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Death is the Hunter*** E5 6b/c

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[Topo for Auchinstarry car park area, 2 kb]15m. The faint arete between cat's whiskers and the Prominent line of Nijinski. The moves are described as humorous by the SMC - you have been warned! 6c for shorties apparently. pre-placing protection is advised by climbing cats whiskers to the break and leaning across to the route used to be E4

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Photo: Topo for Auchinstarry car park area © Richy boy
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This climb is in 23 logbooks, and on 7 wishlists.

JonnoP - TR - 09/Jul/13 with Rick H, Zoe S

Tried again, crux move only prob now. x1 Self belay.
Denpov - TR dnf - 15/Apr/13

Can't do crux section, feet slipping and not tall enough lol. Self belay 5. :o)
Denpov - TR dog - 08/Apr/13

Had to try it but way to difficult for me. I will try it again when not as tired just for the hell of it. :o) Self belay. Needed brushed as getting no traffic.
Denpov - TR dnf - 07/Aug/12

skiswan - TR - 29/Apr/12

Nibs - TR dnf - 20/Jun/11 with Kevin

el cholo - TR dog - 26/Mar/11

Guess this was a headpoint (shame on me), after sliding off the on-sight a while back, and resorting to a wee bit top-rope a week ago, I still hadn't linked it. Brushed the holds today and went for it :)
Dr Toph - Solo RP - 09/Jul/10

Good climbing up to the ledge on the arete, dont fancy leading past that though!
lelaitcondense - TR dog - 25/May/10

Fel off the bottom section 2/3 times before getting it. Dont know if id ever lead it...might just solo!
MonkeyDawson - TR O/S - 01/Apr/10 with Liz Brooker

westaway - Lead RP - 06/Dec/09

jamiefoxen - TR dnf - 14/Oct/09

took ages getting feet up into the break, then had to to hop/dyno for the crimpy edges below the scoop. nice enough after that though.
JamieSparkes - TR dog - 20/Sep/09

Fell off the start a couple of times, got through this and the top was fine, it's more or less a solo!
willackers - Lead - 16/Jun/09 with Cassidy, Cobes, DAbeast

Cleaned on ab, 1 fall of start moves.
Cassidy - Lead β - 09/Jun/09 with Cobra

paulpitcher - TR dog - 28/Mar/09 with Solo

gregoldridge - TR dog - 20/Sep/08 with Tim Cussins

marcfoggo - TR dog - May/08 with John Williams

Hidden - TR dog - 13/Oct/07

stugreen75 - TR dog - 2000

greenroom - Lead O/S - 1998

mark mcgowan01 - 1985

First Ascent
redjerry - Lead - Mar/84 with Duncan McCallum

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
dmacmorris, Hidden, el cholo, Alejandro S, Hidden, hukerjohn, andy16

Total votes cast 15
hard E60 of 7
E60 of 7
easy E63 of 7
hard E51 of 7
E51 of 7
easy E50 of 7
hard E42 of 7
E40 of 7
easy E40 of 7
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2 Stars6 of 8
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Style of ascent

Soloed1 of 23 (4.3%)
Lead5 of 23 (21.7%)
Toproped16 of 23 (69.6%)
Unknown1 of 23 (4.3%)

'Climbed'5 of 23 (21.7%)
clean O/S2 of 23 (8.7%)
clean β1 of 23 (4.3%)
clean RP2 of 23 (8.7%)
dogged9 of 23 (39.1%)
dnf4 of 23 (17.4%)