Walker's Farewell/Slip 'n' Slide

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Afternoon sun
20 mins
Uphill

A pair of attractive steep slabs rising above a narrow bilberry terrace and divided by an area of broken grooves and cracks. There are a number of climbs here on the general theme of 'delicate and bold' though only the original one sees much attention; the rest are generally quite a bit harder and runners are in short supply. Guidebook page 119.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Walkover
10m. Balance along the left-hand rim of the slab. Scary and precarious despite its diminutive size.
 
2 Stars
Rounded
Fluttery
E3 6a
2
A Lifetime's Dream
8m. The left-hand side of the slab is tackled direct on a barely adequate line of pockets and a scattering of pebbles.
 
1 Stars
Rounded
E4 6b
3
Walker's Farewell
18m. The original and best? A ramp on the lower tier leads to a heather cornice and belay on the ledge. Gain the slab with...
1 user comment
 
2 Stars
Rounded
HVS 5b
4
Wonderloaf
8m. The right-hand side of the slab past a small flake to the tough roof. The name suggests its on the wrong buttress.
 
1 Stars
Strong
Rounded
E2 5b
5
Winter Traverse
10m. Traverse the right-hand side of the slab above the steep gully heading for better holds on the right arete.
 
1 Stars
Rounded
Fluttery
E1 5a
6
Duck 'n' Dive
8m. The shallow groove. The crack is out of reach.
 
1 Stars
Rounded
Fluttery
E5 6b
7
Slip 'n' Slide Top 50
8m. The ramp is precarious, unprotected and simply superb. The potential fall is twice the length of the route!
3 user comments
 
3 Stars
Fluttery
E6 6a
8
Sunstroke Direct
8m. Bridge the flared groove to access the hanging crack.
 
1 Stars
Technical
HVS 5b
  • Latest Comments

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    Octopus
    "Much trickier than a Severe 4a. The start is 4c and much harder than the Edge Ro..." 25/Mar

    Lyndhurst
    "Why is this route in this guide, but not Elm Tree Wall which is immediately Left..." 26/Oct

    Tiger Rag
    "Harder to get off the deck for shorties. With a nasty landing." 17/Jun

    Old Lace
    "E1 without side-runner. Great route." 30/Mar

    Face, Arete and Wall Climb
    "Yes please, a description would be very useful! I tried to follow the line in th..." 03/Aug

    Old Lace
    "worth the upgrade and still on the bold side. good route" 07/Nov

    Old Lace
    "Oops...didnt notice it had been upgraded." 08/Jun

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