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Description 

Cedar Park Slab (aka Seam Rock) is a large wall (~600 feet high) located up the road from Combat Rock. The rock is low angle with lots of opportunity for friction climbing. The main route here is Dags in Beanland, 5.8, but a few other routes exist.

It is also known as Seam Rock.

L->R:

A. Slab Ants, 6, 3p, 450', gear.
B. Dags in Beanland, 8, 4p, bolts & gear.
C. Whetstone, 7, 5p, 500', bolts & gear.
D. Crack Slabbeth.

Getting There 

The approach crosses private land, so either ask for permission or tread lightly and be respectful. From Drake, go right on the road heading towards Glen Haven, then take your first right onto a forest service road. Drive up this for about 2.5 miles, take a left, and than take the next major right soon after. From here, many intersections are passed, but stay on the main road until an obvious T-intersection. Park near this intersection, then use your judgement to find the best line to the wall. A fairly big gorge must be crossed, and this is less cliffy the further right you are. Then work up to the base of the slab on grass ledge systems and low angle friction slabs.

Climbing Season



Weather station 1.4 miles from here

3 Total Routes

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

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Cedar Park Slab:
Whetstone   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 5 pitches, 500'   
Dags in Beanland   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, Sport, 4 pitches   
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Featured Route For Cedar Park Slab
The borland line is Slab Ants.

Slab Ants 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b  CO : Estes Park Valley : ... : Cedar Park Slab
As you come to the slab, start heading more left (solo) a class 4 scramble to the trees above, and start your first pitch here. Place pro when you can, mostly easy face climbing to an obvious, single tree 50m up.P2 following a series of cracks. Bring extra slings to reduce drag. Climb over the cracks and to the big chockstone just under a little dihedral. 40m.With a solid anchor P3 is the crux. Start with small pro, and follow the cracks, use some nuts on the runout sections, but make your way ...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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Tony Bubb tops out on Cedar Park Slab in Sept 1995...
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By Tom Kelley
Apr 24, 2012
Actually, the approach does not necessarily cross private land (contrary to what is printed in Rossiter's and Gillett's guidebooks). I recommend looking at maps on the Larimer County Assesor's website for a definitive delineation of private vs. public land in this area. That said, the access is not easy, and the landowners are both ignorant of their property boundaries and unfriendly, so beware!