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Hanging Slab* E1 5b

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[Me finding it difficult on Hanging Slab, 3 kb]18m. Climb to the diagonal flake to its end, finish direct. Good gear throughout. © ROCKFAX
FA. Malc Baxter (1 peg) 1959 FFA Loz Francomb 1979

Ticklists: ROCKFAX Western Grit Grade List, Moorland Grit - The Essential Selection (Over The Moors).

Photo: Me finding it difficult on Hanging Slab © jamesgodwin64
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This climb is in 72 logbooks, and on 4 wishlists.

Finishing right as per over the moors description makes for a nice well protected hvs/e1. I feel like e1-2 would be more suitable if you finish direct. Which is chossy and the peg looks rough!
JimboWizbo - Lead RP - 18/Jul/14 with gaz

Hidden - 2nd dnf - 18/Jul/14

theloringharvey - Lead - 12/Jul/14 with Katherine Durtnell

j.buckley87 - Lead O/S - 01/Jul/14

John Gale - Lead O/S - 05/May/14

monkeyman79 - 2nd O/S - 05/May/14 with John Gale

Horrible climb! And grassy nasty finish
Bowzle - Lead O/S - 2014

Hidden - Lead dog - 18/Sep/13

Done in rain, pleasant!
Jonathan Hall - 2nd - 18/Sep/13 with Rob Middleton

Marti999 - Lead O/S - 29/Aug/13 with Debbie

Hidden - Lead dog - 24/Jul/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/Apr/13

Frank the Husky - 2013

Hidden - Lead - Sep/12

fun route. placed a cam in the first bvreak then had a unfun time getting to the flake to place gear. Scary step rightwards. Then loaded the flake with gear and spent a while figuring it out before going for it. Nasty topout.
James Oswald - Lead O/S - 23/Jul/12

Got most of the way through the flakes wider gap so about halfway? (without chalk sweating in the sun - not advisable!) Just wasn't happening for me that day! E2 5b rockfax
lizzyb - 2nd dnf - 23/Jul/12 with James Oswald

greglad - Lead - 30/May/12

pie_eater_pete - Lead O/S - 14/May/12

Guide book says E2, felt E2.
Olli-C - 2nd O/S - 01/Apr/12 with Rachel Slater

E2. Crux was pretty high above the last god nut and the holds were pretty slippy. Top out really dirty and scary too.
Rachel Slater - Lead β - 01/Apr/12 with Olli Crudge

mikedelderfield - Lead rpt - 26/Mar/12 with Steven Delderfield

ste_d - 2nd rpt - 26/Mar/12 with mik

Hidden - 2nd - 01/Oct/11

Probably a silly choice for a first E1 but was desperate to do an E1 whilst still aged 14 and this is our local crag, the day before my fifteenth birthday!
Joughton - Lead O/S - 19/Mar/11

pbphil169 - Lead dog - 2011

E1 my arse more e2 5b
pauldr - 23/Nov/10

failed to commit to the move off the top of the flake, as it was getting a little dark. Set up a rope to retrieve gear and nick had no issues - found a sneaky foothold so I gave it a go with a torch - no real issues when you know where to find the hold!
JamieSparkes - TR β - 21/Oct/10 with Nick

Nick1812P - TR β - 21/Oct/10 with Jamie

Very sustained and pumpy. I wandered to the left a little near the top. Not sure I'm ready for the lead just yet. Soon though, soon.....
R8JimBob88 - TR O/S - 20/May/10 with James

Will be back to finish this beast
Sam Simpson - Lead dnf - 19/May/10 with JNewbiggin

jamesgodwin64 - TR β - 19/May/10 with R8JimBob88

Good route, have tried it before, but lowered off as i couldnt commit to the moves. no such trouble this time, bomber nut just belew the crux gave me the confidence to commit i think. Very dirty topout.
Dan Lane - Lead β - 12/May/10 with Dan Money

dpmUK - 2nd dog - 12/May/10 with Little Dan

ryan_naked24 - Lead O/S - May/10

simonp - Lead O/S - Sep/09 with Annelies Sarrazyn

Mostly good technical climbing, and well-protected. Last few moves not well-protected (as far as I could see!) and top-out almost outfoxed me...
PeteH - Lead O/S - 08/Aug/09 with Naomi Hart

NaomiHart - 2nd dog - 08/Aug/09 with Peter Hart

put too much gear in?/ very dirty at topout, not really a slab but really good none the less
Graeme Hammond - Lead O/S - 10/Jul/09 with Rob

Took a good sized whipper off the top of the slab. Pulled ropes and had a good rest before leading it clean. Felt hard and steeper than it looks. Top of flake took a bit of working out and the top out is manky. Excellent route though.
Dave Foster - Lead rpt - 31/May/09 with Andy

mattnuttall - Lead O/S - 11/Apr/09 with Alan Holden

cymjt - 2009

climbed 3 times for the filming of the moorland grit: The Movie!
JSA - Lead rpt - 29/Nov/08 with Mike Rignall

Sat on a wire trying to work out the top of the flake. Horrible seepage in the top break which made topping out feel bold!
metal arms - Lead dog - 01/Nov/08

either i totally couldn't figure out the 5b moves at the top, or it's a 5c? a pumpy lead and good fun to fall off.
hookface - Lead dog - 12/Jun/08 with tom

ste_d - TR rpt - 29/May/08 with shunt

daveagriff - Lead - 2008

kingholmesy - Lead O/S - 2008 with James from Hobson Moor

Not too bad until I fell off when topping out and ended up 2/3rds of the way down the route. Pulled through for another go but ended up resting after messing up a move halfway up. Note to self, if you are going to do a big step-up, take note of the foothold you are stepping from in case you have to step back onto it again.
MeMeMe - Lead dog - 22/Sep/07 with Andy

PenJD - Lead dog - 20/Sep/07 with Duncan Martin

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

John Kettle - 11/Aug/07

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/Apr/07

Hidden - Lead O/S - 11/Apr/07

Stig - Lead rpt - 05/Apr/07 with Jonathan Teale

Hidden - 2nd rpt - Apr/07

sandgag and full of shit at top
david morse - Lead dog - 22/Mar/07 with pete crease

Fist E1! Felt brilliant. Dirty at the top
felixthelion - Lead O/S - Mar/07 with Miles Wilks (sparrow boy)

Stig - Lead rpt - 12/Sep/06 with Charlie Reade-Jahn

Stig - Lead rpt - 13/Sep/05 with Pete

goi.ashmore - Lead O/S - 01/Sep/05 with Andy Leavitt

Hidden - Lead - 2005

Hidden - Lead O/S - 07/Jun/04

Tried the lead - but seems necky & hard at the top
Carl Smethurst - 2nd - 29/May/04 with Ian Pickles

Western Grit rockfax
rob.grafton - Lead - 02/Apr/03 with Bruce

Hidden - Lead - 27/Apr/97

Hidden - Lead - 15/Sep/96

phardman - Lead - 11/May/96 with Guy Maddox

tlr - Lead - 04/May/96 with Kim

mikedelderfield - Lead O/S - 01/Aug/95 with Steven Delderfield

Roget - Lead O/S - 06/Nov/93

Sean Kelly - Lead - Jun/92

Bern - 1992

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Voting
Total votes cast 116
hard E20 of 40
E21 of 40
easy E215 of 40
hard E121 of 40
E13 of 40
easy E10 of 40
hard HVS0 of 40
HVS0 of 40
easy HVS0 of 40
hard 5c0 of 39
5c0 of 39
easy 5c5 of 39
hard 5b28 of 39
5b6 of 39
easy 5b0 of 39
hard 5a0 of 39
5a0 of 39
easy 5a0 of 39
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Style of ascent

Lead50 of 72 (69.4%)
Followed12 of 72 (16.7%)
Toproped5 of 72 (6.9%)
Unknown5 of 72 (6.9%)

'Climbed'19 of 72 (26.4%)
clean O/S25 of 72 (34.7%)
clean β5 of 72 (6.9%)
clean rpt9 of 72 (12.5%)
clean RP1 of 72 (1.4%)
dogged10 of 72 (13.9%)
dnf3 of 72 (4.2%)