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Cioch Grooves** HVS 5a

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[Cioch Grooves HVS Skye, 2 kb]No description has been contributed for this climb.

Ticklists: Scottish Mid-Grade Multi-Pitch, UK Lonely Leads.

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This climb is in 67 logbooks, and on 7 wishlists.

Says the 2nd pitch is 5b in Scottish Rock Guide book. Lead pitches 2 and 4. Went on to do Corner Slab and Trophy Crack as part of an amazing link up, one of my best days out on rock ever!!
colin.morrison - AltLd O/S - 21/Jul/13 with ewan

A good climb for the lower tier but a bit close to Cioch Direct.
Captain Solo - AltLd - 21/Jul/13 with Colin M

Bailed on to Cioch Direct after second pitch, think I might have tried Direct as well.
Brannock - Lead - 12/Jun/12

brockers - Lead O/S - 05/Jun/12 with Maggie Bass

Led P1 and P3. Really good.
cookacat - AltLd O/S - 05/Jun/12 with Dafydd

2nd Pitch... very committing feel, but good climbing all round.
Dafydd Llywelyn - AltLd O/S - 05/Jun/12 with Alex Minshall

Hidden - 2nd - 05/Jun/12

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 26/May/12

adie84 - 2012

Patzl - 2012

David Kay - AltLd dnf - 20/Jun/11 with Matt Robinson

Fantastic rock. P2 had some pretty bold (but good) sequences on it.
jonny taylor - AltLd O/S - 01/May/11 with Andy B

ablackett - AltLd O/S - 01/May/11 with Jonny

Struggled on lower crack resulting in undignified moves. Lovely delicate stuff higher up
manwithacam - AltLd - 26/Apr/11 with Alan

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/Apr/11

cat22 - AltLd O/S - 22/Apr/11 with Mike

Seymore Butt - 2011

tom.e - AltLd O/S - Aug/10 with Tom Powell

Chris M - Lead - 27/Jun/10 with Tommy B

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 26/Jun/10

Led pitches 2 & 4.
Will Hunt - AltLd O/S - 07/Jun/10 with Ben Finley

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 06/Jun/10

Philippa Arding - AltLd - 06/Jun/10 with nick arding

nick arding - AltLd - 06/Jun/10 with Philippa Arding

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 31/May/10

Hidden - AltLd - 02/May/10

jev - AltLd O/S - May/10 with HWUMC

Hidden - 2010

Hidden - 2010

jfmchivall - AltLd O/S - Sep/09 with Simon Gill

Got a bit lost on the first pitch and ended up belaying half way up the slab having traversed a long way left. The crux is surely 5a (not 5b as in Scottish Rock) but a bit bold, and the 4b crack above is a lot like 4c. An excellent route.
victim of mathematics - AltLd O/S - 16/Jun/09 with crossdressingrodney

crossdressingrodney - AltLd O/S - 16/Jun/09 with victim of mathematics

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jun/09

brockers - AltLd O/S - 2009 with CarlZ

Hidden - AltLd - 18/Aug/08

decs - AltLd O/S - 31/May/08 with Scotty and Kuba

jonnie3430 - AltLd O/S - 24/May/08 with Sian

SianR - AltLd - 24/May/08 with Jonnie

dj_brigham05 - Lead O/S - 29/Sep/07 with Thom Simmons

Lead 1st pitch of the Nipple then moved onto Cioch grooves
Ross Barnes - Lead - 04/Jun/07 with Mal

andyinglis - AltLd - 04/Jun/07 with Ally Fulton

Spade - AltLd - 27/Apr/07 with Tom Pearson

Hidden - AltLd - 2007

Hidden - AltLd - 14/May/05

Hidden - Lead - 12/May/05

Got lost after pitch 3, and then it tipped it down, escaped up something to the terrace and made our way home through the pouring rain and mist.
Alaric - Lead dnf - 06/May/04 with Syd F, Neil

Ross Barnes - AltLd - May/04 with Andy I

Hidden - AltLd - 2004

Gudge - AltLd O/S - 2002 with Gareth Hughes

sdpwilliams - AltLd - May/99

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 21/Mar/98

Hidden - AltLd - Jul/94

biggianthead - 30/May/92 with C

CMacD - 1992

colinthrelfall - 1990

Lead, seconded, soloed. One of the finest routes of its grade in the UK. 3 lovely varied pitches
gooberman-hill - Solo - 1990

OMSKB - AltLd - Oct/89

cam1401 - AltLd O/S - Jul/86 with Dave

mark mcgowan01 - 1985

Somehow managed to not see the traverse and go straight up the steep crack instead.
AlanLittle - Lead - 14/Jun/84 with Christine Jones, Dave Hall

Mark Kemball - Solo - 01/Jun/83

Hidden - 1983

Was graded VS then
DPaul - Lead O/S - 26/Aug/80 with j,hermon

RichardMc - AltLd O/S - 29/May/77 with Dave Langmead

petemeads - Lead - 27/Oct/74

No peg, so it was quite bold with a 70ft runout!
Sean Kelly - Lead - May/74 with Steve Berisford

Probably my first HVS lead (graded Scottish VS at the time)
Derek Ryden - Lead O/S - Jul/73 with Colin Morrison

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Voting
Total votes cast 38
hard E10 of 12
E10 of 12
easy E11 of 12
hard HVS8 of 12
HVS2 of 12
easy HVS1 of 12
hard VS0 of 12
VS0 of 12
easy VS0 of 12
hard 5b0 of 13
5b0 of 13
easy 5b0 of 13
hard 5a3 of 13
5a9 of 13
easy 5a1 of 13
hard 4c0 of 13
4c0 of 13
easy 4c0 of 13
3 Stars1 of 13
2 Stars12 of 13
1 Star0 of 13
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Bag of .....0 of 13
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Style of ascent

Soloed2 of 67 (3.0%)
Lead14 of 67 (20.9%)
Followed2 of 67 (3.0%)
Alt Leads39 of 67 (58.2%)
Unknown10 of 67 (14.9%)

'Climbed'36 of 67 (53.7%)
clean O/S29 of 67 (43.3%)
dnf2 of 67 (3.0%)