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West Face - Center (Flintstone Slab)

Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
Angel's Fright T 
Angel's Wing T 
Barney TR 
Bedrock T 
Betty T 
Blankety Blank T 
Cary Granite T 
Dino T 
Fred T 
Fright Night T 
Great Gazoo, The T 
Human Fright T 
Mr. Slate T 
Quarry, The T 
Switchbacks T 
Switchbacks, Direct Start T 
Twinkletoes T 

West Face - Center (Flintstone Slab) Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: C Miller on Jun 11, 2008
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This area extends from Angel's Fright on the left all the way right to Bedrock on the right with a large number of the routes on the Flintstone Slab, the large high-angled slab which characterizes the area.

Recommended routes here include Angel's Fright (5.5), Human Fright (5.10a), Blankety Blank (5.10c), Mr. Slate (5.10d), Fred (5.11a), Bedrock (5.11a), The Quarry (5.11c) and Fright Night (5.12a).

Getting There 

Head uphill from Lunch Rock to reach this area. See the individual route descriptions for more detailed approach information.

Climbing Season

Weather station 1.8 miles from here

17 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',9],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',5],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in West Face - Center (Flintstone Slab)

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for West Face - Center (Flintstone Slab):
Angel's Fright   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, 4 pitches, 400'   
Betty   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   
Human Fright   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 2 pitches, 250'   
Blankety Blank   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 3 pitches, 400'   
Fred   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 2 pitches, 250'   
Bedrock   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 160'   
The Quarry   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Trad, 2 pitches, 165'   
Fright Night   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Trad, 2 pitches, 190'   
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Granite detail, Tahquitz Rock
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Pine tree shadow and rock, Tahquitz Rock
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Left side of the Flintstone Slab, Tahquitz Rock

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