13m. The classic Balmashanner line and a perfect introduction to the crag. Steep, pumpy and powerful. Hard for the grade and rarely flashed.

Climb from the large block by edges and pockets to a protruding block at two thirds height. A long move leads to positive edges, move left to the groove and dig deep for the final move. Deserves the stars and deserves more ascents.

David Douglas 1988

Ticklists: North East Stars.

Chris wilson 02/Sep/17 TR
with Joan, Jon
Hidden 18/Aug/17 Lead O/S
sheppy 15/Aug/17 Lead

Several ascents leading up and down for training purposes

sheppy 18/Jul/17 Lead rpt

up n down for training.

with Simie, Jonny
Kieran Duncan 09/Jul/17 Lead rpt
Angussmart 09/Jul/17 Lead
with kieran, lee
jonskippy 20/Jun/17 Lead rpt
with sheppy
sheppy 20/Jun/17 Lead rpt
with Jonny
Kieran Duncan 17/May/17 Lead rpt

Training laps. 3 sets of 2.

with Al, Craig
Hidden 14/May/17 Lead RP
Alex Mason 14/Apr/17 Lead O/S
with Jemma Powell
Alastair R 31/Aug/16 Lead rpt
with Simie
colinmckay8 23/Jul/16 TR rpt

Good for training. Should manage a couple of laps minimum

with Ruth, kdlauder, Andy
sheppy 04/Jun/16 Lead rpt

Slightly damper than expected in a couple of places but had dried up for final ascents at end of the day.

with mcgeek
Samauchtrlonie 27/May/16 Lead RP
Hidden 24/May/16 Lead rpt
Richard Abel 24/May/16 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2016 -
Hidden 20/Sep/15 Lead β
Kieran Duncan 14/Sep/15 Lead RP

Hardest grade yet, psyched. 5 RP attempts on first session then got it first time on the next. Really great climbing too!

sheppy 11/Aug/15 Lead rpt

Climbed and reversed almost to the ledge then back up, a great workout!

with Iain MacD
Hidden ?/Aug/15 Lead rpt
sheppy 29/Jul/15 Lead rpt
with Iain MacD
sheppy 21/Jul/15 Lead rpt

More seepage than Saturday.

with Simie
sheppy 19/Jul/15 Lead rpt

Tricky today as some holds wet.

with Tim Rankin, Simie
sheppy 27/Jun/15 Lead rpt
with Simie, diane
sheppy 17/Jun/15 Lead rpt
with Simie
RebekahD ?/Jun/15 Lead
with Tim
stuart.a.adams 30/May/15 Lead RP
with Hamish
stuart34 26/May/15 Lead O/S
with Doug the thug, Mike Shorter
Dave Douglas 21/Sep/14 Lead rpt
sheppy 21/Sep/14 Lead rpt
sheppy 10/Sep/14 Lead rpt
with Iain MacD
Adam Lincoln 31/Aug/14 Lead O/S
with Niall McNair
jonskippy 30/Aug/14 Lead rpt
sheppy 27/Aug/14 Lead rpt

new lower off installed.

with Iain MacD
Alex Thomson 19/Aug/14 Lead
dswansonlow 17/Aug/14 Lead dog
with TC
julesp 05/Aug/14 Lead rpt


with iain and neil
sheppy 05/Aug/14 Lead rpt

Great training route, up putting in clips, touch chain then down unclipping. Great workout. Still have vivid memory of Stuart Cameron climbing this route totally foot free! Also Dave Douglas soloing it... Only for the crucial crux undercut to fly off in Neil Morrisons hands several weeks later!

with iain n jules
sheppy 30/Jul/14 Lead rpt
with Iain MacD
Ri 30/Jul/14 Lead rpt
with Dougie
Hidden 30/Jul/14 -
Ri 29/Jul/14 Lead rpt
with Dougie
D.Russell 29/Jul/14 Lead RP

3rd go...

with Ri
Ri 25/Jul/14 Lead rpt
with Tom, mike
adamfisher 18/Jul/14 Lead O/S

Felt like a 7a to me... Was end of session tho. Great route

with Johnathan watt
colinmckay8 11/Jun/14 Lead RP

2nd RP tonight.

Hamfunk 11/Jun/14 Lead rpt


colinmckay8 21/Jul/13 Lead dog
with Hamish, Joe
Hamfunk 20/Jul/13 Lead rpt

Lower off tidied and some gardening above.

Sloppy Joe 20/Jul/13 Lead rpt
with Colin, Hamish
sheppy 17/Jul/13 Lead rpt
with Iain MacD
Hamfunk 13/Jul/13 Lead rpt
with Joe
Sloppy Joe 13/Jul/13 Lead RP
with Hamish
Hamfunk 06/Jul/13 Lead rpt

Really enjoyable as i hadn't been on it for years.

Alastair R 01/Jul/13 Lead

Not done in years. Feels the same grade as the neighbouring 7as?

with Kieran K
gforce 08/Apr/12 Lead

Needed two goes. Tough for 6c+ I thought.

with Tim
sheppy 08/Jun/11 Lead rpt
with Iain MacD
sheppy 01/Jun/11 Lead rpt
with iain n jules
AndyWatt83 31/May/11 Lead RP

Watching Hamfunk get it was all the inspiration I needed! 3rd RP. Good route!

Hamfunk 31/May/11 Lead RP

4th go! Quality Pumpy Climbing!

andyinglis 28/May/11 Lead rpt

Still feels pumpy

Stuart S 27/May/11 Lead RP
with Phil Jack
Hidden ??/2011 -
Hidden 03/Sep/10 Lead dog
mshorter 02/Sep/10 Lead
with ross
Hidden 30/Aug/10 Lead dnf
Xenos 28/Aug/10 Lead rpt
Hidden 28/Aug/10 TR RP
Hidden 27/Aug/10 Lead dnf
Xenos 27/Aug/10 Lead rpt
Xenos 27/Aug/10 Lead rpt
Xenos 27/Aug/10 Lead rpt
bnewman 25/Aug/10 Lead rpt

Clean 2nd try. Pumped for the last move, almost didn't make it!

with Tim, whistler, Ash
Hidden 24/Aug/10 Lead rpt
Hidden 22/Aug/10 Lead rpt
Hidden 22/Aug/10 Lead dnf
Xenos 22/Aug/10 Lead rpt
MelH 13/Aug/10 Lead dog

I've got the lead in 2 sections - woohoo!

with A
jonskippy 09/Aug/10 Lead
with Kris
RAH 07/Aug/10 Lead O/S
with Kris
Hidden 06/Aug/10 TR dog
Hidden 04/Aug/10 TR dnf
sheppy 28/Jul/10 Lead rpt
with mel, julesp
MelH 28/Jul/10 Lead dog
MelH 25/Jul/10 Lead dog

yeah man - finally on the lead!!! :D

with julesp, A
sheppy 24/Jul/10 Lead rpt
with simon, iain n jules
Chalkd83 22/Jul/10 2nd dog
with Guns, Ash
MelH 18/Jul/10 TR dog

getting there.... :D

with julesp
kevg 17/Jul/10 Lead β
julesp 17/Jul/10 Lead RP
with Iain
Hidden 17/Jul/10 Lead RP
Fraser 17/Jul/10 Lead O/S
with assorted dudes
Hidden 03/Jul/10 Lead O/S
mark mcgowan01 03/Jul/10 Lead O/S

felt 7a

with Mikey Jeans
MelH 26/Jun/10 TR dog

I WILL get this route this year! Last worked in 2008 - today was like going on it for the first time.

with A
Hidden 20/Jun/10 TR rpt
sheppy 19/May/10 Lead rpt


with Iain MacD
andyinglis 18/May/10 Lead RP
with Amanda
BrettB ?/May/10 Lead RP
ashknot 12/Aug/09 Lead dog

done to warm up got very pumped

with Tim Rankin
whistler 12/Aug/09 Lead O/S

surprisingly pumpy!

JLS 02/Aug/09 Lead dog

Dogged with clip stick, did the moves, hard going

with Pete R.
Hidden 19/Jul/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 24/Jul/08 Lead RP
Dangerous Dave 03/Jul/08 Lead rpt

2nd attempt. Humid day

with Tim Rankin
dave o 29/Jun/08 Lead RP

about 3rd go

with Amanda Lyons
looter 27/Jun/08 Lead


with jonny
tom russell 12/Jun/08 Lead RP
with Milky Dawg
MelH ??/2008 TR dog

had about 5 sessions in 2008 - maybe I'll get it in 2009 ;-D

with A
akhughes ?/May/07 Lead rpt
Kris Devlin ??/2007 -
cobes 17/Sep/03 Lead RP
Henners 01/Jul/03 Lead O/S
with Alan Cassidy
Hidden ?/Jul/98 Lead O/S
Cassidy 14/Sep/97 Lead O/S
Stuart S 30/Jul/96 Lead RP
with John Wilson
Jon Read ?/Jun/96 Lead O/S
Dave Douglas 02/Jul/91 2nd
sheppy 02/Jul/91 Lead rpt
Dave Douglas 20/Sep/89 Solo rpt

What was I thinking?

Dave Douglas 17/Sep/88 TR rpt

10 times with out a rest!

Dave Douglas 27/Jun/88 Lead β

1st ascent, with a couple of old 8mm bolts and a crucial 1 rock at the crux!

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