Beinn Trilleachan (Etive Slabs) Argyll and Bute, SCOTLAND
Climbs 40 – Rocktype Granite – Altitude 300m a.s.l – Faces SE
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 is gained via a very muddy path in about 35 minutes from the Glen Etive road head.
Out of print: Glen Coe (1992)
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Slabs were in good condition. Walk in very boggy and overgrown. (Pack a black bag to pop your shoes in when you put them in your bag for the decent path)
Found the walk in very 'ticky'.|
Stevie989 - 13/Sep/14
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