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Rockfax Description
A stellar route, and one deserving of its reputation. Follow the crack-line up for 8m to the first good runner. Easier climbing leads to the kink in the crack, passing this is the crux. Good holds lead up to the overlap, which is easier to pass than it looks. Above, the gear is small and the climbing run-out. A steady head leads to the belay. © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description
The most famous route on slate? Well-chalked and visible from Pete's Eats, this stunning crackline takes the centre of the Dervish slab, passing an overlap at two thirds height. "It's alright man, we're experienced rock cats."

S Haston Feb/1981.

Ticklists

Extreme Rock, Top 25 UKC Wishlist Rock Climbs, Dinorwig Essentials, North Wales Rock Graded List, Best slab climbs of the UK, Full of Myself - Johnny's Book namecheck, North Wales E3's, a State of Slate, ROCKFAX Style Top 50: North Wales, ROCKFAX - Top 50 North Wales Climbs, Ultimate E3 ticklist, The BMC 70th Anniversary Ticklist, Alex's Wales ticklist, Bangor BUMS Uni-Life Ticklist, Mike and Connors 2 year plan, Progression, AMC Uni Ticklist, Tick List for 2015/2016, Radical Rockcats 2nd Year of Uni Ticklist, WideBoyz Crack School, Tom Randalls Classic Finger Cracks, The best the UK has to offer for mere mortals (apart from the lakes cos its always wet), The 30 best E3 routes in the UK?, The best the UK has to offer for beasts (apart from the lakes cos its always wet), Caelan visits, Hobo Unicorn Essentials, Michelle's crack ticklist, Slate 2018/2019, UK Holiday Plans, E3's for 2020, Hard Rock & Other Classics

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User Date Notes
Tom Fullen 6 Aug Show βeta
βeta: Loose fake in the crack a couple of meters after the overlap. Looks like it’s ready to go
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βeta: Loose fake in the crack a couple of meters after the overlap. Looks like it’s ready to go
Compo 22 Jul, 2012 Show βeta
βeta: So long coming. Turn the brain off and go for the first good gear.
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βeta: So long coming. Turn the brain off and go for the first good gear.

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Route of Interest

Dwm

Grade: E3 6a ***
(Castell Cidwm)