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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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Slab City (Left) :
Cling Thing 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Featured Route For Slab City (Left)
Mantle Marathon 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a CA
: Inland Empire
: ... : Slab City (Left)
The route, appropriately enough, starts with a mantle (which can be harder than necessary if you miss the sequence). Higher, slabs and corners with the odd mantle thrown in gain another easier crux at the 6th bolt. The route finishes with a fun slab, passing an old, rusty bolt (7th) before reaching the anchors under a large roof. The climbing is cerebral but also goes with a bit of thuggery in spots, which actually makes this several climbs in one. ...[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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