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University Slabs Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: Orphaned on Jun 21, 2007  with updates from Jake Davis


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This is the 100-foot slab directly below the Schoolroom Area of the Gate Buttress. You can easily walk to the top of this slab and set up topropes from the three 2-bolt stations. The routes are thin and technical but don't require great strength.

Getting There 

Park at the pullout on the north side of the road, 1.25 miles up LCC from the lighted sign at the mouth. Follow the obvious trail heading west, toward a talus field. Scramble about 200' north up large talus to reach the slab.

Climbing Season

For the Gate Buttress area.

Weather station 3.4 miles from here

3 Total Climbing Routes

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

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Rock Climbing Photo: At the second bolt.

Unknown Slab Left 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a  Utah : Wasatch Range : ... : University Slabs
Climb the left side of the University Slab. Three bolts to chain anchors protects the slab. The crux comes right around the first bolt with some thin smears on fairly non-existent hands. Past the first horizontal the features are more prominent and the climbing eases off a bit.If anyone has info about the FA, when the route was bolted or other info I'd love to know. Grades are a guess....[more]   Browse More Classics in Utah

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By -Ty-
From: Salt Lake City, UT
Jul 30, 2007
Every climb on this wall is no where near as hard as listed. The rock isn't terribly fun either. Crumbly, thin rock. Avoid.
By Greg Gavin
From: SLC, UT
Nov 2, 2010
fun for a last minute romp(solo or TRsolo) or a place to practice some rope work.
By Matt Selman
From: Salt Lake City
Feb 24, 2012
So, anyone care to venture a rating on the lines on this slab?
By Jake Davis
Jul 13, 2017
Not sure where the pictures for the 5.10a and 7+ came from, but they do not depict the university slab-at least according to the new granite guide. The description on the main page accurately depicts the correct location, but those two routes are somewhere else. I added the center route with a correct picture from the base. There are no bolts anywhere on the slab. You might be able to get some trad gear in for the rightmost route but I didn't climb it and didn't look too closely.
By LccClimber
Jul 14, 2017
Those pics are around the corner on the scree hike up Green A gully. Bolted by TC if I'm not mistaken. No bolts other than anchors on the main slab that's known as the University Slabs

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