Climbs 113
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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Guidebooks

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... http://dmmclimbing.com/documents/Plateau-Slab.pdf
ian Ll-J - 04/Jun/12
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
  gerbil abuse level
2 Gerbil Abuse 6c+ ** 65
3 Vermin on the Ridiculous 7b+ * 5
4 The Homicidal Hampster from Hell E5 6c ** 1
5 The Spleenal Flick 6c+ * 17
6 Dangling by the Diddies E2 5b 2
7 Chitra 7c+ *** 7
  cig-arete level
9 The Mu Mu
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7c+ ** 1
10 Over Taken By Department 'C' 6a ** 113
11 Taken over by Department 'C' 7a ** 102
12 Jaded Passion E4 6a 1
13 Sleight of Hand 6c ** 44
14 The Colour Purple E1 5c 1
15 Nik-Arete
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6b+ 25
16 Waiting on an Angel
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E1 5b 1
17 Cig-Arete 7b ** 28
18 The Listening and Dancing E5 6b ** 2
19 Where are my Sensible Shoes? 7b ** 24
20 Gwion's Groove 6b ** 49
21 Drowning Man 6b * 65
22 Coming up for Air 7a+ 5
23 Tongue in Situ E1 5c 3
24 Saved by the Whole HVS 5a 6
  frank bruno wall
26 Pocketeering 6c 5
27 Satisfying Frank Bruno 7b+ * 3
28 The Untouchables 8a ** 2
  concorde dawn area
30 Unchain My Heart E3 5c 7
31 Emerald Eyes VS 4b 21
32 Pork Torque E2 5c 3
33 Concorde Dawn
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8a ** 2
34 Snuffler VS 4c 8
35 Pigs in Space HVS 4c 14
36 Is Marilyn Monroe Dead? HVS 5b 3
  the kennels
38 Nothing... VS 4c  
39 Buxton The Blue Cat VS 5b  
40 Doggy-Style 7c * 2
41 The New Slatesman
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8b ** 1
42 Rowan
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7c ** 2
43 Unchain My Bidoobies VS 4b  
44 Envy VS 4c  
  the Mau Mau Level
  German Schoolgirl
47 Skinning the Ladder HVS 5a 4
48 Big Bendy Buddha VS 4c 12
49 Lesser Mortals HVS 5a  
50 Vertigo VS 4c 23
51 Run for Fun VS 4c 4
52 Torrents of Spring (deceased) 1 3
53 Bring Out the Gimp (deceased) 1  
54 Sunk Without Trace (deceased) 1  
55 The Dark Destroyer 7c+ * 1
56 The Mau Mau E4 6a *** 330
57 Ari Hol Hi E4 6a 1
58 The Rock Dancer's Daughter 7a+ ** 2
59 Silver Shadow E4 6a 5
60 True Clip 7b+ *** 42
61 German Schoolgirl E2 5c *** 726
62 Spong (is good for you) 7c ** 20
63 Werp HVS 5a 1
64 Monster Hamburger Eats the Alien Baby 6c * 12
65 The Coming of Age E4 6a 2
66 L'Allumette 7a *** 43
67 Brain Death E2 5a 3
68 Octopussy's Garden E4 5c 4
69 Surfin' U.S.A E1 5b 21
70 Brian Damage E1 5a 4
71 Walrus Wipeout E2 5b 1
72 Contextual Stiffy * E3 6a  
  the manatese level
74 Scratching the Beagle E1 5b 11
75 A Mere Trifle E6 6b 1
76 Fruity Pear in a Beg Shop Romp E6 6b 1
77 Fruity Pear Gets Just Deserts 7a * 5
78 Walls come Tumbling Down E1 5b 8
79 Manatese E4 6a ** 79
80 The Master Craftsman (Il Miglior Fabbro)
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7c+ * 1
81 Womaninstress E2 6b ** 2
82 Gods Betweens Money E4 6a 1
83 Occam's Razor E1 5b 2
84 Pit and the Pendulum HVS 5a  
85 Snowdon Lady S 3
86 Lone Pine S 2
87 Heaven Steps VS 5a  
88 Green Ernie E5 6a 1
89 Paradise Lost E2 5c ** 22
90 Direct Start 6c+ * 9
91 The Dark Half 8a *** 29
92 Angel on Fire E2 5c ** 38
93 Celestial Inferno E4 6a ** 1
94 Chariots of Fire E2 5c ** 5
95 The Grey Slab E1 5b * 3
96 Captain Black and the Mysterons E2 5b * 1
97 Heatseeker 7c *** 4
98 Y Rybelwr E4 6a ** 2
99 667 Nieghbour of th Beast E3 5c  
  peppermint tower area
101 Circles are Sound E5 6b 1
102 Greedy Girls HVS 4c 4
103 Jugs Mawr E3 5c 3
104 Honorary Limestone 7a ** 7
105 Midnight Drives E2 5b 1
106 Chinook Arete 7a ** 6
107 Song of the Minerals 7b **  
108 Come Inside 5.9 ** 1
109 Strawberry Jam E2 5c * 3
110 "HELP!" (its raining jugs) E4 5c 2
111 Senile Delinquent (deceased) HVS 5a 3
  plateau slab area
113 1981 VS 5a * 6
  plateau slab
115 Colin's Arete 4c 87
116 Circus Skills 6a 92
117 Monster Munch 6c+ * 38
118 White Tiger 6a * 78
119 Slate Ninja 6a * 73
120 Celtic Warrior 6a * 71
121 Magic Carpet 5a 86
122 Carpe Diam 5c 67
123 Teenage Dreams 6b ** 77
124 Plateau Corner 5c 40
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