Great Slab

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Early morning sun
10 mins
Up and Down
Sheltered

A fine sheet of quarried grit with a nice set of routes. Great Slab is one of the best lower grade routes in the quarry and there are a selection of harder climbs. The bay tends to be green after rain. The crusty walls up left and right see less action.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
The Pittsburgh Enigma
The bold angular arete past a couple of old pegs.
 
Loose
E4 5c
2
Wuthering Crack
The steep crack in the left wall of the bay leads strenuously past a huge suspect triangular block. The finish is loose.
 
Loose
HVS 5a
3
Evening Premiere
Take the thin left-trending crack to exit as for the last route. A direct finish isn't much harder or much more stable.
2 user comments
 
1 Stars
Loose
HVS 5a
4
Svelt
Low in the grade and well protected. The slippery slabby groove up the left edge of the slab gives good climbing to a ledge at...
8 user comments
 
1 Stars
Technical
Loose
HVS 5a
5
The Snivelling Shits
The polished razor-edged iron bits (above a lurking flake) lead left then back right to the top of the slab. Escape via Great...
4 user comments
 
2 Stars
E5 6a
6
Election Special
This is a bit of an eliminate and requires distant side runners.
 
1 Stars
Technical
E3 6a
7
The Moronic Chippings
A line of small polished and spaced chipped holds (shades of Yorkshire Grit) hopefully lead all the way up the slab, Finish up...
3 user comments
 VS 4a
8
Great Slab
Climb the slippery crack which splits the right-hand side of the slab as it runs leftwards - poorly protected. Move back...
10 user comments
 
2 Stars
Loose
HS 4b
9
Sex Dwarves
The right edge of the slab has a series of tiny holds that are becoming ever more polished. Keep heading left to claim an E4...
2 user comments
 
1 Stars
Technical
f6B+
10
Lorica
Climb the delicate thin crack near the right edge of the slab and the short-lived but gripping curving flake above which...
2 user comments
 
2 Stars
VS 4c
11
Bun Run
Follow Lorica to the top of the slab then continue up the awkward groove directly above to a finish up the chimney.
 HVS 5a
12
Cake Walk
A bit aimless though the easiest way up the face. Climb the easy crack on the right of the slab then traverse left to join...
 S 4a
13
Windrete
The impressive and well-named blowy arete has low gear (small wires) and mostly good holds. It proves to be bold and airy with...
5 user comments
 
2 Stars
Loose
E2 5b
14
Breeze Mugger
Climb to a break (gear) then make hard moves up before moving left to a finish on the arete of Windrete.
1 user comment
 
Technical
Loose
E5 6b
15
Meeze Brugger
Climb the wall first left then right. The hard bit is standing on the only good hold on the lower wall. Finish up suspect rock.
 
1 Stars
Loose
E5 6b
16
Eros
Low in the grade and good, though some of the rock is a bit suspect. The steep crack has good jams and runners to a step left...
7 user comments
 
2 Stars
Loose
E1 5b
  • Latest Comments

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    The Rack
    "Changed from E5 6a * to E5 6a **, 100% of 1 vote for **" 23/Mar

    Gimcrack
    "5a and hard VS if you follow the jamming crack without a deviation - might be 4c..." 13/Jun

    Coventry Street
    "I wonder if the votes for grading relate just to the bottom bit. The lead crux i..." 30/Mar

    Soho Sally
    "Really good varied climbing - but suffers a bit from lack of traffic - so get on..." 02/Sep

    Whitehall
    "Did this today - well done to whoever cleaned it up - it must have been a messy ..." 17/Aug

    Blind Bat
    "Old peg is actually OK and can be backed up with a friend 1 ish. Good crimping" 04/May

    Regent Street
    "I found the top crack hardest, both feet slipped but bomb proof finger locks and..." 15/Dec top50

    Piccadilly Circus
    "Good varied route when done as a big pitch. The hard section is short lived with..." 26/Oct

    Brimstone
    "E2 for me, but if you're happy hanging out on steep stuff with average holds it ..." 02/Oct

    Dextrous Hare
    "great route, good rp's protect" 15/Jul

    Lotto Direct
    "After the Lotto start (E1 5c), this is pretty easy at 5b max, but run out up the..." 10/Jul

    Oxford Street
    "Did the first pitch combined with Piccadilly Circus, which seemed the most logic..." 01/Jun

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