Shock Horror Slab

2 Stars
Technical
 E2 6a

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10m. Another technical tease. Start below and right of a slight rib and scrape up the lower bulges to an easier finish.
FA. Steve Bancroft 1980

USER COMMENTS

classic grit.....E1 6a always has been always will be, learn to climb!
matt b - 12/Jan/03

i agree. an exercise in pain tolerance more than anything.
nick v - 03/Aug/03

Ridiculously hard without the arete or boulder to the right. Having warmed up flashing Sleepwalker then Daydreamer, I couldn't come close to this despite dozens of efforts in good conditions. If this is English 6a, Satin is English 5b.
Fiend - 10/Mar/07

The boulder and arete are definitely out.
Graham Hoey - 16/Apr/07

Fiend - dodgy sequence maybe?
Kieran - 04/Mar/09

Yes it was. I was trying super-direct (which I've heard is closer to English 6c), rather than coming in slightly from the right using the better holds. E2 6b in the definitive guide IIRC.
Fiend - 06/May/09

Lost a pebble (the 'juggy' one up and left) a couple of years ago and is now slightly harder. Doesn't climb as nicely, is more like 6b than 6a (though it was always on the cusp), but still a great problem.
Jon Stewart - 17/Oct/10

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  • Route Grade Votings

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