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Ardverikie Wall*** HS 4b

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[Ardverikie Wall from the beach, 1 kb]185m, 6 pitches. No description has been contributed for this climb.
D F Lang, G N Hunter Jun/1967

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Photo: Ardverikie Wall from the beach © Hay
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This climb is in 484 logbooks, and on 135 wishlists.

Pitches 1, 3, 5. 2 and 3 were my favourite.
nick ferro - AltLd O/S - 15/Apr/14 with toolboxtim

muppett - 2014

chapmand - 2014

cat22 - AltLd O/S - 12/Oct/13 with Jonny

Lovely rock. Somehow got confused on P3 looking for the "indistinct rib" described in the guidebook and ended up too far right, instead of taking the obvious grooves.
jonny taylor - AltLd O/S - 12/Oct/13 with Cat

Hidden - 2nd - 11/Oct/13

Hidden - Lead - 11/Oct/13

Steven Andrews - AltLd O/S - 06/Oct/13 with Richard Lines

Dougbart - AltLd - 29/Sep/13 with Rob

Hidden - 28/Sep/13

DaveHall246 - Lead - 10/Sep/13 with Chris Hall

MatthewBerry - 2nd - 29/Aug/13

An early start got us to the crag first and behind the routes second ascenionist - Spike. Enjoyable climbing on every pitch - great route and worthy of it's 3 stars.
wheelsucker - AltLd - 10/Aug/13 with Adam Mitchell

lou_rankine - 2nd O/S - 27/Jul/13

Shaw Brown - AltLd - 22/Jul/13 with Judith Neaves

Hidden - AltLd - 22/Jul/13

mshorter - Lead O/S - 21/Jul/13 with erika, pops, lycra dave

Hidden - AltLd - 21/Jul/13

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 13/Jul/13

One of the best routes at any grade, anywhere!!!
Liam Ingram - AltLd O/S - 13/Jul/13 with Tom E

stunning. ****
The Big Sender - AltLd O/S - 13/Jul/13 with liam ingram

holly138 - AltLd O/S - 13/Jul/13 with Tom B

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 13/Jul/13

Beautiful location, fabulous weather, perfect rock....it deserves it's classic status.Led all pitches. Climbed with rucksacks.
Andrew Sloan - Lead O/S - 13/Jul/13 with Tim

Fine climbing, amazing day. Some boot dodging practice wouldn't go amiss...
rob askew - Lead O/S - 13/Jul/13 with Kate Gallagher

Hidden - AltLd - 11/Jul/13

Hidden - Lead - 10/Jul/13

John 'B' Hutchinson - AltLd O/S - 10/Jul/13 with Donald Somerville

Superb route..Def 3 stars
frazzy4 - AltLd O/S - 08/Jul/13 with jim, billy

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 08/Jul/13

led pitch # 1,3,5. Great stances and superb climb! Good wild camping at the loch as well.
BlindRock - AltLd O/S - 08/Jul/13 with Gordon McAllan

rope of 3...great day out
jaggy bunnet - AltLd - 07/Jul/13 with frazzy4

+ bump
R Spisser - Lead O/S - 06/Jul/13 with Gemma Gwynne Stevenson

Led the odd pitches
jamesgr87 - AltLd O/S - 05/Jul/13 with Tim

Nemo9 - AltLd - Jul/13 with Les, Jim

Rainy at times, so leading P3 in wet was more intimidating than it should've been.
fuzzysheep01 - AltLd O/S - 20/Jun/13 with James Lam

jameslam - AltLd O/S - 20/Jun/13 with Joe Norris

Hidden - AltLd - 19/Jun/13

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 18/Jun/13

tom.e - Lead O/S - 09/Jun/13 with Tim

david0811 - Lead O/S - 08/Jun/13 with debbie, Dave Riley

Stunning route, amazing weather!
MrRiley - AltLd O/S - 08/Jun/13 with Dave Marshall, Debbie Lee

SarahA - AltLd - 08/Jun/13

CaelanB - 2nd O/S - 07/Jun/13

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 02/Jun/13

Superb climb! Led 2,4,6
OwenF - AltLd O/S - 02/Jun/13 with Calum

mikemartin - AltLd - 26/May/13

jack_eadie - AltLd - 26/May/13

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 26/May/13

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 25/May/13

DannyK - Lead O/S - 07/May/13 with Katie

colin.morrison - AltLd O/S - May/13 with Gav Mackenzie, Jonathan Richards

Hidden - 2nd - 28/Apr/13

Odd pitches, 5 quite wet, cold and hazy, no wind.
errrrm? - AltLd rpt - 05/Mar/13 with gaz h

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 18/Feb/13

westong - 2013

Hidden - 2013

Hidden - 2013

TheAndyBarker - 2013

Little AndyH - AltLd O/S - 2013

Hidden - 2013

andybirtwistle - 2013

DougSt - AltLd - 2013 with Neil Wightwick

Two previous attempts at this climb were rained off so great to finally get it done...but conditions were far from perfect! Mostly sunny but the wind made things quite hairy at times, not to mention the odd bit of running water on the face. Let's just say I'd love to try it again in more favourable conditions! (L 1, 3 & 4)
guyscott - AltLd O/S - 30/Sep/12 with Klas

glenngordon - Lead O/S - 23/Sep/12 with ray duffy

Tobes - AltLd O/S - Sep/12 with the other Mike

Hidden - 30/Aug/12

Hidden - 2nd - 26/Aug/12

led 1, 3 and 5.
DundeeDave - AltLd rpt - 26/Aug/12 with Ewan Gourlay, Jenny Hare

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Aug/12

Tightsgirl - AltLd - 23/Aug/12 with Laura Goble, Ali Rose

In the rain and midgies. Camped on the beach - midgiest night ever...
arose - AltLd - 23/Aug/12 with Laura Goble, Hannah Francis

Hidden - AltLd - 22/Aug/12

terrymccall - Lead O/S - 18/Aug/12 with rosie petersen

Topped out just before the thunderstorm. Just as good as last time, but a bit quicker!
fall-line - AltLd rpt - 14/Aug/12 with Andy Wank

Led the top pitch, but it was so easy we probably should have done it unroped. Fun moves on lovely rock in a beautiful setting, topped off by gorgeous weather!
ladislav - 2nd O/S - 12/Aug/12 with Ian

Elsier - AltLd O/S - 11/Aug/12 with Koon

Excellent day out. Lead the even pitches.
Koon - AltLd O/S - 11/Aug/12 with Elsie

nich0las - AltLd O/S - 11/Aug/12 with Ewan P

Hidden - 09/Aug/12

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 09/Aug/12

I led 2, 4 and 6. Exceptional climb. Brilliant day. Looooong run-outs:)
Phil West - AltLd O/S - 08/Aug/12 with Graeme Watson

Chris wilson - AltLd - 04/Aug/12 with Donna

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

Hidden - 2nd - 26/Jul/12

Hidden - 2nd - 26/Jul/12

Best days climbing! This is a must do route for any climber. A well deserved 4* route.
Tom Vivian - AltLd - 25/Jul/12 with Paul Barlow

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 24/Jul/12

iainpowell - Lead O/S - Jul/12

Gave in to the frustration of not being able to climb hard with a damaged tendon.
Captain Solo - Solo rpt - 26/Jun/12

Lead pitchs 1/2 combined and 4.
Alastair MacSween - AltLd rpt - 26/Jun/12 with Phil Warriner

LozM - AltLd - 09/Jun/12 with Mark J

An outstanding route on wonderfully formed rock.
petegunn - AltLd - 04/Jun/12 with Davina

brianrunner - AltLd - 04/Jun/12 with martina

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

lead pitches 1,3 and 5. Fab route :-)
girlymonkey - AltLd - 03/Jun/12 with Tom Young

Lead 2, 4 and 6
yehti - AltLd - 03/Jun/12 with Susan Young

Lovely slab climbing action. Every pitch good. 2nd pitch little thin for gear after initial cracks. Classic.
beds74 - Lead - 02/Jun/12 with Rebecca Edwards

It was really hot today. But it was an amazing climb. No other parties in Binnein Shuas. Might be better to start climbing 2-3 pm as the wall starts to get some shadow. Jumped in the lake afterwards to cool down. Guide books describe the route very well.
aalper - AltLd O/S - 27/May/12 with Arno

Led pitches 1,3 and 4. Lovely rock, fantastic situations and amazing slab climbing.
jacobfinn - AltLd O/S - 26/May/12 with jjax

Hated the first pitch as a second; maybe greasy suncreamed hands and a heavy backpack to throw me off balance on the slab didnt help. Led 2nd pich; fine flake crack. Third pitch crux again I didn't like; don't like slabs. Nice and easy 4th pitch and then a scramble to the top.
jjax - AltLd O/S - 26/May/12 with jason

Lead pitchs 3 and 5/6 combined.
Alastair MacSween - AltLd β - 26/May/12 with Graham Drinkwater

Hidden - AltLd - 12/May/12

cycled in, by far the best option. climbed it in intermittent snow showers and glorious sun :). good straight forward climb, not sure its lives up to the hype tho.
nia - AltLd O/S - 06/May/12 with Dale lee

Tim Rodgers - AltLd - 03/May/12 with Mike Lea

Great route! Light snow from pitch 3 to end. Climbed after getting snowed off it a couple of days before. Perfect rock & location.
Chris Sansum - Lead β - 15/Apr/12 with Colin Gunning

Snowstorm came in at the belay at start of P4, so decided maybe down would be a more sensible direction than up. Waterfalls running down the slabs would not have been fun!
Chris Sansum - Lead dnf - 12/Apr/12 with Colin Gunning

Perfect day, empty crag
wence - AltLd O/S - 31/Mar/12 with Mike

Awesome route in a great setting. Lead the second pitch (third listed in SMC guide as Lawrence ran the first two together) which was my first trad lead. Sweet.
mike_tamanawis - AltLd O/S - 31/Mar/12 with Lawrence

Hidden - AltLd - 29/Mar/12

Hidden - AltLd - 29/Mar/12

winter climbng trip fail....scottish trad trip pass!
beeson_paul - 2nd - 25/Mar/12

Andy Syme - Lead O/S - 24/Mar/12 with Richard Smith

Basically its Brilliant. http://pjmountains.blogspot.co.uk/2012/03/23-03-12-ardverikie-wall-central.html
PAJames - 23/Mar/12

nakedave - Lead - 21/Mar/12

Hidden - 2012

Hidden - 2012

Hidden - 2012

tapley - 2012

tapley - 2012

Hidden - 2012

TheAndyBarker - 2012

TheAndyBarker - 2012

JonG - 2012

JonG - 2012

Patzl - 2012

Patzl - 2012

Patzl - AltLd - 2012

m dunn - 2012

matt perks - 2012

Stone Idol - 2012

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 07/Nov/11

PeteLoveless - Lead rpt - 07/Nov/11 with Louise McWilliam, Chris Ward

Rodders28 - 2nd O/S - 05/Nov/11

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 27/Aug/11

Great route! Very enjoyable.
andyinglis - AltLd O/S - 27/Aug/11 with mal meach

Liz Miller - AltLd dnf - 19/Aug/11 with Dave Chapman

Hidden - AltLd - 29/Jul/11

Hidden - AltLd - 27/Jul/11

Fantastic climb with Billy McIntosh
Andrew Lester - AltLd O/S - 23/Jul/11

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 04/Jul/11

cycled in gently, an hour ish, climbed, cycled out, 19minutes, ding dong, the way to do it. I led p1,3,5. Janey led p2,4. awesome weather.
sneaks - AltLd O/S - 04/Jul/11 with janey

Lead pitches 2, 4 and 6. Awesome climbing with fantastic, bold, exposed 2nd pitch.
stephenmckenzie - AltLd O/S - 03/Jul/11 with Sally Reeves

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 02/Jul/11

Best HS grade route in the UK.
daWalt - 2nd rpt - 02/Jul/11 with Franco, Lisa


auld al - AltLd O/S - 20/Jun/11

madeleine - AltLd - 19/Jun/11 with Robbie

robmack - AltLd O/S - 19/Jun/11 with madz

Little AndyH - Lead O/S - 17/Jun/11

Hidden - Lead - 03/Jun/11

What a climb! First 45m pitch is best imo & what a run out to the belay on the slab. Didn't think any moves were 4b on any of the climb, I would say its the same difficulty as Archer Ridge in Glencoe.
Pete23 - Lead - Jun/11 with Andy Penman

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

Lead all pitches. Traversed too late at start of 2nd pitch. Climbed back down and sorted it out. Scary run-out on last bit of this pitch... Great 3rd pitch. Really enjoyed start of 4th pitch. A top day out in the sun!
markhammonds - Lead O/S - 03/May/11 with Claire Tunaley

Hidden - 02/May/11

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 30/Apr/11

Amazing route -- big wall feel, with huge holds, immaculate rock, and just a few awkward/exposed sections to add some spice.
andybuckley - Lead - 30/Apr/11 with Jo Buckley

Led P 1,3,5
PeteLoveless - AltLd O/S - 30/Apr/11 with Alex Weir-Addie

Hidden - 2nd - 30/Apr/11

Hidden - AltLd - 30/Apr/11

Finally! Lovely route, not an underestimated classic at all. Sunshine and blue skies. Great.
isi_o - AltLd - 29/Apr/11 with Andy Duff

arduff - AltLd - 29/Apr/11 with Isi Oakley

TomPollock - AltLd rpt - 27/Apr/11 with Pat Cook

Slick - Lead - 27/Apr/11 with Sue Battin

Good fun easy mountain route. Amazing views.
climberuk - AltLd O/S - 26/Apr/11 with Waneata

bob johnson - AltLd O/S - 25/Apr/11 with Rich Ball

Hidden - AltLd dog - 24/Apr/11

Had to abseil off after 2nd pitch due to very slow teams ahead (4H 5M for 50 metres)
sir - AltLd dnf - 24/Apr/11 with Alan McDonald

Absolutely fantastic climb - all pitches good but 2,3,4 outstanding with 3 being my favourite. Touch windy at times but bright sunshine. I led 1-5, Sarah led 6. Think low end HS about right.
fall-line - AltLd O/S - 22/Apr/11 with Sarah Kirton

nowler - Lead O/S - 22/Apr/11 with forbes

skirton - 2nd - 21/Apr/11 with Donald Slater

TomPollock - AltLd rpt - 18/Apr/11 with Dustin Bunyan

Dustin - AltLd O/S - 18/Apr/11 with Tom Pollock

Beautiful route. Great weather. Ran pitch 1 and 2 together.
DavPk - Lead - 17/Apr/11 with Catherine Pearks

WilliamBurnside - AltLd - 16/Apr/11 with Lex

Very sunny, good bike in and out. Fun easy day.
smcw - AltLd - Apr/11

ZA - AltLd - Apr/11 with smcw

Hidden - Lead - Apr/11

Hidden - 2nd - 25/Mar/11

RocKalina - 2nd - 2011 with climberandy

centurion05 - 2011

adie84 - 2011

jon59 - 2011

barney_edin - 2011

Hidden - 2011

WilliamBurnside - 2011

freudy_love - Lead O/S - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Sofiabaer - 2nd - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - 2011

SUColdo - AltLd - 2011 with David

jamestheyip - AltLd rpt - 25/Oct/10 with Suzana El-Massri

Tim Hamlet - Lead - 11/Oct/10

gforce - Lead - 10/Oct/10 with Emma

Odd pitches this time.
Mike_Watson_99 - AltLd rpt - 26/Sep/10 with Fiona

Led even pitches
Fiona Reid - AltLd - 26/Sep/10 with Mike

Jelle and I didn't think this was an HS - and looking at this we couldn't think of a 4b move either - Still, its a fantastic climb, on superb rock, well worth the effort to get there! Awesome!
mwicks1968 - 2nd - 05/Sep/10

amy - 05/Sep/10 with Dave

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 01/Sep/10

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 01/Sep/10

First multi-pitch mountain route.
Blakclaw - AltLd - 31/Aug/10 with Di G

Ran P1+P2 together by Jason; Tom did P3, I did P4, P5+P6 ran together by Jason.
stuaart - AltLd O/S - 30/Aug/10 with Jason King, Thomas Smith

newtonmore - 30/Aug/10

Bailed at top of pitch 2 when the wind dropped and we got engulfed in midgies. Must go back and finish it though, looks awesome.
isi_o - 25/Aug/10 with AJ, Donas

Climbed in 5 pitches. Andy 1,3 and 5. Me 2 and 4. Brilliant route.
TomPollock - AltLd O/S - 16/Aug/10 with Andrew Dunlop

Led pitches 1, 3,4 and 6. Got off-route on 3rd pitch after imagining a direction in the guidebook necessitating fannying with belays.
niallk - AltLd O/S - 14/Aug/10 with Drew Connelly

bit wet on pitch 4, pitch 3 was amazing, lots of midges were waiting for us on the terrace!
up the hill - AltLd O/S - 13/Aug/10 with Tom Cameron

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 13/Aug/10

Led pitches 2,3,4 & 6.
borderline - AltLd O/S - 08/Aug/10 with Tim Day

Hidden - Lead - Aug/10

Excellent enjoyable climbing. Slightly off-route on pitch one for a harder variation.
bnewman - Lead O/S - 24/Jul/10 with Amelia

great value. followed Brad and emilia up an interesting right variation on the 1st pitch. more gear than i'd imagined
danimal88 - Lead O/S - 24/Jul/10 with Claire Ellis

Hidden - Solo O/S - 22/Jul/10

donas - AltLd - 16/Jul/10

Amazing!
mterentiusvarro - AltLd - Jul/10 with David

Pitches 2,4,6(solo)
BallsOfSteel - AltLd O/S - 26/Jun/10 with Richard Pavey

Pitches 1, 3 and 5
podmet99 - AltLd O/S - 26/Jun/10 with Sean Peatfield

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 25/Jun/10

Hidden - AltLd - 19/Jun/10

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 17/Jun/10

luvleh'
daWalt - AltLd O/S - 12/Jun/10 with Lisa

ShoePolice - Lead O/S - 12/Jun/10 with Kate Drugan

Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/Jun/10

WilliamBurnside - AltLd - 05/Jun/10 with B Strachan

Hidden - AltLd - 05/Jun/10

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 04/Jun/10

s kennedy - AltLd O/S - 04/Jun/10 with gus, mark mosgrove

Gadameer - 2nd - 04/Jun/10

wet
D_Wills - 2nd - 02/Jun/10

Graham Westbrook - Lead O/S - Jun/10

mjackson - 2nd - Jun/10

Found the rock on the first 15m a bit suspect. Pure joy after that.
johannes - Lead O/S - 31/May/10

Awesome.
mikemartin - Solo O/S - 25/May/10

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 22/May/10

Steven Andrews - Lead O/S - 20/May/10 with Rich Garside

Great day out, stunning weather and completely deserted. McNally's first climb after two years of being injured.
Andy Moles - Lead O/S - 18/May/10 with McNally

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 17/May/10

Peter Metcalfe - AltLd - 16/May/10 with John Metcalfe

Joshua Haigh - AltLd O/S - 16/May/10 with James Neil

Hidden - 2nd - 16/May/10

Great route done in rain showers with some hail thrown in. Solid belays and perfect rock. Pitch 2 and 3 are particularly good!
brianrunner - AltLd - May/10 with martina

Great, very run out on second pitch. Otherwise easy.
Tom Last - AltLd O/S - 25/Apr/10 with Chester

Quality solid route worth the walk.
crobinson - AltLd - 25/Apr/10 with Southern Man

Amazing route, even 2nd time around. Perfect weather and no-one else there. It doesn't get much better!
bullwinkle - AltLd rpt - 10/Apr/10 with Katie

JasonK - 2010 with Stuart Reeves, Tom Smith

Johann - 2010

Johann - AltLd O/S - 2010 with Alex Wheeldon

Superb, continiously interesting route on superb, still day. Not a cloud in sight, could hear stags roaring from over the hill. Not another soul all day. Technically perhaps only a S but with some bold sections giving it it's HS grade. Led pitches 2, 4 and 6.
Julie Black - AltLd O/S - 17/Oct/09 with Marriane

Hidden - AltLd - 04/Oct/09

Even numbered pitches. Some wet rock near top. Hail showers.
oliverk - AltLd - 04/Oct/09 with Tim Clarke

Ommuff - AltLd - Oct/09 with Julie Black

Superb - I think HS is right. Very very nice. Split into 6 pitches, I lead 1,3, and 5. One of my favourite climbs now!
iceicebaby - AltLd O/S - 20/Sep/09 with Sam Wood

It felt quite adventurous in the gusty wind and threatening rain, which, didn't arrive until we reached the top of the final scramble. I led 2,4 and 6.
errrrm? - AltLd rpt - 19/Sep/09 with gaz h

Nice climbing but nowhere near hard severe. 1st on the climb and busy when we got back to our packs (on a friday!)
Mike_Watson_99 - AltLd O/S - 18/Sep/09 with Fiona

Led pitches 1,3, 5, awesome climb. Bold in places but easy climbing so not a problem. Getting out of bed early paid off, first on the climb and way ahead of anyone else. A nice queue by the time we got back to the sacks.
Fiona Reid - AltLd O/S - 18/Sep/09 with Mike

Awesome weather and wonderful route. Not as polished as I expected but certainly no pushover.
Si Carter - AltLd O/S - 17/Sep/09

What a line and entire mountain empty! Pitch two a tad bold for my liking, as was the delicately-scary crux of pitch 4. Can easily see why smc give it 4 stars; could be improved by a nice wet chimney or two... of course!
jimorothy - AltLd - 11/Sep/09 with Rachel Crolla

Not the amazing weather we were promised, but climb was a good as advertised :) Great day.
timcussins - AltLd O/S - 10/Sep/09 with Ina, Greg

gregoldridge - AltLd O/S - 10/Sep/09 with Tim Cussins

richardlong78 - AltLd - Sep/09 with Simon Carter

tallthinmonkey - Lead rpt - Sep/09 with Eilidh Paterson

Hidden - 2nd - 13/Aug/09

First wet climb - got stuck behind the slowest, grumpiest scots which pushed it into a 3 hour pitch. But great fun none the less.
mikecollins - AltLd O/S - 08/Aug/09 with manmike

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 08/Aug/09

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 05/Aug/09

hazeysunshine - AltLd O/S - 03/Aug/09 with Bob, Ann-Marie

tallthinmonkey - Lead O/S - Aug/09 with Ewan Paterson

Climbed with Di Gilbert. The best HS in the UK!!
LostinLondon - 2nd - 16/Jul/09

Nick 1,3,5 - me 2,4,6. Brilliant route....never a hard move but some quite exposed run-outs.
Hay - AltLd O/S - Jul/09 with Nick Bowen

Climbed 4 years later to the day after my 1st ascent, 2.5 hrs.
Captain Solo - Lead rpt - 26/Jun/09 with Karen

goingupintheworld - AltLd O/S - 24/Jun/09 with Nikki

nikkimac - AltLd - 23/Jun/09 with Rich

Bob1984 - AltLd - 08/Jun/09 with Ric Procter

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 07/Jun/09

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 07/Jun/09

Led2,4&6
Iain Thow - AltLd - 03/Jun/09 with Paddy Earle

Hidden - Lead - 31/May/09

Pete Main - AltLd O/S - 30/May/09 with Andrew S

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 30/May/09

ollythomas - Lead - 30/May/09 with and Alex Brown

glaramara - 2nd - 24/May/09 with harry

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 24/May/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/May/09

I led the even numbers. Brilliant sunshine, cracking climbing. Loved every minute of it. Bit sunburnt now.
Sutty22 - AltLd O/S - 12/May/09 with John Roberts

I led 1st, 3rd and 5th pitches, Ben led 2nd and 4th.
gareth scott borthwick - AltLd O/S - 12/May/09 with Ben Monypenny

sweet! led 2,4,6. loved pitches 2 and 3 the most
tomdude - AltLd O/S - 10/May/09 with rob

Led 1, 3 & 5 - lovely easy going but sustained climbing
robertmichaeladams - AltLd - 10/May/09 with Tom

rained off, 1st pitch
ed woods - Lead dnf - 03/May/09 with Marshall

Dave led 1,3&5, I led 2,4&6
faceplant - AltLd rpt - 19/Apr/09 with Dave Lowell

I lead pitch 1 and 6. Token effort I suppose. Great climb.
errrrm? - AltLd - 18/Apr/09 with Si Lynch

steveadkinson - AltLd O/S - 18/Apr/09 with John & Dave

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 14/Apr/09

joeydurkin - AltLd - 13/Apr/09 with Ant, Dave Gleave

Hidden - AltLd - 13/Apr/09

HIGHTOWER - Lead rpt - 12/Apr/09 with Martin Coleman

Hidden - AltLd - 12/Apr/09

Hidden - Lead - Apr/09

Ivan Muckle - 2nd - 22/Mar/09

Only led the top pitch as that's when the sun decided to show. The rest of the route was done in the damp clag with frozen and numb hands which spoiled it somewhat. Pitch 4 was amazing, lovely lovely climbing.
Sonya Mc - AltLd O/S - 21/Mar/09 with AndyN

Pete Main - AltLd O/S - 2009 with Andrew S

jess - AltLd O/S - 2009 with martin

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 2009

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 24/Sep/08

Alpine climbed on a short 10m rope to beat the incoming weather - excellent rock with lovely moves and as the guidebook says only two slightly harder sections - a perfect solo?
Chad123 - AltLd O/S - 21/Sep/08 with Emily

Hidden - AltLd - 28/Aug/08

beegsyboy - AltLd O/S - 08/Aug/08 with Sean

Great day out.Bike n hike n climb.class.
SeanB - AltLd O/S - 08/Aug/08 with Tim

jonka - AltLd - Aug/08 with gareth

adw07 - AltLd O/S - 12/Jul/08 with Mark Jarvie

nathan_kelly - 2nd O/S - 06/Jul/08 with Dave Gleave

HIGHTOWER - Lead rpt - 05/Jul/08 with Mick Morris

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 05/Jul/08

kparkin - AltLd - 05/Jul/08 with Flash

Hidden - AltLd - Jul/08

Led pitches 1,3,5. Just finished before the rain started. Met the first ascentionist half way up!
bigbobbyking - AltLd O/S - 24/Jun/08 with Mike Lewis

Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/Jun/08

Stuart Macfarlane - AltLd - 21/Jun/08 with Jeanie

Led pitch 1.
dan.hobley - AltLd - 21/Jun/08

Hidden - 2nd - 15/Jun/08

Another day out with Falkirk Council, my first muti-pitch.Nice climbing, super friction and a fair amount of jugs.
Badam - 2nd O/S - 15/Jun/08 with John Jackson

Hidden - AltLd - Jun/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - 31/May/08

Hidden - Lead - 25/May/08

ruggystunts - Lead - 21/May/08 with Keith

ruggystunts - Lead - 21/May/08 with Keith

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 17/May/08

very good day for me and my brother in law Martin
mustdobetter - 2nd O/S - May/08

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

ewan i - Lead - 2008

windy, cold but dry. Top climb
gordon henderson - Lead - 21/Oct/07 with Chris

crisaitken - 2nd - 21/Oct/07 with gordonhend

Awesome!! well worth the wait (and obsession!) led P3&4
Neil Mackenzie - AltLd O/S - 07/Oct/07 with andy + mark

so good I had to climb it twice in one year :P. Got pitches, 2 and 5 this time.
andymoin - AltLd O/S - 07/Oct/07 with ecky, mark

markhowley - AltLd - 07/Oct/07 with Neil, Andy

Ken Applegate - AltLd - Oct/07 with Hannah Evans

Biked in, awesome, walked up,crappy, view, awesome and the route? Awesome, defo 3* but a very soft HS. if you're steady on Severes then run up it.
Zoomer - AltLd - 30/Sep/07 with M Barwick

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 26/Aug/07

Hidden - AltLd - 26/Aug/07

Hidden - 25/Aug/07

victim of mathematics - AltLd O/S - 20/Aug/07 with crossdressingrodney

crossdressingrodney - AltLd O/S - 20/Aug/07 with victim of mathematics

Many of the routes on the crag were very wet today with seepage to the extent of small streams running down them! Ardverikie Wall was dry until the final pitch which was wet (gripey in some parts and slippery in others) - this forced us to do a more difficult variation to the right. Climbed in walking boots - considerably more difficult than in rock boots! Howfs at the base of the crag were dry despite heavy seepage at other parts of the crag - encouraging for future use! Midgies not really a problem.
RobScotland - AltLd O/S - 19/Aug/07 with Derek

Duncan I - AltLd - 15/Aug/07 with Matt Groves

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 11/Jun/07

P1- cider nut P2- dpmUK P3- JLS P4- dpmUK P5- cider nut P6- JLS
JLS - AltLd rpt - 10/Jun/07 with Fidget & dpmUK

Also with JLS. Cider nut P1, P5. Me P2, P4. JLS P3, P6.
dpmUK - AltLd O/S - 10/Jun/07 with Cider Nut

dad was sick from a rank macdonalds breakfast mcmuffin so had to lead every pitch with him pukin at the belays
Vicki M - Lead - 10/Jun/07 with alex mayes(my old man)

James Prowse - Lead O/S - 09/Jun/07 with Mandy Ponton

Easy slabs, amazing featured rock and an awesome situation. Pitch 2 up the weather featured slab and 3 up the big corner were particularly fine.
andymoin - AltLd O/S - 01/Jun/07 with Mark Jarvie

For once, a classic route that lives up to its hype. I led the even numbered pitches, C led the rest. Pitches 2 and 3 were especially good, pitch 4 disappointing given the guidebook hype - it starts excitingly enough, but gets much easier very quickly.
Simon Caldwell - AltLd O/S - 01/Jun/07 with Carmen

Brilliant :)
Manderoo - 2nd - Jun/07 with James Prowse

brianrunner - AltLd - Jun/07 with martina

Route fully deserves reputation. Snowed on the top pitch!
Lawrie Brand - AltLd O/S - 26/May/07 with Pete Nellist

Hidden - AltLd - 26/May/07

Lead pitches 1,5&6.
Danny Boy Dunbar - AltLd O/S - 19/Apr/07 with Hightower

Superb especially the 2nd + 3rd pitches.
ligaya - 12/Apr/07 with Al

I led pitch 2,3 and 4.
HIGHTOWER - AltLd O/S - 12/Apr/07 with Danny Dunbar

I led the first 3 pitches, then Craig (climbing with another group) led pitch 4, which was wet and horrible. I finished off the last pitches.
Joe Miller - AltLd O/S - 24/Mar/07 with Jane Metcalfe

alan wilson - 2007

timmy-ts - 2007

CurlyStevo - AltLd - 2007

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2007

AnTeallach - 16/Sep/06 with Roy Stark

Spade - Lead - 08/Sep/06 with Graeme Cook

Excellent route but a group of 3 in front slowed us severely- still didn't taint a great day out.
thebat - AltLd O/S - Sep/06 with JLS

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Aug/06

sgl - AltLd O/S - 22/Jul/06 with stevious

Superb route - exactly how a classic route should be. Definitely Severe as opposed to HS, but a bit on the necky side at the grade.
steev - AltLd O/S - 22/Jul/06 with Sam L

RobScotland - AltLd - 08/Jul/06 with jonnyb

Hidden - AltLd - Jul/06

Fantastic route, a worthy classic
Nevis_Ben - AltLd O/S - 22/Jun/06

Hidden - AltLd - 09/Jun/06

joe king - AltLd O/S - 07/Jun/06 with steve petit

Very, very good. Led p1,3,5
catt - AltLd O/S - 02/Jun/06 with Blane

steveP - AltLd O/S - Jun/06 with Paul Rowlands

elegant cheddar - 2nd - 2006 with adam hughes

Dirk Wallis - AltLd - 2006 with Grrr

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 2006

keith leonard - AltLd dnf - 2006

McGus - 2nd - 18/Sep/05 with Trevor Brady

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Aug/05

morbh - AltLd - 23/Jul/05 with Sandy & Louise

Stuart Macfarlane - AltLd - 12/Jul/05 with Helen

Captain Solo - Lead - 26/Jun/05 with Julie

Did a direct through the wee roof at the top of the first pitch, E1 5b?
Smelly Fox - AltLd O/S - 05/Jun/05 with Matt Croll

Hidden - 2nd - Jun/05

BALD EAGLE - AltLd - 02/Apr/05 with Will Wykes

akhughes - Lead O/S - 2005

Steve Lenartowicz - 2005 with Clare

gaz.marshall - AltLd O/S - Oct/04 with ManJoe

Colin Matheson - AltLd - Sep/04 with Charlie Fisher

Seconded with Rich Coles. Led by Giles Trussell. Light rain at the crux.
bigmeister - 2nd - 24/Jul/04

Ann S - 2nd - 05/Jul/04 with Bill Harrison

Hidden - Lead - Jul/04

andyfeds - May/04 with Penny H, Mike H, Andy C

Chris L Hill - Lead O/S - May/04 with Stuart Shaw

Hidden - AltLd - 08/Mar/04

dangates - AltLd - 2004 with Derek Bain / Gill Culshaw

Favourite Climb
seanyt - Lead - 2004

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Aug/03

and Anthony as well. Done since with Julia. Possibly the best route of its grade in scotland
dave o - AltLd O/S - Aug/03 with Steven Orr

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jul/03

Hidden - AltLd - 16/Jun/03

Hidden - AltLd - 22/Mar/03

Fabulous route
auldscotal - AltLd O/S - 2003 with RR

keith leonard - AltLd dnf - 2003 with wife

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 21/Sep/02

The Pylon King - AltLd O/S - Sep/02 with Laura

phardman - AltLd O/S - 08/May/02 with Bill McKee

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 2002

Gibson27 - AltLd O/S - 2002

Dhonny_Jaws - 2nd - 2002

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 06/May/01

Stunning route, the pitch with the big undercut crack/flake is one of the best I have ever done.
jsw1 - AltLd O/S - 28/Aug/00 with Graham Welch, Dave Sudell

Hidden - AltLd - 01/Aug/00

kjbix - AltLd - 08/Jul/00 with Dean Carpenter

fatboy_dean - AltLd - 08/Jul/00 with kjbix

Yourlead - AltLd - 03/Jun/00 with Raymond Simpson

jim.macp - 01/Jan/00

Tarquin - 2000

Hidden - 2000

Steve Crowe - 2000 with KM

graeme gatherer - 2000

jcw - 2000 with Simon Richardson

abbeywall - AltLd - Jul/99 with K

Class class class. A four star route!
220bpm - Lead - 01/May/99 with Snowboarder

snowboarder - 2nd - 01/May/99 with Mark

Scotsken - Mar/99

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 1999

greenroom - 1999

Tarquin - 1999

Hidden - AltLd - Aug/98

It smiles at you.
Jamie B - AltLd - Jul/98 with Pete Morgan

Fantastic. 1st stance on block, 2nd pitch tacken from left, pitches 4 & 5 climbed together, scrambeled up last pitch.
Paul-Michael - AltLd O/S - 21/Jun/98 with David Jupp

ill_bill - AltLd - Jun/98

Tarquin - 1998

Bruce Kerr - Lead - 21/Sep/97 with Ali Callum

Hidden - AltLd - 17/Aug/97

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 02/Aug/97

andybrown114 - AltLd - 25/Jul/97 with Steph Cooke

tallthinmonkey - 2nd - Jul/97

Hidden - AltLd - Sep/96

Richard Weller - Lead - 26/Jul/96 with John Evans

Super route. 3rd pitch is a cracker.
AndyP - Lead O/S - 17/Jul/96 with Morag

Very hot day
Tony Kartawick - Solo - May/96

alkira - 1996

whispering nic - Solo - 09/Jun/95 with malc davies

babymoac - AltLd - 10/Apr/95 with MTW

My first mountain multi-pitch and an outstanding day in every way.
Siderunner - AltLd - 1995 with Alex NS

Tenko - AltLd - 1995 with Geoff Allman, Kev Wilson

Hidden - Lead - 1994

PeteCheung - 1994 with Giles

mark-abz - AltLd - 04/Sep/93 with John Ashb

TobyA - AltLd O/S - Jul/93 with Ed

Dave Musgrove Jnr - AltLd - 13/Feb/93 with Chris Ranner

Campbell42 - Lead O/S - 24/May/92 with David Campbell Jnr

Great day out!
Rog Wilko - Lead - May/92 with Debbie Wilkinson

CMacD - 1992

Went to the summit, midge & threat of rain.
Yourlead - Lead - 23/Aug/91 with Ric Gregory

First multi pitch route at 16! Only had about 5 runners and one camp hex!
Jamie Simpson - AltLd O/S - Jun/91 with Gavin Maclean

Raggar - 2nd - 27/May/90 with Chris B, Jon B

Andy Say - Solo - 26/May/90

RichardMc - AltLd O/S - 04/Jun/89 with Angel Vila

Moses - AltLd O/S - 09/Jun/88

cam1401 - AltLd - Jun/88 with Dave

Hidden - AltLd - 09/Aug/87

Hidden - AltLd - 1987

Neil Henderson - Lead O/S - 23/Aug/86 with Martin McLoughlin

rogerskews - 05/Jun/85 with Nigel Bond

Nigel Bond - Lead - 29/May/85 with Roger Skews

Hidden - AltLd - Apr/85

amcleish - 1985

Hard for S!!
JohnHutch - Lead - 29/Aug/84 with JWD

Hidden - 1984

Hidden - 2nd - 30/Jul/83

since done several times
David Smith - Lead - Jun/80 with Andrew (Pog) Horn

johnkeith - 1980

robinsi197 - 1980 with Barbara

Hidden - 1980

Dave Musgrove - AltLd - 30/May/79 with Jim Worthington

Hidden - AltLd - Jun/78

This was graded Mild Severe by the first ascentionists. Not Severe or Hard Severe, where did all these other grades come from? Graeme Hunter
hunter - AltLd O/S - Jun/67 with Doug Lang

nimrod - AltLd O/S - 1967 with Doug Lang

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Voting
Total votes cast 279
hard VS0 of 87
VS0 of 87
easy VS0 of 87
hard HS1 of 87
HS45 of 87
easy HS31 of 87
hard S10 of 87
S0 of 87
easy S0 of 87
hard 4c0 of 77
4c0 of 77
easy 4c1 of 77
hard 4b1 of 77
4b41 of 77
easy 4b19 of 77
hard 4a15 of 77
4a0 of 77
easy 4a0 of 77
3 Stars115 of 115
2 Stars0 of 115
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Style of ascent

Soloed6 of 484 (1.2%)
Lead81 of 484 (16.7%)
Followed51 of 484 (10.5%)
Alt Leads277 of 484 (57.2%)
Unknown69 of 484 (14.3%)

'Climbed'252 of 484 (52.1%)
clean O/S199 of 484 (41.1%)
clean β2 of 484 (0.4%)
clean rpt24 of 484 (5.0%)
dogged1 of 484 (0.2%)
dnf6 of 484 (1.2%)