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Lower Slabs Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 6,000'
Location: 39.32054, -120.31119 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: weiss666 on Jun 19, 2015

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This rarely climbed area has 5-6 slab routes. All of the climbs are single pitch and mostly sport/bolted. There are a few spots in between bolts where a cam may be placed. The majority of the routes are 100' or less.

There are two sets of anchor bolts at the top of the slab. All bolts/hangers are in good shape (as of 6/2015).

Getting There 

The routes are roughly a 10min hike from the parking area of Peanut Gallery. Hike past the powerline tower (stay to the right of it). You will see a faint trail that leads down to the area.

Climbing Season

For the Donner Pass Road area.

Weather station 3.0 miles from here

4 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

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Rock Climbing Photo: Shot down the dike from the top bolt on the route.

Dike Hike 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b California : Lake Tahoe : ... : Lower Slabs
Start out by the black streak and climb up and left (following the white dike) staying above the face. Clip the bolt on the edge of the slab before going up (above the face). Once you've clipped the bolt, continue up following the dike....[more]   Browse More Classics in California

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By Walt Barker
From: Reno NV
Aug 10, 2015
These climbs offer outstanding friction climbing in a secluded setting. Many fun variations near the anchors of Black Streak (from which you can TR all the Black Streak routes). These routes would be first-rate if they weren't so dangerous to lead. Serious fall potential. The first bolts are very high.
By John Jackson
Aug 15, 2015
Anyone ever send the (.11+? TR) project I briefly started on the steeper wall to the left of Dike Hike? I gave it a good shot on TR back in 2010 but never got back to do the, mandatory, cleaning it needed to send it on lead (or TR). Noted it in the guide book as a project, hoping someone would be motivated to clean, put in a couple bolts, and lead it. Would be a nice addition to this little wall/slab. Has anyone got on it yet?

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