This site is a digital copy of the 1997 BMC guidebook to rock climbing in Lancashire

Red Slab Area

  • 46 - Red Slab

    Grade: 4b | First Ascent: -1968
    Rating: 0

    The expanse of slabs left of Main Wall can be climbed almost anywhere. The easiest line starts roughly in the centre, with a rightwards detour at the steeper section. A couple of narrow crystalline slabs on the left give the best finish. The thin right-facing corner just right of Original Route also leads quite nicely to this finish at 4c.

  • 47 - Original Route

    Grade: | First Ascent: -1967
    Rating: 1

    The slabby rib on the left is technically easy but quite serious; what protection there is being behind perched flakes. Move right after 18 metres then finish up the back of the bay behind. A better but harder finish (S) is to move right from the ledges to the narrow crystalline slabs, and finish over the nose.