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Salamander*** HVS 5a

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[Pitch 1 Salamander, Creag Ghlas, 2 kb]Excellent slabby route.

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Photo: Pitch 1 Salamander, Creag Ghlas © Alan Hill
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This climb is in 57 logbooks, and on 23 wishlists.

Hidden - AltLd - 04/Sep/14

jimmurdo - 2nd O/S - 28/Jul/14

3rd pitch HVS variant not 5b, 5a at the most
dav_713 - AltLd - 21/Jul/14 with Andy Hague

Hidden - AltLd - 21/Jul/14

We did it in 5 pitches, I led P1 and the 5b variant P3 then the top pitch. We thought that the normal route deserved HVS for P1, it felt quite hard for VS where the crack dog legs left. Fantastic route, great rock and a blistering hot day...wow!
Steve Perry - AltLd O/S - 18/Jul/14 with Katie Long

remi_mcm - AltLd - 14/Jul/14

5b variation.
cuthill76 - Lead - 11/Jul/14

Hidden - Lead - 10/May/14

gordigotama - 2014

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 20/Oct/13

HVS variation. Awesome route. Led P1-5
PeteLoveless - Lead O/S - 06/Jun/13 with Sarah Turner

Awesome route. Every pitch has really nice quality climbing on it, good gear and good belays. Perhaps a bit soft for the grade.
freudy_love - AltLd O/S - 02/Jun/13 with Jonathan Richards

Hidden - AltLd - 20/Mar/13

Hidden - AltLd - 10/Oct/12

Done in 4 pitches with 5b variation. So good.
Andy Moles - AltLd rpt - 10/Oct/12 with Anne

Some great varied pitches
Lawrie Brand - Lead O/S - 07/Oct/12 with Sarah Laing

Hidden - 2nd - 07/Oct/12

With 5b variation this time.
Captain Solo - AltLd rpt - 26/Aug/12 with Davey

Lead P1 and took the 5b option on P3. First clean 5b lead. Continually interesting climbing throughout the whole route - really enjoyed it.
iceicebaby - AltLd O/S - 26/Aug/12 with Sam Wood

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 04/Aug/12

in 6 pitches, led 1, 3 and 5 and 5b variation. A superb climb although the midge attack on pitches 5 and 6 was ferocious. Pitches 1, 3, 5 and 6 are all brilliant
abbeywall - AltLd - 04/Aug/12 with K

steve prior - Lead - Jul/12 with Roger C

Hidden - Lead dnf - 05/May/12

HVS variation. Superduper.
steev - AltLd rpt - 16/Apr/12 with Derek

nowler - AltLd - 16/Apr/12 with steev

Jonescrusher - AltLd O/S - Apr/12 with Martin Collins

Hidden - AltLd - 31/Mar/12

fantastic, hvs version. this crag is AMAZING
tomdude - AltLd O/S - 30/Mar/12 with Dan

HenryCowan - Lead O/S - 2012 with Ian Cowan

Patzl - 2012

Outstanding, perfect rock and lovely climbing.
Andy Moles - Lead O/S - 27/Oct/11 with Lyndsey

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

up the hill - AltLd O/S - 04/Sep/11 with Fiona Murray

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 06/Aug/11

Tony led P1, 3 & 5, I led P2 & 4. Fantastic route!
Moonstone Hippy - AltLd O/S - 30/Jul/11 with Tony Barton

cam1401 - Lead O/S - 30/Jul/11 with Andy O

Hidden - AltLd - 28/Jul/11

After a climbing lay-off of over a year, initially felt rusty but it soon came back. Didn't take the 5b route, though it looks well protected. Approach & descent a bit sporty. Be prepared for visitors, lots of ticks.
errrrm? - AltLd O/S - 13/Jul/11 with gaz h

must be the best low grade route in the country. each pitch is worth 3 stars on its own. should get **** in latter's guide.
ferdia - AltLd O/S - 24/Jun/11 with Calum

burto - AltLd O/S - 24/Jun/11 with hertha

Worth doing but VS 4c and max of ** for me. E2s do look interesting but we left too late to get on those.
French Erick - AltLd O/S - 05/Jun/11 with Dave Kerr

Hidden - 2011

alan moore - Lead - Nov/10

VS 4c all the way for me. Penultimate pitch is an absolute dream!! very worthwhile route but not HVS.
tallthinmonkey - Lead O/S - 18/Aug/10 with Josh Plant

mikemartin - AltLd - 29/Jul/10

jack_eadie - AltLd - 29/Jul/10

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 07/Jun/10

Neil Mackenzie - AltLd O/S - 25/May/10 with Wee Mark

David Sherratt - Lead O/S - 2010

Chris L Hill - AltLd O/S - 02/Oct/09 with Simon Pearce

Rain rain rain
gaz.marshall - AltLd dnf - 19/Sep/09 with Steev

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 11/Jul/09

good climbing though not as hard/good as i was expecting for 3 stars at this grade. took the 5b pitch.
mulletcocktail2000 - AltLd O/S - 11/Jul/09 with amanda

With 5a variation.
Captain Solo - AltLd - 20/Jun/09 with Mark

Hidden - AltLd - 04/Jul/07

excellent slabby route
brianrunner - AltLd - May/07 with martina

Lone Rider - 2000

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Voting
Total votes cast 69
hard E10 of 23
E10 of 23
easy E10 of 23
hard HVS0 of 23
HVS4 of 23
easy HVS7 of 23
hard VS12 of 23
VS0 of 23
easy VS0 of 23
hard 5b0 of 21
5b0 of 21
easy 5b2 of 21
hard 5a1 of 21
5a5 of 21
easy 5a5 of 21
hard 4c8 of 21
4c0 of 21
easy 4c0 of 21
3 Stars24 of 25
2 Stars1 of 25
1 Star0 of 25
0 Stars0 of 25
Bag of .....0 of 25
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Style of ascent

Lead12 of 57 (21.1%)
Followed2 of 57 (3.5%)
Alt Leads39 of 57 (68.4%)
Unknown4 of 57 (7.0%)

'Climbed'24 of 57 (42.1%)
clean O/S28 of 57 (49.1%)
clean rpt3 of 57 (5.3%)
dnf2 of 57 (3.5%)