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May 14, 2012
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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?
Alex Quitiquit
From Salt Lake City
Joined May 18, 2011
259 points
May 15, 2012
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not sure of anything in your area..

however, that route looks much more than dicey!
CJ Coccia
From Denver, CO
Joined Apr 29, 2010
83 points
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.
kBobby
From Spokane, WA
Joined Oct 5, 2001
1,373 points
May 15, 2012
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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.
Brian in SLC
Joined Oct 6, 2003
12,685 points
May 15, 2012
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tuolumne meadows if you like bold climbing. Stifler's mom in little has a superb pitch of slab, two variations on the 5th pitch JRohde
From seattle, washington
Joined Jun 26, 2010
12 points
May 15, 2012
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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!
Cory
From Boise, ID
Joined Mar 25, 2008
2,526 points
May 15, 2012
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anything besides reg route and lucky streaks on the Fairview dome in Tuolumne, Lumpy Ridge, CO and NC granite Corey Flynn
From USA
Joined Aug 18, 2008
100 points
May 15, 2012
J Tree - where 3 bolts on 80 feet of slab is considered more than adequate protection. Canon
Joined May 15, 2011
143 points
May 15, 2012
Darrington, WA RandyR
Joined Dec 17, 2009
44 points
May 15, 2012
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check out Cochise Stronghold in Southern AZ (e.g Warpaint ) Luis Cisneros
From Tucson
Joined Jun 18, 2007
1,103 points
May 15, 2012
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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
Eamon Doyle
From Sierra Madre, CA
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May 15, 2012
The Reef down in the Swell T Roper
From DC,VA,NM,UT,CT,MA
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May 15, 2012
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Stone Mountain NC Sam Stephens
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May 15, 2012
The Tooth in the Organs, NM Bill M
From Fort Collins, CO
Joined Jun 30, 2010
323 points
May 15, 2012
These are pretty cool -- but approach is a bear, involving a flight to the UK, etc.

mountainproject.com/v/beinn-tr...
PTR
From NEPA
Joined Aug 31, 2009
12 points
May 15, 2012
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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.


mountainproject.com/v/topograp...
mountainproject.com/v/childhoo...



Ralph Kolva
From Evergreen, CO
Joined Jun 5, 2006
271 points
May 15, 2012
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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. mountainproject.com/v/topograp... mountainproject.com/v/childhoo...

If you're talking NC slab climbing, don't forget Laurel Knob.
csproul
From Davis, CA
Joined Dec 3, 2009
355 points
May 15, 2012
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Come to NC! sanz
From Raleigh, NC
Joined Nov 7, 2011
262 points
May 15, 2012
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RandyR wrote:
Darrington, WA


+1

Also check out Static Point.
sqwirll
From Las Vegas
Joined Mar 12, 2006
1,483 points
May 15, 2012
North east
Whitehorse and Chapel Pond. Rogers Rock if you don't mind a canoe approach and start.
Nathan Stokes
Joined Oct 20, 2008
479 points
May 15, 2012
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Whitehorse in NH is one of my favorite areas:

mountainproject.com/v/the-slab...

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

mountainproject.com/v/flatiron...

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

Elephant buttres, the bihedral... etc.

cheers.
-chris
percious
From Bear Creek, CO
Joined Nov 9, 2006
1,290 points
May 15, 2012
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mountainproject.com/v/slippery...

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

mountainproject.com/v/one-time...

LCC has the best slab I've climbed anywhere, no need to travel far to find great slab.
BobGray
From Salt Lake City, Utah
Joined Jun 7, 2006
677 points
May 15, 2012
Northshore of Massachusetts Ranchhand
From Bend, OR
Joined Apr 25, 2008
11 points
Administrator
May 15, 2012
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Rushmore and The Needles in South Dakota.

Whitehorse up in New Hampshire.
Andrew Gram
From Salt Lake City, UT
Joined Jan 1, 2001
3,626 points
May 15, 2012
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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.
Doug Lintz
From Kearney, NE
Joined Apr 19, 2004
1,183 points
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
john strand
From southern colo
Joined May 22, 2008
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