Brown Slab HS 4b
[Soloing at Porth-y-Ffynnon, 2 kb]The centre of the weirdly-patterned slab feels a bit 'out there'. The rock might be a touch friable in places. © ROCKFAX
Up the face of the slab, a little in from the left-hand arete.

Photo: Soloing at Porth-y-Ffynnon © victim of mathematics
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Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Sep/14

Matt Smith - Lead O/S - 15/Aug/14 with Zoe Taylor

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 15/Aug/14

Fairly steady. Loads of gear, and a standard rack provides all the pro you need. I think I used 9 quickdraws as I was stitching it up, thinking there was no gear higher up (there is). And yes I was in the centre of the slab ;)
Le Chevalier Mal Fet - Lead - 06/Aug/14 with Dan Chadfield

DanChad - 2nd O/S - 06/Aug/14 with Chris Murray

mikelaing - Lead - Aug/14 with Roy

Steveb27 - Lead O/S - 26/Jul/14

Hidden - Lead - 23/Jul/14

Hidden - 2nd - 23/Jul/14

Tom Brierley Gore - Lead O/S - 06/Jul/14 with Shijing Hu

fuzzysheep01 - Lead O/S - 03/May/14 with Graham Perry

mglenn3494 - Solo - 24/Apr/14

easy first 2/3rds, harder 3/3rd
scarybiker - Lead O/S - 21/Apr/14

jowe87 - Lead O/S - 09/Sep/13

ChristyCole - Lead O/S - 07/Sep/13

Hidden - 2nd - Sep/13

Tim Sparrow - Solo - 30/Aug/13

Half Pint Lizz - Lead O/S - 24/Aug/13 with Robert Dufton

rd20 - 2nd O/S - 24/Aug/13 with Lizz P

Hidden - 2nd - 23/Aug/13

WrekinMC - Lead O/S - 23/Aug/13

The Pylon King - Solo - Aug/13

John Brayshaw - Lead O/S - 20/Jul/13 with Erica

erica - 2nd - 20/Jul/13 with John

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 12/Jun/13

kyaizawa - 2nd O/S - 11/Jun/13 with Mike Mason

Hidden - 2nd - 11/Jun/13

RUDIN.J.D.H - Lead O/S - 11/Jun/13 with Ben Selby

Marq - Lead rpt - 05/May/13 with Vicky Lisle

ok until you get to the last couple of meters and the holds get very small
Vicky L - 2nd O/S - 05/May/13 with Marq

K Wall - 2nd - 04/May/13 with Martin

cvsephton - Lead - 04/May/13 with Rob

I understand the 'out there' comment in the guidebook after doing the route, no placements up past halfway...
Matthew Edwards - Lead O/S - 27/Apr/13 with Matt Everett

partz - 2nd O/S - 27/Apr/13 with Ed

albt - 2nd O/S - 04/Aug/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/Jul/12

dansmonkeytroubles - Lead rpt - 17/Jun/12 with Dot Greaves

ilarge - 2nd O/S - 04/Jun/12 with Pete Nesbitt

Hidden - 2nd - 02/Jun/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/May/12

josh1905 - Solo - May/12

tobydunford - Solo O/S - 11/Apr/12

Ade7 - Lead O/S - 06/Apr/12 with Sam C

steven - Lead O/S - 06/Apr/12 with Ade

wilkie14c - Lead - 06/Apr/12 with Blue Straggler

Rhydian Evans - Lead O/S - 05/Apr/12

djromberg - Lead O/S - Apr/12

mhawk - 2nd O/S - 29/Mar/12 with Paul Martin

Me in rock boots...slowly. James in Ice boots...fast?!
themadbrown - 2nd - 11/Mar/12 with james

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/Feb/12

Rob_Webster - 2012

pad-rat - 2012

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

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

Adrian Daniels - 2nd - 29/Aug/11 with Steve Webster

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 29/Aug/11

Jim Malo - 2nd O/S - 28/Aug/11 with Barry

Adrian Daniels - Lead - 28/Aug/11 with Steve Webster

stevens744 - Lead O/S - 28/Aug/11 with andy stevens

fatbuoybazza - Lead O/S - 28/Aug/11 with jim

moelfras - 28/Aug/11

Ian Archer - 2nd O/S - 26/Aug/11 with Karl Stewart

would never want to lead this...too bold for me!
iceicebaby - 2nd O/S - 26/Aug/11 with Sam Wood

Karlos - Lead O/S - 26/Aug/11 with Ian Archer

Agreement with other notes re the blank top third-yikes!
themadbrown - Lead O/S - 19/Aug/11 with spiderpiglet

Spiderpiglet - 2nd O/S - 19/Aug/11 with dawn

climbingchica - Lead O/S - Aug/11

Rob Hirst - Lead O/S - Aug/11 with Michelle Hordern

Hidden - 2nd O/S - Aug/11

Benn A - Lead - Aug/11

3rd route of the day. I'd personally found it harder than the VS4c I climbed first this day, but properly more because I knew I had a large run out on the traverse, which would have made for a very nasty fall. I did possibly top out slightly short off the proper top out. Nice route though.
samappears - Lead O/S - 19/Jun/11 with Louis Diaz

Originally mistook this climb for the S4a next to it due to not properly memorizing the guidebook which was left at the top. Got about 2/3 of the way up, realized that there was little or no more gear and significantly fewer handholds, this combined with the looming rainy clouds and lack of contacts caused me to make the decision to downclimb.
@ChrisBeloe - Lead dnf - 18/Jun/11 with Chris Pearce

with Emma
jimmysdead - Lead O/S - 25/May/11

Alex Shermer - Lead O/S - 01/May/11 with Heather Sinclair, Sarah Harrison

MariaT - Lead O/S - 30/Apr/11 with David Walker

David Walker - 2nd O/S - 30/Apr/11 with Maria

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 30/Apr/11

Byronius Maximus - 29/Apr/11 with Jools O'Neill

Might have stuck a bit close to the arete.
shed_hed - Lead rpt - 29/Apr/11 with John Moran

dansmonkeytroubles - Lead O/S - 02/Apr/11 with Tom Hutton

Tom Hutton - 2nd - 02/Apr/11 with dansmonkeytroubles

JG - 2011

jordan taylor - Lead O/S - 2011

Richard James Edmunds - Lead O/S - 2011

Jonny M - Lead O/S - 28/Nov/10 with Karen Chalmers

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 28/Nov/10

kim.mulji - 2nd O/S - 28/Aug/10 with Laila, Jason

Micro wires protected this, but so much of the rock I stuffed them behind seemed friable making this a bit scary.
kleinej - Lead O/S - 28/Aug/10 with Lailah, Kim M

thetradlad - 2nd O/S - 14/Jun/10 with Tom Lister

Dibdawg - 2nd O/S - 01/Jun/10

timofy - Lead O/S - Jun/10

steven24584 - Lead - Jun/10

ross duffield - Lead O/S - 31/May/10 with row

Hidden - Lead - 12/May/10

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

rfdl100 - Lead O/S - 02/May/10 with Simon Waters

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/May/10

hardoreVdiffBen - Solo - 01/May/10

Hidden - Solo - 01/May/10

Hidden - 30/Mar/10

Leelogs - Lead O/S - 28/Mar/10 with SCC

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 28/Mar/10

Some of the holds aren't above question, but the moves are nice
victim of mathematics - Solo O/S - 27/Mar/10

Hidden - Solo O/S - 27/Mar/10

climbingpixie - Solo - 27/Mar/10

Hidden - Lead - 24/Oct/09

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 22/Aug/09

Irn Bruce - Lead O/S - 17/Aug/09 with Ben Wallace

heavy Belay - 2nd - 17/Aug/09 with Fisher

canis cibo - Lead O/S - 15/Aug/09

JezzaCat - Lead O/S - Aug/09 with Stella

Stella Baylis - 2nd O/S - Aug/09 with Jeremy

shed_hed - Lead O/S - 03/May/09

benjhans - 2nd O/S - May/09 with Darren

toby2000 - 2009

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 05/Sep/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - Sep/08

Howard J - 2nd O/S - 22/Aug/08 with Ronnie Abrams

chedder - Lead O/S - 11/Jul/08

Hidden - Lead - Jul/08

tom_1985 - Lead - 09/Jun/08 with Jules

Jules_Robbo - 2nd - Jun/08 with Tom

GeorgeArmstrong - Lead O/S - 05/May/08 with Rob Harrison

Not a very good route, no clear line!
jamie ward - Lead - 04/May/08 with Robbie Smyth

pad-rat - Lead - 01/Apr/08

Matt Tranter - Lead O/S - 25/Aug/07 with Jen Edwards

Hidden - Lead - 25/Aug/07

Hidden - Lead O/S - Aug/07

deano - AltLd - 31/Jul/07 with tunnel morgan

monkeyjumper - Lead - Jul/07

Heddwyn - Lead - 06/Jun/07 with Gareth

sazzle86 - Lead O/S - Jun/07 with Ian Parkhouse

toasted - Lead - 05/May/07 with Ian Atkins

Dave Wearing - Lead - 07/Apr/07 with Sparky

gareth r - Lead O/S - 23/Sep/06 with Frances

brady - Lead - 23/Sep/06 with Kate

crag_monster - Lead - Jun/06

Marq - 2nd rpt - 27/May/06 with Daniel Dennehy

Jesse Dufton - 2nd - 18/May/06 with bob3141

bob3141 - Lead - 18/May/06 with Jesse Dufton

Marq - Lead O/S - 29/Apr/06 with Steve (HMC)

adamscottthomas - Lead O/S - 18/Mar/06 with Nick Lambert

bob3141 - Lead O/S - 18/Mar/06 with Jesse Dufton

Jesse Dufton - 2nd - 18/Mar/06 with bob3141

Rog Wilko - 2nd - Mar/05 with Debbie Wilkinson

Raggar - Lead - 05/Oct/02 with Andy J

John Roe - 07/Aug/01 with Nige Hughes

Hidden - 12/May/01

MartinN - Lead O/S - 06/May/01

FrankW - Lead O/S - 24/Feb/01 with Joe

belay bunny turned bad - Lead O/S - 2000

alan moore - 2000

Hidden - 2nd - 30/Aug/98

RichardMc - Lead O/S - Aug/96 with Sean Casey

GrahamHP - Lead - 1995

Andy Say - 2nd - 02/May/94

Iain Thow - Solo - 05/Jun/93

epic ed - Lead O/S - Jul/92 with Newgale week

Tom V - Solo - 27/Apr/92

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