Ash Tree Slab

1 Stars
 HS 4a

Adjacent Routes
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Climb the left-facing corner to a ledge on the right, it can also be started direct, The Nonsense Man Start, 5a . Follow the cracks above to another ledge and then climb a steep corner to the top.
FA. G.R.Fiddles, A.T.Braddock 1959


This seems the most popular route at the crag, and its a very pleasant route, not very tricky and with plenty of gear , you can't go wrong!
mark thrush - 16/Aug/04

This route has no runners until established on the ledge at 5m otherwise well protected above. Very soft for a HS.
SteveC - 18/Aug/04

you can get runners in the first corner, doing the 5a start gives a nice little route aswell
Sam and will - 17/Apr/05

Quite bold start with one real "move" before pro comes to hand. After that a bit of a romp. Would not be an ideal first HS.
JonC - 04/Jun/07

Unlike Nettlerash this one really did feel HS 4a due to the poorly protected start.
At the final corner, I followed a thin crack in the slab instead, as someone else had chosen to finish Nettlerash by the left hand route so there was a rope in the way. This made a better finish I think (quite tricky but well protected), more in keeping with the grade (HS 4b overall?)
I then continued up the arete to the top of Broken Toe, as the other party was by then using the ab sling to top-rope off. Makes a nice finish, which I've since found is the true route as per the old 1980 guide. Why the change?
Simon Caldwell - 17/Sep/07

Nice route well protected, worth its HS4a mainly due to a very slippery ending.
shaun walby - 01/Jun/08

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