Elevation: 1,000 ft
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Shared By: C Miller on Feb 19, 2009
Admins: C Miller, Euan Cameron, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes
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Description

This is probably the best place at The Quarry for easy routes as it offers a concentrated selection of over a dozen routes 5.10 and under, with most routes being 5.9 or easier.

Routes here are relatively short, and tend to be more slabby than the typical Quarry route, with the exception of Slab City.

* The area, and all of the routes, are names from the popular 1970's television program Schoolhouse Rock which featured animated cartoons with an educational theme.

Some of the better routes here include The Energy Blues (5.6), Interplanet Janet (5.6), The Check's in the Mail (5.7), Conjunction Junction (5.9) & What's Your Function? (5.10b).

Getting There

Head to the far right side of the Quarry's West Face, past (n) The Alcove, where a section of short, broken-looking rock can be seen at ground level.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Schoolhouse Rock

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 47
Tyrannosaurus Debt
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 20
Function Junction
Sport
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a PG13
 50
Victim of Gravity
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 11
What's Your Function?
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Tyrannosaurus Debt
 47
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Function Junction
 20
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Victim of Gravity
 50
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a PG13 Sport
What's Your Function?
 11
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
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J F M A M J J A S O N D
This place is awesome and super easy. Its great for taking newbies on top ropes. This place is great for top roping and for beginner leaders (sport). Lots of rock fall so bring helmets. Helmets are a great idea for this area. Sep 30, 2010
Ryan D  
Pretty much a big giant, low-angled slab. Many easy and safe routes, which are good for leading and climbing newbies. Chossy at times. Dec 26, 2013
John Ericson
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John Ericson   A Toyota Prius Luxury Mobil…
Be sure to stay on route in this area. I have seen rocks that are a couple cubic feet come down in School House Rocks a few times. Be aware that it may be the result of some inexperienced new climber above you. The rest of the high traffic areas in the quarry are cleaned up pretty well. Apr 27, 2014
Andrew Ingals
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Andrew Ingals   Lake Forest
Definitely a nice area to warm up on in the Quarry. Note - the routes here are not a stellar representation of many of the routes on the main wall. These routes offer a more varied level of climbing with mostly slabby sections. Definitely a nice area to get your feet wet before moving on to the big wall. Note, there are several holds throughout these routes that were adapted after the fact (cemented or otherwise fixed into place) and are VERY crumbly - DO NOT RELY on them. Mar 12, 2017