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Super Soul Slab 

YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c

Type:  Sport, 3 pitches, 210'
Original:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: Matt Myers, P.2 FFA Aaron lawrence. P.3 FFA Carlos Baron
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: MattMyers on Mar 3, 2013

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A very fun climb and great for practicing your slab skills. Start at the base of the slab to the right of Eco-challenge area. This is a Slab climb so stay away from the chossy corner.

P.1 5.7 Steep start to high quality slab with a tricky bulge up high, staying right is recommended 100' 9 bolts Chain anchor.

P.2 5.8 Fun slab to high quality face with several different options, Take a right at the top to a comfy belay ledge with two 2 bolt anchors. 8 bolts 60'. You can link P.1 and P.2 for 155' of fun, 19 draws.

P.3 5.9 Climb the face just right of the arching dihedral, head strait up at the end with a crux finale. 50' 9 bolts, bolted anchor. Anchors to the right belong to BFF and LOL, 100' to the middle tier belay anchors. A rope stretcher so be safe.

At the P.3 Anchor, a great option is to clip and pass the anchor to a big belay ledge with a two bolt anchor. Continue on I Cant Remember or Call it what you want. The fixed line that leads to sidewalk ledge so there are lots of link up options.


The long slab to the right of the Eco Challenge area.


Fully bolted, can be enjoyed with a 60m Rope and 10 Quick Draws.

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Rock Climbing Photo: Pitch 3
Rock Climbing Photo: Pitch 2 of Super Soul Slab
BETA PHOTO: Pitch 2 of Super Soul Slab
Rock Climbing Photo: Taking in the view at the top of Pitch 3
Taking in the view at the top of Pitch 3
Rock Climbing Photo: Ground view up super soul slab
Ground view up super soul slab
Rock Climbing Photo: Sizing up the first crux of Soul Slab (5.8), Frust...
Sizing up the first crux of Soul Slab (5.8), Frust...
Rock Climbing Photo: Soul Slab (5.8), Frustration Creek
BETA PHOTO: Soul Slab (5.8), Frustration Creek
Rock Climbing Photo: Nathan at the upper crux of Soul Slab (5.8), Frust...
Nathan at the upper crux of Soul Slab (5.8), Frust...
Rock Climbing Photo: Sam on the 2nd ascent!
Sam on the 2nd ascent!
Rock Climbing Photo: Matt on the FA!
Matt on the FA!

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By C Miller
From: CA
Mar 19, 2013
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

There seems to be two cruxes on this route - the 1st passing the first bolt and the 2nd crux at the fourth bolt going over the small overlap. The grade may seem somewhat easier is you veer left at the first bolt but going straight up is harder and offers better moves.

A long, fun outing on quality stone and although still a bit dirty it will clean up nicely - good job guys!
By MattMyers
Mar 21, 2013

The glued holds by the second bolt belong to Rabble Rouser. Ill give it another good sweep when i finish cleaning the second pitch which is going to be awesome and connect to bird ledge. Im glad to finish this line that I've wanted to do for years, Enjoy :)
By Maidy
Jun 18, 2013

Climbed this yesterday for the first time on 6/18. Fun route. Still a little dirty, but it should clean up nicely. Looking forward to a second pitch if/when an issue gets resolved.

3 star climb 0 stars for now because of the PO issue.

Problem: The poison oak has already regrown over the central ledge and you have to climb directly through it. (nasty surprise). The placement of the bolts makes it almost impossible to keep your rope out of the PO, so we actually had to skip bolts on the top section to keep our rope-line out of the plants. Rope still got some oil on the pull even though we were cautious (MEH!) Had to wash everything when we got home.(did I mention Meh?)

Recommend: totally clear that ledge and the left corner of PO if you don't want this to become a museum climb. Noticed some PO Round up spray on the upper tier afterwards. If we'd known about it we would have hauled it up there and done some spraying.

Kinda not worth the headache right now, but if you choose to climb this, bring long runners for before and after the ledge to keep the rope in a straight line through the narrow corridor between the plants. Be uber cautious pulling your rope.
By MisterE Wolfe
From: Bishop, CA
Jun 19, 2013

I gave this route an "aviod" (bomb) because of the P.O. on the route. When and if this issue is resolved, I will change the rating to 3 stars.
By Clint W.
Oct 6, 2013

Just jammed through the second and third pitch on Super Soul Slab. Very cool link-up. Third pitch slab is super sweet. Can't wait to connect it to Cant Remember/ Call It What You Want. Great job!
By MattMyers
Nov 17, 2013

A Fun link up is climb Super Soul Slab to I Cant Remember to P.5&6 of the Dead Terrorist for 440' of Fun!
By Countzen Shin
From: Santa Monica, CA
Sep 22, 2014

The Poison Oak wasn't too bad. I made it through, and the rope with no P.O. on either of us. My friend thought the first crux at P1 was the hardest (on follow), while I thought the last bolt to anchor was the hardest on P3 (on lead). Although I think I was waaaaaaay off route at that point.
By Westin Southern
From: Redlands, California
Sep 29, 2014

Climbed yesterday 09/28/14 and had no PO problems. Route was pretty clear as long as you stay left. Bit dirty in places but a quick brush off resolved any concerns. Fun route with a lot of options.
By Alex Fletcher
From: San Clemente, CA
May 13, 2016
rating: 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

Climbed this yesterday 05/12/2016 and had a blast especially on pitch 3. My partner lead pitch one and I lead and linked together pitch 2 and 3. This method caused rope drag to be a monster even with using several extended draws. Linking together pitch 1 and 2 would have been a much better idea as the line is much straighter. Even so, climbing pitch 3 was still the best part for me. Pitch 3 is a hanging belay if you don't mantle up to the fixed line area. The last few bolts to the top of pitch 3 is the crux at about 5.9.
By Daniel T
From: Riverside, Ca
Jun 1, 2016
rating: 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

I climbed this route on 5/28/2016, Bolt #3 on Pitch 2 is smashed down aka flattened and unusable. the good thing is the bolts are 4-5 feet apart so you are only really exposed to 8-10 feet from bolt #2 to #4. be mindful and have fun.
By Cuong Nguyen
May 22, 2017

Have anyone been here in the past few months? Would love to hear some updates on the poison oak situation after the past winter.

By Patrick McLean
Jun 23, 2017

I was there a couple of months ago, there certainly was poison oak on the 1st pitch, but it was avoidable (though make sure to keep away when rappelling). It may have grown since then.

The route would certainly be much more pleasant without it, I have half a mind to bring some roundup next time I am there and give it a good douse, though I don't know what the legality of that would be.

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