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Eko Slab 

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

   
Type:  Trad, 7 pitches, 1000', Grade III
Original:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]
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Submitted By: Robert Hall on Sep 28, 2015

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BETA PHOTO: On the first, thin flake on EKO slab. The higher, ...

Description 

Eko Slab climbs the Main Slab just LEFT of "Lost in the Sun", crosses over the "minor tree&bush gully" and finishes on the white slab (2 bolts) left of "Lost in the sun". See topo-photo posted to "Main Slab".

We climbed over to, and up, the upper slab from just below the anchors at the top of P4 of "Lost in the Sun". This involved crossing the tree "gully" and getting up onto the slab, which we did where a crack split the side "wall". A short distance beyond we belayed at a small tree.

From here we climbed up via an obvious thin flake (gear) with a small tree ledge on the right. The the pitch continued up left to a big flake that ended at a singleton-pine-tree ledge. 150-170 ft, 5.6?

The next pitch went up slightly left, then past the two bolts. ( 5.5 ?)

Then the "fun" began. We went right on a damp/wet mossy slab to a tree ledge with pine and one large silver birch. BEWARE ROCKS LAYING ON THE SLAB AND IN THE TREES! We rapped with TWO-60m-ropes off the silver birch to the "mid-pitch-1" tree ledge, then a single-rope 60m down into the tree gully. From there some 5.0 downclimbing on slab got us to the P3 anchor of the route "Direct."


See Topo/Photo posted to "Main Slab"

Protection 

Usual rack


Photos of Eko Slab Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Looking down on the last pitch and belay tree & le...
BETA PHOTO: Looking down on the last pitch and belay tree & le...
Rock Climbing Photo: We crossed over onto EKO-Slab here.
BETA PHOTO: We crossed over onto EKO-Slab here.

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