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

Gary Latter 1995

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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

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Kike Kikon 7 Jul, 2018 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.
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 6 Jul, 2018 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
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 6 Jul, 2018 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
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 5 Jul, 2018 TR
piken 10 Jun, 2018 Lead β
Dan Arkle 8 Jun, 2018 Lead RP Awesome. Peg after steep section is now gone.
Awesome. Peg after steep section is now gone.
Jamie Skelton 5 Jun, 2018 TR dog
with Tom Dean-Gately
with Tom Dean-Gately
Adam24B 28 May, 2018 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
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, 2017 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
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, 2017 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.
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, 2017 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!
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, 2017 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.
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, 2017 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!
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 8 Oct, 2015 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
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, 2015 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.
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 4 Jun, 2012 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
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 2 May, 2012 Lead RP dropped onsight through the roof. lead next go after abseil inspection. wild route. props to garry
dropped onsight through the roof. lead next go after abseil inspection. wild route. props to garry
coula1 2 Jul, 2011 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.
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 2 Jul, 2011 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
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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