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Routes in Highway Blues Slab

Eighteen Wheeler T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Park and Ride T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Road Trip T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Elevation: 1,194 ft
GPS: 44.075, -73.674 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Jim Lawyer on Jun 6, 2016
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Description

This 120'-tall slab sits across the other side of the small valley, facing King Philips Spring Wall. Unlike first appearances, it is surprisingly tall with excellent, grippy rock. The three climbs here are really good.

Like King Philips, it suffers from highway noise.

Getting There

From King Philips Spring Wall: Go to the right-hand side of the cliff, then walk away from the cliff, parallel to the highway, out onto open rock slabs. Scramble down a small cliff, cross a stream, and over to the base of the slab.

It's about 5 minutes from King Philips.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Highway Blues Slab

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5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
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Jim Lawyer    
Regarding Jay's comment about setting up a TR...here's the beta:

Walk left and follow the base of the cliff until you can cut back right to the top. Fairly easy.

You can reach the anchor of Road Trip without any fuss. It's set back from the edge, so you might want some long cord to extend the anchor to the edge.

The anchor on Eighteen Wheeler requires a belay or rappel to safely reach, and [with a 70m rope] you can set a TR directly off this anchor for that route.

For Park and Ride, you need to set a directional on the last bolt. Also, to TR this from the ground, you need an 80m rope (or 2 ropes). You can, of course, belay from the top with a single rope.

This wall isn't easy to toprope, but yes, it's possible. May 8, 2017
If you are looking for a bit more from your King Philips cragging day, take the short walk over here. If your lead-legs aren't ready, it's a lot of work to set a TR, but if you can handle it, this is a good place to practice fifth-class friction, either way. May 6, 2017

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