Sign Up  |   Log In:Login with Facebook
REI Community
Scout Slab

Select Route:
Git 'em Up Scout S 
Ring of Power T,TR 
Super Mario Brothers 
Sword- That- Was- Broken, The T 

Scout Slab Rock Climbing 

Photos:  Recent | Best | Popular
Elevation: 5,646'
Location: 40.2041, -105.3114 View Map  Incorrect?
Page Views: 2,111
Administrators: Ben Mottinger, Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monomaniac, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Richard M. Wright on Jan 1, 2001
You & This Area
Best climbs for YOU in this area
Your opinion of this PAGE:    [0 people like this page.]


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.

Getting There 

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

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
Rock Climbing Photo: From the north looking at Super Mario Brothers.

Super Mario Brothers V2 5+  CO : Lyons : ... : Scout Slab
The crux is going from slab to overhang. It is difficult to feel where your feet are, and there are only a few difficult spots for your feet to go. The landing couldn't get any better. It surrounded by nothing but level sand....[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

Local Information for Scout Slab
Comments on Scout Slab Add Comment
Show which comments
By Umph!
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+.

The Definitive
Climbing Resource

Inspiration & Motivation
to Fuel Your Run

Next Generation Mountain
Bike Trail Maps

Backcountry, Sidecountry
& Secret Stashes

Better Data. Better Tools.
Better Hikes!