Downhill Racer

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Afternoon sun
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The most popular area at Froggatt has some great climbs in the lower grades and a famous blank slab. However it is showing signs of wear and tear, and the whole area can be very busy at the weekend. Guidebook page 280.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Congestion Crack
12m. The shallow groove is well protected and well named.
 
Technical
HS 4b
2
Long John's Slab
14m. From a boulder mantel onto a ledge then use the old peg hole (6a for the short) and make a hard move to finger holds and...
18 user comments
 
2 Stars
Reachy
Fluttery
E3 5c
3
Downhill Racer
16m. Climb the slab left of the shallow groove then step left and make a fierce, finger-mantel to better holds and an uphill...
8 user comments
 
3 Stars
Crimpy
Fluttery
E4 6a
4
Slab Recess Direct
14m. The shallow corner has an unhelpful set of sloping, slippery holds and great gear. The upper half is a doddle.
14 user comments
 
1 Stars
HS 4c
5
Joe's Direct Start
4m. A classic boulder problem mantelshelf is worthy of a minute of your time. Variations are countless, with the technical...
11 user comments
 
1 Stars
Technical
V2 5c
6
Slab Recess
16m. The best beginners' route on the cliff, is MUCH better led than top-roped! Climb the cracks on the right then move left to...
11 user comments
 
2 Stars
D
7
Gamma
12m. The obvious continuation to the start of the previous climb.
4 user comments
 VD
8
Allen's Slab
16m. Start up Gamma but follow the diagonal crack boldly out right - spaced gear - to a heathery ledge. Finish up the juggy...
12 user comments
 
2 Stars
Fluttery
S 4a
9
Polyp Piece
10m. Climb the blank slab on very poor footholds and undercuts direct to the traverse of Allen's Slab. Graded for a solo...
2 user comments
 
1 Stars
Reachy
Fluttery
E7 6c
10
Trapeze Direct
12m. The easy crack leads to a bulge split by a thin crack. Fill it full of runners and reach for a jug above, then heave away...
19 user comments
 
1 Stars
Strong
HS 4c
11
Trapeze
14m. Follow Trapeze Direct to the bulge then swing right along a break to gain an open groove. Climb this to the top.
5 user comments
 
1 Stars
VD
12
Nursery Slab
10m. The well named cracks and blocks to the left of Great Slab. Much-used as a descent by the competent and low in the grade!
6 user comments
 M
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