Fag Slab

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Evening sun
15 mins
Level
Sheltered

The most northerly of the regularly visited venues at Brimham are the slumped pieces of rock of the Fag Slab area. There are several worthwhile climbs here, though as the area faces north west, it tends to be green if the weather has been at all damp. Guidebook page 140.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Hourglass Chimney
10m. The awkward rift is obvious from the name.
 
1 Stars
Graunchy
VS 5a
2
Bellyporker's Progress
Layback the overhanging side of the arete. E7 in old money.
 
Rounded
Fluttery
V8 7B+
3
Allan's Crack Direct
12m. Climb the slab, trending left to the arete, and finish up this.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Technical
Fluttery
HVS 5b
4
Allan's Crack Top 50
12m. Layback the left-leaning crack (good runners) until it is possible to move out right under the last of the bulges for a...
2 user comments
 
3 Stars
VS 4c
5
Allan's Crack Right-hand
12m. From halfway up Allan's Crack, move right around the arete the step back left onto the edge. Finish by trending right.
 
1 Stars
VS 4c
6
Little Funnel
10m. The narrowing cleft is awkward until the good jams arrive.
 
1 Stars
Graunchy
VS 5a
7
Fag Slab Top 50
10m. Balance up the pleasant slabby groove then escape right. The finish might be a bit fluttery for the timid.
1 user comment
 
2 Stars
Rounded
Fluttery
S 4a
8
Woodbine
10m. Climb the technically interesting slab to join the last moves of Fag Slab Variant.
 
1 Stars
Rounded
HVS 5b
9
Fag Slab Variant
10m. The left-slanting overlap is a balancy pitch.
1 user comment
 
2 Stars
Rounded
VS 4c
10
Silkcut
10m. Pull rightwards round the overlap with difficulty then sketch left until things ease. The start is around V7.
 
1 Stars
Technical
Rounded
E3 6c
11
Fag End
10m. A short crack leads to a line of chipped holds.
 
1 Stars
Crimpy
S 4a
12
Capstan Full Strength
10m. Gain the right toe of the slab awkwardly then climb direct to finish over the roof.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Rounded
E3 5c
  • Latest Comments

    For BRIMHAM ROCKS

    Charming Crack
    "Did this in 1991 when my guide book had it as HVS - my comment at the time was &..." 23/Sep

    Fag Slab Variant
    "Not straightforward. Feet! Are you supposed to go straight up at top of overla..." 09/Jun

    Black Chipper
    "I've topped this out several times and never found the chip at the top. As long..." 06/Oct

    Great Slab
    "Great route, easily worth 2 stars!" 21/Jun

    Minion's Way
    "It was only 5a when I soloed it in 1990. Grade inflation gone mad." 27/Mar

    Clingon
    "Is the grading on this a misprint? Seems more straightforward than V5(and the fu..." 12/Mar

    Centre Point
    "Barely Moderate." 12/Sep

    Peerless
    "Where does 5a come from?! It's HS 4a in the YMC guide, S 4a probably more accura..." 10/Jun

    Easy Escape
    "This climb is also called 'Easy Exit' in both the 1989 and 2000 YMC grit guides...." 08/May

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