Climbs 112
Rocktype Slate
Altitude 300m a.s.l
Faces S

Steve Mclure on the Dark Half, Llanberis Slate quarries © Alex Messenger

Crag features

Consists of a series of quarried levels offering pitches up to 25m. Some areas are loose - beware. Despite there being so many levels, perhaps the single best pitch is German Schoolgirl (E2 5c) up a groove.

Approach notes

As for Rainbow Slabs (Vivian Quarry or Bus Stop). Scramble up to reach the required one of the three levels.

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Well I have.used a 50 without probs! ;-)
chrisdavies - 19/Sep/14
so should get away with a 50m rope on most routes?
matt davies - 19/Sep/14
thanks so should be able to get away with a 50m rope on some routes?
matt davies - 19/Sep/14
Hi matt, between 10m and 20m, ish, getting higher from left to right, but the floor also rises along with the wall..
chrisdavies - 19/Sep/14
does anyone know what length the routes are on plateaue slab?
matt davies - 18/Sep/14
A link to the Plateau Slab topo...
ian Ll-J - 04/Jun/12
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
 gerbil abuse level 
2Gerbil Abuse6c+ **59
3Vermin on the Ridiculous7b+ *4
4The Homicidal Hampster from HellE5 6c ** 
5The Spleenal Flick6c+ *13
6Dangling by the DiddiesE2 5b 1
7Chitra7c+ ***5
 cig-arete level 
9The Mu Mu
7c+ **1
10Over Taken By Department 'C'6a **78
11Taken over by Department 'C'7a **64
12Jaded PassionE4 6a  
13Sleight of Hand6c **30
14The Colour PurpleE1 5c  
6b+ 19
16Waiting on an Angel
E1 5b  
17Cig-Arete7b **17
18The Listening and DancingE5 6b **1
19Where are my Sensible Shoes?7b **18
20Gwion's Groove6b **35
21Drowning Man6b *52
22Coming up for Air7a+ 2
23Tongue in SituE1 5c 2
24Saved by the WholeHVS 5a 5
 frank bruno wall 
26Pocketeering6c 3
27Satisfying Frank Bruno7b+ *1
28The Untouchables8a **2
 concorde dawn area 
30Unchain My HeartE3 5c 4
31Emerald EyesVS 4b 17
32Pork TorqueE2 5c 2
33Concorde Dawn
8a **1
34SnufflerVS 4c 7
35Pigs in SpaceHVS 4c 10
36Is Marilyn Monroe Dead?HVS 5b 2
 the kennels 
38Nothing...VS 4c  
39Buxton The Blue CatVS 5b  
40Doggy-Style7c * 
41The New Slatesman
8b **1
7c **1
43Unchain My BidoobiesVS 4b  
44EnvyVS 4c  
 the Mau Mau Level 
 German Schoolgirl 
47Skinning the LadderHVS 5a 4
48Big Bendy BuddhaVS 4c 9
49Lesser MortalsHVS 5a  
50VertigoVS 4c 20
51Run for FunVS 4c 4
52Torrents of Spring (deceased)1 3
53Bring Out the Gimp (deceased)1  
54Sunk Without Trace (deceased)1  
55The Dark Destroyer7c+ *1
56The Mau MauE4 6a ***199
57Ari Hol HiE4 6a 1
58The Rock Dancer's Daughter7a+ 1
59Silver ShadowE4 6a 4
60True Clip7b+ ***20
61German SchoolgirlE2 5c ***585
62Spong (is good for you)7c **18
63WerpHVS 5a 1
64Monster Hamburger Eats the Alien Baby6c *11
65The Coming of AgeE4 6a 1
66L'Allumette7a ***15
67Brain DeathE2 5a 3
68Octopussy's GardenE4 5c 3
69Surfin' U.S.AE1 5b 19
70Brian DamageE1 5a 4
71Walrus WipeoutE2 5b 1
 the manatese level 
73Scratching the BeagleE1 5b 11
74A Mere TrifleE6 6b 1
75Fruity Pear in a Beg Shop RompE6 6b  
76Fruity Pear Gets Just Deserts7a *2
77Walls come Tumbling DownE1 5b 8
78ManateseE4 6a **37
79The Master Craftsman (Il Miglior Fabbro)
7c+ *1
80WomaninstressE2 6b ** 
81Gods Betweens MoneyE4 6a  
82Occam's RazorE1 5b 1
83Pit and the PendulumHVS 5a  
84Snowdon LadyS 2
85Lone PineS 1
86Heaven StepsVS 5a  
87Green ErnieE5 6a  
88Paradise LostE2 5c **10
89Direct Start6c+ *9
90The Dark Half8a ***29
91Angel on FireE2 5c **28
92Celestial InfernoE4 6a ** 
93Chariots of FireE2 5c **4
94The Grey SlabE1 5b *2
95Captain Black and the MysteronsE2 5b *1
96Heatseeker7c ***2
97Y RybelwrE4 6a **1
98667 Nieghbour of th BeastE3 5c  
 peppermint tower area 
100Circles are SoundE5 6b  
101Greedy GirlsHVS 4c 2
102Jugs MawrE3 5c 1
103Honorary Limestone7a **5
104Midnight DrivesE2 5b 1
105Chinook Arete7a **3
106Song of the Minerals7b ** 
107Come Inside5.9 **1
108Strawberry JamE2 5c *3
109"HELP!" (its raining jugs)E4 5c 2
110Senile Delinquent (deceased)HVS 5a 3
 plateau slab area 
1121981VS 5a *4
 plateau slab 
114Colin's Arete4c 59
115Circus Skills6a 68
116Monster Munch6c+ *24
117White Tiger6a *58
118Slate Ninja6a *58
119Celtic Warrior6a *50
120Magic Carpet5a 57
121Carpe Diam5c 43
122Teenage Dreams6b **54
123Plateau Corner5c 18

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