The Return of the King*** E2 5c
The open groove 3m Right of Lion is very low in the grade and has some nice intricate climbing. Tackle it direct past a rest ledge on the left. Take LOTS of small wires and little else. Use holds on the Right wall to assist the exit up a shallower groove.
R. Wallace, A. Wallace 12/Oct/2003

Ticklists: Central Belt - Local Classics.

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mishabruml - Lead O/S - 13/Aug/15 with Laura Martin

Seconded last year but couldn't remember any of the moves, other than that you need to bridge! Took a while to get off the ground but steady after that. Good route.
Hugh Simons - Lead rpt - 11/Aug/15 with Euan Todd

Had some beta from Hugh, easiest E2 going but a fun climb
DavidMcK - Lead β - 11/Aug/15

Hidden - 2nd - 22/Jun/15

libby.southgate - Lead O/S - 22/Jun/15 with Euan Richardson, Euan Strachan

JosefGoeth - Lead O/S - 11/Jun/15

bduffin - 2nd - 11/Jun/15

Fell basically to the bottom so kinda as if done clean with preplaced gear 2 meters up :D
IggyGoesPop - Lead dog - 04/Jun/15

EBailey - 2nd - 30/May/15

Timothy Miller - Lead O/S - 25/Mar/15 with John mckenna

Euan Todd - 2nd rpt - 24/Jul/14 with Richard

Andy Moles - 2nd - 24/Jun/14 with Ferdia

ferdia - Lead O/S - 24/Jun/14 with Andy

Great line, well protected with interesting moves.
Euan Todd - Lead O/S - 20/Jun/14 with Hugh Simons

Hugh Simons - 2nd O/S - 20/Jun/14 with Euan Todd

olekemi - 2nd O/S - 27/May/14 with Robin W

Macleod - Lead O/S - 18/Apr/14 with Ian Rickerby

Hidden - 2014

John McKenna - Lead β - 01/Oct/13 with lukemcphee, Martin McKenna - UKC

Really nice route.
Martin McKenna - UKC - Lead O/S - 29/Sep/13 with Luke McPhee

Really good route: great line, interesting moves and surprisingly well protected if you take enough small wires. Recommend giving it a brush before leading though.
Brendan - Lead O/S - 23/Aug/13 with Del

james1978 - Lead O/S - Aug/13

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 11/Jul/13

Got stuck on crux fairly low down, hold on left broke off in my hand! Need to come back for another try. Neale made it look easy. Needs more traffic.
Andy Hewison - 2nd dnf - 11/Jul/13 with Neale

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

gjd - 2nd rpt - 21/May/13 with Gurumed

gurumed - Lead O/S - 21/May/13 with gjd

tom.e - Lead O/S - 07/Oct/12 with Danny

Nice, a couple more holds fell off and the start is a bramble-whack!
Fultonius - Lead O/S - 25/Jul/12 with Dougie

Dougie Harvey - 2nd rpt - 25/Jul/12 with Alasdair Fulton

Hidden - 2nd - 25/Jun/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/Jun/12

Much better and much easier than it looks, nice sustained groove with a cool finish. Easy for grade but just about worth E2 as pretty technical. Two stars.
Chad123 - Lead O/S - 22/Apr/12 with Emily

timcussins - Lead O/S - 29/Mar/12 with ghr

Dougie Harvey - 2nd rpt - 28/Jun/11 with Tom Simmons

Pat-H - Lead - 20/Jun/11 with mhairi

Mhairi G - 2nd - 20/Jun/11 with Patrick

Holds are a bit snappy, and probably more stuff waiting to come off.
cat22 - 2nd O/S - 14/May/11 with Mike

Ginger McGrath - Lead O/S - 25/Apr/11 with emily roo

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 24/Apr/11

Euan Strachan - Lead O/S - 24/Apr/11

MarcusP - Lead O/S - 22/Apr/11 with Paul, Libby

libby.southgate - 2nd O/S - Apr/11 with Marcus Peabody

Took a ground-fall from the top of this a couple of years back when a hold snapped!
Smelly Fox - Lead G/U - 24/Mar/11 with Heather Fox

sebrider - Lead O/S - 20/Feb/11 with Topher

Has definitely benefited from a bit of traffic. Pretty clean now.
Dr Toph - 2nd rpt - 20/Feb/11 with Seb

KeithAlexander - Lead O/S - 02/Sep/10 with Jelle Muylle

Keith led.
karinh - 2nd β - 02/Sep/10 with Jelle, KeithAlexander

Ross Barnes - Lead - 17/Aug/10 with Neil A

Hidden - 2nd - 03/Aug/10

Neat climbing. Difficult to pinpoint a 5c move anywhere.
Ian Jones - Lead O/S - 03/Aug/10 with Dan Moore

Great climbing. Each time it feels desperate new holds come to light.
gjd - Lead O/S - 25/May/10 with Mark Davison

jonnie3430 - Lead O/S - 29/Apr/10 with Euan

Neil Adams - Lead β - 28/Mar/10 with Fiend

dj_brigham05 - Lead O/S - 20/Mar/10 with Pete Abernethy

pete87abs - 2nd β - 20/Mar/10 with Dave Brigham

salix - Lead O/S - 2010

Euan Strachan - 2nd O/S - 15/Oct/09 with Tropher, Henward

Needed a bit of bushwhacking at the start, and had to clean the mud out of the top crack with my nutkey to get gear. But the climbing itself is really fun and flowing. Just needs more traffic.
Dr Toph - Lead O/S - 15/Oct/09 with Euan, Ed

westaway - Lead O/S - 28/Mar/09

Hidden - 2nd - Mar/09

Nice technical bridging route, more traffic would sort out the loose rock at top.
Lawrie Brand - Lead O/S - 15/Nov/08 with Paul Pitcher

Dougie Harvey - Lead O/S - 19/Mar/08 with Dave Barrow

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