Arsenic Slab

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Afternoon sun
Uphill
20 mins

A fine clean slab of rock, undercut along most of its length, and not to be confused with End Slab which is the first piece of rock encountered on the normal path. Guidebook page 121.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Arsenic Slab Direct Start
Pull onto the slab with difficulty and finish easily.
 
1 Stars
Strong
V2 6a
2
Winter Rain
10m. Pull over the roof and plod up the slab. The initial moves are tricky and side-runners are a no-no.
 
Technical
Crimpy
E2 5c
3
Arsenic Slab
14m. Start up the slippery central crack then foot traverse the slab leftwards then move up to the large perched flake. Climb...
 
2 Stars
Rounded
S 4a
4
Old Lace
12m. From halfway along the traverse climb the smooth slab past a useful pocket, easing with height. The route is high in the...
8 user comments
 
2 Stars
Rounded
HVS 5a
5
Diagonal Crack Top 50
12m. The slanting rift that bounds the right-hand side of the slab is a bit of a pig to enter, it is easier once established.
 
2 Stars
Graunchy
VD
6
East of the River
12m. Pull onto the slab and continue until it gets scruffy. Move left to finish up the cleaner upper part of Winter Rain.
 
Technical
VS 5a
7
Octopus
12m. Climb the centre of the slab until forced into Diagonal Crack to finish.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Rounded
S 4a
8
Octopus Direct
12m. A direct line one metre from the right-hand edge of the slab gives a pleasant pitch.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Rounded
VS 4c
9
Face, Arete and Wall Climb
10m. With a name like that, you need a description?
2 user comments
 
1 Stars
VD
  • Latest Comments

    For CROOKRISE

    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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