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Routes in Swan Slab

5.6 Chimney Above Grant's T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Aid Route T 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Bay Tree Crack T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Bobcat Crack T,TR 5.1 2 6 II 7 MD 2a
Claude's Delight T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Funge on Munge T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Goat for it T,TR 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Grant's Crack T,TR 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Hanging Flake T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Lena's Lieback T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Oak Tree Crack T,TR 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Oak Tree Flake T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Penelope's Problem T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Penthouse Cracks T,TR 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Pin Scar Seams T 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Seamilicious TR 5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Swan Slab Chimney T 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
Swan Slab Gully T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Swan Slab Squeeze T,TR 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Ugly Duckling T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b R
Unknown Arete T,TR 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13
Unnamed Crack T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Unnamed Crack (the other one) T,TR 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Unnamed Face Route TR 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Unnamed Thin Crack TR 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Unnamed flared crack / boulder problem TR 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
V-Crack T,TR 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
West Slabs TR 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
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Type: Trad, 80 ft
FA: John Long, Tony Zeek, 1972
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Shared By: M. Morley on Jul 20, 2007
Admins: M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Access Issue: Yosemite National Park climbing closures and conditions Details


Just left of Swan Slab Gully is this fun, short route. Lieback and jam flake to its top, then traverse up and right to the tree anchor shared with Swan Slab Gully.

Use a directional if toproping.


Light rack.


Fantastic steep hand jams! If we weren't pressed for time, we would've run laps on this. Oct 19, 2008
Santa Cruz, California
Eve8008   Santa Cruz, California
Great route for beginner climbers to practice hand cracks and jams. You will need a lead climber to set up your top rope or have your own gear for protection when setting it up around the tree. Apr 15, 2013
Christopher Needham
The Woodlands
Christopher Needham   The Woodlands
After the crack, instead of traversing over to the tree, my guide only had me traverse a foot or two then go straight up through some 10a moves to an anchor a little higher than the tree. I really enjoyed this variation - worked great for me as a gym climber who needed to learn on an easy crack but wanted some tougher face movement.

Alternatively, between the gully and the crack this was essentially a straight up line about 9+. Nov 12, 2014
Fun route, getting a hold of the flake safely took some experimentation with stances. Would have more stars if it wasn't so short. Oct 28, 2016
There were bats sleeping in the crack. Don't squish them! Jul 7, 2018

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