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Routes in Slab City (Right)

Chaste but Tasty S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Groove Factor S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Juggernaut S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Lovely Lady S 5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Pity Committee S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Pleasure Dome S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Scrawny, not Brawny S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Utopia S 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
White Heat S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
White Light S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Type: Sport, 70 ft
FA: Richard Jensen, 1981 (?)
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Shared By: Bill Olszewski on Aug 19, 2007
Admins: C Miller, Euan Cameron, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Open, with restrictions: Park on the street Details

Description

Start at an obvious block; easy climbing up the block and ledges gains the first bolt, about 15' up. Interesting climbing up the shallow dihedral brings one to the crux passing the fourth bolt. Above, climb the arete past three more bolts to a bolted anchor with rap rings. Although mostly easy climbing with only a move or two at grade, this is a fun line on nice edges that will keep you guessing.

Location

Groove Factor follows the faint dihedral/arete between White Heat and Pleasure Dome.

Protection

8 bolts, 2 bolt anchor w/rings
Greg Parker
Cardiff, CA
 
Greg Parker   Cardiff, CA  
 
Bolt placements seemed a bit odd on this one... Sep 17, 2015
Nelson Day
Joshua Tree, CA
 
Nelson Day   Joshua Tree, CA
 
The Louis Anderson guide book we were using rated this at 5.9, but .10a is reasonable. May 22, 2012
C Miller
CA
  5.10a
C Miller   CA  
  5.10a
Scramble up easy rock to a high first bolt, make a committing move past it, then enter the groove and finish with a series of easy mantles higher up on this fun climb.

The current anchor is less than ideal and needs to be upgraded. Aug 21, 2007