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Big Deal, The T 
Breaking & Entering T 
Deal Breaker T 
Digi T 
Fire Sale S 
Five Finger Discount T 
High Life, The T 
John Fischer Memorial Route T,S 
Lawbreaker S 
Lizard Gizzards S 
Negotiator, The S 
PBR Street Gang T 
Polish Direct T 
Pretty New Anchor T 
PSOM Pinnacle T 
Racing Lizards T 
Rattlesnake Errands S 
Raw Deal, The T 
Same As It Never Was S 
Serious But Not Desperate T 
Silver Streak T 
Slab-O-Rama S 
Slow Ride T 
Too Many Rules S 
Unknown A S 
Unknown B S 
Wanted Man T 
Your Mother Was a Hamster T,S 

PSOM Slab Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 7,000'
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Submitted By: AWinters on Mar 31, 2009

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"Palisade School of Mountaineering Slab"

A large slab of white granite broken by countless cracks, seams, and ledges, with both blank and featured faces to test your friction skills on.

The angle of the PSOM is pretty mellow for the most part, but many other sections can be found of varying steepness. A handful of lines on the left side of the slab have been put up recently.

This is another area with only a bundle of established lines. Few of the climbs are more than one or two pitches, and on a slab of around 700 feet or so, it doesn't take a genius to realize the potential higher up.

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Climbing Season

For the Scheelite Crags area.

Weather station 12.2 miles from here

28 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',14],['2 Stars',12],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in PSOM Slab

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for PSOM Slab:
Racing Lizards   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 3 pitches   
Slow Ride   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 110'   
Digi   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad   
PSOM Pinnacle   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 3 pitches, 300'   
Lizard Gizzards   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   
The High Life   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
The Raw Deal   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 4 pitches, 420'   
The Big Deal   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 4 pitches, 400'   
PBR Street Gang   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, 6 pitches, 400'   
Fire Sale   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 200'   
Wanted Man   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, 2 pitches, 175'   
Pretty New Anchor   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, 125'   
Unknown B   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Sport, 40'   
Breaking & Entering   5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b     Trad, 2 pitches, 160'   
The Negotiator   5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 200'   
Unknown A   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 45'   
Silver Streak   5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 200'   
John Fischer Memorial Route   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, Sport, 7 pitches, 750'   
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Featured Route For PSOM Slab
Rock Climbing Photo: Topo for The Big Deal (better topo to come soon)

The Big Deal 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  CA : Sierra Eastside : ... : PSOM Slab
The Big Deal starts from the top of “The High Life” (5.8), which is a 35m right trending flake system located 100 feet left of "PBR Streetgang."The Big Deal is 2/3 crack climbing and 1/3 slab and face features that connect the crack systems left of "PBR Streetgang." Clean, well protected and fun. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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Rock Climbing Photo: PSOM Slab
Rock Climbing Photo: PSOM slab. April 2010
PSOM slab. April 2010
Rock Climbing Photo: The PSOM Slab (center)
The PSOM Slab (center)
Rock Climbing Photo: Left to right. Watchtower 5.9, Sweety 5.9, and Fre...
BETA PHOTO: Left to right. Watchtower 5.9, Sweety 5.9, and Fre...

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By max huecksteadt
From: Hanoi Vietnam
Nov 30, 2013
Checked out the PSOM slab for my first time earlier in November, we found two short(5ish bolts), bolted slab routes maybe 40-50' up from the toe of the buttress, anyone know what these are?
I led the left, looked like it would be easy but was actually pretty invigorating! It was my first friction slab so I'm curious what the grade is...maybe 5.9?

Rock Climbing Photo: unknown slab routes on PSOM
unknown slab routes on PSOM
By old5ten
From: Berkeley + Sunny Slopes, CA
Dec 23, 2013
i think the two slab routes at the toe of PSOM were put up by rick p.

no names yet, but they are both high quality (fun, clean) slab routes.

the left one has 5 bolts and is imho around 10b. the right one has 4 bolts and goes around 9+/10a, or significantly easier if you use the right hand edge.
By max huecksteadt
From: Hanoi Vietnam
Dec 26, 2013
They definitely are great routes! I didn't mean to sandbag by suggesting 5.9 for the left, just wasn't sure if I suck at slabs or not. Still some crumbly feet, but fun nonetheless.
By Jeff Scheuerell
May 3, 2014
Ya, did it the other day, fun route, to bad it isn't a little longer.

Any one know what the longer, steeper, thin slab route is 50' right???
By Todd Townsend
From: Bishop, CA
May 3, 2014
I believe that's a new route that Darrell Hensel put up recently. I think he was calling it 5.11c? Anyway, 11c for a slabmaster like Darrell is like 5.impossible for the rest of us mortals.

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