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Gription S 
Manny the Moody Mammoth S 
Pick Pockets S 
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Sodo Mojo S,TR 
Stinger, The T,TR 
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Sunset Slabs Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 647'
Location: 48.45528, -122.63234 View Map  Incorrect?
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BETA PHOTO: Sunset Slabs North middle- 1.1-SoDo Mojo (5.8), 1....

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- Sunset Slab North is equipped with 7 'giant staples' at the top of the wall for easy TR setup. Webbing/cord is recommended to extend to the cliff edge (8-12' from anchor to edge). One route is equipped with bolts, and one can take gear; the balance are TR.

- Sunset Slab South has numerous moderate sport routes, specializing in friction/steep slab. There is little ground to land on before a large drop-off at the base of the routes on the right half, so may want to consider a stick clip to reach the first bolts at ~15-20'. There are two bolts at the base of those climbs to anchor belayers, and currently have a rope between them to assist with the traverse.

The walls for both areas are 35-55 ft in height, and sunny in the afternoon.

Getting There 

The easiest approach to the slabs is to park halfway up the mountain where Trail 239 crosses the road (there's also a kiosk on the left side of the road [when driving uphill] for reference). Take the trail on the right side of the road, which will have a sign indicating Trail 239 a few dozen yards down it. After some uphill switchbacks in the trail, it will eventually hit the Sunset Trail. Head right/downhill until you see the staples for Sunset Slab North. The trail continues down right and around to the base; continue another 50 yards on the trail to reach Sunset Slab South.

Time: 20-25 minutes at a moderate pace

The other alternative is hiking down from the summit, but there is a high probability of getting lost if you're not familiar with the trails due to the number of forks/not obvious turns.

Climbing Season

Weather station 4.3 miles from here

7 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in Sunset Slabs

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Sunset Slabs:
Trepidation   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Sport, 40'   
Sodo Mojo   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, TR, 50'   
Pick Pockets   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 50'   
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Trepidation 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b  Washington : Northwest Region : ... : Sunset Slabs
If you're looking for an intense 5.7, this is the climb for you. Sustained steep slab climbing past 3 bolts to an easy finish.Variation: Continue up the off-width (5.9) past the 4th bolt above the chains, finish at 'Gription' chains....[more]   Browse More Classics in Washington

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By Sabrina Gaudreau
Feb 13, 2017
A group of us went to Sunset Slab early Saturday (February 11) morning. The weather was a little chilly and some parts of the rock were a little wet. Overall, you could easily climb or rappel anywhere on that wall. I'm a beginner climber and I was able to make it to the top of the climbing routes there. Definitely would recommend checking out this location. It is a little hard to find since the trail isn't as visible as some of the other locations. Once you see a big dead log covered in moss, keep going and you're almost there. It's a good 20 minutes walk from the parking lot.
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