Slabs Ordinary VD
[Martin on first pitch of Slabs Ordinary route. V Diff. Grey Crag. Buttermere, 2 kb]This route was totally altered by a rockfall in the early 1970's. Reclimbed in 2000 after rockfall. Starts at the same place as Slabs West but then traverses right and climbs the easier angled slabs to the right of that route

Ticklists: UK's best Diffs and V.diffs, Lakeland Revival 2015.

Photo: Martin on first pitch of Slabs Ordinary route. V Diff. Grey Crag. Buttermere © keith hal
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This climb is in 138 logbooks, and on 9 wishlists.

2 pitches. Fantastic initial slab climbing, sketchy protection in the middle, gentle end, lovely!
MusicalMountaineer - Lead O/S - 06/Sep/15

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 27/Aug/15

TomGB - AltLd - 16/Aug/15 with Vicki Cox, Stewart Moody

Jim Haydock - AltLd - 12/Aug/15 with Mark Fyles

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

Zoomer - 2nd O/S - 30/Jul/15 with A Student

The top pitch has lost a reasonable sized chunk of rock. Still climbable - but a bit harder than VD
biggianthead - 07/Apr/15 with T, G

gunnarofhlidarend - AltLd - 2015

r_o_b_h2 - Lead rpt - 27/Aug/14 with leanne warlow, kyle warlow

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 05/Jul/14

maria85 - 2nd O/S - 05/Jul/14 with Neil

joe hallam - AltLd O/S - 24/Jun/14 with matt hardy

Matt_Hardy - AltLd O/S - 24/Jun/14 with Joe Hallam

Chelsey Robinson - Lead O/S - 24/Jun/14 with James France

asmith37 - 2nd O/S - 21/Jun/14 with Bex Leigh

Led 2nd pitch. Very nice route. Good lead from Martin on last pitch.
keith hal - AltLd O/S - 15/Jun/14 with martin

martinh13 - AltLd - 15/Jun/14 with Keith

sparra - AltLd O/S - 31/May/14 with Aiden

mot1 - AltLd O/S - 31/May/14 with chris, Neale

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 31/May/14

Driving rain!
Tom F Harding - Lead O/S - 25/May/14

Hidden - 2nd - 17/May/14

Hidden - Lead - 17/May/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/May/14

jonwright - AltLd - 05/May/14 with john

Led odd pitches.
gGor - AltLd O/S - 19/Apr/14 with Phil Wallam

Hidden - AltLd - 19/Apr/14

peteJ23 - AltLd O/S - 30/Mar/14 with Scruffster

Samuel Wainwright - Lead O/S - 29/Mar/14

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 29/Mar/14

I led 1&3. Conrad led 2. Damp
peterhubbard - AltLd - 31/Oct/13 with Conrad

Hidden - AltLd - 31/Oct/13

cas smerdon - AltLd - 29/Sep/13 with Mark S

Caralynh - AltLd O/S - 25/Aug/13 with Jez Hadall

Hidden - AltLd - 25/Aug/13

Led P3
CathS - AltLd rpt - 10/Aug/13 with Helen Costello, Paul Lucas

Matt1234 - Lead O/S - 08/Aug/13 with Matt Smyth

Matt Smyth - 2nd O/S - 08/Aug/13 with firthy1234

xusa - AltLd O/S - 10/Jul/13 with John jones, Gareth Borthwick

I thought that the spike belay on big ledge at end of p1 is rather poor. The guidebook mentions a possible belay on a lower ledge. As there is no protection for the first few metres of P2, if you aren't 100% confident at the grade I'd use the lower belay, or if not happy with it, place a runner there and continue to belay at end of pitch 2.
stewart murray - Lead - 08/Jun/13 with Jane Murray

HeatReactor - AltLd O/S - 01/Jun/13 with James

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/May/13

Hidden - 04/May/13

drsdave - 2013 with Markyboy, Mat

Hidden - 11/Aug/12

Hidden - Lead - 31/Jul/12

keithlambley - AltLd - 03/Jun/12 with Pete H

Hidden - 26/May/12

Hidden - AltLd - 26/May/12

Lead last pitch only, gorgeous day, but walk in was greatly underestimated and parking was expensive. Nice climbing, but heavy bags!
samthom - AltLd O/S - 26/Mar/12 with Sally

Led first 2 pitches!!
sally_beee7 - AltLd O/S - 26/Mar/12 with Sam

Hidden - Lead - 24/Mar/12

benny_m - AltLd O/S - 24/Mar/12 with Su

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 24/Mar/12

Took whipper on second pitch due to verglassed rocks so abbed off.
Ross.Cooper - Lead dnf - 18/Feb/12 with Patrick Hill

joermann - Solo - 06/Nov/11

Lead first and third pitches. First/second pitch didn't seem to follow guidebook that well?
dpe - AltLd O/S - 28/Oct/11 with Rob H

iceferret - Lead O/S - 30/Sep/11 with andy crompton

Ander - Lead - 30/Jul/11 with Kev

Dave Richards - Lead O/S - 11/Jun/11 with Ed, sjbrook

sjbrook - 2nd O/S - 11/Jun/11 with Ed, Dave Richards

tom heaney - 04/Jun/11 with tom hull

nick ferro - AltLd O/S - 04/Jun/11 with Peter Wilkie

moving together
tomhull - AltLd O/S - 04/Jun/11 with tom heaney

Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/11

pwilkie - AltLd O/S - 04/Jun/11

minus273degrees - AltLd O/S - 02/Jun/11

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 01/May/11

Tom_Page - AltLd β - 23/Apr/11 with Dad

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 16/Apr/11

samwillo - Lead - 02/Apr/11 with Chris Williams

AielSavage - AltLd O/S - Apr/11

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 02/Mar/11

Adamski1986 - Lead O/S - Mar/11 with Richard Gage

Good route, rained in the morning but dried quick.
chrisjacks - AltLd O/S - 11/Feb/11 with Mark R, John N

platt2000 - Lead - 2011

jon59 - 2011

ChrisW999 - 2nd - 2011 with Sam

Hidden - AltLd - 16/Aug/10

stouffer - Lead - 08/Aug/10

Peter Metcalfe - AltLd - 27/Jun/10 with Cath Sullivan

55pete55 - 2nd - 26/Jun/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Jun/10

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 19/Jun/10

ruthonbike - Lead O/S - Jun/10

ewen - AltLd O/S - 31/May/10 with clare-dev

Nice climbing and good gear.
clare-deV - AltLd O/S - 31/May/10 with ewen

andy jennings - Lead O/S - 31/May/10 with Momber

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 29/May/10

Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe - Lead - 23/May/10 with Rachel Hassall

jimorothy - AltLd - 22/May/10 with Rachel Crolla

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/May/10

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 02/May/10

Mark Kemball - AltLd - 15/Apr/10 with Martin Whitaker, Nic Dill

Yet another climber still not sure about the route we took. Certainly in the right area and around VD diff but even 2 guide books didnt help!
Simnel - AltLd O/S - 11/Apr/10 with Paul Smith

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 11/Apr/10

WillCass - Lead O/S - 12/Sep/09 with Whitey

Clucky - Lead O/S - 21/Jul/09 with Ian McCluskey

Had a nightmare - think I got off route and ran out of gear. may have done the HS by mistake.
berry_a - AltLd O/S - 19/Jul/09 with John Berry

Route unclear definately did harder than v. dif so probably forced our own route.
John Berry - AltLd O/S - Jul/09

chalk bunny - 2nd O/S - Jul/09 with Simon, Katri

moved together
davefount - Solo O/S - 14/Jun/09 with Glyn

and Helen
joe king - Lead O/S - 14/Jun/09 with Rose

Moved together
Glyn - Solo O/S - 14/Jun/09 with David Fountain

I led 1st pitch
tiga271 - AltLd - 14/Jun/09 with Dave

and Helen
Rosey Posey - 2nd O/S - 14/Jun/09 with Paul

spacey - AltLd O/S - 30/May/09 with jo macey

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/May/09

seeroo - 2nd rpt - 24/May/09 with Scone

Hidden - Solo - 19/Apr/09

Not as easy as I thought it would be. I think we all took a different route!! The spike belay is also loose on this climb so BE CAREFUL!
mark2572 - 2nd O/S - 18/Apr/09 with Danny & Christian

jl - Lead O/S - 12/Apr/09 with Penny

An easy romp after seconding Paul up Spider Wall carrying the rucksack!
CathS - Lead O/S - 27/Sep/08 with Paul Lucas

Allan Young - AltLd O/S - 20/Sep/08 with Ian Currie

markhammonds - AltLd O/S - 23/Aug/08 with Khalid Abdulla

crossdressingrodney - AltLd O/S - 04/Aug/08 with victim of mathematics

victim of mathematics - AltLd O/S - 04/Aug/08 with crossdressingrodney

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 02/Aug/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/Jun/08

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

Dave Wearing - Lead - 03/May/08 with Sarah Little.

morsy - AltLd - 10/Feb/08 with gerhard mors

Will Hunt - AltLd O/S - 2008 with David Smith

George Bassant - Lead - Dec/07 with Tom Webborn

Dave Wearing - Lead - 17/Aug/07 with Pete Nugent, asutton709.

OffshoreAndy - 2nd - 17/Aug/07 with Dave Wearing

Hidden - AltLd - May/07

biggianthead - 16/Jul/06 with G

Colin Matheson - AltLd - 06/Jun/06 with Charlie Fisher

mikekeswick - Lead O/S - May/06 with leif

alexanderpatton - Solo O/S - 12/Dec/05

Hidden - AltLd dnf - Sep/05

malc - AltLd O/S - 22/Jul/05 with Paul S

steve prior - Lead - May/05 with Roz C

KevB - 2nd - Jun/04 with Steve K

Hidden - AltLd - Jun/84

biggianthead - 24/Apr/83 with G

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 29/Apr/72

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
DanChad, Conor1, blackpoolrock, Sue Underwood, Porridge the climber, Steve John B

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