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Slippery When Wet

5.9 PG13, Trad, TR, 70 ft (21 m),  Avg: 4 from 1 vote
FA: unknown
Pennsylvania > Northwest > Rim Rock
Access Issue: Climbing limited to areas below observation deck. Details

Description

A spectacular overhanging lieback. Start by scrambling up to a ledge about 15 ft up. Follow the finger crack as it gradually becomes overhung, until reaching the top. A challenging variation continues right once reaching the top, and requires a pro placement just before sending the roof (5.10b).

Location

Number 1 in order from the left(north) to right(south) end of the crag, as it appears facing the rock from the base.

Protection

Top rope using trees above for anchors or pro to 2.5 inch.

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Found this photo of me having fun on Slippery when wet from the early 90's. This route is just one of many gems..
[Hide Photo] Found this photo of me having fun on Slippery when wet from the early 90's. This route is just one of many gems..
Checking how wet the route is on rappel.
[Hide Photo] Checking how wet the route is on rappel.
The route follows the shady corner, variation up the overhang on the top right.
[Hide Photo] The route follows the shady corner, variation up the overhang on the top right.

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Dave Alden
Sacramento, CA
  5.9
[Hide Comment] This route actually doesn't fall under the Forest Service restriction for climbing and/or rappelling at rim Rock. The only routes affected are those which lie directly under the man-made railings at the top of the overlook. The routes affected are:
Billboard (5.11a)
Leap of Faith (5.10b)
The Nose (5.10c) Mar 4, 2014