Morning Slab and Evening Wall

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Morning Slab is a massive hulk of compact rock, split in its lower half by bands of narrow overhangs. The upper Evening Wall is steeper and has much stronger lines. A good deal of the routes on the Morning Slab are runout, although the rock is generally excellent. The large tree-covered ledge that splits Morning Wall from Evening Wall is known as Lunchtime Ledge and is a pleasant place to relax between routes. Guidebook page 62.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Mike's Mistake
Spicy climbing up the centre of Morning Slab. High in the grade. Start at an old, small tree-stump just before the ground rises...
 
2 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
Fluttery
E1 5b
2
Clarion Top 50
Lovely climbing on an enticing line, and with much better gear than first appearances would suggest. Start below a slim snaking...
 
2 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
VS 4c
3
Sinister Top 50
Pleasant, popular and polished climbing with three good pitches. Start below a small broken rib at 4m, just right of...
 
2 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
HS 4b
4
Dexter
A worthwhile and pulse enhancing route making the most of the slabby wall left of The Arete. Start 2m left of The Arete..1)...
 
1 Stars
Technical
Fluttery
HS 4b
5
The Arete Top 50
Enjoyable, clean climbing on a strong line make this the area's best route at the grade and an Avon favourite, though now...
 
2 Stars
Technical
VD 4a
6
Bob's Climb Top 50
A fantastic climb covering some impressive ground for the grade. Start at a large tree belay on the left of Lunchtime...
 
2 Stars
Pumpy
VD
7
Petros
A fun pitch that requires a number of interesting manoeuvres not found in the average rock climbing manual. Start at a large...
 
2 Stars
Technical
VS 4c
8
Direct Route
A well-travelled line up the slab and corner in the centre of Evening Wall. Start at the left side of the slab where it abuts a...
 
1 Stars
Pumpy
Fluttery
S 4a
9
Original Route
The easiest way off of Lunchtime Ledge. Start on the far right-hand side of Lunchtime Ledge.23m. Follow a rightward...
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    Yellow Edge
    "An exercise in head-climbing. Never very hard technically, but the height & ..." 10/Sep top50

    M1
    "unless it has changed - and i've done it three times in the last twenty five yea..." 14/Apr top50

    Nightmare
    "route is tricky and the last section this not very good protection. still worth ..." 17/Feb top50

    Mirage
    "Did this straight after Arms Race, but even so, the crux felt HARD. You get a se..." 03/Nov top50

    New Horizons
    "The second pitch is probably more 5b than 5c." 13/Oct

    Great Central Route
    "A very good varied route. But why the sustained symbol?" 22/Aug top50

    Hell Gates
    "Great route...better to combine 1st two pitches into one long lead imho. Exiting..." 10/Apr top50

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