Left Infirmary Slab Rock Climbing
BETA PHOTO: From the Road. Hamburger goes through the middle o...
Left Infirmary Slab has two 5.8 trad/slab routes that are really only notable if you've already made the hike to Upper Infirmary Slab and want to get some more routes in. They're longer routes, but the cruxes are at the start and the rest of the climbing is really easy. Scramble down the right side of the formation to descend.
As for Upper and Lower Infirmary Slabs, drive 5.1 miles up the canyon, and park at the pullout on the left (best to drive a little further and turn around at the turn off to the Forest Service Ranger cabins). Either hike up the trail to Upper Infirmary Slab and rockhop/bushwack 100 yards west (climber's left) and slightly down to the base of the slab OR hike up the road part way back to the cabins and the lower angle rockfall area and hike up the hillside trending up and right straight to the base.
Climbing Season For the South Fork of St. Vrain Canyon area.
Weather station 8.9 miles from here
3 Total Climbing Routes
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Featured Route For Left Infirmary Slab
Hamburger 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b CO
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A [prominent] roof left of left Infirmary Slab [visible] from the road. Climb easy slabs up to a belay below the crack. The slabs with the old bolt directly below are quite run out. It's easier to use the wide groove to the right. Jam the overhanging crack (15 degree?) up to another easy slab and a small tree. Exit left. The crack is probably only 15' long, but it's fun if you are there. Be careful using the flake wedged in the crack at the lip....[more] Browse More Classics in CO
By Matt Juth
Apr 19, 2004
If you are there, it also contains a short, fun 5.10 crack to a small tree. It is between the other routes.