35m. The original and best line up the beautiful steep slab.

Murray Hamilton 1983.

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raliadsa skcalbwah 18 Aug, 2023 Show βeta
βeta: Nothing hard really but sustained and I thought fairly bold overall. Feels longer than it is. Final section was the highlight for me - cool holds and max exposure!
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βeta: Nothing hard really but sustained and I thought fairly bold overall. Feels longer than it is. Final section was the highlight for me - cool holds and max exposure!
John Cuthbert 26 Apr, 2023 Show βeta
βeta: I led this first back in '96 but even as a second this time round, the whole thing felt longer, thinner, and bolder than anything that I could recall. Maybe that's a comment on the fallibility of memory, or perhaps a sign that the experience would be better affected by more trad days. Much clearer is that even with the passage of time, many signs of wear, and an early season almost chalkless ascent (which really challenges route finding), 'The Pillar' remains an absolute Classic. We rapped from the belay block (we didnt fancy the wet slippery descent) and retrieved our anchors as we walked back and over to the main cliffl..
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βeta: I led this first back in '96 but even as a second this time round, the whole thing felt longer, thinner, and bolder than anything that I could recall. Maybe that's a comment on the fallibility of memory, or perhaps a sign that the experience would be better affected by more trad days. Much clearer is that even with the passage of time, many signs of wear, and an early season almost chalkless ascent (which really challenges route finding), 'The Pillar' remains an absolute Classic. We rapped from the belay block (we didnt fancy the wet slippery descent) and retrieved our anchors as we walked back and over to the main cliffl..
Duncan McCallum 15 Aug, 2020 Show βeta
βeta: Really good. Kept right of the crack at the bottom as the face climbing was a bit easier. Mostly better protected than I thought it would be and the run-outs not so bad. Excellent rock.
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βeta: Really good. Kept right of the crack at the bottom as the face climbing was a bit easier. Mostly better protected than I thought it would be and the run-outs not so bad. Excellent rock.

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The Gralloch

Grade: E2 5b ***
(Garbh Bheinn)

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