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Sven Slab, so named because a Sven saw was used to cut the original trail up to the wall, is probably the most popular granite climbing location near Phoenix after Pinnacle Peak. This is the place to hone those sturdy foot muscles on thin granite crystal and edge climbing. The main wall is home to several nice moderate outings, while the outrigger crag down to the right features some additional harder lines.
Drive south from the intersection of 128th street and Dynamite Road/Rio Verde Drive until you get to a "T", make a left and drive east (high clearance required!!!) until you reach the parking area below Sven Slab. It is possible to drive to the upper area and park there if you want to put your vehicle through it's paces and skip the two minutes it takes to walk up the hill.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Sven Slab:
The Crawl of the Wild 5.4 4a 12 IV VD 3c Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
Changes in Longitude 5.5 4b 13 IV+ MS 4a Trad, 2 pitches, 150'
Quaker Oats 5.5 4b 13 IV+ MS 4a Sport, 1 pitch, 95'
One for the Road 5.6 4c 14 V S 4b Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
Mouse Tracks 5.6 4c 14 V S 4b Trad, 3 pitches, 200'
Top Line 5.6 4c 14 V S 4b Trad, 1 pitch, 35'
Hippity Hop 5.6 4c 14 V S 4b Sport, 1 pitch, 90'
Ego Trip 5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b PG13 Sport, TR, 90'
Cakewalk 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c Sport, TR, 90'
I Sinkso 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c R Trad, 1 pitch, 90'
Black Death 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c R Trad, 70'
Nit Nat 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a PG13 Trad, Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 90'
Direct Hop 5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b Sport, 1 pitch
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Changes in Longitude 5.5 4b 13 IV+ MS 4a AZ : Central Arizona : ... : Sven Slab
CIL is a horizontal seam that crosses 2 large boulders to a huge detached flake. The entire first pitch of the climb is a traverse from left to right; make sure you place a good amount of pro to protect your second. Pitch 1: Start on top of a large boulder and make a thin exposed move to get into the seam under a small roof. One spicy move and you're at jugs and good feet. Keep moving right for about 40' until you get to a break in the boulder. Look right and up 5' and you'll see ...[more] Browse More Classics in AZ
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