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This route might be the best on the crag and a must do. The opening crux will immediately test your friction skills. If you can stick the opening sequence, you have it made... as long as you are comfortable with some healthy runouts on 5.7 ground. Good edges lead all the way to the top with a nice mini-crux right before the anchors. The second pitch is not as good as the first, but you are here already... might as well do it.
Slab Hymen is the first route to the right of the big corner that is King Of Croatia. You can do a single rope rap and if you plan it right, string the anchors of "German People" on the way down to top rope that route.
Pitch 1: 5.9 R (Bolts to bolt anchors.)
Pitch 2: 5.10b (Bolts to bolt anchors.)
|By Russ Walling|
Aug 22, 2007
The name of this route is sorta self explanatory.... it's a slab, and if you can do it, well, you are a slab virgin no more. The thinking was if non slab guys do this thing, they could carry on and do the rest of the routes on the crag with no worries.
|By Marty Roberts|
Mar 1, 2008
On his first visit to the area, Charles Cole of 5.10 fame berated a would-be leader of Slab Hymen for wearing some off-brand, inferior friction shoes. The narrative went something like, "Are you so much better than the rest of us that you need to handicap yourself with that crap on your feet?" I think the lead was handed over and he did it in a pair of Mountain Masters.
|By Adam Winters|
From: the Shire
Feb 4, 2009
rating: 5.10 6b 20 VII- E2 5b R
Great route. The opening step-over sequence got my attention right away (sure didn't feel like 5.9 to me!), and those nice little run-outs added some spice, especially from the last bolt to the P-1 anchors