Please exercise caution on crossing the upper grooves to the belay ledge as there was a substantial rock fall on Thursday 10/06/10. A large quantity of rock has slipped from the overlap below the first belay /heather ledge. The rockfall has also damaged the slab below(The Pause)

Ticklists: The 100 Best UK VS routes?, Ultimate Scottish Rock, Classic Rock Climbs of Great Britain by Bill Birkett, Scottish Rock Climbs ****, Very good routes in the UK, Best slab climbs of the UK, Scottish 3 and 4 star multi-pitch routes, MIA logbook must haves!, The best the UK has to offer for mere mortals (apart from the lakes cos its always wet), CUMC First Ascents.

Hidden 02/Sep/17 AltLd
steely 22/Jul/17 AltLd O/S

A midge-less ascent after the mizzle cleared! Worth the early start from Cumbria. Led p1,3,5.

Steph2004 21/Jul/17 2nd O/S

Wet day...excellent day

Derek Graham 09/May/17 AltLd rpt
wheelsucker 09/May/17 AltLd
Nicholas Wylie 08/May/17 AltLd O/S
alisoncraig94 08/May/17 AltLd

Even Pitches

with Idris
Hidden 08/May/17 AltLd
Hidden 07/May/17 AltLd β
Hidden 07/May/17 AltLd O/S
Martin Bennett 06/May/17 -

40 years to the month after last time!

with SF
martrin 05/May/17 AltLd
with Sarah Kekus
alan moore 05/May/17 Solo

7am with the cuckoos and adders on perfect May morning. Still think the traverse right on pitch one is the crux.

Hidden 03/May/17 Lead
Hidden 03/May/17 2nd O/S
Tightsgirl 02/May/17 AltLd

Brilliant as always. Lead pitch 1, 3 and 5.

Hidden 02/May/17 AltLd O/S
omaskrey 02/May/17 AltLd O/S
matthew.rowbottom91 02/May/17 AltLd
Hidden 01/May/17 AltLd
Cloverleaf 01/May/17 AltLd
with Colin B
clams ?/May/17 Lead

Superb and bone dry

tunnah 17/Apr/17 AltLd O/S
CMoore 17/Apr/17 AltLd O/S

Really wet adventure! Raining as we drove down the valley. First pitch of The Pause which was ridiculously slimed up and wet! (though awesome climbing nonetheless) Bailed right onto Spartan. Did some crazy variation on the 4th pitch resulting in some pretty hard (6a...?) climbing, runout above a skyhook. Absolutely cracking adventure, nothing like a bit of off route river/slab climbing!! I will be back!

with A. Moore, tunnah
salix 03/Apr/17 Lead O/S

Lovely Route. Accessed first belay direct up slab from coffin stone, 1st pitch of long reach? bold but dry - unlike much of the rest of the route. Luckily just enough gear to make it enjoyable, but meant a longer day than expected.

with Neus, Jake
graemew ??/2017 -
Hidden 24/Oct/16 AltLd RP
Cecilewannaclimb 20/Oct/16 AltLd

Nearly the whole route was wet, but it was quite Ok. Could find good protection all the way. Couldn't do the crux (on 2d...). Had to aid it. One trial was not so far. There must be a way I can do it. Hated the wet descent. Lost a blue totemcam between pitch 4 and going back down to the coffinstone. If anybody finds it, let me know please.

with Joe R
Alex the Alex 09/Oct/16 AltLd rpt

Forgot the guide but managed to keep on track. Found a deers hoof on the 4th belay. Lovely lovely day.

with Adrian
Pina 09/Oct/16 AltLd O/S

Cheeky little crux.

with Ryan
Ian Hinkins 25/Aug/16 AltLd O/S
with Hal
Jenny Hall 01/Aug/16 2nd O/S
with Louis
Louis Hume 01/Aug/16 Lead
with Jenny
MrRossy 19/Jul/16 Lead O/S
seanhendo123 23/Jun/16 AltLd O/S

Introduction to the slabs

with Sarah
skirton 23/Jun/16 AltLd O/S

Felt harder than expected with the style of climbing. Crux move was a bit of a battle for me. Interesting enough route but not sure it disserves the 4* in the guide book

alisoncraig94 18/Jun/16 AltLd dnf

Led the first two pitches. Seconded third then moved over to The Pause

Alex the Alex 06/Jun/16 Lead dnf

Summer thunderstorms... Bailed after pitch two. There is a good tree abseil and new tat just down and right from the second belay ledge. Lush, 3d climbing up til then.

with Emma
Hidden 05/Jun/16 AltLd
CurlyStevo 05/Jun/16 AltLd

Did the pitches I didn't lead 11 years ago. Yeah mid grade vs but Defo 5a on the overlap but only 1 move and perfect gear over head. I jammed it but the layback is equally as hard. Pitches 4 and 5 are quite bold really, 5 is around HS 4a / VS 4b territory. Very very good route. Prossibly the best slabby mountain vs in the uk?

with Tim C
Hidden 05/Jun/16 2nd
Hidden 02/Jun/16 AltLd dnf
klipkabouter 02/Jun/16 AltLd O/S
with Hugh ??
rob16 31/May/16 Lead
connor 31/May/16 AltLd O/S

A great route and my first time on the Etive slabs. I'll definitely be back for more. I lead two 4c pitches including the author cheval maneuver... No where near as bad as the reputation the crag has

with Rob
Hidden 30/May/16 -
simibrown 30/May/16 AltLd
with dave
kenhansard 30/May/16 -
with Dr Dave
Hidden 28/May/16 Lead
judith neaves 27/May/16 AltLd
Andy Moles 24/May/16 Solo O/S


dan-8990 15/May/16 Lead O/S
with JF
Hidden 15/May/16 AltLd
Hidden 13/May/16 Lead
Samauchtrlonie 12/May/16 AltLd O/S

P1, 3 & 5

with Bekah
RebekahD 12/May/16 AltLd
with Sam
buzby78 09/May/16 Lead rpt

El scorchio!

with Bernard Becker
Hidden 08/May/16 AltLd
Hidden 08/May/16 AltLd rpt
Hidden 08/May/16 AltLd O/S
Stuart Hurworth 16/Apr/16 AltLd dnf

Clay led P1 but couldn't find a way to the first belay. Belayed early and I attempted to carry on. I didn't improve! Think I need some more time back in rock shoes!

with Clay Colon
jacko120 05/Apr/16 AltLd
RClothier 20/Mar/16 AltLd
with AmyG
AmyG 20/Mar/16 AltLd rpt

Last time I did this route it was very wet. So much easier this time.

with Robin
Hidden 16/Mar/16 AltLd O/S
joermann 15/Mar/16 AltLd
Sam Procter ?/Mar/16 2nd O/S
sheelba ?/Mar/16 AltLd

Gorgeous weather, fun route

Jim Auger ?/Mar/16 AltLd O/S
with Joe
Ross Kirkland ??/2016 AltLd O/S
with Raymond
andy28th ??/2016 Lead O/S
andy28th ??/2016 Lead O/S
Darron ??/2016 -
Ross Kirkland ??/2016 AltLd O/S
with Raymond
Katherine Ross 17/Oct/15 AltLd

I led P1 and 6. Really nice route but felt quite tenuous in places. Had to aid the P3 crux with an extra sling foothold. Couldn't get my leg over and couldn't find another way. Easier for the tall! Approach shoes were appreciated on the descent (though I did overtop them in bogs on the walk-in...)

Anti-faff 04/Oct/15 Lead O/S

First multipitch. Loved it.

annep11 27/Sep/15 Lead O/S

Jack's first trad climb. P5 was seeping, slimy, and a bit worrying (only 36 hours since last rain) but overall a fantastic line, straightforward routefinding and bomber belays. The descent, on the other hand, is a total nightmare.

with Jack
Hidden 27/Sep/15 AltLd
Heggie 27/Sep/15 AltLd
with Stephen Beard
Hidden 31/Aug/15 2nd O/S
Matt Smith 31/Aug/15 Lead O/S

A bit wet in some places made it spicy, especially when I took the wrong start, started up The Pause instead before traversing across (hardest thing I did all route). The rest of the route is a dream! Apart from the last pitch perhaps. The "cheval" move looks very unlikely, but must be easier for the tall (like myself), Zoe had a right mare.

Colin Dyer 13/Aug/15 AltLd

Excellent route. Horrible walk in and out.

andybroadway 13/Aug/15 AltLd O/S

Lead pitches 2,4 and 6

dan doran 09/Jul/15 AltLd
with konacol
JonnyJT 13/Jun/15 AltLd O/S

Lead the final pitch. No midges thank god.

with Jon Paul Clayton
bigbobbyking 12/Jun/15 AltLd
Hidden 10/Jun/15 Lead
Hidden ?/Jun/15 AltLd
joe.91 18/Apr/15 AltLd O/S
Little AndyH 18/Apr/15 AltLd O/S
MrRiley 18/Apr/15 AltLd rpt

sheer quality! words and pictures here:

Alex Riley 08/Apr/15 AltLd O/S

1,3,5 jumped off the etive waterfalls after, great day out in the sun

with Tom Snowdon
Hidden ??/2015 Lead
Hidden ??/2015 Lead
plain kitten ??/2015 -
Big Rog ??/2015 -
Big Rog ??/2015 -
scottyskier82 21/Sep/14 Lead rpt

Amazing weather for the 21st of September and no midges!

with Laura Goble
Hidden 13/Sep/14 AltLd O/S
Stevie989 13/Sep/14 AltLd O/S

Led odds. Crux pitch - the 'move' was decent and the traverse after a good climb. Pitch 5 was the best for me. A bit more though about what way was best forward and flowing moves. massive exposure for the grade and a pretty big run out on delicate moves. felt 4c. Bench mark VS.

jamesgr87 12/Sep/14 AltLd O/S
Pohil 04/Sep/14 Lead O/S
with SP
Calum Wadsworth 03/Sep/14 Lead

Brilliant, great climbing and with enough gear still felt a little tenuous due to the fact it was all down to friction.

with Emma
Hidden 27/Aug/14 AltLd O/S
Hidden 27/Aug/14 AltLd O/S
QuicNic 23/Aug/14 AltLd O/S

Excellent climbing with continued interest the whole way. I led pitches 2 and 4. Slightly damp in places which caused a few slips and near misses. Had to keep cleaning feet..... Good/adequate protection most the way. Descent is a bit nasty, take your boots/approach shoes up with you.

Anne Gumbley 23/Aug/14 AltLd dog
markfairbank 23/Aug/14 AltLd O/S

Led P1,3,4 and 6. Top pitch and descent pretty horrible, otherwise excellent.

mattnuttall 23/Aug/14 AltLd O/S
with Andy Wilson
Andrew Wilson 23/Aug/14 AltLd O/S


with Matt Nuttall
Hidden 29/Jul/14 AltLd O/S
jk25002 29/Jul/14 AltLd
Hidden 28/Jul/14 AltLd
stuart34 19/Jul/14 Lead dnf

Rained off

with Doug the thug
graham.more 15/Jul/14 2nd β
quickdrawmcraw 02/Jul/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 02/Jul/14 2nd
Tim Hamlet 29/Jun/14 Lead

Guided. Great route in the evening sun.

with Caroline dougal, Iain Smith
fizzycat 29/Jun/14 2nd
with Iain Smith, Tim Hamlet
TRFrost 27/Jun/14 AltLd O/S
mjackson 21/Jun/14 -
JackM92 21/Jun/14 AltLd O/S
freudy_love 20/Jun/14 AltLd O/S
with Squirrel
Col Kingshott 18/Jun/14 AltLd O/S
Hidden 18/Jun/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 16/Jun/14 Lead O/S
Callum Smith 16/Jun/14 AltLd

Awesome climbing. First pitch was scary, or I did it wrong.

Hidden 16/Jun/14 AltLd
funkyvin1 03/Jun/14 2nd β

Challenging but well protected move through overhang, brilliant fun.

mattkemp70 ?/Jun/14 Lead
with GEordie
Hidden 31/May/14 AltLd O/S
MrRiley 31/May/14 AltLd O/S

A very nice route and a sociable day on the slabs! I got the odds and Debs the evens. Thought pitches 3-5 were superb!

Debbie Lee 31/May/14 AltLd
libby.southgate 31/May/14 AltLd O/S

I led P1, P3, P5.

with Henry O'Brian
Hidden 31/May/14 AltLd O/S
Hidden 30/May/14 AltLd O/S
marky 24/May/14 Lead O/S


with Sharon
Little AndyH 24/May/14 AltLd O/S
mikestr555 22/May/14 AltLd

lead pitch 3 & 4

Mackinclimb 16/May/14 AltLd O/S
mzchambers 16/May/14 AltLd O/S
with Seth, Adam
Hidden 02/May/14 2nd
Hidden 20/Apr/14 Lead O/S
grady_9 19/Apr/14 AltLd dnf
with Joe Malcolm
Hidden 18/Apr/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 18/Apr/14 AltLd O/S
Kieran Duncan ?/Apr/14 2nd rpt
with Calum M
guy757 28/Mar/14 -
KennyGeoghegan 01/Mar/14 AltLd
Hidden ??/2014 AltLd
matthew885 ??/2014 Lead
chapmand ??/2014 -
chris skipton ??/2014 -
mike mo ??/2014 -
Hidden 30/Sep/13 AltLd rpt
Hidden 30/Sep/13 AltLd O/S
Valaisan 30/Sep/13 AltLd O/S
cat22 29/Sep/13 AltLd O/S
with Mike
Captain Solo 28/Sep/13 Solo rpt

Trickier than I remember it, only 4c for the tall.

Hidden 28/Sep/13 AltLd rpt
EleDow ?/Sep/13 AltLd
pbuggy91 28/Aug/13 AltLd dnf

Lead 1st pitch, backed off after second due to rain

hlegge 28/Aug/13 AltLd O/S

first climb at etive slabs. Got lost on walk in and did this route in the drizzle, which meant some parts were a bit slippery and exciting. But great route and would be gorgeous in the dry.

James Oakes 28/Aug/13 AltLd RP

Quite sketchy in the wet, foot slipped on p2 causing me to fall off, lowered to belay and climbing clean.

mattking_109 25/Aug/13 AltLd

Lead P3 (beach whale move) and P5 (slightly run out at the end, but easy). Quite delicate climbing at times. On a perfect day.

with Phil
Timothy Miller ?/Aug/13 AltLd O/S
Hidden 27/Jul/13 AltLd
maxtwomey 20/Jul/13 AltLd
Hidden 19/Jul/13 AltLd
Hidden 14/Jul/13 AltLd O/S
Hidden 13/Jul/13 2nd
davidliu 12/Jul/13 AltLd O/S

1st multi pitch trad route. Great weather and stunning views!

with Alan Mclean
eckymof 24/Jun/13 Lead

Great muti pitch route , bit hard to identy the route sometimes but great climbing conditions and will defo go back.

fuzzysheep01 17/Jun/13 AltLd O/S
jameslam 17/Jun/13 AltLd O/S
with Joe Norris
Kieran Duncan 11/Jun/13 AltLd O/S

Abbed off 4th pitch due to bad weather... great climbing though. Need to get back and finish!

with Chris Boyd
qboyd 11/Jun/13 AltLd O/S

Had a hairy ab off belay 4 due to rain and soapy rock...good times

with Kieran
Hidden 09/Jun/13 AltLd
Little AndyH 09/Jun/13 AltLd O/S
Hyperopic 09/Jun/13 2nd O/S
with Dave
gurumed 08/Jun/13 AltLd O/S

Really hard crux for VS, but an amazing route that deserves the stars.

with Mitch, Colin
colinerees 08/Jun/13 AltLd
Stuart Macfarlane 08/Jun/13 AltLd rpt

Jeanie led pitches 2,4 & 6.

with Jeanie
SarahA 07/Jun/13 AltLd

Big Fall!

auld al 03/Jun/13 AltLd O/S
dav_713 ?/Jun/13 AltLd O/S
with Davie Scott
Hidden 30/May/13 Lead O/S
eduardo 25/May/13 AltLd β

Followed Richard and Holly, so no issues with route finding! Led all except P2.

MD 25/May/13 AltLd O/S
with Jo
Happy Wanderer 25/May/13 AltLd O/S
with Mike D
scottie390 24/May/13 AltLd O/S

maybe next time done run out pitches 3 and 4 together Davie

Hidden 07/May/13 AltLd
Andrew will wilson 07/May/13 -
Hidden ?/May/13 Lead O/S
RM199 31/Mar/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 24/Feb/13 AltLd
John Workman 25/Jan/13 AltLd

The approach path is now much overgrown and with many young deciduous native trees springing up, all due to keeping deer and sheep numbers down I imagine. So different from how it's been for me since the nineteen sixties. In years to come you will probably be walking up through lovely woodland.

with Apprentice
Hidden ??/2013 -
westong ??/2013 -
Hidden ??/2013 -
captain ??/2013 -
Callum Anderson ??/2013 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2013 -
Hidden 26/Oct/12 AltLd dnf
Hidden 07/Oct/12 Lead dnf
Hidden 07/Oct/12 2nd
Paul Symmers 23/Sep/12 AltLd O/S

Led top half (crux) of P1 and P4. Fun slab climbing, and pretty featureless at points. P3 crux is difficult to do with any style and the descent is interesting.

Hidden 23/Sep/12 AltLd O/S
colinerees 11/Aug/12 AltLd O/S

Lead some but not much, is very good climbing but bold for a slab novice.

with Mitch
Hidden 11/Aug/12 AltLd O/S
Alex Thomson 11/Aug/12 AltLd
SnowdonGypsy ?/Aug/12 -
DundeeDave 21/Jul/12 AltLd rpt
Hidden 20/Jul/12 Lead O/S
FragOcon 07/Jul/12 AltLd

Climbed in 2 groups of 3, I lead P3 & P5. started to rain at P5. very fun route but felt some pitches were more 5a than 4c & 4b.

joshc333 07/Jul/12 2nd
Becky E 05/Jun/12 2nd

Led pitch 2. Used a sling for aid to get over the overhang on pitch 3.

Graeme Hammond 05/Jun/12 AltLd O/S

Ace led pitches 1,3,4 & 5.

with Becky E
Hidden 04/Jun/12 AltLd O/S
Ben Sharp 04/Jun/12 AltLd
with Alex
Oliver Houston 03/Jun/12 AltLd

I lead 1, 3, 4 and 6 (wrong line as the guidebook is confusing), Sarah took a long fall off P5, but luckily could get back to line and wasn't injured. I thought the crux move seemed out of place on 150m+ of slab padding and probably detracted from route overall. not quite 4* IMO, but still a brilliant route!

with Sarah
sarahsuth 03/Jun/12 AltLd
APRS 02/Jun/12 AltLd
with Lawrence Furse
craig cameron 30/May/12 AltLd O/S

Climbed the first pitch , very easy climbing then mark lead the second and the 3rd crux pitch . 3rd crux part was very easy to get over (advantage for tall folk) then treated from the 3rd pitch. Rpted lead first , second and thrird pitch , had super rope drag on the third pitch.

with Mark Davidson
marie_p 27/May/12 2nd
with Tom
tomdude 27/May/12 Lead O/S

another etive slabs classic!

with marie
Hidden 26/May/12 2nd dog
David Stevens 26/May/12 AltLd O/S
with Reuben Crook
radioshed 26/May/12 AltLd O/S

led even pitches, class.

with andy t
Plungeman 26/May/12 AltLd O/S

Led the odd pitches. Cracking traverse on p3 - makes you belive in friction!

with Matt
climberuk 26/May/12 AltLd O/S

Led p1,3,5. Didnt jam as the guidebook suggests at the crux.

with Nina
crookachili 26/May/12 AltLd
Bruveris 26/May/12 -
Hidden 26/May/12 2nd β
oliverk 26/May/12 Lead O/S

Very nice, crux not too bad if you're tallish

Hidden 24/May/12 AltLd O/S
Tightsgirl 19/May/12 AltLd
with Ben Laycock
arose 19/May/12 Lead

Nadias first british climb

with Nadia Lubeznik
Leonard Tedd 29/Apr/12 -
Pete23 31/Mar/12 AltLd

Great climb! Hardest 5a move I have done on the crux, quite tricky for the short like me.

with Stephen Mors
morsy 31/Mar/12 AltLd

brilliant climb! every pitch interesting

with peter berwick
Laura Hamlet 29/Mar/12 2nd rpt

Happy just to have seconded this route, slabs scare me!! Fell off it last year and it hurt! At the end of the first pitch Tim started passing me gear and said 'on you go then' - I didn't quite burst into tears but my face said it all for me. Tim lead the whole 6 pitches, he's such a legend :)

Tdavy01 25/Mar/12 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/Mar/12 -
Tim Hamlet 29/Feb/12 AltLd
goadventure1 ??/2012 -
Natalie feather ??/2012 -
goadventure1 ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 -
m dunn ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 -
Steven Carter ??/2012 Lead O/S
peterbeaumont ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 -
HIGHTOWER 29/Aug/11 AltLd rpt
Blurgy319 29/Aug/11 AltLd

That's a 5a move on the crux

nia 30/Jul/11 AltLd O/S
with harry
Hidden 24/Jul/11 AltLd dnf
Tightsgirl 12/Jul/11 AltLd


with Adrian Dunlop, Alfie Tipler
Tightsgirl 04/Jul/11 AltLd

Didn't finish, injured partner

with Alfie Tipler
ladislav 04/Jul/11 2nd dog

Aided the crux move.

with Ian
waydan 03/Jul/11 AltLd O/S

i led pitches 4 and 6

with Bill, El Swiftos
Elsier 03/Jul/11 AltLd O/S

Lead pitches 1,3, and 5

with Iain
Hidden ?/Jul/11 2nd O/S
Little AndyH 11/Jun/11 AltLd O/S
Hidden 04/Jun/11 Lead
smcw 04/Jun/11 AltLd
LozM 03/Jun/11 AltLd

Led P1, P3 and P5

with Mark J
buzby78 01/Jun/11 -
Petarghh 07/May/11 Lead O/S

Lead first two Pitches, Becky had a bit of an epic and slumped on the rope on the second pitch, decided to call it quits due to incoming bad weather, looked a lovely climb and very enjoyable first two pitches... next time !

with Becky
Mike-W-99 02/May/11 AltLd

Really good climb in great weather, led odd pitches.

with Fiona
Fiona Reid 02/May/11 AltLd

Led the even pitches. Brilliant weather and not a bad climb either. Pitches 2, 4 and 5 are really rather nice.

with Mike
cuthill76 30/Apr/11 Lead


Sean Bell 25/Apr/11 AltLd O/S

Pitches 1&3.A high quality route in a most beautiful setting.Win!

with Sophie Buckingham, James Dunn
sophiecb 25/Apr/11 AltLd O/S

Led final two pitches. First time on slabs and loved it - I felt like some kind of animal pawing my way up on granite. Hard to execute the funky maneuver on pitch 3 with any elegance. Good fun climbing, sustained interest throughout and beautifully positioned :)

with Sean, James
John Brayshaw 22/Apr/11 AltLd O/S
with Erica
erica 22/Apr/11 AltLd O/S

Led pitches 2,4 and 6

with John
abbeywall 21/Apr/11 AltLd rpt

led 2,4 and 6. Great day, tick city though.

Liam Ingram 09/Apr/11 Lead O/S

Very enjoyable. Crux is fun!

with Clement
Hidden ?/Apr/11 2nd O/S
PAJames ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
alkira ??/2011 -
adie84 ??/2011 -
DougSt ??/2011 AltLd
with Al Brightman
Hidden ??/2011 -
Jonathan Lagoe - UKC ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
Euan Strachan 25/Sep/10 Lead O/S
tomc 04/Sep/10 2nd
Hidden 04/Sep/10 AltLd O/S
D_Wills 02/Sep/10 AltLd


Hidden 29/Aug/10 AltLd O/S
niallk 29/Aug/10 AltLd O/S

Led pitches 1, 3 (a cheval) & 5. Wet streaks on the 5th resulted in a bit of scarting about from my feet.

with Pam
Hidden 26/Aug/10 AltLd dnf
cogg13 08/Aug/10 AltLd O/S

first route on the slabs. brilliant!

with dave dytch
henning82 25/Jul/10 AltLd O/S
johannes 25/Jul/10 AltLd

Had a bit of trouble with route finding on pitch 4: started off the wrong ledge (the wee one above the horizontal crack) which led to the wrong groove.

Andrew Lester 17/Jul/10 AltLd O/S

Pitch 1-4, rope fall on pitch 1.

Hidden ?/Jul/10 Lead
Hidden ?/Jul/10 2nd
Craig Geddes 21/Jun/10 Lead O/S

The hold on the crux pull over has gone but it'll still go clean using a different approach. Possibly 5a though now...

jamiefoxen 20/Jun/10 Lead O/S
with paul allan
Hidden 19/Jun/10 2nd
Ice Spider 19/Jun/10 AltLd
JRae 18/Jun/10 AltLd O/S
with Ben S
jack_eadie 10/Jun/10 AltLd
mikemartin 10/Jun/10 AltLd

We climbed in midge nets, added a grade at least.

ill_bill 07/Jun/10 2nd

Overlap is simple if you can jam. Cracks was crux. Great route in sunshine and no midges.

with Peter Collins
amy 06/Jun/10 AltLd

pitches 2 and 5

with will_he_fall
Derek Graham 03/Jun/10 AltLd
with Graeme
Hidden ?/Jun/10 AltLd
Hidden ?/Jun/10 AltLd O/S
blouise ?/Jun/10 AltLd
with Liz Mittel
Rick Ashton 31/May/10 AltLd
with Iain Maccallum, Peter McCallum
Hidden 30/May/10 AltLd
stimpey 30/May/10 AltLd O/S
with Pete, Davina
Hidden 30/May/10 2nd O/S
isi_o 25/May/10 AltLd O/S

Lead p2, 4 & 6; great route, lovely weather and hardly a midgie in sight. Overlap move is indeed awkward for the short!

with Lorenzo
Pete Nugent 24/May/10 AltLd

led P1,3 & 5. Good to get back to Etive after an absence of many years!

with Geoff Lowe
Hidden 24/May/10 AltLd O/S
iceicebaby 22/May/10 AltLd

haha the crux move is hilarious! I had to back off it on lead, couldnae get me leg over!

hexcentric 20/May/10 Lead O/S
with jimmy savill
Hidden 10/May/10 -
John 'B' Hutchinson 09/May/10 AltLd O/S

Led pitches 1,3 and 5. Absolutely brilliant rock and situation, the crux move on pitch 3 is a belter, so much fun. Highly recommend!

with Charles Hutchinson
Chuck 09/May/10 AltLd
Hidden 02/May/10 -
Hidden 16/Apr/10 AltLd
Hidden 16/Apr/10 AltLd O/S
Hidden 12/Apr/10 AltLd O/S
karinh 11/Apr/10 AltLd
with Graeme
Hidden 11/Apr/10 AltLd O/S
philboy 11/Apr/10 AltLd
with matt g
GraemeDiack 10/Apr/10 AltLd β
colinthrelfall ??/2010 -
Hidden ??/2010 -
khartwig 17/Oct/09 Lead O/S
Mike_Gannon 17/Oct/09 AltLd O/S

karl - 1,3,5 me - 2,4,6

erinbastian 26/Sep/09 Lead dog

rain, climbed in wet abbed off 4th pitch

Hidden 18/Sep/09 AltLd
Hidden 18/Sep/09 Solo O/S
joeurwin 14/Sep/09 AltLd O/S

led pitches 1,3 & 5. Beginning of 3 was crux of the route. I'm glad I'm tall! overhead hand-jam and some flailing overcame it. Attacked by midges on pitch 5, gave up on gear and ran up the slab. Brilliant climb, would like to come back and try some of the HVSs.

with alex
AlexD 14/Sep/09 AltLd O/S
Chris wilson 13/Sep/09 AltLd O/S

Fantastic climb. Really enjoyed this one!

with Allan
donkster 13/Sep/09 Lead O/S

Superb climb. Brilliant crag too.

with ben
cooper leek 13/Sep/09 2nd

Fantastic. really wish my head was ok for a lead.shouldnt of had last 3 pints .

with donk
Hidden ?/Sep/09 AltLd dnf
sebrider 11/Jul/09 AltLd O/S
with Dan Walker
PMCV 10/Jul/09 AltLd
with Mark
Hidden 29/Jun/09 AltLd
Hidden 11/Jun/09 AltLd rpt
Steven Andrews 10/Jun/09 AltLd O/S

led 3rd and 6th pitch

with Steve
benclimbing 10/Jun/09 AltLd O/S
with Lorenzo Antolovi
belaymonkey 07/Jun/09 AltLd O/S

Lead pitches 1,3&5. First multi pitch, and itching for more. Great friction climbing in a fantastic location.

with Misha, Lorraine
Hidden 04/Jun/09 AltLd O/S
Will Hunt 04/Jun/09 AltLd O/S

Lead 1st, 3rd and 5th.

Euan S 01/Jun/09 AltLd
with Heather
Heather Milne 01/Jun/09 AltLd
with Euan
Hidden 30/May/09 AltLd O/S
John Pickles 30/May/09 AltLd O/S
with Zac Poulton/Sarah Bailey
tyler836 28/May/09 AltLd O/S

Lead second and sixth pitches. First outdoor multi pitch and trad lead so had a baby when setting off into the wilderness. Good times.

Robert Watts 22/May/09 AltLd

Met Erick in the carpark at the bottom at 7am. swapped Tea for Pan au choc ! Overlap much easier if you just go for it and thrutch over with your right knee/leg

with Graeme R
groovypiper 20/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with Erika
Hidden 18/Apr/09 AltLd rpt
Stewart B 18/Apr/09 AltLd
with BL n' CE
MelH 18/Apr/09 AltLd

I lead pitches 2,4 and 6. Had to aid the crux on pitch 3 - just not quite tall enough...actually I think it's harder as a second as the ropes get in the way. Ah, excuses - got 'em all covered ;-)

with A
Skinny Kin 13/Apr/09 AltLd O/S

Very nice granite slab. Most people belly flop on the 5a overlap move. Bit of wet streaks in places. Nice climb spoilt by the top lousy VDiff pitch.

robinsi197 13/Apr/09 AltLd
lelaitcondense 19/Mar/09 AltLd O/S

Pitch 4 slightly wet, good climbing

Dougie Harvey 19/Mar/09 Lead O/S
with Milky
DJayB 18/Mar/09 AltLd O/S
pete87abs 18/Mar/09 AltLd O/S

lead pitches 2,4,6 first multipitch amazing!!

Jamie Simpson ??/2009 -
Hidden ??/2009 -
windy100 ??/2009 -
jess ??/2009 AltLd O/S
with martin
Jamie Simpson ??/2009 -
with Andy Munro
andyandy 23/Aug/08 AltLd
with Martin
mikemartin 18/Aug/08 AltLd
D.Russell 20/Jul/08 AltLd
with Adam
Hidden 20/Jul/08 AltLd
david0811 13/Jul/08 AltLd O/S
with Mark Reid
Hidden 06/Jun/08 2nd
Hidden 01/Jun/08 AltLd
Hidden ?/Jun/08 AltLd
adw07 29/May/08 AltLd O/S
Rog Wilko 27/May/08 AltLd

Aided the overlap. Pitch 4 brilliant.

with Bernie Jordan
Hidden 26/May/08 AltLd O/S
Paulww 24/May/08 AltLd O/S
with Ryan
Hidden 24/May/08 AltLd
mulletcocktail2000 24/May/08 AltLd O/S

easy for the grade.

with paul
mikecopp 20/May/08 Lead O/S

E1 direct start

with Dan Currie
Hidden 20/May/08 AltLd
Hidden 18/May/08 AltLd dog
Ed Babs 13/May/08 AltLd O/S
with Roy Thomas, Lee Mercer
clipskipper 13/May/08 AltLd O/S

Excellent climb with a good move over the break leading to a great traverse in the centre section.

with Ed Babington, Roy Thomas
Hidden 10/May/08 AltLd
Adam1973 09/May/08 AltLd O/S

Lead 2, 4 & 6 ... plenty of gear and more varied climbing compared to the harder slab climbs. Pitch 3 'crux' is more awkward than hard, basically jam your left hand/fingers in as far you can, palm down with right and then 'hump' your way up :) .. found pitch 4 to be the technical crux.

with Big Ian
Keith-Getoutadventures 07/May/08 -
with Gibby
wookie667 07/May/08 AltLd O/S
with keith
jak.kelly 05/May/08 Lead dnf

Abb'ed off after 3rd pitch due to very wet exit cracks

with Lynnette Evans
J0 ?/May/08 AltLd O/S
with GA
dodfoster ?/May/08 AltLd O/S
Andrew Sandercock ?/May/08 AltLd O/S

george lead all the harder pitches i led the 2nd and final, lovely day too.

Lawrie Brand 21/Apr/08 AltLd O/S
Neil Mackenzie 20/Apr/08 AltLd O/S

Amazing!! beautiful sunny april day then hitched all the way back to edinburgh in less then 5hrs including a pub meal and a couple of doobies!

with Andy
James Prowse 20/Apr/08 AltLd O/S
with Paul Matthews
andymoin 20/Apr/08 AltLd

Raced up it this time, still awesome.

Neil Pacey 19/Apr/08 Lead O/S
Tanya Savage 19/Apr/08 2nd

great route, scary crux - requires rope protector! knees and elbows useful too

hotmonkey1 09/Apr/08 2nd β
jfmchivall ?/Apr/08 -
with Nathan White
R0bbie 17/Feb/08 Lead O/S

Great climb! Amazing view!

with Johnny Miller
sgl 17/Feb/08 AltLd O/S
with helena
Dr Toph ??/2008 AltLd O/S
with Ally Hill
Russ82 ??/2008 -
PeteH ??/2008 AltLd O/S

Very enjoyable climbing. The crux is awkward so not a good one to take beginners on.

TrollJester ??/2008 AltLd O/S
with VARIOUS Throughout 80's+90's
Hidden ?/Oct/07 Lead O/S
Zoomer 29/Sep/07 AltLd

1st,3rd,5th pitchs. Good route but maybe not 3* climbing but 3* for the location. If you can jam and belly flop the crux is a very safe 4c.

with M Barwick
HIGHTOWER 29/Sep/07 AltLd β
with Heavy, Rhys
Alexander123 23/Aug/07 AltLd O/S

Awsome move over the overlap on pitch 3. Loved the whole route

Watty 22/Aug/07 AltLd O/S
with A.Watt
twright180 19/Aug/07 Lead O/S
with Anna Dews
gaz.marshall 16/Jun/07 Lead O/S
with Eddie
ed woods 16/Jun/07 -
Hidden 14/Jun/07 AltLd O/S
Hidden 14/Jun/07 AltLd O/S
joe king 10/Jun/07 Lead
with Rose
Rosey Posey 10/Jun/07 2nd O/S
with Paul
thebat 05/May/07 AltLd O/S

Lead second and Fifth pitch. Fell off after going wrong way up an E1 at the start of the second pitch! Ouch.

with Ontour
Hidden 05/May/07 AltLd O/S
Ram MkiV 13/Apr/07 AltLd O/S

Nice route, great rock.

with Reptillian
tebs 04/Apr/07 AltLd O/S

Amazing day in t-shirts most of way. climbed the overlap with elegent full body smear.

with Dunc
decs 04/Apr/07 AltLd O/S

Quite easy except for the awkward udge.

with Bart
Luke Kelly 02/Apr/07 AltLd O/S

Led pitches 2, 4 and 6.

with Carl Reilly
Hidden 02/Apr/07 AltLd
timothee ?/Apr/07 AltLd
Ken Applegate 28/Mar/07 AltLd
with Dave Kirby
abbeywall ?/Mar/07 AltLd
Boistelle 06/Feb/07 2nd O/S
with Henry Castle
thebrookster ??/2007 2nd O/S

Brilliant climb, my first multi-pitch and my first VS.

vinders ??/2007 Lead
figfour ??/2007 Lead
Hidden ??/2007 Lead
alan wilson ??/2007 -
jamieevans ??/2007 Lead
Hidden ??/2007 -
Stuart S 16/Sep/06 AltLd O/S
Hidden 16/Sep/06 AltLd O/S
Hidden 12/Sep/06 AltLd
thomasholyoak ?/Sep/06 AltLd O/S

TH 2nd & 4th

with DS
dan cowley 13/Aug/06 AltLd O/S
with John Maguire
jamestheyip 02/Aug/06 AltLd O/S
with Miguel Ciriza, Garry Hugh
Hidden 21/Jul/06 AltLd
Hidden 13/Jul/06 Lead O/S
smollett ?/Jul/06 Lead O/S
Dr Toph 13/Jun/06 AltLd
Hidden 13/Jun/06 AltLd
Hidden 04/Jun/06 AltLd O/S
brianrunner ?/Jun/06 -

Probably 4-5 ascents over the years. One of the best VS's anywhere. the overlap is always fun but is safe with a nut above your head.

with martina
barney_edin 31/May/06 AltLd
with Tim
McKenna 13/May/06 2nd
with James M
pigeonjim 13/May/06 Lead O/S
andymoin 06/May/06 AltLd O/S

Ace climb, went a bit off route and climbed a hard variation of the first pitch of "The Pause" by mistake. 3rd pitch (over the bottom over hang) was the best, second top pitch (up run out crack) was wet, full of dirt and scary. I’m hungry for more bring, on "Hammer"!

with Peyoter
Novice ?/May/06 AltLd
Alasdair Fulton 29/Apr/06 AltLd O/S

Excellent, I got the crux and it's the first time I've heel-hooked on a VS. Lead in 2.5 hours.

andyinglis 29/Apr/06 AltLd
Hoyes 29/Apr/06 Lead O/S
BarbsMurray 13/Apr/06 2nd
with Mikey
Batt ?/Apr/06 2nd

James lead all of it. The start of the breakages...

Hidden ?/Apr/06 Lead O/S
dangates ??/2006 Lead
with Robin Torrie
jim robertson ??/2006 -
Neil Adams ??/2006 Lead O/S

A bit over-rated I though - nice enough but not good enough to warrant its reputation. Hammer was much better.

with Elizabeth
mikelaing ??/2006 -
French Erick ??/2006 AltLd O/S
with Rob Watts
Tenko ??/2006 -
Hidden ??/2006 AltLd O/S
john irving ??/2006 -
steveP 03/Sep/05 AltLd O/S
with Simon Flower
Bob M 07/Aug/05 AltLd
david morse ?/Aug/05 AltLd
with rampant
AnTeallach 24/Jul/05 -
with Roy Stark
Iain Thomson ?/Jul/05 2nd
with Sarah and James
Hidden 25/Jun/05 AltLd O/S
morbh 11/Jun/05 2nd
with Colin
aennis 09/Jun/05 2nd
with Colm Ennis
ZA ?/Jun/05 -
with UWCM CC
Malcolm Auchie 17/May/05 2nd

Lead by climbing instructor

with Kevin Rutherford
SWalls ?/May/05 Lead
with James Speakman
arose ?/May/05 Lead

Met two guys on their first outdoor route! Had to teach them how to ab off!

with Jim Fenn
Hidden 24/Apr/05 AltLd
Chris L Hill ?/Apr/05 AltLd O/S
with Stuart Shaw
CurlyStevo ??/2005 AltLd
akhughes ??/2005 AltLd
Captain Solo 14/Aug/04 Lead
with Karen
Summiteers 02/Aug/04 Lead O/S
with Duncan
a_hein ?/Jul/04 Lead O/S
with Rachel Hein
Hidden ?/Jun/04 AltLd
Hidden 23/May/04 AltLd
Stuart Macfarlane 23/May/04 AltLd
with Helen
mowat27 25/Apr/04 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/Jan/04 2nd
zero six ??/2004 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2004 AltLd
csalvage ??/2004 AltLd
with Bryan
Hidden ??/2004 Lead O/S
Dangerous Dave ??/2004 Lead
Richard Weller 10/Aug/03 Lead


with Jonathan Woodhouse
richardlong78 05/Jul/03 AltLd
with Tim Sugars
Hidden ?/Jul/03 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Jun/03 AltLd rpt
Hidden ?/May/03 Lead
dannyboy83 ?/May/03 AltLd O/S
with Dad, Will Barbour
Maarten2 19/Apr/03 AltLd O/S

Not a cloud in the sky.

with Leanne S, Martin S
Yourlead 18/Apr/03 AltLd
with Raymond Simpson
Stuart Macfarlane 12/Apr/03 AltLd O/S
with Laura
Hidden ?/Apr/03 AltLd rpt
Jon Read ?/Apr/03 Lead

Didn't enjoy this much. Worrying for two!

with Debs
Hidden 23/Mar/03 AltLd
jamie ward 13/Mar/03 AltLd O/S
with Shaun Blower
joe king ?/Mar/03 AltLd
with steveP
steveP ?/Mar/03 AltLd O/S
BRUCESTRAC ??/2003 -
with Chris Cracknell,Various
Hidden ??/2003 AltLd O/S
TBowell nee Holdsworth ??/2003 -
Hidden ?/Oct/02 AltLd O/S
dave o 22/Sep/02 AltLd O/S
with John Elgie
Hidden ??/2002 -
stugreen75 ??/2002 Lead O/S

Led all pitches with Chris.

with Chris
Antoine1 ??/2002 2nd O/S
Daniel Armitage ?/Jul/01 AltLd O/S
with Charlotte Armitage
DundeeDave 23/Jun/01 2nd

Led last pitch

with Keith Wilkinson, Ben Hughes
Dave Kerr 15/May/01 AltLd
with Karl Atherton
IanMcC 12/May/01 AltLd
with Ewan Moffat
Hidden ?/May/01 Lead
jim.macp 01/Dec/00 -
Elastic Jones 27/Jun/00 AltLd rpt
with Charlie
Bob M 27/May/00 AltLd
with Jill Stevens
220bpm 06/May/00 Lead O/S

Excellent introduction to the delights of the Etive Slabs. A fine 6 pitch route with adequate protection, the third and fourth pitches being the highlight. Take care on the descent not to dislodge loose stones on other climbers.

snowboarder 06/May/00 2nd
with Mark
the abmmc ??/2000 2nd
karly54 ??/2000 Lead O/S
graeme gatherer ??/2000 -
Hidden ?/Aug/99 AltLd
Elastic Jones 30/Jul/99 AltLd rpt
the abmmc ??/1999 2nd dog

Karl lead with no problems, I had to frig up on sling at the crux, belly being in the way of flexibilityX!

Chad123 ??/1999 AltLd O/S

Was in a mood cos there was too much slime on The Long Reach so only allowed ourselves RPs on the crux pitches! Exciting!

Hidden 05/Sep/98 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Sep/98 AltLd O/S
Jamie B ?/Aug/98 AltLd
with Pete Morgan
Chris Murray ?/Jul/98 AltLd
with Richard Bower
Elastic Jones 18/Jun/98 2nd
with Lole, Simon Heslop
Chris Murray ?/Jun/98 AltLd
with Richard Bower
Hidden 27/May/98 AltLd O/S
The Pulsing Motorik of Neu! 16/May/98 AltLd rpt
with Drew
tompercy 19/Apr/98 AltLd
with Kat Jones
bandersnatch ??/1998 Lead
with Mairi B
Hidden 31/Jul/97 AltLd O/S
Colin Mcgregor 02/Jun/97 AltLd
with Dave Murdoch
BobbyMotherwell ?/Apr/97 Lead O/S
with Danny Attwater, Colin Donnelly, Eric Horne
mark turnbull ??/1997 -
Hidden ??/1997 Lead
mikelaing ??/1997 AltLd
Hidden ??/1997 AltLd O/S
Duncan I ??/1997 AltLd
Hidden ??/1997 -
btinsen ?/Sep/96 Lead
luckyjim ?/Jul/96 AltLd
with A Cameron
Nick_Scots ?/Jul/96 2nd
with Magnus
Iain Thow 22/Jun/96 AltLd

Led 2,4&6

with Jeff (NZ)
p.crooky#1 11/Apr/96 AltLd
with Dave Taylor
biggianthead 15/Sep/94 -
with C
Evoman ?/Jun/94 -
with Kev T
whispering nic ?/May/94 -
with lionel
Neil Henderson ?/Feb/94 Lead O/S

Cold and frosty, Alan in big boots, me with rope, no harness, minimal gear on route

with Alan Dorward
Yourlead 30/Aug/93 Lead
with Ric Gregory
crossleysm ?/Jul/93 AltLd
with Rob Cook
Tom V 02/Jun/93 AltLd
with Glenn Watson
Neil Henderson ?/May/93 AltLd
with Billy webster
roncaves 30/Apr/93 AltLd
with Ed Hyatt
Tom V ??/1993 -
Hidden 16/May/92 Lead
IanMcC ??/1992 AltLd
with Jimbo
Hidden ??/1992 -
mike fenwick ??/1992 2nd
with Steve Bryce
Hidden 04/Sep/91 AltLd
The Pulsing Motorik of Neu! ?/May/91 Lead O/S
with Andy Dean
babymoac 31/Mar/91 Lead
with MTW
AC1 ??/1991 -

with folk from St Andrews

michael burrows 22/May/90 AltLd O/S
with brian jones
GuyC ?/May/90 AltLd rpt
with Clare
alan moore ?/May/90 -

Glorious Dawn start.

Steve Lenartowicz ??/1990 -
johnkeith ??/1990 AltLd
with G. Callander
Raggar ??/1990 AltLd
with Guy C, Chris B
uphillnow ??/1990 -
graham lawrie ??/1990 Lead O/S
pingora 06/May/89 AltLd O/S
with Nick
GuyC ?/May/89 AltLd O/S
with Tom Gill, Chris B
Hidden ?/Jun/88 Lead β
Paula Hamilton-Gibson 07/May/88 Solo
Hidden ?/May/88 Solo
amcleish ??/1988 -
rogerskews 23/May/87 AltLd
with Steve Walker
Neil Henderson 17/May/87 AltLd
with Martin McLoughlin
Bruce Kerr 04/Oct/86 Lead
with Alison Clarke
Neil Henderson ?/Oct/86 Lead O/S
with Andrew Hyslop
Moses 20/Aug/86 AltLd O/S
Neil Henderson ?/Jul/86 Lead O/S
with Martin McLoughlin
Hidden ??/1986 AltLd
Hidden 30/May/85 2nd
neilh 27/Feb/85 AltLd
mark mcgowan01 ??/1984 -
Rob Davies ?/Sep/81 AltLd

Date? Got Friend #1 stuck

with Mike Papworth
Hidden ?/Jun/80 Lead
Paula Hamilton-Gibson ?/May/80 Solo
Chris Craggs ??/1980 -
Lone Rider ??/1980 Solo rpt

Soloed a number of times including a very spartan ascent with nothing but a chalk bag and rock boots.

Chris Craggs ??/1980 -
Nigel Bond 27/May/79 Lead
with Martin Crosby
neil3965 15/Jul/78 Lead
with Julie Blythe
mike bridges ?/Aug/77 Lead dnf

Got most of way up this,but went off route,and pulled a block off,fell 30ft onto slab,well done Paul for holding my fall with round the waste belay!Abbed off and crawled crab like back to camp.Had a badly sprained ankle,(had X-ray as it had swelled to twice the size)Missed a week of climbing on skye!

with Paul Goodliffe
Pedro50 28/Jun/77 AltLd O/S
with Peter Douglas
Martin Bennett 07/Apr/77 -
with Bob Smith, Bob Thomson
Lord of Starkness ?/Apr/77 Lead
with Stu Ely
tapley 19/Apr/76 AltLd
with John Sumner
Hidden 10/May/75 Lead
Sean Kelly ?/May/75 -

Easiest route on the Slabs!

with Gavin Anderson
Derek Ryden ??/1974 AltLd O/S
with Chris Creswick
pneame ??/1973 AltLd O/S
with Eric Holligan
mikej 04/Aug/72 Lead
with E, Mike Mason
Hidden 21/Aug/71 Solo
drewyule ??/1971 AltLd O/S
with Bill Taylor
Paul Clarke ??/1971 -
with Dave Sharples
Hidden ?/Aug/68 AltLd
Dave Musgrove 03/Jun/68 AltLd
with Bob Knapton
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