Cioch Grooves** HVS 5a
[Colin moving up to the crux of Cioch Grooves, 2 kb]No description has been contributed for this climb.

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

Photo: Colin moving up to the crux of Cioch Grooves © Captain Solo
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Brace Yourself
Sam Marks - AltLd O/S - 09/Jun/15 with George Newham

plain kitten - 2015

Led P1 and 3. Major hot aches on pitch 1!
Big Lee - AltLd O/S - 02/May/14 with Lawrence Dudley

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Apr/14

Felt very hard after long lay off. Good lead by Tim. Am I the only one who thinks the crux pitch is a bit silly?
Ian Jones - 2nd O/S - 20/Apr/14 with Tim Clarke

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

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/Jun/12

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

benclimbing - AltLd O/S - 29/Apr/09 with guy steven

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 2009

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

Hidden - Solo - 1990

OMSKB - AltLd - Oct/89

Hidden - 1989

Hidden - AltLd - 1988

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Jul/86

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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