Slab Recess

2 Stars

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The best beginners' route on the cliff - much better led than top-roped. Climb the cracks on the right then move left to the ear-shaped flake. A mild layback leads into the final groove.
FA. Sandy Alton 1948


easier than first impressions give, infact a doddle.
mark thrush - 05/Apr/02

Looks hard but isn't at all. Good solo if you're confident/competant.
RobS - 28/Jul/02

Got told it was a Vs, but its not.
Lovechild - 30/Jul/02

nice climb, worth taking double ropes though i reckon. Tried it with single and the rope drag was immense!
Andrew Townsend - 28/Apr/03

Looks alot harder than it is.

Did it solo and its a doddle - really nice
Ed - 26/May/03

Was my first lead back in 1995 (sniff). Soloed it on the next outing (gloat). A pleasant little number.
P'Nut - 30/Jun/03

soloing the top half is the best way to finish off joe's direct start.
Si - 25/Aug/04

Straightforward Diff.
After placing a great running below the 'layback' I walked back along the ledge and remove my early runner to stop rope drag while using a single rope.
gr1stone - 12/May/05

Nice route, easy warm up.I dont think double ropes are needed
Big Steve - 19/Feb/06

Nice enjoyable route, but felt trickier than Gamma next door, which is graded at VD. I'd use Gamma as the intro/first lead route as it's more straightforward. It can feel a little hairy for beginners getting up the arete on this.
Allan Stelmach - 30/Sep/08

By 'arete' I meant 'flake'!
Allan Stelmach - 30/Sep/08

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