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West Face - Center (Flintstone Slab)

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West Face - Center (Flintstone Slab) 


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Pine tree shadow and rock, Tahquitz Rock

Description 

This area extends from Angel's Fright on the left all the way right to Bedrock on the right with a large number of the routes on the Flintstone Slab, the large high-angled slab which characterizes the area.

Recommended routes here include Angel's Fright (5.5), Human Fright (5.10a), Blankety Blank (5.10c), Mr. Slate (5.10d), Fred (5.11a), Bedrock (5.11a), The Quarry (5.11c) and Fright Night (5.12a).


Getting There 

Head uphill from Lunch Rock to reach this area. See the individual route descriptions for more detailed approach information.


16 Total Routes


['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',9],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',4],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',1],['5.7',0],['5.8',2],['5.9',0],['5.10',5],['5.11',6],['5.12',2],['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 West Face - Center (Flintstone Slab):
Angel's Fright   5.5 4b 13 IV+ MS 4a     Trad, 4 pitches, 400'   
Human Fright   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a     Trad, 2 pitches, 250'   
Betty   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   
Blankety Blank   5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b     Trad, 3 pitches, 400'   
Mr. Slate   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 120'   
Bedrock   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 160'   
Fred   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c     Trad, 2 pitches, 250'   
The Quarry   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- E4 6a     Trad, 2 pitches, 165'   
Fright Night   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a     Trad, 2 pitches, 190'   
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Left side of the Flintstone Slab, Tahquitz Rock
Left side of the Flintstone Slab, Tahquitz Rock
Granite detail, Tahquitz Rock
Granite detail, Tahquitz Rock
Jeffrey Pine and cone, Tahquitz Rock
Jeffrey Pine and cone, Tahquitz Rock
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