Nanoq Slab E1 5b

Rockfax Description
The narrow slab to the right of the wide crack of Grey Slab. A grade harder if you avoid the arete completely - though artificial. © ROCKFAX

UKC Logbook Description
The slab to the right of Grey Slab. Pure smearing. A great, if head-testing, solo: delicate at the top.

Tom Metcalf 1990

Ticklists: Pete's 150 Peak Extremes.

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Given E3 in the guide??
adam 24 - 2nd O/S - 02/Nov/14 with Stuart Johnston

Gets E3 in my guide! HVS perhaps
Stuart Johnston - Lead O/S - 02/Nov/14 with Adam Ryan

Teappleby - Solo - 01/Nov/14 with Anna Duckett

one move, quite a fun move though
pete1993 - Lead O/S - 01/Nov/14 with Katie

pretty crap route, no independence and escapable.
JamieSparkes - Lead O/S - 01/Nov/14 with Clement Hutin, Claire Holland

Nice move and pretty safe really. Got a huge cam in the crack and a couple of hexes at the bottom of the crux slab so the fall wouldn't be too bad. Nothing too tricky and very pleasant indeed.
franhammond92 - Lead O/S - 25/Oct/14 with Micki Schobitz

MSchobitz - 2nd O/S - 25/Oct/14 with Fran Hammond

jack01 - Lead O/S - 27/Aug/14 with Luke, lan

Hidden - 21/Jul/14

dannyboy83 - Solo O/S - 01/Jun/14

Hidden - 2nd - 13/Apr/14

WillDoyle - Solo - 30/Mar/14

Quite a nice climb, got to stay away from the aretes though or this becomes way to easy, a bit like Squeezy slab at the Roaches.
matthomas79 - Solo RP - 30/Mar/14

Teappleby - Lead - 24/Mar/14 with Calum Harvey

Hidden - 2nd - 24/Mar/14

Used the arete, seemed too easy that way. I'll have to give it a bash without next time.
dantheoptimist - Lead O/S - 22/Mar/14 with Henry Gollop

mrginna - Lead O/S - 04/Mar/14 with lukebamforth

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 04/Mar/14

Definitely not E3 as in Rockfax. Or 5c either.
amccann - Lead - 24/Nov/13

In the damp. Easy E2 5b seems fair?
tom - Lead dog - Nov/13

Pointless route
Wayne S - Lead O/S - 16/Aug/13 with Richard W

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 15/Aug/13

Boy - Solo - 08/Aug/13

deacondeacon - Lead O/S - 14/Aug/12

very esey if you think this is e2 then you will be in for qwite a shoke on the other slabs here abouts!
Andy Peak 1 - Lead - 14/Aug/12

whitehouse_rhys - Solo O/S - 21/Jul/12 with Mark Roe, ben roe

MarkRoe - Lead O/S - 21/Jul/12 with Rhys Whitehouse, Ben Roe

BRoe - Solo O/S - 21/Jul/12 with whitehouse_rhys, Mark Roe

Used the R arete: not 5b like this (so I presume I should not have. Very artificial not to.
harold walmsley - 2nd O/S - 08/May/12 with Colin Struthers

Hidden - Solo O/S - 27/Feb/12

E2 seems more appropriate (as in definitive guide) providing the arete is not used.
Andy Clarke - Lead rpt - 06/Aug/11 with Ralph

jshields - Lead - 27/Jul/11 with Ed James

Hidden - Solo rpt - 18/Apr/11

wi11 - Lead β - 03/Apr/11 with Scott Sw

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

AMarchant - Lead O/S - 08/Mar/11 with Ally Hurst

Hidden - 2nd dog - 08/Mar/11

Hidden - Solo O/S - 06/Mar/11

Jonathan Hall - Lead - 15/Oct/10 with Rob Middleton

Hidden - Lead rpt - 18/Sep/10

r@bag - 2nd O/S - 29/Aug/10 with Dom Sellars

Hidden - 2nd - 29/Aug/10

Somerset swede basher - Lead O/S - 29/Aug/10 with Sarah, Bernie and Lawrence

donkster - Lead rpt - 22/Aug/10 with trigg

nathanlee - Solo O/S - 11/May/10

NeilGriffiths - Lead - 18/Oct/09 with Dave Almond

Dave Almond - 2nd - 18/Oct/09 with Neil Griffiths

donkster - Lead rpt - 05/Sep/09 with DaveNW

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 05/Sep/09

markhilton - 2nd - 20/Jul/08

fizzy_elephant - Lead O/S - 24/May/08 with Amy Baker

D Berry - Solo rpt - 02/Mar/08

donkster - Lead rpt - Feb/08 with ben

cooper leek - 2nd O/S - Feb/08 with donk

daniel12 - 2008

daniel12 - 2008

Sidekick - Lead O/S - 2008

D Berry - Solo rpt - 03/Nov/07

Luke Brooks - Lead O/S - 30/Sep/07 with Neil Pope

Joe Marsh - Lead O/S - 11/Aug/07 with Nathan

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 11/Aug/07

D Berry - Lead rpt - 19/Jul/07 with Claire Berry

maybe_si - Lead O/S - 04/May/07 with james

james.f.williamson - 2nd - 03/May/07 with Simon Chevis

D Berry - Lead rpt - 03/Mar/07 with Claire Berry

Hidden - 2007

D Berry - Lead rpt - 08/Jul/06 with Claire Berry

D Berry - Lead O/S - 01/Apr/06 with Claire Berry

Hidden - 2006

ArnaudG - Solo β - 2004 with Dunc

My 1st E1.
LakesWinter - Lead O/S - 04/May/03 with Cake

Cake - 2nd - 04/May/03 with Matt

tlr - Solo - 2000

Chris the Tall - Solo O/S - Jun/99

Not E1
BruceW - Lead O/S - 1998

Duncan I - Solo - 1997

Done solitarily at the crag. Had a moment of panic at the crux - but told myself just to calm down and climb with my feet. Which probably saved a nasty and complicated fall, but set me up for another later that week.
Charles Arthur - Solo O/S - 29/Oct/95

Hidden - Lead - 20/Sep/92

goi.ashmore - Solo O/S - 08/Mar/92

NickJH - Sep/91

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