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The Intimidator (aka the Approach Slab)

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The Intimidator (aka the Approach Slab) Rock Climbing 

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Location: 34.96579, -101.66724 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Jeremy Bauman on Jul 21, 2010
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This is a large sandstone slab located on the left of the trail to the top of Sorenson Point. The slab side is about 25ft high and should offer two moderate looking highball problems. On the backside, the boulder is much steeper and several harder possibilities exist.

Please add any specific routes if you know them and if you know of the actual name of this boulder, please let me know.

Getting There 

Huge slab boulder on the left of the trail up to Sorenson.

Climbing Season

For the Palo Duro Canyon State Park area.

Weather station 14.2 miles from here

3 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

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By Christian Puschman
May 9, 2011
Me and Austin call this bad boy the Intimidator
By ATipton
From: Amarillo, Texas
May 12, 2011
These highball routes are not for the faint of heart. Very bad landing(downward slanting slab at the bottom), it's height and it's rock quailty will all factor into a huge mental test. I believe their still waiting for FAs just be sure to bring lots of pads, spotters and courage.

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