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Routes in Ironing Board Slabs (Upper & Lower Slabs)

Area 51 T 5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b PG13
Bee Line Highway S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Coal Room T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13
Code Rainbow T,S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a R
Double O Slab T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Hair of the Dog, The T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Hard Luck and Bad Times S 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c PG13
La Facada Norte T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13
Ned's Variation to Code Rainbow T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Otherworld S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13
Roadside Traverse T V2 5+
Short but Squeezed T 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13
Short but Sweet T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13
Slipstream Dihedral T,S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Ten Second High S 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Unknown Left (sorry Gillett) T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R
Type: Trad, 35 ft
FA: Pat Ackerson-Al Simons
Page Views: 67 total · 0/month
Shared By: allen simons on May 27, 2006
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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A nice 30-35 foot sustained hand and finger crack with two good rests. Too bad it is so short. Solid rock, vertical to start then down to 85 degrees or so. Easier if one stays in the crack and avoids the nubbins on the surrounding face.


Park 0.6 miles west of the Beige Siphon Tube in the paved pullout on the south side of US Highway 34 (same as for the Upper Slabs). This crack is at the top of the upper slabs above Double O Slab and Slipstream Dihedral on the very right side of the ridge top. The ground (rock) slopes steeply down to the left in front of the ridge line and can be tricky to negotiate in and of itself (spots of 5.0 and class 4, best avoided if wet). Walk off the top of this route. Multiple rappels to the road, same as for Double O and Slipstream.


This short crack sucks up any kind of camming gear. I sewed it up with 5 pieces (wasting time and forearm strength) and Pat led it in good style with two. Gear 1/2 to 2 1/2 inches.



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