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Skyline Slabs

http://www.summitpost.org/skyline-slabs/154041

Let's reclaim Skyline Slabs!  Please read the link above before responding. 


"This black sheep cousin of Castle Rock proper, Skyline Slabs is one of the better kept secrets in the Bay Area for good reason. The approach is long by Castle Rock standards, it's off the beaten path, and the sordid map in the otherwise good Bruce Morris read “Rock Climbers Guide To Skyline Boulevard” is challenging. Nevertheless, Skyline slabs and Eagle Peak to the south, plus all the smaller slabs in between and below in the Aquarian Valley and Devil’s Canyon, offer some really fine climbing."

"The climbing is diverse: Everything from low angle, fourth class face climbs to moderate cracks and bolted routes to overhanging 5.13 pumpouts is here. Some are long with possibilities for multi-pitch climbing, a rare pleasure in the Santa Cruz Mountains." 

I live near these awesome crags.  I'm a newish climber currently limited to TR and some sport (10's-low 11's).  I don't have trad gear but would love to try.  I have a rope, anchor, long slings and 6 draws.

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  • Aleksei P.

    Did you guys make it?

    September 17, 2013

  • Steve L.

    Feel free to call/text me @ (831) 332-6358. See you guys at 8:30! Grizzly Flat Area parking 4 miles north of hwy 9/CA 35 junction on CA 35 (aka Skyline Blvd.)

    September 15, 2013

    • Steve L.

      Fyi, there's no cell signal up there. So the last chance to contact me is before I leave my house at 7:50 am

      September 15, 2013

  • Mark S.

    See you tomorrow morning.

    September 15, 2013

  • Stacie

    Hi I would like to go but do not have my car. Would anyone be willing to give me a ride from San Francisco?

    September 15, 2013

    • Steve L.

      Hi Stacie, I haven't heard back from Rob at all and he's the only one from San Francisco. Maybe you can hitch a ride from someone for Castle Rock next Sunday?

      September 15, 2013

  • barry o.

    looking forward to meeting you guys, I haven't been climbing much the last couple years will be climbing easy routes. I do have rack and rope see you tomorrow

    September 15, 2013

  • Steve L.

    Rob, Mark and are going to hit Summit Slabs on Monday. Do you want to join us?
    Mark, is 8:30 good? We'll meet at the Grizzly Flatt Area, 4 miles north of the 9 junction on Skyline Blvd. (CA 35). We'll hike down from there.

    September 14, 2013

    • Steve L.

      I did a lot of trail blazing the other day and only have a little poison oak. If you're allergic, I would recommend not wearing shorts like I did. No ticks though.

      September 14, 2013

  • Steve L.

    Mark, I can do Monday if you're still down.

    Rob, I'm going to remove the date of this meetup and schedule a Castle Rock meetup for that Sunday (22'nd) instead. Please add that! It will be a blast! I'll add if you if you end up on the waiting list.

    September 13, 2013

  • Mark S.

    Hey Steve. I'd love to explore this area sometime. Unfortunately, I can't make tomorrow or the meetup. I'm free in the mornings on Mon, Tues and Fri.

    September 11, 2013

    • Steve L.

      Cool Mark, I'll check my schedule for next week and get back to you later today!

      September 12, 2013

    • Steve L.

      You have given me 3 options, so I should be able to make that work. I really want your advice on how best to climb this. I'm sure I can TR it but I want to do it up right :) If I remember correctly, you do trad and multipitch as well?

      September 12, 2013

  • Michael D.

    "If you build it they will come" :) (Field of Dreams")

    September 10, 2013

  • Steve L.

    Rob, this is a nutty plan. I see it's your first meetup too. You would probably prefer to do a normal meetup. I'm going into an area that has been pretty much shut down for a couple decades! Why? Because I live near by. I'll be lucky if anyone wants to join me! I figure my best odds for finding a belayer is on a Sunday, but we'll see.

    September 10, 2013

  • Aleksei P.

    Change of plans

    September 10, 2013

    • Steve L.

      Yeah, It's a crazy plan! Lol!

      September 10, 2013

  • Steve L.

    I'm off the next two days and thinking I'll hike in and scope out the whole area.

    September 10, 2013

  • Simon J.

    Sorry, cant do that date. Clashes with another GYCO meetup that I am running.

    September 10, 2013

    • Steve L.

      Oh yeah! I would have joined you but I only have Sunday off. Have fun! This meetup's near my house :)

      September 10, 2013

  • Michael D.

    Only 2 at a time can go Steve?

    September 9, 2013

  • Aleksei P.

    Just so you know - I've been hiking there and I don't think either skyline slabs nor aquarian valley really "exists". It does not seem like people been climbing there for last decade or so :) let me know what you guys find there :)

    September 9, 2013

    • Steve L.

      I'm going to prehike it on Wednesday since I happen to live next door!

      September 9, 2013

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