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Buddha's Slab

Buddha's Slab Rock Climbing 

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Buddha's Slab hosts some of the longest routes at Hartman Rocks including the area's only two pitch route. This area is located up and right from Buddha's Belly Wall. Buddha's slab is easily identified by the two huge pine trees at its base.

Routes from left to right are as follows:

A. Vulcan Death Grip, 10-, 2 pitches, bolted belays. Bolts and 1 set TCUs. (T. Anderson).
B. Lichen It, 10b, 6 bolts (R. Cowan).
C. Unamed Crack (behind trees), 10b, bolts, gear to #4 Camalot.
D. Friction Pump (behind trees), 10d, 7 bolts (red bolts) (R. Cowan).
E. Son Of Buddha, 11 (approach via Friction Pump), 3 bolts, #2 Camalot(A. Voreis).

Getting There 

Park as for Budda's Belly Wall, walk uphill to large slab with two huge pine trees in middle.

Climbing Season

For the Hartman Rocks area.

Weather station 1.5 miles from here

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By S. Stember
From: St. Paul, MN
Aug 18, 2007
Vulcan Death Grip requires a 0.5 Camalot to protect the crux on the first pitch. You can also place this cam on the second pitch. Without this cam, the route would be killer run out.
By Kyle Judson
From: Colorado
Sep 15, 2011
Vulcan Death Grip: I placed an orange TCU at the first crux. A #0.5 C4 comes in handy towards the top of the 2nd pitch. Is this the only "multi-pitch" climb at Hartmans?

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