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Red Slab

Utah > Wasatch Range > Southern Wasatch > Rock Canyon

Description

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.

Routes from Left to Right

5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 29
Pregnant Guppy
Trad
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 19
Impossible Dream
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 120
Red Red Whine
Sport
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 223
Red Slab
Sport, TR
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 84
Desperado
Sport, TR
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 156
Mr. Cornflakes
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 139
The Mantel Route
Sport, TR
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13
 49
Red Dwarf
Sport, TR
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 29
Leave It To Beaver
Trad, TR
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
 14
Playground
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Pregnant Guppy
 29
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Impossible Dream
 19
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad
Red Red Whine
 120
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Red Slab
 223
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Sport, TR
Desperado
 84
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport, TR
Mr. Cornflakes
 156
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
The Mantel Route
 139
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport, TR
Red Dwarf
 49
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13 Sport, TR
Leave It To Beaver
 29
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, TR
Playground
 14
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Sport

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1 [[105741692]] 5.7<br>
2 [[Impossible Dream]]105833539 5.10d<br>
3 [[105802352]] 5.8<br>
4 [[105741245]] 5.6<br>
5 [[105741509]] 5.11a<br>
6 [[105741626]] 5.7<br>
7 [[105741248]] 5.8<br>
8 [[105742193]] 5.9<br>
9 [[105828923]] 5.9R<br>
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T Easy route to top<br>
[Hide Photo] 1 Pregnant Guppy 5.7 2 Impossible Dream 5.10d 3 Red Red Whine 5.8 4 Red Slab 5.6 5 Desperado 5.11a 6 Mr. Cornflakes 5.7 7 The Mantel Route 5.8 8 Red Dwarf 5.9 9 Leave It To Beaver 5.9R T…
Approach to [[105739703]]. Use the yellow-marked trails and cut down on erosion damage. The green marks are fixed ropes for assistance in getting to the top.
[Hide Photo] Approach to Red Slab. Use the yellow-marked trails and cut down on erosion damage. The green marks are fixed ropes for assistance in getting to the top.
This is a view of the major lower canyon crags as seen from the top of Squaw Peak.
[Hide Photo] This is a view of the major lower canyon crags as seen from the top of Squaw Peak.
Beautiful view of Red Slab from the canyon trail
[Hide Photo] Beautiful view of Red Slab from the canyon trail
The easiest approach trail as seen from atop Red Slab.
[Hide Photo] The easiest approach trail as seen from atop Red Slab.
Red Slab and space below. Thousand Peaks Co #ChaseThePeaks
[Hide Photo] Red Slab and space below. Thousand Peaks Co #ChaseThePeaks
The approach to the outlying routes associated with the [[105739703]].
[Hide Photo] The approach to the outlying routes associated with the Red Slab.
[[105739703]] is the face/slab on the lower right side of this picture.  [[105739706]] is above.
[Hide Photo] Red Slab is the face/slab on the lower right side of this picture. Ed and Terry Wall is above.

Comments [Hide ALL Comments]

[Hide Comment] 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. Jun 1, 2005
[Hide Comment] 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. Sep 7, 2008
Peter Duckett
provo,UT
[Hide Comment] 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 Aug 26, 2011
Nate_801
St. George
[Hide Comment] 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? Aug 4, 2012
[Hide Comment] 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. Apr 30, 2014
Perin Blanchard
Orem, UT
[Hide Comment] The green line in the photo is the standard path (and yes, somebody 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. May 1, 2014
Austin Skinner
Gilbert, AZ
[Hide Comment] I found some 5.10 climbing shoes two days ago in this area.(February 15th) If they are yours text me with the model and size. My number is 602-812-8931. Feb 17, 2017
Alex Temus
Lehi, UT
[Hide Comment] Red slab is notorious for low angle, polished slab that gets full sun in the afternoon/evenings and has easier routes that attract new climbers with little experience. Not to say that you can't have an enjoyable time there, but go in the mornings when it's shaded, start out top roping, defintley wear helmets and you'll have a much better chance of avoiding a bad fall/injury. If you ever see EMTs coming up the canyon, tell them to go to Red Slab. May 29, 2023