Ant's Slab

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Early morning sun
1 min
Roadside
Sheltered

Entering the quarry, Ant's Slab is the first section you come to. This is the most popular part of the quarry and groups are common here, especially during the week.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Ant's Arete
The stepped left-hand arete of the quarry is very pleasant, and, although mild, is unprotected until above the crux.
4 user comments
 
1 Stars
VS 4b
2
Aphid's Wall
Slabby wall climbing to the right of the arete. Poorly protected and the small rounded holds are often a bit sandy.
 
1 Stars
E1 5a
3
Latecomer
The long, thin crack is reached from the right and climbed passing a couple of angular niches. Finish direct or up right (a bit...
6 user comments
 
1 Stars
HS 4b
4
Soldier Ant
Climb the narrow wall between the two cracks - without side-runners. Sketchy, slippery and unprotected! With easily placed...
2 user comments
 
1 Stars
E3 5b
5
Ant's Crack
The wide crack in the centre of the slab is a good introduction to jamming. Usually a bit sandy and anty.
4 user comments
 
1 Stars
S 4a
6
Ant's Wall
Climb the steep slab and thin crack. Good holds and runners. Generally regarded as the best route on the slab.
9 user comments
 
2 Stars
HS 4a
7
Formica Slab
More steep slab climbing to the left of the parallel cracks. Lacking in protection, just for a change.
2 user comments
 HVS 4c
8
Angular Climb
The parallel cracks in the right-hand side of the slab, starting up the right-hand one then stepping left. Originally it...
 HVD
9
Centipede
The right-hand crack in its entirety, often a bit overgrown.
 HVD
10
Hidden Crack
The thin diagonal crack in the left-hand side-wall runs out to the arete. Step back left along a ledge to find the once hidden...
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
VS 5a
11
Cardinal's Arete
This undercut arete has a steep powerful start which sees many floundering. It can be bypassed on the left at VS 4b. The...
8 user comments
 
1 Stars
Strong
VS 4c
  • Latest Comments

    For YARNCLIFFE QUARRY

    Soldier Ant
    "Changed from E3 5c * to E3 5b *, 0% of 3 votes for 5b" 23/Mar

    Zapple
    "Fantastic climbing, start is not too bad for 5b." 25/Sep

    Latecomer
    "Enjoyed the route but there were two loose rocks along the way." 21/May

    Cardinal's Arete
    "The blocks in the middle part of this route are a little loose take care if pull..." 12/Apr

    Sulu
    "Climbed this on Sunday while avoiding the gales. A lovely delicate climb - no tr..." 23/Jun

    Cardinal's Slab
    "good route. Block at the bottom is very loose. Moved a couple of inches when I..." 22/Jun

    Zapple Left-hand
    "Excellent route, though can't quite see it as either HVS or 5a - I'd have said V..." 19/May

    Latecomer
    "worth doing the direct start" 13/May

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