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Scab Slab Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 5,800'
Location: 34.33943, -118.01687 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: jt512, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: TacoDelRio on Sep 11, 2013
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Scab Slab is so named for the scabby thin exfoliation flakes common on untouched granite. Fun short slab climbs in the 5.10 range or so. Looks pretty low angle from above and below, but the climbing is actually quite good.

Probably the most fun I've had in one spot in the San Gabes while on a rope. If you're a strange and often depressing slab guy like me, you might dig it.

We believe we are the first to really climb this crag, due to all the granite peeling off on the first times up. If not, no biggie, it's only rock climbing. If it turns out this formation has a name and somehow people have climbed the lines without breaking off the tiny fragile flakes all over the thing, please let me know by yelling at me on this page Mountainproject-style, as if I had just been caught committing a heinous crime. Or, be nice and let me know and provide some documentation.

Getting There 

Hike directly south from the Main Area, down into a gully and up the other side. See the GPS coordinates for the crag. There is a series of trails heading south through the Manzanita from the short 5.6ish crack on the slab next to the trail on the southern edge of the Main Area. Unfortunately, the way is not terribly obvious and maps of the area can be difficult to come by.

Climbing Season

For the Horse Flats area.

Weather station 8.5 miles from here

4 Total Climbing Routes

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

Featured Route For Scab Slab
Rock Climbing Photo: Shredding AND sending, known as shrending.

Gnardawg Shredbro 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b  California : Los Angeles Basin : ... : Scab Slab
Good sometimes thin and sometimes a bit crumbly. Small feet. Will be easier upon subsequent ascents. Real good route. Not much else to say. SHRED THE GNAR, BROSEPH! Send this route! Send it wherever you can afford to!!! It's pretty heavy so you'll probably need to send it by rail or something....[more]   Browse More Classics in California

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