Robinson

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/Aug/09

Hidden - TR dog - 29/Aug/09

Lamb - 2nd O/S - 25/Aug/09 with Robert Manby

rustyclimber91 - 2nd - 21/Aug/09 with chris

sebrider - Lead O/S - 21/Aug/09 with Chris wilson

Chris wilson - 2nd - 21/Aug/09 with Seb

Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Aug/09

Excellent but imposing
jkarran - Lead - 08/Aug/09 with Aly

Hidden - Lead rpt - 05/Jul/09

iangray - 2nd - 05/Jul/09 with Mark M

Hidden - TR O/S - 04/Jul/09

Dangerous Dave - Solo rpt - 24/Jun/09

ollythomas - Lead - 20/Jun/09 with Joe Morris

Quite a nippy start! I was also informed at the foot of the crag, that using the tree was definitely cheating.
R0bbie - Lead O/S - 18/Jun/09 with Johnny

kdlauder - Lead O/S - 06/Jun/09 with Andy Galbraith

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 06/Jun/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jun/09

Really incredible route!!! bits of everything on it laybacks,nice boulder problem on the start, mantleshelfs, great gear, a real classic
rustyclimber91 - Lead O/S - 31/May/09 with dave

stuartmunn - Lead O/S - 31/May/09 with Jin Han

David Milne - 2nd - 31/May/09 with wee tom

Love this route! I had been put off it as everyone has been going on about how hard and polished the start is but I thought it was totally fine! :-)
MelH - Lead β - 24/May/09 with Chris Wilson and SonyaD

Chris wilson - 2nd - 24/May/09 with Mel

Ally Baba - 2nd - 24/May/09 with Gav Swinton

david0811 - Lead O/S - 24/May/09 with Mark Reid

A fab lead by Mel! I always remember this route as a horrid, horrid, polished sandbag but I actually found the start really easy, the move onto the 1st ledge pretty awkward and the top crack really strenuous. First time I climbed it, the leader climbed the crack at the side of the tree and not the corner crack which I presume is the correct way. Will lead this route next time I'm up there. I've come round to thinking it's actually a rather nice route.
Sonya Mc - 2nd - 23/May/09 with MelH

Hidden - Lead - 12/May/09

Hidden - 2nd - 12/May/09

joeydurkin - 2nd - 26/Apr/09 with Tim

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 25/Apr/09

Neilm18 - Lead O/S - 25/Apr/09 with Mark Mosgrove

Diane Lowe - Lead rpt - 12/Apr/09 with Richard Lowe

Richard_Lowe - 2nd rpt - 12/Apr/09 with Diane Lowe

Hidden - Lead dnf - 12/Apr/09

Hidden - 2nd - 01/Apr/09

LogieNick - Lead O/S - 25/Mar/09 with Baz Franks

Very steep for a VS. Definitely HVS.
Skinny Kin - 2nd - 22/Mar/09 with John Mountain

mark-abz - Lead - 21/Mar/09 with Alex

climbed when snowing with a big rucksack- why? i dont know.
mikecopp - Lead O/S - 05/Mar/09 with Alex M

ascii.abuse - Lead rpt - 2009

jess - Lead O/S - 2009 with martin

graycj - Lead O/S - 2009

molemug1 - 2009

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2009

mterentiusvarro - Lead - 2009 with Ellie

The start is hard and polished and can be a bit desperate if you don't spot the easiest way to do it which is a bit devious. After that well protected interesting climbing.
Chris wilson - Lead - 26/Oct/08 with John F, Paul

Paulww - 2nd - 26/Oct/08 with chris and john

tomdude - Lead O/S - 11/Oct/08 with lawrence

wence - 2nd - 11/Oct/08 with Tom

Chris wilson - 2nd - 06/Sep/08 with Murdo

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Sep/08

Birse - 2nd - 01/Sep/08 with Scott Webster

ShelleyRhodes - TR dnf - 31/Aug/08 with Alastair Williams

Alastair Williams - TR - 31/Aug/08 with Shelley Rhodes

breithorn4164 - 2nd O/S - 26/Jul/08 with Jackson

Very polished at bottom but nice juggy moves on the rest.
Chad123 - AltLd O/S - 01/Jul/08 with Sam

sgl - Lead O/S - 01/Jul/08 with chad

Hidden - Lead - Jul/08

crisaitken - 2nd O/S - 14/Jun/08 with gordonhend

gordon henderson - Lead O/S - 14/Jun/08 with Chris

DavPk - Lead rpt - 10/Jun/08 with Steph Das

mulletcocktail2000 - Lead O/S - 01/Jun/08 with matt

StuDoig - Lead - 01/Jun/08 with Chris Hendron, Caroline Altare

Hidden - 2nd O/S - Jun/08

Really, really good
dodfoster - Lead O/S - Jun/08 with patrick mcbride

PMCV - 2nd - 18/May/08 with Mark

Its the end of an era! Finally!
t_stork - Lead β - 13/May/08 with Olly Gourd

Richard_Lowe - 2nd rpt - 13/May/08 with Ayron Comber

Andy Moles - Lead O/S - 10/May/08 with Malc

whistler - 2nd rpt - 09/May/08 with Ash, Anna

Anna_wells - Lead O/S - 09/May/08 with ash / pete

Manderoo - 2nd β - 05/May/08 with Dirk Wallis

James Prowse - 2nd - 05/May/08 with Dirk Wallis

Dirk Wallis - Lead O/S - 05/May/08 with James and Mandy

magic_mice - 2nd O/S - 05/May/08 with Mark Mosgrove

Hidden - Lead rpt - 05/May/08

Hidden - 2nd - May/08

fraggle - 2nd - 19/Apr/08 with Kev

alaan - Solo O/S - 20/Mar/08

Diane Lowe - Lead rpt - 17/Feb/08 with Jackie Edgar

Nuthin' fancy, why ***? Slippery start a bit intimidating for the grade.
Ian Jones - Lead O/S - 2008 with Colm Fitzgerald

Hidden - Lead - 2008

TrollJester - AltLd O/S - 2008 with VARIOUS Throughout 80's+90's

Hidden - 2008

smac - 2008

mshorter - AltLd - 28/Nov/07 with alex

James Prowse - 2nd - 03/Nov/07 with Paul Matthews

PMatt - Lead O/S - 03/Nov/07 with James Prowse

HIGHTOWER - Lead O/S - 28/Oct/07 with Danny Dunbar

Danny Boy Dunbar - 2nd - 28/Oct/07 with Hightower

ANC - Lead O/S - 21/Oct/07

Chris wilson - 2nd - 16/Oct/07 with Derek

Nice long route.
whistler - Lead O/S - Jul/07 with Dan Simmons

Chris wilson - 2nd - 10/Jun/07 with John Rae

FantasticMrFraser - 10/Jun/07

Plucked up the courage to lead it at last!
DavPk - Lead O/S - 05/Jun/07 with Ed Smith

Awesome thurkys moves, ledge and tree at the top spoil it a bit. Defiantly HVS!
andymoin - Lead O/S - 02/Jun/07 with Mark Jarvie

this time i managed to avoid impaling myself on the tree
ligaya - Lead - Jun/07 with Chris W

tattoo2005 - TR - 19/May/07 with Roy

Sonya Mc - 2nd - 19/May/07 with Roy

Hidden - Lead - 18/May/07

Had an ongoing war of attrition with this route for the last 4 years or so - seconded it but never lead it - finally made a graceless lead ascent today - protected by nuts and a few smaller camming devices.
RobScotland - Lead O/S - 15/Apr/07 with billy-goat

PMatt - Lead O/S - 15/Apr/07 with James Prowse

Smeggles - TR dog - 15/Apr/07 with Andy

James Prowse - 2nd rpt - Apr/07 with Paul Matthews

andyinglis - 10/Mar/07 with neil adams

Neil Adams - 2nd O/S - 10/Mar/07 with Andy Inglis

shewan284 - TR O/S - Mar/07 with chris grant

Chris(cface!) - 2007

timmy-ts - 2007

Sandy Simpson - Lead - 2007

CurlyStevo - Lead - 2007

jcw - 2007 with Simon Richardson

Great route no way HVS a good benchmark VS!
ashknot - Lead - 10/Sep/06 with Dave, Kat

KatBlum - 2nd - 10/Sep/06

Hard start at this grade
bpmclimb - Lead O/S - 03/Aug/06 with Clare

Many attempts just couldnt quite get the first bit of the climb but WILL achieve it!!!
slinger - TR dnf - 23/Jul/06 with Jon Briggs

Hidden - Lead rpt - 08/May/06

Hidden - 2nd dog - 04/May/06

Chris Plewa - Lead O/S - May/06

DavPk - 2nd rpt - 22/Apr/06 with Romain Rebut

BallsOfSteel - Lead O/S - Apr/06 with steve peatfield

Dangerous Dave - Lead O/S - 2006

fatboy8pie - Lead - 2006

Hidden - Lead β - 2006

Seconded twice before cleanly leading. That tree comes in handy.
AndyH1710 - Lead RP - Aug/05 with Mark

Hidden - Lead O/S - Aug/05

Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/Jul/05

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 22/May/05

I had tried this route about 12 years ago but found the start too necky for a beginner and I hardly got off the ground. This time I got up no bother but I still found it hard at the start and the SMC are right to give it HVS. Great route despite its short length.
AndyP - Lead O/S - 22/May/05 with Will

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/Apr/05

Smelly Fox - Lead O/S - 03/Apr/05 with Robert Sproul-Cran

CurlyStevo - Lead - 2005

Yourlead - 2nd - 22/Oct/04 with Graham Penny

DavPk - 2nd - 15/Jun/04 with Ed Smith

francois - Lead O/S - May/04 with Philip

Chris L Hill - 2nd O/S - Mar/04 with Mark Hudson

Hidden - 2nd - May/03

foggieclimber - 2nd - 22/Mar/03 with Nick Strange

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 24/Mar/02

Hidden - Lead - 2002

Hidden - 2002

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2002

Hidden - Lead - 2002

samwelli - TR O/S - 25/May/01

Stuart S - Lead β - 12/May/01 with Diane Giulianotti

dave o - Lead - 2000 with Les

graeme gatherer - 2000

Scottish78 - Lead O/S - Aug/99 with Keith Falkingham, Fiona G, David Lawrance

Murray Freq - 1999

Tarquin - 1999

FrankW - Lead O/S - 27/Sep/95 with Roland K

Yourlead - Lead - 12/Aug/95 with Gillian Lyall

ill_bill - Lead - Jul/95

Hidden - Lead - 29/Aug/94

babymoac - 2nd - 24/Jul/93 with MTW

Iain Thow - Lead - 31/May/92 with Wendy, Phil Green, Liz Jolley

Yourlead - 2nd - 01/Dec/91 with Graham Penny

Jamie Simpson - 2nd O/S - 1991 with Mathew Cartney

Pete Pozman - Lead O/S - Aug/90 with Sue Hartley

BRUCESTRAC - 1988

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Voting
Total votes cast 138
hard HVS0 of 49
HVS0 of 49
easy HVS14 of 49
hard VS18 of 49
VS16 of 49
easy VS1 of 49
hard HS0 of 49
HS0 of 49
easy HS0 of 49
hard 5a0 of 47
5a0 of 47
easy 5a26 of 47
hard 4c6 of 47
4c15 of 47
easy 4c0 of 47
hard 4b0 of 47
4b0 of 47
easy 4b0 of 47
3 Stars22 of 42
2 Stars18 of 42
1 Star2 of 42
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Style of ascent

Soloed11 of 325 (3.4%)
Lead165 of 325 (50.8%)
Followed114 of 325 (35.1%)
Toproped14 of 325 (4.3%)
Alt Leads4 of 325 (1.2%)
Unknown17 of 325 (5.2%)

'Climbed'136 of 325 (41.8%)
clean O/S123 of 325 (37.8%)
clean β10 of 325 (3.1%)
clean rpt43 of 325 (13.2%)
clean RP2 of 325 (0.6%)
dogged6 of 325 (1.8%)
dnf5 of 325 (1.5%)