Slabby Wall

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Sun and Shade
Downhill
5 mins
Seepage
Sheltered

The easy-angled left-hand side of the gorge is often in a very poor state and usually needs a substatial amount of cleaning before the routes are climbable. However the rock is good and it dries quickly when clear of vegetation. The bed of the gorge is usually very muddy. Guidebook page 144.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Ladywriter
12m. This horrendous vegetated excursion starts just left a deep groove immediately below the bridge. Climb the left wall of...
 HS
2
Portobello Belle
12m. Another slightly less overgrown horror, From the top of the Ladywriter groove continue direct up the slab to finish just...
 HS
3
A Brown Shade of Lime
12m. The right hand version of Portobello Belle is harder but just as unpleasant. From the top of the groove move right then...
 VS 4c
4
Single Handed Sailor
12m. Climb the mossy wall and smooth slab keeping to the left of a bush
 
Fluttery
HVS 4c
5
Follow Me Home
12m. When clean and dry this is an excellent and memorable route that is worth two stars. Climb the lower mossy wall between...
 
1 Stars
Technical
Fluttery
E1 5a
6
Angel of Mercy
12m. Another excellent pitch that is worth two stars when clean. From the iron bar on Follow Me Home pull around the overlap...
 
1 Stars
Technical
Crimpy
Fluttery
E2 5a
7
Grey Tripper
12m. A poor route that climbs direct past the lowest bush to reach a second bush by an overlap. Pull over this and ascend the...
 
Fluttery
E2 5a
8
News
12m. Start 3m right of Grey Tripper at a mossy rightward tending ramp. Climb the ramp then follow the cleaner but bold slab to...
 
Fluttery
HVS 4c
9
Where We Going
12m. The corner bounding the right edge of the slab is best avoided.
 HS
10
Great Slab Girdle
12m. Start up Portobello Belle then traverse rightwards on good clean rock to join the unfortunate finish of Where We Going.
 HVS 5a
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    Broccoli and Ice-Cream
    "Climbed this on sat, think it was the only route climbable due to the seepage, i..." 09/Apr

    The Ten Year Fog
    "Re-bolted, re-cleaned and extended to the top of the crag. This is another three..." 20/Sep

    Grand Canyon
    "Is access to this crag ok? remember reading that thyere were some issues with it..." 29/Aug top50

    Bananas and Coffee
    "Many years later lets put the record straight. If it's the route I'm thinking..." 04/Feb

    Broccoli and Ice-Cream
    "What is the short project between Grand Canyon and Broccoli and Ice-cream? I'm a..." 15/Aug

    Broccoli and Ice-Cream
    "I've cleaned up this route. It's in good nick at the moment and certainly worth..." 21/Jul

    Grand Canyon
    "I remember doing this in the early 90's and some holds crumbling on the last sec..." 10/Jul top50

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