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.
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.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Back Slabber Boulder:
The Shankster V1 Boulder, 15 feet
The Shankster (SDS) V3 Boulder, 18 feet
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The Shankster V1 CO : Grand Junction area : ... : Back Slabber Boulder
Start with your left on a knob and your right on a good jug. Crunch up till you can mantle. Reach high for a slopey crimp. Get you legs up onto the slab face and then pull and mantle your way up an easy slab finish.There is a lot of potential for a difficult SDS variation. If you started completely under the roof, the problem would probably be V4 or possibly higher....[more] Browse More Classics in CO