All Locations > California > Sierra Eastside > Bishop Area > Pine Creek Canyon > Scheelite Crags /… > PSOM Slab
Avg: 2.5 from 4 votes
|Type:||Trad, 175 ft, 2 pitches|
|FA:||Adam Winters, Jeremy Freeman - OS/GU - Oct 2008|
|Page Views:||215 total · 2/month|
|Shared By:||AWinters on Mar 31, 2009|
|Admins:||Aron Quiter, Euan Cameron, AWinters, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes|
DescriptionFun and varied climbing. The start can go one of two ways- The left option isn't bad when you figure out the high-step move, and the right way feels like 5.11 just getting off the ground (without the cheat-stones). The choice is yours, but the climbing above is worth the effort.
Pitch 1: Pull an unprotected funky high-step/rock-over move down low and left on the slab to reach edges and the flake (crux). OR, start to the right in the seam with a tough move off the ground with or without cheater-stones (crux). Work up and right following the nice flake, thru a wider section until you reach the short finger crack in the hidden right-facing corner. Step left around the arete via a large high foothold and work up and left to the thin flake. Continue straight up to the short 'V' groove then make a big step right into the main crack system just below the sketchy-looking block. Climb up to the belay stance just left of the detached block (same belay as 'Breaking & Entering').
Pitch 2: Same as 'B&E'. Step up and right, under the tree, then up the slab slightly left to the finger crack/seam above. Follow into the next crack on the right, then up to the big ledge. Build an anchor.
Descent: Rappel off the mussies at the end of pitch 1, or after pitch 2 scramble up then right along the ledge to one of the two descent gullies (4th class).