15m.

Rockfax Description
The central line on the slab is quite superb. Follow Great Slab to its rest then friction up the slab to access the curving flake which is followed precariously to a rapid exit rightwards. © Rockfax

FA. John Allen (solo) 1975

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Extreme Rock, Best slab climbs of the UK, Froggatt to Black Rocks (BMC) - The Grade List, Hard Grit history, Ron Fawcetts 100 extremes in a day, World Graded List, Peak Rock/12/The New Golden Age, Ultimate E5 ticklist, Rockfax Eastern Grit (2015) Top 50, The Froggatt to Black Rocks 3 Star Pilgrimage, Definitive *** Peak Grit, Definitive Eastern Grit top 50- 2001, 2006 and 2015 editions

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NinaR 21 Jul TR O/S
with David Vincent
with David Vincent
Hidden 3 Jul TR dnf
samt 5 Jun TR O/S Easy (ish) on a top rope, but aren't they always. I'm beyond 'saving' these things for the onsite these days and very much doubt I'll ever be soloing it, so a joy to TR it guilt free.
Easy (ish) on a top rope, but aren't they always. I'm beyond 'saving' these things for the onsite these days and very much doubt I'll ever be soloing it, so a joy to TR it guilt free.
Hidden 20 Oct, 2018 TR O/S
Hidden 18 Oct, 2018 TR O/S
tmawer 13 Oct, 2018 TR rpt
with stephm
with stephm
Hidden 10 Oct, 2018 -
CharlieMack 8 Oct, 2018 TR O/S
with Shunt
with Shunt
spidey 7 Oct, 2018 TR O/S
GeorgiePorgie1 7 Oct, 2018 TR
with spidey
with spidey
Mischa2912 23 Jul, 2018 Solo RP
Graham Carter ??, 2018 -
Hidden 10 Oct, 2017 Solo RP
Helen Gibson 26 Jun, 2017 TR O/S
with Graham Hoey
with Graham Hoey
Flavio 16 Jun, 2017 Solo RP
with Paddy McBoulderface
with Paddy McBoulderface
Andy Moles 27 Mar, 2017 Solo RP
mshorter 24 Jan, 2017 Solo
with tom
with tom
tom russell 24 Jan, 2017 Solo RP
Hidden ??, 2017 -
Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing 26 Oct, 2016 Solo RP Abbed down it first to check out the holds and have a look at the moves. Sure it would have gone without, but some days you just don't need that sort of psychological torture in your life....
with Calum Muskett
Abbed down it first to check out the holds and have a look at the moves. Sure it would have gone without, but some days you just don't need that sort of psychological torture in your life....
with Calum Muskett
Dawlish 12 Aug, 2016 TR
Hidden 31 Jul, 2016 TR rpt
MischaHY 19 Apr, 2016 Solo O/S Another classic in the bag! So glad I saved these, felt brilliantly tenuous to onsight. Of course, the moves are fine as soon as you stop being silly and get on with it... That took me a while!
Another classic in the bag! So glad I saved these, felt brilliantly tenuous to onsight. Of course, the moves are fine as soon as you stop being silly and get on with it... That took me a while!
harvie ??, 2016 -
Hidden ??, 2016 2nd
James Thacker ??, 2016 -
Hidden 25 Oct, 2015 Solo rpt
Hidden 14 Oct, 2015 TR O/S
jacob shieldhouse hadley 3 Oct, 2015 TR O/S
griffithpatrick 3 Oct, 2015 TR O/S Pretty intense. Won't solo it for a while.
Pretty intense. Won't solo it for a while.
hamer89 1 May, 2015 Solo RP Classic solo and pretty scary even after knowing the top moves
Classic solo and pretty scary even after knowing the top moves
Dr Toph 25 Apr, 2015 Solo O/S Intense smearing! Then its not all over....
Intense smearing! Then its not all over....
petegunn 28 Oct, 2014 TR
Hidden 5 Oct, 2014 TR O/S
dannyboy83 5 Jun, 2014 Solo RP Harder and more intricate than Heartless Hare
Harder and more intricate than Heartless Hare
M_Robinson 8 Jun, 2013 TR O/S
with Richard Hatto, Ian Robinson
with Richard Hatto, Ian Robinson
gazfellows 14 Oct, 2012 TR
LucaC 16 Sep, 2012 TR O/S with a slack top rope, some sandy foot placements, wouldn't commit to the solo this time.
with a slack top rope, some sandy foot placements, wouldn't commit to the solo this time.
Bob ??, 2012 -
Hidden ??, 2012 -
mwatson 17 Oct, 2011 TR
with shunt
with shunt
j miller 26 Jun, 2011 TR O/S
luckyluke 26 Jun, 2011 TR dog Took a while.
Took a while.
chrishedgehog 25 Apr, 2011 2nd O/S
with S. Hunt
with S. Hunt
Jonathan Hall 16 Apr, 2011 TR O/S
Jonathan Lagoe - UKC ??, 2011 -
highlux 26 Nov, 2010 Solo RP Top roped it a few times on my own with grigri and then went for the solo. Very nice climbing.
Top roped it a few times on my own with grigri and then went for the solo. Very nice climbing.
Dave Musgrove Jnr 27 Oct, 2010 Solo had to be rescued off this 14 years ago. OS otherwise!
with Tom Bridgeland
had to be rescued off this 14 years ago. OS otherwise!
with Tom Bridgeland
dodfoster 24 Oct, 2010 Solo RP
Hidden 5 Aug, 2010 TR dnf
dashitboarder 4 Apr, 2010 TR dog One rest
One rest
akhughes ??, 2010 Solo O/S
jimbonfire ??, 2009 -
chadrads 24 Sep, 2008 TR dog
with adrian berry
with adrian berry
Somerset swede basher 22 Aug, 2008 Solo RP Retro-flash im sure I have toproped this before at some point.
with Katharine
Retro-flash im sure I have toproped this before at some point.
with Katharine
daveagriff ??, 2008 TR
PaulWillis1973 ??, 2008 -
PaulWillis1973 ??, 2008 -
Hidden 15 Sep, 2007 2nd O/S
jon bradley 24 Jul, 2007 TR rpt Sustained and insecure. Can't imagine what it must be like to lead.
with Huw Howells
Sustained and insecure. Can't imagine what it must be like to lead.
with Huw Howells
steve taylor ??, 2007 -
Hidden ??, 2007 -
dp1 18 Aug, 2006 -
Tom Briggs ??, 2005 Solo RP
ali_robb ?Jul, 2004 Solo O/S
Hidden 20 Aug, 2003 TR RP
agagsgrot ?May, 2001 TR O/S There's no way I would ever lead this. I just remember thinking that at any moment my foot was going to pop off and that I was going to hurt my knees. Somehow the feet didn't pop-off and I made it. Not sure even now after all this time if I enjoyed it (I think I probably did). But I certainly marvel at anyone who can lead/solo this.
There's no way I would ever lead this. I just remember thinking that at any moment my foot was going to pop off and that I was going to hurt my knees. Somehow the feet didn't pop-off and I made it. Not sure even now after all this time if I enjoyed it (I think I probably did). But I certainly marvel at anyone who can lead/solo this.
Hidden ?Nov, 2000 TR O/S
petekeron ??, 2000 TR O/S
with Mally Johnson
with Mally Johnson
antroy 10 Sep, 1999 TR
Jon Read ?Jun, 1999 Lead RP
Tim W 7 Nov, 1998 TR dog
JuneBob 18 Oct, 1998 TR I know this is tragic, and I apologise - I'd only just got started in trad climbing, and didn't know about the ethics!
I know this is tragic, and I apologise - I'd only just got started in trad climbing, and didn't know about the ethics!
Hidden ??, 1998 Lead
Si Witcher ??, 1998 Solo O/S
DavidEvans 29 Oct, 1997 TR Twice. Easy but wouldn't like to lead!
Twice. Easy but wouldn't like to lead!
kato'sdad ?Oct, 1997 TR
RobSimmo ?Oct, 1997 TR
phardman ??, 1997 -
akamini ?Jul, 1996 TR
Davros the Psyched ??, 1996 Solo O/S
Mick King 7 Jul, 1995 TR rpt Solo attempt ended with a top rope rescue
Solo attempt ended with a top rope rescue
Hidden ??, 1995 TR
OMSKB ??, 1994 TR
Mick King 16 Oct, 1993 TR O/S
with Simon Walsh
with Simon Walsh
adi bryant ?Jun, 1993 Solo O/S
Colin McKerrell ??, 1993 -
NickJH ?Sep, 1992 TR O/S
with I Smith
with I Smith
Cowflinger ?Aug, 1992 TR
Cowflinger ?Jun, 1992 TR
with sharpie
with sharpie
Hidden 2 May, 1992 TR rpt
Hidden 10 Jul, 1991 TR dog
D Tempest 19 May, 1991 TR
Hidden 27 Mar, 1991 TR
AB1965 10 Sep, 1990 Lead
craig h 19 May, 1990 -
donie ??, 1990 -
donie ??, 1990 -
donie ??, 1990 -
Sean Kelly ??, 1990 TR Brilliant climbing but oh so serious without a TR. Repeated a few times over the years.
Brilliant climbing but oh so serious without a TR. Repeated a few times over the years.
donie ??, 1990 -
donie ??, 1990 -
donie ??, 1990 -
donie ??, 1990 -
Andy Farnell ??, 1990 Solo O/S Date a rough guess
Date a rough guess
donie ??, 1990 -
Rob Davies ?Sep, 1989 TR
steveb2006 22 Aug, 1987 TR Solo to the first ledge of Great Slab before 'roping up'. Make a mess of it - had done better prev time.
Solo to the first ledge of Great Slab before 'roping up'. Make a mess of it - had done better prev time.
steveb2006 10 Aug, 1987 TR
William Robertson ??, 1987 Lead O/S
with Emily, Steve, Shaun etc
with Emily, Steve, Shaun etc
Carl Hamer ??, 1987 TR dog
Bruce Kerr 27 Sep, 1986 TR
with Paul Dunkley
with Paul Dunkley
Chris Ellis 29 Mar, 1986 TR
with Andy Barker
with Andy Barker
Hidden ??, 1986 Lead
mark mcgowan01 ??, 1986 -
Mike Owen 10 Nov, 1985 Solo RP
with Joe Picalli
with Joe Picalli
Rick51 24 Jun, 1985 TR
Dave Musgrove 12 Jun, 1985 TR
with Kim Greenald
with Kim Greenald
charlesmfrench 4 Nov, 1984 TR O/S
sadams 26 Jun, 1984 TR
with Pete Herrod
with Pete Herrod
Steve Lewis 27 May, 1984 Solo
Mike Owen 1 Apr, 1984 TR
with John Peake
with John Peake
Ian Clare ??, 1984 -
Hidden ??, 1983 Lead
Mark Kemball 3 Oct, 1982 TR
with Bill McKee
with Bill McKee
ewar woowar ??, 1982 2nd
Ghastly Rubberfeet ??, 1981 2nd
Hammy 25 Oct, 1980 TR
with Rob Lawson
with Rob Lawson
Mark Kemball 4 Oct, 1980 TR
DonnyDave 10 Aug, 1980 TR
Hidden 21 Jun, 1980 TR
Hidden 1 Jun, 1980 2nd
mark-abz ?Apr, 1980 TR
with ?
with ?
Hidden ??, 1980 Lead
nbotting ??, 1980 -
Andy Edgar ??, 1980 TR
Hidden ??, 1980 -
Hidden ??, 1980 Solo
Chris Terrey ??, 1979 TR
andy gittins ??, 1978 TR
Hidden ??, 1973 -
FATBOYFAT ??, 1972 -
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