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By Alex Quitiquit
From Salt Lake City
May 14, 2012
meow

So I'm enjoying slab leads more and more everyday. I've been mostly climbing in Little Cottonwood Canyon and think that the rock is perfect for delicate slab movement and good routes.

ex:

S-Direct

I'm asking where else are there good slab leads?


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By CJ Coccia
From Boulder, CO
May 15, 2012
Acid Test at Paynes Ford

not sure of anything in your area..

however, that route looks much more than dicey!


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By kBobby
From Spokane, WA
May 15, 2012

I think you are asking what other areas have slab climbing as good as LCC.

In the West, Tuolumne Meadows and Squamish stand out.

Closer to you, there is a little bit of slab climbing in West Sawtooth Canyon, near Ibex.


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By Brian in SLC
May 15, 2012
Climbing in Smuggler's Notch

Alex Quitiquit wrote:
I'm asking where else are there good slab leads?


City of Rocks and Castle Rock both have some pretty good slabbin'.

Suicide/Tahquitz.

X-mas Tree Pass.

Joshua Tree.

SPlatte.

Stone Mountain, NC.


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By JP Rohde
From salt lake city, utah
May 15, 2012
uintas

tuolumne meadows if you like bold climbing. Stifler's mom in little has a superb pitch of slab, two variations on the 5th pitch


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By Cory
From Boise, ID
May 15, 2012
Relaxing in the Tuttle Creek Campground after a fun day in the Hills

Sounds like someone needs to make a trip to Suicide outside of LA. Impeccable rock, and nothing to hang onto! Great frictiony slab routes from 5.easy to 5.youmustneedmagictoclimbthis fun!

Also basically any othe granite climbing area should be full of slab climbs (Yosemite/Tuolumne, tahquitz, Joshua tree, heck there's even an area with 6-8 pitch granite slab routes outside of McCall Idaho).

Enjoy your slabbin!


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By Corey Flynn
From USA
May 15, 2012
life is good in the Black Canyon

anything besides reg route and lucky streaks on the Fairview dome in Tuolumne, Lumpy Ridge, CO and NC granite


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By Canon
May 15, 2012

J Tree - where 3 bolts on 80 feet of slab is considered more than adequate protection.


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By RandyR
May 15, 2012

Darrington, WA


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By Luis Cisneros
From Tucson
May 15, 2012
On Square Top Dome

check out Cochise Stronghold in Southern AZ (e.g Warpaint )


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By Eamon Doyle
From La Canada, CA
May 15, 2012
Headshot

Cory wrote:
Sounds like someone needs to make a trip to Suicide outside of LA. Impeccable rock, and nothing to hang onto! Great frictiony slab routes from 5.easy to 5.youmustneedmagictoclimbthis fun! Also basically any othe granite climbing area should be full of slab climbs (Yosemite/Tuolumne, tahquitz, Joshua tree, heck there's even an area with 6-8 pitch granite slab routes outside of McCall Idaho). Enjoy your slabbin!


If you're out near LA and have an extra day, you can check out Devil's Punchbowl as well. I don't know if I would call it the best slab climbing, but there are certainly some fun shaded routes and the area, while small, is clean. I enjoyed it when I was out there.

-Eamon


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By MJMobes
From The land of steady habits
May 15, 2012
modern man

The Reef down in the Swell


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By Sam Stephens
May 15, 2012
Top half of Melifluous

Stone Mountain NC


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By Bill Matlin
From Albuquerque, New Mexico
May 15, 2012
suffering

The Tooth in the Organs, NM


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By PTR
From GA
May 15, 2012

These are pretty cool -- but approach is a bear, involving a flight to the UK, etc.

www.mountainproject.com/v/beinn-trilleachan---etive-slabs/10>>>


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By Ralph Kolva
From Evergreen, CO
May 15, 2012

Stone Mtn and Looking Glass were my intro to slabbing, mighty nice climbing. Would like to visit some of the other areas suggested but have to admit that for good slabbin in nice weather without anybody else around South Platte is hard to beat! Outside of Turkey Rocks and Devils head most of my trips to SPlatte we had the slabs entirely to ourselves. Finding the climbs can be a little difficult at times but it's a great place to climb in the fall and winter.


www.mountainproject.com/v/topographical-oceans/105758688
www.mountainproject.com/v/childhoods-end/105762645




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By csproul
From Rancho Cordova, CA
May 15, 2012
Summit of Wolf's Head with Pingora in the background

Ralph Kolva wrote:
Stone Mtn and Looking Glass were my intro to slabbing, mighty nice climbing. Would like to visit some of the other areas suggested but have to admit that for good slabbin in nice weather without anybody else around South Platte is hard to beat! Outside of Turkey Rocks and Devils head most of my trips to SPlatte we had the slabs entirely to ourselves. Finding the climbs can be a little difficult at times but it's a great place to climb in the fall and winter. www.mountainproject.com/v/topographical-oceans/105758688 www.mountainproject.com/v/childhoods-end/105762645

If you're talking NC slab climbing, don't forget Laurel Knob.


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By sanz
From Raleigh, NC
May 15, 2012
One of my first trad leads, on Ooga Chocka at Crowder's Mountain.

Come to NC!


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By sqwirll
From Las Vegas
May 15, 2012
Cool snow formation at the base.

RandyR wrote:
Darrington, WA


+1

Also check out Static Point.


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By Nathan Stokes
May 15, 2012

North east
Whitehorse and Chapel Pond. Rogers Rock if you don't mind a canoe approach and start.


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By percious
From Bear Creek, CO
May 15, 2012
Hanging out with some scooter trash.

Whitehorse in NH is one of my favorite areas:

www.mountainproject.com/v/the-slabs/105909571

There's lots of good stuff on the flatirons in Boulder, CO.

www.mountainproject.com/v/flatirons/105797700

There's some slabby stuff in nearby Boulder Canyon, as well as St. Vrain Canyon.

Elephant buttres, the bihedral... etc.

cheers.
-chris


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By BobGray
From Salt Lake City, Utah
May 15, 2012
My Hero

www.mountainproject.com/v/slippery-slab/106033139

anything on super slab is the best you'll find in LCC besides this:

www.mountainproject.com/v/one-time-at-band-camp/105835900

LCC has the best slab I've climbed anywhere, no need to travel far to find great slab.


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By Ranchhand
From Bend, OR
May 15, 2012

Northshore of Massachusetts


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By Andrew Gram
Administrator
From Salt Lake City, UT
May 15, 2012
Andrew Gram

Rushmore and The Needles in South Dakota.

Whitehorse up in New Hampshire.


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By Doug Lintz
From Kearney, NE
May 15, 2012
Destroyer of popcorn

City of Rocks has some great slab routes, plus it's just an awesome place to visit.

South Platte in Colorado has a few that'll get your attention.


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By john strand
From southern colo
May 15, 2012

NH- whitehorse (easy) and cathedral (hard).. most places in NC and of course Tuolumne and Suicide.

this should should keep you busy for a few lifetimes


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