BETA PHOTO: Kent Barton on the First Ascent of Silver Streak (...
A very fun route with solid rock quality and a tricky crux, a definite must-do for those who like slab climbing.
Follow the standard approach to PSOM Slab. From here, hike uphill and climb P1 of the John Fischer Memorial Route to the anchors (5.10a). Look up from the anchors and at about 10 o'clock you will spot a bulge to a set of mussy hook anchors from here. Climb to those anchors (5.8) and you are at the base of Silver Streak. Rappel with two 70 meter ropes.
14 draws and optional small nuts. Two ropes.
Rick Poedtke following on Silver Streak
|Comments on Silver Streak
From: Berkeley + Sunny Slopes, CA
Dec 23, 2013
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a
really fun slab route. 4 out of 5 stars. it hasn't seen that much use, so there are a bunch of friable little chips. there's really no need to use them. friction!
imho this is NOT 10b/c, 10+, or PG-13. there isn't any move technically harder than the crux (10a) of the 1st/approach pitch on JFMB. the route is well protected (13 bolts) and there is an opportunity to put in gear before the first bolt, after the first bolt, and after the last bolt. the crux section, between the 8th and 10th bolts, is fairly tightly bolted.
it's easily possible to access this route from the top (P3) anchor of "Racing Lizards' (about 20' left and slightly up).