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Submitted By: Greg Opland on Jan 31, 2006
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Description 

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 standard descent for the Swamp Slabs area is to hike off slabs on the left (northern) end of the mountain and then scramble down to reach Pine Tree Ledge from there. This can be tricky the first time, but if you look carefully, you can see signs of previous passage.


Getting There 

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.


8 Total Routes


['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',5],['5.7',0],['5.8',1],['5.9',0],['5.10',2],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Swamp Slabs:
Dislocation Buttress   5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c     Trad, 7 pitches, 300'   
Debut   5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a     Trad, 2 pitches, 300'   
Dislocation Direct   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, 2 pitches, 300'   
Tread Gently   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 2 pitches, 300'   
Pinhead   5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R     Trad, 3 pitches, 300'   
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Featured Route For Swamp Slabs
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Dislocation Buttress 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c  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

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By BWpete
Oct 2, 2006

The climbers trail to the swamp slabs area is easy to miss. As you hike in on trail 261, walk for about a mile ad a quarter past the wilderness boundary and to a fence. Turn right (toward the mountain) you will continue to walk up the trail past 2 switch backs. When you see two sticks across a small trail continue up one more switchback to a curve below a 15 foot rock shelf. The trail cuts down through prickly pear before winding up through rock outcrops. Once you hit the rock walk up hill till you are at the large pine on pine tree ledge. all routes can be accessed from here.

By MacM
From: Cave Creek/Preskitt, AZ
5 days ago

Just a heads up to everyone... I put up a rap station on top of the Swamp Slabs area, about 25' North of the old Juniper, on July 16th 2014. It's a simple thread-through with red sling and a carabiner. It reaches about mid-way down the slab on top of the boulders with at least a 60 meter rope and is a really clean pull. From there traverse out to the normal descent trail. Hopefully it stays there throughout the entire season.

Cheers,
Mac