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Iris Slab

California > Sierra Eastside > Mammoth Lakes Area > Rock Creek

Description

The well-known slabby beginner area, popular with guide schools for decades. Mostly slick climbs with tricky pro, including RPs, but all easily toproped with a single rope (most off of bolts).

Getting There

Across from the Iris Meadow campground.

Routes from Left to Right

5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 34
Concrete Jungle
Trad, TR
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
 47
Easy Skankin'
Trad, TR
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b R
 17
Crazy Bald Head
Trad, TR
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R
 16
Exodus
Trad, TR
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 48
Get Up, Stand Up
Trad, TR
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 58
Welcome to the Iris Slab
Trad, TR
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 32
Sting
Trad, TR
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R
 21
Groovin'
Trad, TR
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 1
Powered by Ganja
Trad, TR
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Concrete Jungle
 34
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, TR
Easy Skankin'
 47
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Trad, TR
Crazy Bald Head
 17
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b R Trad, TR
Exodus
 16
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R Trad, TR
Get Up, Stand Up
 48
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, TR
Welcome to the Iris Slab
 58
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, TR
Sting
 32
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, TR
Groovin'
 21
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R Trad, TR
Powered by Ganja
 1
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad, TR

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Good, clean fun for the kids--Iris Slab
[Hide Photo] Good, clean fun for the kids--Iris Slab
Iris Slab
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Routes by color
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Approaching from the road. At the end of the road was a small path to the creek, not hard to find.
[Hide Photo] Approaching from the road. At the end of the road was a small path to the creek, not hard to find.
looking up iris slab
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Maidy cruising fun moves at Iris Slab
[Hide Photo] Maidy cruising fun moves at Iris Slab
Iris Slab
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Iris Slab
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Iris Slab.<br>
Photo by Blitzo.
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The namesake flower, photographed in Iris Meadow, below the crag.
[Hide Photo] The namesake flower, photographed in Iris Meadow, below the crag.
Kevin Bransford on Iris Slab.   Photo;  Todd Gordon
[Hide Photo] Kevin Bransford on Iris Slab. Photo; Todd Gordon
Iris Slab overview.   A small slab on a big hillside.
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Comments [Hide ALL Comments]

rex parker
las vegas n.v
[Hide Comment] so much fun for intermiedate climbers looking for crimpy angled slab climbing. the meadow you walk through is amazing in the spring and bring your rod for some fishing in rock creek . you can see the trout everywere Jan 4, 2011
John Nordlinger
Bishop,CA
[Hide Comment] Easy approach but be careful parking. Talk to the campground manager if you can find him. Aug 12, 2015
Neil Bacon
San Diego, CA
[Hide Comment] Great climbing. We parked on the street outside the campground without an issue and walked in, crossed the creek on some logs and hiked up. At the time, we saw 5 sets of bolts, one was setup for rappel, they all were in good shape. The top had easy to access for toproping by going up the right side. We had a great day of toproping there, can't wait to go back. Also watched some people just hauling trout out of the river, so not a bad place to bring a fishing pole for a break. Sep 12, 2019