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Oct 9, 2012
Vegas the Dog
Hello everyone,
I was hoping for some red rocks advice. I was wondering if anyone had recommended slabs to climb 5.9-5.11. I was thinking more single pitch stuff, and would look for less big run outs in the 10+ to 11 range.

As an aside, I remember my only time previous being in Vegas seeing a big varnished face on the right of the canyon, while hiking into Cat in the Hat, and folks working it on fixed lines, at least I thought? any ideas what hard routes might be over that way?

Thanks in advance.
Adam
JF1
From Las Vegas
Joined Jan 16, 2011
292 points
Oct 9, 2012
Cool snow formation at the base.
Real Chickens - looks stellar but bold.

Stuff on Sumo Greatness Slab - can be tr'd as well.

Sick for Toys - there are a bunch of pitches on Corduroy Ridge that aren't in the guidbook as well.

Amazing Grace
sqwirll
From Las Vegas
Joined Mar 12, 2006
1,471 points
Oct 9, 2012
Vegas the Dog
Where is Real Chickens? I couldn't find it in the guide. JF1
From Las Vegas
Joined Jan 16, 2011
292 points
Oct 9, 2012
South of Windy Peak
Real Domestic Chickens (10b) is on Slippery Peak Apron in First Creek Canyon. John Hegyes
From Las Vegas, NV
Joined Feb 2, 2002
4,295 points
Oct 9, 2012
Cool snow formation at the base.
Sorry, meant Real Domestic Chickens.

It climbs past the right side of the overlap in the center of the picture.

The Red and the Black follows the crack system on ...
The Red and the Black follows the crack system on the right side of the photo.
sqwirll
From Las Vegas
Joined Mar 12, 2006
1,471 points
Oct 9, 2012
Ultraman wall at first pullout has some good slab routes, panty mime at panty wall is pretty good. And their is a 11 something slab route right next to straight shooter that looks like fun if your in the area. Kyle Jackson
From Las Vegas, nv
Joined Dec 1, 2011
3 points
Oct 10, 2012
Not a slab per se, but the Next Century has a slabby crux with outstanding gear-protected face above. smassey
From CO
Joined Dec 2, 2008
345 points
Oct 10, 2012
Cool snow formation at the base.
All Killer No Filler wrote:
Don't get sandbagged on that Slippery Peak stuff, i.e. Real Domestic Chickens-a long way to walk for what may or may not be good. By comparison, if you check out Lotta Balls/Alcohol first, you will need to hike another hour or so and possibly need to carry a folding saw to reach the base without losing your shirt-anyone who has actually climbed RDC feel free to correct me, I'm thinking no one who's posted here so far has.


I haven't climbed it, but I did rap RDC after climbing The Red and the Black at least. The bolts appeared to be in decent shape, although 30' or more apart. It did look like high quality friction climbing though. I can't say the same for The Red and the Black, which is more or less a solo on the upper part of the route due to crappy pro behind useless flakes.
sqwirll
From Las Vegas
Joined Mar 12, 2006
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Oct 10, 2012
If you're willing to climb way above a sketchy bolt, Red Heat is one of the better friction routes i've done in RR. Technical, low angle face, with a very committing friction crux. The bolt will likely hold a fall, but the route really does need to be rebolted at some point soon. John Wilder
From Las Vegas, NV
Joined Feb 1, 2004
2,395 points
Oct 11, 2012
Smears for fears area if you want some heads up 5 11 slab Rob Fielding
From Las Vegas, NV
Joined May 8, 2011
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