40m. Start on leftside of terrace, climbing a steep chimney, then a groove up to a perch on left. Surmount overhanging block, continue to large flake (belay?), then diagonally right to rounded ledge and head straight up to finish.

Victor Ivanov 10/Oct Lead dnf

Repeat ascent felt much tougher than last time... Got stuck on the blank slab unable to locate the "hidden jug". With some headache and deteriorating daylight at the end of the day, it felt a bit too exposed for my liking with an increased risk of error and hardly any pro (rushed) since the overhanging block. Found myself escaping with an airy right traverse excursion on good hand holds onto Central Crack. Not proud of myself ...

TizzyA 10/Oct 2nd dnf

Seconded in the dark part way and then finished up central crack.

with Victor
Hidden 06/Sep Lead
Hidden 06/Sep 2nd
Yourlead 04/Sep 2nd
with Graham Penny
Hardcore Pat 30/Aug Lead O/S
with Dr Julie
Mr.Billiams 22/Aug 2nd
with Russell
skirton 22/Aug Lead O/S

Confused with the grades. Dissapointed it wasn't a more challenging VS 4b as described in GL but still an enjoyable route. Maybe more HS with the bold section after the flake??

with Mark Hammonds, Claire Tunaley
niallk 09/Aug 2nd
with Willie
drewyule ?/Aug 2nd O/S

Getting off the ground is probably the crux.

james1978 30/Jul Lead
Hidden 29/Jul 2nd
dan doran 27/Jun -
with konacol
MikwWebster 23/Jun Lead O/S
with Ian
Hidden 30/May Lead O/S
Victor Ivanov 23/May 2nd O/S
crombie 23/May Lead O/S

A fine route

Hidden 23/May 2nd
alexmcmillan 23/May Lead O/S
with Phil Aitken
PhilipA 23/May 2nd O/S
Hidden 20/May Lead
Steven Andrews 20/May 2nd O/S
with Alex
seanhendo123 13/Apr Lead O/S
Captain Solo 08/Apr Solo
mikewilson789 08/Apr 2nd O/S
with martin kydd
Anna duckett ?/Oct/14 2nd
with Janus Jorgenson
Hidden 13/Sep/14 2nd rpt
daWalt 13/Sep/14 Lead rpt
with dwhaley, Lisa
peter_ellwood 06/Sep/14 2nd O/S

Went slightly left at top to mossy area, bit off route?

fireloveswater 06/Sep/14 Lead O/S

Went too far left on the second half, definitely made it more exposed with little protection and a little more challenging.

with Peter Ellwood
mot1 31/Aug/14 2nd
with Lucy, Jill
Hidden 31/Aug/14 2nd O/S
madeleine 26/Jul/14 Lead O/S
with Nora
steveforgrieve 17/Jul/14 Lead

Possibly went off route, felt bold in the middle for the grade

punj 15/Jul/14 Lead
Hidden 16/Jun/14 2nd
Quad 24/May/14 Lead O/S
with Mark
mcstanton ?/May/14 -
lisafer ?/May/14 -
with Alys
mhamiltonj 28/Sep/13 Lead O/S
with Joseph, Ian Howie
Hidden 18/Aug/13 -
Hidden 18/Aug/13 -
Mark Bull 23/Jul/13 Lead rpt
with Mike
noemie5438 21/Jul/13 2nd O/S
with Anna, Amy Goodill
yehti 17/Jul/13 Lead

Made me smile

girlymonkey 17/Jul/13 2nd
Hidden 05/Jul/13 Lead rpt
hepy 07/Jun/13 Lead
Hidden 07/Jun/13 AltLd
326justin 05/Jun/13 AltLd
mrbird 25/May/13 2nd
Yourlead 05/May/13 2nd
with Graham Penny
Hidden 07/Oct/12 Lead rpt
girlymonkey 05/Oct/12 Lead

Lovely route, surprisingly bold for the grade just after the flake.

Hidden ?/Oct/12 Lead
Hidden 23/Sep/12 AltLd O/S
JonnyCrimper 23/Sep/12 AltLd O/S

lead second pitch

with sarah, Ben
Hidden 23/Sep/12 2nd O/S
Ross L 15/Sep/12 2nd O/S
with Keith M
SarahA 15/Sep/12 Lead
Hidden 15/Sep/12 2nd O/S
MrRiley 31/Aug/12 2nd rpt

Found it harder on second bizarrely! But then the cold and rain didn't help

david0811 31/Aug/12 2nd
with debbie, Dave Riley
Hidden 31/Aug/12 Lead
Hidden 25/Jul/12 Lead O/S
Fiona Reid 21/Jul/12 2nd
with Mike
Mike-W-99 21/Jul/12 Lead O/S

VS4b in GL guide for some bizarre reason. Maybe he was having an off day?

with Fiona
adw07 26/Jun/12 Lead O/S
with Findlay
CacCarnBeag 26/Jun/12 2nd
with Andy
mshorter 27/May/12 Solo O/S
with erika
stuartmunn 26/Mar/12 2nd rpt
with Rachel Bennet
Hidden 25/Mar/12 AltLd O/S
Hidden 17/Mar/12 2nd O/S
MrRiley 11/Mar/12 Lead

Cracking route but a bit run out once above the flake

Hidden 11/Mar/12 2nd
Hidden 06/Nov/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 24/Sep/11 Lead
OwenF 30/Aug/11 Lead O/S

Can't remember how I did the 'blank slab' bit but was glad to be past it. Not sure if I finished right.

with Nikolay
Hidden 30/Jul/11 2nd
Blownie 24/Jul/11 2nd O/S
with Steve Wallace
Hidden 24/Jul/11 Lead rpt
Tomek S 23/Jul/11 2nd O/S
Wojttek 23/Jul/11 Lead O/S
with Tomek S
Hidden 22/Jul/11 Lead dnf
joeydurkin 14/Jul/11 Lead

Not the VS 4b as Gary Latters guide book says. Severe I think like the SMC Highland Outcrops.

with Jockey
Hidden 14/Jul/11 Lead O/S
whistler 12/Jul/11 Solo O/S

Very good

Alor_lab 02/Jul/11 Lead O/S

Nice and easy, plenty of gear placements. My first proper trad climb.

with David J. Barratt
abbeywall 05/Jun/11 2nd
with K
Ally Baba ?/Jun/11 Lead O/S

amazing holds on the upper wall

with sis
Hidden 30/May/11 Lead O/S
danimal88 28/May/11 2nd O/S

good lead. top half slightly bold at severe

with julie black
daWalt 14/May/11 Lead O/S

More like VS4b, top section is quite bold.

with TC
Hidden 16/Apr/11 2nd
jess 16/Apr/11 2nd rpt
with martin
Lasma 16/Apr/11 2nd O/S
with Henward, Lukas Solanka
gforce 09/Apr/11 Lead rpt
with Emma
lorens holm ??/2011 Lead O/S
with Nicola
glenngordon 04/Oct/10 2nd

split into two pitches

with iain sneddon
Rog Wilko 31/Aug/10 Lead

I thought the first few feet were the crux, steep and awkward. After that, steady with a couple of run out moves after the flake (small cams help). BTW, nothing like the length given in the guidebook. It's just over 25m, say 27.

with Debbie Wilkinson
Andy Chubb 13/Aug/10 Lead

Quite run out in places

with Guy Hustinx
Hidden 08/Aug/10 2nd O/S
david reeve ?/Aug/10 Lead O/S
Cacyn 23/Jul/10 2nd O/S
with Tom Bain
Hidden 12/Jun/10 TR O/S
jess 29/May/10 Lead O/S
with martin
Elsier 22/May/10 Lead O/S
with Jo
amy 22/May/10 Lead
with Dave Farnell
Doby 22/May/10 2nd

can't remember if did it cleanly or not!

with Elsie
stewart100 28/Mar/10 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2010 Lead O/S
Mike Hatherly ??/2010 Lead O/S
with Douglas MacGraw
franksnb 17/Oct/09 2nd O/S
gforce 08/Oct/09 2nd
with Adrian
Hidden 27/Sep/09 Lead
t_stork 27/Sep/09 2nd O/S
with Steve Walls
Hidden 27/Sep/09 Lead
Hidden 21/Sep/09 Lead
Hidden 20/Sep/09 Lead
oliverk 20/Sep/09 2nd
stuartmunn 06/Aug/09 2nd O/S
with Chris Barnett
Hidden 02/Aug/09 Lead O/S
telemarker 02/Aug/09 Lead O/S

Good route, interest gearless section for what felt like atleast half the route.

with Clare Houlker
Jandors 02/Aug/09 2nd O/S
with Alan Welsh
andymoin 25/Jul/09 Lead rpt
with Danni
Only a hill 02/Jul/09 2nd
with Isi Oakley and Jamie Bankhead
isi_o 02/Jul/09 2nd
with Alex Roddie & Jamie Bankhead
Hidden 07/Jun/09 Lead rpt
Julie Black ?/Jun/09 Lead
Mike H 26/May/09 Lead
with Jamie Smith
Badam 14/May/09 2nd O/S

Our final climb of the day and the easiest with a lot of huge positive holds, some more good moves but a blank and gearless section 3/4 the way up made me glad I wasn't leading

with John Jackson
ellis1 03/May/09 2nd rpt

Included first pitch of Parapet Route Direct, which i led. cold and windy day!

with heidi
rusty_nails 03/May/09 2nd rpt
with Mark Cashley, Neil Burford
cashley 03/May/09 AltLd

a nice crux move followed by a nice cruise home

with neil and adam
dangates ?/May/09 AltLd O/S
with Kirsty Maguire/ Pamela Millar
Hidden 12/Apr/09 2nd
Hidden 05/Apr/09 AltLd
BRUCESTRAC ??/2009 -
Julie Black ??/2009 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2009 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2009 -
Paulww 18/Oct/08 2nd O/S
Hidden 18/Oct/08 Lead
Sim_Sim 12/Oct/08 2nd O/S
with Ian Jones
morsy 12/Oct/08 -
with gerhard mors
Ian Jones 11/Oct/08 Lead O/S

Surely this deserves Mild VS; the delicate upper section is exposed and not that close to a good runner either.

with Mikael Simmonsen (Swe)
mike_r_c 27/Sep/08 2nd O/S
kdlauder 27/Sep/08 Lead O/S
with Mike C
Fergus Cuthill 21/Sep/08 Lead O/S
Liam Ingram 21/Sep/08 2nd dog
JdotP 21/Sep/08 Lead O/S
with Rachel Kuck
Hidden 30/Aug/08 2nd
Hidden 30/Aug/08 Lead
Smeggles 23/Aug/08 2nd RP

Tried to lead it, got to the blank slab and didn't trust to try and reach up for the, and I quote, "hidden jug" which was very well hidden. Down climbed and lowered off. Seconded it no problems.

with Chris, Stu and Shelley
s kennedy 23/Aug/08 Lead O/S
with shelley barbour
Hidden 29/Jun/08 Lead O/S
punj 19/Jun/08 AltLd
with Alan Sewl
dangates 12/Jun/08 2nd
with Lisa Kamphausen
Hidden 07/Jun/08 Lead
andyinglis 30/May/08 Lead
with Monica
beegsyboy 11/May/08 Lead O/S

Great pitch, great rock, just keeps going and going and going and ......

with Sandy + Andy
andymoin 11/May/08 2nd O/S
with Simnon Long, sandy
Hidden 05/May/08 2nd O/S
oor wullie ?/May/08 Lead
with Risto kalampa
Ly-Cilph 19/Apr/08 Lead O/S
with Sarah H
TrollJester ??/2008 Lead O/S
with VARIOUS Throughout 80's+90's
Hidden 03/Nov/07 2nd
rusty_nails 22/Aug/07 2nd O/S
Judd_IV 04/Aug/07 2nd
with Derek
gordon henderson ?/Aug/07 Lead
with Chris
crisaitken ?/Aug/07 2nd
Hidden 15/Jul/07 2nd
Caralynh 15/Jul/07 Lead O/S
with Flicka & Jez
Hidden 15/Jul/07 2nd
kagreen 19/Jun/07 Lead
with Alistair montgomery
groovypiper 22/May/07 Lead O/S
with Nial
Hidden 21/May/07 2nd
Hidden 17/Mar/07 Lead O/S
mbarber ??/2007 -
with matt R
ellis1 10/Jul/06 Lead O/S
with Phil Hudson
frecro ??/2006 2nd
with malcolm h-s
Chris L Hill ?/Dec/05 Lead O/S
with Stuart Shaw
CurlyStevo ??/2005 Lead
Yourlead 23/Oct/04 2nd
with Graham Penny
Hidden 25/Sep/04 2nd O/S
Hidden 08/Jul/04 2nd rpt
richardlong78 05/Sep/03 -
with Pete Welsh
Yourlead 29/Sep/02 Lead
with Garry Cohen
dave o 13/Apr/02 Lead O/S
with Rojo
JiveWeasel ??/2002 2nd
Yourlead 03/Nov/01 Lead
with Graham Penny
Hidden ??/2001 AltLd O/S
graeme gatherer ??/2000 -
Yourlead 28/Aug/99 Lead
with Graham Penny
DundeeDave 08/Aug/99 AltLd
with Keith Wilkinson
IanD353 ?/Aug/99 Lead O/S
with Howard
DundeeDave 12/Jul/97 2nd
with Karen, Graeme Shepherd
auld al ?/May/95 2nd
jim_randell 25/Sep/94 Lead O/S
with DR
Yourlead 04/Sep/94 Lead
with Bill McNee
Yourlead 24/Jul/93 Lead
with Gillian Lyall
Yourlead 22/Jun/93 Lead

Plus 6 million midge!

with Helen Penny, Graham Penny
babymoac 01/Jan/93 Lead
with MTW
mark-abz ?/Sep/92 AltLd
with Sue H
Hidden 05/Jul/92 Lead O/S
Yourlead 24/Jun/91 Lead
with Alex Runciman
Yourlead 20/Jun/90 Lead
with Jim Hamilton
Hidden ??/1990 Solo
Dave Douglas 11/Jul/87 Lead O/S
with my dad
Iain Thow 04/Apr/87 2nd
with Julian England
Neil Henderson 11/Oct/86 Lead O/S
with Andrew Hyslop
Hidden ?/Sep/85 Lead O/S
johnkeith ??/1985 -
rossn ??/1985 -
amcleish ??/1984 -
Hidden 09/Apr/67 Lead
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