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Big Ass Slab? Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 8,900'
Location: 40.312, -105.54213 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monomaniac, Monty, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Leo Paik on May 1, 2006
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Description 

This rock is entered here to provide organizational clarity. This crag is located in the cluster of rocks known as Jurassic Park. According to Rick Thompson, this rock located just downhill from the Dinosaur's Foot is known as "Big Ass Slab." Perhaps, there is a more tactful name (especially for little kids climbing here) for this rock?

On this slab are at least 4 established lines and possibly more. Clean, low-angle rock with primarily bolt protection is probably the best way to describe this crag. Nonetheless, this rock is still fun to climb.

Getting There 

Hike up from Lily Lake on the established ridge trail that switchbacks a short distance from the parking lot. Angle uphill towards the obvious rock and find the climber's trail. If you reach Dinosaur Rock or The Fin, you've gone too far. The 4 obvious routes start virtually on the climber's trail.

L->R: 

A. Coloradoddity, 6, 1p, 90', bolts.
B. Stout Blue Vein, 8+, 95', bolts.
C. Critical Morass, 10+, 1p, 100', bolts.
D. Assmosis, 9+, 1p, 100', bolts & gear.

Climbing Season



Weather station 5.1 miles from here

4 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',1],['5.7',0],['5.8',1],['5.9',1],['5.10',1],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Big Ass Slab?

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Big Ass Slab?:
Coloradoddity   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Sport, 1 pitch, 95'   
Stout Blue Vein   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 95'   
Critical Morass   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   
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Featured Route For Big Ass Slab?
Rock Climbing Photo: Brian Maynes climbing Stout Blue Vein 10/11/03.

Stout Blue Vein 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c  CO : Estes Park Valley : ... : Big Ass Slab?
This route lies just uphill from the bolted 5.6/7 slab, Coloradoddity. It can be started with a ledge just off the ground before the first bolt, from here climb to 2 bolts and then traverse to the right approx. 6 feet and follow the bolt line to the top of the cliff. The crux comes at the traverse, and climbing straight up through the 2/3/4 bolt could be a little harder than 5.9+ as the feet are very slippery and precise. This is a good route but not worth 3 stars comparing it to the route just...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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