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Elevation: 6,408 ft
GPS: 39.5641, -107.29719
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Shared By: Tobin Sanson on Mar 22, 2009
Admins: Alvaro Arnal, RJ B, Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC

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The Grey Slabs is a fun little crag above I-70. It offers some of the canyon's best sub-5.10 routes. All day sun makes it perfect for those warm winter days.

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Park at the Puoux pulloff. Take the Superpuoux trail until you come to the old aqueduct. Here, turn right and follow the trail through the tangle of trees and rusty metal until you come to the obvious, low angle slab.

Routes Left to Right

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As per the guidebook there are 8 routes at the Gray Slab and one other route, New Arrival 5.8, somewhere in the vicinity. Here they are from left to right. Keep in mind the approach trail meets the cliff between The Thread and Pinhead.

Free Range Chicken 10d, The Wave 12a, The Giving Tree 11b, Sugar Pop 10d, Smear Tactics 10d, The Thread 9+, Pinhead 7, and Via Cassia 6.

All routes equipped with either bolts, pins or a combination of the two. This place bakes in the sun, good in cool weather, but you might melt up there in the summer.

The alcove below The Wave has an impressive amount scat, my guess is either bighorn or elk, a good warm spot in the winter.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Grey Slabs (aka Sugar Slabs)

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5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
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5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport
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