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Green Slabs (South Face)

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L to R R to L Alpha
Mother Ps ycho's Little Darlins T,S 
Banana Cake (Buttress) T 
Blade Runner S,TR 
David and Goliath T,S 
Fathers Dazed T 
Green Banana Jam T 
Here and Gone T 
Josh and Dave's Route T 
Jump for Joyce T 
Krack a Tack T,TR 
Missing in Action T 
Monkey Business T,TR 
My Left Foot T,TR 
No Stars T,S 
Not KIA T 
Rock Candy T 
Samson and Dalieback T 
So-o-o Swe-e-et T 
Toy Roof T,S 
Wits End T 
Wrench Warfare T 
Yurt Monkey T 

Green Slabs (South Face) Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: Hendrixson on Jul 25, 2002
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Green Slabs (South Face) is a great destination for moderate trad lines. Routes range in difficulty from 5.6 to 5.12 with the majority in the 5.7 to 5.10 range. The crag sees some traffic but is rarely crowded. It is minutes from the road and partially shaded by trees. Most, but not all, routes have chain anchors.

Green Slabs (South Face) resides at a comparatively low elevation and faces south, making it a good choice for cool days. The crag sees morning shade but is otherwise sunny.

Getting There 

Park at the mile marker 9.9 pullout on the east (summit bound) side of the road. The pullout is immediately before pronounced road cuts on both sides of the highway. The Green Slabs Area is the formation to the east which touches the road.

Take a well defined trail from the pullout. The trail leads uphill and towards the northeast. The approach takes less than 5 minutes and leads to the base of Monkey Business.

Climbing Season

For the 2 - Bear Canyon area.

Weather station 3.8 miles from here

22 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',12],['1 Star',7],['Bomb',2]

Classic Climbing Routes in Green Slabs (South Face)

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Green Slabs (South Face):
Here and Gone   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   
Yurt Monkey   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
Samson and Dalieback   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   
My Left Foot   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 50'   
Toy Roof   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a R     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
David and Goliath   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
Mother Psycho's Little Darlins   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
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Missing in Action 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b  AZ : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : ... : Green Slabs (South Face)
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Rock Climbing Photo: Route right of Yurt Monkey
Route right of Yurt Monkey
Rock Climbing Photo: July 2002
July 2002

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By Vincent Greene
Feb 6, 2004
GPS Coordinates for Green Slabs parking area
By Vincent Greene
Feb 6, 2004
GPS Coordinates for new routes "Krack a Tack" and "Wrench Warfare"
By JoeF
Mar 19, 2006
The parking area for Green Slabs is not at the 10.2 mile point (as 'Squeezing the Lemmon' describes). In fact, you actually want to park right BEFORE the 10 mile marker in a large pull-out where the road crosses through two rock formations. The trail can easily be spotted from the pull-out and in five minutes the trail will lead you directly to the base of Monkey Business (5.7). Cool crag.
By 1Eric Rhicard
Jun 2, 2006
The back side of Green Slabs is being called Green Acres. The only green thing back there is the leaves of trees. The wall is dominated by a neat looking yellow dihedral above a big ledge.
By Braxtron
From: ...
Feb 5, 2007
Great info:
By Alexius
Dec 6, 2010
If anyone has found a blue size zero DMM 3 cam unit and phantom carabiner on Rock Candy as of 12/5/10...I lost one out there today and was hoping that one of you guys who were out there might have found it? After all, I finally got your TR set up to run smoothly on the second attempt on David and Goliath... Cheers, Alex

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