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Left Slab 

YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]
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Submitted By: Perin Blanchard on Apr 22, 2007

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Ethan nearing the fourth bolt.

Description 

Very mellow sandstone slab climb with plenty of handholds. Starts out and goes most of the way on bare sandstone with gradually increasing varnish from about half way.

There are some hollow sounding areas, particularly to the right, so if you weigh in at 250, you might want to only delicately yard on the holds.

Location 

This is on the left side of the Ice Cream Parlor area. If the anchors above the left corner 5.6 crack are anchor #1, then this route climbs to anchor #4 (from the left). (There are another couple of anchors to the left of the slab area, but let's not complicate things). It is just left of a broken depression in the slab area.

Protection 

5 bolts to hanger-and-ring anchors.


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Unknown 5.7
BETA PHOTO: Unknown 5.7
Eleven-year-old Ethan clipping the first bolt.
Eleven-year-old Ethan clipping the first bolt.
Top of Left Slab with all clips visible
Top of Left Slab with all clips visible

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By Perin Blanchard
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From: Orem, UT
Apr 22, 2007

I was told by another climber at Ice Cream Parlor that this route is 5.7. I thought it was a little easier than what I'm used to at 5.7; your mileage may vary.
By Josh Cameron
From: Moab, Colorado
Jun 12, 2011
rating: 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b

Felt 5.6 to me. Doesn't have as distinct of a crux as Black Slab, but overall felt like it had better quality movement. Might be a little heady for a 5.6 leader to get to the first bolt, but the holds are all there.
By optikal
From: SLC, UT
Sep 28, 2011
rating: 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b

Felt 5.6 to me too. No real apparent crux
By William Thiry
From: Lakewood, CO
Feb 16, 2014
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

5.7 may be a fair rating for a move or two near the 1st/2nd bolt, but otherwise a nice mellow warm-up climb.

Stepping up to the anchors is the real crux. A tall guy like me can easily reach up and clip in a quickdraw or slip the rope into the cold shuts, but stepping up to rig up a rappel requires a move more difficult than a 5.7 unless you grab the chains. A shorter person will find reaching the anchors to be the crux move.