Erasor Slab** HVS 5b
[Matt earning the HVS tick on Erasor Slab (HVS 5b), Earl Crag, Yorkshire, 2 kb]Climb the slab to the break, fidget left then stretch for the ledge. Walk off or, much better, do Fishladder. © ROCKFAX
Start up the right-hand side of the slab. Up to the break, then traverse 3 metres left to below the obvious ledge. A LONG reach or a technical move gains a good hold and the ledge. http://www.yorkshiregrit.com/photo.html?id=earl__erasor_slab&n=0
Dennis Gray, Alfie Beanland. 1952

Photo: Matt earning the HVS tick on Erasor Slab (HVS 5b), Earl Crag, Yorkshire © Jamie Moss

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This climb is in 133 logbooks, and on 8 wishlists.

fun route, but a bit of a battle going up to the long reach
Commando - 2nd dog - 31/Aug/14 with ste

samrad - Solo - 31/Jul/14

Simonpeel - TR - 30/Jul/14

Jam_sandwich - Lead O/S - 05/May/14 with Alex Thompson, Sam Carey

Jam's lead, he missed the obvious side pull that makes the top move a lot easier...
Alex Thompson - 2nd O/S - 05/May/14 with Jam, Sam Carey

metcalfe1990 - Solo - 2014

Lloyders - Lead O/S - 2014 with Bones, Pete

BnB - 13/Sep/13

rice boy - 03/Sep/13

jordan taylor - Lead O/S - 11/Aug/13

MischaHY - Lead O/S - 11/Aug/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/Aug/13

Nice quiet climb alone (not) above a badly placed mat. Lankiness eases crux difficulty. Well worth it.
Blackmud - Solo O/S - Aug/13

David_Gledson - Lead O/S - 22/Jul/13 with Alan

warm day, did lots, no idea of all the names
mattnuttall - Sent O/S - 14/Jul/13

rob.grafton - 2nd - 11/Jul/13 with conor shepherd

papashango - Lead - 11/Jul/13 with Rob

lovely route, well protected crux, rockfax says reachy but there are alternatives to long arms
pebbles - Lead O/S - 10/Jul/13 with ali

MeMeMe - Solo - 25/Jun/13

MeMeMe - 2nd - 02/Jun/13 with Rachel, Paul

Nathaniel Larsson - Lead O/S - 12/Aug/12 with Luke Harper, Louise Hall, Steffen Cruz

Steffen Cruz - Lead β - 12/Aug/12

Louise Hall - 2nd O/S - 12/Aug/12 with Nathaniel Gjoderum-Symons

Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/Aug/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/Jul/12

Hidden - 2nd dog - 24/Jul/12

Good little route, very tricky...
Dafydd Llywelyn - Lead O/S - 11/Jun/12 with Lawrence Furse

Ewan Russell - Lead β - 10/Jun/12 with laurence furst, Halla, Daffydd(LUUMC)

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

Hidden - 2nd β - 20/May/12

AnnekaW - TR dnf - 01/Jan/12 with Paul S, Stew

Robin Fuller - Solo - 2012

al jackson - 2nd - Oct/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/Sep/11

PeteH - Solo O/S - 27/Sep/11

andy gittins - 2nd - Jul/11

Hidden - Lead - 11/Jun/11

alisonk - TR - 07/Jun/11

Rest before and at end of traverse.
Palindrome - 2nd - Jun/11

Hidden - Solo O/S - 24/May/11

Jack00 - Solo O/S - 22/Mar/11 with Olly

Watched jack first.
ollyroberts - Solo β - 22/Mar/11 with Jack Colbeck

escalade - 2011

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

Hidden - Lead dog - 15/Aug/10

mountain man ed - Lead O/S - 24/Jun/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/Jun/10

Clean rock!
Dave Foster - 2nd O/S - 04/Jun/10 with Andy

Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/May/10

Return un few weeks for a clean lead
Ellison5690 - TR - 17/May/10

markalmack - Solo O/S - 24/Apr/10

simon kimber - Solo O/S - 24/Apr/10

Hidden - 2nd dog - 28/Mar/10

bwestwood - Lead O/S - 2010

Hidden - Solo O/S - 2010

ebf - 2nd O/S - 19/Jul/09 with Paul Stephenson

Booey - TR O/S - 14/Jul/09

mje1398 - 2nd dog - 30/May/09 with Matt K + Jamie M

Superb move!
Mattyk - Lead O/S - 30/May/09 with Jamie Moss & Matt Evans

Bainbridge - Lead O/S - 26/Apr/09 with Peter Wilkinson

peewee2008 - Lead O/S - 26/Apr/09 with Sam Bainbridge

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/Apr/09

bridget143 - 2nd O/S - 29/Mar/09 with Mike Pike

Seymore Butt - 2009

Hidden - 2009

Friend had a look at top hold. Bit of a one move wonder.
fast eddie - Lead β - 2009

vertical worm - Solo - 2009

petellis - Lead rpt - 19/Oct/08 with Jenny Clarke

Hidden - 2nd - 02/Aug/08

Andy Hudson - TR - 31/May/08 with Alan

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 25/May/08

Raining on top moves.
leighjepson - Lead - 30/Mar/08 with Alison Dawson

Ram MkiV - Solo O/S - 13/Feb/08

Graham Booth - Lead O/S - 2008 with Dan Goodey

Birdo - Sent - 14/Oct/07

pbrack - 2nd - 13/Sep/07 with Ian Burton

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 01/Aug/07

adamwesthead - Lead O/S - 07/Jun/07 with Hoult

Mark Collins - Lead O/S - 25/May/07 with Neil Henson

Neil Henson - 2nd dog - 25/May/07 with Mark Collins

ianburton - Lead - 20/Apr/07

design crisis - Solo - 27/Mar/07 with Tom W

Hidden - Sent - 2007

Hidden - Lead - 15/Jul/06

Excellent well protected 5b crux move...superb
shaun walby - Lead O/S - 11/Jun/06 with Phil West

Phil West - 2nd O/S - 11/Jun/06 with Shaun Walby

petekeron - Lead O/S - Jun/06 with Andy Parry

Plus direct start.
alaan - Solo O/S - 14/May/06

clive-greenwood - Lead - 06/May/06 with Anna

Anna Horrox - 2nd - 06/May/06 with Clive Greenwood

Nick Beckett - Lead - 2006 with various

attitudeclimber - Lead β - 2006 with paul gibson

antroy - Lead - 12/Oct/05

Pythonist - Lead O/S - Jul/05 with Sam Kendrick

Hidden - 2nd - 02/Apr/05

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 08/Nov/04

Smelly Fox - Solo O/S - Aug/04

jsw1 - 2nd - 06/Jul/04

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/May/04

Stone Muppet - Solo - 2004

John Brayshaw - Lead rpt - 17/Oct/03 with Pete Twist

Hidden - Lead - 26/Jul/03

Hidden - Solo O/S - 25/Jun/03

Hidden - Solo O/S - Jun/03

The Pylon King - Lead O/S - May/02 with Fiend

chrishedgehog - Solo O/S - 05/Apr/02

Hidden - Lead - 01/Apr/02

Hidden - Lead O/S - Dec/01

Climbster - Solo O/S - 09/Sep/01

akhughes - Solo O/S - Jul/01 with Emma Hughes

Laramadness - Solo - 05/Aug/00 with RF

Paul Clarke - TR - 2000 with Andy Kassyk

Hidden - Solo O/S - May/98

Hidden - Lead - 1998

rob.grafton - 2nd - 22/Jul/97 with Bruce

Hidden - Solo - 1997

leathers - Lead O/S - 1996 with Julian Simmons

Hidden - Lead O/S - Aug/95

Charlie Staincliffe - Solo O/S - Jul/94

Mick King - Lead - 06/Jul/93 with Simon Walsh

crater - TR - 24/Jul/92

Karl Bromelow - Lead O/S - 27/Jun/92

whispering nic - Solo - Apr/91

Tom V - 1990

goi.ashmore - Solo O/S - 26/Mar/89

Chris Ellis - 2nd - 17/Apr/88 with Andy Say

Hidden - Solo O/S - 1988

Pete Pozman - Lead rpt - 16/May/87 with John Byrne

John Brayshaw - 2nd O/S - 01/Aug/84 with CMC

Hidden - Solo - 16/Jun/84

Hidden - Lead - 01/Jul/79

Hidden - 2nd - 1979

Dave Musgrove - 02/Nov/75 with Andy Wild

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