Engineer's Slabs*** VI 7
[Crofty pulling up to the final V groove on Engineer's Slabs, 2 kb]65m.

Rockfax Description
65m. Follow the summer line the crux is the 10m traverse R at mid height. © ROCKFAX

FA. B.Davison, R.Durran, M.Phillips 16/2/85 16/Feb/1985

Photo: Crofty pulling up to the final V groove on Engineer's Slabs © Crofty
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This climb is in 29 logbooks, and on 22 wishlists.

First ever winter route. Started in the dark, finished in the dark. Proper winter conditions, really enjoyable.
Nicole Almond - 2nd - 29/Dec/14 with Dad

Outstanding first winter tick for Nicole. Great route and ignore latest guide book description of traversing right for 10m. It's 2 m then straight up after the first belay to finish at top in 2 pitches.
Dave Almond - Lead - 29/Dec/14 with Nicole Almond

lead pitch 1
piersnewton - AltLd O/S - 24/Jul/14 with Olly Roberts

tjmillen - AltLd - 08/Dec/12

Pete led 1st pitch and we split flakes/arete exit. Crux is not the traverse on pitch 2 but the first 6m of the crack with poor gear and thin monopoint holds. Flakes finish is tricky.
davesykes - AltLd - 11/Feb/12 with Pete

Smith42 - AltLd O/S - 03/Feb/12 with Cas

Hidden - Lead - 29/Jan/12

awesome climbing, beyond me to lead at present! very exhausting route with very uncomfortable belays, not recommended to climb as a 3, top pitch done by headtorch.
scott gibson - 2nd - 29/Jan/12 with steve lynch

ewen - Lead O/S - Jan/12 with nick jones

what a awsome route! hard going due to it being plastered in snow and ice but abbed of at top just as it was getting dark, knackered now!
Charlie Zephyr Booth - AltLd O/S - 2012 with tim millen

Henry Sykes - 2012

Great climb thats well protected. The traverse is alot less than 10m.
Jack Loftus - AltLd O/S - 18/Dec/11 with Pete Holder

Peter Holder - AltLd O/S - 18/Dec/11 with Jack Loftus

Led first pitch. very good climbing. ran out of daylight due to being late arriving at crag so abbed off from sentry box at top of first pitch.
Andrew Wilson - Lead dnf - 11/Dec/11 with Tony Womersley

joscott - 2nd O/S - 03/Jun/11 with Chris Smith

joscott - 2nd O/S - 03/Jun/11 with Chris Smith

joscott - 2nd - 03/Jun/11 with Chris Smith

Hidden - 2011

Pete Graham - AltLd O/S - 05/Dec/10 with Luke Porter

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 02/Dec/10

Fantastic route, perfect conditions. Followed RH crack throughout after initial obvious groove. 2 pitches.
stevebarratt - AltLd O/S - 02/Dec/10 with Jack Metcalfe

ed edwards - AltLd O/S - Jun/10 with fiona wright, tim bateson

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 02/Feb/10

Pitch 1+3.
Andrew1 - AltLd O/S - 23/Jan/10 with Chris Fisher

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 23/Jan/10

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 07/Feb/09

I lead the 1st and 3rd pitches. The 'crux traverse' is barely 2m not 10m. Great route, super sustained. I was pretty broken afterwards.
decs - AltLd - 07/Feb/09 with Konrad

Hidden - AltLd - Aug/05

Nic Robinson - Lead O/S - 05/May/80 with Richard Dickenson

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