15m. Very stable climb, great protection all the way up, pumpy at times but good bridge rests. Good belay options at top either direct or indirect available. Deserving of the three stars.

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User Date Style Notes & Partners
TheAmateurAlpinist 21 Jul Lead O/S
tompercy 1 Jul 2nd
with Calum Maclean
with Calum Maclean
Gavin McColl 22 Jun Lead β Bold for a HS, despite there being plenty of protection it's a pumpy route if you're f*cking about with gear. Only placed 2 pieces for this reason. The moves themselves are fairly straightforward and there's plenty of positive holds. Rock is very grippy. Top belay made very simple by wrapping 240cm sling round the top block.
Bold for a HS, despite there being plenty of protection it's a pumpy route if you're f*cking about with gear. Only placed 2 pieces for this reason. The moves themselves are fairly straightforward and there's plenty of positive holds. Rock is very grippy. Top belay made very simple by wrapping 240cm sling round the top block.
levvis.m 3 May Lead
with Smeato
with Smeato
Smeato 3 May 2nd dog
tompercy 17 Apr 2nd
with Calum Maclean
with Calum Maclean
Colin McKerrell 5 Oct, 2018 -
with Wire hex man
with Wire hex man
andrewkeith 4 Sep, 2018 Lead
with Janos Peters
with Janos Peters
morvich 9 Aug, 2018 Lead
Hidden 1 Jul, 2018 Solo O/S
Hidden 27 Jun, 2018 2nd
F15b 27 Jun, 2018 Lead O/S
with Derek
with Derek
yehti 22 Jun, 2018 Lead rpt
with Duncan Cullens, Matthew Young
with Duncan Cullens, Matthew Young
tompercy 9 Jun, 2018 2nd
with Calum Maclean
with Calum Maclean
Harry Ellis 13 May, 2018 Lead
with Jude Work
with Jude Work
Sandy_Philip 29 Jan, 2018 2nd
with Andy Gill
with Andy Gill
AndyGill 29 Jan, 2018 Lead O/S
william henderson 20 Jul, 2017 Lead O/S
tompercy 25 May, 2017 Lead
with Noddy
with Noddy
Violinist 14 May, 2017 Lead O/S Loved this! Bomber gear all the way up and steep fun moves
Loved this! Bomber gear all the way up and steep fun moves
kirsty_t 14 May, 2017 2nd
Hidden 11 May, 2017 Lead O/S
Webster 3 May, 2017 Lead O/S most sustained HS I have ever done. would feel hard even at VS, ether that or im horribly out of practice! overhanging most of the way with shinney foot holds that mostly slope the wrong way... could lace the whole thing but placing gear is strenuous and gets in the way of the holds.
most sustained HS I have ever done. would feel hard even at VS, ether that or im horribly out of practice! overhanging most of the way with shinney foot holds that mostly slope the wrong way... could lace the whole thing but placing gear is strenuous and gets in the way of the holds.
ClareM.123 10 Oct, 2016 Lead O/S
with Ben Broad, Rhys HW
with Ben Broad, Rhys HW
sleepyclimber 10 Oct, 2016 2nd β
Hidden 10 Oct, 2016 2nd
Kevin Woods 26 Aug, 2016 Lead rpt
with Steve
with Steve
Stewart B 18 Jun, 2016 Lead O/S
with Julia Brown
with Julia Brown
Hidden 18 Jun, 2016 2nd O/S
sjsh 30 May, 2016 Lead O/S
Oliver Houston 30 May, 2016 2nd
with sjsh
with sjsh
IainMay 12 May, 2016 2nd O/S
with Catriona McBride , brian goodman
with Catriona McBride , brian goodman
smollett 11 May, 2016 Lead
tomwhitchurch 20 Apr, 2016 Lead O/S
sblake 13 Oct, 2015 Lead
Hidden 27 Jun, 2015 2nd
Serena Lambre 1 May, 2015 TR dog Very early crux. Everything seems extremely polished. But definitely worth the effort.
with Nizam Mamode
Very early crux. Everything seems extremely polished. But definitely worth the effort.
with Nizam Mamode
Hidden 22 Mar, 2015 2nd
Hugh Macgregor 22 Mar, 2015 Lead O/S
with Euan Richardson
with Euan Richardson
Hidden ??, 2015 Lead
Daveml 21 Nov, 2014 Lead O/S
Hidden 3 Jul, 2014 2nd dog
Pina 18 Jun, 2014 2nd O/S
Nille 27 Apr, 2014 Lead O/S
EmSto ?Mar, 2014 - Seconded Alice. Pretty cool
Seconded Alice. Pretty cool
rebecca5095 1 Oct, 2013 Lead O/S a challenge.
a challenge.
johannes 4 Aug, 2013 Solo O/S
Hidden 10 Jul, 2013 2nd rpt
Hidden 20 Jun, 2013 -
Hidden 18 Jun, 2013 Lead
Hidden 4 Jun, 2013 TR O/S
remi_mcm ?Jun, 2013 2nd
crispy 15 May, 2013 2nd
aldo56 27 Apr, 2013 2nd β
with gsevans
with gsevans
gsevans 27 Apr, 2013 Lead β
with aldo56
with aldo56
andrewcoultherd 1 Apr, 2013 Lead O/S
wilsonthewarrior ?Apr, 2013 2nd
gsevans 9 Dec, 2012 2nd
Yourlead 27 Sep, 2012 2nd
with Graham Penny, Paul Freeman
with Graham Penny, Paul Freeman
Kevin Woods 22 Sep, 2012 2nd O/S Good pro, found pumpy on calves. First numb hands after summer. Finished as it got dark, left Backstep for another time.
Good pro, found pumpy on calves. First numb hands after summer. Finished as it got dark, left Backstep for another time.
beccafrench 22 Sep, 2012 TR
with Seb
with Seb
dmacmorris 22 Sep, 2012 Lead O/S First lead on almost 4 months and went pretty, was really messy with the final pull over but either than that the climb is pretty spot on and a must for someone looking for a climb with bomb proof protection.
First lead on almost 4 months and went pretty, was really messy with the final pull over but either than that the climb is pretty spot on and a must for someone looking for a climb with bomb proof protection.
Koon 7 Aug, 2012 Lead O/S Tougher than Vampire Crack I reckon.
with gjd
Tougher than Vampire Crack I reckon.
with gjd
gjd 7 Aug, 2012 2nd rpt
with Koon
with Koon
Smelly Fox 2 Aug, 2012 Lead O/S
with Fiend
with Fiend
dougp87 25 Jul, 2012 2nd
John Workman 25 Jun, 2012 2nd
with Mark II
with Mark II
Hidden 29 May, 2012 Lead
heywoodj 29 May, 2012 Lead O/S
Doby 26 May, 2012 2nd dog Couldn't do final moves as too pumped and not fit enough having only climbed a couple of times in last 9 weeks coz of cracked ribs. Fantastic climb though which looking forward to doing again when back on form.
with Iain
Couldn't do final moves as too pumped and not fit enough having only climbed a couple of times in last 9 weeks coz of cracked ribs. Fantastic climb though which looking forward to doing again when back on form.
with Iain
ross18391 22 May, 2012 Lead O/S
beccafrench 20 May, 2012 2nd
with Rob Brown
with Rob Brown
rob16 20 May, 2012 Lead
bigyfrunts ??, 2012 Lead O/S
Foggles 26 Sep, 2011 Lead Got stuck at the crux at the start, climbed back down had a good look at it then beasted through it. A really cool climb.
Got stuck at the crux at the start, climbed back down had a good look at it then beasted through it. A really cool climb.
karinh 21 Aug, 2011 2nd
gurumed 6 Aug, 2011 Lead rpt Well deserving of its stars.
Well deserving of its stars.
colinerees 6 Aug, 2011 2nd
with gurumed
with gurumed
olekemi 26 Jul, 2011 Lead O/S
with Jamie L
with Jamie L
MAGWITCH 3 Jul, 2011 TR O/S
with Danielle, Rebecca
with Danielle, Rebecca
Bob1984 30 Jun, 2011 Lead
Hidden 16 Jun, 2011 Lead O/S
Hidden 15 Jun, 2011 Lead β
thomasaneurinsmith 14 Jun, 2011 Lead O/S
with Jason King
with Jason King
JasonK 14 Jun, 2011 2nd
with Tom Smith
with Tom Smith
Hidden 5 Jun, 2011 Lead O/S
benchwarmer 26 May, 2011 Lead O/S
with Jamie
with Jamie
craig cameron 4 May, 2011 2nd O/S really good climb , well protected crux is at the very start bit pumpy but still good climb
really good climb , well protected crux is at the very start bit pumpy but still good climb
Hidden 4 May, 2011 Lead O/S
unbezonking 3 May, 2011 Lead O/S shakey
with Roderick Aitken
shakey
with Roderick Aitken
rodders24 1 May, 2011 Lead O/S Nice climb, big chock stone at the top.
Nice climb, big chock stone at the top.
Owain 22 Apr, 2011 Lead O/S
andymoin 17 Apr, 2011 2nd O/S Some thrucksy moves to good rests very nice!
Some thrucksy moves to good rests very nice!
Neil Mackenzie 17 Apr, 2011 Lead O/S
Euan Strachan 10 Apr, 2011 Lead O/S
with Marie P
with Marie P
rebecca duxbury ??, 2011 -
Hidden 16 Sep, 2010 2nd
Milesy 4 Sep, 2010 Lead
with Craig
with Craig
Hidden 4 Sep, 2010 2nd
Carol Goodall 31 Aug, 2010 AltLd polished!
polished!
Derek Graham 30 Aug, 2010 Lead
GraemeDiack ?Jul, 2010 Lead
KeithAlexander ?Jul, 2010 2nd rpt
Hidden 20 Jun, 2010 2nd
gus85 19 Jun, 2010 2nd O/S
with gavin88
with gavin88
Hidden 19 Jun, 2010 Lead O/S
Hidden 12 Jun, 2010 Lead O/S
Hidden 5 Jun, 2010 2nd O/S
FrankW 3 Jun, 2010 TR O/S
with My Shunt
with My Shunt
Craig Geddes 3 May, 2010 Lead O/S
with Gemma
with Gemma
Josato 14 Apr, 2010 Solo O/S
with B. Robertson
with B. Robertson
KeithAlexander 7 Apr, 2010 2nd rpt didn't feel that easy
with jelle
didn't feel that easy
with jelle
Hidden ??, 2010 -
rossml21 12 Sep, 2009 TR O/S
with Jen
with Jen
colinerees 12 Sep, 2009 Lead O/S excellent highly protectable climb, stable rock, good belay options at top, fantastic scenery on way up. Good jamming makes it easier if yu need to hang aroung to build up courage. Grade is spot on.
excellent highly protectable climb, stable rock, good belay options at top, fantastic scenery on way up. Good jamming makes it easier if yu need to hang aroung to build up courage. Grade is spot on.
subflux 1 Jul, 2009 TR O/S Really nice route.
with Sheryl (The Langie)
Really nice route.
with Sheryl (The Langie)
Hidden ?Jul, 2009 Lead
Hidden 29 Jun, 2009 Lead O/S
andybroadway 25 Jun, 2009 2nd
with Maggie Bass
with Maggie Bass
Cacyn 11 Jun, 2009 2nd O/S 2nd outing to rock climb
with John Jackson
2nd outing to rock climb
with John Jackson
ANC 6 Jun, 2009 2nd O/S
Vicki M 2 Jun, 2009 Lead
with russel
with russel
qboyd 1 Jun, 2009 Lead O/S
with russell
with russell
qboyd 1 Jun, 2009 2nd O/S
Ian Jones 31 May, 2009 Lead O/S
with Walter Robison
with Walter Robison
niallk 27 May, 2009 Lead O/S
with Sarah
with Sarah
stuaart 12 May, 2009 Lead O/S
with Neil Redgrave
with Neil Redgrave
Brendan 26 Apr, 2009 Lead O/S
with Paul, Rachel
with Paul, Rachel
Spence22 20 Apr, 2009 Lead O/S
with Blakey
with Blakey
jonnie3430 19 Feb, 2009 Lead O/S
with Tom Anurism and Welsh Tom
with Tom Anurism and Welsh Tom
KeithAlexander ??, 2009 -
with karinh, ANC
with karinh, ANC
KeithAlexander ??, 2009 Lead O/S
with karinh, ANC
with karinh, ANC
Hidden ??, 2009 -
Doby ?Jun, 2008 -
Elsier 31 May, 2008 Lead O/S
with Doby, Surge
with Doby, Surge
Doby 31 May, 2008 2nd
with Elsier
with Elsier
yehti 30 May, 2008 Lead
with Hertha Taverner-wood
with Hertha Taverner-wood
Dr Rorlasaurus 24 May, 2008 Lead O/S
with Wayne Cleworth
with Wayne Cleworth
kmac 13 May, 2008 2nd O/S slipped at the start but cought myself, or rather my hand got cought in the crack and cought me so it's a bit bruised and tender now :(
with Graham Kocjan
slipped at the start but cought myself, or rather my hand got cought in the crack and cought me so it's a bit bruised and tender now :(
with Graham Kocjan
Hidden 11 May, 2008 Lead O/S
ShaneHoubart ?May, 2008 Lead O/S
JLS 27 Apr, 2008 Lead rpt
with Jacqui
with Jacqui
Hidden ??, 2008 Solo O/S
John 'B' Hutchinson ??, 2008 Lead
with Colin Bell
with Colin Bell
Hidden 6 Oct, 2007 Lead
Hidden 20 Sep, 2007 -
Hidden 13 Sep, 2007 Lead
Hidden 21 Aug, 2007 Lead rpt
Judd_IV 8 Aug, 2007 2nd
with Derek
with Derek
Hidden 29 Jul, 2007 Lead O/S
Hidden 23 Jul, 2007 Lead dog
climberuk 31 May, 2007 Lead O/S Crux is polished. But great protection. Set up an indirect belay from the chockstone for second. Was spitting rain during climb.
with Sarah Hyde
Crux is polished. But great protection. Set up an indirect belay from the chockstone for second. Was spitting rain during climb.
with Sarah Hyde
Dougie Harvey 14 Apr, 2007 Lead O/S
with Robert Strachan
with Robert Strachan
Stuart Macfarlane 3 Apr, 2007 2nd
with Anne-Marie
with Anne-Marie
nukebat 26 Mar, 2007 Lead rpt
DaveLeonard ??, 2007 2nd
with PeteH
with PeteH
PeteH ??, 2007 Lead O/S
Ross Barnes ?May, 2006 Lead
with Nicola
with Nicola
Hidden ??, 2006 -
Hidden ??, 2006 Lead β
Lawrie Brand 26 Jun, 2005 Lead O/S
with Angie Taylor
with Angie Taylor
alan moore ??, 2005 Solo
Hidden ?Jul, 2004 Lead O/S
Captain Solo 1 Jun, 2003 Lead
with Karen
with Karen
Fraser 27 Mar, 1999 Lead
with Justin
with Justin
The Pulsing Motorik of Neu! ??, 1999 Lead O/S
Hidden ??, 1998 Lead O/S
nuts and bolts 29 May, 1997 Solo O/S
Neil McA 27 May, 1997 Solo O/S
Marti999 ??, 1996 Lead
CMacD ??, 1996 -
cobes ?May, 1995 Lead
babymoac 26 Jul, 1992 Lead
with Davy L
with Davy L
Hidden 27 May, 1992 2nd
Colin McKerrell ??, 1991 -
pingora 19 Apr, 1989 Lead O/S
with Abi L, Cooper
with Abi L, Cooper
Old Tyke ??, 1987 -
Hidden 17 Aug, 1986 -
Hidden ?Aug, 1985 Lead
Hidden ??, 1984 2nd
johnkeith ??, 1977 -
Lone Rider ??, 1975 -
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Style of ascent
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