Kayak Slab

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A Curbar rarity, a set of slabs. It's not all good news though - the routes are technical and runners are in short supply. If you're feeling bold, step this way, but don't forget your life-jacket. As ever with short slabby grit, some of the grades are hotly disputed.
Approach (see map on page 405) - Walk along the top of the edge passing over the Eliminates Wall and descend easy ground.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Inch Crack
The left-hand crack is short, steep and wider than an inch.
2 user comments
 
1 Stars
VS
2
Little Innominate
Classic Curbar, a tough nut to crack, being both narrower and harder then its neighbour
2 user comments
 
1 Stars
VS
3
Lepton
The highball arete has a hard rounded and scary finish. Heading right is a bit easier, but not much!
4 user comments
 
1 Stars
Technical
f6C+
4
Lepton Wall
The wall is easier towards the top, hence less scary than its neighbour to the left.
 
1 Stars
f6A+
5
Amy
Hop onto the ramp and balance left to a short crack. Nice.
2 user comments
 
1 Stars
HS
6
Rapid
The right-hand side of the slab immediately left of Kayak.
 E1
7
Kayak
The left side of the slab trending right, harder for the short. The final break takes runners. A direct finish is a grade...
32 user comments
 
2 Stars
E1
8
Finger Distance
The pocketed centre of the slab is tenuous and unprotected. The right-hand start, using the big pocket, is easier but true...
11 user comments
 
2 Stars
Technical
E3
9
El Vino Collapso
Wobble up the right-hand side of the slab to a crucial stretch for distant jugs. Very highball f6B+.
6 user comments
 
2 Stars
E5
10
Canoe
The pocketed left-hand edge of the right-hand slab is a grade harder for the technically inept.
10 user comments
 
1 Stars
f5+
11
Stopper
A thin slab with the final moves forming the stopper crux.
4 user comments
 
1 Stars
f6B
12
White Water
The tiny but sustained and unprotected slab requires cunning.
4 user comments
 
2 Stars
Technical
f7A+
13
Done Years Ago
Head right past the overlaps to the juggy arete. Often gritty.
3 user comments
 
1 Stars
Technical
E3
14
Neat
 f5+
15
Curbar Corner
Has good wires so can be led at VS if required.
 
1 Stars
f5
16
Little Stiffer
 f6A
  • Latest Comments

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    Don't Slip Now
    "Death on a stick. Not really that hard....but crikey.... zero gear, nothing to r..." 19/Mar

    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

    Saddy
    "I thought it was rather good, for some of the reasons Fiend dislikes it. It was ..." 08/May

    Saddy
    "Your man's right. This route is bloody awful." 04/May

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