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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
Go Left Old Man S 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
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 5.8+ T 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
Slip and Slide S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
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
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
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Type: Trad, 200 ft
FA: Barton/Poedtke
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Shared By: Weston L on Jul 25, 2012 with updates from old5ten
Admins: Aron Quiter, Euan Cameron, AWinters, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Description

A very fun route with solid rock quality and a tricky crux, a definite must-do for those who like slab climbing.

Location

Follow the standard approach to PSOM Slab. From here, hike uphill and climb P1 of the John Fischer Memorial Route to the anchors (5.10a). Look up from the anchors and at about 10 o'clock you will spot a bulge to a set of mussy hook anchors from here. Climb to those anchors (5.8) and you are at the base of Silver Streak. Rappel with two 70 meter ropes.

Protection

14 draws and optional small nuts. Two ropes.

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old5ten
Berkeley + Sunny Slopes, CA
  5.10a
old5ten   Berkeley + Sunny Slopes, CA
  5.10a
really fun slab route. 4 out of 5 stars. it hasn't seen that much use, so there are a bunch of friable little chips. there's really no need to use them. friction!

imho this is NOT 10b/c, 10+, or PG-13. there isn't any move technically harder than the crux (10a) of the 1st/approach pitch on JFMB. the route is well protected (13 bolts) and there is an opportunity to put in gear before the first bolt, after the first bolt, and after the last bolt. the crux section, between the 8th and 10th bolts, is fairly tightly bolted.

it's easily possible to access this route from the top (P3) anchor of "Racing Lizards' (about 25' left and slightly up).

it is possible to do a single rap on double 70m ropes from the base of 'silver streak' to the base of the bolted 5.8 starting variation 9'controversial insert') of 'racing lizards' - it's pretty tight, so knot/watch your ends!
it's also nicer/more aesthetic to climb up this way. just make sure your second is tied-in, shoes on, and ready to go. make sure your rope runs as straight as possible. a handful of smaller sized cams (3/8-3/4) should suffice for this. 5.7/8R Dec 23, 2013
Muscrat

  5.10b/c
Muscrat    
  5.10b/c
Yes, very well protected, but as the 'friable chips' break off, it gets funner, more 'interesting' and closer to the 10.c rating. This is really worth doing, great slab workout. Yes...friction! Try it at night with headlamp, really...interesting. Nice line Kent. Nov 26, 2014
old5ten
Berkeley + Sunny Slopes, CA
  5.10a
old5ten   Berkeley + Sunny Slopes, CA
  5.10a
Note that after the 6th bolt a few bolts can be seen off to the right and slightly up. This is where Tumbleweed Tales branches off, Silver Streak continues straight up. The bolted line straight up above the top anchor of Silver Streak is Anger Management. Masters Of Choss goes up and right from there on gear. Sep 19, 2017
Old Skool Slabhead
  5.10+ PG13
Old Skool Slabhead  
  5.10+ PG13
This is definitely one of them lines that as it cleans up will become more difficult as some of them finer "chips" were actually critical finger balancing holds. It is also height dependent at the "crux" imo as I always had to do a weird layover left hand palming then up with my right leg/foot to acquire the dish to the right and then ever so slightly drift my weight onto that dish then got to go up and over the bulge where Kent and others taller than I just had to make a very committing high step. Had a great time putting this up with Kent. Jan 16, 2018

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