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Slippery Peak is far up First Creek on the south side of the streambed. It is a small subsidiary summit jutting out of the complex north face of Indecison Peak. From certain angles it presents a striking, spire-like profile. The climbs fall into two areas. The low-angle Slippery Peak Apron features slab climbs on rock that ranges from excellent to worrisome. On the upper peak itself, the climbing steeper.

Getting There 

Follow First Creek Trail towards Lotta Balls area but stay down in the drainage when trail splits to go up towards Lotta Balls Wall. You will be in and out of wash and there are occasional trail markers to guide you. A short distance upstream from the First Creek Slabs, the primary trail does a significant detour onto the south wall of the canyon. Continue until you are right underneath the red slabs. There is an overgrown climber trail that heads up to the wall on the left. The approach was tough with some boulder to climb over and a lot of growth on the trail. About 1.5 hours.

Climbing Season

Weather station 1.5 miles from here

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Leviathan goes up the huge flake on Slippery Peak.

Leviathan 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  NV : Red Rock : ... : Slippery Peak
The main face of Slippery Peak rises above the apron slabs. This face is dominated by a huge flake feature. Leviathan follows a line generally up the right side of the flake for 5 or 6 pitches.Go up the corner system for a pitch or so. When it becomes obvious that the corner itself will be blocked by a large roof, move right on face holds and climb to a good ledge. A short squeeze chimney then leads to easier climbing. Immediately above is the huge chimney leading to the top of the tower. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in NV

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