Route 1 (Slab problem #3)* VS 4c
[Route 1 on the Railway slabs, Black Rocks. , 2 kb]The right-hand arete, on polished holds, leads to harrowing final moves; or an escape right. © ROCKFAX
Highball Font 4+.
Possibly Fergus Graham 1923

Ticklists: Steve Ashton's 100 Classic Gritstone Climbs, A Severe Day Out in 1949 at BLACK ROCKS.

Photo: Route 1 on the Railway slabs, Black Rocks. © Eddie Shelbourne

PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 221 logbooks, and on 3 wishlists.

65m moderate millington - Solo β - 06/Nov/14 with naomi hatto

Hidden - Solo O/S - 06/Nov/14

woody99i - Solo O/S - 03/Nov/14 with Mark Roe

MarkRoe - Solo rpt - 03/Nov/14 with Hugh Wood

eddiem1 - TR O/S - 05/Sep/14

was rather dark and wet at the time, good fun though
andork123 - Solo O/S - 30/Aug/14

sgl - Solo - 16/Aug/14

Nick Sherring - Sent - 23/Jul/14

gaz3212 - Solo O/S - 11/Jul/14

rockman - Solo rpt - 03/Jul/14

Hidden - Solo rpt - 03/Jul/14

Hidden - Solo rpt - 02/Jul/14

Hidden - Solo rpt - 18/Jun/14

loco wilko - Sent - Jun/14

rockmunky - TR RP - 13/Apr/14 with Dad

JoeWakefield - Sent O/S - 29/Mar/14 with Rob Blowen

robblowen - Sent O/S - 29/Mar/14 with Joe Wakefield

mcrtchly - 2014

Si dH - Sent O/S - 30/Aug/13 with Neil Furniss

Wayne S - Solo - 29/Aug/13

althesin - Solo - 10/Aug/13

Paul Tanner - Solo O/S - 08/Jul/13 with Ben Tanner

Marti999 - Solo O/S - 09/Jun/13 with Alex Dennis

AlexD - Solo - 09/Jun/13 with Marti

Theeni - Solo O/S - 05/May/13 with Joseph

Jonesy_A - Solo O/S - 04/May/13

Hidden - Solo - 18/Apr/13

Hidden - Sent - 16/Apr/13

dr_botnik - Sent O/S - 15/Apr/13 with deacon, Phil Taylor

To the top
deacondeacon - Sent O/S - 15/Apr/13

Heather Osborne - Sent O/S - 03/Apr/13 with Craig Osborne, Rob Law, rhys whitehouse

Hidden - Solo O/S - 30/Mar/13

Hidden - Sent rpt - 12/Mar/13

CraigOsborne - Solo O/S - 2013

Jake Young - Solo O/S - 02/Dec/12 with Laura, Chris, Mark R

A good return and reminder of how much I dislike slabs.
SED - Sent x - 16/Nov/12 with Cameron Anderson

kermit_uk - Sent x - 16/Nov/12 with SED

Hidden - Sent rpt - 27/Oct/12

Hidden - Sent rpt - 16/Oct/12

JLS - Sent O/S - 10/Oct/12 with Jacqui

Rich Malcolm - Solo β - 13/Sep/12

rockman - TR O/S - 13/Sep/12 with Tim Edwards

timcedwards - TR - 13/Sep/12 with Geoff Mee

barni - Solo rpt - 24/Aug/12

charlietorrance - Solo O/S - 12/Aug/12

Hidden - Sent O/S - 07/Aug/12

NickTay - Solo rpt - 03/Aug/12

alisterrobbird - Sent - 30/Jul/12

Dan Geh - Sent O/S - 25/Jul/12 with Thomas Geh

MarkRoe - Solo O/S - 18/Jul/12 with Rhys Whitehouse

BRoe - Solo O/S - 12/Jul/12 with whitehouse_rhys

Jim Malo - Sent O/S - 01/Jul/12

Graeme Hammond - Solo O/S - 25/Jun/12

sting - Sent rpt - 02/Jun/12

not hvs
kwaidy - Solo O/S - 02/Jun/12

Nice place to sort your head out.
NickTay - Solo O/S - 13/May/12

Alex.M-M. - Sent rpt - 05/May/12

timmyhobby - Solo O/S - 06/Apr/12

Ceridwen - Solo - 06/Apr/12 with Tim Hobby

JMoss - TR - 06/Apr/12 with Helen Rudkin

More of a bouler problem than trade. No gear placements. No mats used.
mapperley samurai - Solo - 05/Apr/12

migs493 - Sent O/S - 29/Mar/12 with Paul W

Bailed the first time after a slip of the foot. Same slip the second time, but found the left foot to hand match and continued to finish.
SED - Sent x - 09/Mar/12

hfac - Solo - 26/Feb/12

Hidden - Sent O/S - 15/Jan/12

Dave Bond - Sent - 14/Jan/12

Lunar25 - Solo O/S - 07/Jan/12 with James Morrison, Dave LE

whitehouse_rhys - Solo O/S - 2012 with ben roe

Bailed right the first try. Had to man up and finish properly 2nd time around
Eddie Shelbourne - Sent - 27/Dec/11 with Terry harris-ellis

Hidden - Sent rpt - 02/Nov/11

Hidden - 15/Oct/11

Hidden - Lead - 15/Oct/11

Bloke on a Rope - Solo O/S - 07/Sep/11

Hidden - Solo O/S - 03/Sep/11

adi bryant - Solo O/S - 19/Aug/11

Hidden - Sent x - 30/Jul/11

Haydn Jones - Solo O/S - 24/Jul/11 with paul

thrutch - Solo - 29/Jun/11

John Lewis - Lead O/S - 05/Jun/11 with Maureen

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 05/Jun/11

Robin Nichols - Sent O/S - Jun/11

Alkis - 08/May/11 with Chris Aslin

kfv - Sent O/S - 27/Apr/11

liambriddon1991 - Sent O/S - 27/Apr/11

pawdog - Solo O/S - 24/Apr/11

kfv - Solo O/S - 23/Apr/11

liambriddon1991 - Sent O/S - 23/Apr/11

Hidden - Sent O/S - 20/Apr/11

Bold but good. A bit polished in the crux.
gb83 - Solo O/S - 16/Apr/11

masa-alpin - Sent O/S - 16/Apr/11 with Graeme B

I did this the year previous and forgot how bold the end is!! had a bit of shaky leg towards the end :-) and it didn't help my confidence when some people at the bottom that had just top roped it were saying that we must be mad.
Dhcol - Solo - 11/Apr/11 with Niky Willers, Rob Marshall

CrashMat Rob - Solo O/S - 09/Apr/11 with Nicky, Colin

aidanb - Lead O/S - 09/Apr/11

TRFrost - Solo O/S - 24/Mar/11

J25 - Solo - 24/Mar/11

oddessy_uk - Sent O/S - 23/Mar/11

Hidden - Sent x - 23/Mar/11

SPENCER41 - Sent O/S - 23/Mar/11 with Jason Curle

MD - Sent O/S - 30/Jan/11

Chris Hind - 2011

Byronius Maximus - Sent O/S - 19/Dec/10

Hidden - Sent - 17/Nov/10

Rampikino - TR - 17/Oct/10 with Cat

Hidden - Solo O/S - 12/Oct/10

dja - Solo O/S - 12/Oct/10 with Andy Smith

Matt and David
Wayne.Gaudin - TR O/S - 30/Aug/10

Daniel Heath - Solo O/S - 26/Aug/10

deejmonkey - Solo - 19/Aug/10 with Damian

Hidden - Solo O/S - 24/Jul/10

katyc - Solo - 24/Jul/10

I was glad I stepped up and tried this... it looked far too high but once you were in the slab climbing zone it went super smoothly
Emma-Louise Anderson - Solo O/S - 05/Jul/10 with Paul Tattersall

tatz45 - Solo O/S - 05/Jul/10 with Emma Anderson

Andy Peak 1 - Solo - 05/Jul/10

LukeP LCC - Solo O/S - 20/Jun/10 with pete pounds

rob wmc - Solo O/S - 20/Jun/10 with Alan

Hidden - Solo rpt - 03/Jun/10

Ross Barnes - Sent - Apr/10

Useful and encouraging beta from reuben on the psychological crux, trust your feet. nice route, bit highball!
Sam1991 - Solo β - 31/Jan/10 with Andy J and Reuben

bigdrew - Solo β - 31/Jan/10 with Reuben, Sam Dixon

Hidden - Solo O/S - 2010

sgl0jd - 12/Oct/09

tom.ireson - Sent O/S - 13/Sep/09 with Alex Parkin

Hidden - Sent O/S - 15/Aug/09

Hidden - Solo O/S - 09/Jul/09

Hidden - Solo O/S - 09/Jul/09

frankcp87 - Solo - 28/Jun/09

jsrous - Solo - 28/Jun/09 with Frank and John

Hidden - Solo rpt - 03/May/09

Hidden - Solo rpt - 25/Apr/09

Sankey - Sent - 23/Apr/09 with Wednesday nighters

Pilch - Solo O/S - 18/Apr/09

Hidden - Sent O/S - 05/Apr/09

Hidden - Sent - 01/Mar/09

says VS is Eastern Grit??
richardhopton - Solo - 28/Feb/09 with Matt Thombs

hughr - Sent x - 18/Jan/09

powellj69 - Sent - 2009

barni - Solo O/S - 30/Oct/08 with Dave barry

SGD - Solo - 25/Oct/08

mccaunt - Sent O/S - Oct/08

tomB - Solo O/S - 20/Sep/08

jscoles - Solo - 20/Sep/08 with Tom Baker

Hidden - Solo RP - 15/Jun/08

john lynch - Sent - 14/May/08 with mike lynch, bo robertson

Hidden - Solo O/S - 10/May/08

Joe Costello - Sent O/S - 04/May/08 with Liam

mic_b - Solo O/S - 13/Apr/08

Russell Lovett - Solo O/S - 18/Mar/08 with alone

tommo1664 - Sent - 06/Jan/08

daveagriff - Solo - 2008

Slim Bert - 2008 with dave

AntiGrav - 2008

Hidden - Solo O/S - 01/Dec/07

kitkat78 - Sent O/S - 24/Nov/07 with SteveM

SteveM - Sent rpt - 24/Nov/07 with Kat

Hidden - Solo rpt - 09/Jul/07

gibbo38 - Solo O/S - 01/Jun/07 with Robert

Hidden - Solo O/S - 14/Apr/07

Hidden - Solo dnf - 31/Mar/07

Hidden - Solo - 31/Mar/07

Matt Fry - Solo O/S - 16/Mar/07 with Ali Scott

With, then without mat.
Owen W-G - Solo O/S - 03/Feb/07 with Robin, Anthony & Jody

Not hard anywhere. Not hard at the top. Not really HVS either, or I'll eat my hat.
Tom Last - Solo O/S - 30/Dec/06 with Keith

Hidden - Solo rpt - 30/Nov/06

Hidden - Solo O/S - 30/Nov/06

Alfredo - Solo - Nov/06

Creinu - Solo O/S - 30/Sep/06

Peakphil - Solo - Aug/06

Swirly - Solo O/S - 15/Jul/06 with Rob and Ceri

Pythonist - Solo rpt - 13/May/06

Monk - Solo O/S - 05/May/06

thin but good - fluttery at the top
SGD - Solo O/S - 06/Feb/06 with Sam Carter

Hidden - Solo - Apr/05

Dave Mason - Solo O/S - 2005

julian allen - 16/Sep/04

zcapxa5 - Solo O/S - 20/Jun/04

Hidden - Solo O/S - Jun/04

Budge - Solo O/S - 08/Apr/04

Climb Rox - Solo - Apr/04

Mark Collins - Solo O/S - 27/Nov/03

Confidence is the key. Chickened out briefly, but got back on with it.
climbingrev - Solo RP - 21/Aug/03

Peakology - Sent O/S - 2003 with cat

chrishedgehog - Solo O/S - 28/Jul/02 with C. Parfitt

Hidden - Sent O/S - 21/Apr/02

DerwentDiluted - Solo - 08/Sep/01

EddieA - Solo O/S - Nov/96

Backinthegame - Solo - 02/May/92

Hidden - Solo - 06/Sep/91

Laramadness - Solo - 03/Sep/90

goi.ashmore - Sent O/S - 15/Jun/90

Hidden - Solo - 1990

andrew300169 - 1990

Hidden - Sent O/S - 1989

Iain Thow - Solo - 16/Jul/88

Ian Archer - Solo O/S - 06/May/88

Roget - Solo rpt - 1987 with jim

Chris the Tall - Solo O/S - Dec/86

Ena - Solo - Aug/86

John Brayshaw - Solo O/S - 01/Jun/82

dangerdave - Solo - Jun/80

Ghastly Rubberfeet - Lead - 1979

rogerskews - Solo - 1976 with CMC Members

Hidden - Solo - 22/Dec/74

Hidden - TR - 26/May/74

mikej - Solo - 23/Mar/74 with Nigel Sumner

mikej - Solo - 06/May/73 with E

mikej - Solo - 18/Feb/73

mikej - Solo - 01/Oct/72 with Geoff Williams

mikej - Solo - 09/Jul/72 with E

mikej - Solo - 09/May/71 with Dave Williams, E

mikej - Solo - 06/Apr/71 with Stewart Grant

mikej - Solo - 24/Mar/71

mikej - Solo - 27/Feb/71 with E

mikej - Solo - 05/Apr/70 with Martin Wragg

mikej - Solo - 08/Jun/69 with Alan Booth, Mike Browne, E

mikej - Solo - 03/May/69 with Mike Browne, John Bickerdyke, Geoff Williams

mikej - Solo - 30/Mar/69 with E

Andy Say - Solo - 1969

mikej - Solo - 18/Oct/67 with Geoff Williams

mikej - Solo - 23/Nov/66 with Keith Gregson

mikej - Solo - 09/Nov/66 with Keith Gregson

This route was once a very pleasant Severe. But in the late 60s I found that the sharp edged chipped holds had been smashed making the route considerably harder.
mikej - Solo - 06/Apr/66 with Ted Markham

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Voting
Total votes cast 63
hard HVS0 of 22
HVS1 of 22
easy HVS2 of 22
hard VS17 of 22
VS0 of 22
easy VS2 of 22
hard HS0 of 22
HS0 of 22
easy HS0 of 22
hard 5a0 of 21
5a0 of 21
easy 5a0 of 21
hard 4c0 of 21
4c12 of 21
easy 4c6 of 21
hard 4b3 of 21
4b0 of 21
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