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Ticklists: The 100 Best UK VS routes?, Scottish Mid-Grade Multi-Pitch, Scottish 3 and 4 star multi-pitch routes.

masa-alpin 03/Sep 2nd rpt

2 pitches in one go, and abseiled off.

with Naoko K
jrccrosby 24/Aug AltLd O/S

Elsie's first VS 5a (first pitch)

with Elsie
joe.91 28/May AltLd O/S
Little AndyH 27/May AltLd
jonskippy 21/May AltLd dnf

Backed off the second pitch due to heavy rain. Scraped an abseil together on the first belay, some crag swag to be had!

benclimbing 21/May AltLd dnf
Adam Hill 18/May AltLd

Nice route, 2 varied pitches. Don't use the larger krab at the ab station, it's damaged.

evanc77 17/May Lead

Wish we had abbed off the peg belay at the end of 2nd pitch as most people seem to. Awesome 2nd pitch.

with Dani
Daniontherocks 17/May 2nd

Traverse on the first pitch at end of first pitch harder than the crux move on second pitch

with Ev
steve.aisthorpe 09/May Lead
with Arkaitz
Steve Woollard 02/May AltLd
with Steve Thorpe
morageagleson 30/Apr AltLd O/S

Led first pitch. Jamie led 2nd pitch.

Hidden 30/Apr AltLd O/S
EBailey 06/Apr AltLd O/S
annep 28/Mar AltLd
rashwell 28/Mar Lead
Andrew Nelson ??/2017 Lead O/S
chmckay ??/2017 Lead O/S
richardsavill 21/Oct/16 Lead O/S
sarahrowlands 21/Oct/16 2nd
lcullum7 21/Sep/16 AltLd O/S
james1978 21/Sep/16 AltLd

2nd pitch

with Lamb
Hidden 15/Aug/16 AltLd O/S
Busby 31/Jul/16 Lead O/S

Partner got a tricam stuck just at the roof on P1, if you can get it out I tip my cap to you....

Lawrie Brand 22/Jun/16 AltLd rpt
with Robin Jeffery
annep11 19/Jun/16 AltLd O/S
with Sarah, Clement
SarahA 19/Jun/16 2nd

Clement led first pitch, Anne second. Was going to lead third, but the description wasn't enticing and we had a perfect ab point. Some really nice moves and interesting rock.

DavidJP 05/Jun/16 AltLd
with Andrew B
andybroadway 04/Jun/16 AltLd O/S
Graeme Hammond 01/Jun/16 Lead O/S

Abseiled off after 2 pitches as suggested in our guide + we needed to start the long drive home

ColinD 29/May/16 AltLd O/S


Ulgrid 14/May/16 AltLd

Led p1 - I think the roof section in P1 is far tougher than p2, despite what the topo says!

with Dave
david_brookes 14/May/16 AltLd
Skotch85 20/Apr/16 Lead O/S
JenRoberts 14/Apr/16 2nd
with Ollie
guy757 25/Mar/16 -
mountain musher ??/2016 AltLd
Hidden 11/Sep/15 AltLd O/S
Hidden 06/Sep/15 AltLd O/S
RoscoJB 15/Aug/15 AltLd O/S

Led pitch 1, abbed off after pitch 2.

clams ?/Aug/15 AltLd

Led P1, abbed off after P2

with Catherine and Chaz
Hidden 17/Jul/15 2nd
quickdrawmcraw 17/Jul/15 Lead
Stuart Macfarlane 03/Jul/15 AltLd O/S

Jeanie led 1st & 3rd pitches. 2 raps from the tree on the right.

with Jeanie
Graham Westbrook 17/Jun/15 AltLd O/S
mzchambers 08/Jun/15 AltLd O/S

Lead sec pitch

with Adam
Mackinclimb 08/Jun/15 AltLd O/S
mattkemp70 ?/Jun/15 AltLd
with Westy
Aprice1992 21/May/15 2nd dog

beautiful climb with great views.

Samantha Dickson 23/Apr/15 AltLd O/S
Timothy Miller 23/Apr/15 AltLd O/S
with sammy D
MReeves 05/Apr/15 2nd
mishabruml 05/Apr/15 Lead O/S

Led all 3 pitches in brilliant sunshine, no clouds. perfect day. scary on P1 going under the roofs! funny moment at P2 belay when old matey and his "missy" came up from Brute and across, noticing I'd built a nut belay rather than use the pegs: "oh, d'you not trust the pegs then?" me: "no, not really, do you?" "well yeah, I put them here!" awkward...

lorens holm ?/Apr/15 AltLd O/S

Oscar led p1 by the direct start (HVS). Not great pro.

with Oscar
Big Rog ??/2015 -
Big Rog ??/2015 -
Colin Dyer 02/Oct/14 AltLd

Top notch climb for VS.

with Josh Robinson
Hidden 30/Sep/14 Lead
Hidden 29/Sep/14 Lead O/S
Nemo9 29/Sep/14 2nd

Abbed off from top of pitch 2 as darkness fell.

with Sam
masa-alpin 29/Sep/14 AltLd O/S

Have done the P1 and a bit half a year ago. This time Jo lead that part and P4, I lead P2+3 in one go. In the P3 part, I went off route right at the start, negotiating the roof directly and made a scary traverse... P3 and P4 are dirty and vegetated, and not worth doing, I found.

with Jo B
Hidden 13/Sep/14 -
Mike-W-99 24/Aug/14 AltLd O/S

Two pitches, lead p2. Very enjoyable.

with Fiona
abbeywall 24/Aug/14 AltLd rpt

First 2 pitches, Led p1

with FM
Fiona Reid 24/Aug/14 AltLd O/S

First 2 pitches only. Led 1. Great climb.

with Mike
Hidden 25/Jul/14 AltLd
Hidden 25/Jul/14 2nd O/S
MrRiley 25/Jul/14 AltLd O/S


with Ben, Richard Hines
Jimmywhyte6 25/Jun/14 2nd

First time at Creag Dubh ( school run)

Hidden 15/Jun/14 -
Hidden 15/Jun/14 -
CaelanB 11/Jun/14 AltLd

got a bit lost on the second pitch ended up veering way out right

Hidden 17/May/14 AltLd
kegless 24/Apr/14 AltLd
with Jonny Hawkins
Tim Hamlet 14/Apr/14 AltLd

Quick climb while there was still light on the way up north.

with Iain Smith
kato'sdad 13/Apr/14 AltLd

Abbed off after direct start and pitch 2 due to rain.

with Giles Trussel
masa-alpin 10/Apr/14 Lead dnf

Abbed off after 2 pitches (for dinner!).

with Sandy A
GordonAinslie ??/2014 -
olekemi 12/Oct/13 AltLd O/S
with John W
Hidden 06/Oct/13 2nd
Hidden 10/Sep/13 AltLd
Hidden 10/Sep/13 2nd
Nemo9 ?/Sep/13 2nd
with Jim
Olli-C 26/Aug/13 AltLd O/S

Lead P2 then abbed off. Best climbing is the start of P2 up the cool rippled wall. Lots of vegetation nearby but route manages to avoid it.

Rachel Slater 26/Aug/13 AltLd O/S

Lead pitch 1.

MrRiley 24/Aug/13 Lead dnf

Bailed after the first pitch when the rain set in. Nice climbing but a bit chossy.

with Richard Hines
Sean Cattanach 05/Aug/13 2nd O/S
with Louisa Reynolds
mikemartin 05/Jul/13 AltLd
Captain Solo 05/Jul/13 AltLd rpt
with Mike
arose 01/Jul/13 Lead
Tightsgirl 01/Jul/13 2nd
colin milton 26/Jun/13 AltLd

lead p1

with shaun l
ross brinson 06/Jun/13 Lead O/S
with Hannah Watson
Uisdean hawthorn 02/Jun/13 -
Neil Mackenzie 16/May/13 Lead

led p1&2 then a hailstorm came in so we abbed off. looked pish after that anyways.....

with Alec Robertson
Hidden 16/May/13 2nd
eaf4 15/May/13 2nd
Hidden 13/Apr/13 2nd dnf
RM199 19/Feb/13 Lead O/S
captain ??/2013 -
Jacks20 ??/2013 AltLd
with Neil Wightwick
PeteLoveless 03/Sep/12 AltLd O/S
with Ben Gibson
Hidden 02/Sep/12 AltLd O/S
Gibson27 ?/Sep/12 Lead O/S

Done pitches 1 and 2 (on separate days) then abseiled from top of pitch 2. Great route.

Hidden 30/Aug/12 Lead
RocKalina 18/Aug/12 AltLd
with MM
Plungeman 10/Aug/12 AltLd O/S

Led p2. Went too far left and had to make a tenuous move to get back around the blunt arete. P3 wasn't up to much

with Matt
radioshed 10/Aug/12 AltLd O/S

pretty good route

with andy t
Merlin 05/Aug/12 2nd O/S

Rapped off after pitch 2 for convenience.

with Dave Tait
Hidden 04/Aug/12 AltLd
Hidden 04/Aug/12 AltLd
Alex Thomson 04/Aug/12 AltLd
Hidden ?/Aug/12 Lead
steve.aisthorpe 20/Jun/12 2nd

Fantastic route. Perfect rock and amazing position on first part of second pitch.

with John Lyall
Hidden 07/Jun/12 AltLd O/S
Hidden 03/Jun/12 AltLd O/S
DundeeDave 27/May/12 AltLd O/S
Hidden 28/Apr/12 AltLd O/S
up the hill 26/Mar/12 AltLd O/S
with Fiona Murray
Joel Perkin ??/2012 -
Steven Carter ??/2012 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2012 Lead
alan moore ??/2012 -

A big beast with a long walk down. Oddly like a Wintours Leap route.

PAJames ??/2012 -
adie84 ??/2012 -
simon_D 06/Nov/11 AltLd O/S

Geoff did the direct start, exciting move!

with Geoff
Hidden 29/Sep/11 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/Sep/11 AltLd
tomc 04/Aug/11 2nd
John 'B' Hutchinson 25/Jul/11 AltLd O/S

Very nice route. Abbed off after pitch 3 which started nicely but descended into Lost World terrain. A shame that the last two pitches are so overgrown now but 1 and 2 are top quality.

with Matthew Thompson
Mike Caine 14/Jun/11 2nd

1st two pitches, went the wrong way under the first roof, pulled on gear

with Giles Trussel
Hidden 14/Jun/11 AltLd O/S
niallk 12/Jun/11 Lead O/S

Led pitches 1 and 2, then abbed off. Pleasant route.

with Sarah, Willie
Adam Romaine 05/Jun/11 AltLd rpt

Lead pitches 1 and 3

with Geoff Lowe
DOVEY 03/Jun/11 -


Andy Moles 25/May/11 AltLd

Abbed off after P2, wetness.

with Ferdia
Crowley6969 08/May/11 2nd
danimal88 01/May/11 AltLd O/S

piotr led the direct version HVS 5a

with piotr
Liam Ingram 29/Apr/11 AltLd O/S
Hidden 29/Apr/11 AltLd rpt
crombie 21/Apr/11 2nd O/S

Did P1 and P2 then abbed off, superb route

with Badam, John Jackson
Badam 21/Apr/11 2nd O/S

Abbed off after second pitch top pitches are chossy

with Alan, John Jackson
sophiecb 20/Apr/11 AltLd O/S

Led first pitch, which was 'zig-zaggerama'. 5a pitch was the best for position and character.

with Neil
Hidden 17/Apr/11 AltLd O/S
sneaks 17/Apr/11 AltLd O/S

janey pitch one, me pitch two then abbed off after finishing the 'decent' climbing. scary abseil!

with janey
French Erick 17/Apr/11 AltLd O/S
with Stuart McFarlane, Jim Hall
Hidden 10/Apr/11 AltLd rpt
Hidden ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
barney_edin ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
HenryCowan ??/2011 -
Scottish78 ??/2011 -
Wojttek 09/Oct/10 AltLd O/S
with Tomek S
Tomek S 09/Oct/10 AltLd O/S
Hidden 25/Sep/10 AltLd
Hidden 05/Sep/10 AltLd O/S
climberuk 04/Sep/10 AltLd O/S

First 2 pitches. Led pitch 2. Great pitch! Great belay position.

with Drew
gjd 31/Aug/10 AltLd O/S

Superb first pitch. Good second. Abbed off after third.

wence 30/Aug/10 AltLd O/S
with Rob
robertmichaellovell 30/Aug/10 AltLd

excellent fun and some nice climbing, pitches 1 and 2 only

with Lawrence
donas 21/Aug/10 Lead
bigbobbyking 16/Aug/10 AltLd O/S

Led pitch two. Nice route. Too much ab faff on the way down though!

Hidden 07/Aug/10 AltLd O/S
abbeywall 07/Aug/10 AltLd

did 1 to 3, led second pitch

Hidden ?/Aug/10 AltLd
Hidden 18/Jul/10 AltLd O/S
rob askew 18/Jul/10 AltLd O/S

2nd pitch very good, abseiled from top of P2.

with nick brindley
bnewman 17/Jul/10 AltLd O/S

Led p.1, MC led p.2. Ab'd off. Excellent route.

Hidden 07/Jul/10 AltLd O/S
simon_D 03/Jul/10 2nd O/S

Met these guys while recee'ing the crag, helped them trying to retrieve ropes that had jammed. Guess what, they jammed again! Fantastic route tho, exposed with good gear and fine rock.

with Catherine
chapmand 25/Jun/10 AltLd
with Suzie Hatchell
Hidden 24/Jun/10 AltLd
stephenmckenzie 24/Jun/10 AltLd O/S

Fun exposed climbing - just climbed first two pitches. Lead first pitch (4c), Rory lead second pitch (5a).

Hidden 23/Jun/10 AltLd
GraemeDiack 12/Jun/10 2nd β
karinh 12/Jun/10 Lead β

Led pitches 1 and 2. Wet patch on the first pitch looked like it might be a problem, but it was actually ok. Rope drag was pretty bad. Second pitch was pure joy. Jelle led pitch 3 which was all wet and vegetated, and under the circumstances probably the hardest.

tallthinmonkey 03/Jun/10 AltLd O/S
with Rafa
cogg13 23/May/10 Lead β

stunning weather, swollen, painfull feet. probably my hardest lead.

with david gemmell
Johann ??/2010 AltLd O/S
with Alex Wheeldon
Johann ??/2010 -
jcw ??/2010 -
with Simon Richardson
cogg13 01/Oct/09 2nd O/S
with david gemmell
Lawrie Brand 19/Sep/09 AltLd O/S
Hidden 01/Sep/09 AltLd
Hidden 22/Aug/09 2nd
stuaart 22/Aug/09 AltLd O/S

I led P1, Neil ran P2 and half of P3 together, I led second half of P3 and P4 (horrid - avoid!) as a final pitch. Abbed off in 3 raps.

with Hannah Gibbs, Neil Redgrave
iceicebaby 18/Aug/09 2nd O/S

Very nice, but I reckon a bit overrated. Better VS's at Dunkeld and Clova IMHO!

Hidden 09/Aug/09 Lead O/S
mikecollins 05/Aug/09 AltLd
manmike 05/Aug/09 AltLd O/S
andymoin 02/Aug/09 Lead rpt
with Dr Mark
markhowley 02/Aug/09 2nd
with Andy
Hidden 02/Aug/09 AltLd O/S
Hidden 02/Aug/09 AltLd O/S
Hidden 25/Jul/09 2nd
Ian Jones 25/Jul/09 Lead O/S

A glorious climb, much better than appearances would suggest. Good abseil stations at all three belays.

with Tim Clarke
rclarke 23/Jun/09 AltLd
with sanj
rclarke ?/Jun/09 AltLd O/S

prob the most epic climb iv been on, there def was a new route explored in the dark which wasnt the easiest or safest looking back, I will remember it for years

with sanj
DavPk 31/May/09 2nd
with Romain Rebut
Mike H 30/May/09 AltLd
with Jamie Smith
Chris L Hill 29/May/09 AltLd O/S
with David Marshall
david0811 29/May/09 AltLd O/S

abseiled after the second pitch

with Chris Hill
Hidden 03/May/09 AltLd O/S
Hidden 03/Apr/09 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Apr/09 Lead
auchtubhmor1 24/Mar/09 AltLd
with Mark Worsley
Hidden ??/2009 AltLd
Hidden ??/2009 AltLd
BallsOfSteel 20/Sep/08 AltLd O/S
cem 22/Aug/08 AltLd O/S
Shauna 14/Aug/08 AltLd O/S

Led first and third pitches. First was great.

with Paul Cunningham
Hidden ?/Aug/08 Lead
jonka ?/Aug/08 AltLd
with gareth
mulletcocktail2000 06/Jul/08 AltLd O/S

a wee gem. must do for any aspiring vs leader.

with paul
Paulww 06/Jul/08 AltLd O/S
with Ryan
Hidden ?/Jun/08 2nd
Hidden 08/May/08 Lead O/S
runestone 05/May/08 Lead
with J
Hidden 03/May/08 AltLd
PeteH ?/May/08 AltLd O/S

Fantastic - possibly the best multi-pitch VS I've done so far? Second pitch is pure joy. Only poor bit is the finish of the third pitch.

with Andy Simpson, Louise Simpson
Hidden ??/2008 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2008 2nd
CurlyStevo ??/2008 AltLd

didn't do last choss pitch interesting hanging abseil on desent

jess ??/2008 AltLd O/S
with martin
Hidden ??/2008 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2008 -
TrollJester ??/2008 AltLd O/S
with VARIOUS Throughout 80's+90's
Si ?/Oct/07 Lead O/S
with Tim H
beegsyboy 30/Sep/07 AltLd O/S
with Sandy
Hidden 13/Aug/07 AltLd O/S
Hidden 08/Jul/07 2nd O/S
HIGHTOWER 17/Jun/07 AltLd O/S

Ab'd after 2nd pitch.

with Tim
auld al ?/May/07 AltLd O/S
centurion05 01/Apr/07 -
jamestheyip ??/2007 AltLd O/S
with Miguel Ciriza
timmy-ts ??/2007 -
Hidden ??/2007 -
jazzyjackson 23/Sep/06 AltLd

A great line and well worthy of stars

with Jimbob
andymoin 02/Sep/06 AltLd O/S

Dam nice route worth the stars, getting thro the roof on pitch 1 is supprisingly easy then 2 more quality very airy pitches follow.

with Captn Solo
Captain Solo 02/Sep/06 AltLd

Led crux, didn't do top pitch.

with Andy
Hidden 06/Aug/06 AltLd O/S
steev 06/Aug/06 AltLd O/S

Direct Start - HVS 5a

with Konrad
jim.macp 01/Jul/06 -
andyinglis 28/Apr/06 AltLd
Alasdair Fulton 28/Apr/06 AltLd O/S

Direct Start HVS 5a

Hidden ??/2006 -
smac ?/Aug/05 -
Hidden 10/Jul/05 AltLd O/S
Hidden 12/May/05 AltLd
hedgehog77 06/Jun/04 AltLd
Hidden 06/Jun/04 AltLd
akhughes ??/2004 AltLd
steveb2006 07/Sep/03 AltLd
with Ian Cartwright
Hidden ?/Jul/03 2nd
dave o ?/Jul/03 Lead O/S
with Julia H
The Pulsing Motorik of Neu! 31/May/03 Lead O/S
with Rebecca
Hidden 12/Apr/03 AltLd
Hidden ??/2003 -
Hidden ??/2002 Lead O/S
IanMcC 18/Aug/01 AltLd

First 3 pitches, then too much veg- abbed off.

with Jimbo
Hidden 05/Aug/01 AltLd
IanMcC 05/Aug/01 2nd

Pitch 1 only- downpour

with Jimbo
tompercy ?/Aug/01 AltLd
with Kat Jones
brianrunner ??/2001 -
greenroom ??/2001 Lead O/S
with Amanda Grace Henderson
bandersnatch ??/2001 AltLd
with Brian Hume
ruaridhmac 10/Sep/00 AltLd


Hidden ?/Jul/00 2nd
Bruce Kerr 25/Jun/00 Lead
with Jenny Kerr
Hidden ?/May/00 AltLd
jgordon75 21/Mar/00 Lead
graeme gatherer ??/2000 -
Hidden ??/2000 AltLd
Hidden 20/Jun/99 Lead
Sime64 ?/Apr/99 AltLd
with Mark K
plain kitten ??/1999 Lead
Hidden 25/May/98 AltLd O/S
Hidden ??/1998 AltLd O/S
Hidden 21/Jul/97 AltLd
Tarquin ??/1997 -
pingora 08/Aug/96 AltLd O/S
with Shaun R
D Tempest 12/Aug/95 AltLd
with Michelle
Hidden ?/May/95 AltLd O/S
JiveWeasel 14/Apr/95 AltLd O/S
with Frank, Kristina S
runestone 01/Jan/95 Lead
snowcat 20/May/94 AltLd

Glenmore course

Yourlead 23/May/93 2nd
with Graham Penny
Sean Kelly ?/Oct/92 Lead

Done as part of MIA assessment.

Lone Rider ??/1992 AltLd
Hidden 03/Jun/89 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/May/88 Lead
uphillnow ?/Apr/88 AltLd

Repeated 29/5/16

with charlie french
Martin Bennett 12/Oct/73 -
with Jim Harding, Reg Popham
Paul Clarke ??/1971 -
with Ian Nicholson, Dave Sharples
Hidden 14/Aug/68 AltLd
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