Rockfax Description
An exhilarating line. Climb the thin crack, then make tricky moves up and leftwards, to gain the prominent arete. Finish cautiously up this to a loose exit. © Rockfax

Ticklists: Best slab climbs of the UK.

Graeme Hammond 04/Oct Lead rpt

Led twice, first time I traversed left after the crux to the arête for some relief (not realizing it is all easy after that) after making a meal out of it & placing some naff gear then traversed back in and finished up the rest with only 3 quick draws and a couple of un-extended cams. Did it properly after without the diversion for the "proper tick" and was much smother and managed to place the gear better and use my feet properly.

with Nina R
Hidden 04/Oct 2nd O/S
Hidden 04/Oct 2nd rpt
Hidden 16/Sep Lead O/S
Alimitch 15/Sep Lead O/S
with Martin Chester
Dynomite 29/Aug 2nd O/S
with Chris
Kris2fa 28/Aug Lead O/S

No gear first half, scary.

pie_eater_pete 08/Aug Lead O/S
Gambit 05/Aug -

Lots of smears for feet. Did the climbers club line, better than the Rockfax line

with Marcus
marcus_goff ?/Aug 2nd O/S
Hidden 17/Jul TR
Hidden 17/Jul TR O/S
Hidden 12/Jul Lead
Hidden 12/Jul 2nd
GwilymR 22/Jun 2nd O/S
jandyd05 21/Jun 2nd
with John Briggs
Stixy 31/May 2nd O/S
with Stump
Jonoban 28/May Lead O/S
Miss_Dani 28/May 2nd O/S
jk29 20/May 2nd
Martin Davies 10/Apr Lead O/S

Nice climbing to start, interesting and low crux protected by two small wires then really fun romp to top.

Angrypenguin 09/Apr Lead dnf

E1 in cc guide. About 10 meters up with 2 poor nuts and sore toes I down climbed.

with Jonny
Robrossmills 05/Nov/16 Lead dog

One fall when a hand hold broke on the ledge. Grade not changed but a slightly less positive rest.

Christabel Goode 05/Nov/16 2nd
scorpia97 09/Oct/16 Lead
with Caspian
Hidden 09/Oct/16 2nd
Wendy Watthews 01/Oct/16 2nd O/S

Good lead by Joe on thin gear, the he and opened just as he got to the top. Luckily the holds are positive enough for seconding in the rain. What an awesome slab deserves three stars even in the rain.

with joe c
JoeCoxson 01/Oct/16 Lead O/S

An awesome wave of a slab; ab-ing into the route was wonderful. I'm sure my gear was laughable until the end of the thin cracks, and my toes certainly weren't enjoying it by the end, but fantastic route. 3 stars.

Tim Francis 31/Aug/16 Lead O/S
pingora 28/Aug/16 2nd O/S
with Charles
cem 28/Aug/16 Lead O/S

Claiming the onsight as I last did it 11 years ago and I didn't remember it.

ClimberJimmyB 27/Aug/16 2nd
Hidden 27/Aug/16 Lead O/S
pearson9596 08/Aug/16 Lead O/S
with Mel
Lakesben 04/Jul/16 Lead β
with Mark
jonny_098 26/Jun/16 Lead dog
with George Lewtas
pete1993 18/Jun/16 Lead rpt

on lead this time, still felt soft, but nice climbing and interesting all the way

dom94 08/Jun/16 Lead O/S

Real tester of foot work and technique, felt like a top end E1, not E2

amccann 08/Jun/16 2nd O/S
with Dom
Jenn_Stretton 29/May/16 2nd O/S

Hard and slabby!

ipegg 29/May/16 Lead O/S
with Simon Hughes
DaveThexton 29/May/16 Lead G/U
spenser 30/Apr/16 Lead O/S

The calf pump!

with Mike Hayes
Dan Hostford 29/Apr/16 Lead
ellawatkinson 29/Apr/16 2nd
with Felix Terrell
FelixJT 29/Apr/16 Lead
with ella watkinson
Sph1982as ??/2016 -
Hidden 28/Oct/15 2nd
Hidden 27/Sep/15 2nd O/S
cdpuk 27/Sep/15 Lead O/S

Rockfax line seems to differ slightly from CC. Used CC, avoiding the arete.

5210Hill 01/Aug/15 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Jul/15 Lead dnf
Joe Brooke ?/Jul/15 2nd
with Justin, Lee, Rich
mjeffery 18/Jun/15 Lead rpt
with Steve
Hidden 17/Jun/15 Lead β
Hidden 07/Jun/15 2nd
Hidden 07/Jun/15 Lead O/S
TobyA 07/Jun/15 2nd O/S
with Tom R
Hidden 07/Jun/15 Lead O/S
deklan 06/Jun/15 2nd
with Si
Hidden 09/May/15 TR O/S
dan-8990 04/May/15 Lead O/S
with SW
Steve Wakeford 04/May/15 2nd
with Dan Commander
Maddie 04/May/15 Lead O/S

First E2! Cant say it was too smooth. Bad gear at the bottom, crampy calves, much swearing. But done, happy days

Dizz 05/Apr/15 Lead O/S

Thought the arete wasn't in so determinedly did it without! :)

with Dave Frost
GethSurf 19/Sep/14 TR O/S
Hidden 23/Aug/14 Lead rpt
Dan Hostford 26/Jul/14 Lead rpt
with George Hostford
NickyC 21/Jul/14 TR O/S
with Zain Karim
Hidden 16/Jul/14 2nd
Tom Brierley Gore 08/Jul/14 Lead O/S

Great climb, hard on the feet. Gear is a little scary for first half.

BicycleBradley 08/Jul/14 Lead O/S

Thought it was an E1, was supposed to be a warm up...

khris 08/Jul/14 Lead O/S
with Bradley
Welly Matt 21/Jun/14 TR O/S
Hidden 21/Jun/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 11/Jun/14 TR O/S
cameron_hall 31/May/14 Lead dnf

After several attempts, got a few metres up with a single bit of gear, but then started getting really nervous and needed to get the ab rope swung round to give me a hand hold.

nicknicely 31/May/14 2nd

one foot slip

with louis
Dan Hostford 03/May/14 Lead O/S
eel 03/May/14 Lead O/S
with Pete
Hidden 03/May/14 2nd
Remi Richards 03/May/14 2nd
Hidden 02/May/14 Solo rpt
jason smeeth 19/Apr/14 2nd dnf
with hotfeet
hotfeet 19/Apr/14 Lead dog

A bold start. Had one fall; fortunately had just managed to get a micro wire in. Otherwise pretty pleased with myself!

Hidden 18/Apr/14 Lead O/S
Alex the Alex 07/Mar/14 Lead dog

My toes couldnt hack it so had to deviate to the arrete at 7m then cut back in at the first break. really good climbing from then on in.

Neil ??/2014 Lead O/S
DanOsb 02/Sep/13 Lead β
Hardcore Pat 30/Aug/13 Lead O/S
with Dan Osbasabooboo
rd20 26/Aug/13 Lead O/S
with Loic
rfdl100 24/Aug/13 2nd O/S
with Ben
kim.mulji 24/Aug/13 Lead O/S
with David Farrow
Montecore 24/Aug/13 2nd O/S

Very delicate and balancy

with Ben Simpkins
Dan Hostford 24/Aug/13 Lead rpt
with George Hostford
dannyboy83 18/Aug/13 Lead O/S
with Sion
Edvenables ?/Aug/13 Lead RP

Didn't have the confidence (or enough micros) to do it first time, so lowered off a sketchy small nut. Came back with more gear and flashed it.

with Eleanor Dow
themadbrown 26/Jul/13 2nd rpt

Still a stunner.

with james
Andrew1 12/Jul/13 2nd
with Hulda
Hulda 12/Jul/13 Lead
with Andi
Hidden 06/Jul/13 2nd
will_benfold 06/Jul/13 Lead O/S
with Aileen
kyaizawa 14/Jun/13 Lead O/S
with Kathrin Rochlitz, Chris Higton
pete1993 13/Jun/13 2nd O/S
with Ben
benkelsey 13/Jun/13 Lead rpt

as easy as I remember. soft E1?

Matt Harle 12/Jun/13 -
RachelP 06/Jun/13 2nd
Hidden 25/May/13 2nd rpt
coffeepot 25/May/13 2nd β
Dan Hostford 06/May/13 Lead O/S
Dan Hostford 04/May/13 Lead O/S
shed_hed 04/May/13 Lead O/S

Cool climbing. Hung around on crux placing gear as I mistakenly thought it was coming up.

with Aidan Sullivan
Keendan 03/May/13 AltLd O/S

With John Moran. Lovely climbing but over far too soon. Belayed halfway then soloed the second half.

twilkinson-dix ?/May/13 Lead
with dave parker
dan ely 26/Apr/13 Lead O/S
with jon (ukc reading)
Jay-Ast 15/Nov/12 Lead O/S
with Rosyk
Rosyk 15/Nov/12 2nd dog
dale.young 05/Sep/12 TR rpt
hazeysunshine 09/Aug/12 2nd O/S
with Lionel, Jane
Hidden 04/Jun/12 Lead O/S
themadbrown 04/Jun/12 2nd rpt

Still loving this-sunny moves:-)

with james
Jams Crwca 04/Jun/12 Lead rpt

Warm up - hard on toes

Hidden 03/Jun/12 2nd O/S
Pete Rigby 26/May/12 Lead O/S
with Kelli Roberts
kelliroberts3 26/May/12 2nd
jossjones 23/May/12 2nd
james.slater 23/May/12 Lead O/S

Nice steady route, with runout climbing, loose rock at top!!

bigglesbutcha 18/May/12 Lead O/S

First E2, very happy.

with rob hunt
Jams Crwca 16/May/12 Lead
with Lee
Hidden 04/May/12 Lead rpt
Hidden 04/May/12 Solo rpt
Hidden ?/May/12 2nd
mullermn 28/Apr/12 TR O/S
steven 08/Apr/12 Lead O/S

First E2 at last.

with Fiona, Paul Horabin
will9911 08/Apr/12 Lead O/S
with John
Big Rik 08/Apr/12 2nd O/S
Ralphus 08/Apr/12 2nd O/S
UnkArl 08/Apr/12 Lead O/S

Second E2 (first was the day before). The first part is the hardest, sustained up to where it steepens then eases off. Run-out after the overlap but the climbing is easy.

with Ralph, Rik
paul horabin 08/Apr/12 2nd O/S
Hidden 07/Apr/12 2nd O/S
hutchay 07/Apr/12 Lead O/S

Amazing climb. Thin on gear for the first section- took a while to build the courage.

with Tom
Jim Slater 06/Apr/12 2nd O/S
funsized ?/Apr/12 Lead O/S

A little soft, but very good climb. Very safe with small gear.

Rob_Webster ??/2012 -
Hidden 15/Nov/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 11/Aug/11 2nd
scorpia97 11/Aug/11 2nd
with Caspian
Tim Sparrow 29/Jul/11 Lead

Failed on this day before Catrin born, April '99. Really enjoyed it this time.

with Ian Owen
jonny taylor 25/Jul/11 Lead rpt

A few interesting runouts, but definitely very soft for the grade

with Andy K
alberttcone 25/Jul/11 2nd O/S
AlexRenshaw 24/Jul/11 Lead
with Ted Lister, Thomas Renshaw
themadbrown 23/Jul/11 2nd rpt
with james
markalmack 01/Jul/11 Lead O/S
with jacqui savage
Anthony Allsopp 30/Jun/11 Lead O/S
with Sandy Holford
Hidden 19/Jun/11 Lead O/S
Stefan_Morris 08/Jun/11 Lead O/S

Loved it! great fun, bit sparse on the foot holds

CharlieMack 29/May/11 Lead O/S
with David
mjeffery 25/May/11 Lead O/S
Jams Crwca 14/May/11 Lead rpt
Hidden 14/May/11 2nd O/S
Matt Smith 14/May/11 Lead O/S

Very thin in the crack with only smears for feet. Make sure your calves are strong !!

themadbrown 14/May/11 2nd rpt
with james
Hidden 28/Apr/11 2nd rpt
benkelsey 28/Apr/11 Lead O/S

felt easy for E2. good gear and not particularly sustained 5a.

robinsi197 24/Apr/11 2nd
with Piotr, Nick
nia 24/Apr/11 Lead O/S

excellent balancy climbing, well protected feeling more like E1 5b.

Swirly 23/Apr/11 2nd dog
with Eddie
belay bunny turned bad 18/Apr/11 2nd rpt
with loundsy
Hidden 18/Apr/11 Lead rpt
Guy Neal 22/Jan/11 2nd
scorpia97 11/Jan/11 Lead rpt
with Caspian
Hidden 11/Jan/11 2nd
scorpia97 ??/2011 Lead O/S
adie84 ??/2011 -
Rory Shaw ??/2011 -
BeccaSnowden 09/Sep/10 2nd O/S


with Tom
thomasadixon 09/Sep/10 Lead O/S

Start felt tough, probably better to have feet in the crack not your hands! Super soft after that though...which was a shame, better if it had continued being a bit harder.

with Becca
Chris M Thomas 09/Sep/10 TR rpt

Fine sunny morning. Climb protected by shunt on double rope. Found it very straight forward but you have to be confident on small footholds.

Hidden 07/Sep/10 2nd O/S
jonny_098 07/Sep/10 TR O/S
with Robin Head
david morse 07/Sep/10 Lead O/S
with siobhan, chris todd
Jams Crwca 31/Aug/10 Lead O/S
themadbrown 31/Aug/10 2nd O/S

First E2-superb, especially under the light of a head torch!Timing's the 'key'James?!

with james
Hidden 28/Aug/10 2nd
jonny taylor 13/Aug/10 TR O/S

Turns out I should have led this! Nice route, but this cannot possibly be E2 by the standards of any other crag. Reasonably sustained slabby 5b with protection = benchmark E1.

owiowz 26/Jul/10 2nd
Robin Head 09/Jul/10 TR O/S
with Johnny H, Sian G
Gwilym 'ledge' Jones ?/Jul/10 2nd

good climb hard start nice rib finish E2

Hidden 16/Jun/10 Lead O/S
conorjclarke 15/Jun/10 Lead β

led on cocky's gear

adam coxsell 15/Jun/10 Lead O/S
with conor
Dan_Carroll 30/May/10 Lead dnf
with Dan Hancock
Danhan 30/May/10 2nd
Chief Wench 02/May/10 2nd O/S
with Remus
hardoreVdiffBen 01/May/10 2nd O/S
Byronius Maximus 01/May/10 Lead O/S
Twisty 01/May/10 2nd O/S
with Byron Buck
Hidden 01/May/10 Lead O/S
MarkRyder 24/Apr/10 Lead O/S
with James P
jamespilgrim 24/Apr/10 2nd O/S
with Mark
RobRock84 11/Apr/10 Lead rpt

on a warm spring Sunday! Beautiful

with Steve Quinton
Ed morris 21/Mar/10 Lead O/S

Good route, but E1 and technically easier than the HVS 5a on the left-hand slab.

with arthur
ian d f 16/Mar/10 Lead O/S
with Grace Chuchla
RobRock84 28/Sep/09 2nd O/S

Great climbing,crux about 30ft up enjoyable route

with Steve Quinton
Hidden 18/Sep/09 2nd O/S
Hidden 17/Sep/09 2nd O/S
mattyork2 15/Jun/09 2nd O/S

Same as with Uncertain smile. Got scared on the unusual rock and thinness of it all and let Tim lead through.

with Tim Jepson
scorpia97 25/May/09 Lead rpt

great route

with Paul
Hidden 14/Apr/09 Lead
MorganPreece 14/Apr/09 2nd O/S

Really nice climbing!

Swotson 11/Apr/09 Lead rpt

2nd time. Held my attention. Lovely delicate climbing. Plenty of gear.

with Ian Athroll
Holly R ?/Apr/09 TR
with Colin
scorpia97 18/Feb/09 Lead O/S
with Caspian
Hidden 18/Feb/09 2nd
Hidden 07/Sep/08 2nd dog
Hidden 07/Sep/08 Lead O/S
chris sm 19/Jul/08 Lead O/S

Is this really E2, I'm sure i followed the line in the guide but it felt dead easy. The top steeper part looks hard from below but it fact has huge holds.

with Pippa Froggatt
ASchwirtz 09/Jun/08 Lead dog

One rest low down ~ 3 meters in (too hot)

with Ian (UBMC)
BenJacobs 09/Jun/08 2nd O/S
with Nick
Meg Jones 24/May/08 2nd O/S
with Tim Griffin
bfreeman 04/May/08 Lead O/S
with Tim Marjot
tlmarjot 01/May/08 2nd O/S
with Ben Freeman
Hidden 11/Nov/07 2nd O/S
Chris the Tall 11/Nov/07 Lead O/S

First non-grit E2 ? Felt quite thin and sustained low down, followed by a pleasant romp higher up

with Dave J
Swotson 06/Apr/07 Lead O/S

Beautiful slab - led without problem, although thin in places

with Ian Athroll
crag_monster ?/Jun/06 Lead
Marq 29/May/06 2nd O/S
with Daniel Dennehy
Hidden ??/2006 Lead
cem 28/Aug/05 Lead O/S
with James Gill
Hidden ?/Apr/05 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Apr/05 2nd O/S
Andrew1 20/Aug/04 TR
with Juliet Parker Smith
Hidden 14/Aug/03 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2003 -
craig h ?/Aug/02 Lead
Hidden 18/Nov/00 Lead
Martin Bennett 26/Aug/00 -
with MT
Hidden ?/May/00 Lead
Hidden 22/Apr/00 Lead O/S
alan moore ??/2000 Lead

A bit short lived.

belay bunny turned bad ??/2000 -
Hidden ??/2000 -
Graham Iles 21/Aug/98 Lead
with Jenny Tweedy
Paul-Michael 23/May/98 Lead O/S
with Nick Hanie
Andy Say 02/May/94 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/1990 Lead O/S
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