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Slick Rock

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Slick Rock  

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Elevation: 6,894'
Location: 44.95018, -115.94934 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: JacobD on Aug 21, 2007

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3 climbers on the regular route, 2 on the memorial...


A huge face of quality granite. With the most central part up to the top being about 1200 feet.

Getting There 

From town head towards ponderosa state park, take a right on lick creek road and follow it for about 30 minutes untill you can see the obvious large face.

Climbing Season

For the All Locations area.

Weather station 9.2 miles from here

4 Total Routes

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

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Slick Rock:
Regular Route   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, 8 pitches, 1000'   
Memorial Route   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 9 pitches, 1000'   
Scenic Traction   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a R     Trad, 7 pitches, 1100'   
Slippery Slope   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Trad, Sport, 9 pitches, 800'   
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Looking up, about 2/3 of the way up

Regular Route 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b  ID : McCall Area : Slick Rock
Can be pitched out however you want. I've done it in 10 pitches and I've also done it in 6 with a 70m rope to it's full capacity on every pitch. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in ID

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Slickrock - Regular and Memorial routes
BETA PHOTO: Slickrock - Regular and Memorial routes
The crux of the downclimb, a loose but easy chimne...
The crux of the downclimb, a loose but easy chimne...
A sea of granite!
A sea of granite!

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By jhump
Sep 10, 2008
Does anyone know of any history of climbing on the large granite walls to the right of the main Slickrock formation?

By Shapp
May 31, 2012
About 7 or 8 years ago, on the far right side of slick rock proper one can see 2 prominant huge cracks at the top 1/3 of the crag. We climbed a route more or less staight up from the bottom to these double cracks then up to the top via the left crack, leaving no fixed gear but passing some slings and couple fixed stoppers. It was in the 5.7 range or so, full standard rack to 5" and double ropes were handy. I know we were not the first on this line.
By Duane z
From: Cascade, ID
Jul 4, 2012
Does anyone know where I can get a topo of slick rock routes?
By JacobD
From: Flagstaff, AZ
Jul 25, 2012
Visitors center at Ponderosa State Park has topos in a folder at the visitors center. I know because I put them there, and I bet they are still there!
By Brad Winters
Aug 3, 2012
how about uploading a scan of that slick rock topo !
By Patrick Betts
Oct 22, 2013
No topo at the Ponderosa State Park VC, The National Forest office in town or Gravity Sports as of 10/22/13. An upload would be great.
By K Baumgartner
Oct 30, 2013
As of 25 Oct 13, the Ponderosa State Park was closed. Gravity Sports provided us a topo for the Regular Route after asking nicely.

Key piece of beta for the regular route is to find the short left facing corner. Send it, work your way up and right, look for a pod and the shuts or bypass them and move back left (extremely run out), and the up to build a belay near the small pine tree.
By Neil Crowson
From: Salt Lake City, Utah
Aug 3, 2014
I think the term run out or R is used way to loosely in this area. I thought the memorial route was extremely overbolted. And very soft for 5.8. (Not that the grade matters) if you are looking to move over a lot of rock in McCall don't be intimitaded by the slick rock. PS IMO, 90 % of these bolts are redundant as the face could protect naturally with healthy run outs over easy (5.5) terrain. Not to mention that these bolts could be used in more development further up the road!
By Idaho Bob
From: McCall, ID
Jun 4, 2015
No need to downclimb the steep part of the walkoff gully (see picture). From tree with rap slings follow faint trail left (west). A short bit of 4th class downclimbing leads to the base of gully below rap tree.
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