Elevation: 1,560 ft
GPS: 33.838, -117.171 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
Page Views: 23,977 total · 178/month
Shared By: C Miller on Jan 24, 2008 with updates from Benjamin Chapman
Admins: C Miller, Euan Cameron, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes
Access Issue: Rebolting Complete! Details

Description

This is the creatively named 200 foot, west-facing granite slab which is the focal point of the area. Almost all of the routes here are easy to moderate slabs with the odd crack thrown in for variety.

* Despite the easier ratings the climbs here tend to have an "old school" feel to them and may seem run-out to those unaccustomed to such routes - caveat emptor.

Getting There

Park in the fee parking area and hike in along a paved service road to reach the obvious west-facing "big rock". Plan on a 10-15 minute approach from the parking area.

38 Total Climbs

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Classic Climbing Routes at Main Slab

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
 65
The Trough
Trad
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
 51
African Flake
Trad
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 14
Raging Slab
Sport
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 35
Left Flake
Trad
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 26
Right Flake
Trad
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 22
The Hard Trough
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R
 16
Northwest Passage
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 27
The Roof
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 8
The Shroud
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 32
Mind Bender
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 23
Edger Sanction
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 16
Cheap Thrills
Trad
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 18
Let It Bleed
Sport
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 6
Giant Step
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 5
Raw Deal
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
The Trough
 65
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Trad
African Flake
 51
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Trad
Raging Slab
 14
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Sport
Left Flake
 35
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Right Flake
 26
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
The Hard Trough
 22
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Northwest Passage
 16
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R Trad
The Roof
 27
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
The Shroud
 8
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Mind Bender
 32
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Edger Sanction
 23
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Cheap Thrills
 16
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Let It Bleed
 18
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Giant Step
 6
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Raw Deal
 5
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad
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Emmanuel Lacoste
Bullhead City, AZ
Emmanuel Lacoste   Bullhead City, AZ
Climbable this in July/August?
When is this in the shade?

Cheers Jul 22, 2018
C Miller   CA  
Early morning has the coolest temps and the rock goes into the sun around noon. Jul 22, 2018
Benjamin Chapman
Small Town, USA
Benjamin Chapman   Small Town, USA
Emmanuel...climbing is possible in July/August by climbing in the AM, relaxing or swimming at midday, and resuming climbing in the late afternoon. Don't count on much shade except in the morning until 11am and under the tree at the base of The Trough. Dec 17, 2018