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Vlad the Impaler** HVS 5a

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[Vlad the Impaler, first pitch, Stac Pollaidh, 2 kb]75m, 2 pitches. Enjoyable crack climbing up the prominent cracked slab and corner at the toe of No. 2 Buttress.

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PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 60 logbooks, and on 33 wishlists.

Tim Hamlet - Lead - 16/Sep/14 with Graham more

Pitch 1 only as blowing a hoolie. Great pitch. Takes lots of large cams (and hexes if I had taken any)
abbeywall - Lead O/S - 15/Sep/14 with K

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 15/Sep/14

calumhicks - AltLd O/S - 24/Aug/14 with Ali Lee

First pitch is 3*** all day long.
Steve Perry - AltLd O/S - 09/Jun/14 with Katie Long

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 31/May/14

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 30/May/14

First pitch is really good, but it fizzles out above.
Andy Moles - AltLd O/S - 30/May/14 with Ferdia

Harri777 - AltLd - 30/May/14 with Naomi

ferdia - AltLd O/S - 30/May/14 with Andy

Hidden - 2nd - 30/May/14

Handjam-tastic
Tubs - Lead O/S - 30/May/14 with Tim C

Steven Carter - Lead O/S - 10/May/14 with Trythallj

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 10/May/14

Interesting. Very very windy.
Tim Hamlet - AltLd - 18/Apr/14

Great first pitch!
Lawrie Brand - Lead O/S - 29/Sep/13 with Sarah Laing

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 29/Sep/13

peter.herd - AltLd - 27/Jul/13 with Rob Beau

Led both pitches. Dry but windy. Excellent route.
Steve Waters, Mynydd - Lead - 25/May/13 with Trish Murray

ollie1 - AltLd - 17/Feb/13

andy33 - Lead O/S - 17/Feb/13

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 15/Nov/12

Nice climbing up a good line. Climbed in gloves and belay jacket due to the howling wind.
andyinglis - Lead O/S - 15/Nov/12 with mal_meech

Great HVS jamming. midges gave me a strong incentive to lead the 2nd pitch quickly...
James Oswald - 2nd O/S - 15/Aug/12 with Colin Angus

Led P1. Very pleasant, if a bit graunchy in places.
victim of mathematics - AltLd O/S - 10/Aug/12 with James Oswald

Great route. Led pitch 2. Must return to lead the first pitch.
DavPk - AltLd O/S - 14/Jul/12 with Simon Hayes

Hidden - Lead - 14/Jul/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/Jun/12

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 04/Jun/12

MDowson - Lead O/S - 03/Jun/12 with sam webb

Hidden - AltLd - 03/Jun/12

Great route. Pitch 1 is lovely. I led pitch 2 which started well but the interest trailed off quickly.
Carol Goodall - AltLd O/S - 31/May/12 with Libby Southgate, Jonnie Williams

jonnie3430 - AltLd O/S - 31/May/12 with Libby, Carol

I led pitch one and Carol led pitch two
LibS - AltLd - 31/May/12 with Carol Goodall, Jonnie Williams

Fun but VS?
Dangerous Dave - AltLd - 29/Apr/12 with graham

gforce - AltLd - 29/Apr/12 with Dave C

Fultonius - AltLd O/S - 24/Mar/12 with Neil Adams

Good route
Neil Adams - AltLd O/S - 24/Mar/12 with Ally F

newtonmore - AltLd - 05/Sep/11

cam1401 - Lead O/S - 01/Aug/11 with Andy O

First pitch only
Captain Solo - Lead rpt - 04/Jun/11 with Heike

Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/Jun/11

tallthinmonkey - 2nd O/S - 05/Mar/11 with Ben Wallace

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2011

Lead pitch two. Really good climbing.
bnewman - AltLd O/S - 04/Sep/10 with danimal88, Amelia

looks like an offwidth but goes.
danimal88 - AltLd O/S - 04/Sep/10 with Amilia Hunt, Brad Newman

Hidden - AltLd - 19/Jun/10

led 1st pitch. the fun just keeps coming!!!!!
Neil Mackenzie - AltLd O/S - 17/Oct/09 with si

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 14/May/09

Ken Applegate - Lead - 19/Apr/09 with Hannah Evans

Led 1st (5a) pitch.
HIGHTOWER - AltLd β - 18/Apr/09 with Steve Cambell, Ben C

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 05/Jul/08

Captain Solo - AltLd - 16/Sep/06 with Mark

Bruce Kerr - AltLd - 10/Sep/06 with Roger Benton

Peter Smith - 2nd - 2005 with Steve Simpson, Tom Harmer

Hidden - 2005

Darragh - Lead - Jul/03 with Hanna

Hidden - AltLd - 16/Jul/02

Darragh - 2nd - 2000 with Adrian

Hidden - Lead - May/94

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CaelanB, CM1992, Hidden, paulpitcher, Steve Waters, Mynydd, Hidden, Hidden, james mcclung, JonmapDL, sarah hawker, tommetcalfe, Hidden, rmc, Hidden, Hidden, Hidden, Hidden, OwenF, Hidden, scotclimb, pc1983, Dino Dave, madeleine, jeffsheard, Ropeboy, roblanddrum, simonjkinsella, Hidden, Ian Jones, franksnb, andymoin, Sonya Mc, schultz

Voting
Total votes cast 91
hard E10 of 32
E10 of 32
easy E10 of 32
hard HVS1 of 32
HVS20 of 32
easy HVS7 of 32
hard VS4 of 32
VS0 of 32
easy VS0 of 32
hard 5b0 of 31
5b0 of 31
easy 5b1 of 31
hard 5a0 of 31
5a22 of 31
easy 5a5 of 31
hard 4c3 of 31
4c0 of 31
easy 4c0 of 31
3 Stars17 of 28
2 Stars10 of 28
1 Star1 of 28
0 Stars0 of 28
Bag of .....0 of 28
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Style of ascent

Lead18 of 60 (30.0%)
Followed8 of 60 (13.3%)
Alt Leads33 of 60 (55.0%)
Unknown1 of 60 (1.7%)

'Climbed'23 of 60 (38.3%)
clean O/S35 of 60 (58.3%)
clean β1 of 60 (1.7%)
clean rpt1 of 60 (1.7%)