BETA PHOTO: Swan Slab, from Oak Tree Flake on the far left to ...
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.
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.
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]
Classic Climbing Routes in Swan Slab
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Swan Slab:
Aid Route 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad, 2 pitches
Featured Route For Swan Slab
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
Bouldering near Swan Slab. Photo by Blitzo.
"Swanabe", above Swan Slab. Photo by Bli...