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Routes in Silver Cascade Slab aka Hesitation Slab

Black Science S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Chronic Bedwetter S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R
Hesitation S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R
Intensive Care T,S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Johnson Route S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Ladder Route T,S,TR 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b R
Reality Check S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Robertson Wall S 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b R
Silver Left T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Tunnel Vision T,S,TR 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R
Type: Sport, 160 ft
FA: Harvey Carter in mid-1960s
Page Views: 789 total, 4/month
Shared By: Stewart M. Green on Apr 23, 2003
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Reopened after flood damage! Details

Description

"Hesitation," the first bolted route established on Silver Cascade Slab, is not one of the best routes on the cliff but should be included here for historical accuracy.

The route begins in the center of the cliff below a broken right-angling, left-facing corner system right of "Reality Check." Scramble 40 feet up the corner to a belay niche. Traverse out left past some bolts, crossing "Reality Check" and then up a shallow groove to easy slab climbing. Continue to the top of the cliff-top and a tree belay anchor. Walk-off to the left.

Various bolt belay anchors have been on the sloping ledge near the top for this and other routes but all have been chopped.

Protection

3 or 4 bolts depending on which way you climb up high. Use a tree for an anchor at the top.

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Leo Paik
Westminster, Colorado
Leo Paik   Westminster, Colorado  
The first bolt has one of those recalled Leeper hangers. The third bolt is doubled but is without a hanger. Jun 3, 2005
Larry Shaw  
 
Or you can climb the first half of Reality Check, then angle left in the groove to an anchor or to the top. Nov 29, 2003