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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Guidebooks

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)
Went upto the top level today. Faulty towers pinnacle is no more, looks like fresh rock fall.
BAdhoc - 13/May/16
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 
3Brinwell
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HVS 6a 3
4Boody Building
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HVS 6a 9
5Silvester Still-born
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E1 5c 5
6Earwig Ho 87
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E3 5c 9
7Booby BuildingHVS 5a 13
 bathtime wall 
9One Whell on My WagonE4 5c *1
10Wishing WellE6 6b * 
11Sucked Away with the Scum7c * 
12I Ran the Bath
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E7 6b **2
13Bathtime
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E5 6a ***9
14Soap on a Rope
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E4 6a ***52
15Dope on a Rope
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E5 6a ***7
16Blades of Green Tara
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E2 5b 6
17Order of the Bath
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E6 6b ** 
 the dark side of the prow 
19Four Wheel Drift
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E4 6a  
20Sesame Street comes to Llanberis
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E3 5c * 
21Le Voleur
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7c ** 
22Artichokes, Artichokes
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7b+ ** 
23Aubergines, Aubergines
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E1 5b  
 the waterfront 
25Blue Touch Paper
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E2 5c 1
26Poetry in Motion
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E3 5c  
27Wave Out on the Ocean
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E1 5a 1
28The Blind Buddha
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E2 5a ***10
29Stump Rogers
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E4 6b  
30PsychotherapyE2 5c **610
31Cat Flaps of Perception
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E4 6a 4
32Imperial Leather
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E4 6b 1
33Working up a Lather
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E4 6b 2
34Spread 'em
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E4 5c  
35The Sponge that Walked AwayE1 5a 6
36Wendy Doll
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E2 5b *32
37Two Bolts or Not to Be7b+ **2
38Bobby's Groove8a ***2
39The Weetabix Connection6c+ **31
40The Golden ShowerE3 6a 4
41Tower of Power
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VS 5a 1
42The Hong Jagged Route of Death
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E3 5b 2
43Heinous CreatureE5 6a 6
44Sanity Fair
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E3 5b 8
45Sanity Claws
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E5 6a 5
46Fat Lad Exam Failure
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E6 6b 2
47Clap Please
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E7 6c  
48Glurp6c 1
49Split the Dog
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E3 5c 2
50Dawes of Perception
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E7 6c **1
51Time Bandit7a *26
52Mental LentilsHVS 5a *1081
53The Monster KittenE1 5c **431
54Ladder ResistE3 6a 67
55Moving BeingE4 6b **19
56The East Face of VivianE2 5c ***19
 the dwarf level 
58Watching the Sin Set
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E5 6b/c **3
59Sup 1
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E1 5a 6
60Teliffant
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E4 6a *4
61Sup 2
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E4 6a *3
62The Shark that Blocked the DrainE6 6b *1
63Wakey, Wakey, Hands off Snakey
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E4 6a *3
64On Shite
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E4 5c *1
65Too Bald to be BoldE2 5c *76
66The Dwarf in the ToiletE6 6b **2
67Gideon's Way
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E4 6a *3
68Sabre Dance
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E3 5b * 
69Bungle in the Jungle
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E1 5b  
 the dervish slab 
71Lentil in a Stew
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HVS 5a 6
72Legs Together
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E2 5b 2
73Legs Akimbo
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E2 5b 3
74Feet Apart
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E3 6b 1
75Love Minus ZeroE6 6a **2
76Down to ZeroE3 5b 2
77Yak Kak
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XS  
78Bong to Lunch
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HVS 4c 1
79Frustrated Lust
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HVS 5a  
80The Moon Head Egg Monster From AllsupE1 4c  
 nostromo wall 
82Nostromo
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E4 6b *7
83NostradamusE4 6b *1
84Menapausal Discharge8a+ **1
85Colditz
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7b+ *6
86Young and Easy Under the Apple BoughsE4 6a **9
87Manic Strain8a ***11
88Gin Palace7c ***27
89Child's Play7b+ **7
90Hymen Snapper
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E5 5c * 
 the dervish level 
92Reefer Madness
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E3 5c *5
93For Whom the Bell Tolls
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E6 6b *4
94Menstrual Gossip
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E6 6b *7
95Comes the DervishE3 5c ***1123
96FlashdanceE5 6a **91
97Belldance
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E5 6b *6
98Flashdance/Belldance
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E5 6b ***9
99Breakdance
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E7 6b ** 
100Last Tango in ParisE2 5b ***793
101Wendy Doll (pitch 3)
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E1 5b 15
102Swinging by the Bell
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E5 6a *6
 the conscience slab 
104The GullyVS 5a  
105Mister, Mister6b *27
106The Full Monty6a *52
107Slate's Slanting Crack
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E2 5b 4
108Foetal Attraction
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E4 5c  
109Menage a Trois
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E4 6b **4
110The Sweetest Taboo
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E4 6a **42
111The Direct StartE4 6b *3
112Never as SweetE4 6b **4
113Never as Good as the First Time
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E3 5c **116
114Is it a Crime?E3 5c **173
115That Obscure Object of Desire
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VS 4b 8
116The Spark that Set the Flame
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E5 6b *3
117Smokeless ZoneE4 6b *6
118You can dance if You Want toHVS 5a 3
119VivanderHVS 5a 1
120The Turkey ChantE2 5c **46
 the hot knives level 
122Binman
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HVS 5a  
123Abus Dangereux
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E2 5b 1
124Fallout
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VS 4c 1
125Songbird6a 9
126The Manimal6b+ **8
127Baby Nina Soils her Pants
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VS 4b 7
128Night of the Hot Knives
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E3 5c *3
129Tribal Blow
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E6 6b *2
130Solvent Abuse
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E3 5b 1
131Under the Glass
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HVS 5a 3
132The Velociraptor
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E2 5c *3
 the ritter sport level 
134Truffle Hunter's Roof6b+ **19
135Satires of Circumstance
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E2 5b  
136Jumping the Gun
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E1 5b 6
137Puff Puff
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E2 5c  
138A Tourmegamite Experience
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VS  
139One Step Beyond
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E2 6a *7
140Two Tone
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E2 6a **24
141The MadnessE2 5c **75
142Silly on SlateHVS 4c *2
143Private Smells
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E5 6b *4
144Private Smells Direct
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E5 6b * 
145General Odours
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E4 6a *4
146Ritter Sport
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E3 5c **50
 the valkyries level 
148Pas da Dutchy6a 6
149Pas de Chevre
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7b **3
150Ride of the Valkyries
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E2 5c **2
151Power Tool Ressurection
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7a *1
 the top level 
153Faulty Towers
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E2 5c  
154Caleduwlch
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E4 6a * 
155Dog Day DogfishVS 4c 11
156Top Level
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E2 5b 1
157Surreal Mirror
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E1 5b/c 1
158The Missing LinkE2 5c/6a 8

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