BenjyW 18/Jul AltLd O/S

Day two off amazing weather and another classic route!

with Ed Runnalls
Hidden 18/Jul AltLd
Samantha Dickson 13/Jul AltLd
with Ali Baxter
Hidden 13/Jul AltLd O/S
cacheson 01/Jul AltLd O/S

Probably slightly too wet to be a good idea. Crux on p2 and all of the 5a pitch were both dripping, so some hard climbing and diversions were required. The wind was also particularly bad on pitch 5. Did 8 pitches amounting to about 300m of climbing, eventually making it through the slippery stuff at the top. I led 1-5, and Sarah took over at the end. Just under 10 hours on route. Probably would not recommend this to the VS leader, though maybe it's much easier when it's bone dry. A warning to the next people: it looks as though the flake/pillar on pitch 3 at the top of the recess is pretty loose and disconnected. There is a lot of loose stuff in and around it, and with enough force it might trundle. Take care!

with Tim, SarahA
SarahA 01/Jul AltLd

Big day! Quite wet leading to some interesting route finding! Pitch 2 was pretty tough for VS, weirdly felt harder than the sopping 5a bit on pitch 4. Chris did all the leading on the actual route: I just topped us out through 3 pitches of bog and slime.

JamieGreig 18/Jun AltLd O/S
Hidden 18/Jun AltLd O/S
cpforbes 02/Jun AltLd O/S
with Frances Coles
Hidden 02/Jun AltLd O/S
CaelanB 17/Sep/16 AltLd O/S

sopping wet from start to finish, spoiled my enjoyment somewhat

with Denning
scoth 17/Sep/16 AltLd O/S

A longer route than the guide book suggests, we worked out there is at least 200m of climbing. We also pitched the final scramble which is about 60m. The route got progressively wetter as we moved up. The 4th and 5th pitches were very testing, due to seepage. Started at 12.00 (too late) and topped out at 8.30. Great route, great crag, great day out.

with Franklin
carr0t 07/Sep/16 -

Very sustained route and high in the grade. Felt like HVS in quite a few parts. The climbing is generally on clean and sound rock with the flaky arete being the only suspect rock. Incredible route, but very long hard and committing. Need to be comfortably climbing a grade or two above that to complete successfully. Conditions were 75% dry with sometimes substantial seepage.

Franklin Jacoby ?/Sep/16 AltLd
Captain Solo 29/Aug/16 Solo

Bone dry and absolutely superb, it's all there.

Jake Young 19/Jun/16 AltLd dnf

Rained off at half height

Hidden 09/Jun/16 AltLd
Hidden 06/Jun/16 AltLd O/S
Ulgrid 15/May/16 AltLd

Led p1, 3 and 5. Went off-route on p5 (straight up the crack rather than veering left) and ended up on a fabulous (but intimidating) layback crack on a slabby bulge which was rather harder than the 4b pitch I was expecting.

with Dave
david_brookes 15/May/16 AltLd

Lead pitches 2 and 4. At pitch 5 consider bearing left after the first step above the belay (10m above belay not 25m as the Gary Latter guide suggests.). Alternatively do continue directly up the crack for a smearing lay-back (probably E1)

Hidden 19/Sep/15 -
Hidden 19/Sep/15 -
Graham Westbrook 19/Jun/15 Lead O/S

Led all pitches. Was hoping to climb something else but everything was still a bit wet and it was freezing. The route was really good though, an incredible venue! Will be back for more.

mjackson 19/Jun/15 2nd
Joris.Roulleau 19/Jun/15 AltLd O/S

Freezing cold and a bit damp in places, but good fun.

with Paul McCarthy
mattkemp70 ?/Jun/15 AltLd
with Sam
dave o 23/Sep/14 Lead rpt

Great route, much better than I remember from having done it back in 2003. The back up plan after all the other routes I fancied appeared a touch too moist.

Hidden 23/Sep/14 2nd
Plungeman 08/Sep/13 AltLd dnf

Just enough seepage to make it a no-go, sadly. Nice trip in and out though!

with Uisdean
MrRiley 19/Jul/13 AltLd O/S

Superb! Very sustained but protection easy. A surprising amount of loose rock on pitch 3 however, I wouldn't pull on the flake in the corner!! Did 210m of climbing then 40m of scrambling so quite a bit longer than the SMC guide suggested. A classic!

with Will Owen, Debbie Lee
Debbie Lee 19/Jul/13 AltLd
Hidden 15/Jul/13 AltLd
stephenmckenzie 15/Jul/13 AltLd dog

Snapped a hold on pitch 2 (seconding), losing the onsight.

Johannes Petersen 13/Jul/13 AltLd O/S
with Joe Gibson
Hidden 06/Jul/13 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2013 -
Andy Moles 05/Sep/12 AltLd O/S
with Kev
Hidden 05/Sep/12 -
gforce 17/Jul/12 AltLd
with MikeR
madeleine 02/Jun/12 AltLd O/S
Hidden 24/Mar/12 AltLd O/S
bnewman 24/Mar/12 AltLd O/S

Some great long pitches. Quite sustained and adventurous. A great day out.

with Ben
captain dringo ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 -
Hidden 02/Jul/11 AltLd dog
Hidden ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
Pete Graham 04/Sep/10 AltLd
with Rick Graham
Hidden 19/Aug/10 Lead
Hidden 25/Jul/10 AltLd O/S
Neil Mackenzie 25/Jul/10 AltLd O/S
with Warren
andymoin 24/Jul/10 AltLd O/S

Got pitches 2,4,6(wet scramble to top), nice climbing especially the wide crack of 2 which was steep and intimidating and dry when most other stuff was v wet. Felt a bit stiff for vs. also longer than the guide indicates we had to do 1.5 pitch of wet easygoing scrambling to top out.

with Mark Jarvie
Hidden 03/Jul/10 AltLd
Hidden ?/Jul/10 2nd
IceBun 14/Feb/10 -

Conditions looked and were initially great and we even got to climb in the sun for a while. Used a lower start, led Pitch 2 then Ross led another 2.5 pitches before deteriorating conditions forced us to bail

with Rossco
Hidden ??/2010 -
Hidden ??/2010 -
Bapetheed1 19/Sep/09 AltLd O/S

The last weekend of good weather?.......apart from the cold and drizzle it was a fantastic intro into multi pitch. 2nd pitch crux is commiting, 4th pitch crux easier i thought. Great rock and friction also good, even became sunny later on - BONUS!

with Chris
Chris wilson 19/Sep/09 AltLd O/S

Good VS climbing all the way. Particularly enjoyed Pitch 3, although pitch 2 has the hardest section. Was a real struggle today with a cold wind and drizzle for the middle pitches. Topped out in the sun though.

with Gus
climberuk 19/Sep/09 AltLd O/S

Freezing cold and windy. Route was dry though except for a couple of bits higher up. Fairly sustained VS climbing. Crux pitch not too bad. Not sure where the 5a move was on the 4th pitch as it all felt consistently 4c. Tiring due to the cold conditions.

with Sheryl
Bruce Kerr 12/Sep/09 AltLd
with Ivor McCourt, Roger Benton
wence 30/Aug/09 2nd
with Tom, Rob
robertmichaellovell 29/Aug/09 AltLd

cold fingers - nice climbing though, slipped off once due to damp

with Lawrence, Tom
tomdude 29/Aug/09 AltLd O/S

great route. fairly sustained 4c in the middle, nothing more tricky. quite sheltered from wind and rain but a little seepy near top

with rob, lawrence
Hidden 04/Jul/09 AltLd β
iangray 04/Jul/09 AltLd
with Neil M
Neilm18 04/Jul/09 AltLd O/S
with Iain Gray
Hidden 21/Jun/09 -
stukent 20/Jun/09 AltLd dnf

Back off second pitch as crack was very very wet

with Duncan Carr
windy100 ??/2009 -
Lawrie Brand 22/May/08 AltLd O/S

Second pitch tricky - has a very commiting and tough bit for vs4c - 5a pitch was a cruise after that!

with Al Goodridge
SWalls 27/Aug/07 AltLd
BallsOfSteel 26/Aug/07 AltLd O/S
RAK 04/May/07 AltLd

Led all except P1

with Tim C
Hidden 23/Jul/06 AltLd
steev 17/Jul/06 Lead O/S
with Konrad
Hidden 16/Jul/06 AltLd O/S
Hidden 15/Jun/06 AltLd dnf
Hidden ?/Jun/06 -
tallthinmonkey ?/Jun/06 2nd
with Rafa
dunx55 ??/2006 -
Dangerous Dave ?/Sep/05 Lead
with Iain Wilkinson
Hidden 16/Jul/05 AltLd O/S
Jamie B ?/Jul/05 AltLd

Very sustained second pitch. Stronger line than Black Mamba.

with Simon Franks
Chris L Hill ??/2005 AltLd O/S
with John Stevenson
IanMcC 17/Aug/03 AltLd
with Jimbo
Julie Carroll 16/Aug/03 2nd

7 pitches of lovely climbing. A great day out!

with Tim Bird
Hidden 13/Aug/03 AltLd
dave o 19/Jul/03 AltLd O/S
with Paul Mathews
samwelli 13/Jun/03 Lead O/S

Beautiful route and crag.....wet though

with Steve Hammond
220bpm ?/Jun/03 AltLd O/S
with Dave
dangates ??/2003 -
with Gillian Culshaw/ Lindsay Warrick
The Pulsing Motorik of Neu! 25/Jun/01 Lead O/S
with Duncan
BRUCESTRAC ??/2001 -
TrollJester ??/2001 AltLd O/S
with Bruce A Strachan
Hidden ??/2001 Lead
Lone Rider ??/2000 -
jcw ??/2000 -
with Simon Richardson
graeme gatherer ??/2000 -
Colin Mcgregor 01/Sep/99 AltLd O/S
Hidden 01/Sep/99 AltLd
bandersnatch ??/1999 Lead
with Mairi B
Jamie Simpson ?/Jun/98 AltLd O/S

Really good climb. took ages and were a bit out of our depth!

with Luke?
Iain Thow 16/Jun/96 Lead
with Liz Jolley
alkira ??/1996 -
AC1 ??/1996 -
with Pete Robertson
CMacD ??/1995 -
Richard Weller 24/Jul/94 AltLd
with David Gaskell
mark-abz ?/Jun/93 AltLd
with Gordon S
Yourlead 22/Jul/90 AltLd
with Doug Rennie
Steve Lenartowicz ??/1990 -
ColinMeech ??/1985 AltLd O/S
Chris Craggs ??/1980 -
Fraidknot 13/Jul/79 AltLd
with Colin Murray
tapley 29/May/78 AltLd
with John Sumner
Hidden ?/Jul/71 AltLd
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