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A Little Slab'll Do Ya S 
Crab On A Slab S 
Redbud Resthome T,TR 
Slab 1, The S 
Slab 2, The TR 
Slab 3, The S,TR 
Slab Happy S 
Slab Stick S 
Slab-A-Dab-A-Doo S 
Slabracadabra S 
Slabulous S 
Smear Campaign S 
What R Streek S 

The Slab Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: Tom Lausch on Nov 28, 2012  with updates from Nicholas Gillman


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Located a couple hundred yards left of the Tuna and Chips wall The Slab is exactly as it sounds, a slab. There are multiple beginner sport routes here. Most can be top-roped without leading. The area gets decent shade in the afternoon and is a good finish to the Chips and Salsa wall.

Getting There 

Go left and down from the First Pullout parking lot. Visible on your right as you come up past the Tiger Stripe Wall you will see the wash/gully leading to Tuna and Chips Wall and in the foreground will be the Slab (framed by the the large cave in the top center of the wall and the water streak at far right).

Climbing Season

Weather station 0.7 miles from here

13 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',11],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in The Slab

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Slab:
The Slab 2   5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a     TR, 1 pitch, 60'   
Slab Happy   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
Crab On A Slab   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
Smear Campaign   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
What R Streek   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
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Featured Route For The Slab

Slab Happy 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b  NV : Red Rock : ... : The Slab
Low height dependent crux with climbing that eases the higher you go but not quite the one move wonder its neighbor "Smear Campaign" is. Not unlike the other climbs at this wall watch for thin flexing flakes....[more]   Browse More Classics in NV

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By Nicholas Gillman
From: Las Vegas
Jul 4, 2015
Replaced my original beta/topo pic with an updated high res version (the max MP allows) in hopes of greater clarity on the app / tablets ect...Cheers.
By Ben Townsend
Nov 4, 2015
In addition to the routes shown on the photo-topo, there are two bolted lines immediately left of Smear Campaign, both about 5.8.
By Nicholas Gillman
From: Las Vegas
Nov 21, 2015
Thanks for the heads up man. I got the information on the two new routes and updated the beta photo as well as added the two routes to the area page.Cheers.

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