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Doves' Nest Slabs

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Doves' Nest Slabs

Dove's Nest Slabs - diagram by Barry Clarke

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These smallish slabs lie high above and right of Doves' Nest Crag . Although short, the rock is excellent.

Due to the number of new routes done recently in this area, for the sake of clarification all routes are described, including those in the current guide - first ascent details are not supplied for the latter.


Echo Beach

Forty-five metres below Blue Circle Buttress a huge pointed boulder sits in the scree. A few metres away stands a small buttress with a square-cut roof at 5 metres.

Echo Beach
  Grade: VS Route Length: 9m First Ascent: 02/02/2006 Comments: 0
 
Camber Slab
  Grade: HVS Route Length: 14m First Ascent: 16/10/2006 Comments: 0
 

Blue Circle Buttress


This lies below Concrete Slab

The Badger Parade
  Grade: MVS Route Length: 20m First Ascent: ? Comments: 0
 
Red Square
  Grade: VS Route Length: 28m First Ascent: 16/10/2006 Comments: 0
 
Precarious Block
  Grade: MVS Route Length: 25m First Ascent: ? Comments: 0
 

Thin End

Thin End

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The buttress between Concrete Slab and Blue Circle Buttress is, in the main, too infected by gangway/terraces to offer continuous climbing. However, a slabby facet at the left end of the lower tier is worthwhile.

Thin End
  Grade: S Route Length: 9m First Ascent: 18/02/2006 Comments: 0
 
In Trutina
  Grade: VS Route Length: 11m First Ascent: 10/04/2006 Comments: 0
 

Concrete Slab

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Mordent in A
  Grade: VS Route Length: 10m First Ascent: 30/07/2007 Comments: 1
 
Vox Trot
  Grade: VS Route Length: 10m First Ascent: 30/07/2007 Comments: 0
 
Twist
  Grade: MS Route Length: 6m First Ascent: 30/07/2007 Comments: 0
 
Yakka
  Grade: HS Route Length: 12m First Ascent: ? Comments: 0
 
Jackson Pollock No 5
  Grade: S Route Length: 10m First Ascent: ? Comments: 0
 

Grey Wall

Pueblo Rib
  Grade: HS Route Length: 10m First Ascent: 30/07/2007 Comments: 0
 

Sub Zero Slab

(254 114)
This is reached by scrambling northwards from the other slabs to a little bay. The routes are 10 metres long.

Silent Partner
  Grade: HS Route Length: 10m First Ascent: ? Comments: 1
 
Phlegmenko
  Grade: HS Route Length: 10m First Ascent: 19/04/2006 Comments: 1
 
Seam Stress
  Grade: HVS Route Length: 10m First Ascent: 14/10/2006 Comments: 0
 
Same Stress
  Grade: HVS Route Length: 10m First Ascent: 14/10/2006 Comments: 0
 
Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Trowels
  Grade: S Route Length: 10m First Ascent: ? Comments: 0
 
Tantle Eyes
  Grade: HS Route Length: 10m First Ascent: 05/05/2006 Comments: 3
 

Stucco Slab

Stucco Slab

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Stucco Slab
Forty metres above Concrete Slab is yet another slabby buttress; characterized this time by a curving overlap and a slanting oblong-shaped block at its base.
Grades seemed OK for: In Trutina, Thin End, Jackson Pollock #5, Lock Stock etc (good line), Calypso, Stucco Slab, Arctex`Amble (poor route in my view).


Artex Amble
  Grade: S Route Length: 14m First Ascent: 02/02/2006 Comments: 0
 
Twinkletoes
  Grade: MVS Route Length: 11m First Ascent: 29/04/2006 Comments: 1
 
Calypso
  Grade: S Route Length: 11m First Ascent: 10/04/2006 Comments: 0
 
Polka Dot
  Grade: HVS Route Length: 11m First Ascent: 19/07/2007 Comments: 0
 
Stucco Slab
  Grade: S Route Length: 10m First Ascent: 02/02/2006 Comments: 0
 
Nippy Sweeties
  Grade: MVS Route Length: 14m First Ascent: 01/03/2006 Comments: 1