UKC

40m. The spectacular leaning prow of the North Peak is one of the most iconic lines in the UK.

Gary Latter 1995

Ticklists: Ultimate Scottish Rock, The Great Mountain Crags of Scotland, The best the UK has to offer for beasts (apart from the lakes cos its always wet), Scottish Rock Benchmarks.


ClimberDateStyle
Kike Kikon 07/Jul TR dog

Had a spare couple hours so set the top rope, abseiled and ashamed myself a bit... Did the easy first third, then fell and swung. Climbed on the rope until below the final slab, and then did the final slab. Amazing route, I wish I was strong enough to consider workings it seriously. Thanks to Angie for the (scary) belay.

Hugobristol 06/Jul Lead RP

The climbing is worthy of the line! Worked it on toprope many times and shared gear placement duties with James (it was unfeasible to strip it between attempts!). In the end I climbed it in almost darkness (with a headtorch) and we got back to the van at 02:30. Oh and dont underestimate the slab, yes even if it does look piss easy. f7b+.

with James
James Smith 06/Jul Lead RP

Hands down the wildest route I have ever climbed. It doesn't get any better than this! Had a play on a top rope first then swung lead attempts with Hugo. We placed gear on lead but didn't strip it after falls. Both led clean on 2nd go. Woohoo!

with hugo
petegunn 05/Jul TR
piken 10/Jun Lead β
Dan Arkle 08/Jun Lead RP

Awesome. Peg after steep section is now gone.

Jamie Skelton 05/Jun TR dog
with Tom Dean-Gately
Adam24B 28/May Lead RP

Well chuffed to get this, didn't seem like it was going to happen because of the wind two days ago. Came back today to perfect conditions! Abbed down it to check gear and moves twice, it's a hard one to work because of the overhangs. Found potential for a Camelot 2 placement on the headwall, however chose to use it lower down where it mattered more. Two pretty much hands off rests with intense sections either side. Placed gear on lead.

with David Bowman
Ramon Marin 18/Sep/17 Lead RP

It's fair to say it is the best route I've climbed to date. Lead with pre-placed gear. Going back next weekend to lead it again placing gear.

with Rob Greenwood
Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing 17/Sep/17 Lead RP

It's hard to write a comment that does this route the justice it deserves, just look at the pictures and go climb it.

Willismorris 10/Aug/17 Lead RP

Second attempt! Gutted to have blown it on the slab only 2m from the top on the flash attempt. Stripped the route afterward and checked out the holds on the abseil. Camped up for the night, then took the tick first thing the next morning. Pretty chuffed! Without a doubt, the best bit of rock I've ever climbed. Will definitely be back for a repeat ascent!

Ed Booth 24/Jul/17 Lead β

Loads of beta from watching Ad on it. Placed everything on lead. So good and really chuffed to do this. Pegs all pretty rusty and not many options to back up, but there are quite a few. 4* route.

Adam Booth 24/Jul/17 Lead dog

What an amazing route/ line/ setting. So intimidating. Spent yesterday working it all out on a top rope. Today top roped it clean then went for the lead but fluffed the top headwall after forgetting my sequence. I'll be back!

Natalie Berry - UKC 08/Oct/15 Lead RP

After a 20-minute waiting game with the cold, mist and cloud whilst halfway up in the rest, I finally got my head together to leave the rest and do it first headpoint after a failed onsight go last week and a toprope session before the lead today. Left two nuts on the ground, got a quickdraw stuck and kicked a nut out of a crack but got there in the end! What a line.

with Dave Macleod
hamer89 ?/Sep/15 Lead G/U

One of the best lines anywhere in the world. Messed up on the first go but so happy to get it second go up. Epic end of an epic trip around the British isles.

Cassidy 04/Jun/12 Lead O/S

Second Onsight ascent I think. Knowing Gordon had done it before me and broken the Dalriada duck made it more possible in my head. 100% agree with Ali's sentiment, equal to if not the best trad route I have ever done. As insight as you can get given the amount of photos I have seen. Steady to onsight until the headwall where spotting the actual holds from the non-holds is a bit tricky. That nearly claimed mine.

with Cobra
valecoastclimber 02/May/12 Lead RP

dropped onsight through the roof. lead next go after abseil inspection. wild route. props to garry

coula1 02/Jul/11 Lead β

Lead after watching Neil go well off route on 1st crux and fall on 2nd crux. Best trad route I've done, amazing 4* classic. Thankfully not as hard as it looks! Pegs in good condition.

mgeek 02/Jul/11 Lead G/U

Ground up 2nd go, leaving gear. Fell off in pod 1 move from jug onsight, after 1hr of nervous over gripping and general wanting my mammy! Awesome effort watching Ally flash/ onsight it in between my attempts. What a line, but built it up far to much and ended up a gibbering mess on first attempt! Best looking Line in Scotland!

with ally coul
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