Access Issue: Gate Buttress Area Recreational Lease: Climbs on Church Buttress above vault remain closed Details
Access Issue: The Approach borders on a private area of land adjacent to the church Archives. Details

Description

An amazing slab, the creme de le creme of slabs. Slabariffic. Alright, enough of that. Intensive Care is a south facing slab located high in the gully between the ?Church Buttress? and The Fin. It is impeccable granite with a spattering of features, with the odd crack thrown in. The angle of the slab lends itself to 10-11 slabwork. Well worth the trip in its own right or, after descending from The Fin rappel, do a route or three.

Getting There

Park as for The Fin or Altered States and take the trail up and west through the Altered States Gully. Drop down in and descend the gully and don't exit the gully too early. After exiting the gully follow the trail, or if you missed it, skirt the base of the Lizard Head Wall and the Fin Buttress, until you reach a flat, gravelly spot with a slab above you. This is where the original CDFT route starts. Climb this adventure route to the slab or continue west around the corner and go up and in, staying to the west of the gully. Approach from the west of the slab.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Intensive Care Slab

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5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c R
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Intensive Care
Trad 2 pitches
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c PG13
 11
Shock Trauma
Trad 2 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Intensive Care
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5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c R Trad 2 pitches
Shock Trauma
 11
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c PG13 Trad 2 pitches
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