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Falcon Slab/Zydeco Wall Rock Climbing 

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Location: 61.83024, -149.1728 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: coldclimb on Jul 15, 2014
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A great piece of stone that has largely been ignored and bypassed by climbers for decades. The Falcon Slab (Or Zydeco Wall) is a broad rounded monolith of granite on a sloping hillside, very near the Reed Lakes Trail. Although the route selection is limited, the quality of rock and routes is excellent. Since the original route development, this wall has overgrown with heavy moss, but recent cleaning and rebolting efforts have uncovered the routes and made them accessible for climbers again. This area could use more traffic to keep it clean.

Getting There 

Follow the Reed Lakes Trail up the first big hill and through the bouldery gap past the Inferno Wall and Reed Creek Wall, and at the first section of flat calm water in Reed Creek, Falcon slab will be just up the hill on your right. The feature is an obvious rounded monolithic slab.

Climbing Season

For the Hatcher Pass area.

Weather station 15.3 miles from here

2 Total Climbing Routes

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

Featured Route For Falcon Slab/Zydeco Wall
Rock Climbing Photo: Tracy Borland on the delightfully slabby crack mov...

King Ex 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  Alaska : Anchorage & South Central A... : ... : Falcon Slab/Zydeco Wall
This route follows directly up the recently cleaned large crack system up the right side of the slab. Pro can be tricky for the first section of the route, but small gear gets you through to better pro higher. Follow the crack almost to its top, and then step left on a small seam to join Zydeco Fool for the well-protected crux move at a bolt just before the anchor. Most of this route is closer to 5.8, but the crux move bumps the rating up. Shares an anchor with Zydeco Fool....[more]   Browse More Classics in Alaska

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