Satin

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Afternoon sun
10 mins
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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.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Spur Slab
Mantelshelf onto the tip of the slab then climb to a shrubby ledge and finish up the crack above.
5 user comments
 D
2
Spur Traverse
Traverse the roof from left to right.
 
2 Stars
Bumstart
Strong
V5 6C+
3
Left Spur
The left-hand side of the roof. Much harder than it used to be.
 
Bumstart
Strong
V6 7A
4
Right Spur
Use the curving rib to pass the roof. A good problem.
2 user comments
 
1 Stars
Bumstart
Strong
V5 6C+
5
Hot Spur
Stride the gap then climb the pleasant rib.
 
1 Stars
HS 4b
6
Stirrup
The right side of the slab leads to a wide crack and delicate finish. Not much gear apart from big cams in the break.
1 user comment
 S 3c
7
Ride Him Cowboy
The recessed slab has a technical start, then climb the short arete and scoop in the final tower.
 
Technical
VS 5a
8
Corduroy
Climb the arete then cross to the other arete and finish up this.
 VS 4c
9
Pressure Drop
A piece of extremely blank slab climbing.
 
3 Stars
Technical
Crimpy
V7 7A+
10
Satin
The original problem on this slab offers very tenuous slab climbing on very poor holds. Traverse off.
6 user comments
 
3 Stars
Technical
Crimpy
V6 7A
11
Living at the Speed
Trivial but popular. Climb the central chimney then traverse the break leftwards into the middle of the slab. Make a tricky...
6 user comments
 
1 Stars
Reachy
Rounded
E1 5b
12
Central Reservation
The awkward chockstoned crack splitting the buttress.
 
Graunchy
S 4a
13
The Mark Devalued
The left arete of the slab throughout.
 
Rounded
VS 4b
14
Mark's Slab
Climb the chimney then hand-traverse the lowest break and climb the centre of the right-hand slab.
1 user comment
 VS 5a
15
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
V1 5b
16
Woolly Pully
From the right-hand flake heave over to easy ground.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Strong
V3 6A+
17
Roll Neck
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

    For STANAGE PLANTATION

    Unfamiliar
    "Changed from E8 6c *** to E7 6c ***, no votes" 20/Feb

    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

    The Archangel
    "Fantastic route, definitely need a bit of conviction but the moves aren't too ba..." 07/Dec

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