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Upper Slabs & Dodge Dart Area

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Upper Slabs & Dodge Dart Area Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 2,400'
Location: 48.10039, -121.34422 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Scott Coldiron, Nate Ball, Jon Nelson, Micah Klesick, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Andrew Davidson on Mar 14, 2017
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BETA PHOTO: Dodge Dart Area Overview By M. Hanna

Description 

Upper Slabs and Dodge Dart area is the far right side of the Spring Mtn Crags. It is comprised of a couple smaller walls separated by grassy benches.

The first routes are just right of the very prominent year-round waterfall. Starting with Vitamin R, Romantica, and Ticktock.

The Next formation uphill is the Dodge Dart Area. Its namesake is derived from an early season adventure on the slabs with some unseen patches of melting ice above the upper wall. As the sun hit the valley, a volley of softball sized ice chunks came down on the unsuspecting climbers. A solid whack on the helmet was followed by an interesting dance sequence by the leader.

Getting There 

About 35-40 minutes from the road.
Follow the trail up from the pullout. After about 20 minutes, you come to a couple of cairns that you'll pass, head right. Continue going up and right for another 15-20 minutes, where you should pass by a very prominent year-round waterfall dihedral.

Climbing Season

For the Darrington area.

Weather station 12.0 miles from here

4 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',1],['5.8',1],['5.9',0],['5.10',2],['5.11',0],['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]


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Rock Climbing Photo: TickTock Topo by M. Hanna

Ticktock 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b  Washington : Northwest Region : ... : Upper Slabs & Dodge Dart Ar...
P1: 5.9+ 80' - Uphill from Romantica, there is a bolt at a good stance. Precise Footwork up the face gets you to a small roof. awkward step left and up leads to lower angled ground. Belay at large bench.P2: 5.10b 100' - Staying in the trough past several bolts. reach a friction crux to a short wide flake crack. Crack widens then step left at bulge. Lower Angle terrain to a bolted belay.Descent: Rap route or Walk off the big Bench...[more]   Browse More Classics in Washington

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