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Back Slabber Boulder  

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Location: 39.0605, -108.6426 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Tanner Wixom on Aug 18, 2012
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This is a large boulder with easy slab climbing above a small roof. The fun of this boulder comes from figuring out the various ways to pull out from under the roof onto the slab face of the boulder. The rock quality is variable; some parts are extremely solid, while other gravelly parts will peel away in your hand.

If you're ambitious, there is potential to work in some difficult sit starts under the roof. The slab face is spars for any solid holds, so finding something solid enough to catch while coming out from under the roof will be interesting.

There are a couple yucca plants growing around a little, scrubby bush under the boulder. There is some fun climbing near the yuccas, but don't fall on them or you'll get slabbed...I mean stabbed in the back. Okay, I apologize for clubbing you over the head with the pun.

Getting There 

Back Slabber is the last big boulder on the south end of the upper Caprock area. You should be able to distinguish it by its big slab face and the yucca plants growing in a small clump at its base. It's only a 50-foot walk from the main trail wrapping around the hill below.

Climbing Season

For the Grand Junction Area area.

Weather station 3.2 miles from here

3 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

Featured Route For Back Slabber Boulder

The Shankster (SDS) V3 6A  CO : Grand Junction Area : ... : Back Slabber Boulder
This is a sit start variation on The Shankster.Start with you left on a big ledge near the back of the roof and your right on a flat sidepull. Slap up an around the roof till you get the knob, then get your left out from under the roof. Move right to a big jug, then pull a fun, wide mantle move to reach high to a good crimp. Finish on an easy slab....[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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