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4 pitches. A cunning line up impressive ground. Four interesting pitches each with a different character. On pitch three: the traverse right on the large ledges to access the v groove features a marked and awkward step down as you cross under the fall line of a steep crack corner (which is not climbed).

C Cartwright, S Richardson.

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Ultimate Scottish VII’s

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Nathan Adam 6 Jan Show βeta
βeta: It would be fine to continue up the corner on P3 instead of the impending wall traverse (which is very thin and tenuous). You can step right to belay at the top of the corner before it steepens again.
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βeta: It would be fine to continue up the corner on P3 instead of the impending wall traverse (which is very thin and tenuous). You can step right to belay at the top of the corner before it steepens again.
arose 1 Feb, 2022 Show βeta
βeta: 1. 15m. Start 15m right of Darth Vader and climb a steep right-facing corner to a ledge. 2. 20m. Move up and right to a steep corner. Climb this then move right and up to a good stance below the continuation corner. 3. 20m. Climb the right of two grooves to reach a good ledge with a spike on the left. Climb the steep wall above and exit on to a narrow ledge. Move up and right across the impending right wall to reach a large ledge system. 4. 30m. Move right 5m and enter a V-slot. Climb this and continue up the contorted chimney-crack above to exit left on to a sloping square ledge. 5. 25m. Climb the overhanging chimney-crack directly behind the belay to reach where the ground eases. Continue easily up snow to the cornice.
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βeta: 1. 15m. Start 15m right of Darth Vader and climb a steep right-facing corner to a ledge. 2. 20m. Move up and right to a steep corner. Climb this then move right and up to a good stance below the continuation corner. 3. 20m. Climb the right of two grooves to reach a good ledge with a spike on the left. Climb the steep wall above and exit on to a narrow ledge. Move up and right across the impending right wall to reach a large ledge system. 4. 30m. Move right 5m and enter a V-slot. Climb this and continue up the contorted chimney-crack above to exit left on to a sloping square ledge. 5. 25m. Climb the overhanging chimney-crack directly behind the belay to reach where the ground eases. Continue easily up snow to the cornice.

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High VIII
Mid VIII
Low VIII
High VII
Mid VII
Low VII
High VI
Mid VI
Low VI
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High 8
Mid 8
Low 8
High 7
Mid 7
Low 7
High 6
Mid 6
Low 6
Votes cast 5
Votes cast 5
Style of Ascent
Alt Leads
Not Set
Onsighted
Ground Up
DNF
Not Set
Route of Interest
Enigma (Winter)

Grade: VII 7 ***
(Fuar Tholl)

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