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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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BETA PHOTO: Jurassic Park, showing the major formations.

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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


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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Coloradoddity 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b  CO : Estes Park Valley : ... : Big Ass Slab?
This route is the first bolted route on this section of rock called Big Ass slab, you will approach when coming from the parking area. It is past a bolted climb called Gilded Lilly. This is a long, bolted, low-angled arete/rib that tracks up easy terrain and has great exposure above the lake and a beautiful view of the Diamond off to the south. A spectacular photo can be taken of the Diamond in the background from higher up (approx. 50') on the trail. This is an excellent route on great stone w...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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