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Slab Rats 

YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- British: HVS 4c

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 50'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: Chris Miller & Karlis Ogle, February 2000
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: C Miller on Jan 1, 2005
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BETA PHOTO: "Slab Rats".
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Description 

Unprotected slab moves to an obvious stance gain the first bolt and then steep continuous smearing past the second bolt concludes the crux at the obvious jug; thoughtful friction above leads to anchors. Two stars out of five.


Location 

Starts just left of the obvious dike/crack which splits the formation.


Protection 

4 bolts, 2 bolt anchor/rap (all 3/8")



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By shelby beardslee
From: 29 Palms, CA
Oct 14, 2010

This has anchors on top now.

By Adam Stackhouse
Administrator
Mar 11, 2013
rating: 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c

This is a surprisingly good route. The rock is not at all as grainy as it might suggest from afar. Crux is the first two bolts with a thank-god hold afterwards. Enjoyable smearing the rest of the way takes one to nice anchors at the top.