100m. This eponymous route takes a diagonal fault all the way to the upper ledge system, start up The Message IV,6 then continue up the diagonal fault which in the middle section is a left facing corner system taken by The Melting Pot V,6. Below the final corner of The Melting Pot climb a short step up and right onto the right ledge. In lean condition with limited build up it maybe better to traverse right onto the front face lower down and climb direct up to the ledge system. From the ledge finish by the top pitch of The Message

Piers Harley 07/Feb AltLd O/S
with Carl Davies, Jeremy Windsor
Cloverleaf 23/Nov/16 Lead dnf

Absolutely buried under 2ft of powder. Hindsight says that The Message would have been a better proposition. 2hrs to lead each of the first two pitches so bailed from the route at the awkward step into the traverse in the face of fading light, overwhelming quantities of snow and underwhelming arm strength. A brutal day out. Single pitch rapp back to the base and back to the car in an hour. Walking out was easier than breaking the trail in had been in the morning. Missed Pete Whittaker's talk at the Tron by not turning up not so much fashionably late as arriving just as he finished.

with Finlay D
graeme gatherer 10/Nov/16 -
with Rab
benclimbing 13/Dec/15 AltLd O/S
jonskippy 13/Dec/15 AltLd O/S
plain kitten ??/2015 -
Hidden ?/Dec/14 AltLd
aebewick 15/Jan/14 2nd
alasdair19 ??/2014 -
abbeywall 09/Nov/13 AltLd

Led 3rd pitch. Finished up last pitch of messenger

with K, FM
ollyroberts 16/Jan/13 Lead O/S

All pitches!

piersnewton 16/Jan/13 2nd O/S
tsl42 16/Dec/12 AltLd O/S

Lead second picth. Finished up final pitch of the Message.

with Liam Brown, Andy mumc
Hidden 16/Dec/12 AltLd
OwenF 22/Jan/12 Lead O/S

Went right under the last pitch of The Message but found the traverse bold and scary on little ledges with powder.

with Calum
Hidden 22/Jan/12 2nd
morsy 30/Dec/11 AltLd

finished up right near/on pot of gold; IV,4 seems about right for this way

with gerhard mors
Hidden 06/Dec/11 2nd
willhawkins 26/Feb/11 Lead O/S

Good route, 1st pitch pretty straight forward, 2nd pitch has a very technical move off the belay that's particularly hard in lean conditions. 3rd pitch is great fun and looks harder than it is (bomber hooks all the way up)- definitely not a soft IV,5 though.

Hidden 07/Jan/11 Lead
Hidden ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
Tile Diver 22/Nov/10 AltLd O/S

Reasonable conditions for this time of year, still plenty unconsolidated snow on rock making some moves more delicate than normal, gear was ok although a fair bit of scraping around needed as it looked as though no one had been up it this season so far. Visibility terrible!!

with Rossi
t_stork 10/Nov/10 2nd
with Iain Munro, Steve Walls
Hidden 10/Nov/10 AltLd
SWalls 10/Nov/10 AltLd
Hidden ??/2010 AltLd
Sandy Simpson 12/Dec/09 -

Not the best of routes but a good top pitch.

with Pete and Rab
Neil Adams 29/Nov/09 AltLd O/S

Good route to salvage the day after falling through the ice into the lochan!

with Jim
HimTiggins 28/Nov/09 AltLd O/S

Led 1st pitch. Good route, and good early season nick.

andybuckley 28/Nov/09 AltLd O/S

Great route... were going to do The Message, but Steve didn't like the entry moves from the ramp. Tim led first, then Steve, and I unexpectedly got the plum: delicate traverse and then a romp up a steep corner and awkward step-round on excellent hooks and torques.

with Tim Higgins, Steve Crawford
steev 20/Nov/09 AltLd O/S
peterp ?/Feb/09 AltLd
with Sully
Sandy P 20/Jan/08 AltLd
with LukeO
Hidden ??/2008 2nd O/S
Jamie B 02/Dec/07 AltLd

Variant to second pitch, poss. V,5/6?

with Erick Bailot
French Erick 02/Dec/07 AltLd O/S

Did different/new variation of pitch 2 since it looked to easy (plan A was message but corner to bare). Started as hybrid but came back to the right via a shallow groove come crack to finish 4 m of message p2 belay stance. More serious but not difficult V,5?

with Jamie B
HIGHTOWER 11/Mar/07 2nd
with Rob
wee hippy ??/2007 2nd


barney_edin 22/Nov/06 2nd
with Phil A
dave o 15/Nov/06 AltLd O/S
with bill s
AndyP 08/Jan/06 AltLd O/S

The 3rd (last) pitch is similar to, though harder than, The Seam. Gear is strenuous to place. Also the first move on the second pitch, straight off the belay, is very technical.

with Joe
gaz.marshall ?/Jan/06 AltLd O/S
with JoB
Jim Haydock 11/Mar/05 2nd
with Graeme Ettle & John Bracey
Hidden ??/2005 Lead
Jamie Simpson ??/2004 -

Climbed two times with Andy M

with Andy Munro
Hidden ?/Feb/00 AltLd
Hidden 01/Nov/99 -
Yourlead 28/Dec/97 AltLd

Started up the Message

with Graham Penny
Hidden 01/Feb/97 -
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