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Beginner's Slab

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Baby's Got Crack T 
Cardassian S,TR 
Crack, Baby! T 
Devil's Spine aka Bajorn S,TR 
Ferringy S,TR 
Turtle Back Crack T 
Unknown 1 TR 

Beginner's Slab  

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Submitted By: Terry Fisher on Aug 4, 2002
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Short, easy, slab, sport climbing with access to the top for top ropes. Four climbs located on the north west-facing, granite wall. This is a great rock for beginner, sport climbers.

Getting There 

From the top of Hell hill take the second left continue down until you pass a wall on the left which looks like it has stripes (Tiger Stripe Wall). Make the next left and continue straight, at the top of the hill the rock is located off to the left. It is a small dome of rock that is 30-40 feet tall.

Climbing Season

Weather station 1.5 miles from here

7 Total Routes

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

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Beginner's Slab:
Crack, Baby!   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   
Devil's Spine aka Bajorn   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 40'   
Ferringy   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 40'   
Cardassian   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 40'   
Baby's Got Crack   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   
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Featured Route For Beginner's Slab
Tim Stypolkowski on Baby's Got Crack.

Baby's Got Crack 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b  CO : Gunnison : ... : Beginner's Slab
On the backside of the Beginner's Slabs, aka the Beginner's Backside. Starts up an obvious, nice, layback crack that turns to hands. Then it goes up the face past two bolts, to the anchor. Keith Brett gets credit for the clever name. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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The Beginner's Slabs in February.
The Beginner's Slabs in February.
One of the many topropes available - this is at th...
One of the many topropes available - this is at th...
Beginner's Slab.
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The Beginner's Backside.
The Beginner's Backside.

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By Shaun Wicen
Sep 27, 2015
There are two more routes on the front (six total), southwest-facing face. I don't know what they are rated, though I know that the one second from the right is the hardest.
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