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Elevation: 1,000'
Location: 34.01929, -117.4165 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: C Miller, Euan Cameron, M.Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer, Justin Johnsen, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: C Miller on Jan 2, 2007
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Description 

This lesser visited portion of the Quarry actually has some good climbing although much of it tends to be more technical and on-your-feet climbing than the normal Quarry climb. Routes here tend to be on the shorter side and range from 5.7 to 5.13a with the majority in the 5.11 and under range, in fact this area has the highest density of 5.10 routes at the Quarry - although most of them aren't very physical.

Recommended climbs here include: White Light (5.7), the 1st pitch of Feetal Rearrangement (5.8), Mantle Marathon (5.10a), Pleasure Dome (5.10b), Shattered Dreams (5.10c), Hang Thang (5.10d), Gulp Swallow (5.10d), Pity Committee (5.11a), Romp (5.11b), Synchronicity (5.11c), Vertical Vee (5.11d), Romp Direct (5.12a), Microquarry (5.12c) and Synergy (5.12d).

Getting There 

Head for the left side of the Quarry proper. Routes on the left side start from ground level while some of those on the right side start from ground level as well as partway up the talus slope.

Climbing Season



Weather station 4.8 miles from here

26 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',7],['2 Stars',15],['1 Star',4],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',1],['5.8',1],['5.9',1],['5.10',12],['5.11',8],['5.12',3],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Slab City:
Groove Factor   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   Slab City (Right)
Pigeon, The Other White Meat   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   Slab City (Left)
Mantle Marathon   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   Slab City (Left)
Cling Thing   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   Slab City (Left)
Goody Two Shoes   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 60'   Slab City (Left)
Utopia   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   Slab City (Right)
Shattered Dreams   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   Slab City (Left)
Lovely Lady   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   Slab City (Right)
Pity Committee   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   Slab City (Right)
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Groove Factor 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a  CA : Inland Empire : ... : Slab City (Right)
Start at an obvious block; easy climbing up the block and ledges gains the first bolt, about 15' up. Interesting climbing up the shallow dihedral brings one to the crux passing the fourth bolt. Above, climb the arete past three more bolts to a bolted anchor with rap rings. Although mostly easy climbing with only a move or two at grade, this is a fun line on nice edges that will keep you guessing....[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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Nate on Mantel Marathon and Melon on Fetal Rearran...
Nate on Mantel Marathon and Melon on Fetal Rearran...
Slab City - right side.  Just past the large block...
BETA PHOTO: Slab City - right side. Just past the large block...
Winter in Southern California, Riverside Quarry
Winter in Southern California, Riverside Quarry
Steven K. enjoying the White Heat (5.10b), Riversi...
Steven K. enjoying the White Heat (5.10b), Riversi...
Early morning rays, Riverside Quarry
Early morning rays, Riverside Quarry
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BETA PHOTO: Riverside Quarry overview showing the various sect...
Working on a new route at Slab City, Riverside Qua...
Working on a new route at Slab City, Riverside Qua...
Nate on Mantel Marathon and Melon on Fetal Rearran...
Nate on Mantel Marathon and Melon on Fetal Rearran...
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BETA PHOTO: Slab City, Riverside Quarry

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