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The Slash 

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

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 40'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- British: HVS 4c [details]
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Submitted By: ClimbandMine on Feb 18, 2003
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Description 

The Slash is a short, right trending crack on the second tier of routes, about 50 yards right of Insidious Crack and Jellyroll Arch. Look for a bulging wall followed by the wide crack. Scramble up to the base. Rap from bolts.


Protection 

light rack - cams to 3" worked well



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Paul moving up the slash.
Paul moving up the slash.
Brad on the slash.  A good view of the entire climb.  Photo by Joe LaBarbera. <br />
Brad on the slash. A good view of the entire clim...
The Slash 5.8 - Grouse Slabs - Donner, CA
BETA PHOTO: The Slash 5.8 - Grouse Slabs - Donner, CA
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By Paul Rezucha
From: Alameda
Jun 25, 2006

The Slash is a fun trad route that protects easily with small to large cams to the top of the obvious wide crack. From the ground, the upper section to the anchors looked a bit hard and runout and would be hard to protect. Although there is no protection, the climbing really eases off and is not a problem. If you are not up for leading the climb to the right (called Unknown), the anchors for The Slash make a perfect toprope.

By live_it
From: Mammoth Lakes, Ca
Oct 11, 2009

Super easy on the first 1/3, gets a bit harder in the middle. Bolts on top of this climb are SKETCHY and need to be replaced. Although there are 2 bolts on the top of "the slide" they do not have chains or rings.

By Chris Ellis
From: Reno, Nevada
Jun 19, 2010
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c R

Upper section has no place for pro. Rap bolts on top are a little rusty, but seem to be okay. Newer bolts are on the ledge to the right. Not the best lead, good place to set up a TR if you can reach the ledge.

By mattymck
From: Rocklin, Ca
Jul 3, 2012
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c

Decent route. While it is not possible to place gear on the last 15ish', the climbing does mellow a few feet past the last traditional placement, and it would also be possible to traverse a few feet right and place a long sling on the fourth bolt of Unknown. The anchor on top is a bit rusty, and on of the bolts is a spinner, but they are actually ring bolts, so you can rap off.