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Routes in Slate Nation

Achy Brachiator S 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
American Flyer S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
At Last S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Atmospheric Slate S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Beautiful Noise S 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Bombay Saphire S 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
Clean Slate S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Dancing With The Scars S 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Evolver S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Face of Spades S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Field of Dreams S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Finger Monkey S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
First Bolt Blues S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Golden Years S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Head Cleaner S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Hipster Dufus S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Infectious Groove S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
K9 Karma S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Lost Nation S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Orange Twist S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Origins S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Player's Club S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Razor stubble S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Redneck Riviera S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
Reflections of Taunt S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Right Stuff, The S 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Sacrificial Fox S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Short and Sweet S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Slate Nation Blues S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Smooth As Slate S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Steppin Razor S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Strive Dreams S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Surfing the Slate Nation S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Tidy Cat S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Wild Turkey S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Wire and Fire S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a

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

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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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
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
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

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