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Mr. Slate 

YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
Original:  YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: Flagstaff oldschool
Season: Fall, winter, spring
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Submitted By: Aimee Rose on Mar 30, 2006

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The roof! Photo by Wyatt Brown.

Description 

The classic 10b. This is an awesome route. Don't let the roof intimidate you, there's holds up there.

Location 

This is the rightmost route on the tower.

Protection 

6 bolts to chains. Please do not toprope off the anchors. Hang your own draws up there to reduce wear on the anchors.


Photos of Mr. Slate Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Fun Climb
Fun Climb
Rock Climbing Photo: above the crux
above the crux
Rock Climbing Photo: Nearing the top on a perfect day.
Nearing the top on a perfect day.
Rock Climbing Photo: Andrew!
Andrew!
Rock Climbing Photo: Pulling over the roof on Mr. Slate
Pulling over the roof on Mr. Slate
Rock Climbing Photo: pulling the roof... there are huge holds up there....
pulling the roof... there are huge holds up there....
Rock Climbing Photo: mr slate
mr slate
Rock Climbing Photo: Roger Putnam on the first Mexican wrestling mask a...
Roger Putnam on the first Mexican wrestling mask a...
Rock Climbing Photo: good rest point just above crux
good rest point just above crux
Rock Climbing Photo: Michelle crushing, like usual.
Michelle crushing, like usual.
Rock Climbing Photo: Finishing up the crux
BETA PHOTO: Finishing up the crux
Rock Climbing Photo: Topping out Mr. Slate
BETA PHOTO: Topping out Mr. Slate
Rock Climbing Photo: Pumping out on the crux on a beautiful day in the ...
Pumping out on the crux on a beautiful day in the ...
Rock Climbing Photo: Mr. Slate!
Mr. Slate!
Rock Climbing Photo: The Crux
BETA PHOTO: The Crux
Rock Climbing Photo: Cameron belaying Ross in comfort
BETA PHOTO: Cameron belaying Ross in comfort
Rock Climbing Photo: Mr. Slate
Mr. Slate
Rock Climbing Photo: The awesome Mr. Slate.
The awesome Mr. Slate.
Rock Climbing Photo: Mr.Slate and Me
Mr.Slate and Me
Rock Climbing Photo: In the crux, fun little climb.
In the crux, fun little climb.

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By Chris Tatum
From: Flagstaff, AZ
Apr 25, 2009

All bolts replaced 4-24-09 except 1st bolt which was pretty new. Piton came out with ease.
By Xander! Wyckoff
From: Durango, CO
Apr 13, 2011

so slimy. so fun.
By Christian
From: Casa do Cacete
Jun 19, 2011
rating: 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b

Since there's a ways between bolts you should be solid at the grade (for example, see deck story on Pit front page)
By Mark Mueller
From: Flagstaff, AZ
Nov 4, 2011
rating: 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b

the first two clips are high on the route, very straight forward though.
By robin hood
Aug 6, 2012

First and second bolts a little intimidating but it is on easy ground (5.7-8)
By Riley Evans
Apr 18, 2013
rating: 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b

This route is SO classic!
By CRZYFST
From: Indianapolis, IN
Sep 16, 2015
rating: 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b X

Doesn't matter how easy the bottom climbing is, needs another bolt below the 1st and another added between 1st and 2nd. Love the route though.

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