137m, 6 pitches. ****
A link up of the routes Bludgers and Revelation. A classic.

1. 15m Starting at the base of slime wall climb to reach 2 prominent corner's.
2. 25m 5a Climb the left most corner that often seeps in its lower half to a ledge with peg belay
3. 25m 4c Step down and left, traversing round the corner and past a prominent detached spike. Continue upwards to a large sloping ledge.
4. 25m 4b Move right off the ledge round the corner to gain ramps. Move up these keeping a look out on the left higher ramp for block belay.
5. 30m 4c Continue up ramps towards Flake of Revelation. Climb this in an excellent exposed position, to a small ledge.
6. 20m 4a Follow the flake upwards and onto North Buttress

Ticklists: Ultimate Scottish Rock, Scottish Mid-Grade Multi-Pitch, Scottish Rock Climbs ****, Scottish 3 and 4 star multi-pitch routes, Ultimate HVS ticklist, The Great Mountain Crags of Scotland.

Hidden 08/Oct/16 AltLd rpt
Charlie Zephyr Booth 05/Jun/16 2nd O/S
with dave armstrong, tim millen
Hidden 05/Jun/16 AltLd
Sam Shilliday 04/Jun/16 AltLd O/S

Lead P1,2,4 and 6. The undercut moves at the crux are superb.

with Ivan Bartos
BPaske 04/Jun/16 AltLd
Euan Todd 02/Jun/16 Lead O/S

Mega. Not as bold as I was expecting.

Hidden 01/Jun/16 Lead
Hidden 30/May/16 AltLd
AmyG 30/May/16 AltLd

Amazing finish to bank holiday weekend. Found the route bold. Led pitch 3, which felt harder than 4c.

DavidMcK 27/May/16 AltLd O/S

Linked pitches 1 and 2 toghether then Hugh linked 3 and 4. Pitch 4 is bold but pretty easy climbing and not as exposed as I had heard. Pitch 5, the flake pitch is one of the best pitches i've done. Great climb!

Hugh Simons 26/May/16 AltLd O/S

In 4 pitches, linking 1 & 2, 3 & 4 then the guide book 5 and 6. I led 3&4 and the last easy pitch. Some great positions with excellent climbing. Flake pitch was superb! Lovely day too. Great route.

Hidden 25/May/16 2nd dnf
planetmarshall 25/May/16 AltLd

First pitch was wet, also some friable rock higher up. More than one 5a pitch on this climb. Oddly, the definitive guide doesn't mention the detached spike which is an obvious feature.

metrorat 24/May/16 AltLd O/S

Led p5

with Euan Maharg
masa-alpin 12/May/16 AltLd O/S

Bone dry! After a period of scorching weather. I lead P1(20m), P3+4(35m), P6(50m), and Neil did P2(24m), P5(35m), P7(10m). The first half of P3 had no gear until the crux (5a according to the definitive guide, but maybe 4c) was over, which means a real possibility of a factor-2 fall. P5 was magnificent! One of the best pitches at the grade I've ever done. We might have gone off-route to R on P6 with 4c/5a, and the final move on P7 was 4b.

with Neil Sil
Steve Woollard 11/May/16 2nd
with Kenny
tomdude 09/May/16 Lead

Finally... Wild route. Not really hard, just very exciting (especially P3 and P5)! Bit of confusion when I went too far up the wrong groove extending first pitch. Tried to climb out, retreated, abseiled, then rope stuck. So glad we persisted though.

with elaine
James Thacker 03/Oct/15 Lead


with Alison Culshaw
Brian Pollock 19/Sep/15 AltLd O/S

A fantastic and pretty out there route at HVS. Flake was fantastic. Pitch 3 was seriously bold, never difficult but not trivial. Lots of ground to cover after the numbered pitches to get to the top. Summiting after made for a good long day.

with Gordon
gurumed 19/Sep/15 AltLd O/S
with Brian
Nath93 11/Sep/15 Lead dnf

Got lost somewhere on pitch four, was getting on so bailed off down Shibboleth. Great climbing up til that point but quite stiff for 5a on the second pitch I thought. Will be back.

robertmichaeladams 06/Sep/15 AltLd

cold but fun

with Andy H
a_hein 06/Sep/15 AltLd O/S

nothing like numb fingers and toes when you can see people sunbathing in the valley

John McKenna 08/Jul/15 AltLd O/S

Night Ascent on a calm night. Lead p1,2 and the flake pitch as dark came. Epic. Edit log: now sitting in work after fuck all sleep. Worst decision ever.

Martin McKenna - UKC 08/Jul/15 AltLd rpt

Another night ascent. Lead pitches 3, 4 and 6.

Mackinclimb 23/Jun/15 AltLd O/S
arrang 23/Jun/15 AltLd O/S
with Adam Mackintosh, Paul
MarcusP ??/2015 -
libby.southgate ??/2015 -
Hidden 15/Sep/14 AltLd O/S
jonnie3430 14/Sep/14 AltLd rpt
with Graham
David Wynne 13/Sep/14 2nd dnf

Went off route on pitch 4 and ended up on pitch 4 of Shiboleth!!!

with Tony Womersley
Dougbart 13/Sep/14 AltLd

up to doom aret

with Rick
Hidden 26/Jul/14 AltLd O/S
UncleMephisto 25/Jul/14 AltLd O/S

Bold route on an intimidating crag, have rarely felt so scared climbing or so relieved to be standing on top of a cliff. Being on the hang didn't help one bit, and probably contributed to some seriously questionable route finding. Found the whole situation mind blowing! Made Centurion on Ben Nevis feel like a walk in the park.

sergio46 29/Jun/14 2nd O/S
with John McDonald
Hidden 29/Jun/14 Lead O/S
joesmith 21/Jun/14 AltLd O/S

Not sure if was on the right line for bottom few pitches, need to go back and climb again

with Joe Saunders
Col Kingshott 20/Jun/14 AltLd O/S

Caught in a rainstorm at the end of pitch 4 for an hour.

Hidden 19/Jun/14 AltLd O/S
simon_D 19/Jun/14 AltLd O/S
with Chris
Martin McKenna - UKC 18/Jun/14 AltLd

Finally! Started at 9pm, topped out at 1am. Did in 4 pitches, the flake and the last pitch in the dark. Awesome night!

lukemcphee 17/Jun/14 AltLd
with Martin
alasdair19 ??/2014 -
Hidden 21/Jul/13 AltLd O/S
mattking_109 21/Jul/13 AltLd

Lead P4 and P6

with Jamie
Hidden 20/Jul/13 Lead
AndyL 20/Jul/13 AltLd O/S

Had a bit of a nightmare with loose rock on the last pitch!

with hannah gibbs, Calum cuthill
Hidden 20/Jul/13 AltLd
Scott Rankin 13/Jul/13 AltLd
Gordon Lacey 13/Jul/13 AltLd
Tightsgirl 11/Jul/13 2nd dnf

Too soon after surgery...

arose 11/Jul/13 Lead

First two pitches.

tom.e 11/Jul/13 AltLd O/S
with Malcolm
Mr Powly 11/Jul/13 AltLd O/S
with Alan
scottyskier82 10/Jul/13 Lead O/S

pitch 2 felt harder than 5a but what an amazing climb

with Laura Goble
glenngordon 08/Jul/13 AltLd O/S
with fran sheridan, bomber harris
Hidden 08/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 08/Jun/13 AltLd
captain ??/2013 -
Hidden ??/2013 -
Busby ??/2013 -
AC1 ??/2013 -
with Helen Rennard
Hidden 11/Aug/12 AltLd O/S
Ross Barnes 11/Aug/12 AltLd
with Neil A
Neil Adams 11/Aug/12 AltLd O/S
with Ross B
stewnew 04/Jun/12 AltLd O/S

Lead pitches 2, 3 and 5

with big issue
Jim Slater 04/Jun/12 AltLd O/S

Led P2 & P4. Superb route, quality all the way up esp. the fourth pitch.

R0bbie 02/Jun/12 AltLd O/S
010paw 29/May/12 2nd O/S

Fantastic climb! Crux was some nice little moves! Exposure was awesome almost all the way up! Really enjoyed the small traverse to the left from the second belay! Well worth the big walk in!!!

with Andy watt, Kenny grant
Hidden 29/May/12 2nd
The Big Sender 28/May/12 AltLd O/S
allyrocke 28/May/12 AltLd O/S
cat22 26/May/12 AltLd O/S
with Mike
Kazza91 ?/Mar/12 -
Patzl ??/2012 -
m dunn ??/2012 -
Steven Carter ??/2012 Lead O/S
sparbus 29/Jul/11 AltLd
with mike b
jess 27/Jul/11 AltLd O/S
with martin
Captain Solo 25/Jul/11 AltLd

Waited a long time to do this route and it didn't disappoint. Excellent steep, exposed climbing on good holds and rock.

with Paul
Hidden 25/Jul/11 AltLd
freudy_love 25/Jul/11 AltLd O/S
RobynT 04/Jul/11 AltLd O/S
jamestheyip 03/Jul/11 AltLd O/S

Climbed by chance. Set off to do Shibboleth but started too far left. Did in three pitches. Good route though!

with Peter
Liam Ingram 03/Jul/11 Lead O/S

Great sociable day. Pitch 2 and 4 are excellent. **** all the way!

with Robyn Tuerena, Becky Stedham, Tom HS
THardSevere 03/Jul/11 2nd O/S

Awesome climb. Seconded it clean despite the big rucksack. Cool positions but it would have felt pretty bold to lead I reckon. Especially pitch 3. I lead the initial scramble but I won't claim the Alt lead.

Exodus 02/Jul/11 AltLd O/S
with Timmy
jim.macp 02/Jul/11 -
Hidden 29/Apr/11 AltLd O/S
Hidden 29/Apr/11 AltLd
jfmchivall 22/Apr/11 AltLd O/S

Lovely weather, lovely climb. Nowhere near as fearsome as I'd heard.

with David Sherrat
barney_edin ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
Tim Hamlet 08/Sep/10 AltLd
Hidden 17/Jun/10 2nd
gjd 12/Jun/10 AltLd O/S

I led pitches 2,3,5. All excellent. Final scramble (two roped pitches) and descent was a bit of an epic.

Martin Davies 04/Jun/10 AltLd dnf

Got lost after 3rd pitch, ended up popping out onto the ridge after following the guide book description for 3rd pitch of left, left, left. Should have gone right, right, right!

with Dave Gudmunsson, Ed Lemon
Hidden 22/May/10 Lead
Johann 16/Apr/10 AltLd O/S
with Laurie Wardlaw, Martyn Stott
dj_brigham05 12/Sep/09 AltLd O/S
pete87abs 12/Sep/09 AltLd O/S

Epic, got of route pitch2, pitch 4 is bold as, and hard to find a decent path we had to do 2extra piches and then about an hour of scrammbling on scre in the dark just to the ridge! pitch 5 is prob worth all the hasslte!

with Richard Clarke, Dave Brigham
rclarke 12/Sep/09 -

a bold pitch 4 leads to an increadable pitch 5. awesome!

with pete aber, Dave Brigham
Hidden 12/Sep/09 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/Jul/09 2nd
jonnie3430 29/Jun/09 Lead O/S
with Cora
Ken Applegate 26/Jun/09 AltLd O/S

Led pitches 2 and 4 (the fantastic flake pitch). A route well worthy of 4 stars, and only slightly damp on the first two pitches...

with Alex Wheldon
Vicki M 05/Jun/09 AltLd
with Doug and Lawrie
Lawrie Brand 04/Jun/09 AltLd O/S
Dougie Harvey 04/Jun/09 AltLd O/S

Excellent route. Ran the first 2 pitches together, and possibly went the wrong way on the last pitch...

with Vicki Mayes, Lawrie Brand
simon_D 01/Jun/09 AltLd O/S
with Euan C
rbruce 31/May/09 2nd

Almost 100% dry. Fantastic route: steep, awkward first 25m followed by two fabulous airy, varied 30m pitches on perfect rock. Why only two stars?

with Derek Miller
Hidden 31/May/09 AltLd O/S
windy100 ??/2009 -
decs 07/Sep/08 AltLd O/S

Surprised to find this almost dry after a wet summer. Jackpot!

with Steve
steev 07/Sep/08 AltLd O/S
jazzyjackson 13/Jul/08 AltLd

What a day. Intimidating, sometimes runout and exciting.

with Ally
Hidden 13/Jul/08 AltLd
Alasdair Fulton 14/Jun/08 AltLd O/S

Best HVS mountain route I've done so far.

Hidden 14/Jun/08 AltLd
Hidden 08/Jun/08 AltLd O/S
andymoin 08/Jun/08 AltLd O/S

Awesome climbing, nothing to hard but loads of intimidation. The flake pitch has to be one of the best rock features I've climbed, it just kept coming. Right up there with centurion as the best mountain route so far.

with Warren
hubereini 08/Jun/08 AltLd O/S

1st multipitch trad - absolutely amazing!!!!! closing my eyes i see that flake...

with neil
Neil Mackenzie 08/Jun/08 AltLd O/S

What an amazing route!!!! got a bit lost on top pitch and ended up on the ramp of shibboleth, this made for an even more exciting finish. everyone must do this route!

Hidden 07/Jun/08 AltLd
hwackerhage 01/Jun/08 AltLd
with Brian & Forrest
ed woods 26/May/08 AltLd
with Tom & Diana
Hidden 24/May/08 AltLd O/S
Ed Babs 14/May/08 AltLd O/S
clipskipper 14/May/08 AltLd O/S

Managed to get off-route on both the first AND the second pitches! However, lead the exposed section of the fourth pitch to the flake OK, and enjoyed the flake enormously - great pitch.

with Ed Babington
James Humble ?/Apr/08 AltLd O/S

Hard first corner pitch very sustained and technical, moving round the corner is good and easy then the undercut flake is deffinately the highlight. Big cams or hex's usefull.

with rik
Hidden ??/2008 AltLd O/S
Hidden 11/Jun/07 2nd
Hidden 07/Jun/07 AltLd O/S
sgl 07/Jun/07 AltLd O/S
with Konnie
Hidden 05/May/07 AltLd
Hidden ?/May/07 AltLd O/S
gforce 12/Apr/07 AltLd
with Neil C
dave o 22/Jul/06 AltLd O/S
with James R and Bill S
Hidden 16/Jul/06 AltLd O/S
AJM ?/Jul/06 AltLd O/S

Who on earth could give this only 2 stars? And for that matter, the currently guidebooks suggest it has 3 5a pitches, so HVS 4c???

joe king 06/Jun/06 2nd O/S
with steve petit
steveP ?/Jun/06 Lead O/S

Pretty steep for the grade. One to put your cocky pals on.

bandersnatch ??/2006 -
akhughes ??/2005 AltLd
buzby78 15/Jul/04 Lead
Hidden 01/May/04 AltLd
uphillnow 05/Jul/03 AltLd

I did pitch 1,2,4 and 6. I may have gone a bit high on pitch 4.

with mat allatt
Hidden ?/Jun/03 -
Mr Messy ?/Jun/03 AltLd O/S

led p2,p4

uphillnow ?/Jun/03 AltLd
Mark Bannan ?/Sep/02 AltLd O/S

This is, quite simply one of the best routes that I have ever done! Wild exposure and an exciting and slightly intimidating atmosphere throughout.

with Chris Gudgeon
Gudge ?/Sep/02 AltLd O/S
brianrunner ?/Jul/01 AltLd

Fantastic all time great.

with martina
David Sherratt ?/Jun/01 Lead O/S
Chad123 ?/May/00 Lead O/S

Led every pitch due to sulky partner but awesome all the same - best HVS in the country??

with Greg
graeme gatherer ??/2000 -
Bruce Kerr 12/Aug/99 Lead
with Jenny Kerr, Robert Durran
Dave Kerr ?/Aug/99 AltLd
with Brian Dickson, Martina Osterloh
Hidden ?/Jun/97 AltLd
Hidden ??/1997 AltLd O/S
Andy Clark ??/1997 AltLd
with Burnsie
jcw ??/1996 -
with Simon Richardson
Trobbo 03/Jul/95 2nd
with andy hartley
Colin Mcgregor ?/Jul/95 AltLd
with Rab Cunningham
Hidden ?/Jul/95 AltLd O/S
CMacD ??/1995 -
CMacD ??/1995 -
graham lawrie ??/1991 Lead
Hidden ??/1989 Lead
mark mcgowan01 ??/1984 -
with Colin Gourley
Martin Bennett 08/May/80 -
with JD
Hidden ?/May/78 2nd
redjerry 10/Jul/77 AltLd O/S
with Phil Thomas
Hidden 06/Aug/68 AltLd
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