Main Slab Rock Climbing
||Recent | Best | Popular
|Location: ||33.83828, -117.17135 View Map Incorrect?
|Page Views: ||7,084|
|Administrators: ||C Miller, Euan Cameron, M.Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer, Justin Johnsen, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide), Emily Roeben|
|Submitted By: ||C Miller on Jan 24, 2008|
Long time Big Rock resident
This is the creatively named 200 foot, west-facing granite slab which is the focal point of the area. Almost all of the routes here are easy to moderate slabs with the odd crack thrown in for variety. Despite the easier ratings the climbs here tend to have an "old school" feel to them and may seem run-out to those unaccustomed to such routes - caveat emptor.
Park in the fee parking area and hike in along a paved service road to reach the obvious west-facing "big rock". Plan on a 10-15 minute approach from the parking area.
Weather station 5.0 miles from here
35 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',10],['2 Stars',20],['1 Star',5],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Main Slab
Browse More Rock Climbing Classics in Main Slab
Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Main Slab:
Left Flake 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, 1 pitch, 90'
Kwanku Dai 5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c Trad, 1 pitch, 60'
The Roof 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
The Virgin 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, 1 pitch, 150'
Giant Step 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Mad Dogs 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
Raw Deal 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad, 1 pitch, 60'
Featured Route For Main Slab
The Hard Trough 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b CA
: Inland Empire
: ... : Main Slab
This route climbs the obvious water trough near the far right side of Big Rock. Start up the Puppy Dog-like line of patina and follow the trough to bolted anchors. The first bolt is about 20 off the deck but you can start the climb on the large flake to the right, traversing up and left to the first clip, for a more comfortable start. Theres a little spice up high, just short of the third bolt, well above the second clip. The sign and the Mayr guide rate this 5.8 but I have always felt i...[more] Browse More Classics in CA