Satan's Slip*** E1 5a
[Satan's Slip pitch 1, 3 kb]3 pitches. Pretty much follows the black streak up the left hand side of the Slide until it reaches the corner of Albion higher up.

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This climb is in 277 logbooks, and on 118 wishlists.

Geoffers - AltLd O/S - 17/Aug/15 with Tim

kennythescot - AltLd O/S - 16/Aug/15

barrowclough - AltLd O/S - 16/Aug/15

Lumbering Oaf - 2nd rpt - 17/Sep/14 with Rach Batt

Lead P2. Several RPs protect.
Batt - AltLd O/S - 17/Sep/14 with Matt Box

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Sep/14

Lumbering Oaf - 2nd O/S - 13/Sep/14 with James Hoyes

Hoyes - AltLd O/S - 13/Sep/14 with Matt B

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 12/Sep/14

Seconded P2, feels very different on the blunt end.
Nick Russell - 2nd - 08/Sep/14 with Alex Winter

Serious stuff, although straightforward if you keep moving. Really warm.
Alex Winter - Lead O/S - 08/Sep/14 with Steve, Nick

SJS - 2nd - 08/Sep/14 with Alex

Lead P1, P2 is very much a leaders pitch!
alastairbegley - AltLd O/S - 07/Sep/14 with Andrew Twemlow

twem - AltLd O/S - 07/Sep/14 with Alastair

Quick last route before rushing to the ferry. Immaculate rock. Awesome route.
ieuanr - AltLd O/S - 06/Sep/14 with Seamus

Did the second pitch. Immaculate rock and climbing, quite delicate in places. Just about made the ferry after!
Shea - AltLd O/S - 06/Sep/14 with Ieuan

Andy Moles - Lead O/S - 05/Sep/14 with Ferdia

ferdia - 2nd - 05/Sep/14 with Andy

most enjoyable lead of the trip
pimpy - Lead O/S - 03/Sep/14 with clare muir

burto - AltLd O/S - 03/Sep/14 with malc

Lead P2 in a monster pitch to the top of the crag. Nice bold climbing.
James Oswald - AltLd - Sep/14

Mr Powly - AltLd - Sep/14 with Rozzy

Lead the big pitch after much consideration and much looking at it from adjacent routes. What can you say - keep calm and make the moves carefully !
Jules Lane - Lead O/S - Sep/14 with Mynydd Rob P

2nd Pitch - awesome!
AndyL - AltLd O/S - 31/Aug/14 with Calum cuthill

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Aug/14

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 20/Aug/14

wrapped in bacon - AltLd O/S - 14/Aug/14 with john (Leeds)

gonzo_ls9 - Lead O/S - 14/Aug/14 with peter

mike mo - 2014

Hidden - 2014

tonevert - Lead O/S - 10/Sep/13 with Dave

Hidden - Lead - 10/Sep/13

Led the main pitch. Hardly any gear but the moves felt straight-forward.
Big Lee - AltLd O/S - 04/Sep/13 with Anna Kennedy

I got the easy (non-e1) pitch
annak - AltLd O/S - 04/Sep/13 with Lee Harrison

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

Hidden - AltLd - 18/Aug/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 18/Aug/13

Hidden - 2nd - 18/Aug/13

ChrisHarris1981 - AltLd O/S - 12/Aug/13 with Duncan Turner

Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/Aug/13

Duncan Turner - Lead - Aug/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - Aug/13

Climbed in 2 pitches.1st pitch easy, then technically not hard but not much gear. Small offsets and Alpine nuts do help
darren hudson - AltLd O/S - 26/Jul/13 with David Ford

Hidden - Apr/13

westong - 2013

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

led from the halfway point. Run out but some marginal wires afterwards. Technically not too hard.
gowla - Lead O/S - 27/Sep/12 with Alex Burns

Climbed about half way up P2. Got spooked about the lack of gear and down climbed to the break
Apharri - Lead dnf - 27/Sep/12 with John Lynch

Great lead by Gwilym on the main pitch. I wobbled slightly on the easier lower half.
crossdressingrodney - 2nd O/S - 21/Sep/12 with gwilym

A fantastic piece of sustained slab climbing. Never too hard technically, but as your gear fades into the distance on the second pitch, there's no denying that it's worth E1. Maybe I just wasn't warmed up, but I didn't find the first pitch much easier than the second (though much better protected)
Nick Russell - Lead O/S - 17/Sep/12 with Emily

Led P2. Much more a mental than a technical challenge! A great line.
victim of mathematics - AltLd O/S - 16/Sep/12 with James Oswald

Ace. Really nice climbing - Colin lead P2, me P1. P1 = easy and has more gear than expected. P2 was well lead by COlin - more gear than I expected if you look around.
James Oswald - AltLd O/S - 16/Sep/12 with Colin Angus

Thoughtful moves with very distant gear, Helen romped up it. Ace day
philhilo - Lead O/S - 12/Sep/12 with Helen E

Hidden - Lead O/S - 11/Sep/12

Kevster - 2nd rpt - 11/Sep/12 with Will T

Excellent :) Even less gear than I thought, or at least that I managed to place. Think I managed a 15/20 meter run out. Soloed first pitch, led main pitch and Becky led the last little corner to the top.
Graeme Hammond - AltLd O/S - 18/Aug/12 with Becky E

P2 only.
Becky E - 2nd O/S - 18/Aug/12 with Graeme Hammond

dan gibson - AltLd rpt - 14/Aug/12 with Ed Ratcliffe

Hidden - AltLd - 12/Aug/12

Hidden - AltLd - Aug/12

Robin Woodward - Lead - Aug/12

Was resorting to pulling on mono's on the 2nd pitch. Intense.
Alex the Alex - AltLd O/S - Aug/12

rurp - TR - 07/Jun/12

Hidden - AltLd - 06/Apr/12

Ben Wolstenholme - AltLd - 06/Apr/12 with John Roberts (JR)

Ben Wolstenholme - AltLd - Apr/12 with John Roberts (JR)

adie84 - 2012

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 2012

Hexman - 2nd - 2012 with EdO, Al Dixon

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 20/Oct/11

Maxim2023 - AltLd O/S - Oct/11 with monty attwood

I lead p1 Max did the crux pitch. Don't hink I took the right line on the first pitch. Crux pitch was good climbing and a pretty ballsy lead (nice one Max). Would quite like to come back and lead this one day with some micro wires! Did Devil's downfall finish.
monsteratt - AltLd O/S - 27/Sep/11 with Max Edwards

Run out slab in windy conditions...interesting.
Jim Slater - AltLd O/S - 18/Sep/11 with Will Jones

gripped01 - Lead - Sep/11 with Martin Bohl

Hidden - Lead O/S - Sep/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/Aug/11

Lead first pitch then decided to back off, a good decision when not feeling confident. Went straight up the exact middle of the first slab, very bare of smears and gear in places. I will go back and lead this route.
matthomas79 - Lead dnf - 29/Aug/11 with Tala Murdock

First pitch only. Clean second
Tala M - 2nd dnf - 29/Aug/11 with Matt Thomas

Split into 2 pitches, me 1, Ev 2
fletch73 - AltLd - 29/Aug/11 with Evan Hall

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 29/Aug/11

Glyn - 2nd O/S - 25/Aug/11 with Luke, Barni

Luke Brooks - AltLd - 25/Aug/11 with Glyn Hudson, Barni

Hidden - AltLd dnf - 24/Aug/11

dangerous walking!
lithos - Lead - 23/Aug/11 with Pete Bradshaw

Liam FLeming - Lead - 22/Aug/11 with karen dalzell

kdalzell - 2nd - 22/Aug/11 with Liam Fleming

spondulix - AltLd O/S - 19/Aug/11 with Carol

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 17/Aug/11

bullwinkle - 2nd O/S - 17/Aug/11 with Tom Lambert

givemetea - Lead O/S - 09/Aug/11 with Craig Jenkins

Pitch 2
Ffej - AltLd - 02/Aug/11 with Phil Mitch

first half as a warm up for a Fear of faust.
Ffej - TR dnf - 01/Aug/11 with Gary

Chris P1, Gary P2, Chris P3
Chris Sansum - AltLd O/S - 01/Aug/11 with Gary Lewin

julesmckim - AltLd O/S - 01/Aug/11 with Mickie Streule

98%monkey - Lead O/S - Aug/11 with Jeff

timtimpeggy - AltLd - Aug/11

Hidden - 2nd - 03/Jun/11

P2 only. Great line in fine company and good climbing.
ColinD - Lead - 03/Jun/11 with John Norman

p1 - Max, p2 -DAJ
tev - 2nd - 25/Sep/10 with DAJ, Max

Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Sep/10

Superb climb
petecallaghan - Lead O/S - 08/Sep/10 with Mark Haward

Dave Musgrove - Lead O/S - 07/Sep/10 with Andy Shaw

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 07/Sep/10

( pitch one) pitch two not too hard but fairly run - out.
benkelsey - AltLd O/S - 07/Sep/10 with Remus Knowles

Would rather have a naked motor bike crash than fall off this one! There is gear though.
Kevster - Lead - Sep/10

great climb low in the grades but plays with your mind, Although I stitched-it-up with placing 12 quick draws.
steve2006 - Lead O/S - Sep/10 with Ann Blandford

Alex T (RAFMA) - Sep/10 with Rimon

Hidden - AltLd - Sep/10

jshields - AltLd - 30/Aug/10 with Ian Hicks

Luuuuuke - AltLd O/S - 27/Aug/10 with lundy mike

3 Names - 2nd - 13/Aug/10 with Sumee Holloway

Really ran out the 1st pitch... simu-climb? 2nd pitch excellent slab climb, decent gear when found/used. Chris quaking on 2nd as I didn't take in enough.
Alex Thompson - Lead O/S - 25/Jul/10 with Dreadlocks Chris

Not my sort of thing. Got a bit wobbly on the crux pitch as Alex had loads of rope drag and wasn't taking in fast enough!
willworkforfoodjnr - 2nd O/S - 25/Jul/10 with Alex Thompson

Rob84 - 2nd O/S - 31/May/10 with Mike Thomas

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 30/May/10

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

irish paul - AltLd O/S - 30/May/10 with Sarah Joyce

Hidden - 2nd - 23/May/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Sep/09

Hidden - Lead dnf - 18/Sep/09

dicky79 - Lead - 16/Sep/09 with Tony Ball

Andrew Sloan - Lead O/S - 15/Sep/09 with Steve Grove

led pitch 1. Hard considering it doesn't even have a technical grade?! Nick led pitch 2
adamwesthead - AltLd O/S - 14/Sep/09 with Garner, Hoult

Hidden - Solo - 12/Sep/09

Hidden - AltLd - 11/Sep/09

Led crux pitch
erica - AltLd rpt - 10/Sep/09 with John

E led crux
John Brayshaw - AltLd rpt - 10/Sep/09 with Erica

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 09/Sep/09

Led the 5a pitch. Beautiful slab padding with just enough gear.
Andy Clarke - AltLd O/S - 07/Sep/09 with Alex

got the crux pitch more gear than surgested. not as good as fear of faust. still quality route
Dale - AltLd O/S - Sep/09 with tom

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 17/Aug/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 13/Aug/09

climbingpixie - AltLd rpt - 13/Aug/09 with Andy Hobson

The Mountain Goat - AltLd O/S - 04/Aug/09 with Dan Wicks

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 04/Aug/09

Somerset swede basher - AltLd O/S - 04/Aug/09 with George Taylor

Hidden - 2nd - 02/Aug/09

gripped01 - Lead O/S - Aug/09 with Stew Boyce

Mike W - Lead O/S - Aug/09

thrutch - Lead - 25/Jul/09 with helen

Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Jul/09

Adam Booth - AltLd O/S - 20/Jun/09 with Tim Evans, Roel

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

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 18/Sep/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Sep/08

gareth r - AltLd O/S - 14/Sep/08 with Hywel

eagleopus - AltLd O/S - 14/Sep/08 with Gareth

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Sep/08

Hidden - 2nd - 14/Sep/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - Sep/08

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 31/Aug/08

AJ007 - Lead O/S - 31/Aug/08 with Ian, Michael P

dan gibson - Lead O/S - 31/Aug/08 with andrew porter

jelaby - AltLd O/S - 29/Aug/08 with notgnarly

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 29/Aug/08

Led P2
Bristoldave - AltLd O/S - 21/Aug/08 with douglas

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 21/Aug/08

Andy did crux pitch.
nickdonohue - AltLd - Jul/08 with Andy Neath

Shaw Brown - Lead - 07/May/08 with simon blythe

Perfect route, perfect weather. Seal watching on the belay has to be experienced :)
Caralynh - AltLd O/S - 05/May/08 with Richard

Coel Hellier - AltLd - 05/May/08 with Matt

Led all pitches. Easier and better protected than I'd expected but still a brilliant route.
climbingpixie - Lead O/S - 03/May/08 with Al Evans

Tim Steward - 17/Mar/08 with Helen Alderson

Tim Steward - Lead O/S - 17/Mar/08 with Helen Alderson

Al Evans - 2008

John Kettle - Lead O/S - 2008

Hidden - 2008

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 2008

Richard Fox - 2nd O/S - 08/Sep/07 with Rob Dorman

Hidden - 2nd - Sep/07

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 27/Aug/07

Ed Babs - Lead O/S - 12/Aug/07 with Kate

Rob Kennard - 2007

erica - 2nd - 16/Sep/06 with John

John Brayshaw - Lead O/S - 16/Sep/06 with Erica

Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH - AltLd O/S - 09/Sep/06 with Mike Hayes

Ben1983 - Lead O/S - 03/Sep/06

HughM - Lead O/S - Sep/06 with notgnarly

davebrox - Lead - Sep/06 with Ann Fisher

Another greypoint, and ambition realised after 19 years. It didn't disappoint, but was neither as hard or bold as I was expecting.
Chris the Tall - Lead rpt - 22/Aug/06 with Kate

Katex - AltLd - 22/Aug/06 with Chris Moor

Only 2nd and 3rd pitches R, Mk
Marq - AltLd O/S - 20/Aug/06 with Martin Upfold, Ruth Creamer

Fat Tim - AltLd O/S - 14/Aug/06 with Mark kauntz

Different Steve - Lead rpt - 06/Aug/06 with Martin Hore

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Aug/06

Bern - 2006

feilx - 2006

Hidden - 2006

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 17/Oct/05

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 11/Sep/05

Led pitch 1, 150ft run out with 2 pieces of gear but not hard. Ken led main pitch, excellent, thin again not much gear
Mike Hall - AltLd O/S - 02/Sep/05 with Ken T

Dave Reeve - Lead O/S - Sep/05 with Tony Payne

Hidden - AltLd - 26/Aug/05

Lead crux pitch.
Phil West - AltLd rpt - 14/Aug/05 with Shaun Walby

lead first pitch
shaun walby - AltLd O/S - 14/Aug/05 with Phil West

Hidden - Lead O/S - Aug/05

James B - Lead - Aug/05 with Nigel

chris wyatt - AltLd - Jul/05 with Hugh Wormington

Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe - 2005

John Lisle - 2005

AJM - 2nd O/S - Sep/04 with Alan Dickinson

Hidden - Lead O/S - Aug/04

leadmat - Lead O/S - Jun/04 with Dr James Armstrong

Hidden - 2004

led first pitch
ferdia - AltLd O/S - 31/Oct/03 with Liz Fortek, Andrew Wielochowski

Hidden - AltLd - 17/Sep/03

Batty - AltLd O/S - 09/Sep/03

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/Aug/03

Digger - 2nd O/S - 11/Aug/03 with James Latham

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Aug/03

Hidden - 2nd O/S - Aug/03

Urgles - Lead O/S - Jun/02 with Laura

cem - Lead O/S - 16/Sep/01 with Chris Thorpe

Roget - Lead O/S - 08/Aug/01 with jim

Hidden - TR - Aug/01

timreynolds - AltLd - 24/Aug/00 with Mick Cooke

Rich Kirby - Lead O/S - Aug/00 with Hugh

Marti999 - Lead - 2000

Memorably, Pete suggested that we could always run ourselves to a stop if we slipped :-)
Tim M - Solo - 2000 with Pete V

alan moore - 2000

Seymore Butt - 2000

With Ben Rodgers. JP led 2nd pitch
Lepista - Lead O/S - 11/Sep/99

Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/Sep/99

WB - AltLd O/S - Sep/99 with Guy

Derek Furze - Aug/99

Rock Fairy - 2nd - 1999 with Carl

Just Another Dave - Lead O/S - 1999 with Jo Bertalot

Hidden - Lead O/S - 31/Aug/98

Hidden - 2nd - 19/Aug/98

Hidden - Lead - Aug/98

andy_pemberton - Lead - Aug/98

Classic run out slab, with some nice RP's to keep you happy....
Chad123 - AltLd O/S - Apr/98 with Lard

VPJB - 1998

Hidden - Lead - 13/Sep/97

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 04/Sep/97

Hidden - Lead - 19/Aug/97

Hidden - Lead - 1997

colin milton - Lead O/S - 03/Sep/96 with eric milton

snowcat - 2nd - 26/Aug/96 with Chris Schiller

I had a heavy session the night before & got spooked on the lead - hence the need for a TR!
Pete Nugent - TR - 20/Aug/96 with Ian Makin

Got 4 runners in the 90 ft of the main pitch and thought it technically pretty easy, 4c at most. Soloed it 3 days later. Great route though, what a feature!
Iain Thow - Lead - 05/Aug/96 with Mel Dyce

Phil West - AltLd O/S - Aug/95 with Steve Wild & jimmy Turner

Steve Lenartowicz - 1995

Hidden - AltLd - 1995

mattnuttall - Solo rpt - 12/Sep/94 with Mike Weeks, Dave Stott

mikej - AltLd - 02/Sep/94 with Mike Byles

Surprisingly laceable with small wires. Nearly had to give up and traverse off into Albion because my feet were pumped
AlanLittle - Lead - 31/May/93 with John Hynes

Possibly the most terrified I have ever been when climbing, despite that fact that the moves are not really very hard at all...
jamiev - Lead O/S - Mar/93 with Adrian Berry

Hidden - Aug/92

mattnuttall - Lead β - 16/Sep/91 with Jonathan (MoB)

mattnuttall - Lead O/S - 15/Sep/91 with Gareth Parry

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 06/Sep/91

Nick Biven - Lead - 06/Sep/91

Keeping it together on this fingery and smeary climb is *so* satisfying. Great to fiddle in the wire pro that's there to find. Climbed again in '91 and '95.
eroica64 - Lead O/S - Sep/90 with Denis Crampton

Hidden - 2nd - 02/Jun/90

Hidden - Lead - Jun/90

Steve Bell - 1990

Mike Owen - 2nd - 05/Jul/89 with Elaine Owen

One runner, one foothold!
Sean Kelly - Lead - Jul/89 with Alan Payne

BigHairyIan - Lead O/S - 27/Mar/89 with Kaz Render

ChrisJD - Lead - 18/Sep/88

davemhart - Lead O/S - 01/Sep/88

steve taylor - Lead - Sep/88 with briony beresford

andy gittins - 1988

Soloed first pitch, then top-roped 2nd (crux pitch) after leading Albion
Chris the Tall - TR - Sep/87

Babika - 2nd O/S - Sep/87 with Mark Jones

Adrian Daniels - 2nd - 01/Aug/87 with Steve Webster

charlesmfrench - Lead O/S - 1987 with Nigel White, Tony Lewis

shark - 2nd - 16/Aug/86 with Grin

Tom V - Aug/86

Hidden - 1984

Hidden - Lead - 1981

arduff - AltLd - 1980 with EUMC pals

Chris Craggs - 1980

Ian Jones - Lead O/S - Sep/79 with Mike Wright

RichardMc - Lead - 20/Sep/76 with Betty Seifert

RichardMc - AltLd O/S - 01/Sep/75 with Dave Langmead

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