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Ticklists: Hard Rock, Best slab climbs of the UK, Scottish 3 and 4 star multi-pitch routes.

gjd 11/May AltLd

Did Long Wait pitch after failing on the 5c corner. Then up the scary quartz band and the Pause corner. Fine day out.

with Dave M
alexanderforsyth 07/May AltLd RP

Such an amazing day out! Beautiful weather, and totally dry. Lead the 1,4,6,7,8 pitches, including the hilarious Moustache pitch. Managed to onsight all but the 7th, taking a fall on the tricky mantling move at the start. Managed to onsight the 8th pitch with numb fingers, super psyched. the hairiest part of the whole climb was the walk off!

madeleine 07/May AltLd

Epic day out. Rocked up a little late for such a big undertaking (for us) but we got it done! Xander lead 7th pitch clean after a slip, then onsighted the 8th pitch! Super cool to watch - until this route he'd only lead E1 (really proud of him)!! I pulled on some gear on the top pitches... as it was late (and I was struggling!). AWESOME DAY

with Xander
arose 05/May AltLd

Ended up with the even pitches. The 5a pitch with no gear is pretty easy. The 6a pitch is hard! Fell once on the first 6a move but was fine second go.

mzchambers 05/May AltLd O/S

Lead all the odd pitches

with Ali
JoeCoxson 02/May AltLd

Aided the last pitch in a very traditional ascent, free other than that. Class route and awesome positions all the way up.

Wendy Watthews 02/May AltLd

Lead p1,2,3,7 Joe lead the rest, pulled on the top 2 pegs on the 6a pitch. Fantastic route long with great run outs and gear where you need it.

with joe c
Finlandia 12/Oct/16 AltLd dog

Classic with all that entails – great line, great setting; 15m runouts, sandbag grading. Up to pitch 6 this is a fun, stylish & slightly scary E1 5a with reasonable gear where you want it most. P7 well protected but way harder than 5c. P8 solid E3 6a on its own, more endurance. Some pitches short, we ran 2+3 together still only 28m. You'll want a good range of cams from small to medium-big. Nice comfy stances.

Annaclaire16 12/Oct/16 AltLd
with Simon
Captain Solo 16/Aug/16 AltLd

Led most of the pitches, the final pitch frigged somewhat, a great route.

Hidden 28/May/16 AltLd
buzby78 10/May/16 AltLd O/S

Great route, 2nd last pitch had a tricky move but pretty short lived, last pitch you could lace with gear, no 6a move but lots of 5c so thought E3 5c would be more suitable for this one?

with Lisandro
Hidden ?/Apr/16 AltLd dog
benclimbing 01/Oct/15 AltLd

Aided the final pitch. I don't think this would be E2 if you climbed it clean! Second quartz vein was a superb piece of climbing. Heart was in my mouth! As other people say, the moustache pitch was hilarious!

jonskippy 01/Oct/15 AltLd

E2 5c, aided the last pitch!

plain kitten ??/2015 -
phil64 ??/2015 Lead
D.Russell 24/Aug/14 AltLd
with Adam
Hidden 24/Aug/14 AltLd
Hidden 20/Jun/14 AltLd
Tim Hamlet 20/Jun/14 AltLd

Tough final pitches. Awesome climb. The moustache pitch is just hilarious

with Pete Nellis
Hidden 02/May/14 AltLd
mike mo ??/2014 -
tom.e 26/May/13 -
with Malcolm
philhilo 25/May/13 AltLd

Fab day, hot sunny midgeless. Led P1,3,5,6,7. Thought P1 closer to 5b and bold. Loved the second 'quartz vein' (looks like feldspar to me)pitch, 30m and no gear :-)P6 seemed desparate even at 5c, getting late and Helen tired so had to frig it. P7 felt fr 6c - 7a?First peg fell in half as I clipped it - eek! Many points of aid used as now very late. Missed exit path and did a pitch of vertical heather, got down in the dark. Fun fun fun.

with Helen E
Pete Rigby 02/Jun/12 AltLd dnf
with Kelli Roberts
kelliroberts3 01/Jun/12 AltLd dnf
Hidden 27/May/12 AltLd β
Steven Carter ??/2012 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2012 -
alasdair19 ??/2012 -
Johann ??/2012 AltLd dog
with Alex Wheeldon
Johann ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 -
Exodus 03/Jul/11 AltLd O/S
with Will Sim, Timmy
jim.macp 01/May/11 -
simon_D 27/Mar/11 AltLd

Top half of top corner v.wet so bailed, re-match required as it is a magnificant finish...a great route.

with Alex
Dan Mckinlay ??/2011 -
alkira ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
Glenn Sutcliffe ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
AndyL 25/Sep/10 AltLd dog

Fell a couple of the times leading the last pitch, but managed the moves without aid eventually. Great day out!

jamiefoxen 25/Sep/10 AltLd dog

Proper clasic run out slab climbing with silly traverses. Fell on second overlap and top pitch.

andymoin 19/Jun/10 AltLd O/S

Awesome slab-age, led 1,3,5, and used loads of aid on the last pitch. Interesting and pretty run out climb in places. Keen to get on some more etive e2s. The pause was harder and nicer i reckon.

with Mark Jarvie
Lawrie Brand 08/May/10 AltLd

A little aid may have been deployed on the top pitch

Dougie Harvey 08/May/10 AltLd

ultimate struggle with pitches 7 & 8, aid was used :)

henwardian 16/Apr/10 2nd dog

I would give pitch 7 6a rather than 5c and climbing it free cannot be less than hard E3, even with plenty of pitons on the last pitch. This does not detract from a stunning climb however. It just makes it the biggest sandbag I've ever climbed (and I mean that).

with Fran Coles, Topher
Dr Toph 16/Apr/10 AltLd O/S

Led P4,6,7,8. All free on the lead. The last pitch is well hard for E2. Would definitely get E3 if not for the piton runners. Lovely climbing but a bit of a meandering line..

with Francis, Ed
Hidden ??/2010 -
pete87abs 17/Oct/09 AltLd dog

aided pitch 8 (6a)cool climb.

with magnus
alex_arthur 17/Oct/09 AltLd dog

Awsome route. Wet in places. Several points of aid on last pitch.

with Pete Abernethy
Hidden 11/Jul/09 Lead O/S
jonnie3430 13/Apr/09 AltLd O/S
with Don
Hidden 13/Apr/09 AltLd
Hidden 25/Jan/09 AltLd
dave o 19/Feb/08 AltLd

Not bad for february! One point of aid on the 7th and 8th pitches....the traditional way, and with numb fingers by that time!

with Paul Mathews
sinbad 20/Aug/07 AltLd
eddy-on-the-rocks 20/Aug/07 AltLd O/S

Started at 6pm

with Sinbad
Rich Mayfield 20/Jul/07 AltLd
Mark Stevenson 20/Jul/07 AltLd O/S
with Rich Mayfield
French Erick 09/Jun/07 AltLd O/S

Stewart's 5c pitch was hard and unusual so he handed it to me, after many different options I found one, tried it slipped and fell. Pissed off went straight back at it and managed that one move wonder. Stewart had an epic battle on the 6a pitch but had to use a pedal after being utterly spent. Good effort though

Stewart B 09/Jun/07 AltLd

First outing on the slabs - absolute madness. 1 point of aid on the last pitch unfortunately - gave it a good fight though. Makes it E1

with Eric Balliot
brianrunner 14/Apr/07 AltLd

aided the last 2 pitches !

with kenny summers, steve wells
alan wilson ??/2007 -
tumbling wizard ??/2007 -
Hidden 12/Sep/06 2nd
centurion05 10/Jun/06 AltLd O/S
with pete
Alasdair Fulton 29/Apr/06 AltLd dog

Cleanly led the first 6 pitches. Seconded the 7th with a little aid and attempted to lead the 8th pitch [6a] and got spat off at the horizontal break. Was tired and late so aided the rest. Will go back and lead clean at some point!

andyinglis 29/Apr/06 AltLd

Grade is E2 6a (not 5a) and is hard free!

jaggy bunnet 29/Apr/06 AltLd
jim robertson ??/2006 -
a_hein ??/2006 Lead O/S
with Iain Moody, Ian Feeney
john irving ??/2006 -
KRB 30/Aug/05 Lead rpt

A good day out for a rope of 3 in a unique and phenominal setting. Top pitch was soaking but managed to free it clean. Only remembered bits of it from 28 years ago - one bit being the commentary from the tourist boat that chugs up and down the loch occasionally breaking the serenity of the place.

with Chris & Martin
alan moore ??/2005 Lead

Finished up Pause

Brown ??/2005 AltLd O/S
with Harry, Simon & Alex
Hidden 01/May/04 Lead O/S
Hidden 29/Jun/03 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/Jul/02 AltLd O/S
graeme gatherer ??/2000 -
Bullybones ??/2000 -
The Pulsing Motorik of Neu! 16/May/98 AltLd

Aid on pitch 7 (wet) Finished by pitch 8b variation. Also wet (scary)

with Drew
TBowell nee Holdsworth ??/1998 -
Hidden ?/May/97 AltLd O/S
Duncan I ??/1997 AltLd
phardman 16/Sep/96 AltLd O/S
with Jon Bibby
Evoman ?/Jun/95 -

great contrasting pitches

with Kev T
Hidden ??/1995 AltLd
Chris Reid 16/Jul/94 Lead O/S
with Carl Hammal
Steve Crowe 16/May/94 AltLd O/S

Took four hours.

with KM
AC1 ??/1993 -
with Adam Liversedge
Jon Read ?/Aug/92 AltLd O/S

Think I had a sneaky rest following the last pitch by claiming I was taking stuck gear out.

with Roger Peppe
Hidden ?/Aug/91 AltLd
babymoac 05/Jul/91 Lead
with Howard
prcleary ??/1991 -
andy gittins ??/1991 -
with Annette
michael burrows 22/May/90 AltLd O/S

led 1st

with brian jones
graham lawrie ??/1990 Lead O/S
daviesxxx ??/1990 -
RichardMc 03/Jun/89 AltLd O/S
with Angel Vila
rogerskews 01/Jun/89 AltLd

Having previously lead all the hard pitches when Steve had only one functional rock shoe, I sat back and let Martin go! He couldn't believe his luck !!

with Martin Coward
pingora 06/May/89 AltLd O/S
with Nick
Gambit ??/1989 Lead O/S
with Barney
Moses 08/Jun/88 AltLd O/S
andybirtwistle 28/May/88 AltLd

Didn't complete route to to rain Abseiled from the top of the second quartz vein

with Ian Kyle
Hidden ?/Jul/87 Lead
rogerskews 23/May/87 AltLd

Steve pulled out his rock boots and the entire sole of one flapped off. All his pitches were led on plastic insoles! Bought a new pair the following day!

with Steve Walker
Neil Henderson 17/May/87 AltLd
with Martin McLoughlin
Hidden ??/1987 AltLd
Greg Cunningham ??/1987 Lead O/S
BigHairyIan 09/Sep/86 AltLd O/S

Ha, it was graded HVS when we did it. Thought it was bloody hard though!

GuySummers 09/Sep/86 AltLd
Hidden ??/1986 AltLd
Falko ??/1985 AltLd O/S
with Howard Lancashire
Hamish Leslie ??/1985 AltLd O/S

Desprate at top. E3?

with Samson
Lone Rider ??/1985 AltLd
with John Christie
mark mcgowan01 ??/1985 -
Richard Weller 26/Aug/84 AltLd O/S

Aided top pitch

with john sanders
mark-abz 05/Aug/84 Lead O/S
with Bill P
Hairy Welshman ??/1984 2nd dnf
with Ross Robinson
Bob 04/Aug/82 AltLd O/S
with M. Lynch
tapley 08/Jul/82 AltLd
with Chris Seymour
Andy Chubb ??/1981 AltLd
with Geoff Barker
Hidden ??/1980 AltLd dog
Lone Rider ??/1980 AltLd

Led sometime in the early 80's

Lone Rider ??/1980 Solo rpt

Soloed once along with the Pause and Spartan Slab

Chris Craggs ??/1980 -
Mark Kemball 09/Sep/79 Lead

Used quite a bit of aid, wet in places.

with Sarah Bridge
Hidden ?/Aug/79 Lead
Nigel Bond 06/Jun/79 Lead O/S
with Andy Brown
neil3965 ?/Jun/79 Lead
with Doug Hall
Bruce Kerr 26/May/79 AltLd
with Frank Hughes
Paula Hamilton-Gibson ?/May/79 AltLd O/S
with Alan Walmsley
Hidden 16/Apr/79 AltLd
uphillnow ?/May/78 AltLd

Supurb. Done a number of times since

KRB 11/Aug/77 Lead O/S

Led throughout on a scorching day in the summer of '77. Free climbed the top pitch but may well have pulled on a runner I honestly can't remember.

with Dave Simpson
Steve Lewis 07/Aug/77 AltLd O/S
with sharpie
Pedro50 01/Jul/77 AltLd O/S
with Chris Calow
Mike Owen 25/Jul/76 AltLd
with Pete White
Derek Ryden ??/1976 AltLd O/S
with Tom Barbour
nevb ??/1976 -
GeoffG 08/Sep/75 AltLd
GeoffG ?/Sep/75 AltLd O/S
jon 11/May/75 Lead
with Elaine
Martin Bennett 26/Apr/75 -
with JD
Lord of Starkness ?/Mar/75 2nd

Last pitch aided (normal for that date)

with Ron Kenyon, Ray Parker
Tony Holdsworth 01/Jan/70 -
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