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Routes in Beinn Trilleachan - Etive Slabs

Long Reach, The T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b R
Pinch - Direct Start, The T 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c R
Spartan Slab T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Swastika T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b R
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Elevation: 1,000 ft
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Shared By: Euan Cameron on Sep 16, 2007
Admins: Chris Owen, Euan Cameron
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Description [Edit]

From the parking lot at the head of the loch the slabs are clearly visible up on the hillside. From this distance they look both small, and very easy angled. They appear this way only from the parking lot.

The slab climbing at on these slabs is the best in the United Kingdom. Protection is adequate for the majority of the climbs, and the situation with the beautiful views all around is second to none.

Getting There [Edit]

As you head west into the start of Glen Coe, the massive granite mountain of Buachaille Etive Mor is clearly seen on your left. Turn left following the road sight to Glen Etive before the Buachaille. Follow the road to its end at Gualachulain, and the head of Loch Etive.

Hike up the path towards the slabs, crossing over a couple of streams. At the bottom of the slabs a very distinctive coffin shaped rock provides a good landmark, and a place to drop your pack.

The hike will take 40-60 mins.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Beinn Trilleachan - Etive Slabs

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5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
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Spartan Slab
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Spartan Slab
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5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 8 pitches
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Not recommended when wet due to reliance of friction when padding up the slabs. Sep 5, 2008
Would also suggest that the use of a local guide book is recommended as it isn't too difficult to pad up a pitch thinking it is 5.10a only to get past the point of no return on a 5.11b/c slab on a neighbouring route 30 metres from last runner with potential for a big rasper (70mts+)
Still your slab climbing will certainly improve. Sep 23, 2008

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