Unknown climber on the 5.9 between the arete(5.8) ...
South facing, this area gets morning sun, which tends to be nice on those chillier days. Climbs are generally low angle, and cruxes short one to two move wonders near the tops of the climbs. Has some decent moderates, however.
Follow the trail past Pirate's Wall
. Super slab is actually the wall on the south side of the same block (right end of Pirate's Wall).
Route Order (From left to right)
Weather station 4.0 miles from here
5 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Super Slab
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Super Slab:
Super Arete 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
Boltaneer 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport, 85'
Oreo 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport, 85'
Full Sail 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Sport, 90'
Featured Route For Super Slab
Oreo 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b NM
: El Rito
: ... : Super Slab
Clark's guide says of "Oreo", "Hard moves at bottom and top, softer sweet stuff in between" and that's quite accurate. Thin moves to the first bolt if you go straight at it or start right-ish and move over to the bolt. Then 5.8-5.9ish monster jugs through the middle to a thin roof/bulge to finish. The Foley "Taos Rock" book suggests to stem the start using the right wall and then to grab the chains for the finish--neither of which is necessary. For the chains-clip, just go a bit further and grab...[more] Browse More Classics in NM
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Super Slab as taken from The Balcony
Christine hanging out on superslab.
View of Super Arete and Clast Action from The Balc...
Super Slab with Lori on Boltaneer.
A friend on Oreo (name withheld to protect the inn...
Sep 19, 2015
Excellent long routes! Most routes might feel a little run-out for a leader near their limit. Some tricky starts, and the pump clock often starts ticking on the overhang.