Outward Bound Slab Rock Climbing
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.
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.
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
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Mastering Five-Two 5.2 3 8 II 8 D 2c
: Joshua Tree National Park
: ... : Outward Bound Slab
This is the gully that ascends the left side of the South Face of Outward Bound Slab just to the left of Look Mom No Sweat. Lots of ways to run up this route make it anywhere from 5.2 to 5.4 or 5.5 and although it's hard to protect low, most of the route is easy enough that it's not an issue.From the anchors, continue up and slightly to the left over a bulge to a notch in the rock to downclimb the backside of the formation...[more] Browse More Classics in CA
BETA PHOTO: Outward Bound Slab. Photo by Blitzo.
Outward Bound Slab. Photo by Blitzo.
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.