The Slabs

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Afternoon sun
25 mins
Uphill
Windy

Long and classic low-grade routes only a short stroll from the road - no wonder the place is popular! That popularity is well-founded though since there isn't a better destination in the country to learn multi-pitch climbing in a mountain environment. The only slight drawback is the descent which, for some people, might be slightly harder than getting to the top in the first place! Approach (see map on page 183) - Take the main path from Ogwen Cottage to Llyn Idwal and continue around the left-hand side of the lake towards the slabs which are straight ahead of you. See next page for details.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Tennis Shoe
A superb route, perched above the steep East Wall. Great positions and rock, though a bit polished in places. Start left of the...
1 user comment
 
3 Stars
HS 4b
2
Tennis Shoe Direct Start
A great alternative if you are up to it though, as the grade suggests, it is delicate and bold with virtually no gear. Climb...
 
2 Stars
Fluttery
HVS 4c
3
Ordinary Route
The easiest route here gives a memorable trip up the trench in the slab and 'goes' in all weather.1) 45m. Follow the...
1 user comment
 
2 Stars
Graunchy
D
4
Charity
Another long-time classic with the sheen to prove how well loved it has been. The first pitch is hideous in anything but dry...
1 user comment
 
2 Stars
HVD
5
Central Rib
A neat variation start to the routes to either side.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
HS 4a
6
Hope Top 50
The most 'classic' of the classics here and the second most popular route in Wales according to UKC Logbooks. Of course...
2 user comments
 
3 Stars
VD
7
Faith
The right-hand of the trio of saintly routes is often damp, though it is well worthwhile even in these conditions. Start under...
 
2 Stars
VD
  • Latest Comments

    For IDWAL SLABS

    Groove Above
    "Changed from S 4a ** to S 4b **, no votes" 11/Oct

    Hope
    "great day out!" 27/Jun top50

    Grey Arete
    "fantastic climb at the grade, but both are delicate and light on gear...excellen..." 24/Apr

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