BETA PHOTO: Scout Slab from the road.
The West end of Scout Rock is demarcated by a small drainage that heads North up the hillside and South through a culvert under the road to drain into the creek. Head North up the drainage for 200 feet. The rounded slab on the left is Scout Slab. Three bolted lines have been installed so far. The slab faces North and offers a fine spot to climb when you are looking for some shade.
Eds. note, this is on private property. According to the excellent Gillett guidebook, the landowner is permitting climbing on this corner of the property. Do not add new routes to the west in this area up to the house to the west without explicit permission.
Scout Slab sits North of the CO Highway 7 3.2 miles up the SSV Canyon. Parking is scant, but available, at the West end of Scout Rock.
A. The Sword That Was Broken
, 3 vs.
5, 1p, 60', bolts & gear.
BA. Ring of Power
, 4 or 6, 1p, 60', gear or TR.
C1. Merit Badge, 12+, 1p, 85', bolts.
C2. Git 'em Up Scout
, 9, 1p, 85', bolts.
Note, there are rattlesnakes known to inhabit this drainage. Look around if you hear buzzing.
Climbing Season For the South Fork of St. Vrain Canyon area.
Weather station 8.1 miles from here
4 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]
Featured Route For Scout Slab
The Sword-That-Was-Broken 5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a CO
: ... : Scout Slab
Fun climb and a great intro to slab work for a beginner.On the left margin of Scout Slab start up and left in an angling crack and move up the slab past two bolts on interesting slab moves to a small ledge. Continue up into a right-facing dihedral with good gear placements. Two anchor chains are at the top of the dihedral at a good stance.The guidebook suggests staying on the right side of the bolt line, there are good features here - it's also interesting though on the left of the bolts and m...[more] Browse More Classics in CO
Feb 10, 2007
On the far left side of the photo there is another mixed line (2 bolts and trad to chains) - don't know who set it, but the rating is somewhere around 5.5. (1 pitch, 45').
Also, there is a very difficult bolt line just to the left of "Git em Up Scout", it's called "Merit Badge" and is rated 12d per B. Gillett (4 or 5 bolts to Git em Up Scout). . . I tried it, and it may as well have been 5.14+.