66m, 3 pitches. A Cobbler classic with two contrasting pitches. The first pitch is very bold, although good gear can be arranged with care before the crux traverse.

Start directly from the path up steep ground which quickly eases onto the sparsely protected slab, which is climbed on its left side to a delicate foot traverse rightwards to a block, then up to the large belay ledge. From here, go left and climb the obvious right-facing corner to an awkward move leftwards, then up the awkward leaning groove to a thrutchy, awkward mantelshelf onto a ledge and good belay. This pitch has some awkward moves on it. Finish up the dirty corner above or (more pleasantly but bolder) step right and climb the front of the pillar. Often done in two pitches.

W. Smith and H. MacInnes 1952

Ticklists: Scottish 3 and 4 star multi-pitch routes.

mishabruml 15/Jul AltLd O/S

Belaying Marcus on P1 was quite scary especially when some rock came away in his hands just after the steep unprotected start bit and he almost lost it! I led P2, improbable chimney was really fun and well protected and the easy-looking mantle onto the ledge above was absolutely desperate! Proper brown trousers! SMC guide gives a far more accurate description than Latter

with Andrew Bonham, MarcusP
MarcusP ?/Jul -
euanryan 22/Apr Lead O/S
with Matt
matthew885 ??/2015 Lead
Hugh Simons 22/Sep/14 AltLd O/S

Led Pitch 2. Definite crux getting on to the ledge, pretty scary on lead. Great climb overall though.

John 'B' Hutchinson 22/Sep/14 AltLd O/S

Led pitch 1. Bold and unprotected start, traverse moves are delicate but not difficult. Deserving of its classic status.

Andy Moles 13/Sep/14 Lead O/S

One giant pitch. A bit disappointing for a **/*** route.

with Henward
johannes 24/Aug/14 Lead O/S

First pitch is harrowing. Second pitch has one very awkward move, but not quite so bad. Good climbing.

Hidden 21/Jul/13 AltLd O/S
olekemi 22/Jun/13 AltLd O/S
with Jeremy M, Mark G
tim newton 08/Aug/12 Lead O/S

In my opinion first pitch 5a, second 5b (as in smc books, opposite to gary latter's). Though the first pitch is bold, so higher e1 than the second.

with Ben Payne
leighncsontos ?/Apr/11 Lead O/S

Definitely not a three star route.

with adam yacoob
jonnie3430 30/Aug/10 Lead O/S
with Bjorn
Hidden 30/Aug/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 12/Jun/10 Lead
Lawrie Brand 10/Jun/10 AltLd O/S

E1 5b. Interesting traverse on P1, and entertaining mantle on P2..

jfmchivall 10/Jun/10 AltLd O/S
Hidden ??/2010 -
Hidden ?/Sep/09 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/Sep/09 AltLd O/S
henwardian 26/Jul/09 AltLd O/S

mantle on pitch 2 felt pretty hard.

with Euan
French Erick 13/Apr/09 AltLd O/S

A great climb...just very windy and cold today

with Karen McIntyre
Stewart B 01/Apr/09 AltLd O/S

1st pitch was a bit worrying

with Ben Litster
Neil Adams 12/Jun/08 AltLd O/S

Bloody freezing, but not too hard once I took my gloves off!

with Rob
Hidden 14/Apr/07 AltLd O/S
Hidden 07/Apr/07 AltLd O/S
Dirk Wallis 12/Aug/06 AltLd
with Grrr
Dave Kerr 10/Aug/02 AltLd
with John Watson
Gudge ?/Sep/01 AltLd O/S
Hidden 21/May/94 AltLd
pingora 21/May/89 2nd O/S
with Nick
Bruce Kerr 28/Sep/80 AltLd
with Alastair Reid
Nigel Bond 26/May/79 Lead
with Martin Crosby
Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
jonskippy, Sally Lisle, seanhendo123, Hidden, Ropeboy, Hugh Simons, Stevie989, The Pulsing Motorik of Neu!, Hidden, KeithAlexander, Hidden, Ian Jones, Hidden
High E2
Mid E2
Low E2
High E1
Mid E1
Low E1
High HVS
Votes cast 5
High 5c
Mid 5c
Low 5c
High 5b
Mid 5b
Low 5b
High 5a
Mid 5a
Low 5a
Votes cast 3
Votes cast 15
Style of ascent
Alt Leads
Not Set
Not Set