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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
Type: Trad, 300 ft, 3 pitches
FA: John Fischer, GU 1970's
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Shared By: Bruce Willey on May 27, 2009
Admins: Aron Quiter, Euan Cameron, AWinters, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Description

The old Palisade School of Mountaineering (PSOM) training ground for clients, this route has a bit of mountaineering in it, some wandering and meandering, and a stellar lie-back finish to a small summit.

P-1: crack to slab (little bit run-out).
P-2: Bulgy crack then 3rd class through the brush to the right.
P-3: left-facing dihedral to the top of the pinnacle.

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Gear to 2"
outdooreric
Bishop, CA
outdooreric   Bishop, CA
With a 70m rope, you can climb the 5.7 bolted slab variation start of Racing Lizards straight up into the PSOM first pitch groove and end at the Silver Streak bolted anchor. This avoids the run-out slab start and makes communication easier on the second pitch ledge traverses.


The guidebook has the third pitch wrong. The left side of the pinnacle is 5.6 and is OK. The quality 5.8 lieback is on the right. Aug 30, 2016
Josh Cameron
Sacramento, California
  5.8
Josh Cameron   Sacramento, California
  5.8
I agree with EJF. 2 stars for pitch 1; a bomb for pitch 2; and 3 stars for pitch 3. Jan 29, 2015
Sean
Oak Park, CA
Sean   Oak Park, CA
one long rap from pinnacle topside anchor with two joined 70 m ropes just makes it back down to the base, bec our party of 3 happened to have two ropes Sep 2, 2014
Kurtz
 
Kurtz  
 
We went off-route by not moving right (through unpromising terrain) on P2. Instead, we stayed in the "channel" and went straight up. This was a wee bit stiffer, but fun climbing.

Either way, you can link PSOM Pinnacle with the excellent last 4 pitches of the John Fischer Memorial Route . Note that the JFMR is 10a/b but you can bail at any point from the bolted anchors. Oct 15, 2013
EJH
Menifee, CA
  5.8
EJH   Menifee, CA
  5.8
Fun climb!
P3- one of the greatest single pitches of climbing I've done.
P2- one of the worst. Mar 2, 2010
Bruce Willey
Bishop, CA
 
Bruce Willey   Bishop, CA
 
Of historical note: John Fischer climbed this shortly after being bit by a rattlesnake on the approach. Didn't want to disappoint his clients enrolled in a beginner mountaineering course in the PSOM. But was forced to go to the hospital later that evening. May 27, 2009