Elevation: 165 ft
GPS: 45.703, -121.757 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Matt Hoechlin on Jul 24, 2014
Admins: Nate Ball, Jon Nelson, Micah Klesick, Z Winters

Description

The Windy Slab is a small roadside crag about 6 miles East of Stevenson, Wa. It has a handful of balancy, low to moderately technical climbs ranging from 5.3 to 5.10d. It's located on a convenient plateau that is the remainder of the old Evergreen Highway, which makes for a great belay area. The climbs are short (45'), but make for nice views of the Columbia River Gorge looking into Oregon.

The slab is best visited in late spring to early fall. The wind is constantly blowing out of The Gorge can be great in the summer, but is quite chilling in the winter months.

Getting There

From Vancouver drive East on HW14. Pass through Stevenson heading East, Windy Slab is about 6.5 miles ahead on the North side of the road slightly past MP 54 1/4. You will see Windy Mountain looming as you drive out of Stevenson.

There is a large gravel pullout on the North side of HW14. The crag will be slightly visible above the large roadside hill. It's easiest to climb up the rock fall fence on the stepped 'trail' on the West side of the pull out area. Descend by rappelling off the large tree at the East end of the upper plateau down the scree. A 60M rope will make the rap.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Windy Slab

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 21
Night Music
Sport
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 23
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Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 23
East Wind
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 7
Dark Apron
TR
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 23
Apron
Sport
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 4
Not By the Book
Trad
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 4
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TR
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Night Music
 21
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Sport
Icon
 23
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
East Wind
 23
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Dark Apron
 7
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a TR
Apron
 23
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Not By the Book
 4
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Heatwave
 4
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b TR
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