The Swamp Slabs is the leftmost section of Granite Mountain, from the Swamp Slabs Route over to Tread Gently. Most of the Swamp Slabs routes can be reached from Pine Tree Ledge, a prominent shelf cutting across the bottom of the Swamp Slabs area. The routes here are mostly easy to moderate, on good rock and offer good pro and very nice climbing.
The Swamp Slabs are access from the main climber's trail in a sort of open, flat area with an agave plant or two. The Swamp Slabs trail heads up the left from here, then grunts up below the wall to reach Pine Tree Ledge.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Swamp Slabs:
Dislocation Buttress 5.4 Trad, 7 pitches, 300 feet
Debut 5.5 Trad, 2 pitches, 300 feet
Dislocation Direct 5.6 Trad, 2 pitches, 300 feet, Grade II
Tread Gently 5.8 Trad, 2 pitches, 300 feet, Grade II
Pinhead 5.10- R Trad, 3 pitches, 300 feet
Featured Route For Swamp Slabs
Dislocation Buttress 5.4 AZ : Central Arizona : ... : Swamp Slabs
This climb starts right where the swamp slab trail hits the wall. Look for the obvious crack/chimney that extends about 100ft up the wall. That's your first pitch. The route then follows a short traverse left to the next belay. After that its straight up with the exception of a short hand traverse on pitch 4. If you avoid the traverse and head up a seam on the left, it's dislocation direct (5.6). The last pitch is class 4 and then walk/scramble off to the left. Take care at the top!All pitches e...[more] Browse More Classics in AZ