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Mr. Slate 

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

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10a/b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VI+ 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.


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


This is the rightmost route on the tower.


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
Fun Climb
Fun Climb
above the crux
above the crux
Nearing the top on a perfect day.
Nearing the top on a perfect day.
mr slate
mr slate
Roger Putnam on the first Mexican wrestling mask ascent???
Roger Putnam on the first Mexican wrestling mask a...
Mr. Slate
Mr. Slate
pulling the roof... there are huge holds up there.. if it feels real hard take a second to scan for the jugs
pulling the roof... there are huge holds up there....
Finishing up the crux
BETA PHOTO: Finishing up the crux
Mr.Slate and Me
Mr.Slate and Me
The Crux
Topping out Mr. Slate
BETA PHOTO: Topping out Mr. Slate
Michelle crushing, like usual.
Michelle crushing, like usual.
Mr. Slate!
Mr. Slate!
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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- 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+ E2 5b

the first two clips are high on the route, very straight forward though.

By soren tucker
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- E2 5b

This route is SO classic!