Recess Route*** S
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Ticklists: Classic Rock, Ultimate Scottish Rock.

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2nd and 4th Pitches. Chimney pitch the crux and not 4th Pitch.
Ann Nicoll - AltLd rpt - 01/Oct/15 with BILLY

Wet and treacherous. Brilliant route.
Pigpen - AltLd - 25/Sep/15 with Dave

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 16/Aug/15

Hidden - Lead - 16/Aug/15

Led P2 (P3&P4 were linked up together). Chimney was good fun, but quite wet!
PPP - AltLd O/S - 15/Aug/15

we climbed this on saturday our first multipitch climb, jim climbed pitchs 1 and 3 and i done 2 and 4, we found the chimneys on the second pitch wet and slippery but passable, rain was on heavy by the time we hit the last pitch but we stuck with it, to bag our first multi pitch route, we have done a few climbs at the crags an found it harder than a v diff. great climb thou and well deserves its 3 stars
Jim usher - AltLd - 25/Jul/15 with jim lennon

Hidden - 2nd β - 03/Jul/15

Hidden - 2nd β - 03/Jul/15

IanMcC - AltLd - 23/Jun/15 with Jimbo

Hidden - AltLd - 23/Jun/15

Hidden - AltLd - 11/Jun/15

Nomadguru - 2nd O/S - 23/May/15 with Matt Bello

Hidden - 23/May/15

guisboro andy - AltLd - 23/May/15 with jonny sims

jonnysims - AltLd O/S - 23/May/15 with Andy Laing

Hidden - 2nd - 23/May/15

Hidden - AltLd - May/15

Hidden - AltLd - May/15

Joel Perkin - 2015

matthew885 - Lead - 2015

Hidden - AltLd - 21/Sep/14

I led 1,2,&5 pitches, Col wasn't loving the chimney pitches! Fantastic old school route lots of different elements in there, go do it.
beds74 - AltLd - 14/Sep/14 with Colin Dyer

Pitches 4+5 in one go
Manix - AltLd O/S - 13/Sep/14 with Josh Williams, E5 Guy, Ben Mort

First and 5th Pitch
Ann Nicoll - AltLd O/S - 13/Sep/14 with BILLY

Hidden - Lead - 12/Sep/14

Louvet - 2nd - 12/Sep/14 with Tarquin

A heat wave in September! Bone dry and low 20's with no wind. The small diagram in Classic Rock is probably the best line drawing, better than the two guidebooks I own.
uphillnow - AltLd - 11/Sep/14 with Graham Exley

Ben_Megson - AltLd - 06/Sep/14

Got confused on the climb as described as a V Diff in our guide book but felt much harder. Not the easy into to multi-pitching we expected. Made it up the chimney (2nd pitch) and exited down the gulley.
EmmaRoseT - AltLd dnf - 06/Sep/14 with Andrew Tomlinson

Initial left slanting crack too wet to hold a jam and footholds terrible. Still don't know how I got up the flake crack, by the Scottish Rock Guidebook this is off route, but fear of a long fall onto the slab below prevailed against the slime. Abbed off as chimney was impassable it was so wet. Will revisit when dry.
atthedropofahat - AltLd dnf - 02/Sep/14 with Sammy Black

Hidden - AltLd dnf - 23/Aug/14

started at 4.30 ! I led upto halfway ledge in one go on 60m ropes (1st 3 pitches), pb led top 2 in one go. Woudlnbt want to do it in wet. Some good climbing
lithos - AltLd - 18/Jul/14 with karl c, Pete Bradshaw

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 01/Jul/14

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 28/Jun/14

Hidden - AltLd - 26/Jun/14

Lead pitch 2+3 in one, combined 4+5 in one. Great wee route. Rock was damp in places but not too slippery!
Hugh Simons - AltLd O/S - 26/Jun/14 with Adam Harris

Haha, the best VDiff in the world ..! Fantastic character oozing with interest...loved it.
jaggy bunnet - AltLd - 22/Jun/14

Hidden - AltLd - 20/Jun/14

genghis76 - 20/Jun/14 with leonide

First pitch for Adam. P2-5 for me.
Bob1984 - AltLd - 20/Jun/14 with Adam Archibald

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/May/14

First multipitch of the year and Connie's first ever. Bivied on top the night before. Awesome but not without faff. Two big loose blocks on the final pitch. Ran the short traverse and 10m pitch together no problems with rope drag.
ieuanr - AltLd O/S - 20/Apr/14 with Connie, Christine, Seamus

Busby - 19/Apr/14

bob johnson - AltLd O/S - 18/Apr/14 with Rich Ball, Bram

JosefGoeth - AltLd - 05/Apr/14

Multipitch after a night's bivvy with a skinny dip in the evening :)
Connie S - 2nd - Mar/14

nj.harris - 2014

Hidden - 2014

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 2014

mrterrynelson - AltLd O/S - 13/Jul/13 with Brian Hodgson

punj - Lead - 08/Jun/13

Did pitches 1 '3' and 4, great day for it
gsevans - AltLd O/S - 25/May/13 with aldo56

Pitches 2 and 5. Classic!
aldo56 - AltLd O/S - 25/May/13 with gsevan

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

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

Hidden - 2nd - 21/May/13

captain - 2013

Hidden - 2013

Hidden - 2013

Hidden - AltLd - 2013

mjackson - AltLd β - 2013

lead 1st pitch.
Emz - AltLd - 2013

Very wet
tom.e - AltLd O/S - 15/Sep/12 with Claire, Danny

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Sep/12

beccafrench - TR - 11/Aug/12 with Phil Hayward, Rob Brown

rob16 - Lead - 11/Aug/12

Brendan - Lead O/S - 10/Aug/12 with Mikey

John Foster - AltLd O/S - 07/Aug/12 with Simon

AGoodi - AltLd O/S - 21/Jul/12 with Noemie Perret

noemie5438 - AltLd O/S - 21/Jul/12 with Amy Goodill

Pete Rigby - Lead O/S - 05/Jun/12 with Joe Rigby, Kelli Roberts

Lawrie Brand - AltLd O/S - 03/Jun/12 with Sarah Laing

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 03/Jun/12

Really good climbing, exposed traverse on pitch 1 good fun. Hard climbing pitch 3.
colinerees - AltLd rpt - 02/Jun/12 with Gordon M

kelliroberts3 - 2nd - 01/Jun/12 with Peter Rigby

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Jun/12

Jessie675 - 2nd O/S - 16/May/12 with brian smith

Two pitches, planned as alt leads, retreated and had to get laura to lead second pitch and got stickies lowered to me to continue as boots weren't cutting it! (supposed to be a VD but a guidebook interpretation error had us finishing S).
kegless - 2nd - 03/May/12 with Laura Bennitt

somethingelse - 2nd - May/12 with Kelli Roberts, Pete Rigby

RocKalina - AltLd O/S - Apr/12 with Alper

RocKalina - AltLd O/S - 31/Mar/12

Did it in 4 pitches. Really nice chimneys and good protection.
aalper - AltLd O/S - 31/Mar/12 with Karolina

Pete23 - Lead - 30/Mar/12 with Gary McCaulay

Bit cold and windy.. Ran 1,2; 4,5 together.
fall-line - AltLd O/S - 23/Mar/12 with Sarah Kirton

kirstie - 2nd - 2012

baileyswalk - 2012

matt perks - 2012

First Alt-lead multipitch! Stunning weather and great route!
Erik_M - AltLd O/S - 18/Sep/11 with Sarah Kirton

skirton - AltLd - Sep/11 with Erik Mackie

gurumed - AltLd O/S - 19/Aug/11 with Colin

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 29/Jul/11

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 27/Jul/11

upward caving, best done in a drought.
daWalt - Lead O/S - 24/Jul/11 with Lisa

Graham Westbrook - AltLd O/S - 04/Jun/11

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 03/Jun/11

i led p2 and 4. janey 1 and 3. debbie seconded. route was soaking in chimmneys despite the sun that burnt me raw. fun day after camping on summit the night before (and setting up camp at 1am!)
sneaks - AltLd O/S - 03/Jun/11 with debbie, janey

D e b o h r a h - 2nd O/S - 03/Jun/11 with Janey Kennedy

Fantastic climb. led all four pitches
frecro - Lead O/S - 30/Apr/11 with calum, Zoe Thornton

Hidden - AltLd - 30/Apr/11

Lairg Annual Dinner Weekend 2011. Freddie led the whole route.
CalumA - 2nd - 30/Apr/11 with Zoe Thornton, Freddie Crowley

Hidden - AltLd - 30/Apr/11

Hidden - AltLd - 30/Apr/11

Derek Graham - AltLd - 28/Apr/11

burto - Solo O/S - 24/Apr/11

Bob1984 - AltLd β - 23/Apr/11 with Stephen Loft

nich0las - Lead O/S - 22/Apr/11 with Catriona C

A wet battle.
joeydurkin - Lead - 09/Apr/11 with Griff

brianrunner - 2011

WilliamBurnside - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - 2011

JLS - AltLd rpt - 05/Sep/10 with Sven J.

Hidden - Lead - 15/Aug/10

Did in 4 pitches (with a little walk along the ledge, halfway). Don't think I did pitch 1 exactly as the guidebook showed. Found pitch 2 to be the crux. HVD?
markhammonds - Lead O/S - 15/Aug/10 with Amelia Lloyd

Andy Moles - Solo O/S - 13/Aug/10 with -

jim.macp - 01/Aug/10

nice route, bit damp in places quite slow to dry this one, but it didn't effect the climbing in a bad way. Chimneys were actually really good fun!
CurlyStevo - AltLd - Aug/10 with Nick

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Aug/10

Hidden - Lead - 26/Jun/10

A bit of a speed ascent to try to outrun the plague of midges!
Neil Adams - Lead O/S - 21/Jun/10 with Elizabeth

Mhairi led the first pitch and I finished the route.
baileyswalk - AltLd - 19/Jun/10

I led the first pitch. Brendan led the rest. Some great chimneys and awesome views.
Mhairi G - AltLd O/S - 19/Jun/10 with Brendan

2 pitches: second 1st pitch and led 2nd one
henning82 - Lead O/S - 12/Jun/10

done in 2 pitches, belay after the traverse
johannes - AltLd - 12/Jun/10

Fantastic hot and sunny day, great route too!!
Tile Diver - AltLd O/S - 24/May/10 with Rossi

Couby - AltLd - 24/Apr/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 17/Apr/10

Hidden - 2010

jackse - Lead - 2010

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 08/Oct/09

Craig Geddes - 2nd O/S - 01/Oct/09 with Ben Graham, Sandy

unbezonking - AltLd O/S - 11/Jul/09 with Alex Barton and Darren Proud

cam led 1st, 3rd and 5th i led 2nd and 4th pitch
marcmac - AltLd O/S - 26/Jun/09 with cam whealer

andybroadway - AltLd O/S - 23/Jun/09 with Mark Gorin

John Dale - AltLd - 12/Jun/09 with Dave Ball

on the blunt end more than the sharp.
glaramara - AltLd - 12/Jun/09 with john dale

Couby - AltLd - 03/Jun/09

Wonderful, pure joy. Coming out of the cave to negotiate overhang is harder than the easy supposed crux. HVD would be a more accurate grade.
jimorothy - AltLd - 14/May/09 with Rachel Crolla

Hidden - AltLd - 13/May/09

Nomater how sunny it is when you set off ALWAYS bring a pair of gloves when climbing a high mountain crag in april!
Spence22 - Lead O/S - 23/Apr/09 with Rudi

Even better condition than Sataurday
John Roe - AltLd - 19/Apr/09 with Chris Morris, Andy Johnson

CMorris - AltLd O/S - 19/Apr/09 with John Roe & Andrew Johnson

Superb climb! Lead 1st pitch and last 2 pitches. Last pitch is the best! Got a bit wedged with the rucksack in the chimney of the 2nd pitch.
SianR - AltLd - 13/Apr/09 with Cora

Hidden - 2009

absailed off at pitch 4 due to mist cloud and wet. will go back and finish another day. bloody wet and slidey, much harder than severe.
sneaks - 14/Aug/08 with Gibby, kris

Hidden - AltLd - 13/Jul/08

Novice - AltLd - Jul/08

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 31/May/08

Thought the first chimney was the crux. Agree it is a severe.
climbinmunkey - AltLd O/S - 25/May/08 with Helen

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 24/May/08

Karlos - Lead O/S - 24/May/08 with Ben

Can't remember date. I did P2, I think... maybe did another pitch but the rest is lost in the mists of my mind...
stuaart - AltLd O/S - May/08 with Neil Redgrave

Hidden - 2008

Hidden - 2008

In the rain! Very wet and slimy!
Elsier - 2nd - Aug/07 with LMC

Hidden - 2nd - 24/Jul/07

A wee classic- great fun!
thebat - AltLd O/S - 04/May/07 with Ontour

jonnie3430 - Lead O/S - 04/May/07 with Ewan

K Wall - AltLd - 28/Apr/07 with Martin

Hidden - AltLd - 28/Apr/07

Hidden - 2007

timmy-ts - 2007

really interesting climbing with some strenuous chimney moves but bit wet..... escaped down ramshead gully after 3rd pitch
Neil Mackenzie - AltLd dnf - 14/Oct/06 with mark

markhowley - AltLd dnf - 14/Oct/06 with Neil

Hidden - AltLd - 16/Sep/06

def a sever, of chimny climbing aceness.
andymoin - AltLd O/S - 23/Jul/06 with Jamy McFarlane

a good easy climb - however part of the second pitch was wet and slippery
AndyDWilson - 2nd O/S - 18/Jul/06 with Craig Marshall

A Crook - AltLd O/S - 16/Jul/06 with Duncan Hassell

Watty - AltLd - 15/Jul/06 with A.Watt

Alexander123 - AltLd O/S - 15/Jul/06 with Nicholas Watt

Nice route: lots of gear but a bit damp in places and the overhanging chimneys are strenuous; S grade from MCoS guide seems about right.
Peter Metcalfe - Lead - 05/Jun/06 with Fliss

Chris L Hill - AltLd O/S - 2006 with Stuart Shaw, Ed Cheadle

Hidden - 2006

BALD EAGLE - AltLd - 26/Mar/05 with Phillipa Beale, Will Wykes

Hidden - 2005

Steve Lenartowicz - 2005 with Clare

Cold, fast, racing a storm.
alan moore - Solo - 2005

Captain Solo - Lead - 01/Aug/04 with Karen

Stuart Macfarlane - AltLd - 22/May/04 with Helen

five - AltLd O/S - Mar/03 with JT

Hidden - Lead O/S - Aug/02

richardlong78 - AltLd - 05/May/02 with Tim Sugars

Hidden - AltLd - May/02

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 2002

Dave Kerr - Lead - 11/Dec/01 with Al Halewood

abbeywall - 28/Jul/01 with K

IanGilbertJones - Lead O/S - 06/May/01

graeme gatherer - 2000

Lone Rider - 2000

Hidden - AltLd - 10/Jun/99

Hidden - Lead - 21/May/98

BobbyMotherwell - Lead O/S - May/98

Hidden - Lead - May/96

colinakmc - 2nd - 28/Aug/95

Hidden - 1995

CMacD - 1994

Neil Henderson - Lead - Sep/93 with Billy webster

Not certain of exact date.
TobyA - May/93 with Ed

Dave Kerr - AltLd - Jul/91 with Iain Martin

Andy Say - Solo - 28/Aug/89

Hidden - Solo - 1989

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Jun/86

amcleish - 1986

BRUCESTRAC - 1986 with Simon Stewart

I think I was there with John
rossn - AltLd - Sep/84 with John Fitzpatrick

mark-abz - Lead - 05/Jun/84 with Bill P

mark mcgowan01 - 1983

Steve Crowe - Lead O/S - 28/Aug/82 with LM

arduff - AltLd - 1980 with EUMC pals

Hidden - 1980

Nigel Bond - Lead - 26/May/79 with Martin Crosby

johnkeith - 1979 with can't remember!

neil3965 - Lead - 1978

mike bridges - Lead O/S - Aug/77 with John Hall

Hidden - AltLd - May/77

Colin Matheson - AltLd - Apr/77 with Brown & Briggs

auldscotal - AltLd O/S - 1977 with Mark Plenderlieth/Paul Murton/Ben Cooper?

Pete Ackroyd (or Willie Jeffery 1975-ish)
Chris Craggs - 1973

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