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Elevation: 2,244 ft 684 m
GPS: 37.29093, -122.16816
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Shared By: Sean Welch on Aug 7, 2002 · Updates
Admins: Aron Quiter, Mike Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer Ski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Warning - This area is closed to climbing! 

This area is on private property and is now inaccessible, with signage posted stating there is to be no climbing. Midpeninsula Open Space Park Police will ticket you for accessing this location from park lands. Please respect the landowners rights. The area description is left only for historical reference. 


The Area:Skyline Slabs is basically a collection of secluded sandstone slabs just to the north of the Aquarian Valley.

The area is somewhat difficult to find, and may not even be worth the hassle, depending on what you are looking for. Also, while the formations are on public land, there are private homes (and private property) nearby. Be sure and respect the private property on the ridge directly to the east of the slabs.

The area is predominantly sport climbing, although many of the routes can be easily top-roped from existing bolts. There is also a huge tree atop the main slab that makes a useful natural anchor, or back-up.

One major problem is that the bottom portions of almost every route are pretty well covered in moss. It's a little "slimeball surprise" in some spots. Due to the large number of bolts, it appears this area was heavily used for some time, and has since been forgotten.

All routes are moderate (5.8+ - 5.10) and start out as low angle face climbs. The moss makes some of the routes harder than they would be free of slime. The routes in the center have fun and interesting finishes, over a well-featured, left-facing ledge.

In addition, there is an old bolt ladder right up the middle of the slab, but I didn't spend any time checking it out. If you decide to use it, be very careful. There is no telling what shape it's in.

Also, beware of old, sketchy bolts. Use common sense!

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