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This is one of the most beautiful canyons in Red Rock. The ultra-classic Solar Slab is near the mouth of the canyon. This is actually a huge buttress facing generally south or southeast. On the upstream side of the buttress is the Black Orpheus Amphitheater, lying to the west of the slab.
To get to the Oak Creek parking lot, take the scenic loop road 12.1 miles as measured from the turnoff from highway 159. Turn right on to a dirt road, follow this 0.8 miles west to the parking lot. This dirt road is passable by 2WD vehicles.
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The Secret World of Arrietty 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c NV : Red Rock : ... : Black Orpheus Amphitheater
The Secret World of Arrietty climbs the arch-feature immediately left of the Plate of Fate, pulling through the massive yawning roof right at it's widest. This is a great new route with wild and burly climbing, mostly excellent rock, and great pro. No move is probably harder than 10d, but the cumulative effects of placing gear and sussing out the sequences on the fly are quite taxing - especially if you're not good with your knee bars or hand jams! Super fun and awaiting a second ascent! Begi...[more] Browse More Classics in NV
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