Central Route (Red Slab)** S
[Central Route, Red Slab, 2 kb]86m, 2 pitches. A fine climb direct up the centre of the Red Slab. The climbing is mostly straightforward with few hard moves but the protections is sparse. Start roughly in the centre of the slab, just left of the right-facing overlap. Follow the straight thin seam direct in two pitches to the top.
F Graham 08/Oct/1924

Photo: Central Route, Red Slab © caradoc
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This climb is in 96 logbooks, and on 13 wishlists.

Tom Phillips - Lead O/S - 28/Aug/15 with Penny

Hidden - Lead - 27/Jun/15

yossarian714 - Solo O/S - 07/Jun/15

odari - 26/Apr/15

gazj1986 - Lead - 16/Apr/15

anaesthetic - Lead O/S - 26/Jul/14 with Dave

Greg Cain Leading, double second with Hannah Beardmore
Denry - 2nd O/S - 01/Jul/14 with Greg Cain

Hidden - AltLd - 28/Jun/14

Alfie Conn - 2014

BenedictIEP - Lead O/S - 23/Nov/13 with Gregory Deane, Rowan Leech

Hidden - Solo - 07/Jul/13

georgenvk - Lead O/S - 06/Jul/13

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 16/Jun/13

Matt Smith - Lead O/S - 16/Jun/13 with Jen Jones

Hidden - Solo - 04/Jun/13

Hidden - Lead - 26/May/13

saxonzulu - AltLd - 05/May/13

augustus trout - AltLd O/S - 02/Feb/13 with Tim Howarth

P1, P2-PB Chose it cos it was iun full sun early on. Clouds came over when we started and snow on the ground at start! Lovely easy slab climbing and much better gear - i got at least 8 bits in 45m, The belay stance is not that great, but a lovely route with easy approach and easy descent from top. Gets morning sun
lithos - AltLd - 18/Nov/12 with ccc, Pete Bradshaw

Hidden - 22/Sep/12

Chris Manasseh - Solo - 01/Sep/12

bennys89 - Lead O/S - 07/Jul/12

Sam_Marsland - AltLd O/S - 19/Jun/12 with Mark Eddy

greengrasss - Lead - 11/Jun/12

pure class. probably missed out the intended tiny belay ledge as I wasn't blown away by the pro, so headed slightly further up & right to a hanging belay on perfect gear.
GermanAlex - Lead O/S - 12/May/12 with Dan

spooksthehorse - AltLd - 22/Feb/12 with Joe

awesome slab climb,first severe lead and was worth it all the way,great fun!
kamikazejedi - Lead O/S - 13/Jul/11 with laura burton/james alcock

Very heavy downpour with hailstone early morning. Clearly the weather continues to be unsettled, the others opted for Tremadog but I wanted to avoid a 4th day at this crag! The forecast was to improve so after some shopping at Joe Brown we drove round the to Idwal Cottage. The weather was improving and we walked down the old road and up to the crag which was in the midday sun and bone dry. (we were subsequently told that the Idwal Slabs were wet). The route has reasonable protection: at least 6 pro points/pitch. We climed with our sacks and then carried on to the top of CyF and on over the top of Y Garn - fabulous views. We descended the Devils Kitchen path to Lyn Idwal. It was now about 7 pm so we decided not to complete our "Alpine Day" with an ascent on the Slabs - instead we opted for an excellent curry at Llanberis Spice. A brilliant mountain day out and good alpine training.
Pete Nugent - Lead O/S - 11/Jun/11 with Mandy T

Hidden - Lead - 29/Apr/11

richw2k2 - Lead O/S - 24/Apr/11 with Monika

marc1967 - Solo O/S - 09/Apr/11

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 09/Apr/11

BALD EAGLE - AltLd - 22/Jan/11 with Dave Qualtrough

PAJames - 2011

mwatson - 2011

lisafer - 2011 with dad

Hidden - AltLd - 29/Aug/10

zukator - Solo - 02/Jul/10

adam06 - Solo - 27/Jun/10 with dan sturman

great friction!!
najki_2000 - 2nd O/S - 20/Jun/10 with Chris Rose

asmith37 - AltLd O/S - 20/Jun/10 with Bex Leigh

becksta500 - AltLd O/S - 20/Jun/10 with Alex Smith

Nick led pitch 1 I led pitch 2 - great slab climbing really enjoyable
sleavesley - AltLd O/S - 02/Jun/10 with Nick Scott

Hidden - AltLd - 08/May/10

steve prior - Lead - May/10 with Roz C

Jools_oneill - AltLd O/S - 18/Apr/10 with Jazz Lucas, Darren McMaster

shed_hed - AltLd O/S - 18/Apr/10 with Jasmine Lucas, Julian O'Neill

Fantastic climb
Nicholas Livesey - AltLd - 17/Oct/09 with Peter Lane

bullybones - Solo - 18/Sep/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/Jul/09

Ewan Russell - Solo O/S - 23/Jun/09 with Myself!

Hidden - Solo O/S - 13/Jun/09

Hidden - Solo - 13/Jun/09

It Took me a moment to gain confidence in the friction but after that it was enjoyable padding all way up.
howlingbaboon - Lead O/S - 25/May/09 with Chris Fitzhugh and Peter Holden

Brilliant climb just wish it was a couple of pitches higher.
Onion magnet - AltLd O/S - 24/May/09 with Jack

jwpil - AltLd O/S - 24/May/09 with Mat

Mark & Dave led
melmyo - 2nd - 24/May/09 with Markbot

munkey - AltLd - 24/May/09 with dangerous

Hidden - AltLd - 23/May/09

Ben did pt 1 and i did pt 2. Grit like friction. Possible solo?
Noodles - AltLd - 14/May/09 with Ben Cook

alwyn101 - Lead O/S - 02/May/09 with Dilwyn Jones

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 02/May/09

Guto Evans - 2nd - 02/May/09 with Arwel Roberts, JeremyTrumper

Hidden - AltLd - May/09

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

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 10/Jan/09

Hjort - AltLd rpt - 10/Jan/09 with Sophie Wilmes

Hjort - AltLd O/S - 31/Dec/08 with Owen Tweedie, Emlyn Wyn Roberts

tweedcore - AltLd O/S - 31/Dec/08 with Toby/Emlyn

emlynroberts - AltLd - 31/Dec/08 with Owain Tweedy, Toby Vye

dicky79 - Solo O/S - 06/Dec/08 with Tony & Nicola

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 24/Aug/08

fizzychewitt - AltLd - 24/Aug/08 with Pete

Lead 1st Pitch
rich_greeny - AltLd O/S - 23/Jun/08 with Jon Taylor

Alan James - UKC and UKH - Solo - 31/May/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/Jan/08

lazydaizy24 - 2008

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 25/Aug/07

i led pitch 1. first severe lead! awesome friction
Nix Ward - AltLd O/S - 25/Aug/07 with 184Dave

alisonk - AltLd O/S - Mar/07 with jeff

Andy Say - Solo O/S - 06/Jun/06

Hidden - 2006

I led the first pitch, care needed with anchors in the niche. Pete took second pitch.
rob wmc - AltLd O/S - 08/May/05 with Pete

caradoc - Lead - 11/Jun/04 with nick yapp

In 2 pitches, I led both. Ran out of rope on the second. Blowing a gale!
Simon Caldwell - Lead O/S - 14/Mar/03

Hidden - Solo - 11/Oct/98

mikej - Lead - 02/Aug/98 with M

Hidden - Lead O/S - 1996

Winter sun
alan moore - Dec/95

Ian Archer - AltLd - 12/Aug/93 with CDW

chris d williams - AltLd - 12/Aug/93 with Ian Archer

Hidden - Lead - 1993

And then soloed - its just so good !
babymoac - Lead - 03/May/92 with Howard

Soloed later.
Iain Thow - Lead - 13/Aug/91 with Rob Ivens

Ghastly Rubberfeet - Solo - May/91

RichardMc - AltLd - 10/Feb/89 with Rupert Hoare

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