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Swan Slab is a very popular area with zero approach and an abundance of short, moderate routes. It is south-facing and gets sun almost all day long. Most of the routes are easily top-roped, making it extremely popular for guided groups. Count on crowds.
Park either at Yosemite Lodge (across the street), Camp 4, or Lower Yosemite Falls. All the routes are about 100 feet north of the road.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Swan Slab:
Bay Tree Crack 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad, 1 pitch, 60'
Swan Slab Gully 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad, 3 pitches, 310'
Swan Slab Squeeze 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 40'
Claude's Delight 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, 2 pitches, 150'
Penelope's Problem 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
Lena's Lieback 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Grant's Crack 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 60'
Unnamed Thin Crack 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a TR, 80'
Aid Route 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad, 2 pitches
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Bay Tree Crack 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b CA : Yosemite National Park : ... : Swan Slab
A great addition to the Oak Tree Flake or Grant's Crack. Climb the stacked blocks off the ledge at the top of the for mentioned climbs. Pass the bay tree, and proceed into the finger crack. Continue up the right arching crack which turns into mostly tight hands (5.6). There is a medium sized rock at the top with an old bolt in it. Belay here....[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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