ClimberDateStyle
Sam Simpson 01/Jun AltLd
with Adam Davies, Clem Attwood, Gavin Pike
Wicamoi 31/May AltLd O/S

What a magnificent route, with such stunning positions! Hard to beat. Soft for the grade with excellent protection - which was nice! Best E1 in the Hebrides? Though the abseil is the crux, so perhaps worth E2 overall. I lead first two pitches, Will the second two. First pitch is the best, and much easier than I expected. Third pitch also very fine and easier than expected. Actually all the pitches were very fine and easier than expected. It was 14 years ago almost to the day that Will and I had climbed the parallel line of The Priest, and it was so good to be back. The abseil down felt easier to commit to than back in the day, and once over the edge I relaxed, and even enjoyed the fiddling with passing the rope protectors (so glad to have them in place after the complete shredding of the mantle on the last time I passed this way). Caroline and Carla abbed down just after us, and it was great to watch them on The Priest from the top two belays - reminded me of how much I enjoyed that route too. Will was very delighted by the piss he took from the groove of the first pitch - one takes ones pleasure where one can I suppose.

with Will
Harald 26/May AltLd O/S
nickwhimster ?/May AltLd dog

ballsed up the crux on 2nd :-(

monsteratt ?/May AltLd O/S

Route of the trip. Not too difficult climbing, but great positions and a great all round experience. Lead P1 & P3

with Nick Whimster
The Grist 12/Jun/16 AltLd O/S

Not quite sure how I managed to do this but I failed to find the first pitch and did the start of the priest instead. Then did this route pitches 2,3 and 4. Pretty incompetent of me. A great route nevertheless.

Dizz 09/Jun/16 AltLd O/S

Led p2 and 3 - excellent

with Tim Wittaker
Hidden 09/Jun/16 AltLd
Hidden 09/Jun/16 AltLd O/S
Tom Doldon 07/Jun/16 AltLd O/S

I led the fist and third pitches

AdamFreeman 07/Jun/16 AltLd O/S
PaulTanton 05/Jun/16 AltLd rpt
pauldrew 04/Jun/16 AltLd
pete johnson 04/Jun/16 AltLd O/S
robpartridge 28/May/16 AltLd O/S
with Sausage
masa-alpin 22/Jun/15 Lead O/S

I lead P1 and 3, Patrick did P2 and 4. The line is not the most obvious, particularly in P1. However, the quality of the route is amazing in both the setting and climbing itself! Maybe the best E2 I have ever done!

Roberttaylor 22/Jun/15 AltLd O/S

I led odd pitches

with Craig Holden
Pat-H 22/Jun/15 AltLd O/S

pitch's 2&4

with Masa
R2B 09/Jun/15 AltLd O/S

Pitch 1 and 3. 115 meters and not one loose bit. Superb!

John Mcshea 09/Jun/15 AltLd O/S
with Russ
tim newton 08/Jun/15 AltLd O/S
Rachel Slater 08/Jun/15 AltLd O/S

P2 and 4. P1 was awesome.

Hidden 08/Jun/15 AltLd
Wood for Trees 07/Jun/15 AltLd O/S

That Ab, wow. Cool climbing in the most impressive surroundings

soph 06/Jun/15 AltLd rpt
with GuyVG
Hidden 22/Jun/14 -
tomdude 20/Jun/14 AltLd O/S

yeah, fairly good then! every pitch amazing. lead top two pitches.

with martin g
Martin Bagshaw 20/Jun/14 AltLd O/S
Hidden 18/Jun/14 AltLd O/S
Hidden 16/Jun/14 AltLd O/S
Hidden 16/Jun/14 AltLd
peter.herd 15/Jun/14 AltLd
with Sinclair Cooper
belay bunny turned bad 15/Jun/14 AltLd O/S
with Simon Nadin
Hidden ?/Jun/14 AltLd O/S
Ursula 28/May/14 AltLd O/S

lead pitches 2 and 4. Slow on 2 fast on 4. 5c move on pitch 3 was pretty tricky mind..

gjd 26/May/14 AltLd O/S
with Sam Burns
philhilo 26/May/14 AltLd O/S

Sooooooo good, in fact as good as it gets. Every pitch 3 star. Top pitch stunning. BE WARNED - ABSEIL ROPE NEEDS PROTECTION ON A POINT 5-10m DOWN. PROMINENT FLAKE WITH A GAP BEHIND CUT ROPE TO THE CORE - and I was on the other end :-/

with Helen E
eduardo 26/May/14 AltLd O/S

Lead P2 & 4

Hidden 26/May/14 Lead O/S
evhall 25/May/14 AltLd O/S

Amazing route! More of a hanging belay 5m above sea - first pitch for full on atmosfear - stepping round edge just out there...fear got the better of me so declined p2 - so only did p4... Just in case you're interested - p2 and p4 easy HVS, p1 E1 5b p3 E1 5c - but overall very serious route so E2 seems about right...

with Mike B
Misha 25/May/14 AltLd O/S

Will add comments on the route later. SEE PHILHILO'S COMMENT BELOW RE PROTECTING THE AB ROPE AT A POINT 5-10M BELOW THE EDGE. I rigged my rope on our first day and it was used for two days by a number of teams and ended up being quite furry around that point as it was going over a few little ledged but still perfectly safe. When another rope was rigged the following day (using the same anchors), it was somehow rigged in a slightly different line which meant that it caught on a sharp flake and within a few abseils it was trashed to the core. Helen did a great job of tying off the damaged section and abseiling past the knot. THIS COULD BE LETHAL, TAKE CARE!!! Also, suggest tying a knot at the end of the rope as you can't see the bottom from the top and a 100m rope won't necessarily reach all the way down to the sea (and there is no belay ledge anyway) - apparently the rope that go trashed was a fair few metres short. My new (not yet shrunk?) 110m rope was plenty long enough, had to tie it off at the bottom to stop it getting wet. Be warned!

with Chris H
Brian Pollock 23/May/14 AltLd O/S

Led 1 and 3. Exceeded all expectations. Best route I've ever done. Felt steady at the grade even with some wet holds on pitch 3. Excellent rock.

with Tim
Tim Hamlet 23/May/14 AltLd

Fascistic. It was even sheltered from the wind, bonus.

with Brian Pollock
kp64zl ?/May/14 Lead

Amazing route in perfect conditions. NOTE: Rope protection essential for abseil in. There is a rub point about 5 metres from top of abseil (an upward pointing flake and some slightly projecting rock just above that). Another party had their rope trashed at this point, which was rather scary for the person who found it on descent)

Hidden ?/May/14 2nd
nads ??/2014 -
pmurdy 04/Jul/13 AltLd O/S
with Tom D
thomasadixon 04/Jul/13 AltLd O/S

Led pitches 1,3&4. Soaking wet on the third pitch and at the top of the second and finished in the dark (knew that was going to happen though, started ridiculously late!). Brilliant climb.

with Paul
allyrocke 15/Jun/13 AltLd O/S

P1+3. Amazing line and exposure!

Jon_dL 15/Jun/13 AltLd O/S

such an adventure. finished p4 in perfect eve light.

samwillo 06/Jun/13 AltLd
with Pabbay Posse
Jay C 06/Jun/13 AltLd O/S
D.Russell 04/Jun/13 AltLd O/S

P2 and p4 Outstanding climbing in an excellent position

with Adam
Hidden 04/Jun/13 AltLd rpt
stuart34 ?/Jun/13 AltLd

p1 and 3

with pedro
gaz.marshall ?/Jun/13 AltLd O/S
with Nick C
alibrightman ??/2013 -
Neil Adams 20/Aug/12 AltLd O/S

Phenomenal route. The memory of bridging out across the groove in the arete in P1, with the sea crashing in below, will live with me for a long time!

with Kevin Hall
Hidden 20/Aug/12 -
Ben Wolstenholme 12/Aug/12 AltLd
with John Mason, Rob Adie
adie84 12/Aug/12 AltLd
Jon Garside 12/Aug/12 AltLd
with Martin & Dave
mwatson 30/Jun/12 AltLd O/S
Hidden 29/Jun/12 AltLd
Hidden 29/Jun/12 AltLd O/S
Hidden 26/Jun/12 2nd O/S
stevebarratt 26/Jun/12 AltLd O/S
with Fraser McCallum, Jade Littlewood
benkelsey 25/Jun/12 AltLd O/S

p2,4 wicked exposure (especially on the hanging corner of p1 and stepping out on p2) really cool top pitch and pretty steady for E2

JRae 25/Jun/12 AltLd

The second best E2.

Hidden 25/Jun/12 AltLd O/S
markalmack 28/May/12 AltLd O/S
with james marjot
Alex Mason 27/May/12 AltLd O/S

Led P3. Experience marred by baking heat, we all got sunburn and heat exhaustion.

with Gwen Lancashire, Duncan Campbell
Duncan Campbell 27/May/12 AltLd O/S

Led p1 but crossed the arete too high to do the groove :( Great route but the intense heat ruined it a bit.

with Gwen, Mason
adie84 ??/2012 -
jamiefoxen 10/Jun/11 AltLd O/S

did go a little off the line, but managed to regain it before the crux

rob askew 10/Jun/11 AltLd O/S

Lead 1 and 3. Pitches 1 and 4 the best, amazing line but not really 4 stars

Liam Ingram 10/Jun/11 AltLd O/S
AndyL 10/Jun/11 AltLd
Hidden ??/2011 -
alibrightman ??/2011 -
Hidden 21/Jun/10 Lead
Ian Jones 21/Jun/10 Lead O/S

I was the only one of four who found this hard. Everyone agreed it was E2 though and anyone who says otherwise is a fool. Personally I think there are better climbs here. Only 3 stars from me.

with Mark Gear
Pown 18/Jun/10 AltLd O/S
tom.e 16/Jun/10 AltLd O/S
Mr Powly 16/Jun/10 AltLd
Phil Jennings 15/Jun/10 AltLd O/S
with ferdia
Ewan Russell 15/Jun/10 AltLd O/S

2nd and 4th

with Ralph
ferdia 15/Jun/10 AltLd O/S

lead 2nd and 4th pitches

with Phil Jennings
sgl 14/Jun/10 AltLd
with Clare
Hidden 13/Jun/10 AltLd O/S
Sam the Butcher 13/Jun/10 AltLd O/S
with adam
Hidden ?/Jun/10 AltLd O/S
mshorter ?/Jun/10 Lead O/S
with dunc
klipkabouter ?/Jun/10 AltLd O/S

First Sea Cliff,

Franco Cookson ?/Jun/10 -
blouise ?/Jun/10 AltLd
with Rozzy Peddar
Hidden ?/Jun/10 Lead
sparkass 31/May/10 AltLd O/S
Smelly Fox 26/May/10 AltLd O/S

A bit wet, but stunning positions!

with Sandy Simpson
Hidden 26/May/10 AltLd O/S
Russell Birkett 23/May/10 AltLd O/S
with Murdoch J
Dangerous Dave 23/May/10 AltLd O/S

E2????? E1 5b. U-EI on grey wall is better.

with Dave O
dave o 23/May/10 AltLd O/S

hvs/e1 - great route but not sure it lives up to the hype?

Andy Moles 20/Jun/09 AltLd

Messed up the crux on P3 and fell off, spoiled my enjoyment of an amazing route.

AndyL 20/Jun/09 AltLd O/S
mikecopp 16/Jun/09 AltLd O/S
with Will B
Hidden ?/Jun/09 AltLd O/S
soph ?/Jun/09 AltLd O/S
with Andy Reeve
gforce ?/Jun/09 AltLd
with Jason
Pete Graham ?/Jun/09 AltLd O/S

The best E2

morganator ?/Jun/09 AltLd
with Martin Cooper, Stan Halstead
Hamish Leslie ??/2009 AltLd O/S
with Wendy
nicolat ??/2009 AltLd O/S
Alasdair Fulton 23/Jun/08 AltLd O/S

Absolutley awesome! We followed a photo topo which was wrong and sent us to the left of the main corner, so we did the "bad beta variation" which kind of takes the middle ground between priest and prophecy.

burto 14/Jun/08 AltLd O/S
with malc
Greg Boswell 14/Jun/08 Lead O/S
with Damien
Roy Stuart ??/2008 AltLd O/S
with Jane
datoon ??/2008 AltLd O/S

Easy E2 if that - maybe even E1!!! Should I say I think its a tad over-rated as well?? O-Ei is a better route IMHO.

with RT
Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe ?/Jun/07 AltLd O/S
with Nic Sellers
gforce ?/Jun/07 AltLd
with Neil C
tuftynick ??/2006 Lead O/S
with andy benson
dannyboy83 ?/Jul/04 AltLd O/S
with Iain Hammond
Hidden ?/Jul/04 AltLd O/S
whispering nic ?/Jun/04 AltLd

One of the best routes anywhere...

with Trev
Bruce Kerr 10/Aug/03 AltLd
with Sean Canavan
Hidden 24/May/03 AltLd O/S
tompercy ?/May/03 AltLd
Hidden 06/Jun/01 AltLd
Hidden 09/Jun/99 AltLd
Rich Kirby ?/May/99 AltLd O/S
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