The Green Slab* HVS 4c
[The Green Slab, Gogarth, 3 kb]

Rockfax Description
Good open climbing up the huge slab in the centre of the zawn. It should not be approached lightly; this is a very serious route, runners and belays are scarce and the top-out can be dangerous. Take plenty of long slings. Start to the left of Mousetrap, below a large groove defining the lower right-hand part of the slab.
1) 4b, 30m. Climb the left wall of the groove, trending left to a break on the arete. Move left to belay at the base of a prominent dusty groove, and find a belay with much difficulty.
2) 4b, 40m. Move up rightwards onto the main green slab, and follow a wandering line up the slab, aiming towards a steepening on the top right edge. The rock here is interesting and hard to protect. Belay below a tower-like feature with a shelf that leads off leftwards.
3) 4c, 35m. Climb the short wall above into the long diagonal break, there is an optional belay on poor threads near the start of this. Then follow this break leftwards to its end with a generous pinch of exposure. The transition from rock to dirt (with no change of angle) will be the most worrying section of the route for many; keep going in the same line to the top. © ROCKFAX

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Photo: The Green Slab, Gogarth © RichieB
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This climb is in 33 logbooks, and on 10 wishlists.

papashango - Lead O/S - 30/Aug/15 with PMW

A good route in a great position. It is a serious route though, especially the top pitch and the top out. Worth HVS, 4b, I wouldn't recommend it to a VS leader
Martin Haworth - AltLd O/S - 17/Aug/14 with Chris Gooder

Dont bother, unless your ticking routes
centurion05 - AltLd - 02/Aug/11 with Rimon Than

Hidden - AltLd - 2011

Hidden - 2011

PAJames - 2011

PAJames - 2011

Led P2 and 4 (the rubbly top-out). A brilliant route on amazing rock, which is surprisingly solid. Probably high in the grade at VS, just for the start of the third pitch, but didn't seem to be worth HVS.
victim of mathematics - AltLd O/S - 08/Aug/10 with Andy

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 08/Aug/10

The climbing was fine for the most part, but had a nightmare finding a belay after the second pitch. The top out was, err, interesting. Glad I wasn't leading that.
HIGHTOWER - AltLd O/S - 03/Aug/10 with Lee Wales, Andy Woolston

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 14/Oct/09

HeatherF - AltLd O/S - 14/Oct/09 with Tom R

Lovely weather - Thank God. This would have been very worrying in damp conditions.
Ched - Lead O/S - 10/Sep/09 with Glanfor

Hmm.. we decided that this route fell into the 'adventure climbing' catagory - the climbing is straight forward if a little qwirky however the escape from the top pitch is idiana jones stuff.
bob johnson - 2nd O/S - 23/Aug/09 with Rich Ball

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 16/Aug/09

Led P1. VS 4b seems a bit unfair for this horrorshow. E1 4c as a health warning?
Owen W-G - AltLd O/S - 16/Aug/09 with Richard & Bob

Hidden - AltLd - Aug/09

Hidden - AltLd - Sep/08

Al Evans - 2008

Gibson27 - AltLd O/S - 2008

Ian McNeill - 2006

Mark Reeves - 2006

Ian McNeill - 2006

Done after backing off Mousetrap
Scotsken - AltLd - 2003 with Si Ball

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 22/Sep/02

ZA - 2nd - Aug/01 with Eggy, dad

Ed Booth - Lead O/S - 2000

Hidden - AltLd - 13/Jan/91

rogerskews - AltLd O/S - 22/Oct/78 with Keith Jenkins

mikej - Lead - 09/Nov/75 with Stewart Grant

finished up this after backing off Primate.
Dave Musgrove - AltLd - 18/Oct/75

Hidden - AltLd - 1975

Followed Pete Crew up this on first trip to Gogarth
Andy Say - Lead O/S - 1971 with Dave Marriott

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