Grotto Slab

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Afternoon sun
10 mins
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Grotto Slab is a popular, worthwhile and very mild beginnerís climb and Heather Wall is one of the most popular routes around. Along with Crack and Corner, it is so popular that at weekends you will probably have to join the queue. The rest of the climbs in this area see less attention than those just a little further left along the crag. Guidebook page 184.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
War Zone (start)
14m. The tricky right arete of Crack and Corner gives an extended boulder problem. There is an independent finish above,...
 
Technical
Crimpy
V3 6A
2
Heather Wall
14m. Excellent climbing up the steep face using cracks to reach a deeper vertical crack. Awkward moves gain a ledge then a...
21 user comments
 
2 Stars
Pumpy
VS 4c
3
Chimp's Corner
14m. Odd but entertaining. Monkey up the steep blocky corner to its top then trend left up the wall to below the final large...
1 user comment
 
Strong
VS 5a
4
Grotto Slab
12m. Often used as a descent route but also worthwhile as a beginner's route. Start at the toe of the slab and ascend to its...
9 user comments
 
1 Stars
M
5
Jersey Boys
12m. Start right of the slumped flake in a pit. Climb the easy corner then a blunt rib on the right, and the final wall on...
 
Rounded
Fluttery
E1 5a
6
Grotto Wall
12m. Start in the unsavoury pit and gain the shallow left-facing groove which is climbed to an awkward exit. Continue up the...
3 user comments
 
1 Stars
Rounded
Fluttery
HVS 4c
7
Reagent
12m. The right-hand side of the wall is rarely climbed. From a ledge trend leftwards via fierce fingery moves and a huge span....
 
Reachy
Technical
Crimpy
Fluttery
E5 6a
8
Green Wall
10m. The crack in the wall just left of the narrow chimney has a tricky landing on a green ledge. Best avoided when at all...
6 user comments
 VS 4c
9
Capstone Chimney
8m. The shallow open chimney is most easily climbed up its left-hand corner to a steep exit. Quite popular.
 
1 Stars
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