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This easy slab ranges from 5.5 to 5.7 depending on what line you take.
From the road, walk all the way past Loaf and Jug
, go about 200 yards on the climber's trail, and you will wind up in the obvious belay point below the slab.
There are protection opportunities on the slab, depending on your route, but this would be best as a toprope.
To toprope, go further along the climber's trail until you can begin to move upward. Climb around and through large boulders until you reach the top of the pitch. This should not exceed about class 3 or 4 at any time. Take your time and you will find an easy way up.
At the top of the Easy Slab, you will find several trees to anchor with. Many are bomber. There are some opportunities to use gear.
You can access most of the routes on the river wall by walking across the cliff this way. The popular guidebook "Front Range Topropes" tells you to access the cliff by means of a gully with a large chockstone. The way I described is much easier to get to the top.
No bolts on the route. There are plenty of good sized trees to anchor with on the top of the route. You could back them up with some gear.
By Ben Somogyi
From: Erie, CO
May 14, 2010
Location of my 1st three leads. Nice big holds.