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Routes in Sunset Slabs

Gription S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Manny the Moody Mammoth S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Pick Pockets S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Radical Dude TR 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Sodo Mojo S,TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Stinger, The T,TR 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Trepidation S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Elevation: 647 ft
GPS: 48.455, -122.632 Google Map · Climbing Map
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Shared By: Ampfrog on Jul 20, 2014
Admins: Scott Coldiron, Nate Ball, Jon Nelson, Micah Klesick


- Sunset Slab North is equipped with 7 'giant staples' at the top of the wall for easy TR setup. Webbing/cord is recommended to extend to the cliff edge (8-12' from anchor to edge). One route is equipped with bolts, and one can take gear; the balance are TR.

- Sunset Slab South has numerous moderate sport routes, specializing in friction/steep slab. There is little ground to land on before a large drop-off at the base of the routes on the right half, so may want to consider a stick clip to reach the first bolts at ~15-20'. There are two bolts at the base of those climbs to anchor belayers, and currently have a rope between them to assist with the traverse.

The walls for both areas are 35-55 ft in height, and sunny in the afternoon.
Lower Main Wall/East Buttress Trails Re-opened Details

Getting There

The easiest approach to the slabs is to park halfway up the mountain where Trail 239 crosses the road (there's also a kiosk on the left side of the road [when driving uphill] for reference). Take the trail on the right side of the road, which will have a sign indicating Trail 239 a few dozen yards down it. After some uphill switchbacks in the trail, it will eventually hit the Sunset Trail. Head right/downhill until you see the staples for Sunset Slab North. The trail continues down right and around to the base; continue another 50 yards on the trail to reach Sunset Slab South.

Time: 20-25 minutes at a moderate pace

The other alternative is hiking down from the summit, but there is a high probability of getting lost if you're not familiar with the trails due to the number of forks/not obvious turns.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Sunset Slabs

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Sodo Mojo
Sport, TR
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Pick Pockets
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Trepidation 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Sodo Mojo 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport, TR
Pick Pockets 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
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A group of us went to Sunset Slab early Saturday (February 11) morning. The weather was a little chilly and some parts of the rock were a little wet. Overall, you could easily climb or rappel anywhere on that wall. I'm a beginner climber and I was able to make it to the top of the climbing routes there. Definitely would recommend checking out this location. It is a little hard to find since the trail isn't as visible as some of the other locations. Once you see a big dead log covered in moss, keep going and you're almost there. It's a good 20 minutes walk from the parking lot.
Feb 13, 2017

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