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Routes in Main Slab

A Prime Climb T,TR 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b R
Back In Time T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Baldy TR 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b X
Belly Flop T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13
Bushwhack T,TR 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Carilli Rt. 2 (Athena?) T,TR 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Carilli rt. 1 T 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c PG13
Central Rock T,TR 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Going Vertical T,TR 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Harder Times TR 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R
Nectar of the Gods T,TR 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Olden Way T,TR 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Romancing the Stone T,TR 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Route "26" (Far left) TR 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Route "15a" TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Route "16a" TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Route "18a" TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Route "19a" - Variant on "Romancing" TR 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Route "19b" TR 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Simpler Times T,TR 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c R
Smokehouse T,TR 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13
Stone Age T,TR 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
Super Stout T,TR 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R
Tree Skirt T,TR 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R
Vertical Limit T,TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R
Vertically Challenged T,TR 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13
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Elevation: 680 ft
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Shared By: Kurtz on Jun 9, 2014
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Description

The Main Slab is the most popular crag in the area. It faces southwest and is 80 feet wide with lower angle routes to right and more vertical climbing to the left. The routes are generally between 40-60 ft long. Most are leadable and all can be top roped from trees and boulders at the top. Bring a long static or webbing since many trees near the edge have died.

Getting There

As the blue-blazed approach trail reaches rock and becomes steeper,
3. Trail "junction" (10 mins from parking). Stay on trail to reach top of Slab or [[109085946]]. Turn left for bottom of Slab or [[109303497]]. onto an unmarked climbers trail that follows the wall down about 80 feet past the Right Side routes. Eventually you will be able to
4. At the end of the [[107214918]] routes, scramble up for the base of [[109081710]] or continue down gully for [[109303497]]. to the base of the slab. Be careful, especially if you are wearing a pack or the ground is damp. The moves are not hard but the consequences of falling may be significant.

You can access the top of the Main Slab directly by continuing on the blue-blazed trail up to the top of the hill. Then follow a faint climbers trail down (trending right) to the top of the Main Slab.

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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.
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
 9
Stone Age
Trad, TR
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R
 3
Tree Skirt
Trad, TR
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 5
Nectar of the Gods
Trad, TR
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13
 3
Belly Flop
Trad
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Stone Age
 9
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c Trad, TR
Tree Skirt
 3
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R Trad, TR
Nectar of the Gods
 5
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, TR
Belly Flop
 3
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13 Trad
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Phredward
Brooklyn, NY
Phredward   Brooklyn, NY
The main slab was a great day-trip, and really pushed slab climbing in a way I hadn't worked on in a while.

Once you're on the main slab, there's an extremely short walkup on the left side that lets you access the top of the cliff. If it's your first time here (as it was ours), I recommend using it as I found it hard to find the clifftop from the main trail up top. Getting back to the trail from the top didn't feel as hard.

As of Aug 2017, there were plenty of live trees at the clifftop to build anchors off of (never used more than half of our 100' static line). Some of them were sparse in the branches department; I wonder if they were ones that made it through the fire. Aug 10, 2017

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