Hidden 19/Sep Lead
Steph2004 02/Sep 2nd O/S

First time to any Scottish island, great day with Buz and Pam

AGilmour 12/Aug AltLd
Hidden 12/Aug AltLd O/S
Hugh Simons 12/Aug AltLd O/S

Led Y Crack and the pitch to the bottom of the Layback crack. Really good route, very enjoyable.

olddirtydoggy 10/Aug Lead

Great route but easy in the grade. The pitches when good are great but not a sustained classic as too many scrambling sections. Quite easy to wander off route if you don't pay attention.

with LAJJ
Colin Dyer 09/Aug AltLd

A quality, quality route. Y cracks are top end 5a but very short lived difficulty. I agree with Beds that finishing up the grassy rake would short change you. The final pitches up the walls and grooves above give a spectacular finish and further nice climbing.

with Billy Hood, Paul Bedford
Alix 09/Aug 2nd O/S
with Grigor Browning, Matthew Osborne
beds74 09/Aug AltLd

Great day, climbed as a 3. Climbed two at once on easy lead through sections. I led S crack Col Y-which was thuggier...but S wasn't a push over. Lovely positions-4 hours from bottom slabs (which i'm told usually gets by passed but we wanted to do them) to summit. Copping out and going up easy grassy rake at 3/4 is not the full route in my opinion, head right onto slabs and up chimney.

with Billy, Colin Dyer
Rowen Simpson ?/Jul AltLd
with EBailey
EBailey ?/Jul AltLd
john jennings 19/Jun AltLd

Harry and Dave selflessly encouraged me to lead the Y Crack, Also lead S crack and Three-tier chimney and other stuff. Lots of the ungraded pitches felt quite hard and/or exposed. A brilliant day, the fog rolling back as we climbed. 5stars

with Dave, Harry
IanMcC 07/Jun AltLd

Craig led Y Crack and Lovat's Layback. I led S Crack. Y Crack was as hard as reputed! We were also surprised at how hard some of the ungraded or V Diff pitches were. A great adventure, and we caught the last ferry back to Ardrossan.

with Craig Laurie
CraigLaurie 07/Jun AltLd O/S
with IanMcC
rockafunked 28/May AltLd

Lovely rock, variety of styles on one route, and fab weather! Scrambled bottom two pitches unroped. Led the Y Crack (strenuous but not bad - requires a jam at one point and general bouldering fitness!) and the Layback Crack (laybacking its full height with a couple of Friend 3s and a Friend 4).

duncana 28/May AltLd

Good route, led Y cracks (off several times but great gear) and layback.

with Pippa Archer
BStar 19/May Lead

What an adventure! 11.5 hours car to car, great climbing, the ungraded pitches weren't exactly a stroll. 12pitches all the way to the top, including the final pinnacle, some very exposed climbing towards the top, and some horrendous rope drag on lots of the longer pitches. 5a pitch was tough, lots of jamming thuggery and lost skin! Walked out in the dark.

with Rachael
Rachael88 19/May 2nd

Long 12hr day, including the walk in and out. Great climbing but I found even the 'easy pitches' testing. Adam did amazing at leading all the pitches. Definitely not used to climbing 400+ Meters in my climbing shoes. Great day out!

with Adam
Tdavy01 29/Apr AltLd
Hidden 29/Apr AltLd
bc44caesar 22/Apr AltLd dog
bclifton 25/Mar AltLd O/S
vaiva ??/2017 2nd O/S
SarahA 08/Oct/16 AltLd

Lead P1, S Crack, Layback, walk to terrace, second pitch of upper pinnacle. Dangled on Y crack!

with mmason1
Sidekick 01/Oct/16 AltLd O/S
Hidden 01/Oct/16 AltLd O/S
Kevin Woods 19/Sep/16 AltLd O/S

Class route. Led P1, P3 (Y Crack), P5 (Layback), P7 (Walk to base of Upper pinnacle), P9 (of 10 total).

with Tom Lawfield
Hidden 15/Aug/16 AltLd
Louis Hume 05/Aug/16 Lead

5 falls on the crux - thanks Timmeh for solid seconding.

with cube359
planetmarshall 31/Jul/16 Lead

The Y Crack was so good I did it twice (got the ropes stuck!).

Hidden 29/Jul/16 AltLd O/S
Valaisan 29/Jul/16 AltLd rpt

PK sent smooth leads on S-crack & layback. On my 3rd visit I put together a nice sequence on the left-side of the Y-crack to surmount without need for jamming or thuggery:)

Hidden 05/Jun/16 AltLd
Hidden 05/Jun/16 AltLd O/S
metrorat 04/Jun/16 Lead O/S

Lead all technical pitches, wonderful route

with Amy Wight
Smelly Fox 04/Jun/16 AltLd O/S

Got the rope out for the four harder pitches. About 3-4 hours to summit including the Rosetta Stone. Great climb!

with Klaus Maus
MDowson 01/Jun/16 AltLd
with duncan carr
tobyk 01/Jun/16 Lead O/S

An absolutely awesome route. Long and involved and with perfect weather. We were absolutely wasted the day after.

with Emma Akam
meanderthal ?/Jun/16 AltLd
damondavies 28/May/16 AltLd O/S

Misty, low cloud during the walk in but cleared up just as we started the climb. Perfect timing! Stunning route with some great flowing moves. Layback crack is one of the most enjoyable pitches I've climbed. Great views from the summit.

with Lizzie Dingle, Ewan Brown
lilliyan 28/May/16 2nd
with damon, Ewan
Adam Long 27/May/16 AltLd

Last day on Arran, walked up in the mist to retrieve stashed gear. Superb.

with Ben Bransby
gurumed 25/May/16 AltLd O/S

Lead S, Y, and Layback Crack pitches. Fantastic route.

with Colin
colinerees 25/May/16 AltLd β

Lead easier pitches with Gordon. This climb is simply amazing for its grade with a slap to the face level of diversity. Climbers beware, I recommend a SOLID HVS leader to take this one. S crack and Y crack will require technical experience and or brute.

smithjmw46 23/May/16 AltLd O/S
Heggie 15/May/16 AltLd
eaf4 14/May/16 AltLd
with Niall Harris
Robertgiddy 13/May/16 AltLd

Fantastic, best rock route I've done.

liamando 13/May/16 AltLd O/S

One of the best "lines" it just looks epic! The S-crack was my lead of note great sustained pitch once I committed!

Andrew Duncan 10/May/16 AltLd
with will lord, joe hallam
joe hallam 10/May/16 AltLd

S cracks incredible!

with will lord, Andrew Duncan
Busby 16/Apr/16 AltLd O/S
Hidden ??/2016 Lead
Darron ??/2016 -
JSCB ??/2016 -
Hidden 17/Oct/15 AltLd O/S
libby.southgate 29/Sep/15 AltLd

Absolutely ACE day.

Hidden 22/Sep/15 AltLd O/S
joe.91 19/Sep/15 AltLd O/S

Well a very exciting trip! After finding out we had to book the car onto the ferry 30 minutes before we left, we made the decision to go on as foot passengers. Luckily the landlord of the Brodick Bar (recommended for food and beer!) gave us a lift to Glen Rosa! Started to hike in and got to the split in the river before we bedded down for the night. Hiked further up before starting and did it rather quickly in about 2.5 hrs. Fantastic climb!

Robb Bert 19/Sep/15 AltLd
Hidden 13/Sep/15 AltLd
Hidden 06/Sep/15 AltLd O/S
John HW 04/Sep/15 -
with Cath
maxtwomey 08/Aug/15 AltLd dnf

Weather turned so abbed off

with Michael
EBailey 25/Jul/15 Solo O/S
Hidden 04/Jul/15 2nd
quickdrawmcraw 04/Jul/15 Lead
Lamb 22/Jun/15 AltLd O/S

Lead Y-crack and layback crack, Sean ran long final pitch straight to top of the pinnacle. Absolutely superb day. Joy of a route from top to bottom.

Scott Quinn 22/Jun/15 AltLd O/S

awesome route well over 500m by the time we added the lower slabs on

seanhendo123 22/Jun/15 AltLd O/S

Lead the s crack , craig the y and layback, great route, never too strenuous so can just enjoy the positions, class. I finished in 1 60m pitch, going straight up the crack at the final belay finishing up the slab

with Lamb
Tom.Priestley 22/Jun/15 AltLd O/S

Did 150m of moving together first then a pitch of VD then I lead s crack Scott did Y crack then alternate after that. Awesome route.

alex_arthur 13/Jun/15 AltLd O/S


with Matthew Osborne
Andy Hewison 30/May/15 AltLd

I got to lead the S crack, Tom fought his way through the Y. Layback crack was strange but good and I led the final chimney also good. Did the final couple of pitches to get to the top of the pinacle. Airy traverse on rounded holds for final pitch

with Tom
mot1 30/May/15 AltLd dog
bigrik30 23/May/15 AltLd
Tasmin 23/May/15 AltLd O/S

I lead S and layback cracks, Craig lead the Y crack! Great route

Craig Holden 23/May/15 AltLd rpt
el diablo 23/May/15 AltLd
with Nick Bowen
mishabruml 14/May/15 AltLd O/S

Camped down the Glen Rosa, Alpine start, I led layback and s, Iggy led the Y crack and I had a heart attack when his foot popped on the crux! He held it though, fair play. Cracking route, very windy though!

with Iggy
Steve_T_Taylor 14/May/15 2nd O/S
plain kitten ??/2015 -
Hidden ??/2015 -
Hidden ??/2015 AltLd
Hidden 26/Sep/14 AltLd
calumhicks 26/Sep/14 AltLd O/S
with Adam Harris
Hidden 14/Sep/14 AltLd O/S
Hidden 06/Sep/14 AltLd O/S
D.Russell 06/Sep/14 AltLd O/S

Chimney variation...

with Adam
fishinwater 06/Sep/14 AltLd
with Chris W
jamesgr87 23/Aug/14 AltLd
Hidden 23/Jul/14 2nd dog
alex toomey 11/Jul/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 09/Jul/14 Solo O/S
freemanTom 28/Jun/14 AltLd

Superb crag, superb route. I got S crack as Ben on revenge mission with y cracks.

with Ben Pearce
cf2g08 21/Jun/14 AltLd O/S

Sick Solstice Session

with Iain
QuicNic 14/Jun/14 AltLd rpt

3rd time on this fantastic route. Led the Y cracks and layback pitch and enjoyed it. Went all the way to the top of the pinnacle - 10 pitches.

alexmcmillan 24/May/14 AltLd O/S

Led Y-crack in the cloud

with Kitty Selkirk
Hidden 03/May/14 AltLd dog
scotybotty1234 03/May/14 AltLd O/S

Lead Y-Crack. Weather was poor!

Hidden 20/Apr/14 2nd
noemie5438 20/Apr/14 AltLd
AmyG 20/Apr/14 AltLd O/S

Soloed the first pitches, joined s and y together, top move of the Y awkward. Noemie led the layback. Brilliant weather and route

nige pacer 28/Sep/13 AltLd O/S
with Chris Coleman, Rich Vowles
Ratfeeder 05/Sep/13 Lead rpt
with Karl
thomaspomfrett 28/Aug/13 AltLd O/S

Lead p1-6,8-10 & 12

with Joe Callaghan
Leonard Tedd 24/Aug/13 AltLd

Managed the 14 guidebook pitches in 8 with twin 60m ropes - great route!

with Danny Carden
Hidden 22/Jul/13 2nd dnf
ali_robb 10/Jul/13 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/Jul/13 Lead O/S
Simon Cahill 09/Jun/13 AltLd O/S

A great mountain day out, 350+m of quality granite with 3 interesting pitches of VS climbing, S crack, Y crack & Layback crack are great pitches but for me the real crux came in the three chinmey's section. I lead initial slabs, S & layback. Lee led the Y crack. All other pitches swinging leads. Camp to camp 10 hrs, route up & down 5 1/2, done in 11 pitches (and just made it in time back to the ferry)

with Lee Paskin
andybroadway 08/Jun/13 AltLd O/S

Fantastic. Got to be up there as one of the best climbs I've done in the UK. Lead the Y crack pitch.

Ulgrid 08/Jun/13 AltLd O/S
with Ross
Hidden 08/Jun/13 AltLd O/S
Hidden 08/Jun/13 AltLd O/S
SUColdo ?/Jun/13 AltLd
with Abe
Hidden 26/May/13 AltLd β
annep11 26/May/13 2nd O/S
Hidden 26/May/13 2nd
Craig Holden 26/May/13 Lead O/S

Great day. Lead all with the S crack,Y crack and layback pitches being the best of the route. Bit moist.

with Robbie, Catherine Marsh
maryleese 26/May/13 AltLd O/S
with Bobby Greig
Hidden 26/May/13 AltLd O/S
Hidden 25/May/13 AltLd O/S
Neil Pacey 25/May/13 AltLd O/S

Led the 'S' and the 'Y' out of the three technical pitches. Excellent route but lacks consistency, feels very much like a big V Diff day out with a few technical harder pitches. Did find the 'Y' short and steep and felt about 5a but with excellent protection.

Hidden 25/May/13 AltLd O/S
Tanya Savage 25/May/13 AltLd

neil led s and y cracks. i failed on top move of y crack, got hauled ignominiously over the top. i led layback pitch but went wrong - did leftmost layback all the way up. quite exciting. loved the pinnacle but rope drag awful.

Hidden 17/May/13 Lead O/S
fall-line 27/Apr/13 AltLd O/S

A grand day out. Pleased to have led the Y-crack pitch. Thought the layback crack was well scary! Didn't do the upper pinnacle.

with Sarah Kirton, Karolina Mysiak
skirton 27/Apr/13 AltLd

Lead S crack and layback which I immensely enjoyed. So much friction you just need to trust your feet. Dogged my way up Y crack where apparently I resembled a cow walking up some stairs backwards...

with Karolina Mysiak, Donald Slater
Hidden ??/2013 -
DougSt ??/2013 AltLd
with Neil Wightwick
claregardiner 07/Oct/12 AltLd

Great route! Led the Y and layback cracks.

Macleod 22/Sep/12 AltLd O/S

Stunning route! Simul-climbed much of it for speed.

with dominic
Captain Solo 12/Jul/12 Solo

A long time coming but well worth it in the end, descended Old East.

Dougbart 12/Jul/12 AltLd O/S
Hidden 25/Jun/12 AltLd dnf
Joris.Roulleau 04/Jun/12 Lead O/S

simul climbed up to the start of the S crack. Climbed S and Y cracks in one pitch (why you'd break it down to two pitches is beyond me). The rest is not so direct and interesting. There has to be a way to do a better directissime.

Hidden 02/Jun/12 2nd
holly138 27/May/12 2nd
with Ted, Ally Rocke
Triggalicious 26/May/12 2nd O/S
with fiona mellor, Tom E
The Big Sender 26/May/12 Lead O/S
with fiona mellor, morgan trigg
Hidden 26/May/12 AltLd
allyrocke 25/May/12 AltLd O/S
with Holly Spice, Ted Angus
John 'B' Hutchinson 15/May/12 AltLd O/S

A fantastic route. Led the Y-crack and Layback crack, both stoaters and steady climbing. Apart from the S-crack we soloed all the other pitches to save time and escape from the biting wind that greeted us after the Y-crack! Topped out to a lovely sunset and a great view of the Paps of Jura. What a crag!

with Tom Charles-Edwards
Jon_dL ?/May/12 Lead O/S

long, great. s, y and layback were amazing.. carried on up the rest of the layback as a great variation

mattking_109 ?/May/12 2nd
Brendan 31/Mar/12 AltLd rpt

Led S Crack and the Layback Crack variation (Lovat's), which is class. Mission to retrieve a dropped cam and a puncture led to a mad race to make the ferry. Fantastic day.

with Andy and Joe
jonnie3430 28/Mar/12 Lead O/S
with Marie
forsythag 27/Mar/12 AltLd dnf

Finished S, Y and layback cracks but had to ab off due to lack of light.

with alistair macey
Hidden ?/Mar/12 AltLd dog
JonG ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 -
matt perks ??/2012 -
windy100 ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 -
JonG ??/2012 -
Woodiee 27/Aug/11 AltLd O/S
odox 27/Aug/11 AltLd O/S
mataius 31/Jul/11 -
Plungeman 28/Jul/11 AltLd dog

Lead a long pitch to the S-crack, had to aid up the Y-crack, then topped out the chimney pitch pretty much underwater - a cracking adventure!

with Reuben
agolay 28/Jul/11 2nd β

A very nice climb, would of liked to do some leading tho

with Bin Smedley
bsmedz 27/Jul/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 23/Jul/11 2nd
baileyswalk 23/Jul/11 Lead O/S

Leave your chalk and bring a thick skin.

johnrc 16/Jul/11 AltLd O/S

walked in a 5pm, it rained, dried up a bot then climbed. s crack was cool and harder than y in the wet - the y crack is not 5a! imagine it wud be awesome in the dry. ended up simu climbing the last 4 pitches in the dark then 2 hours searching for our tent in the mist and sailing home.. epic!

with robnz
uphillnow 10/Jul/11 AltLd
with Stuart Holmes
mol 02/Jul/11 AltLd

9hrs to do the 12 pitches - awesome route!

with Jesse
Hidden 02/Jul/11 Lead O/S
bencole ?/Jun/11 Lead O/S
with Dad
mattkemp70 ?/Jun/11 AltLd
with Rich
Graham Westbrook 28/May/11 AltLd O/S
Hidden 02/May/11 AltLd O/S
SianR 01/May/11 AltLd
with Cora
eolmar ?/May/11 2nd
olekemi 30/Apr/11 AltLd
with Jamie L
Tim Hamlet 30/Apr/11 AltLd
pwilkie 24/Apr/11 AltLd O/S

Simply brilliant. I think we went a bit off route getting to the base of the S crack, as that final pitch felt a lot harder and more sustained than the S or Y cracks. Felt very scared on the exposed traverse near the top but enjoyed every second of it.

with Joe Banner
MonkeyDawson 23/Apr/11 AltLd
with Simon Smith, Pete Reynolds
Hidden 19/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Fiona Reid 09/Apr/11 AltLd

A lovely route spoiled by the truly evil Y-crack! If you can jam it will be fine. If you can't you're in for a fight. Led 1, 3, 5 (placed the gear and down climbed to send Mike up the Y-crack - I can't jam!), layback crack, 9. Resorted to hauling on the rope to get up the Y-crack, I'm too wee to reach the cat ears and just couldn't work out how to get up any other way. Continued to the top of Rosa Pinacle leading even pitches.

with Mike
johannes 09/Apr/11 AltLd O/S

Had a very messy moment at the Y-crack with feet slipping. Super-solid hand-jams saved the clean ascent. Followed guidebook recommendation and did the Rosetta Stone afterwards which had a bit disappointing rock quality. Sort of crumble for desert.

henning82 09/Apr/11 AltLd O/S
Mike-W-99 09/Apr/11 AltLd

Led S crack (nice) & Y crack (3 attempts required) Finished up the rosa pinnacle.

with Fiona
Kazza91 ?/Apr/11 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
Johnny Baker ??/2011 -
with Anna Baness
Hidden ??/2011 -
Paul Boggis ??/2011 AltLd
Tenko ??/2011 AltLd O/S
with Jez Wardman
tatz45 20/Oct/10 AltLd

Linked S and Y cracks and led Layback

with Dave Grant
ST3V10 ?/Sep/10 Lead
R0bbie 30/Aug/10 AltLd O/S

Brilliant! Got to lead the s crack.

with leighn, Taba
Stewart B 16/Aug/10 Lead O/S
with Anna K
krusty23 15/Aug/10 AltLd
CharlieMack 15/Aug/10 AltLd O/S
with Kirstie Rowe
Valaisan 23/Jul/10 Lead rpt

Lead the whole thing. Totally knackered. Used the SRD Original Chimney variation avoiding the Y crack, fabulously exposed bridging with little gear and a huge overhanging garden at the top of the diedre to surmount. Just 'out there' for VS:)

with Hughes Salamin
Hidden 25/Jun/10 AltLd O/S
Valaisan 20/Jun/10 AltLd O/S

Well chuffed to onsight the Y crack:)

with Darryl Urquart-Dixon
RCrockford 19/Jun/10 AltLd O/S
with Andy C
oliverk 19/Jun/10 AltLd

Fell off at Y-cracks and eventually gave up. Tim led it in great style

Shaw Brown 19/Jun/10 AltLd

Best enjoyed with a bivy below, priceless!

with Loz
Hidden 19/Jun/10 Lead
abbeywall 12/Jun/10 AltLd

The S crack and the layback crack are lovely. The y crack is pure evil

with K
khartwig 05/Jun/10 Lead O/S

Fantastic Climb! Some quick scrambly pitches that can be done with verly little or no gear, though these pitches still have stunning views and great rock quality!

with Jim Macphail
GraMc 05/Jun/10 AltLd O/S

pitched the y and s cracks, moved together on the rest. didnt think the y cracks were really 5a more like easy 4c.

with kevin mcgrath
jim.macp 01/Jun/10 -
Hidden ?/Jun/10 AltLd
dicky79 30/May/10 AltLd O/S

S crack

with Pete
Hidden 30/May/10 AltLd O/S
jamestheyip 23/May/10 AltLd O/S

Started too far to the left which made the first pitch quite tricky with tons of rope drag. Joint a few pitched together did in 5 pitches without the pinnacle finish.

with Peter
Andy Moles 22/May/10 AltLd O/S

put a rope on for the graded sections and soloed the rest. pretty busy, pretty entertaining!

with Ferdia
Roberttaylor 22/May/10 Lead O/S

I led the S and Y cracks, all of the rest except the layback crack which Tom HS took. An amazing day out, perfect rock and weather.

with Thomas Henderson Schwartz, Andrew Hutcheson
Liam Ingram 22/May/10 AltLd O/S

Absolutely awesome! Lead Y-crack and layback crack. Thought crux was very hard. Layback crack a stunning pitch.

ferdia 22/May/10 AltLd O/S

soloed top pitch

rustyclimber91 22/May/10 AltLd O/S

lead the s crack which was lovely!had a silly rucksac on for the y crack so WAS NOT able to enjoy that atall! layback was a great pitch. cracking day out with nor a cloud in the sky...

with liam
Calzzak 22/May/10 2nd O/S
THardSevere 22/May/10 2nd dog

awesome climb. Lead the pitch just before the layback crack and the layback crack itself. I found the layback crack very commiting on the lead. The overhanging Y-crack was my only fall, but I got after finding the jug. Again can't stress how awesome a climb it was

with andrew hutchins, robert taylor
stuaart 03/May/10 AltLd O/S

Not sure where the final 15m pitch went!

Euan Strachan 03/May/10 AltLd O/S
with Stuart R
Hidden ?/May/10 AltLd
ambrooker 24/Apr/10 2nd
with Tom
chiverstom 24/Apr/10 Lead O/S

Great fun! Sensibly we didnt start climbing this till late in the day so it was pretty tight on time at the end of the route

with Alice
Hidden 11/Apr/10 AltLd
Hidden ??/2010 -
Hidden ??/2010 -
MoWalker3 13/Sep/09 AltLd

Fanstastic. (update)Golly I'm in the guidebook!

with Cormac, chrissy
chrissy 13/Sep/09 AltLd
MonkeyDawson ?/Aug/09 AltLd
Peter Reynolds ?/Aug/09 AltLd
Brendan 26/Jun/09 AltLd O/S

Led the Y crack and layback crack. Mikey ended up taking some mad variation up a chimney on pitch 10ish. Epic descent in the mist.

with Mikey
xfletch 12/Jun/09 AltLd
Hidden 12/Jun/09 AltLd
daWalt 07/Jun/09 2nd O/S
Ian Jones 07/Jun/09 Lead O/S
with Walter Robison, sam wood and iceicebaby
iceicebaby 06/Jun/09 2nd

Found the Y-cracks a TAD tricky!! Surely 5b? Thought S crack was straightforward and the layback pitch is pretty cool. Constantly interesting route in epic surroundings, but spent the entire route fighting hotaches from the wind! Overall = Peachy route :)

with Sam Wood, The Purple Pimpernel and daWalt
Hidden ?/Jun/09 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/Jun/09 AltLd O/S
Batt 30/May/09 AltLd O/S

Not a cloud in the sky! First pitch was a tad awkward route finding but after that was great. Lead s-crack, lovely lovely, plenty of bomber gear. Enjoyed traverse pitch too, nice toddle across in great position. Lovely sunsetting walk out.

Hoyes 30/May/09 AltLd O/S
Simon Holden (LCandCC) 02/May/09 AltLd O/S

Alternate leads, lead the S crack. And seconded the inverted Y crack with a heavy Rucksack. Thought it should be 4c and not 5a as it is in the new guide. Some people thnk the Y crack is nearly 5B! I suppose if you don't know how to jam it could be difficult, maybe 5a but not 5b. I've lead harder VS 4c climbs (Samarkand).

with Murray & Pete Nugent
Pete Nugent 02/May/09 AltLd O/S

Murray led the initial pitches. Simon led the "S" crack and I led the "Y" crack & the layback pitch. The latter was the best section in my view. We ran into a lot of traffic where the route joins Sou'wester Slabs and avoided the last pitches by moving right under a big roof and then climbing easy rock on the right of the ridge. An excellent day out!

with Murray Gallagher, Simon Holden
Christian Beck ?/May/09 AltLd O/S

One of the best routes ive climbed in the UK...Great line and superb rock..:)

Hidden ?/May/09 -
Elsier 25/Apr/09 AltLd
with Stuart
Hidden 25/Apr/09 AltLd O/S
Hidden 25/Apr/09 AltLd O/S
cat22 18/Apr/09 -
with Mike
tomhull 15/Apr/09 AltLd


nakedave 14/Apr/09 AltLd
with Tom Hull, Adam Noble
Hidden 12/Apr/09 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Apr/09 AltLd
Hidden ??/2009 -
anotherwally ??/2009 -
MartF 11/Oct/08 AltLd O/S

With Matt Forshaw. Long day, fantastic route.

Hidden 07/Sep/08 AltLd
Will Hunt ?/Sep/08 AltLd

Had a massive rucksack on so yarded on gear to pass the crux. 2 Points of aid on that bit.

Hidden 21/Jun/08 AltLd
Nibs 07/Jun/08 2nd O/S
with Kevin
ed woods 07/Jun/08 AltLd
with Steve
jeffb 26/May/08 AltLd dog

we were a bit scrappy on the y cracks - both falling off a bit and needing to pull on gear - a bit - but it was stil a blast and all the other pitches were clean

with graham
Calder 26/May/08 AltLd dog

Fell off Y-Crack after getting pumped out my mind. Tried again but my arms weren't having it so I handed over to Jeff...

with jeffb
Hidden ?/May/08 AltLd
Harry Ellis ?/May/08 -
with Will Veitch, Trefor Hughes
Hidden ??/2008 AltLd
Steve Lenartowicz ??/2008 -
with Clare
reg_measures ??/2008 AltLd O/S
with steve burdett
HIGHTOWER 26/Aug/07 AltLd O/S

Top day, led 'Y ' (brutal) and layback pitch (lovely).

with Ben C
Lawrie Brand 21/Jul/07 AltLd O/S
Rich Mayfield 14/Jul/07 AltLd
Mark Stevenson 14/Jul/07 AltLd O/S
with Rich Mayfield
breithorn4164 13/Jul/07 AltLd O/S
with Jackson
Vicki M 10/Jul/07 AltLd
with dougie
Dougie Harvey 21/Jun/07 AltLd O/S
with Vicki Mayes
Hidden ?/May/07 AltLd O/S
Hidden 28/Apr/07 Lead
Hidden 07/Apr/07 Lead dog
beegsyboy 06/Apr/07 AltLd O/S
with Eccie
Neil Mackenzie 06/Apr/07 AltLd

bit of a treat!! some VS pitches, nice traverses and the upper pinnacle gives mental exposure! took a bit of a whipper on the Y crack!

with Tim
jaggy bunnet 06/Apr/07 AltLd
Hidden 03/Apr/07 AltLd O/S
sgl 03/Apr/07 AltLd
with Konnie
Hidden 26/Aug/06 2nd dog
centurion05 ?/Aug/06 Lead O/S

Rained heavily all day, s crack was lovely and the y crack was interesting in the wet, lovely little heel hook into a rock over whilst holding onto a slippery sloper and a hand jam

with chadweak
centurion05 ?/Jul/06 Lead O/S
RobScotland 03/Jun/06 AltLd O/S
with Jon Sheffield
Hidden 29/Apr/06 AltLd
john irving ??/2006 -
CurlyStevo ??/2006 AltLd
Ally Gillies ?/Jun/05 Lead O/S

great bivi. managed the y crack in one go with a long reach. awesome route

with vinny, Pete
nai 15/May/05 AltLd
with Tim
tlr 15/May/05 AltLd
with Pom
Hidden 14/May/05 AltLd
Colin Mcgregor 14/May/05 AltLd
andyinglis ?/Feb/05 AltLd O/S
Ross Barnes ?/Feb/05 -
with Andy I
Matt crawford ??/2005 AltLd O/S

Stunning route.

with Roland Ascroft
adi bryant ?/Sep/04 AltLd O/S
with Tim
Mike C 25/Jul/04 AltLd
with Nicola S
pigeonjim ?/Jun/04 Lead dnf

Backed off due to heavy rain

PenJD 09/May/04 AltLd O/S
with Jon Ascroft
steveboote ?/May/04 AltLd

With Vic Belshaw

with Vic Belshaw
Spade ?/May/04 AltLd
with Ed Watson
Hidden ?/Apr/04 AltLd O/S
Hidden 15/Apr/03 AltLd
richardlong78 25/Aug/02 AltLd
with Marc Falcus
Hidden 05/May/02 AltLd
Andy S 04/May/02 AltLd O/S
with Paul Cunningham
amcinroy ?/Sep/01 AltLd rpt
with Brian Martin
Hidden ?/Sep/01 AltLd O/S
runestone 26/May/01 AltLd
with LizS, Andy Turner
BobbyMotherwell ?/Apr/01 AltLd dog
brianrunner ??/2001 -
CMacD ??/2001 -
with Jim Donaldson
Lone Rider ??/2000 -
Chad123 ??/2000 -
alasdair19 ??/2000 -

1st time with stuart

Richard Weller 21/Aug/99 AltLd
with Ian Bryden
Bob M 06/Jun/99 AltLd

Jill led S-Crack, I led Y-Crack and layback. Just wonderful.

with Jill Stevens
Hidden 31/May/99 AltLd O/S
rogerskews 31/May/99 AltLd O/S

Idyllic day out !

with Martin Coward
Hidden ??/1999 Lead
Hamish Leslie ??/1998 -
with Wendy
phardman 05/Jul/97 AltLd O/S

last route but one in hard rock.

Bob 15/Jun/97 Lead O/S
with Cath
Hidden ?/May/97 AltLd O/S
Hidden 20/Jun/96 2nd O/S
Hidden 12/May/96 Lead
Chris Murray ?/May/96 -


with Richard Bower
gjd ??/1996 2nd
with Charlie
Bruce Kerr 20/May/95 Lead
with Ali Callum
runestone 01/Jan/95 Lead
Yourlead 06/Aug/94 Lead
with Ric Gregory
Tom V ?/May/94 -
with Howie Darwin
NeilGriffiths ?/May/94 AltLd

Quality day out. Really pleasant

with Paul Tucker
Dave Kerr ?/Oct/93 AltLd
with Euan McCulloch
Hidden ?/Jul/93 Lead dnf
Hammy 30/Apr/93 AltLd
with Colin Struthers
Dave Musgrove Jnr 24/Apr/93 AltLd
with Nick Ashton
Old Tyke ??/1993 -
mark mcgowan01 ??/1992 Solo
pingora 07/Jul/91 AltLd O/S
with Nick
Okecroak 15/Jun/91 Lead
with I Crichton
Ali MacDonald 05/May/91 AltLd O/S

RAF MRT Training

with Jo Wiggins
Cat on a Hot Thin Roof ?/May/91 Lead dog

Not my best climb, but excellent route all the same. Flashed the 'S' crack, but peeled off the 'Y' crack after 5 attempts. Landed on one of my ropes luckily, as Davina was busy enjoying the view down Glen Rosa; no idea I'd come off... The traverse out on to the wall after the 'uncomfortable corner' is certainly interesting...

with Davina
Hidden ?/Aug/90 AltLd dnf
The Pulsing Motorik of Neu! 09/Jun/90 Lead O/S
with Andy Dean
Raggar 20/May/90 AltLd
with Jon B
alan moore ??/1990 -

Day of showers and rainbows.

mark-abz 12/Jul/89 AltLd
with Terry ?
Martin Bennett 29/May/88 -
with SF
amcleish ??/1986 -
William Robertson ??/1986 Lead O/S
with Emily, Steve, Shaun etc
BigHairyIan 20/Jul/85 AltLd RP

Actually I teamed up with a bloke that we met on the camp site, Don "the Dude". Guy climbed the route with Ste Rigby.

GuySummers 20/Jul/85 AltLd
rohai545 ?/Jul/85 AltLd
Hidden 31/May/85 AltLd
Falko ??/1985 AltLd O/S
with Al W.
Gordon Stainforth 29/Apr/83 AltLd O/S
with Robert Barton
babymoac 17/Apr/82 Lead
with MTW
arduff ??/1981 AltLd
with EUMC pals
The Reaper 22/Aug/80 Lead rpt
The Reaper 19/Apr/80 AltLd
Hidden ??/1980 AltLd
Hidden ??/1980 AltLd
Hidden ??/1980 -
PaulTanton ?/May/79 AltLd O/S
neil3965 21/Apr/79 Lead
with Gordon Stewart
jon ?/May/78 Lead
with Elaine
Ken Taylor 16/Jun/77 AltLd
with Chris Terrey
Nigel Bond 05/Jun/77 AltLd
with Tony Cuddy
Chris Terrey ?/Jun/77 AltLd
with Ken Taylor
Bolt Phobia 24/Apr/76 AltLd
with Wil Hurford
Sean Kelly ?/May/75 Lead

Surprised to be greeted by a Stag as I pulled over onto the summit! Fabulous day and climb.

with Brian Forster
Hidden ?/Apr/75 AltLd
Martin Bennett 29/Mar/75 -
with JD
Tony Holdsworth 01/Jan/70 -
Martin Bennett 30/May/66 -
with CJE
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