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Romanian Rib - Left Side
Trad, 1000 ft, 5 pitches, Grade III,
Avg: 2.5 from 12
FA: Larry DeAngelo, Karsten Duncan, Raluca Duncan - Oct 2006
> Southern Nevada
> Red Rock
> 14-First Creek…
> First Creek Slabs
Access Issue: Red Rock RAIN AND WET ROCK: The sandstone is fragile and is very easily damaged when wet.
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 and the AAC provides free "wag bags" 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 area).
This is a nice route that is generally easy climbing and short cruxes. It's only drawback is crispy holds in a few places. It can be most easily identified by a noticeable dark cresting-wave-like roof on the 3rd pitch. The first 4 pitches are long, clean, and fun. Above the route weaves through a series of aretes and buttresses.
Pitch 1: Climb up the face finding the path of least resistance. 195ft
Pitch 2: Continue up and left up to a roof in a left facing corner. Pull the roof and belay.
Pitch 3: Continue up the crack below the wave-like roof. Traverse right on brown varnished rock to a crack at the right side of the roof. Continue up through the roof and belay in the crack above.
Pitch 4-7: Continue up the crack and face to a tree. From the tree move up and left around a buttress to a crack. Continue up this crack to the top in about 2 more pitches.
This route lies just to the left of the Hotflash gully on a buttress which is bordered on the left by a bushy gully.
Descent: Use the usual First Creek Slabs descent.
Standard rack to 4"
There are no bolts on this route. Lets keep it that way.