BETA PHOTO: The Easy Slab is obvious in this photo. [[10638393...
While walking downstream from the Monster Wall towards Spaghetti Western Wall Area there's an obvious lichen-encrusted slab. From afar it looks steeper and more enticing than it turns out to be. This is it. There's one route up the middle of the slab with the crux right at the start. It should be noted that above the slab is a decent looking wall that could have potential but there are some ledges and vegetation on it so maybe not.
Walk downstream along the trail on the south side of the stream for about two minutes from the Monster Wall. Cross the stream towards the slab.
The route name suggests that either I am the sole person to ever climb this or the fact that I put it up solo on the summer solstice, or both. The best move on the route is right at the start past the first bolt. Borderline 5th class climbing continues up the slab past five or six more bolts to a ledge and a two bolt anchor amongst some vegetation. Above here more rock looks tempting but hasn't been climbed. I've cleaned it on rap a bit and could be entertaining...Maybe a good route for beginn...[more]Browse More Classics in NM