Elevation: 6,285 ft
GPS: 39.744, -105.299 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Richard M. Wright on Dec 31, 2000 · Updates
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC
Access Issue: Seasonal Raptor Closures/CDOT Road Work Details

Description

The Red Slab is a lot bigger than it might appear. Nearly all of the routes are a full 8ee5 ft in length. Something like ten years ago Alan Nelson, working with various partners, put in all the routes. Most of the routes are 5.10 with very spacy bolting. On some of these routes you can expect fewer than six clips in 85 feet of climbing. An excellent 5.12b exists as the wall's only testpiece. Bring lots of mental cool and you can pick off about a dozen fine pitches on great stone. Best in the earlier hours (during warmer months), since it faces East by Southeast.

Also, there are a few traditionally-protected, multi-pitch lines which lie just around the corner to the left.

L->R:

Around the corner to the left:

A. 1976 Crack/chimney, 8, 2p, gear.

B. The Corner, 8+, 4p, 350', gear.

C. Jenga, 6, 1p, 90', bolts.

D.Fun 'n' Games, 9-, 3p, 350', gear & bolt.

E. Rubics, 9-, 1p, 80', bolts.

Main crag:

F. Slip It In, 11 PG-13, 1p, 50', bolts & gear.

G. 1976 Crack/chimney, 8, 2p, gear.

H. Bumblies for Breakfast, 10- PG-13, 1p, 85', bolts.

I. Vapor Trail, 9 PG-13, 1p, 85', TR or bolts.

J. Trundelero, 10, 1p, bolts.

K. Wicked Game, 10+ PG-13, 1p, bolts.

L. Spring Fever, 10+, 1p, bolts.

M. Diamondback, 10, 1p, bolts.

N. Pink Slip, 12, 1p, 80', TR or bolts.

ON. Slip and Slide, 10+, 1p, 80', bolts.

P. Lounge Lizard, 10, 1p, 80', bolts.

Q. MK '74, 9+ R/X, 1p, 80', TR or funky gear & bolts.

R. Snakes for Snacks, 10- PG-13, 1p, bolts.

S. Rattle and Scream, 10- PG-13, 1p, 60', bolts.

T? And Now for Something Completely Different, 9 R, 1p, TR.

U? Back Scratcher, 8 R or 9, 1p, TR or gear.

Getting There

Three miles up Clear Creek Canyon is a large and generous parking area on the South side of the road and just before the first bridge. The Red Slab is the large East facing formation across the road from the parking. Access the crag via a short scramble just at the bridge abuttment. This picks up a trail with a couple of decoy forks in it. Stay high to avoid tumbling into the creek. The trail will deposit you at the base of The Red Slab about in the middle.

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Classic Climbing Routes at The Red Slab

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
 12
Fun 'n' Games
Trad 3 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 103
Vapor Trail
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 59
Bumblies For Breakfast
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 44
Snakes For Snacks
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 47
Trundelero
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 81
Diamondback
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 93
Lounge Lizard
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 74
Slip and Slide
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 12
Slip It In
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 21
Pink Slip
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Fun 'n' Games
 12
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c Trad 3 pitches
Vapor Trail
 103
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Bumblies For Breakfast
 59
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Snakes For Snacks
 44
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Trundelero
 47
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Diamondback
 81
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Lounge Lizard
 93
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Slip and Slide
 74
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Slip It In
 12
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Pink Slip
 21
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
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