This three-pitch line climbs the center of School Rock above the approximate center of the Practice Slabs. Start on an obvious sloping ramp and traverse right to a steep crack. Follow the crack/dihedral system to the top, belaying when necessary to alleviate rope drag.
|By Josh Cameron|
Aug 20, 2011
One of the better and longer climbs on School Rock. 2 or 3 steep 5.6 sections interspersed with easy 5th and 4th class climbing. Protects quite well, making it a nice lead for a begiining climber.
|By Colonel Mustard|
From: Reno, NV
Oct 22, 2011
The 5.8 direct start is pretty good. I went left over the bulge, which requires an awkward mantle over thin feet. Exciting! This is a pretty fun, alpine feeling excursion for being right off the road.
From: East Bay, CA
Jul 9, 2013
rating: 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b
No reason to not do the direct start - the traverse otherwise seems to add just too much drag and decrease the amount of climbing, and all just to bypass what is maybe merely a psychological crux and a few moves of easy 5.8. The second pitch dihedral is actually stellar in my opinion, with some quality stemming moves, and would deserve three stars if it was at least twice as long (protects with 2-3 cams only). The leftmost hardest variation on the third pitch protects not as well as the middle and right variations. If you bring a #4 you will use it. All in all pretty fun; do Mary's Crack P1 and P3 with P2 of Junior High for a quality climb (involves some traversing...).