Slab Direct** none 5b
[Almost looks as though I know what I'm doing, 2 kb]6m. Up the centre of the pyramidal slab. Small balance holds to the top.

Photo: Almost looks as though I know what I'm doing © Mike Parks

PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 249 logbooks, and on 4 wishlists.

Philoosh - TR O/S - 01/Nov/14

FlavioL1989 - TR RP - 27/Sep/14

HassenBali - TR O/S - 28/Jun/14

Mr Noble - 27/Jun/14

Mr Noble - 27/Jun/14 with Aglaia Hernandez Kortis, HassenBali

Hairbear75 - TR dnf - 14/Jun/14 with Gemma Hope

Really great little climb. Love the high rockover to the left. Felt very pro!
Serena Lambre - TR O/S - 12/Jun/14

nathan2day - TR dnf - 10/Jun/14

Annoying as I solo'd this easily last time I was here but for some reason this time I got my left foot positioning wrong and screwed it up on a rope.
Sannan75 - TR dnf - 10/Jun/14

Really nice warm-up for the big stuff; gets your head in the game, and forces you to deal with sandstone ledges. Very enjoyable.
Monkeyboy - Sent O/S - 08/Jun/14 with Gemma Steel

Not any easier the second time around :P
jsmcfarland - TR rpt - 08/Jun/14 with Alan

Initial start is very balancey, but grown to love this one
gary9t9 - TR RP - Jun/14

Cool climbing with a few tough moves. Felt more like a boulder problem than a route!
jsmcfarland - TR O/S - 19/May/14 with Uncle Kev

td72 - TR - 19/Mar/14

hfisher - Solo rpt - Jan/14

Hidden - TR dnf - 2014

dh7892 - 20/Aug/13 with Lorna Philp, Matt Williams

Hidden - Solo rpt - 19/Aug/13

khalidq - TR dnf - 18/Aug/13 with Brixton Climbing Club, Joseph Kiggins, Cameron McLoughlin

Hidden - Solo rpt - 14/Aug/13

Martin Bagshaw - Solo rpt - 24/Jul/13

Hidden - TR O/S - 15/Jul/13

jez_palmer - TR O/S - 07/Jul/13

lewiz - TR rpt - 22/Jun/13 with Owen John

rpinto - TR O/S - 09/Jun/13

nice slabby balance moves pretty tricky for 5b
robbraby - TR - 04/Jun/13 with Steveo

Guy Atkinson - TR rpt - 02/Jun/13 with Fishmate

Hidden - TR dnf - 02/Jun/13

this a an axcellent climb ! I remember doing this when it was 4c 20 years ago! Always was hard in the grade, but what with the erosion this is now a very hard 5b, probably 5c IMO.
CurlyStevo - TR - Jun/13 with Rob

Emma Reynolds - TR β - 25/Apr/13 with Alex Newton

jonnyblindsign - TR RP - 21/Apr/13

Soloed twice as the first time I started using a good hold on the left and felt like that was cheating ('cos it was!). Second time was pure slabby balance goodness from bottom to top, a lovely climb once you've nailed the sequence (took me some time to solve the crux).
Sannan75 - Solo β - 02/Apr/13

Steve Dunton - 2013

cjb1992 - TR dog - 17/Sep/12 with June

Technical with a tough fingery rockover at the half way mark.
davemcummings - TR dnf - 08/Sep/12

reece.robinson - TR dog - 12/Aug/12

tradguy - TR rpt - 31/Jul/12 with Mark Hazell

da_cox - TR O/S - 17/Jul/12 with Simon Cox

Mike Parks - TR rpt - 23/Jun/12 with Terry, Ean, Chris (Rosie), Cess

Hidden - TR rpt - 23/Jun/12

Key is to stay well balanced and go for it 3/4 way up with pushing hard with left leg
Carl Simmons - TR O/S - 01/Jun/12 with Tom Gregory

Tom Gregory - TR - 01/Jun/12 with Carl Simmons

Hidden - TR O/S - 27/May/12

Hidden - TR O/S - 27/May/12

DrJon - TR O/S - 26/May/12 with John, Dan

Danny Crump - TR - 26/May/12 with Martin Bagshaw

Martin Bagshaw - TR - 26/May/12 with Danny Crump

kate tarrant - TR O/S - May/12

Hidden - 01/Apr/12

torsok - TR dog - 31/Mar/12 with Karl

Cracking little problem.
UnkArl - TR rpt - 31/Mar/12 with Rich

Hidden - TR β - 01/Feb/12

Hidden - 2012

Hidden - TR rpt - 14/Dec/11

Hidden - 02/Oct/11

Hidden - TR - 01/Oct/11

Hidden - TR RP - 01/Oct/11

Got it today, probably 5c?
Guy Atkinson - TR RP - 25/Sep/11 with Fishmate

Hidden - TR dnf - 10/Sep/11

Hidden - TR dnf - 10/Sep/11

Hidden - TR - 10/Sep/11

timharrison - TR O/S - 27/Aug/11 with Jo Chia

Hidden - TR dnf - 12/Aug/11

Gazleah - Solo O/S - 06/Aug/11 with stephen harvey-cook

Hidden - TR O/S - 13/Jul/11

Danny Crump - TR - 12/Jul/11 with Luke Fitz-John

Very hard!
cactus111 - TR dnf - 10/Jul/11

We struggled with the first sloping foothold, we think we know how to do, just a steady pull up but we don't currently have the skill to do. We got close to it with some practise but didn't quite crack it.
Ryantaz - TR dnf - 10/Jul/11 with cactus111, Sannan75

Think this is called diabolical crack but its not listed (not 100%) sure so not adding as new climb. Did ok on first 1/3 with layback on crack - transition to next 1/3 I was too indesive and burned out before could complete.
Ryantaz - TR dnf - 10/Jul/11 with cactus111, Sannan75

A bit beyond me for now, could get positioned on the first ledge but was unable to make the next holds without peeling off the wall.
Sannan75 - TR dnf - 10/Jul/11 with Timea Sloboda

m.alexander - TR - 03/Jul/11

stevedude888 - TR O/S - 30/Jun/11

Hidden - TR O/S - 27/Jun/11

Hidden - TR - 26/Jun/11

Mike Parks - TR rpt - 15/Jun/11 with Ean, Over 55s

Munch - TR RP - 13/Jun/11 with Jack Kent

Maken - TR O/S - 29/May/11

jimwight2010 - TR O/S - 22/May/11

DrJon - Lead O/S - 21/May/11 with Dan & Pete

Ridiculously under-graded. Too much strength and flexibility needed for the first climb of the day.
Guy Atkinson - TR dnf - 11/May/11 with Simon Isaac

alan1234 - TR - 27/Apr/11

Mike Parks - TR RP - 22/Apr/11 with Ean, Cess

KarlH - TR - 22/Apr/11 with Nick Ward, Gemma

Hidden - TR rpt - 22/Apr/11

Hidden - TR rpt - 19/Apr/11

So, so close
Mike Parks - TR dnf - 16/Apr/11 with Cess, Rob, Matt

Hidden - TR rpt - 16/Apr/11

Hidden - TR O/S - 03/Apr/11

Hidden - 02/Apr/11

Jethro - TR - Apr/11 with Richard Sharpe, Adam Lindley

Quite an upgrade from the 4c in the Vetterlain guide - we'd not have tried it if we'd known it was 5b.
Martin Stevens - TR dnf - 27/Mar/11 with Mike T., Mervyn L.

Mike Parks - Solo dnf - 12/Mar/11

Hidden - TR O/S - 06/Mar/11

climber46 - 2011

Hidden - TR - 2011

keni-wruh - 2011

Hidden - TR - 2011

Hidden - TR O/S - 24/Nov/10

Hidden - Solo RP - 24/Nov/10

benscarter - TR RP - 18/Sep/10 with Rich Marmoset

UnkArl - TR RP - 15/Sep/10

jamessiddle - TR dog - 05/Sep/10 with Julian

Hidden - TR β - 05/Sep/10

Justinho - TR rpt - 05/Sep/10 with Kasia Osipowicz

Hidden - TR O/S - 04/Sep/10

J.Wells - TR RP - 03/Sep/10 with Jasmine Taplin

Hidden - TR O/S - 30/Aug/10

hermin - TR - 28/Aug/10 with Adam_Warmington, james

julie slater - TR - Aug/10

Tilley84 - TR dog - 24/Jul/10 with Natalie

Tom soloed this first just to show me where the holds were, then I made a pathetic attempt. Couldn't make the rock over and reach up and right move in the middel of the slab. Fell and then used the edge to get up to reach it.
KateBolton - TR dog - 15/Jul/10 with Tom Boeckx

givemetea - TR rpt - 11/Jul/10 with Hannah Heywood

Hidden - TR rpt - 11/Jul/10

Aaron Stephens - TR - 10/Jul/10

john81 - 10/Jul/10 with Aaron stephans

Hidden - TR rpt - 08/Jul/10

Hidden - TR dog - 08/Jul/10

Climber1806 - TR O/S - 03/Jul/10

Jock Strap - TR β - 03/May/10 with Steve Perman

Durbs - May/10

Hidden - TR O/S - 18/Apr/10

Chris Ellyatt - Solo rpt - 17/Apr/10 with James Herbert, Nick Herbert

Three of us top roped it cleanly and then I soloed it. It's short and the crux is well within a safe distance to bail out.
tommyzero - Solo β - 17/Apr/10

mattgrange - TR - 16/Apr/10 with Eddy

RFWilkie - TR O/S - 11/Apr/10

Nice technical climbing and powerfull lock-off required for crux.
zombie_pat - TR β - 10/Apr/10 with Lewis

Hidden - TR dog - Apr/10

Hidden - TR O/S - 2010

alaster tonge - TR - 2010

alan1234 - Solo O/S - 2010

R2B - TR - 2010

stuartberg - TR RP - 31/Dec/09

Hidden - 2nd dnf - 07/Dec/09

Hidden - TR O/S - 11/Oct/09

Justinho - TR O/S - 03/Oct/09 with Kasia Osipowicz

Hidden - TR O/S - 03/Oct/09

Hidden - TR dog - 03/Oct/09

Felt this was nearer a 5a/b than a 4c, as guide book suggests.
Justinho - TR O/S - 03/Oct/09 with Kasia Osipowicz

Aaron Stephens - TR - 26/Sep/09

Radical-G - TR - 12/Sep/09

Radical-G - TR - 12/Sep/09

Really nice climbing but felt very hard for 4c (or maybe i just had a duff sequence)
lukehodson - TR O/S - 09/Sep/09 with Aussie Ben, Little Rob

Nature_Boy12689 - TR O/S - 20/Aug/09

Nature_Boy12689 - TR O/S - 20/Aug/09

Tricky balance moves!
Chris Ellyatt - TR β - 11/Aug/09 with Nick Herbert, Mark Herbert

givemetea - TR RP - 31/Jul/09 with Hannah Heywood

Hidden - TR rpt - 31/Jul/09

Hidden - TR O/S - 18/Jul/09

Hidden - TR O/S - 18/Jul/09

daviesp2 - TR dog - 26/Jun/09

Nice, challenging climb and quite technical. The crux move half way up probably makes this a 5a perhaps even a 5b (as the guide book suggests). Did it clean on second attempt. Self belayed with a 'Shunt.'
wild_nomad - TR RP - 24/Jun/09

Hidden - TR rpt - 14/Jun/09

phil.cheeseman - Solo - 04/Jun/09

Began it 1m right of what the new guide book suggest. Really nice and interesting start.
aurore - TR O/S - 16/May/09 with Andrew

Hidden - TR - 10/May/09

shepman - TR rpt - 03/May/09

shepman - TR RP - 03/May/09

mattshort - TR O/S - 01/May/09 with Matt Wallace

mattpw - TR - 01/May/09 with Matt Short

patrickc - TR - 24/Apr/09 with Andrew W

Nice and balancy
Graham C - TR O/S - 01/Apr/09 with Marti

In guidebook as 5b more like 6a when its greasy like today.
Gezzer - TR - 31/Mar/09 with Nick Ellaway

Hidden - TR - 22/Mar/09

Hidden - TR - 22/Mar/09

Hidden - TR O/S - Mar/09

Hidden - Mar/09

St0neMonkey - TR - 2009

hippo xx - 2009

Hidden - TR RP - 2009

alexisg - TR O/S - 2009 with Claire Chantry

Hidden - TR dnf - 11/Oct/08

Jacob Ram - TR rpt - 10/Oct/08 with Micheal Kemp

Jacob Ram - TR rpt - 10/Oct/08 with Micheal Kemp

DrJon - TR O/S - 05/Oct/08 with Dan

Hidden - TR dnf - 01/Aug/08

Jeronimo - Solo O/S - 22/Jul/08

lemon - TR O/S - 20/Jul/08 with Mad Dog

Al Franks - TR O/S - 20/Jul/08 with Claire

Alasdair88 - TR - 20/Jul/08 with Claire

cy - TR - 20/Jul/08 with Al

Mark Stitson (ULGMC) - TR - 15/Jul/08

andy jennings - Solo O/S - Jul/08

deacondeacon - Solo - 06/May/08

JimBee - TR RP - Sep/07 with Graham Taylor

The Goffer - TR O/S - May/07 with Davey Boy

colinw - TR O/S - 28/Apr/07 with Tina

alexharv3y - TR - 22/Apr/07

davidwright - TR O/S - 22/Apr/07

BoulderMonster - TR RP - 01/Jan/07

BoulderMonster - TR RP - 01/Jan/07

Rob Kennard - 2007

Nathan Kemp - TR - 2007

chrisrogers - TR - 2007

Hidden - Solo O/S - Nov/06

tumbling wizard - Solo O/S - 02/Aug/06

nice 5a rock over
gambit247 - TR O/S - Jul/06 with graham copnell

Hidden - TR O/S - Jun/06

Hidden - TR RP - 02/May/06

jonathan watt - TR - 08/Apr/06

themidnightninja - 2006

KarlH - TR - 12/Jul/05 with Neil Williams

Jacob Ram - TR - 19/Jun/05 with elisa best

Jacob Ram - TR - 13/Jun/04

Hidden - TR RP - Apr/04

Irk the Purist - TR O/S - 2004 with Craig Etherton

Pelleas - TR - Aug/03

SteveM - TR - 15/Jul/03 with Tobs

clive-greenwood - TR - 2003

size9hex - TR - 2003

BIgYeti86 - 2003

bpmclimb - TR O/S - 01/Aug/02

Hidden - TR - 13/Apr/02

Hidden - TR rpt - 28/May/01

Hidden - Mar/01

Hidden - TR - 02/Sep/00

DCIGadget - TR - 07/Aug/00 with Pat Ring, Si

Hidden - TR - 2000

Jacob Ram - TR - 06/Jul/99 with anthony aylett

Brown - TR - 01/Jun/99

rlrs - TR - 1999

Hidden - TR - Jul/98

Hidden - 1998

ellie macpherson - TR - 06/Sep/97 with Emma Reynolds

Rampikino - TR - 26/Aug/96

Hidden - TR - 30/Jul/96

Hidden - Solo O/S - 21/Jun/95

Hidden - TR - 1994

CurlyStevo - 1993

Hidden - TR - 12/May/92

Marti999 - Solo - 1991

andy tetsill - Oct/89 with Goldsmiths college

Was 4c when I did it - did something fall off or wear away since?
Pete_Frost - 1989 with Luc Percival

Andy Fielding - Solo - 1987

Guy - 1986

Hidden - TR - 1986

Pete Pozman - TR O/S - 04/May/85 with Bob Kent

Richard Weller - 23/Mar/83

Richard Weller - 23/Mar/83

Hidden - Solo O/S - 10/Sep/79

Mike C - TR - 26/Aug/79

Mike C - TR - 17/Dec/78

Mike C - TR - 24/Mar/78

lump'o'lead - 1978

JohnHutch - TR - 1976 with BA

RichardMc - TR - 29/Aug/69

Sean Kelly - 1969 with Dick Curtis & Paul Chapman

RichardMc - TR - 22/Sep/68

Gordon Stainforth - TR - 05/Jul/67 with John Stainforth

jcw - 1966

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