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GPS: 33.17197, -110.7814
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Shared By: 1Eric Rhicard on Apr 25, 2007
Admins: Greg Opland, Brian Boyd, JJ Schlick, Kemper Brightman, Luke Bertelsen
Warning Access Issue:
  • Portions of the approach and cliffs of this area are on private land.
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Description Suggest change

This wall gets morning sunshine and afternoon shade so it can be climbed from fall to spring, later if you are a hard core desert rat. It is the color of slate and has some bullet hard limestone. The routes will be slightly less than vertical unless they are undercut at the bottom. These can be pretty bouldery to start. Routes range from 50 feet long to 25 feet at the right most end. These right hand routes are new since spring 2006.

Getting There Suggest change

Continue up drainage until a cairn marks a trail to the left. It is 60 feet above the base of the drainage and 15-20 minutes from the parking.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Slate Nation

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 14
Smooth As Slate
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 36
Slate Nation Blues
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 41
K9 Karma
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 31
Tidy Cat
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 6
American Flyer
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 21
Head Cleaner
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 7
Hipster Dufus
Sport
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 28
Bombay Saphire
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 32
Infectious Groove
Sport
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
 4
The Right Stuff
Sport
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
 13
Finger Monkey
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 7
Lost Nation
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 11
Achy Brachiator
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 35
Clean Slate
Sport
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
 8
Redneck Riviera
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Smooth As Slate
 14
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Slate Nation Blues
 36
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
K9 Karma
 41
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Tidy Cat
 31
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
American Flyer
 6
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Head Cleaner
 21
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Hipster Dufus
 7
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Bombay Saphire
 28
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Infectious Groove
 32
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
The Right Stuff
 4
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Sport
Finger Monkey
 13
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Sport
Lost Nation
 7
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Achy Brachiator
 11
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Clean Slate
 35
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Redneck Riviera
 8
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Sport
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