Description

As the name implies, this is slab climbing. The routes here are good training for some of the more serious granite friction climbing areas in North Carolina.

Getting There

At the bottom of the descent gully, turn left. The routes on the Slab Area wall begin here. Alternatively, rap in from the anchors for All I Wanted Was a Pepsi (you'll see these on the bald as you're coming down the descent trail before getting to the gully).

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Classic Climbing Routes at Slab Area

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b PG13
 46
All I Wanted was a Pepsi
Trad
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b PG13
 33
Deprived Child
Trad, Sport
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 24
Dust Bowl Daze
Trad
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13
 13
Trad and True
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 21
Frictionary
Trad, Sport
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 31
Stranger than Friction
Trad, Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 43
Mikey's Mantle
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 8
Summer Solstice
Trad, Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 4
Deprived Direct
Trad
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 15
Kemoslabee
Trad, Sport
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b R
 11
Winter Solstice
Trad
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 6
A Wing and a Prayer
Sport, TR
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
 3
Shock Treatment
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
All I Wanted was a Pepsi
 46
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b PG13 Trad
Deprived Child
 33
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b PG13 Trad, Sport
Dust Bowl Daze
 24
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Trad and True
 13
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13 Trad
Frictionary
 21
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, Sport
Stranger than Friction
 31
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad, Sport
Mikey's Mantle
 43
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Summer Solstice
 8
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, Sport
Deprived Direct
 4
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Kemoslabee
 15
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, Sport
Winter Solstice
 11
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b R Trad
A Wing and a Prayer
 6
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport, TR
Shock Treatment
 3
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Sport
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There is a set of anchors w/ quicklinks directly below the heavily graffitied viewpoint you come to on the hike from the top to the Slab Area. It's an easy hike along the top of the rock from All I Wanted Was a Pepsi.

You can use this to setup an anchor and lower / rap down to the anchors for routes like Summer/Winter Solstice, Stranger than Friction, Frictionary, and probably a few more. Feb 13, 2017