Type: Sport, 100 ft
FA: Poedtke/Barton/Holland
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Shared By: Weston L on Jul 25, 2012 with updates from Todd Townsend
Admins: Aron Quiter, Euan Cameron, AWinters, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Description

PSOM Gizzards is a newer route on the PSOM Slab. It still could use some cleaning so be cautious of "potato chip" holds, but follows generally fun and well protected slab climbing up past 10 bolts to mussy hooks.

Location

The route is to the climber's left of Racing Lizards but to the left of Digi. Follow the obvious bolt line to the mussy hooks at the top.

Rappel or lower off with a single 60 meter rope.

Protection

10 bolts to mussy hooks at the top.

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Bruce Willey
Bishop, CA
Bruce Willey   Bishop, CA
Isn't this to the left of Digi, not between Racing Lizards? Will be a fun climb when cleaned up. Jul 29, 2012
old5ten
Berkeley + Sunny Slopes, CA
  5.7
old5ten   Berkeley + Sunny Slopes, CA
  5.7
excellent, fun slab route that is well (maybe a bit over) bolted. this lends itself to an environment where one can just focus on the technical (skill) aspect of the climbing, without having to worry about runouts and the implications thereof. just pure friction with hands for balance. don't use any of the edges, there's a good chance they'll crumble. it's easier than the slab moves on digi (next route up the hill, climber's right) and technically way easier than standard slab classics such as 'walk on the wild side' or 'stichter quits' in jtree. i would say it's on the level of 'zee tree' in tuolumne or the end of p3 on the center of the grack on the apron in the valley.

this route is not sorted correctly. Sep 17, 2012
Todd Townsend
Bishop, CA
  5.8
Todd Townsend   Bishop, CA
  5.8
I'm going with solid 5.8 on this one. It will be a good route once all of the little flakes get cleaned off. Oct 16, 2012
Steve Gomez
  5.8
Steve Gomez  
  5.8
Agree with the 5.8 rating. Still needs some cleanup, nice moves and well protected. Aug 28, 2013
Walt Barker
Reno NV
  5.8
Walt Barker   Reno NV
  5.8
Great route for slab-technique training and trusting your feet. Agree with old5ten; very reminiscent of the first pitch of z-tree on Pywiack. Try the whole thing palms-only for a fun experience. A lot of great moves. Mar 16, 2015
Todd Townsend
Bishop, CA
  5.8
Todd Townsend   Bishop, CA
  5.8
Climbed this route again today, it's cleaned up a lot in the past 3.5 years. Worthy of three stars now. Mar 1, 2016
Old Skool Slabhead
  5.8 PG13
Old Skool Slabhead  
  5.8 PG13
We put this line up as a training/warm up route for the other more difficult lines to the right. I see that after some use it has cleaned up and is becoming a "Fun" route for all. Good... cus that is all what this deal is about. Jan 16, 2018
BAd
  5.8
BAd  
  5.8
Good fun! Great intro to slab climbing and safely bolted. Get on it. May 19, 2018