Emma's Slab

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Early morning sun
10 mins
Uphill
Windy

The first section of the main part of the cliff is home to several worthwhile climbs, mostly cracks of one size or another. It is always popular. Many of the routes have become polished over the years though the quality of the best of the climbs continues to shine through.
Approach (see map on page 477) - Continue past all the main areas to the last substantial section of crag.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Dan's Arete
The hanging left arete of the block.
 
1 Stars
f6C
2
Crow's Feet
The hanging right arete of the block. UK tech grade of 5c.
 
1 Stars
f5+
3
Land Ho!
Climb the tough crack right of the block then finish up the bold right-hand arete of the side-wall. The left arete is easier.
5 user comments
 
1 Stars
Technical
HS
4
The Crow's Nest
Start as for Land Ho! but at the top of the crack step onto the face on the right. Cross to the base of the slab and balance up...
20 user comments
 
2 Stars
VS
5
Scrim Net
The thin crack has a tough move or two to reach a large hole. Easier climbing above, or escape left.
5 user comments
 
1 Stars
Technical
f6A
6
Look-out Arete
Climb the hard slippery groove into the base of the chimney of The Funnel. Bridge up until it is possible to swing onto the...
3 user comments
 
1 Stars
S
7
The Funnel
The deep chimney is gained via polished holds up the wall to the right (reachy) and is then climbed in traditional fashion....
3 user comments
 
1 Stars
Graunchy
D
8
Kiss Me Hardy
Skip up the right-hand wall as for The Funnel then try to make elegant progress up the awkward crack above and right using...
7 user comments
 
1 Stars
Technical
HVD
9
Kiss Me Arse
The arete from a sitting start. f6A if you start standing.
 
1 Stars
Bumstart
f6C
10
Monocled Mono
The centre of the wall.
 f6C
11
Kiss Me Softly
The right arete from a sitting start.
 
1 Stars
Bumstart
f6B
12
Victory Crack
Climb onto the chock then move left to reach the narrow crack that splits the buttress left of the gully. Safe, but it is a...
17 user comments
 
1 Stars
Technical
HS
13
Victory Gully
Climb onto the chock then continue up the gully (more of a groove really) to a tricky final couple of moves.
2 user comments
 
1 Stars
S
14
Emma's Slab
Climb onto the chock then stride out right and climb to, and on through, the capping roof via some pleasant moves.
4 user comments
 
1 Stars
VS
15
Roger the Cabin Boy II
The arete from a sitting start.
 
1 Stars
Bumstart
f6C
16
Technical Genius
Pull over the low roof. It is f7A+ from a sitting start.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Technical
Strong
f7A
17
Emma's Dilemma
Worthwhile. Starting just right of a low overhang (4b?) climb the crack and groove to a steep safe finish up a crack.
6 user comments
 
1 Stars
Technical
S
18
Emma Royd
The slab, bulge and rib above. Artificial but pleasant enough.
3 user comments
 
1 Stars
VS
19
Emma's Temptation
A route of two parts. Climb the tough slippery slab rightwards to a ledge. Step back left and take the nice thin crack to the...
4 user comments
 
1 Stars
Technical
HVD
20
Emma's Delight
Start just left of the right-hand edge of the slab and climb straight up the face to gain the final short crack.
5 user comments
 
1 Stars
HS
21
Deluded
Climb easy rock into a grassy niche then the steep awkward crack and short bulging wall above and left. Low in the grade.
3 user comments
 
1 Stars
Graunchy
VS
22
Emma's Delusion
From the grassy niche take the bulging right-hand crack which is steep and awkward.
4 user comments
 
1 Stars
S
23
The Prow
Pull over a small overhang to a ledge, then continue up a short wall to a second overhang which is well supplied with jugs.
10 user comments
 
1 Stars
VS
24
Artificial
The rib on the right of the wall is gained from left or right.
 VD
25
Oak Gully
The easy rift to the right behind the rowan tree.
 M
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