Gerbil Abuse** 6c+
[Perttu from Finland cruising Gerbil Abuse and the BMC international meet. , 2 kb]18m.

Rockfax Description
A tricky route, which is hard to lead ground up. A clip-stick and a redpointing mentality improve this route. Climb up to the arete then make an interesting move left onto the ramp and walk up this to a smaller arete/groove. Move up this with difficulty to a lower-off. © ROCKFAX

UKC Logbook Description
Strenuous climbing up the overhanging wall. Start below right of the arete, climb up and over a ledge to a hidden peg. Traverse left (5m) to the bolts. Climb through these - lower off the top one.

M Thomas, M McGowan 02/Apr/1986

Ticklists: All the Llanberis SLATE sport @ 7a & 7a+, Slate Sport.

Photo: Perttu from Finland cruising Gerbil Abuse and the BMC international meet. © Luke Brooks
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This climb is in 59 logbooks, and on 6 wishlists.

Hidden - Lead dnf - 16/Aug/15

foot slipped while feeling around for the finishing jugs first go. Really interesting moves
i_a_coops - Lead RP - 22/Mar/15 with Jenny

Hidden - Lead RP - 2015

Tom Livingstone - Lead O/S - 19/Nov/14 with Tim Neill, Calum Muskett

dswansonlow - Lead O/S - 08/Sep/14 with TC, Darren McMaster

Nice climb. Perhaps soft for 7a?
shed_hed - Lead O/S - 08/Sep/14 with TC, Dougie Swanson-Low

Retroflash. Pumpy!
david morse - Lead β - 26/Jul/14 with KT

Luxulyan - Lead RP - 15/May/14 with Tom Murrell

jsaric - Lead - 27/Jul/13 with Robert Canavan

End of a long hot day - excuses, excuses. Got to go back I suppose!
Julian Cooper - Lead dog - 21/Jul/13 with Ben Steel

5 bolts up. Need to get stronger and return!
ianstevens - Lead dnf - 30/May/13

BRoe - Lead O/S - 13/May/13 with Mark Roe

Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/May/13

Peter Reynolds - Lead dog - Feb/13 with ben westwood

Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/Oct/12

Second go. Top section a bit blind, got confused first go as a horrible sloper was somewhat deceptively chalked up! Technically it's slightly soft for 7a, but it's harder to read than other routes of the same grade.
Dan724 - Lead RP - 20/Aug/12 with Gareth James

Couldn't work out the blind move to the lower off!
Cardi - Lead dnf - 20/Aug/12 with Dan

Owain Llewelyn - Lead RP - 14/May/12 with Gareth E

NickHarms - 2012

metal arms - Lead dog - 19/Nov/11

Alex.M-M. - 2nd dog - 30/Oct/11

Hidden - Lead RP - 22/Aug/11

belay bunny turned bad - 2nd - 22/Aug/11 with loundsy

Brown - Lead O/S - 31/Jul/11 with Lily

HIGHTOWER - TR dog - 25/Jun/11

Second go. Great route
centurion05 - Lead RP - 25/Jun/11

Russell Birkett - Lead O/S - 01/Jun/11 with Murdoch J

Hidden - TR dog - 29/May/11

Luke Brooks - Lead O/S - 12/May/11 with Perttu, Glyn Hudson

Glyn - Lead rpt - 12/May/11 with Perttu Ollile, Luke

just need to be a little bit more flexible for one of the moves!! Cool thuggy climbing.
eugeneth - Lead dog - 06/Mar/11 with James Gray

Messed up 2nd go after the crux - foot popped. Oh well. Almost 3 years since I first tried it...
farmus21 - Lead dog - 06/Mar/11 with Eugene Theron

Ram MkiV - Lead β - 25/Feb/11 with Mike G

Classic! Like climbing on slate volumes, not just pulling, you have to actually climb it. Did it with twin ropes, one for 1st 2 clips and one for the rest - worth doing to avoid drag round the sharp slate arete.
Mike Goldthorp - Lead O/S - 24/Feb/11 with Steve Ramsden

missed a good hold and barndoored off in style.
Marti999 - Lead RP - 18/Feb/11 with Dave

I cheated, because you can.
halfmanhalfbiscuit - Lead O/S - Jun/10

zero six - Lead O/S - Jun/10

Toby Dunn - 30/May/10 with Andy Reeve

Went the wrong way on lead, slashed my leg to f**k and then my rope. Some slate routes are just crap.
smallerrich - TR RP - 10/May/10 with James

3rd time on this route but didn't make much of an impact. Go left!
farmus21 - 2nd - 10/May/10 with Rich Cannell

Hidden - Lead RP - 19/Apr/10

Glyn - Lead RP - 15/Apr/10 with Chris Davis

Hidden - Lead RP - 15/Apr/10

cracking bit of 3D climbing, great moves. 6c+.
Alex Mason - Lead O/S - 26/Nov/09 with Duncan Campbell, Rich Cannell, Bubbles, James Grey

Good climb with great moves and totally different character to everything else. Far to pumped and weak so fell off, another one for the list. Must get strong.
farmus21 - Lead - 26/Nov/09 with Alex Mason

Rob Pitt - Lead RP - 14/Oct/09 with Owen Davies

Foot popped of just before the second to last bolt. Awesome route; next time...
Glyn - Lead dog - 07/Sep/09 with Dan Mcmanus

Didn't go well, awesome route but I'm far too rubbish, fell off.
farmus21 - Lead - 14/Nov/08 with Sam Hamer

Hidden - Lead RP - 10/Nov/08

Clips all ready in, would be hard to reach with out clip
barni - Lead - 17/Oct/08 with Tim

Hidden - TR dnf - 18/May/08

Matt Vigg - 2008

lukea - Lead rpt - 17/Apr/07 with Al

Hidden - Lead β - 29/Oct/06

Roget - 2nd O/S - 24/May/91 with colin

Billg - Lead O/S - 25/Jun/89 with Jon Barton

shark - Lead - Jul/86 with Charlie Stripp

keefe - 05/May/86

mark mcgowan01 - 1986 with Moose

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
Mattlamb90, Jonathan Spooner, petellis, Tom Eagle

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