Elevation: 7,185 ft
GPS: 39.323, -120.319 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: ClimbandMine on Feb 7, 2003
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Description

A fun slab with a mix of everything, and a good place to get away from the crouds, Grouse Slab has excellent easy cracks, bolted slab routes, and multipitch.

Getting There

Park at the base of School Rock or ASI and hike the trail north and east from School Rock past Star Wall, and head east toward the Lake. As the trail heads back north, keep moving east across a creek bed and a large open area, around the knob to the north. Grouse slab is on the east side of this knob.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Grouse Slab

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 123
Insidious Crack
Trad
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 13
Huffer
Trad
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 12
5.6 Crack
Trad, TR
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 25
Mitigate
Trad 2 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 129
Jellyroll Arch
Trad 2 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 55
Greener Pastures
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 31
Short Cake
Trad, Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 13
One Toke Over the Line
Trad, TR
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 27
Half Hit
Trad
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a PG13
 24
Caifura
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 25
Shake
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13
 14
Anxiety Attack
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 7
Pebble in the Sky
Trad, Sport
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 17
Cream Puff
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b PG13
 7
Bearclaw
Trad, TR
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Insidious Crack E Face
 123
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad
Huffer Southwest Face
 13
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad
5.6 Crack E Face
 12
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad, TR
Mitigate E Face
 25
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 2 pitches
Jellyroll Arch E Face
 129
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 2 pitches
Greener Pastures Southwest Face
 55
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Short Cake E Face
 31
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, Sport
One Toke Over the Line Southwest Face
 13
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, TR
Half Hit Southwest Face
 27
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad
Caifura E Face
 24
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a PG13 Sport
Shake Southwest Face
 25
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Anxiety Attack E Face
 14
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13 Sport
Pebble in the Sky E Face
 7
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, Sport
Cream Puff E Face
 17
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Bearclaw E Face
 7
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b PG13 Trad, TR
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Aerili
Los Alamos, NM
Aerili   Los Alamos, NM
The anchors that are just right of The Slash and Unknown (the 5.10 bolted face) are in VERY bad condition! They are handmade, old, rusty and somewhat spinner; additionally, someone has slathered glue all around the base of each but it is totally less than inspiring.

There are other, newer bolts farther right of these, but they do not have rap hangers installed on them.

It is possible to walk off much farther to the right of this wall (i.e. kinda 'next wall over'-ish), and I suggest you do so after cleaning your anchor for the day.

I think the mank should either be replaced or chopped and patched. (I don't own a drill to replace, but I will see what I might be able to do about the latter.) Next time I am out there I also plan to donate two large quicklinks to the "good" bolts at the top so people may rap from them. Sep 21, 2009
First accent at Southwest grouse slab. Around the corner and right from Desire. It is an overhanging crack with good face features. "Nugs & Jugs" goes at 5.8 trad. good climb that needs more travel.
Apr 3, 2016