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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, 180 ft, 2 pitches
FA: AL Simons
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Shared By: allen simons on Jun 1, 2008
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Description

Crux just off the ground thru the 2nd bolt.

Pitch 1. Start right of a detached block and a tree. Slab/crimp up, clip and traverse up and right (crux) to a shelf. Traverse to left edge and follow the face and flake up past several bolts. Step left across shallow chimney to a two bolt belay by a small tree.

Pitch 2. up the face or between face and block to right. continue up overlaping slab past two bolts to a roof with a shark tooth of rock pointing down out of it. Climb and pull the roof (8) then clip and pull the bulge/face (10). Finish thru some cracks that take good gear to 3 inches. 2 bolt anchor.

Location

Route is on the upper slabs and tops out on the right end of the ridge. Park at paved parking 0.6 miles past the Beige Siphon Tube. 4th class to the base of the first slab and climb any of several routes to second slab. On second slab, climb Bee Line Highway. 4th class right to gully and up 50 yards to base of climb...or...approach gully 0.4 miles past the tube to big ramp near the ridge top. 4th class up ramp to top of climb 25 yards past end of ramp.

Protection

9 bolts, supplemental gear to 3 inches. 2 bolt anchors at belays.

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