Cedar Park Slab Rock Climbing
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DescriptionCedar 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 ThereThe 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).
Classic Climbing Routes at Cedar Park Slab
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