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

damondavies 18/Nov/18 AltLd O/S

A little bit cold but a fun route in crystal clear visibility. Views from the summit were unreal!

Liam Ingram 18/Nov/18 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
A Reid 28/May/18 AltLd
with Greg
jgardiner 25/May/18 AltLd

Led pitches 2 and 4. Pitches 1 and 2 a bit loose for comfort.

with Jacob
bradleyrichards93 28/Apr/18 AltLd O/S
Rhys Deane 28/Apr/18 AltLd
Stuart the postie 17/Sep/17 AltLd
Hidden 17/Sep/17 AltLd O/S
Hidden 17/Sep/17 AltLd
Hidden 17/Sep/17 AltLd
oliverk 12/Aug/17 AltLd O/S

Pitches 2 and 4. P1 has some poor rock and a confusing guidebook description, but climb improves after this

with Zoe
richardsavill 10/Jul/17 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
Hidden 09/May/17 AltLd O/S
laura.nicoll 09/May/17 AltLd
puzzledmonkey 07/May/17 2nd
with Stewart Anderson
Andrew Nelson ??/2017 -
chmckay ?/Sep/16 -
Hidden 18/Aug/16 2nd O/S
Fellover 18/Aug/16 Lead O/S

Was really good altogether, but none of the pitches were good... Went up Curved Ridge until we could see Rannach Wall then went down into the gully to start it. Had to move together for 4 or 5m at top of first pitch when ran out of rope, about 35m total. Felt kind of snappy, but nothing was really loose. Second pitch description was a bit off, but easy enough to find Agags Groove. Belay spike mentioned in guide at top of 3rd pitch useless, plenty of other stuff though. Top crux was a bit tricky. It was a surprisingly logical and really good line, maybe that's why it was so fun? The top ridge to crowberry tower is fun as well.

with Paul
Louis Hume 02/Aug/16 Lead
Jenny Hall 02/Aug/16 2nd O/S
with Louis
Hidden 02/Jun/16 2nd O/S
Hidden 02/Jun/16 Lead
MD 29/May/16 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
eduardo 29/May/16 AltLd
with MD
dan-8990 24/May/16 Lead O/S
with MB
mzchambers 07/May/16 AltLd O/S
Hidden 20/Sep/15 Lead O/S
salix 11/Jun/15 Lead O/S

Couldn't find path of 1st pitch so meandered up to belay on snappy rock. Great top pitch.

with Neus
Nathan Adam 09/Jun/15 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.

uphillnow 15/Jul/14 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
Hidden 17/Jun/14 AltLd O/S
Captain Solo 17/Jun/14 AltLd

A long standing route on my ticklist!

Hidden 21/Apr/14 Lead O/S
centurion05 ??/2014 Lead O/S
with Ken Bibby
Tony Holdsworth 10/Sep/13 AltLd O/S

tom p1 and p3 me p2 and p4

with Tom Reed
Col Kingshott 14/Aug/13 Lead O/S

Wet first pitch.

JohnnyBoy59 20/Jul/13 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.

Hidden ?/Jun/13 AltLd
Hidden 22/Sep/12 Lead O/S
dav_713 25/Jul/12 -
with Malcolm Burgess
arose 18/Jun/12 -

In torrential rain. lowered off due to inability to feel fingers

Stewart B 16/Jun/12 AltLd O/S
with Davie Gardener
Hidden 04/Jun/12 AltLd O/S
Kirill 04/Jun/12 AltLd O/S

Led P2.

Hidden ??/2012 -
Callum Anderson ??/2012 -
glenngordon ??/2012 -
SKB 17/Aug/11 AltLd
with Stevie
Chuck 29/Jul/11 AltLd
with Dominic Scott
Hidden ?/Jul/11 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/Jul/11 AltLd
John 'B' Hutchinson 08/Apr/11 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
HenryCowan 13/Feb/11 Lead O/S
with Robert Partridge
drew8connelly ??/2011 -
ST3V10 ??/2011 AltLd
Hidden 16/Oct/10 AltLd
Hidden 16/Oct/10 AltLd O/S
Tim Hamlet 07/Sep/10 AltLd
chris smith 05/Jul/10 AltLd
marcushorgan 20/Jun/10 AltLd O/S
with Amanda Thalman
amthalmann 20/Jun/10 AltLd O/S
with Marcus
gavin88 23/May/10 AltLd O/S
with Sarah Beth
thomasaneurinsmith 22/May/10 AltLd O/S
with Stuart Reeves
stuaart 22/May/10 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.

Hidden 16/May/10 AltLd
David Sherratt ?/May/10 Lead O/S
jamestheyip 14/Apr/10 AltLd O/S

Did with an alternative direct start - probably HVS 5a

with Ben Taylor
jaybob ??/2010 AltLd
with david
Hidden ??/2010 -
Hidden ??/2010 -
ferdia 26/Sep/09 AltLd O/S

first lead since breaking my foot in June. pretty sure we finished up agag's groove!

with Clare Muir
JdotP 13/Sep/09 AltLd O/S

Unfortunately we got a bit off route at the end and failed to find the slit!

with Krzysztof Gorgolewski
Hidden 13/Sep/09 AltLd
Vicki M 13/Aug/09 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
Hidden ?/Aug/09 AltLd O/S
climberuk 05/Jul/09 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
niallk 05/Jul/09 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).

jess ?/Jun/09 AltLd O/S
with martin
Hidden ??/2009 -
Hidden 07/Sep/08 AltLd
IanMcC 07/Sep/08 AltLd
with JimSh
LittleLuka 28/Jul/08 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
jaybob 14/Jul/08 Lead O/S

lead on all pitches---didnt enjoy, felt to lose and gear was poor for the grade given.

with david
lelaitcondense 13/Jul/08 AltLd O/S

Lead 2nd pitch, bold traverse was brilliant, fun climbing

sonaf 25/May/08 2nd
with Malc & Graeme
mav 17/May/08 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
Boistelle 07/May/08 Lead O/S
with Jamie B
Jamie B 07/May/08 2nd
brockers ?/May/08 AltLd O/S
with CarlZ
molemug1 ??/2008 -
TrollJester ??/2008 AltLd
with VARIOUS Throughout 80's+90's
jonnie3430 ?/Nov/07 -
SWalls 20/Oct/07 AltLd

First pitch very loose.

with Alex Moran, Andy Ruck
jazzyjackson 27/Sep/07 AltLd O/S

first pitch awful fractured rock. I wouldn't give Satans Slit 1 star. Its pish.

with JAMES K
Malcolm Auchie 05/May/07 2nd
with John Wylie
Spade 25/Mar/07 AltLd
with Tom Pearson
developadventure ??/2007 AltLd
with Dave Chapman
Tenko ??/2007 -
Hidden 16/Sep/06 AltLd
barney_edin 30/Apr/06 Lead
with Pete W
Brown 29/Apr/06 AltLd O/S
with Tom
bandersnatch ??/2006 -
CurlyStevo ??/2006 AltLd
Roch 24/Sep/05 AltLd
Mihkel 26/Jun/05 AltLd O/S
with Jon Bleiker
Ross Barnes ?/Jun/05 AltLd
Alasdair Fulton ??/2005 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Jun/04 AltLd O/S
Dangerous Dave 11/Oct/03 AltLd O/S
Hidden ??/2003 AltLd
akhughes ??/2003 AltLd
with Steptoe
Yourlead 21/Sep/02 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
220bpm ?/Sep/02 AltLd

Cracking route

snowboarder ?/Sep/02 AltLd
with 220bpm
plain kitten ?/May/00 AltLd


alan moore ??/2000 -
gypsy3006 ??/1999 Lead
Jamie B ?/May/98 AltLd
with Ian Smith
tompercy ??/1998 -
with Russ Weedon
Hidden ??/1993 AltLd
Hidden ?/Jul/92 Lead
lithos ?/Jun/92 -


with john byrne
Hidden ?/May/92 Lead
jackse ??/1990 -
mark mcgowan01 ??/1988 -

Attempted FWA in Feb 88 with Colin. had to bail off trying to get into Agags groove. close!

Hidden ?/Jun/86 Lead
graham lawrie ??/1985 Lead
Davy Gunn ??/1982 AltLd
Lone Rider ??/1979 AltLd
Colin Matheson ?/Oct/76 AltLd
with G Macdonald
Seymore Butt ?/Jul/63 2nd
with Ian Heys
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