High Slab

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High Slab
Chris Wyatt starting the first ascent of Gardeners' Question Time E2 5c *
Chris Wyatt starting the first ascent of Gardeners' Question Time E2 5c *
Rock Type Natural Carboniferous Limestone
Climbing Style Trad
Approach Time 20 minutes
Area Gower
Sub Area Tor Bay and Great Tor
Local Area Great Tor East
Geodata
WGS-84 Location 51.570572, -4.119365
OS Grid Ref. SS 532 878
WGS-84 Parking Location 51.575583, -4.127859
GR Parking Location SS 526 884
Parking Postcode SA3 2HJ
Base Elevation 33 metres (SRTM Estimation)
General Info
Faces Direction South
Aspect Sunny
Wind Sheltered Mostly
Climbing Type Normal
Seepage Quick drying
Crags Within 400m

First Corner, Great Tor Proper, High Slab, Monty's Slab, Odin's Cave, Odin's Wall, Ramp Zawn, Second Corner and South Wall

Tidal Status

Non-tidal.

Bolting Policy

No bolting.

Preamble

A minor slab above the western side of Three Cliffs Bay.

Access

Access from the beach or by descent from above.

Descents

Walk off.

The Routes

This is the steep slab set behind the climbs at First Corner. Currently slightly vegetated but good quality bold routes await those who are willing to give this piece of esoterica a go

  1. Gardeners Question time 12m E2 5c *
    Takes a slightly wondering line up the most compact and highest part of the slab . Start below a horizontal crack /notch. Find a way up to this, step left then take a rising line on micro cracks rightwards eventually reaching a small downward pointing tooth/flake in the upper part of the wall. From here tend slightly left to the top. Reasonable block belays. A good, bold and technically demanding climb
    Chris Wyatt 7/7/2014

First Ascents

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