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The Super Slab is more of an area than a route. It is the large, smooth slab that you first encounter when hiking up the A.T. The Slab is about 80 feet wide and contains may toproping opportunities and a couple of leadable routes. It runs from Class 3 Scramble on the right to Slab to Corner on the left.
Popular toproping lines (not listed as separate routes):
- On the far right side of the slab. Start to the right of two medium-sized trees growing on a small ledge about 20 feet up. A horizontal crack runs about 15 feet off the deck. (5.5)
- About 20 ft. right of T.B.D. See this pic for the start. (5.7)
The Fasulo book grades the Super Slab as 5.5-5.10. Choose the line that appeals to you. You can make it as hard or easy as you like.
Use the ascent gully (described in Upper Ledges) or Class 3 Scramble to access the top. There are trees suitable for TR anchors. In some spots, gear anchors can also be built.
1) Super Slab is well over 100 ft long so a 60m rope is too short for a toprope or rappel. You can TR with a 60m if you extend the anchor down about 30 ft. Knot your ends!
2) Recommend top rope only since there is very little pro up high. Definite groundfall potential.
BETA PHOTO: The right side of Super Slab. The pic makes it lo...
BETA PHOTO: Towards the left side of Super Slab. The far left ...
Topropers along the base of Super Slab.
BETA PHOTO: A popular toprope line.
Dec 11, 2012
Definitely a fun slab although I haven't led it. Pick your line up it and if I remember correctly going straight up the center-left is the most devoid of features and most difficult. The only really decent gear you could get is in a long horizontal crack about 15 feet off the deck.
Unlike the description says you can TR it with a 60m rope although you should extend your anchor as far as you can to make sure the rope reaches the ground. Belaying from up top is an option if you don't want to risk running out of rope. Either way, knot your ends for sure.