Midway through the difficulties on Mantlepiece, 5....
The left side of Slab City extends from Diagonal Direct
to Pucker Power
(5.12b R) on the right.
This is an easily accessible portion of the Quarry with most of the routes starting from ground level and requiring little to no scrambling to reach the base. Routes here range from 5.8 to 5.12c and tend to be slabbier and less continuous than most of the Quarry routes, although exceptions do exist. Recommended routes here include the 1st pitch of Feetal Rearrangement
(5.8), Mantle Marathon
(5.10a), Shattered Dreams
(5.10c), Peter Principle
Once you reach the dirt road that paralles the base of the crag head left to the far left side of the crag. Plan on a 5 minute approach from parking on the street.
Weather station 4.8 miles from here
16 Total Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',11],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
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Cling Thing 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
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Peter Principle 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a CA
: Inland Empire
: ... : Slab City (Left)
Steeper than it looks and fairly sustained despite it's length, this route favors finger strength and technique above all. Good edges and a balancy layaway past the first bolt gain a distant horizontal crack and the 2nd bolt. Catch a rest then punch it up the smooth face above using good finger edges with tricky footwork. Once the third bolt is reached the difficulty eases and the character of the route changes as you lieback along a sharp arete onto a ledge and finish with some thin slab to a...[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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