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A fun slab with a mix of everything, and a good place to get away from the crouds, Grouse Slab has excellent easy cracks, bolted slab routes, and multipitch.
Park at the base of School Rock or ASI and hike the trail north and east from School Rock past Star Wall, and head east toward the Lake. As the trail heads back north, keep moving east across a creek bed and a large open area, around the knob to the north. Grouse slab is on the east side of this knob.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Grouse Slab:
Huffer 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad
Insidious Crack 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad, 1 pitch, 160'
Mitigate 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, 2 pitches
Jellyroll Arch 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, 2 pitches, 200'
Assault and Battery 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, 70'
Greener Pastures 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 20'
Short Cake 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 150'
Half Hit 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 20'
Caifura 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a PG13 Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Anxiety Attack 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13 Sport, 1 pitch, 85'
Light Headed 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 40'
Pebble in the Sky 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
Cream Puff 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Rocco's Demise 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b R Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 40'
Bearclaw 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b PG13 Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 80'
One Toke Arete 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport, 1 pitch, 20'
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Jellyroll Arch 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c CA : Tahoe Vicinity : ... : Grouse Slab
This is a must-do route on the east face of Grouse Slab. The route climbs slab underneath the obvious diagonal roof (the Arch), then turns the corner and climbs cracks for another 70 feet or so. Start at the blocks below the terminus of the Arch. Climb up into it and traverse left, protecting in the crack. After turning the corner, belay at the ledge system when rope drag becomes a bitch. A couple 2-3" pieces are helpful. Climb through the crack/roof system abover (its easy 5.5-5.6) and up...[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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