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Routes in First Creek Slabs
|Bad Moon Arising T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R|
|Big Sky T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R|
|Comeback Corner T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a|
|Falling Stars T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b|
|Hot Flash T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Lady Luck T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b|
|NOPE.NOPE.NOPE.NOPE.NOPE. T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a|
|Rising Moons T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a PG13|
|Romanian Rib T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a|
|Romanian Rib - Left Side T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b|
|Smiley Face T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b|
|Smooth Sailing T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Sunset Slab T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b|
|Sunset Slab Direct T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b|
|Type:||Trad, 380 ft, 3 pitches|
|FA:||Jono McKinney and friends 1990|
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|Shared By:||Dirty Gri Gri, or is it GiGi? on Jan 20, 2006|
|Admins:||Larry DeAngelo, Justin Johnsen|
RAIN AND WET ROCK The sandstone in Red Rocks is fragile and is very easily damaged when it is wet. Details
Holds rip off and climbs have been and will continue to be permanently damaged due to climbers not respecting this phenomenon. After a heavy storm the rock will remain wet, sometimes for several days. PLEASE DO NOT CLIMB IN RED ROCKS during or after rain. A good rule of thumb is that if the ground near your climb is at all damp (and not powdery dry sand), then do not climb. There are many alternatives (limestone, granite, basalt, and plastic) nearby. ***** HUMAN WASTE ***** Human waste is one of the major issues plaguing Red Rocks. The Las Vegas Climbers Liaison Council identified this problem years ago and has worked to provide "wag bags" free of charge in several locations (Black Velvet, First Pullout, Kraft Mtn/Bouldering, The Gallery, and The Black Corridor). These bags are designed so that you can pack your waste out - consider bringing one to be part of your kit (just like your rope and shoes and lunch) no matter where you go. Once used, please dispose of them properly (do not throw them in the toilets at the parking areas). This project was funded primarily by the American Alpine Club
DescriptionA fun climb for the grade.
Approach: Hike past the Lotta Balls Wall turnoff staying on the lower trail that skirts along the base of the hill and gradually gains elevation. Spot the distinctive, square-ish, black varnished wall to your left and up the hill from you as you are hiking (i.e the Romper Room area). Continue on the low trail for a little ways until you catch the turnoff that heads up the steep hill. Look for an obvious wide chimney,as you are heading up the hill. This is the start of the climb.
(Note:Rising Moons is a couple hundred feet or so to the climber's right of the square-ish, black varnished wall which houses the routes Doobie Dance, Romper Room and Algae on Parade. An easy trail allows access to Rising Moons from the Romper Room area.)
Pitch 1: Climb up through the easy, beautiful, right leaning ,varnished chimney to a large ledge. Scramble over a couple of bushes to the base of a right facing corner in a nice, cozy alcove. No fixed anchors.
Pitch 2: Climb up the right facing corner, wandering out on the face at times. Nearing the top of the pillar, you will see bolted anchors.(140 feet)
Pitch 3: Climb up the wide crack (Not much pro unless you have wide gear but climbing easy)Crack exits onto a large ledge with rap anchors around a tree. (90 feet)
Rap with two ropes.
Watch out for rope eating cracks/snags.
Rappel from tree to the bolted anchors on top of pitch two, then to the top of pitch one. From the top of pitch one ,walk off to the climber's left. Easy, short downclimbing gets you to the base quickly.
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