45m, 2 pitches. 1) Climb the mossy groove then over a series of ledges to reach a belay on the right hand side of the flake.
2) A very serious but spectacular pitch. Move left and surmount the flake direct or from the left side to gain it's crest and follow this to the top. Climb the broken wall behind the flake to belay.

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JackLucas 20 Sep AltLd dnf Lead the first (pussy) pitch of the Edge, then we noped out of the second pitch and I think we finished up bits of Original Route and Left Crack (the face to the left of the pillar).
Lead the first (pussy) pitch of the Edge, then we noped out of the second pitch and I think we finished up bits of Original Route and Left Crack (the face to the left of the pillar).
eaf4 12 May Lead
with Katie
with Katie
GetMeDownFromHere 19 Apr 2nd
Ru22ell 25 Mar AltLd dnf Led first pitch, very mossy and wet, looked at the edge itself and decided it's for another day. Think we finished up finished up Original route.
Led first pitch, very mossy and wet, looked at the edge itself and decided it's for another day. Think we finished up finished up Original route.
Robertgiddy 12 Sep, 2018 Lead O/S Found it quite scary! Traversed in (crag has had a moor fire on it so traverse now very dubious!)
Found it quite scary! Traversed in (crag has had a moor fire on it so traverse now very dubious!)
iainballantyne 12 Sep, 2018 2nd
Dr Toph 4 Sep, 2018 Solo O/S
Hayley Wolcott ?Aug, 2018 2nd
rachelSquirrel 26 Jun, 2018 Lead G/U
with Euan S, heather
with Euan S, heather
wheelsucker 25 Jun, 2018 Lead rpt
Oliver Smaje 16 May, 2018 2nd O/S
with Rob Taylor
with Rob Taylor
Nicholas Wylie 14 May, 2018 Solo rpt
benhughes 7 May, 2018 Lead O/S Lead top pitch
Lead top pitch
Hidden 7 May, 2018 Lead O/S
Trickynick 7 May, 2018 2nd
yamithrain 29 Apr, 2018 Lead O/S
tomaspkr 21 Apr, 2018 Lead rpt
with vaiva
with vaiva
Nicholas Wylie 1 Apr, 2018 Lead rpt
with Donald, Eilidh
with Donald, Eilidh
morpcat 12 Nov, 2017 2nd Yeeeeesh
with Alec
Yeeeeesh
with Alec
Alec Ed 12 Nov, 2017 Lead
Trickynick 11 Nov, 2017 2nd
Samuel Wainwright 11 Nov, 2017 Lead O/S Absorbing.
Absorbing.
Heather Milne 9 Oct, 2017 2nd
with Euan S
with Euan S
Euan S 8 Oct, 2017 Lead O/S
iainballantyne 9 Sep, 2017 Lead O/S
adamvisick 9 Sep, 2017 2nd
Hidden 20 Aug, 2017 Lead rpt
Smelly Fox 13 Aug, 2017 Lead O/S One of the best single pitches I've done. Started from the right side.
with Grant
One of the best single pitches I've done. Started from the right side.
with Grant
Hidden 10 Aug, 2017 Lead O/S
Hidden 26 May, 2017 2nd rpt
Hidden 26 May, 2017 Lead O/S
Hidden 14 May, 2017 2nd O/S
Hidden 14 May, 2017 Lead O/S
Busby 14 May, 2017 Lead rpt Blowing a hoolie, what better weather do do one of the wildest, most exposed VS's in the country in, still grinning..... :)
Blowing a hoolie, what better weather do do one of the wildest, most exposed VS's in the country in, still grinning..... :)
Katherine Ross 7 May, 2017 2nd O/S Totally wild route! Moves are ok if you can hold it together!
Totally wild route! Moves are ok if you can hold it together!
eve29 4 May, 2017 2nd
centurion05 4 May, 2017 Lead O/S
with eve29
with eve29
Al_Mac 22 Apr, 2017 Lead O/S Don't waste your time with the lower pitch, traverse into the arête from the side. The lower pitch is currently buried under turf, moss and lichen. The upper pitch though is sensational and definitely memorable!
Don't waste your time with the lower pitch, traverse into the arête from the side. The lower pitch is currently buried under turf, moss and lichen. The upper pitch though is sensational and definitely memorable!
Mbaillie 22 Apr, 2017 2nd
with Al_Mac
with Al_Mac
Hidden 17 Apr, 2017 Solo
Hidden 8 Apr, 2017 Lead O/S
tomaspkr 8 Apr, 2017 Lead O/S
with Sarah, David Southgate
with Sarah, David Southgate
benclimbing 8 Apr, 2017 AltLd O/S
Sarahkrischer 8 Apr, 2017 2nd
razzle 8 Apr, 2017 2nd
with Mike Snape
with Mike Snape
jonskippy 8 Apr, 2017 AltLd O/S Scary! What a route though!
Scary! What a route though!
davidsouthgate 8 Apr, 2017 2nd
with tomaspkr, Sarah Krischer
with tomaspkr, Sarah Krischer
Taylor S ??, 2017 2nd
with Slop, Martin
with Slop, Martin
Andy Hewison 9 Oct, 2016 AltLd I volunteered for the first pitch. Good by Tom on the 'airy' pitch
with mot1
I volunteered for the first pitch. Good by Tom on the 'airy' pitch
with mot1
mot1 9 Oct, 2016 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?Oct, 2016 -
Bradleylotts2016 18 Jul, 2016 Lead O/S
Nicholas Wylie 23 May, 2016 Lead O/S
Hidden 23 May, 2016 AltLd
Lamb 23 May, 2016 Lead rpt
with Findlay Cranston
with Findlay Cranston
Nomadguru 22 May, 2016 2nd dnf
with Lewis Prentice
with Lewis Prentice
Hugh Simons 12 May, 2016 Solo O/S Once you commit, the climbing is actually pretty easy. Every handhold is a jug. Just don't look down... Cool line.
Once you commit, the climbing is actually pretty easy. Every handhold is a jug. Just don't look down... Cool line.
Hidden 8 May, 2016 Lead O/S
micrei2701 12 Apr, 2016 2nd O/S
ckleppe2 12 Apr, 2016 Lead O/S
salix 10 Apr, 2016 Lead O/S 2nd pitch only. What a brilliant bit of rock.
with Frazer
2nd pitch only. What a brilliant bit of rock.
with Frazer
Ewanski 16 Aug, 2015 Lead
with Doug P
with Doug P
dougp87 16 Aug, 2015 2nd
masa-alpin 15 Aug, 2015 Lead O/S Scared! I found the opening move in P2 was hard – 5b. But apparently I made the sequence completely wrong… Good route.
Scared! I found the opening move in P2 was hard – 5b. But apparently I made the sequence completely wrong… Good route.
Mhairi G 15 Aug, 2015 2nd
Mhairi G 3 Jul, 2015 2nd
with Pat-H
with Pat-H
Pat-H 3 Jul, 2015 Lead rpt
mishabruml 27 Jun, 2015 Lead O/S We soloed up to the belay just right of the flake. Bit scary in the wind, but I got 2 slings on the arete, first held down with my shoes, the second with a bunch of hexes! Would have made quite a funny photo.... Fave move was stepping off the top of the flake onto the headwall. Massively cool route
We soloed up to the belay just right of the flake. Bit scary in the wind, but I got 2 slings on the arete, first held down with my shoes, the second with a bunch of hexes! Would have made quite a funny photo.... Fave move was stepping off the top of the flake onto the headwall. Massively cool route
johannes 12 Jun, 2015 Lead rpt One of those very rare occasions where I used the old trick of taping slings in place so they can't get lifted off
One of those very rare occasions where I used the old trick of taping slings in place so they can't get lifted off
Hidden 8 Jun, 2015 -
Hidden ?Jun, 2015 AltLd O/S
jamesgr87 30 May, 2015 Lead O/S
Violinist 24 May, 2015 2nd O/S
fuzzysheep01 24 May, 2015 Lead O/S Some route - mind-blowing exposure. Reasonable slings on the arête gave me the balls to go for the (pretty straightforward) moves.
Some route - mind-blowing exposure. Reasonable slings on the arête gave me the balls to go for the (pretty straightforward) moves.
a_hein 9 May, 2015 Lead O/S Brilliant exposure and fun climbing!
with Viv Scott
Brilliant exposure and fun climbing!
with Viv Scott
ashtond6 4 May, 2015 2nd O/S Well done guidebook writers. More like E1 4c, a grade of VS is gonna get someone killed
Well done guidebook writers. More like E1 4c, a grade of VS is gonna get someone killed
Hidden 4 May, 2015 Lead O/S
DavidMcK ?May, 2015 Lead O/S
niallmca ?May, 2015 2nd O/S
Lamb 23 Apr, 2015 2nd O/S
seanhendo123 23 Apr, 2015 Lead O/S Brilliant route, not climbed anything else like it
with Lamb
Brilliant route, not climbed anything else like it
with Lamb
calumhicks 12 Sep, 2014 Lead O/S
with AliRLee
with AliRLee
tomwhitchurch 7 Sep, 2014 Lead O/S
Busby ?Sep, 2014 -
Stevie989 22 Jul, 2014 Solo dnf Nipped up to the belay ledge but just didn't fancy an onsight solo of that exposure!
Nipped up to the belay ledge but just didn't fancy an onsight solo of that exposure!
Brendan 6 Jun, 2014 Lead O/S
with Andy M
with Andy M
Andy Moles 6 Jun, 2014 2nd
with Brendan
with Brendan
bethechange 21 May, 2014 2nd O/S Bit of a 'buttock clencher' - lost my sunglasses on this route!
with Brendan
Bit of a 'buttock clencher' - lost my sunglasses on this route!
with Brendan
oliverk 27 Apr, 2014 Lead O/S
RM199 12 Mar, 2014 Lead O/S
Colin Dyer ??, 2014 Lead E1, 4c.
E1, 4c.
Brian Pollock 28 Sep, 2013 Lead
gjd 14 Sep, 2013 2nd rpt
with Hutch
with Hutch
DougSt 3 Sep, 2013 Lead O/S
gurumed 24 Aug, 2013 Lead O/S
with Mitch, colinerees
with Mitch, colinerees
Helenkd ?Aug, 2013 2nd
with John Houston, Ian Rickerby
with John Houston, Ian Rickerby
Hidden 22 Jul, 2013 2nd O/S
steve7734 20 Jun, 2013 Lead O/S
with Rich Preston
with Rich Preston
Hidden 20 Jun, 2013 Lead
Hidden 20 Jun, 2013 2nd β
Willismorris 7 Jun, 2013 Lead
bigrik30 ?Jun, 2013 -
CallumTreg 6 Apr, 2013 -
Hidden 6 Apr, 2013 2nd
Bridoboy ??, 2013 TR
captain ??, 2013 -
James Gordon ??, 2013 -
abbeywall 7 Oct, 2012 2nd wild, like no other route!
wild, like no other route!
Hidden 7 Oct, 2012 2nd
Hidden 7 Oct, 2012 Lead O/S
Dougie Harvey 19 Aug, 2012 Lead O/S
with Chris Lawrence
with Chris Lawrence
James Oswald 15 Aug, 2012 2nd O/S bold
with Colin Angus
bold
with Colin Angus
victim of mathematics 6 Aug, 2012 AltLd O/S Led P2. Slightly damp, but extremely ace. Not kidding about the boldness though.
Led P2. Slightly damp, but extremely ace. Not kidding about the boldness though.
Mark Bull 25 Jun, 2012 Lead O/S
with Mike
with Mike
horsefeathers 3 Jun, 2012 2nd O/S
with Harry
with Harry
Harry Holmes 3 Jun, 2012 AltLd O/S
with Joanna
with Joanna
bryan p 26 May, 2012 -
with James
with James
james mcclung 20 May, 2012 Lead rpt
barney_edin 5 May, 2012 Lead O/S One of the best climbs I've ever done.
with Mike T, aiyer
One of the best climbs I've ever done.
with Mike T, aiyer
aiyer 5 May, 2012 2nd
crookachili 15 Apr, 2012 2nd
with Jev
with Jev
jev 15 Apr, 2012 Lead O/S
james mcclung 7 Apr, 2012 Lead O/S easy climbing but still scary a bit damp and we had a wee bit of rain
easy climbing but still scary a bit damp and we had a wee bit of rain
David Stevens 25 Mar, 2012 Lead O/S
with James Priestly, Rob Chase
with James Priestly, Rob Chase
James90 ?Mar, 2012 2nd
check ??, 2012 -
alan moore ??, 2012 -
Euan Strachan 21 Aug, 2011 2nd rpt As good as ever!
with Venla K
As good as ever!
with Venla K
J Brown 20 Aug, 2011 Lead O/S Missed out the first pitch by scrambling approach. Absolutely sensational pitch.
with RK
Missed out the first pitch by scrambling approach. Absolutely sensational pitch.
with RK
Chad123 3 Aug, 2011 AltLd rpt Tough for grade, Emily found it quite exciting!
with Emily
Tough for grade, Emily found it quite exciting!
with Emily
Pat-H 27 Jul, 2011 Solo O/S
euanryan 13 Jul, 2011 Lead dog
with James
with James
bryan p 9 Jul, 2011 -
with Nils
with Nils
Liam Ingram 25 Jun, 2011 Lead O/S Yikes!! Very exposed, a wee bit loose in places and lacking in meaningful gear where it counts. Best candidate for HVS 4b I've done. Three stars for being so different though.
with blouise
Yikes!! Very exposed, a wee bit loose in places and lacking in meaningful gear where it counts. Best candidate for HVS 4b I've done. Three stars for being so different though.
with blouise
John 'B' Hutchinson 20 Jun, 2011 Lead O/S Absolutely brilliant fun. Huge exposure and not much gear but easy moves on massive holds. Just a very cool feature. First pitch looked like a waste of time, you can just scramble or ab to the base of the second pitch from above. Can't recommend this climb enough as it has bags of what it's all about - fun!.
with Matthew Thompson
Absolutely brilliant fun. Huge exposure and not much gear but easy moves on massive holds. Just a very cool feature. First pitch looked like a waste of time, you can just scramble or ab to the base of the second pitch from above. Can't recommend this climb enough as it has bags of what it's all about - fun!.
with Matthew Thompson
sergio46 14 Jun, 2011 2nd O/S Loose rock, exposure, pour protection.
with Tim Clark
Loose rock, exposure, pour protection.
with Tim Clark
Ian Jones 14 Jun, 2011 Lead Surely HVS for the fear factor?
with Captain Colm Fitzbejazus (T.A.)
Surely HVS for the fear factor?
with Captain Colm Fitzbejazus (T.A.)
tomosb 8 Apr, 2011 2nd
with Darren Thompson
with Darren Thompson
adie84 ??, 2011 -
Scottish78 ??, 2011 -
simon_D 9 Aug, 2010 Lead
with Pet
with Pet
GraemeDiack 1 Aug, 2010 Lead dnf Yikes :(
Yikes :(
henning82 18 Jul, 2010 Lead rpt
Roy Davidson ?Jul, 2010 Lead Scary and shaky start, little protection on exposed route however there are great holds all the way
with Ian Magill
Scary and shaky start, little protection on exposed route however there are great holds all the way
with Ian Magill
Hidden 6 Jun, 2010 Lead rpt
Hidden 2 Jun, 2010 2nd
g0rd0n davids0n ?Jun, 2010 Lead quite exposed, little protection.
quite exposed, little protection.
leighncsontos ?Jun, 2010 Lead O/S I'd encourage doing this on a windy day. Very nice vs.
with adam yacoob
I'd encourage doing this on a windy day. Very nice vs.
with adam yacoob
henning82 18 Apr, 2010 Lead dnf
Hidden 10 Apr, 2010 Lead O/S
tomdude 7 Apr, 2010 Lead O/S very exciting for vs! you definitely want to keep holding on to this one
very exciting for vs! you definitely want to keep holding on to this one
Hidden 7 Apr, 2010 2nd
darunniff ??, 2010 Lead O/S
with callum and conner
with callum and conner
MonkeyDawson 10 Sep, 2009 2nd
lizzbeee 10 Sep, 2009 Lead easy climbing, but very exposed and not a lot of protection
easy climbing, but very exposed and not a lot of protection
decs 13 Jun, 2009 Lead Still a bit scary.
with Will
Still a bit scary.
with Will
andybroadway 11 Jun, 2009 2nd
gregoldridge 6 Jun, 2009 2nd then halued my pack up the right-hand face.
then halued my pack up the right-hand face.
timcussins 6 Jun, 2009 Lead O/S scrambled first pitch, then lead the next with pack. chur.
scrambled first pitch, then lead the next with pack. chur.
stuaart 30 May, 2009 AltLd O/S Led pitch 1, Euan pitch 2 (i.e., the actual climbing bit).
with Euan Strachan
Led pitch 1, Euan pitch 2 (i.e., the actual climbing bit).
with Euan Strachan
thomasaneurinsmith 12 May, 2009 2nd O/S
with Jason King
with Jason King
Hidden 11 Apr, 2009 2nd
Hidden 5 Apr, 2009 Lead O/S
whispering nic 22 Aug, 2008 -
with Wavy Dot
with Wavy Dot
Hidden 25 Jul, 2008 -
gforce 21 Jul, 2008 Lead
with Aelfred
with Aelfred
bigbobbyking 12 Jul, 2008 AltLd O/S Sam led the first Easy pitch, I led the exposed slightly worrying pitch.
with Sam Clarke
Sam led the first Easy pitch, I led the exposed slightly worrying pitch.
with Sam Clarke
Alasdair Fulton 10 Jun, 2008 Lead
Neil Adams 10 Jun, 2008 2nd rpt
with Dougal
with Dougal
dodfoster 9 Jun, 2008 Lead O/S Bold!
with james sagar
Bold!
with james sagar
Hidden ?Jun, 2008 Lead
vinders 14 May, 2008 Lead
with Russel and Jamie
with Russel and Jamie
jaybob ?May, 2008 2nd O/S scary route
with gareth
scary route
with gareth
andymoin 27 Apr, 2008 Lead O/S Very nice climbing and quite exposed, the slings actually quite good. First pitch lets it down tho.
with Dr Mark
Very nice climbing and quite exposed, the slings actually quite good. First pitch lets it down tho.
with Dr Mark
markhowley 27 Apr, 2008 2nd
Neil Mackenzie 27 Apr, 2008 AltLd O/S got a bit scared but once comitted the climbing was phenomenal and gear ok. Everyone should do it!!
with Sandy
got a bit scared but once comitted the climbing was phenomenal and gear ok. Everyone should do it!!
with Sandy
stabwoundstu ??, 2008 Lead O/S
with alan dow
with alan dow
sparkass ?Nov, 2007 Lead O/S Did it with two slings - should really have thought more about gear for the top section. An absolute beauty all the same.
Did it with two slings - should really have thought more about gear for the top section. An absolute beauty all the same.
Chad123 29 Aug, 2007 AltLd O/S Probably the route of the crag, great moves in a nice position with some gear....
with decs
Probably the route of the crag, great moves in a nice position with some gear....
with decs
decs 29 Aug, 2007 Lead O/S
with Chad123
with Chad123
gforce 11 Jul, 2007 2nd
with Cedric
with Cedric
Lisa M ?Jul, 2007 2nd
with Martin
with Martin
Daniel Armitage 19 Jun, 2007 Lead O/S
with Charlotte Armitage
with Charlotte Armitage
Stewart B 17 Jun, 2007 Lead rpt Done as a 3.
with Graham Galloway
Done as a 3.
with Graham Galloway
kevg ?Jun, 2007 Lead
with Cedric
with Cedric
Stewart B 5 May, 2007 Solo O/S Very exposed! Great route, lives up to the hype.
with Lee Andrews
Very exposed! Great route, lives up to the hype.
with Lee Andrews
Hidden 15 Apr, 2007 2nd
jazzyjackson 15 Apr, 2007 Lead O/S
georgespeirs 10 Apr, 2007 2nd O/S good enjoyable climb thought i wasnt going to get up it looking at it tho when started climbing it took me by suprise loved it strechy at points and lack of protection mid way a must return to!
with jonnie
good enjoyable climb thought i wasnt going to get up it looking at it tho when started climbing it took me by suprise loved it strechy at points and lack of protection mid way a must return to!
with jonnie
Hidden ??, 2007 -
mshorter ??, 2007 -
DaveHK 11 May, 2006 Solo
Neil Adams ??, 2006 Lead O/S Brilliant route! Done this several times now and I still love it.
Brilliant route! Done this several times now and I still love it.
Hidden ?Aug, 2005 Lead O/S
el diablo 25 Mar, 2005 Lead
with JimSh
with JimSh
Hidden 25 Mar, 2005 2nd
fireman_al ?Jan, 2005 Lead rpt
with Paul McDonald
with Paul McDonald
andyinglis ??, 2005 Lead
Ross Barnes ?Aug, 2004 Lead
PennyL 15 Jun, 2004 Lead O/S
with Andy E and Jenny E
with Andy E and Jenny E
samwelli 11 May, 2004 AltLd O/S
with Gregor Smith
with Gregor Smith
hedgehog77 20 Oct, 2003 AltLd
220bpm 15 Sep, 2003 Lead O/S
snowboarder 15 Sep, 2003 2nd
with 220bpm
with 220bpm
Captain Solo 14 Jul, 2003 Lead
with Karen
with Karen
French Erick ?May, 2003 Lead O/S
Hidden ??, 2002 Lead O/S
Hidden ??, 2001 Lead O/S
brianrunner ??, 2000 -
jonnie3430 3 Aug, 1999 Lead O/S
with Neil
with Neil
Hidden ??, 1998 Lead O/S
dangates ??, 1998 -
with Nick Tarmey
with Nick Tarmey
nuts and bolts 21 May, 1997 Lead rpt
with Emily Holl
with Emily Holl
Okecroak 18 Aug, 1996 Lead
with G Scott
with G Scott
greenroom ??, 1996 -
Marti999 26 May, 1995 Lead
TobyA ??, 1995 Lead β Had tried earlier (93 or 94 maybe?) but whimped out of the crux. Led it with weighted slings.
with Ed
Had tried earlier (93 or 94 maybe?) but whimped out of the crux. Led it with weighted slings.
with Ed
Colin McKerrell ??, 1993 -
The Pulsing Motorik of Neu! 28 May, 1991 2nd rpt
with John Shepherd
with John Shepherd
Neil McA 9 May, 1991 Solo O/S
The Pulsing Motorik of Neu! 17 Jun, 1990 Lead O/S
with Andy Dean
with Andy Dean
numbat ?Jun, 1990 TR O/S
Hidden ??, 1988 Solo O/S
nuts and bolts ??, 1988 Lead O/S
jackse ??, 1985 Solo soloed and toproped
soloed and toproped
Old Tyke ??, 1984 -
Basemetal ??, 1983 -
Bruce Kerr 12 Aug, 1980 Lead
with Brian Dick
with Brian Dick
The Reaper 18 May, 1980 2nd O/S
Hidden ??, 1980 -
johnkeith ??, 1980 -
with G. Callander
with G. Callander
Lone Rider ??, 1979 Solo
JimR ??, 1977 -
neil3965 ??, 1977 Solo
John Stenhouse ?May, 1973 Lead
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