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Super Slab  

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Submitted By: Anthony Stout on Apr 24, 2006
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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.

Getting There 

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) 

Super Arete; 5.7+
Clast Action; 5.9
Full Sail; 5.11a or 10b (two variations)
Boltaneer; 5.10a
Oreo; 5.10 b/c

Climbing Season

Weather station 4.0 miles from here

5 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Super Slab:
Super Arete   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
Clast Action   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 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'   
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About two-thirds of the way up "Oreo" on...

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

Photos of Super Slab Slideshow Add Photo
Super Slab as taken from The Balcony
Super Slab as taken from The Balcony
Christine hanging out on superslab.
Christine hanging out on superslab.
View of Super Arete and Clast Action from The Balc...
View of Super Arete and Clast Action from The Balc...
Super Slab
Super Slab
super slab at sunset
super slab at sunset
Super Slab with Lori on Boltaneer.
Super Slab with Lori on Boltaneer.
the one and only
the one and only
A friend on Oreo (name withheld to protect the inn...
A friend on Oreo (name withheld to protect the inn...

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By skelldify
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.
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