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L to R R to L Alpha
A Wing and a Prayer S,TR 
All I Wanted was a Pepsi T 
Battle of the Bulge S 
By Gully T,S 
Deprived Child T,S 
Deprived Direct T 
Direct Shock S 
Dust Bowl Daze T 
Frictionary T,S 
Kemoslabee T,S 
Mikey's Mantle S 
Shits and Grins S 
Shock Treatment S 
Stranger than Friction T,S 
Summer Solstice T,S 
Trad and True T 
Winter Solstice T 

Slab Area Rock Climbing 


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View from halfway up the slab area face

Description 

As the name implies, this is slab climbing. The routes here are good training for some of the more serious granite friction climbing areas in North Carolina.

Getting There 

At the bottom of the descent gully, turn left. The routes on the Slab Area wall begin here. Alternatively, rap in from the anchors for All I Wanted Was a Pepsi (you'll see these on the bald as you're coming down the descent trail before getting to the gully).

Climbing Season



Weather station 4.9 miles from here

17 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',7],['2 Stars',9],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',3],['5.7',1],['5.8',1],['5.9',2],['5.10',8],['5.11',1],['5.12',1],['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 Slab Area

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Slab Area:
All I Wanted was a Pepsi   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b PG13     Trad, 1 pitch, 130'   
Deprived Child   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b PG13     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   
Dust Bowl Daze   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
Trad and True   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
Frictionary   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
Stranger than Friction   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
Mikey's Mantle   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Summer Solstice   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   
Kemoslabee   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
Winter Solstice   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b R     Trad, 90'   
A Wing and a Prayer   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, TR, 50'   
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Featured Route For Slab Area
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Shock Treatment 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c  Georgia : Currahee Mountain : Slab Area
Tough, frictiony start is the crux, with some thin holds above first bolt. Cruises in 9ish territory after the second bolt. There is a traverse right at a ledge before the third bolt....[more]   Browse More Classics in Georgia

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Rock Climbing Photo: Mikey's Mantle. Must do route on the slab wall
Mikey's Mantle. Must do route on the slab wall

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By Owen Phillips
Feb 13, 2017
There is a set of anchors w/ quicklinks directly below the heavily graffitied viewpoint you come to on the hike from the top to the Slab Area. It's an easy hike along the top of the rock from All I Wanted Was a Pepsi.

You can use this to setup an anchor and lower / rap down to the anchors for routes like Summer/Winter Solstice, Stranger than Friction, Frictionary, and probably a few more.

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