Access Issue: Portions of the approach and cliffs of this area are on private land. Details

Description

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

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.
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 20
K9 Karma
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 17
Infectious Groove
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 19
Clean Slate
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
K9 Karma
 20
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Infectious Groove
 17
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Clean Slate
 19
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
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Shirtless Mike
Denver, CO
Shirtless Mike   Denver, CO  
The routes in this area are extremely difficult to differentiate, as there are alot of new routes going in. The occasional plaque on some of the classics might be nice to tell the visitor where there at on the cliff. Nov 30, 2007
Shirtless Mike
Denver, CO
Shirtless Mike   Denver, CO  
Woah, relax man, my version of a plaque is a small detached rock with the name and grade written on it sitting at the base of a climb. Similar to the plaques at IC. Feb 19, 2009
Routes have been updated. still needs sum work, there is still a handful of new routes that could be added any help would be sweet.if you have any info you can PM me,or post em up.PEACE and have fun out there Jan 4, 2012