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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 
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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Location: 37.745, -119.5999 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: M. Morley on Jul 13, 2006
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BETA PHOTO: Swan Slab, from Oak Tree Flake on the far left to ...

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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',7],['2 Stars',18],['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:
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'   
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: Looking up from the start.

Swan Slab Squeeze 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b  California : Yosemite National Park : ... : Swan Slab
This short squeeze chimney, located just above and left of Oak Tree Flake, grows slightly more difficult the higher you climb and provides good practice for someone new to the wide. There are helper holds along the outside edge and face with a crux at a slight constriction where your hips may have to come out for a move. You can easily reach the top of the climb to set a TR by scrambling up from the left, this is also the downclimb although you could rap from trees at the top if desired....[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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