REI Community
Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
Big Deal, The T 
Breaking & Entering T 
Deal Breaker T 
Digi T 
Fire Sale S 
Five Finger Discount T 
High Life, The T 
John Fischer Memorial Route T,S 
Lawbreaker S 
Lizard Gizzards S 
Negotiator, The S 
PBR Street Gang T 
Polish Direct T 
Pretty New Anchor T 
PSOM Pinnacle T 
Racing Lizards T 
Rattlesnake Errands S 
Raw Deal, The T 
Same As It Never Was S 
Serious But Not Desperate T 
Silver Streak T 
Slab-O-Rama S 
Slow Ride T 
Too Many Rules S 
Unknown A S 
Unknown B S 
Wanted Man T 
Your Mother Was a Hamster T,S 

Silver Streak 

YDS: 5.10b/c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII ZA: 20 British: E2 5b

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 200'
Original:  YDS: 5.10b/c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII ZA: 20 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: Barton/Poedtke
Page Views: 2,346
Submitted By: Weston L on Jul 25, 2012  with updates from old5ten

You & This Route  |  Other Opinions (7)
Your todo list:
Your stars:
Your rating: -none- [change]
Your ticklist: [add new tick]
Your opinion of this PAGE:    [1 person likes this page.]
Rick Poedtke following on Silver Streak


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


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.


14 draws and optional small nuts. Two ropes.

Photos of Silver Streak Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Kent Barton on the First Ascent of Silver Streak (...
BETA PHOTO: Kent Barton on the First Ascent of Silver Streak (...

Comments on Silver Streak Add Comment
Show which comments
By old5ten
From: Berkeley + Sunny Slopes, CA
Dec 23, 2013
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

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 of 'racing lizards' - it's pretty tight, so knot/watch your ends!
By Muscrat
Nov 26, 2014
rating: 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b

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.

Mountain Project

The Definitive Climbing Resource

MTB Project

Next Generation MTB Trail Maps

Powder Project

Backcountry Ski Maps & Secret Stashes
FREE Stickers · Gyms · RSS · School of Rock · Contact · About