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This is one of the most beautiful canyons in Red Rock. The ultra-classic Solar Slab is near the mouth of the canyon. This is actually a huge buttress facing generally south or southeast. On the upstream side of the buttress is the Black Orpheus Amphitheater, lying to the west of the slab.
To get to the Oak Creek parking lot, take the scenic loop road 12.1 miles as measured from the turnoff from highway 159. Turn right on to a dirt road, follow this 0.8 miles west to the parking lot. This dirt road is passable by 2WD vehicles.
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The Secret World of Arrietty 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad, 1 pitch, 140' Black Orpheus Amphitheater
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Heliotrope 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R NV : Red Rock : ... : Solar Slab - Upper Tier
This is an excellent route straight up the middle of the Solar Slab. It lies to the right of Solar Slab and to the left of Sunflower, but is independent of both lines. The climbing difficulty does not exceed 5.8, but pitch 4 features some old-school slab runouts.Pitch 1: Directly above the top of the approach gully, there is a black, left-facing corner. Pleasant climbing follows the corner to the belay ledge at the top of the first pitch on Solar Slab.Pitch 2: Continue up the right-slanting f...[more] Browse More Classics in NV
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