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Super Slab

This route is located in the Gray's Branch Region at Military Wall


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All Things Considered 5.11d (Sport) *****

First Ascent: Terry Kindred in 2001
Length: 55ft
Bolts: 0 (report bad bolts/anchors)

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This route begins directly around the obtuse corner from Super Slab. Start either on the corner and traverse to the right or climb the first few feet of G.I. and traverse left. Climb a blunt arete to anchors.
Moves: Bouldery or Technical
Descent: Cold shuts
Stays Dry:
Owner: NFS
dihedral (1) sharp (1) technical (1) fingers (1) classic (1) short (1) vertical (1)
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4.84 stars (81 votes)
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5.11d (52 votes)

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Submitted by: Jeff
Date: Apr 12th, 2010

Submitted by: ray
Date: Dec 18th, 2005


SCIN said on March 21st, 2004
Incredible "granite like" moves on this route.
Stewy911 said on July 29th, 2004
incredible route, definately worth going!
Sco Bro said on April 28th, 2005
Bad ass route. I had a big ass spider jump on me while I was leading it. Scared the crap out of me, which rolled out of my shorts and hit my belayer. Watch out Stewy, that spider's a jumper!
automated said on July 28th, 2005
11c??? wtf. it felt like a 13. i guess that's cause it was 100 degrees with 100 percent humidity, but either way... super classic. one of the best routes i've been on.
Wes said on March 11th, 2006
Super sweet route, very cool with unique moves for the red.
pigsteak said on April 10th, 2006
agree with all above...worth the extra two minute hike away from the crowds. excellent job Terry!
Anonymous said on April 22nd, 2006
wtf? am i in the new?
One-Fall said on June 4th, 2006
Its rare at the Red to just get enough holds to get you to the top. This is one of Terry's best routes.
Power2U said on February 12th, 2008
Thoughtful and powerful climb. The direct start is great, the only way to climb this route as it is consistent with the rest of the climb.
pigsteak said on February 12th, 2008
actually, power2 u, the direct start is not the only way to climb this. you can come in from the right, you can also come in from the left. line of least resistance, remember...what, you trying to make these things contrived? :)
rjackson said on November 9th, 2008
Wow. If you fancy yourself a sport climber, you gotta do it. So cool...
krampus said on March 23rd, 2009
Contrived is starting 10 feet to the left, or 10 feet to the right to skip the move that would make this one of the best 12a's in the red instead of the best 11d's. The direct start is bad ass, don't be contrived.
SCIN said on March 23rd, 2009
Actually contrived is ignoring the huge jugs to start this route just to make it harder instead of doing a true 5.12 (Super Slab) 10 feet to the left.
krampus said on March 23rd, 2009
Hey everybody, I'm gonna start on this 5.7 trad climb then traverse over to the real rout when the holds are easier for my weak ass to grab, I will just ignore the obvious cool looking move that leads straight to the first bolt. Tell me then, can I skip the jump start on super slab cus I'm white?
SCIN said on March 23rd, 2009
Actually the "real route" was originally defined by Terry and it traverses in from the right. You are correct though, the direct start is really cool but I don't think it makes it a 12. It's probably like a V1.
krampus said on March 24th, 2009
Fair enough, the FA hath spoken.....I still recommend for people to try the direct start its super fun and probably is just a hard V1
Lil Josh said on August 3rd, 2009
I thought the traverse start was a great way to get into the route. It kind of let you know this wasn't going to be a normal route. Outstanding climb either way.
crayon said on May 6th, 2010
Definitely not 12a with the traverse in from the right. Traverse from the left is the same--direct start is definitely more thought provoking but probably in the upper range of 11d (maybe more of a slash grade?) Either way, each option is enjoyable and worth it, especially as a trainer for the route to the left.
zdordai said on June 3rd, 2012
first off, this rock climb is incredible. summer rain washed many of the ticks away, leaving me with the sublime experience of finding perfect micro crimps exactly where i needed them. the moves were incredibly natural and interesting. five full stars. with the traverse in from the left, this thing felt really close to 12a. i gauged the opening boulder problem at around v2 (in the summer) with the best beta I could find (from starting out left to standing on the big slopey me weak, it wont offend way that thing was v1 though) and the higher crux was probably around v1, with some very consistent climbing in the middle. it should probably stay at 11d due to its classic reputation and somewhat eliminate yet difficulty adding and more classic left start. that jug traverse is shit, and the bottom is one of the coolest boulder problem starts in the red!
stringsturtle said on July 28th, 2012
moves like granite! super exciting!
vouldering said on October 6th, 2012
A humble pie for many climbers.... Unusual moves and a lot of cool moves. I approve it whole heartedly. You get this. You will feel like a little super man. ha ha
Willy said on March 2nd, 2014
This rig made my brain hurt
Mr_Funky_Shot said on March 18th, 2015
So glad I finally sent this thing! Favorite move is making a blind throw to the huge jug, just around the arete at the third bolt or so.
lagricola said on April 20th, 2015
very fun. thoughtful moves in a comfortable dihedral
SpikySkaKid said on October 12th, 2016
Awesome route. My first 11D redpoint. Even after reading about the blind jug at the 3rd bolt, and seeing a tick mark I still missed it on my first go. And how about that slopey ledge at bolt one. I kind of got angry when I got to it because it looked so good from the ground. Crux is moving from the right side of the dihedral to the left between bolts 4 and 5.
befozz said on March 30th, 2021
Direct start adds 4-5 solid moves that fit the style of the rest of the climb perfectly. Definitely recommend
Jeff said on March 30th, 2021
Comment #25, lol. This route has frustrated me as much as Dave the Dude! I am older and wiser (maybe weaker...). I will return, and I will send! Nice techy route!