Vivian Quarry

Climbs 145 – Rocktype Slate – Altitude 300m a.s.l – Faces S

Crag features
Home of the famous Comes The Dervish (E3 5c). Also contains many other easier routes to introduce folk to slate, such as Mental Lentils (HVS 5b) and viciously hard ones (Dawes Of Perception E7 6c). There's also the Bathtime Wall - E4 upwards.

Access notes
Visible from Pete's Eats. Drive over the bridge and up the road to the Quarry (tourist centre). Park in the car park - check what time it closes.

North Wales Climbs (2013), Deep Water (2007), Slate (1992)

Climbs at this crag

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  Climb nameGrade
3BrinwellHVS 6a
4Boody BuildingHVS 6a
5Silvester Still-bornE1 5c
6Earwig Ho 87E3 5c
7Booby BuildingHVS 5a
9One Whell on My WagonE4 5c *
10Wishing WellE6 6b *
11Sucked Away with the Scum7c *
12I Ran the BathE7 6b **
13BathtimeE5 6a ***
14Soap on a RopeE4 6a ***
15Dope on a RopeE5 6a ***
16Blades of Green TaraE2 5b
17Order of the BathE6 6b **
19Four Wheel DriftE4 6a
20Sesame Street comes to LlanberisE3 5c *
21Le Voleur7c **
22Artichokes, Artichokes7b+ **
23Aubergines, AuberginesE1 5b
25Blue Touch PaperE2 5c
26Poetry in MotionE3 5c
27Wave Out on the OceanE1 5a
28The Blind BuddhaE2 5a ***
29Stump RogersE4 6b
30PsychotherapyE2 5c **
31Cat Flaps of PerceptionE4 6a
32Imperial LeatherE4 6b
33Working up a LatherE4 6b
34Spread 'emE4 5c
35The Sponge that Walked AwayE1 5a
36Wendy DollE2 5b *
37Two Bolts or Not to Be7b+ **
38Bobby's Groove7c+ ***
39The Weetabix Connection6c+ *
40The Golden ShowerE3 6a
41Tower of PowerVS 5a
42The Hong Jagged Route of DeathE3 5b
43Heinous CreatureE5 6a
44Sanity FairE3 5b
45Sanity ClawsE5 6a
46Fat Lad Exam FailureE6 6b
47Clap PleaseE7 6c
49Split the DogE3 5c
50Dawes of PerceptionE7 6c **
51Time Bandit7a *
52Mental LentilsHVS 5b *
53The Monster KittenE1 5c
54Ladder ResistE3 6a
55Moving BeingE4 6b *
56The East Face of VivianE2 5c ***
58Watching the Sin SetE5 6b/c **
59Sup 1E1 5a
60TeliffantE4 6a *
61Sup 2E4 6a *
62The Shark that Blocked the DrainE6 6b *
63Wakey, Wakey, Hands off SnakeyE4 6a *
64On ShiteE4 5c *
65Too Bald to be BoldE2 5c **
66The Dwarf in the ToiletE6 6b **
67Gideon's WayE4 6a *
68Sabre DanceE3 5b *
69Bungle in the JungleE1 5b
71Lentil in a StewHVS 5a
72Legs TogetherE2 5b
73Legs AkimboE2 5b
74Feet ApartE3 6b
75Love Minus ZeroE6 6a **
76Down to ZeroE3 5b
77Yak KakXS
78Age Concern??
79Bong to LunchHVS 4c
80Frustrated LustHVS 5a
81The Moon Head Egg Monster From AllsupE1 4c
83NostromoE4 6b *
84NostradamusE4 6b *
85Menapausal Discharge8a+ **
86Colditz7b+ *
87Young and Easy Under the Apple BoughsE4 6a **
88Manic Strain8a ***
89Gin Palace7c ***
90Child's Play7a+ **
91Hymen SnapperE5 5c *
93Reefer MadnessE3 5c *
94For Whom the Bell TollsE6 6b *
95Menstrual GossipE6 6b *
96Comes the DervishE3 5c ***
97FlashdanceE5 6a **
98BelldanceE5 6b *
99Flashdance/BelldanceE5 6b ***
100BreakdanceE7 6b **
101Last Tango in ParisE1 5b **
102Wendy Doll (pitch 3)E1 5b
103Swinging by the BellE5 6a *
105The GullyVS 5a
106Mister, Mister6b *
107The Full Monty6a
108Slate's Slanting CrackE2 5b
109Foetal AttractionE4 5c
110Menage a TroisE4 6b **
111The Sweetest TabooE4 6a **
112The Direct StartE4 6b *
113Never as SweetE4 6b **
114Never as Good as the First TimeE3 5c **
115Is it a Crime?E3 5c **
116That Obscure Object of DesireVS 4b
117The Spark that Set the FlameE5 6b *
118Smokeless ZoneE4 6b *
119You can dance if You Want toHVS 5a
120VivanderHVS 5a
121The Turkey ChantE2 5c
123Throttle With Bottle??
124BinmanHVS 5a
125Abus DangereuxE2 5b
126FalloutVS 4c
128The Manimal6b+ **
129Baby Nina Soils her PantsVS 4b
130Night of the Hot KnivesE3 5c *
131Tribal BlowE6 6b *
132Solvent AbuseE3 5b
133Under the GlassHVS 5a
134The VelociraptorE2 5c *
136Truffle Hunter's Roof6b+ **
137Satires of CircumstanceE2 5b
138Jumping the GunE1 5b
139Puff PuffE2 5c
140A Tourmegamite ExperienceVS
141One Step BeyondE2 6a *
142Two ToneE2 6a **
143The MadnessE2 5c **
144Silly on SlateHVS 4c *
145Private SmellsE5 6b *
146Private Smells DirectE5 6b *
147General OdoursE4 6a *
148Ritter SportE3 5c **
150Pas da Dutchy6a
151Pas de Chevre7b **
152Ride of the ValkyriesE2 5c **
153Power Tool Ressurection7a *
155Faulty TowersE2 5c
156CaleduwlchE4 6a *
157Dog Day DogfishVS 4c
158Top LevelE2 5b
159Surreal Mirror *E1 5b/c
* Climbs listed in red are waiting to be checked by a crag moderator, and may not be accurate.
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if you ever get a big freeze -10c for a few days the watertrickle on the base level r/h side becomes a 28m ,grade 7/8 water ice wall.
ben wray - 10/Apr/02
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