Great Slab

2 Stars
 HS 4b

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Climb the slippery crack which splits the right-hand side of the slab as it runs leftwards - poorly protected. Move back slightly right and then make a short traverse to a good ledge above the centre of the slab (possible belay). Climb the corner-crack to a ledge then finish direct with care. It is also possible to move right round the arete to a chimney with a loose exit.
FA. Alan Maskery 1952. FFA. Al Parker 1957


Why the recommended finish? Surely most people go straight up the chimney above the slab?
Graham - 04/Feb/02

if you like slabs you'll love this route, easy but great fun.
mark thrush - 05/Apr/02

great fun, more like! Miss most of the difficulties by running up the slab to the first slot!
adam - 21/Jul/04

A nice warmup for MAYDAY,with a bizzare exit thru the chimney.
wizz walker - 08/Sep/04

Polished to ....!
Iggy_B - 11/May/05

Straight up the groove/chimmney above the crack is the obvious finish and the one given in the definative guide. A good route
MG - 01/Jul/05

Lovely route, and 2 very distinct styles to it. Technical, delicate slab, then juggy, well protected, finish. Did the direct finish.
Dominion - 15/Aug/05

The slab is great - the crack is alright - the step into the chimney is grand and the chimney itself is a careful scramble. Its just about a Severe I feel- do Mutiny Crack in Burbage North if you want a HS. Worth 2 stars just for the slab and the view at the belay.
Kevin Kilroy - 12/Nov/07

Protected seemed reasonable to me. Felt tricky for the grade though, but I kept my feet in the crack, it might have been easier if I'd smeared on the slab?
Simon Caldwell - 04/Aug/08

I did the route while still a bit green after recent rain and smearing was not an option. Canít say the gear inspired confidence and will admit to a sense of relief on making the crossing move without mishap.
Paul Johnson - 05/May/09

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