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Grey Slab

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Grey Slab  


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Location: 37.88855, -122.63287 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Brian Quiter on Jun 14, 2004
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Description 

The south face of Grey Slab features two easier 25' slab climbs directly above the surf. You can't climb either of them during higher tides.

You start both climbs by traversing left on easy slab above whatever is wet. Once at the first bolt, the 5.9 goes straight up and the .10a heads up and left using the left-most bolt.

The rock almost feels like sandstone and it isn't as solid as the rest of Mickey's but the routes are fun and their location out above the surf makes them fun on a warm day.

When cleaning, you can rappel or walk off the ridge to the right (~5.4). If you rappel, you're likely to get your rope wet when you pull it.

Getting There 

Grey Slab is located 20' west and a little north of the main rock. The easiest way to approach is via the slab at the base of the north face of the main rock, then scrable over a few boulders.

Climbing Season



Weather station 3.6 miles from here

2 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',1],['5.10',1],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Grey Slab:
Rust Never Sleeps   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R     Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 40'   
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Rust Never Sleeps 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a CA : San Francisco Bay : ... : Grey Slab
Rust Never Sleeps is the left of two routes on the Gray Slab. Start by traversing left across slab above crashing waves until you reach the first bolt. Then continue moving up and left on quality slab moves to the second bolt and up to the top. Lots of fun but probably best for a confident 5.10 leader....[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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