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Slab City Rock Climbing 


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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), Emily Roeben
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 Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',8],['2 Stars',14],['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]

Classic Climbing Routes in Slab City

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Slab City:
Not So Clean    5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   Slab City (Left)
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, 1 pitch, 60'   Slab City (Left)
Shattered Dreams   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   Slab City (Left)
Utopia   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   Slab City (Right)
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)
Peter Principle   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   Slab City (Left)
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Featured Route For Slab City
Rock Climbing Photo: Peter Principle (5.11d), Riverside Quarry

Peter Principle 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a  CA : Inland Empire : ... : Slab City (Left)
Steeper than it looks and fairly sustained despite it's length, this route favors finger strength and technique above all. Good edges and a balancy layaway past the first bolt gain a distant horizontal crack and the 2nd bolt. Catch a rest then punch it up the smooth face above using good finger edges with tricky footwork. Once the third bolt is reached the difficulty eases and the character of the route changes as you lieback along a sharp arete onto a ledge and finish with some thin slab to a...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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

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