Fag Slab Variant** VS 4c
[Andy on Fag Slab Variant, Brimham Rocks VS 4c, 2 kb]8m. The left-slanting overlap is a balancy pitch. © ROCKFAX
The left leaning groove is a good test piece. Take time with protection.
Brian Evans (solo). Jan/1956

Ticklists: Steve Ashton's 100 Classic Gritstone Climbs.

Photo: Andy on Fag Slab Variant, Brimham Rocks VS 4c © Crux

PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 356 logbooks, and on 3 wishlists.

andy jennings - 2nd β - 05/Oct/14 with Floris, Momber

MTL - 2nd O/S - 28/Sep/14 with Donnie

Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/Sep/14

Very nice if you don't hang about.
ericinbristol - Lead O/S - 21/Sep/14 with Tim H

Paul Figg - Solo - 03/Sep/14

SteveM - Lead - 26/Aug/14 with Kat

Calum Wadsworth - Solo rpt - 26/Aug/14

Jenni Myers - TR O/S - 19/Aug/14

papashango - Lead O/S - 07/Aug/14 with Paul Tanton

Quite tricky for a VS
PaulTanton - 2nd O/S - 07/Aug/14 with Connor Shepherd

Good - but a bit awkward
Andysomething - 2nd rpt - 29/Jul/14 with Bruce Perry

jonnysims - 2nd RP - 29/Jul/14 with Pete Simcock

David Stevens - Lead O/S - 26/Jul/14 with Keith

Attempted Woodbine, hot sweaty and still don't trust shunt so backed off onto this
freemanTom (Guildford MC) - TR - 24/Jul/14 with Shunt

Puma - Lead - 22/Jul/14 with Dave Wiffen - YAC, Peter

prwalker - 2nd - 22/Jul/14 with David Dickinson

Stickle Tarn - Solo β - 07/Jul/14

theomoore - Solo O/S - 25/Jun/14

MartinJWood - TR O/S - 11/Jun/14 with Katy Banner

Teappleby - Solo - 06/Jun/14 with mum, dad

jack_44 - Lead - Jun/14

guisboro andy - Jun/14

Hidden - Solo - 17/May/14

Good lead by Tom
Olli-C - 2nd β - 23/Mar/14 with Tom Shillito

robblowen - Lead rpt - 19/Mar/14 with Munch

munch88 - 2nd rpt - 19/Mar/14 with rob

nick ferro - 09/Mar/14 with Oli Birkill

Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Mar/14

pebbles - Lead - 01/Mar/14 with stu bolton

Tom_Shill - Lead - Mar/14 with Olli

Bloke on a Rope - Solo O/S - 08/Feb/14 with Henry, Vic, Matt

dprctr - Solo O/S - 03/Dec/13 with Henry Jenkins

CragDog - Lead O/S - 28/Sep/13

Hidden - 2nd - 03/Sep/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/Aug/13

John Roe - 2nd - 28/Aug/13 with Paul Millen

joem - Lead - 19/Aug/13 with clure

ClareM.123 - 2nd O/S - 19/Aug/13 with Joe McCarty

Hidden - Lead - 18/Aug/13

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 18/Aug/13

Calum Wadsworth - Lead O/S - 14/Aug/13 with Emma

Brilliant route. Lovely slabby moves and ok gear- until I was at the final ledge and my last nut popped! Took a long time to psyche myself for the slightly awkward mantel move above a groundfall. Somehow got in the zone and flowed through the last moves, felt amazing.
mattwilk - Lead O/S - 21/Jul/13 with Mark

Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/Jul/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/Jul/13

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 14/Jul/13

Charlie Staincliffe - Lead O/S - 09/Jul/13 with Stuart Myatt

cragtyke - Lead - 07/Jul/13 with john g

Hidden - Lead - Jul/13

Stickle Tarn - 2nd O/S - Jul/13

Middle section a bit thin. Top section run-out but easy
ralphio - Lead - 24/Jun/13

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 24/Jun/13

David Wynne - TR - 24/Jun/13 with Jon Lury

DinoGator - TR O/S - 01/Jun/13 with Neil Lawrence

C May - 2nd - May/13 with Tim

Tightsgirl - 2nd - 29/Apr/13 with Ali Rose

arose - Lead - 29/Apr/13 with Hannah Francis

Andy_B39 - Lead O/S - 03/Mar/13 with Luke

bclifton - Lead - 2013

jack_44 - 2013

Sam-westcott - 2013

Went up this, descended Fag Slab.
Bertbee - Solo O/S - 04/Nov/12

dominic lee - Solo - 22/Sep/12 with nathan lee

nice
sam@work - Lead O/S - 08/Sep/12 with tom

crispycodd - Lead O/S - 26/Aug/12 with David Tidman

petekeron - Lead O/S - 16/Aug/12 with Steve Brock

al jackson - 2nd - Aug/12

al jackson - Lead - Aug/12

MartinJWood - TR O/S - 24/Jul/12 with Katy Banner

Hidden - 2nd - 19/Jul/12

first time out climbing for ages, easy!!
LukeP LCC - Lead O/S - 17/Jul/12 with rachael wragg

rob16 - Lead - 15/Jul/12

hamishjoe - 2nd O/S - 17/Jun/12

fatbuoybazza - Lead O/S - 05/Jun/12 with liv_the_div

Jonny M - Lead O/S - 05/Jun/12 with Karen Chalmers

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 05/Jun/12

Pete Pozman - Lead rpt - 28/May/12

taylor123 - 2nd O/S - 23/May/12 with Matt Haigh

Haighy - Lead O/S - 23/May/12 with Maxine Taylor

Hidden - Lead - 23/May/12

DanT - 2nd O/S - 20/May/12 with Paul Rowlands

joe king - Lead O/S - 20/May/12 with Rose, dan towns

Pete Nugent - 2nd - 01/Apr/12 with Steve Crossley

Hidden - Lead rpt - 01/Apr/12

stevenknowles - 2nd - 24/Mar/12 with Andy Carr

PAJames - 2012

robertmctague - Solo - 2012

The Biochemist - Lead O/S - 2012

Wizzy - Lead O/S - 2012

A bit green, especially the finish.
freemanTom (Guildford MC) - Lead - 24/Oct/11 with Paul Davies

daviesp2 - 2nd - 24/Oct/11 with Tom

Steven Andrews - Lead O/S - 16/Oct/11

Ed F - Solo O/S - 16/Oct/11

Carter - 2nd O/S - 16/Oct/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Oct/11

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 24/Sep/11

Chris wilson - 2nd - 21/Sep/11 with Josh

Another good climb.
Connorsgrandad - 2nd O/S - 01/Sep/11 with William Jackson

Hidden - 2nd - 29/Aug/11

Shaw Brown - Lead - 29/Aug/11 with Judith Neaves

hotfeet - Lead - 28/Aug/11 with Alex Pond

waynem1985 - Lead O/S - 27/Aug/11 with Mac

SteveM - Lead - 22/Aug/11 with Kat

kitkat78 - 2nd β - 22/Aug/11 with SteveM

SteveM - Lead - 01/Aug/11 with Courtney, Cefyn

Hidden - Solo O/S - 27/Jul/11

rockman - Lead O/S - 24/Jun/11 with Tim Edwards

timcedwards - 2nd - 24/Jun/11 with Geoff Mee

Simonj - 2nd O/S - 14/Jun/11 with jim

Jimmy1976 - Lead O/S - 14/Jun/11 with Simon

Hidden - Lead - 12/Jun/11

kato'sdad - Lead - 12/Jun/11 with Jon Lewis

jonberry791 - Lead O/S - 12/Jun/11 with dickie

Hidden - 2nd - 12/Jun/11

Far from straightforward. Feet!
JohnHutch - Lead O/S - 09/Jun/11 with L

munch88 - Lead O/S - 08/Jun/11 with dan sutcliffe, rob

robblowen - 2nd β - 08/Jun/11 with Succa89, Munch

succa89 - 2nd O/S - 08/Jun/11 with robblowen, munch88

Hidden - Lead - 07/Jun/11

Hidden - Lead - 07/Jun/11

James Mackin - Lead - 31/May/11

SteveM - Lead - 18/May/11 with Rachael

spragglerocks - 2nd O/S - 18/May/11 with Steve M

Protection trickier to place than it looked from the bottom but all good fun!
Liam Martin - Lead O/S - 10/May/11 with Shaun Duke

gazb - Lead dog - 10/May/11 with richard fletcher

Richard Fletcher - 10/May/11

mfisher - Solo O/S - 05/May/11 with Olly Roberts

Will_Maxwell - Solo O/S - 25/Apr/11

Peter Smith - 2nd O/S - 23/Apr/11 with Mick Leather

Nice moves.
victim of mathematics - Lead O/S - 17/Apr/11 with Simon

James wanted to lead it too.
victim of mathematics - 2nd rpt - 17/Apr/11 with J-Ro

Hidden - 2nd dog - 17/Apr/11

Hidden - Lead dnf - 05/Apr/11

David Wynne - TR - 02/Apr/11 with Andy Barton

nick ferro - 06/Mar/11

pwilkie - Lead O/S - 06/Mar/11 with nick ferro

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/Jan/11

secound liam martin
shaunduke - 2nd - 2011 with liam

danny33 - Solo - 2011

robertmctague - Lead - 2011

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 10/Oct/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 17/Sep/10

seemed to be having a bit of a lack of technique moment so not as enjoyable as I hoped
Graeme Hammond - Lead O/S - 12/Sep/10 with Jim

Jim Slater - 2nd O/S - 12/Sep/10 with Graeme

Hidden - Lead - 12/Sep/10

Jon Didymus - Lead O/S - 30/Aug/10 with Antonia

v man - Lead O/S - 22/Aug/10

One piec of gear in foot slipped so backed off, will try again another day.
Richie Rich - Lead dnf - 21/Aug/10 with Jo Rowell

Jonathan Hall - Solo - 24/Jul/10

Hidden - Solo - 24/Jul/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 10/Jul/10

Hidden - Lead - 03/Jul/10

shouter - Lead - 03/Jul/10

chrishedgehog - Lead O/S - 30/Jun/10 with Jamie Van A

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/Jun/10

jadm2 - Lead rpt - 27/Jun/10 with Dave

JonathanJones - 2nd - 19/Jun/10 with Freddie, Al Breen

Delicate moves but plenty of protection in the crack.
barney800 - Lead O/S - 17/Apr/10 with Jamie Tattersall, Katherine Shaw

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 17/Apr/10

coombsy - Lead rpt - 11/Apr/10 with James Clarkson

First route in the uk this year, felt fine, loads of gear really.
Graham Booth - Lead O/S - 11/Apr/10 with Natalie Treadgold

Anthony Dixon - Lead O/S - 09/Apr/10

LiL Saz - 2nd - 04/Apr/10 with Roger

Ewan Russell - Solo O/S - 19/Mar/10 with Phil jennings

Alison2 - Lead O/S - 14/Mar/10 with Matthew

Andy Graham - Solo O/S - 2010

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 27/Sep/09

Tanya Savage - 2nd - 26/Sep/09 with Neil Pacey

Neil Pacey - Lead O/S - 26/Sep/09 with Tanya Savage

lithos - Lead - 25/Aug/09

Messed up the top of the layback and hung on the rope.
Will Smith - 2nd dog - 25/Aug/09 with Rob

adamwesthead - Lead O/S - 21/Aug/09 with Forshaw

Took time to get good gear in.
Lumbering Oaf - Lead O/S - 09/Aug/09 with Verity Payne

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 09/Aug/09

Pleasant and a bit awkward.
Chris Craggs - 2nd - 08/Aug/09 with Mark Binney

Hidden - Lead - 01/Jul/09

Sylvi - 2nd - 24/Jun/09 with Peter

philb - TR - Jun/09

mol - 2nd - 24/May/09 with Jesse

Jesse Dufton - Lead - 24/May/09 with Molly Thompson

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 12/May/09

Hidden - Lead - 12/May/09

Sylvi - 2nd - 12/May/09 with Rog

petegunn - Lead - 10/May/09 with Steve, Cas, Tom, Davina

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 10/May/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/May/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/May/09

peteJ23 - Lead O/S - 25/Apr/09 with Scruffster

Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/Apr/09

Lordcarr - Lead O/S - 05/Apr/09 with Spencer

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Mar/09

spencer1988 - Lead dog - Mar/09 with chris carr

Booey - TR O/S - 01/Feb/09

Seymore Butt - 2009

padski - 2009

dancey1981 - Solo O/S - 2009

dancey1981 - Solo O/S - 2009

wheres_my_harness - 2nd - 26/Dec/08 with Ben Harding

popebenedictus - Lead O/S - 26/Dec/08 with Nathan Harding

JonathanJones - 2nd O/S - 19/Oct/08 with Al Breen

abreen - Lead O/S - 19/Oct/08 with JonathanJones

andrew300169 - Lead O/S - 21/Sep/08 with Judy

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/Aug/08

Quiddity - 2nd O/S - 25/Aug/08 with Curious Yellow

givemetea - Lead O/S - 25/Aug/08 with Hannah Heywood

Hidden - 2nd - 25/Aug/08

Hidden - 2nd - 23/Aug/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/Aug/08

jadm2 - Lead rpt - 16/Aug/08

scott mayled - 03/Aug/08

Jack00 - Solo O/S - 20/Jul/08

jadm2 - TR - 16/Jul/08

ollyroberts - Solo O/S - 29/Jun/08 with Adam

JWB - Lead O/S - 28/Jun/08 with Gemma

Hidden - 2nd - 28/Jun/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/Jun/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/Jun/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - 17/Jun/08

Adam1973 - 2nd rpt - 15/Jun/08 with Dominic Skerratt

duzinga - Lead O/S - 05/Jun/08 with Stu Bolton

DavidR - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/08 with Holly Adamthwaite

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 04/Jun/08

very thin for the grade
IanJackson - Solo O/S - 29/May/08 with Robeverybody

Col Allott - Lead O/S - 11/May/08 with Alexandra Sturrock

MDowson - 2nd - 19/Apr/08 with jim stanton

PanzerHanzler - 2nd O/S - 17/Apr/08 with David Rafe

First VS 4c lead - nice climb.
markfairbank - Lead O/S - 12/Apr/08 with Mick D

Hidden - Lead rpt - 19/Mar/08

howlingbaboon - 2nd rpt - 19/Mar/08 with Crofty and Guido

Hidden - 2nd - 19/Mar/08

Hidden - Lead - 09/Mar/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Mar/08

HamishD - Solo O/S - 09/Feb/08 with sergei

tomhull - Lead - Feb/08 with dave thornley

traceymay6 - 2008

gonzo_ls9 - Lead O/S - 2008 with nol

Hidden - Solo O/S - 25/Nov/07

Hidden - 2nd - 28/Oct/07

Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/Oct/07

AlanDavis - TR O/S - 24/Oct/07 with Chris

Adam1973 - Lead rpt - 04/Sep/07 with Jon Lury

Stuart S - 2nd - 01/Sep/07 with Amanda Lyons, Jenny Bentley & Mike Simmonds

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Sep/07

Nice enough, felt easier than VS.
betamonkey - Lead O/S - Sep/07 with Dave Wynne

Hidden - Lead - 24/Jul/07

found the middle a bit tricky but haven't done much in a while so am not surprised
gilldando - 2nd - 07/Jul/07 with Mike

feel's quite commiting when your not warmed up!
mikekeswick - Lead O/S - 03/Jul/07 with gill

jonka - Solo - Jul/07

Hidden - Solo O/S - Jul/07

Colin Matheson - 2nd - 26/Jun/07 with Dave Gugan

joe_alexander - Lead O/S - 21/Jun/07 with Emma

Mike Hall - 2nd - 02/Jun/07 with Ian A

Excellent but soft at the grade.
Zoomer - Lead - 21/May/07 with Ed Hargreaves

swoosh - Lead O/S - 20/May/07 with robin gay

Jenny Clarke - Lead O/S - 27/Apr/07 with jim

howlingbaboon - Lead O/S - 22/Apr/07 with Ruthy

Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/Apr/07

Adam1973 - Solo - 21/Apr/07

malc - 2nd rpt - 13/Apr/07 with Colin L

MG50 - 2nd O/S - 25/Mar/07 with Keith & Mark

Nick Beckett - Solo - 03/Feb/07

darcy1 - 2007 with Mad Cow

fifth - 2007

Mattyk - Lead O/S - 05/Nov/06 with Jamie Moss

mikekeswick - Lead O/S - Nov/06 with tommy

Hidden - TR O/S - 17/Sep/06

VS4b - 2nd - 05/Sep/06

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Sep/06

pebbles - Lead β - 26/Aug/06

max_chan - Lead O/S - 05/Aug/06 with Lou

wandered off route high up but returned to complete in regulation style (I think!)
Andysomething - Lead O/S - 03/Aug/06 with Peter McGarry

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 18/Jul/06

Different Steve - Lead O/S - 17/Jun/06 with Martin Hore

nice climb.
Matt Bill Platypus - Lead O/S - 10/Jun/06 with Cider Nut

Hidden - TR - May/06

Contrary to what it said in the guidebook, I found the protection to be fine if you looked for it (cams and nuts), except for the top bit, which was much easier climbing, but no gear. Nice route.
Chris Sansum - Lead O/S - 15/Apr/06 with Weilin Wang

Hidden - Lead - Mar/06

alicia - 2nd - Jan/06 with Jamie

markalmack - Lead O/S - 2006

Hidden - 2nd - 28/Aug/05

Hidden - Solo O/S - 11/Jul/05

Sam Judson - 2nd O/S - 03/Apr/05 with Stuart Graham

stuart100 - Lead rpt - Apr/05 with Claire Graham

CurlyStevo - Lead - 2005

Brown - Solo O/S - 05/Jul/04

antroy - Lead - 01/Apr/04

sdht - 2004

Hidden - Lead - 18/Sep/03

Phil West - Solo O/S - 28/Mar/03

shoulders - Lead - 16/Mar/03 with Pete C

Chris the Tall - Solo O/S - Mar/03

Hidden - Lead - 2003

Ian Archer - 2nd O/S - 18/Sep/02 with Mirek Zoubek

Hidden - TR - 27/Aug/02

One rest
Alaric - Lead dog - 29/Jul/02 with Syd F

Hidden - 2nd - Apr/02

Stone Muppet - 2001

Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/Jul/00

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 14/May/00

cragspud - Lead O/S - 2000

Whealiebob - 2000 with Robin

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 2000

Andy Say - Solo - 30/Aug/99

Rampikino - TR - 29/Mar/99

Bug - Lead - 1999 with Robert

jfmchivall - 1998

Hidden - Solo - 17/Aug/97

andrew300169 - Solo - 17/Aug/97 with Judy

madagascar - Solo - 17/Aug/97 with andrew300169

Hidden - Lead - 12/Oct/96

leathers - Solo β - 25/Aug/96

tlr - Solo - 03/Aug/96 with Kim and Pete D

rurp - Lead O/S - 1996

Hidden - Lead - 18/Jun/95

Hidden - 2nd - 16/Jun/95

Tom V - 30/Apr/95

smudge - Lead O/S - 1995

Iain Thow - Lead - 05/Apr/94 with Rob Ivens

Iain Thow - Lead - 05/Apr/94 with Rob Ivens

Hidden - Lead O/S - Sep/93

Hidden - Solo O/S - 28/Jul/93

crater - TR - 26/Jul/92

Okecroak - Solo - 25/Jul/92 with N Smith

Tony Little - Solo O/S - 20/Apr/92 with DK and SG

malc - Lead O/S - 08/Mar/92

John Southworth - Solo O/S - 18/Jan/92

Paul Clarke - Lead - 1992 with Various

Roget - Solo O/S - 13/Sep/91 with JT

Mick King - Solo - 10/Aug/91

kato'sdad - Solo - 28/Jul/91

Hidden - Solo O/S - 07/Jul/91

craig h - Solo - 13/Oct/90

Hidden - Solo - 26/Sep/90

goi.ashmore - Solo O/S - 06/May/90

Marti999 - Lead - 1990

Hidden - Solo - 1990

lithos - Lead O/S - 1988 with all sorts

Moses - Solo - 25/Oct/87

Hammy - Solo - 21/Mar/87

steve prior - Solo - Oct/86

Hidden - 1985

Hidden - 1982

Hidden - Solo - 28/Mar/81

Chris Ellis - 2nd - 24/Sep/78 with Dave Moran

RichardMc - Solo - 03/Jun/78

mikej - Solo - 22/Sep/74 with John Bickerdyke

Hidden - Lead O/S - 31/Jul/74

mikej - Lead - 02/Jun/74 with Mike Mason

mikej - Solo - 07/Jun/73 with Stewart Grant

mikej - Lead - 05/Jul/72 with E

mikej - Solo - 18/Apr/72 with Stewart Grant

mikej - Solo - 02/May/71

Hidden - 2nd - 1969

Dave Musgrove - 06/Oct/68

Dave Musgrove - 12/May/68

Dave Musgrove - 10/Apr/68

antroy - 0000

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