The narrow groove in the R. arete of the Golden Slipper slab. More physical than GS but with bomber gear where it is most needed.

Ticklists: Victim Of Mathematics' Ticklist of Extreme Justice, Allan Austin Classics, Caffs 100 Lakeland Extremes.

Jennyallen 08/Oct AltLd
Owen W-G 17/Sep Lead dog

Struggled all the way. Eventually rested on gear at the move around the arete onto GS. In poor shape generally, mentally and physically.

with Matt B
Matt77 17/Sep 2nd
with Owen
james1978 16/Jul Lead O/S

Good value.

NickJH 09/Jul AltLd
with LiamG
Lakesben 18/Jun Lead rpt
with Jana
Mike_Hayes 17/Jun Lead O/S
middlevern 01/Jun AltLd O/S
with Mike Blood
J Whittaker 09/May AltLd

P1, seconded P2

birks3746 23/Apr AltLd O/S

P1 of golden slipper, led p2, found it really awkward and reach. Didn't see the move left onto the slab so did the direct finish

with joe.91
joe.91 23/Apr AltLd O/S


with Luke
duncana 22/Apr AltLd

Led P1 and P3. Not sure anyone ever does P1, mossy but ok up to belay. P2 is great, technical and absorbing, nice position. Thought provoking move on P3 onto second rib.

with Pippa Archer
AmyG 10/Apr 2nd O/S

Great lead by euan. Found this tough to follow.

with Euan Fowler, Tom Jumar
eaf4 09/Apr AltLd

Main pitch

with AGoodi, Tom Jumar
Ian Hinkins ??/2017 -
WB 09/Oct/16 AltLd O/S

started up the slabs to the right of the described start. quite good climbing

markalmack 09/Oct/16 AltLd O/S
Liam Ingram 08/Oct/16 AltLd O/S

Alex led main pitch. Brilliant!

alexmcmillan 08/Oct/16 AltLd O/S

Lead P1. A good one!

jimxxx 17/Sep/16 Lead G/U
with Ron
Hidden 14/Sep/16 AltLd O/S
Sophie Nunn 31/Jul/16 AltLd O/S


with Floris
joe hallam 09/Jun/16 2nd

sustained 5b

with will lord
Lakesben 02/Jun/16 AltLd O/S
samrad 22/May/16 AltLd O/S
with james G
farmus21 22/May/16 2nd

Sore on the skin!

with Sam Radcliffe
Senna 15/May/16 Lead O/S

Led 1st and 2nd pitches, direct finish on 2nd pitch then abbed to retrieve my fallen nut!

with Ned
MFB 15/May/16 2nd

Only main pitch

with MB
ned_85 15/May/16 AltLd
dbottomley 20/Mar/16 2nd
will black 20/Mar/16 Lead O/S
with dan
Ric2ragas ??/2016 -
Slyven 10/Oct/15 AltLd O/S

Lead P1 and P3. P1 is so dirty and no wonder people opt for P1 of 'Golden Slipper instead. Had a bit of hold blindness on the P2 but great climb for first one back after a year off. Would like to return to lead P2.

Roberttaylor 10/Oct/15 Lead

Do the first pitch of Golden Slipper into this, it really isn't worth the misery.

Palindrome 04/Oct/15 2nd O/S

Lovely rock , fantastic route.

Hidden 04/Oct/15 Lead O/S
Martin Haworth 26/Sep/15 AltLd O/S

Nice route. Followed by a nice refreshing swim across the tarn.

with Tony
Tony Holdsworth 26/Sep/15 AltLd rpt

Led P1 again! Struggled with cold fingers and the route at the top.

with martin haworth
Nigel Bond 09/Sep/15 AltLd O/S
with Jeremy Morris
Hidden 18/Jul/15 AltLd O/S
jimmatthews 16/Jul/15 AltLd O/S
with Paul Maine
Harry Ellis 16/Jul/15 AltLd

Led p2, sustained nearly ran out of juice. Great gear and such a releif to get onto the slab.

with james gibson, matt fraser
Hidden 08/Jun/15 AltLd O/S
andy gittins 30/May/15 2nd
with Dave Scott-Maxwell
DSM 30/May/15 Lead O/S

Tough for E1?

with Andy Gittins
Lee Sheard 31/Aug/14 2nd
with kev
Lessworkmoreclimbing 31/Aug/14 Lead

Led main pitch. Great position, enjoyed it, would do again.

with Deb 31/Aug/14 2nd

One thin section, tad reachy & delicate gear reasonable

with Jen
Dave Almond 27/Aug/14 AltLd O/S

Wild windy and bit of a fight with white fingers but nice gear

Nicole Almond 27/Aug/14 AltLd

Lead first and last pitch. Good, technical climbing with super sharp grippy rock. Not too pleasant in howling wind but still enjoyable.

with Dad
Olli-C 26/Jul/14 Lead O/S

After golden slipper P2 abbed from the belay to do P2 of this. Cool route found it steady.

with Barry Vardy, Chris Waddle
Hidden 21/Jul/14 AltLd
martrin 18/Jul/14 AltLd

############ do not do pitch one do the golden slipper start ################### (trust me it should not be in the guide book)

with Sarah Kekus
John Brayshaw 09/Jul/14 AltLd O/S

Led P1

with Gareth
Jake Young 28/Jun/14 AltLd O/S
with Mark R
mark20 28/Jun/14 AltLd O/S
Ken Taylor 22/Jun/14 Lead O/S

Did P1 of GS (Steve's lead)

with Steve Livingston
Hidden 21/Jun/14 AltLd dog
Scooter Young 31/May/14 AltLd
Rob Rocket 31/May/14 AltLd O/S


JanBella 20/May/14 2nd O/S
with frazer
Hidden 17/May/14 AltLd O/S
Sam Parker 18/Apr/14 AltLd O/S
with Mick Dunn, Dad
guy757 16/Apr/14 -
Alastair R 28/Sep/13 AltLd
with Steve and Pete
robbo157 28/Sep/13 AltLd O/S
Pete Wimbush 21/Jul/13 2nd
with Gavin Singleton
Will Sheaff 11/Jul/13 AltLd O/S

Led p1 and p3, both rubbish. p2 definitely the reason to come here!

with Will Harris
Hidden 05/Jul/13 -
Gudge 18/Jun/13 AltLd O/S

P2. Couldn't find the start so did first pitch of Golden Slipper instead! Great route - especially second pitch.

with Lewis Gray
Hidden 08/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Lessworkmoreclimbing 08/Jun/13 AltLd O/S

Tried proper first pitch. Dry black lichen coats the whole pitch, holds included. Practised my down climbing! Did first pitch of Golden Slipper instead. Kev led main pitch, it was nice and I would have led it if I wasn't so tired.

with Kev
6aPunter ??/2013 -
NeilGriffiths 12/Aug/12 AltLd
with Adrian Pedley
DavidR 02/Jun/12 AltLd O/S

Hol - pitches 1 and 3. Me - pitch 2. Started with the first pitch of Golden Slipper - far more appealing (and obvious) than the first pitch as described for Poker Face. A really tremendous route.

Tony Holdsworth 29/May/12 AltLd O/S

Fine route, good gear. P2

with Guido
Em66 26/May/12 AltLd
with Andy Harper, Mat
Ken Applegate 21/May/12 AltLd

Led P2, which was pretty stiff, it probably didn't help that I continued up the groove rather than break left onto Glass Slipper. Still, great route, with amazing positions!

with Tom Greenwood
cbeard 20/Apr/12 AltLd O/S

The first pitch is, as Stephen Reid and Steve Ashton's excellent 1989 guidebook indicates, 'repulsive'. Definitely a bit harder than Arcturus.

andy gittins ??/2012 2nd
with Dave Scott-Maxwell
Narked4fun ??/2012 -
Captain Gear ??/2012 -
Andrew Lodge 15/Oct/11 AltLd

Backed off the top of pitch 2 but led pitch 3

with Dave
Hidden 25/Jul/11 2nd O/S
david wands 23/Jul/11 Lead O/S

amazing climb. great 2nd pitch

with jon
DaveAtkinson 03/Jul/11 Lead

Brilliant pitch. Balancy and strenuous.

with P.Cannon
beds74 04/Jun/11 Lead

Thin but positive holds, good gear when needed. Superb exposure, great route.

with Craig Hartley
Dave Searle 03/Jun/11 Lead
J1PEF 03/Jun/11 2nd
khawk 01/May/11 AltLd
with TM
esther ?/May/11 Lead
Hidden 24/Apr/11 AltLd
pebbles 17/Apr/11 2nd

off balance and strenuous in the groove on awkward holds

with guido
Hidden 10/Apr/11 AltLd dog
Hidden 10/Apr/11 AltLd
Hidden ?/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 27/Mar/11 AltLd
Hidden 27/Mar/11 AltLd dog
Hidden ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
tomhull 25/Oct/10 AltLd rpt

bit of a fight on this, couldnt feel my fingers! must have done it wrong last year as it felt completely different. broke left too early last time

with mark nottridge
twoplates 11/Oct/10 AltLd O/S

led p1 according to the book, felt as if no one had been there for 20 yrs. great climb!

greenroom 11/Oct/10 Lead O/S

Blammo! Sustained and gets progressively more thuggy and technical then sets you free onto the face just below the top. Get your game face on.

tim newton 12/Jun/10 AltLd O/S
Hidden 12/Jun/10 AltLd
tmawer 12/Jun/10 AltLd O/S
with andrea
Hidden ?/Jun/10 2nd
Andrew Wilson 31/May/10 Lead dnf

Mark lead 1st pitch, and i struggled with the 2nd. gained the last jug in the top of the steep groove before the step left but had no suitable wires left to place and could not hold on any longer as it took half a dozen goes to get this far. fell off again so lowered off.

Hidden 30/May/10 AltLd O/S
uphillnow 19/May/10 Lead rpt

last route of day, did groove o k but tired and fiddled about a while before making move out left at top.

with Trevor Good
Chad123 15/May/10 AltLd O/S

Surprisingly sustained moves up the groove but with excellent gear. Great link up with Cruel Sister to end a perfect day....

with Kiwi Steve
cat22 10/Apr/10 2nd
with Mike
Hidden ??/2010 -
Hidden 26/Sep/09 2nd
Hidden ?/Sep/09 -
fallingrocks ?/Aug/09 AltLd

Led the first and third pitches

with Mike "Oz" Osmund
farmus21 24/May/09 AltLd

lead first and 3rd pitch...good

with Pete Wilkinson Sam Bainbridge
peewee2008 24/May/09 2nd O/S

awsome middle pitch.

with Sam Bainbridge, jamie
Bainbridge 24/May/09 Lead O/S

didnt lead the hard pitch.

Bulls Crack ?/May/09 Lead O/S

first E1 for several years and a good one!

with Simon D
Hidden ?/May/09 AltLd
tomhull 18/Apr/09 AltLd

may have stepped left to early

with rin
nakedave 18/Apr/09 AltLd
Seymore Butt ??/2009 -
Hidden 23/Sep/08 AltLd O/S
dicky79 07/Jun/08 AltLd O/S


with Mark the Dancer
John Kettle 31/May/08 Lead O/S
tommytuffa 16/May/08 AltLd
with Felix
felixthelion 16/May/08 AltLd

Lead second pitch - wonderful climbing, exposed but safe

Hidden 12/May/08 2nd
Hidden 27/Aug/07 Lead
Hidden 27/Aug/07 AltLd O/S
joe larner 26/May/07 Lead O/S
Dave Westby ??/2007 Lead
with Rob Lewis
Hidden 02/Jul/06 -
ewen ??/2006 AltLd O/S
with hal
Shaw Brown 13/Jun/04 Lead
with David Jones
Pete Graham ??/2004 2nd
with Rick Graham
John Pickles 31/Aug/03 AltLd O/S
with Naomi Fisher
gonggashan 16/Aug/03 2nd
with Dave
Hidden 20/Mar/03 AltLd
Antony Mariani ??/2003 Lead O/S
with Jacek
Hidden 31/Jul/01 AltLd
Hidden ?/Oct/99 -
Bob 01/Aug/99 AltLd O/S
with P.Cox
Dave Musgrove Jnr 26/Jun/99 2nd
with Jane Barnes, Viv
Ian Jones ??/1999 Lead O/S


with Karen Ghiselli
NickJH ?/Jul/98 Lead O/S
with NBamber
D Tempest 01/Jun/97 2nd
with Rick
John Southworth ?/Jul/96 Lead O/S
with Matt Booth
Andy Say 14/Apr/96 Lead
Martin Bennett 24/Jun/95 -
with Jerry Evans
biggianthead 21/Aug/94 -
with C
rob.grafton 30/May/94 AltLd
with Bruce
Hidden ?/Sep/93 Lead O/S
Dave Turnbull 06/Jun/92 Lead
with Jane Turnbull
Hidden ?/Jun/92 Lead
Hidden 14/Jul/90 AltLd O/S
Hidden 16/Jun/90 Lead
Dave Musgrove Jnr 26/May/90 AltLd
with Dad
Dave Musgrove 26/May/90 2nd
with Rupert Wyard, David
Hidden 01/May/90 2nd
onefootholdinthegrave ?/Jun/89 Lead
Hidden 10/May/87 Lead O/S
Hidden 04/Oct/86 -
Hidden 06/Jun/85 AltLd
Martin Bennett 29/Apr/84 -
with JD
The Reaper 24/Jul/82 Lead O/S
Hidden 29/May/82 2nd
Hidden 29/May/82 AltLd O/S
jon ?/Apr/80 Lead
with henry
Paula Hamilton-Gibson ??/1977 2nd
Hidden ??/1976 -
Paul Clarke ??/1975 Lead
with Unsure
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