Smear Slabs




The moderate angled slab from the terrace above Five Fingers and Space Ape, provides friendly and generally well protected climbing.

Access issues inherited from Monkey Face

Access to the crag is an easy 10min walk from either the Monkey Face or Gap Creek Falls carpark. You can also access the crag via the top car park and head down Central Gully.


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The left to right girdle of the slabs, finishing up Electric Turkey

FA: David Gray & Dan Rogers, 1985

A short solo at the holes left of the cave at the left edge of the slabs.

FA: Darrin Gray, 1983

Slab above the tree past 1 bolt then a bolt hole (take your own bolt.

FA: Paul Smith & Bruce Donaldson, 1983

"requires a long neck" climb the slab between Live 'n' Learn and Without a Lead.

FA: David Gray & Dan Rogers, 1983

The slab with a flake.

FFA: Dave Gray, Dan Rogers, Darrin Gray & Martin Cook, 1983

FA: 1983

The slab with 3 bolts. Start: At the DRBs

FA: David Gray & Darrin Gray, 1984

The water worn runnel past 3 bolts, being careful to the first.

FFA: Dave Gray, John Wilde, Robert Stow, Dan Rogers & Jenny Anderson, 1983

A blank slab 2m right of Smear to Oblivion, past 3 rusty bolts, the last being hard to find until you're at it. Has been rebolted with ss carrots

FA: John Wilde & Darrin Gray, 1985

A shattered wall held together by bolts. Start left of the blunt arete trending right past 2 bolts to a mantle at a 3rd bolt on the arete.

FA: Dave Gray, Darrin Gray, James Cowmeadow & Brett Arnold, 1984

The scoop between Electric Turkey and Hang In There Baby.

FA: Dave Gray & Darrin Gray, 1988

The corner / groove bounding the right hand edge of the Smear Slabs.

FA: David Gray & Alan Martin, 1980

Climb the pocketed wall past 2 bolts then carefully to a shattered flake and final bolt to an abseil chain.

FA: James Cowmeadow, 1980

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