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Routes in Elk Slabs

"Black Man's Jump" T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
(Other) Dihedral, The T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Aid Corner T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a A2
Arching Crack T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b X
Buns Up T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Buttress Route T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a X
Eliminator T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Great Expectations T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Nike Rout T,S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Right Face (AKA Easy Face) T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a X
Sundeck, The T 5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a
Tree Route T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Water Streak T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b X
Webb, The T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b PG13
Type: Trad, 165 ft, 2 pitches
FA: unknown
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Shared By: J. Thornton on Nov 4, 2012
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Description

Tree Route goes up the gulley right of Nike Route. First 5.5 pitch ends at a tree a little less than half way up the route. Second 5.5 pitch ends at a 2-bolt anchor. A good route for new leaders.

Rappel the route with two ropes, or possibly do a 3rd class walk off. It is also possible to scramble/climb (exposed) left then down to the anchor for Nike route to rappel.

Location

Route farthest right on Elk Slabs, other than the 5.5X solo route called 'Right Face'. Tree Route goes up the gulley right of Nike Route.

Protection

Assortment of trad gear. Camalot #4 and smaller.

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ghopper  
The belay tree appears to have been hit by lightning. The top half of the tree has tumbled down the slab and is hung up in the small tree just below. The remaining trunk of the original tree seemed sturdy, but I'm not sure how long it has been dead. Proceed with caution if you choose to rap from the old tree. As stated in a previous comment, you can climb the entire route in a single pitch with a 70 m rope and rap down with two ropes. Alternatively, I think you could rap to the lower tree from the anchors of the second pitch with a 70 and continue rapping down from there. Although I've never tried it. If you choose the second option plan on bringing some webbing and rap rings. The top half of the old tree will need to be broken up and removed if this becomes the regular rap station. Jan 7, 2018
Michael A Parker
Tulsa, OK
  5.5
Michael A Parker   Tulsa, OK
  5.5
It is possible to do this in 1 pitch with a 70m rope but I only had about 5-10 ft left when I got to the anchors. You can then do 2 rappels to get back down. May 22, 2017
Chris Walden
Soldotna, Alaska
  5.5
Chris Walden   Soldotna, Alaska
  5.5
This was actually a fun little route. I know many people do Great Expectations for beginning lead practice but IMHO this is slightly easier, the moves and gear placements are more varied and you can legit two pitch this route. Oct 12, 2015

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