Climb the right hand side of the slab to the left of the corner (Lion), starting from the bottom of the easy, diagonal descent. The top part is very bold without microwires. Top out could benefit from a little pruning.

t__her6 23/Apr 2nd O/S
Lucyma 23/Apr Lead
with Tommy
olekemi 30/Aug/16 Lead O/S
with Mark G, Jeremy M
Lucyma 27/Jul/16 2nd
smollett 27/Jul/16 2nd rpt
with Lucy, paul
smollett 07/Jun/16 Lead
with Lucy
Lucyma 07/Jun/16 2nd
Cassidy 01/Jun/16 2nd
Hidden 01/Jun/16 Lead O/S
Mike-W-99 23/May/16 2nd rpt
with Fiona
Fiona Reid 23/May/16 Lead rpt
with Mike
Hidden 30/Apr/16 2nd O/S
Severus 19/Mar/16 2nd
duncanbutler 19/Mar/16 Lead
with Severus
Violinist 28/Feb/16 2nd O/S

Bold as f*ck at the top. Fall would have meant decking for Joe leading

with Joe
fuzzysheep01 28/Feb/16 Lead O/S
duncanbutler ??/2016 Lead
megankpriestley ?/Oct/15 Lead
dmacmorris 31/Aug/15 Lead O/S

Committing for VS

Kevin Woods 31/Aug/15 2nd O/S
Fiona Reid 18/Aug/15 Lead rpt
with Mike
Mike-W-99 18/Aug/15 2nd
with Fiona
ChrisH89 17/Jun/15 2nd β
Mark Bull 03/Jun/15 Lead rpt
with Mike
Hidden 08/May/15 Lead O/S
jaybob 01/Apr/15 Lead O/S
mishabruml 01/Apr/15 Lead O/S

Really fun. Yeah the tops a bit run out but the holds are good, and the climbings easy. Also theres a number 2 (ish?) cam in a vertical slot to the left.

Hidden 01/Apr/15 2nd
Hidden ??/2015 Lead
EBailey 30/Aug/14 Solo O/S
Fiona Reid 29/Jul/14 Lead rpt
with Mike, Mark
Mark Bull 29/Jul/14 2nd
with MikeW, Fiona
Mike-W-99 29/Jul/14 2nd
with mark, Fiona
Pina 30/Jun/14 Lead O/S
Euan Todd 20/Jun/14 Lead rpt
Euan Todd 17/Jun/14 2nd O/S
with Richard
Mark Bull 20/May/14 Lead rpt
with Mike
Martin McKenna - UKC 24/Mar/14 Lead O/S
AGilmour 12/Mar/14 2nd O/S
Hugh Simons 12/Mar/14 Lead O/S

No gear at the top. Good jugs out to the right - if I had fallen it could have been messy! Good climb in the fading light.

with Gilmzy
Hidden 02/Mar/14 Lead
Davy B ??/2014 Lead
Richard Abel ??/2014 -
calumhicks ??/2014 2nd O/S
Jacks20 03/Sep/13 Lead
with Neil Wightwick
Brendan 19/Aug/13 Lead O/S

Easy enough climbing but very committing for VS.

with Robert
Fiona Reid 18/Jun/13 2nd

Mike's lead

with Mike, Alison
abbeywall 18/Jun/13 2nd
with Mike, Fiona
Mike-W-99 18/Jun/13 Lead rpt
cc_10 17/May/13 Lead
with Sam Harvey
Dr Toph 19/Feb/13 Solo O/S
Busby ??/2013 -
Elsier 09/Aug/12 2nd

Quite a bold scary lead, glad I was seconding

with Koon
Koon 09/Aug/12 Lead O/S

Def bold at top. Route also very sandy!

with Elsie
Doby 08/Aug/12 2nd β

Quite sandy in places, enjoyable slab but quite committing. Slipped a couple once but don't think weighted rope. Iain lead.

with Ian B, Iain
Mark Bull 26/Jul/12 2nd

Removed a lot of greenery and crud!

with Mike
Milesy 26/May/12 Lead rpt
with Jim
D e b o h r a h 05/Aug/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 05/Aug/11 Lead O/S
Milesy 13/Jul/11 Lead O/S

Managed to get a sneaky microwire in a bit higher. Psychological only :)

with Steph
Mark Bull 04/Jul/11 2nd
with Mike
Mike-W-99 24/Jun/11 Lead

Thin at the top, one tenuous microwire unless I was missing something.

with Fiona
Fiona Reid 24/Jun/11 2nd

Did two ascents due to going back down for a stuck nut.

with Mike
Mark Bull 19/May/11 Lead rpt
with Mike
Hidden 25/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Mhairi G 11/Apr/11 2nd O/S
with Patrick
Pat-H 11/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with mhairi
MarcusP 08/Apr/11 Solo O/S
libby.southgate ?/Apr/11 2nd
with Paul
Smelly Fox 24/Mar/11 Lead O/S

Managed to protect the top with a blue offset and a bomber blue alien. Seemed OK, committing for the grade.

with Heather Fox
Gordon Lacey ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
rustyclimber91 06/Sep/10 2nd O/S
with Liyen
krasavenko 06/Sep/10 Lead O/S

bold, very bold at the top

Denpov 06/Sep/10 TR O/S


Hidden 01/Sep/10 Lead
Mark Bull 13/Jul/10 Lead rpt
with Mike
Hidden 16/Jun/10 Lead O/S
climberuk 16/Jun/10 Lead O/S

Nice climb. Not hard.

with Niall
niallk 26/May/10 Lead O/S
with Sarah
Hidden 23/May/10 2nd
Hidden 14/May/10 Lead
Hidden 14/May/10 2nd O/S
stuaart 21/Apr/10 Lead O/S

The top section is in no way `bold'; I found a no. 1 nut placement halfway up the upper slab and a decent cam just below the top. There is the odd loose block here and there.

SianR 21/Apr/10 2nd
with Stu
Hidden 10/Apr/10 2nd
Hidden 02/Apr/10 2nd O/S
pete87abs 06/Mar/10 Lead rpt
with Chris thain
Ross Barnes ?/Mar/10 Lead
with Ally, Mal
Hidden ?/Mar/10 2nd rpt
JasonK ??/2010 -
alan moore ??/2010 -
jackse ??/2010 -
Euan Strachan 15/Oct/09 2nd O/S
with Tropher, Henward
Hidden 22/Aug/09 Lead O/S
pete87abs 22/Feb/09 Lead O/S
rclarke 22/Feb/09 2nd
Hidden 21/Jan/09 2nd O/S
Hidden 21/Jan/09 Lead O/S
Lawrie Brand 15/Nov/08 Lead O/S
auchtubhmor1 ?/Jul/08 -
Dougie Harvey 29/Apr/08 Lead O/S
with Mary Thornton
Hidden 29/Apr/08 2nd O/S
vinders 01/Apr/08 -
with russel
Russ82 ??/2008 -
andymoin 04/Nov/07 Lead O/S

good second lead by riny

hubereini 04/Nov/07 2nd
with andy
Hay ?/Sep/07 Lead β
with Scott
Mike-W-99 03/Aug/07 2nd
with Fiona
Fiona Reid 03/Aug/07 Lead O/S

Interesting route, took a long time to decide to go for the top part. Had an excursion into the corner to see if that was any nicer - it wasn't.

with Mike
sbamford ?/Aug/07 2nd
with Bruce and Stuart
paulpitcher ?/Jun/07 Lead
with Lee Andrews
bawjaws 14/Feb/07 Lead O/S

As per the guidebook, bold at the top.

with Iain
dhthomson ??/2007 2nd

I remember seconding this in twighlight!

el diablo ??/2007 -
Alrobertson 18/Nov/06 Lead O/S

Used micro wires to protect the top part making it not bold at all! ( as is my want).

with Andy Milne
Alexander123 30/Aug/06 2nd
stevomcd 07/Aug/06 Lead dnf

Bottled the unprotected top section and down-climbed.

with Euan Fisher
Watty 30/Jul/06 Lead O/S
with A.Watt
kevg ??/2006 Lead O/S
dan cowley ??/2005 Lead O/S
fireman_al ?/Jan/04 Lead rpt
with Paul McDonald
PeteH ??/2004 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2004 Lead
Stuart Macfarlane 13/Aug/03 Lead rpt
Hidden 14/May/03 2nd
Stuart Macfarlane 14/May/03 Lead rpt
with Lucy
Stuart Macfarlane 26/Mar/03 2nd
with Laura
Hidden ?/Aug/02 Lead O/S
Stuart Macfarlane ?/Sep/01 2nd
with Iain F
johnkeith ??/1996 -
Hidden 04/Sep/91 -
Hidden 25/Apr/90 Lead O/S
IanMcC ??/1990 -
Hidden ??/1989 Lead
Lone Rider ??/1984 Lead
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