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Routes in The Slab
|$00pr kr33m S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c|
|Boys with Power Toys S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b|
|Bulges T 5.2 3 8 II 8 D 2c R|
|Diagonal T 5.2 3 8 II 8 D 2c R|
|Family Man S 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a|
|Film Noir S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b|
|Hippopotamus S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b|
|Hunger, The S 5.13b/c 8a+ 29 X- 30 E7 6c|
|Junior Niblits V7 7A+|
|Just Another Boy's Climb T 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a|
|Keyhole, The T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R|
|Kr33m in the $33m TR 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b|
|Left 'N Up T 5.2 3 8 II 8 D 2c R|
|Nasty Boys S 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b|
|Northeast Arete T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a R|
|Pen 15 S 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c|
|Prime the Pump S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b|
|Prime the Pump (Pitch 1) S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a|
|Return of Dow, The T 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c X|
|Shalohsh S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a|
|Sick For Sleeping S 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a|
|Sump Pump S 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a|
|Sweet NiBLitz S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b|
|Syzygy T 5.2 3 8 II 8 D 2c R|
|Trad kr33m T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a|
|Undertow S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b|
|Up and Right T 5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a PG13|
|Whipped Cream S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c|
|Whipping Post S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a|
|k00kEEz and krEEm S 5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b|
|m1n1-kr33m TR V5 6C|
|s00kr33m S 5.13a/b 8a 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c|
|Type:||Trad, 500 ft, 4 pitches|
|FA:||R Rossiter & Lynn Householder, 1977|
|Page Views:||1,343 total, 7/month|
|Shared By:||Rog on Jun 7, 2002|
|Admins:||Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac|
DescriptionFinding this route is pretty easy. Follow the directions to the Slab, then hike to the far right edge. As you look up, you'll see the 'wing-like flake' almost 400' up. The route generally follows the right side of the rock up to & past this bizarre formation. As with most Flatiron routes, there are many variations possible. For the most part pro is scarce, be creative.
P1: From the base, look for a large blocky rock jutting out of the Flatiron about 175' up and maybe 60' from the right edge. Picking your best route, aim for this area. The start seemed the 'hardest' maybe 5.4 friction. After about 40' the rock becomes more featured.
P2: Aim for the base of the 'wing-flake'. You'll cross over the gully that is the first portion of Diagonal (or at least I think it is). For some added excitement, at this gully traverse right towards the very edge. There is a cool but short crack (maybe 5.6 - easier options are available) that provides good pro & a couple fun moves. If you do this beware of rope drag. There is a small ledge just below the wing-flake that provides an adequate belay at about 175'. Note: From below it's hard to tell you're right at the base of the weird flake.
P3: Rossiter's guide says to go 'under' the wing & back to the arete, I pulled straight up to pass it on climber's left. Follow easy climbing to the end of the rope & belay.
P4: A short pitch - a cool and easy (4th class?) ramp that leads to the summit ridge. Quite a few belay options.
At this point you've got several descent options (see the route Diagonal for the full scoop). For the quickest descent, look about 75' from the (climber's) right edge of the summit for a 2 bolt anchor / rap station. One bolt is a spinner, and there is a small mess of webbing, but it works. 100' rap.
Note that this route shares quite a bit of ground with 'Diagonal' - also described in this database.