Grotto Slab

1 Stars

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Often used as a descent route but also worthwhile as a beginners' route. Start at the toe of the slab and ascend to its tip - not much gear. A couple of short awkward corners complete the route. The right edge is even easier.
FA. Henry Bishop and friends, early 1910s


Makes a perfect first lead
Brian Mead - 08/Jul/02

Very hard to protect so could be quite scary as a first lead. But then again, if Black Hawk Right Hand is Diff, this is surely only Mod?!
Simon - 07/Apr/03

easy bomber pro all the way in my opinion. And I've been back since with my young lad (OK so I had to place the large hex to protect the wall as he couldn't reach,but then he is only 10)
Brian_from_Bozeat - 27/Aug/03

Put in plenty of pro to stop your second wandering about and taking a swing if they manage to fall off a descent path!
mart - 28/Apr/04

Bit of a cakewalk, and definitely more of a Mod than a Diff, didn't bother with a rope or pro for my 2nd gritstone "lead"
Dominion - 13/Jun/04

This was my firs tever climb outdoors, its more of a mod as people say. I used it as a descent at stanage today.
Si - 22/Jul/04

Nice cave 2/3 of the way up for a bivi :P
Richard Hession - 10/Feb/05

2 * Easy Diff, nice ramble up easy rock, protectable where needed, easy solo tho
Nic's Bloke - 03/May/05

I'd ignore the odd dismissive "show-off" comment above and see this route for what it is - a nice comfy easy Diff, ideal for starters. Awkward but plentiful pro in the large coner above half ht.
Iain Watson - 05/Mar/06

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