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East Face Slab Rock Climbing 

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This is the clean slab on the west side of the Back Of Beyond. Facing directly east, it gets sun until 2pm. It is easily seen when entering the area and is home to a handful of bolted and mixed lines. The East Face Slab is somewhat divided into the Alex Wall, and the more recent Moss Lords route. The Alex Wall is the obvious clean face with Los Pantalones De Alex and Hot Patootie Bless My Soul. Having some of the most solid and aesthetically pleasing rock up here, this crag acts as a nice place to start or finish. Depending on the season, consider chasing the shade? Mostly moderate lines exist here, both single and multi-pitch. Bolted anchors can be found on all routes and a 60 meter rope will is all that is needed.

Getting There 

Follow directions into the Back of Beyond area, when approaching the crag, follow the trail up the drainage until the area opens up. Look to your right (west) and locate a clean, striking slab with bolts.

Climbing Season

For the Big Cottonwood Canyon area.

Weather station 1.4 miles from here

4 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in East Face Slab

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for East Face Slab:
Moss Lords of the Wasatch   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Sport, 2 pitches, 200'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: The first ascent of Los Pantalones De Alex

Los Pantalones De Alex 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a  Utah : Wasatch Range : ... : East Face Slab
A very clean bolted slab up the right side of Alex Wall. Follow bomber bolts (6 or 7) to a bolted sport anchor. As with the rest of the wall, the route gets harder as the slab get steeper. After climbing over a small roof, very thin moves takes you past another bolt, then to the anchor. At the crux, you can climb left of the bolts and diagonal right to the anchor, or you can climb directly up the line of bolts and enjoy the thin goodness. Fun slab....[more]   Browse More Classics in Utah

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By bus driver
Aug 31, 2015
P1: Hot Patootie Bless My Soul p1
(5.8 cams and draws)
Walk a few steps down ledge.

P2: Moss Lords of the Wasatch p2
(5.7 dozen draws)

P3: Super.8 . . . A 200 footer

Then send Pantalones de Alex when you get back to the packs for full value.