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Super Slab Ice 


Type:  Trad, Ice, 4 pitches, 700'
Original: WI2 [details]
FA: George Lowe & Dave George, 1960's
Season: winter
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Submitted By: bsmoot on Mar 2, 2008

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Matt gettin' some on Super Slab 6 March 2008.

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Winter climbing here offers very moderate but fun ice climbing on long sections of ice and snow. Many variations are possible. Belays are done mostly from screws or an occasional tree. We descended down the left side of the slab by rapping from trees and down climbing.

Beware of avalanche danger !!!


Same as summer rock routes


Ice screws

Photos of Super Slab Ice Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Looking down on Jonathan at the start of the climb...
Looking down on Jonathan at the start of the climb...
Rock Climbing Photo: On the approach
On the approach
Rock Climbing Photo: The section above where Forgotten Slab is, offers ...
The section above where Forgotten Slab is, offers ...

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By James Garrett
Mar 2, 2008

Were these pictures taken today? Or is this still in shape? Thanks!
By bsmoot
Mar 2, 2008


The photos were taken yesterday in warm temperatures (Saturday, March 1st). There is a ton of ice up there right now. The snow slog approach wasn't bad either, because we were able to hike up the firm snow created by avalanche debris. Colder temps will make things even better.

P.S. It's fun to swing an ice axe again.
By James Garrett
Mar 6, 2008

We climbed it today and basically took your Super Crack line (with the left variation around the big roof). We rappelled from your upper 3 ring bolt anchor. Fun to be up there in winter conditions and comparing it to the summer! Didn't see any other bolts or stations exposed, so we ongoing raps took us to the left via your (I assume) tree rappels, leaving one of our own as well. Thanks again...I couldn't believe I was ice climbing in Utah in's been a long time for me. In Good shape and cruiser pitches.
By Brian in SLC
From: Sandy, Utah
Mar 7, 2008

Wondered who that was, then saw the rap sling on the tree with the fat ring (thanks!). Geez, you write your whole name on the sling? Couldn't tell if it was tat so we backed up up with another, but, lower down on the same tree. Get it while its (not) hot! Great, easy to follow up track right now. Looks like the Smoot bro's postholed quite a bit. Was pretty frozen last night (6 Mar 08). Can't believe how fat that ice is. Thank goodness for the snow, though, as my calves were screamin' (that's a bad angle for ice climbing!). Bet its lasts at least through this weekend...

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