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Black Slab 

YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b

Type:  Sport, 50'
Original:  YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V ZA: 12 British: S 4b [details]
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Submitted By: grk10vq on Dec 1, 2009

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RAIN, WET ROCK and RAPTOR CLOSURES: The sandstone around Moab is fragile and is very easily damaged when it is wet. Also please ask and be aware of Raptor Closures in areas such as CAT WALL and RESERVOIR WALL in Indian Creek MORE INFO >>>


A good way to limber up, the Black Slab is a mellow trip on a low angle face.

Hosting an extra bolt or two more than its neighbor, the Black Slab has good climbing with good stances, good rests, and offers a forgiving introduction to Ice Cream Parlor's slab circuit.

Start just right of the gully for the easiest version or go direct for the slightly more difficult beginning.


Set on the left side of the middle wall is the Black Slab. It is directly left of Slab .7 and just right of the small gully and Brewed Awakenings


Draws and/or slings for six bolts and an anchor.

Photos of Black Slab Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: From the top of Black Slab (5.6)
From the top of Black Slab (5.6)
Rock Climbing Photo: Steve leading the direct start.
Steve leading the direct start.
Rock Climbing Photo: Lucy leading the left start of Black Slab.
Lucy leading the left start of Black Slab.
Rock Climbing Photo: Top of the route
Top of the route
Rock Climbing Photo: Black Slab
BETA PHOTO: Black Slab
Rock Climbing Photo: The route just right of Brewed Awakenings.
The route just right of Brewed Awakenings.

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By Ty Meadows
From: Moab, UT
Apr 19, 2010

nice slab at the top right. If you stay under the bolts I think it't more 5.7 or 5.8ish. Nice rock and area.
By Josh Cameron
From: California in my Mind
Jun 12, 2011
rating: 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b

A nice warm-up for the crag. Maybe a good first lead as the climb is well-bolted with many rests. Crux is at the top.
By Bill Olszewski
From: Colorado Springs, CO
May 1, 2012

Great slab climb. The guidebook says the direct start is 5.7; I thought it was more like 5.8+ or possibly 5.9.

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