A classic of the quarry! Awesome climbing taking on the S-shaped crack to the left of 'The Purr-Blind Doomster'. Athletic and pumpy.

A. Kay, R. Cowells 1983

Ticklists: Central Belt - Local Classics, Progression.

Hidden 15/Sep/17 Lead dog
Hidden 15/Sep/17 Lead RP
Hugh Simons 30/Aug/17 Lead G/U

Fell on the last move on the onsite, had the blinkers on and didn't think about my feet! Got 2nd go alright. Really nice climbing.

icehockeyhair 17/Aug/17 TR dnf

Wet so we had a blast on top-rope. Then the heavens opened!

with Danny
mishabruml 09/Aug/17 Lead dog

first go my helmet randomly popped off at the spike so i lowered. second go fell off the jug at the top of the upper crack! super close, pretty sure it will go next time

with Roqueen
Stephen Horne - Rockfax 26/Jun/17 Lead O/S
Martin McKenna - UKC 26/Jun/17 Lead RP
with Fatboy
mishabruml 25/Jun/17 Lead dog

steep! seconded 2 years ago, couldn't remember much. found it pretty steady up to the final crack where I placed too much gear and pumped off half way. pulled the rope and went for a ground up, came close but fell off at the top of the final crack...

with Kev hall
Brian Pollock 24/Jun/17 Lead dnf

Failed maybe a move or 2 from the top of the upper crux crack. Suspect I placed gear where fingers ought to be. Saw it coming as well but couldn't resist. Lowered off to save for another day.

with gurumed
gurumed 24/Jun/17 TR rpt
with Brian
Hidden 14/Jun/17 Lead RP
KeithAlexander 14/Jun/17 2nd dog
with Burnsie
Hidden 17/May/17 Lead dog
gurumed 27/Jun/16 Lead dnf
with Steve R
Rowen Simpson ?/Jun/16 Lead RP
with George Dalkin
DavidMcK 16/May/16 Lead O/S

First E4 onsight! Really good route, well protected.

Kevin Woods 21/Apr/16 Lead O/S

Yeesssss! Climbed to half way yesterday but was too tired, so downclimbed taking gear out. Returned today to finish it off quite happily. Superb, and lovely crack climbing in the top part. First E4 o/s, cheers Iain...

with Iain Smith, David Macmorris
mishabruml 30/Jul/15 2nd dog

Well pumpy and 2 techy cruxes

EBailey 30/Jul/15 Lead dog
Ri 24/Jul/15 Lead O/S

Probably much easier for the tall

John McKenna 11/Jun/15 Lead dnf

Don't have the right technique to deal with the last crack. Will have to learn.

GraMc 08/Jun/15 Lead O/S

retro onsight i guess, as I seconded it years ago but couldn't remember much about it. Great!

with sinclair, rory
Stevie989 29/Oct/14 TR β

Just couldn't get my head around leading it - top section burly and a couple holds damp. Pleased with the TR. Achievable.

james1978 29/Oct/14 Lead RP

Two top rope attempts to warm up then got it on the second lead attempt. Fell the first time moving into crack under the ledge. A few wet holds too.

robpartridge 20/Sep/14 Lead O/S
with Euan
Lawrie Brand 19/Sep/14 Lead RP

Seemed an apt route to do today..

with Robin Jeffery
Hidden 07/Sep/14 -
ejj 18/Aug/14 2nd dog
Kazza91 18/Aug/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 14/Sep/13 Lead dog
Harry Holmes 10/Sep/13 Lead O/S

I hung around for a while at the top but managed it in the end.

with Sinclair Cooper
richiebongo 07/Aug/13 Lead O/S
with will roper
salix 06/Aug/13 2nd dog

Amazing lead by Rich - what a line! Must train/get better at cracks.

with Rich
olekemi 06/Aug/13 TR dog
with Mark G
Neil Adams 03/Jun/13 2nd rpt

Still feels desperate!

with Ross B
Ross Barnes 31/May/13 Lead dog
with James
lukehunt 28/May/13 Lead O/S
with Doug
Hidden 28/Aug/12 Lead RP
robertmichaellovell 11/Jun/12 Lead dog

1 fall from top crack, reclimbed from the rest, great route

with Andy H
a_hein 11/Jun/12 2nd rpt
KeithAlexander 20/Sep/11 2nd dog
GraemeDiack 20/Sep/11 Lead dog

Managed to drag myself up the last crack this time. Seemed like I'd need a little more stamina to make it in one but possibly learning the moves would be enough.

Denpov 19/Sep/11 TR RP

Self Belay. Finally climbed this excellent route clean after many attempts. :o)

gforce 18/Sep/11 Lead β

I shall award myself a retroflash - had failed miserably in my youth.

with Dave O
dave o 18/Sep/11 Lead dnf

seems i don't like my cracks as moist as G, so decided to come back another time

with Graham
Denpov 05/Sep/11 TR dog

I am working this route like no other. So close to completing it clean. Must be a whole chalk ball on that route now lol. :o)

Denpov 29/Aug/11 TR dog

Worked some more on this and improved but I still have to climb the top section clean.

Denpov 22/Aug/11 TR dog

Self-Belay. The top crack is beyond me!! lol. Did enjoy trying but no chance in my current form.

simon_D 12/Jul/11 Lead dog

rested before the final crack, needs work and commitment!

with Euan C
GraemeDiack 09/Jul/11 Lead dnf

Made it to the last crack after a few rests, couldn't figure out the final moves though.

Denpov 04/Jul/11 TR dog

Found this very tough. Self-belay. It is clearly a great route. :o) Can't really say I climbed this but I did get to the top. Will try again sometime.

Vicki M 01/Jul/11 Lead RP
with Alasdiar Robb, Natalie Feather
redjerry ?/Jul/11 TR O/S
Hidden 02/May/11 Lead G/U
Dr Toph 30/Apr/11 Lead rpt

After the struggle two years ago, this went down smoothly. Guess Ive learned how to climb cracks...;)

with Lasma
Lasma 30/Apr/11 2nd dnf
with Dr Toph
DJayB 18/Apr/11 Lead O/S

Jumped on and found first bit tricky so downclimbed. Went smoothly next go. Top section pumpy but short lived. Really good protection all the way up.

GraMc 18/Apr/11 2nd dog

awsome!, had to take one rest while removing gear

with dave brigham, phil emerson
GraemeDiack 15/Apr/11 Lead dnf

Got scared and down climbed, nice clean route that hopefully I should get further on soon.

MonkeyDawson ??/2011 -
johnny_watt 25/Oct/10 Lead RP
MonkeyDawson 13/Jul/10 Lead dog

Dogged the top move after a proper fight. Hope to flash it next time.

andyinglis 03/Jul/10 Lead dnf

No form to suggest the o/s would happen!

Lawrie Brand 14/May/10 Lead

Could not work out the move to the ledge! Infuriating! Climbed back down, removing gear, onsight retained! i'll be back, looks good

John 'B' Hutchinson 11/May/10 2nd β

Felt easier than the E3 Quantum Grunt next door though granted I wasn't on the lead this time. Really nice climb, will lead asap.

with Cobes
CharlieMack 20/Apr/10 Lead dnf

Fell off and got a rock spike to the ass... hmm nice. will be back on once im recovered!

Greg Boswell 20/Apr/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 16/Apr/10 Lead O/S
kevg 10/Apr/10 Lead RP
with Fraser
Fraser 10/Apr/10 Lead RP
with Kev
everettchris8 ??/2010 Lead O/S
Fraser 09/Aug/09 TR rpt

Great route, with nice moves throughout. Top half tricky and strenuous.

with Kev
kevg 09/Aug/09 TR RP

Tried it onsight, but dogged my way up. Got it clean on TR after that. Would like to think I'd get it on lead next time, but not sure still found the top crack pretty tough.

with Fraser
Dr Toph ?/Jul/09 Lead dog

the finished pumped me out, comin back to do it proper...

with Ally Hill
Cassidy 19/Apr/09 Lead β
with Cobra
willackers 22/Mar/09 Lead O/S

Nice route, nearly fell from the top crack....

with Ali, Cobra, Nick
Alasdair Fulton 22/Mar/09 Lead rpt

Fell off the top crack on the flash attempt (jams slipped) then led it 5 mins later. Got pretty scared at the top due to the rain.

with Will, Nick and Cobra
NDD 20/Mar/09 Lead β
with will, ally, cobra
mgeek ?/Aug/08 Lead rpt
with simon tait
mshorter 19/Jun/08 Lead
with alex
Chad123 18/Jun/08 AltLd dog

Managed to put gear in the best holds on the lower section. Found top half ok but pumpy... Good route though, well worth doing, very different to Chisel!

with Rik
French Erick 15/May/08 AltLd O/S

Got on it, flew up it to the ledge. Rested before the crack a while. Launched, flailed but got to the jugs and did not put any gear to the top because of the pump. Chuffed nonetheless for the ground up ascent.

cobes 29/Apr/08 Lead O/S
Peter Rhodes 21/Oct/07 Lead O/S
with Al Monteith
pete dd ?/Aug/07 Lead rpt

felt hard 6a, but well protected for e4

with Iain Swan
akhughes 12/Jun/07 Lead rpt

Note to self: climb is alot easier with no hangover!!!

figfour ??/2007 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Jul/06 Lead dnf
French Erick 11/May/05 Lead dnf
with Steve Richardson
ali_robb ?/May/03 Lead O/S
tompercy ?/Jun/98 TR
greenroom ??/1998 Lead
Hidden ?/Sep/96 Lead O/S
innes ??/1996 Lead RP
whispering nic ?/Jun/95 Lead O/S
with April
Nick Biven 06/Aug/92 Lead dnf


Evoman ?/Jun/90 Lead dog

Originally thrown onto the route by Andy Gallagher, he was more convinced than I was that I could do it, which I nearly did, then fell at the top crack. Very good line. Needless to say I returned and led it free a few times after that!

with Alastair
Hidden ?/May/89 Lead O/S
Bruce Kerr 07/Sep/86 Lead
with Rab Young
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