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Cinnamon Slab 

YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V British: S 4b

   
Type: Trad, 2 pitches, 80'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V British: S 4b [details]
FA: Bob Bauman, 1960s
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Submitted By: ScottH on Nov 17, 2007
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Description 

A very popular easy route, Cinnamon Slab climbs the large right-facing corner separating the Dihedrals from lower angle and more broken rock to the east. While technically two pitches, most parties seem to finish on Cry Babies or Cinnamon Toast instead.

P1. From the base of Karate Crack, Cinnamon Slab takes the low-angle hand and fist crack to a comfortable bolted belay on a good ledge. The moves are good and thoughtful for the grade. 5.6

P2. A short section of face climbing leads to an easier, shallow dihedral and the upper anchor. 5.5


Location 

To descend, make two single rope raps down the route. A second anchor on top of P1 helps reduce congestion.


Protection 

Gear to 3.5". I would recommend 2 large pieces unless you are fairly comfortable at the grade. The climb takes great gear the whole way from solid stances, with some decent moves between. This is a great climb for new leaders.



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P1, Cinnamon Slab
BETA PHOTO: P1, Cinnamon Slab
A third the way up the first pitch of Cinnamon Slab.
A third the way up the first pitch of Cinnamon Sla...
Starting the 1st pitch
Starting the 1st pitch
Looking down on the second pitch of Cinnamon Slab
BETA PHOTO: Looking down on the second pitch of Cinnamon Slab
Janet, half way up Cinnamon Slab
Janet, half way up Cinnamon Slab
Belaying Miranda up to the top anchors. 2nd pitch.
Belaying Miranda up to the top anchors. 2nd pitch.
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By Forrest Koran
May 23, 2013

It's way greasy with all the traffic. I can't think offhand of anything better in the same difficulty range but man as a new leader those feet do not inspire confidence

By Dan Trisler
Aug 22, 2013

I'm a first time outdoor climber. Technically, climbing the Cinnamon Slab and then Cry Babies pitches was actually easy for me, but the side drop offs on both pitches were terrifying. (Side note, I'm afraid of heights but am loving climbing --- it's a messy mental mix...)

By EugeneGuy
Sep 29, 2013
rating: 5.6 4c 14 V S 4b

Fun. Do it! The second pitch is not as good as the first, but is worth doing for the rewarding views, and why not keep climbing since it's there?

A #4 camalot was nice to have near the top of the first pitch, and I'll bet a pink tricam (or some tricam around that size) would work in the horizontal crack before the last 15 feet.

By marmot213
Mar 8, 2014
rating: 5.6 4c 14 V S 4b

Very fun! I didn't find it any more greasy than other popular moderates at Smith. I'll add to the comments about extra big gear. I brought up a #3 and #4 C4 but would've liked an extra of either size.