ClimberDateStyle
arose 07/Jul/18 AltLd

Why is no-one mentioning how hard the roof is? After a summer of climbing lots of E2's and 3's I still fell off this.

WB 07/Jul/18 AltLd

Dinner was calling. Walk off the top was not

Hidden 07/Jul/18 AltLd O/S
jamesgr87 07/Jul/18 AltLd O/S

Led P1 then spent ages route finding on P3&4. Rock a little dirty and loose and top pitches weren't the best so just abbed off from P5. Didn't think that good a route except roof pitch but maybe have been spoilt by a week of great climbing!

with Andrei
markalmack 07/Jul/18 AltLd O/S

1st 3 pitches only. Will was being a lazy cunt so we abbed off instesd of finishing the route

with WB
mzchambers 07/Jul/18 AltLd O/S
with arose
MrRiley 01/Jul/18 AltLd O/S

Belter of a day! Bone dry, great climbing. The roof was the definite highlight and not too hard, but all pitches have good interesting climbing on them. Got lost immediately and ended up on the first pitch of Waterkelpie Wall requiring a bonus traverse to get us back on track. Even the "easy" pitches were quite challenging where slight deviations off the ideal line can make the climbing tricky. http://www.mistymountainhop.net/2018/07/feeding-the-king-rat-on-creag-an-dubh-loch/

with Callum Johnson, Joe Saunders
Hidden 01/Jul/18 AltLd O/S
annihuovinen 15/Jun/18 AltLd dnf
with davkeo
davkeo 15/Jun/18 AltLd dnf

Looked wet on initial inspection & so we checked out plan B & C which were very wet. Decided to give it a go anyway but rain hit on p3 so Anni stopped short below the 3rd belay & we abbed from there. Nice Climbing in spite of the wetness & wud have been good to finish it out. Impressive crag with a really remote feel. I led p1&2. P1 harder than 4b. Cold & windy day.

Hidden 05/Jun/18 AltLd
Nigel Bond 05/Jun/18 AltLd
with Jeremy Morris
BPaske 28/May/18 AltLd
Hidden 28/May/18 AltLd O/S
Hidden 26/May/18 Lead O/S
Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing 19/May/18 AltLd O/S

What a whopper! First route at the Dubh Loch too. What a crag...

with Sam Underhill
onlyfoddington 01/Jun/17 2nd

I led pitch 3/4, and by the time that I seconded pitch 5 the rain had arrived. First pitch was harder than expected. I managed the crux move ok on pitch 2, but was glad to have seen how Ian and Pete had done it (probably easier for those of us with long legs). Ended up veering on to the 5b pitch of Waterkelpie Wall for our 4th (the 5th) pitch. I had to resort to aid to at one point as the rock quickly lost all friction, which made for an interesting final couple of pitches.

with Pete Hisco, ian d f
ian d f 01/Jun/17 Lead O/S
with onlyfoddington, Pete H
Ulgrid 02/Aug/16 AltLd
Hidden 02/Aug/16 AltLd
Sam Marks 06/Jun/16 AltLd O/S
with Ben Mitchell
peter.herd 13/Sep/14 AltLd

cracks were generally wet but a good mountaineering adventure up the buttress

with Liam Malone
malone 13/Sep/14 AltLd
twoplates 25/Jul/14 AltLd O/S

Amazing crag! Great line

with dave sharpe
mhairi thorburn 24/Jul/14 Lead O/S

No aid required ;)

with Ali
Ryan23 ?/Jun/14 2nd
Chris wilson 21/Jul/13 Lead

We were lucky the top section of the climb was bone dry in the current heat wave. I thought the climbing on the upper section on pitches 4,5 and 6 was excellent with interesting climbing and where the correct and easiest line is not always obvious.

with Michael C
Hidden 19/Jul/13 AltLd O/S
Hidden 13/Jul/13 AltLd
Hidden 13/Jul/13 AltLd O/S
noemie5438 13/Jul/13 AltLd

with Tom, AmyG
Hidden 08/Jul/13 AltLd
Captain Solo 08/Jul/13 AltLd

Managed to free the crux on second, not sure if I could have done it on lead though. More excellent climbing all the way to the top with the 4c pitch having some great moves. The final route on a perfect trip to a long sought after destination.

Hidden 07/Jul/13 AltLd
Alex Thomson 07/Jul/13 AltLd
with jenpen
cat22 06/Jul/13 2nd
Hidden ?/Jul/13 AltLd
AmyG ?/Jul/13 AltLd
with Tom Jumar, noemie5438
mcstanton ?/Jul/13 -

Awesome route. Found it in bone dry conditions. Tough move on the overhang. Used a sling! Led 1&3

Hidden ??/2013 -
Hidden 26/Jul/12 AltLd
andyinglis 25/May/12 Lead O/S

Quite wet on half the pitches....

with Jen Mackenzie
alasdair19 ??/2012 -

aid thru roof 1998? led all but 1st pitch

Hidden ??/2012 -
odox 30/Jul/11 AltLd O/S

Oli led the crux pitch, hard to second with a sack! Tricky route finding above but a great route.

Hidden 30/Jul/11 AltLd
Dougie Harvey 03/Jul/11 AltLd O/S
with Natalie, tom.simmo
Natalie feather 03/Jul/11 AltLd
Hidden 03/Jul/11 AltLd
Hidden ??/2011 -
alkira ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
jess 26/Jun/10 AltLd O/S

Bonedry but dirty

with martin
Hidden 29/Aug/09 AltLd dnf
Hidden 25/Jun/09 AltLd O/S
Pete Main 25/Jun/09 AltLd O/S
with Mark M
Paulww 26/Jul/08 AltLd O/S

Great move through the roof... top pitches were wet though!

with John
decs 30/Jun/08 AltLd dog

Found the 5c crux quite tricksome. Resorted to aid in the end.

with sgl
sgl ?/Jun/08 AltLd
with duncan
mikecopp 14/May/08 Lead O/S
with Alex M
Rich Mayfield 07/Aug/07 AltLd
Mark Stevenson 07/Aug/07 AltLd O/S
with Rich Mayfield
Hidden ?/Jun/07 AltLd
RAK 03/May/07 AltLd dog

Both used aid on crux

Hidden 08/Aug/06 -
French Erick 10/Jul/05 Lead O/S

Chris lead pitch 1.

with Chris Boutell
Brian McC ??/2005 -
brianrunner ??/2001 -
roncaves 31/Jul/99 AltLd
with Chas Heard
plain kitten ??/1999 -
phardman 27/Jul/96 Lead
Hidden ??/1994 AltLd
Hidden 08/Aug/92 -
Hidden ??/1991 AltLd
daviesxxx ??/1990 -
Bgordon ?/Aug/86 -
mark-abz 25/Jul/86 Lead
with Bill P
Hammy 22/Jun/86 AltLd
with Rob Lawson
Hidden 25/Aug/84 2nd
Pete Nugent ?/May/82 AltLd O/S

Did Goliath first, finished King Rat at about 11pm. A gloriously still day. I used aid on p2 as per Hard Rock. 2nd ed 1981

with Ian Makin
Bruce Kerr 30/Aug/81 AltLd
with Ron Cowels
Martin Bennett 04/Jul/81 -
with JD
Brian Wilderspin ?/May/81 AltLd O/S
with Kev Howett
TonyF ?/Jul/80 AltLd O/S
with Martin Lancaster
Fraidknot 27/Jul/79 AltLd
tapley 31/May/78 AltLd
with John Sumner
Hidden 24/May/75 Lead
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