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The Slabs 

WI3

   
Type:  Trad, Ice, 1 pitch, 60'
Original: WI3 [details]
FA: Unknown
Season: Winter
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Submitted By: Chris Zeller on Dec 31, 1969

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Glen on 12/26/09.

Description 

This flow forms a thick, wide sheet that can accommodate at least three parties. The routes are generally easier and shorter from right to left. However, when the climb is in thin condition (as shown) the right-most climbs offer some interesting mixed climbing options. In cold conditions, mid winter, the start to the left-most climb often has a short, but interesting vertical free-hanging curtain.

Descent: Head right along the aqueduct and scramble down rocks and easy ice to the base of the climb. In the Fall of 2000, a fixed rope with knots every foot was could be used to aid the decent (as always, evaluate the safety of this aid yourself and use it at your own risk). Alternately, continue farther along the aqueduct and follow a trail to the base.

Protection 

Screws Mid-season long screws can be used, bring some rock pro for early season mixed climbs.

Toprope Protection 

Sling bushes above the climb. Back up with rebar from the aqueduct or rock pro as a needed. Bring 10-20 ft slings.


Photos of The Slabs Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Anouther beautiful day at the local ice crag. 01.1...
Anouther beautiful day at the local ice crag. 01.1...
Rock Climbing Photo: Climbing the leftmost route at Upper Falls Jan. 3,...
Climbing the leftmost route at Upper Falls Jan. 3,...
Rock Climbing Photo: Enjoying the nice day.
Enjoying the nice day.
Rock Climbing Photo: This was taken in Feb., 2002.
This was taken in Feb., 2002.
Rock Climbing Photo: Smashing up the krispy gnar at Boulder Canyon.
Smashing up the krispy gnar at Boulder Canyon.
Rock Climbing Photo: Mon 1/15/08 late afternoon. Nice Ice!
Mon 1/15/08 late afternoon. Nice Ice!
Rock Climbing Photo:
BETA PHOTO
Rock Climbing Photo: At the top.
At the top.

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