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

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Central Belt - Local Classics, Progression, Central belt E3-E5

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User Date Style Notes & Partners
jeremy 18 Sep Lead
with eaf4
with eaf4
Hidden 21 Jul 2nd dog
DaveGoesClimbing 18 Jul TR dog Loved it and made it to the top. But it was far from clean - fancy it clean on TR now I know how it goes. Maybe I'll lead this one day?!
with Jack
Loved it and made it to the top. But it was far from clean - fancy it clean on TR now I know how it goes. Maybe I'll lead this one day?!
with Jack
John McKenna 5 Jul Lead rpt
with Slovak Pete
with Slovak Pete
Gordon Lacey 3 Jul Lead rpt Fell on my on-site attempt yesterday at the top of the crack . Got it clean today , gutted to loss the on-site after being so close .
Fell on my on-site attempt yesterday at the top of the crack . Got it clean today , gutted to loss the on-site after being so close .
Kevin Woods 1 Jul 2nd rpt
with Neil Kerr
with Neil Kerr
John McKenna 22 May Lead G/U 1st attempted in 2014, then again in 2016. Both times have come off and lowered from the initial moves getting into the crack. Happy to finally come back and get it first go of the night. A great route
1st attempted in 2014, then again in 2016. Both times have come off and lowered from the initial moves getting into the crack. Happy to finally come back and get it first go of the night. A great route
Martin McKenna - UKC 29 Mar Lead rpt
with Iain
with Iain
Nicholas Wylie 30 Sep, 2018 Lead G/U
seanhendo123 28 Aug, 2018 Lead dnf Couldn’t get through crux.....quality so far
Couldn’t get through crux.....quality so far
sas 25 Aug, 2018 2nd dog
with Gwyd
with Gwyd
redjerry 6 Aug, 2018 Lead O/S After 7 years, I'll take the retroflash.
with Robert Duran
After 7 years, I'll take the retroflash.
with Robert Duran
salix 21 Jul, 2018 Lead dog Nasty fall sliding off last hard move - flipped upside down and banged head. Luckily not hard. Got on and finished it off - but shouldn't have fallen.
with David M
Nasty fall sliding off last hard move - flipped upside down and banged head. Luckily not hard. Got on and finished it off - but shouldn't have fallen.
with David M
malone 13 Jul, 2018 Lead G/U Very good.
with Ed Runnels
Very good.
with Ed Runnels
EmmaAtkinson 15 Sep, 2017 Lead dog On Rory's gear
with Rory Brown
On Rory's gear
with Rory Brown
Hidden 15 Sep, 2017 Lead RP
Hugh Simons 30 Aug, 2017 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.
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, 2017 TR dnf Wet so we had a blast on top-rope. Then the heavens opened!
with DannyC
Wet so we had a blast on top-rope. Then the heavens opened!
with DannyC
mishabruml 9 Aug, 2017 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
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
Stephen Horne - Rockfax 26 Jun, 2017 Lead O/S
Martin McKenna - UKC 26 Jun, 2017 Lead RP
mishabruml 25 Jun, 2017 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
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, 2017 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
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, 2017 TR rpt
Hidden 14 Jun, 2017 Lead RP
KeithAlexander 14 Jun, 2017 2nd dog
with Burnsie
with Burnsie
Hidden 17 May, 2017 Lead dog
Alasdair Fulton 17 May, 2017 2nd
with Burnsie
with Burnsie
gurumed 27 Jun, 2016 Lead dnf
with Steve R
with Steve R
Rowen Simpson ?Jun, 2016 Lead RP
with George Dalkin
with George Dalkin
DavidMcK 16 May, 2016 Lead O/S First E4 onsight! Really good route, well protected.
First E4 onsight! Really good route, well protected.
Kevin Woods 21 Apr, 2016 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, dmacmorris
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, dmacmorris
mishabruml 30 Jul, 2015 2nd dog Well pumpy and 2 techy cruxes
with EBailey
Well pumpy and 2 techy cruxes
with EBailey
EBailey 30 Jul, 2015 Lead dog
Ri 24 Jul, 2015 Lead O/S Probably much easier for the tall
Probably much easier for the tall
GraMc 8 Jun, 2015 Lead O/S retro onsight i guess, as I seconded it years ago but couldn't remember much about it. Great!
with sinclair, rory
retro onsight i guess, as I seconded it years ago but couldn't remember much about it. Great!
with sinclair, rory
Neil Adams ??, 2015 Lead rpt I did eventually lead this cleanly
I did eventually lead this cleanly
Stevie989 29 Oct, 2014 TR β Just couldn't get my head around leading it - top section burly and a couple holds damp. Pleased with the TR. Achievable.
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, 2014 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.
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, 2014 Lead O/S
with Euan
with Euan
Lawrie Brand 19 Sep, 2014 Lead RP Seemed an apt route to do today..
with Robin Jeffery
Seemed an apt route to do today..
with Robin Jeffery
Hidden 7 Sep, 2014 -
ejj 18 Aug, 2014 2nd dog
Kazza91 18 Aug, 2014 Lead O/S
Hidden 14 Sep, 2013 Lead dog
Harry Holmes 10 Sep, 2013 Lead O/S I hung around for a while at the top but managed it in the end.
with Sinclair Cooper
I hung around for a while at the top but managed it in the end.
with Sinclair Cooper
richiebongo 7 Aug, 2013 Lead O/S
with will roper
with will roper
salix 6 Aug, 2013 2nd dog Amazing lead by Rich - what a line! Must train/get better at cracks.
Amazing lead by Rich - what a line! Must train/get better at cracks.
olekemi 6 Aug, 2013 TR dog
with Mark G
with Mark G
Neil Adams 3 Jun, 2013 2nd rpt Still feels desperate!
Still feels desperate!
Ross Barnes 31 May, 2013 Lead dog
with James
with James
lukehunt 28 May, 2013 Lead O/S
with Doug
with Doug
Hidden 28 Aug, 2012 Lead RP
robertmichaellovell 11 Jun, 2012 Lead dog 1 fall from top crack, reclimbed from the rest, great route
with a_hein
1 fall from top crack, reclimbed from the rest, great route
with a_hein
a_hein 11 Jun, 2012 2nd rpt
KeithAlexander 20 Sep, 2011 2nd dog
GraemeDiack 20 Sep, 2011 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.
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, 2011 TR RP Self Belay. Finally climbed this excellent route clean after many attempts. :o)
Self Belay. Finally climbed this excellent route clean after many attempts. :o)
gforce 18 Sep, 2011 Lead β I shall award myself a retroflash - had failed miserably in my youth.
with dave o
I shall award myself a retroflash - had failed miserably in my youth.
with dave o
dave o 18 Sep, 2011 Lead dnf seems i don't like my cracks as moist as G, so decided to come back another time
with gforce
seems i don't like my cracks as moist as G, so decided to come back another time
with gforce
Denpov 5 Sep, 2011 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)
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, 2011 TR dog Worked some more on this and improved but I still have to climb the top section clean.
Worked some more on this and improved but I still have to climb the top section clean.
Denpov 22 Aug, 2011 TR dog Self-Belay. The top crack is beyond me!! lol. Did enjoy trying but no chance in my current form.
Self-Belay. The top crack is beyond me!! lol. Did enjoy trying but no chance in my current form.
simon_D 12 Jul, 2011 Lead dog rested before the final crack, needs work and commitment!
with Euan C
rested before the final crack, needs work and commitment!
with Euan C
GraemeDiack 9 Jul, 2011 Lead dnf Made it to the last crack after a few rests, couldn't figure out the final moves though.
Made it to the last crack after a few rests, couldn't figure out the final moves though.
Denpov 4 Jul, 2011 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.
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 1 Jul, 2011 Lead RP
with Alasdiar Robb, Natalie Feather
with Alasdiar Robb, Natalie Feather
redjerry ?Jul, 2011 TR O/S
Hidden 2 May, 2011 Lead G/U
Dr Toph 30 Apr, 2011 Lead rpt After the struggle two years ago, this went down smoothly. Guess Ive learned how to climb cracks...;)
with Lasma
After the struggle two years ago, this went down smoothly. Guess Ive learned how to climb cracks...;)
with Lasma
Lasma 30 Apr, 2011 2nd dnf
with Dr Toph
with Dr Toph
Hidden 18 Apr, 2011 Lead O/S
GraMc 18 Apr, 2011 2nd dog awsome!, had to take one rest while removing gear
with DJayB, phil emerson
awsome!, had to take one rest while removing gear
with DJayB, phil emerson
GraemeDiack 15 Apr, 2011 Lead dnf Got scared and down climbed, nice clean route that hopefully I should get further on soon.
Got scared and down climbed, nice clean route that hopefully I should get further on soon.
MonkeyDawson ??, 2011 -
johnny_watt 25 Oct, 2010 Lead RP
MonkeyDawson 13 Jul, 2010 Lead dog Dogged the top move after a proper fight. Hope to flash it next time.
Dogged the top move after a proper fight. Hope to flash it next time.
andyinglis 3 Jul, 2010 Lead dnf No form to suggest the o/s would happen!
No form to suggest the o/s would happen!
Lawrie Brand 14 May, 2010 Lead Could not work out the move to the ledge! Infuriating! Climbed back down, removing gear, onsight retained! i'll be back, looks good
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, 2010 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
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, 2010 Lead dnf Fell off and got a rock spike to the ass... hmm nice. will be back on once im recovered!
Fell off and got a rock spike to the ass... hmm nice. will be back on once im recovered!
Greg Boswell 20 Apr, 2010 Lead O/S
Hidden 16 Apr, 2010 Lead O/S
kevg 10 Apr, 2010 Lead RP
with Fraser
with Fraser
Fraser 10 Apr, 2010 Lead RP
with Kev
with Kev
everettchris8 ??, 2010 Lead O/S
Fraser 9 Aug, 2009 TR rpt Great route, with nice moves throughout. Top half tricky and strenuous.
with Kev
Great route, with nice moves throughout. Top half tricky and strenuous.
with Kev
kevg 9 Aug, 2009 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
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, 2009 Lead dog the finished pumped me out, comin back to do it proper...
with Ally Hill
the finished pumped me out, comin back to do it proper...
with Ally Hill
Cassidy 19 Apr, 2009 Lead β
with Cobra
with Cobra
Hidden 22 Mar, 2009 Lead O/S
Alasdair Fulton 22 Mar, 2009 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
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, 2009 Lead β
with will, ally, cobra
with will, ally, cobra
mgeek ?Aug, 2008 Lead rpt
with simon tait
with simon tait
mshorter 19 Jun, 2008 Lead
with alex
with alex
Chad123 18 Jun, 2008 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
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, 2008 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.
with DaveHK
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.
with DaveHK
cobes 29 Apr, 2008 Lead O/S
Peter Rhodes 21 Oct, 2007 Lead O/S
with Al Monteith
with Al Monteith
pete dd ?Aug, 2007 Lead rpt felt hard 6a, but well protected for e4
with Iain Swan
felt hard 6a, but well protected for e4
with Iain Swan
akhughes 12 Jun, 2007 Lead rpt Note to self: climb is alot easier with no hangover!!!
Note to self: climb is alot easier with no hangover!!!
figfour ??, 2007 Lead O/S
Hidden ?Jul, 2006 Lead dnf
French Erick 11 May, 2005 Lead dnf
with Steve Richardson
with Steve Richardson
ali_robb ?May, 2003 Lead O/S
tompercy ?Jun, 1998 TR
greenroom ??, 1998 Lead
Neil McA 24 Jun, 1997 Lead rpt
with Paddy Gibson
with Paddy Gibson
nuts and bolts 11 May, 1997 TR O/S
Hidden ?Sep, 1996 Lead O/S
innes ??, 1996 Lead RP
whispering nic ?Jun, 1995 Lead O/S
with April
with April
Nick Biven 6 Aug, 1992 Lead dnf spanked
spanked
Alastair R ??, 1992 Lead
Neil McA 22 Aug, 1990 Lead O/S excellent route!
with Richard
excellent route!
with Richard
Evoman ?Jun, 1990 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
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, 1989 Lead O/S
Bruce Kerr 7 Sep, 1986 Lead
with Rab Young
with Rab Young
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