Seasick Slab

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Afternoon sun
10 mins
Uphill

Up and right of the prow of Barbette Buttress is a short clean wall above a level platform. This has a number of bouldery little routes above a pleasant picnic area. The rock is good and the area is usually quiet.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Midge's Manoeuvre
6m. The centre of the pillar is gained from the slab on the right. FA. Simon Triger 2001
1 user comment
 
Technical
E2 6a
2
Middy's Manoeuvre
6m. The left-hand crack is precarious though fat fists do help.
2 user comments
 HS 4c
3
Midway
6m. The bulging wall is tough, pass the overhang if you can.
3 user comments
 
Technical
Strong
E1 6b
4
Torpedo Tube
6m. The central crack is a constricted struggle. Talented climbers can bridge the outside at a higher grade.
4 user comments
 HVD 4a
5
Flataback
6m. The wall to the right now has a direct start.
2 user comments
 
Technical
E1 6a
6
Gunner's Groove
6m. The right-hand crack soon eases although some of the footholds are well polished.
1 user comment
 D
7
Seasick Arete
8m. Follow the square arete to a ledge. The final move is the crux. Continue up the short slab above the ledge.
5 user comments
 
1 Stars
HS 5a
8
Seasick Slab
8m. A mantelshelf just to the right reaches the same ledge where it joins and finishes as for Seasick Arete.
3 user comments
 VD 4b
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