Mammoth Slab

2 Stars
 VS 4c

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16m. Pull onto the slab on the left and climb this until the exposed arete on the left can be reached fro a fine finish.
FA. Graham West 1960


Extremely scary if the crack to the left of the slab is not used - anyone know if it's supposed to be in the route? . 5a over the lip at (ignoring crack on L) and then 25 ft of *completely* gearless padding (4b/c?). Final arete is highly entertaining but gear for the final tricky move (Friend 1) is placed blind (and I'm 6ft). Exceptional value at VS!
steve culverhouse - 12/May/03

An interesting but strange route that is somehow less than the sum of it's parts. The ledge detracts and the combination of a boulder problem overhang, easy but terminal slab, and a committing and rounded finish is unusual. Fair at it's guidebook grade of HVS 5a, but not a typical HVS 5a.
Fiend - 03/Sep/04

Seconded this. Felt more like 5a than 4c. Why has the HVS 5a grade in the book been downgraded?
Steff - 05/Sep/04

Really enjoyed this route. Fun start, easy slab (ok no gear but if you can lead HVS as it gets in the guide then it shouldn't be a problem) and a lovely (and harder than I expected) finish up the arete. Middling HVS?
SidH - 08/Aug/05

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