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|Type:||Trad, 1000 ft, 7 pitches, Grade III|
|FA:||Bill Thiry, Larry DeAngelo|
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|Shared By:||Larry DeAngelo on Apr 3, 2009|
|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
DescriptionThis route is not on Slippery Peak itself, but on the adjacent Raven Buttress. Hike and scramble up First Creek, passing beneath the sprawling Slippery Peak Apron. Immediately beyond, the canyon branches. From the fork, the Raven Buttress can be easily seen as the rounded promontory overlooking the left (southern) branch. Scramble up to a ledge with a few pine trees at the base of the buttress.
Climb into, and follow, the right-facing corner system for a few pitches to a good ledge at the top of an obvious tower. The headwall is passed by traversing left to a right-leaning crack system which leads up to the very large Crow's Nest Ledge. At this point the route becomes less steep, and a few hundred feet of class four climbing lead to the top of the buttress. Hike left along the contact with the grey limestone until you can climb up to the ridgetop leading east. Follow this over the summits of Indecision Peak until a third class descent can be made back to the desert. For a less adventurous descent, you can go right (west) along the Crow's Nest Ledge to regain the approach canyon.
This route is named in memory of the irreplaceable Lee Stout, who was taken from us way too early.