2 pitches. Safe and strenuous. The obvious slanting crack is climbed by laybacking or finger jamming.
Pitch 2 is the corner crack right of the upper bay.

D. Cuthbertson, M. Hamilton 1977

Ticklists: Cracks And Corners To Greatness.

Hidden 09/Jul Lead dog
Hidden 01/Jul AltLd G/U
Hidden 01/Jul AltLd dog
Hidden ?/Jul -
kdlauder 24/Jun Lead RP

Pinkpoint. Dogged halfway up placing gear and then got lowered off. Manu then took over and dogged to the top and I lowered her, pulled the ropes and lead clean with the gear in place. Will have to come back to do it properly.

malone 08/May Lead

3rd go

Hidden 08/May 2nd
Hugh Simons 23/Apr Lead G/U

Was happy getting reasonably high on the onsight until my foot popped, had 2 more goes but without any more progress. After a good long rest I got it 4th go, really just went for it at the top! Really hard moves, chuffed to have got it eventually! Definitely felt like tech 6a to me.

with Martin
barney_edin 22/Apr Lead dnf
with Tizzy
Ri 02/Sep/16 Lead rpt
with Martin
Alastair R 01/Jun/16 2nd
with Ross C.
Hidden 11/May/16 2nd dnf
james1978 24/Apr/16 Lead dog
D.Russell 21/Mar/16 Lead G/U

More like a retro flash. Fell off a few years ago. Done it first try this time.

with Adam
Alasdair Fulton 28/Sep/15 Lead β

Kind of retro-amnesic flonsight/retropoint. Oh yeah. Never E2.5 Gary, Never, never, never.

with Ryan
bnewman 25/Sep/15 Lead dnf

Hesitated on the last hard move and fell off. Disappointing.

with Ben
JonnoP 22/Aug/15 Lead dnf
with Emily, RikH
soph 19/Jun/15 2nd O/S
CMcBain 17/May/15 AltLd

Dogged the crack taking a stuck cam out, good value P2. Savage.

with Anna
Anna_wells 17/May/15 Lead
Timothy Miller 16/May/15 Lead O/S
donwito 25/Apr/15 Lead RP

Excellent well protected climb. Done in one pitch.

with Dad
danimal88 22/Mar/15 Lead β

tried a few years ago with the giff and whistler. wanted it a bi t more this time. thought the top pitch was exceptional value at 5a... heel hook?

with Adrian Croften
Ross Kirkland 10/Nov/14 Lead O/S

hard route nothing for feet

with Henward
tom russell 13/Jul/14 Lead RP
with sean, mike
French Erick 21/Jun/14 Lead RP

Fell off from the top of crack on the O/S (end on the final finger lock) to level with the stone arch! Saved it for years =(

Captain Solo 21/Jun/14 2nd

With some gentle persuasion from a tight rope!

with Erick
Adam Lincoln 04/May/14 Lead O/S

Easy sinker jams. Will be a tad harder when the plate of rock at start comes out.

with Iain Small
Uisdean hawthorn 20/Apr/14 2nd
with Darren
Macleod 20/Apr/14 -
Macleod 20/Apr/14 -
dwisniewski 19/Apr/14 Lead dog

Thanks to some top tips and thugging around in the crack I am now learning how to jam.

with Uisdean
Hidden 23/Nov/13 2nd
samwillo 23/Nov/13 Lead

2nd go gu.

Dr Toph 14/Aug/13 2nd rpt
with Richard
richiebongo 14/Aug/13 Lead dog

It didn't look too bad for a warm-up but once on it i realised too late what a beast it is, should of taken a hint from the name.

with will roper, topher
salix 13/Aug/13 2nd dog

Hard! might be able to lead it, but need to have it all figured out before hand. tape helped.

with Rich
mot1 10/Aug/13 2nd dog
Hidden 10/Aug/13 Lead dog
Apharri 10/May/13 Lead O/S

Unfortunately 'rat race' was soaked so had to settle for this. Looks easy from ground but pretty nails!

with Dave Wharton
robertmichaellovell 20/Apr/13 Lead dog

felt pretty desperate, sure it would go clean if I ever wanted to do it again - which I don't

with Sam
Macleod 06/Apr/13 Lead
with ronan, carolyn, anthony, dominic
Antd 06/Apr/13 2nd
with Dominic Jeff, Al Macleod
captain ??/2013 -
andyinglis 29/Sep/12 Lead dog


Neil Adams 29/Sep/12 Lead rpt

Finally. Now I never need to try this again...

stuart34 23/Aug/12 Lead dnf
stuart34 23/Aug/12 2nd
Lasma 07/Jul/12 2nd dog
with Lukas Solanka
Rich Kirby 04/Jun/12 AltLd O/S

Led crux

with Manbeast
Hidden 19/May/12 Lead O/S
Vicki M 16/May/12 Lead β
with Alasdiar Robb
Dr Toph 12/May/12 Lead RP

In one pitch. Glad to see that leaving it for a couple of years helped! Still packs a punch, but good handjams help.

with Seb
stugreen75 24/Mar/12 AltLd O/S

Got spanked on the first pitch on the lead several times from the final moves and took a few exciting lobs. Followed Dom up eventually and did the second pitch. Need to learn how to jam....brutal!

IceBun 25/Feb/12 Lead RP
with dave o
gforce 15/May/11 Lead β

With some handy beta from my in situ photographer. Nae bother. Oh, ok, maybe a little bit.

with Dave C
Andy Moles 17/Apr/11 Lead dog

Fell off twice, brutal!

cobes 02/Apr/11 Lead β
The Big Sender ?/Apr/11 2nd dog
MonkeyDawson 31/Oct/10 AltLd dog

First pitch definitely worth 6a!

with Simon Smith
Hidden 14/Oct/10 2nd dog
Hidden 27/Aug/10 Lead
KeithAlexander 25/Jul/10 Lead dnf

steeper than it looks :)

el cholo 03/Jul/10 Lead dog
with carlos
jev 03/Jul/10 2nd dog

only P1

with Carlos, Alejandro
BrettB 24/Jun/10 Lead β
Hidden 15/May/10 Lead O/S
pete87abs 12/May/10 Lead
dj_brigham05 12/May/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 21/Apr/10 Lead dog
Greg Boswell 07/Apr/10 Lead RP
with Andrew Innes, Mhairi Thorburn
Ri ??/2010 Lead O/S
henwardian ??/2010 Lead dog

Short, well protected but god damn it packs a punch. I've seconded it twice since and still not managed to do it without falling!

Hidden 17/Aug/09 Lead RP
Ally Baba 17/May/09 Lead RP
with Gav Swinton
Chad123 10/May/09 AltLd dog

Not the best choice for a warm down route! Nice technical crack climbing with perfect gear...

with James Humble
sheppy 02/May/09 Lead rpt

Oh yes. It hasnt got any nicer in the past 20 years but at least the grade now makes it worth fighting for

with simon jenkins
mikecopp 22/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with Ian B
Hidden 21/Mar/09 2nd
Stewart B 21/Mar/09 2nd β
with Will Atkinson
Hidden 21/Mar/09 Lead RP
willackers 21/Mar/09 Lead O/S

Found it ok, pumpy placing the last bit of gear, another fine route.

with Ali, Stu Brown, James
Dangerous Dave 15/Mar/09 Lead dog

Had one rest not bad for this route

with Dave O
Anna_wells 01/Nov/08 2nd
with pete
whistler 31/Oct/08 Lead dog

took about a million rests.. Maybe I need to learn to jam... Great route though.

with Anna
Alasdair Fulton 16/Aug/08 Lead dog

Still bloody hard, one of these days I'll get it!

Neil Adams 16/Aug/08 AltLd dog

Climber up & down the first section a few times, finally committed then fell off just above the crux on 1st pitch. Had another go with similar results. Ally dogged his way up it, then I dogged my way up it seconding. I lead the second pitch OK.

with Ally F
cobes 05/Aug/08 2nd
R0bbie 18/Jun/08 TR

Amazing climb one day i hope to lead this.

Hidden ?/Jun/08 -
mshorter 25/May/08 Lead β
sparkass ?/May/08 Lead G/U
Dougie Harvey 11/Sep/07 Lead dnf
with James Cruikshank
pete dd ?/Jun/07 Lead RP


with Iain Swan
figfour ??/2007 Lead
a_hein ??/2007 Lead dog
ali_robb ?/Sep/06 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2006 -
Hidden ??/2004 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Aug/02 Lead
greenroom ??/2000 Lead O/S
graeme gatherer ??/2000 -
Cassidy ??/1996 Lead RP
with David Cassidy
Hidden ?/Jan/95 Lead RP
Roy Stuart ??/1994 Lead O/S


with Alex Thomas
AC1 ??/1992 -

Still one of my favourite routes anywhere.

Steve Crowe 16/Jun/91 Lead O/S
with KM
Hidden ?/Oct/88 Lead
uphillnow ?/Jun/88 AltLd

john did 5c pitch

with john stanger
Hamish Leslie ??/1987 Lead O/S
mark mcgowan01 ??/1985 -
Bruce Kerr 15/Apr/83 Lead
with Jude Richardson
redjerry ?/Oct/78 Lead

second E1

with Jim Melrose
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