The Slurper

1 Stars
 E1 5c

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The right-hand of two cracks can be dirty. It eases rapidly after a tough start and leads to a possible stance on grassy ledges. Continue up the crack on the left to the top. If you split the pitch with a belay on the ledge then the top section is worth 5b.
FA. J.Street (2 pegs) 1965


Deceptively difficult to protect the lower (crux) crack.
Roger Whetton - 12/Jul/00

Easy Action (E1 5b) just left, is a more worthwhile route with consistent climbing. It finishes at the same point as The Slurper (same optional top pitch)
Steve - 20/Aug/00

The hard start is out of character with the rest of the route, and somehow manages to make it feel a bit pointless. I agree with Steve about Easy Action. A far superior route with sustained climbing, great holds and bomber gear. YOU MUST INCLUDE THIS ROUTE!
martin kocsis - 18/Sep/00

The start is hard, not really 5c. Also would be very hard to lower off at the end of pitch one as there's nothing to lower off. The second pitch is good, but probably harder than 5a.
John Camateras - 14/May/04

Top pitch is tricky and pumpy and makes the route. Nothing to lower off after pitch one so be prepared
Dave N - 10/Jun/04

Easy Action really supercedes Slurper p1, but the loss of a peg which used to help protect the steep and tricky finish of this pitch easily makes it worth E2.
Ian M - 26/Jun/04

Cleaned the route, both pitches are excellent. Care required with the blocks on the first pitch. Easy Action also cleaned and really good.
Smudger - 02/Jun/10

As mentioned above, first pitch to Slurper is poor. Hard initial moves, especially when dirty, leads to a couple of reasonable moves then poor climbing. The second pitch is good and would be better done in one pitch from Easy Action.
Graham Hoey - 08/Jul/11

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