Great Northern Slab
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BETA PHOTO: A climber about half way up the Great Northern Sla...
A fun outing, this route tends to be pretty popular. P1 (5.2) Start in the corner to the left of the flat ledge with the 10c toprope problem. Climb rightward up a ramp and through some bushes, then straight up an easy ramp to two very large (i.e. 1-inch diameter) bolts. P2 (5.7) Climb up the corner. The 5.7 move is the somewhat awkward move to gain a sloping ledge. Continue up the crack system on the left or the right (technically Pisces), both 5.6, to a belay/rappel station with an overcomplicated set of chains. P3 (5.7+) Either climb up a ramp left and continue up to the top, or go right up another ramp and climb a slabby face to the top. Descent: Rap the route. With 2 60-m ropes, you can reach the ground from the rap station at the top of the second pitch.
A standard trad rack to 3" will suffice, with lots of runners to help reduce rope drag. All the belays are bolted.
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|Comments on Great Northern Slab
|By Casey Jones|
From: Seattle, WA
Feb 9, 2006
Seemed a lot easier than 5.7+ to me. Eats up stoppers. Gets really crowded!!!
Sep 13, 2006
A good climb.