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Beinn Trilleachan - Etive Slabs Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 1,000'
Location: 56.5523, -5.0956 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Euan Cameron on Sep 16, 2007
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Loch Etive from the parking lot at the East end.


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 

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.

Climbing Season

For the Scotland area.

Weather station 17.1 miles from here

4 Total Climbing Routes

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Classic Climbing Routes in Beinn Trilleachan - Etive Slabs

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Beinn Trilleachan - Etive Slabs:
Spartan Slab   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 8 pitches, 600'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: The crux pitch of Spartan Slab, 5.8 (VS 4c)

Spartan Slab 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c  Europe : United Kingdom : ... : Beinn Trilleachan - Etive S...
1. Climb up a groove to a grassy ledge2. From the right end of the ledge climb up to a stance below a large overlap.3. Climb up to the overlap, and pass it on good holds at the obvious break. Belay above the overlap (possible to run this on to the next belay).4. Move up a few feet and then steep down to your right and follow the obvious handrail rightwards to a belay at its end.5. Climb up easy ground until below an obvious layback, and belay (possible to run this on to the next belay).6. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

Photos of Beinn Trilleachan - Etive Slabs Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Looking East towards Glen Etive from the 'coffin' ...
Looking East towards Glen Etive from the 'coffin' ...
Rock Climbing Photo: The slabs from the parking lot - 1 hour away.
The slabs from the parking lot - 1 hour away.

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By Martin Hind
Sep 5, 2008
Not recommended when wet due to reliance of friction when padding up the slabs.
By Martin Hind
Sep 23, 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.