Salamander*** HVS 5a
[Climbers on Salamander, 2 kb]Excellent slabby route.

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This climb is in 70 logbooks, and on 27 wishlists.

Chilly day, got rained on a couple of times too. But amazing climbing and a beautiful location.
Elsier - AltLd O/S - 03/Oct/15

Hidden - AltLd - Sep/15

sparbus - AltLd - 30/Aug/15 with dave porter

Brilliant climb . Many pitches of interest ! 4* def.
quickdrawmcraw - Lead - 15/Jul/15 with liz osbourn

Hidden - 2nd - 15/Jul/15

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 13/Jul/15

Led P1,P3 (HVS variant),P6
mtempest - AltLd - 23/May/15 with Steve Waters, Mynydd

plain kitten - 2015

Samuel Wainwright - AltLd O/S - 11/Oct/14 with Jim

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!
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

GordonAinslie - 2014

James Thacker - 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

Steven Carter - Lead O/S - 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

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

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

newtonmore - 2011

Did this first on a crisp winters day and it felt about Severe. Did it again in typical Highland summer fug (but no rain) and it felt more like HVS
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

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 - Lead - 2009

Hidden - AltLd - 04/Jul/07

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

Hidden - AltLd - 2005

Lone Rider - 2000

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