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Negativity Slabs Rock Climbing 

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Location: 39.32623, -120.64792 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Brad J on Aug 21, 2013


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Solid mountain granite. Sunny in early afternoon. Good three season crag.

Getting There 

Continue past the Fortress area until you see a shallow cave half way up the wall on the right. Roughly a twenty minute hike. Many cairns and good trail.

Climbing Season

Weather station 0.9 miles from here

4 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in Negativity Slabs

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Negativity Slabs:
Cast Off   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
Little Buddy   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
Cast of Characters   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 80'   
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Featured Route For Negativity Slabs
Rock Climbing Photo: Paul on the cast ascent.

Cast in Stone 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c  California : Lake Tahoe : ... : Negativity Slabs
5.8 move down low. The rest is cruiser. There is a second pitch to this climb that will get you to the top of the cave. From these anchors you can set up a top rope to climb the harder routes to the right if so desired. To do the second pitch, when you get to the top of the first pitch you will arrive at a bench area which is at the base of Negativity Cave, move left to the leftmost set of bolts. Paul Brabham did the first ascent of this climb while wearing a cast on his arm, hence the name. (I ...[more]   Browse More Classics in California

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By Kelley Gilleran
From: Sacramento, Ca
May 8, 2014
The GPS location for this area on the map is not correct. FYI
By Justin Johnsen
From: Nor Cal
May 27, 2014
Thanks Kelley. I moved it to a guess based on the text description, until somebody has a chance to share more exact coords.
By Taylor Currier 1
From: South Lake Tahoe, California
Sep 25, 2014
I saw 4 routes on this wall. I climbed the furthest left and the furthest right route. I think the grades go 5.8 - 5.10D - 5.8 - 5.10c. I have not climbed the middle two but saw people TR them.
By ClimbHunter
From: Nevada City, CA
Apr 20, 2015
Found an alpine draw (being used for a hammock setup) at the base of these climbs that lost its owner.
By Julius Elinson
Aug 6, 2015
In case it was unclear, the Negativity Slabs are climbs 1-4 on page 4 of the handwritten topo for the Negativity Cave area.

Climb up the slab routes to reach the cave. As of 8/2/15, It look like there were two sets of anchors at the top of the slabs (i.e., the base of the cave), one of which has rap rings to lower off of.
By Paul Wright
From: Grass Valley
Apr 27, 2017
39.325966° -120.647914°
Should be the center of the bench of Negativity Caves.

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