|Great Northern Slab
Great Northern Slab
BETA PHOTO: A climber about half way up the Great Northern Sla...
A fun outing, this route tends to be pretty popular. P1 (5.2) Start in the corner to the left of the flat ledge with the 10c toprope problem. Climb rightward up a ramp and through some bushes, then straight up an easy ramp to two very large (i.e. 1-inch diameter) bolts. P2 (5.7) Climb up the corner. The 5.7 move is the somewhat awkward move to gain a sloping ledge. Continue up the crack system on the left or the right (technically Pisces), both 5.6, to a belay/rappel station with an overcomplicated set of chains. P3 (5.7+) Either climb up a ramp left and continue up to the top, or go right up another ramp and climb a slabby face to the top. Descent: Rap the route. With 2 60-m ropes, you can reach the ground from the rap station at the top of the second pitch.
A standard trad rack to 3" will suffice, with lots of runners to help reduce rope drag. All the belays are bolted.
Wil I Am topping out on TGNS
starting the first pitch 5.2 to huge bolts
|Comments on Great Northern Slab
|By Casey Jones|
From: Seattle, WA
Feb 9, 2006
Seemed a lot easier than 5.7+ to me. Eats up stoppers. Gets really crowded!!!
Sep 13, 2006
A good climb.
|By Matias Francis|
Aug 26, 2013
My very first trad/multipitch climb.. great first one... to me it had a lot of good features. 2 cruxes, crack some facing climbing on the 3rd pitch. the grade to me was a little soft felt like 5.8
|By Chris C|
From: Seattle, Wa
Sep 1, 2013
Anyone know the details of the bolted line that runs up the arete on the far (climbers) left of the 3rd pitch? Climbed it today instead of the crack to the right that i've done in the past. Felt a bit harder and was really fun.