Recommended Jtree slab routes?


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dperry427 · · La Habra, California · Joined Apr 2014 · Points: 5

Going to jtree in a couple of weeks and I'm looking at doing some easy to moderate slab routes. I want to get my head around lead on slab. Looking for 5.5 to 5.10 range slabs.

steverett · · San Diego, CA · Joined Feb 2012 · Points: 40

Stichter Quits (aka Black Tide) mountainproject.com/v/stich...
Walk on the Wild Side mountainproject.com/v/walk-...
Heart and Sole mountainproject.com/v/heart...

http://www.supertopo.com/climbers-forum/2297446/JTREE-SLABS

rcguy · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Dec 2010 · Points: 0

Well bolted by J Tree standards!

https://www.mountainproject.com/v/swing-low/105724909

Steve_Sil. · · Los Angeles, CA · Joined May 2012 · Points: 35

I will second WoW, and Stitcher Quits above. Heart and Sole is still on my to-do list. A couple others in those areas:

Double Dip 5.6
Right on 5.6 Pitch one is slab

dperry427 · · La Habra, California · Joined Apr 2014 · Points: 5

Thanks for the recommendations guys. Looks like the echo rock area seems to be my best bet to find a good amount of slab in one spot.

B.Lugg · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Nov 2015 · Points: 35

also check out loose lady. There's a nice slab boulder on the northeast side of intersection rock, too.

Said Parirokh · · Redlands, Ca · Joined Nov 2008 · Points: 595

After you do the ones listed above, move on up to:
Run For Your Life
EBGB

DanielHart · · Carpinteria ca · Joined Dec 2016 · Points: 0

I would start with the easier grades I've climbed 5.11s on the east coast that are easier than a couple 9s in jtree

Tyler Rohr 2 · · Cambridge, MA · Joined Dec 2014 · Points: 0

Bump EBGB!
..and Loose Lady.

john strand · · southern colo · Joined May 2008 · Points: 1,575

EBGB is a bit of a tough 5.10 I think,,,it's also rather intimidating at the start...really good climb though.

remember Echo will have several thousand people at it most days.

Papa Woolsey is right in the campground,, a decent 10A with lots of bolts.

PRRose · · Boulder · Joined Feb 2006 · Points: 0

Many routes on Echo Rock from 5.5 to 5.10
Loose Lady
Walk on the Wild Side
Solid Gold (maybe need gear for belay?)
Run for your Life
Dazed and Confused
Compassion of the Elephants
SW Corner and Cryptic on Headstone Rock

Kevin Mokracek · · Burbank · Joined Apr 2012 · Points: 50

Quick Draw McGraw. Falcon And The Snowman. Right side of Echo left of Eff Four.

plantmandan · · Brighton, CO · Joined Sep 2010 · Points: 0

You can never have too many routes to do at J-Tree. Here's a few more:

-Yasmine Bleeth
-Dos chi chis
-The Flake (Only the topout is slab, but it's really good).
-Breakfast of Champions P2 (P1 is a fun crack, P2 is a really fun slab).
-Mental Physics P2 (P1 is classic hand crack, P2 is a short slab).

In case you haven't heard, beware that J-Tree slab has a serious pucker factor, even at 'easy' grades. Bolts are usually rare. Work your way up before pushing your grade limit.

EDIT: I just realized you probably already went there. How'd it go?

Mike · · Phoenix · Joined May 2006 · Points: 2,540

There are many good suggestions here. A couple other ones which haven't been mentioned yet is Chalk Up Another One and Run For Your Life.

Enjoy!

FrankPS · · Atascadero, CA · Joined Nov 2009 · Points: 15
Mike wrote:There are many good suggestions here. A couple other ones which haven't been mentioned yet is Chalk Up Another One and Run For Your Life. Enjoy!
Run for Your Life was mentioned 5 days ago. Gotta give Said credit!

Said wrote:After you do the ones listed above, move on up to: Run For Your Life EBGB
Mike · · Phoenix · Joined May 2006 · Points: 2,540

OK sorry about that. Let it be known that Said was the first to suggest Run For Your Life. I will suggest only Chalk Up Another One. The lower half is great slabbing.

Joe Crawford · · June Lake, California · Joined Jan 2014 · Points: 0

Dazed and Confused 5.9 on lenticukar dome. Right next to mental physics

Dan Stringer · · Eugene, OR · Joined Dec 2011 · Points: 5

Walk On The Wild Side is an obligatory Jtree slab route that I'm sure you'll get on. Right around the corner from there on the same formation is Orange Flake. First pitch is great slab, from there you can do a short little traverse and rap down.

Benjamin Chapman · · Small Town, USA · Joined Jan 2007 · Points: 12,867

Try:

Canalizo (5.10C)
Mr. Maxle (5.8)

at Stirrup Tank.

Dustin Stephens · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jul 2010 · Points: 570

Figures on a Landscape is more face than slab, but still must-do.

Hobo Greg · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Mar 2016 · Points: 25

RAF and Stick To What? are both exciting and runout 5.9 pure slab. Some more well bolted stuff at Solarium and on the backside of one of the Hunks, route is Incandescent.

Guideline #1: Don't be a jerk.

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