F Slab, 5.6-5.10a Climber's Log

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klwagar - Aug 11, 2011 2:08 am Date Climbed: Jun 6, 2010

fun routes  Sucess!

loved the area and the rock


dan2see - Aug 28, 2007 11:22 pm Date Climbed: Aug 22, 2006


Today is my day! This is my first-ever experience for leading a sport climb. So I selected D1 and D2. Pretty high, but no technical issues.

Hiking with my buddy Andrew, he found D-slab, so we set-up my gear on the first climb.

"Andrew", I said, "this climb doesn't look high enough to be D1."
"That's OK," he replied, "they've been bolting more routes."

So up I went. Gee, it didn't feel like 5.4. Maybe I just have to climb up to the easy part. I did remember to pre-plan the moves up to the next bolt. And I remembered not to reach for the bolt from under, but climb up to get comfortable. Except there was no comfortable.

So I got to the anchor, set up the TR, and Andrew lowered me down.

"Phew, that was trickier than I thought", I said.

"Well yeah I guess I goofed," he admitted, "This isn't D1 (5.4)."
"Oh?" I said, looking back up. "Come to think of it, this thing has slabby footholds, and no positive handholds at all."
"Right, Dan, it's F1 (5.7)".

Dow Williams

Dow Williams - Oct 9, 2006 11:23 pm Date Climbed: Oct 1, 2006

Wasootch Slab, F  Sucess!

Lived here 5 years before we visited Wasootch Slab for the first time. Stacy and I found that this slab is much warmer than our local Canmore crags, Cougar, Grassi, Grotto, Heart, etc. It has always had a reputation as a crowded top roped area used by recreational climbers from Calgary. We had it virtually to ourselves mid-week in October on more than one occassion and found tons of lead routes. To avoid crowds if you are there on a weekend, head on down to this F Slab for 3- 5.10a 25 meter sport routes right next to each other. I imagine even on crowded weekends, most don't ever venture down to this slab. Cheers.

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