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The Central Slabs Rock Climbing 


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Description 

These are the overlapping slabs in the center of the cliffline. There is a terrace at about half-height which allows for escape and descent via Central Gully Buttress.

Getting There 

Approach up to Creag An Dubh-Loch. From the head of the Loch, cross the stream and pick your way along through the heather on the most obvious trampled path. There isn't really any one distinct approach trail but more or less some paths that have been used semi-frequently. Keep working your way up and left and you'll eventually come out to a nice grassy area at the base of the cliffs. Takes about 20 min from the shoreline.

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Weather station 9.1 miles from here

1 Total Climbing Routes

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Cyclops 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  Europe : United Kingdom : ... : The Central Slabs
A classic route that follows a direct line of cracks up the slabs. Start below the overhangs in the middle of the Central Slabs on a small grassy ledge. Look for two parallel cracks that head up towards the overhangs.I've described the route using Gary Latter's guidebook and from my own memory of climbing it in 2013.Pitches can sometimes be linked, especially 4&5, 6&7 and 8&9. Watch your rope drag if using a single-rope.P1: Climb the left of the two cracks up and past a right-facing corner to...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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