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Romanian Rib - Left Side 

YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ British: MVS 4b

   
Type:  Trad, 5 pitches, 1000', Grade III
Consensus:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ British: MVS 4b [details]
FA: Larry DeAngelo, Karsten Duncan, Raluca Duncan - Oct 2006
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Karsten on Mar 13, 2008
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BETA PHOTO: The Romanian Wave

Description 

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.


Location 

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.


Protection 

Standard rack to 4"

There are no bolts on this route. Lets keep it that way.



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Pitches 1-3.  The wave-like feature on pitch 3 can be seen near the top of the photo.
BETA PHOTO: Pitches 1-3. The wave-like feature on pitch 3 can...
Gigi pulls the roof. Romanian Rib, pitch 3.
Gigi pulls the roof. Romanian Rib, pitch 3.
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By Dirty Gri Gri, or is it GiGi?
From: Vegas
Mar 27, 2008

A fun route with beautiful views! The first long pitch is super duper great for new trad leaders, or a fun solo for more experienced climbers.

I thought that most of the rock on this route was great; not one hold broke off on me, which says a lot on the overall quality (for a newer Red Rock route, anyway).

We simul-climbed a good portion of this route, as it's fun, mellow climbing.
It would be a super fast way to get to the climbs on the upper walls (First Creek Slabs Ledge) if you are okay with simul-climbing, and decent at route-finding.

Thanks for putting this one up, Larry DeAngelo, and Raluca, and Karsten Duncan; It made my day!

By John Hegyes
From: Las Vegas, NV
Mar 27, 2008

Multumesc mult. A fost o zi minunata pt. catarat pe munte!

By Karl K
From: Phoenix, AZ
Mar 20, 2009

I was not impressed by this route. Many better options on the Slabs to either side.... The first three pitches were quite good, but the rock quality, protection, line, and rock all deteriorated dramatically on the next few pitches, detracting from the fun.