Cardinal's Slab* VS 5a
20m.

Rockfax Description
A long, thin crack up the left-hand edge of the slab, gives a pleasant pitch. Small wires are needed for protection. © ROCKFAX


FA. Dave Gregory 1972
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This climb is in 180 logbooks, and on 3 wishlists.

Hidden - 2nd - 17/May/15

slab_happy - 2nd - 17/May/15 with Alison

A really nice wall/crack sequence, difficulties very height dependent. Spoilt a bit by the sandy exit.
Alison Cairns - Lead O/S - 17/May/15 with Claire S

Robin Nichols - Solo O/S - 16/May/15 with Jim, Roger

Roget - Solo O/S - 16/May/15 with robin

surprisingly nice moves, more like 4c
jamespilgrim - Lead - 16/May/15

Hidden - Lead O/S - 13/May/15

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 29/Apr/15

cragtyke - Lead - 29/Apr/15 with Chris

Thunderthighsontheloose - 2nd O/S - 19/Apr/15 with Fran Santos

amccann - Solo O/S - 17/Apr/15

Neal Jobling - Lead O/S - 16/Apr/15 with Tracy

Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/Apr/15

Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/Apr/15

Wayne S - Lead O/S - 11/Apr/15 with Richard W

Great technical climb!
jonhowson - 2nd O/S - 11/Apr/15 with Jimbo

Lovely. Much better than it looks. At any other crag (and without the sandy top) it would be a classic.
Jimbo C - Lead O/S - 11/Apr/15 with Jon

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 11/Apr/15

Hidden - Solo O/S - Apr/15

philhilo - 2nd O/S - 12/Oct/14 with John churcher, Helen E

DaveB61 - 2nd - 24/Sep/14 with Danny Hoyle, Mike Dowsett

DannyH001 - Lead O/S - 24/Sep/14

MikeDowsett - 2nd - 24/Sep/14 with Danny Hoyle, Dave Bankart

Batt - 2nd O/S - 09/Sep/14 with James Hoyes

Return of the mojo
Tithe Technique - Lead O/S - 13/Jul/14 with Charley Fell

Nice lead by Kev....
charley - 2nd O/S - 13/Jul/14 with Kev

Brilliant...
gazfellows - 18/Jun/14 with Nic

fun climbing slightly harder when done true to the full line (direct from top of crack) wish I had led
bede.west - 2nd O/S - 04/May/14

My first VS 5A. Nice climbing, well protected (lots of small gear) and some interesting delicate moves near the top. Beware of the very loose jug on the lower section.
SuperLee1985 - Lead O/S - 03/May/14 with simon gale, stevie lee

StevieLee - 2nd O/S - May/14 with Simon Gale, Lee Cammann

In light rain.
jshields - Lead - 23/Apr/14 with Jeff Ingman

gavinpeach - 2nd O/S - 15/Apr/14 with Scott

fifth - Lead O/S - Apr/14 with Gav

Deezel65 - Lead O/S - 19/Mar/14 with Cragtyke

cragtyke - 2nd - 19/Mar/14 with Ross

mol - 2nd - 15/Mar/14 with Jesse

dannyboy83 - Solo O/S - 25/Feb/14 with Ben Ochner

The enticing crack proofed to come with a loose block low down and very slimy rock. Made it quite interesting, the description "well protected" is borderline criminal unless you got small gear on you (brass).
GermanAlex - Lead O/S - 15/Dec/13 with Jes B.

treg - Lead rpt - 26/Sep/13 with Bird

john_ni - 2nd - 21/Sep/13 with Julian Sorrell (PCC)

john_ni - 2nd - 12/Sep/13 with David Fisher (PCC)

john lynch - Lead - 31/Aug/13 with Bethan D

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 27/Jul/13

Duncan 88 - 2nd O/S - 27/Jul/13 with Andrew Bladon

Final and hardest lead of the day.
cdpuk - Lead O/S - 22/Jun/13 with Pete Randall

Pete Randall - 2nd O/S - 22/Jun/13 with Chris P

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 23/Apr/13

AlanPedrick - 2013

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 14/Sep/12

ipegg - Lead - 14/Sep/12 with Richard Apthorp

Darron - 09/Sep/12

angie - Lead - 25/Jul/12

Rampikino - Lead - 07/Apr/12 with Cat

Hidden - TR O/S - 07/Apr/12

Hidden - Lead - 06/Apr/12

SPD224 - 2nd - 01/Apr/12 with Martin Smith

Clay C - 2nd O/S - 09/Mar/12 with Stu

georgenvk - TR O/S - 26/Nov/11

lozowen - Lead O/S - 26/Nov/11 with Sally Owen

Anna Hammond - Lead O/S - 24/Oct/11 with Adam Shimmon

Hidden - Lead - 03/Oct/11

Brilliant
Mark Dennison - Lead - 25/Sep/11 with Dawn

Milne - 2nd O/S - 22/Sep/11 with dave saxby

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 06/Aug/11

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 06/Aug/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/Aug/11

hang_about - Lead - 14/Jul/11

I'd go for 5a.
treg - 2nd - 16/Jun/11 with Rachel

Hidden - Lead - 16/Jun/11

Neil Pacey - Lead O/S - 28/May/11 with Tanya Savage

thin!
Tanya Savage - 2nd - 28/May/11 with Neil Pacey

Dave Gilling - 2nd - 14/May/11 with Brett Green, Dave Bolton Knight

Good protection but quite sandy holds
gpcomps - Lead O/S - 03/May/11 with Chris Bridgland

Some tough moves after the half way mark.
Stoff - 2nd O/S - 03/May/11

nath_casper - Lead O/S - 24/Apr/11 with Lisa

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 24/Apr/11

mattparratt - Lead - 23/Apr/11

Quite scary actually. 1st VS since bashing my ankle.
James Oswald - Lead O/S - 30/Mar/11 with Mark Rankine

mark20 - 2nd O/S - 29/Mar/11

Ian JL - Lead O/S - 20/Mar/11

Ky - Lead O/S - 09/Oct/10 with Crucko

James Moyle - 2nd - 26/Jul/10

hellboundblr - Lead - 04/Jul/10 with John Bayliss

john_ni - 2nd - 04/Jul/10 with Bryan Lewis

mbambi - Lead O/S - 04/Jul/10 with steve

john_ni - 2nd - 04/Jul/10

DerwentDiluted - Lead - 24/Jun/10 with Lee Bates, Nicola Pettit

Chris Ellis - Lead O/S - 16/Jun/10 with Helen Odwell

Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/May/10

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 23/May/10

jon_gill1 - Lead O/S - 18/May/10 with martin harrell

Hidden - Lead rpt - 18/May/10

good route, but 5a not 4c..
fatbuoybazza - Lead O/S - 16/May/10 with liv_the_div

MarkCunnington - Lead O/S - 15/May/10 with Steve Smith

migs493 - Solo O/S - 09/May/10

thank god someone has said 5a for the short, Cried for Help on the crux!
augustus trout - Lead O/S - 27/Apr/10 with Dave BuxtonMC

Two interesting moves (5b). Partly because I am short, I think. Nevertheless even a friend of mine, John, who is much taller than the average and lead it after me, said it would be 5a.
masa-alpin - Lead O/S - 03/Oct/09 with Adam W

Jonathan Hall - 2nd - 13/Aug/09 with Mark Williams

disturbed_one51 - Lead - 13/Aug/09 with Wee man

Good climbing but bit overrun with ants
John Dale - Lead - 28/Jun/09 with Max Cole

Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/May/09

Very nice, though a bit sandy and anty.
victim of mathematics - 2nd O/S - 12/May/09 with Lizzie

Hidden - Lead - 12/May/09

Hidden - 10/May/09

on the whole pretty good, but needed a bit of a scrub.
adam carless - Lead rpt - 09/May/09 with Jon_nz

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 09/May/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Jul/08

anyes varenne - 2nd dnf - Jul/08 with lucy, suzanne

Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/Jun/08

Really enjoyable climb! Wobbly block near bottom scared me though!!
Whealiebob - Lead O/S - 15/Jun/08 with Darrel

Darrel - 2nd O/S - 15/Jun/08 with Dave

frankcp87 - 2nd O/S - 14/Jun/08 with Dick Bond

pleathwood - TR O/S - 04/Jun/08 with Janine

Alfredo - 2nd - Jun/08 with Ben H

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 08/Mar/08

daveagriff - Lead - 2008

UrbanClimbing - 2nd - 2008

howlingbaboon - Lead O/S - 22/Aug/07 with Chris FitzHugh

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/Aug/07

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/May/07

adam carless - Lead O/S - 20/May/07 with climbingpixie

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 20/May/07

5a not 4c if you're a shorty.
climbingpixie - 2nd - 19/May/07 with Adam Carless

Hidden - Lead β - 19/Apr/07

At last a nice route. Really nice climbing, maybe easy at the grade? Beth subsequently lead this.
Mark_RMC - Lead - 01/Apr/07 with Rob Smart

Hannah Moulton - 2007 with Rob Middleton

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2007

AmyR - Lead RP - Oct/06 with Matthew Clark

Hidden - 2nd β - 20/Sep/06

Hidden - 2nd dnf - 20/Sep/06

Harry The Owl - 2nd O/S - 20/Sep/06 with Jon Hobbs

naughtybadboy - 2nd - 18/Jun/06

mel holmes - Lead - 03/Jun/06

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 16/Apr/06

Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/Apr/06

Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/Apr/06

Hidden - Lead O/S - Sep/05

Hidden - Lead O/S - May/05

Theeni - Lead - Apr/05 with Matt Dalby

remember having a tough time on this, quite over grown low down.
Alex Mason - Lead O/S - Sep/04 with kieth poskitt

mikej - Lead - 15/Jun/04 with Rick Naylor

Nicos - Lead O/S - 21/Sep/03 with mark richardson

Dave Mason - Lead O/S - Jul/03 with Trev Tatler

Monk - Lead O/S - Jun/03

julian allen - Lead O/S - 26/Aug/02

Hidden - Solo O/S - 27/May/02

Apharri - Lead O/S - Jul/01 with Dave Wharton

sdht - 2001

Hidden - 14/Feb/00

marcoleptic - Lead - 2000

rlrs - 2nd - 2000

NeilGriffiths - 19/Apr/96 with Duncan

Andy Say - Solo - 28/Jul/95

Hidden - Lead - Jun/94

Scott McRae - 2nd O/S - Apr/94 with Steve Jones

IanD353 - Solo O/S - May/93

Rog Wilko - Lead - Mar/93 with Debbie Wilkinson

Hammy - TR - 26/Jul/92

Hidden - 2nd - 23/Jun/92

Hidden - Lead - 27/May/91

Hidden - 1991

David Smith - Lead - 1988

Billg - Solo - 06/May/87 with Dave Gregory

Hidden - 1987

nigehughes - 2nd - Nov/86 with Mark Hartree

Hidden - Lead O/S - Nov/86

RichardMc - Lead O/S - 05/Oct/86 with Dave Langmead

steve prior - Lead - Jun/86 with Paul L

Dave Musgrove - 15/May/86

Ghastly Rubberfeet - Solo - 1986

babymoac - 04/Oct/85 with MTW

Hidden - Lead - 31/Mar/85

Simon2005 - Lead O/S - 1985 with KevG

Chris Ellis - 2nd - 23/Oct/83 with Donald Gibson

Ian Clare - 1983

Anton Eady - 1983

mark-abz - 2nd - 03/Sep/81 with John S

Andy Fielding - Lead - 1980

Hidden - Solo O/S - Aug/79

Mark Kemball - Solo - 03/Jul/77

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HVS0 of 47
easy HVS1 of 47
hard VS12 of 47
VS34 of 47
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HS0 of 47
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5b0 of 49
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