2 pitches. Boulder into the scoop left of Rat Race. clip and back up the peg runner above then climb past the peg and head left into the great groove of Mousetrap. Up this for a couple of metres and then traverse right to the hanging stance on Rat Race. It is advisable to continue onward. Either up the corners to the pegs and climb down to the bolt belay on Marlina or continue up pitch 2 along the roofs to a tricky last move. Superb.

D. Jameson, G. Nicoll, M. Duff 1978

Ticklists: Ultimate Scottish Rock, Scottish 3 and 4 star multi-pitch routes, Great Scottish E2s.

JendeHoxar 27/Oct/17 2nd O/S
with Flavio
Flavio 27/Oct/17 Lead O/S
robertmichaellovell 28/Aug/17 AltLd
with Danny C
pauldrew 17/Aug/17 2nd
pete johnson 17/Aug/17 Lead O/S
Hidden 01/Jul/17 Lead rpt
Hidden 01/Jul/17 2nd dog
Hidden 24/Jun/17 2nd rpt
Malcolm Bass 24/Jun/17 AltLd
with Neil Silver
sergiorast 16/Jun/17 Lead O/S
with Ellie will Martin jacob
Hidden 03/Jun/17 Lead O/S
Rich Kirby 16/May/17 Lead O/S

In one pitch.

with Eddie
Eduardo Martinez 16/May/17 2nd O/S
salix 05/May/17 2nd

Great way up the wall.

with Frazer
Derek Graham 01/May/17 2nd
james1978 21/Apr/17 AltLd rpt
with Brendan
Brendan 21/Apr/17 AltLd O/S

Led p2 - sensational!

with James
Hidden 25/Mar/17 Lead O/S
nuts and bolts ??/2017 -
Hidden 08/Aug/16 AltLd O/S
freudy_love 08/Aug/16 AltLd G/U
Hugh Simons 27/Jul/16 Lead O/S

In 1 pitch. Sting in the tail right at the end, such a good route!

Alastair R 25/May/16 -
with Ross C.
olekemi 22/May/16 2nd
with Jeremy M
james1978 24/Apr/16 Lead G/U

Fell off the boulder problem start a few times last year so really just GU rather than OS. An amazing route.Done in 1 pitch.

with Robert Durran
Alasdair Fulton 23/Apr/16 AltLd O/S
with James Clapham
Hidden 25/Oct/15 2nd rpt
ErikAndersen 25/Oct/15 Lead O/S
with Rob
Hidden 25/Sep/15 2nd dog
bnewman 25/Sep/15 Lead O/S

Absorbing with a good contrast of styles between bottom and top half. Did it all in one big pitch. Chuffed!

with Ben
David Woods 20/Sep/15 2nd O/S

My mind has been expanded. One pitch.

with Tom Jumar
masa-alpin 30/Jun/15 Lead O/S

P1 was scary, particularly in the damp conditions on this day! Uses and even a skyhook, which was fairly crucial. Felt the opening moves were more like 6a. P2 was fantastic!

Pat-H 30/Jun/15 2nd
with Masa
Greg Cunningham 19/Jun/15 Lead
with grimer
soph 19/Jun/15 AltLd O/S
Hidden 12/Jun/15 2nd
Liam Ingram 12/Jun/15 Lead O/S

Brilliant. In one pitch. Felt very top end

Timothy Miller 24/May/15 Lead O/S

In a 1er

tomhull 24/May/15 2nd rpt
with Stephen Cumberland
Uisdean hawthorn 24/May/15 Lead O/S
with iain
John McKenna 24/May/15 2nd
tomhull 22/May/15 Lead O/S


with Will ?, Stephen Cumberland
salix 22/May/15 2nd

Good calm lead from Tom. One of my favourite routes.

with Tom from London
Hidden 15/May/15 Lead O/S
Tim_Gomersall ?/May/15 Lead O/S
with Bekah
RebekahD ?/May/15 Lead
with Tim
Hidden 23/Apr/15 Lead
Ross Kirkland 20/Oct/14 Lead O/S
gurumed 13/Sep/14 AltLd

Lead second pitch. Awesome route.

with gjd
gjd 13/Sep/14 Lead rpt

I led first pitch.

with Gurumed
andyinglis 15/Aug/14 Lead rpt

Too greasy for anything harder. Good route...

freudy_love 23/Jun/14 AltLd dnf

Bad day at the office. Wasn't in the right headspace for some reason, psyched myself out and bailed off onto some of the sport bolts. Epic ab-retrieval of gear commenced. Unfinished business.

Hidden 17/May/14 -
esther ?/May/14 AltLd
Nick Biven ??/2014 -
prcleary ??/2014 -
Hidden 23/Nov/13 2nd
samwillo 23/Nov/13 Lead
Hidden 14/Sep/13 Lead O/S
Rachel Slater 08/Sep/13 2nd O/S

Frazer lead in a one-er.

with Frazer
richiebongo 14/Aug/13 2nd O/S
with will roper, topher
salix 13/Aug/13 Lead O/S

In one pitch. Mainly had to do battle with my head on the first half. Was enjoying the wild positions by the second.

with Rich
Ross Barnes 08/Jun/13 Lead O/S

In one pitch. Top has some wild positions!!

with James
Hidden 05/Jun/13 Lead
centurion05 05/Jun/13 2nd
with patch
Hidden ??/2013 -
captain ??/2013 -
andyinglis 29/Sep/12 Lead
Hidden 19/May/12 Lead O/S
centurion05 09/Mar/12 Lead O/S
with The boy
mark88 09/Mar/12 2nd
with Andy Woolston
gjd 24/Sep/11 2nd dog
with Sam Burns
robertmichaellovell 08/Sep/11 Lead

in a oner

with Dan
Hidden 08/Sep/11 2nd
jameshiggins 31/Jul/11 Lead O/S

Led as one pitch. Excellent.

with Neil Adams
simondunf 20/May/11 Lead O/S

1st pitch only - had to retrieve gear from rat race!

with james
Hidden 17/May/11 AltLd O/S
Andy Moles 17/Apr/11 Lead O/S

Brilliant, well worth doing as one pitch (not least because intermediate belay looks a bit knackered)

with Clement
Hidden ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
Paulww 29/Aug/10 AltLd O/S
Adam Ellwood 15/Aug/10 Lead O/S

Led as one pitch. Fantastic route.

DavidEvans 15/Aug/10 2nd O/S
andyinglis 07/Aug/10 2nd

Good route!

Neil Adams 07/Aug/10 Lead O/S

Done in one long pitch. Excellent climbing.

JM 19/Jun/10 Lead O/S
with Steve Sylvester
Ian Jones 02/Jun/10 2nd rpt

Led this on sight a couple of weeks earlier. Superb.

Hidden 02/Jun/10 Lead
jazzyjackson 08/May/10 2nd

Alt lead with Ian. I couldnt finish the 2nd pitch with more full on pump and shist panic symptoms. You gotta love this sweaty awkward rock, its full value for E grades.

Ian Jones 08/May/10 Lead O/S

Absolutely excellent, almost as good as Rat Race. Ran out of quick draws. Warning! The pegs of the hanging belay are shagged. Better to climb doon to the belay chain of Marlina from the peg runners on pitch 2.

Dr Toph 02/May/10 Lead O/S

Led both pitches, while Davide looked for his leading head. Felt hard for E2. [Was meant to be a warm up] Still a bit wet.

with Davide
henwardian ??/2010 AltLd O/S

Led the first pitch on my first ascent. Led the second pitch on a subsequent ascent.

Hidden 18/Oct/09 Lead O/S
whistler 01/Oct/09 Lead O/S

Did in one pitch. Bold at the start and suspect rock higher up but still a fantastic climb!

cobes 22/Aug/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 08/Jul/09 -
Ed Babs 08/Jul/09 Lead O/S

in one pitch - superb!

mshorter 18/Jun/09 Lead O/S
with simie
Chad123 10/May/09 AltLd rpt
with James Humble
Sandy Simpson 25/Apr/09 AltLd dog

Got burnt out on top bitch on the last move and took a rest

with brian duthie
BRUCESTRAC ??/2009 -
with Chris Cracknell,Various
CalumC 26/May/08 AltLd O/S
burto 26/May/08 AltLd O/S
with calum
Chad123 24/May/08 AltLd rpt

Not the best warm up, but felt pretty easy, route finding main problem on first pitch, second pitch is pumpy...

with Emily
fritz_in_aotearoa ??/2008 -
TrollJester ??/2008 AltLd
with done many routes umpteen times
jess ??/2008 Lead O/S

did the first pitch?

with martin
akhughes ?/Oct/07 Lead O/S
Dangerous Dave 29/Jul/07 Lead O/S
pete dd ?/Jun/07 2nd
with Duncan Cambell
Greg Boswell 06/Apr/07 Lead O/S
sparkass ?/Apr/07 Lead O/S
figfour ??/2007 Lead
French Erick 07/Sep/06 AltLd

very intimidated by this climb. pitch 2 was for me and when i left the belay and moved to the peg my head went to tatters. I had a near panic attack, weighted that manky peg to breathe but then cleaned the pitch after a long inner battle. Cant say it was hard or pumpy...i just lost it

with Andy Sharpe
barney_edin 31/Aug/06 AltLd O/S
with Phil A
Sean Bell 05/Jul/06 2nd O/S
with neil
whispering nic ?/Jun/06 AltLd
with Tweedley
Hidden ?/May/06 AltLd dog
Hidden ??/2006 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2006 -
a_hein ??/2003 AltLd O/S
with Tom Spreyer
buzby78 21/Jul/02 Lead
Dave Kerr 16/May/02 Lead
with John Watson
Chad123 ?/Sep/00 AltLd O/S

Longest hanging belay ever!

with Jo and Vet Tom
greenroom ??/2000 Lead O/S
stugreen75 ??/2000 2nd O/S
with Andy
IanD353 ?/Aug/99 Lead O/S
with Howard
Evoman ?/Jun/98 -
Cassidy ??/1997 Lead O/S
with David Cassidy
uphillnow ?/Jun/95 AltLd

did 2nd pitch Ithink

with john stanger
Hidden ?/Jul/94 Lead O/S
Roy Stuart ??/1994 Lead O/S

Very good

with Alex Thomas
Steve Crowe 15/Jun/91 AltLd O/S
with Colin Murley, KM
AC1 ??/1990 -
with Steve Gooberman-Hill
Hidden ?/Aug/89 AltLd O/S
Dave Douglas 19/Jun/88 AltLd O/S
Hamish Leslie ??/1987 Lead O/S
with Martin Barclay
mark mcgowan01 ??/1985 -
Lone Rider 07/Oct/84 AltLd O/S

Finished up second pitch of Ratrace

with John Christie
Bruce Kerr 06/May/84 AltLd
with Calum Fraser
redjerry ?/May/80 Lead O/S
with Roy Williamson
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