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Grade Trad Mixed Sport Total
5.11 2 - 6 8

Directions to Slab City

Muir Valley
This wall is in property owned by Muir Valley. Be respectful.
Continue down the gravel access road past the Arsenal for 2 or 3 minutes until you see some steps and a trail leading uphill on your right. For now the sign says "West Wall" (it will be changed to Slab City in the future). This easy trail will soon lead you to an impressive cliff loaded with colorful slabs and technical vert routes. The trail will meet the cliff between "Thrillbillies" and "Elastic Perm". Go left to reach most of the routes.

Wall Sun: Morning

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Route Spray Name Type Grade Quality User Stars Length Picture


Return to Balance Sport 5.11a
4.38  (71) 50ft


Child of the Earth Sport 5.12a
4.06  (18) 60ft


Sacred Stones Sport 5.11c
4.36  (11) 65ft


Go West Trad 5.7
3.59  (29) 70ft


Strip the Willows Sport 5.11b
3.77  (22) 80ft


Thrillbillies Sport 5.10b
3.97  (73) 90ft


Flash Point Trad 5.12a
4.00  (3) 45ft


Iron Lung Sport 5.12c
4.50  (4) 50ft


J-Rock said on February 16th, 2006
The numbers on this map will change as more routes are added, but hopefully it will at least show the path to the cliff and the general layout. For now routes 1-4 are labeled correctly.
gladhander said on November 8th, 2006
On a sunny fall/winter day the rock heats up nicely. Also great rock quality.
SCIN said on November 25th, 2006
Cliff GPS Coordinates: Latitude 37.73277, Longitude 83.64083
caribe said on January 28th, 2007
The map is old. There has been much development on this wall since. The Muir valley site does not give detailed maps so I have no idea what the hell I climbed on Friday. Anybody? Anybody, Bueller . . . Beuller?
SCIN said on January 28th, 2007
The routes are updated though. I don't think a map is really necessary for most of these small walls with mostly sport lines, do you?
caribe said on January 29th, 2007
No, the wall in the above map mark p 5 p p is not up to date. At least one if not two of these p's are open sport routes. I think one of them to the right of the tradline 5 is a 510.something. No, the route list nor the map are up-to-date.
SCIN said on January 29th, 2007
All the routes at Slab City are in the route list above.
Anonymous said on January 29th, 2007
The routes right of the trad line (Go West) are Strip the Willows and Thrillbillies.
woman said on May 6th, 2019
More like sandbag city. Ouch. There was a bail beaner on every single route