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$00pr kr33m S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
Boys with Power Toys S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Bulges T 5.2 3 8 II 8 D 2c R
Diagonal T 5.2 3 8 II 8 D 2c R
Family Man S 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Film Noir S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Hippopotamus S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Hunger, The S 5.13b/c 8a+ 29 X- 30 E7 6c
Junior Niblits V7 7A+
Just Another Boy's Climb T 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Keyhole, The T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R
Kr33m in the $33m TR 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b
Left 'N Up T 5.2 3 8 II 8 D 2c R
Nasty Boys S 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b
Northeast Arete T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a R
Pen 15 S 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
Prime the Pump S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Prime the Pump (Pitch 1) S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Return of Dow, The T 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c X
Shalohsh S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Sick For Sleeping S 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Sump Pump S 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
Sweet NiBLitz S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Syzygy T 5.2 3 8 II 8 D 2c R
Trad kr33m T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Undertow S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Up and Right T 5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a PG13
Whipped Cream S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
Whipping Post S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
k00kEEz and krEEm S 5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b
m1n1-kr33m TR V5 6C
s00kr33m S 5.13a/b 8a 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c
Elevation: 7,000 ft
GPS: 39.963, -105.287 Google Map · Climbing Map
Page Views: 44,931 total, 205/month
Shared By: Anonymous Coward on Nov 29, 1999
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

Description

The slab is the widest (broadest) chunk of stone in the Flatirons with endless possibilites for 5.3-5.6 slabmongering on its expansive, 500-foot-tall east face. It sits in a pleasant location at the mouth of Fern Canyon and offers great views to the east and south from its summit ridge.

In addition, the north and west faces are host to a handful of great sport routes in the 5.11+ to 5.12 range on steep, bomber stone. Bouldering possibilities can be found in the trees below and to the south and west of the slab.

To descend the east face routes, scramble south along the crest of The Slab until it's possible to either downclimb or execute a short rappel from a prominent notch near the terminus of the crest.
Temporary Trail and Raptor Closures Details

Getting There

The most direct approach to the slab is via the North Shanahan Ridge Trail. Drive west on Table Mesa from Broadway and turn left (south) on Lehigh. Drive most of the way up the hill and turn right on Cragmoor, which dead ends after two blocks.

Park in the dead end and follow a trail west and uphill to the mesa above you. From here, continue west 20-30 minutes along the very wide North Shanahan Ridge Trail, passing a junction with the Mesa Trail en route. The Slab rears up ahead of you the further west you go; if you descend north into a gully you've just passed it!

For the east face routes cut left (south) off the main trail onto a climber's path through the ferns. To access the north and west sides, continue along the Shanahan Ridge Trail another 2 minutes (thru the gully) until you hit the Fern Canyon Trail. Follow this up and steeply west for 3-4 minutes until it makes sense to head south (left) across a talus-filled bench to reach the routes.

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Classic Climbing Routes at The Slab

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.2 3 8 II 8 D 2c R
Diagonal
Trad
5.2 3 8 II 8 D 2c R
Left 'N Up
Trad
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Just Another Boy's Climb
Trad
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Shalohsh
Sport
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Family Man
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Undertow
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Boys with Power Toys
Sport
5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b
Nasty Boys
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Film Noir
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Prime the Pump
Sport 2 pitches
5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b
k00kEEz and krEEm
Sport
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
$00pr kr33m
Sport
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
Whipped Cream
Sport
5.13a/b 8a 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c
s00kr33m
Sport
5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
Pen 15
Sport 2 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Diagonal 5.2 3 8 II 8 D 2c R Trad
Left 'N Up 5.2 3 8 II 8 D 2c R Trad
Just Another Boy's Climb 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Trad
Shalohsh 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Family Man 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Undertow 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Boys with Power Toys 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Nasty Boys 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b Sport
Film Noir 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
Prime the Pump 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport 2 pitches
k00kEEz and krEEm 5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b Sport
$00pr kr33m 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Sport
Whipped Cream 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Sport
s00kr33m 5.13a/b 8a 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c Sport
Pen 15 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c Sport 2 pitches
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Mark E Dixon
Sprezzatura, Someday
Mark E Dixon   Sprezzatura, Someday
Parking-
I spoke with a homeowner on Cragmoor who was very upset about a recent increase in parking and poor behavior such as littering, picnicking on their lawn, etc.
I realize most of the traffic is hikers, but it would be in our best interest as climbers to maintain good relations with the local residents.

So PLEASE be nice, don't block driveways or mailboxes, don't litter, don't camp out in the neighborhood, and let the residents know how much you appreciate parking there.

Boulder has a parking management system that neighborhoods can request that limit parking to just a few hours daily. We don't want that at Cragmoor!

Wag bags-
Thanks to the FCC and Open Space a new wag bag dispenser is in place near Sookreme. Oct 26, 2017
ANGUS WIESSNER
Denver Colorad
ANGUS WIESSNER   Denver Colorad
WARNING $00pr Kr33m has sharp steel carabiners. See the route for more details. Jun 10, 2017
Mark E Dixon
Sprezzatura, Someday
Mark E Dixon   Sprezzatura, Someday
I really don't want to find your 'little' fragrant surprises, so I carried some wagbags up to the base near s00p3rkr33m. Hanging in a plastic bag from a nearby stump.

I believe a formal box is planned. I'll figure out something more secure in the meantime next time I head up there.

P.S. Chris, good luck - SEND IT!!!

Updated 6/30/2017:

There's now a plastic box holding wag bags in the vicinity of the staging area for s00p3rkr33m.

I'll try to keep it stocked this summer, but the trail work is a total pain!
Do me a favor and try to take care of the box, keep a rock on the lid so it doesn't blow away, etc.

Thanks! May 12, 2017
An application for bolting a new route on the Slab has been received by the FCC for the May 1 cycle. "Sump Pump", 5.11+, is a direct start to the upper Priming the Pump route. Details of the proposed route can be found here on the FCC site: flatironsclimbing.org/curre…

Please feel free to post any comments you have on the application. The public meeting will be held at the Spot on Thursday, June 1, 2017 at 6:30 pm, and everyone is welcome to join and vote there May 2, 2017
Phil Lauffen
The Bubble
Phil Lauffen   The Bubble
What is the status of Rad Kr33m? There is a ton of chalk on it and two distinct starting locations? Or are there two distinct lines? Feb 16, 2017
Mike Humphries
Arvada, CO
Mike Humphries   Arvada, CO
I found a pair of belay glasses at the Slab on 6/12/16. Please describe them, and I would be more than happy to return to their rightful owner. Jun 13, 2016
An application for bolting a new route on the Slab has been received by the FCC for the May 1 cycle. Details of the proposed route can be found here on the FCC site: flatironsclimbing.org/current-....

Please feel free to post any comments you have on the application. The public meeting will be held at the Spot on June 2, 2016 at 6:30, and everyone is welcome to join and vote there. May 15, 2016
One of the four applications submitted for the January 2012 cycle of the Flatirons Climbing Council's Fixed Hardware Review Committee is on this formation, the Slab. (The new deadline applications are January 1, April 1, and August 1). It is for a 30-meter 5.12+ called "Pogo Lord."

To see the applications and leave comments, please visit: flatironsclimbingcouncil.wo…

It's probably best to leave comments on each individual route by sending them to us via email for now: fhrc@flatironsclimbing.org.

The public meeting and vote on these applications will be held Thursday, February 2 at 6:30 p.m. at The Spot gym, Boulder, Colorado. Anyone interested is welcome and encouraged to attend! Jan 2, 2012
Five applications have been submitted to the Fixed Hardware Review Committee (FHRC) of the Flatirons Climbing Council (FCC) for the September 2011 voting cycle:

•Two applications for new climbs, a 5.11 on the Slab and a 5.10 on Dinosaur Rock
•Two applications to add new, lower first bolts to the existing climbs Touch Monkey, a 5.11b on Der Zerkle, Dinosaur Mountain and to Short Attention Span, a 5.11d on Overhang Rock, Bear Canyon.
•One application to add an anchor to the existing climb Big Bob Cranks on Dinosaur Rock.

To view and comment on these four applications, please visit flatironsclimbingcouncil.wo…

The vote and public meeting for this cycle will be held Tuesday, December 6 at 6:30 p.m. at The Spot gym, Boulder, Colorado. Anyone interested in voting on and discussing these applications is encouraged to attend! Nov 7, 2011
Two Flatirons Climbing Council Fixed Hardware Review Committee (FHRC) applications concerning the Slab have been submitted for the June cycle.

•The first, an application to update the fixed piton on Trad Kr33m can be found here: flatironsclimbingcouncil.wo…
Please visit the link for more info and to add any comments.

•The second is for a new 5.11, Sick for Sleeping, right of the existing climb Hippopotamus, on the Undertow ledge. More info here as well: flatironsclimbingcouncil.wo…

The FHRC will hold its public meeting Wednesday, July 6, at 7 p.m. at The Spot gym, Boulder, Colorado, to discuss and vote on these applications and one other for the June 2011 cycle. Anyone interested is invited to come participate, comment, and cast a public vote in person. Jun 24, 2011
June 2010 new-route application through the Flatirons Climbing Council's Fixed Hardware Review Committee: flatironsclimbingcouncil.wo…

Please click on the above link to submit comments on the proposed climb. The deadline closes June 15; this is the only route submitted this cycle. There will be a public meeting held June 23, Wednesday, at 7:30 p.m. at The Spot gym, Boulder. May 12, 2010
March 2010 new-route application through the Flatirons Climbing Council's Fixed Hardware Review Committee: flatironsclimbingcouncil.wo…

Please click on the above link to submit comments on the proposed climb; and to have a vote in the process, come to the FHRC public meeting on April 28, 2010, at 6:30 p.m. at Movement Climbing + Fitness, Boulder, CO. Mar 29, 2010
The new climb (approved by the FHRC in the June cycle) right of Undertow is in now. Five bolts to double-bolt anchors (5.10+) - this is Paul Glover's climb, though he asked us to install it for him while he's in Nepal. Once he's back, I'm sure he'll add it to the database. Enjoy! Oct 15, 2009
adam brink
Boulder, CO
adam brink   Boulder, CO
Is the new route to the right of Boys with Power Toys done yet? Any idea on difficulty and quality? It looks to be one of the best sweeps of stone up there and spanker hard. Thanks for the work! Jul 19, 2008

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