85m, 4 pitches. Natural progression after Agag's Groove and January Jigsaw

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Mr Fuller 25 Aug AltLd Meant to go up January Jigsaw but totally cocked up. I think we climbed a pitch of this (basically unprotected 4a climbing for 20m), or possibly something further left, and then traversed airy VS 4b for about 20m to join Agag's Groove for the final pitch. Finished up that.
Meant to go up January Jigsaw but totally cocked up. I think we climbed a pitch of this (basically unprotected 4a climbing for 20m), or possibly something further left, and then traversed airy VS 4b for about 20m to join Agag's Groove for the final pitch. Finished up that.
Hidden 25 Aug AltLd O/S
Hidden 24 Aug AltLd O/S
Hidden 24 Aug AltLd
mzchambers 12 Aug Lead rpt climbed the first 2 pitches of January Jigsaw then lick last to 2 pitches
climbed the first 2 pitches of January Jigsaw then lick last to 2 pitches
sblake 10 Jun Lead
with Peggy
with Peggy
Hidden 19 Apr Lead O/S
damondavies 18 Nov, 2018 AltLd O/S A little bit cold but a fun route in crystal clear visibility. Views from the summit were unreal!
A little bit cold but a fun route in crystal clear visibility. Views from the summit were unreal!
Liam Ingram 18 Nov, 2018 AltLd O/S Led P2, 3 and 4 as one 35m pitch. This seemed like the best way to do the route as the traverse into Agags takes you quite a bit higher than the belay ledge.
with Damon Davies
Led P2, 3 and 4 as one 35m pitch. This seemed like the best way to do the route as the traverse into Agags takes you quite a bit higher than the belay ledge.
with Damon Davies
A Reid 28 May, 2018 AltLd
with Greg
with Greg
jgardiner 25 May, 2018 AltLd Led pitches 2 and 4. Pitches 1 and 2 a bit loose for comfort.
with Jacob
Led pitches 2 and 4. Pitches 1 and 2 a bit loose for comfort.
with Jacob
bradleyrichards93 28 Apr, 2018 AltLd O/S
Rhys Deane 28 Apr, 2018 AltLd
Stuart the postie 17 Sep, 2017 AltLd
Hidden 17 Sep, 2017 AltLd O/S
Hidden 17 Sep, 2017 AltLd
Hidden 17 Sep, 2017 AltLd
oliverk 12 Aug, 2017 AltLd O/S Pitches 2 and 4. P1 has some poor rock and a confusing guidebook description, but climb improves after this
with Zoe
Pitches 2 and 4. P1 has some poor rock and a confusing guidebook description, but climb improves after this
with Zoe
richardsavill 10 Jul, 2017 AltLd awesome climbing some loose rock around on the bottom but ok after P1. started raining on P3 and the slit very slimey but awesome day out. another back in time buachille night shift day!
with Dylan K
awesome climbing some loose rock around on the bottom but ok after P1. started raining on P3 and the slit very slimey but awesome day out. another back in time buachille night shift day!
with Dylan K
Hidden 9 May, 2017 AltLd O/S
laura.nicoll 9 May, 2017 AltLd
Hidden 7 May, 2017 Lead rpt
J Glendinning 7 May, 2017 2nd
with Stewart Anderson
with Stewart Anderson
Andrew Nelson ??, 2017 -
chmckay ?Sep, 2016 -
Hidden 18 Aug, 2016 2nd O/S
Hidden 18 Aug, 2016 Lead O/S
Louis Hume 2 Aug, 2016 Lead
Jenny Hall 2 Aug, 2016 2nd O/S
with Louis
with Louis
EmmaAtkinson 2 Jun, 2016 2nd O/S
with Rory Brown
with Rory Brown
Hidden 2 Jun, 2016 Lead
MD 29 May, 2016 AltLd O/S Led part p1 and p2. There's a lot of suspect rock on the first pitch though the route improves higher up.
with eduardo
Led part p1 and p2. There's a lot of suspect rock on the first pitch though the route improves higher up.
with eduardo
eduardo 29 May, 2016 AltLd
with MD
with MD
dan-8990 24 May, 2016 Lead O/S
with MB
with MB
mzchambers 7 May, 2016 AltLd O/S
Hidden 20 Sep, 2015 Lead O/S
salix 11 Jun, 2015 Lead O/S Couldn't find path of 1st pitch so meandered up to belay on snappy rock. Great top pitch.
with Neus
Couldn't find path of 1st pitch so meandered up to belay on snappy rock. Great top pitch.
with Neus
Nathan Adam 9 Jun, 2015 Lead O/S Climbed in two pitches, think we went the right way. Maybe give it a star, not as good in quality as JJ and not far off a similar standard. Rock on the left side of Agag's isn't superb but better up around and past the crux section. Can abseil from top JJ belay to almost the ground (2m or so) on 60m doubles with rope stretch.
Climbed in two pitches, think we went the right way. Maybe give it a star, not as good in quality as JJ and not far off a similar standard. Rock on the left side of Agag's isn't superb but better up around and past the crux section. Can abseil from top JJ belay to almost the ground (2m or so) on 60m doubles with rope stretch.
Hidden 27 May, 2015 AltLd rpt
uphillnow 15 Jul, 2014 AltLd O/S Dirty start but fine climbing on rest of pitch 1. Pitch 2 isnt obvious initially, but seemed about as description - arriving very slightly above floor of stance.The crack on the final pitch was a little wet but soon up on to big holds and didnt seem any harder than the first two pitches.
with Rik
Dirty start but fine climbing on rest of pitch 1. Pitch 2 isnt obvious initially, but seemed about as description - arriving very slightly above floor of stance.The crack on the final pitch was a little wet but soon up on to big holds and didnt seem any harder than the first two pitches.
with Rik
Hidden 17 Jun, 2014 AltLd O/S
Captain Solo 17 Jun, 2014 AltLd A long standing route on my ticklist!
A long standing route on my ticklist!
Hidden 21 Apr, 2014 Lead O/S
centurion05 ??, 2014 Lead O/S
with Ken Bibby
with Ken Bibby
Tony Holdsworth 10 Sep, 2013 AltLd O/S tom p1 and p3 me p2 and p4
with Tom Reed
tom p1 and p3 me p2 and p4
with Tom Reed
Col Kingshott 14 Aug, 2013 Lead O/S Wet first pitch.
Wet first pitch.
JohnnyBoy59 20 Jul, 2013 AltLd dnf Totally lost the route...if we were actually on it in the first place!!! Climbed to the top anyway, maybe try again, with a guide book.
Totally lost the route...if we were actually on it in the first place!!! Climbed to the top anyway, maybe try again, with a guide book.
Hidden ?Jun, 2013 AltLd
Hidden 25 May, 2013 AltLd
Hidden 22 Sep, 2012 Lead O/S
dav_713 25 Jul, 2012 -
with Malcolm Burgess
with Malcolm Burgess
arose 18 Jun, 2012 - In torrential rain. lowered off due to inability to feel fingers
In torrential rain. lowered off due to inability to feel fingers
Stewart B 16 Jun, 2012 AltLd O/S
with Davie Gardener
with Davie Gardener
Hidden 4 Jun, 2012 AltLd O/S
Kirill 4 Jun, 2012 AltLd O/S Led P2.
Led P2.
Hidden ??, 2012 -
Callum Anderson ??, 2012 -
glenngordon ??, 2012 -
SKB 17 Aug, 2011 AltLd
with Stevie
with Stevie
Chuck 29 Jul, 2011 AltLd
with Dominic Scott
with Dominic Scott
Hidden ?Jul, 2011 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?Jul, 2011 AltLd
John 'B' Hutchinson 8 Apr, 2011 Lead O/S Led all pitches. Did 3 and 4 as one pitch as 3 pretty short. Fantastic climb, superior to January Jigsaw in my opinion. Ended up a little high on the traverse pitch, bold but steady to the Agag's belay. Slit at the top is fun! Don't know what the chat about poor rock at the bottom is all about.
with Donald Somerville
Led all pitches. Did 3 and 4 as one pitch as 3 pretty short. Fantastic climb, superior to January Jigsaw in my opinion. Ended up a little high on the traverse pitch, bold but steady to the Agag's belay. Slit at the top is fun! Don't know what the chat about poor rock at the bottom is all about.
with Donald Somerville
HenryCowan 13 Feb, 2011 Lead O/S
with Robert Partridge
with Robert Partridge
drew8connelly ??, 2011 -
ST3V10 ??, 2011 AltLd
Hidden 16 Oct, 2010 AltLd
Hidden 16 Oct, 2010 AltLd O/S
Tim Hamlet 7 Sep, 2010 AltLd
chris smith 5 Jul, 2010 AltLd
marcushorgan 20 Jun, 2010 AltLd O/S
with Amanda Thalman
with Amanda Thalman
amthalmann 20 Jun, 2010 AltLd O/S
with Marcus
with Marcus
Hidden 23 May, 2010 AltLd O/S
thomasaneurinsmith 22 May, 2010 AltLd O/S
with Stuart Reeves
with Stuart Reeves
stuaart 22 May, 2010 AltLd O/S I led P2 (traverse pitch), and P4 (overhanging crack pitch). Thought this deserved more than 1 star as per SMC guidebook. The rock is generally quite sound so confused by the comments about looseness. SMC guidebook has the incorrect route description, or else we went off-route (from the worn rock it did not seem this way). P2 involves a traverse eventually ending up in Agag's Groove some distance (approx. 8m) up from the big shoulder / nose / platform on Agag's. This is where the guidebook seems wrong. We actually had to downclimb a short way down Agag's in the end to the large platform in order to get to the right place, and then headed up right towards the overhanging crack. The guidebook states that one should traverse into Agag's and once it is hit the belay spot will be found. This did not seem right to us.
I led P2 (traverse pitch), and P4 (overhanging crack pitch). Thought this deserved more than 1 star as per SMC guidebook. The rock is generally quite sound so confused by the comments about looseness. SMC guidebook has the incorrect route description, or else we went off-route (from the worn rock it did not seem this way). P2 involves a traverse eventually ending up in Agag's Groove some distance (approx. 8m) up from the big shoulder / nose / platform on Agag's. This is where the guidebook seems wrong. We actually had to downclimb a short way down Agag's in the end to the large platform in order to get to the right place, and then headed up right towards the overhanging crack. The guidebook states that one should traverse into Agag's and once it is hit the belay spot will be found. This did not seem right to us.
Hidden 16 May, 2010 AltLd
David Sherratt ?May, 2010 Lead O/S
jamestheyip 14 Apr, 2010 AltLd O/S Did with an alternative direct start - probably HVS 5a
with Ben Taylor
Did with an alternative direct start - probably HVS 5a
with Ben Taylor
jaybob ??, 2010 AltLd
with david
with david
Hidden ??, 2010 -
Hidden ??, 2010 -
ferdia 26 Sep, 2009 AltLd O/S first lead since breaking my foot in June. pretty sure we finished up agag's groove!
with Clare Muir
first lead since breaking my foot in June. pretty sure we finished up agag's groove!
with Clare Muir
JdotP 13 Sep, 2009 AltLd O/S Unfortunately we got a bit off route at the end and failed to find the slit!
with Krzysztof Gorgolewski
Unfortunately we got a bit off route at the end and failed to find the slit!
with Krzysztof Gorgolewski
Hidden 13 Sep, 2009 AltLd
Vicki M 13 Aug, 2009 Lead 2 guys found my da's nut on Agags and wouldnt give it back then ran away from me all the way to the car park, losers!
with Stevie Arch
2 guys found my da's nut on Agags and wouldnt give it back then ran away from me all the way to the car park, losers!
with Stevie Arch
Hidden ?Aug, 2009 AltLd O/S
climberuk 5 Jul, 2009 AltLd O/S Led pitches 2 and 4. Traverse on pitch 2 was scary but not hard. Pitch 3 is very short. Crux on pitch 4 is well protected.
with niallk
Led pitches 2 and 4. Traverse on pitch 2 was scary but not hard. Pitch 3 is very short. Crux on pitch 4 is well protected.
with niallk
niallk 5 Jul, 2009 AltLd O/S Lead pitches 1 (loose) and 3. Steven took a belay directly in Agag's after the traverse. Guidebook indicates pitch 3 goes up Agag's a bit, but the scoop was right at our belay (we eventually realised).
Lead pitches 1 (loose) and 3. Steven took a belay directly in Agag's after the traverse. Guidebook indicates pitch 3 goes up Agag's a bit, but the scoop was right at our belay (we eventually realised).
jess ?Jun, 2009 AltLd O/S
with martin
with martin
Hidden ??, 2009 -
Hidden 7 Sep, 2008 AltLd
IanMcC 7 Sep, 2008 AltLd
with JimSh
with JimSh
LittleLuka 28 Jul, 2008 2nd Very loose first pitch did not inspire confidence for the following pitch. However, nice balancy traverse near the end made up for it. Does not deserve stars :(
with Glenn
Very loose first pitch did not inspire confidence for the following pitch. However, nice balancy traverse near the end made up for it. Does not deserve stars :(
with Glenn
jaybob 14 Jul, 2008 Lead O/S lead on all pitches---didnt enjoy, felt to lose and gear was poor for the grade given.
with david
lead on all pitches---didnt enjoy, felt to lose and gear was poor for the grade given.
with david
lelaitcondense 13 Jul, 2008 AltLd O/S Lead 2nd pitch, bold traverse was brilliant, fun climbing
Lead 2nd pitch, bold traverse was brilliant, fun climbing
sonaf 25 May, 2008 2nd
with Malc & Graeme
with Malc & Graeme
mav 17 May, 2008 AltLd O/S Watched for the 1st two pitches by party from Scottish Ladies Climbing club on 50th anniversary event. Rock for first two pitches freezing, crag really benefits from afternoon sunshine.
with James Beckett
Watched for the 1st two pitches by party from Scottish Ladies Climbing club on 50th anniversary event. Rock for first two pitches freezing, crag really benefits from afternoon sunshine.
with James Beckett
Boistelle 7 May, 2008 Lead O/S
with Jamie B
with Jamie B
Jamie B 7 May, 2008 2nd
brockers ?May, 2008 AltLd O/S
with CarlZ
with CarlZ
molemug1 ??, 2008 -
TrollJester ??, 2008 AltLd
with VARIOUS Throughout 80's+90's
with VARIOUS Throughout 80's+90's
jonnie3430 ?Nov, 2007 -
SWalls 20 Oct, 2007 AltLd First pitch very loose.
with Alex Moran, Andy Ruck
First pitch very loose.
with Alex Moran, Andy Ruck
jazzyjackson 27 Sep, 2007 AltLd O/S first pitch awful fractured rock. I wouldn't give Satans Slit 1 star. Its pish.
with JAMES K
first pitch awful fractured rock. I wouldn't give Satans Slit 1 star. Its pish.
with JAMES K
Malcolm Auchie 5 May, 2007 2nd
with John Wylie
with John Wylie
Spade 25 Mar, 2007 AltLd
with Tom Pearson
with Tom Pearson
developadventure ??, 2007 AltLd
with Dave Chapman
with Dave Chapman
Tenko ??, 2007 -
Hidden 16 Sep, 2006 AltLd
barney_edin 30 Apr, 2006 Lead
with Pete W
with Pete W
Brown 29 Apr, 2006 AltLd O/S
with Tom
with Tom
bandersnatch ??, 2006 -
CurlyStevo ??, 2006 AltLd
Roch 24 Sep, 2005 AltLd
Mihkel 26 Jun, 2005 AltLd O/S
with Jon Bleiker
with Jon Bleiker
Ross Barnes ?Jun, 2005 AltLd
Alasdair Fulton ??, 2005 Lead O/S
Hidden ?Jun, 2004 AltLd O/S
Dangerous Dave 11 Oct, 2003 AltLd O/S
Hidden ??, 2003 AltLd
akhughes ??, 2003 AltLd
with Steptoe
with Steptoe
Yourlead 21 Sep, 2002 AltLd Many routes in one climb! - Raymond lead 1st pitch of January Jigsaw with 2nd pitch looking thin with no gear so I then lead the 2nd pitch of Agag's Grove and also 3rd pitch of January Jigsaw with Raymond leading the final pitch of Satan's Slit
with Raymond Simpson
Many routes in one climb! - Raymond lead 1st pitch of January Jigsaw with 2nd pitch looking thin with no gear so I then lead the 2nd pitch of Agag's Grove and also 3rd pitch of January Jigsaw with Raymond leading the final pitch of Satan's Slit
with Raymond Simpson
220bpm ?Sep, 2002 AltLd Cracking route
Cracking route
snowboarder ?Sep, 2002 AltLd
with 220bpm
with 220bpm
plain kitten ?May, 2000 AltLd VC
VC
alan moore ??, 2000 -
gypsy3006 ??, 1999 Lead
Jamie B ?May, 1998 AltLd
with Ian Smith
with Ian Smith
tompercy ??, 1998 -
with Russ Weedon
with Russ Weedon
Hidden ??, 1993 AltLd
Hidden ?Jul, 1992 Lead
lithos ?Jun, 1992 - p1,3
with john byrne
p1,3
with john byrne
Hidden ?May, 1992 Lead
jackse ??, 1990 -
mark mcgowan01 ??, 1988 - Attempted FWA in Feb 88 with Colin. had to bail off trying to get into Agags groove. close!
Attempted FWA in Feb 88 with Colin. had to bail off trying to get into Agags groove. close!
Steve Crowe 5 Jul, 1986 Lead O/S
with John Lee
with John Lee
Hidden ?Jun, 1986 Lead
graham lawrie ??, 1985 Lead
Davy Gunn ??, 1982 AltLd
Lone Rider ??, 1979 AltLd
Colin Matheson ?Oct, 1976 AltLd
with G Macdonald
with G Macdonald
Seymore Butt ?Jul, 1963 2nd
with Ian Heys
with Ian Heys
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