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Naugahide Stool (originally submitted as Slab Arete), The S 

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Submitted By: JFM on Jan 18, 2014
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This is a sunny little slab with one bolted route on it. The approach is steep, loose, and may be icy in the winter.

Getting There 

It is located between the Cliffs of Insanity and the Sentinel.

Park at a pullout on the east side (river side) of the road about 4 1/2 miles into the canyon, about half-way between mile marker 29 and 28. Approach as for Cliffs / Sentinel: cross the river, then work uphill from there.

Climbing Season

For the South Fork of St. Vrain Canyon area.

Weather station 8.9 miles from here

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Rock Climbing Photo: Ron Olsen climbing the slab above the third bolt. ...

The Naugahide Stool (originally submitted as Slab Arete) 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a  Colorado : Lyons : ... : The Pile
This is another new Alvino Pon route. "Slab Arete" is a temporary name until the real name is known.Begin by some bushes at the right side of the rock. The first bolt is about 10' off the ground. Climb up and leftpast the first two bolts, gaining the clean slab. Make some delicate moves up the slab, and continue to the seventh bolt. Work left past a bulge (crux) and climb easily past two more bolts to the anchor.The leader can belay from the anchor or lower/rappel 80' to the ground.Two star...[more]   Browse More Classics in Colorado

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