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Routes in Swamp Slabs

Conkomatic T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Debut T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Dislocation Buttress T 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
Dislocation Direct T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Green Dagger T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Green Horns T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Pinhead T 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R
Tread Gently T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
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Description

The Swamp Slabs is the leftmost section of Granite Mountain, from the Swamp Slabs Route over to Tread Gently. Most of the Swamp Slabs routes can be reached from Pine Tree Ledge, a prominent shelf cutting across the bottom of the Swamp Slabs area. The routes here are mostly easy to moderate, on good rock and offer good pro and very nice climbing.

The standard descent for the Swamp Slabs area is to hike off slabs on the left (northern) end of the mountain and then scramble down to reach Pine Tree Ledge from there. This can be tricky the first time, but if you look carefully, you can see signs of previous passage.

Getting There

The Swamp Slabs are access from the main climber's trail in a sort of open, flat area with an agave plant or two. The Swamp Slabs trail heads up the left from here, then grunts up below the wall to reach Pine Tree Ledge.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Swamp Slabs

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
 16
Dislocation Buttress
Trad 5 pitches
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
 10
Green Dagger
Trad 3 pitches
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
 35
Debut
Trad 2 pitches
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 43
Dislocation Direct
Trad 2 pitches
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 14
Green Horns
Trad 4 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 8
Tread Gently
Trad 2 pitches
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R
 6
Pinhead
Trad 3 pitches
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 3
Conkomatic
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Dislocation Buttress
 16
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c Trad 5 pitches
Green Dagger
 10
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Trad 3 pitches
Debut
 35
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Trad 2 pitches
Dislocation Direct
 43
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad 2 pitches
Green Horns
 14
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad 4 pitches
Tread Gently
 8
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 2 pitches
Pinhead
 6
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R Trad 3 pitches
Conkomatic
 3
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad
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BWpete  
The climbers trail to the swamp slabs area is easy to miss. As you hike in on trail 261, walk for about a mile ad a quarter past the wilderness boundary and to a fence. Turn right (toward the mountain) you will continue to walk up the trail past 2 switch backs. When you see two sticks across a small trail continue up one more switchback to a curve below a 15 foot rock shelf. The trail cuts down through prickly pear before winding up through rock outcrops. Once you hit the rock walk up hill till you are at the large pine on pine tree ledge. all routes can be accessed from here. Oct 2, 2006
Anyone know if the peregine closures effect this area? I read in the topo map that it doesn't relate to lizard head/ other formations around but not sure about the swamp slabs. May 5, 2018
Greg Opland    
Entire main face of GM from Swamp Slabs to Easy Chair included. There is some effort to try to modify this, but for now, the whole thing. May 5, 2018

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