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Plague of Blazes*** E2 5b

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[Plague of Blazes, 3 kb]30m. A classic slab climb. Climb the steady stepped crack to a good flake. Traverse due left and then back right (crucial RPs) into a niche. Finish up the steepening wall on good holds (often wet) to a tree.

Ticklists: Ultimate Scottish Rock, Great Scottish E2s.

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PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 79 logbooks, and on 8 wishlists.

Hidden - Lead - 01/Jul/14

Callum_Johnson - Lead O/S - 22/May/14 with Jules

This is fab. Really suited me. Very similar to the Pillar only not quite as good, and felt bold for E2.
sparkass - Lead O/S - 29/Sep/13 with Mike Shorter

mike reed - 31/Aug/13

redjerry - Lead O/S - 20/Jul/13 with Paul Wood

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 14/Jul/13

Coel Hellier - Lead - 14/Jul/13

freudy_love - Lead O/S - 21/Jun/13 with Colin Morrison

colin.morrison - 2nd O/S - 21/Jun/13 with paul freudental

Captain Solo - Lead - 13/Jun/13 with Fiend

Hidden - 2nd - 25/May/13

captain - 2013

Hidden - 2013

Hidden - Lead - 08/Jun/12

Fantastic climbing the whole way. I obviously missed the crucial RPs mentioned in the route description though, was pretty run out!
John 'B' Hutchinson - Lead O/S - 08/Jun/12 with Cobes

Very good. Bold.
Rich Kirby - Lead O/S - 03/Jun/12 with Manbeast

tim newton - Lead O/S - 03/Jun/12 with Ben Payne

Excellent climbing
AJM - Lead O/S - 02/Jun/12 with Ali Baylay

Hidden - Lead - Jun/12

May have strayed to the left a little. But class climbing up the slab nevertheless.
Alex the Alex - Lead - Jun/12

Great climbing all the way. ***
Fraser - 2nd β - 06/May/12 with Kev

kevg - Lead - 06/May/12 with Fraser

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 03/May/12

Hidden - 2nd - 02/Apr/12

Hidden - 2nd - 29/Mar/12

lovely
tomdude - Lead O/S - 29/Mar/12 with Dan

tallthinmonkey - 2nd O/S - 26/Jul/11 with Ben Wallace

westaway - Lead O/S - 16/Jun/11

Brilliant!E2s don't get any better.
jameshiggins - Lead O/S - 30/Apr/11 with Rich Betts

Hidden - Lead - 25/Apr/11

Hidden - 2nd - 25/Apr/11

Looked at the wrong line on the topo (In the Groove), went right at the flake and climbed the top pitch of Travellin' Man by mistake. Then Ferdia led the first pitch of TM and the rest of this! Brilliant but wet, if it's seeping it's worth waiting til the afternoon when the streaks shrink in the sun. ****
Andy Moles - AltLd O/S - 10/Apr/11 with Ferdia

climbed as 2 pitches (see below comment!) led '2nd' crux pitch from Travellin' Man belay. very wet overhanging section, but surprised the route doesn't get 4 stars in gary latter's guide. up there with The Bug as the best E2 I've ever climbed.
ferdia - AltLd O/S - 10/Apr/11 with Andy

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - Lead - 19/May/10

Hardcore Pat - Lead O/S - 18/May/10 with Chris Vanderz

Hidden - Lead O/S - Apr/10

Hidden - 2010

Johann - Lead O/S - 2010

Johann - 2010

Dangerous Dave - 2nd O/S - 10/Jul/09 with Wild Beast

Lawrie Brand - Lead O/S - 28/Jun/09 with Dougie Harvey

dougs1232 - Lead O/S - 28/Jun/09 with Lawrie Brand

First E2, stunning route!
Ken Applegate - Lead O/S - 24/Jun/09 with Alex Wheldon

Hidden - Lead - May/09

BRUCESTRAC - 2009

Very nice. If anything, this sort of thing should be 4*.
Paz - 2nd β - 09/Sep/08 with TS

Quality route
dave o - Lead - 06/Sep/08 with Julia H

Hidden - 2nd - 06/Sep/08

Pete Graham - Lead - 24/May/08 with Rick Graham

gaz.marshall - Lead O/S - May/08

burto - Lead O/S - 20/Apr/08 with malc

Tom Lee - Lead O/S - 31/Mar/08

Ram MkiV - Lead O/S - 14/Apr/07 with Reptillian

stunningly beautifull!
French Erick - Lead O/S - 14/Apr/07 with Dave Kerr

Dave Kerr - AltLd - 14/Apr/07 with Erick Baillot

Greg Boswell - Lead O/S - 14/Apr/07

john irving - 2006

Chad123 - Lead O/S - 2005 with Various

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2004

akhughes - Lead - 2003 with Steptoe

phardman - Lead O/S - 07/May/02 with Bill McKee

Ian Jones - Lead O/S - 2002 with Karen Ghiselli

Dave Kerr - Lead - 25/Sep/01 with Karl Atherton

luckyjim - 2nd - Jul/00 with tom ballard

kjbix - Lead - 30/Apr/99 with Rob Gray

kjbix - Lead - 1999 with Jimbo

CMacD - 1999

agagsgrot - 2nd O/S - Jul/98 with Pete

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 1998

Hidden - 2nd - 26/May/93

Mike Owen - 27/May/91 with Elaine Owen

graham lawrie - Lead O/S - 01/Apr/90

Bruce Kerr - Lead - 06/May/89 with Perric Crellin

Hidden - Lead - May/89

mark mcgowan01 - Solo - 1987

cam1401 - 2nd O/S - Apr/86

Lone Rider - Lead - 1986

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Voting
Total votes cast 45
hard E30 of 15
E30 of 15
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3 Stars14 of 15
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Style of ascent

Soloed1 of 79 (1.3%)
Lead47 of 79 (59.5%)
Followed17 of 79 (21.5%)
Alt Leads3 of 79 (3.8%)
Unknown11 of 79 (13.9%)

'Climbed'39 of 79 (49.4%)
clean O/S38 of 79 (48.1%)
clean β2 of 79 (2.5%)