Kayak Slab

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That rarity on Curbar, a nice set of slabs. It's not all good news though, the routes are technical and there is hardly a runner between them. If youíre feeling bold, step this way, but donít forget your life-jacket. As ever with short slabby grit, the grades are hotly disputed!

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Inch Crack
6m. The left-hand crack is short, steep and wider than an inch.
1 user comment
 VS 4c
2
Little Innominate
6m. The right-hand crack is narrower and harder. It feels tough for the grade - but then again this is Curbar! Perhaps it...
2 user comments
 
1 Stars
Pumpy
VS 5a
3
Lepton
6m. The bouldery arete, finish to the right. Heading direct from the final rounded break is a fair bit harder and scarier.
3 user comments
 
1 Stars
Technical
Rounded
Fluttery
E3 6b
4
Amy
6m. Hop onto the ramp and balance left to a short crack.
1 user comment
 S 4a
5
Rapid
6m. The right-hand side of the slab immediately left of Kayak.
 
Rounded
E1 5c
6
Kayak
8m. The left-hand side of the central slab trending right. Hard for the short. The final break will take runners but by then...
32 user comments
 
2 Stars
Reachy
Fluttery
E1 5b
7
Finger Distance
10m. The pocketed centre of the slab is tenuous and unprotected. The right-hand start, using the big pocket, is only 6a for the...
10 user comments
 
1 Stars
Technical
E3 6b
8
El Vino Collapso
8m. Stagger up the right-hand side of the slab to a crucial stretch for thank-God jugs. E4 6a for the suitably talented!
5 user comments
 
1 Stars
Reachy
Fluttery
E5 6b
9
Canoe
6m. The pocketed left-hand edge of the right-hand slab is a grade harder for the technically inept.
9 user comments
 
Rounded
Fluttery
E2 5c
10
Stopper
6m. A thin slab with the final moves forming the stopper crux.
3 user comments
 
Reachy
Rounded
Fluttery
E4 6b
11
White Water
6m. A sustained and unprotected slab.
3 user comments
 
1 Stars
Technical
Fluttery
E6 6c
12
Done Years Ago
6m. Head right past the overlaps to the juggy arete. Often gritty.
3 user comments
 
1 Stars
Technical
E3 6a
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    Diet of Worms
    "ooops - 19th May 1978 according to the Tanky's new routes book. hex 7 stacked on..." 24/Sep

    Rise of the Robots
    "Haha 6b! Someone needs to lay off the crack pipe." 10/Aug

    Moonshine
    "Amazing that there are no comments for this brillant route. Technical interestin..." 02/Jun

    Rise of the Robots
    "Yes where did this 6b come from? I would go with 5c, but this route is much easi..." 17/Apr

    Finger Distance
    "A brilliant V4/5 with pads. I suppose you could argue that pads make it "to..." 14/Jan

    Honest John
    "Short but worthwhile" 26/Oct

    The Art of White Hat Wearing
    "Landing improved a while back and now a quality, West Side Story-esque, Font 7b+..." 19/Aug

    Soyuz
    "E1 5c. More in keeping with the Curbar grading system." 04/Jul

    Saddy
    "Thought that this is quite a good route. Good line cracks that require quite a b..." 09/Jun

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