This shouldn't be a variation, everyone should take this true line. Follow the rib directly to the first belay, the big moves on big holds are perfectly protected.

Ticklists: Ultimate Scottish Rock, Strathspey's Finest.

Hidden 12/Oct/16 AltLd O/S
Lamb 21/Sep/16 Lead rpt


with James
james1978 21/Sep/16 2nd O/S
with Craig lamb
Hidden 04/Sep/16 2nd O/S
David Staples 04/Sep/16 Lead O/S
druss 29/Jul/16 AltLd O/S
Hidden 29/Jul/16 AltLd O/S
Hidden 07/Jul/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 07/Jul/16 2nd
gforce 03/Jul/16 2nd
with Dave O
dave o 03/Jul/16 Lead O/S
with Graham
Busby 25/Jun/16 AltLd O/S

Lead P2 then abbed off

abbeywall 19/Jun/16 AltLd O/S


with K, FM
annep 11/May/16 AltLd
Lamb 11/Apr/16 AltLd O/S


with Sean Henderson
seanhendo123 11/Apr/16 AltLd O/S

1st pitch, good move through the roof

with Lamb
guy757 25/Mar/16 -
Steve Perry 15/Mar/16 Lead rpt
with Anita
Dougbart 11/Oct/15 AltLd

Lead pitches 1&2

with matt
Fiona Reid 05/Sep/15 AltLd

Just 1 & 2. Led pitch 1 to the tree belay.

with Andy W
Mike-W-99 05/Sep/15 Lead O/S

Both pitches. Crux is a well protected jug fest.

with Chris
Steve Perry 05/Sep/15 2nd O/S
with Pete
Hidden 05/Sep/15 Lead O/S
centurion05 05/Sep/15 AltLd
mikewilson789 04/Sep/15 2nd β
with Andy Woolston
PeteLoveless 19/Aug/15 AltLd RP
with Ben Gibson
Gibson27 ?/Aug/15 AltLd O/S
with Peter loveless
Peter Metcalfe 10/Jun/15 AltLd
Pete 10/Jun/15 AltLd
Steve Perry 21/May/15 AltLd O/S

Again, soooo good.

Ian Jones 02/May/15 2nd O/S

Good crux but the climb as a whole felt awful.

with Tim Elsom
Steve Perry 21/Apr/15 Lead O/S

With Masa. Did P1 and P2, didn't bother with P3. Fantastic through the roof and so was the rest.

masa-alpin 21/Apr/15 2nd β

Steve lead through. Abbed off after P2.

plain kitten ??/2015 -
michaelb1 04/Sep/14 AltLd
with M Tighe
joesmith 02/Jun/14 AltLd O/S

Lead first pitch, abbed off after second

with Chris.
Hidden 02/Jun/14 AltLd O/S
kato'sdad 13/Apr/14 Lead
with Giles Trussel
GordonAinslie ??/2014 -
olekemi 12/Oct/13 Lead
with John W
jonnie3430 12/Oct/13 AltLd O/S
with Ole
Dr Toph 23/Sep/13 AltLd O/S

First two pitches were nice! Direct start fun and exposed on huge holds. Then Em lead P3, her first multipitch lead! shame its so vegetated at the top.

with Emily
annep 08/Jul/13 AltLd
Coel Hellier 06/Jul/13 Lead
with Fiend
scottyskier82 01/Jul/13 Lead O/S
with Laura Goble
PeteLoveless 19/Jun/13 AltLd O/S
with Chris Ward
Hidden 07/Jun/13 -
Hidden ?/Apr/13 AltLd O/S
Charlie Zephyr Booth ?/Feb/13 2nd O/S
with michael kirby
captain ??/2013 -
Hidden ??/2013 -
sikcby ??/2013 Lead β
Hidden 21/Oct/12 Lead O/S
nowler 09/Aug/12 2nd O/S

awesome moves pulling through the roof on pitch 1

peter.herd 09/Aug/12 AltLd

Pitch 1 is good.Lifted crux gear out with toe on pitch 2 by mistake. A bit vegetated and vague.

with Rory Brown
Hidden 09/Aug/12 AltLd
Hidden ?/Aug/12 Lead
Andy Moles 22/Jul/12 AltLd rpt
with Greg Cain
tebs 02/Jun/12 AltLd O/S

Wild moves through the bulge. Good climbing thereafter, slightly harrowing grass and rosebush cornice to finish. Two abseils.

with Tim
dav_713 01/May/12 AltLd
Hidden 25/Mar/12 AltLd
tomdude 17/Mar/12 Lead O/S
with matt toberman
marky728 11/Mar/12 2nd O/S
freudy_love 11/Mar/12 AltLd O/S

Done as the standard start was still very wet. Awesome juggy moves through the roof, well protected by what is more like a friend 2.5, not 3 as mentioned in the guidebook. Would definately do this as the preferred start if you lead HVS comfortably. Gilby lowered off after first pitch.

with Gilby Cavanagh, Henry Cowan
Robin Fuller ??/2012 AltLd
adie84 ??/2012 -
Johann ??/2012 -
centurion05 ??/2012 -
Patzl ??/2012 -
Steven Carter ??/2012 Lead O/S
geoff.comley 06/Nov/11 AltLd O/S

First climb ive led here, took a bit of getting used to not searching too hard for gear as there generally isnt any! Great moves through the roof.

with Simon
Hidden 03/Aug/11 Lead O/S
Ken Applegate 05/Jun/11 AltLd

Led P1 this time. Move through the roof is great!

with Johan Urbano
Hidden 28/May/11 AltLd O/S
Andy Moles 25/May/11 Lead O/S

Original way was wet, but this looks better anyway. Abbed off after P2.

with Ferdia
ferdia 25/May/11 AltLd O/S
with Andy
whistler 01/May/11 AltLd O/S

Quality route.

Scottish78 ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
HenryCowan ??/2011 -
Hidden 27/Aug/10 2nd
Chris wilson 14/Aug/10 AltLd rpt

Enjoyed this more second time around when i knew what was coming. The VS version was wet again.

with Jon B
cat22 27/Jun/10 AltLd
with Mike
Hidden 24/Apr/10 AltLd O/S
Hidden 24/Apr/10 AltLd
Russell Birkett 15/Apr/10 AltLd O/S
with Dez
Captain Solo 08/Aug/09 AltLd
with Mark
Mark Bannan 08/Aug/09 AltLd
Hidden ?/Aug/09 AltLd O/S
Chris wilson 20/Jun/09 2nd
with John F
jored ?/Jun/09 Lead
with Chris W
Ken Applegate 25/Apr/09 AltLd

Led P2.

with Dennis Harvey
groovypiper 17/Apr/09 AltLd O/S
with David Strachan
gareth scott borthwick 16/Apr/09 AltLd O/S

Dave led 1st pitch I led 2nd

with Dave
andyandy 24/Aug/08 AltLd
with Martin
RobScotland 20/Aug/07 2nd O/S
with Derek
Sean Bell 09/Jul/07 AltLd O/S
with neil
Hidden 05/Jun/07 AltLd O/S
Hidden 05/Jun/07 AltLd O/S
andymoin 31/May/07 AltLd O/S

Awesome line better than the VS version.

with Mark Jarvie
Hidden ??/2007 -
Hidden ??/2003 AltLd
Murray Freq ??/2002 Lead O/S
greenroom ??/2001 Lead O/S
with Amanda Grace Henderson
Lone Rider ??/2000 -
alan moore ??/2000 -
brianrunner ??/1990 -
Martin Bennett 12/Oct/73 -
with Dave Harding, Reg Popham
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