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Tree Slab

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Submitted By: Dan Mottinger on Sep 23, 2002
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Description 

This slabby boulder is located just below the Beer Barrel Boulder and offers slab traverses as well as a few easy highball climbs up crimps and cobbles. The climbing routes are on the west face of this climb, and it is distinguished by a tree growing close to the middle of this face. The climbs can be descended by downclimbs to either side of where the routes top out.

Getting There 

Approach as for the Beer Barrel Boulder, and look for the large slab just South and East (15-20 feet) with the tree near the base at the middle.

Climbing Season



Weather station 1.9 miles from here

3 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',0],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',1],['V2-3',2],['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 Tree Slab:
Classic Line   V0 4 PG13     Boulder, 20'   
V1 Slabs   V1 5 PG13     Boulder, 20'   
Slab Traverse   V1 5     Boulder, 10'   
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Featured Route For Tree Slab
The Treasiest way up.

Classic Line V0 4 PG13  CO : Boulder : ... : Tree Slab
Begin to the left of the tree, move straight up. The first moves are a bit delicate, but the holds get bigger as you gain height. Downclimb the gully to the left or continue all the way up to the "Beer Barrel" tier. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

Photos of Tree Slab Slideshow Add Photo
Tree slab from north view
BETA PHOTO: Tree slab from north view
Nick Thompson Climbing on tree slab. Getting freaky on the slab.
Nick Thompson Climbing on tree slab. Getting freak...
Me, bouldering the normal line on Tree Slab (V0 or V1, depending on finish). 1983.
Me, bouldering the normal line on Tree Slab (V0 or...

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By Brian T. Wandzilak
Sep 25, 2002
This was one of the first areas that I went to in Flagstaff. I had already been climbing hard for two days, so we needed a break day. Obviously Flagstaff is not exactly finger friendly, but the routes at Tree Slab are easily manageable by about any climber. I don't know of route names or even how the lines go but they are all fun. Probably no more than V1 on anything (if that). A good photo op exists from the top looking down from the top of the problems. I'll try to add some photos later. Have a great time linking some of them together. Late
By XOG
Mar 4, 2007
I was up there today and someone has spray painted in 1' tall green letters just to the left of tree slab traverse. One more in a long series of vandalisms at Flagstaff - this one of the more damaging I've seen.
By Mark Roth
From: Boulder
6 days ago
Someone must have loved this boulder!?!? In the beginning of September, it became their final resting place as their ashes where scattered around on the ledge above the slab. Bits of bone continue to trickle down on the holds....
Just a heads up if that sort of thing makes you squeamish.
Anyway, rest in peace my fellow Tree Slab aficionado, whoever you were.