Route: Romanian Rib, Red Rock Canyon NCA (NV)

Submitted by Jason Hardrath… on Sat, 03/21/2020 - 05:01pm
Nevada, US
5.2 mi

Submitted by Jason Hardrath:

“Romanian Rib” 5.5yds is a fun mix of climbing styles for the grade. The descent was pretty easy to follow though you should definitely bring a 60m rap line for at least one rap.

Read further about the route and descent on mountain project
Park at the First Creek Canyon pull-off from Hwy 159
You can see the First Creek Slabs area and the Romanian Rib from the pull-off.

-Start at the First Creek Canyon Trailhead Sign
-Run in on the trail for 2 miles (easy to follow for 1.5 then you kinda choose between smaller trails from there to get up to the base of Romanian Rib)
- climb Romanian Rib 5.5yds as described on Mountain Project
- traverse across the ledge to the descent gully (pretty clearly marked with cairns next to the big tree below the roof as described on mountain project
- many of the rappels are efficient to downclimb but there was one I definitely needed to rap
- from the bottom follow the faint trail to merge with the main trail and run back to the trailhead!

Fun day out. Though the descent can be more mentally taxing than the climb. Watch out for snags on your rap line.

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