The Razor Strap
The Razor Strap is the local name for the very obvious slab above the stacks in the middle of the Main Cliffs. Abseil 75m from assorted stakes to grass ledges below the slab.
1. The Strop 90m E1
A straightforward but sensationally-positioned climb. Much of the climbing is HVS, or easier, and well-protected. Bring a wide range of cams. Start from the lowest point of the slab.
1. 40m, 5a Follow a sequence of disconnected cracks up the slab, meeting the left arete briefly then slightly rightwards until the cracks end in a shallow corner. Up the corner then exit rightwards onto a grass ledge.
2. 35m, 5c Make thin moves up hair-line cracks above the stance (keeping out of the 'grass caterpillar' to the right), passing an in-situ peg. Easier ground is reached after 8m. Move left to the obvious diagonal wide crack system. Follow this for 20m then make a short traverse left to an obvious and extremely exposed stance on the left arete. Belay anchors in the corner crack behind.
3. 15m, 5a Follow the corner to the top.
Toby Foord-Kelcey (1,2), Dan Donovan (3), 20 August 2003
The route had been partially cleaned, but not climbed, by another party in the mid 1990s.