Beware of any climb at Vedauwoo named Slot (here are 2). These were (and still are) sandbags for the grade, but the confidence gained of experience will work in your favor. Body position, proper and rhythmical movement, foot and leg position, and confidence will all serve you well here.
From the parking lot, head left around the crag. Just left and around the corner from the Stand and Deliver Boulder are a series of overhanging wide cracks. Lower Slot takes...the lower one, and leads to a classic, leaning OW (Upper Slot). What else can I say at this point but: Go For IT.
I guess I cheated on my final exam - instead of taking Lower Slot I did the variation (Lower Slot Left) which I thought was pretty cool. BTW - the Kopishka guide book lists both Lower and Upper Slot as 5.6. Regardless of the rating this is definitely a nice line.
By Petro From: Golden, CO Oct 20, 2003 rating: 5.75a15V+13MVS 4b
This was a sweet climb. Not to spray, but I don't think it was sandbagged at all. 5.6-5.7 (IF you have the technique dialed).
Only a short section of offwidth for my size body (mostly fist jams). There is a nice sidepull to the left to help you through the early offwidth section on the second pitch.
Once these are mastered, don't forget Middle Parrallel Space and Fantasia to bump it up a notch.
My first climb at Vedauwoo was combining A little on the Ugly Side with Upper Slot. On upper slot, I did a variation on the face to the right of the crack to get past the crux. Why did I mention this, Petro is probably correct, but for someone inept at offwidths, 5.10 friction face climbing is apparently easier.
Owwwch! Fun climb, I love knowing how much I suck.
By Cory From: Boise, ID Jul 27, 2009 rating: 5.8-5b16VI-14VS 4c
These were my favorite climbs from the 3 days (which was not nearly enough!) that we spent in Vedauwoo. The book we had listed Lower Slot at 5.8- and Upper Slot at 5.7+. The crux in the middle of the Lower Slot, which involved getting established in the crack after it jogs to the left, was certainly perplexing, and I'm still replaying the moves in my dreams :). The upper slot was sustained and fun, with great heel-toes. It felt easier than Mother #1 (Which I climbed on day 1), although by the time I climbed this one I'd been stuffing myself up fat cracks for 3 days and my technique may have improved a little.
The second pitch can be done independently (the walk-off for Slit takes you right past the top of the Lower Slots, beginning of the upper slots) and is a pretty good 5.6 offwidth pitch in its own right. I still haven't found the 5.7 sequence for my body size on the first pitch though.
I stupidly got my brand new #5 jammed on this thing on its very first placement a couple weeks ago. If you manage to extract it, please please contact me. I will ply you with food/beer rewards! Really bummed.
That said, thought this was a nice offwidth lesson with a gorgeous top-out and rap off the backside. Just when the gruntiness seems serious, it backs off. It also seemed to accept a reasonable left-side-in approach given a few good outside feet on the right side face from the crack.