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Slabs West Route** HS 4b

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This climb is in 99 logbooks, and on 4 wishlists.

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

brilliant route, cruxes at the start of both pitches. nice and delicate climbing on the slabs.
joe hallam - AltLd O/S - 24/Jun/14 with matt hardy

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

stimpey - Lead - 21/Jun/14 with Saintly

Saintly - 2nd O/S - 21/Jun/14 with stimpey

Hidden - AltLd - 14/Jun/14

KM
Marq - AltLd O/S - 31/May/14 with Keefus

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 03/May/14

Hidden - 2nd - 03/May/14

Jonathan Hall - Lead - 03/May/14 with Hugh, Rob Middleton

Easy scrambling in between two distinct, well protected and enjoyable crux sections. Position adds a lot to the climb. Could do with more traffic.
rice boy - May/14 with Giles

sheelba - AltLd - 19/Apr/14

BTphonehome - Lead O/S - 19/Apr/14 with Kasha

kasha_gregson - 2nd O/S - 19/Apr/14 with Bram

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 16/Apr/14

Roger Cruse - AltLd O/S - 14/Apr/14 with Kris

Hidden - 2014

machars - AltLd O/S - 21/Jul/13 with Ben Sharp

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 13/Jul/13

Dervey - 12/Jul/13

Steep
Richard Alderton - 2nd - 11/Jul/13 with Skippy, Liam

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 07/Jul/13

Calder - Lead O/S - 18/Jun/13 with Ste Spencer

alpinismo.uk - AltLd - 18/Jun/13

spadge - AltLd O/S - 18/Jun/13

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 01/Jun/13

Promised a nice day - rain and hail at half height - Abseil off to retrieve gear - looked good - will be back.
rockman - Lead dnf - 06/Sep/12 with Tim Edwards

timcedwards - 2nd - 06/Sep/12 with Geoff Mee

andysroom - AltLd O/S - 05/Sep/12 with Lizzie

nige pacer - 2nd O/S - 19/Aug/12 with Andy Naylor, Andy Houseman

Steve Woollard - AltLd - 04/Jun/12 with Kevin Colclough

Hidden - Lead - 30/Apr/12

Krystalli - 24/Mar/12 with Andy W

Hidden - 2012

joermann - 2nd - 06/Nov/11

Simonfarfaraway - AltLd - 06/Nov/11 with loz

Hidden - 2nd - 31/Aug/11

Steve Lenartowicz - Lead - 28/Aug/11 with Pammy, Clare

Andrew1 - Lead - 05/Aug/11

Danny Crump - Lead - 02/Aug/11 with Kirsty Greenhead, Paul Greenhead, John Andrews

Without trending R at the bottom. Just starting to rain so done in a rush. Was my favourrite route when I was still at school. Seems less good now: the first pitch is unbalanced and the easier part is mossy. I remember it being all clean years ago but it might be rose coloured specs and bad memory.
harold walmsley - Solo rpt - 31/Jul/11

Led pitch 2, weighted gear just before the crux. Definitely Type II fun!
ladislav - AltLd dog - 30/Jul/11 with Surge

tobyk - Lead O/S - 30/Jul/11 with Emma Akam

Ben Sharp - Lead - 10/Jul/11 with Simon Ash

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

Me pitch 2
pffft - AltLd O/S - 04/Jun/11 with Adam Mackintosh

Hidden - AltLd - 04/Jun/11

Led P1 - ran it out.
nick ferro - AltLd O/S - 04/Jun/11 with Peter Wilkie

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

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

tjmillen - Jun/11 with vicky

jon59 - AltLd - 25/Apr/11

beckybray1 - 2nd - 24/Apr/11

rgd1977 - 2nd O/S - 24/Apr/11

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 09/Apr/11

JonnoP - Lead O/S - 06/Mar/11 with Tom Heaney

Paul Boggis - Lead - 2011

A Mountain Journey - 2011

Peter Metcalfe - AltLd - 04/Sep/10 with Cath Sullivan

Did the variation start up tranquility then traversing across. The climb was a bit of a dissapointment considering the guidebooks enthusiasm, but had a couple of good moves.
jmjw - Lead O/S - 04/Sep/10 with Rob H, Tim R

timrowland - 2nd - 04/Sep/10 with Rob H, jmjw

Hidden - AltLd - 02/Sep/10

lazybones - Lead O/S - 15/Aug/10 with tom coy

furry - Lead O/S - 03/Jul/10 with LMC

rockrat - Lead O/S - 25/Jun/10 with Heather Ingram

Hidden - 2nd - 25/Jun/10

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 31/May/10

BALD EAGLE - Lead - 30/May/10 with R.Horler

hazeysunshine - AltLd O/S - 24/Apr/10 with Dave

dkd - Lead O/S - 2010 with Peter S

Dizz - AltLd - 12/Sep/09 with manfred, claire

Jurga - 2nd O/S - Sep/09 with James

smollett - Lead O/S - Sep/09 with jurga

Hidden - AltLd - 01/Jun/09

galpinos - AltLd - 18/Apr/09 with Ross

beaumap - 2009

Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/Sep/08

jon thompson27 - AltLd - Aug/08 with simon mayell

pog100 - 2nd - 14/Jun/08 with Reaver2k

One of my favourite routes ever! Was a bit worried when I started underneith as there was quite a lot of visible black lichen but that was ok, despite a small drizzle from time to time. Moved up the thin crack in the middle of the slab to the bulge, due to an error in route reading (bad picture and poor explanation) I traversed left atleast 3 metres, making tricky 4b/4c moves on small holds to the left hand side, moved up over the buldge but no holds were there, realised my error, and moved back right which was a bit easier in reverse. You don't really step left at all, only about 30cm at most. Up over the small buldge onto a small ledge, place some gear and realised I had some slab work to do (not my forte!) which looked pretty poorly protected. Moved straight up at first, veering left, after 5 metres or so, found some relatively poor gear, moved up again and left a little, found a poor spike a few metres up which I hooked a extender around and weighted with some hexes. Finally I moved up and over onto a less steep but more lichen invested wall. Easy climbing but in a potentially serious situation, but I kept a cool head for once! Second pitch was realtively worrying aswell! Once in the niche, I worked myself up because I had no decent gear in, a tricky step right, and got some more gear in round the edge. The crux wasn't going "straight up" as the guide suggests. Moving left after seemed it. Looks really easy but is suprisingly awkward until you take a minute to figure it out, Dad found it the same. Really nice route, in a great situation!
Reaver2k - Lead O/S - 14/Jun/08 with Mike Saul (Dad)

cat22 - 2nd O/S - Jun/08 with Mike

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/May/07

Jungle_153 - Lead O/S - 12/Sep/05

Hidden - Lead O/S - Sep/05

Hidden - Jul/04

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 26/Aug/01

Hammy - Lead - 03/Apr/99 with Richard Munro

Hidden - 2nd - 03/Apr/99

Hidden - AltLd - 1999

biggianthead - 01/Mar/98 with HT

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 31/May/97

Rog Wilko - Lead - Apr/95 with Debbie Wilkinson

Andy Say - Solo - 12/Aug/91

Ken Taylor - AltLd - 25/Jun/88 with Andy Chadwick

EddieA - Solo - Jun/84

Hidden - Solo - 29/Mar/81

JohnHutch - Lead - Aug/76 with CR

Hidden - Lead O/S - May/76

Hidden - AltLd - 1976

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Voting
Total votes cast 43
hard VS0 of 14
VS0 of 14
easy VS1 of 14
hard HS6 of 14
HS7 of 14
easy HS0 of 14
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hard 4c0 of 15
4c0 of 15
easy 4c0 of 15
hard 4b1 of 15
4b12 of 15
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Style of ascent

Soloed4 of 99 (4.0%)
Lead29 of 99 (29.3%)
Followed21 of 99 (21.2%)
Alt Leads35 of 99 (35.4%)
Unknown10 of 99 (10.1%)

'Climbed'51 of 99 (51.5%)
clean O/S44 of 99 (44.4%)
clean rpt2 of 99 (2.0%)
dogged1 of 99 (1.0%)
dnf1 of 99 (1.0%)