A route which takes the overhanging pinnacle of Optimists Chimney (VS 4c), features sustained and technical climbing before a fun pull over onto the final short slab of the lower-off. 6 bolts protects.

Chuck Pettigrew 2005

KeithAlexander 30/May Lead dog
with Iain
KeithAlexander 30/May Lead rpt

got it clean 2nd go

with Iain
Violinist 01/May Lead dnf

Could lick but not clip the third bolt.

with Kirsty
tomwhitchurch 30/Aug/16 TR dog
dmacmorris 21/Apr/16 Lead O/S

Is what it is really. Tricky 3rd clip.

with Iain Smith, Kevin Woods
Kevin Woods 21/Apr/16 Lead O/S

End of day

with Iain Smith, David Macmorris
james1978 20/Apr/16 Lead O/S
with James Grogan
Alastair R 20/May/15 Lead O/S
with Ross C.
seanhendo123 02/May/15 Lead dog

Made an ass of this, will get it next time

with Emeric
Brendan 27/Jun/14 Lead rpt
with Del
gurumed 14/Sep/13 Lead O/S
with Mitch
Martin McKenna - UKC 25/Aug/13 Lead O/S

Don't climb this... SHIT

Wicamoi 09/Apr/13 Lead dog

Piss poor perfmance. Annoyed with myself. Steeper than expected, and spent too long on it: found it hard to read and got tired and disheartened and took a rest at the penulutimate bolt... turned out what remained was easy and would have been manageable, just. Tired AND unfit!

with Daf
remi_mcm ??/2013 TR
GraemeDiack 15/Apr/12 Lead O/S
with Iain
Brendan 30/Sep/11 Lead RP

Retro flash lol.

robpartridge 20/Nov/10 2nd
with MelH
MelH 20/Nov/10 Lead dog

Doesn't feel 6c even going direct. Went to do trad (slightly optomistic) but everything soaking. Decided to have a play on this instead. Would have got this clean today if it hadn't been soaking! Should go next visit :D

Hidden 01/Aug/10 Lead O/S
Cassidy 17/Jul/10 Lead β
with Richard McGhee
Chad123 28/Aug/09 AltLd rpt

I think 6c if you go direct and 6b+ if you sneak leftwards round the hardest moves!

with Emily
ANC 13/Aug/09 Lead O/S

nice wee climb the holds are a little pricarious between bolts 2 and 4 although i seemed to miss half of the good ones! Would guess 6b/6b+ or perhaps im just strong at the moment...?

Hidden 13/Aug/09 Lead dog
Chad123 24/Jun/09 AltLd O/S

Gets better as you get higher and has fun opposition moves and heel hooks. Grade is roughly right. Not sure about lower off in detached block at top though....

with Kiwi Steve
Lawrie Brand 06/Jun/08 Lead dnf

A wee bit loose..

jaybob ?/Jun/08 Lead dnf
Ross Barnes 03/Nov/07 Lead
with Jen McKenzie
Alasdair Fulton 06/Oct/07 Lead O/S

Pretty loose, and quite soft for 6c, more like 6b+.

with James Sutton
andyinglis 03/Oct/07 Lead β
jonskippy ?/May/07 Lead RP
with pete dd
Stewart B 23/Sep/06 Lead rpt
with Karen McIntyre
Stewart B 24/Jun/06 Lead O/S

Nice route, maybe a little easy in the grade, not sure, pretty sound too.

with Graham Brown (Father)
dodfoster 20/Sep/05 Lead RP
with dom kehoe
jazzyjackson 01/May/04 Lead
with Tully
High 6c+
Mid 6c+
Low 6c+
High 6c
Mid 6c
Low 6c
High 6b+
Mid 6b+
Low 6b+
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Style of ascent
Alt Leads
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