Elevation: 6,460 ft
GPS: 39.63, -107.815 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Michael Schneiter on Sep 9, 2020
Admins: Alvaro Arnal, Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC

Description

Above the Slab is a 200 foot slab situated above the main cragging routes, called the Slab Routes or Pinon Slab.

A couple of climbs have been established on the slab, and both start from behind the large tree that is prominent on the ledge about the Slab Routes.

The best routes to access the ledge are Ladies First or Jimboliar. Ladies First provides the most direct approach pitch to the ledge.

If you climb Jimboliar, there is a bolt up and left to protect the final moves to the ledge, but it’s bit awkward with potential rope drag to reach the bolted anchor which is left of the big pinon tree. Instead, you can belay off one of the solid trees on the ledge.

If you’re trying to keep things 5.9 and climb 3.14, keep in mind that it’s a long, unprotected traverse, although very easy, along the ledge, although you could bring some small to medium gear to provide a bit of protection for your second.

To descend, rappel one is a 60-70 foot rappel from the top anchor, below the tree. To gain that anchor, consider doing a short rappel or belay from the large tree to safely gain the anchor which is situated over the edge.

Rappel two won’t make it to the ledge with a 70 meter rope without some shenanigans. Instead, there is a three bolt anchor with chain about 20 feet above the ledge that can be used as an intermediate anchor.

Then, rappel from the two bolt anchor above Ladies First. Tie knots in the ends, as always!

Getting There

The best routes to access the ledge are Ladies First or Jimboliar.

Ladies First provides the most direct approach pitch to the ledge.

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