Please exercise caution climbing the first pitch 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) Several of the flakes have been damaged on the first pitch slab, not sure whether the grade remains

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freudy_love 25/Jun/18 AltLd O/S
with Jonathan Preston
Garry_C 10/Jun/18 2nd dnf
with Andy MacDonald
JoeCoxson 21/Apr/18 AltLd O/S

P2 and P5/6, a silly hat ascent. Wet in places but all climbable except P2, which we took a variant on the left. I’m not saying the guidebook pitch lengths are wrong, but I led two 40m pitches in one with 60m ropes...

JonnyDry 21/Apr/18 AltLd
lukegorman 21/Apr/18 AltLd O/S

Lead crux pitch and 2nd to last pitch

noskki 20/Jun/17 AltLd O/S

smooth steady terror

Angus12345 20/Jun/17 AltLd O/S

The head crux was the fifth pitch utterly terrifying!

MrRiley 28/May/17 2nd dnf

Wet and slimy sections on the first two pitches resulted in a total sketch-fest of a detour on the left up heather, at which point I lost all psyche. Third pitch was incredible but dampness beneath the overlaps resulted in a lot of padding, culminating in the amazing traverse down into the crevasse. Lost momentum on the run-out pitch 4 and abbed along with another team (cheers guys!) from the Long Reach belay. Heroic effort by Ric.

with Richard Hines
seanhendo123 09/May/17 AltLd O/S

In 6 pitches, I ran 1st 2 together, lead odd pitches. Pretty run out in places but actually a lot of decent gear, great route

CMoore 08/May/17 AltLd O/S

Speedy whiz up after the long reach. Although there was a lovely couple on the route so we got a bit held up trying not to get in their way. Linked 1&2, 4&5 and 6&7. Rope drag pretty chronic at the top out of p7. Just over 1.5 hrs round trip from the coffin stone! Warm!

with tunnah
morageagleson 08/May/17 AltLd dog

Briefly had to rest at the end of pitch3! Cleaned for the rest of the route. I only led 2nd pitch 4c.

tunnah 08/May/17 AltLd
with CMoore
Jamie Skelton 07/May/17 AltLd G/U
Sally Hudson 06/May/17 AltLd
Hidden 06/May/17 AltLd
oliverk 06/May/17 AltLd O/S

Pitches 1, 3 and 5

with Shauna, Zoe
Dougbart 04/May/17 Lead

Amazing! perfect day.

with liam
annep 02/May/17 AltLd

Lead even pitches.

mzchambers 02/May/17 AltLd O/S

Lead odd pitches. Amazing climbing!

with annep
nuts and bolts ??/2017 -
Hidden 18/Jun/16 AltLd O/S
alisoncraig94 18/Jun/16 2nd O/S

Joined after the crux pitch due to queuing on Spartan Slab

Hidden 18/Jun/16 Lead rpt
Hidden 18/Jun/16 2nd
ColinD 30/May/16 AltLd
with David Myatt
bidean 27/May/16 Lead
Hidden 27/May/16 2nd
planetmarshall 26/May/16 AltLd

Led pitches 2, 4 and 6. Great climbing, but many of the features don't match their descriptions very well. The 'crevasse' belay is unmistakable, but above that the 'line of cracks' are indistinct and peter out (very bold climbing at 5a) and the 'left facing corner' of The Long Wait is more of a flake than a corner.

dan-8990 08/May/16 AltLd O/S
with PF
Hidden 21/Apr/16 AltLd O/S
Hidden 21/Apr/16 AltLd O/S
jacko120 05/Apr/16 AltLd
ABCD ??/2016 AltLd O/S
jonnie3430 17/Oct/15 AltLd rpt
with Misha
mishabruml 17/Oct/15 AltLd G/U

Jonnie led p1+2 together then swung leads after that. Taps aff in October?! Quality day. The "pause" crux was scary but had a slab-epiphony half way through it and then it became really fun... best belay ever after that! Fell off leading the steep corner pitch (superb), got it in a oner after a wee rest

joe.91 17/Oct/15 AltLd O/S

Awesome! Well worth the wait, had the crux pitch which really was faith in friction!

Little AndyH 17/Oct/15 AltLd
with joe.91
Hidden 16/Oct/15 AltLd O/S
tom.e 03/Oct/15 AltLd O/S
with DannyC
Hidden 19/Sep/15 AltLd
Hidden 03/Sep/15 AltLd
Colin Dyer 03/Sep/15 AltLd


Hidden 23/Aug/15 Lead O/S
Sebcosta 18/Aug/15 AltLd O/S

smidge was the most important piece of gear

MightyStew 18/Aug/15 AltLd O/S

Some goodies waiting at the 4th belay for someone!

james1978 09/Jul/15 AltLd dnf

Lead the first 3 pitches,backed off the easy 4th because of uncertainty about route description and finished up spartan slabs.

with pam
elliptic 14/Jun/15 AltLd
with Tom R.
Hidden ?/Jun/15 AltLd O/S
EBailey 10/Apr/15 AltLd dnf
plain kitten ??/2015 -
Dr Toph 15/Sep/14 Lead O/S

Lovely, runout but not too hard. Seepage on P1 led to a heathery diversion, but otherwise in perfect condition. Think the two 'small trees' mentioned in Latter's description are no more, the only remaining one is part way up P2, which is confusing. Also take care of the block at the top of the last corner, it has some movement in it..

with EmilyN
EmilyN 15/Sep/14 2nd

amazing. scary traverse ended up penduluming

with Dr Toph
Phil Emerson 22/Aug/14 AltLd
lukehunt 23/Jul/14 -

As good as it gets.

with Doug
dougp87 22/Jul/14 AltLd O/S
Hidden 19/Jun/14 AltLd O/S
Captain Solo 19/Jun/14 AltLd

Slab climbing Nirvana!

Little AndyH 24/May/14 AltLd O/S
Hidden 24/May/14 AltLd rpt
arose 16/May/14 Lead
HannahFrancis 16/May/14 2nd
with arose
cc_10 25/Apr/14 AltLd dnf

climbed 3 pitches then abed of due to wet

with jamie wilson
Tim Hamlet 21/Apr/14 AltLd

A few damp patches, amazing route

mike mo ??/2014 -
matthew885 ??/2014 Lead
Bob ??/2014 -
Hidden ??/2014 2nd
LHumble ??/2014 Lead O/S
with David Griffin
Edvenables 29/Sep/13 Lead O/S

Great climbing. Found it pretty easy, although on P5 went too far left and ended up on sketchy friction climbing on a blank slab, desperately trying to get back right to the groove. 20 metres above the belay with 2 shit pieces of gear both feet slipped; as I fell I managed to lunge for a crimp off right and caught it. Terrifying. Lovely top vertical corner pitch. Horrendous wet dark descent.

with anne peale
annep11 29/Sep/13 AltLd O/S

Led P2,4,6. Stunning line.

Craig Holden 29/Sep/13 AltLd O/S

Fantastic route! Slightly slimey first pitch prepared me for the crux, though I thought that was the safest part!

with Callum Irvine
Little AndyH 09/Jun/13 AltLd O/S
SarahA 09/Jun/13 2nd
John 'B' Hutchinson 08/Jun/13 AltLd O/S


with Stewart Rattray
Apharri 26/May/13 AltLd O/S

I led odd pitches

with Dave Wharton
Sam Parker 25/May/13 Lead O/S
with Dad
Hidden ??/2013 -
captain ??/2013 -
mtempest 03/Jun/12 AltLd

Led P1,P3,P5

with Mark Procter
cuthill76 03/Jun/12 Lead


scotclimb 03/Jun/12 Lead O/S
with Danny Laing
Jim Slater 02/Jun/12 AltLd O/S

Led P2 & P5. Graeme led the excellent third pitch.

Graeme Hammond 02/Jun/12 AltLd O/S

Fantastic afternoon and great introduction to Scotland. Led pitch 3 (spicy excellent crux pitch) and 6. This route makes 3 pebble slab look rather shit and over hyped.

with Mike Tutt, Jim Slater
Hidden ?/Jun/12 AltLd O/S
Robin Woodward ?/Jun/12 Lead
y2keable 29/May/12 AltLd O/S
glenngordon 27/May/12 Lead O/S
with tamsin gay
Hidden 27/May/12 AltLd O/S
Hidden 03/May/12 AltLd O/S
Lawrie Brand 26/Mar/12 AltLd rpt

Even better the second time around! Video -

jfmchivall 26/Mar/12 AltLd O/S
Hidden ??/2012 -
m dunn ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 -
nia 30/Jul/11 AltLd O/S
barney_edin 30/Jul/11 AltLd
Exodus 03/Jul/11 AltLd O/S
with Will Sim, Timmy
goi.ashmore 04/May/11 Lead O/S
with Roy Thomas
GraMc 02/May/11 AltLd O/S

some unbeliveably good pitches!

with phil emerson
Sean Bell 02/May/11 AltLd

Our second route of the day, my toes were in excruciating pain on the final pitches.Still an awesome route though.

with Scott Elliott, James Dunn
mhairi thorburn 29/Apr/11 AltLd O/S
with buzby
gjd 22/Apr/11 AltLd O/S

Sam led odd numbered pitches.

with Sam Burns
Phil Emerson ?/Mar/11 Lead
Hidden ??/2011 -
adie84 ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
drew8connelly ??/2011 -
with karen
drew8connelly ??/2011 -
with ian mcmillan
Hidden 16/Oct/10 AltLd O/S
Hidden 10/Oct/10 Lead
Hidden 10/Oct/10 2nd
Hidden 26/Sep/10 2nd
shugsan 26/Sep/10 Lead O/S

Led pitches 1-6, including an exciting direct variation of P4&5.

with Hanakin
GraemeDiack 04/Sep/10 AltLd O/S

Definitely deserves E1, it would catch a lot of people off guard if downgraded to HVS, unless they had gecko feet of course.

KeithAlexander 04/Sep/10 AltLd O/S

led 2, 4, 6. Slipped off seconding the downwards traverse into the crevasse on p3. For p4, the guidebook description was a bit confusing - where it says "faint line of cracks" after the 3m right traverse, it's more like a rut which goes a little way up, but finishes well before the overlap (behind which is the belay). You can then either head straight up the slab, or traverse left to another faint short groove which takes you a little higher before you have to move up the blank slab for a few moves to the overlap, and traverse round to the right to find the belay.

Hidden 08/Aug/10 AltLd
Hidden 29/Jun/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 16/Jun/10 2nd
simon_D 06/Jun/10 AltLd O/S

Midges attacked relentlessly during p's 1, 2 and 5,6! Basically take some Avon as well as micro-cams and RPs! Fantastic route and situations as usual (when in the breeze)!

with Alex
R0bbie 05/Jun/10 AltLd O/S
with Rob Johnson, Taba
Hidden ?/Jun/10 AltLd O/S
petegunn 31/May/10 AltLd
with Davina & Steve
stimpey 31/May/10 AltLd O/S
with Pete, Davina
sebrider 30/May/10 Lead O/S

Absolutely amazing, led all route for a full experience :)

Chris wilson 30/May/10 2nd

Fantastic climb - technical climbing all the way, with no let up.

Hidden 30/May/10 2nd O/S
hexcentric 20/May/10 Lead O/S
with jimmy savill
Neil Adams 09/May/10 AltLd O/S

Not as much of a soft touch as I'd been led to believe!

Ross Barnes 09/May/10 AltLd
jim.macp 01/May/10 -
Hay ?/May/10 Lead O/S

Alt leads. My start.

with Lewis
Hidden 14/Apr/10 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/Apr/10 AltLd O/S
colinthrelfall ??/2010 -
Hidden ??/2010 -
robertmichaellovell 13/Sep/09 AltLd

Lots of a fun. Hard HVS I reckon

with tomdude
tomdude 13/Sep/09 AltLd

really nice. very consistent difficulty and all incredibly enjoyable. not really e1, just fairly spaced gear at times, hardest bit well protected. last (vertical) pitch a hilarious way to finish

andymoin 27/Jun/09 AltLd O/S

Led 1,3,5,7. Wanted to climb this for so long and it was everything I thought it would be, technical and a bit bold, suburb rock and quality climbing. Up there with the best routes I've climbed, with every pitch giving interest especially 3 and 4 witch were both bold and technical. This route is summed up but Sean's comments on pitch 2 SUBLIME!

Sean Bell 26/Jun/09 AltLd O/S

Lead pitches 2, 4 and 6.. One of the best routes Ive climbed so far and a great intro to Etive Slabs.A lovely line full of teetery techy goodness that just gets better as you go up.MIldly run out on pitch 4 I guess but after a few words with myself I moved on. the friction is your friend

benclimbing 10/Jun/09 AltLd O/S

Awesome route! Traverse into the crevasse was delicate

with Lorenzo Antolovi
jazzyjackson 02/Jun/09 AltLd O/S

Superb route. All pitches interesting with some spicy moves. The last pitch is so out of character but an excellent finish. Must do route. Alt leads my start.

with JAMES K
Hidden ?/Jun/09 AltLd
DJayB 31/May/09 AltLd O/S
simon_D 31/May/09 AltLd O/S

fantastic route, worth taking micro-cams and RPs, p3 is a belter! delicate!

with Euan C
pete87abs 31/May/09 AltLd O/S

Lead 2,4,6ish didnt follow guide pitches. Lots of fun! very run out in parts!

with DJayB
Hidden 30/May/09 AltLd O/S
John Pickles 30/May/09 AltLd O/S
with 8848
French Erick 14/May/09 AltLd O/S
with Alex Heude
mike71 ?/May/09 Lead O/S
with robbie
Hidden 28/Apr/09 AltLd dnf
joe larner 17/Apr/09 AltLd O/S
mikemartin 17/Apr/09 AltLd
duncan 16/Apr/09 AltLd O/S
rallymania 16/Apr/09 AltLd O/S

Fantastic intro to granite slab "friction for feet" climbing. lead 2 4 and 6 with duncan doing the hard bits on 1 3 and 5 :-) wow

with duncan
Ken Applegate 03/Apr/09 AltLd

Fantastic route! Led pitches 2,4 and 6.

with Alex Wheldon
vinders 19/Mar/09 AltLd O/S
with Jamie
jaybob ?/Mar/09 AltLd rpt

amazing route

with vinders
windy100 ??/2009 -
Jamie Simpson - Alpine Dragons ??/2009 -
with Andy Munro
Hidden 26/Jul/08 AltLd
D.Russell 26/Jul/08 AltLd
Hidden 07/Jun/08 AltLd O/S
Paulww 25/May/08 AltLd O/S
Hidden 25/May/08 AltLd
mulletcocktail2000 25/May/08 AltLd O/S

fantastic route with interesting climbing all the way. pitch 4 and 5 more in the area of e1. almost backed off near the top of pitch 4 but thought better when my last bit of gear was 30ft below! **** all the way.

with paul
mikecopp 20/May/08 Lead O/S
with Dan Currie
dancurrie 20/May/08 AltLd
with Mike Coppock
Hidden 10/May/08 2nd
martrin 10/May/08 Lead
with Sarah Kekus
pete johnson ?/May/08 AltLd O/S
with Paul Donnithorne
Hidden ?/May/08 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2008 Lead O/S
TrollJester ??/2008 AltLd O/S
with VARIOUS Throughout 80's+90's
Lawrie Brand 23/Aug/07 Lead

One wee slip on the traverse pitch.. lead all pitches

with Laura Arena
tommargin ?/Aug/07 AltLd dnf

Seepage on crux (third) pitch, fell and retreated

jonnie3430 12/Jun/07 AltLd O/S
with Fraser
Hidden ?/Jun/07 AltLd dnf
pete dd ?/Jun/07 AltLd dnf

got lost!

with Iain Swan
joe king 27/May/07 AltLd
with simon ringrose
French Erick 29/Apr/07 AltLd O/S

outstanding climb, not too run out either.

with Claire Fennell
JLS 28/Apr/07 AltLd O/S

I led pitches 2,4,6 & 7

with Gavin R.
Hidden 14/Apr/07 AltLd O/S
figfour ??/2007 Lead
alan wilson ??/2007 -
Hidden 12/Sep/06 2nd
reg_measures 30/Apr/06 AltLd O/S

Could the people in front of us actually have gone any slower!

with timmy elson
Hidden 29/Apr/06 AltLd
fireman_al ?/Mar/06 Lead O/S
with Paul McDonald
jim robertson ??/2006 -
Tenko ??/2006 -
peter fetlar ??/2006 -
with Andy long
john irving ??/2006 -
dangates ??/2006 -
with Tim Darlow
steveP 03/Sep/05 Lead O/S
with Simon Flower
david morse ?/Aug/05 Lead
with rampant
buzby78 23/Jun/05 Lead
Hidden ?/May/05 2nd O/S
dave o ?/May/05 Lead O/S
with JuliaH
akhughes ??/2005 AltLd
Hidden ?/Jun/04 AltLd O/S
Hidden ??/2004 AltLd
Chad123 ??/2004 AltLd

Watched Humble get the fear on the run out slab pitch as him and Huw followed us. I led most pitches in the end...

with Elika
Hidden ??/2004 AltLd
Alasdair Fulton ??/2004 AltLd O/S
with Marcus Bean
brianrunner ?/May/03 AltLd

have been up the pause 3 times. one of my favourite climbs ever! The traverse on guidebook pitch 3 is 5b but well protected. I have belayed short of this at swastika under the overlap (making the traverse pitch 4) which makes it easier to communicate on the traverse. the pitch after is easier at 5a, but the route isn't obvious at the top and its a bit runout. from then on its just good fun. brilliant!

with martina
Hidden ?/Apr/03 2nd
Ally Smith ??/2003 Lead O/S
Gudge ??/2002 AltLd O/S
with gwh
stugreen75 ??/2002 Lead

w. Richard + John

with Richard & John
Colin Mcgregor 01/Jul/01 AltLd
with John Kay
Rob Davies ?/Jun/00 AltLd

P1 & P2 a bit damp but P3 crux dry. Tricky route-finding and run-out higher up on P4 & P5 - may not have done correct finish

with Pete Hemmings
graeme gatherer ??/2000 -
Bullybones ??/2000 -
Hidden ??/2000 AltLd
kjbix ??/1999 AltLd
with Spike
Rich Cross - Alpine Guides ?/Oct/98 AltLd
with Jim Graham
tompercy 03/May/98 Lead
with Mark Crawford
phardman 24/May/97 Lead O/S

Dan got quite scared on the run out pitches

with Dr Dan
Hidden 15/Apr/97 AltLd
Duncan I ??/1997 AltLd
cobes ??/1995 AltLd
with Stewart Patterson
Hidden ??/1995 -
alan moore ??/1994 -

One of the best routes anywhere. Done as a stop-off on the way to Skye because an overturned Caberboard lorry blocked the A82.

crossleysm ?/Jul/93 AltLd
with Rob Cook
Tom V 03/Jun/93 AltLd
with Glenn Watson
Tom V ??/1993 -
Colin McKerrell ??/1993 -
The Pulsing Motorik of Neu! 16/May/92 AltLd O/S
Hidden ??/1992 Lead
tlr 21/Aug/91 AltLd
pingora 05/May/90 AltLd O/S
with Nick
graham lawrie ??/1990 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Apr/89 AltLd O/S
Hidden ??/1989 AltLd
Lone Rider 04/May/85 Solo

Done before! Took low route into crevasse.

uphillnow 27/May/84 AltLd O/S

I got the traverse

with Andrew (Pog) Horn
tapley 04/May/84 2nd
with John Sumner
mark mcgowan01 ??/1984 -
Hidden ??/1980 -
Davy Gunn ??/1980 -
Lone Rider ??/1980 AltLd O/S

Led a few times over the years.

Lone Rider ??/1980 Solo rpt

Soloed a few times

Bruce Kerr 27/May/79 AltLd
with Frank Hughes
Paula Hamilton-Gibson ?/May/79 Lead O/S
with Alan Walmsley
neil3965 ?/May/79 AltLd
with Doug Hall
Hidden 17/Apr/79 AltLd
Martin Bennett 14/Jul/77 -
with JD
pneame 15/Sep/76 -
with Pete Minks, Jim Fairgrieve
Hidden ?/May/76 Lead
Sean Kelly ?/May/75 AltLd

No sticky rubber soles on our boots!

with Alf Gleadhell
Hidden ??/1974 Lead O/S
Hidden 15/Sep/68 AltLd
harrynicol ??/1968 AltLd O/S
with Ian Nicholson
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