Ochre Slab Route l

2 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
 HVS 5a

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A popular and rewarding climb that consists of two totally contrasting pitches; the first technical and the second super steep. Start on a high flat ledge left of Black Slab.</br>1) 4c, 24m. Pull onto the slab. Climb rightwards to its edge and move up to where it meets the steep wall above. Make technical moves up and right to a black vein and follow this more easily, moving right after 5m, to a belay below the overhanging corner at the right-hand end of the large overhang.</br>2) 5a, 8m. Climb the overhanging corner, perplexing but well-protected, and pull over the lip on massive holds to easier ground. A wild pitch.
FA. Trevor Peck, Peter Biven 3.1956

USER COMMENTS

Im sure this was VS when I did it 5 years ago, and Im sure Zig-zag, Anvil Chorus and Little Brown Jug were all harder...
Good route though.
Si dH - 09/Jul/10

VS 4c - with the crux being pitch 1. Pitch 2 is straight forward, well protected, chimneying to jugs. As above - LBJ, and AC are much harder (not done Zig-Zag). Absolutely no way is this HVS.
Alan Smith - 06/May/11

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