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The Tasty Slab

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Submitted By: misha zavalov on Dec 12, 2009
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A south-facing slab with a good landing and a walk-off topout. Should clean up nicely after it sees more travel. It has a noticable diagonal seam on the left side of the face and two deep two-finger pockets to the right of that.

Getting There 

Cross the creek at the Milton Boulder and locate the climbing access trail at the base of the large wall. Hike uphill on the trail for about 6-8 minutes. This elusive slab is about 20 yards west of the trail.

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The Tasty Slab.

Medium Rare V1+ 5  CO : Eldorado Canyon SP : ... : The Tasty Slab
Starts on the right side of the slab, same as Medium Well. Go to the right hand two-finger pocket, then move feet and reach up for the sloper. Match on it and work slightly left through a somewhat insecure topout....[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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By Chip Phillips
From: Broomfield, CO
Dec 12, 2009

Good to see something in Eldo I haven't seen before, even if it is a slab ... j/k Misha!

Anyway, at this point I would be very cautious claiming FAs anywhere near Eldorado Canyon State Park. People have been consistently hiking off trail all over western edge of Eldo for decades putting problems up in the most obscure places that are not in any guide. There are several hundred problems back there, some as far as 3 miles from the car and WAY WAY off-trail. Something as close as you are describing would give me pause and wonder whether someone sans pad and brush might have done them quickly and moved on. In the end, we may never know.

JSherman, CLantz, BHoran, CRuckgraber, MBrooks, JBaldwin, PZoller, NHarris, WLeMaire, PJones, AFrederick, MKarasik, TLanzano, MSamet, JEmerson, RSayers and many MaNy MANY others I'm forgetting have all been active back there and most of those guys will climb ANYTHING and EVERYTHING. It would take a masterful effort to compile it all into a usable format.

That said, don't get me wrong. There are still FAs to be had in and around ECSP, you just have to know how FAR from the car to go and WHERE to look. Get in with THAT crowd and you'll have your eyes opened to a whole new world this winter.

By misha zavalov
From: Boulder, Co.
Dec 12, 2009

It's possible that this has been climbed on before, but we definitely cleaned years worth of lichen off of these routes. I'm just trying to document something that has seen very little, if any, traffic. If anyone knows of prior FAs, let me know.

By Steve Sangdahl
From: eldo sprngs,co
Dec 12, 2009

Probably done by John Baldwin, Mike Brooks, and Chip Ruckgraber.

By Chip Phillips
From: Broomfield, CO
Dec 13, 2009

^ I will try ask Mike and John about it next opportunity I have and see what they have to say about the "The Tasty Slab".

By Dean Kure
Nov 15, 2011

Tromped around for a bit today but could never find it. Any specific beta? Before or after the wooden stairs on the ECT? Past the first, small summit? Thanks!