Seasick Slab

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Early morning sun
15 mins
Uphill
Windy

Up and right of the prow of Barbette Buttress is a short clean wall of lovely rock above a level grassy platform. This has a number of bouldery little routes and a pleasant picnicking area. It is usually quiet here.
Approach (see map on page 477) - Scramble rightwards for a few minutes from the point where the approach path arrives at the crag to locate a small slab.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Midge's Manoeuvre
The centre of the narrow pillar is gained from the slab on the right and followed to a grasping exit.
1 user comment
 
Technical
E2
2
Middy's Manoeuvre
The left-hand crack is precarious though fat fists do help. Good practice for many a Curbar tussle.
3 user comments
 
1 Stars
Graunchy
HS
3
Midway
The bulging wall is tough - pass the overhang if you can.
3 user comments
 
Technical
Strong
E1
4
Torpedo Tube
The central crack is a constricted struggle. Talented climbers can bridge the outside at a higher grade.
5 user comments
 
1 Stars
Graunchy
HVD
5
Flataback
The technical wall to the right originally started up the previous climb but now is done direct.
2 user comments
 
Technical
E1
6
Das Boot
A poorer right-hand version keeps close to the edge of the wall. Avoiding the crack of the next route is tricky.
 
Technical
VS
7
Gunner's Groove
The awkward right-hand crack soon eases although some of the footholds are well polished.
2 user comments
 D
8
Seasick Arete
Follow the square arete to a ledge. The final move is the crux. UK tech grade of 5a.
6 user comments
 
1 Stars
f4+
9
Seasick Slab
A mantelshelf just to the right reaches the ledge. UK tech grade of 4b.
4 user comments
 f3+
10
Seasick Steve
Start with a side-pull for your left hand and climb directly to a sloping top-out.
 
1 Stars
f6A+