Elevation: 4,307 ft
GPS: 36.08, -115.479 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Larry DeAngelo on Oct 8, 2007
Admins: Larry DeAngelo, Justin Johnsen
Access Issue: Red Rock RAIN AND WET ROCK: The sandstone is fragile and is very easily damaged when wet. Details

Description

The First Creek Slabs line the southern side of First Creek Canyon, starting just west (upstream) of the Lotta Balls and Romper Room areas. They extend for several hundred yards, forming a series of ribs and buttresses with a number of good routes. The slabs begin just a short distance above the streambed, so approaches are reasonably short and friendly. The slabs end a thousand to fifteen hundred feet higher, on a brushy ledge system beneath the imposing Upper Tier that extends another thousand or so feet to the ridgeline.

The first key landmark is the obvious right-slanting chimney of Rising Moons. Immediately left (east) of the small Rising Moons buttress is the descent gully used by Algae on Parade and routes ending of the brushy ramp. To the right of Rising Moons is the sequence of low-angle buttresses climbed by Sunset Slab, Big Sky, and the Romanian Rib. Still further to the west (and now a few hundred yards upstream from Rising Moons) is the Echove, a recessed area of somewhat steeper rock that is almost granitic in texture.

Getting There

Hike in via the First Creek Trail. Most of the routes are reached by staying on the trail low in the canyon until beneath the climb. Routes on the eastern end, near Rising Moons, can be reached on a short traversing trail from the Romper Room area.

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Classic Climbing Routes at First Creek Slabs

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5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a PG13
 61
Rising Moons
Trad 3 pitches
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
 19
Romanian Rib
Trad 8 pitches
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 14
Romanian Rib - Left Side
Trad 5 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 42
Sunset Slab
Trad 7 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R
 6
Big Sky
Trad 7 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 84
Lady Luck
Trad 7 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 7
Sunset Slab Direct
Trad 7 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 86
Hot Flash
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Rising Moons
 61
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a PG13 Trad 3 pitches
Romanian Rib
 19
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Trad 8 pitches
Romanian Rib - Left Side
 14
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad 5 pitches
Sunset Slab
 42
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 7 pitches
Big Sky
 6
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R Trad 7 pitches
Lady Luck
 84
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 7 pitches
Sunset Slab Direct
 7
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 7 pitches
Hot Flash
 86
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 10 pitches
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