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

An old slab master, on Blankist, second pitch © Cam Forrest

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.

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
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
 Rosa Slabs 
2Zig Zag
S *4
E1 *1
E2 5b  
HVS 5a 1
6Evening Traverse
VD 4
7Angels Pavement
S 4b **4
8The Perfect Fool
HVS 4c * 
9Fools Causeway
HVS 4c *1
10Angel's Pavement
S **9
VS 4c *1
VS 4c  
 Mid Slabs 
 South Slabs 
S 23
VS 4c **8
18Route 1D 12
VS 4b **13
VS 4b ***54
HVS 4c ***37
HVS 4c *1
23Long Hot Summer
HVS 5a * 
24Route 2
S 1
S *1
26Filing in the Blanks *HVS 4c ***2
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