gurumed 05/Jun AltLd O/S

Lead 2nd pitch.

Pina 05/Jun AltLd O/S

Pitches 1&3, phenomenal.

with gurumed
nickwhimster 02/Jun AltLd O/S

Lead last 4c pitch, alt leads is a little generous ;-p Wild wild cliff!!!!!!!

Wicamoi 02/Jun AltLd O/S

So glorious! A day of the finest quality. Light as brittle as glass, birds wheeling and keening, a huge sea rolling endlessly along the foot of the cliff, spray soaking the bottom of the climbs. The whole team who had transferred to Mingulay was at the top of the Wall - Will, me, Andy, Lola, Adam, Clem, Nick, John, Ruth, plus the two from the Dutch/German team on Pabbay who had joined us, Caroline and Carla. The process of getting everyone down the same ab rope - with all the protectors to negotiate - took an age, and there was much time to chat and nap and absorb the unforgettable magnificence of the place. Will and I got a good soaking at the belay, and I set off in a rush without properly consulting the route description - went too far right towards the wrong 'big flake', and found myself on 5c ground with little gear, and then reversing that 5c ground (at least there wasn't much gear to remove) to join the correct route, after which everything was easy but a bit more slopey than the now familiar mega-jugs of Pabbay, and with protection a little harder won. During my leading of this pitch, Caroline and Carla had abbed down to follow us up the route, but had, horrifically, discovered that Carla had somehow managed to forget their ropes! In all respects other than this they were a cool and efficient team, and Carla quickly decided to jug up the ab rope to get their ropes, while Caroline tied in to one of my ropes and she and Will came up to the stance. It was very nice sharing the belay with Caroline while Will led the next pitch. Meanwhile Carla re-appeared with the ropes, and so I was able to leave Caroline attached to my belay as I followed Will up what must certainly be the most outrageously good E2 5b pitch in Scotland. From steep and juggy to technical and a bit bold, back to very steep and very juggy, but all of it requiring some elegance to climb rather than thuggery - and all the rock so positive and solid, and the position increasing exhilarating. Magic. Unbelievably good. An easy juggy headwall and a pull over to glory followed. Great adventure, great route, great company, great fun. Will thought E2 5b was the right grade, Clem and Nick who were on the route before us also thought softish E2, I thought maybe hardish E1 5b, and Caroline reckoned it was the easiest 5b ever, and definitely easier than the HVS 4c she'd failed to climb in the Peak District the previous week!!! But we all agreed it was the best route we'd been on in the Islands, and the best day. Down to the camping site to listen to the 30-odd seals singing on the beach - I got quite emotional thinking of them as the souls of the dead, and hearing my mother's and Karen's voices amongst them. I stood and listened for over an hour in the darkest part of the night, and fancied I could see little scintillations of light from the seals whenever their song reached a crescendo. We decided not to climb the following day, as any route would be an anti-climax after that day on Sula. Ah Mingulay.

with Caroline, Will
monsteratt ?/Jun Lead O/S
with Nick Whimster
Hidden 13/Jun/16 AltLd O/S
Robb Bert 26/May/16 AltLd
Hidden ?/May/16 -
Hidden 01/Jul/15 -
masa-alpin 19/Jun/15 AltLd rpt

I lead P1, 3 and Craig did P2. It started raining while abseiling in, and the rock was soaking wet by the time we started (eventually it dried out by the time Craig climbed P2, but then it started raining again by the time I started seconding P2 and for the rest). Character building!

with Craig (Edinburgh)
The Grist 12/Jun/15 AltLd O/S

A very wet first pitch and an extremely cold belay in the wind. Nice to get the route ticked however. Great route.

PaulTanton 12/Jun/15 AltLd rpt

I think this is as hard as Voyage of Faith

Hidden 11/Jun/15 Lead O/S
Joris.Roulleau 10/Jun/15 AltLd O/S

led pitch 2

with Paul McCarthy
Sam Simpson 08/Jun/15 AltLd O/S
pauldrew 08/Jun/15 2nd
pete johnson 08/Jun/15 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Jun/15 2nd
Ali D ?/Jun/15 AltLd O/S
kp64zl ?/Jun/15 AltLd

did in 2 pitches, belayed below the roof, just above the thin section -- seemed more logical this way.

with Julian M
Hidden 24/Jun/14 -
ClemmieMitchell 22/Jun/14 AltLd O/S

I lead the first and third pitches and seconded the second pitch.

soph 21/Jun/14 Lead O/S

Simul climbed

morganator 21/Jun/14 2nd O/S


Harry Holmes 20/Jun/14 AltLd O/S
with Clemmie Mitchell
Hidden 20/Jun/14 2nd
Hidden 20/Jun/14 Lead O/S
belay bunny turned bad 19/Jun/14 AltLd O/S
with Simon Nadin
Hidden 19/Jun/14 AltLd O/S
Martin Bagshaw 18/Jun/14 AltLd O/S
with Paul Schweizer
peter.herd 15/Jun/14 AltLd
with Sinclair Cooper
Hidden 15/Jun/14 AltLd
tomdude 15/Jun/14 AltLd O/S

fantastic first route on the island! remember to protect the ab rope at the ledge 10m from top - had a near slicing

Uisdean hawthorn 10/Jun/14 Lead O/S
with Sam
samwillo 10/Jun/14 2nd

In one pitch

D.Russell 09/Jun/14 AltLd O/S
with Ben, Ally
masa-alpin 04/Jun/14 AltLd O/S

Viv lead P1&3, and I, P2. What a route! Maybe the best E2 I have ever climbed. It looks as if the route was designed to be made for climbers, with fantastic incut holds after holds on this steep 100-metre wall.

with Viv S
Hidden 04/Jun/14 AltLd O/S
nads ?/Jun/14 -
Hidden ?/Jun/14 AltLd O/S
gjd 30/May/14 AltLd O/S
with Sam Burns
Misha 30/May/14 AltLd O/S
with Chris H
Abi Chard 30/May/14 AltLd O/S
with Ian
Hidden ?/May/14 AltLd O/S
James Thacker ??/2014 -
pmurdy 11/Jul/13 2nd rpt
with Tom D
thomasadixon 11/Jul/13 Lead O/S

Bit of a variation, started up Silkie then did in 1 pitch from just below the crux of that route.

with Paul
Hidden 09/Jul/13 AltLd O/S
Hidden 19/Jun/13 AltLd O/S
Jon_dL 19/Jun/13 AltLd O/S

maybe the best route i've ever done. big swell, threatening weather. will never forget pulling over those hanging flakes. we had trouble finding start..

Jay C 08/Jun/13 Lead O/S
with Fran S
stuart34 ?/Jun/13 AltLd O/S

p1 and 3

with dave glad-a-saurous-rex
alibrightman ??/2013 -
s.c.white 16/Aug/12 -
with Dave Simpson
Jon Garside 15/Aug/12 Lead O/S
with Rob Adie
chrism225 02/Jul/12 AltLd O/S

2nd pitch... best climb I have done!

CRiddiford 02/Jul/12 AltLd O/S
with Jem, Chris, Jake Young
Jake Young 02/Jul/12 AltLd O/S
with Jem
JRae 01/Jul/12 AltLd

Pretty damn good.

mwatson 01/Jul/12 Lead O/S
Nick1812P 01/Jul/12 AltLd O/S
with Paul
pmurdy 01/Jul/12 AltLd O/S
with Nick P
Trevera 04/Jun/12 AltLd O/S
Skinny Kin 04/Jun/12 AltLd O/S

Superb route on superb rock and it was sunny. The juggy overhangs were amazing. It seemed easy for an E2.

markalmack 03/Jun/12 Lead O/S

lead in 2 long pitches. Top pitch was amazing.

with matt burdekin
whistler 28/May/12 AltLd O/S

Absolutely stunning.

with Mark Littlewood
dave o 27/May/12 AltLd rpt

As good a second time

Dangerous Dave 27/May/12 AltLd O/S


with Dave O
Hidden ?/May/12 AltLd
adie84 ??/2012 -
rob askew ?/Jul/11 AltLd O/S
Hidden 14/Jun/11 AltLd O/S
Ally Baba 14/Jun/11 AltLd O/S
with rob, Greg Boswell
Greg Boswell 14/Jun/11 AltLd O/S
Liam Ingram 14/Jun/11 AltLd O/S
with Andy Latham
Hidden ??/2011 -
alibrightman ??/2011 -
Pown 24/Jun/10 AltLd O/S
Mr Powly 20/Jun/10 AltLd
with Rozzy
Ewan Russell 18/Jun/10 AltLd O/S


with Ralph
gaz.marshall 10/Jun/10 AltLd O/S
Pete Nugent 01/Jun/10 2nd

Followed Richard up P1 and started up p2, but bottled the bold moves on the slab. Got top rope from David Toon to the belay. Richard led p3. A marvellous route to do on my birthday!

with Richard Toon
Hidden ?/Jun/10 AltLd O/S
Franco Cookson ?/Jun/10 AltLd
khawk 31/May/10 AltLd O/S
with DT
datoon ??/2010 AltLd O/S
with K
dannyboy83 04/Sep/09 Lead O/S


with Alice
Lauren Davies 03/Sep/09 AltLd O/S
with Crazy Tom
dmoir 02/Sep/09 Lead O/S
Sophie Nunn 01/Sep/09 AltLd
Paz 13/Aug/09 Lead O/S
with AM
John Tanner 02/Aug/09 AltLd O/S

Dave Led pitches 1&2 I led pitch 3

Andy Moles 23/Jun/09 AltLd O/S

Led middle pitch.

AndyL 23/Jun/09 AltLd O/S

soooooooooo good. lead 1st and last pitch.

tom.e ?/Jun/09 2nd
Mr Powly ?/Jun/09 Lead


dave o 21/May/09 AltLd O/S

aye, wot they said below!!

Hidden 21/May/09 AltLd O/S
andyinglis 21/May/09 AltLd O/S

Best E grade route (I've done) in Scotland.

Dougie Harvey 21/May/09 AltLd O/S
with Burnsie
Alasdair Fulton 18/May/09 AltLd O/S


Neil Adams 18/May/09 AltLd O/S

Excellent route

with Ally F
feilx 04/Sep/08 Lead O/S
with Heather
burto 20/Jun/08 AltLd O/S
with malc
mshorter ?/Jun/08 AltLd O/S
with nils
gforce ?/Jun/07 AltLd
with Neil C
Steve Crowe 24/May/01 Lead O/S

Direct variations, with Stephen Porteous and Bryn

with KM
Hidden ?/May/01 AltLd
Rich Kirby ?/Jun/00 AltLd O/S
PaulTanton ?/Jun/00 AltLd O/S
whispering nic ??/2000 -
Bruce Kerr 06/Jul/99 AltLd
with Alan Smith
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