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The Pin*** E2 5b

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70m, 2 pitches. The prominent vertical crackline near the right edge of the slabs. Scramble up to beneath the crack. 1, 35m 5b Follow the crack (possible belay at 20m) through an awkward bulge high up then slightly right and direct to a thread belay. 2, 35m 5b Continue in the same line up the steep wall above the belay then the fine crack above. This route was given a good clean, tat replaced and krabs left at belays/abs in June 2011.
R Carrington, J Gardner (2PA) Aug/1968

Ticklists: Extreme Rock, Scottish 3 and 4 star multi-pitch routes, Ultimate E2 ticklist.

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This climb is in 22 logbooks, and on 12 wishlists.

MonkeyDawson - AltLd - 14/Jul/13 with Simon Smith

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 06/Jul/13

Hidden - 2012

Hidden - 2011

Lone Rider - 2011

gaz.marshall - AltLd O/S - 26/Jun/10 with Chad

A little disappointing, great line with some nice bits, but not super memorable and needs a clean really....felt quite tough for E2 too....
Chad123 - AltLd O/S - 26/Jun/10

Hidden - AltLd - 2008

bandersnatch - 2008

Russell Birkett - AltLd O/S - Jul/05 with Dan Richardson

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/Jul/00

oor wullie - 2nd - 1998 with Blair Fyffe

ellis - AltLd O/S - Jul/96 with Kingsley, Jim Church

alkira - 1996

Not nearly as good as Needle or Steeple
David Smith - AltLd - 22/Jun/95

keefe - 30/May/92 with Glenn Sutcliffe

Glenn Sutcliffe - 30/May/92 with keefe

Mike Owen - 01/Jul/87 with Murray Hamilton, Pete Whillance

William Robertson - Lead O/S - 1987 with Emily, Steve, Shaun etc

Bruce Kerr - AltLd - 28/Jun/86 with Grahame Nicoll

On a weekend when we did all four of the classic extremes.
Bob - AltLd O/S - 29/Aug/83 with M. Lynch

redjerry - AltLd O/S - Sep/82 with Roy Williamson

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
Phil Ingle, Callum_Johnson, Hidden, sgl0jd, Hidden, runninginclouds, Dizz, Hidden, ashknot, Hidden, Ian Jones, Hidden

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Style of ascent

Lead2 of 22 (9.1%)
Followed1 of 22 (4.5%)
Alt Leads11 of 22 (50.0%)
Unknown8 of 22 (36.4%)

'Climbed'13 of 22 (59.1%)
clean O/S9 of 22 (40.9%)