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Highway Blues Slab

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Highway Blues Slab Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 1,194'
Location: 44.07487, -73.6735 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Jim Lawyer, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Jim Lawyer on Jun 6, 2016
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Description 

This 120'-tall slab sits across the other side of the small valley, facing King Philips Spring Wall. Unlike first appearances, it is surprisingly tall with excellent, grippy rock. The three climbs here are really good.

Like King Philips, it suffers from highway noise.

Getting There 

From King Philips Spring Wall: Go to the right-hand side of the cliff, then walk away from the cliff, parallel to the highway, out onto open rock slabs. Scramble down a small cliff, cross a stream, and over to the base of the slab.

It's about 5 minutes from King Philips.

Climbing Season

For the A: Lake Champlain Region area.

Weather station 10.5 miles from here

3 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',1],['5.10',2],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Highway Blues Slab

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Highway Blues Slab:
Eighteen Wheeler   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 2 pitches, 120'   
Park and Ride   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 120'   
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Featured Route For Highway Blues Slab
Rock Climbing Photo: Park and Ride, Highway Blues Slab, ADK.

Park and Ride 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b  New York : Adirondacks : ... : Highway Blues Slab
Furthest right route at the slab. Mixed bolts/gear route. Very well bolted for the cruxes (two noticeable). First bolt is about 15 feet up in a black slab. Follows a direct line straight up, trends left in the middle, then straight up again. After last bolt traverse 20 feet left to the anchor for 18 Wheeler. Slightly easier than 18 Wheeler, but still a few 5.10 slab moves. Awesome route!...[more]   Browse More Classics in New York

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By Jay Harrison
May 6, 2017
If you are looking for a bit more from your King Philips cragging day, take the short walk over here. If your lead-legs aren't ready, it's a lot of work to set a TR, but if you can handle it, this is a good place to practice fifth-class friction, either way.
By Jim Lawyer
Administrator
May 8, 2017
Regarding Jay's comment about setting up a TR...here's the beta:

Walk left and follow the base of the cliff until you can cut back right to the top. Fairly easy.

You can reach the anchor of Road Trip without any fuss. It's set back from the edge, so you might want some long cord to extend the anchor to the edge.

The anchor on Eighteen Wheeler requires a belay or rappel to safely reach, and [with a 70m rope] you can set a TR directly off this anchor for that route.

For Park and Ride, you need to set a directional on the last bolt. Also, to TR this from the ground, you need an 80m rope (or 2 ropes). You can, of course, belay from the top with a single rope.

This wall isn't easy to toprope, but yes, it's possible.

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