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313 Slab (Small Adventures Wall) (5.4-5.12)

 
313 Slab (Small Adventures Wall) (5.4-5.12)

Page Type: Mountain/Rock

Location: Utah, United States, North America

Lat/Lon: 38.65300°N / 109.72°W

Object Title: 313 Slab (Small Adventures Wall) (5.4-5.12)

County: Grand

Activities: Sport Climbing

Season: Spring, Fall, Winter

Elevation: 4700 ft / 1433 m

 

Page By: Scott

Created/Edited: Feb 6, 2017 / Jun 6, 2017

Object ID: 993611

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Overview

313 Slab, also known as the Small Adventures Wall on at least one website, isn't a very well-known climbing area, especially considering it's proximity to Moab. Most climbers head to places such as Arches National Park, the Moab Towers, Fisher Towers, Wall Street, Indian Creek, etc., which leaves this area as a quieter alternative. When the lines form on the popular climbs around Moab, this can be a good place to go.

That said though, 313 Slab is not quite as spectacular or varied as places like Indian Creek, Wall Street, or the Fisher Towers. The climbing here is pretty good, but it's a step down from those other world-class areas, at least in my opinion.

All climbing here is sport since there are few cracks. The rock is also rather soft and can be sandy.

One of the routes also has the distinction of being put up by the very famous Layton Kor, but the route seems very different from the other routes he put up and seems a bit out of character. The old bolts have been chopped and replaced recently, but the stubs remain.

There are climbs here ranging from 5.4 to 5.12, with several variations, so this is an area for climbers of almost all abilities.

Old Kor Route
Kessler on the Refuse to Feel Route.





Getting There

This crag is easy to reach and only a few miles from Moab.

From the Canyonlands Junction along Highway 191, which is a few miles north of Moab, turn onto Highway 313 towards Canyonlands. The crag is located 2.0 miles along Highway 313 and on the right side of the road.

Walking to the crag takes anywhere from 1-5 minutes.

Central section
Left and Central Sections of the 313 Slabs as seen from the parking area.


Right Side
Right Side of 313 Slabs as seen from the parking lot.

Routes Overview

Named Routes are listed here left to right, but there are actually more climbs and variations than listed here. For the most part, climbs on the crag get more difficult from left to right.

A 70 meter rope is recommended on some climbs, though a 60 is adequate for most if you don't mind standing on a ledge while belaying. The routes between Put Your Hands on Me to Beyer Friction can be top-roped via the ledge which can also be accessed from other routes.

313 Slab Climbs
Route Diagrams for 313 Slabs. Click for Full Size.


313 Slab Climbs
Route Diagrams for 313 Slabs. Click for Full Size.


 ROUTE DIFFICULTY LENGTH PITCHES  GEAR
 QUALITYNOTES 
 Put Your Hands on Me 5.9 100 feet 1 7 draws  Good 
 Refuse to Feel (Old Kor Route)  5.7 100 feet 1 5 draws Good This route was put up by Layton Kor. The old Kor bolts have been chopped and replaced, but the stubs remain. This is a pretty good climb, but it can be sandy. There are several variations of the route.
 Tone Stef 5.4 100 feet 1 6-7 draws  Fair  This is the easiest climbing route up the crag. It also can be sandy, but it quite easy. Except for on little section, much of the route is actually 4th class.
 Swimming in Your Ocean 5.9- 100 feet 1 5 draws Good 
 Kneeling Before Your Bounty  5.8 100 feet  1 6 draws Excellent 
 Tyed to Tie 5.8 100 feet 1 8 draws Good 
 Of Kors 5.6X 100 feet 1 1 draw (!) Fair For many, should be be top-roped for safety! 
 The Calla Way 5.9 100 feet 1 8 draws Good Well protected, but few features. 
 Kor Route/Big Bolts 5.6R 100 feet 1  Good Big machine bolts
 Beyer Friction 5.9R 100 feet 1 5 draws Good Can be sandy.
 Small One/Friction 5.11c 100 feet 1 6 draws Excellent/Classic  The crux is at the second bolt.
 Pigasis 5.10R 100 feet 1 4 draws Excellent 
 Small Two/Buy to Fly 5.12 100 feet 1 8 draws ? 
 Beach Party 5.11 100 feet 1 4 draws ? Starts at the left edge of the obvious 1/2 arch alcove. Fixed gear and four pins to a seam and the anchor.






Old Kor Route
Kessler on top of the Refuse to Feel Route. Click for Route Line.


Tone Stef
Kessler leading the Tone Stef Route 5.4.


Beach Party 5.11
Beach Party 5.11. Click for route line.

Red Tape

None, except for camping restrictions (see below). Please take care of the place. Stay off the cryptobiotic soil! See the below link for more details:

CRYPTOBIOTIC SOIL

Tone Stef
Kessler leading the Un-named Route. Make sure to take good care of the area.

When to Climb

This crag receives direct sunlight for much of the day, so cooler weather is best.

Sunny winter weather might be the best time to climb, but don't try the climbs if they are covered in snow and ice. After the snow melts, be aware that the climbs can be extra sandy.

Early Spring and late Fall are reasonable, especially in the morning hours.

In summer, forget about climbing here! Go rafting, canyoneer some of the wet canyons, or climb and hike in the La Sal Mountains!

Old Kor Route
Me climbing the Old Kor Route while in my pajamas in early February.

Camping

Because of its skyrocketing popularity, camping around Moab has become more restrictive than it has been in past years.

Below is a link to the BLM PDF on camping in the Moab Area:

MOAB CAMPGROUNDS

The closest BLM campground to this particular climbing area is 2.2 miles up the road at the Monitor Marrimac Overlook. There is a bathroom.

There is also the private Archview Campground at the Canyonlands turnoff, two miles from the crag.

Mountain Conditions

CLICK HERE FOR WEATHER FORECAST FOR THE AREA

Weather and climate data for Moab. *National Weather Service Data 1889-2016.


MONTHAVE HIGHAVE LOWREC HIGHREC LOWAVE PRECIP (in)
JAN421867-240.67
FEB512578-130.61
MAR62338880.82
APR724196150.81
MAY8248105270.72
JUN9356113360.43
JUL9863114430.78
AUG9561110400.86
SEP8751108280.85
OCT733995151.02
NOV57288220.70
DEC442069-180.75

External Links

313 Slabs/Small Adventures Wall on Mountain Project

Images

Refuse to FeelRefuse to Feel313 Slab ClimbsTone StefRight Side313 Slab ClimbsOld Kor Route
Tone StefRefuse to FeelOld Kor RouteOld Kor RouteBeach Party 5.11Central section