Elevation: 7,573 ft
GPS: 40.46754, -105.33252
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Shared By: Peter Gram on Sep 2, 2003 · Updates
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC
Access Issue: Access issue - Monastery, Cedar Park, Combat Rock, etc.? Details


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.


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).

Per Dharma Bum: there is now a locked Forest Service gate after Meadow Road and no parking for the above approach.

Update 5/8/2022: My partner and I climbed one of the routes up here and were yelled at for over an hour by an angry home owner who spotted our parked car on a neighborhood road pull off. Not only did he tell us he was “sick of climbers trespassing,” he called the sheriff on us. Although we didn‘t get ticketed for trespassing (this time), I would highly suggest taking Cedar Park Road until you hit Homestead Dr, take a right, then take a right on Meadow Dr to access an old Forest Service road. From there, hike from the top of Cedar Slab down the east side, then traverse back west along the base of the rock. I uploaded a CalTopo map image with directions, hopefully that helps.

Cedar Park Slab can be accessed from the top on the north side of the rock to avoid hiking across private property. There is a road sign indicating that Meadow Drive is private (maybe BS?), but it can be used to access parking on Forest Service land (outlined in green).

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Classic Climbing Routes at Cedar Park Slab

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Trad 5 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
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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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