Engine Room Slab
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|Engine Room Slab|
Engine Room Slab
|Rock Type||Natural Carboniferous Limestone|
|Approach Time||15 minutes|
|Sub Area||Thurba to Overton|
|WGS-84 Location||51.542514, -4.235688|
|OS Grid Ref.||SS 450 849|
|WGS-84 Parking Location||51.54486, -4.220247|
|GR Parking Location||SS 461 852|
|Parking Postcode||SA3 1NQ|
|Base Elevation||16 metres (SRTM Estimation)|
|Crags Within a Half Mile.|
This is the small (12m high) buttress around the corner to the east of Boiler Slab. It provides a friendly and less windy venue than Boiler Slab.
As for Boiler Slab
Walk off easily.
- One for Me - D
On the left side of the overhang, follow the left rib on continuously interesting but easy rock. 40 feet
- The Missing Jug - 6m HS
Start at the right hand end of a grassy ledge under the centre of a roof. Climb to just under the roof and move about 2m left on good breaks, then climb directly over the roof to top out.
- One for You - D
On the right side of the overhang, climb the rib right of the overhang. Suspect holds on steep rock by the overhang. 35 feet
- Little Shrew - 10m S
Climb a leftward facing groove through the bulges about 5 metres left of their right end (3 metres left of Fly Tipping).
- Fly Tipping - S
On the western flank, climb through the bulges about 2m from their right end.
- The Forgotten Fleece - S 4a
Traverse from left to right. Start at the Obvious small cave, climb up and then traverse rightwards beneath an overhang on good breaks. Once past the overhangs, exit up the second obvious groove. An 'old' bolt hanger belay at top.
- One for Me - John Harwood. E. Brian Smith 16/5/98
- The Missing Jug - Steve Hill and Peggy Hill, 8 May 2013
- One for You - E. Brian Smith, John Harwood 16/5/98
- Little Shrew - Steve Hill and Melinda Morrell, 28 July 2012
- Fly Tipping - M.Jordan 00.00.1992
- The Forgotten Fleece - Alan Rosier and Sylvia Noorbhai, March 2005