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Cedar Park Slab

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Cedar Park Slab Rock Climbing 


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Location: 40.46754, -105.33252 View Map  Incorrect?
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BETA PHOTO: Dags In Beanland and Whetstone.

Description 

Cedar Park Slab (aka Seam Rock) is a large wall (~600 feet high) located up the road from Combat Rock. The rock is low angle with lots of opportunity for friction climbing. The main route here is Dags in Beanland, 5.8, but a few other routes exist.

It is also known as Seam Rock.

L->R:

A. Slab Ants, 6, 3p, 450', gear.
B. Dags in Beanland, 8, 4p, bolts & gear.
C. Whetstone, 7, 5p, 500', bolts & gear.
D. Crack Slabbeth.

Getting There 

The approach crosses private land, so either ask for permission or tread lightly and be respectful. From Drake, go right on the road heading towards Glen Haven, then take your first right onto a forest service road. Drive up this for about 2.5 miles, take a left, and than take the next major right soon after. From here, many intersections are passed, but stay on the main road until an obvious T-intersection. Park near this intersection, then use your judgement to find the best line to the wall. A fairly big gorge must be crossed, and this is less cliffy the further right you are. Then work up to the base of the slab on grass ledge systems and low angle friction slabs.

Per SteveF: to reach the parking from the town of Drake, proceed west on CR 43 for a couple minutes to make a right on Storm Mountain Road. At 2.1 miles, make a left at the T-intersection onto Storm Mountain Drive. After about 1.2 miles, stay right onto Cedar Park Drive. Turn right on Homestead Drive after about 1.5 miles. Then make a right on Meadow Drive. There is a small sign saying "Private Drive No Outlet", but I believe this is actually a Forest Service road. Stay right at the Y-intersection after about 0.2 miles. Then make a right onto a small road just past a red roofed house. This road has one small section that looks to be pretty muddy after a rain but is passable with a Subaru Forester when dry. After about 0.3 miles, you'll see a narrow old two track road on the right. Park here and walk, or continue on the two-track road as far as you're comfortable. Toward the end, it gets steep before reaching the ridge leading to the top of Cedar Park Slab. On foot, follow this rocky ridge to the top of the slab to find the rappel rings (105°19'58.308"W 40°28'6.931"N). The rap route takes you to the bottom of Dags in Beanland (105°19'56.511"W 40°28'3.384"N).

Rock Climbing Photo: Cedar Park Slab can be accessed from the top on th...
Cedar Park Slab can be accessed from the top on the north side of the rock to avoid hiking across private property. There is a road sign indicating that Meadow Drive is private (maybe BS?), but it can be used to access parking on Forest Service land (outlined in green).

Climbing Season



Weather station 7.9 miles from here

3 Total Climbing Routes

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Classic Climbing Routes in Cedar Park Slab

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Cedar Park Slab:
Whetstone   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 5 pitches, 500'   
Dags in Beanland   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, Sport, 4 pitches   
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Featured Route For Cedar Park Slab
Rock Climbing Photo: The borland line is Slab Ants.

Slab Ants 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b  CO : Estes Park Valley : ... : Cedar Park Slab
As you come to the slab, start heading more left (solo) a class 4 scramble to the trees above, and start your first pitch here. Place pro when you can, mostly easy face climbing to an obvious, single tree 50m up.P2 following a series of cracks. Bring extra slings to reduce drag. Climb over the cracks and to the big chockstone just under a little dihedral. 40m.With a solid anchor P3 is the crux. Start with small pro, and follow the cracks, use some nuts on the runout sections, but make your way ...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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Rock Climbing Photo: Tony Bubb tops out on Cedar Park Slab in Sept 1995...
Tony Bubb tops out on Cedar Park Slab in Sept 1995...
Rock Climbing Photo: Cedar Park Slab can be accessed from the top on th...
BETA PHOTO: Cedar Park Slab can be accessed from the top on th...

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By Tom Kelley
Apr 24, 2012
Actually, the approach does not necessarily cross private land (contrary to what is printed in Rossiter's and Gillett's guidebooks). I recommend looking at maps on the Larimer County Assesor's website for a definitive delineation of private vs. public land in this area. That said, the access is not easy, and the landowners are both ignorant of their property boundaries and unfriendly, so beware!
By SteveF
From: Fort Collins, CO
Jun 12, 2016
I added a map of access to Cedar Park Slab. You must walk across private property when taking the usual access route to the rock from the south (and bottom), but you can drive around to the top of the rock and park on forest service land. This approach avoids walking across private land and is also shorter and easier (especially if rappelling to start).

To reach the parking from the town of Drake, proceed west on CR 43 for a couple minutes to make a right on Storm Mountain Road. At 2.1 miles, make a left at the T-intersection onto Storm Mountain Drive. After about 1.2 miles, stay right onto Cedar Park Drive. Turn right on Homestead Drive after about 1.5 miles. Then make a right on Meadow Drive. There is a small sign saying "Private Drive No Outlet", but I believe this is actually a Forest Service road. Stay right at the Y-intersection after about 0.2 miles. Then make a right onto a small road just past a red roofed house. This road has one small section that looks to be pretty muddy after a rain but is passable with a Subaru Forester when dry. After about 0.3 miles, you'll see a narrow old two track road on the right. Park here and walk, or continue on the two-track road as far as you're comfortable. Toward the end, it gets steep before reaching the ridge leading to the top of Cedar Park Slab. On foot, follow this rocky ridge to the top of the slab to find the rappel rings (105°19'58.308"W 40°28'6.931"N). The rap route takes you to the bottom of Dags in Beanland (105°19'56.511"W 40°28'3.384"N).

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