Downhill Racer

Adjacent Areas
< Sickle Buttress  |  Great Slab >

Trad
No sun
0 mins
Up and Down
Windy

One of the most popular areas at Froggatt with some great climbs in the lower grades and a famous blank slab. It is showing signs of wear and tear, and the whole area can be very busy at weekends.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Sorrallion
Climbs up most of the ledgy descent then an awkward little roof.
 VD
2
Congestion Crack
The tight groove is trickier and better then it looks.
2 user comments
 
1 Stars
Technical
HS
3
Long John's Slab
From a lurking boulder, mantel onto a narrow ledge then use the old peg hole (6a for the short) to gain finger-holds and easier...
18 user comments
 
2 Stars
E3
4
Downhill Racer
Climb the slab left of the shallow groove then step left and make a fierce, fingery mantelshelf to better holds and an uphill...
8 user comments
 
3 Stars
E4
5
Slab Recess Direct
The shallow corner has an unhelpful set of sloping, slippery holds and great gear. The upper half is a doddle. Oddly there are...
14 user comments
 
1 Stars
HS
6
Joe's Arete
The arete gives a nice problem layaway and mantel.
 
1 Stars
Technical
f6B
7
Thin Slab
Smear up the blank slab.
 
1 Stars
Technical
f7A+
8
Mono Seam
From edges gain the two tiny pockets above, then the semi-circular flake and ledge. Just the right-hand pocket is f7A.
 
1 Stars
Technical
f6C+
9
Joe's Slab
The original and classic boulder problem mantelshelf is worth of a minute of your time. Polished.
12 user comments
 
3 Stars
Technical
f5+
10
Slab Pop
An eliminate up the blank slab above the undercuts.
 
1 Stars
Technical
f6C
11
Slab Recess
The best beginners' route on the cliff - much better led than top-roped. Climb the cracks on the right then move left to the...
12 user comments
 
2 Stars
D
12
Gamma
The blocky continuation to the start of the previous climb.
4 user comments
 VD
13
Allen's Slab
Popular but a bit bolder than you might be expecting. Start up Gamma but follow the diagonal crack out right to the left end of...
12 user comments
 
2 Stars
S
14
Polyp Piece
Climb the blank slab on very poor footholds and undercuts direct to the traverse of Allen's Slab. Graded for a solo, it is...
2 user comments
 
1 Stars
E7
15
Swing
The right-hand side of the slab is graded for no side runners. At the ledge swing left then finish direct.
 E1
16
Trapeze Direct
The easy crack leads to a bulge split by a thin crack. Reach for a jug above, then heave away to easy ground. The route is...
20 user comments
 
1 Stars
Strong
VS
17
Trapeze
A more satisfying variation. Follow Trapeze Direct to the bulge then swing right along a break to an open groove and climb this...
7 user comments
 
2 Stars
VD
18
Nursery Slab
The well-named blocky cracks bounding the left edge of Great Slab. Used as a descent by the competent and low in the grade.
6 user comments
 M
  • Latest Comments

    For FROGGATT

    Horizontal Pleasure
    "Changed from E5 6b to E5 6b *, no votes" 23/Mar

    Trapeze
    "Lovely!" 16/May

    Sunset Crack
    "Didn't feel like a 4c to me - this was my first lead of anything above VDiff and..." 09/Dec

    Janker's Groove
    "Did the direct start as a sit start, as in the Bouldering guide recommended and ..." 09/Jun

    Downhill Racer
    "Quality, pretty on/off move low down and then not too much trouble above that. J..." 19/May

    Armageddon
    "Shouldnt this be spelt Armageddon (1 'g', 2 'd's, as in BMC guide and the Ston..." 22/Jan

    Three Pebble Slab
    "The protection for the crux is great, fits a size 3 (i think) 4CU like a glove. ..." 29/Jan

    Downes' Crack
    "Needs young arms!" 26/Nov

    Terrace Crack
    "Finished a warm, sunny end of September day with this and loved it. Consistent ..." 01/Oct

    Great Slab
    "I have some sympathy with John Yates. If the anti top rope lobby carries on seco..." 11/Jul top50

    Valkyrie
    "I found the crack harder than Chequers, worse even Terrazza? There are only a c..." 01/Jun top50

    Oedipus Ring Your Mother
    "not 6b, prob hard 5c. Awesome climbing though." 12/May

    Skogul
    "Done direct the arete certainly feels like VS (and harder than 4a)" 18/Oct

    Search for comments