74m, 4 pitches.

Rockfax Description
One for the well-rounded VS leader, although some will find the entrance to the final pitch baffling. .
1) 4a, 15m. From the toe of the buttress, scramble past the twin pinnacles and head up for 10m. Traverse left to belay as for Lorraine.
2) 4b, 25m. Go up and right, passing a blunt rib, to reach a crack leading to the base of a shallow groove. Climb this into the groove and follow it to a good belay in a bay.
3) 4c, 15m. Move up right to a diagonal crack. Make the infamous and enjoyable hand-traverse along this to a step right. Head up to cracks and onto a large ledge and flake/bollard belay.
4) 5b, 18m. Traverse left to the well-polished start of the corner. A desperate move off the ledge allows access to the easier flake cracks and a corner above. © Rockfax

C.Kirkus, J.Dodd 22/Jun/1930.

Ticklists

The 100 Best UK VS routes?, Classic Rock Climbs of Great Britain by Bill Birkett, North Wales Rock Graded List, North Wales 100 Classic Climbs, ROCKFAX - Top 50 North Wales Climbs, The best the UK has to offer for mere mortals (apart from the lakes cos its always wet), 100 Best Wales Mid Grade Climbs, "A Graded List of a Few Welsh Climbs" Aka ROGER'S LIST, Michelle's crack ticklist, UK Holiday Plans, Pre-MIA Wishlist, The climbs of Menlove Edwards and Colin Kirkus, George's Ultimate Easy to Mid-Grade North Wales Trad Ticklist, Libby Peter's VS Hit List, Colin Kirkus' routes, UK smearing corners, Definitive *** Llanberis, Target Routes 2019/2020, May Trip Target List, Hard Rock & Other Classics

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tradisrad 12 Jul, 2020 Show βeta
βeta: 5b pitch is nails but not as engaging as the shit covered descent...
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βeta: 5b pitch is nails but not as engaging as the shit covered descent...
NataliaK 27 Sep, 2019 Show βeta
βeta: Awesome rout. Brilliant last pitch with many different ways you can move up on it.
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βeta: Awesome rout. Brilliant last pitch with many different ways you can move up on it.
deejmonkey 11 Sep, 2019 Show βeta
βeta: Pitch 4 felt more like HVS being slightly wet
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βeta: Pitch 4 felt more like HVS being slightly wet
tsmilton 1 Sep, 2019 Show βeta
βeta: Can ab on a 30m rope down the eastern gully if down stacked
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βeta: Can ab on a 30m rope down the eastern gully if down stacked
cragpuppy 6 Jul, 2019 Show βeta
βeta: Need 60m rope to abseil to ground level via the gully
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βeta: Need 60m rope to abseil to ground level via the gully
Rowan Page 2 Jul, 2019 Show βeta
βeta: We had no problem linking first 2 pitches into 1 but belayed from just left of the pedestal start of diagonal, at the top of the short scramble. Belayer had a sling on a small blunt spike at the stance.
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βeta: We had no problem linking first 2 pitches into 1 but belayed from just left of the pedestal start of diagonal, at the top of the short scramble. Belayer had a sling on a small blunt spike at the stance.
cdpuk 29 Jun, 2019 Show βeta
βeta: Pitch lengths suggest you can link P1+2 in 40m of rope. Had to start scrambling a few metres with 50m ropes.
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βeta: Pitch lengths suggest you can link P1+2 in 40m of rope. Had to start scrambling a few metres with 50m ropes.
David Staples 30 May, 2016 Show βeta
βeta: Very stiff for VS (Should be upgraded???) for that last pitch - ankle breaking fall if you blow the 5b move on the last pitch. Otherwise if you are climbing well it is an amazing route.
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βeta: Very stiff for VS (Should be upgraded???) for that last pitch - ankle breaking fall if you blow the 5b move on the last pitch. Otherwise if you are climbing well it is an amazing route.

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Grey Slab

Grade: VS 4b ***
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