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Swan Slab

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5.6 Chimney Above Grant's T 
Aid Route T 
Bay Tree Crack T 
Bobcat Crack T,TR 
Claude's Delight T 
Funge on Munge T 
Grant's Crack T,TR 
Hanging Flake T 
Lena's Lieback T 
Oak Tree Crack T,TR 
Oak Tree Flake T 
Penelope's Problem T 
Penthouse Cracks T,TR 
Pin Scar Seams T 
Swan Slab Chimney T 
Swan Slab Gully T 
Swan Slab Squeeze T,TR 
Ugly Duckling T 
Unknown Arete T,TR 
Unnamed Crack T 
Unnamed Crack (the other one) T,TR 
Unnamed Face Route TR 
Unnamed Seam TR 
Unnamed Thin Crack TR 
V-Crack T,TR 
West Slabs TR 

Swan Slab Rock Climbing 


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Description 

Swan Slab is a very popular area with zero approach and an abundance of short, moderate routes. It is south-facing and gets sun almost all day long. Most of the routes are easily top-roped, making it extremely popular for guided groups. Count on crowds.

Getting There 

Park either at Yosemite Lodge (across the street), Camp 4, or Lower Yosemite Falls. All the routes are about 100 feet north of the road.

Climbing Season



Weather station 0.9 miles from here

26 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',6],['2 Stars',17],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',8],['5.7',5],['5.8',1],['5.9',5],['5.10',5],['5.11',2],['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 Swan Slab

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Swan Slab:
Swan Slab Gully   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, 3 pitches, 310'   
Bay Tree Crack   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   
Penelope's Problem   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
Claude's Delight   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 2 pitches, 150'   
Pin Scar Seams   5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   
Grant's Crack   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 60'   
Lena's Lieback   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad   
5.6 Chimney Above Grant's   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 2 pitches, 300'   
Unnamed Thin Crack   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     TR, 80'   
Penthouse Cracks   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, TR, 18'   
Ugly Duckling   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b R     Trad, 2 pitches, 200'   
Unnamed Seam   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     TR, 80'   
Aid Route   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Trad, 2 pitches   
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Aid Route 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c  CA : Yosemite National Park : ... : Swan Slab
This was originally a practice aid route and was initially freed in 1967 by Lloyd Price et al. There are conflicting accounts, but some claim this was the first 5.11 pitch freed in the Valley. Although current guides give it .11b, it was rated .11a in the 1982 guide, and rated .10d by Bridwell in his seminal article "Brave New World" published in Mountain #31 in 1973. Either way, it was an early example of freeing old aid lines and was at the outer edge of difficulty when it was freed. I'v...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

Photos of Swan Slab Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: my dog Savo
my dog Savo
Rock Climbing Photo: Bouldering near Swan Slab. Photo by Blitzo.
Bouldering near Swan Slab. Photo by Blitzo.
Rock Climbing Photo: "Swanabe", above Swan Slab. Photo by Bli...
"Swanabe", above Swan Slab. Photo by Bli...

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