UKC

30m.

SMC Description
30m. A fine route with a strenuous start and a delicate finish, well worth seeking out. Start in Duncan Hogg's Hole beneath a steep groove. Climb the overhanging left wall (using the boulder behind you is allowable!). Step right at the top and exit onto a ledge to the right of a juniper bush. Now climb the fine wrinkled slab to the top, and a tree belay. Scramble down carefully rightwards to the top of Kestrel Crack. © SMC

UKC Logbook Description
Climb up the back of the cave and move left onto the rib. Continue up past the grassy ledges onto a slab. A series of delicate moves lead to the top of the slab.

R.N. Campbell 1959


ClimberDateStyle
sblake 21/Oct Lead
rashwell 21/Oct 2nd
Hidden 06/Oct 2nd rpt
IainMay 06/Oct 2nd rpt
with Catriona Curtis, Noah Thorpe
Phredd Smith 06/Oct AltLd rpt
jon59 31/Aug Lead
Yourlead 04/Aug Lead
with Peter Lorraine Smith
JessWilliams 22/Jul Lead

Brilliant route!!

with Rachel
daWalt 22/Jun 2nd rpt
Spindle200 22/Jun Lead O/S
mikewilson789 31/May 2nd rpt
with Mikemac, Jan
Mikemac 31/May Lead O/S
Martineb 20/May Lead O/S

Was unsure whether to go for it as it seemed a scary prospect for v diff but so glad i did. :-) Lots of different climbing styles in one route. Thin on protection but there was just enough. Maybe more cams (small) would have helped.

Johnny_Halpin 20/May 2nd
sas 06/May Lead O/S
with Konrad N, Alan D
Hidden 26/Apr 2nd O/S
langdalec 26/Apr Lead O/S
with Brian Goodman
Mairi Jones 09/Apr 2nd
AndyGill 01/Apr Lead O/S
with Sirri Rimpi
Sandy_Philip ?/Nov/17 Lead rpt
with Ben Dodson
shelbymcb 09/Oct/17 2nd
mikewilson789 09/Oct/17 2nd rpt
with shelbymcb, iain Robertson
Stuart_Burbidge 07/Oct/17 Solo
with Stopsy
Stopsy 07/Oct/17 Solo rpt
Stopsy 30/Sep/17 Solo O/S
IainMay 03/Sep/17 Lead rpt
with Ihsan Kerr
Hidden 27/Aug/17 2nd O/S
Phredd Smith 19/Aug/17 Lead rpt
gregorhogg 19/Aug/17 2nd O/S

Last climb of the day. Topped out as the rain started.

Ruaridh ?/Aug/17 Lead O/S
andrewcoultherd 25/Jun/17 Lead
duncanbutler 18/Jun/17 Lead
davidsouthgate 18/Jun/17 2nd
Phredd Smith 10/May/17 Lead O/S

Such a fun climb, got mugged by the juniper tree

with Lily
CaelanB 23/Apr/17 Lead O/S
with Denning
Sandy_Philip 23/Apr/17 2nd
with IainMay
IainMay 23/Apr/17 Lead O/S
el diablo 11/Dec/16 Lead
fall-line 06/Aug/16 Lead rpt
markhammonds 06/Aug/16 2nd β
Hidden 05/Aug/16 Solo O/S
Gemmazrobo ?/Aug/16 Solo O/S
luckyjim 31/Jul/16 Lead
with D Helm
colin milton 09/Jun/16 Lead
with jenny
mike.a.thorpe 04/Jun/16 Lead O/S
with Marika, Tim
Hidden 14/May/16 Lead O/S
MikwWebster 12/Apr/16 Lead
with Euan
Hidden 05/Apr/16 Lead O/S
jimmurdo 05/Apr/16 2nd O/S
robmack ??/2016 Lead
Mike Hood 19/Oct/15 Solo
Gillieshill ?/Oct/15 Lead O/S
carrierd65 23/Sep/15 AltLd
with Pigpen
Pigpen 23/Sep/15 AltLd

Excellent route. Splits into two very contrasting pitches...

Hidden 09/Sep/15 Lead
MikwWebster 08/Sep/15 Lead O/S
with Hawky
Hawky 08/Sep/15 2nd O/S
with mike
Hidden 06/Sep/15 AltLd rpt
David Woods 06/Sep/15 Lead O/S

Great, imaginative route, really good fun.

with Chris Barnet
Euan S 22/Aug/15 Lead rpt
with Neil , Heather Milne
Heather Milne 22/Aug/15 2nd
with Euan S
Hidden 19/Aug/15 AltLd
mikewilson789 13/Aug/15 Lead O/S
with martin kydd
Hidden 30/Jul/15 2nd
bryan p 30/Jul/15 -
with Kay Dee
peterjph 19/Jun/15 2nd
with nicky hume
scoth 11/Jun/15 Lead O/S
with jenny
skirton 23/May/15 2nd
with Connor, Jude
grady_9 23/May/15 2nd O/S
Jude 23/May/15 Lead O/S
with Connor, Sarah K
grady_9 21/May/15 2nd O/S
Roger Cruse 07/May/15 2nd O/S
with Kris
Hidden 14/Sep/14 2nd O/S
Hidden 27/Aug/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 16/Aug/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 31/May/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 30/May/14 2nd
EalCapitan 12/Apr/14 2nd O/S
with Ian Collinson, Andrew Young
Hidden 13/Mar/14 Lead
Hidden 13/Mar/14 2nd O/S
alistairmontgomery ??/2014 -
Calum3610 ??/2014 Lead
arose 18/Oct/13 AltLd

In the rain

el diablo 29/Sep/13 2nd
Andy Moles 03/Sep/13 Solo O/S
with Harry Mcg, Lou
Hidden 17/Jun/13 Lead O/S
remi_mcm 14/Jun/13 2nd
kagreen 10/Jun/13 Lead
with Alistair montgomery
Yourlead 23/Apr/13 Lead
with Graham Penny
Hidden 19/Apr/13 2nd
Yourlead 29/Oct/12 Lead
with Chris, Paul Freeman
Yourlead 29/Sep/12 Lead
with Paul Freeman
Hidden 15/Sep/12 -
Katherine Ross 06/Sep/12 2nd O/S

Nice slab at the top.

stafford101 06/Sep/12 Lead O/S

Vegetated first section, excellent slab climbing to finish.

Hidden 02/Jun/12 Lead O/S
Jamie B 20/May/12 Lead
with Mazicle
Mazicle 20/May/12 2nd O/S
with Jamie B
Hidden 04/Apr/12 Lead O/S
Yourlead 29/Feb/12 2nd
with Graham Penny
Hidden ??/2012 Lead
Hidden ??/2012 -
Yourlead 28/Oct/11 2nd
with Graham Penny, Paul Freeman
Gary Macaulay 26/Sep/11 -
with Peter Berwick & Graham Cumming
Yourlead 24/Sep/11 2nd
with Graham Penny
el diablo 27/Jul/11 2nd
with Dave M
D_Wills 24/Jun/11 2nd
Hidden 19/Jun/11 Lead O/S
fall-line 03/Jun/11 Lead O/S
with Karolina Mysiak
arduff 21/Apr/11 Lead
with Chales Kennelly
Hidden 17/Apr/11 2nd O/S
keith hal 15/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with John Bell
Dopey_172 09/Apr/11 Lead

Started from the big boulder as described in the Highland Outcrops guide. Nice moves over to slab and the slab itself was excellent with just enough gear.

with mmac
Hidden ?/Apr/11 2nd
climbfan 24/Mar/11 Lead O/S

good climbing, sparse protection near the top.

with Badam
Badam 24/Mar/11 2nd O/S

Great start once you find it

texuspete 28/Jan/11 2nd
with Callum Urquhart
Scottish78 ??/2011 -
AG ??/2011 -
daWalt 16/Oct/10 Lead O/S
with Lisa
Hidden 12/Oct/10 Lead O/S
darrenasquith ?/Jul/10 2nd
Hidden ?/Jul/10 2nd
Tom Baird 19/Jun/10 2nd rpt
with codgio
Cacyn 04/Jun/10 Lead O/S
with Tom Bain
jonnyhawkins1 17/May/10 2nd O/S
with C J
Pete23 ?/May/10 Lead
with Neil Robb
Hidden 29/Apr/10 2nd
KeithAlexander 31/Jan/10 2nd rpt

first rock climb of the year

with Martin Dempster
stuaart 25/Oct/09 2nd
with Carol Goodall
KeithAlexander 20/Sep/09 Solo O/S
dgray455 19/Sep/09 AltLd
with davie_p
davie.p. 19/Sep/09 2nd
with Dan
Euan S 29/Aug/09 Lead
Mike-W-99 02/Aug/09 2nd
Fiona Reid 02/Aug/09 Lead O/S

Lovely climb but horrid descent, path fizzled out and ended up abbing off a tree as rock shoes and slippy steep ground don't mix.

jamestheyip 27/Jul/09 Lead O/S
with Alejandro Garcia
el cholo 27/Jul/09 2nd O/S
Captain Solo 04/Jun/09 Solo
T Break 30/May/09 2nd
with Rab
Hidden 30/May/09 Lead O/S
R0bbie 24/May/09 Lead
with mum rosie nancy lucy
Hidden 24/May/09 2nd
danielwarrentv 05/Apr/09 2nd O/S

Touching the cloth

Tom Baird 05/Apr/09 Lead O/S

After pushing a friend to the back of a crack Dan realised he was supposed to pull them out.

CurlyStevo ??/2009 Lead
BRUCESTRAC ??/2009 Lead
with Chris Cracknell,Various
ged123 ??/2009 -
ged123 ??/2009 -
jonnie3430 28/Sep/08 Solo O/S
with Teaching 1 to lead
lizzbeee 28/Sep/08 Lead
Judd_IV 28/Jul/08 2nd
with Derek
kbrown 22/Mar/08 2nd O/S
with J Brown
J Brown 22/Mar/08 Lead O/S
with kbrown
Chris wilson 16/Mar/08 2nd
with mmac
arose ?/Feb/08 AltLd

Started raining as soon as Matt left the ground. Headed to the pub

with Matthew Phillips
TrollJester ??/2008 Lead O/S
with done many routes umteen times some solo
kdlauder ??/2008 Lead O/S
with Mhairi and Andy McK
Murray Freq ??/2008 Lead
Chris L Hill ??/2008 Lead O/S
with Lindsey
fritz_in_aotearoa ??/2008 -
glaramara 13/Oct/07 2nd
with richard
Jamie McCreath ?/Sep/07 Lead O/S
with Tim Chappell
climbinmunkey 11/Jul/07 AltLd O/S
Hidden 09/Jul/07 2nd
Hay ?/Jun/07 Lead O/S
with John D
RAK 06/May/07 Lead
with Lauri
victim of mathematics 05/May/07 Lead O/S
Cornish Merlin 05/May/07 2nd
Hidden 28/Apr/07 2nd
Hidden 22/Apr/07 2nd
abbeywall ?/Apr/07 -
with K, EwanR
alan wilson ??/2007 -
Neil Mackenzie 05/Nov/06 2nd O/S

you wouldnt think it a vdiff when you see it! nice juggy holds on the first section then pleasant slabby finish

beegsyboy 05/Nov/06 Lead O/S

V.steep for a VD.

Yourlead 13/Aug/06 Lead
with Raymond Simpson
Hidden 27/Jun/06 Lead
Neil Adams ??/2006 Lead O/S
frecro ??/2006 2nd
Stuart Macfarlane 02/Jul/05 2nd
el diablo 02/Jul/05 Lead
davie.p. ??/2005 Lead
with Syed
davie.p. 24/Aug/04 Lead
with Dave
Hidden 29/Jul/04 2nd
Stuart Macfarlane 31/May/04 2nd
with skog
Hidden ??/2004 -
alan moore ??/2003 -
Hidden 18/Jul/02 Lead O/S
Hidden 04/Jun/02 -
Yourlead 20/Apr/02 2nd

Climbinng in El Caps

with Raymond Simpson
Neil McA 31/May/01 Solo O/S
IanMcC 08/May/01 Lead
with simmo, el diablo
el diablo 08/May/01 2nd
with IanMcC
Stuart Macfarlane ?/May/01 Lead
with Elke
The Pulsing Motorik of Neu! 28/Apr/01 2nd O/S

and GFoz

with Rebecca
greenroom ??/2001 Lead O/S
IanMcC 20/May/00 Lead
with Ross Lindsay
IanMcC 06/May/00 AltLd
with JimSh
Yourlead 19/Apr/00 Lead
with Graham Penny
graeme gatherer ??/2000 -
stugreen75 ??/2000 Lead O/S
Tarquin ??/1999 -
Hidden ??/1999 Lead
Tarquin ??/1999 -
Colin McKerrell ??/1998 -
Tarquin ??/1998 -
auld al ?/Aug/97 Solo O/S
DundeeDave 25/May/97 Lead
with Keith Wilkinson, David Price
Yourlead 12/Jun/96 Lead
Yourlead 20/Apr/96 Lead
with Jurgen Wacker
Yourlead 07/Apr/95 Lead
with Ric Gregory
Yourlead 26/Jul/94 2nd
with Hugh Muchcamp
Hidden 22/Sep/93 2nd
Yourlead 11/Jul/93 Lead
with Gillian Lyall
Yourlead 26/Jun/93 Lead
with Susan (USA)
Yourlead 26/May/92 Lead
with Jim Hamilton
Yourlead 29/Apr/92 Lead
with Helen Penny, Graham Penny
Yourlead 29/Apr/92 Lead
with Helen Penny, Graham Penny
Yourlead 09/Jul/91 Lead
with Jim Hamilton
Yourlead 25/Apr/91 2nd

Jims lead

with Jim Drysdale, Mike Assenti
Yourlead 10/Jun/90 Lead
with Jim Drysdale
Yourlead 02/May/90 Lead
with Jim Hamilton
Yourlead 13/Apr/90 Lead
with Ric Gregory
Yourlead 11/Apr/90 Lead
with Helen Penny, Graham Penny
Hidden 14/May/88 Lead rpt
Hidden 09/Apr/88 2nd O/S
Neil Henderson ??/1988 -
Dave Douglas 23/Jul/86 AltLd O/S
with my dad
Hidden 19/Jun/85 Lead
rossn ?/Jun/85 AltLd O/S
with John Fitzpatrick
johnkeith ??/1985 -
with G. Callander
amcleish ??/1984 -
Hidden 10/Apr/68 Lead
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