Midway through the difficulties on Mantlepiece, 5....
The left side of Slab City extends from Diagonal Direct
to Pucker Power
(5.12b R) on the right.
This is an easily accessible portion of the Quarry with most of the routes starting from ground level and requiring little to no scrambling to reach the base. Routes here range from 5.8 to 5.12c and tend to be slabbier and less continuous than most of the Quarry routes, although exceptions do exist. Recommended routes here include the 1st pitch of Feetal Rearrangement
(5.8), Mantle Marathon
(5.10a), Shattered Dreams
(5.10c), Peter Principle
Once you reach the dirt road that paralles the base of the crag head left to the far left side of the crag. Plan on a 5 minute approach from parking on the street.
Weather station 4.8 miles from here
16 Total Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',11],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
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Cling Thing 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
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Shattered Dreams 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b CA
: Inland Empire
: ... : Slab City (Left)
Start the climb directly (or by coming in from the right by liebacking up a block) and then climb the vertical zig-zag crack via liebacking, face climbing and even some jamming to a tricky scrunch move (crux) at the last bolt to finish on a ledge with anchors. Note: the use of long draws on bolts 4 and 5 is advised to keep the rope away from the sharp edge of the crack. The route features moderate, big-hold climbing for most of it's length and despite the somewhat awkward crux at the top makes a...[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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BETA PHOTO: Slab City (Left), Riverside Quarry
BETA PHOTO: Slab City, on the far left end and just in front o...
One of the more popular climbs at The Quarry
Remnants of the past, Riverside Quarry