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Achy Brachiator 
American Flyer 
At Last 
Atmospheric Slate 
Beautiful Noise 
Bombay Saphire 
Clean Slate 
Dancing With The Scars 
Evolver 
Face of Spades 
Field of dreams 
Finger Monkey 
First Bolt Blues 
Golden Years 
Head Cleaner 
Hipster Dufus 
Infectious Groove 
K9 Karma 
Lost Nation 
Orange Twist 
Origins 
Player's Club 
Razor stubble 
Redneck Riviera 
Reflections of Taunt 
Right Stuff, The 
Sacrificial Fox 
Short And Sweet 
Slate Nation Blues 
Smooth As Slate 
Steppin Razor 
Strive Dreams 
Surfing the Slate Nation 
Tidy Cat  
Wild Turkey 
Wire and Fire 

Slate Nation 


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Portions of the approach and cliffs of this area are on private land. MORE INFO >>>

Description 

This wall gets morning sunshine and afternoon shade so it can be climbed from fall to spring, later if you are a hard core desert rat. It is the color of slate and has some bullet hard limestone. The routes will be slightly less than vertical unless they are undercut at the bottom. These can be pretty bouldery to start. Routes range from 50 feet long to 25 feet at the right most end. These right hand routes are new since spring 2006.


Getting There 

Continue up drainage until a cairn marks a trail to the left. It is 60 feet above the base of the drainage and 15-20 minutes from the parking.


36 Total Routes


['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',8],['2 Stars',24],['1 Star',4],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',1],['5.8',4],['5.9',2],['5.10',5],['5.11',14],['5.12',9],['5.13',1],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Slate Nation:
K9 Karma   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a     Sport   
Infectious Groove   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch   
Clean Slate   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a     Sport, 50'   
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Infectious Groove 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- E4 6a  AZ : Central Arizona : ... : Slate Nation
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By DisturbingThePeace
From: Albuquerque, NM
Nov 30, 2007

The routes in this area are extremely difficult to differentiate, as there are alot of new routes going in. The occasional plaque on some of the classics might be nice to tell the visitor where there at on the cliff.

By DisturbingThePeace
From: Albuquerque, NM
Feb 19, 2009

Woah, relax man, my version of a plaque is a small detached rock with the name and grade written on it sitting at the base of a climb. Similar to the plaques at IC. Photo

By erik hamilton
Jan 4, 2012

Routes have been updated. still needs sum work, there is still a handful of new routes that could be added any help would be sweet.if you have any info you can PM me,or post em up.PEACE and have fun out there