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Outward Bound Slab

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Bound Outward T 
Dig Your Own Cactus TR 
Look Mom No Name T 
Look Mom, No Brains TR 
Look Mom, No Hands T 
Look Mom, No Sweat T 
Mastering Five-Two T 
Mom For The Road T 
Oh Pinyon Crack T 
One For The Road T 
Outward Bound Slab Route T 
Paint Me Gigi T 
Quo Vadis T 
Tres Fun T 

Outward Bound Slab Rock Climbing 

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Location: 34.0527, -116.17472 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: C Miller, M.Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer, Justin Johnsen, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: M.Morley on Jan 30, 2003

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From atop Outward Bound. Boyscout Trailhead parkin...


OB Slab is a nice area to escape the crowds. None of the routes are particularly worth writing home about, but one can potentially spend a fun half day here. Good for beginner groups. Around the corner to the left, Oh Pinyon Crack is a fun, short hand crack.

Getting There 

Park at the "Key's Corner" Boyscout Trailhead, 1/2 mile east of Trashcan Rock (on your left at a wide right turn if you are driving from town). Head north along trail as for Ellsmere Island and Cool Dome. Cut east (Cool Dome will be to your left) to a sunny slab.

Climbing Season

Weather station 8.6 miles from here

14 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',8],['1 Star',6],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Outward Bound Slab

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Outward Bound Slab:
Look Mom, No Brains   5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b X     TR, 1 pitch, 70'   
Mom For The Road   5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   
Outward Bound Slab Route   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Dig Your Own Cactus

Dig Your Own Cactus 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b  CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Outward Bound Slab
In between Look Mom No Sweat and Look Mom No Hands is a face climb that can be done on top rope. I'm sure many have done this route on TR from the anchors at the top of the two climbs it lies between, but I've never seen it listed in a guidebook.It's worth mentioning though, as the crux move, a single high-step with marginal holds, make the climb worth doing, especially since you already have the TR set up from the other routes.The area where the move is can be seen in the photo as the light ar...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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Outward Bound Slab. Photo by Blitzo.
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By Steve Powell
Feb 3, 2003
I've climbed on OBS several times. I think it's a fun place to climb. great for beginners, and offers something for more advanced climbers also.

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