Scatwell River Slabs

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The Lance E2 5c
Raymond Wilby July 3rd 2010 R Wilby C Hayden A Wilby
Start 4m left of the river level start of Northern Line at a small pine tree with a bulbous base. This is 3m right of the direct start of Circle Line. Climb the rib for 8m, there is a crux move at 6m (peg runner). This gains a thin crack on the slab (micro wires required). Step right onto the slab and climb straight up to wires in the bottom of the crack of Circle Line. Traverse 2m right along a small overlap and go centrally up the slab to climb the wall crossing Northern Line at the double overlap. gain the slab above and go straight up to finish. Refer to SMC guide Northern Highlands Central page 359.

The Shield 55m E1 5a
28 July 2010. R Wilby A Wilby
A traverse of the slabs from right to left.

  1. 35m 5A Start at the direct start of Circle Line (the bottom of the rib). At 8m follow the overlap leftwards across the slab above a holly tree on an upwards trending line of cracks and flakes, to belay on Grand Central at a small Rowan Tree. The central section is run out.
  2. 20m 5A Follow double increasingly faint cracks to gain the flake on The Joust and follow this to the jammed block on The Tilting Yard. Follow this route to finish
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