Rockfax Description
10m. Climb the technically interesting slab to join the last moves of Fag Slab Variant. © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description
A worthwhile climb taking the thin and technical slab between Fag Slab and Fag Slab Variant. Often soloed as there is not much pro low down.

Becks87 16/Aug 2nd dog
with Adam L
atom 16/Aug Lead O/S

What a route!, delicate work on pebbles and tiny edges. Placed runners in the crack of Fag Slab Variant as soon as I could reach over. Couple of great placements for small cams or nuts then a shit cam in the pocket which you're best leaving out so you can use the hold. Balance your way to the top.

JenShelley 12/Aug 2nd O/S
with Tony, George
Robin Nichols 04/Jul Solo O/S
with Roger
Hidden 18/Jun Solo O/S
Paul Figg 06/Jun -
Hidden 19/Apr Solo
dan stead ?/Oct/14 Solo O/S
with Steve Chris & Zak
Calum Wadsworth 26/Aug/14 Solo

Kind of Onsight. First time had a little break in fag slab variant. Then decided to walk back round and do it again properly. 1 Pad.

Jenni Myers 19/Aug/14 TR dog
SPD224 01/Jul/14 TR
Hidden 01/Jul/14 TR
mcb 29/Jun/14 TR O/S
with Sally Byrne, Miles Ridley
theomoore 25/Jun/14 Solo O/S
MartinJWood 11/Jun/14 TR dog

Rock was a little green and slippy!

with Katy Banner
Hidden 21/Apr/14 Lead O/S
jshields 19/Apr/14 Solo
oread 30/Mar/14 Solo O/S

over single pad

robblowen 19/Mar/14 TR O/S
with Munch
munch88 19/Mar/14 TR RP
with rob
Climbster 08/Feb/14 Solo O/S
with Luke
Bloke on a Rope 08/Feb/14 Solo O/S
with Henry, Vic, Matt
Hidden 28/Sep/13 Solo O/S
Sophieeee 28/Sep/13 TR
joem 19/Aug/13 Solo

above pads

Charlie Staincliffe 09/Jul/13 Solo O/S
David Wynne 24/Jun/13 TR
nick ferro 23/Jun/13 -
with Oli Birkill, toolboxtim
Hidden 23/Jun/13 -
DinoGator 01/Jun/13 TR O/S
RossT 25/May/13 Lead
with Andrew Edwards
Hidden 04/May/13 TR
C May ?/May/13 2nd
with Tim
Longsufferingropeholder ?/May/13 Lead
with C May
Tightsgirl 29/Apr/13 TR
arose 29/Apr/13 TR
ebf 07/Oct/12 Lead O/S

For sure this is E1 - harder than Padder @ Eastby which is for me a benchmark E1. A bold & tentative slab with little pro - lovely.

dominic lee 22/Sep/12 Solo
Jenni Myers 20/Aug/12 TR dog
Hidden 18/Aug/12 TR
MartinJWood 24/Jul/12 TR O/S

Didn't think I'd get up this as the footholds are tiny pepples. Felt chuffed after a clean onsight! Albeit with a top rope!

with Katy Banner
Dave McKechnie 20/Jun/12 2nd dog
tsjx 20/Jun/12 Lead

Good fun. Foot popped at 2/3rds height.

Jonny M 05/Jun/12 TR O/S
Hidden 05/Jun/12 TR dog
a13x 20/May/12 Solo rpt
with Ky Aizawa, Michael Mason
Wizzy ?/Apr/12 Solo O/S
a13x 14/Mar/12 Solo rpt
robertmctague ??/2012 Solo
a13x 29/Aug/11 Lead O/S
with Paul S, Jessie Harris
hotfeet 28/Aug/11 TR
waynem1985 27/Aug/11 TR

Tried to lead it, but kept vearing to where i could place gear on another route. So top rope it was

with Mac
CChafer 16/Aug/11 Lead O/S
rockman 24/Jun/11 Lead

Thin climbing, semi beta from climbing fag end variant first. Succeeded on second attempt. Thanks Tim!

timcedwards 24/Jun/11 2nd
mfisher 05/May/11 Solo O/S
Will_Maxwell 25/Apr/11 Solo O/S
James Moyle 13/Apr/11 Solo

Done above a pad. Quite high! HVS about right with a pad - E1 maybe without.

Hidden 10/Apr/11 TR O/S
Didymus 30/Aug/10 TR O/S
shouter 03/Jul/10 2nd
Mattyk 20/Jun/10 Sent x

Decked it from the top of the slab on the solo felt pretty stupid seen as my mat was sitting there unused. Screwed up foot sequence and popped.. luckily landed on both feet and walked away.. could have been nasty. hands were probably at 6m. Took the message to go home as i was tired and making mistakes.

with on my own
barney800 17/Apr/10 Sent O/S

Lovely technical slab climbing. Might have been worth leading as there's a bit of gear at the top.

Hidden 17/Apr/10 Solo O/S
Rob Laird 04/Apr/10 2nd dog
Andy Graham ??/2010 Solo O/S
buddha1369 01/Oct/09 Solo O/S
Hidden 27/Sep/09 2nd O/S
Christian Beck ?/Jul/09 Solo O/S
Hidden 29/May/09 Lead
Hidden 02/May/09 Lead RP
GrandmaOfShoes 02/May/09 2nd dog

first time I was feeling confident on it, but I was trying to get the pro that my mate had welded into a crack. Fell and second time got my order wrong.

jkarran 22/Apr/09 Lead
with Pete
petellis 22/Apr/09 Solo O/S
Lordcarr 05/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with Spencer
Hidden 21/Mar/09 2nd O/S
debbien1 21/Mar/09 2nd O/S

Needed a bit of 'proactive spotting' from Robin to get off the ground but the thin slab above was fun....looks easy from the ground but it isn't! Would have had a photo to upload but Joe left the memory card out of his camera...doh!

with Joe
Hidden 21/Mar/09 Lead dog
fifth ??/2009 -
Hidden 25/Aug/08 Lead dnf
Jack00 20/Jul/08 Solo rpt
ollyroberts 29/Jun/08 Solo
with Adam
Dan 85 17/Jun/08 TR O/S
with Phil
porridgefan 17/Jun/08 TR dog

I popped a crimp and bled everywhere...

with Dan
Tony Little 03/May/08 Lead O/S
with Claire
Hidden 30/Mar/08 TR rpt
Hidden 30/Mar/08 TR
Hidden 19/Mar/08 Solo O/S
howlingbaboon 19/Mar/08 Solo O/S
with Crofty and Guido
Hidden 19/Mar/08 Solo
HamishD 09/Feb/08 Solo O/S
with sergei
gonzo_ls9 ??/2008 Lead O/S
with nol
Hidden 25/Nov/07 Solo O/S
Hidden 28/Oct/07 TR
Stuart S 01/Sep/07 Lead O/S

Very eliminate.

Hidden 01/Sep/07 2nd
Jack00 02/Apr/07 2nd O/S
with Dan Short
Hidden ?/Apr/07 Lead O/S
MG50 25/Mar/07 TR O/S
with Keith & Mark
Iggy_B 10/Mar/07 Solo O/S

Mat for the start, although that wasn't the hard bit!

alaan 03/Mar/07 Solo O/S
Nick Beckett 03/Feb/07 Solo
Andysomething 23/Jul/06 2nd dog

Great lead By TW the RW, some rests on the second, very VERY thin

with Tony Worboys
Tony Worboys 23/Jul/06 Lead
with Andysomething
Chris Sansum 15/Apr/06 TR O/S

Top-roped cleanly after considering soloing it. Glad I didn't - finger holds were very tenuous in places - two fingers pinching a tiny pebble or less was about the size of things! I haven't done many of these kind of routes (blank slabs), but it felt a similar kind of thing to Chalk Storm, which is rated 4 grades higher! Maybe it's the Yorkshire vs Peak District gradings thing.

with Weilin Wang
markalmack ??/2006 Lead O/S
Hidden 11/Jul/05 Solo O/S
stuart100 ?/Apr/05 Solo rpt
adam carless ??/2005 Solo β

James showed us a number of ways not to do the route first.

Brown 05/Jul/04 Solo O/S
pezzerrr 26/Apr/03 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Apr/03 2nd O/S
Chris the Tall ?/Mar/03 Solo O/S
Hidden 12/Jul/00 Lead O/S
cragspud ??/2000 Lead O/S
Phill Mitch ??/2000 Solo
with steve winter
Hidden ??/2000 2nd O/S
Hidden ??/2000 Lead
Andy Say 30/Aug/99 Solo
Hidden 02/May/99 Solo
jfmchivall ??/1998 -
nai 17/Aug/97 Solo
with Cal
andrew300169 17/Aug/97 TR O/S
with Judy
madagascar 17/Aug/97 TR
tlr 03/Aug/96 Solo
with Kim and Pete D
Hidden 12/Jul/95 Solo
Tom V 30/Apr/95 -
leathers ?/Mar/95 Solo O/S
Chris Reid ?/Nov/93 Lead O/S
Hidden 28/Jul/93 Solo O/S
rob.grafton 06/Jul/93 Solo
with Bruce
Karl Bromelow ??/1993 Lead O/S
crater 26/Jul/92 TR
whispering nic ?/May/92 Solo
John Southworth 18/Jan/92 Solo O/S
Hidden ??/1992 Lead
Roget 13/Sep/91 Solo O/S
with Jonathan T
Rich Kirby ?/Jan/91 Solo
with Andy Mackay
ian caton ??/1991 Solo
craig h 13/Oct/90 Lead
Hidden 26/Sep/90 Solo
goi.ashmore 06/May/90 Solo O/S
Chris Ellis 05/May/90 2nd
with Ian Taylor
Jon Read ??/1990 Solo

In bare feet.

Hidden ??/1990 Solo
Dave Musgrove ??/1990 Solo
lithos ??/1988 Lead O/S
with all sorts
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