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Friction slab at its best. The crux sections are bolted very well but a light rack to 1 inch helps in between. Poor pro and few bolts lead to some interesting run-outs on a couple of the easy pitches. Overall a phenomenal route.
Starts a couple hundred feet to the left of Regular Route. Hike down is easiest. All anchors are bolted, but if you must rap then Memorial route is the preferred way down.
Light rack to 1 inch, maybe a 2 inch piece if it is lucky.
|Comments on Slippery Slope
|By Nick Dolecek|
From: Denver, Colorado
Jul 11, 2009
Excellent Route!!! The best route on the formation hands down. It isn't that run-out, and the crux pitches are just right to keep things interesting but enjoyable. The slab climbing movement on this route is well worth the trip. We took a single set from green C3 through #2 Camelot and were happy. All bolts are now 3/8 and three bolt belays...amazing!
Oct 3, 2009
Fine climbing, but the difficulty is somewhat contrived in places. Look closely as you clip those bolts, as you may notice that if you were climbing 15' left or right, you would be on an easy crack or some jugs. Oh well, the moves are good and the climb is fun. Not 10+. The rebolt looks good- the originals are strong as bubble gum these days. B stepped up and led the crux. She is the not a strong slabber and found the crux trivial.
From: Boise, ID
Aug 7, 2011
Fun route. In particular, pitches 5, 6, &7 featured fun moves on great rock! I made an effort to follow the bolt line and not deviate to the easy jugs and cracks to the side, and I still think this was no harder than 10a.
The description for the start of this route may be a little off. It's only about 40 feet left of the start for the regular route, not a couple hundred.