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L to R R to L Alpha
Desperado S,TR 
Impossible Dream T 
Leave It To Beaver T,TR 
Mantel Route, The S,TR 
Mr. Cornflakes S 
Playground S 
Pregnant Guppy T 
Red Dwarf S,TR 
Red Red Whine S 
Red Slab S,TR 

Red Slab Rock Climbing 

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Location: 40.2645, -111.6236 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: John J. Glime on Sep 25, 2004
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West facing, short, easy, mostly bolted routes on quality rock. Quick approach, popular, good for beginning leaders.

Getting There 

As you approach Rock Canyon from the parking area, this will be the first rock on the right. As you are hiking you will see a water tank on your left. Red Slab is the slab on the south side of the road at the entrance to the canyon proper. Hike up and to the right for a 5 minute approach from the "old" road. Approximately 10-15 minute approach from the parking lot.

Climbing Season

Weather station 1.7 miles from here

10 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',8],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Red Slab

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Red Slab:
Red Slab   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 70'   
Mr. Cornflakes   5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
Leave It To Beaver   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 70'   
Red Dwarf   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13     Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 70'   
Red Red Whine   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
The Mantel Route   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 70'   
Desperado   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 50'   
Impossible Dream   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   
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Featured Route For Red Slab
Rock Climbing Photo: Perin Blanchard at the start of Red Dwarf on 23 De...

Red Dwarf 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13  UT : Wasatch Range : ... : Red Slab
Slab climbing with a few thin sections where good balance and steady feet are needed. The first bolt is a good way up there (however, the climbing to the first bolt is easier than the rest of the climb). The rest of the protection is good.Note that this route is not the same as Leave It To Beaver, which wanders farther right before coming back left again.This route is at the right side of the bolted routes on the Red Slab. It has the highest first bolt of any of the Red Slab...[more]   Browse More Classics in UT

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Rock Climbing Photo: Beautiful view of Red Slab from the canyon trail
Beautiful view of Red Slab from the canyon trail
Rock Climbing Photo: This is a view of the major lower canyon crags as ...
BETA PHOTO: This is a view of the major lower canyon crags as ...
Rock Climbing Photo: Approach to Red Slab. Use the yellow-marked trails...
BETA PHOTO: Approach to Red Slab. Use the yellow-marked trails...
Rock Climbing Photo: The approach to the outlying routes associated wit...
BETA PHOTO: The approach to the outlying routes associated wit...
Rock Climbing Photo: Red Slab is the face/slab on the lower right side ...
BETA PHOTO: Red Slab is the face/slab on the lower right side ...

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By Anonymous Coward
Jun 1, 2005
This is the Dogwood of Utah County. There are many additonal sport routes that have been added and don't appear in any of the guide books.
By Christopher Sorensen
From: Provo, UT
Sep 7, 2008
Red slab is okay. It's a good place to bring a big group because it's easy to set a lot of topropes. I am not a huge fan in general because it's usually more crowded and the sun beats down on you fierce most of the climbing season. It's nice because it's quick to get there and easy to toprope if you're bringing beginners.
By Peter Duckett
From: provo,UT
Aug 26, 2011
there are a few anchors up top that have come loose. This wall needs some work, i will be going up early tomorrow with my baby sister to take care of the issues on the wall. it would be great if climbers could stay off red slab for the duration of the morning to allow us to do the work that is required for the safety of all the other climbers that use this wall. its up to the ones that know how to look after everyone else. thanks climbers, and safe climbing
By Nate_801
From: St. George
Aug 4, 2012
I was over at the 5.5 Playground route and I noticed another route a few feet to the right of this route. I climbed it and it seemed like a 5.6-7 but I cant find any info. It was a fun clean climb and the last move was pretty run out making it even better! Does anyone know what this route is called?
By McKay.
Apr 30, 2014
What is the best way to the top of this wall? The green line indicated for toproping was pretty sketchy if I was going up at the right place, and if there were fixed ropes at one time, they're gone now.
By Perin Blanchard
From: Orem, UT
May 1, 2014
The green line in the photo is the standard path (and yes, some moron chopped the bolts and the attached fixed line along that path a few years ago).

It's possible to bushwhack up the north (left side) but it's probably equally difficult and less pleasant.

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