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Routes in Slippery Buttress

Slip of the Arrow T 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
Slippermen T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Tongue and Groove T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Undertone, The T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
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Access Issue: RAIN AND WET ROCK: The sandstone in Red Rocks is fragile and is very easily damaged when it is wet. Details

Description

This is a buttress of beautiful chocolatey brown varnish deep in First Creek Canyon and home to a small selection of fun low-angle climbs. Morning sun/afternoon shade.

Getting There

Hike into First Creek. Go past the "First Creek Slabs" routes. Keep going. Quite far. The buttress is on the left, just above the trail and just before the Slippery Peak Apron - which is an obvious massive red slab visible all the way from the parking area.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Slippery Buttress

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
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Slippermen
Trad 3 pitches
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 6
Tongue and Groove
Trad 2 pitches
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
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The Undertone
Trad 2 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Slippermen
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5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad 3 pitches
Tongue and Groove
 6
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad 2 pitches
The Undertone
 6
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad 2 pitches
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This is an excellent addition to Red Rocks. Hats off to the first ascentionists. Hard slab climbing as good, but probably not as hard as Sick for Toys. The rock is great and the setting is excellent. Definitely worth the hike out to this area. Apr 18, 2016

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