BETA PHOTO: The Easy Slab is obvious in this photo. Solestice ...
While walking downstream from the Monster Wall
towards Spaghetti Western Wall Area
there's an obvious lichen-encrusted slab. From afar it looks steeper and more enticing than it turns out to be. This is it. There's one route up the middle of the slab with the crux right at the start.
It should be noted that above the slab is a decent looking wall that could have potential but there are some ledges and vegetation on it so maybe not.
Walk downstream along the trail on the south side of the stream for about two minutes from the Monster Wall
. Cross the stream towards the slab.
Climbing Season For the Upper East Fork (UEF) area.
Weather station 1.3 miles from here
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Featured Route For Easy Slab
Solestice 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b New Mexico
: Jemez Valley Area
: ... : Easy Slab
The route name suggests that either I am the sole person to ever climb this or the fact that I put it up solo on the summer solstice, or both. The best move on the route is right at the start past the first bolt. Borderline 5th class climbing continues up the slab past five or six more bolts to a ledge and a two bolt anchor amongst some vegetation. Above here more rock looks tempting but hasn't been climbed. I've cleaned it on rap a bit and could be entertaining...Maybe a good route for beginn...[more] Browse More Classics in New Mexico
By Arthur Sullivan
Aug 10, 2009
Making the second clip is pretty exciting as the bottom of this climb is covered in moss. After that its enjoyable 5.4 climbing to the top. Very slippery after the daily afternoon thunderstorms.