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Big Ass Slab?

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Big Ass Slab?  


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Elevation: 8,900'
Location: 40.312, -105.54213 View Map  Incorrect?
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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 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]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated 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'   
Assmosis   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   
Critical Morass   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   
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Critical Morass 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b  CO : Estes Park Valley : ... : Big Ass Slab?
This route follow a beautifully clean line up a blank looking slab and then cruises through a little bulge before reaching the anchors. It is a spectacular line that rates as one of my favorite slab climbs to date in Colorado. Locate this route by finding the 4 bolts on a blank looking, steep wall just uphill from the previous bolted lines (3rd bolted line from the left, facing the cliff).Climb the delicate slab with tricky feet to the 3rd bolt and reach the 2 nice pockets before the crux, paste...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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