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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Pigeon, The Other White Meat 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a CA
: Inland Empire
: ... : Slab City (Left)
This route is essentially a link-up of two existing routes, but it does climb some new terrain and is one the easier offerings in the immediate vicinity. Climb Shattered Dreams for it's first two bolts and then cut sharply left into a nice steep hand crack. Work up into an alcove formed by stacked blocks and then into a high undercling. Power over the bulge on reachy jugs and then run it out a little on easier ground to join Peter Principle for it's last two bolts and anchors. It's possible to cut ri...[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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Remnants of the past, Riverside Quarry