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Immaculate Slab*** HVS 5a

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This climb is in 103 logbooks, and on 26 wishlists.

Great climb. Fell off at the top and slid a way down the slab with all fours on the rock - like a cat on a hot tin roof!
Lumbering Oaf - Lead dnf - 16/Sep/14 with James Hoyes, Rach Batt

Too hot and sweaty to lead after a fall/ slide.
Lumbering Oaf - 2nd - 16/Sep/14 with James Hoyes, Rach Batt

Shame it's not longer!
Batt - Lead O/S - 16/Sep/14 with Matt Box, James Hoyes

As others have noted, the "vertical grass" finish slightly spoils the experience; still a great route though.
will_benfold - Lead O/S - 12/Sep/14 with Chris Bull

Steve's lead. Good rock as expected, though smelt a bit of guano low down.
Nick Russell - 2nd - 10/Sep/14 with Alex Winter, Steve Shenton

Really rather good.
Alex Winter - 2nd O/S - 10/Sep/14 with Steve, Nick

SJS - Lead O/S - 10/Sep/14 with Alex, Nick

burto - Lead O/S - 05/Sep/14 with hertha

Andy Moles - 2nd - 04/Sep/14 with Ferdia

ferdia - Lead O/S - 04/Sep/14 with Andy

pimpy - Lead O/S - 01/Sep/14 with James Oswald

Cool route.
James Oswald - 2nd - Sep/14

James Oswald - 2nd - Sep/14 with Alan saul

Mr Powly - Lead - Sep/14 with Rozzy

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Sep/14

guy757 - 23/Aug/14

Always love a slab with an overhang! Worth the effort!
Samuel Wainwright - Lead O/S - 22/Aug/14 with Ed

climbEdclimb - 2nd O/S - 22/Aug/14 with Sam Wainwright

Hidden - 2nd - 18/Aug/14

Done straight after a morning of heavy rain. A bit damp but all the more exciting for that, and the fact we'd forgotten one of the climbing ropes!
Dave Musgrove - Lead O/S - 04/Aug/14 with Dave Platt

Nick Biven - 2014

A repeat but I had not led it before. Led on a single half rope after Vaughan forgot his. In fact I could have doubled it up but decided not to risk it as the guide book says it's 34m
cem - Lead rpt - 05/Sep/13 with Vaughan Hewett

Felt pretty steady until the crux right at the top.
Big Lee - Lead O/S - 04/Sep/13 with Anna Kennedy

annak - 2nd - 04/Sep/13 with Lee Harrison

dsgarner - 2nd O/S - 30/Aug/13 with stu bradbury

westong - 2013

Hidden - Lead - 13/Sep/12

Hidden - 2nd - 13/Sep/12

mjeffery - 2nd rpt - 11/Sep/12 with Rob

paddygoodwinlondon - 2nd - 09/Sep/12 with Sarah Bayley

Graeme Hammond - Lead O/S - 20/Aug/12 with Becky E

Is the name supposed to ironic? Good route, shame about the guano-impregnated water running down it.
Becky E - 2nd O/S - 20/Aug/12 with Graeme Hammond

Route should be done at high tide.
Jim Slater - 2nd rpt - 19/Aug/12 with Andy J

Running wet in places, very greasy on slab and loose flakes at top made it tough for 5a I thought. Good gear though.
lithos - Lead - 16/Aug/12 with Peri

vertical grass/loose boulder exit - scarmbled up very cautiously while keeping prussic on ab rope. slab itself was greasy and frictionless, with patches of green slime and guano. if this slab is Immaculate in its current condition, then I am the Virgin Mary
pebbles - 2nd - 16/Aug/12 with rob

Surprisingly hard. Very hot.
Ian Jones - 2nd rpt - 10/Aug/12 with Wing Commander Daniel Whaley

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

Great climbing and although it's covered in bird poo it doesn't detract from the climbing at all, not sure about the vertical grass escape though!
Dan Lane - Lead O/S - 06/Aug/12 with Andy Turner

Hidden - AltLd - Aug/12

Lovely climbing up the corner on an amazing piece of rock! the start was essentially DWS
Alex the Alex - Lead O/S - Aug/12

cymjt - 2012

More like Shitty Slab
nickstephens - Lead O/S - 31/Aug/11 with Nancy Jones

Bit dusty and guano ridden, but great all the same!
Graham Booth - 26/Aug/11 with Courtenay

Not too immaculate at the moment. More covered in bird poo and with a few loose holds ...
bullwinkle - Lead O/S - 22/Aug/11 with Amanda, Alan

Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/Aug/11

Lovely climbing but covered in bird stuff in the lower section. Best done with a big sea!
julesmckim - Lead O/S - 02/Aug/11 with Mickie Streule

timtimpeggy - AltLd - Aug/11

Hidden - Lead - 09/Sep/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/Sep/09

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 17/Sep/09

Hidden - 2nd - 16/Sep/09

dicky79 - Lead O/S - 15/Sep/09 with Mark Nicholson

Fantastic route. To start with the ab in is intimidating. Then, the first few airy moves up the slab above a cauldron sea are heart stopping. Has a puzzling hard move to finish. Best of the grade on Lundy?
Jim Slater - Lead O/S - 31/Aug/09 with Angus

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 11/Aug/09

climbingpixie - 2nd - 11/Aug/09 with Andy Hobson/Oli

Found the last move really hard. Celebrated a clean ascent by throwing a rockshoe into the sea.
crossdressingrodney - Lead O/S - 11/Aug/09 with climbingpixie

The Mountain Goat - 2nd - 05/Aug/09 with George Taylor

Hidden - Lead O/S - 23/Sep/08

Hidden - 2nd - 22/Sep/08

Hidden - 2nd - Sep/08

Tim Steward - 17/Mar/08 with Helen Alderson

Al Evans - 2008

Hidden - 2008

Guy - AltLd - Sep/07 with C Mawson

Hidden - 2nd - Sep/07

Top-roped as raining and slab very wet. Dropped guidebook into the ocean too!
Chad123 - 2nd - 10/Aug/07 with Jo

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2007

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 12/Sep/06

Bry - Lead O/S - 12/Sep/06 with Tom Brittain

The route of the trip!
Different Steve - Lead O/S - 08/Aug/06 with Martin Hore

Fat Tim - 2nd O/S - Aug/06 with Nick Ingram

Hidden - 2006

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/Sep/05

after being rained off Box of Frogs
Dave Musgrove Jnr - Lead - Sep/04 with Harry Pennells

cem - 2nd - 16/Aug/04 with Dave Amos

Hidden - Lead - 19/Sep/03

Hidden - Lead O/S - Sep/03

Digger - 2nd O/S - 12/Aug/03 with James Latham

Hidden - 2nd - 05/Sep/01

Hidden - AltLd - 2001

With Ben Rogers
Lepista - Lead - 12/Sep/00

Marti999 - Lead - 2000

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

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andy_pemberton - Lead - Aug/98 with Rik Meek

colin milton - Lead - 02/Sep/96 with eric milton

Pete Nugent - 2nd - 26/Aug/96 with Ian Makin

An adventure! Uncertainty as to exactly where we were, free hanging abseil, complete commitment and not the most reassuring pro - in fact lots of it lifted out once there were runners above it.
Iain Thow - Lead - 07/Aug/96 with Emily Jolley

Dave Musgrove Jnr - Lead - 11/Sep/94 with Jon Sykes

mikej - AltLd - 29/Aug/94 with Mike Byles

whispering nic - Jul/92 with Blaggy

mattnuttall - 2nd O/S - 15/Sep/91 with Keith Eastwood, Alan Holden

garywalker147 - AltLd O/S - Sep/91 with Mob

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Aug/91

Nearly immaculate but not a slab.
eroica64 - Lead O/S - Sep/90 with Denis Crampton

Adrian Daniels - 2nd - 04/Aug/90 with Steve Webster

Hidden - 1990

Mike Owen - 03/Aug/89 with Elaine Owen

steve taylor - 2nd - Sep/88 with stumpy

More of a rescue! Had been washed off the ledge at the base by a wave that broke 20 ft above us
Chris the Tall - TR - Sep/87

Tom V - Aug/86

Hidden - 1984

RichardMc - Lead - 08/Sep/81 with Dave Langmead

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

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Total votes cast 78
hard E10 of 27
E10 of 27
easy E11 of 27
hard HVS17 of 27
HVS8 of 27
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VS0 of 27
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Style of ascent

Lead45 of 103 (43.7%)
Followed35 of 103 (34.0%)
Toproped1 of 103 (1.0%)
Alt Leads8 of 103 (7.8%)
Unknown14 of 103 (13.6%)

'Climbed'55 of 103 (53.4%)
clean O/S43 of 103 (41.7%)
clean rpt4 of 103 (3.9%)
dnf1 of 103 (1.0%)