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By Anonymous Coward
Aug 31, 2002
Slime surprise is an understatement. The slabs are shaded until early afternoon (july). Take advantage of this and sleep in. We climbed in the morning and the face was disgusting. However, when the sun broke through (2 p.m. july) the moss and lichen base dried quickly providing a much better climb. If you choose to climb early I recommend:
1. a rope bag/ tarp-- the ground stays soggy2. an old towel-- it takes some effort to keep your shoes dry.3. good approach shoes-- it is a gnarly scramble.4. Tick repellant, the approach goes through some eye-high grass.
Be forewarned: this is not a heavily trodden route so it is easy to damage the natural face, as even the bolted routes are not bare. Use your own moral compass.
By Abbey Normal
Jun 5, 2010
Hey, guess what! I headed to Skyline Slabs today and made the grueling straight-up-hill approach only to be told that it is on PRIVATE PROPERTY. I was informed of this by the annoyed land owner, his family, and their large german shepherd.
So, my extremely relevant advice is to not even bother. The slabs are super mossy and overgrown anyway, the bolts haven't been replaced in a reeeeeally long time, and the owners -- bless them -- wish climbers would stop traipsing around their property making them worry about lawsuits. *shrug* Fair enough.
Enough if I didn't hear it from the horse's mouth, I'd still say the slab is not at all worth the approach. You'll have a much better time of things at Castle Rock and surrounding areas.