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Slippery Buttress Rock Climbing 

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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.

Climbing Season

For the First Creek Canyon area.

Weather station 1.8 miles from here

3 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Slippery Buttress

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Slippery Buttress:
Slippermen   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 3 pitches, 300'   
Tongue and Groove   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 2 pitches, 300'   
The Undertone   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Trad, 2 pitches, 300'   
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Featured Route For Slippery Buttress

Slippermen 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b  Nevada : Red Rock : ... : Slippery Buttress
This route is a good warmup for the others on the wall. The first pitch is the highest quality. The second pitch is a fun, short connector pitch that leads to the anchor atop the first pitch of Tongue and Groove and is fun in a sorta grovely kinda way. The third pitch is the same as the second pitch of Tongue and Groove. If you do all three pitches you never climb anything much harder than 10a.P1 (5.10a, 90'): Begin left of center on the slab and climb easily to a first bolt, perform a mantle, t...[more]   Browse More Classics in Nevada

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By Justin Streit
Apr 18, 2016
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.

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