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Routes in Slab City (Left)

Bottom Feeder S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Cling Thing S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Feetal Rearrangement S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Goody Two Shoes S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Hang Thang S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Hoochie Mama S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Mantle Marathon S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Mantlepiece S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Marathon Man S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Peter Principle S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Pigeon, The Other White Meat S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Shattered Dreams S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Super Fucking Rad (S.F.R.) S 5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Unexpected Difficulties T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Whiplash S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
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Type: Sport, 60 ft
FA: Louie Anderson, 2007
Page Views: 3,050 total · 23/month
Shared By: C Miller on Sep 28, 2007
Admins: C Miller, Euan Cameron, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Start the climb directly (or by coming in from the right by liebacking up a block) and then climb the vertical zig-zag crack via liebacking, face climbing and even some jamming to a tricky scrunch move (crux) at the last bolt to finish on a ledge with anchors. Note: the use of long draws on bolts 4 and 5 is advised to keep the rope away from the sharp edge of the crack.

The route features moderate, big-hold climbing for most of it's length and despite the somewhat awkward crux at the top makes an excellent warm-up for the more difficult routes nearby. Also, be aware that the "Pigeon Hotel" (located between bolts #5 and #6) is currently open for business - so plan accordingly.


This is a bolted version of the lower portion of Unexpected Difficulties, and is easily identified by the jagged crack system as well as the "cookies + milk" graffiti at the base; just left of this is Peter Principle.


7 bolts, chain anchors
Euan Cameron
Mammoth Lakes
Euan Cameron   Mammoth Lakes  
A good steep climb with a distinctive crux. The lower section of the climb is pure fun on jugs. The middle section is a little awkward, but the last part is definitely tricky. Sep 29, 2007
Christopher Gian
Christopher Gian   California
Great route. Your hand jams may reach into inner crimps or jugs. Going higher you can get a leg or shin in. Note that while executing these moves, you might loosen some rock towards belayer.

Also note, that at the crux there's a very chalked up jug that is loose. Dec 24, 2015

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