Ash Pits Slabs

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Boulder
Afternoon sun
4 mins
Level
Sheltered

This is arguably the best bit of the crag; quiet and pleasant although many of the routes have become polished over the years. The bay is a sun-trap and the rock dries quickly, making it a decent winter-bouldering venue.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Unjust
The blunt arete on the left has (avoidable) chipped holds and is a bit of an eliminate.
1 user comment
 V3 6A
2
Corn Mantel
A corny mantel to start and soon eases.
 V1 5b
3
Hopper
Climb the slab left then back right. Polished.
1 user comment
 VD 4c
4
Scraper
From the start of Degree Crack, scrape directly up the slab.
 V1 5b
5
Degree Crack
The crack that cuts past the left-hand edge of the overlap.
 
1 Stars
V0 4c
6
Directissima
Good technical climbing through the centre of the narrow overlap halfway up the face. Keep off adjacent routes.
2 user comments
 
1 Stars
Technical
V2 5c
7
Analog
The crack through the right-hand edge of the overlap.
1 user comment
 S 4c
8
Fraud
Start up Digitation then use the cheating holds up the slab!
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
V1 5b
9
Fraudulent Slip
The same line without the chipped holds is (much) more taxing.
 
1 Stars
Technical
V3 6A
10
Digitation
Fingery moves and polished footholds make this one quite hard at the grade.
4 user comments
 
2 Stars
Crimpy
V2 5c
11
Ash Pit Slab Direct
The thin seam left of the arete leads pleasantly to the upper section of the regular route.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
S 4a
12
Ash Pit Slab
The ledgy right arete of the wall also provides a good way down for the competent.
1 user comment
 VD
13
Ash Pit Traverse
Popular and polished. The line on the topo is for the footholds, some of which are hidden once you start traversing. Classic.
 
2 Stars
Pumpy
V0 4c
14
Nexus
The side wall is powerful at the grade.
4 user comments
 S 4c
15
Parabola Direct
Follow the diagonal undercuts left then finish direct.
1 user comment
 
Technical
V3 6A
16
Parabola
As for Parabola Direct to the base of the thin crack then cross the fingery wall rightwards to the top of ParrÕs.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Crimpy
V1 5b
17
Pigswill
The wall is about as technical as they come.
7 user comments
 
1 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
Crimpy
V7 7A+
18
Parr's Crack
Amazing for the time (late 1940s) and probably under-graded!!
2 user comments
 
1 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
V2 5c
19
Hank's Wall
The wall is unfeasably narrow and just as technical. Kepp off adjacent routes.
5 user comments
 
1 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
Crimpy
V6 7A
20
Layback
Layback or finger-jam the thin crack.
3 user comments
 
1 Stars
V1 5b
21
Haskit Left-hand
The left-hand fork of the Y-crack is popular.
 
1 Stars
V2 5c
22
Haskit Right-hand
The right-hand fork is a touch easier and less popular.
 V1 5b
23
Dragnet
The crack passing the edge of a low overlap.
1 user comment
 S 4c
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  • Latest Comments

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    Hopper
    "not that polished actually." 05/Dec

    Nexus
    "yhe dyno is ace.but the v5 (lancashire pothot)up the nexus wall is even better" 14/Sep

    Moss Wall
    "think i did it the hard way! good fun" 23/Oct

    Parr's Crack
    "sitstart for a neoclassic V3" 12/Dec

    Nexus
    "Also good is the classic Nexus Dyno, which goes from the two obvious holds on th..." 01/Oct

    Hank's Wall
    "u do nt hav 2 use the pinch atall the problem will go without it" 30/Aug

    Pigswill
    "I finally got round to trying this today and got it on the 5th go, it's a great..." 04/Apr

    Digitation
    "lovely climbing!" 08/Jun

    Hank's Wall
    "you have to pinch the small edge just to the right of parr's crack. Also, one th..." 06/Jan

    Pigswill
    "never done the route? I just went there for a ponder with butch Tom and Jerry, D..." 17/Jun

    Pigswill
    "you've obviously never done pigswill then." 16/Jun

    Pigswill
    "are`nt all problems easier if you know the moves?" 16/Jun

    Pigswill
    "this problem is easy if you know the moves, no harder than v6 and certainly easi..." 15/Jun

    Brownstones Crack
    "Use it for jamming practice." 12/Jun

    Nexus
    "One of the more memorable routes - worth a star" 19/May

    Hank's Wall
    "This problem is pretty strict -nothing left of Parr's Crack allowed/nothing on &..." 09/May

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