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Black Slab Left S 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
Black Slab Right S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Type: Sport, 50 ft
FA: M. Dudley and John Bowman, early 1980s
Page Views: 662 total, 4/month
Shared By: ClimbandMine on Jul 26, 2002
Admins: Alvaro Arnal, Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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This route is actually a mile or two east of Monitor Rock on Black Slab. Approach as for Monitor Rock. 50 yards past the Parry Park Campground, turn right off CO 82 on a dirt road. After 100 yards, bear right at the fork, and park at the little camping area. Hike straight up the hill to Black Slab. The right route is 5.9+. The crux is just after the third bolt - a nice, blank slab.


4 ancient bolts.


M Dudley
Central Rockies
M Dudley   Central Rockies
First ascent M. Dudley and John Bowman, early '80s. The blank nature of the friction moves reminded us of climbing on Glacier Point Apron in Yosemite. Apr 23, 2017
John Parnigoni
Golden, CO
John Parnigoni   Golden, CO
The guide gives this route a 5.9. It's a good little one to hit on your way out of the canyon. Sep 1, 2008
See Aspen Climbing Guides site for a map and additional access beta:… Aug 5, 2002