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Swan Slab

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L to R R to L Alpha
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 
Goat for it T,TR 
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 
Seamilicious TR 
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 flared crack / boulder problem 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

28 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',6],['2 Stars',19],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',8],['5.7',5],['5.8',2],['5.9',5],['5.10',6],['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:
Bay Tree Crack   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   
Swan Slab Gully   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, 3 pitches, 310'   
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'   
Swan Slab Squeeze   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 40'   
Pin Scar Seams   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 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   
Unnamed Crack (the other one)   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 50'   
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'   
Goat for it   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 50'   
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'   
Seamilicious   5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     TR, 80'   
Aid Route   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Trad, 2 pitches   
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Featured Route For Swan Slab
Rock Climbing Photo: Once on top of Grant's Crack or the Oak Tree Flake...

Bay Tree Crack 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b  California : Yosemite National Park : ... : Swan Slab
A great addition to the Oak Tree Flake or Grant's Crack. Climb the stacked blocks off the ledge at the top of the for mentioned climbs. Pass the bay tree, and proceed into the finger crack. Continue up the right arching crack which turns into mostly tight hands (5.6). There is a medium sized rock at the top with an old bolt in it. Belay here....[more]   Browse More Classics in California

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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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