Great Slab*** VS 4c
[Gordon on the last pitch of Great Slab, Cloggy, May 1969, 3 kb]No description has been contributed for this climb.

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Photo: Gordon on the last pitch of Great Slab, Cloggy, May 1969 © John Stainforth
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It's definitely NOT just VS when wet and slimey.
dashby - AltLd - 03/Sep/14 with Dave Prime

I made a bit of a mess of Pitch 2, going too high to get on to the rib (and having to back down a bit), and then traversing too high to get to the next belay (making that the definite crux pitch). Great climbing, though! Just a pity the clouds came down when we were near the top, and we missed out on the fabled glorious view from the final arete.
cameron_hall - Lead O/S - 26/Jul/14 with Tom Wolfe

First multi-pitch. Slipped once on the fourth pitch because it was raining. Solid type 2 fun. Would do again.
trwolfe13 - 2nd - 26/Jul/14 with Cameron Hall

Previously on 01 08 04. pitch 1 then Great Bow Combination this time. Pitch 1.. http://youtu.be/FyTwMNNqYww
caradoc - AltLd O/S - 23/Jul/14 with Matt H.

Got to the foot of the route to find I'd left my climbing shoes in the car! The route is soft for VS so managed to climb it ok in approach shoes. Did as 4 long pitches, I led 2nd and 4th; went too high on the traverse on pitch 2 and had to backtrack. Dry all the way up.
Andrew Sloan - AltLd O/S - 25/Jun/14 with Tony Ball

Hidden - AltLd - 25/Jun/14

Did it in 4 pitches to avoid the queue on Great Bow Combination, well worth doing, you can pick almost any line up the slab at a similar grade.
Andrew Lodge - AltLd O/S - 21/Jun/14 with Dave

Ally Baba - AltLd - 21/Jun/14 with Gav Swinton

An 'adventure day' - rode (and pushed!) bikes up the Llanberis Path (before 9.00 a.m.) and pedalled round to the crag. Did a slow but steady ascent of Great Slab and then a much faster descent back to Llanberis- brilliant! The route does not seem to be getting much traffic, and in places is much more grassy than it used to be. I thought the upper pitches were quite serious due to spaced protection.
zukator - Lead rpt - 19/Jun/14

With Rob. I led pitch 1 3 5 and 7 as we added our own pitch by going off route! Rob ended up with pitch 3 (our pitch 4) in the wet corner so climbed the slab to avoid the wet - a very bold lead -certainly not VS. Had whole of Cloggy to ourselves during a long and memorable day. Great first climb at Cloggy even had evening sunshine as we topped out.
martin c - AltLd O/S - 30/May/14

Bob - 2014

mike mo - 2014

IanGilbertJones - 2014

Allanfairfechan - 2014

Hidden - 2nd - 21/Jul/13

Followed a rope of 3 one of whom was inexperienced enough to be shouting 'pull slack', they sailed up ok so was a bit of a surprise to be kacking myself on the first pitch which was polished and sparse - great adventure after the initial traverse though.
Louis Hume - Lead - 21/Jul/13 with Hair Bear

Mike led pitch 1, I took the lead on pitch 2 and got us horribly off route, felt more HVS than VS on the traverse (way too high up, way too little gear) across to the second belay. Still, a brilliant route and a definite learning experience for me.
DaveGarrity - AltLd O/S - 19/Jul/13 with Ewan, Mike Henesy

Hidden - 2nd - 14/Jul/13

Hidden - Lead - 14/Jul/13

SAF - 2nd - 09/Jul/13 with Mark

Steve Woollard - AltLd - 08/Jun/13 with Padraig O'Caigh

Pero - AltLd - 25/May/13

westong - 2013

jcw - 2013

Good old school VS climbing, route finding tricky on pitch 2 and generally poorish gear throughout. Shout out to the dirty, scabby juan kerr who decided to shit on the 1st belay, rather than the cave below, good one dickhead!
Zoomer - AltLd - 09/Sep/12 with Baz Whale

Hidden - AltLd - 09/Sep/12

I led P2 and P4 (did the last 3 pitches in 2). Accidentally did the HVS traverse across the slab on P2! In total we got lost 5 times on Saturday: Steve on P1, me on P2, Steve on P3, on the descent, and trying to find the main path again in the fog! Got back to Llanberis at about 11.30pm!
Katherine Ross - AltLd O/S - 02/Jun/12 with Steve Shenton

Dafydd Llywelyn - AltLd O/S - 27/May/12 with Sion McGuinnes

Spongeclimber - 2nd O/S - May/12 with adi bryant, lee godson

Hidden - 2012

alan moore - 2012

peterbeaumont - 2012

Tony Kartawick - 2012

Hidden - AltLd - 01/Oct/11

first VS multi pitch route at Cloggy and in the sunshine!! Bonus
paulharmer - 2nd O/S - 30/Jul/11 with Sam Glas, Vernon Bayliss

with Ben. Fun route.
Simonfarfaraway - AltLd O/S - 03/Jul/11 with Ben

I took p1,3,5. gear is fine while the climbing is harder.
Little B - AltLd O/S - 03/Jul/11 with Simon

Hidden - AltLd - 02/Jul/11

NickJH - AltLd - Jul/11 with LiamG

Anthony Dixon - Lead - 04/Jun/11

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 04/Jun/11

Hidden - 2011

centurion05 - 2011

Luke Brooks - 2011

JEP - 2011

Neil Henson - 2011

adie84 - 2011

pasbury - 2011

Hidden - 07/Sep/10

I led p2,3 and 5. Pitches 1 and 3 were nice. Route finding awkward and lots of vegetation/ loose rock. Not sure why Cloggy has a "wilderness" reputation. Good exposure but hordes of people on the Snowdon path and three steam trains spoil the aspect. Not worth 3 stars.
Richard Gilbert - AltLd O/S - 04/Sep/10 with Danton Briggs, Jerry Ostrowski

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 04/Sep/10

Hidden - 31/Aug/10

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 26/Jun/10

Ditched gear at top and walked to Snowden summit. Back to car at 11pm and still not completely dark. Great day.
erica - AltLd O/S - 21/Jun/10 with John

TT First climb on Cloggy. Initial traverse on pitch 1 felt hard from cold, but the groove was brilliant. Top 3 pitches ease down a lot, but were spiced up by the midges. Overall, a great experience. Celebrated by walking to top of Snowden.
John Brayshaw - AltLd O/S - 21/Jun/10 with Erica

Hidden - AltLd dnf - 05/Jun/10

Hidden - AltLd - 05/Jun/10

Hidden - AltLd - 05/Jun/10

Pippa - AltLd - 05/Jun/10 with Jon

Alternate Leads, myself leading the first, arguably hardest pitch, as pictured in the book The Villain.
Lxaddison - AltLd O/S - 02/Jun/10 with Paul Addison

Dave Rumney - Jun/10 with Tanya Milner

Led P1,3,5
tedburt - AltLd O/S - 31/May/10 with Aaron Burdett

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/May/10

dickie01 - AltLd O/S - 23/May/10 with Julian King

Hidden - AltLd - 22/May/10

As good as i remembered it to be. Finished in the gathering gloom.
adi bryant - Lead rpt - 26/Apr/10 with Jake, Lee

Hidden - 2010

zukator - Lead - 2010

Hidden - 2010

gritrash0 - 2010

beci tointen - 2nd O/S - Jul/09 with my uncle carl

CharlotteJelleyman - 2nd O/S - 01/Jun/09 with Herve Nuttall, Steve Franklin

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 01/Jun/09

nutallovertheface - AltLd O/S - Jun/09 with Steve

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jun/09

Peter Metcalfe - AltLd - 30/May/09 with Simon Blyth

Great climbs, shame about the queues. Couple of pairs at the front taking an age.
Conan - Lead O/S - 30/May/09 with Steve Wray

Hidden - 2nd dog - 30/May/09

steve prior - AltLd - May/09 with Andy C

Touchandgo - 2nd - 01/Jun/08

Hidden - AltLd - Jun/08

Mark Collins - AltLd O/S - 31/May/08 with Neil Henson

Lead pitches 2,3 and 5. What an adventure!!
Neil Henson - AltLd O/S - 31/May/08 with Mark Collins

Lead all pitches except last
A Downing - Lead O/S - 18/May/08 with Ben Monkton

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 12/May/08

Rob Greenwood - UKC - Solo O/S - 2008

fell off.
hils theaker - 2nd dnf - Oct/07

JGW - AltLd O/S - Aug/07 with Matt Tilley

dicky79 - AltLd O/S - Jun/07 with Pete

chrishedgehog - AltLd - Jun/07 with Dave Musgrove

Sean Kelly - 2007

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2007

Pooed it
antpayne2003 - 2nd - Aug/06 with Richard Measures

Great climb, my first mountain route at the age of 16
roberto18 - AltLd O/S - 26/Jul/06 with Chris Bridges, Dad (Mike Bridges)

Walked up the night before to the Tarn with Bivi gear with Kev & Martin.got early morning start(although it took a bit to locate the climb`s start)I led pitch 1&4,Rob did pitch 2,Chris pitch 3&5.had to reverse down the groove from the belay on pitch 1 as the boys failed to retrieve my runner!Had to remind Chris to put at least 1 piece of gear in the top pitch!Kev&Martin did Great Wall & met us at the top.Walked up to Snowdon summit with gear still on harnesses watching the Snowdon fell race.Ran down racing the train until Rob went full tilt & decked it!Chris nearly died laughing.A memorable day!
mike bridges - AltLd O/S - 22/Jul/06 with Christopher Bridges, Robert Bridges

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 01/Jul/06

Sandy P - Lead - Jul/06

tonanf - TR - Jul/06

dave657 - AltLd - 10/Jun/06 with swansea rob

reg_measures - Lead O/S - 10/Jun/06 with ant and andy

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 04/Jun/06

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 04/Jun/06

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 04/Jun/06

gripped01 - AltLd - Jun/06 with Mark Catt, Jim Jarvis

dan gibson - 2006

mike lawrence? - 2006

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 14/Oct/05

Paul-Michael - AltLd O/S - 17/Sep/05 with Paul Nurse

James B - Aug/05 with Phil

Rachael Barlow - 2nd - 26/Jun/05 with Pete Robins

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2004

Hidden - AltLd - 2004

Scotsken - Sep/03 with Si Ball

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Aug/03

Trobbo - AltLd O/S - 23/Jul/03 with gary ??

ArnaudG - AltLd O/S - 20/Jun/03 with Dunc

Route finding waa interesting
chris wyatt - Lead O/S - 2003 with One of Jack's Girlfriends

Hidden - AltLd - 13/Sep/02

Duncan I - Jul/02 with Chris Shorrock

My first visit to Cloggy and led the easy top pitch.
Ann S - 2nd - 28/May/02 with Bill Harrison

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 2002

Mark Riley - AltLd - Aug/01 with Stuart Greenall

Hidden - AltLd - Jun/01

Hidden - Lead O/S - Aug/00

climberguy - AltLd O/S - 2000

Darragh - Aug/99 with Rob

five - AltLd dnf - Aug/99 with TW

John Pickles - AltLd O/S - 10/Jul/99 with John Short

Hidden - AltLd - 03/May/99

Hidden - Lead - Jun/98

rachm2004 - 2nd - 16/May/98 with Ian L

Led 3 & 5
iskra2000 - AltLd - 16/May/98 with John Dale

Very atmospheric as the cloud descended after the first pitch. Bit of an epic getting pack to the sacs too.
r0b - AltLd O/S - 03/May/97 with Ian Huyton

VisionSet - Solo rpt - 1997

rob.grafton - Lead - 1997 with tony howard, Matthew Bransby, Simon Wood

Damp conditions. Luckily didnt have to lead ackward, steep first pitch. Had all of crag to ourselves, real sense of achievement. Early start required in spring / Autuum.
JonCork - AltLd - Sep/96

BenTiffin - Sep/96 with Rob Scaife

craig h - AltLd O/S - 22/Jul/96 with Janet Hannah

agagsgrot - 2nd O/S - Jul/96 with Pete

GuyM - 1996

Hidden - AltLd - 04/Aug/95

Colin Edwards - Lead O/S - 29/Jul/95 with Ben Tedstill

Hidden - Lead - 25/Jun/95

Queued for 2 hours on a hot day but well worth the wait. Brilliant
Babika - Lead O/S - 06/May/95 with Sean Toms

Led pitch 1, 3 & 5
Tom Vivian - AltLd - 22/Jul/94

colin milton - AltLd - 30/May/94 with eric milton

adi bryant - AltLd O/S - 27/Jun/93 with Tim

Richard Weller - AltLd - 05/Jun/93 with Robin Cowan

Hidden - Lead - 28/Apr/93

Hidden - Solo - 1992

sadams - Lead - Jul/90 with Andy Mitchell

RichardMc - AltLd - 15/Jul/89 with Tony Scott, Dave Cooper

craig d - 1989

Jules Lane - AltLd dog - 1987

Hidden - AltLd - 15/Nov/86

Tom V - 1984

Paula Hamilton-Gibson - Solo O/S - Jun/83

Gezzer - Lead - 1983 with Derek Shaw

Martin frost , first route on clog, brill.
Melok - AltLd - 1983

biggianthead - Sep/81 with M

Mark Kemball - AltLd - 01/Feb/81 with Geoff Appleby

Chris Craggs - Lead - 1980

Ken Taylor - AltLd - 10/Jul/79 with Roger Wilson, Nigel Ward

My first route on Cloggy.
charlesmfrench - Lead O/S - 11/Jun/79 with Colin Shuttleworth, Martin Roberts

granitbahn - AltLd - 1978

steve L - 1977

mikej - AltLd - 30/Jun/76 with Dave Farrant

petemeads - Lead - 1976

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 1976

Nigel Bond - Lead - 28/Jun/75 with Robert Lloydd

Nigel Bond - Lead - 15/Jun/74 with Pete Dainty

Bolt Phobia - AltLd - 25/May/74

Steve Woollard - Lead - 1974 with Doug Adams

RichardMc - AltLd - 26/Aug/73 with Dave Langmead

sharpie - AltLd O/S - Apr/73 with Terry Bromsgrove

Hidden - AltLd - 1973

rockofades - AltLd - Aug/72 with LB

tapley - AltLd - 01/Jun/71 with Dave Hearnshaw

pneame - AltLd - 1971

lump'o'lead - 1970

rogerskews - AltLd - 1970 with Dane Atkins

Paul Clarke - AltLd - 1970 with Andy Dunhill

Wet. Showers.
Gordon Stainforth - AltLd - 24/May/69 with John Stainforth

Hidden - Lead - 10/Jun/67

My first route on Cloggy. Chris Boulton led the whole route I think, and Les Boulton was also in the team (with arm in plaster). Since done the route on many occasions
David Smith - 2nd - 21/Sep/63

Dry and sunny easier than last time
oldmanofmow - Lead - 01/Aug/62

Pete Williams NSMC. Only 1st pitch tricky because it was greasy but corner pitch also a bit wet. (Pete led)
oldmanofmow - AltLd - 14/Oct/60

Dave Woodman from Llanberis Pass caravan we used was in the party too.
eroica64 - AltLd - 0000 with Mick Coffey

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