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Routes in Cedar Park Slab

Dags in Beanland T,S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Slab Ants T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Whetstone T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
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Elevation: 7,573 ft
GPS: 40.468, -105.333 Google Map · Climbing Map
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Shared By: Peter Gram on Sep 2, 2003
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

Description

Cedar Park Slab (aka Seam Rock) is a large wall (~600 feet high) located up the road from Combat Rock. The rock is low angle with lots of opportunity for friction climbing. The main route here is Dags in Beanland, 5.8, but a few other routes exist.

It is also known as Seam Rock.

L->R:

A. Slab Ants, 6, 3p, 450', gear.
B. Dags in Beanland, 8, 4p, bolts & gear.
C. Whetstone, 7, 5p, 500', bolts & gear.
D. Crack Slabbeth.

Getting There

The approach crosses private land, so either ask for permission or tread lightly and be respectful. From Drake, go right on the road heading towards Glen Haven, then take your first right onto a forest service road. Drive up this for about 2.5 miles, take a left, and than take the next major right soon after. From here, many intersections are passed, but stay on the main road until an obvious T-intersection. Park near this intersection, then use your judgement to find the best line to the wall. A fairly big gorge must be crossed, and this is less cliffy the further right you are. Then work up to the base of the slab on grass ledge systems and low angle friction slabs.

Per SteveF: to reach the parking from the town of Drake, proceed west on CR 43 for a couple minutes to make a right on Storm Mountain Road. At 2.1 miles, make a left at the T-intersection onto Storm Mountain Drive. After about 1.2 miles, stay right onto Cedar Park Drive. Turn right on Homestead Drive after about 1.5 miles. Then make a right on Meadow Drive. There is a small sign saying "Private Drive No Outlet", but I believe this is actually a Forest Service road. Stay right at the Y-intersection after about 0.2 miles. Then make a right onto a small road just past a red roofed house. This road has one small section that looks to be pretty muddy after a rain but is passable with a Subaru Forester when dry. After about 0.3 miles, you'll see a narrow old two track road on the right. Park here and walk, or continue on the two-track road as far as you're comfortable. Toward the end, it gets steep before reaching the ridge leading to the top of Cedar Park Slab. On foot, follow this rocky ridge to the top of the slab to find the rappel rings (105°19'58.308"W 40°28'6.931"N). The rap route takes you to the bottom of Dags in Beanland (105°19'56.511"W 40°28'3.384"N).

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Classic Climbing Routes at Cedar Park Slab

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5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Whetstone
Trad 5 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Dags in Beanland
Trad, Sport 4 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Whetstone 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 5 pitches
Dags in Beanland 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, Sport 4 pitches
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SteveF
Fort Collins, CO
SteveF   Fort Collins, CO
I added a map of access to Cedar Park Slab. You must walk across private property when taking the usual access route to the rock from the south (and bottom), but you can drive around to the top of the rock and park on forest service land. This approach avoids walking across private land and is also shorter and easier (especially if rappelling to start).

To reach the parking from the town of Drake, proceed west on CR 43 for a couple minutes to make a right on Storm Mountain Road. At 2.1 miles, make a left at the T-intersection onto Storm Mountain Drive. After about 1.2 miles, stay right onto Cedar Park Drive. Turn right on Homestead Drive after about 1.5 miles. Then make a right on Meadow Drive. There is a small sign saying "Private Drive No Outlet", but I believe this is actually a Forest Service road. Stay right at the Y-intersection after about 0.2 miles. Then make a right onto a small road just past a red roofed house. This road has one small section that looks to be pretty muddy after a rain but is passable with a Subaru Forester when dry. After about 0.3 miles, you'll see a narrow old two track road on the right. Park here and walk, or continue on the two-track road as far as you're comfortable. Toward the end, it gets steep before reaching the ridge leading to the top of Cedar Park Slab. On foot, follow this rocky ridge to the top of the slab to find the rappel rings (105°19'58.308"W 40°28'6.931"N). The rap route takes you to the bottom of Dags in Beanland (105°19'56.511"W 40°28'3.384"N). Jun 12, 2016
Actually, the approach does not necessarily cross private land (contrary to what is printed in Rossiter's and Gillett's guidebooks). I recommend looking at maps on the Larimer County Assesor's website for a definitive delineation of private vs. public land in this area. That said, the access is not easy, and the landowners are both ignorant of their property boundaries and unfriendly, so beware! Apr 24, 2012

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