Knuckle Slab & Nose Climb

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Lots of sun!
5 mins

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
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
S 4a
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
HVS 5b
Index Variation
10m. An excellent direct line up the centre of the slab.
3 user comments
2 Stars
VS 5a
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
HVS 5a
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
S 4a
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
E4 5c
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
S 4a
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    The Padder
    "An excellent slab, and well-loved - certainly not just 1*. @Luke: Always amus..." 09/Aug

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    Whaup Edge
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    Eastby Buttress
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    Pillar Rib
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    Index Variation
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