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Ane Ledge* E3 5c

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The arête and crack line leads up to a very comfy ledge (the juggy flake here is long gone but useful RPs are placed up and right). Have a wee rest and continue up the arête via a couple of bold, bouldery moves to glory, very exciting. Finish up "Shorshkred" or "WTC"
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bold at the crux but plenty of time to suss it out from the ledge - really only one tricky move and the rest is a romp
Brian Pollock - Lead O/S - 27/Sep/14 with Stewart

Sam led but went into shorshkred after the comfy ledge.
gjd - 2nd dnf - 04/Aug/12 with Sam Burns

Fell off at the crux, bit of a shock - sudden foot pop! Seems I get nervous and climb poorly while being watched. Wire slot protecting the crux is as good as it could be if you have the right size.
jacobjlloyd - Lead dog - 10/Jul/11 with Dave Macleod, Paul Diffley, James Oswald

Having watched Jacob fall onto that single microwire. It was bomber though. I went for some awesome slappy laybacking up the arete.
James Oswald - 2nd - 10/Jul/11

Self-belay. Took several attempts for me to get the crux. Finished up Welcome to the Cruise to make the end more spicy. Delighted :o)
Denpov - TR RP - 03/May/11

Hidden - 2nd - 02/May/11

felt bold enough - good fun!
simondunf - Lead O/S - 02/May/11 with beau

Self Belay. :o(
Denpov - TR dnf - 15/Apr/11

Now without loose block, there is no gear at the ledge, but you wont kill your belayer. With one decent wire out right before the crux, felt a bit more spicy than before, but same tech grade. (E3/4 5c)
Dr Toph - Lead rpt - 07/Apr/11 with Seb

It was not really on 'sight as' it was dark!
sebrider - 2nd O/S - 07/Apr/11 with Topher

Self-belay.
Denpov - TR dnf - 25/Mar/11

Hidden - 2nd - 08/Mar/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/Aug/09

Upper arete felt pretty bold, since I wasnt sure whether the block that forms the rest ledge (and last gear) would hold a fall. Once you commit its not that hard though. Really should finish up WTTC to keep in character!
Dr Toph - Lead O/S - 16/Aug/09 with Suzie Hill

whispering nic - Lead O/S - 14/May/09 with McGeek

Good climb and not as hard as it looks. Perfect route for my injured left hand, all the crimps are on the right!
kevg - Lead O/S - 29/Mar/09 with Fraser

The second part of the arÍte was too bold for me, I'll lead when I have more confidence in my gear. Otherwise it was a brilliant climb.
schultz - TR O/S - 22/Mar/09 with Andy Mitchell and Rob

akhughes - Lead O/S - 25/Nov/08 with Tamsin

Very nice arete climb well worth doing, shame about the loose block low down and not sure quite how solid some of the gear is. Great moves with a very airy runout but not too hard if you keep breathing! Could be the last outdoor route of the Scottish season?
Chad123 - AltLd O/S - 16/Oct/08 with Kiwi Steve

Amazing climbing up the arÍte, abbed a few weeks back to clean it but pretty much on-sight,it didn't climb at all like expected and I even found some nice gear. Nice reasonably protected moves up to the ledge, which I found very hard to leave. Bit of a boulder problem to get up the bold arÍte above took a while to commit and it was fin scary but very very nice.
andymoin - Lead O/S - 15/Jul/08 with Tim Cross

beegsyboy - 2nd O/S - 15/Jul/08 with Andy

greenroom - 1997

Bruce Kerr - Lead - 16/May/96 with Alan Taylor

Ian Jones - Lead O/S - 1996 with Sean Smith

Hidden - Lead O/S - 1996

Duncan I - Lead - 1992

Voting
Total votes cast 35
hard E40 of 12
E40 of 12
easy E43 of 12
hard E31 of 12
E38 of 12
easy E30 of 12
hard E20 of 12
E20 of 12
easy E20 of 12
hard 6a0 of 13
6a0 of 13
easy 6a0 of 13
hard 5c10 of 13
5c2 of 13
easy 5c1 of 13
hard 5b0 of 13
5b0 of 13
easy 5b0 of 13
3 Stars0 of 10
2 Stars7 of 10
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Style of ascent

Lead14 of 26 (53.8%)
Followed6 of 26 (23.1%)
Toproped4 of 26 (15.4%)
Alt Leads1 of 26 (3.8%)
Unknown1 of 26 (3.8%)

'Climbed'6 of 26 (23.1%)
clean O/S14 of 26 (53.8%)
clean rpt1 of 26 (3.8%)
clean RP1 of 26 (3.8%)
dogged1 of 26 (3.8%)
dnf3 of 26 (11.5%)