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Climbs are about three quarters of a rope. Double rope rappel from bolts with rings. An easy slab for beginners of all sizes and shapes. Success of reaching the top is likely. Rock quality is good. The named routes are very easy. One can find some moves up to 5.6 by beginning at the steepest part of the slab. Developed in the Girl Scout spirit of being nice to mother nature.
Approach: Start up the canyon as for the other climbs in Doningo Baca Canyon. Pass the old house foundation. Then, the trail crosses to the S side of the stream and shortly crosses back to the N side. Very soon after, one encounters a step up through rocks with a boulderable boulder on the left. Just after this is a spot on your right that often has the appearance that people camp in the stream bed on a grassy tuft. Look across the stream and locate a big boulder with a Ponderosa Pine in front of it and a Rocky Mountain Juniper in front of the pine. Go to the base of the juniper and find a path that zig zags (to avoid soil erosion) up the small hill to the slab. The left fork goes to Cake Walk, the right fork to Crab Walk. Come back to the fork to walk between the climbs to avoid soil erosion. We have done sufficient pruning for access. Please do not clear the remaining trees away from the base as they are pretty and help stabilize the soil.
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Crab Walk 5.2 3 8 II D 2c NM : Sandia Mountains : ... : Girl Scout Slab
Start on the right side of the slab, wander up. Essentially the fall line from the anchor. Also tentatively rated 5.2. Easy enough that some beginners may prefer to descend facing out in a crab walk....[more] Browse More Classics in NM
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