Serengeti Slab

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Trad and Sport
Sun to mid-afternoon
20 mins
Uphill
Sheltered

The central section of the complex Serengeti Area has some excellent slab climbing and Seamstress is one of the most climbed routes in the quarries. Approach (see map on page 60) - Follow the track through the upper quarries, past the Dali's Hole dip. As you ascend the track up from the dip, the path levels off. After 50m, an iron gate serves as a stile, just before the circular air-vent. From here head up the narrow track that winds up through scree. At the first level head right towards a building and carry on to the Serengeti Plain. Guidebook page 64.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Watch Me Wallaby Wank, Frank
A good route but high in the grade. Start by the block on the terrace. Ascend the slab past two bolts to a ledge. Pass the...
 
1 Stars
E3 6a
2
Peter Pan
A great route with a perplexing move past the final bolt to the lower-off. Ascend the stepped groove to a ledge below the final...
 
2 Stars
Technical
6a+
3
Nick the Chisel
A boulder-problem start leads to an easier finish.
 
1 Stars
Technical
Crimpy
7b
4
Sans Chisel Variation
This bypasses the initial boulder problem of Nick the Chisel to reach the line of bolts up the right-hand side of the blank...
 
1 Stars
6b
5
Slug Club Special
A bold route. To earn the grade, the route needs to be climbed ground up, although many people lasso the metal spike from...
 
2 Stars
Technical
Fluttery
E5 6a
6
Seamstress
A great trad route. Climb the left-hand of the two parallel cracks to a large spike belay.
 
2 Stars
VS 4c
7
Seams the Same
Another good trad route. Follow the right-hand of the two parallel cracks. Above the overlap the gear and climbing are thin.
 
2 Stars
Technical
Fluttery
E1 5b
8
My Halo
A bouldery and poorly protected line up the vague groove. The first real gear is on the ledge at about half-height.
 
2 Stars
Technical
Fluttery
E7 6b
9
Windows of Perception
A bold start to the first bolt, where the hardest rock-over in the world awaits the contortionist. From the ledge, head up and...
 
1 Stars
Technical
E6 7a
10
The Medium
Climb the vague groove up the slab past two bolts - passing the second is the crux, a dyno for a three-finger edge. From here,...
1 user comment
 
2 Stars
Technical
Dyno
Crimpy
8a
11
Heading the Shot
A classic frightener - hard, technical and sustained. Follow the line of bolts up the slab. When you reach the overlap the main...
 
3 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
E5 6b
12
Slippery People
A great route that climbs up near the left-hand arete. Climb up easily to below and right of the first bolt. A gripper clipper...
 
2 Stars
Reachy
Technical
E2 6a