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Swan Slab 


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Location: 37.745, -119.5999 View Map  Incorrect?
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Description 

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.


Getting There 

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.


24 Total Routes


['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',16],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',8],['5.7',5],['5.8',1],['5.9',4],['5.10',5],['5.11',1],['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 Swan Slab:
Bay Tree Crack   5.6 4c 14 V S 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   
Swan Slab Gully   5.6 4c 14 V S 4b     Trad, 3 pitches, 310'   
Swan Slab Squeeze   5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 40'   
Claude's Delight   5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b     Trad, 2 pitches, 150'   
Penelope's Problem   5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
Grant's Crack   5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 60'   
Lena's Lieback   5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a     Trad   
Unnamed Thin Crack   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a     TR, 80'   
Unnamed Seam   5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b     TR, 80'   
Aid Route   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c     Trad, 2 pitches   
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Featured Route For Swan Slab
Once on top of Grant's Crack or the Oak Tree Flake, the Bay Tree Crack follows the red line.

Bay Tree Crack 5.6 4c 14 V S 4b  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

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Swan Slab, from <a href='/v/oak-tree-flake/105997635'>Oak Tree Flake</a> on the far left to <a href='/v/hanging-flake/105988273'>Hanging Flake</a> on the far right (around corner).  The climbers to the left of center are toproping the <a href='/v/unnamed-thin-crack/105998963'>Unnamed Thin Crack</a> just right of <a href='/v/grants-crack/105841126'>Grant's Crack</a>.
BETA PHOTO: Swan Slab, from Oak Tree Flake on the far left to [...
"Swanabe", above Swan Slab. <br />Photo by Blitzo.
"Swanabe", above Swan Slab.
Photo by Blitzo.
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