Central Grooves*** VII 7
[P2 Central Grooves, 2 kb]G/book descriptions often say climb to the left of the prominent overhang for the 50m pitch 3. It actually goes Right of the overhang, continuing up the obvious diedre that heads straight up the buttress. The crux is on that pitch and is some thin moves off a ledge to gain a small niche below the overhang.

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Photo: P2 Central Grooves © Dave Kerr
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This climb is in 32 logbooks, and on 27 wishlists.

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

Hidden - AltLd - 21/Feb/14

Great route and nice to get out on such a miserable day
Andrew1 - AltLd - 21/Feb/14 with Chris Fisher

Lead first three pitches, ran the first and second into one mammoth pitch! Long day, but what a day and WHAT A CLIMB!!!
Willismorris - Lead O/S - 19/Feb/14 with euanryan

Seconded first 3 pitches, lead the last easy pitch. What a route!
euanryan - 2nd - 19/Feb/14 with Willis

Hidden - 2nd - 07/Feb/14

Led p1 & 2
Rob Pitt - AltLd - 04/Feb/14 with Lee Roberts

LRob - AltLd O/S - Feb/14

Scary on pitch 3... hard protection-less climbing on less than perfect ice! All the mixed climbing sections were amazing.
Adam Booth - Lead O/S - 28/Jan/14 with Gustav (BMC Winter International Meet 2014)

BMC International Meet
Dave Almond - Lead - 27/Jan/14 with Michal Sabovcik

After getting blown of Scrabble and being mid day , took the easy option and climbing this quality 3-4 star route. Tough in the conditions but lots of fun.
Dave Almond - Lead O/S - 12/Jan/14 with Helen Rennard

Amazing route, led P1 and P3
tom.e - AltLd O/S - 09/Mar/13

Pete Graham - AltLd - Mar/13 with Ben Silvestre

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 24/Jan/13

Greg Boswell - AltLd O/S - 24/Jan/13 with Adam Russell, Paul Prentice

Hidden - 2nd dnf - 07/Dec/12

Ginger McGrath - AltLd O/S - 07/Dec/12 with thom simmons

Icy bits added to enjoyment
Malcolm Bass - AltLd O/S - 2012 with Andy Houseman

Hidden - AltLd dnf - 10/Dec/11

Hidden - AltLd dnf - 03/Dec/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 13/Feb/11

Smith42 - 2nd - 13/Feb/11

Phenomenal route. Great climbing, great conditions, great weather, great pint in the Clachaig afterwards - cracking day!
Neil Adams - AltLd O/S - 12/Feb/11 with Andy Inglis

Brilliant classic! Great climbing, positions and line. Led P2 + 4. Some day!
andyinglis - AltLd O/S - 12/Feb/11 with Neil Adams

Clean onsight for Rob on his pitches, two very good leads. I took one rest on the second pitch leading. A little more ice would have been great.
sasmojo - AltLd O/S - 07/Mar/10 with Rob Gibson

Hidden - Lead O/S - 07/Mar/10

Absolutely brilliant. Did first 2 pitches plus start of 3rd. Then it got dark!
stevebarratt - AltLd dnf - 30/Jan/10 with Rob Bryniarski

Best winter climb I've ever been onto so far. Sustained, throughout interesting climbing. First 3 pitches are sustained and similar grades (VII,7 : VII,7 : VI,7 : III) we thought. I'm still to be on a steeper route in winter, exposure was tremendous.
French Erick - AltLd O/S - 02/Feb/08 with Dave Kerr

sgl - AltLd dnf - 17/Jan/08 with viv

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 28/Jan/06

mick led harder pitches
Ian McNeill - AltLd O/S - Feb/97 with Mick P

TheAndyBarker - Lead - Jan/91

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GaryK, adie84, Stuart Honick, iksander, DPaul, Mark020, JonmapDL, Mr Wild, jonnybull, michael83, Jim Walton, the cassin ridge, Ronbo, mikemartin, Mark Stevenson

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