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U Slot - 5.7 popular

Average Rating = 3.97/5 Average Rating : 3.97 out of 5
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Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.7
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 3.28/5
  Rock Quality 4.19/5
  Scenery 3.80/5
  Fun Factor 4.12/5

Description:

A fun route and great way to access the tree ledge. Climb up the face with some pro, place some bomber gear in the roof, pull through the U-slot and run it out to the top.

Submitted by: sketch on 2006-06-12
Last Modified: 2011-12-12
Views: 2170
Route ID: 27290

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.6
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
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Red Point Red Point ascent by: johnnyb336 on 2013-11-30 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Casual Climb

I just wanted to introduce a friend's son to climbing at Stone and we climbed this first. I chose the unnamed line to the left of U-Slot and climbed straight up through the v- notch in the overlap. He climbed without any difficulty other than being a little short for the move up through the notch. Nice to be back at Stone.

Added: 2013-12-01

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.6
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Red Point Red Point ascent by: johnnyb336 on 2013-08-24 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars More Practice

I hate having to list this route under U Slot but it is not listed as a route anywhere, even though it has its own line. It is between the Block Route and U Slot and heads up to the overlap at the v shaped notch and on up to the tree ledge. The only protection is a placement at the midpoint and again at the overlap. Other than the fact that it is quite easy, I recommend giving it a try. The move through the v-notch is much easier than it looks.

Added: 2013-08-24

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.6
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Red Point Red Point ascent by: johnnyb336 on 2013-08-24 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Practice

We are practicing for something that is coming up and this is one of six single pitch climbs I lead today. I took the standard line on top of the arete and climbed through the overlap directly to the belay rings above. I used a single cam near the top of the arete and one just under the overlap and ran out the rest. From the top of the arete to the overlap, I only use the slab. I do not move left into the shallow crack as that makes it too easy. This is another excellent beginner route.

Added: 2013-08-24

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.6
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Red Point Red Point ascent by: johnnyb336 on 2013-01-06 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Nothing New

Again, I took the line to the the ledge that is located between the Block Route and the true line for U-Slot. I just aim for the v shaped notch in the overlap and blast through it. There is a good spot to place a cam about halfway up and I usually place another cam or two before making the move up through the v-notch but there isn't really anything else for pro. I would recommend going this way for those tired of the regular lines to the left and right.

Added: 2013-05-16

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.6
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Red Point Red Point ascent by: johnnyb336 on 2012-02-26 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Back Again

I again took the line between the Block Route and U-Slot, up through the notch in the headwall. It was my mother's 57th birthday and the day's climb was her present. We climbed the Arch once on the tree ledge.

Added: 2012-03-26

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