Dubh-Ghlac (Onich Slabs)

Climbs 2 – Rocktype Quartzite – Altitude 61m a.s.l – Faces NW

Crag features
aka "Onich Slabs"

Mark Bull wrote: I've taken some beginners there and set up top ropes. The slab with the belay stakes is a reasonable height (25m) but quite narrow. It can be climbed by a variety of lines around VD/S. The lines could be led but gear is sparse. I think there are some harder routes recorded in a guidebook (maybe Highland Outcrops?): these must be further right and I didn't investigate.

Access notes
Parking is a problem: perhaps the best option is by the church in Onich. Walk about half a mile westwards along the main road, then take a track on the right (with a footpath signpost IIRC). A few hundred metres up the track a path goes off right into the trees and over a fence. The belay stakes are just to the left, and the rather muddy descent path on the right.

Guidebooks
Highland Outcrops (1998)

Climbs at this crag

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  Climb nameGrade
1Left hand slab *D
2Right hand slab *M1
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The recorded routes further right are now massively overgrown and would require gardening on an industrial scale. Please note: although certain providers use this as a practice crag for crampon work, it should not be seen as a dry-tooling venue as the gentle angle makes axes superfluous. Please also park at the shop at Onich, not next to the house at the bottom of the track.
Jamie B - 01/Mar/09
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