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PSOM Slab Rock Climbing
Routes in PSOM Slab
|Anger Management S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b|
|Big Deal, The T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a|
|Breaking & Entering T 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b|
|Deal Breaker T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Digi T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Fire Sale S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a|
|Five Finger Discount T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R|
|High Life, The T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|John Fischer Memorial Route T,S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b|
|Lawbreaker S 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b|
|Lizard Gizzards S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Masters Of Choss T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13|
|Negotiator, The S 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b|
|PBR Street Gang T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a|
|PSOM Pinnacle T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Polish Direct T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a|
|Pretty New Anchor T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a|
|Racing Lizards T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b|
|Rattlesnake Errands S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b|
|Raw Deal, The T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a|
|Same As It Never Was S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a|
|Serious But Not Desperate T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R|
|Silver Streak T 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b|
|Slab-O-Rama S 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b PG13|
|Slow Ride T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b|
|Too Many Rules S 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b|
|Tumbleweed Tales T 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c|
|Unknown A S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b|
|Unknown B S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a|
|Wanted Man T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a|
|Your Mother Was a Hamster T,S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b|
|GPS:||37.388, -118.674 Google Map · Climbing Map|
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Description"Palisade School of Mountaineering Slab" - PSOM
This is a prominent large slab of white granite broken by countless cracks, seams, and ledges, with both blank and featured faces to test your friction skills. There are currently over thirty routes at PSOM.
The angle of the PSOM slab is pretty mellow for the most part, but vertical and overhanging sections are encountered on some of the routes. Friction climbing is the name of the game, although cracks are encountered on some routes.
Easy access and a wide range of grades make this a favorite spot for slab climbers of all abilities. The routes range from short, easily topropable climbs to 700+ foot multipitch half day adventures.
Most routes require a single 70m rope, some routes require two ropes for rappel. Most anchors are bolted with mussy hooks or rings. See specific route description for detailed route information.
It is easy to get lost/off-route at PSOM. Some lines intersect or overlap, others aren't well described, and every once in a while there are multiple options to do a particular pitch. Use beta photos/topos for a better overview and distinct landmarks.
PSOM is mostly friction climbing on granite, but it is quite different from trade routes in Tuolumne or even Joshua Tree. Even with extensive cleaning there are little friable edges and flakes. It is best to avoid those when possible.
The best times to climb here are Fall and Spring. Winter can be excellent in a drought year. Summer is usually hot, but climbing is quite viable in early mornings and in the shade of late afternoons and evenings.
Have fun climbing at PSOM, it's a magical place!
Classic Climbing Routes at PSOM Slab
Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
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