Satin

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Afternoon sun
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10 mins

A collection of short buttresses squeezed between the ever-popular and more imposing venues of Goliath’s Groove and Tower Face areas. Although of a lesser stature than these, the area is worth a short visit and is usually quiet. It also offers some good boulder problems. Guidebook page 138.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Spur Slab
12m. Mantelshelf onto the tip of the slab then climb to a shrubby ledge and finish up the crack above.
5 user comments
 D
2
Right Spur
The direct start to Spur Slab, using the curving rib, gives a good problem. Left Spur crossed the roof just to the left of this...
2 user comments
 
1 Stars
Strong
V5 6b
3
Hot Spur
8m. Stride the gap then climb the pleasant rib.
 
1 Stars
HS 4b
4
Stirrup
10m. The right side of the slab to a wide crack and delicate finish. Not much gear apart from big cams in the break.
1 user comment
 S 3c
5
Ride Him Cowboy
14m. The slab has a technical start, then climb the short arete and scoop in the final tower.
 
Technical
VS 5a
6
Corduroy
14m. Climb the arete to a block in the gully then cross to the opposite arete.
 VS 4c
7
Pressure Drop
Extremely blank slab climbing. Traverse off from the break.
 
1 Stars
Technical
V9 7a
8
Satin
The original problem on this slab offers very tenuous slab climbing on non-existent holds. Traverse off.
6 user comments
 
2 Stars
Technical
V6 6b
9
Living at the Speed
10m. A bit trivial but popular. Climb the central chimney then traverse the break leftwards into the middle of the slab. Make a...
6 user comments
 
1 Stars
Reachy
Rounded
E1 5b
10
Central Reservation
8m. The awkward chockstoned crack splitting the buttress.
 
Graunchy
S 4a
11
Mark's Slab
8m. Climb the chimney then hand traverse the lowest break and climb the centre of the right-hand slab. A start up the arete is...
1 user comment
 VS 5a
12
Pullover
A flake under the lip of the overhang allows a tough pull up and left to a layaway, use this to gain a standing position....
2 user comments
 
1 Stars
Strong
Rounded
V0+ 5b
13
Woolly Pully
From the right-hand flake heave over to easy ground.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Strong
V2 6a
14
Roll Neck
8m. From a block at the bottom right edge of the slab pull awkwardly leftwards, then follow the right-hand side of the slab.
1 user comment
 VS 5a
  • Latest Comments

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    Surprise
    "Astonishingly difficult." 09/Mar

    Tower Face
    "This route is getting harder as the left hand flake gets smaller. A good 18inch ..." 02/Aug

    The Watch-Tower
    ".....next!" 31/May

    The Watch-Tower
    "Total sandbag. If you keep to the left of the arete it is at least 5C with no pr..." 31/May

    Goliath's Groove
    "My first grit HVS insight lead on my first trad day of 2013. It felt like it was..." 06/May

    Shirley's Shining Temple
    "Correction to first ascent detail. John Allen did the route by the direct start ..." 05/Jul

    Saul's Arete
    "Surely HVS? I was a good deal more comfortable leading Fina than seconding this..." 11/Jun

    Counterfeit
    "Agreed. 'Siderunners' are easily placed from the route so should be graded for t..." 14/May

    Counterfeit
    "Like Count's Wall, just one hard move - sadly this one uses the same hold in com..." 09/May

    Amphitheatre Face
    "...or by [starting on a doubled pad and] bearing down on a couple of pebbles for..." 24/Apr

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