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35m. Now considered by many as Severe, especially as a key gear placement at the end of the traverse has gone.

Willie Naismith & A.Mackay 1898

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Ultimate Scottish Rock, Skye Rock

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User Date Style Notes & Partners
joe1joe1joe2 7 Sep, 2019 2nd rpt
with mop449
with mop449
mop449 7 Sep, 2019 2nd Intimidating simul second
Intimidating simul second
Hidden 15 Aug, 2019 Solo
David Cooper 26 Jul, 2019 Lead O/S 14ish hours into the traverse, trail shoes, 40mph gusts, exposure and a strand of half rope made this feel like quite the mission. Lovely situation and climbing though
with Damon
14ish hours into the traverse, trail shoes, 40mph gusts, exposure and a strand of half rope made this feel like quite the mission. Lovely situation and climbing though
with Damon
masa-alpin H 19 Jul, 2019 AltLd O/S Dan lead P1 and I did P2. Great route. It was raining in our approach. But we waited at the bealach and cloud was lifted eventually. Rock was decently dry. We felt lucky!
Dan lead P1 and I did P2. Great route. It was raining in our approach. But we waited at the bealach and cloud was lifted eventually. Rock was decently dry. We felt lucky!
innes 23 Jun, 2019 Lead O/S
with Ruth
with Ruth
Hidden 28 May, 2019 2nd
HamishCarter 18 May, 2019 2nd
with Rob
with Rob
Liam Watson 15 May, 2019 Lead O/S
AliGilmour 15 May, 2019 2nd O/S
Hidden 12 May, 2019 Lead O/S
Joshua.Brunning 5 May, 2019 -
Sam24 11 Apr, 2019 2nd
JonLongshanks 10 Apr, 2019 2nd O/S Sort of two pitches.
Sort of two pitches.
patersonr ??, 2019 -
oonagh thin ??, 2019 AltLd
Hidden 17 Nov, 2018 AltLd rpt
Calum3610 8 Sep, 2018 2nd Slightly damp and done in trainers, good training for when I come back to do the full ridge traverse.
Slightly damp and done in trainers, good training for when I come back to do the full ridge traverse.
Little AndyH 8 Sep, 2018 Lead
Mackinclimb 4 Sep, 2018 Lead
williemiller 19 Jul, 2018 Lead rpt
jackiartist 19 Jul, 2018 2nd Quite liked it, bit wet, found a nut.
Quite liked it, bit wet, found a nut.
08nbrierley 9 Jul, 2018 Solo O/S
Hidden 6 Jun, 2018 Lead O/S
Mark Collins H 6 Jun, 2018 Lead O/S Took the crack in its entirety, which offered more opportunities for protection. Plenty of long slings are useful.
with Jules
Took the crack in its entirety, which offered more opportunities for protection. Plenty of long slings are useful.
with Jules
nickb1 5 Jun, 2018 2nd O/S
with fuckinollie
with fuckinollie
John Nuttall ? Jun, 2018 AltLd
with Sharon
with Sharon
jascott83 30 May, 2018 Lead O/S As part of ridge. That flake at end of traverse is definitely dodgy isn't it. It moved as I stepped off it. Not sure how safe it is. I secured my partner with a nut too. Rest of the route wasn't too bad. Easy traverse but not many footholds for the second half?
As part of ridge. That flake at end of traverse is definitely dodgy isn't it. It moved as I stepped off it. Not sure how safe it is. I secured my partner with a nut too. Rest of the route wasn't too bad. Easy traverse but not many footholds for the second half?
Coc-ker 30 May, 2018 2nd
Hidden 29 May, 2018 Lead
Hugh Simons 29 May, 2018 Lead O/S Part of full ridge traverse. Brilliant!
Part of full ridge traverse. Brilliant!
AndyGill 24 May, 2018 Lead O/S
Sandy_Philip 24 May, 2018 2nd
jgardiner 17 May, 2018 AltLd As part of Cuillin Traverse. Partner led the first traversey pitch and belayed from the flake, which in my opinion is loose. She disagreed. I led the next pitch feeling rather shaken until I got my first runner in. Opted for the blanker line left of the flake.
As part of Cuillin Traverse. Partner led the first traversey pitch and belayed from the flake, which in my opinion is loose. She disagreed. I led the next pitch feeling rather shaken until I got my first runner in. Opted for the blanker line left of the flake.
rashwell 17 May, 2018 AltLd
Hidden 13 May, 2018 Lead O/S
Sarahcrowsley 13 May, 2018 Lead
Hidden 13 May, 2018 2nd O/S
John McKenna 5 May, 2018 Solo O/S
Mark Kemball H 24 Jul, 2017 2nd
with Lucy Spark, Annmarie Northover
with Lucy Spark, Annmarie Northover
Ian Hinkins 29 May, 2017 Solo
gav 29 May, 2017 Lead O/S On traverse. Done in 2 pitches as wasn't sure if my rope would reach from the bealach. Probably a good choice. Found the crux tricky. Probably the most popular way seemed to have a loose hold to me, and the gear is not perfect. Other options were wet/delicate, so did it the hard way with a big rockover into the undercut. Gratuitous energy expenditure for a sev, but meh; the rain was coming. Rest is easy and well-protected.
with Miles
On traverse. Done in 2 pitches as wasn't sure if my rope would reach from the bealach. Probably a good choice. Found the crux tricky. Probably the most popular way seemed to have a loose hold to me, and the gear is not perfect. Other options were wet/delicate, so did it the hard way with a big rockover into the undercut. Gratuitous energy expenditure for a sev, but meh; the rain was coming. Rest is easy and well-protected.
with Miles
Hidden 25 May, 2017 Lead O/S
Fiona Reid 25 May, 2017 2nd As part of the Ridge Traverse. Very windy but what a situation for climb.
As part of the Ridge Traverse. Very windy but what a situation for climb.
mattx1123 8 May, 2017 2nd not too bad in bag and boots, took direct route in middle rather than easier flake
not too bad in bag and boots, took direct route in middle rather than easier flake
Darrell Read 8 May, 2017 Lead O/S As part of ridge traverse. Climbed in rock shoes.
As part of ridge traverse. Climbed in rock shoes.
Matt Harmon 6 May, 2017 Lead O/S as part of ridge traverse, probably the best severe i've done
as part of ridge traverse, probably the best severe i've done
Sarah Roscoe 6 May, 2017 2nd
Elsier 6 May, 2017 AltLd O/S In trainers as part of traverse, split into short pitches as we only had a super skinny 50m rope, so lead doubled up. Some route and belay finding issues, with very light rack of 4 nuts and slings.
with AdrianC
In trainers as part of traverse, split into short pitches as we only had a super skinny 50m rope, so lead doubled up. Some route and belay finding issues, with very light rack of 4 nuts and slings.
with AdrianC
joermann 3 May, 2017 2nd
Hidden 2 May, 2017 Lead
Hidden 2 May, 2017 2nd
Mackinclimb 2 May, 2017 2nd
with arose
with arose
Hidden 2 May, 2017 Lead O/S
Tom.Priestley 2 May, 2017 Solo O/S Woke me up after 8 hours of running/scrambling! Quite steep and exposed but on very good holds.
Woke me up after 8 hours of running/scrambling! Quite steep and exposed but on very good holds.
Neil Adams ??, 2017 Solo Done this a few times as part of ridge traverses
Done this a few times as part of ridge traverses
Jamie Skelton H 10 Oct, 2016 Lead O/S
with Jack Morris
with Jack Morris
annep11 8 Oct, 2016 2nd O/S
with Ivan, Josh
with Ivan, Josh
Brian Pollock 1 Oct, 2016 Lead O/S Part of ridge traverse
with Pina
Part of ridge traverse
with Pina
Pina 1 Oct, 2016 2nd rpt
with Martin, Brian Pollock
with Martin, Brian Pollock
Hidden ? Sep, 2016 Lead O/S
George Frisby 18 Aug, 2016 2nd As part of main Cuillin traverse
As part of main Cuillin traverse
Hidden 18 Aug, 2016 Solo O/S
Bristol_Quornstar 18 Aug, 2016 Lead O/S Soloed 1st pitch then thought a rope is a good idea like...
Soloed 1st pitch then thought a rope is a good idea like...
stevieboywonder 18 Aug, 2016 2nd O/S
Hidden 2 Jul, 2016 2nd
Master Chief 9 Jun, 2016 Lead
with jgclimb
with jgclimb
Hidden 8 Jun, 2016 Solo
cornishben 4 Jun, 2016 2nd O/S
with Rich Draisey
with Rich Draisey
ajsburns 2 Jun, 2016 2nd Cuillin traverse
with Will, Chris
Cuillin traverse
with Will, Chris
Hidden 2 Jun, 2016 Lead O/S
cacheson 1 Jun, 2016 Lead O/S Best climbing on the traverse IMO
with Harry Carstairs
Best climbing on the traverse IMO
with Harry Carstairs
ajsburns 29 May, 2016 2nd Recce after Sgurr Basteir
with Chris
Recce after Sgurr Basteir
with Chris
Tony Ryland 29 May, 2016 Lead
with Emma Spencer
with Emma Spencer
farmus21 28 May, 2016 Lead A nice way to the top. As part of the Traverse.
with Sam Radcliffe
A nice way to the top. As part of the Traverse.
with Sam Radcliffe
Hidden 28 May, 2016 2nd
garywalker147 26 May, 2016 2nd Thanks to John and Jordan for offering me a go at this route. They really didn't have to - being on their successful Traverse.
Thanks to John and Jordan for offering me a go at this route. They really didn't have to - being on their successful Traverse.
Pina 15 May, 2016 2nd O/S With two bags...
with Pete, Ryan
With two bags...
with Pete, Ryan
danimal88 14 May, 2016 Lead O/S tried to get the shield off but ended up at the top. much elation for a severe
with Alex Dalton
tried to get the shield off but ended up at the top. much elation for a severe
with Alex Dalton
Roberttaylor 12 May, 2016 Solo O/S
kirstypallas 12 May, 2016 Lead
Hidden 11 May, 2016 Lead O/S
Manix 10 May, 2016 2nd
corvus58 10 May, 2016 2nd O/S Stunning day - felt hard for the grade. Cruised second pitch after Elvyn took a while leading it.
with Elvyn Haigh, George Christie
Stunning day - felt hard for the grade. Cruised second pitch after Elvyn took a while leading it.
with Elvyn Haigh, George Christie
Craig Holden 10 May, 2016 Solo O/S
Liam Ingram H 10 May, 2016 Lead O/S
with Craig Holden, Manix, Jake Dowell
with Craig Holden, Manix, Jake Dowell
Hidden 17 Aug, 2015 Lead O/S
Hidden 17 Aug, 2015 -
Hidden 11 Aug, 2015 2nd O/S
John 'B' Hutchinson 3 Jul, 2015 AltLd β During full ridge traverse
with Chris Hutchinson
During full ridge traverse
with Chris Hutchinson
Hidden 19 Apr, 2015 AltLd
Hidden 14 Sep, 2014 2nd O/S
Hidden 14 Sep, 2014 AltLd O/S
Hidden 27 Aug, 2014 Lead O/S
alex toomey 27 Aug, 2014 2nd O/S
Bry 27 Aug, 2014 2nd β
Ratfeeder 27 Jul, 2014 Lead O/S
with Karl
with Karl
cjohn62 25 Jul, 2014 Lead
with andy
with andy
Nikki Hawkins 23 Jul, 2014 Lead O/S In one pitch, as part of ridge traverse with George W, lots of rope drag!
In one pitch, as part of ridge traverse with George W, lots of rope drag!
fobb 30 Jun, 2014 AltLd Fabulous route, fabulous location. Large rock at the start of the second pitch very loose, apparently came off the next day.
Fabulous route, fabulous location. Large rock at the start of the second pitch very loose, apparently came off the next day.
Hidden 29 Jun, 2014 2nd
Chuck 28 Jun, 2014 2nd
with Chris Hutchinson
with Chris Hutchinson
bigrob 26 Jun, 2014 Lead
with em whitehouse
with em whitehouse
bungee316 23 Jun, 2014 2nd O/S
Andy Clarke H 16 Jun, 2014 Lead O/S Intimidating conditions: heavy mist meant we could barely see The Tooth from 20 ft away and almost missed it. Very satisfying to climb it finally after getting spooked and avoiding it on our traverse in 2002. Continued onto Am Basteir via undercut crack of The Mouth. A long way to walk for 2 pitches and a stiff pull, but well worth it: had to be done.
with MikeP
Intimidating conditions: heavy mist meant we could barely see The Tooth from 20 ft away and almost missed it. Very satisfying to climb it finally after getting spooked and avoiding it on our traverse in 2002. Continued onto Am Basteir via undercut crack of The Mouth. A long way to walk for 2 pitches and a stiff pull, but well worth it: had to be done.
with MikeP
Hidden 15 Jun, 2014 Lead O/S
SWalls 30 May, 2014 2nd As part of traverse
with Stevos
As part of traverse
with Stevos
Jenny Hall 28 May, 2014 2nd
with Louis
with Louis
Hidden 28 May, 2014 2nd
Louis Hume 28 May, 2014 Lead Looks imposing but goes nice - in innov8 fell shoes as part of ridge recce
with Chuck Bee, Jenny Hall
Looks imposing but goes nice - in innov8 fell shoes as part of ridge recce
with Chuck Bee, Jenny Hall
charvey 27 May, 2014 Lead O/S Awesome setting. Route finding was a bit difficult.
Awesome setting. Route finding was a bit difficult.
Michael Haywood 3 May, 2014 Lead
with Damon Rodwell
with Damon Rodwell
James Thacker ??, 2014 -
Brendan 20 Jul, 2013 Lead O/S Would be a classic at any crag, the fact it's on the Tooth makes it really special.
with Jamie and Andy
Would be a classic at any crag, the fact it's on the Tooth makes it really special.
with Jamie and Andy
Jon de Leyser H 8 Jun, 2013 Lead O/S on the traverse. intimidating feature.. wonderful exposed line. unforgettable.
on the traverse. intimidating feature.. wonderful exposed line. unforgettable.
allyrocke 8 Jun, 2013 2nd O/S And what a way to polish of the ridge! Route finding to the summit of Am Basteir proved problematic however
And what a way to polish of the ridge! Route finding to the summit of Am Basteir proved problematic however
Hidden 30 May, 2013 2nd O/S
NeilGriffiths 30 May, 2013 2nd Simon led. Looks so unlikely but superb rock, gear and big holds all the way.
with frost, Adam
Simon led. Looks so unlikely but superb rock, gear and big holds all the way.
with frost, Adam
frost 30 May, 2013 Lead
with A Crook
with A Crook
musgravet 26 Aug, 2012 2nd
with Olly P
with Olly P
Hidden 26 Aug, 2012 Lead O/S
Hidden 2 Jul, 2012 2nd O/S
Sarah Welsh 20 Jun, 2012 2nd Led by Kev
Led by Kev
Steve Woollard 20 Jun, 2012 2nd
Dafydd Llywelyn 7 Jun, 2012 Lead O/S Part of the ridge...
Part of the ridge...
Hidden 7 Jun, 2012 -
DavidR 24 May, 2012 AltLd O/S Hol - pitch 1. Me - pitch 2.
Hol - pitch 1. Me - pitch 2.
Tenko 6 May, 2012 2nd O/S
with Ben Noble
with Ben Noble
atom 1 May, 2012 2nd
with Kilda, Gillian
with Kilda, Gillian
Kilda 1 May, 2012 2nd
with Gillian (Skyeguides), atom
with Gillian (Skyeguides), atom
Tom Baird 29 Apr, 2012 Lead O/S
with codgio
with codgio
codgio 29 Apr, 2012 2nd O/S Actually lead the first traverse, but not counting that as it was a formality. Tom lead the rest, and it seemed like there was very little gear for the first half. Second half was much better and a really nice climb - if it was all like that it would have earned 3 starts, but only gets 2 as the first section wasn't great.
Actually lead the first traverse, but not counting that as it was a formality. Tom lead the rest, and it seemed like there was very little gear for the first half. Second half was much better and a really nice climb - if it was all like that it would have earned 3 starts, but only gets 2 as the first section wasn't great.
John Nuttall 26 Mar, 2012 Solo For position this must be the best single pitch v. diff. in the world.
For position this must be the best single pitch v. diff. in the world.
bnewman 7 Aug, 2011 AltLd O/S In poor weather and big boots. We left some gear on the wall. Please contact me if you would like to return it. It would be much appreciated.
with Johannes
In poor weather and big boots. We left some gear on the wall. Please contact me if you would like to return it. It would be much appreciated.
with Johannes
smcw 27 Jul, 2011 -
with rmc
with rmc
auld al 17 Jun, 2011 AltLd O/S
Captain Solo 12 Jun, 2011 Solo rpt
simondunf 10 Jun, 2011 Solo
minda_kat 10 Jun, 2011 2nd
Steve Hill 10 Jun, 2011 Lead O/S
the rec 8 Jun, 2011 Lead O/S Best VDiff i've done so far. 1st pitch was a bit loose but the 2nd pitch was amazing!
with Jules
Best VDiff i've done so far. 1st pitch was a bit loose but the 2nd pitch was amazing!
with Jules
iansm 1 May, 2011 2nd Fantastic day - Bhasteir Tooth, Am Basteir and Sgurr nan Gillean
with Graham C
Fantastic day - Bhasteir Tooth, Am Basteir and Sgurr nan Gillean
with Graham C
K Wall 1 May, 2011 Lead
with Chris, Jonno
with Chris, Jonno
Hidden 22 Apr, 2011 2nd
Hidden 15 Aug, 2010 Solo
tallthinmonkey 14 Aug, 2010 Lead O/S
with Josh Plant
with Josh Plant
ewen 14 Jun, 2010 Solo O/S
Will Hunt 10 Jun, 2010 Lead O/S In two pitches.
In two pitches.
matt_ringrose 8 Jun, 2010 -
with Will Hunt
with Will Hunt
Hidden 1 May, 2010 Lead
Hidden 1 May, 2010 2nd
mr rob 14 Mar, 2010 AltLd O/S
with Jordan, ferg
with Jordan, ferg
Hidden ??, 2010 -
steven 10 Jul, 2009 Lead O/S
with Rob Hunt
with Rob Hunt
tomhull 1 Jun, 2009 AltLd
with martyn stott
with martyn stott
vvanhinsbergh ? Jun, 2009 Solo God knows what I climbed, but it finished with a traverse and Mantleshlef described in the guide for Naismith's route!...
God knows what I climbed, but it finished with a traverse and Mantleshlef described in the guide for Naismith's route!...
Fergus Cuthill ? Jun, 2009 2nd O/S
with CalumC
with CalumC
Rachel S 19 May, 2009 2nd O/S reccie for the traverse (which we didn't do!!)
reccie for the traverse (which we didn't do!!)
Hidden 19 May, 2009 Lead
Hidden 19 Sep, 2008 2nd
Hidden 19 Sep, 2008 2nd
Gawyllie 1 Jun, 2008 2nd
with john meechan
with john meechan
heather.deane 25 May, 2008 2nd O/S
with Andy
with Andy
Hidden 25 May, 2008 2nd
johnjb 25 May, 2008 2nd O/S
with Andy P
with Andy P
Hidden 25 May, 2008 Lead O/S
Hidden 20 May, 2008 Lead rpt
Hidden 11 May, 2008 AltLd
TrollJester ??, 2008 AltLd O/S
with Ian Meek
with Ian Meek
Hidden ??, 2008 -
nathan_kelly 11 Aug, 2007 2nd O/S
with Ben Thynne, Tim Sugars
with Ben Thynne, Tim Sugars
Boistelle 9 Jun, 2007 Lead O/S Really cool route with comfortable exposure
with Steve Boistelle
Really cool route with comfortable exposure
with Steve Boistelle
Captain Solo 4 May, 2007 Solo Couldn't find Lota Corrie route
Couldn't find Lota Corrie route
Hidden 7 Apr, 2007 2nd
cat22 ? Apr, 2007 2nd O/S
Jonny M ? Aug, 2006 2nd O/S Actually, did the direct route, which is meant to be just VDiff. Maybe it was because it was the end of the traverse and we were pretty tired but it seemed harder than that! My leader was E-grade climber and was asking me to watch him! Also seemed to lack gear - at one point we ran out 60ft from the belay with no gear. Very wrong.
with Stepan Ptacek
Actually, did the direct route, which is meant to be just VDiff. Maybe it was because it was the end of the traverse and we were pretty tired but it seemed harder than that! My leader was E-grade climber and was asking me to watch him! Also seemed to lack gear - at one point we ran out 60ft from the belay with no gear. Very wrong.
with Stepan Ptacek
Trefor H H 14 May, 2006 Lead
with Chris C
with Chris C
Hidden ? Apr, 2006 -
Tim W 2 Aug, 2004 Lead O/S
Dave Toseland 3 Jun, 2004 Lead O/S
with Frazer
with Frazer
John Pickles 25 Jun, 2003 Lead O/S
with Zac Poulton/Jill Singleton
with Zac Poulton/Jill Singleton
Ann S 24 May, 2003 2nd
with Bill Harrison/Paul Murray
with Bill Harrison/Paul Murray
steveP ? May, 2002 Lead O/S
with Paul Rowlands, Frank Popham
with Paul Rowlands, Frank Popham
Paula Hamilton-Gibson ? May, 2001 Solo
DGY 12 Jun, 2000 Lead
with Paul L, Pete C, Alan T
with Paul L, Pete C, Alan T
alan moore ??, 2000 -
cpoad 1 Jun, 1999 Lead O/S
with Nick Hawkes
with Nick Hawkes
Jon Gordon ? May, 1999 AltLd
Hidden 18 Aug, 1997 Lead O/S
SimonN 12 Jul, 1997 Lead
chrisrogers ? Jul, 1996 2nd O/S
with Dean T
with Dean T
roncaves 28 Aug, 1995 Solo In the rain, with a back rope
In the rain, with a back rope
Iain Brown 22 May, 1993 -
with Colin
with Colin
Gordon Stainforth 6 May, 1993 2nd While working on my Cuillin book.
with Mike Lates, Trevor --
While working on my Cuillin book.
with Mike Lates, Trevor --
99bolivar ? May, 1992 Lead O/S
with Nick Sutton
with Nick Sutton
nigehughes ? May, 1991 Lead
with Nick Holly
with Nick Holly
Dave Douglas 15 Jun, 1990 Solo O/S
jackse ??, 1990 Lead
with big ian
with big ian
Iain Brown 15 Jun, 1989 -
with Colin
with Colin
Raggar ??, 1988 2nd
with roge, Chris B, Jon B
with roge, Chris B, Jon B
Hidden ??, 1987 2nd
gooberman-hill ??, 1987 Lead climbed as part of the Main Ridge traverse. ...reader, I married her
climbed as part of the Main Ridge traverse. ...reader, I married her
biggianthead 25 Apr, 1984 -
with G
with G
paul59 1 Jun, 1983 2nd
with Paul Kirk
with Paul Kirk
Hidden ??, 1983 -
uphillnow ? Jun, 1976 Lead
with Ian Roberts, George Wilson, Al Bennett
with Ian Roberts, George Wilson, Al Bennett
Hidden 18 Aug, 1975 AltLd O/S
Martin Bennett 17 May, 1975 -
with Bob Thomson, JD
with Bob Thomson, JD
Derek Ryden ? Jul, 1973 Lead O/S As part of ridge traverse
with Colin Morrison
As part of ridge traverse
with Colin Morrison
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