Frontal Lobotomy

Page Type: Route
Lat/Lon: 33.83870°N / 117.172°W
Route Type: Sport Climbing, Toprope
Season: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Time Required: Less than two hours
Difficulty: 5.10a
Number of Pitches: 1
Grade: I


At base of Big Rock, following along to the right of center to the second route past "The Trough." As the path begins to ascend and get bushy with POISON OAK, the start of "Frontal Lobotomy" will be a slick moderately vertical straight forward slab.

Route Description

Very basic sporty slab route with first bolt approx 15' off deck. Moving past the first bolt is the crux with thin sliver foot and hand holds; once clipped to second bolt the going is more 5.8ish to a community chained anchor that marks the end of three other routes.
Rappel from here or traverse left onto "The Trough" for a second pitch and finish up at the summit. Rap or walk off.
South side of Big Rock slab,...

Essential Gear

Just about all the gear...Gear required for Frontal Lobotomy.
5 quick draws
cordalette and locking 'biner for belay anchor
one rope for rappel from 1st belay
two ropes or two rappels from summit if taking "The Trough" variation
Sunglasses if you start in the morning and flail until noon!