Rosa Slabs

Climbs 24 – Rocktype Granite – Altitude 750m a.s.l – Faces W

Crag features
A large expanse of slabs on the west side of Goatfell about 250m in height. The slabs are cris-crossed by the routes and the face is seperated by two grassy rakes.

Approach notes
The slabs are best reached up the hillside from the Glen Rosa path in about 2 hours from the road head.

Inner Hebrides and Arran (2014), Arran, Arrochar and the Southern Highlands (1997), Rock Climbing in Scotland (1990)

Climbs at this crag

Sort climbs
 Climb nameGrade
2Zig ZagS *4
3AirliftE1 *1
4GwynserthniE2 5b  
5ExtractionHVS 5a 1
6Evening TraverseVD 4
7Angels PavementS 4b **4
8The Perfect FoolHVS 4c * 
9Fools CausewayHVS 4c *1
10Angel's PavementS **8
11GuttersnipeVS 4c *1
12RibaldVS 4c  
16TrundleS 23
17PochmahoneVS 4c **8
18Route 1D 12
19DoglegVS 4b **13
20BlankVS 4b ***54
21BlankistHVS 4c ***37
22PussyfootHVS 4c *1
23Long Hot SummerHVS 5a * 
24Route 2S 1
25GirdleS *1
26Filing in the Blanks *HVS 4c ***2
* Climbs listed in red are waiting to be checked by a crag moderator, and may not be accurate.
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Around half the photos show routes that are on Cir Mhor, not on the Rosa Slabs or South Slabs.
Cam Forrest - 22/Sep/14
These crags would best be named as in the SMC guides, as they are quite separate, i.e.: Goatfell, Rosa Slabs; and Goatfell, South Slabs.
Cam Forrest - 22/Sep/14
midges are a BIG problem, but the climbiong is superb!
rob from scotland - 01/Jun/07
You beat us Gavin. My records say I was there with Don Moger on 25/7/2002. I agree with you it is a superb route but one h** of a slog through the heather up from the track.Worth it !
Philip Simms - 24/Feb/05
If this is the crag that contains Blankist, HVS 4c - which I think it is - then it\'s worth a visit. Perfect granite, long run-outs, and only two hours from the road(!). May is a good time to visit the island. Blankist is a superb route, and a relatively new addition to the crag.
Gavin McGrath - 08/Jul/02