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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'   
Hot Patootie Bless My Soul   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 60'   
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Featured Route For East Face Slab
Rock Climbing Photo: TDA on super8

SUPER 8 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c  Utah : Wasatch Range : ... : East Face Slab
One long pitch that climbs bottom to top along the left edge of the face. Fun movement over slabs, roofs, and edges up to the obvious tombstone feature at the top. This lead will use all of a 60 meter rope. Back clean the first draw to reduce rope drag. 3 bolt anchor is a ways back from the summit block in solid rock. Extending the belay with slings or the rope will give the best view of the second. Top roping from the ground is not really an option. FYI: the route you see at the bottom of th...[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.

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