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Rib and Slab Climb*** HS 4b

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This climb is in 90 logbooks, and on 62 wishlists.

muppett - 2014

Hidden - Lead - 04/Sep/13

I led P1 and some of P2 (together), in led the rest of P2 and then I led P3 and P4 together.
Darrell Read - AltLd O/S - 03/Aug/13 with Ian Johnson

Led P3 & P4. The crux on P2 felt pretty hard; more like 4c. P3 is lovely, and easier than it looked. Not sure I took the right line on P4 - not obvious where to start traversing left. For reference, we approached from Wasdale via the summit of Pillar, which seemed the quickest and most straightforward option (after recce-ing the climber's traverse last year), although involves more height gain and loss. Descent via Notch and Slab was time-consuming as involved roping up. Probably quicker to ab into the Jordan Gap, if you can work out where to go next...
CathS - AltLd O/S - 15/Jul/13 with Dave Clark

After a three hour walk in, an epic trying too find Appian way, via the north side, and messing around, jumped straight onto this route. Shame we didn't find Appian as planned, but we'll be back. Lovely peaceful mountain crag, only spotted 4 others climbers - two soloists and one pair. NB dropped belay plate at P2, had to reverse pitch and be lowered off to the ground and collect. First drop! hopefully the last.
Voltemands - AltLd O/S - 13/Jul/13 with Carlene HIll

Graham Westbrook - AltLd O/S - 12/Jul/13

LakesWinter - AltLd O/S - 08/Jun/13 with AD

Slick - AltLd - 08/Jun/13 with Kevin Vans-Colina, Isabel Evans

Hidden - AltLd - 08/Jun/13

beds74 - Lead - 26/May/13 with Rebecca Edwards

Hidden - 2013

Andy Chadwick - 2013

Hidden - AltLd - 05/Sep/12

Julian Prieto - Lead O/S - 02/Jun/12 with Brian White, Hector Prieto

hector - 2nd O/S - 02/Jun/12 with Julian Prieto

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 26/May/12

Nice climbing wwith some bold, tough moves on P1. Lacked an independence of line to be a truec classic but the top pitches were a delight.
Pete Nugent - AltLd O/S - 26/May/12 with Steve Crossley

A tough crux in the wet followed by some awesome exposure if you wimp out and place gear in New West's groove
Theeni - AltLd - 07/Apr/12 with Matt Kemp

Al Evans - Lead - 2012

gingermike1 - AltLd - 2012

Narked4fun - 2012

Stone Idol - 2012

Stone Idol - 2012

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

Decided to tackle the crux of pitch 2 without the crucial foot hold just to make things interesting.
moose ridd - AltLd - 04/Sep/11 with M.Sadler

tomo100 - AltLd O/S - 25/Jun/11

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

In three pitches. Led middle pitch.
Will Hunt - AltLd O/S - 04/Jun/11 with Dan Matthewman

Dunx - AltLd O/S - 02/Jun/11 with Matt Schwarz

Matt Schwarz - AltLd O/S - 02/Jun/11 with Duncan Curry

lead pitch 4
R_W_M - AltLd O/S - 29/Apr/11 with Ross

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 29/Apr/11

Fell off crux.
stafford101 - AltLd dog - 29/Apr/11

mountain biked in from ennerdale - highly recommended!
LardClimber - Lead O/S - 28/Apr/11 with Al Pease

I led pitches 2 and 4. Freezing cold to start but the sun came out briefly on the second half. Took me several attempts to do the start of pitch 2 :-)
Simon Caldwell - AltLd O/S - 26/Mar/11 with Rob

bloody freezing to start (5 layers!), but the sun came out on the slab pitch which was simply marvellous.
lithos - 26/Mar/11 with Toreador

brianrunner - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Bob - 2011

rurp - Lead - 2011

Andrew Wilson - AltLd O/S - 19/Aug/10 with Mark Fyles

zach.stone - AltLd O/S - 30/Jun/10 with Peter Hill

Got lost somewhere in the vicinity of P2/P3 and climbed a steep rib way right.
theotherpetehill - AltLd O/S - 30/Jun/10

Hidden - Solo - 25/Jun/10

sass - 2010

Same day as New West - epic, with hike over from Buttermere. Drying after heavy rain, fairly bold in parts and that crux V-groove much harder than it looked. Final English Classic Rock tick = celebratory pie.
jimorothy - AltLd - 25/Aug/09 with Rachel Crolla

Brian P1 and 3, RD P2 and 4. Brian had bolder pitch 1, RD crux on P2.Descent via E side Notch
rd20 - AltLd O/S - 25/Jul/09 with Brian

nakedave - AltLd - 13/Jun/09 with Tom Hull

tomhull - AltLd - 13/Jun/09 with dave thornley

Great climb, esp when you find where it goes!
JohnHutch - AltLd - 03/Jun/09 with MG

JL's notes - A real mission to get to and descend from, not aided at all by the ultra wordy and non-ergonomic 91 Gable & Pillar guide. Also bold, damp, dirty and loose 1st half.
sjblake - 2nd - 11/Apr/09 with Jon Leighton

Hidden - Apr/09

First ever climb
john tuck - 2nd - 14/Sep/08 with Dave Evans Phil Bains

Mountain Llama - 2nd - 23/Aug/08 with Andy P

decs - AltLd - 13/May/08 with Ian

Hidden - 2008

Hidden - Solo O/S - 06/Oct/07

lazybones - AltLd O/S - 05/May/07 with Steve Wright

Hidden - Lead - 15/Jul/06

stewart murray - 2006

Hidden - 2005

Dave Latimer - AltLd O/S - 08/Jun/04

Dave Latimer - AltLd O/S - 08/Jun/04

Hidden - May/01

Steve Lenartowicz - 2000 with Danny G, Steve G

runestone - 2000

EddieA - AltLd O/S - 25/Jul/99 with Jim F

kevp - Lead O/S - Aug/95 with Mike Vogler

agagsgrot - 2nd O/S - Jul/95 with Pete

Tenko - Jun/95 with Kev Wilson

Hidden - 1995

stokienomad - 1994

Hidden - Lead - 1992

Hidden - AltLd - 1992

Rog Wilko - AltLd - 16/Jun/90 with Debbie Wilkinson

Hammy - AltLd - 17/May/90 with Pete Smith

stewart murray - AltLd - 1990 with Alastair Fletcher

Paula Hamilton-Gibson - Solo - May/89

Andy Say - Solo - 22/Aug/88

MoWalker3 - AltLd - 01/Jul/87

hazeysunshine - AltLd O/S - 28/Jun/87 with Phil, Jane

biggianthead - 07/May/84 with G

biggianthead - 1981 with M

Tom V - 1980

Hidden - Aug/78

RichardMc - AltLd - 27/May/76 with Dave Langmead

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 05/Jul/75

Chris Craggs - Solo - 1975

munro109 - AltLd - 25/May/74 with Fran Bashford

rogerskews - AltLd - 1970 with Alan Fowler

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Style of ascent

Soloed5 of 90 (5.6%)
Lead9 of 90 (10.0%)
Followed5 of 90 (5.6%)
Alt Leads46 of 90 (51.1%)
Unknown25 of 90 (27.8%)

'Climbed'57 of 90 (63.3%)
clean O/S32 of 90 (35.6%)
dogged1 of 90 (1.1%)