Gideon Slab

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This slab is North Wales' answer to the Etive Slabs - long run-out pitches are the order of the day. It is south facing and well sheltered.

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1
Wobbly Variations on a Slab
A route that avoids the slab as much as possible. Start below the left edge of the Gideon Slab.1) 5a, 15m. Ascend the...
 
Loose
E2
2
Blue Bottle
A variation start to Gideon. Start just to the right of Wobbly Variations on a Slab below a vague left-facing groove.1)...
 
Loose
HVS
3
Giddy Variations on a Theme
A fine outing in the style. Start 6m left of Gideon, a few metres down from the apex of the scree/boulder cone.1) 5b, 19m....
 E2
4
Pandora Plays Sax Direct Start
Neglected and hard when mossy, so it might be worth giving it a spring clean if you abseil straight in. Start just left of the...
 
1 Stars
Technical
Fluttery
E4
5
Gideon
The original slate route that failed to ignite much interest. It tends to avoid any real climbing, but is something of an...
 
1 Stars
Loose
HVS
6
Pandora Plays Sax
A more direct and better version of Gideon. 1) 4c, 18m. As for the first pitch of Gideon. Climb to the vegetated ledge on...
 
2 Stars
HVS
7
Ultra Cricket Zone
1) 6a, 18m. As for Pandora Plays Sax Direct Start.2) 5c, 56m. Go down and right over stacked scree. Head up cracks that...
 
Loose
E4
8
Pandora's Box Finish
A direct finish to Pandora Plays Sax. Take the chossy groove.
 
Loose
HVS
9
The Climbing Pains of Adrian Mole
Start 8m right of Gideon at the base of a slabby rib.1) 5b, 25m. Scuttle up the rib until it is possible to gain a crack...
 
Loose
HVS
10
Autocrat
A fine route with some sustained sections and mega exposure. From the left side of the terrace, wander up the arete.
 
1 Stars
Technical
6b+
11
Beating the Raine
A tricky route that leads to a crescendo of difficulty.
 
1 Stars
7b