Great Slab

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Afternoon sun
12 mins
Uphill
Sheltered

A fine sheet of quarried gritstone with a collection of routes across the grades. Great Slab is one of the best lower grade routes in the quarry and there are a selection of harder climbs that demand precise footwork. The bay tends to be particularly green after rain. Guidebook page 241.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Wuthering Crack
20m. The steep crack in the left wall of the bay leads strenuously past a huge triangular jammed (?) block. The finish is...
 
Pumpy
Loose
HVS 5a
2
Evening Premier
20m. Take the thin left-trending crack to exit as for the last route.
1 user comment
 
Crimpy
Loose
HVS 5a
3
Svelt
20m. Low in the grade and well protected. The slabby groove up the left-hand edge of the slab gives good climbing to a ledge at...
8 user comments
 
1 Stars
Technical
Loose
HVS 5a
4
The Sniveling Shits
14m. The razor-edged iron coruscations (above an ankle-snapping flake) lead left then back right to the top of the slab. Escape...
4 user comments
 
2 Stars
E5 6a
5
The Moronic Chippings
14m. A line of small, slippery and spaced chipped holds (shades of Ilkley) lead all the way up the slab, or do they run out??...
3 user comments
 
Fluttery
VS 4a
6
Great Slab
28m. Climb the slippery crack splitting the right-hand side of the slab as it trends leftwards - poorly protected. Move back ...
10 user comments
 
2 Stars
Loose
HS 4b
7
Sex Dwarves
10m. The right edge of the slab has a series of tiny holds that are becoming ever more polished. Keep heading left to claim the...
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Technical
Crimpy
E3 6b
8
Lorica
20m. Climb the grubby crack near the right edge of the slab (or better via Great Slab) and the short but gripping curving flake...
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Fluttery
VS 4c
9
Bun Run
20m. Follow Lorica to the steepening in the slab then continue up the awkward groove directly above to finish up the chimney.
 HVS 5a
  • Latest Comments

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    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

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