Favorite Slab/Balancy routes

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Re: Favorite Slab/Balancy routes

Post by THB » Thu Apr 25, 2013 12:58 pm

My top 5 favorite slabs:

(these 4 have all already been mentioned)...
Random Precision
Henry!
Karmic Retribution
Kentucky Flu

(and the 1 that hasn't been mentioned yet that's on my top 5 list)...
GRIPPY GREEN (great slabby line, go do it!)

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Re: Favorite Slab/Balancy routes

Post by clif » Thu Apr 25, 2013 1:40 pm

HEN-ry! is not slab, at all, (..right??)-- it is a great climb though.
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Re: Favorite Slab/Balancy routes

Post by THB » Thu Apr 25, 2013 2:46 pm

Definitely a slab... it's got to be at least 89 degrees, if not less vertical... maybe my memory is failing me... it's been a few years since I've been on that one.

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Re: Favorite Slab/Balancy routes

Post by pawilkes » Thu Apr 25, 2013 9:38 pm

Love Shack is stout but pretty fun to decipher.
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Re: Favorite Slab/Balancy routes

Post by clif » Sat Apr 27, 2013 9:49 am

idk- two factors are being mixed, angle of the wall and features/textures.

consider "cracks". can be overhanging or much less than vertical. they're all called cracks.
"face" "aretes" "diherdrals" all describe the geometry and in a general way the technique used to climb them.
"slabs" could theoretically be overhanging, it's just that no living organism has contrived to climb them and then claimed an FA. the angle doesn't matter. it is the absence of features that make a slab. no "edges", but friction (which, yes, is a relative distinction) makes a slab.
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