Gingerbread Slab

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Beyond the pool is the attractive and popular sheet of rock of Gingerbread Slab. This is good spot for a first crack at leading so it is often a bit crowded.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
Once Pegged Wall
The battered thin cracks in the left wall of the groove, moving onto the left arete to gain the top. Direct is a half-a-grade...
10 user comments
1 Stars
VS 5a
Morning Glory
The line of old peg holes up the centre of the wall. A bit artificial, though less so than when pegs were used!
1 user comment
 E2 5c
Limpopo Groove
The angular corner above the grey, green, greasy, waters has good gear, a tricky central section and a steep finale.
1 user comment
1 Stars
VS 4b
The left arete of the slab has decent runners at half-height; so don't fall off the last moves!
11 user comments
1 Stars
VS 4b
Everyman and His Dog
An eliminate up the slab just right. Low in the grade but bold.
 E1 5b
The thin crack is delicate above half-height. The gear that is supposed to protect the final crucial moves is pretty poor.
18 user comments
1 Stars
HVS 5a
A tasty thin slab with tricky moves and minimal gear.
10 user comments
1 Stars
E1 5b
Vanilla Slice
More thin slab climbing but this time a touch harder, although at least it has some (tiny) runners.
7 user comments
1 Stars
E1 5c
Snail Crack
The first continuous crack leads up steps to steeper moves and ledges on the left. Meander up easier rock to finish.
4 user comments
1 Stars
This crack system leans to the left and is followed until it is possible to exit left as for the previous climb.
3 user comments
1 Stars
Bole Hill
A bit of a filler-in but it adds another easy pitch to the collection.
Chilly Days and Purple Acorns
A fine dramatic finish to the previous route, up the headwall.
1 Stars
E1 5b
Climb the crack to its end then the steep wall on good, spaced holds. Finish up the curving crack or easier, head right. Sandy.
16 user comments
1 Stars
VS 4c
Climb either crack in the right-hand side of the slab (the right-hand one is easier) to a short jamming crack; up this to a...
6 user comments
1 Stars
HS 4b
  • Latest Comments


    Three Tree Climb
    "No trees left now - only stumps. Some nice moves between big rests but probably..." 13/Dec

    "I've led this a few times and its a great climb. No matter how many times i've d..." 01/Nov

    High Street
    "Probably a little soft, but deffo E4 6a compared to boulevard. First couple of m..." 20/Oct

    Pool Wall
    "Had fair bit of soil and vegetation on it affecting holds and gear, but now clea..." 24/Sep

    Three Tree Climb
    "Jugs a plenty, but the start is tricky. Did impressive commando roll on 1 ft dro..." 05/Jun

    "Fell on lead! Decent climbing that didn't feel too hard until choosing which cra..." 16/May

    Red Wall
    "Climbed the crack. If Millstone grades are anything to go by it's E1 5b(traditio..." 03/May

    Delectable Direct
    "Thought the last bit was the crux and worth 5c. Best route on the wall." 02/May

    Three Tree Climb
    "Lovely route with protection in the right places for the difficulties." 25/Apr

    "The curving crack finish is probably 5a, but I'd agree this was a soft touch HVS..." 05/Apr

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