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Beinn Trilleachan (Etive Slabs)

Argyll and Bute, SCOTLAND

Climbs 40 – Rocktype Granite – Altitude 300m a.s.l – Faces SE

Crag features
On the east flank of Beinn Trilleachan down Glen Etive lie unique pink slabs set at about 40 degrees providing exciting and serious friction climbing. The classic lines of Spartan (VS) and Hammer (HVS) and Swastika (E2) are all 3 star routes in fine situations. Much loose rock means that helmets are recommended as are long trousers and sleeves! Unrivalled midge location.

Access notes
Access is gained via a very muddy path in about 35 minutes from the Glen Etive road head.

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Guidebooks

Out of print: Glen Coe (1992)

Climbs at this crag

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 Climb nameGradex
 MAIN SLABS  
2Seams BlancE2 5b *8
3Ba'sE1 5a **3
4Vein RougeHVS 5a **41
5Raspberry RippleE1 5a **28
6Forzen Ba'sIV 5 * 
7The TheE3 6a 1
8AttilaE3 5c *2
9AngelE7 6b *** 
10The Long ReachE2 5b ***90
11The Band of HopeE3 5c **3
12The Long WaitE2 5b **6
13The Long Wait DirectE3 **1
14Spartan SlabVS 4c **457
15The PauseE1 5b ***178
16SwastikaE2 6a ***111
17Tous les DeuxE2 5c **5
18The ValkyrieE3 5b **7
19GeckoE6 6a ** 
20Fast ApproachingE3 5c ** 
 Climb nameGradex
21The Big RideE3 5c **6
22FrustrationE1 1
23AgonyE2 5c ***14
24The Pinch DirectE3 5c ***27
25JacksonE5 6a 1
26HammerHVS 5a **215
27The GrasshopperE2 5c *2
28JaywalkE2 5c ***10
29GroundhogE3 5c **1
30SickleVS 5
31Learning to CrawlE3 5c ** 
 UPPER SLABS  
33The BaldestE2 5c * 
34DanE1  
35Winter DanIV 5 ** 
 RIGHT-HAND SLAB  
37CursesS 1
38ComatoseVS 4c * 
39ConfusioE1 5b * 
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Rock Fall Thursday 10/06/10. Please excercise caution on the first pitch of Spartan Slab / The Pause as a large section of the overlap below the first belay ledge dropped away yesterday! Several tonnes of granite dropped out from the overlap and fell directly onto the area around the coffin stone. The Pause has several damaged flakes / sections and not sure if grade remains same. Please excercise caution if you climb these routes. Luckily we were high up on the slabs above and there were no other parties visiting the crag. God only knows what would have happened if this had happened on a weekend day!
Mountain Intelligence Leeds - 11/Jun/10

Mention of loose rock in the introduction should be qualified - the danger comes from rocks dislodged from the descent path. The rock on the face itself is uniformly excellent.
Dr Toph - 07/Jun/10

If everyone that walked into the Etive Slabs carries a rock from the bottom and drops it in the first wet patch they have to step in and does the same on the way back, I'll no longer have to wear wellies or flipflops for the walk-in. I've been doing this for a year now and have dropped six rocks, so am not getting anywhere quick, please help.
jonnie3430 - 27/May/10