10m.

Rockfax Description
Pad up the left-hand side of the slab with some apprehension and not much in the way of gear. A pleasant but bold pitch. © Rockfax

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Steve Ashton's 100 Classic Gritstone Climbs

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V1c 26 May Show βeta
βeta: It's very flaky. Leading it is sketchy - unless you give it big brushing before!
 
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βeta: It's very flaky. Leading it is sketchy - unless you give it big brushing before!
Simon Caldwell 2 Aug, 2004 Show βeta
βeta: The art of the sandbag is not dead. The gear at half height is not 'in the gully' and is easily reached without going off route so doesn't even qualify as a side runner. However, getting that far is unprotected 4a padding, and the final moves (a fall from which wouldn't leave you far short of the ground - if you were lucky) aren't a pushover either. HS 4a.
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βeta: The art of the sandbag is not dead. The gear at half height is not 'in the gully' and is easily reached without going off route so doesn't even qualify as a side runner. However, getting that far is unprotected 4a padding, and the final moves (a fall from which wouldn't leave you far short of the ground - if you were lucky) aren't a pushover either. HS 4a.
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Hidden 21 Sep Lead
V1c 25 May Lead Sketchy with the slippy, flaky layer on top
Sketchy with the slippy, flaky layer on top
GermanAlex 25 May 2nd A good bold lead by Viktoria, luckily there is a single piece of gear just before the crux. Pretty dirty and worth solid HS in its current state. I can see it being S if you brushed the entire thing down.
with V1c
A good bold lead by Viktoria, luckily there is a single piece of gear just before the crux. Pretty dirty and worth solid HS in its current state. I can see it being S if you brushed the entire thing down.
with V1c
Tony Holdsworth 26 Jul, 2018 Lead dnf Very dirty went halfway and then crossed into Slab Gully.
with Joanna House
Very dirty went halfway and then crossed into Slab Gully.
with Joanna House
devious wally 9 May, 2018 2nd O/S
mrphilipoldham 9 May, 2018 Lead O/S
Hidden 27 Jul, 2016 2nd
stratandrew 27 Jul, 2016 Lead O/S
with Jim Symon
with Jim Symon
Flavio 23 Jul, 2016 Solo O/S
jimbonfire 8 May, 2016 TR
Hidden 16 Sep, 2015 Lead
OliWoolland 10 Jun, 2015 TR O/S
Hidden 10 Jun, 2015 TR
Hidden 31 May, 2015 -
Hidden 23 Jul, 2014 Solo O/S
Leleanor93 23 Jul, 2014 2nd O/S
JEP 17 Jun, 2014 Solo O/S
Alex_Derbyshire 26 May, 2014 Lead O/S
Markheighton 26 May, 2014 2nd
Hidden 18 Aug, 2013 Solo
Hidden 13 Jul, 2013 -
gw3285 26 Jun, 2013 Lead
Andrew Lodge 17 Jun, 2013 2nd O/S
with Tony
with Tony
Nigel Bond 3 Jun, 2013 2nd
Hidden 3 Jun, 2013 Lead O/S
matthew_ellis24 ??, 2013 TR O/S
chrisgaynon69 8 Sep, 2012 Lead β Put first piece of gear in off route for protection which was a slight cheat.
with Darren Jones
Put first piece of gear in off route for protection which was a slight cheat.
with Darren Jones
atom 11 Aug, 2012 Solo β
with Jethro
with Jethro
jorge1983 ?Aug, 2012 Lead O/S
Jethro ?Aug, 2012 Solo
St0neMonkey ?Aug, 2012 Solo
with Jethro
with Jethro
PD 5 Jun, 2012 Solo O/S Pleasant...ly scary ;-).Good holds tho' pretty dirty, brushed en route. Nice climb.
Pleasant...ly scary ;-).Good holds tho' pretty dirty, brushed en route. Nice climb.
AlisonSmiles 24 May, 2012 2nd
with Carl Pulley
with Carl Pulley
Legionreturns 23 May, 2012 Lead O/S
Richard Alderton 23 May, 2012 2nd Quite bold
Quite bold
harold walmsley 5 May, 2011 Solo O/S Actually had a rope on but placed no gear
with Colin Struthers
Actually had a rope on but placed no gear
with Colin Struthers
J25 17 Apr, 2011 Solo
grubes 17 Apr, 2011 Solo O/S new guide has it as HS 4a probably close to the truth!
with J25
new guide has it as HS 4a probably close to the truth!
with J25
nmoysey ??, 2011 -
with Ben Vickers
with Ben Vickers
Martin Davies 4 Sep, 2010 Solo O/S No gear so solo.
No gear so solo.
Hidden 23 Jun, 2010 Solo O/S
Nick1812P 23 Jun, 2010 Solo
craig h 22 Jun, 2010 Solo rpt
Phil West 22 Jun, 2010 2nd rpt
with Chris Tan & Dan Lane
with Chris Tan & Dan Lane
Dan Lane 22 Jun, 2010 2nd O/S in trainers, possibly a mistake as they dont do slightly polished smears very well...
with Chris Tan
in trainers, possibly a mistake as they dont do slightly polished smears very well...
with Chris Tan
Hidden 21 Jun, 2010 Solo
chri55ie 5 Jun, 2010 Lead rpt
with Laila Jhaveri, Brian Coupland
with Laila Jhaveri, Brian Coupland
DerwentDiluted 17 May, 2010 Solo
cymjt ??, 2010 -
Graeme Hammond 19 Sep, 2009 Solo O/S not sure how you could place runners in the gully from the climb (not that i was leading), HS 4a in the new Rockfax with a bold symbol is much nearer the mark. Sandbag at HVD!! Very nice though.
not sure how you could place runners in the gully from the climb (not that i was leading), HS 4a in the new Rockfax with a bold symbol is much nearer the mark. Sandbag at HVD!! Very nice though.
Graham Armitage 24 May, 2009 Lead
with towdman
with towdman
towdman 24 May, 2009 2nd
becjones 9 May, 2009 2nd O/S
with Mike Hough
with Mike Hough
RankAmateur 9 May, 2009 2nd O/S Very nice, but glad I was seconding.
Very nice, but glad I was seconding.
chri55ie 9 May, 2009 Lead O/S
James Oswald ?Jul, 2008 Solo O/S
daveagriff ??, 2008 Lead
mike_hough_uk 11 Aug, 2007 2nd
with Rob W, Chris
with Rob W, Chris
chri55ie 11 Aug, 2007 2nd
with Rob Wilson, mike_hough_uk
with Rob Wilson, mike_hough_uk
jak.kelly 9 Jun, 2007 2nd O/S
with Lynnette Evans
with Lynnette Evans
Brown 3 Jun, 2007 Solo O/S
with John
with John
Hidden 11 Jun, 2006 Solo O/S
Simonj 28 May, 2005 TR
Simon Caldwell 1 Aug, 2004 Lead O/S Sandbag!
with Lemming
Sandbag!
with Lemming
chrishedgehog 7 Jun, 2003 Lead O/S
with Clare Wilkie
with Clare Wilkie
Nigel Coe 26 Jun, 1999 Solo
Phil West 18 Aug, 1998 Solo rpt
Phil West 9 Aug, 1998 Solo rpt
Phil West 8 Aug, 1998 Lead rpt
with David Atherton
with David Atherton
Phil West 21 Jun, 1998 Solo O/S
Martin Bennett 8 May, 1994 -
with MT
with MT
Hidden 28 Jun, 1992 2nd
nickprior ??, 1992 Lead
with Joyce Ambrose
with Joyce Ambrose
The Pulsing Motorik of Neu! 14 Sep, 1991 Solo O/S
andrew300169 ??, 1991 Solo
with nai
with nai
nai ??, 1991 Solo
Neil McA 4 May, 1990 Solo O/S
with Andy Perkins
with Andy Perkins
Tony Prendergast ?May, 1990 -
with Mike Cleary
with Mike Cleary
charlesmfrench 10 Aug, 1989 Solo
Andy Say 14 Jul, 1989 Solo O/S
craig h 10 May, 1988 Solo O/S
Rob Davies ?Apr, 1983 Solo
Sean Kelly ??, 1977 -
with Graham Thompson & Steve Berisford
with Graham Thompson & Steve Berisford
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