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Seal Slab** VS 4c

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[Seal Slab, 3 kb]The meat of this climb is crack-climbing and only the start of the route lives up to its name. Start 6m left of the base of Pegasus's corner.. 1) 4c, 30m. Climb a faint crack-line rightwards to join a large corner at 10m. Ascend the steepening corner with difficulty to its top and move right to a large ledge and belay.. 2) 4b, 20m. Climb easy-angled rock to a crack in the steep wall above a right to left-slanting break. Climb the crack and its continuation to a wide break from where a short awkward section of wide crack above accesses a good ledge and belay.. 3) 8m. Climb the easy corner on the left to the top. © ROCKFAX

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PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 220 logbooks, and on 28 wishlists.

Steve Woollard - AltLd - 10/Sep/14 with Bob Dawson

dkd - Lead O/S - 12/Aug/14 with Al

dig - AltLd O/S - 04/Aug/14

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 14/Jul/14

led P1 this time
hazeysunshine - AltLd rpt - 14/Jul/14 with Joan

not a slab, it gets overhanging, but good gear.
dannygiblin - Lead O/S - 14/Jul/14

jakenichol - AltLd O/S - 29/Jun/14 with Dave Heaton

Dave Heaton - AltLd - 29/Jun/14 with Jake Nichol

p1 only
bullybones - Lead - 24/Jun/14 with Neil

Lead for Eva Herbst, lead every pitch
scroobious - Lead O/S - 18/Jun/14

Neil D - Lead O/S - 18/May/14 with Beth Hodgett

Andrea led P1 which was a stunning pitch, the moves and exposure were fantastic. I linked P2 and P3, carefully avoiding the nesting seagull nearer the top.
Hamish777 - AltLd O/S - 17/May/14 with Andrea

Lead P1-excellent pitch! Hamish lead P2 and P3 (linked together)
andrea83 - AltLd O/S - 17/May/14 with Hamish

Nice route, Lead P2. Tom I think must have gone off course for P3 resulting in the hardest move of the route, up a lichenous slab!
manbat - AltLd O/S - 16/May/14 with Tom Sparkes

andybrown114 - Lead - 03/May/14 with RNRMMC

Really fun route
Erobinson3 - 2nd - 03/May/14 with Andy Brown

No one else there on Easter Sunday.
petegruf - Lead - 20/Apr/14 with Hannah and Lisa

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 19/Apr/14

jchenoweth - Lead O/S - 18/Apr/14 with Ginger Alan

Absolutely excellent
Cheese Monkey - AltLd O/S - 17/Apr/14 with Rad

led 1st pitch.nice.loads of good holds whole route was very amenable.
minexplorer - AltLd - 17/Apr/14 with cheese monkey

kylesherman - 2nd - 2014

Hidden - 2014

arandall - Lead O/S - 11/Oct/13 with Dom, Joe Coxson

Seconded Alex, fun route, would lead.
JoeCoxson - 2nd - 11/Oct/13 with Dom Taylor, Alex Randall

middle pitch
smallerrich - AltLd O/S - 10/Sep/13

Hidden - AltLd - 03/Sep/13

Hidden - 2nd - 26/Aug/13

Julesthe1st - AltLd O/S - 25/Aug/13 with Mike

Hidden - 25/Aug/13

Steve Lenartowicz - Lead - 11/Jul/13 with Clare

The plan was to climb another line Eric wanted to lead. But he got massively splashed after abseiling in, so I took over the lead and started some 15 metres into p1. Led it in one single long pitch.
natalio - Lead O/S - 28/May/13 with Eric, Stephen

therat - AltLd O/S - 26/May/13

Joe_white - AltLd O/S - 26/May/13 with James

Eric led it all, in one long pitch.
natalio - 2nd O/S - 26/May/13 with Chris B, Eric

45 m on one pitch, interesting first part. Seconded it 2 days later completely soaked
pelvoux - Lead O/S - 26/May/13 with Natalio, Chris Bull

Rob84 - Lead O/S - 18/May/13 with Rob Adie

Simon Alden - Lead O/S - 13/May/13 with Richard Wheeldon

bpmclimb - AltLd rpt - 28/Apr/13 with Chris Nolan

adie84 - 2013

Grabtheslab - 2013

Ben Snook - AltLd O/S - 2013 with Dave Hakes

hotfeet - AltLd - 17/Sep/12 with Mark MacDonald, Matthew

The best pitch is P1.
Lumbering Oaf - AltLd O/S - 17/Sep/12 with Mark McDonald, Alan Mountford

Blue68 - 2nd - 17/Sep/12 with Matt Box, Alan Mountford

Hidden - Lead rpt - 05/Sep/12

Hidden - AltLd - 31/Aug/12

Crag very wet, Last move on to first pitch was very dicey.
Tom Baird - AltLd O/S - 04/Jul/12 with Liz

Led P2.
liz77 - AltLd rpt - 04/Jul/12 with Tom

Hidden - AltLd - 04/Jul/12

Westcorkman - AltLd O/S - 25/May/12 with Bob Dawson

JamesBrowning - AltLd O/S - 20/May/12 with Toby

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 09/Apr/12

Lead p2.
tompilgrem - AltLd O/S - 08/Apr/12 with Dad

Pitch 2
Ketu - AltLd O/S - 08/Apr/12 with Paul

Hidden - 08/Apr/12

RD P 2 and 3
rd20 - AltLd O/S - 08/Apr/12 with Nick P

Led P1 and P3. P1 was excellent.
Ant Man Bee - AltLd O/S - 08/Apr/12 with Rob Truckle

P1- damp but OK as holds are all very positive.
bobpilgrem - AltLd O/S - 08/Apr/12 with Tom

Hidden - AltLd - 06/Apr/12

adi bryant - AltLd O/S - 01/Apr/12 with Liz

Nui's first multipitch. Excellent climbing and easy for the grade
martroberts - Lead O/S - Apr/12

Hidden - Lead - 13/Mar/12

nickdonohue - AltLd - Jan/12 with Andy March

Hidden - 2012

gowla - AltLd rpt - 04/Oct/11 with Alex Burns

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 01/Oct/11

five - AltLd O/S - 01/Oct/11 with AC, PW

mark sharples - AltLd O/S - 20/Aug/11

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 23/Jun/11

Led P1, Emily led P2+P3 (ran together).
stuaart - AltLd O/S - 23/Jun/11 with Emily Ward

I led P2. Good route.
The Ivanator - AltLd O/S - 02/Jun/11 with Rich

Rich God 3 - AltLd - 02/Jun/11 with Ivan

Hidden - 2nd - 02/Jun/11

Hidden - AltLd - Jun/11

jdgaventa - AltLd - May/11

petegruf - AltLd rpt - 24/Apr/11 with Scott

led pitch 2
dickypips - AltLd - 17/Apr/11 with Roy Thomas

Very rough seas so I led p1 by traversing into the main groove from a higher stance on the left.
Pete Nugent - AltLd O/S - 02/Apr/11 with Bob Watson

Dovey lead, Sam and I seconded
francesanncavanagh - 2nd - 26/Mar/11 with Sam Maker, Ian Dovey

DOVEY - Lead - 26/Mar/11 with Fran Cavanil & Sam Maker

Rory Shaw - 2011

Drizzly. Cool route, but was actually expecting a slab funnily enough!
Tom Last - Lead O/S - 24/Nov/10 with Andy March

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 24/Oct/10

Great first pitch others were ok??!! Covered in seagul cr*p though!!
Master Chief - AltLd O/S - 21/Oct/10 with Jeremy

nick arding - Lead - 17/Oct/10 with Furtemba Sherpa

Lead p1 which was good. Only short final section that caused any problems. Andy did p2
monsteratt - AltLd O/S - 12/Oct/10 with Andrew Abraham

Andrew Abraham - AltLd O/S - 12/Oct/10 with Clement Attwood

Hidden - Oct/10

1651SP - Lead - 30/Aug/10 with Pete

Great day out. Seagulls and seals. Dont reckon I could have led this one..
KDW - 2nd - 18/Aug/10 with Phill Matthews

Hidden - Lead - Aug/10

Homes - AltLd - 03/Jul/10 with Jonny C

jcook1980 - AltLd O/S - 03/Jul/10 with Luke Holmes

1st
willson - AltLd - 10/Jun/10 with chris, ben

joese7en - AltLd O/S - 02/Jun/10

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 31/May/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/May/10

Eike - 2nd - 02/May/10 with Chawn Harlow

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 10/Apr/10

david morse - AltLd O/S - 10/Apr/10 with chris todd

hazeysunshine - AltLd O/S - 10/Apr/10 with Dave

adamscottthomas - AltLd O/S - 18/Oct/09 with Kafoozalem

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 18/Oct/09

Hidden - AltLd - 19/Aug/09

Hidden - 2nd - 15/Aug/09

Hmmm, not sure about the route finding. Belayed on sloping ledge before the steepening in the corner, then climbed the corner. Went up and left through a green wall but no layback to be seen.
francois - 15/Aug/09 with Lorna

DanLear - 2nd - 27/Jun/09 with Andy Pemberton, Al

P1
Dilwat - AltLd O/S - 26/Jun/09 with SurferStan

P2
SurferStan - AltLd O/S - 26/Jun/09 with Dilwat

Em66 - Lead O/S - 21/Jun/09 with MUMC

Hidden - Lead - 24/May/09

Led p1. Seagull-avoidance tactics led to effectively soloing sections of Pegasus and escaping ignominiously, followed by an abseil to re-climb part of the correct route and retrieve the gear... not sure I can really tick this.
Blisco - AltLd - 23/May/09 with Joris Roulleau

Joris.Roulleau - AltLd O/S - 23/May/09 with Dave Gruar

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 24/Apr/09

Hidden - Lead - 11/Apr/09

Hidden - Lead - 01/Nov/08

Hidden - 2nd - 01/Nov/08

CMCM - Lead O/S - 16/Sep/08 with John Phillips

RichardMc - AltLd - 23/Aug/08 with Tony Williams

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Aug/08

Hidden - AltLd - 07/Aug/08

Hidden - Lead - 10/Jun/08

Steerpike - AltLd O/S - 28/May/08 with Bruce

Matt Bennett - Lead O/S - 20/Mar/08

Hidden - 2008

Stone Muppet - 2008

nawface - AltLd - 2008

P1 & 3
liz77 - AltLd - 30/Aug/07 with Cokie

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Aug/07

minaturechris - 2nd O/S - 26/Aug/07 with Barra

Hidden - Lead - 21/Jul/07

mooseloose - Lead O/S - 29/May/07 with Nina

Epic Ebdon - 2nd O/S - 05/May/07 with Neil Adams

Neil Adams - Lead O/S - 05/May/07 with Tim Ebdon

mol - Lead - 05/May/07 with Sarah Bough

pezzerrr - Lead O/S - 03/Apr/07

maybe_si - AltLd O/S - 11/Mar/07 with jez

Geoffers - AltLd O/S - 2007 with Richie, Tim

Hidden - 2007

akhughes - Lead - Sep/06 with Emma Hughes

alj - AltLd O/S - 27/Aug/06 with Andy Bell, Leon Skeldon

A really enjoyable route up a slightly overhung corner. Not as hard as it looks.
Mark_RMC - Lead - 26/Aug/06 with Michelle

timharrison - AltLd O/S - 22/Aug/06 with Trevor Macalonan

trevor macalonan - AltLd O/S - 22/Aug/06 with Tim

1st pitch deserves the stars, if anyone finds a Black Diamond XTC belay plate, it's mine :-(
mooseloose - AltLd - 20/Aug/06 with Mike

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 12/Aug/06

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

Hidden - AltLd - 10/Aug/06

featuresforfeet - Lead - 04/Aug/06 with Liz

victim of mathematics - AltLd O/S - 02/Aug/06 with crossdressingrodney

Managed to make the escape from the slab very difficult for myself. Also hooked out my last gear placement with my foot as I committed to it.
crossdressingrodney - AltLd O/S - 02/Aug/06 with victim of mathematics

leon - Lead O/S - Aug/06 with Andy Bell

gaz.marshall - AltLd O/S - Aug/06 with Steev

Sped up the first pitch as the tide was coming in!
melmyo - AltLd O/S - Jul/06 with Tom

Kyuzo - AltLd - 12/Jun/06 with Jason Lee

Excellent Route, uncertain hanging bealy at top of first pitch, followed by big holds and bridging at overhang, then sraight forward
GrahamHP - AltLd O/S - 29/May/06 with Tony Walentowicz

Hidden - AltLd - 28/May/06

JPGR - 2nd - 30/Apr/06 with Paul

chrisallan - AltLd O/S - Apr/06

dan gibson - AltLd O/S - 06/Mar/06 with helen gibson

ewen - AltLd O/S - Sep/05

The Pylon King - Lead O/S - Sep/05 with Laura

BALD EAGLE - AltLd - 30/Aug/05 with Christian Darr

Bella - Lead O/S - Aug/05 with Dutch Richard

Another great climb, I led the middle pitch. Not sure it's 4b!
Rob Oram - AltLd O/S - 18/Jun/05 with James Booth

James B - 18/Jun/05 with Rob

Si dH - AltLd O/S - 13/Jun/05 with Alan Dickinson

Rucksacks caught by incoming tide added to an already challenging climb. A long day!
tomkhoward - Lead dog - Apr/05 with John Spear

Hidden - AltLd - Aug/04

Hidden - Apr/04

Alaric - Lead O/S - 26/Jun/03 with Karen B

andy_pemberton - Lead - Apr/03 with Katharine Pemberton

+ Al, me and Dan 7/2009
andy_pemberton - Lead - Apr/03 with Katharine Pemberton

mike kann - Feb/03 with Rob Scheicl

Hidden - AltLd - 2003

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2003

Scotsken - 2003

Rob Pitt - Lead O/S - 2003

bpmclimb - Lead O/S - 27/Aug/02 with Clare

DerwentDiluted - AltLd - 26/Jun/02 with Chris Pearson

MKH - AltLd O/S - 2002

Hidden - Lead - 17/Nov/01

Hidden - Lead - 09/Aug/01

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/May/01

Hidden - 2001

Hidden - AltLd - 03/Sep/00

Steveb27 - AltLd - 2000

alan moore - 2000

kitkat78 - AltLd - Aug/99 with Hester C

ChrisJD - Lead - 03/May/99 with Clare

Lovely route.
Rog Wilko - Lead - Aug/98 with Debbie Wilkinson

stokienomad - Lead - Jul/98 with Dave Mountford

Hidden - AltLd - 24/May/98

Ashley Hold - AltLd - 23/May/98 with Laurence North

stuart100 - Lead O/S - 14/May/98 with Claire Graham

timreynolds - AltLd - 02/May/98 with John Burnip

Pouring rain which stopped as we reached the top. 40 the birthday
Simon cook - May/98

craig h - AltLd O/S - 22/Jul/97 with Janet Hannah

Duncan I - AltLd - 1997

belay bunny turned bad - Lead - 1997

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 11/Sep/96

colin milton - AltLd - 02/Jul/94 with eric milton

Hidden - AltLd - 13/Apr/94

Budge - AltLd O/S - Apr/92 with Richard Teed

sdht - 1992

auld al - AltLd O/S - Apr/91

Led 1&3
Iain Thow - AltLd - 13/May/90 with Rob Ivens

Andy Say - Lead O/S - Apr/90

DaveHo - Lead O/S - 1990

davemhart - Lead O/S - 29/Jul/87

Hidden - Lead O/S - 10/May/87

Nigel Coe - AltLd - 1986 with Norman Wright

ill_bill - 2nd - Apr/83 with Niall McHugh

tapley - Lead - 30/Sep/80 with Alison Tapley

babymoac - 2nd - 06/Jul/77 with SWH

Nigel Bond - Lead - 14/Apr/77 with Tony Cuddy

RichardMc - AltLd O/S - 16/Apr/76 with Dave Langmead

Bolt Phobia - AltLd - 09/Apr/76 with John Broadwell

Hidden - 1976

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Style of ascent

Lead64 of 220 (29.1%)
Followed21 of 220 (9.5%)
Alt Leads114 of 220 (51.8%)
Unknown21 of 220 (9.5%)

'Climbed'105 of 220 (47.7%)
clean O/S106 of 220 (48.2%)
clean rpt8 of 220 (3.6%)
dogged1 of 220 (0.5%)