Pettifer's Wall** E4 6a
[Big Bob walks the talk on Pettifer's Wall, Ratho., 2 kb]An excellent slab climb up a delightful and subtle line. The climbing is continuously good but the route can get sand washed down from above and may need a brush. Worth 3 stars if perfectly clean. Climb the lower groove to tricky moves right to a good rest, then the thin flake above past another crux to a useful lower-off. Take small nuts and large cams!

(Was temporarily retro-bolted and ascents between May and August 2013 refer to that state.)

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Photo: Big Bob walks the talk on Pettifer's Wall, Ratho. © Fraser
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This climb is in 25 logbooks, and on 5 wishlists.

Ri - Lead O/S - 15/Aug/15 with Madeleine

David Woods - TR rpt - 16/Apr/15 with James Jackson

james1978 - TR - 15/Apr/15

westaway - Lead O/S - 02/Nov/14

redjerry - Lead - 20/Aug/14 with Stevie Weir

Lawrie Brand - TR O/S - 11/Aug/14 with Robin

Really good climbing, the feet just keep appearing! Three stars for sure
Shea - Lead O/S - 15/Jun/14 with Christine

A great line but a bit dirty. Took a brush and a nut key on the lead.
Alastair R - Lead O/S - 11/Jun/14

Toph made it look so easy I had to have a go. Surprisingly OK. Not what I expected from E4, so either suited me or soft.
salix - Lead β - 21/May/14 with Topher

Lovely route, certainly one of the best in the quarry. Low in the grade, but continuously interesting. Fairly clean, but take a wee brush in your pocket.
Dr Toph - Lead O/S - 21/May/14 with Will

Foot slipped just below roof, fell onto gear and sliced my finger on the flake. Update: Inspected the top half from Kamikaze...the whole flake is coated in a thick layer of dirt, gear looks suspect.
Brian Pollock - Lead dnf - 05/Oct/13

Hidden - Sep/13

Bolt free ;)
lukehunt - Lead O/S - 22/Aug/13

redjerry - TR O/S - 20/Aug/13

Adam Lincoln - Lead O/S - 18/Jul/13 with Dave Redpath

excellent climb at 6c
radioshed - 2nd - 17/Jul/13

First go, draws in, thought it was a warm was NOT the French 6a, F6c seems about fair.
ANC - Lead β - 16/Jul/13 with Stu Green

Got a bit confused with what was what and thought this was a f6a warm up. Nice technical climbing but a shame it was filthy from start to finish. Destined to become esoterica without bolts I think.
stugreen75 - Lead O/S - 16/Jul/13 with ANC

Hidden - Lead - 25/Jun/13

cat22 - 2nd O/S - 04/Jun/13 with Mike

buzby78 - Lead - 25/May/13

Got it clean on my 3rd attempt today but did struggle lol. Good route and the wet wall at the bottom forces you left which is good. Soil at the top is a shame but could be removed. Abseil the route before you climb it to brush it and wear helmets. :o) I do not know if it is an E4.
Denpov - TR RP - 22/May/12

Denpov - TR dog - 15/May/12

Self Belay. 4. Many cracks have earth in them. If you wanna trad climb it then I suggest having a look and brushing it, soil is eroding onto the route and going in the cracks. 6a feels a fair grade but will be back soon to try to climb it clean. Top out is clear of plants but not clear of soil.
Denpov - TR dog - 01/May/12

Bruce Kerr - Lead - 19/Aug/89 with Grahame Nicoll

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
ashtond6, ChrisDuDirtbag, David Woods, andymoin

Total votes cast 27
hard E50 of 9
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