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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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Elevation: 6,500 ft
GPS: 34.627, -112.554 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Greg Opland on Jan 31, 2006
Admins: Greg Opland, Luke Bertelsen, JJ Schlick

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.
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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
Dislocation Buttress
Trad 7 pitches
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Green Dagger
Trad 3 pitches
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Debut
Trad 2 pitches
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Dislocation Direct
Trad 2 pitches
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Green Horns
Trad 4 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Tread Gently
Trad 2 pitches
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R
Pinhead
Trad 3 pitches
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Conkomatic
Trad
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Dislocation Buttress 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c Trad 7 pitches
Green Dagger 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Trad 3 pitches
Debut 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Trad 2 pitches
Dislocation Direct 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad 2 pitches
Green Horns 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad 4 pitches
Tread Gently 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 2 pitches
Pinhead 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R Trad 3 pitches
Conkomatic 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad
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MacM
Cave Creek/Preskitt, AZ
MacM   Cave Creek/Preskitt, AZ
Just a heads up to everyone... I put up a rap station on top of the Swamp Slabs area, about 25' North of the old Juniper, on July 16th 2014. It's a simple thread-through with red sling and a carabiner. It reaches about mid-way down the slab on top of the boulders with at least a 60 meter rope and is a really clean pull. From there traverse out to the normal descent trail. Hopefully it stays there throughout the entire season.

Cheers,
Mac Jul 19, 2014
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

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