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Ironing Board Slabs (Upper & Lower Slabs)

Colorado > Estes Park Valley > Big Thompson Ca… > Beige Tube Area / The…

Description

This is a reorganization effort to help clarify routes in this area.

You can link up to 4 pitch lines in this area.

Getting There

This is 0.6 miles west of the Beige Siphon Tube. A series of iron like slabs rise high to the east. These are the Slabs.

L->R:

There are 4 tiers to this crag:

Roadside Traverse, V2.

1st Tier

A. Other World, 10, 1p, 70', bolts.

B. Coal Room, 10, 1p, 85', gear.
C. Left Side Story, 10, 1p.
D. McCorkel's 5.11, 11, 1p, bolts.
E. Code Rainbow, 8 or 9+ R or 10, 1p, 60', gear.
F. Ned's Variation to Code Rainbow, 9+, 1p.

2nd Tier

G. La Facada Norte, 9, 1p.
H. Hair of the Dog, 9+, 2p, 140'.

I. Hard Luck Bad Times, 11, 1p, 65', bolts.

J. Beeline Highway, 9+, 1p, 50-80', bolts.

3rd Tier

K. Unknown Left, 8, bolts, 1p, 120'.
L. Double O Slab, 10+, 1p, 120', gear.
M. Slipstream, 9+, 2p, 130', bolts & gear.

N. 10 Second High, 10, 1p, bolts & gear.

O. Area 51, 10+ PG-13, 2p, 180', bolts & gear.

4th Tier

P. Short But Squeezed, 7+ PG-13, 1p, 60', gear.
Q. Short But Sweet, 8+ PG-13, 1p, 35', gear.

Routes from Left to Right

5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b PG13
 1
Area 51
Trad 2 pitches
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 1
Bee Line Highway
Sport
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13
 2
Coal Room
Trad
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a R
 2
Code Rainbow
Trad, Sport
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 2
Double O Slab
Trad
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 2
The Hair of the Dog
Trad 2 pitches
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c PG13
 2
Hard Luck and Bad Times
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13
 1
La Facada Norte
Trad
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 2
Ned's Variation to Code Rainbow
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13
 1
Otherworld
Sport
V2 5+
 1
Roadside Traverse
Trad, Boulder
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13
 2
Short but Squeezed
Trad
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13
 1
Short but Sweet
Trad
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 4
Slipstream Dihedral
Trad, Sport 2 pitches
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 2
Ten Second High
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R
 1
Unknown Left (sorry Gillett)
Trad
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Area 51
 1
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b PG13 Trad 2 pitches
Bee Line Highway
 1
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport
Coal Room
 2
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13 Trad
Code Rainbow
 2
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a R Trad, Sport
Double O Slab
 2
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
The Hair of the Dog
 2
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad 2 pitches
Hard Luck and Bad Times
 2
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c PG13 Sport
La Facada Norte
 1
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13 Trad
Ned's Variation to Code Rai…
 2
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad
Otherworld
 1
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13 Sport
Roadside Traverse
 1
V2 5+ Trad, Boulder
Short but Squeezed
 2
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13 Trad
Short but Sweet
 1
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13 Trad
Slipstream Dihedral
 4
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad, Sport 2 pitches
Ten Second High
 2
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Unknown Left (sorry Gillett)
 1
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R Trad

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All of the ironing board slabs uphill from the 0.6 mile mark Big T Canyon.
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