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Grouse Slab

Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
Anxiety Attack S 
Assault and Battery T 
Bearclaw T,TR 
Caifura S 
Cream Puff S 
Desire S 
Face to the Right of Two Bashie Crack T 
Grease TR 
Greener Pastures T 
Half Hit T 
Huffer T 
Insidious Crack T 
Jellyroll Arch T 
Light Headed T,S 
Mitigate T 
One Toke Arete S 
Pebble in the Sky T,S 
Rocco's Demise S,TR 
Short Cake T,S 
Slash, The T 
Slide, The S 
Two Bashie Crack T,TR 
Unknown S 
Unknown 5.6 T 

Grouse Slab  

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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.

Getting There 

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.

Climbing Season

Weather station 2.6 miles from here

24 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',9],['2 Stars',11],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',1]

The Classics

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'   
Rocco's Demise   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b R     Sport, TR, 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'   
One Toke Arete   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 20'   
Grease   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c     TR   
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Featured Route For Grouse Slab
Paul moving up to the arch

Short Cake 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  CA : Tahoe Vicinity : ... : Grouse Slab
Short Cake is an excellent face climb on beautiful solid granite. The climb goes up just right of the Jellyroll Arch start. Climb the Jellyroll Arch corner for 10' or so and turn the corner on the right onto the face just below the first bolt. Continue up on thin face passing 2 or 3 more bolts. At one point you get very close to Insidious Crack, the 5.6 climb to the right. At this point move left and follow an obvious line past horizontal and vertical cracks. Good gear protects this whole up...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

Photos of Grouse Slab Slideshow Add Photo
Bump.  Aug 06.  Super fun problem.
Bump. Aug 06. Super fun problem.
V2 on a boulder before Grouse Slab
V2 on a boulder before Grouse Slab
Sharp!!!  Aug 06.
Sharp!!! Aug 06.
Ben bouldering on the way up to Grouse Slab, August 2006.
Ben bouldering on the way up to Grouse Slab, Augus...
Ben.  Aug 06.
Ben. Aug 06.

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By Aerili
From: Salt Lake City, UT
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.