Botterill's Slab (Winter)*** VI 7
[Botterill's in December 2011, 1 kb]95m, 4 pitches.

Rockfax Description
95m. Follow the summer line. © ROCKFAX

FA. A.Phizacklea, D.Kay 15/02/84 15/Feb/1984

Photo: Botterill's in December 2011 © francis blunt
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This climb is in 23 logbooks, and on 17 wishlists.

Brown - AltLd - 08/Feb/15 with John

nakedave - AltLd - 06/Feb/15

first pitch tricky! main slab very delicate climbing on frozen blobs of moss and ice only a inch thick! just awesome! path after that! top day!
Charlie Zephyr Booth - AltLd O/S - 05/Feb/15 with tim millen

Brilliant. Don't under estimate 1st and 3rd pitches. Crux pitch 2 had just enough ice to bite, only just. But bold only good gear after halfway. Got to summit in last of daylight. Deffo not V a good VI (7).
Fatherof2 - AltLd - 18/Jan/15 with Roger

Hidden - 2nd dnf - 09/Feb/13

Hmm I judging from other comments I think i did this in pretty lean conditions, as I found this extremely harder than other Vs I have done (not much). Absolutely brutal and an amazing memorable struggle. I found this extremely hard but managed somehow to get it up it clean, I felt I was going to pop off any second for 15metres and almost rested because I was so damn pumped from hanging around trying place gear.
Sam Simpson - Lead O/S - 09/Feb/13 with Christian Turford

Route melted whilst waiting for the group in front, so abbed off. Even before the melt, conditions were thin so credit to them for doing it. Awesome looking route, s got to get back and do it!!
kyaizawa - Lead dnf - 09/Feb/13 with Rich Jones

alias dave - 2nd O/S - 09/Feb/13 with Sam.EB

Lead first pitch just due to ice! Then abseiled off as the slab was also covered in ice! Pretty damn difficult without any crampons/axes!
Jonathan Hall - AltLd dnf - 23/Nov/10 with Mark Williams

Hidden - 07/Mar/10

Hidden - 2nd dog - 01/Mar/10

Amazing route. One of the best winter lines Ive ever done. Both the slab and the chimney are unforgettable experiences
david morse - AltLd - 20/Feb/10 with lole

Hidden - AltLd - 20/Feb/10

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 12/Feb/10

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 12/Feb/10

Hidden - 2nd dog - 2010

mje1398 - AltLd O/S - 24/May/08 with John M

Hidden - 2008

Amazing climb! Didn't bother with the last VDiff pitch, but abbed off at the end of the slab.
Arjen - 2nd O/S - 10/Jun/06 with Nils

Hidden - Lead - 28/Jun/05

MaNimal - Lead - 02/Aug/03 with Jo Larty

Second winter ascent.
Bob - AltLd O/S - 24/Feb/86 with Ben Masterton

Hidden - Lead - 22/May/77

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
Peter Metcalfe, Ross Davidson, JRae, Adam Booth, Christian Beck, dan wisey, Snap, thinair48, Caralynh, francois

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