Arsenic Slab** S 4a
[Arsenic Slab, Iain leading, 2 kb]Start up the slippery central crack then foot traverse the slab leftwards then move up to the large perched flake. Climb past this and up the arete above. © ROCKFAX

Ticklists: Steve Ashton's 100 Classic Gritstone Climbs.

Photo: Arsenic Slab, Iain leading © Liz Moreno
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This climb is in 297 logbooks, and on 3 wishlists.

RKirke - Solo O/S - 05/Dec/14 with Dan (Norwich), Niels, Alex T

Hidden - Solo O/S - 05/Dec/14

Alex the Alex - Solo - 24/Nov/14

Stroppy - Solo O/S - 23/Nov/14 with Alex Thomson

Olli-C - Solo - 23/Nov/14 with Weeds

arose - Solo - 05/Nov/14

Andy Moles - Solo O/S - 04/Oct/14 with Ferdia

ferdia - Solo O/S - 04/Oct/14 with Andy

Hidden - Lead rpt - 11/Sep/14

Simonpeel - Lead rpt - 26/Aug/14

SomeClimbingGuy - Lead - 16/Aug/14

Well a fantastic but very bold climb for the grade. I had a tricam in the little pocket at the start of the slab and then couldn't really see any gear until the flake and even that is tricky to place if you're 5'6" or less!!! Obviously this also means your second is unprotected on the traverse so it's just as bold for them. That being said, the holds are all there if you keep your cool...disco leg really doesn't help I found!!! :D
valentinesbabe - Lead O/S - 26/Jul/14 with Kevin Tithe

Tithe Technique - 2nd O/S - 26/Jul/14 with Angela Paul

Lisa Stocks - 2nd - 09/Jul/14 with Stuart Coupe

robman - Solo rpt - 29/Jun/14

Wizzy - Solo O/S - 22/Jun/14

Andy Hudson - Lead - 08/Jun/14 with John Ward

Andy Hudson - Lead - 08/Jun/14 with John Ward

CallumSmith - Lead - Jun/14

Bry - Lead - 18/May/14 with Chris Hind

Jules Lane - Lead O/S - 17/May/14 with Mynydd Richard W

Phil Mercer - 2nd O/S - 04/May/14 with Dave Hunter

Hidden - Lead rpt - 04/May/14

Andysomething - Lead O/S - 19/Apr/14 with Bruce Perry

Luke Jones - Lead O/S - 19/Apr/14 with Luke Bibbey

RalphC - Lead - 19/Apr/14 with Caroline

joemallia - Lead - 30/Mar/14 with Mark Sinclair

Hidden - TR - 15/Mar/14

Hidden - 2nd - Mar/14

BnB - 30/Nov/13

mikestr555 - 2nd - 30/Nov/13

Hidden - Lead - 07/Oct/13

Hidden - 2nd - 18/Aug/13

Cant remember doing this before. Crap after the bold left traverse.
eldre070 - Lead O/S - 18/Aug/13 with Alan

Danny Crump - Solo - 16/Aug/13

Martin Bagshaw - Solo O/S - 16/Aug/13

Unknownbiker - Lead - 30/Jul/13 with CMC

talldick - Lead - 12/Jul/13

rbrookes2 - 2nd - 06/Jul/13 with Nick Ferro

theomoore - Solo O/S - 18/Jun/13

yorkshiresherpa - Lead O/S - 16/Jun/13 with Tommaso D'Odorico

tom.dodo - 2nd O/S - 16/Jun/13 with John

Hidden - TR - 09/Jun/13

Hidden - Solo O/S - 07/Jun/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Jun/13

Hidden - Solo - 30/May/13

Hidden - Lead - 26/May/13

RossT - Lead - 26/May/13 with Andrew Edwards

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 25/May/13

Hidden - TR O/S - 19/May/13

elskorupa - TR O/S - 19/May/13 with james fulton

betamonkey - Lead rpt - 08/May/13 with Steve Wilson, Vikki Haydock, Keith Roberts

stev1e.wilso - 2nd - 08/May/13 with Keith Roberts, Rob Nelson, Vikki Haydock

Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/May/13

Nice to warm up
odox - Lead - 21/Apr/13 with Ruairidh Wadsworth

Hidden - Lead rpt - 20/Apr/13

SteveM - Solo - 13/Apr/13

Simonpeel - 2nd O/S - 07/Apr/13

David Wynne - Lead - 06/Apr/13 with Sue, Pete Corrigan

victim of mathematics - Lead O/S - 05/Mar/13 with Lizzie

joeflan - Solo - 27/Feb/13

spidermonkey09 - 2nd O/S - 16/Feb/13 with Brad Staniforth

cpt_crunch - Lead O/S - 16/Feb/13 with Jim Hulbert

Chris Redding - 2nd β - 16/Feb/13 with Jim Hulbert, Bradley Staniforth

robertmctague - Solo O/S - 2013

jack_44 - 2013

SteveM - Lead - 11/Nov/12 with Kat

kitkat78 - 2nd - 11/Nov/12 with SteveM

Hidden - 2nd - 10/Nov/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 10/Nov/12

ralphio - Lead - 20/Oct/12 with Victoria Phillips

Roberdeen1 - 2nd O/S - 20/Oct/12 with Sam Sowerby

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Oct/12

TRFrost - Solo O/S - 09/Oct/12 with D. Gledson

Hidden - 2nd - 07/Oct/12

Matt Schwarz - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/12 with Phillip Johnson

Hidden - 2nd - 04/Jun/12

Haighy - Lead O/S - 21/May/12 with Maxine Taylor

lcullum7 - Lead O/S - 28/Apr/12 with Charlie Heard

Hidden - 24/Apr/12

Hidden - TR β - 24/Apr/12

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 15/Apr/12

Hidden - Lead - 15/Apr/12

tobyk - Lead O/S - 29/Mar/12 with Emma Akam

simon1985 - Lead - 25/Mar/12 with Steve Wilson

stev1e.wilso - 2nd - 25/Mar/12 with Simon

GrandmaOfShoes - Lead O/S - 25/Mar/12 with Sam Cartright

RyanOsborne - 2nd - 18/Mar/12

xusa - 2nd - 05/Mar/12 with Gareth Borthwick

Hidden - 2nd - 22/Jan/12

ryansb90 - 2nd β - 18/Nov/11 with Daren Blackburn

Shaw Brown - Lead - 23/Oct/11 with Judith Neaves

Hidden - 2nd - 23/Oct/11

Hidden - 2nd - 15/Oct/11

Hidden - Lead - 15/Oct/11

Alan Scowcroft - Lead rpt - 04/Sep/11 with Peter Corrigan

freemanTom (Guildford MC) - Lead - 21/Aug/11 with Dave Everitt CMC

RyanC - Solo O/S - 09/Aug/11 with Nick Valente

munch88 - Lead O/S - 09/Aug/11 with rob

robblowen - 2nd β - 09/Aug/11 with Munch

Hidden - Solo O/S - 08/Aug/11

Hidden - Lead - Aug/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 10/Jul/11

MeMeMe - Solo - 10/Jul/11

nick ferro - 03/Jul/11

Hidden - 2nd - 30/Jun/11

Donald Kelly - Lead O/S - 30/Jun/11 with Steve PMC

rockman - Lead O/S - 20/Jun/11 with Tim Edwards

timcedwards - 2nd - 20/Jun/11 with Geoff Mee

andy jennings - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/11 with Momber

Dickon151 - Lead O/S - 02/Jun/11

Hidden - Lead - 30/May/11

Hidden - Solo rpt - 03/May/11

timbo58 - Lead - 29/Apr/11

tim_mcd - 2nd O/S - 26/Apr/11 with Manchi

Manchi - Lead O/S - 26/Apr/11 with tim_mcd

fulton333 - Lead - 17/Apr/11 with Sam Cooper

Hidden - Lead - 17/Apr/11

Nice Traverse, placed a came underneath it which promptly fell out. Nice upper section good padding.
hairynortherner - Lead O/S - 17/Apr/11 with howarth_89

guisboro andy - AltLd - Apr/11

Hidden - Lead - 19/Mar/11

Gerry_Doncaster - 14/Mar/11

Jimbo_28 - 2nd - 14/Mar/11

Nice but feels more than Severe
jkarran - Lead - 05/Mar/11 with Sarah, Aly

PAJames - 2011

petekeron - 2nd - 2011 with Dickon Morris

Nice traverse followed by pull up around the flake, above flake probably went a bit too far around to the left and kind of ran up to the top.
pffft - Lead O/S - 10/Oct/10 with Becca Oswin

Rebecca Oswin - 2nd - 10/Oct/10

Graeme Hammond - Solo O/S - 10/Oct/10 with Pete aka Dad

Hidden - Lead - 09/Oct/10

firt bit was hardest geting onto the traverse and the traverse itself was hard and very little gear the flake bit is fun but after the flake it gets boaring but still give it a star for the start.
Tiddles09 - Lead O/S - 18/Sep/10 with Alex Charlesworth

Hidden - 2nd - 18/Sep/10

hellboundblr - 2nd - 12/Sep/10 with LCCC

Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/Sep/10

Ben ski - 2nd O/S - 12/Sep/10 with James

Nigel Bond - Lead - 04/Sep/10 with Stuart Bond

Graham Booth - Lead O/S - 29/Aug/10 with Natalie Treadgold

adam coxsell - Lead O/S - 02/Aug/10 with hallie

Ahlam Qattan - 2nd - 02/Aug/10

Hidden - Solo - 10/Jul/10

Hidden - Solo - 10/Jul/10

Hidden - 2nd - 01/Jul/10

akhughes - Solo O/S - Jun/10

Soloed by mistake to take pics of Ali on Long Climb!
NorthernRock - Solo - 12/May/10

PeteH - 2nd O/S - 03/May/10 with Noel Peatfield

Hidden - 2nd - 03/May/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/May/10

WalnutHorse - 2nd O/S - 01/May/10

phleppy - Solo - 16/Apr/10

SteWatkins - Apr/10

Noodles - 2nd - 04/Mar/10 with Jill Reinsch

Jillybean - Lead - 04/Mar/10 with Martyn

David Wynne - Lead - 30/Jan/10 with Betamonkey

jkarran - Lead - 29/Aug/09 with Team

Realised I was supposed to be doing this as a hand traverse! Much less scary proposition.
Reaver2k - Solo O/S - 14/Aug/09

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 08/Aug/09

abercolin - Lead O/S - 29/Jul/09

steven - 2nd O/S - 26/Jun/09 with Simon Holden

Hidden - 2nd - 25/Jun/09

Mattyk - Lead O/S - 14/Jun/09 with Jo

djprepie - Lead - 06/Jun/09 with Lee

Tony Holdsworth - Lead rpt - 02/Jun/09 with Ilona Holdsworth

robman - 2nd O/S - 24/May/09 with stu

djbeaumont - Lead O/S - 23/May/09 with Trace

Hidden - Solo O/S - 26/Apr/09

Hidden - Lead - 20/Apr/09

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 20/Apr/09

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 18/Apr/09

Martin Haworth - Solo O/S - 29/Mar/09 with Ian, Steve

David Wynne - Lead - 21/Mar/09 with Rob Nelson

Hidden - 2nd - 21/Mar/09

alisonk - Lead - 21/Mar/09 with Dave

betamonkey - 2nd rpt - 21/Mar/09 with Dave Wynne

davidk - 2nd - 21/Mar/09 with alison

Jonny M - Lead O/S - 21/Feb/09 with Mark Beecher

Marq - 2nd - 21/Feb/09 with Jon Moulding

Seymore Butt - 2009

Hidden - Solo O/S - 28/Dec/08

Simon Holden (LCandCC) - Lead O/S - 27/Dec/08 with Gaz Scofield

ollyroberts - Lead O/S - 01/Dec/08 with Jeff

Hidden - Solo O/S - 27/Sep/08

liamoloughlin - Solo - 23/Aug/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Jul/08

Neil Pacey - Lead O/S - 13/Jul/08 with Tanya Savage

John Brayshaw - 2nd rpt - 04/Jul/08 with Andy Barton, Erica

erica - 2nd - 04/Jul/08 with Andy Barton & John

bullwinkle - Solo O/S - 31/May/08

Adam1973 - 2nd O/S - 26/May/08 with Mike Eldred

eldre070 - Lead O/S - 26/May/08 with Adam Burt

Matthew Coleman - Lead O/S - 24/May/08 with Lesley

stuckonarock - Lead O/S - 18/May/08 with Matthew

betamonkey - Solo rpt - 18/May/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/May/08

John Brayshaw - 2nd rpt - 02/May/08 with Erica

erica - Lead rpt - 02/May/08 with John

abercolin - Lead O/S - 21/Mar/08 with Hayley Riggs

hayleylouise - 2nd - 21/Mar/08 with Colin Riggs

Absolutely loved this route! Tricky start followed by nice tip-toe traverse. Tricky move, gear, then run-out padding and rock-overs to the top. Can't get much better than that!
Jack00 - Lead O/S - 13/Mar/08 with Jono

French Erick - Solo O/S - 17/Feb/08 with Dave Kerr

kitkat78 - Lead O/S - 08/Sep/07 with SteveM

SteveM - 2nd rpt - 08/Sep/07 with Kat

David Wynne - 2nd - 01/Sep/07 with Rob Nelson

Hidden - Solo - Sep/07

Traverse along a thin polished ledge for about 15 feet,then ascend up the slab using the edge of a flake (the scary bit!)
Gaho - Solo - 30/Aug/07

betamonkey - Lead O/S - Aug/07 with Dave Wynne

ndb - Solo - 15/Jul/07

stewart murray - Lead O/S - 08/Jul/07 with David Bogle

adamwesthead - Solo rpt - 19/Jun/07 with JBA

Followed Steve as a warm up
KeithW - 2nd O/S - 02/Jun/07 with SteveM

VS4b - 2nd - 29/May/07 with Jo

VS4b - 2nd - 29/May/07 with Jo

adamwesthead - Solo O/S - 15/May/07 with JBA

GPN - 2nd - May/07 with Tom Clayton

Hidden - Lead - 15/Apr/07

moreno - 2nd - 15/Apr/07 with ieverett

ieverett - Lead O/S - Apr/07 with Liz Moreno

Hidden - Solo O/S - 04/Feb/07

Wayne S - 2007

Hidden - Solo O/S - 04/Oct/06

beermonkey - 2nd - 08/Sep/06 with ronnie

Hidden - Lead - 08/Sep/06

Hidden - 2nd - 05/Aug/06

Phil West - Lead O/S - 10/Jun/06 with Shaun Walby

Zoomer - Lead - 02/Jun/06 with Ollie Noakes

bob3141 - Lead O/S - 29/Apr/06 with Adam Thomas

Epic Ebdon - 2nd O/S - 29/Apr/06 with Helen Gibson

Hidden - 2nd - 22/Apr/06

Hidden - Solo O/S - 15/Apr/06

leathers - 2006 with Charlotte Evans

Tom M Williams - Lead O/S - Nov/05 with Andy Hobson

steve prior - Lead - Nov/05 with Roger C

Hidden - Lead - Oct/05

Hidden - Solo O/S - 22/Jun/05

shaun walby - Solo O/S - 15/Jun/05

D Berry - Lead β - 29/May/05 with Claire Berry

leighjepson - Lead - May/05 with Rory O'Connor

Si dH - Lead O/S - 05/Feb/05 with Ronan Kavanagh

rock ape - Lead O/S - 2005 with Katie F

Nick Beckett - 2005

Nick Beckett - 2005

erica - 2nd - 25/Jun/04 with John and Pete T

John Brayshaw - Lead rpt - 25/Jun/04 with Erica

leighjepson - Lead - May/04 with Tim Watkins

PenJD - Lead O/S - 10/Apr/04 with Sam and JA

Hidden - Solo O/S - 31/Aug/03

Hidden - Lead - 27/Jul/03

cem - Lead O/S - 26/Jul/03 with Liam Mark

Hidden - Lead - 11/Jul/03

Trobbo - 2nd - 02/Jun/03 with martin bennett

Simon Caldwell - Lead rpt - 10/May/03 with Carmen

Hidden - Lead O/S - Mar/03

Alaric - Lead O/S - 28/Jul/02 with Syd F

Roget - Solo O/S - 12/May/02 with jon

Hidden - Lead O/S - May/02

jsw1 - 2nd - 07/Apr/02 with Dave Sudell

cragspud - Lead O/S - Feb/02

Simon Caldwell - Lead O/S - 2002

Phill Mitch - Lead O/S - 2002 with john d

EddieA - Solo O/S - 19/Feb/01

snowy owl - Lead - 17/Feb/01 with Paul McVitie

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 2000

Paul Clarke - Lead - 2000

Hidden - 2nd - 27/Mar/99

Neil Conway - Lead O/S - 1999

John Brayshaw - 2nd rpt - 15/Aug/98 with Paul Kitchingman

SimonN - Solo - 15/Aug/98

rachm2004 - 2nd - 09/May/98 with Tony

OriginalGeckoboy - 1998

Hidden - Lead - 1998

chrishedgehog - 2nd O/S - 04/Oct/97 with Mark Gill

Dave Musgrove - Lead - 12/Aug/97 with Liz Nicholson, Lyn

smudge - Lead O/S - 04/May/96

Hidden - Lead - 1996

Hidden - Solo O/S - Jul/95

barney@helmshore - Lead O/S - 05/Jun/95 with mark b

John Brayshaw - Lead O/S - 02/Aug/94 with John Kennedy

Rog Wilko - Lead - Jun/94 with Debbie Wilkinson

Andy Say - Solo - 26/Mar/94

crater - Lead - 06/Mar/93

Iain Thow - Solo - 04/Feb/93

tapley - Lead - 20/Apr/92 with Alison Tapley

whispering nic - Solo - Apr/92

Dave Musgrove - Solo - 11/May/91 with David

Hidden - Solo O/S - 03/Jun/90

Hidden - Lead - 14/Apr/90

lithos - Solo - 1990

goi.ashmore - Solo O/S - 28/Mar/89

craig h - Solo O/S - 1989

Dave Musgrove - Solo - 26/Nov/88

Neil R - Solo - 1988

hazeysunshine - Solo O/S - 1986

Pete Pozman - Lead O/S - 31/Jul/85 with John Byrne

Nic Robinson - 1982

Hammy - Solo - 29/May/79

Hidden - Lead - 1978

oldmanofmow - 1975

mikej - Solo - 20/Aug/72 with John Bickerdyke, E

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