Great Northern Slab
5.7 YDS 5a French 15 Ewbanks V+ UIAA 13 ZA MVS 4b British
Avg: 2.9 from 508 votes
|Type:||Trad, 250 ft (76 m), 3 pitches, Grade II|
|FA:||Paul Guimarin, Philip Leatherman|
|Page Views:||30,275 total · 143/month|
|Shared By:||Lizzy Trower on Jan 26, 2006 · Updates|
|Admins:||Jon Nelson, Micah Klesick, Z Winters|
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A fun outing, this route tends to be pretty popular.
P1 (5.2) Start in the corner to the left of the flat ledge with the 10c toprope problem. Climb rightward up a ramp and through some bushes, then straight up an easy ramp to two very large (i.e. 1-inch diameter) bolts.
P2 (5.7) Climb up the corner. The 5.7 move is the somewhat awkward move to gain a sloping ledge. Continue up the crack system on the left or the right (technically Pisces), both 5.6, to a belay/rappel station with an overcomplicated set of chains.
P3 (5.7+) Either climb up a ramp left and continue up to the top, or go right up another ramp and climb a slabby face to the top. Descent: Rap the route. With 2 60-m ropes, you can reach the ground from the rap station at the top of the second pitch.