Rockfax Description
Intricate and sustained climbing that needs a steady head and good route finding. Start around 11m up the gully from the bottom right edge of the slab - as for Slabs West Route.

1) 15m. Make a rightward-trending ascent to a block and move up past it to belay just below an easy-angled slabby bay on the right.
2) 16m. From the lower left edge of the bay, move up left on easy-angled but unprotected ground to a good (but hidden) crack. Now head up slabs taking the easiest line to a belay below a right-facing corner in the upper face.
3) 20m. The corner is excellent and climbed mostly on jugs to finish on top of the buttress. © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description
This route was totally altered by a rockfall in the early 1970's. Reclimbed in 2000 after rockfall. Starts at the same place as Slabs West but then traverses right and climbs the easier angled slabs to the right of that route


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Route of Interest
'D' Ordinary Route

Grade: VD ***
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