Owl Slab Rock Climbing
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Nate Ball, Micah Klesick
History (Admin Only): Nate Ball handled an improvement for this area Jul 15, 2019 View all 2
Nate Ball handled an improvement for this area Jul 17, 2019
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It is unclear where Owl Slab got its name or who established most of the routes on this small slab, but the crag currently hosts seven bolted sport routes. Owl Slab is a road cut created by the Civilian Conservation Corp while building a road to the summit of Marys Peak between 1938 and 1941. The slab is composed of Andesite. While short, the routes on Owl Slab are fun and excellent training for aspiring sport and/or slab climbers. The routes range from 5.1 to 5.9 and are listed here from right to left, as you face the slab. If you don't lead, you can scramble to the top of Owl Slab from the left and set up TR on the anchors. Be careful as the anchors are situated below the top.
Drive west from Corvallis. From the Y in Philomath take Hwy 34 south toward Alsea/Waldport. Turn right on Marys Peak Road at the top of the hill. Continue 2.8 miles, past Alder Creek Falls, to the small slab on the left. Park in the turn out below the slab, on the dirt road 40 yds up the road, or at the large paved turnout 200 yds up Marys Peak Road.
Classic Climbing Routes at Owl Slab
Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
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