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Green Slabs

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Mother Ps ycho's Little Darlins T,S 
Banana Cake (Buttress) T 
Blade Runner S,TR 
David and Goliath T,S 
Fathers Dazed T 
Grass is Greener..., The S 
Green Banana Jam T 
Green Eggs And Cams T 
Greenhorn S 
Here and Gone T 
Hooterville T 
Josh and Dave's Route T 
Jump for Joyce T 
Krack a Tack T,TR 
Little Jack Corner T 
Missing in Action T 
Missing the Action T 
Monkey Business T,TR 
My Left Foot T,TR 
No Stars T,S 
Pettycoat Junction S 
Rock Candy T 
Samson and Dalieback T 
Time Warp T 
Toy Roof T,S 
Wits End T 
Wrench Warfare 
Wrist Rocket S 
Yurt Monkey S 
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Green Slabs 


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Submitted By: James DeRoussel on Jul 25, 2002
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Description 

Green Slabs is a great destination if you are looking for moderate trad. There are only a couple of sport routes, and though they are worth doing, this area is usually less crowded than most. If you really want a clip-up, try Yurt Monkey (5.8). Otherwise, there are no lack of good gear leads on this crag. Many routes, yes even the trad routes, have chain anchors at the top, but don't assume!

Lots of trees means the base stays shady, but the higher rock on this south facing crag can heat up in the afternoon. Green Slab's orientation and relatively low elevation make it a good cool weather crag.


Getting There 

Driving up the Catalina Highway, Green Slabs will be visible on the right near mp 10.2. The highway passes tightly between two large rock formations here. The formation on the right is the western end of Green Slabs. Park at one of the nearby pullouts and find a trail heading steeply uphill to the crag. The trail is well defined and approaches the crag from the southwest.


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29 Total Routes


['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',14],['1 Star',11],['Bomb',2]
['<=5.6',3],['5.7',5],['5.8',4],['5.9',7],['5.10',6],['5.11',3],['5.12',1],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Green Slabs:
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     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
My Left Foot   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 50'   
Samson and Dalieback   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   
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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Topo for Krack a Tack - second try

Krack a Tack 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  AZ : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : ... : Green Slabs
Located 200 ft up the hill past Jump for Joyce on the left. Crux is near the bottom. Follow easily protected cracks to anchors on highest point. Scramble up and around the right side to set a toprope....[more]   Browse More Classics in AZ

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Route right of Yurt Monkey
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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
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Feb 5, 2007

Great info: climbaz.com/climbs/greenslabs/green_slabs.html

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