Grouse Slab Rock Climbing
Easy fun line between School Rock and Grouse Slab ...
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.
Weather station 2.6 miles from here
26 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',10],['2 Stars',12],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',1]
Classic Climbing Routes in Grouse Slab
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Grouse Slab:
Mitigate 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, 2 pitches
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, 40'
Caifura 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
PG13 Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Shake 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 40'
Cream Puff 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Bearclaw 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
PG13 Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 80'
Featured Route For Grouse Slab
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
V2 on a boulder before Grouse Slab
Ben bouldering on the way up to Grouse Slab, Augus...
Bump. Aug 06. Super fun problem.
BETA PHOTO: Southwest face of Grouse Slab - the obvious chimne...
From: Los Alamos, NM
Sep 21, 2009
The anchors that are just right of The Slash and Unknown (the 5.10 bolted face) are in VERY bad condition! They are handmade, old, rusty and somewhat spinner; additionally, someone has slathered glue all around the base of each but it is totally less than inspiring.
There are other, newer bolts farther right of these, but they do not have rap hangers installed on them.
It is possible to walk off much farther to the right of this wall (i.e. kinda 'next wall over'-ish), and I suggest you do so after cleaning your anchor for the day.
I think the mank should either be replaced or chopped and patched. (I don't own a drill to replace, but I will see what I might be able to do about the latter.) Next time I am out there I also plan to donate two large quicklinks to the "good" bolts at the top so people may rap from them.
By Nick Tennant
Apr 3, 2016
First accent at Southwest grouse slab. Around the corner and right from Desire. It is an overhanging crack with good face features. "Nugs & Jugs" goes at 5.8 trad. good climb that needs more travel.