|Slab City (Right)
Start at an obvious block; easy climbing up the block and ledges gains the first bolt, about 15' up. Interesting climbing up the shallow dihedral brings one to the crux passing the fourth bolt. Above, climb the arete past three more bolts to a bolted anchor with rap rings. Although mostly easy climbing with only a move or two at grade, this is a fun line on nice edges that will keep you guessing.
Groove Factor follows the faint dihedral/arete between White Heat and Pleasure Dome.
8 bolts, 2 bolt anchor w/rings
Approaching the crux of Groove Factor (5.10a), Riv...
Midway through the crux of Groove Factor (5.10a), ...
BETA PHOTO: Groove Factor (5.10a), Riverside Quarry
|Comments on Groove Factor
|By C Miller|
Aug 21, 2007
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a
Scramble up easy rock to a high first bolt, make a committing move past it, then enter the groove and finish with a series of easy mantles higher up on this fun climb.
The current anchor is less than ideal and needs to be upgraded.
|By Nelson Day|
From: Joshua Tree, CA
May 22, 2012
The Louis Anderson guide book we were using rated this at 5.9, but .10a is reasonable.