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West Slabs - 5.5

Average Rating = 4.75/5 Average Rating : 4.75 out of 5
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Small and medium stoppers
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.5
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 3.50/5
  Rock Quality 4.50/5
  Scenery 5.00/5
  Fun Factor 5.00/5

Description:

You can pretty much climb anywhere on the face. The best way is straight up the smooth slabs at the start to a ledge with a tree. Head right and up towards a couple of overhangs and then wander to the top. About 8-10 pitches if you rope up. The guidebook says 5.6 but I don't recall any move that hard and most of it is 4th class, especially near the top. Great location and views!

Submitted by: admin on 2003-11-01
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Route ID: 20400

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16 Ascents Recorded

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  Safety Rating G
Solo Solo ascent by: kubok13 on 2013-07-09 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars none

none

Added: 2013-08-02

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.5
  Safety Rating G
Onsight Onsight ascent by: FastEddie on 2011-06-01 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars *

Snowshoes are recommended in May and June if you can still spot snow below the slabs.

Added: 2011-07-05

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.4
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: hendrickvp on 2008-08-30 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Grerat Climbing, a must do.

Awesome climb, but, you want to start you approach early - 6am. The 16 pitches mixed with the sun that hits the slabs at about 10am can make for a horrible decent.

If you are just getting into trad climbing - this is a great climbed to practice... as funny as that sounds.

Added: 2008-09-20

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.5
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Solo Solo ascent by: verticalwanderer on 2006-04-07 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Fun Solo

Watch out for snakes and goats kicking rocks...

Added: 2008-04-07

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Red Point Red Point ascent by: dirtonlip on 2005-08-09 (View Climbing Log)

0 out of 5 stars Ascent Note

long and fun.

Witnessed by: Mark Goodro
Added: 2005-08-09

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