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Green Slabs

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Mother Ps ycho's Little Darlins T,S 
Banana Cake (Buttress) T 
Blade Runner S,TR 
David and Goliath T,S 
Fathers Dazed T 
Grass is Greener..., The S 
Green Banana Jam T 
Green Eggs And Cams T 
Greenhorn S 
Here and Gone T 
Hooterville T 
Josh and Dave's Route T 
Jump for Joyce T 
Krack a Tack T,TR 
Little Jack Corner T 
Missing in Action T 
Missing the Action T 
Monkey Business T,TR 
My Left Foot T,TR 
No Stars T,S 
Pettycoat Junction S 
Rock Candy T 
Samson and Dalieback T 
Time Warp T 
Toy Roof T,S 
Wits End T 
Wrench Warfare 
Wrist Rocket S 
Yurt Monkey S 
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Green Slabs  

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Submitted By: James DeRoussel on Jul 25, 2002
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Green Slabs is a great destination if you are looking for moderate trad. There are only a couple of sport routes, and though they are worth doing, this area is usually less crowded than most. If you really want a clip-up, try Yurt Monkey (5.8). Otherwise, there are no lack of good gear leads on this crag. Many routes, yes even the trad routes, have chain anchors at the top, but don't assume!

Lots of trees means the base stays shady, but the higher rock on this south facing crag can heat up in the afternoon. Green Slab's orientation and relatively low elevation make it a good cool weather crag.

Getting There 

Driving up the Catalina Highway, Green Slabs will be visible on the right near mp 10.2. The highway passes tightly between two large rock formations here. The formation on the right is the western end of Green Slabs. Park at one of the nearby pullouts and find a trail heading steeply uphill to the crag. The trail is well defined and approaches the crag from the southwest.

Climbing Season

Weather station 3.2 miles from here

29 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',14],['1 Star',11],['Bomb',2]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Green Slabs:
Here and Gone   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   
Yurt Monkey   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
My Left Foot   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 50'   
Samson and Dalieback   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   
Toy Roof   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a R     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
David and Goliath   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
Mother Psycho's Little Darlins   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
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I wish i was cool enough to climb in that hat...Josh L. clipping.

Yurt Monkey 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c  AZ : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : ... : Green Slabs
Squeezing the Lemon II has this in the wrong location. Low down on the south side of Green Slabs is a smooth concave brown face. The big chimney on the left side of this face is Monkey Business. On the right side of this face is Banana Pudding and Josh and Dave's Route. The arete bounding the right side of this face is the start of Yurt Monkey. In the overhead topo on page 52 in Squeezing the Lemmon II, Yurt Monkey is just right of #12, NOT where it is indicated by #14.Start just rig...[more]   Browse More Classics in AZ

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By Vincent Greene
Feb 6, 2004
GPS Coordinates for Green Slabs parking area
By Vincent Greene
Feb 6, 2004
GPS Coordinates for new routes "Krack a Tack" and "Wrench Warfare"
By JoeF
Mar 19, 2006
The parking area for Green Slabs is not at the 10.2 mile point (as 'Squeezing the Lemmon' describes). In fact, you actually want to park right BEFORE the 10 mile marker in a large pull-out where the road crosses through two rock formations. The trail can easily be spotted from the pull-out and in five minutes the trail will lead you directly to the base of Monkey Business (5.7). Cool crag.
By 1Eric Rhicard
Jun 2, 2006
The back side of Green Slabs is being called Green Acres. The only green thing back there is the leaves of trees. The wall is dominated by a neat looking yellow dihedral above a big ledge.
By Braxtron
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Feb 5, 2007
Great info: climbaz.com/climbs/greenslabs/...
By Alexius
Dec 6, 2010
If anyone has found a blue size zero DMM 3 cam unit and phantom carabiner on Rock Candy as of 12/5/10...I lost one out there today and was hoping that one of you guys who were out there might have found it? After all, I finally got your TR set up to run smoothly on the second attempt on David and Goliath... Cheers, Alex