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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: Sport, 200 ft
FA: Darrell Hensel, March 2015
Page Views: 460 total, 17/month
Shared By: Darrell Hensel on Aug 25, 2015
Admins: Aron Quiter, Euan Cameron, AWinters, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Description

This slab route starts on the upper tier ledge and is the first route right of the Big Deal. It climbs the next set of seams/grooves/shallow corners right of the Big Deal. The rock is a little flakey past the first 4 bolts, then steadily improves and ends up being quality stone, particularly in the grooves/seams that make up a good share of the pitch. The stemming and face climbing in the seams is quite good.

The 7th bolt is a doubled bolt station that was originally put in by the Big Deal team as an intermediate rapp station for that route. The route can be done as one long pitch (60+ meters), although if desired the intermediate station can be used to break it into two shorter pitches.

Another option for finishing the pitch is to join the Big Deal at the P2 flake and continue to it's intermediate anchor located mid P2. This extends the length and makes for a very long pitch (I did it on an 80m but I *think* a 70m will reach as well - be careful.)

Location

First route to the right of The Big Deal. Shares an anchor with Fire Sale, the anchor is between The Big Deal and PBR. Two rapps to get off. Note that the anchor is rings.

Protection

18 bolts (as one long pitch.) If finishing the pitch by extending onto the Big Deal include a hand sized cam or two, plus one more bolt.

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old5ten
Berkeley + Sunny Slopes, CA
  5.10-
old5ten   Berkeley + Sunny Slopes, CA
  5.10-
Fun route, still a little crunchy, but not overly so. I would say the grade is right on at 10a/b or 10-, especially compared to other slab routes at PSOM. It is sustained, there aren't a lot of easy moves/rests for the length of the climb. Nov 12, 2016
Steve Gomez
  5.10b/c
Steve Gomez  
  5.10b/c
Enjoyed the new route! It felt hard for the grade at 5.10a/b to me. I understand that ratings are subjective but it felt quite sustained. This is also what makes it a good route in my opinion. The first bolt was no give away to get to either, probably the mental crux knowing if you blow it you can take a bit of a ledgy tumble. Cleaned a few flakes, as will the next few people to climb it. It will be a great pitch once it cleans up more. Oct 7, 2015