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Location: 38.879, -120.28853 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Ney Grant on Jun 24, 2016
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Starts on or below boulder. Freshly bolted so you ...


The first place you get to when hiking in is Slick Rock Slab. The slab starts out fairly steep but fairly quickly becomes low angle so it is a good place for 1 pitch sport climbs with sport anchors. It is a great place to hang out and practice on some slabs before doing some multipitch climbing.

Getting There 

It is the wall on the right when the trail first hits the dome.

Climbing Season

For the Highway 50 Corridor area.

Weather station 14.5 miles from here

6 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',6],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

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Slick Slice of Slab 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c  California : Lake Tahoe : ... : Slick Rock Slab
Start up a blank wall past a few knobs, then up past a detached flake feature about the size of a flattened climbing pack. Thankfully it is 100% bolt protected because a cam under this flake would probably pop it off in a fall. Continue up fun climbing to the Mussy Hooks, a little to the left as you reach lower angle rock. This anchor is shared with The Rubicon Trail. Note: 70M rope only....[more]   Browse More Classics in California

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By Niko Nakamura
From: Reno
May 30, 2017
Anyone know what the route to the right of Slick rock Slab is? There was two bolts and then they seemed to just stop. There was a bail biner on the 2nd bolt and both bolts were under drilled and only finger tight. Had to do some pretty sketchy down climbing in ground fall territory.

Other than that the correct route for Slick Rock Slabs was great! Thanks again!
By Ney Grant
From: Pollock Pines, CA
May 30, 2017
Those bolts and that bail biner was there in 2015 when we started redeveloping the dome. We never got around to replacing those. My plan is to put another Fixe top anchor a little to the right of the 5.10a sport climb. That should be 5.7 / 5.8. But that still would be to the left of the bail biner.

Sorry, those bolts sound dangerous and I really should replace them and put in a top anchor.

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