Hugh Simons 02/Sep AltLd O/S

Pitches 1, 2, 4 and 6. All belters. Brilliant route, the evening sunlight hitting the pitch 6 corner as I climbed up was quite memorable.

with Martin
Martin McKenna - UKC 02/Sep AltLd

The Pin was wet so decided to do this since Hugh hadn't done it yet. I did easier pitches since the first time I'd got the quality pitches. Good day out. Windy in Loch Avon that night!

Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing 21/Jul Lead O/S

Conditions were a little ominous when we started, then got increasingly worse as height was gained, culminating in zero visability by the time we reached the top. Still, it made an already atmospheric route all the more atmospheric + memorable!

with TRip
eaf4 17/Jul AltLd
with Antony, Tom Jumar
Dougbart 08/Jul AltLd

Amazing Climb. Lead Odds. Fell on Crux traverse.

with Jack
thompsettjack 08/Jul AltLd O/S

Led 2,4 and 6. Awesome!!

with Dougbart
malone 18/Jun AltLd
Hidden 18/Jun AltLd
Helen Gibson 31/May AltLd O/S
with Graham Hoey
metrorat 27/May AltLd O/S

Perfect conditions today, sensational route. Led 2,4,6. Pitch 6 (the big corner) is gnarly and pumpy. I found it tougher than the 5c pitch which is a one-move wonder.

with Euan Maharg
gaz.marshall 26/May AltLd O/S
with Mhairi
Hidden 25/May AltLd O/S
AC1 25/May -

Even more enjoyable second time round! Perfect weather.

with Scott G
Adam Hill 17/May AltLd

Lead P1,3,5 Big adventurous mountain route.

with Simon Hitchens
WB 10/Sep/16 AltLd O/S

the wet haystack variation. The rain the day before had been torrential, and walking in there was rain and 50mph wind, but with nothing better to do we thought we would take a look... It was just about dry enough. Amazing. Great day.

with Guy
guitarshane 30/Aug/16 AltLd O/S

Brilliant route, some excellent moves and what a situation. Rock was in perfect condition, delighted to get this done

with Ted Collins
Martin McKenna - UKC 27/Aug/16 AltLd O/S
John McKenna 27/Aug/16 AltLd O/S

I think it's all about that corner pitch. A few other pitches are somewhat disappointing, lots of grass and ledges. 3* instead of 4* in my opinion.

peter.herd 25/Aug/16 AltLd

Quite an achievement really considering the way a 'splash of bourbon' the previous night escalated... also forgot the guide but that was just tactical weight saving. Glad to have the midge nets for the belays.

with Phil Jack
Hidden 24/Aug/16 AltLd O/S
Dan Vaj 19/Aug/16 2nd O/S
with James McHaffie
dan-8990 17/Aug/16 AltLd
with JC
Garrouli 19/Jul/16 Lead O/S

Hot as hell in Costa Del Scotland, and lots of wetness to contend with on the route!! Great route!

with Andy Munro
Sam Marks 08/Jun/16 AltLd O/S

Did the top half after joining from the needle due to wet lower pitches. What a pitch that top corner is! A great day followed by some disastrous news.

Hidden 08/Jun/16 AltLd O/S
Graeme Hammond 29/May/16 AltLd O/S

Led P2,4 &6. Best climb in ages, think i did the crux of Haystack going straight up from the peg on the crux pitch into a different groove. Great corner pitch is one of the single best pitches of climbing I've ever led.

with Chris Hindley
CaelanB 19/Sep/15 AltLd

This wet summer really took its toll, mostly the route was fine, but there were definitely wet bits most annoyingly on the crux, which lead to some difficulties. Still a great day though!

nigel pearson 19/Sep/15 AltLd
with Robin
Hidden 13/Sep/15 AltLd dnf
Mackinclimb 08/Aug/15 AltLd dnf

Got two pitches up but was too cold and windy to continue.

danimal88 11/Sep/14 AltLd

Awesome route wet cracks were damp or slimey so not to be able to jam, had to resort to cheating tactice by bridging. Lead P1,P4(got scared,rested lowered)P6. Johanes pulled off an good lead on the 5c pitch. fell off P6 twice. good times

with Johannes Felter
Hidden 03/Sep/14 AltLd rpt
Hidden 03/Sep/14 AltLd O/S
Captain Solo 02/Sep/14 AltLd rpt

A bit damp but climbable, did Haystack 5c variation.

with Cal
Gudge 26/Aug/14 AltLd O/S

P2, P4 & P7. Crux pitch wet so slinked off to Haystack for P4. Awesome despite the cold & being damp in places - lived up to the hype!

Steven Carter 26/Aug/14 AltLd
Dr Toph 26/Jul/14 Lead O/S

Lovely route, with some great corner pitches as the highlight. Led 1,2,4,6,7. P1+2 easily linked with 60m ropes to provide a mega pitch of increasing interest. Top corner a wicked jug-fest.

with Victor, Seb
Hidden 07/Jun/14 AltLd O/S
Roberttaylor 07/Jun/14 AltLd

w. AR and FE. One of my favourite routes ever.

ferdia 07/Jun/14 AltLd O/S

led top 2 pitches. all the corner pitches are great fun. and some gratuitous jugs to top out onto the plateau - nice

with Robert Taylor, Adam Russell
Hidden 01/Jun/14 2nd dnf
cat22 19/Jul/13 2nd
with Mike
salix 16/Jul/13 AltLd

Spectacular! What a treat, bits of drizzle didn't even matter that much. Lead evens.

with Frazer
Hidden 14/Jul/13 AltLd
freudy_love 14/Jul/13 AltLd O/S
MonkeyDawson 13/Jul/13 -
with Simon Smith
Tim Hamlet 12/Jul/13 AltLd

Fantastic. As was said to me on the walk in, I can confirm that the top corner really is 'banging'.

Timothy Miller 12/Jul/13 AltLd O/S
Hidden 08/Jul/13 AltLd O/S
Hidden 08/Jul/13 AltLd O/S
cuthill76 06/Jul/13 Lead

Led all the pitches apart from 3. Pitch 6 was the crux pitch for me. Amazing.

Hidden ?/Jul/13 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2013 -
captain ??/2013 -
captain ??/2013 -
Apharri 20/Jun/12 AltLd O/S
with Dave Wharton
samwillo 27/Mar/12 AltLd

Hard one to log, original plan was to do the needle so did the first 3-4 pitches before accidently finishing up the steeple but missing the 5c pitch. Still an awesome variation worth ****.

with Duncan Paterson
johannes 30/Jul/11 AltLd O/S

Caught it in a completely dry state. Almost took a whipper on the ramp pitch when a hold blew. First E2 onsight for me. The day after, VS 5a felt like absolute limit.

jim.macp 30/Jul/11 -
henning82 30/Jul/11 AltLd O/S
Andy Moles 04/Jul/11 AltLd O/S

Split the fifth pitch to wait for party ahead, I led evens. Absolutely outstanding route.

with Kev
Hidden 04/Jul/11 AltLd
GraMc 12/Jun/11 AltLd

awsome day out despite a few mares!, used one point of aid exiting the very wet second pitch and took a rest on the corner pitch after getting hailed on a bit, one of the most intimidating pitches ive ever lead, got to the top having used every single bit of gear i had except for my nuts racking biners. great route

Hidden 12/Jun/11 AltLd
Hidden 06/Jun/11 AltLd O/S
Hidden 02/May/11 AltLd O/S
Ken Applegate 29/Apr/11 AltLd

Absolutely amazing route! Led P 1,3,5&7, and then spent the night beneath the Shelterstone and climbed The Needle the following day.

with Dave Kirby
Hidden ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
GeoffG ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
adie84 ??/2011 -
Lone Rider ??/2011 -
Hidden 04/Sep/10 AltLd
Neil Adams 03/Sep/10 AltLd O/S


with Ross B
Ross Barnes 02/Sep/10 AltLd

Some spectacular pitches!

with Neil A
Captain Solo 16/Aug/10 AltLd

John led crux of Haystack as Steeple crux was damp. I got the top corner though, phenomenal climbing

with John
jamestheyip 15/Aug/10 AltLd dnf

Soaking wet despite the sunny weather. Ab off after third pitch. Should come back again after a longer dry period.

with Peter
Hidden 25/Jul/10 2nd
jameshiggins 25/Jul/10 AltLd

Epic. A day to remember with a smile - now I've dried out!

with Hannah, Michael
Hidden 25/Jul/10 AltLd
R0bbie 27/Jun/10 AltLd
with Henning
hwackerhage 27/Jun/10 AltLd

Led the 5c pitch and Robbie the 5b pitch (all the way to the top using a 60 m rope) on a day with several showers. Superb.

with Robbie Miller
Hidden 26/Jun/10 Lead
Hidden 25/Jun/10 AltLd
Hidden ??/2010 -
Hidden 22/Aug/09 AltLd
cobes 11/Aug/09 Lead O/S

we did the 6a pitch of The Spire by accident

with Alan Cassidy
Paulww 07/Aug/09 AltLd

Quality route. The corner pitch is a belter.

with John
Dougie Harvey 05/Jul/09 AltLd O/S

I lead the 5c pitch and Fin lead the corner

with Finlay Wild
Hidden 03/Jul/09 AltLd
Stewart B 25/Jun/09 AltLd O/S

Lead pitches 2,4,5,6,7. 7 is an absolute belter! One of the best pitches around, astonishingly good!

with Karen McIntyre
mulletcocktail2000 21/Jun/09 AltLd O/S

what can be said. **** all the way. outstanding route! all pitches top class apart for p3. above the ramp the climbing is impecable!

with sandy
Sandy Simpson 21/Jun/09 AltLd dog

crux really wet annoyed i took a rest but on the top corner i just went for it, best pitch i have ever done.

with Ryan Slater
Dangerous Dave 30/May/09 Lead O/S

Led both money pitches but went slightly wrong on the 1st crux and did haystacks. Good thing as steeple crux was wet

with James Richardson
Johann ?/May/09 AltLd O/S
with Alex Wheeldon
barney_edin ??/2009 AltLd
a_hein ?/Aug/08 AltLd O/S

a touch wet but great!

with Tom
mshorter 24/May/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 22/May/08 AltLd O/S
sparkass ?/May/08 AltLd O/S
Hidden ??/2008 Lead
Hidden ??/2008 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/Sep/07 AltLd O/S
Brian McC 26/Aug/07 AltLd O/S
with Brian Duthie
andyinglis 01/Jul/06 AltLd
Alasdair Fulton 01/Jul/06 AltLd O/S

Did first 3 of Needle, then crux of Haystack and Finished up steeple......a magical mistery tour!

Russell Birkett ?/Jul/05 AltLd O/S
with Dan Richardson
French Erick 23/Aug/04 AltLd O/S

Inspired the line (up in the corner) "now I know God is a climber" by someone who is possibly (never asked) a heathen.

with Andy Sharpe
Bruce Kerr 16/Jul/03 AltLd
with Rob Adie
Gus ??/2002 Lead O/S
with Pete Green
tompercy ?/Aug/01 AltLd dnf

Pitches 1-3 before rain stopped play. Completed top 3 pitches Sep 2016 so now just missing pitch 4 - the crux!

with Andy Sharpe
Chad123 ?/May/01 AltLd O/S

Awesome route, layback corner at the top being the finest of a good selection of pitches.

with Jonny M
brianrunner ??/2001 AltLd

superb route- the first 5a ish pitches are great

with steve wells
Hidden 23/Jul/00 AltLd O/S
Richard Weller 12/Jul/97 2nd dog

and Andy from KMC

with john sanders
buzby78 22/Aug/96 Lead O/S
ellis ?/Jul/96 AltLd O/S
with Kingsley, Jim Church
alkira ??/1996 -
uphillnow 23/Jun/95 AltLd

Best mountain E2 in Britain? Partner lead crux corner

with Mark Gray
charlesmfrench 16/Jun/95 AltLd O/S


with Tom Prentice
mark-abz ??/1994 AltLd
with Keith M
AC1 ??/1994 -
with Jason Currie
kp64zl ?/Jul/92 AltLd
with Keith, Jason M
Glenn Sutcliffe 30/May/92 -
with keefe
keefe 30/May/92 -
michael burrows 19/May/90 AltLd O/S


with brian jones
Hidden ?/May/90 -
jon 11/Sep/89 Lead
with H
Hidden ??/1989 AltLd
Bob Windsor ?/Jul/88 AltLd
with Nigel Holmes
stuart100 ?/Jun/88 2nd O/S
with Pete Goodwin
William Robertson ??/1987 Lead O/S
with Emily, Steve, Shaun etc
Bruce Kerr 28/Jun/86 AltLd
with Grahame Nicoll
TonyF 15/Jul/84 AltLd O/S
with Martin Lancaster
Bob 28/Aug/83 AltLd O/S

On a weekend when we did all four of the classic extremes.

with M. Lynch
neil3965 ?/Jul/83 2nd
with Doug Hall
Martin Bennett 29/Aug/81 -

Fantastic. One of my best leads. And enough left for Clean Sweep after!

with JD
redjerry 10/Sep/79 AltLd O/S
with Jim Melrose
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