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.

william henderson 20/Jul/17 Lead O/S
tompercy 25/May/17 Lead
with Noddy
Violinist 14/May/17 Lead O/S

Loved this! Bomber gear all the way up and steep fun moves

with Kirsty
kirsty_t 14/May/17 2nd
with Ben
Hidden 11/May/17 Lead O/S
Webster 03/May/17 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.

nuts and bolts ??/2017 -
ClareM.123 10/Oct/16 Lead O/S
with Ben Broad, Rhys HW
sleepyclimber 10/Oct/16 2nd β
Hidden 10/Oct/16 2nd
Kevin Woods 26/Aug/16 Lead rpt
with Steve
Stewart B 18/Jun/16 Lead O/S
with Julia Brown
Hidden 18/Jun/16 2nd O/S
sjsh 30/May/16 Lead O/S
Oliver Houston 30/May/16 2nd
with Sam
IainMay 12/May/16 2nd O/S
with Catriona McBride , Brian Goodman
smollett 11/May/16 Lead
tomwhitchurch 20/Apr/16 Lead O/S
sblake 13/Oct/15 Lead
Hidden 27/Jun/15 2nd
Serena Lambre 01/May/15 TR dog

Very early crux. Everything seems extremely polished. But definitely worth the effort.

with Nizam Mamode
Hidden 22/Mar/15 2nd
Hugh Macgregor 22/Mar/15 Lead O/S
with Euan Richardson
Hidden ??/2015 Lead
Daveml 21/Nov/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 03/Jul/14 2nd dog
Pina 18/Jun/14 2nd O/S
Nille 27/Apr/14 Lead O/S
EmSto ?/Mar/14 -

Seconded Alice. Pretty cool

rebecca5095 01/Oct/13 Lead O/S

a challenge.

johannes 04/Aug/13 Solo O/S
Hidden 10/Jul/13 2nd rpt
Hidden 20/Jun/13 -
Hidden 18/Jun/13 Lead
Hidden 04/Jun/13 TR O/S
remi_mcm ?/Jun/13 2nd
crispy 15/May/13 2nd
aldo56 27/Apr/13 2nd β
with gsevan
gsevans 27/Apr/13 Lead β
with aldo56
andrewcoultherd 01/Apr/13 Lead O/S
with Dan_
wilsonthewarrior ?/Apr/13 2nd
gsevans 09/Dec/12 2nd
Yourlead 27/Sep/12 2nd
with Graham Penny, Paul Freeman
Kevin Woods 22/Sep/12 2nd O/S

Good pro, found pumpy on calves. First numb hands after summer. Finished as it got dark, left Backstep for another time.

beccafrench 22/Sep/12 TR
with Seb
dmacmorris 22/Sep/12 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.

Koon 07/Aug/12 Lead O/S

Tougher than Vampire Crack I reckon.

with Geoff
gjd 07/Aug/12 2nd rpt
with KM
Smelly Fox 02/Aug/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 25/Jul/12 2nd
John Workman 25/Jun/12 2nd
with Mark II
Hidden 29/May/12 Lead
heywoodj 29/May/12 Lead O/S
Doby 26/May/12 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
ross18391 22/May/12 Lead O/S
beccafrench 20/May/12 2nd
with Rob Brown
rob16 20/May/12 Lead
bigyfrunts ??/2012 Lead O/S
Foggles 26/Sep/11 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.

karinh 21/Aug/11 2nd
gurumed 06/Aug/11 Lead rpt

Well deserving of its stars.

with Colin
colinerees 06/Aug/11 2nd
olekemi 26/Jul/11 Lead O/S
with Jamie L
with Danielle, Rebecca
Bob1984 30/Jun/11 Lead
Hidden 16/Jun/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 15/Jun/11 Lead β
thomasaneurinsmith 14/Jun/11 Lead O/S
with Jason King
JasonK 14/Jun/11 2nd
with Tom Smith
Hidden 05/Jun/11 Lead O/S
benchwarmer 26/May/11 Lead O/S
with Jamie
craig cameron 04/May/11 2nd O/S

really good climb , well protected crux is at the very start bit pumpy but still good climb

Hidden 04/May/11 Lead O/S
unbezonking 03/May/11 Lead O/S


with Roderick Aitken
rodders24 01/May/11 Lead O/S

Nice climb, big chock stone at the top.

Owain 22/Apr/11 Lead O/S
andymoin 17/Apr/11 2nd O/S

Some thrucksy moves to good rests very nice!

Neil Mackenzie 17/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Andy
Euan Strachan 10/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Marie P
rebecca duxbury ??/2011 -
Hidden 16/Sep/10 2nd
Milesy 04/Sep/10 Lead
with Craig
Hidden 04/Sep/10 2nd
Carol Goodall 31/Aug/10 AltLd


Derek Graham 30/Aug/10 Lead
GraemeDiack ?/Jul/10 Lead
KeithAlexander ?/Jul/10 2nd rpt
Hidden 20/Jun/10 2nd
gus85 19/Jun/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 19/Jun/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 12/Jun/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 05/Jun/10 2nd O/S
FrankW 03/Jun/10 TR O/S
with My Shunt
Craig Geddes 03/May/10 Lead O/S
with Gemma
Josato 14/Apr/10 Solo O/S
with B. Robertson
KeithAlexander 07/Apr/10 2nd rpt

didn't feel that easy

Hidden ??/2010 -
rossml21 12/Sep/09 TR O/S
with Jen
colinerees 12/Sep/09 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.

subflux 01/Jul/09 TR O/S

Really nice route.

with Sheryl (The Langie)
Hidden ?/Jul/09 Lead
Hidden 29/Jun/09 Lead O/S
andybroadway 25/Jun/09 2nd
with Maggie Bass
Cacyn 11/Jun/09 2nd O/S

2nd outing to rock climb

with John Jackson
ANC 06/Jun/09 2nd O/S
Vicki M 02/Jun/09 Lead
with russel
qboyd 01/Jun/09 Lead O/S
with russell
qboyd 01/Jun/09 2nd O/S
Ian Jones 31/May/09 Lead O/S
with Walter Robison
niallk 27/May/09 Lead O/S
with Sarah
stuaart 12/May/09 Lead O/S
with Neil Redgrave
Brendan 26/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with Paul, Rachel
Spence22 20/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with Blakey
jonnie3430 19/Feb/09 Lead O/S
with Tom Anurism and Welsh Tom
KeithAlexander ??/2009 -
KeithAlexander ??/2009 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2009 -
Doby ?/Jun/08 -
Elsier 31/May/08 Lead O/S
with Jo, Michael
Doby 31/May/08 2nd
with Elsie
yehti 30/May/08 Lead
with Hertha Taverner-wood
Dr Rorlasaurus 24/May/08 Lead O/S
with Wayne Cleworth
kmac 13/May/08 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
Hidden 11/May/08 Lead O/S
ShaneHoubart ?/May/08 Lead O/S
JLS 27/Apr/08 Lead rpt
with Jacqui
Hidden ??/2008 Solo O/S
John 'B' Hutchinson ??/2008 Lead
with Colin Bell
Hidden 06/Oct/07 Lead
Hidden 20/Sep/07 -
Hidden 13/Sep/07 Lead
Hidden 21/Aug/07 Lead rpt
Judd_IV 08/Aug/07 2nd
with Derek
Hidden 29/Jul/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 23/Jul/07 Lead dog
climberuk 31/May/07 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
Dougie Harvey 14/Apr/07 Lead O/S
with Robert Strachan
Stuart Macfarlane 03/Apr/07 2nd
with Anne-Marie
nukebat 26/Mar/07 Lead rpt
with Craig
DaveLeonard ??/2007 2nd
with PeteH
PeteH ??/2007 Lead O/S
Ross Barnes ?/May/06 Lead
with Nicola
Hidden ??/2006 -
Hidden ??/2006 Lead β
Lawrie Brand 26/Jun/05 Lead O/S
with Angie Taylor
alan moore ??/2005 Solo
Hidden ?/Jul/04 Lead O/S
Captain Solo 01/Jun/03 Lead
with Karen
Fraser 27/Mar/99 Lead
with Justin
The Pulsing Motorik of Neu! ??/1999 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/1998 Lead O/S
Marti999 ??/1996 Lead
CMacD ??/1996 -
cobes ?/May/95 Lead
babymoac 26/Jul/92 Lead
with Davy L
Hidden 27/May/92 2nd
pingora 19/Apr/89 Lead O/S
with Abi L, Cooper
Old Tyke ??/1987 -
Hidden 17/Aug/86 -
Hidden ?/Aug/85 Lead
Hidden ??/1984 2nd
johnkeith ??/1977 -
Lone Rider ??/1975 -
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