Black Slab

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Pumpy
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A long and varied line whose name refers to the starting slab. Start at the low black slab that has a wide crack on its left..
1) 12m. Using a combination of the thinner crack on the slab and the wide crack, climb to the easier-angled section below a steep chimney. Make a couple of moves up the chimney from where good holds allow a step left onto a good ledge and belay next to a large spike. It is possible to climb the initial slab on the right using a diagonal crack for the feet at about the same grade..
2) 12m. Climb the cracks above the spike to a ledge, move right and finish up a left leading corner-line.
FA. Commando Cliff Assault Wing c.1940s

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