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BETA PHOTO: Swan Slab, from Oak Tree Flake on the far left to [...
Swan Slab is a very popular area with zero approach and an abundance of short, moderate routes. It is south-facing and gets sun almost all day long. Most of the routes are easily top-roped, making it extremely popular for guided groups. Count on crowds.
Park either at Yosemite Lodge (across the street), Camp 4, or Lower Yosemite Falls. All the routes are about 100 feet north of the road.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Swan Slab:
Swan Slab Gully 5.6 Trad, 3 pitches, 310 feet
Bay Tree Crack 5.6 Trad, 1 pitch, 60 feet
Claude's Delight 5.7 Trad, 2 pitches, 150 feet
Swan Slab Squeeze 5.7 Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 40 feet
Penelope's Problem 5.7 Trad, 1 pitch, 80 feet
Lena's Lieback 5.9 Trad
Grant's Crack 5.9 Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 60 feet
Unknown Arete 5.9 PG13 Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 200 feet
Unnamed Thin Crack 5.10a TR, 80 feet
Penthouse Cracks 5.10 Trad, TR, 18 feet
Unnamed Seam 5.10c TR, 80 feet
Ugly Duckling 5.10c R Trad, 2 pitches, 200 feet
Aid Route 5.11b Trad, 2 pitches
Featured Route For Swan Slab
Bay Tree Crack 5.6 CA : Yosemite National Park : ... : Swan Slab
A great addition to the Oak Tree Flake or Grant's Crack. Climb the stacked blocks off the ledge at the top of the for mentioned climbs. Pass the bay tree, and proceed into the finger crack. Continue up the right arching crack which turns into mostly tight hands (5.6). There is a medium sized rock at the top with an old bolt in it. Belay here....[more] Browse More Classics in CA