One of the great unsung classics of all Scotland. Follow the crack system all the way up the biggest section of wall.

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UserDateStyleNotes & Partners
Gemmazrobo 17 May AltLd O/S
Dan Ashwood 17 May AltLd O/S Lead pitch 1. Pitch 2 was the real deal, great climbing.
Lead pitch 1. Pitch 2 was the real deal, great climbing.
peterp 16 Jul, 2018 Lead O/S Great route albeit with a wet first pitch. Lead the whole thing 'cos Ally's a shite bag!
with Ally Corbett
Great route albeit with a wet first pitch. Lead the whole thing 'cos Ally's a shite bag!
with Ally Corbett
steve-grigg 30 Jun, 2018 AltLd O/S Led pitch 2, fantastic route!
Led pitch 2, fantastic route!
Lottie Green 30 Jun, 2018 AltLd O/S OMG how does this not have more ascents?! potentially my new favourite lead..! I led P1, my most challenging and enjoyable lead to date - incredible crack and slab climbing and fantastic moves and position. Then the glorious second pitch I seconded steve through the lush overhang and very Central Trinity-esque face climb. Absolutely one of the best HSs in Britain - up there with Metamorphosis for me. Definite one to come back and lead P2!
OMG how does this not have more ascents?! potentially my new favourite lead..! I led P1, my most challenging and enjoyable lead to date - incredible crack and slab climbing and fantastic moves and position. Then the glorious second pitch I seconded steve through the lush overhang and very Central Trinity-esque face climb. Absolutely one of the best HSs in Britain - up there with Metamorphosis for me. Definite one to come back and lead P2!
danhaydnfitz 27 Jun, 2018 2nd
Seons 24 Jun, 2018 -
Andy Moles 4 Jun, 2018 Solo Lovely. Easier than some of the Severes lower down on Aonach Dubh.
Lovely. Easier than some of the Severes lower down on Aonach Dubh.
Alix 27 May, 2018 2nd
Garry_C 20 Oct, 2016 AltLd O/S
with Nick
with Nick
Captain Solo 10 Oct, 2016 2nd rpt Loose block on start of pitch 1 now trundled.
Loose block on start of pitch 1 now trundled.
Hidden 25 Aug, 2016 AltLd
laura.nicoll 21 Aug, 2016 2nd
Iain Brown 5 Jun, 2016 -
with Diana
with Diana
Hidden 2 Jun, 2016 AltLd O/S
fuzzysheep01 23 May, 2016 AltLd O/S Lead P2
with noskki
Lead P2
with noskki
noskki 23 May, 2016 AltLd
WhipperSnapper 11 May, 2016 Lead
Hidden 4 Oct, 2015 Lead
Steve Perry 7 Sep, 2015 AltLd O/S Dan did the first pitch, then we split the quality 2nd pitch. I did the crack up to the roof, Dan did the roof. Good climb.
Dan did the first pitch, then we split the quality 2nd pitch. I did the crack up to the roof, Dan did the roof. Good climb.
KeithAlexander 13 Aug, 2015 2nd O/S just the top pitch. Nice rock.
just the top pitch. Nice rock.
Sarah Greenwood 13 Aug, 2015 Lead O/S Lead top pitch after doing bottom pitch of Eastern promise
Lead top pitch after doing bottom pitch of Eastern promise
jonskippy 9 Jul, 2015 2nd β Lead as one pitch and climbed together!
Lead as one pitch and climbed together!
benclimbing 9 Jul, 2015 AltLd O/S One looong enjoyable pitch!
One looong enjoyable pitch!
gjd 25 May, 2015 AltLd O/S
with Brian H
with Brian H
Hidden 25 May, 2015 AltLd O/S
Graeme Hammond 23 May, 2015 AltLd O/S led pitch two, very good.
with Sian Hughes
led pitch two, very good.
with Sian Hughes
annep11 21 Sep, 2014 2nd O/S First pitch worryingly loose, second pitch stunningly good.
with Fiona M, Nick DW
First pitch worryingly loose, second pitch stunningly good.
with Fiona M, Nick DW
Hidden 19 Sep, 2014 AltLd O/S
Hidden 7 Sep, 2014 AltLd O/S
colinerees 24 Aug, 2014 AltLd O/S Led pitch one, very stiff and bold start for HS I thought. Be aware of pitch 1 as the block is loose with a few sustained 4b-4c moves. Pitch 2 is just great climbing, tantalisingly thin feeling and sustained but the jugs are there!!!
with gurumed
Led pitch one, very stiff and bold start for HS I thought. Be aware of pitch 1 as the block is loose with a few sustained 4b-4c moves. Pitch 2 is just great climbing, tantalisingly thin feeling and sustained but the jugs are there!!!
with gurumed
gurumed 24 Aug, 2014 AltLd O/S
marie_p ?Jul, 2014 -
with Adrian
with Adrian
scottie390 30 Jun, 2014 AltLd O/S
with Jamie Bankhead
with Jamie Bankhead
Hamish Frost 28 Jun, 2014 2nd
AndyBryce 28 Jun, 2014 Lead O/S
Nathan Adam 31 May, 2014 Lead Top pitch is probably the best i've done in the mountains so far, absolutely superb pitch of climbing! Start is really quite stiff for 4b if you go straight through the thin crack...! Couple of 4b moves elsewhere but really just enjoyable and flowing climbing.
Top pitch is probably the best i've done in the mountains so far, absolutely superb pitch of climbing! Start is really quite stiff for 4b if you go straight through the thin crack...! Couple of 4b moves elsewhere but really just enjoyable and flowing climbing.
Hidden 28 Apr, 2014 Lead O/S
graeme gatherer ??, 2014 -
Liam Ingram 29 Sep, 2013 Lead O/S Stunning top pitch! Why isn't this more of a classic?
with Alan Verona, Emma Tivey
Stunning top pitch! Why isn't this more of a classic?
with Alan Verona, Emma Tivey
holly138 28 Sep, 2013 AltLd O/S Lead pitch 1. Pitch 2 is one of the best pitches anywhere!
with Tom B
Lead pitch 1. Pitch 2 is one of the best pitches anywhere!
with Tom B
jfmchivall 25 Aug, 2013 Lead O/S First pitch direct start is about HVS 5a then VD to ledge. Second pitch is excellent
with Karen Whitfield
First pitch direct start is about HVS 5a then VD to ledge. Second pitch is excellent
with Karen Whitfield
Hidden 25 Aug, 2013 2nd
John Workman 14 Jul, 2013 AltLd A second ascent of this three star route
with Lex
A second ascent of this three star route
with Lex
DougSt ??, 2013 AltLd
Hidden 22 Sep, 2012 2nd O/S
Lawrie Brand 22 Sep, 2012 Lead O/S Top pitch is probably the best easier pitch in Glencoe..
with Sarah Laing
Top pitch is probably the best easier pitch in Glencoe..
with Sarah Laing
Jim at Craigdhu 26 Aug, 2012 Lead O/S On this cold day, it felt like sustained 4b and so one of the best VS's I've climbed in a long time. Our crux was the steep moves on to the loose block at the start of P1, which requires great care.
with Mary Doll
On this cold day, it felt like sustained 4b and so one of the best VS's I've climbed in a long time. Our crux was the steep moves on to the loose block at the start of P1, which requires great care.
with Mary Doll
keith hal 14 Jul, 2012 Lead O/S
with Iain Mckenzie
with Iain Mckenzie
Hidden 14 Jul, 2012 2nd
bobpilgrem 9 Jul, 2012 AltLd O/S Lead P2- 3 stars-fantastic crackline - and also well protected !
with Tom
Lead P2- 3 stars-fantastic crackline - and also well protected !
with Tom
tompilgrem 9 Jul, 2012 AltLd O/S Pitch 2 is excellent, lovely route.
Pitch 2 is excellent, lovely route.
morsy 2 Jun, 2012 AltLd
with peter berwick
with peter berwick
Pete23 2 Jun, 2012 AltLd
with Stephen Mors
with Stephen Mors
John Workman 29 Apr, 2012 AltLd Climbed along with Weeping Wall, Archer Ridge then Nirvana Wall - three brilliant routes and good old Aonach Dubh kept the best 'till last. Kurt Cobain - eat your heart out. Oops sorry - he already did.
with Mark II
Climbed along with Weeping Wall, Archer Ridge then Nirvana Wall - three brilliant routes and good old Aonach Dubh kept the best 'till last. Kurt Cobain - eat your heart out. Oops sorry - he already did.
with Mark II
CouchSurfer ??, 2012 -
IanMcC 17 Aug, 2011 AltLd In 2 pitches. Top pitch has exposed and exciting crux. Very good route.
with JimSh
In 2 pitches. Top pitch has exposed and exciting crux. Very good route.
with JimSh
Hidden 17 Aug, 2011 AltLd
Liz Miller 23 Jul, 2011 AltLd
with Lynda Fenton
with Lynda Fenton
Hidden 21 Jul, 2011 AltLd
Hidden 9 Jul, 2011 AltLd O/S
Moonstone Hippy 2 May, 2011 AltLd Good value route!
with Tony Barton
Good value route!
with Tony Barton
drew8connelly ??, 2011 -
daWalt 9 Oct, 2010 Lead O/S 1st pitch is poor, P2 is excellent.
with Lisa
1st pitch is poor, P2 is excellent.
with Lisa
Nic DW 26 Sep, 2010 AltLd O/S lead 2nd pitch
with Robyn
lead 2nd pitch
with Robyn
Hidden ?Aug, 2010 Lead
mikemartin 3 Jun, 2010 Solo The top crack felt like 4b, great exposed climbing, the bottom half is a bit scrappy though.
The top crack felt like 4b, great exposed climbing, the bottom half is a bit scrappy though.
alan moore ?Mar, 2010 Solo Very Good. Spoilt only by escape opitions near top.
Very Good. Spoilt only by escape opitions near top.
Only a hill 9 Jun, 2009 AltLd O/S A gem of a climb. I led the first pitch, which I found sustained for a few moves but well-protected. Jack led the exposed upper pitch which was simply magnificent.
with Jack Eadie
A gem of a climb. I led the first pitch, which I found sustained for a few moves but well-protected. Jack led the exposed upper pitch which was simply magnificent.
with Jack Eadie
jack_eadie 9 Jun, 2009 AltLd
Hidden ??, 2009 -
niallk 29 Sep, 2007 AltLd O/S
with Ross
with Ross
Mark Bannan 30 Jul, 2007 AltLd
Captain Solo 30 Jul, 2007 AltLd
Hidden 5 May, 2007 Lead rpt
Auld mick ?Apr, 2007 AltLd O/S
with wylie
with wylie
Hidden ??, 2005 Solo
Hidden 30 Apr, 2004 AltLd O/S
Stuart Macfarlane 20 Sep, 2003 Lead
with Carolyn
with Carolyn
abbeywall 30 Jul, 2003 2nd
with K
with K
Sankey ??, 2003 - Superb route, thrillingly exposed at the grade with a stiff pull right at the top.
with Andy E
Superb route, thrillingly exposed at the grade with a stiff pull right at the top.
with Andy E
plain kitten ??, 2003 Lead
Stuart Macfarlane 25 Aug, 2002 AltLd
with Laura
with Laura
corvus58 22 Aug, 2002 AltLd O/S
with Bill Johnstone
with Bill Johnstone
Jamie B ?Jul, 2002 Lead
gypsy3006 ??, 2000 Lead
Davy Gunn ??, 1980 -
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