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Climbs 25
Rocktype Rhyolite
Altitude 300m a.s.l
Faces NW

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Paul Cox on Trod Pimp (S) at the Glaciated Slab in Combe Gill (from Lake District Climbs Rockfax). © Mark Glaister

Crag features

The obvious ice planed slab on the south side of Intake Ridge. The slab provides enjoyable climbs up to 32m on clean, solid rock with good friction. Some of the routes can be slightly lacking in protection, however they make up for this with plenty of positive holds.


Approach notes

From Keswick, take the Borrowdale Road (B5289). Half a mile past the Chapel House Farm campsite, turn left down a pot-holed track to Thorneythwaite Farm. Parking is available on the grassy area next to the river for £3 in the honesty box. GPS coordinates:  54.511128, -3.160624

From the parking walk back along the main road towards Keswick and take the public footpath. Follow this across the beck and past the old mill. Continue past until past the intake wall and then head steeply up the fell. The area around the crag is loose scree so take care.

The climbs are listed from left to right.

Routes now ordered from left to right. I think they were right to left before so that the "yan, tan, tethera..." in the route names was in order. Grades updated in line with the 2015 selective guide. Routes not featured may be due an upgrade, so be careful if it is at your limit.
LGraham - 31/Aug/15
Am I going mad or are these routes listed right to left?
Oujmik - 30/May/14
Evidence of dry-tooling - why?? I do not understand.
TraceyR - 12/Jun/12
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
  Intake Ridge
2 Intake Ridge D * 160
  Glaciated Slab
4 Deja Vu E3 5c * 6
5 Prodigal Sons E4 6a ** 4
6 Trod Pip VS 4c ** 110
7 Trod Dovera S 3c * 115
8 Trod Hovera
D * 43
9 Trod Lethera D * 135
10 Trod Sethera D * 99
Climb name Grade
11 Trod Too Far HS 4b * 69
12 Trod Pimp S 3c ** 244
13 Trod Methera S 3c * 206
14 Trod Tethera VD ** 302
15 Trod 'A' Tween VS 4b 139
16 Trod Tan D * 238
17 Trod Yan M 99
18 Trod On Their Toes VS 4c ** 9
19 Trod Plethora VD * 9
Climb name Grade
  Glaciated Slab - Upper Buttress
21 Bentley's Rib
S *  
22 Rowan Tree Wall
S * 4
23 Palais Glide
24 Glace Wall
VS 4c 2
25 Glace Groove
E2 5b *  
26 Glace Arete
HS 4b  
  Grolley Buttress
28 Trollied
29 The Grolley
VD *  

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