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Swan Slab

Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
Aid Route T 
Bay Tree Crack T 
Bobcat Crack T,TR 
Claude's Delight T 
Grant's Crack T,TR 
Hanging Flake T 
Lena's Lieback T 
Oak Tree Crack T,TR 
Oak Tree Flake T 
Penelope's Problem T 
Penthouse Cracks T,TR 
Pin Scar Seams T 
Swan Slab Chimney T 
Swan Slab Gully T 
Swan Slab Squeeze T,TR 
Ugly Duckling T 
Unknown Arete T,TR 
Unnamed Crack T 
Unnamed Crack (the other one) T,TR 
Unnamed Face Route TR 
Unnamed Seam TR 
Unnamed Thin Crack TR 
V-Crack T,TR 
West Slabs TR 

Swan Slab  


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Location: 37.745, -119.5999 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: M.Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer, Justin Johnsen, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: M.Morley on Jul 13, 2006
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Bouldering near Swan Slab. Photo by Blitzo.

Description 

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.

Getting There 

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.

Climbing Season



Weather station 0.9 miles from here

24 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',16],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',8],['5.7',5],['5.8',1],['5.9',4],['5.10',5],['5.11',1],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=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 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'   
Claude's Delight   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 2 pitches, 150'   
Swan Slab Squeeze   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 40'   
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'   
Penthouse Cracks   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, TR, 18'   
Unnamed Seam   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     TR, 80'   
Aid Route   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Trad, 2 pitches   
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Featured Route For Swan Slab
The first bolt is above my head and to the right, ...

Ugly Duckling 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b CA : Yosemite National Park : ... : Swan Slab
Just like the children's story that inspired the name, Ugly Duckling starts out on an ugly face which eventually turns into something beautiful.Pitch one: Climb a boulder problem start (.10a) on good edges up and onto the mossy slab. Make your way right and up, cleaning the edges off as you go until you reach the first bolt(runnout). Continue cleaning as you climb straight up below an oak tree's branches before reaching another bolt (runnout). At this piont, the rock becomes cleaner as well ...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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"Swanabe", above Swan Slab. Photo by Bli...
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