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Slow Dance/Gleaner Area

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Slow Dance/Gleaner Area Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 4,500'
Location: 37.41588, -118.44916 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: AWinters on Feb 23, 2006

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BETA PHOTO: Area locations at the Happy Boulders


A great place to get started.

One of the first major areas on the approach, it's pretty popular on hot days as the shade is abundant. Large boulders with a variety of climbing are found here from short steep and powerful, to low-angle traverses and sketchy highballs.

Getting There 

Hike up the trail for 5-10 minutes. When you enter the canyon and the trail flattens out, it dips down a little and the large, dark boulders will be hugging the right side of the trail. The Slow Dance Cave faces the East Rim and cannot be seen from the main trail. Walk between the boulders where you will see the Corner Boulder perched just up-slope from the Slow Dance Cave.

Climbing Season

For the Happy Boulders area.

Weather station 3.8 miles from here

38 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',3],['3 Stars',16],['2 Stars',10],['1 Star',8],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Slow Dance/Gleaner Area

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Slow Dance/Gleaner Area:
Corner Route   V0+ 4+     Boulder, 18'   Corner Boulder
The Tall Wall   V1 5 R     Boulder, 25'   Corner Boulder
Run With Me   V2 5+     Boulder, 20'   Corridor Boulder
Monkey Hang   V3- 6A     Boulder   Monkey Hang Boulder
All-Nighter   V3 6A R     Boulder, 25'   Slow Dance Cave
Azzeed Jiz   V3 6A     Boulder, 15'   Acid Wash Cave
Weekender   V4 6B     Boulder, 20'   Slow Dance Cave
Dancing in the Street   V5+ 6C+     Boulder   Slow Dance Cave
The Gleaner   V6 7A     Boulder, 15'   Gleaner Boulder
Rave   V7- 7A+     Boulder, 15'   Slow Dance Cave
Jug Start to Acid Wash Right   V7 7A+     Boulder   Acid Wash Cave
Dance the Night Away   V8 7B     Boulder   Slow Dance Cave
Acid Wash Right   V9 7C     Boulder, 15'   Acid Wash Cave
Last Dance   V9 7C     Boulder   Slow Dance Cave
Acid Wash   V10 7C+     Boulder, 15'   Acid Wash Cave
Standing Kill Order   V10 7C+     Boulder, 12'   Slow Dance Cave
Kill On Sight   V11 8A     Boulder, 15'   Slow Dance Cave
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