54m, 3 pitches. Climbs the right prow of the face. Mostly unprotected, especially at the start.

John Cunningham 1948

Ticklists: Classic Rock, The Original 'Classic Rock' List.

ryan1410 06/Aug AltLd O/S

Lead P1&3. Terrible protect on 1st pitch. Hard climbing, challenging day! Over cast light winds.

with Craig Thomson
Roberttaylor ?/Sep/16 Lead O/S
Scott Rankin 03/Jun/16 AltLd
with Ross Cadie
matthew885 ?/Jun/16 Lead O/S
Jimbo12c ??/2016 Lead
mountain musher ??/2016 AltLd
Hidden 30/Aug/15 AltLd
olekemi 23/Jun/15 Lead O/S

All in one go including simul-climbing.

with Mark G
Hidden 23/May/15 -
Hidden 23/May/15 2nd
Hidden ??/2015 Lead
Tarquin 13/Sep/14 Lead
with Louise
Louvet 13/Sep/14 2nd
with Tarquin
Andy Moles 15/Aug/14 Solo O/S
with -
johannes 31/May/14 Solo O/S

Good quality rock. Slightly overgrown though (but not too bad)

Hidden 24/May/14 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2014 -
mjackson ??/2013 -
Hidden 12/Aug/12 AltLd O/S
Wee Davie 12/Aug/12 AltLd O/S

In 2 pitches. 2nd half is the best. Some runouts on it, but certainly not 'mostly unprotected' as falsely advertised here.

with Stuart Burns
tim newton 24/Mar/12 Solo O/S
Graham Westbrook 04/Jun/11 AltLd O/S
mattkemp70 ?/Jun/11 Lead
with GEordie
Hidden 29/Apr/11 AltLd O/S
Hidden 17/Apr/11 AltLd
Hidden ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
WilliamBurnside ??/2011 -
brianrunner ??/2011 -
markhammonds 16/Oct/10 AltLd O/S

I lead P2 (which seemed longer than the guidebook suggested). Glad I wasn't leading P1: it seemed a bit bold...

with Khalid Abdulla
jonnie3430 30/Aug/10 AltLd O/S
with Bjorn
Hidden 30/Aug/10 AltLd O/S
Lawrie Brand 10/Jun/10 AltLd O/S
jfmchivall 10/Jun/10 AltLd O/S

Ran the top two pitches together. 20 mins for the entire route.

Hidden 17/Apr/10 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2010 -
Hidden ??/2010 AltLd
Stuart Macfarlane 17/Sep/09 AltLd O/S
with Jeanie
Hidden ?/Sep/09 AltLd O/S
Wicamoi ?/Sep/09 AltLd O/S
with Matt
henwardian 26/Jul/09 AltLd O/S

quite pleasant. No reason not to lead pitches 2 and 3 together.

with Euan
jimorothy 14/May/09 Lead

Not really worthy of Classic Rock. Did Direct HS/VS start. Not often climbed and not very classic, the route is not very obvious, after confusion with description for pitch 2 ended up on amazing crux pitch of Gladiator's Groove E1, got to the top of 5b crux and promptly took a peeler on the 'udge' belly flop. Managed a tricky reclimb and gear collecting downclimb, before a return to Ardgarten Arete, which then felt easy, even in strong winds. SMC guide mis-marks the belay block of pitch 2 - pitch two is about 20m not 10m, and pitch three is about 12m.

with Rachel Crolla
Captain Solo 21/Mar/09 AltLd

Led 1st pitch, Ewan strung 2 & 3 together

with Ewan
JLS 25/May/08 Lead O/S
with Jacqui
Dr Rorlasaurus 21/May/08 2nd

Nice evenings jaunt...

Hidden ??/2008 -
Hidden 24/Jul/07 2nd
Hidden 29/Apr/07 Lead
Alexander123 16/Jul/06 AltLd O/S
Watty 16/Jul/06 AltLd
with A.Watt
A Crook 16/Jul/06 AltLd O/S
with Duncan Hassell
alan moore ??/2005 Solo

Evening after work with Punsters and S Peak Traverse

Steve Lenartowicz ??/2005 -
richardlong78 04/May/02 AltLd
with Kenny Kenworthy
IanGilbertJones 05/May/01 Lead O/S
maxtwomey ??/2000 AltLd
Bob M 10/Jun/99 AltLd
with Jill Stevens, Chris Bristow
jackse ??/1995 Lead
Dave Kerr 30/May/94 AltLd
with A. Dunlop
Iain Thow 02/Aug/91 Lead
with Chris Dodd
johnkeith ?/May/90 AltLd
with can't remember!
The Pulsing Motorik of Neu! 30/Sep/89 Lead O/S
with Andy Dean
Andy Say 28/Aug/89 Solo
pingora 21/May/89 -
with Nick
mark mcgowan01 ??/1989 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/1989 Solo
jackse ??/1988 Lead
Hidden ??/1987 Lead
arduff ??/1980 AltLd
with EUMC pals
Nigel Bond 26/May/79 Lead
with Martin Crosby
mike bridges ?/Aug/77 Lead O/S
with John Hall
auldscotal ??/1976 AltLd O/S
with Paul Murton
Martin Bennett 02/Jul/75 Solo
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