New 5.12+/13- on The Slab, West Face

The Slab, 98 Degrees
Application date: 10/3/08

Information from the applicant:
The proposed route is on the West Face of the Slab and starts approximately 10 feet right of Undertow and angles right, away from Undertow. The top of the proposed route is approximately 30 feet right (and slightly above) Undertow‘s finish. The proposed climb is 80 feet in length and goes at 5.12d/13a.

This overhanging route has been redpointed on top-rope and thoroughly inspected for best choice of protection. The route does not offer traditional/natural gear placements and it is recommended that bolts/hangers be used for protection. The route starts out with the technical crux off the ground with a V6/7 move (~13a) followed by sustained climbing in the range of 11+ to easy-5.12 to reach the anchors.

The rock quality varies from good to perfect, on interesting, featured Fountain sandstone, and the bouldery nature of the crux should entertain anyone looking for a finger workout. This route does not compromise the climbing on any existing lines, and the staging area is the same as that for Undertow – a rock ledge, accessed via the climber’s trail along the base of the west face (common descent path for the east-face climbs, too). No new impact(s) will be added to the crag base.

FHRC Overview of the application: Approved
Voting Results: Approved
OSMP Decision: Approved


Bolt it!

A good addition to a wall that should have at least 2-3 more routes.

Please accept this application.

Sounds good.

YES. Sounds great.

do it

Great addition to a great wall.


Looks killer, bolt it.

Sweet, new line! Yesssssssssss!!!

Yes, good looking route

Would be a great addition to Flatiron sport climbing! Just do it.

please do, yes.


yes yes

I had the opportunity to try this line on top-rope and it is a good addition to the cliff. I vote yes.

Yes, This wall has so much potential and I see no harm is using it.

This climb looks great. Hard boulder problem at the bottom followed by sustained climbing until the end. A great addition to the area.

Bolt it, so Thad can send it.