Avg: 3.5 from 52 votes
Routes in The Slab
|$00pr kr33m S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c|
|Boys with Power Toys S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b|
|Bulges T 5.2 3 8 II 8 D 2c R|
|Diagonal T 5.2 3 8 II 8 D 2c R|
|Family Man S 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a|
|Film Noir S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b|
|Hippopotamus S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b|
|Hunger, The S 5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a|
|Junior Niblits V7 7A+|
|Just Another Boy's Climb T 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a|
|Keyhole, The T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R|
|Kr33m in the $33m TR 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b|
|Left 'N Up T 5.2 3 8 II 8 D 2c R|
|Nasty Boys S 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b|
|Northeast Arete T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a R|
|Pen 15 S 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c|
|Prime the Pump S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b|
|Prime the Pump (Pitch 1) S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a|
|Return of Dow, The T 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c X|
|Shalohsh S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a|
|Sick For Sleeping S 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a|
|Sump Pump S 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a|
|Sweet NiBLitz S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b|
|Syzygy T 5.2 3 8 II 8 D 2c R|
|Trad kr33m T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a|
|Undertow S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b|
|Up and Right T 5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a PG13|
|Whipped Cream S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c|
|Whipping Post S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a|
|k00kEEz and krEEm S 5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b|
|m1n1-kr33m TR V5 6C|
|s00kr33m S 5.13a/b 8a 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c|
|Type:||Sport, 75 ft|
|FA:||Matt Samet, Ted Lanzano, Paul Glover/ original anchors and two directionals installed by Kurt Smith and Chris Beh|
|Page Views:||8,895 total, 81/month|
|Shared By:||Pinklebear on Nov 16, 2008|
|Admins:||Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac|
DescriptionThe route climbs the rainbow-colored, bulging wall right of Boys with Power Toys, on the northwest flank of the Slab, Fern Canyon. Kurt Smith and Chris Beh installed the original anchors and two directional bolts circa 20 years ago, before the ban, but were unable to get back in time to finish the climb. It's been a long wait, but well worth the effort! Props to Kurt and Chris for their eye for a line, and thank you, Chris, for letting us finish it.
Climb two bolts up a thin vertical face on crimps to the base of the bulging section. From here, two nice-and-close clips take you up into the business -- five bolts total of very sustained climbing to get up under the big roof. Lots of slopers, lots of crimpers, lots of tech Beta on porcelain-hard rock that's some of the best sandstone I've seen anywhere, with none of the features quite as good or positive as they look from below.
Rest well under the roof (clip a long sling to this bolt), maneuver to the lip, then clip your final bolt and establish on the slab, to the anchors. Nice views of town from here, so take a moment. ... Both myself and Ted redpointed the route for its FA, today.
Many thanks to Open Space and Mountain Parks, the Flatirons Climbing Council, Flatirons FHRC, and the Access Fund for helping keep new-routing alive and well in the Flatirons; muchas gracias, as well, to Paul G for helping hump the big pack up the hill and with the equipping work. We used entirely stainless-steel half-inch bolts (some are 3.5" long, the others 4.75") and hangers, which should be good for a long while.
For my money, one of the best 5.13s in Colorado. The route is shady all day, save in the summer from 3 p.m. on.
Note to armchair grammarians and climbing historians: the correct spelling is: s-zero-zero-k-r-capital E-capital E-m. "s00kreem": Supreme like Diana Ross; creamy like half-and-half.