Climbs 146
Rocktype Slate
Altitude 300m a.s.l
Faces S

eyeballing the finish on tired arms © jethro kiernan

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.

Approach 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.

Restricted Access

A major rock fall has occured - access to the lower tier, beyond Dawes of Perception slab is very restricted and has been fenced off to protect the public.

There is currently no access to the Psychotherapy slab or any other routes on the lower level in that area; the small bay directly in front of the scuba diving platform has collapsed rendering this area very unsafe and unstable, with more rock likely to come down.

Access to Mental Lentils and other routes immediately near the entrance to the Lower Level is unaffected. Similarly, access to the Middle (Dervish) level and the Upper Levels is also unaffected by this recent rockfall.

The quarry is within the Padarn Country Park, managed by Gwynedd Council. Climbing is tolerated away from the main paths and the owners make it clear that access away from the main paths is entirely at the individual's own risk and offically not encouraged.

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North Wales Climbs

North Wales Climbs covers the best climbing from the whole of this huge and varied area. The book is modelled on the very popular West Country Climbs which set a new standard for selected climb guidebooks back in 2010. It contains all the routes from the 2010 publication North Wales Classics and many more routes and areas, with expanded descriptions and much bigger photo-topos. The book covers all the major mountain crags from Llanberis Pass, to Cloggy; and from Ogwen to the Carneddau. It also includes the Llanberis Slate quarries, Tremadog, the Moelwyns, the Gwynant Valley, Mid-Wales, Gogarth and the North Coast Limestone.
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Slate (1992)
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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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
 the pool level 
 muscle beach 
HVS 6a 2
4Boody Building
HVS 6a 8
5Silvester Still-born
E1 5c 4
6Earwig Ho 87
E3 5c 8
7Booby BuildingHVS 5a 10
 bathtime wall 
9One Whell on My Wagon
E4 5c *1
10Wishing WellE6 6b * 
11Sucked Away with the Scum7c * 
12I Ran the Bath
E7 6b **2
E5 6a ***8
14Soap on a Rope
E4 6a ***49
15Dope on a Rope
E5 6a ***6
16Blades of Green Tara
E2 5b 5
17Order of the Bath
E6 6b ** 
 the dark side of the prow 
19Four Wheel Drift
E4 6a  
20Sesame Street comes to Llanberis
E3 5c * 
21Le Voleur
7c ** 
22Artichokes, Artichokes
7b+ ** 
23Aubergines, Aubergines
E1 5b  
 the waterfront 
25Blue Touch Paper
E2 5c  
26Poetry in Motion
E3 5c  
27Wave Out on the Ocean
E1 5a  
28The Blind Buddha
E2 5a ***6
29Stump Rogers
E4 6b  
30PsychotherapyE2 5c **528
31Cat Flaps of Perception
E4 6a 4
32Imperial Leather
E4 6b 1
33Working up a Lather
E4 6b 2
34Spread 'em
E4 5c  
35The Sponge that Walked AwayE1 5a 6
36Wendy Doll
E2 5b *31
37Two Bolts or Not to Be7b+ **1
38Bobby's Groove8a ***2
39The Weetabix Connection6c+ **30
40The Golden ShowerE3 6a 4
41Tower of Power
VS 5a 1
42The Hong Jagged Route of Death
E3 5b 2
43Heinous CreatureE5 6a 5
44Sanity Fair
E3 5b 7
45Sanity Claws
E5 6a 4
46Fat Lad Exam Failure
E6 6b 1
47Clap Please
E7 6c  
49Split the Dog
E3 5c 2
50Dawes of Perception
E7 6c **1
51Time Bandit7a *25
52Mental LentilsHVS 5a *985
53The Monster KittenE1 5c **365
54Ladder ResistE3 6a 65
55Moving BeingE4 6b **18
56The East Face of VivianE2 5c ***14
 the dwarf level 
58Watching the Sin Set
E5 6b/c **2
59Sup 1
E1 5a 5
E4 6a *2
61Sup 2
E4 6a *2
62The Shark that Blocked the DrainE6 6b * 
63Wakey, Wakey, Hands off Snakey
E4 6a *3
64On Shite
E4 5c *1
65Too Bald to be BoldE2 5c *65
66The Dwarf in the ToiletE6 6b ** 
67Gideon's Way
E4 6a *2
68Sabre Dance
E3 5b * 
69Bungle in the Jungle
E1 5b  
 the dervish slab 
71Lentil in a Stew
HVS 5a 6
72Legs Together
E2 5b 2
73Legs Akimbo
E2 5b 3
74Feet Apart
E3 6b 1
75Love Minus ZeroE6 6a **1
76Down to ZeroE3 5b 1
77Yak Kak
78Bong to Lunch
HVS 4c 1
79Frustrated Lust
HVS 5a  
80The Moon Head Egg Monster From AllsupE1 4c  
 nostromo wall 
E4 6b *7
83NostradamusE4 6b * 
84Menapausal Discharge8a+ **1
7b+ *2
86Young and Easy Under the Apple BoughsE4 6a **8
87Manic Strain8a ***8
88Gin Palace7c ***25
89Child's Play7b+ **5
90Hymen Snapper
E5 5c * 
 the dervish level 
92Reefer Madness
E3 5c *5
93For Whom the Bell Tolls
E6 6b *3
94Menstrual Gossip
E6 6b *7
95Comes the DervishE3 5c ***1055
96FlashdanceE5 6a **107
E5 6b *5
E5 6b ***6
E7 6b ** 
100Last Tango in ParisE2 5b ***729
101Wendy Doll (pitch 3)
E1 5b 14
102Swinging by the Bell
E5 6a *6
 the conscience slab 
104The GullyVS 5a  
105Mister, Mister6b *22
106The Full Monty6a *45
107Slate's Slanting Crack
E2 5b 4
108Foetal Attraction
E4 5c  
109Menage a Trois
E4 6b **3
110The Sweetest Taboo
E4 6a **40
111The Direct StartE4 6b *2
112Never as SweetE4 6b **3
113Never as Good as the First Time
E3 5c **121
114Is it a Crime?E3 5c **171
115That Obscure Object of Desire
VS 4b 7
116The Spark that Set the Flame
E5 6b *2
117Smokeless ZoneE4 6b *5
118You can dance if You Want toHVS 5a 3
119VivanderHVS 5a 1
120The Turkey ChantE2 5c **39
 the hot knives level 
HVS 5a  
123Abus Dangereux
E2 5b 1
VS 4c 1
125Songbird6a 9
126The Manimal6b+ **7
127Baby Nina Soils her Pants
VS 4b 7
128Night of the Hot Knives
E3 5c *2
129Tribal Blow
E6 6b *1
130Solvent Abuse
E3 5b 1
131Under the Glass
HVS 5a 3
132The Velociraptor
E2 5c *3
 the ritter sport level 
134Truffle Hunter's Roof6b+ **18
135Satires of Circumstance
E2 5b  
136Jumping the Gun
E1 5b 6
137Puff Puff
E2 5c  
138A Tourmegamite Experience
139One Step Beyond
E2 6a *6
140Two Tone
E2 6a **18
141The MadnessE2 5c **76
142Silly on SlateHVS 4c *2
143Private Smells
E5 6b *4
144Private Smells Direct
E5 6b * 
145General Odours
E4 6a *4
146Ritter Sport
E3 5c **44
 the valkyries level 
148Pas da Dutchy6a 5
149Pas de Chevre
7b **2
150Ride of the Valkyries
E2 5c **1
151Power Tool Ressurection
7a *1
 the top level 
153Faulty Towers
E2 5c  
E4 6a * 
155Dog Day DogfishVS 4c 11
156Top Level
E2 5b 1
157Surreal Mirror
E1 5b/c 1
158The Missing LinkE2 5c/6a 5

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