The Crow's Nest and Emma's Slab

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Afternoon sun
Uphill
15 mins

The first section of the main part of the cliff is home to several worthwhile climbs, mostly cracks of one size or another, and 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. Guidebook page 335.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Land Ho!
12m. Climb the tough crack on the right of the block then from the ledge finish up the bold left-hand arete of the side wall...
4 user comments
 
Technical
Fluttery
S 4c
2
The Crow's Nest
14m. Start as for Land Ho! At the top of the crack, step onto the face on the right, cross to the base of the slab and balance...
20 user comments
 
2 Stars
Rounded
Fluttery
VS 4c
3
Scrim Net
12m. The thin crack has a hard move or two, to reach a large hole, runners and easier climbing, or an escape. Around V2.
4 user comments
 
1 Stars
Technical
Crimpy
E1 6a
4
Look-out Arete
12m. Climb the awkward groove into the base of the chimney of The Funnel. Bridge up until it is possible to swing onto the left...
3 user comments
 
1 Stars
Rounded
Fluttery
S 4a
5
The Funnel
12m. The deep chimney is gained via polished holds up the wall to the right and is then climbed in traditional fashion.
2 user comments
 
1 Stars
D
6
Kiss Me Hardy
12m. Skip up the right-hand wall as for The Funnel then make (elegant?) progress up the awkward crack above and right using...
6 user comments
 
1 Stars
Technical
S 4a
7
Victory Crack
14m. Climb onto the chock then move left to reach the narrow crack that splits the buttress to the left of the gully. Good gear...
17 user comments
 
1 Stars
Technical
HS 4b
8
Victory Gully
12m. Climb onto the chock then continue up the gully (more of a groove really) to a tricky final couple of moves.
1 user comment
 S 4a
9
Emma's Slab
14m. Climb onto the chock then stride out right and climb to and on through the capping roof.
4 user comments
 
1 Stars
VS 4b
10
Technical Genius
4m. The boulder problem over the low roof just had to be done.
 
1 Stars
Technical
Strong
V6 6c
11
Emma's Dilemma
14m. Worthwhile. Start just right of a low overhang (4b?) and climb the crack and groove to a steep and well protected finish...
6 user comments
 
1 Stars
Technical
S 4a
12
Emma Royd
14m. The slab, bulge and artificial rib above.
2 user comments
 VS 4c
13
Emma's Temptation
14m. Climb the slippery slab rightwards to a ledge. Step back left and take the thin crack to the top.
4 user comments
 
1 Stars
Technical
HVD 4c
14
Emma's Delight
14m. 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 4b
15
Deluded
12m. Climb easy rock into a grassy niche then the steep and awkward crack and the short bulging wall above and left.
2 user comments
 VS 4c
16
Emma's Delusion
12m. From the grassy niche, take the bulging right-hand crack which is steep and awkward.
4 user comments
 
1 Stars
S 4a
17
The Prow
12m. 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 4c
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    The Crow's Nest
    "This is a proper VS with VS moves all the way and bit out of character to the ot..." 03/Jun

    The Prow
    "In reply to Charles, it was never listed in any of the earlier books so we clim..." 30/Apr

    The Prow
    "A most unlikely first ascent date" 30/Apr

    Bosun's Nose
    "Bouldermat or good spotting essential for the start. Only real protection comes ..." 06/Jul

    Hornblower
    "Solid V5 as per the description I think. And the problem doesn't end quite as ne..." 26/Feb

    Old Codger
    "First ascent Gary Gibson 2.4.79" 25/Jul

    Victory Vice
    "Start right in the corner to get the most out of the route, extend to the finish..." 15/Jul

    Nelson's Nemesis
    "Excellent climb! Not sure which bit is the polished button though. Moves out und..." 14/Jul

    Fuse
    "Me and my mate Bal did this route and thouht it was well good. I lead and though..." 11/Jul

    Telescope Tunnel
    "I tried this last weak - as the crack tightened up in the middle - i went back o..." 08/Jul

    Fo'c'sle Wall
    "Great little route - worth more stars if it weren't so escapable, although the e..." 30/Jun

    Dead Eye
    "V3 I thought. Very tricksy (but easy once sussed) 6a, I thought it was all over..." 26/Apr

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