Gingerbread Slab

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Afternoon sun
5 mins
Downhill
Sheltered

Beyond the pool is the attractive and popular sheet of rock of Gingerbread Slab. This is good spot for a first crack at leading so it is often a bit crowded.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Once Pegged Wall
10m. The well-hammered thin cracks in the left wall of the groove, moving onto the left arete to gain the top.
10 user comments
 
1 Stars
Crimpy
VS 5a
2
Morning Glory
10m. The line of old peg holes up the centre of the wall feels a bit artificial, though not as much as it used to do!
1 user comment
 
Crimpy
E2 5c
3
Limpopo Groove
10m. The angular corner above the "grey, green, greasy, waters" has good gear, a tricky central section and a steep finale.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
VS 4b
4
Gingerbread
10m. The left arete of the slab has decent runners at half-height; so donít risk falling off the last moves!
11 user comments
 
1 Stars
Fluttery
VS 4b
5
Meringue
10m. The thin crack just to the right is delicate above half-height, micro-Friends just about protect the final crucial moves.
18 user comments
 
1 Stars
Fluttery
HVS 5a
6
Eclair
10m. A tasty thin slab with polished holds and no gear.
9 user comments
 
Fluttery
E1 5b
7
Vanilla Slice
10m. More thin slab climbing but this time a touch harder and just as polished, although at least it has some (admittedly poor...
6 user comments
 
Technical
Fluttery
E1 5c
8
Snail Crack
10/16m. The first continuous crack leads up steps to steeper moves and ledges on the left. Meander up easier rock to finish.
4 user comments
 
1 Stars
VD
9
Nailsbane
10/16m. This crack system leans to the left and is followed until it is possible to exit left as for the previous climb.
3 user comments
 
1 Stars
VD
10
Tyrone
18m. Climb the crack to its end then the steep wall on good but spaced holds. Finish direct up the curving crack or, easier,...
16 user comments
 
1 Stars
Pumpy
VS 4c
11
Nova
18m. Climb either crack in the right-hand side of the slab (the right-hand one is easier) to a short jamming crack; up this to...
6 user comments
 
1 Stars
Pumpy
HS 4b
  • Latest Comments

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    Three Tree Climb
    "No trees left now - only stumps. Some nice moves between big rests but probably..." 13/Dec

    Tyrone
    "I've led this a few times and its a great climb. No matter how many times i've d..." 01/Nov

    High Street
    "Probably a little soft, but deffo E4 6a compared to boulevard. First couple of m..." 20/Oct

    Pool Wall
    "Had fair bit of soil and vegetation on it affecting holds and gear, but now clea..." 24/Sep

    Three Tree Climb
    "Jugs a plenty, but the start is tricky. Did impressive commando roll on 1 ft dro..." 05/Jun

    Tyrone
    "Fell on lead! Decent climbing that didn't feel too hard until choosing which cra..." 16/May

    Red Wall
    "Climbed the crack. If Millstone grades are anything to go by it's E1 5b(traditio..." 03/May

    Delectable Direct
    "Thought the last bit was the crux and worth 5c. Best route on the wall." 02/May

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