Friction Slab

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Directions to Friction Slab

USFS
This wall is in property owned by USFS. Be respectful.
From the Junior Williamson Rest Area, drive toward Miguels (South) on KY 11 for 4.1 miles. On the road, 0.2 miles before you get to a rock quarry road leading off to the left) is this large boulder with a low angle slab facing the road.

Wall Sun: Unknown



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Route Spray Name Type Grade Quality Length Picture

1

Bulldog Bouldering V8
 
0
This problem ascends the backside of the Friction Slab. Sit start on some pockets and slap up the formation using mainly the arete on the right. Steepness:
Tags
bouldery-1

2

Table Top Bouldering V3
 
0
This problem ascends the right side of the face of Friction Slab which faces you as you drive toward it from the rest area. Start near the arete (around the corner from The Bulldog) and throw to a right-hand gaston. Top it out and walk off. Steepness:
Tags
shady-1

3

Friction Slab 5.6 Bouldering V0
 
20  
This route ascends the right side of the front face of the Friction Slab. This is usually used to gain access to the bolt on top to set a toprope. The dirty chimney can be downclimbed. Steepness:

4

Friction Slab 5.11 Bouldering V2
 
20
This problem ascends the face left of the groove on the front side of the Friction Slab. The problem can also be toproped via a bolt at the top. Downclimb the chimney. Steepness:

Comments

1
Ascentionist said on December 14th, 2005
I was playing around here once and who should stop and chat? Tom Martin.
2
Anonymous said on May 17th, 2009
I plan to submit the 'Slan' as an EarthyCache. It is beautiful.
3
Anonymous said on May 17th, 2009
Pardon, misspelling....I meant EarthCache!
4
ikratzer said on April 19th, 2014
Does anyone know names/grades for the problems back across the creek from this boulder? i think they are in the old bouldering guidebook, but i don't have one.