King Bee Direct Start*** HVS 5a
This shouldn't be a variation, everyone should take this true line. Follow the rib directly to the first belay, the big moves on big holds are perfectly protected.

Ticklists: Ultimate Scottish Rock, Strathspey's Finest.

PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 72 logbooks, and on 10 wishlists.

michaelb1 - AltLd - 04/Sep/14 with M Tighe

Lead first pitch, abbed off after second
joesmith - AltLd O/S - 02/Jun/14 with Chris.

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 02/Jun/14

kato'sdad - Lead - 13/Apr/14 with Giles Trussel

gordigotama - 2014

olekemi - AltLd O/S - 12/Oct/13 with John W

jonnie3430 - AltLd O/S - 12/Oct/13 with Ole

First two pitches were nice! Direct start fun and exposed on huge holds. Then Em lead P3, her first multipitch lead! shame its so vegetated at the top.
Dr Toph - AltLd O/S - 23/Sep/13 with Emily

Hidden - AltLd - 08/Jul/13

Coel Hellier - Lead - 06/Jul/13 with Fiend

scottyskier82 - Lead O/S - 01/Jul/13 with Laura Goble

PeteLoveless - AltLd O/S - 19/Jun/13 with Chris Ward

newtonmore - 07/Jun/13

colin.morrison - AltLd O/S - Apr/13 with Henry Cowan

Charlie Zephyr Booth - 2nd O/S - Feb/13 with michael kirby

captain - 2013

Hidden - 2013

Hidden - 2013

sikcby - Lead β - 2013

Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/Oct/12

awesome moves pulling through the roof on pitch 1
nowler - 2nd O/S - 09/Aug/12 with j.richards

Pitch 1 is good.Lifted crux gear out with toe on pitch 2 by mistake. A bit vegetated and vague.
peter.herd - AltLd - 09/Aug/12 with Rory Brown

Hidden - AltLd - 09/Aug/12

Hidden - Lead - Aug/12

Andy Moles - AltLd rpt - 22/Jul/12 with Greg Cain

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 02/Jun/12

dav_713 - AltLd - 01/May/12

Matthew Robinson - AltLd - 25/Mar/12 with Tom, Gordon

tomdude - Lead O/S - 17/Mar/12 with matt toberman

marky728 - 2nd O/S - 11/Mar/12

Done as the standard start was still very wet. Awesome juggy moves through the roof, well protected by what is more like a friend 2.5, not 3 as mentioned in the guidebook. Would definately do this as the preferred start if you lead HVS comfortably. Gilby lowered off after first pitch.
freudy_love - AltLd O/S - 11/Mar/12 with Gilby Cavanagh, Henry Cowan

Robin Fuller - AltLd - 2012

adie84 - 2012

Johann - 2012

centurion05 - 2012

Patzl - 2012

First climb ive led here, took a bit of getting used to not searching too hard for gear as there generally isnt any! Great moves through the roof.
geoff.comley - AltLd O/S - 06/Nov/11 with Simon

Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/Aug/11

Led P1 this time. Move through the roof is great!
Ken Applegate - AltLd - 05/Jun/11 with Johan Urbano

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

Original way was wet, but this looks better anyway. Abbed off after P2.
Andy Moles - Lead O/S - 25/May/11 with Ferdia

ferdia - AltLd O/S - 25/May/11 with Andy

Quality route.
whistler - AltLd O/S - 01/May/11 with Dan Simmons

Scottish78 - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - 2011

HenryCowan - 2011

Hidden - 2nd - 27/Aug/10

Enjoyed this more second time around when i knew what was coming. The VS version was wet again.
Chris wilson - AltLd rpt - 14/Aug/10 with Jon B

cat22 - AltLd - 27/Jun/10 with Mike

westaway - AltLd O/S - 24/Apr/10 with Imelda Neale

Hidden - AltLd - 24/Apr/10

Russell Birkett - AltLd O/S - 15/Apr/10 with Dez

Captain Solo - AltLd - 08/Aug/09 with Mark

Chris wilson - 2nd - 20/Jun/09 with John F

jored - Lead - Jun/09 with Chris W

Led P2.
Ken Applegate - AltLd - 25/Apr/09 with Dennis Harvey

groovypiper - AltLd O/S - 17/Apr/09 with David Strachan

Dave led 1st pitch I led 2nd
gareth scott borthwick - AltLd O/S - 16/Apr/09 with Dave

andyandy - AltLd - 24/Aug/08 with Martin

RobScotland - 2nd O/S - 20/Aug/07 with Derek

Sean Bell - AltLd O/S - 09/Jul/07 with neil

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 05/Jun/07

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 05/Jun/07

Awesome line better than the VS version.
andymoin - AltLd O/S - 31/May/07 with Mark Jarvie

Hidden - 2007

Hidden - AltLd - 2003

Murray Freq - Lead O/S - 2002

greenroom - Lead O/S - 2001 with Amanda Grace Henderson

Lone Rider - 2000

alan moore - 2000

brianrunner - 1990

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
Chris Sansum, CM1992, JonmapDL, robahalliday, schultz, The Pylon King, Ian Jones

Voting
Total votes cast 58
hard E10 of 20
E10 of 20
easy E10 of 20
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HVS19 of 20
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VS0 of 20
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hard 5b0 of 20
5b0 of 20
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5a16 of 20
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