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Immaculate Slab*** HVS 5a

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[Immaculate Slabing, 2 kb]Thin and reachy.

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This climb is in 82 logbooks, and on 25 wishlists.

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

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

Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/Sep/06

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

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

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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Style of ascent

Lead36 of 82 (43.9%)
Followed27 of 82 (32.9%)
Toproped1 of 82 (1.2%)
Alt Leads6 of 82 (7.3%)
Unknown12 of 82 (14.6%)

'Climbed'46 of 82 (56.1%)
clean O/S32 of 82 (39.0%)
clean rpt4 of 82 (4.9%)