Wall End Slab Direct** E2 5b
[Wall End Slab Direct, 2 kb]14m.

Rockfax Description
An amazing 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 ear to make a tricky mantel/high step well above the gear. Continue to the next break and escape right. © ROCKFAX

UKC Logbook Description
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 and undercut flake to make a right-facing mantleshelf a worrying distance above the gear. Continue to the next break and escape out right to the easy upper arete.

Frank Elliott 1930

Ticklists: Stanage Routes BMC Graded List, Peak Rock/4/ Universities,Teams and Clubs in the 1930's.

Photo: Wall End Slab Direct © John Flemming
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This climb is in 101 logbooks, and on 9 wishlists.

FlavioL1989 - Lead O/S - 12/Jul/15 with Raj Bisht

rajeshwarbisht - 2nd dog - 12/Jul/15 with Flavio

drysori - Lead - 16/May/15 with Everyone!

Canyak - 2015

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 2015

Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/Dec/14

Unwilling to commit to the crux moves and scuttled off leftwards to Bridge's Variation.
cem - Lead dnf - 05/Oct/14 with Mike Eldred

wazzalad20 - Lead rpt - Aug/14

First E2 onsight, what a route!
wazzalad20 - Lead O/S - 03/May/14 with anna henshaw

pie_eater_pete - Lead - 21/Mar/14

bwestwood - 2nd - 10/Mar/14

soph - Lead O/S - 09/Mar/14 with Andy Reeve

Hidden - Lead O/S - Mar/14

Dan Arkle - 2014

joese7en - Lead O/S - 17/Dec/13

Great moves, too scared to finish direct but still a great climb
rurp - Lead - 12/Nov/13 with bill farmer

drysori - Lead - 10/Nov/13

BLodge - 2nd - 10/Nov/13

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

Superb although found crux puzzling and wasn't too sure about the gear. Put another cam in and went for it!
Gudge - Lead O/S - 28/Aug/13 with Alex Johnstone

Hidden - Lead β - 10/Aug/13

tim_mcd - 2nd - 10/Aug/13 with notgnarly

tomthecoolperson - Lead rpt - 06/Aug/13 with Andrew

Excellent climbing.
Zoomer - TR O/S - 06/Jun/13 with A Student

EmileCilliers - Lead dog - 06/Jun/13

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

Goose4 - Lead O/S - 27/May/13 with Sophie Heron

manwithacam - Lead - 27/May/13 with Dom

jwhereat - TR O/S - 06/May/13

Snowball to the VS traverse
Cake - Sent β - 07/Apr/13 with John Cooper, Matt

Andy Peak 1 - Lead - 02/Mar/13 with H washbrook

Hidden - Solo rpt - 27/Feb/13

No idea where or what you'd mantel, rocking up facing left seemed the obvious move. Easy for 5b, but felt exciting given the dubious gear. First E2 in the UK. Whoop.
victim of mathematics - Lead O/S - 09/Oct/12 with James Oswald

I've done a few of the other routes on the slab so not a true onsight. Planned to try the direct finish but didn't have a cam to fit the pocket up high so slinked off right onto this. great route.
deacondeacon - Lead O/S - 17/Sep/12

down climbed from the crux on this two or three week s ago. found it hard to commit until i was able to visualize exactly how i thought the crux would go. went quite easily then. missed the rest of the cam slots so opted to finish up the e2 rather than down climb to gear & fall off.
leon - Lead O/S - 09/Sep/12 with Derek

London Luke - Lead O/S - Sep/12

set out to do the E3 version with the direct finish but kopped out.
rustaldo - Solo O/S - 11/Aug/12

roberto18 - Lead - 28/Jul/12 with Tom Nickols

phardman - Lead rpt - 05/May/12 with Bill McKee

mtempest - Lead - 31/Mar/12 with Steve Waters, Mynydd

A great lead by Mike. With a cam either side of him he rose to the key hold and then - after a number of practice moves he committed and it stuck. I seconded in true mantelshelf stylee due to the usual lack of flex.
Steve Waters, Mynydd - 2nd - 31/Mar/12 with Mike Tempest

Guy Wilson - 30/Mar/12 with Rick Cotgreave

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

Hidden - 2012

Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/Oct/11

akhughes - Solo β - 23/Oct/11

Harrowing for a very short spell... I'm sure there are various different ways to either do it or screw it up!
Cragrat Rich - Lead O/S - 15/Oct/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Oct/11

I do love this route, felt really steady today, again was going to do the direct finish but was put off by the wind :(
SGD - Lead - 14/Aug/11 with Vicky Holmes

London Luke - Lead - Aug/11

Hidden - TR O/S - 18/Jun/11

robman - Lead O/S - 31/May/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/Apr/11

chris wyatt - Lead O/S - 15/Apr/11 with steve tree

Rachel Slater - Solo O/S - 02/Apr/11 with Olli Crudge

Easy with some Beta from max!
MorganPreece - Solo β - 29/Mar/11 with Max

quiffhanger - Solo - 12/Feb/11

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

Ollie B - Lead O/S - 24/Oct/10 with S.Bennett

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

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

A good route, one scary move on which I got my foot hooked on a CAM attached to my harness and had to let go mid crux move to free it! Do Not Let This Route Lull You Into Thinking E2 is easy this is very very low in the grade.
rockfrog70 - Lead RP - 21/Sep/10

Alasdair88 - Lead O/S - 12/Sep/10 with Claire

Lev - Lead O/S - 12/Sep/10 with Emma Ross

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 12/Sep/10

LankyPaddy - Lead rpt - 05/Sep/10 with Alistair Ross

Airy, but obvious and relatively straight-forward crux. The rest is standard fun slab work.
Pythonist - Solo O/S - 01/Sep/10 with Mark Rankine

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

llamaglama - Lead - 08/Aug/10 with Jam

Foolishly did the mantle facing left at about 5c
Diggler - Lead O/S - 24/Jul/10 with andyob, Calder

Right-hand finish (ran away onto the arete)
theotherpetehill - Lead O/S - 11/Jul/10 with jacobjacob

Hidden - Solo O/S - 04/May/10

oliverthomp - Solo O/S - 28/Apr/10

Hidden - Solo rpt - 21/Apr/10

tom.e - Lead O/S - 25/Mar/10 with Malcolm

Pete Graham - Solo - 11/Mar/10

Hidden - Dec/09

Jonathan Hall - TR - 28/Oct/09 with Mark Williams

Jonathan Hall - Lead rpt - 28/Oct/09 with Mark Williams

SGD - Lead rpt - 09/Oct/09 with Dale

right facing mantel? - I rocked up facing left?? great route, for me the crux was getting to the 1st break, did the e2 finish as I didn't like the reach....
SGD - Solo - 16/Dec/08

I do like this climb - still haven't done the E3 finish though....need a rope for that one
SGD - Solo O/S - 06/Dec/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Sep/08

Hidden - Lead - 17/Aug/08

gazfellows - 2nd - 21/Apr/08

lowersharpnose - Lead O/S - 01/Jan/08 with Danger

Sidekick - Lead O/S - 2008

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

Hidden - TR - 02/Jun/06

nige pacer - Lead O/S - 03/Oct/04

DavidBarraclough - Lead O/S - 1996

Couldn't find a hold on direct finish and slunk off right
NeilGriffiths - Lead - 1994

Hidden - Lead - 1993

Hidden - 2nd - 26/Apr/91

phardman - Solo β - 03/May/89 with Bill McKee

Dave Musgrove - Lead O/S - 15/Jul/84 with Keith Bostrum

andy gittins - 1982

nbotting - 1982

mikej - TR - 05/Oct/69 with E

mikej - TR - 28/Apr/68 with Geoff Williams

mikej - TR - 01/May/66 with Mike Byles

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