Rock Climbing --- 3/18/2015 - 4/25/2015 --- Red Rocks

Where's your spring break?

Sure Does!

3/18-3/20
Driving from Ithaca to Vegas. From my house to I-86 in Horseheads there are 19 traffic lights. All were green. Which means if not for gas and sleep stops, I could have made it all the way to Vegas without stopping. A good omen.

3/21
Woke up in Vegas. Picked up the other instructors and went straight to Calico Basin. Scoped Moderate Mecca and climbed the back side of Cannibal.

3/22
Climbed Frogland with Mary Kate and Julien.

3/23
Climbed Dark Shadows, Y2K, and Too Many Tantrums with Andy. Too Many Tantrums is quite possibly the worst climb I've ever done in Red Rocks.

3/24
Set out to climb Crimson with Mary Kate, but it was packed. So we settled on Geronimo. Saw some Big Horn Sheep on the hike out.

3/25
Sport climbing! Andy and I started on Mind if I do a J and Killer Joe at J-Wall. Then off to Panty Wall where we climbed Totally Clips (which I still have not redpointed) and Panty Line. From there we went to The Wall of Confusion where I climbed American Sportsman while Phil and Andy were working Fear and Loathing. Also scouted Man's Best Friend at Sandstone Quarry.

3/26
Climbed Inti Watana with Andy and Phil. We were hiking from the road at 6:05am. So early start, on a climb that rarely gets done because of the horrid approach. We were the fourth party in line at the base. WTF?!?!?! It is definitely the worst approach of any route I've done in Red Rocks. Took us exactly two hours without getting lost at all. About an hour of that was spent in the gullies. Very loose and lots of exposed fourth class with the occasional low fifth class move to keep your heart rate up.

The first two parties were moving fast. The third party not so much. We waited until they started the third pitch before we left the ground. Even with the first two pitches being the hardest, we caught them by pitch five. With their permission, I linked 5 & 6 in a rope stretcher to pass them. Then we flew to the top with Phil taking 7 and 8, and Andy linking 9-12 in two long pitches. From there we rapped to the ground and reversed the horrid approach, reaching the car before headlamp-o'clock.

3/27
Rest day. Showers!

3/28
Students arrive. I floated while Mary Kate and Andy took students up Big Bad Wolf and Physical Graffiti. It is easy enough to scramble up and down the left side of those climbs. Two fourth class moves with little exposure and lots of loose rock.

3/29
First Creek. Did mock lead work at Romper Room. Led Friendship Route (offwidth!) with Stevie and Maddie to set a double rope TR on Rob Roy.

3/30
Climbed Frogland with Seth and Cathy. Trailing a pack with a double length sling through the chockstone is much better than wearing it. After the climb we checked out Microbrew, which would be the worst climb I've ever done at Red Rocks if not for Too Many Tantrums. Next to Microbrew is Schaeffer's Delight which looks pretty good.

3/31
First lead work with Rebecca and Zoe at Moderate Mecca. Then Conundrum with Rebecca, Zoe, Mary Kate, Maddie and Cathy.

4/1
Meetup Wall and Black Corridor with Zoe, Rebecca, Maddie and Val.

4/2
Geronimo with Rebecca and Maddie. I was leading pitches and fixing the rope so I could jug next to students while they led the pitches. On pitch two I had to go back down to retrieve a stuck cam. So I climbed the pitch three times!

4/3
Birdland and Y2K with Cathy and Val along with Andrew and Seth.

4/4
Class is over. Rest day with students who have later flights. Have you seen The Strip? Do you want to see it again?

4/5
Electricity and wifi at the Red Rock Casino :)

4/6
Arizona Hot Springs! Much nicer than the one we went to back in 2011. I took the southern Hot Springs Canyon approach on the way in. It took 70 minutes and the routefinding was straightforward. There is one 4th class step which is only about 10' tall. Soaked for a long time in the middle pool. The upper pool was just too hot! Hiked White Rock Canyon out of the area which took 80 minutes. Both hikes were pretty and had a bit of a slot canyon feel. Lots of walking in sand and gravel which I find tiring. It was hot in the desert, even on a relatively cool day. Still need to try the northern Hot Springs Canyon route which might be the fastest option.

4/7
Laundry, battery charging and web updates.

4/8
Attempted to rope solo Caustic and The Fox. Too hard with the grigri's resistance. Then toproped The Fox with Matt and Christine. Wow that climb is hard!

4/9
Climbed Healy's Haunted House with Dave and Kurt. Old school style chimney climbing! Brutal for 5.8... or 5.10 for that matter. Lots of big gear and trailing the pack. Ugh! Luckily, Dave led all the brutal pitches. Oh, and the climb is five long pitches, not four like Hendren says. It protected well with big bros, but it could have been protected with #5 and #6 cams for people who don't have big bros. At least now I know for certain that the miserable walkoff from the top of Angel Food Wall is a better option than the much more miserable rappels.

4/10
Semi-rest day. Rope soloed Man's Best Friend. It is a great first multipitch climb for someone new to multipitch. Well bolted 5.7 for two pitches. Scouted the two climbs left of it and looked at a bunch of TR anchors on White Slab. Seems like Sandstone Quarry is a great place for a mellow day with at least seven 5.7-5.8 climbs in a 100 yard radius of the parking lot.

4/11
Climbed Cat in the Hat with Dustin and Charlotte. Hadn't climbed it for years. Good time.

4/12
Panty wall with Billy and Staci. We did a few of the moderate sport climbs, then I led Totally Clips. Got it with two hangs, and then got it cleanly on toprope. So I think I'm ready again for another redpoint attempt this year. We escaped to Albertsons to avoid the heat of the day. Then back into the park to climb Man's Best Friend as the sun set.

4/13
Black Corridor with Tara, Steven, Seph, Billy and Staci. We managed to be there during the hour when the sun was directly overhead... which sucked. But I led Heavy Hitter pretty easily and got it clean on toprope, so another redpoint ready to happen. Also got a toprope belay on Nightmare on Crude Street, which would be a straightforward redpoint. Looks like I need a redpoint day.

4/14
35mph winds. Rest day.

4/15
Woke early and took a quick burn on Caustic with Steven before he went off to climb Tunnel Vision. Caustic will not be on the list for redpoint day. Spent the rest of the day relaxing and getting things in order for Erin's arrival.

4/16
Erin arrives in the afternoon and we climb Physical Graffiti and Big Bad Wolf. A good introduction to Red Rocks.

4/17
Planned to climb Birdland. When we arrived at Pine Creek around 7am, there was only one other car in the lot. And those people were climbing Cat In The Hat. Perfect weather... no wind... no climbers... what the heck, we hiked to Crimson. And were the first party there! One other party showed up as I was leading the first pitch, but we left them well behind. An awesome day!

4/18
Frigid Air Buttress. We didn't get the earliest start, arriving at the climb around 7:30am. Unfortunately, that meant there was one party ahead of us and they were moving epically, tragically slow. A party of three climbing serially, with the leader pushed to his limits on the moderate first two pitches and the middle climber completely unfamiliar with multipitch. They were very nice guys and realized they were in over their heads. Without any prompting from me, they bailed at the second pitch. We lost two hours, but still had a good shot at finishing the route before dark.

I'd like to say we were fast once the party of three bailed, but that would be a lie. We did move steadily. The wide section on the fourth pitch looked crazy intimidating, but the holds are all there just when you need them. The Hendren rack recommendation (one set of cams to #4, doubles #2 and #3) was right on. I finished the fourth pitch with almost nothing on my harness. All the traversing had me tired from dragging two ropes back and forth. By the time I reached the final pitch, I had to hang twice at the crux. Not proud, but also not injured.

From the top we easily found the Burlesque rappels without any wrong turns. We reached the ground just as headlamps became mandatory. It was a long and wandering walk back to our packs at the base of Frigid Air. Then a quick walk back to the van. We got out at 9:30pm and were glad for a late dinner and long sleep.

4/19
Semi-rest day. Some sport climbing in Black Corridor. I get the redpoint on Vagabonds, Nightmare on Crude Street, and Heavy Hitter. Then we wash up and head to Vegas to see Ka. My favorite Cirque show yet! Awesome! We walk the strip from MGM to the Bellagio and back. Ok, that's enough Vegas. Back to the desert...

4/20
We climb Dark Shadows. Erin runs into Forrest and Grant, two friends from her St. Lawrence days.

4/21
Sport climbing! Erin leads three climbs at Panty Wall. Then I give two burns on Totally Clips. One hang it each time. But I've finally got the beta. Spoiler alert: high right foot when clipping the fourth bolt. I will eventually redpoint this climb!

Later in the afternoon we head to Conundrum. Erin leads two of the moderates and then I get on Drilling Miss Daisy. Which also goes with one hang. Not a redpoint day. Oh well.

We eat dinner, wash up, and Erin heads to the airport for her red eye back to Ithaca. I start driving west.

4/22-4/25
Lots of driving home. With a quick stop at the Hoover Dam.

I'm keeping a Google Document with all the climbs I've done at Red Rocks. Along with my tick list, useful rappel beta, and even more useful shower beta.

The rack I'm bringing.  Will be supplemented by COE gear. (Category:  Rock Climbing)

The rack I'm bringing. Will be supplemented by COE gear. Not pictured: my Grigri and Omega locker.    Ithaca -- 3/18/2015

Andy (Category:  Rock Climbing)

Andy    Red Rocks -- 3/21/2015

Mary Kate on Frogland (Category:  Rock Climbing)

Mary Kate on Frogland    Red Rocks -- 3/22/2015

Mary Kate on Frogland (Category:  Rock Climbing)

Mary Kate on Frogland    Red Rocks -- 3/22/2015

Andy and Mary Kate (Category:  Rock Climbing)

Andy and Mary Kate    Red Rocks -- 3/22/2015

Booty hat! My hat needed a hat! (Category:  Rock Climbing)

Booty hat! My hat needed a hat!    Red Rocks -- 3/23/2015

Andy on Dark Shadows (Category:  Rock Climbing)

Andy on Dark Shadows    Red Rocks -- 3/23/2015

Our sitemates on Dark Shadows (Category:  Rock Climbing)

Our sitemates on Dark Shadows    Red Rocks -- 3/23/2015

Our sitemates on Dark Shadows (Category:  Rock Climbing)

Our sitemates on Dark Shadows    Red Rocks -- 3/23/2015

Our sitemates on Dark Shadows (Category:  Rock Climbing)

Our sitemates on Dark Shadows    Red Rocks -- 3/23/2015

Phil on Fear and Loathing (Category:  Rock Climbing)

Phil on Fear and Loathing    Red Rocks -- 3/25/2015

Phil on Fear and Loathing (Category:  Rock Climbing)

Phil on Fear and Loathing    Red Rocks -- 3/25/2015

Phil on Fear and Loathing (Category:  Rock Climbing)

Phil on Fear and Loathing    Red Rocks -- 3/25/2015

Sunrise striking the Aeolian Wall (Category:  Rock Climbing)

Sunrise striking the Aeolian Wall
What an anaesthetic buttress on a ho hum wall!    Red Rocks -- 3/26/2015

Phil leading p2 of Inti Watana (Category:  Rock Climbing)

Phil leading p2 of Inti Watana    Red Rocks -- 3/26/2015

Phil leading p2 of Inti Watana (Category:  Rock Climbing)

Phil leading p2 of Inti Watana    Red Rocks -- 3/26/2015

Phil leading p2 of Inti Watana (Category:  Rock Climbing)

Phil leading p2 of Inti Watana    Red Rocks -- 3/26/2015

Andy leading the hero roof on p9 of Inti Watana (Category:  Rock Climbing)

Andy leading the hero roof on p9 of Inti Watana    Red Rocks -- 3/26/2015

Andy leading the hero roof on p9 of Inti Watana (Category:  Rock Climbing)

Andy leading the hero roof on p9 of Inti Watana    Red Rocks -- 3/26/2015

Andy leading the hero roof on p9 of Inti Watana (Category:  Rock Climbing)

Andy leading the hero roof on p9 of Inti Watana    Red Rocks -- 3/26/2015

Andy leading the final pitch of Inti Watana (Category:  Rock Climbing)

Andy leading the final pitch of Inti Watana    Red Rocks -- 3/26/2015

Belay Specs! (Category:  Rock Climbing)

Belay Specs!    Red Rocks -- 3/26/2015

Andy leading the final pitch of Inti Watana (Category:  Rock Climbing)

Andy leading the final pitch of Inti Watana    Red Rocks -- 3/26/2015

Andy leading the final pitch of Inti Watana (Category:  Rock Climbing)

Andy leading the final pitch of Inti Watana    Red Rocks -- 3/26/2015

Andy leading the final pitch of Inti Watana (Category:  Rock Climbing)

Andy leading the final pitch of Inti Watana    Red Rocks -- 3/26/2015

Summit selfie (Category:  Rock Climbing)

Summit selfie    Red Rocks -- 3/26/2015

Laundry day (Category:  Rock Climbing)

Laundry day    Red Rocks -- 3/27/2015

Laundry day (Category:  Rock Climbing)

Laundry day    Red Rocks -- 3/27/2015

Rebecca, Mary Kate and Zoe on Physical Graffiti (Category:  Rock Climbing)

Rebecca, Mary Kate and Zoe on Physical Graffiti    Red Rocks -- 3/28/2015

Rebecca, Mary Kate and Zoe on Physical Graffiti (Category:  Rock Climbing)

Rebecca, Mary Kate and Zoe on Physical Graffiti    Red Rocks -- 3/28/2015

Andy on Big Bad Wolf (Category:  Rock Climbing)

Andy on Big Bad Wolf    Red Rocks -- 3/28/2015

Cathy on Big Bad Wolf (Category:  Rock Climbing)

Cathy on Big Bad Wolf    Red Rocks -- 3/28/2015

Cathy on Big Bad Wolf (Category:  Rock Climbing)

Cathy on Big Bad Wolf    Red Rocks -- 3/28/2015

Cathy on Big Bad Wolf (Category:  Rock Climbing)

Cathy on Big Bad Wolf    Red Rocks -- 3/28/2015

Zoe on Physical Graffiti (Category:  Rock Climbing)

Zoe on Physical Graffiti    Red Rocks -- 3/28/2015

Zoe on Physical Graffiti (Category:  Rock Climbing)

Zoe on Physical Graffiti    Red Rocks -- 3/28/2015

Zoe and Rebecca on Physical Graffiti (Category:  Rock Climbing)

Zoe and Rebecca on Physical Graffiti    Red Rocks -- 3/28/2015

Zoe and Rebecca on Physical Graffiti (Category:  Rock Climbing)

Zoe and Rebecca on Physical Graffiti    Red Rocks -- 3/28/2015

Zoe and Rebecca on Physical Graffiti (Category:  Rock Climbing)

Zoe and Rebecca on Physical Graffiti    Red Rocks -- 3/28/2015

Rebecca on Physical Graffiti (Category:  Rock Climbing)

Rebecca on Physical Graffiti    Red Rocks -- 3/28/2015

Rebecca on Physical Graffiti (Category:  Rock Climbing)

Rebecca on Physical Graffiti    Red Rocks -- 3/28/2015

Ok, now look surprised... (Category:  Rock Climbing)

Ok, now look surprised...    Red Rocks -- 3/28/2015

Zoe at Meetup Wall (Category:  Rock Climbing)

Zoe at Meetup Wall    Red Rocks -- 4/1/2015

Rebecca at Meetup Wall (Category:  Rock Climbing)

Rebecca at Meetup Wall    Red Rocks -- 4/1/2015

Zoe at Meetup Wall (Category:  Rock Climbing)

Zoe at Meetup Wall    Red Rocks -- 4/1/2015

Zoe at Meetup Wall (Category:  Rock Climbing)

Zoe at Meetup Wall    Red Rocks -- 4/1/2015

Zoe at Meetup Wall (Category:  Rock Climbing)

Zoe at Meetup Wall    Red Rocks -- 4/1/2015

Zoe at Meetup Wall (Category:  Rock Climbing)

Zoe at Meetup Wall    Red Rocks -- 4/1/2015

Maddie at Meetup Wall (Category:  Rock Climbing)

Maddie at Meetup Wall    Red Rocks -- 4/1/2015

Maddie at Meetup Wall (Category:  Rock Climbing)

Maddie at Meetup Wall    Red Rocks -- 4/1/2015

Maddie at Meetup Wall (Category:  Rock Climbing)

Maddie at Meetup Wall    Red Rocks -- 4/1/2015

Zoe at Meetup Wall (Category:  Rock Climbing)

Zoe at Meetup Wall    Red Rocks -- 4/1/2015

Maddie at Meetup Wall (Category:  Rock Climbing)

Maddie at Meetup Wall    Red Rocks -- 4/1/2015

Zoe at Meetup Wall (Category:  Rock Climbing)

Zoe at Meetup Wall    Red Rocks -- 4/1/2015

Zoe at Meetup Wall (Category:  Rock Climbing)

Zoe at Meetup Wall    Red Rocks -- 4/1/2015

Maddie at Meetup Wall (Category:  Rock Climbing)

Maddie at Meetup Wall    Red Rocks -- 4/1/2015

Maddie at Meetup Wall (Category:  Rock Climbing)

Maddie at Meetup Wall    Red Rocks -- 4/1/2015

Val at Meetup Wall (Category:  Rock Climbing)

Val at Meetup Wall    Red Rocks -- 4/1/2015

Val at Meetup Wall (Category:  Rock Climbing)

Val at Meetup Wall    Red Rocks -- 4/1/2015

Rebecca at Meetup Wall (Category:  Rock Climbing)

Rebecca at Meetup Wall    Red Rocks -- 4/1/2015

Wish real Josh was here... (Category:  Rock Climbing)

Wish real Josh was here...    Red Rocks -- 4/4/2015

Make Good Choices! (Category:  Rock Climbing)

Make Good Choices!    Red Rocks -- 4/4/2015

Return of the Potato Flakes! (Category:  Rock Climbing)

Return of the Potato Flakes!
This box of potato flakes has traveled 9000 miles... so far.    Red Rocks -- 4/4/2015

Ahhhhh!!!! (Category:  Rock Climbing)

Ahhhhh!!!!    Arizona Hot Springs -- 4/6/2015

Free camping on BLM land. Avery Road, one mile south of 160. (Category:  Rock Climbing)

Free camping on BLM land. Avery Road, one mile south of 160.    Red Rocks -- 4/7/2015

Healy's Haunted House. Massive chimney. Which way is up? (Category:  Rock Climbing)

Healy's Haunted House. Massive chimney. Which way is up?    Red Rocks -- 4/9/2015

View out of the chimney. (Category:  Rock Climbing)

View out of the chimney.    Red Rocks -- 4/9/2015

View down the chimney from 600' up. (Category:  Rock Climbing)

View down the chimney from 600' up.    Red Rocks -- 4/9/2015

Three big bros in a row on the fifth pitch. (Category:  Rock Climbing)

Three big bros in a row on the fifth pitch.    Red Rocks -- 4/9/2015

I've still never placed a big bro, but I'm good at cleaning them. (Category:  Rock Climbing)

I've still never placed a big bro, but I'm good at cleaning them.    Red Rocks -- 4/9/2015

Kurt coming up the last chimney. (Category:  Rock Climbing)

Kurt coming up the last chimney.    Red Rocks -- 4/9/2015

Charlotte on Cat in the Hat (Category:  Rock Climbing)

Charlotte on Cat in the Hat    Red Rocks -- 4/11/2015

Charlotte on Cat in the Hat (Category:  Rock Climbing)

Charlotte on Cat in the Hat    Red Rocks -- 4/11/2015

Charlotte on Cat in the Hat (Category:  Rock Climbing)

Charlotte on Cat in the Hat    Red Rocks -- 4/11/2015

Dustin and I both just bought the same belay device which we have on the exact same carabiner. (Category:  Rock Climbing)

Dustin and I both just bought the same belay device which we have on the exact same carabiner.    Red Rocks -- 4/11/2015

Desert Tortoise! (Category:  Rock Climbing)

Desert Tortoise!    Red Rocks -- 4/11/2015

Desert Tortoise! (Category:  Rock Climbing)

Desert Tortoise!    Red Rocks -- 4/11/2015

Desert Tortoise! (Category:  Rock Climbing)

Desert Tortoise!    Red Rocks -- 4/11/2015

Chuckwalla (Category:  Rock Climbing)

Chuckwalla    Red Rocks -- 4/12/2015

Chuckwalla (Category:  Rock Climbing)

Chuckwalla    Red Rocks -- 4/12/2015

Billy and Staci (Category:  Rock Climbing)

Billy and Staci    Red Rocks -- 4/12/2015

Billy and Staci (Category:  Rock Climbing)

Billy and Staci    Red Rocks -- 4/12/2015

Sunrise (Category:  Rock Climbing)

Sunrise    Red Rocks -- 4/14/2015

Erin on Physical Graffiti (Category:  Rock Climbing)

Erin on Physical Graffiti    Red Rocks -- 4/16/2015

Erin on Physical Graffiti (Category:  Rock Climbing)

Erin on Physical Graffiti    Red Rocks -- 4/16/2015

Don't lick the cactus!!! (Category:  Rock Climbing)

Don't lick the cactus!!!    Red Rocks -- 4/16/2015

The tea drawer was well stocked (Category:  Rock Climbing)

The tea drawer was well stocked    Red Rocks -- 4/16/2015

At the base of Crimson (Category:  Rock Climbing)

At the base of Crimson    Red Rocks -- 4/17/2015

I'm sure I didn't mean to take this photo (Category:  Rock Climbing)

I'm sure I didn't mean to take this photo    Red Rocks -- 4/17/2015

Erin coming up the last pitch of Crimson (Category:  Rock Climbing)

Erin coming up the last pitch of Crimson    Red Rocks -- 4/17/2015

Erin coming up the last pitch of Crimson (Category:  Rock Climbing)

Erin coming up the last pitch of Crimson    Red Rocks -- 4/17/2015

Erin coming up the last pitch of Crimson (Category:  Rock Climbing)

Erin coming up the last pitch of Crimson    Red Rocks -- 4/17/2015

Erin coming up the last pitch of Crimson (Category:  Rock Climbing)

Erin coming up the last pitch of Crimson    Red Rocks -- 4/17/2015

Cheese, tomato and mustard... every day! (Category:  Rock Climbing)

Cheese, tomato and mustard... every day!    Red Rocks -- 4/17/2015

Atop Crimson (Category:  Rock Climbing)

Atop Crimson    Red Rocks -- 4/17/2015

Atop Crimson (Category:  Rock Climbing)

Atop Crimson    Red Rocks -- 4/17/2015

Atop Crimson (Category:  Rock Climbing)

Atop Crimson    Red Rocks -- 4/17/2015

Approaching Frigid Air Buttress. (Category:  Rock Climbing)

Approaching Frigid Air Buttress. The only photo I took the entire day!    Red Rocks -- 4/18/2015

Sport Climbing! Cans and can openers are fair game. (Category:  Rock Climbing)

Sport Climbing! Cans and can openers are fair game.    Red Rocks -- 4/19/2015

Ka! (Category:  Rock Climbing)

Ka!    MGM Grand Hotel, Las Vegas -- 4/19/2015

Ka! (Category:  Rock Climbing)

Ka!    MGM Grand Hotel, Las Vegas -- 4/19/2015

Ka! (Category:  Rock Climbing)

Ka!    MGM Grand Hotel, Las Vegas -- 4/19/2015

Where's the comma??? (Category:  Rock Climbing)

Where's the comma???    Red Rocks -- 4/20/2015

Sure does!!!! (Category:  Rock Climbing)

Sure does!!!!    Red Rocks -- 4/20/2015

Erin coming up Dark Shadows (Category:  Rock Climbing)

Erin coming up Dark Shadows    Red Rocks -- 4/20/2015

Erin coming up Dark Shadows (Category:  Rock Climbing)

Erin coming up Dark Shadows    Red Rocks -- 4/20/2015

Erin coming up Dark Shadows (Category:  Rock Climbing)

Erin coming up Dark Shadows    Red Rocks -- 4/20/2015

Erin coming up Dark Shadows (Category:  Rock Climbing)

Erin coming up Dark Shadows    Red Rocks -- 4/20/2015

Erin coming up Dark Shadows (Category:  Rock Climbing)

Erin coming up Dark Shadows    Red Rocks -- 4/20/2015

Erin coming up Dark Shadows (Category:  Rock Climbing)

Erin coming up Dark Shadows    Red Rocks -- 4/20/2015

Erin coming up Dark Shadows (Category:  Rock Climbing)

Erin coming up Dark Shadows    Red Rocks -- 4/20/2015

This is what happens when a rope comes down on you as you are leading. (Category:  Rock Climbing)

This is what happens when a rope comes down on you as you are leading.    Red Rocks -- 4/20/2015

Frog at the base of Dark Shadows (Category:  Rock Climbing)

Frog at the base of Dark Shadows    Red Rocks -- 4/20/2015

Frog at the base of Dark Shadows (Category:  Rock Climbing)

Frog at the base of Dark Shadows    Red Rocks -- 4/20/2015

Grant and Forrest on Birdland (Category:  Rock Climbing)

Grant and Forrest on Birdland    Red Rocks -- 4/20/2015

Grant, Erin and Forrest at the campground (Category:  Rock Climbing)

Grant, Erin and Forrest at the campground    Red Rocks -- 4/20/2015

Final rope pull of the trip (Category:  Rock Climbing)

Final rope pull of the trip    Red Rocks -- 4/21/2015

Success! (Category:  Rock Climbing)

Success!    Red Rocks -- 4/21/2015

What did the fish say when it hit a wall? (Category:  Rock Climbing)

What did the fish say when it hit a wall?    Lake Mead -- 4/22/2015

Daaaaaammmmmmmm!!!!! (Category:  Rock Climbing)

Daaaaaammmmmmmm!!!!!    Lake Mead -- 4/22/2015

Big Horn Sheep (Category:  Rock Climbing)

Big Horn Sheep

Andrew's Photo    Red Rocks -- Spring 2015

The entire class (Category:  Rock Climbing)

The entire class

Andrew's Photo    Red Rocks -- Spring 2015

Me following p4 of Dark Shadows (Category:  Rock Climbing)

Me following p4 of Dark Shadows

Andy's Photo    Red Rocks -- Spring 2015

Me and Andy on Dark Shadows (Category:  Rock Climbing)

Me and Andy on Dark Shadows

Andy's Photo    Red Rocks -- Spring 2015

I have NO IDEA what I am doing here! (Category:  Rock Climbing)

I have NO IDEA what I am doing here!

Cathy's Photo    Red Rocks -- Spring 2015

Snake!!! (Category:  Rock Climbing)

Snake!!!

Cathy's Photo    Red Rocks -- Spring 2015

Hiking into First Creek (Category:  Rock Climbing)

Hiking into First Creek

Rebecca's Photo    Red Rocks -- Spring 2015

Oh Zoe... (Category:  Rock Climbing)

Oh Zoe...

Rebecca's Photo    Red Rocks -- Spring 2015

According to my calculations, this three piece anchor -- with a maximum angle of 1.2 radians between the legs -- will have a load of 3.6kN on each piece when subjected to a standard UIAA test fall (80kg mass and 1.8 fall factor). (Category:  Rock Climbing)

According to my calculations, this three piece anchor -- with a maximum angle of 1.2 radians between the legs -- will have a load of 3.6kN on each piece when subjected to a standard UIAA test fall (80kg mass and 1.8 fall factor).

Rebecca's Photo    Red Rocks -- Spring 2015

Ryan was in Vegas for a few days. (Category:  Rock Climbing)

Ryan was in Vegas for a few days. In this photo, I'm shunning him for some reason.

Rebecca's Photo    Red Rocks -- Spring 2015

Val and me (Category:  Rock Climbing)

Val and me

Rebecca's Photo    Red Rocks -- Spring 2015

Me and Rainbow Mountain (Category:  Rock Climbing)

Me and Rainbow Mountain

Rebecca's Photo    Red Rocks -- Spring 2015

Free Candy! (Category:  Rock Climbing)

Free Candy!

Seth's Photo    Red Rocks -- Spring 2015

Tara, Seph, Steven, me, Brennan, Staci, Billy (Category:  Rock Climbing)

Tara, Seph, Steven, me, Brennan, Staci, Billy

Staci's Photo    Red Rocks -- Spring 2015

Still free candy! (Category:  Rock Climbing)

Still free candy!

Stevie's Photo    Red Rocks -- Spring 2015

Spigot Bath! (Category:  Rock Climbing)

Spigot Bath!

Val's Photo    Red Rocks -- Spring 2015

Have you seen the strip? (Category:  Rock Climbing)

Have you seen the strip?

Val's Photo    Red Rocks -- Spring 2015

Do you want to see it again? (Category:  Rock Climbing)

Do you want to see it again?

Val's Photo    Red Rocks -- Spring 2015