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Ironing Board Slabs (Upper & Lower Slabs)

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Area 51 T 
Bee Line Highway S 
Coal Room T 
Code Rainbow T,S 
Double O Slab T 
Hair of the Dog, The T 
Hard Luck and Bad Times S 
La Facada Norte T 
Ned's Variation to Code Rainbow T 
Otherworld S 
Roadside Traverse T 
Short but Squeezed T 
Short but Sweet T 
Slipstream Dihedral T,S 
Ten Second High S 
Unknown Left (sorry Gillett) T 

Ironing Board Slabs (Upper & Lower Slabs)  

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All of the ironing board slabs uphill from the 0.6...


This is a reorganization effort to help clarify routes in this area.

You can link up to 4 pitch lines in this area.

Getting There 

This is 0.6 miles west of the Beige Siphon Tube. A series of iron like slabs rise high to the east. These are the Slabs.


There are 4 tiers to this crag:

Roadside Traverse, V2.

1st Tier

A. Other World, 10, 1p, 70', bolts.

B. Coal Room, 10, 1p, 85', gear.
C. Left Side Story, 10, 1p.
D. McCorkel's 5.11, 11, 1p, bolts.
E. Code Rainbow, 8 or 9+ R or 10, 1p, 60', gear.
F. Ned's Variation to Code Rainbow, 9+, 1p.

2nd Tier

G. La Facada Norte, 9, 1p.
H. Hair of the Dog, 9+, 2p, 140'.

I. Hard Luck Bad Times, 11, 1p, 65', bolts.

J. Beeline Highway, 9+, 1p, 50-80', bolts.

3rd Tier

K. Unknown Left, 8, bolts, 1p, 120'.
L. Double O Slab, 10+, 1p, 120', gear.
M. Slipstream, 9+, 2p, 130', bolts & gear.

N. 10 Second High, 10, 1p, bolts & gear.

O. Area 51, 10+ PG-13, 2p, 180', bolts & gear.

4th Tier

P. Short But Squeezed, 7+ PG-13, 1p, 60', gear.
Q. Short But Sweet, 8+ PG-13, 1p, 35', gear.

Climbing Season

For the Beige Tube Area / The Narrows area.

Weather station 2.2 miles from here

16 Total Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',10],['Bomb',0]

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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Ironing Board Slabs (Upper & Lower Slabs):
Slipstream Dihedral   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, Sport, 2 pitches, 130'   
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