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Wall End Slab Direct** E3 5c

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[Wall End Slab E2 5b, 3 kb]14m. A great effort for its day. Climb the lower slab right of centre to a break and runners. Step right and balance up the slab, using an undercut flake to make a right-facing mantelshelf a worrying distance above the gear. Continue to the next break and escape out right to the easy upper arete. © ROCKFAX
From the top break, either trend left into a vague groove and finish directly and steeply at the highest point of the slab. Or escape rightwards, see Wall End Slab Direct Original finish.
FA. Frank Elliott 1930. FA. (Direct finish) Chris Craggs 1983

Ticklists: ROCKFAX Eastern Grit: Top 500, Stanage Routes Graded List, Best slab climbs of the UK.

Photo: Wall End Slab E2 5b © Blackmud
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This climb is in 230 logbooks, and on 15 wishlists.

fairly bold, but not very hard.
Nick1812P - Lead O/S - 13/Sep/14 with Calum harvey

Hidden - 2nd dog - 13/Sep/14

Practised on TR, clean no falls, then lead with gear placed on lead. Great route and a great 'move'.
kenneM - Lead - 13/Jun/14 with Dan loveday

Hidden - 21/May/14

bad day really! felt greasy, been climbing v well with injury and dnfed basically every route today!
ashtond6 - Lead dnf - 31/Mar/14

theomoore - 2nd - 10/Mar/14

robertmctague - Lead O/S - 2014

mike mo - 2014

Definitely went for a left facing high step... Wicked slab climbing throughout, without ever being too hard; went for the arete finish.
kyaizawa - Lead O/S - 10/Nov/13 with Dave Headley, Tom McCabe, Becky Lodge

chrishedgehog - 2nd RP - 08/Sep/13 with S. Hunt

Hidden - TR O/S - 07/Sep/13

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 07/Sep/13

more of a right-facing high step and rockover than mantle. I managed two ok-ish cams but had nothing to fit the high pocket so took the original E2 finish not the E3 direct.
ripper - Lead O/S - 07/Sep/13

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 10/Aug/13

Nice route with some bold climbing, especially at the top.
gavinpeach - 2nd O/S - 26/Jul/13 with Andrew Deacon

E3 finish up the scoop/ slab.
deacondeacon - Lead O/S - 26/Jul/13

Doable but scary on lead
rurp - TR O/S - 25/Jun/13

Awkward finish rather than technically hard.
Zoomer - TR O/S - 06/Jun/13 with A Student

DaveInPortwood - TR - 31/May/13

Hidden - 2nd - 31/May/13

Jake Young - Lead β - 31/May/13 with Callum

a13x - Lead O/S - 04/May/13 with Michael Mason, John Phethean

Hidden - 2013

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 17/Nov/12

Did the 5c finish after colin lead the original. Ace moves but a long way above where the gear would be
James Oswald - 2nd O/S - 10/Oct/12 with Colin Angus

rob.grafton - 2nd - 04/Oct/12 with Jim, Phil Evans

jwpil - 2nd O/S - 17/Sep/12 with Deacon

derekb - 2nd - 09/Sep/12 with Leon

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 01/Sep/12

Delicate, especially at the top!!
Chris Craggs - TR - 20/Aug/12 with Steve Cunnington

Ed morris - TR O/S - 18/Jun/12 with haydn jones

mark20 - Lead O/S - 01/Mar/12

Tony Kartawick - 2012

Hidden - Solo dnf - 02/Nov/11

stefano_nunes - 2nd - Nov/11

akhughes - Lead O/S - 23/Oct/11

Very nice climb
SallyMay - 2nd O/S - Oct/11

Hidden - TR - 23/Sep/11

Took a while. Climbs like three cool slab problems stacked on top of each other.
Alex Winter - Lead O/S - 18/Sep/11 with Doug, W. Morgan

Hidden - TR - 16/Aug/11

Hidden - TR - 01/Aug/11

redjerry - TR O/S - Jul/11

Hidden - TR dog - 18/Jun/11

Hidden - Lead β - 22/Apr/11

A real stretch at the top...
highlux - Lead O/S - 06/Mar/11 with Chris Ellis

Chris Ellis - 2nd dog - 05/Mar/11 with Mark Watson

Maxim2023 - Lead O/S - Mar/11 with Matt Smith

quiffhanger - Lead - 12/Feb/11

David Smith - 2011

Hidden - Lead - 2011

harvie - Solo O/S - 16/Nov/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 17/Oct/10

batterj2 - TR dog - 10/Oct/10

Birdo - Lead O/S - 30/Sep/10 with Dave Bird

Seconded this after Luke lead the non direct. Could potentially lead this.
Hardonicus - 2nd O/S - 25/Sep/10 with Luke Donaldson

The 'practice' was taking a whipper from the top to the rocks on the side whilst upside down. Not recommended.
Alasdair88 - TR RP - 12/Sep/10

Hidden - TR O/S - 12/Sep/10

Lev - TR rpt - 12/Sep/10 with Emma Ross

stephenhartley - Lead β - 23/Aug/10 with Aiden

JamieSparkes - 2nd O/S - 08/Aug/10 with Liam Ingram, Claire

llamaglama - Lead - 08/Aug/10 with Jam

Calder - 2nd - 24/Jul/10 with Andy OB, Mark

Garron - TR O/S - 17/Jul/10

theotherpetehill - 2nd - 11/Jul/10 with jacobjacob

jacobjacob - Lead O/S - 11/Jul/10

theo.mooney - Lead O/S - Jul/10 with Mary Moloney

rikbattye - Lead O/S - 25/May/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/May/10

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 25/May/10

kitkat78 - 2nd β - 18/May/10 with Phil R, Graham P

phja - TR O/S - 21/Apr/10 with steve ward

Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/Apr/10

Chief Wench - 2nd O/S - 21/Apr/10 with Remus

Did the full direct finish. Not as hard, or as unprotected, as I thought it'd be...
PeteH - Lead O/S - 21/Mar/10 with Noel Peatfield, Naomi Hart

NaomiHart - 2nd O/S - 21/Mar/10 with Noel Peatfield, Peter Hart

keith leonard - 2nd - 2010

RossG - 2010

Hidden - Dec/09

BeccaSnowden - 2nd O/S - 17/Oct/09 with Tom

thomasadixon - Lead O/S - 17/Oct/09

disturbed_one51 - TR - 13/Oct/09 with Wee man

Jonathan Hall - TR - 13/Oct/09 with Luke Goddard

sparkass - Lead O/S - 10/Oct/09 with Mike Shorter

great route
Ally Baba - Lead O/S - 10/Oct/09 with Boo Boo

Direct finish
Pete Graham - Lead O/S - 09/Oct/09 with Ben Dorey

wolverine - 13/Sep/09 with Matt Sparkes

Mr Sparkle - 2nd O/S - 13/Sep/09 with Mike Hayes

finished up this instead of following the doctor round the corner on the e2. pretty simple on a top rope
Alex@home - 2nd O/S - Sep/09 with The Doctor

Hidden - Solo rpt - 30/Jul/09

Different Steve - TR O/S - 25/Jul/09 with Guy Reid

scary top out.
theo.mooney - Lead - Jul/09 with Mary Moloney

Joe Costello - Lead O/S - Jun/09 with Matt

first e3
ian storey - Lead β - Jun/09 with tez29

mattwyles1 - 2nd - Jun/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/May/09

Tez29 - 2nd O/S - 30/May/09 with Ian

Lewis Andrew - Lead rpt - 10/May/09 with Fred Prall

Its been upgraded since I last did it. Was E2 5c
bigphil - Solo - 10/May/09

Felt a long way from gear on last move, which I didn't have 100% faith in. Oh and left-facing
Dan 85 - Lead O/S - 29/Apr/09 with Lewi

great route. wish i'd gone for solo.
Lewis Andrew - 2nd O/S - 29/Apr/09 with Dan

Hidden - TR - 18/Apr/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Apr/09

In mistake for the VS, and only the E2 version
Alex Mason - Solo rpt - 31/Jan/09 with Hull contingent

Hidden - Lead O/S - 07/Dec/08

bridget143 - 2nd O/S - 06/Dec/08 with Jack Symmons

Jack Symmons - Lead - Dec/08 with Bridget

Did the E2 5b version. Very enjoyable, difficulty and protection exactly as one would expect.
lowersharpnose - Lead O/S - 17/Oct/08 with postmanpat

Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Oct/08

E2 finish.
PenJD - Lead O/S - 09/Oct/08 with Simon Shaw

Gear is a good and not too far away for the E2 crux and possibly ok but further away for the E3 crux (by that stage the E2 gear is redundant).
Misha - Lead O/S - 14/Sep/08

Phil Jennings - Lead O/S - 16/Aug/08 with Outdoor ED

Direct Finish. New pants please!
LankyPaddy - Lead O/S - 15/Jun/08 with Sophie Price

SKippy5 - 2nd - 15/Jun/08 with Ed Northridge

Hidden - TR - 24/May/08

Hidden - TR - 04/May/08

gazfellows - 2nd - 21/Apr/08

fantastic route should really be soloed as the gear is poor.
andy gravestock - Lead O/S - 04/Apr/08 with tall tom

May have finished further right than your suposed to but guide says its easy and you have already done the crux. NIce little route.
Ed Booth - Solo O/S - 20/Feb/08 with Gus Hudgins

stuckonarock - 2nd β - 17/Feb/08 with Matthew

Luke Brooks - Lead O/S - 17/Feb/08 with Ryan Brooks

I'll have to come back and lead this some day - lovely route, although the guidebooks extra beta proved wrong for both me and the leader!
ChalkBall - 2nd O/S - 17/Feb/08 with Luke Brooks

properly this time!
Ben1983 - Lead rpt - 16/Feb/08

jamesturnbull - Lead - 2008

Jim Walton - 2008

Chris Craggs - 2008

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 2008

bullybones - 2008

chiverstom - Lead O/S - 16/Nov/07 with Ivo

Sloped off right for the E2. Not a brave day.
alaan - Lead O/S - 04/Nov/07 with Grant

petellis - 2nd - 04/Nov/07 with Alaan

E2 version
Mr Powly - Lead β - 30/Oct/07 with Sam Bennet

MYSSAK - Solo O/S - 28/Oct/07

Hidden - Solo O/S - 22/Oct/07

Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/Sep/07

nathanmanc - Lead O/S - 30/Aug/07 with Ben Lea

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 30/Aug/07

Attempted but ran off to the arete (E2 5b) on first attempt. Watched George second up the direct finish then went back and lead it properly.
Somerset swede basher - Lead β - 04/Aug/07 with George and Nick Roberts

zcapxa5 - Lead O/S - 04/Aug/07 with Tom Cattermole

E2 version
Rjukan - Lead O/S - 04/May/07 with Pete

JPGR - 2nd - 02/Mar/07 with Daniel

dan gibson - Lead O/S - 02/Mar/07 with simon chevis

Col Allott - Solo O/S - 18/Feb/07

Rob Kennard - 2007

Hidden - 2007

Duncan I - TR - 2007

Pete Graham - Lead O/S - 2007 with Chris Wall

Andrew Barker - Lead β - 2007 with Matt Booth

dicky79 - 2nd O/S - 04/Nov/06 with Pete

Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/Sep/06

Top section was well scary, particularly as I'd already used the only cam I had that'd fit in the top pocket.
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH - Lead O/S - 05/Aug/06 with Jon Box

Hidden - 2nd RP - 04/Aug/06

Enjoyed the lower section of this but found the finish ridiculasly contrived so sacked it and finished up right - E2 version.
Ram MkiV - Lead O/S - 28/Jun/06 with Alex

Hidden - TR - 02/Jun/06

Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/Apr/06

too windy for the E3, slunk off like the wimp I am.
Ben1983 - Lead O/S - Apr/06

david morse - 2nd O/S - Apr/06 with chris todd

ArnaudG - 2006

cat22 - 2nd O/S - 2006 with Mike

loonyclimber - 2nd - Sep/05

Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe - 2005

E2 finish
Coel Hellier - Lead - 2005

Hidden - 2005

mikeski - 2005

reg_measures - 2nd O/S - 10/Oct/04 with Torran Elson

dannyboy83 - Lead O/S - Oct/04

Mark Collins - Lead O/S - 22/May/04 with Andy

Hidden - Lead O/S - 07/Dec/03

Hidden - Lead - Sep/03

Brian Rodgers - Lead O/S - 2003 with Lucy Rawsthorne

Hidden - Lead - 19/Oct/02

Chris Ellis - 2nd - 23/Jun/02 with Nige Shaw

Hidden - 2002

Hidden - TR - 28/Aug/01

Hidden - TR - 05/Aug/01

Hidden - 2nd - 05/Aug/01

Pete Nugent - TR - 13/May/01 with Julie Wheatley (CC), Rob Wheatley (CC)

Ropeboy - Lead - 10/Jun/00

Hidden - Lead - 2000

tlr - 2nd - 2000

dan gibson - 2000

tuftynick - Lead - 2000

Iain Thow - TR - 17/May/99 with Phil Goacher, Chris Bryant

cragspud - Lead RP - Sep/98

Hidden - Lead - 29/Aug/98

CrashMat Rob - TR - 20/Sep/97 with Paul Kerr

bigphil - Solo - 1997 with Ben Tetler

andy_pemberton - 13/Jul/96

Trobbo - 2nd - 03/Sep/95 with john blower

WB - Lead O/S - Jul/95 with Stu

Hidden - TR - 04/May/95

Hidden - 2nd - 1995

Hidden - 2nd - 24/Sep/94

ste_d - Lead O/S - 17/Jun/94 with mik

Hidden - TR O/S - 28/May/94

NeilGriffiths - 1994 with Simon Frost

Hidden - TR O/S - 16/Oct/93

Chris Reid - Lead O/S - 16/Oct/93

Hidden - Lead O/S - 1993

John Marsland - 2nd - 29/Aug/92 with Norman

K1 - Lead - Jun/92 with Kevin Davey

Chris the Tall - TR - Jun/92

Jon Read - Solo O/S - 1992 with Zippy

Roget - Lead O/S - 21/Jul/91 with jim, jon

leathers - 1991

Wimping out to the Right is E2 version. So I did that!
Mal Grey - Lead O/S - 1991

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jul/90

Hidden - Lead - 28/Apr/90

Andy Say - Solo - 02/Jul/89

phardman - Lead O/S - 15/Apr/89 with John Lloyd

Hidden - Lead - 01/Jun/88

goi.ashmore - Solo O/S - 20/Mar/88

Year a guess but remember finding it sketchy.
shark - Lead - 1988 with John Myers

Hidden - Lead - 1988

Hidden - Lead - 17/Jun/87

Hidden - Lead - 06/Jul/86

given E2 at the time
John Marsland - Lead - 24/May/86

sadams - Solo - 03/May/86 with Mark Bonham

Hammy - 2nd - 26/Apr/86 with Pat McVey, Penny Excel

Hidden - Solo - 02/Jul/85

mike bridges - TR O/S - 08/Jun/85 with Pat Meeds

bottom half only
John Marsland - TR - 15/Jul/84

Hidden - Solo - 19/May/84

Another great day after leading 6 HVS's. Had previously top roped the original version with a young J Moffatt in 1980 (post Strawberries).
Michael Hood - Lead - 14/Apr/84

stp - Solo O/S - 03/Mar/84

mark-abz - TR - 16/Sep/82 with Andy W

Ken Taylor - TR - 15/Jun/82 with Andy Bond

Hidden - Lead - Aug/81

Hidden - Aug/81

Chris Craggs - 1980

paul__in_sheffield - Lead - 1980

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Style of ascent

Soloed17 of 230 (7.4%)
Lead97 of 230 (42.2%)
Followed54 of 230 (23.5%)
Toproped38 of 230 (16.5%)
Unknown24 of 230 (10.4%)

'Climbed'99 of 230 (43.0%)
clean O/S105 of 230 (45.7%)
clean β9 of 230 (3.9%)
clean rpt7 of 230 (3.0%)
clean RP4 of 230 (1.7%)
dogged4 of 230 (1.7%)
dnf2 of 230 (0.9%)