Knuckle Slab & Nose Climb

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Lots of sun!
Uphill
5 mins
Sheltered

To the right the cliff degenerates into a series of blocks buttresses and overhangs scattered along the hillside. A small selection of the best climbs is included here - consult the YMC Yorkshire Gritstone (1998) guide for details of the other 50 or so routes available.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Scoop and Crack
12m. Start up the grassy groove to the roof, then move right and udge up the fine (if a little wide) crack to a belay ledge.
 
1 Stars
Pumpy
S 4a
2
Knuckle Slab Arete
12m. The angular arete gives a short layback pitch on its left-hand side until forced round to the right. Finish up the...
 
1 Stars
Rounded
HVS 5b
3
Index Variation
10m. An excellent direct line up the centre of the slab.
3 user comments
 
2 Stars
Rounded
VS 5a
4
Knuckle Slab
12m. Traverse the break to the arete, layback to the overhang then trend left up the exposed slab or, more logically, finish up...
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Fluttery
HVS 5a
5
Nose Climb Top 50
14m. A cracker, small but perfectly formed. Traverse the horizontal breaks that cross the face to the right arete. Balance up...
1 user comment
 
3 Stars
Rounded
S 4a
6
Thumper Top 50
14m. From the centre of the traverse of Nose Climb, use a couple of pockets to climb up and right, then back left, to pass...
2 user comments
 
3 Stars
Rounded
Fluttery
E4 5c
7
Nose Climb Original
12m. Climb the right-hand face of the buttress until the ledge on the arete can be reached. Move round onto the front and...
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Crimpy
S 4a
  • Latest Comments

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    The Padder
    "An excellent slab, and well-loved - certainly not just 1*. @Luke: Always amus..." 09/Aug

    Thumper
    "Onsighted this and thought benchmark E4 5c, soft. Also onsighted the direct star..." 13/Oct top50

    Whaup Edge
    "Did The Padder on sight no problem - good gear. Backed off Whaup Edge - same dro..." 02/May

    Eastby Buttress
    "Very nice for a V Diff. Easy climbing with jugs all the way but steep enough to ..." 25/Mar top50

    Pillar Rib
    "Too escapable. Quite tricky if you stick to the rib throughout, but it's easy to..." 09/Jul

    Index Variation
    "lovely padding. i've finished up the big crack left of the topo line which as yo..." 07/Nov

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