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Child of the Earth

This route is located in the Muir Valley at Slab City

Go West

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Sacred Stones 5.11c (Sport) ****

First Ascent: Jared Hancock, Rob Copeland, James Case in 2005
Length: 65ft
Bolts: 7 (report bad bolts/anchors)

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This is the third bolted line from the left at Slab City. Begin just left of the dihedral "Go West". Footwork, finesse, and balance will be necessary to make it to the high first bolt. Once there the rest of the route is a cake walk with the exception of a long move or two along the way.
Moves: Slab
Descent: 2 bolt anchor with quicklinks
Stays Dry:
Owner: Muir Valley

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5.11d (12 votes)

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Submitted by: SCIN
Date: Oct 17th, 2006


Sco Bro said on February 15th, 2006
Felt hard for the grade, looks like some feet have broken off at the bottom. Levitation skills help.
J-Rock said on February 16th, 2006
Hard start for sure. We almost called it 11d/12a, but we found some footwork beta that made the crux easier. (We also hammered off the friable edges that looked like they might someday break off). There is one critical foothold and flexibility is very helpful. Other than that it is pretty damn thin.
Stewy911 said on February 21st, 2006
its slab city - should be very thin!
climbhigh said on April 28th, 2006
hard for the grade i thought. very fun climbing.
Artsay said on October 15th, 2007
Fantastic line. 11c seemed right on once we figured out a good sequence. Tough onsight.
jlu said on August 10th, 2008
A lot of holds at the bottom section to the 1st bolt have broken off. Still 5.11b-c climbing if you go far right and show off your flexibility to traverse on a bare face left
anticlmber said on October 29th, 2009
got bit by a bat at the undercling above the first bolt. F that route.
Jeff said on October 29th, 2009
I hope the bat's OK.
pigsteak said on October 29th, 2009
now the bats probably got rabies....anti needs to be euthanized to save the bat population.
Brentucky said on July 19th, 2010
Ummm, yeah, levitation skills might come in handy on this one. pawilkes, even in your recent crush mode I bet you don't send this 5.11 before you leave the Red. Gauntlet thrown sucka! Unless people are going way away from bolts this thing is no longer a 5.11. If it is, man I'd like to see some beta.
Saxman said on November 8th, 2010
Sorry Brent, but Phil ticked this one with just a couple of grunts. There is some good beta for the bottom.
Brentucky said on November 8th, 2010
Son of a &%@$!!! Nice work fellas, I suppose I stand corrected.
dustonian said on March 25th, 2013
killer route! good one to jump on if you still think that everything in Muir is soft for the grade...