Great VS on the left edge of the Lower Tier of Cioch Buttress. After the first pitch the leaders imagination can run riot to get to the top of the second (the right slanting crack in the boulder up and right is great at VS 4c!)

Flashy 19/Sep/17 AltLd

Lead p2. Tricky pull around from left end of shelf. P1 awkward but ok; wide gear i.e. Camalot 5 and 6 almost essential.

with JMM
kirstypallas 26/May/17 2nd
with Barry
Hidden 26/May/17 Lead O/S
Adamski1986 30/Apr/17 -
smelliedebs ?/Apr/17 Lead
with Adam
Nathan Adam 09/Jun/16 AltLd O/S

Led P1. Top of the initial crack is bold with average climbers rack, and the pull through the little overhang at the end of the long traverse left is tricky however better protected. An excellent route none the less!

AlexxelA 31/May/16 2nd O/S
Hidden 31/May/16 Lead
garmour 29/May/16 2nd rpt

Started leading it until the crack went into a kind of layback thing - no gear, so Dav took over...phew!

with dav
Hidden 13/May/16 AltLd O/S
jamesgr87 13/May/16 AltLd
Captain Solo 16/Jul/15 Solo

A great wee route, MVS 4b in the old guide about right.

Dougie Harvey 14/Sep/14 AltLd O/S
with Mark Littlewood
quickdrawmcraw 10/Jul/14 Lead
Hidden 10/Jul/14 2nd
SWalls 31/May/14 AltLd
stephenmckenzie 31/May/14 2nd O/S
with Steve Walls, Steve Addy
Big Lee 03/May/14 Lead O/S

Numb fingers and subsequent hot aches at half height. Felt very bold.

Ranger Nic 11/Jul/13 2nd

Helluva way to start a season, even with a good leader.

Carol Goodall 19/May/13 Lead O/S

Great climb on sunny day with no wind. Followed the crack too far so ended up in a corner with loads of rope drag so had to down climb. After the curving crack go out to the right above it and up a slab. After that the climb is straight forward.

with Mark Brims, Libby Southgate
libby.southgate 19/May/13 2nd
with Mark Brims, Carol Goodall
DavPk 25/Aug/12 Lead dnf

Found top of crack on first pitch a scary proposition without any gear and so backed off.

with Andrew James
APRS 05/Jun/12 2nd O/S
with Lawrence Furse
Neil Mackenzie 04/Jun/12 AltLd O/S
with Warren, Andy
adw07 04/Jun/12 2nd
andymoin 04/Jun/12 AltLd O/S
jonnie3430 21/May/12 2nd O/S
with Libby
libby.southgate 21/May/12 Lead O/S
with Jonnie Williams
cookacat 20/Jun/11 AltLd

Slightly exciting; followed Birthday boy Sam up 1st pitch and we were belaying Ben up after when Matt took a nasty 20m fall from P2 of Cicoch Grooves to halfway down P1. Lowered Ben straight off to help and we finished the route and got down asap. Leading after seeing a fall like that was harrowing to say the least. Matt was choppered off the mountain and got away with some nasty cuts and a broken wrist.

with Ben, sam
CragDog 20/Jun/11 AltLd O/S
with Alex Minshall
Hidden 20/Jun/11 2nd O/S
David Kay 19/Jun/11 AltLd O/S

I led first pitch, Matt led second. The gear didn't seem too bad with a No.4 torque nut and a No.5 dragon cam. Maybe arms and legs stuffed into the crack made it feel safer.

with Alexandra Craven, Matt Robinson
Col Kingshott 04/May/11 Lead O/S
K Wall 30/Apr/11 AltLd
with Martin
Liam Martin 03/Jun/10 Lead O/S
with Eric Grimes
Roger Cruse 03/Jun/10 AltLd O/S
with Kris
benclimbing 29/May/09 Lead O/S
with Lorenzo Antolovi
jl 13/Jul/08 Lead O/S
with Penny
pennyb 13/Jul/08 2nd O/S
with Jon
IanMcC ?/Jun/08 AltLd
with IainForrest
hamish2016 ?/Jun/08 Lead O/S
with pete
Hidden 27/May/08 AltLd O/S
Hidden 19/May/08 AltLd
andyinglis ?/May/05 AltLd
Ross Barnes ?/May/05 AltLd
with Andy I
Hidden 26/May/04 Lead O/S
Jamie B ?/Sep/02 AltLd

Bold without very big gear for first pitch.

with Alex Glasgow
220bpm 22/May/99 AltLd O/S
with Snowboarder, Dave
John Brayshaw 03/Jun/92 2nd O/S
with Chris
Hidden ?/Jul/91 AltLd
johnkeith ??/1990 -
colinthrelfall ??/1990 -
Hidden 05/Aug/87 AltLd
gooberman-hill ??/1985 Lead
Hidden ??/1983 -
Ken McCulloch ?/May/82 -
RichardMc 30/May/77 AltLd O/S
with Dave Langmead
tapley 07/Aug/75 Lead
with Alison Tapley
Derek Ryden ?/Jul/73 Lead O/S
with Colin Morrison
uphillnow ?/May/69 Lead

Date is approximate, done several times

with Pete Clayton
Seymore Butt ??/1964 2nd
with John Whitfield
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