Bouldering near Swan Slab. Photo by Blitzo.
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.
Weather station 0.9 miles from here
24 Total Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',16],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]
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Aid Route 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad, 2 pitches
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Ugly Duckling 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
: 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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