Went slightly off route towards end of first pitch in search of "off width variant" . Climbed to rusty peg then traversed right to a belay on Crembo Cracks possibly ? Nemo9 - AltLd - 23/Jul/14 with Jim
quickdrawmcraw - Lead dnf - 11/Jul/14 with liz osbourn
Hidden - 2nd - 11/Jul/14
avinash1981 - AltLd O/S - 08/Jul/14
Hidden - 2nd - 29/Jun/14
SarahA - 2nd - 18/Jun/14
lcullum7 - Lead O/S - 18/Jun/14 with Sarah Acheson, Mike Mason
CallumSmith - AltLd - 13/Jun/14
Lead pitches 1,3,5 and second half of 6 (ended up doing it in 8 pitches). Missed the blindingly obvious grassy ledges on pitch 3 and had to downclimb the slabs! Traverse on pitch 5 definitely the highlight.
Tasmin - AltLd O/S - 08/Jun/14 with Craig Holden
Great climb...though route length description in Scottish rock is rather off.
Craig Holden - AltLd O/S - 08/Jun/14 with Tasmin Fletcher
mistymarsh - 2nd - Jun/14
fjg123 - Jun/14
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 31/May/14
Deviated somewhat onto crux pitch of Crembo Cracks, seems to be easily done.
planetmarshall - AltLd - 31/May/14 with Andrew Waddie
BnB - 30/May/14
auld al - AltLd O/S - 30/May/14
Adamski1986 - AltLd O/S - 24/May/14 with Mark Anstiss, Stuart Bennett
stub1990 - AltLd - 24/May/14
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 24/May/14
Theeni - Lead O/S - 19/May/14 with Shakti
Some bits were moist and wet but weather was in our side today.
Shakti - 2nd O/S - 19/May/14
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 13/May/14
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 13/May/14
Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/May/14
Hidden - AltLd - 26/Jun/13
Steve Woollard - Lead - 17/Jun/13 with Zack Coleman
Following Steve and Zack.
Jamiet297 - AltLd O/S - 17/Jun/13 with John Sheehan
John Sheehan - AltLd - 17/Jun/13 with Jamie
Andy Moles - Lead rpt - 16/Jun/13
holly138 - AltLd O/S - 10/Jun/13 with Tom B
Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Jun/13
an excellent route, got on a little late and were slowed slightly by parties ahead but not too badly.
JamieSparkes - AltLd O/S - 09/Jun/13 with Claire
Brilliant weather. Perfect conditions.
ill_bill - AltLd - 09/Jun/13
Lawrie Brand - Lead O/S - 08/Jun/13 with Sarah Laing
Hidden - AltLd dnf - 08/Jun/13
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 08/Jun/13
Got raped by the midges.
Quallim - 2nd dnf - 08/Jun/13 with Ryan Gill, Appleby
jjax - AltLd O/S - 08/Jun/13 with Chris S
mot1 - AltLd O/S - 08/Jun/13
maryleese - AltLd O/S - 08/Jun/13 with Bobby Greig
Hidden - AltLd - 08/Jun/13
Led P2, P4 (crux) and P6. Went straight up the steep wall onto the right hand end of the ledge at the top of P4, which felt harder than 4a with tiny holds and a mantelshelf top out - possibly should have taken more of a rising hand traverse which apparently has a big jug at the end of it. Very exciting though! Start of P7 felt tough for the grade and the route-finding throughout is quite adventurous. Climbed with big rucksacks and finished in baking hot evening sun. One of the best routes I've climbed, as much for the setting as anything else.
CathS - AltLd O/S - 05/Jun/13 with Dave Clark
Hard route finding in places but excellent climb
scottyskier82 - Lead O/S - 05/Jun/13 with Laura Goble
ferdia - AltLd O/S - 04/Jun/13 with Lyndsey
roberto18 - AltLd O/S - 04/Jun/13 with Dad (Mike Bridges)
Zoe Cockburn - AltLd - Jun/13
Hidden - AltLd - 29/May/13
tallpaulselfridge - 2nd O/S - 28/May/13 with Douglas Bartholomew
Dougbart - Lead O/S - 28/May/13 with paul selfrige
JuneBob - AltLd O/S - 25/May/13 with Alastair
Did 1st pitch then abbed off.
Kasia Lasota - 2nd dnf - 19/May/13 with Ross Young, James Priestley
Hidden - 2nd - 19/May/13
Ross Young - AltLd dnf - 19/May/13
mhamiltonj - AltLd O/S - 19/May/13 with Anders, Johanna
Evening hit, brilliant.
Andy Moles - AltLd O/S - 07/May/13 with Lou
Hidden - AltLd O/S - May/13
SarahA - AltLd - 22/Sep/12
Little AndyH - AltLd O/S - 22/Sep/12
fall-line - AltLd O/S - 31/Jul/12 with Laurence, Job
Hidden - AltLd - 31/Jul/12
Ran into 5 pitches. A lot easier than the first time!
Laurence Cowton - AltLd - 31/Jul/12 with Job, Donald
In 6 pitches, ran p1,2,3 as 2. Led odd pitches. Great route.
tompilgrem - AltLd O/S - 02/Jul/12 with Dad
Great route-easy long mountain multipitch with easy decsent back down the Terrace.
bobpilgrem - AltLd O/S - 02/Jul/12 with Tom
catblack - AltLd O/S - 20/Jun/12 with Andy Barker
Andrew Barker - AltLd O/S - 20/Jun/12 with Cat Black
puts us route finding aces to the test
GermanAlex - Lead O/S - 12/Jun/12 with Ellen
Hidden - Lead - 06/Jun/12
Hidden - Solo - 04/Jun/12
Louis Hume - Lead - 04/Jun/12 with Jenny
Jenny Hall - 2nd O/S - 04/Jun/12 with Louis
GREAT ROUTE. Beautiful views, nice easy but interesting climbing with lots of gear - definitely worth doing if you fancy a relaxing picturesque day out.
215/240m route (depending on guide) of 8 pitches. I did the first, Adam did 2nd and alternated from there.
Mostly easy with some interesting and optional hand jams. Nothing scary and some pitches are just scrambling. Best bit was where I lead up onto the ledge by accident instead of the hand traverse, very interesting corner crack with a mantle onto a sloping foot deep ledge (same ledge as hand traverse puts you onto)
Morgan P - AltLd O/S - 04/Jun/12 with Adam Cooper
malteserEd - AltLd - 02/Jun/12
ian caton - AltLd - Jun/12 with Abi
Abi Chard - AltLd O/S - 31/May/12 with Ian
Hidden - Lead - 28/May/12
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 28/May/12
Led pp 1,3,5,7
Chris Manasseh - AltLd - 27/May/12 with Nick Manasseh
Private Flounder - AltLd - 27/May/12 with chris manasseh
Michael Ryan - AltLd - 24/May/12 with Rob Sykes, Dan Bailey - UKHillwalking.com
Hidden - AltLd - 23/May/12
DavidR - AltLd O/S - 21/May/12 with Holly Adamthwaite
Great climbing on a clear but cool day. Last pitch was a bit wondering. Led P1,5,7. Followed this with Cioch Nose.
Carol Goodall - AltLd O/S - 20/May/12 with Martin Arnar Grothe Lien
Great climb - crux airy
jackse - AltLd - 19/May/12 with kenny
crookachili - AltLd - 19/May/12 with Rob Chase
James90 - 2nd - 19/May/12
Lead all but first 2 pitches.
Ross Young - AltLd RP - 18/May/12 with James HWUMC, Anders HWUMC
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 28/Apr/12
Steve Perry - AltLd O/S - 23/Apr/12 with Katie Long
Katie Long - AltLd - 23/Apr/12 with Steve Perry
Rory lead crux during blizzard. Fun!
peter.herd - AltLd - 13/Apr/12 with Romain Gallerini, Rory Brown
Hidden - AltLd - 13/Apr/12
morsy - AltLd - 25/Mar/12 with peter berwick
Pete23 - AltLd - 25/Mar/12 with Stephen Mors
adie84 - 2012
simonty - 2nd - 2012
Hidden - 2012
clean os 3 pitches. had to back down as it was getting late. did not have enough rope to abb off, so had to lea downclimb
freyja - Lead dnf - 02/Oct/11
Hidden - AltLd - 19/Aug/11
Superb climb, exposed crux. Hard for VDiff.
errrrm? - AltLd O/S - 09/Aug/11 with gaz h
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 06/Aug/11
Some good climbing. Amelia finished p.2 on upper section of Crack of Double Doom.
bnewman - AltLd - 06/Aug/11 with Amelia
Hidden - 2nd - 24/Jun/11
Led all Pictches, last in the rain which stopped the link up attempt. Booooo! Nice climbing with easy route finding, bomber belays and magnificent situations!
geoff.comley - Lead O/S - 21/Jun/11 with Sean Watt
got a little lost but found route in time for the crux section.
cookacat - AltLd O/S - 19/Jun/11 with Ben, sam
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 19/Jun/11
CragDog - AltLd O/S - 19/Jun/11 with Alex Minshall, Ben
simondunf - Solo - 11/Jun/11
Climbed with Bob Dawson after an initial attempt was curtailed because of a serious accident on Cioch Direct 3 days previously. Very average weather, windy, cold and damp!
Sean Kelly - AltLd - 03/Jun/11 with Bob Dawson
severe for the length and adventurousness of the route.
JonmapDL - AltLd O/S - Jun/11 with Tabea
Great route, i lead the traverse pitch but then accidentally carried on up the slab of the next pitch which created loads of rope drag!
si_green99 - AltLd O/S - 29/Apr/11 with Owen Raybould, mike morgan
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 29/Apr/11
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 29/Apr/11
Conan - AltLd - 21/Apr/11 with Clare A, Philippa Reader
ceaddiso - 2nd - 21/Apr/11 with Philippa Reader, Conan
I led pitches 1, 4, 6 & 7. JR led 2, 3 & 5.
nowler - AltLd - 15/Apr/11 with JR, forbes
Hidden - 2011
Hidden - 2011
Hidden - Lead O/S - Oct/10
frecro - AltLd - Oct/10 with olly gourd
Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Sep/10
Hidden - 24/Sep/10
Hidden - 2nd - 22/Jul/10
Hidden - AltLd - Jul/10
would say severe as per smc guidebook - lead all pitches on perfect sunny day, amazing route, lovley climbing on good rock - massive crux pitch exposure on jugs, purely brilliant!
Woodiee - Lead O/S - 19/Jun/10 with sam webb
Dafydd Llywelyn - AltLd O/S - 07/Jun/10 with Mathew Ringrose
Liam Ingram - Lead O/S - 05/Jun/10 with Lizzie Wastnedge
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 05/Jun/10
A good route but found route finding difficult. Ended up doing the crux move of Crembo Cracks past the rusty Peg Runner up to the slabs above which is listed as HVS 5a (although a bit low in the grade).
Lumbering Oaf - AltLd O/S - 03/Jun/10 with Verity Payne, Rachel Spraggs
Hidden - 2nd - 03/Jun/10
Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/Jun/10
First MultiPitch! Climbed up to the 6th Pitch then decended when Jimbo kicked his shoe off the cliff.
Pete Scott - AltLd - 03/Jun/10 with Jimbo
spragglerocks - AltLd O/S - 03/Jun/10 with Verity Payne, Matt Box
Hidden - 2nd dog - 03/Jun/10
Fergus Cuthill - AltLd O/S - Jun/10 with Fiona M
In walking boots, left rock shoes behind!
cas smerdon - AltLd - 31/May/10 with Mark S
mark stansfield - AltLd - 31/May/10 with Carole
mark stansfield - AltLd - 31/May/10 with Carole
borderline - Lead O/S - 31/May/10 with martin
thomasaneurinsmith - AltLd - 31/May/10 with Hannah Gibbs
martinh13 - 2nd - 31/May/10 with Chris
Philippa Arding - AltLd - 29/May/10
Hidden - AltLd - 28/May/10
andyfeds - AltLd O/S - 24/May/10 with Neil T, Alaric
Led pitches 1-3,7,8. Andy led 4-6
Alaric - Lead O/S - 24/May/10 with andyfeds, Neil
Ross Young - AltLd dnf - 23/May/10 with Emma HWUMC
The clouds kindly receeded at the crux for an excellent exposed mantle onto our lunchspot
Thoms6974 - AltLd O/S - 22/May/10 with Matt
radioshed - AltLd O/S - 22/May/10 with andy t
srwarrender - 2nd - 15/May/10
Bex_M - AltLd O/S - 09/May/10 with Ian, Claire Ellwood
Hidden - AltLd - 08/May/10
ZA - AltLd - 08/May/10 with kenny
Hidden - Apr/10
Hidden - 2010
Hidden - 2010
Hidden - 2010
nickwhimster - Lead O/S - 30/Sep/09 with Matt Barnet
monsteratt - AltLd O/S - 30/Sep/09 with Matt, Nic and Andy
AlexD - AltLd - 11/Sep/09 with joeurwin
dislodged a big rock on pitch 6. Mashed one of our ropes through to the core, bad times. A fairly convincing argument for climbing with twin ropes though!
joeurwin - AltLd O/S - 11/Sep/09 with alex
Climbed 1 pitch which was streaming with water, in big boots. Decided that due to the amount of time taken for that pitch it would be a bit ambitious to do 11 pitches in the same conditions, and called it a day! Gutting as the weather was dry, but there was a lot of runoff from previous days/weeks.
Chris Sansum - Lead dnf - 07/Sep/09 with Colin Gunning
jonka - Sep/09 with mark
mark sadler - AltLd - Sep/09 with john
cliffy - AltLd O/S - 10/Aug/09 with Andrew Combes
steveadkinson - AltLd O/S - 02/Jul/09 with Si
Jeanie led the odd numbered pitches.
Stuart Macfarlane - AltLd rpt - 27/Jun/09 with Jeanie
vvanhinsbergh - AltLd O/S - 26/Jun/09 with Adam Shackleton
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 16/Jun/09
I led the 1st, 3rd, 4th, 6th and 7th pitches. The crux on pitch 5 is wonderfully exposed. Finnished on to Cioch Nose (D) to reach the Cioch.
Steven Andrews - AltLd O/S - 09/Jun/09 with Rich Garside
schultz - AltLd O/S - 06/Jun/09 with Ash
ashvin - AltLd O/S - 06/Jun/09 with donald
Led 1st, 3rd (to just before traverse pitch) etc
Will Hunt - AltLd O/S - 06/Jun/09 with David Smith
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 06/Jun/09
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 31/May/09
Bradb86 - 2nd O/S - 10/May/09
jess - AltLd O/S - 2009 with martin
Pitches 1, 3, 5 and 7
oliverk - AltLd - 07/Sep/08 with Michael
stimpey - AltLd O/S - 08/Aug/08 with Pete, Davina
petegunn - AltLd - 08/Aug/08 with Davina & Steve
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 08/Aug/08
Hidden - Lead - 04/Aug/08
mikelaing - Lead - Aug/08 with Carolyn
cas54321 - 2nd - Aug/08 with Mike
Peter Reynolds - AltLd O/S - Aug/08
joeydurkin - 2nd - 13/Jul/08 with Ben C
SimonBrown - AltLd - 06/Jul/08 with Val Young
morbh - AltLd - 05/Jul/08 with Murdoch
Hidden - AltLd - 21/Jun/08
dave o - Lead O/S - 21/Jun/08 with Bru
HamishD - AltLd O/S - 13/Jun/08 with chris burn
Hertha - AltLd - 31/May/08 with Lyndsey Mackay
lyndseymackay - AltLd O/S - 31/May/08 with Hertha
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 27/May/08
Hidden - Lead - 26/May/08
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 25/May/08
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 25/May/08
david0811 - AltLd O/S - 19/May/08 with Mark Reid
Hidden - Lead - 14/May/08
Joined it at the grassy ledges after backing off Cioch West.
Howard J - Lead O/S - 02/May/08 with Dave Goodman
Initially started Cioch Direct, did 1.5 pitches then moved onto West.
Goody - 2nd O/S - 02/May/08 with Howard Jones
all except 2 of the pitches
pimpy - Lead - May/08 with ali clarke, anna hogg
abbeywall - AltLd - May/08 with K
Quite possibly went off route at some point.
niallk - AltLd O/S - May/08 with Alan
Hidden - 2008
Sandy Simpson - AltLd - 2008
TrollJester - AltLd O/S - 2008 with VARIOUS Throughout 80's+90's
innesmac - 2008
jonnie3430 - Lead O/S - Sep/07
bigbobbyking - AltLd O/S - 29/Jul/07 with Peter King
Captain Solo - Lead - 17/Jun/07 with Karen
vvanhinsbergh - Lead O/S - Jun/07 with Doug & Steve
Ben1983 - AltLd O/S - 27/May/07
Hidden - Solo O/S - 27/May/07
About right at Severe as in the new guide. Led P2,3,6. Accidentally ran 2&3 together by climbing the corner above what should have been the 2nd belay. But this is part of the HVS.
catt - AltLd O/S - 27/May/07 with Blane
Hidden - AltLd - 05/May/07
timmy-ts - 2007
nice climbing, great crux, loads of exposure.
mulletcocktail2000 - AltLd O/S - 15/Jul/06 with joe and john
Got lost, ended up on Crembo Cracks
Steve Perry - 2nd - Jul/06 with Lorraine McCall
Stuart Macfarlane - AltLd - 10/Jun/06 with Dave S
mattdown - AltLd O/S - Jun/06 with Lester DUMC
Confused. My SMC guide says 215m severe. Not sure what we did but it was good.
jonnybull - AltLd O/S - Jun/06 with Dan
victim of mathematics - Lead O/S - 08/May/06 with Cornish Merlin
Cornish Merlin - 2nd - 08/May/06 with Colin Angus
Hidden - Solo O/S - 07/May/06
Upgraded to S 4-stars in guide book
K Wall - AltLd - 30/Apr/06 with Martin
My first multipitch route
Neil Anderson from Hilton - 2nd O/S - 30/Apr/06 with Len Trim
The traverse about half way up was very exciting! Much relief when reaching belay ledge. This route deserves more than one star and I think is hard vd if not s.
DavPk - Lead - 07/Aug/05 with Rita McElwain
Hidden - 2nd - 01/Aug/04
Hidden - AltLd - 07/Jul/04
Hidden - AltLd - Jun/04
Ken Applegate - AltLd - Aug/03 with Andy Barker
GPN - AltLd - Apr/03 with Mehmet Karatay
Hidden - AltLd - 10/Jul/02
Julie Carroll - 2nd - 07/Jun/02 with Tim Bird
seanyt - Lead - May/02
rlrs - AltLd - 2002
brianrunner - 2001
Paul-Michael - AltLd O/S - 16/Jun/00 with Paul Nurse
BRUCESTRAC - Lead - 2000 with various
innesmac - 2000
alan moore - 2000
Raggar - AltLd - May/99 with Ian M, Andy J
andrewbooth1000 - AltLd O/S - Apr/99 with Geoff Brocklehurst
Hidden - 1999
Jamie B - Lead - 14/Aug/98 with Alastair Hendry
Hidden - May/98
TobyA - Lead O/S - 07/Aug/97 with Olly
Tarquin - 2nd - 1997
Neil Henderson - AltLd - May/93 with Iain Henderson
Rog Wilko - Lead - Jun/91 with Debbie Wilkinson
mr_drains - 2nd O/S - 19/Jun/90 with Charlie
johnkeith - 1990
colinthrelfall - 1990
Hidden - Lead - 06/Jul/89
Raggar - AltLd - 27/May/89 with Chris B
First multi pitch route, with daisy boots and bowline round the waist. climbed with Tim Winters
Jamie Simpson - 2nd - Apr/89 with Tim Winters
Iain Thow - AltLd - 19/Jun/88 with Alan Beard
John Brayshaw - AltLd O/S - 23/May/88 with Chris
Derek Ryden - AltLd O/S - 1988 with Paul Bingham, John Taylor
Hidden - 2nd - 1987
Hidden - 01/Jul/86
We got one pitch up and the heavens opened! I believe the cioch was up there somewhere, but we couldn't see it, even at the top of the climb. And we couldn't find the descent path, so abbed off...through a waterfall. And then the rope got stuck.
That was the best weather we had that week. The following night the tent got blown down!
Tony Buckley - Lead - May/86
biggianthead - 09/Apr/85 with G
Our first attempt at multi pitch climb came unstuck amidst the mysteries of how are you supposed to do this. Retreated after much faffing.
scree - AltLd dnf - Aug/83 with Tim
H went on above ledge and fell, breaking ankle - 6 hrs to get him to hospital. Shd have gone to phone for heli.
JohnHutch - AltLd - Jun/83 with RJAT, HRB
Hidden - 1983
gooberman-hill - Lead - 1983
Ken McCulloch - May/82
Hidden - 1980
Hidden - Lead - Aug/79
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 01/Jun/79
Mike C - AltLd - 08/Aug/78 with Richard Oxlade
Hidden - Jun/78
Blitzed the Cioch on a day of excellent weather!
Sean Kelly - May/74 with Graham Thompson & Steve Berisford
Derek Ryden - AltLd O/S - Jul/72 with Tim O'Flaherty, Chris Myerscough, Nick Bradley
Hidden - 1969
David Smith - Lead - 11/Aug/61 with Tony Smith