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14-First Creek Canyon

Nevada > Southern Nevada > Red Rock
Access Issue: Red Rock RAIN AND WET ROCK: The sandstone is fragile and is very easily damaged when wet. Details

Description

First Creek is home to the excellent trad climbing on the Lotta Balls Wall. Since it is located outside the gated part of the RRNCA, climbers wanting an early start can have it here. The walk to the Lotta Balls Wall takes the better part of an hour. There are other routes deeper in the canyon, and this is also a good place to start for some of the big routes on the southern part of Mount Wilson.

Getting There

Drive south on Route 159 from the area of the Visitor Center. Continue south past the exit from the scenic loop road for another two or three miles to the clearly marked First Creek Trailhead. Park here and follow the trail west into the mouth of the canyon.

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Our enchanted desert. : )<br>
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A burro calmly stands amongst a blanket of yellow flowers on 9/4/12.<br>
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The beautiful hike into First Creek Canyon.
[Hide Photo] Our enchanted desert. : ) A burro calmly stands amongst a blanket of yellow flowers on 9/4/12. The beautiful hike into First Creek Canyon.
Cool rocks up First Creek.
[Hide Photo] Cool rocks up First Creek.
Has anyone else seen this rock on the hike up first creek canyon?
[Hide Photo] Has anyone else seen this rock on the hike up first creek canyon?
Another cool rock formation.
[Hide Photo] Another cool rock formation.
Lotta Balls Wall, Alchohol Wall, Romper Room, Rising Moons
[Hide Photo] Lotta Balls Wall, Alchohol Wall, Romper Room, Rising Moons
Bighorn sheep in First Creek Canyon 10/23/17.
[Hide Photo] Bighorn sheep in First Creek Canyon 10/23/17.
Burros seen on the hike out.
[Hide Photo] Burros seen on the hike out.
First Creek
[Hide Photo] First Creek
the AM approach
[Hide Photo] the AM approach
The view of First Creek Canyon by morning light from near the road. A long apporach is worth while here. Photo by Tony Bubb, 4/06.
[Hide Photo] The view of First Creek Canyon by morning light from near the road. A long apporach is worth while here. Photo by Tony Bubb, 4/06.
a nice ass
[Hide Photo] a nice ass
Hiking to the Lotta Balls Wall- First Creek Canyon.<br>
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Taken 9/4/12- Gorgeous out there this time of year!
[Hide Photo] Hiking to the Lotta Balls Wall- First Creek Canyon. Taken 9/4/12- Gorgeous out there this time of year!

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Becca Simeone
Golden, CO
[Hide Comment] Careful parking your car here. We got back to the car less than an hour after dark and had already been broken into, camping gear and more stolen. Just a heads up! Oct 14, 2018
Vince Buffalini
Las Vegas, Nevada
[Hide Comment] I second the above comment. We had a half-day and got back to our truck at about 3:00pm, and the car next to us had the front passenger window smashed out. There was a purse left on the front seat. May 10, 2019