Note that this new area is not shown on the Mountain Project topo map of Jurassic Park. Slabosaurus is a wall located on the back (i.e.
, north) side of Big Ass Slab on the south side of a second gully that parallels the main first gully from which all other climbs at Jurassic Park are accessed after hiking up from Lily Lake. Slabosaurus forms a large alcove of sorts that is set back southwards from the second gully, and has four current sport and sport/trad routes. These new routes were developed by Tom Kohlmann in his quest to open up more moderate routes at Jurassic Park; see, for example, the moderate routes Byrontosaurus
, T-Rex, Triceratops
, and Lost Time
at Jurassic Park. The two longer routes of Slabosaurus -- Donna's Dyno
and Hallett's View
-- are located on the long left-hand portion of the slab (as you face the slab), while the two shorter routes of Slabosaurus are located on the short right-hand portion of the slab (again, as you face the slab) and are accessed by climbing up onto a ledge that has a large dead pine tree perched atop it.
Slabosaurus is most easily accessed by climbing up the first gully past Edge of Time
, and then continuing leftwards and around the upper edge of Dinosaur's Foot until you are heading downhill (west) in the second gully (which parallels the first gully). Slabosaurus will be found on your left about 150 yards downhill from the upper edge of Dinosaur's Foot. Look for a large dead pine tree perched atop a ledge, which marks the right-hand side of Slabosaurus.
L->R (in progress):
A. Donna's Dyno
, 8+, 1p, 95', bolts & pin.
B. Hallett's View
, 8, 1p, 85', bolts, pin, & gear.
C. Westward Expansion
, 8, 1p, 45', bolts.
D. Westward Ho
, 8+ R, 1p, 45', bolts.
Weather station 5.1 miles from here
4 Total Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
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Donna's Dyno 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c CO
: Estes Park Valley
: ... : Slabosaurus
This route is located on the left-hand-most side of the Slabosaurus area. Climb up a large flake/crack system to the first bolt about 20' off the ground. Before the first bolt is gained, inside the crack there will be found an old piton with a ring. Opportunities for the use of trad protection on this route are sparse thereafter, and some bolts may appear a bit run-out. There are two cruxes: between the first and second bolts, and between the second and third bolts. BEWARE LOOSE ROCK on this...[more] Browse More Classics in CO
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