Hidden - AltLd - 10/Sep/15
Alarmingly rounded. Great position and midge free.
Ian Jones - Lead O/S - 09/Sep/15 with John Mcdonald
Hidden - Lead - 22/Aug/15
Snatched after Cioch Nose just as the rain was coming in. Missed out P1. Awesome day out
clams - Lead - Aug/15 with Catherine
CatMc - 2nd - Aug/15 with clams
bigbobbyking - AltLd O/S - 15/Jun/15 with jacob davies
swmackey - Lead O/S - 14/Jun/15 with Sarah Winder
LardClimber - AltLd O/S - Jun/15 with Nic Dynes
Hidden - AltLd - Jun/15
Robin Nichols - AltLd O/S - 23/May/15 with Roger
Led 1st 2 pitches
Roget - AltLd O/S - 23/May/15 with robin, jim
s kennedy - AltLd O/S - 14/May/15 with Josh
Anne Gumbley - AltLd - 09/May/15 with Mark Fairbank
markfairbank - AltLd O/S - 09/May/15 with Anne Gumbley
fuzzysheep01 - Lead O/S - 07/Apr/15 with Matt Kettle
MattKettle - 2nd O/S - 07/Apr/15 with Joe Norris
Tony Little - AltLd O/S - 09/Oct/14 with Geoff f
Quad - AltLd O/S - 08/Oct/14
arose - AltLd - 12/Sep/14 with Scott Brooks
Hidden - Solo - 25/Jul/14
Awesome climbing! http://wainwrightclimbing.blogspot.co.uk/2014/07/the-swords-of-gideon.html
Samuel Wainwright - Lead O/S - 29/Jun/14
Hidden - AltLd - 18/Jun/14
Hidden - 14/Jun/14
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 29/May/14
ned_85 - AltLd - 14/May/14 with Emily Bridger
erbridger - AltLd - 14/May/14 with nedly14
Windy day! Good route, would have been better if warmer... First pitch seems a little pointless.
maria85 - AltLd O/S - 22/Apr/14 with Jules
Hidden - 2014
Superb! Sun, Cold, Grip, Banter.
whistler - AltLd rpt - 13/Oct/13 with Dan Simmons
piotr lead in trainers... I thought it was quite hard. good climbing though
danimal88 - AltLd O/S - 13/Oct/13 with piotr
jonnie3430 - AltLd O/S - 30/Sep/13 with Carol
Nice moves on good rock.
Carol Goodall - AltLd O/S - 30/Sep/13 with Jonnie Williams
Elsier - AltLd O/S - 09/Jun/13 with Adrian
hot sunny day. good climbing. first pitch is easy climbing but longer than 50m , maybe 60m, so was worth splitting at a midway ledge.
brianrunner - AltLd - 09/Jun/13 with martina
Roberttaylor - Lead O/S - 07/Jun/13 with Thomas Henderson Schwartz
Lead pitch 2. P1 was more like 55m.
JamieSparkes - AltLd - 07/Jun/13 with Fergus Cuthill
The Big Sender - AltLd O/S - 07/Jun/13 with jamie sparks, Fergus Cuthill
holly138 - AltLd O/S - 07/Jun/13 with Tom B
Triggalicious - AltLd O/S - 07/Jun/13 with Tom E
alexmcmillan - Lead O/S - 06/Jun/13 with Eleanor Dow
Craig Holden - Lead O/S - 06/Jun/13 with Robbie
maryleese - AltLd - 06/Jun/13 with Bobby Greig
With Ian and Helen.
eloise - 2nd O/S - 09/May/13
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 12/Apr/13
Stuzz - AltLd rpt - 20/Feb/13 with Chris Hingly
Hidden - 2013
Hidden - 2013
sparbus - AltLd - 16/Aug/12 with dave porter
BallsOfSteel - Lead O/S - 12/Aug/12 with steve peatfield
jess - AltLd O/S - 21/Jul/12 with glen dickson
2nd pitch and 4th Led. interesting Traverse.
ClimbingGlen - AltLd O/S - 21/Jul/12 with Jess Mccaskey
peter.herd - AltLd - 18/Jul/12 with Marcus Brown
Hidden - AltLd - 18/Jul/12
SallyReeves89 - AltLd - 18/Jul/12 with Rory Brown, Rosie Macgill
iceicebaby - Lead O/S - 16/Jul/12 with Sam Wood
Andy Moles - AltLd O/S - 14/Jul/12 with Ferdia
ferdia - AltLd O/S - 14/Jul/12 with Andy
Lead pitches 2 and 4.
DavPk - AltLd O/S - 07/Jul/12 with Michael Sutherland
A bit breezy. Definitely the better option than the CIC which was wet. Nice camping and dining in Shieldaig. Led 1 and 3.
mikesuth - AltLd - 07/Jul/12 with David Pearks
Ideal easy walk in for a mountain route. A driech, cold and windy day. Excellent rock, would have been better had we been able to feel our fingers! A couple of spicy initial moves on the first pitch. Led pitches 1 & 3.
sophiecb - AltLd O/S - 16/Jun/12 with Scooter
First ascent by Tom Patey in early 1960's - SOLO -impressive.
John Workman - Lead - 09/Jun/12 with Geoff
Wow, what a traverse on to the belay ledge!
Moonstone Hippy - 2nd - 09/Jun/12 with John W
DerwentDiluted - Lead - 04/Jun/12 with Nicola Pettit
Led p1 & 2
Harri777 - AltLd - 02/Jun/12 with Naomi
Icy gale, frozen feet & found P1 scary enough that I bottled P2 lead, but then followed Harri up and led the much easier P3.
NB Pixel - AltLd O/S - 02/Jun/12 with Harri!
simonty - 2nd - Jun/12
Abi Chard - AltLd O/S - 27/May/12 with Ian
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 05/May/12
Mapleleaf - AltLd - 04/May/12 with Mark Goran
A great route, interest on all three pitches, some airy positions and quite tough for grade - first pitch is more like 4c, second almost 5a and tough 4b move on top pitch too. Short, sharp cruxes though, plenty of easier ground....perfect walk in too!
Chad123 - Lead O/S - 29/Apr/12 with Emily
Hidden - 2012
PAJames - 2012
alan moore - 2012
Callum Anderson - 2012
Patzl - 2012
Patzl - 2012
steve prior - AltLd - 2012 with Roger C
Steven Carter - Lead O/S - 2012
xusa - 2nd O/S - 08/Nov/11 with Gareth Borthwick
nowler - AltLd O/S - 06/Nov/11 with j.richards
ZA - Lead - 02/Oct/11 with Ainhoa
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 18/Sep/11
martinh13 - 2nd - 18/Sep/11 with Chris
Done in 3 pitches on damp drizzly, grey afternoon. Bit of messing about up and down and swopping the lead on middle crux pitch. Long broken and rambling top and bottom pitches detract a little from overall route.
oscaig - AltLd dog - 08/Sep/11 with Kim Mulji
Wet lower and upper pitches. Middle pitch initially very greasy in rain/drizzle. Both I and Ian climbed up 2nd pitch, and backed off as too committing in the wet. Kim led second pitch finally, with no trouble!
kim.mulji - AltLd dog - 08/Sep/11 with Ian Cramman
Hidden - Lead - 24/Jul/11
The first several metres of the first pitch are not 4a, probably 4c. Traverse is delicate.
cuthill76 - Lead - 09/Jul/11
Lead P2 (crux), Soloed last pitch to the top. Lovely route but the difficulties are rather short lived for a 4 pitch route. Still well worth it though!
Stuzz - AltLd O/S - 16/Jun/11 with Chris Hingly
dctarrant2000 - Lead O/S - 26/Apr/11 with Polly Tarrant
westaway - AltLd O/S - 19/Apr/11 with Imelda Neale
Hidden - AltLd - 19/Apr/11
Hidden - AltLd - 09/Apr/11
peter fetlar - Lead O/S - 2011 with julie
alkira - 2011 with kerry atkey
Oliver Hopper - 2011
Hidden - 2011
chapmand - AltLd - 19/Sep/10 with Suzie Hatchell, Scott Webster
chrissy - 2nd - 03/Sep/10 with Mo
left the double cream for the strawberries in the carpark, duh
MoWalker3 - 03/Sep/10 with chrissy
oliverk - Lead - 15/Aug/10 with Sarah Moorhouse
MaxR - 2nd O/S - 02/Aug/10 with Toby
tobyk - Lead O/S - 02/Aug/10 with Max Rayner
Graham Westbrook - AltLd - Aug/10
Hidden - AltLd - 29/Jun/10
Captain Solo - AltLd rpt - 29/Jun/10 with Kenny
Hidden - AltLd - 15/Jun/10
Awesome! Best VS I've ever done!
whistler - AltLd O/S - 02/Jun/10 with Anna
Anna_wells - AltLd - 02/Jun/10 with pete
I led the first pitch - 45m of easy climbing according to the guidebook, but it's actually about 65m so I belayed (with 60m ropes) just below the terrace. And if you take the line in the topo, it's not 'easy' but 4c! I went slightly right at about 4a/b.
I then led the 4c crux pitch, easy for the grade but nicely exposed. Carmen led the next 4b pitch, and I led the easy ground to the top (made it harder by following a wide crack up the steep wall to the right, about 4b).
A good route, but not great. If you run the 4c and 4b sections together (as per the 1995 guide) then it's 1 good pitch with a pitch of scrambling on either side.
Simon Caldwell - AltLd O/S - 31/May/10 with Carmen
hazeysunshine - AltLd O/S - 25/May/10 with Ann-Marie
led 2 and 4
abbeywall - AltLd - 06/May/10 with K
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 02/May/10
ZA - Lead - 18/Apr/10 with Ian Robinson, smcw
smcw - AltLd O/S - Apr/10
Hidden - 2nd - 18/Mar/10
ZA - 2nd - Mar/10 with Ian Robinson, smcw
Hidden - 2010
colinthrelfall - 2010
Hidden - 2010
Hidden - 2010
Very wet, but low in grade. The kids did the first pitch.
thrutch - Lead - 27/Aug/09 with helen
cliffy - AltLd O/S - 12/Aug/09 with Andrew Combes
Hidden - AltLd - 07/Aug/09
tom.e - Lead O/S - Aug/09 with Claire
Done with Iain and Blane. Lead P3 as per SMC book (4b pitch). Think the description in Scottish rock is a bit weird, SMC has a much better description of pitches although be warned that the lengths of pitch are way out! Good lead by Blane on the crux pitch. Awesome red sandstone - i will definitely be back for more of this! Fair enough at 3 stars and bang on for VS.
Wilbur - AltLd O/S - 16/Jul/09 with SFM (Blane)
Led P1. Guide book says this is 40m. It's more like 70m to the start of the crux pitch so we split it on a lower terrace. Perfect rock and great climbing the whole way.
catt - AltLd O/S - 16/Jul/09 with Will, Blane
Brilliant middle pitch!
Stewart B - AltLd O/S - 01/Jul/09 with Chris Everett
Hidden - AltLd - 25/Jun/09
Hidden - AltLd - 25/Jun/09
Lawrie Brand - AltLd O/S - 12/Jun/09 with Jamie Wilson
Led pitch 1 and 3, terrific climb.
errrrm? - AltLd O/S - 07/Jun/09 with gaz h
Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/Jun/09
Jeanie led pitches 1 & 3.
Stuart Macfarlane - AltLd O/S - 06/Jun/09 with Jeanie
benclimbing - AltLd O/S - 02/Jun/09 with Lorenzo Antolovi
led the easy stuff before and after the VS bit.
iceicebaby - 2nd O/S - 31/May/09 with Sam Wood
Hidden - AltLd - 16/May/09
lead pitches 2,3,4. Felt very hard in the wind!
frecro - Lead O/S - 16/May/09 with Mike Cross
t_stork - AltLd O/S - 16/May/09 with Steve Walls
daftdazza - 2nd - May/09
Great Route... left my rock shoes at the top (which I didn't discover until at Diabeag the next day, resulting in an unexpected road trip!)
Mr.Billiams - AltLd - 18/Apr/09 with Russell
Direct start E1 5b
decs - 18/Apr/09 with Paul
Great route, and fantastic location! Crux pitch is definitely 4c.
Ken Applegate - AltLd - 14/Apr/09 with Hannah Evans
climbing_wiggy - 2nd β - 21/Mar/09 with John Vehnier, Martin, Leon
Lenny - 2nd O/S - 21/Mar/09 with Martin, Paul
andymoin - AltLd O/S - 07/Sep/08 with Warren
adw07 - AltLd O/S - 07/Sep/08 with Andy Main
jl - Lead O/S - 26/Jul/08 with Penny
pennyb - 2nd O/S - 26/Jul/08 with Jon
Led pitches 1,3 & 4 (did top two together) leaving the crux pitch 2 to Jim. Interesting climbing without many positive handholds on pitch 2, but with loads of friction. Interesting few moves at the start of the first pitch (going left up the ramp).
veletron - AltLd O/S - 21/Jun/08 with Jim Shanks
HamishD - AltLd O/S - 12/Jun/08 with chris burn
Hidden - 2nd - 08/Jun/08
alan wilson - AltLd O/S - Jun/08 with n smith
Hidden - Lead - 30/May/08
Hidden - AltLd - 24/May/08
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 18/May/08
Phill_ Thompson - AltLd - Apr/08 with Lucy Prins
TrollJester - Lead O/S - 2008 with VARIOUS Throughout 80's+90's
CurlyStevo - AltLd - 2008
IanMcC - AltLd - 29/Sep/07 with ColinB
thebat - AltLd O/S - 21/Aug/07 with Giles
gdb4060 - AltLd - Aug/07 with Dave
Hidden - AltLd - 22/Jun/07
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 12/Jun/07
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 12/Jun/07
Steve Waters, Mynydd - Lead O/S - 09/Jun/07 with Ann Sanderson
Hidden - 2nd - 01/Jun/07
sparkass - AltLd O/S - May/07 with Mike Shorter
mshorter - AltLd - 2007 with dunc
timmy-ts - 2007
tallthinmonkey - 2nd - Jul/06 with Ben Wallace
ruggystunts - AltLd - 07/Jun/06 with Kev
Hidden - AltLd O/S - Jun/06
Hidden - Lead - Jun/06
Hidden - Jun/06
kjbix - 2nd - 2006 with Gary Caswell
Matt crawford - Lead O/S - 2006 with Roland Ascroft
Not a fan of sandstone, a great route though
tcn_2002 - Lead - 2006 with Hamish Legge
hlegge - 2nd - 2006 with Thomas Codrington
Hidden - AltLd - Jun/05
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 22/May/05
aulda - Lead O/S - 10/May/05 with John Mac
Hidden - AltLd O/S - May/05
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 05/Aug/04
Captain Solo - Lead - 02/May/04 with Karen
Sandy P - AltLd - May/04 with LukeO
Hidden - AltLd O/S - Aug/02
Hidden - 2nd - 04/May/02
Yourlead - 2nd - 23/Sep/01 with Graham Penny
Darragh - May/01 with Hanna
brianrunner - 2000
Lone Rider - 2000
First multi-pitch in years, so gibbered.
Mal Grey - 2nd - Sep/99 with Tardis
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 1999
Bruce Kerr - AltLd - 22/Jul/97 with Mike Burt
Dave Musgrove Jnr - Lead - 10/Mar/96 with Emmy McCowen
Hidden - Lead O/S - May/95
rogerskews - AltLd - Jun/94 with Martin Coward
CMacD - 1994
Hidden - Solo - 1994
Raggar - 2nd - 23/May/93 with Steve B, Jon B
Paula Hamilton-Gibson - Solo - May/93
Hidden - Lead - 1989
Chris Craggs - 1980