Rock Climbing --- 3/17/2016 - 4/21/2016 --- Red Rocks

Spring Break 2017

WAS IT WORTH IT?????

Two carabiners, one on each side, the ribbon just the same, but in half

How do you epic on a hot springs day?


3/24 - Calvin and I meet in the afternoon for a quick bit of climbing. We head to Coco Crag and climb Cocopuss, Stupid Cat, Snagglepuss (on TR), and Adventure Guppies.
5 pitches, 315'

3/25 - The Nightcrawler with Calvin. Holy shit! What a hard climb! Calvin led p1 which wasn't bad. I struggled the whole way with p2 and felt like I barely got it. Calvin heroically led p3. I fell once following and stepped on a few bolts. Then Calvin continued his heroism by leading p4 because there was no way I could take that pitch. I led p5 which was a bit fragile, but not bad. We finished climbing just as the rain started. We finished rappelling just as the rain intensified and turned to hail. What a day.
5 pitches, 525'

3/26 - Instructors arrive late Saturday. Sunday we wake and scout the Pine Creek area. Because of wet rock we can't climb, but we look at Dark Shadows and Birdland. By the afternoon, the darkest rock in direct sun is dry. So Cathy, Val and I climb Varnishing Point and Heavy Spider Karma (to explore its potential as a student first lead... it's good). After that we meet James and Calvin in the Straight Shooter area where we finish up the day.
3 pitches, 220'

3/27 - Tunnel Vision with Val.
6 pitches, 750'

3/28 - Sport scouting with the whole team. Climbed Sweets to the Sweet at The Hamlet and The Heavy Hitter at Black Corridor.
2 pitches, 145'

3/29 - Climbed Wholesome Fullback with Andrew. Awesome! Led the first 180' in one long pitch. Toproped Our Father on the way down. Fell once and hung once. Feels like a climb I could lead. Then we went to Triassic Sands. Still very hard. How did it get downgraded to 10b in the new guidebook? Ugh.
7 pitches, 655'

3/30 - Solar Slab with Val and Cathy. Deterred at the top of p1 by high winds. Very high winds. Crazy high winds. We stayed in Circus Circus for the night. Wind speeds of 82mph were recorded in the park.
6 pitches, 800'

3/31 - Rest day!

4/1 - Over The Hill To Grandmother's House with Camille and Ally. Hard! Fun day.
3 pitches, 350'

4/2 - Moderate Mecca with Andrew, Katrina and Jacob. Climbed Ace of Hearts and Muckraker. Then Jabba The Hut Rock with Andrew, Rebecca and Jacob. Climbed the two sport climbs on either side of Shallow Fried Chicken.
4 pitches, 275'

4/3 - First lead work with Rebecca and Kayla at Brass Wall. Climbed Heavy Spider Karma three times and Topless Twins once. Then big storm. Then sunshine. Played with anchor cleaning on the first pitch of Dark Shadows.
5 pitches, 320'

4/4 - Frogland with Jacob and Alex. Rain Dance variation start
7 pitches, 770'

4/5 - Scent of Ultraman, Ultraman and Panty Prow with Greg and Sarah.
3 pitches, 340'

4/6 - Frogland with Greg and Sarah. 13 of the past 14 days are climbing days.
7 pitches, 770'

4/7 - Hot springs day. Where's your pants? Sure does!

4/8 - Airport day. Dinner with Katie, Danielle, Kevin, Lauren, Joanne

4/9 - Conundrum with Katie and Kenny. Drilling Miss Daisy (twice), Mr. Puppy, Family Affair. Then to the other side of the mountain for Yin and Yang, and Atman
6 pitches, 260'

4/10 - Black Dagger with Kenny. Climb was ok, but not great. Glad I did it.
7 pitches, 880'

4/11 - The Gobbler to the upper pitches of DOWT with Kenny and Spark Plug with Kenny, Will and Ian. The Gobbler is pretty hard for the grade. Spark Plug was excellent! Bring as many .4 cams as you can beg/borrow/steal.
8 pitches, 730'

4/12 - Easy day. Watched Will lead The Fox and took a run at it on toprope. Then hung out with Will, Seth, and Matt while they played on Caustic.
1 pitch, 120'

4/13 - Hot springs!

4/14 - Olive Oil with Matt.
6 pitches, 665'

4/15 - Hot Flash with Seth. First six pitches were great, the rest were meh.
11 pitches, 1280'

Grand Total: 102 pitches, 10170'

The rack I'm bringing (Category:  Rock Climbing)

The rack I'm bringing    Ithaca -- 3/15/2017

We finally get some snow and now I have to leave town!  (Category:  Rock Climbing)

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We finally get some snow and now I have to leave town!    Ithaca -- 3/15/2017

Calvin at the base of Coco Crag (Category:  Rock Climbing)

Calvin at the base of Coco Crag    Red Rocks -- 3/24/2017

Calvin following p2 of Nightcrawler (Category:  Rock Climbing)

Calvin following p2 of Nightcrawler    Red Rocks -- 3/25/2017

Calvin following p5 of Nightcrawler (Category:  Rock Climbing)

Calvin following p5 of Nightcrawler    Red Rocks -- 3/25/2017

Calvin following p5 of Nightcrawler (Category:  Rock Climbing)

Calvin following p5 of Nightcrawler    Red Rocks -- 3/25/2017

Oh hail no!!! (Category:  Rock Climbing)

Oh hail no!!!    Red Rocks -- 3/25/2017

Stupid weather (Category:  Rock Climbing)

Stupid weather    Red Rocks -- 3/25/2017

At Brass Wall (Category:  Rock Climbing)

At Brass Wall    Red Rocks -- 3/26/2017

Andrew and Calvin on Tunnel Vision (Category:  Rock Climbing)

Andrew and Calvin on Tunnel Vision    Red Rocks -- 3/27/2017

Val and Andrew (Category:  Rock Climbing)

Val, are you enjoying Tunnel Vision?

Val and Andrew    Red Rocks -- 3/27/2017

Val and Andrew (Category:  Rock Climbing)

Val, did you know you are leading the next pitch?

Val and Andrew    Red Rocks -- 3/27/2017

Magic Bus (Category:  Rock Climbing)

Magic Bus    Red Rocks -- 3/28/2017

Magic Bus (Category:  Rock Climbing)

Magic Bus    Red Rocks -- 3/28/2017

Magic Bus (Category:  Rock Climbing)

Magic Bus    Red Rocks -- 3/28/2017

Magic Bus (Category:  Rock Climbing)

Magic Bus    Red Rocks -- 3/28/2017

Heading in to Black Velvet (Category:  Rock Climbing)

Heading in to Black Velvet    Red Rocks -- 3/29/2017

Heading in to Oak Creek (Category:  Rock Climbing)

Heading in to Oak Creek    Red Rocks -- 3/30/2017

Heading in to Oak Creek (Category:  Rock Climbing)

Heading in to Oak Creek    Red Rocks -- 3/30/2017

Heading in to Oak Creek (Category:  Rock Climbing)

Heading in to Oak Creek    Red Rocks -- 3/30/2017

Sunrise (Category:  Rock Climbing)

Sunrise    Red Rocks -- 3/30/2017

Sunrise (Category:  Rock Climbing)

Sunrise    Red Rocks -- 3/30/2017

80+ mph winds recorded in Summerlin today. Trees down in Vegas. (Category:  Rock Climbing)

80+ mph winds recorded in Summerlin today. Trees down in Vegas. Every tent in the campground flattened.    Red Rocks -- 3/30/2017

Hiking in to Black Velvet (Category:  Rock Climbing)

Hiking in to Black Velvet    Red Rocks -- 4/4/2017

Hiking in to Black Velvet (Category:  Rock Climbing)

Hiking in to Black Velvet    Red Rocks -- 4/4/2017

Hiking in to Black Velvet (Category:  Rock Climbing)

Hiking in to Black Velvet    Red Rocks -- 4/4/2017

Hiking in to Black Velvet (Category:  Rock Climbing)

Hiking in to Black Velvet    Red Rocks -- 4/4/2017

Hiking in to Black Velvet (Category:  Rock Climbing)

Hiking in to Black Velvet    Red Rocks -- 4/4/2017

Andrew's hero pose on Frogland (Category:  Rock Climbing)

Andrew's hero pose on Frogland    Red Rocks -- 4/4/2017

Andrew's hero pose on Frogland (Category:  Rock Climbing)

Andrew's hero pose on Frogland    Red Rocks -- 4/4/2017

Rebecca and Kayla on Frogland (Category:  Rock Climbing)

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Rebecca and Kayla on Frogland    Red Rocks -- 4/4/2017

Greg on Ultraman (Category:  Rock Climbing)

Greg on Ultraman    Red Rocks -- 4/5/2017

Greg leading Panty Prow (Category:  Rock Climbing)

Greg leading Panty Prow    Red Rocks -- 4/5/2017

Greg leading Panty Prow (Category:  Rock Climbing)

Greg leading Panty Prow    Red Rocks -- 4/5/2017

Greg leading Panty Prow (Category:  Rock Climbing)

Greg leading Panty Prow    Red Rocks -- 4/5/2017

Broken cam on Frogland (Category:  Rock Climbing)

Broken cam on Frogland    Red Rocks -- 4/6/2017

Sarah on Frogland (Category:  Rock Climbing)

Sarah on Frogland    Red Rocks -- 4/6/2017

Greg on Frogland (Category:  Rock Climbing)

Greg on Frogland    Red Rocks -- 4/6/2017

Hot Springs! (Category:  Rock Climbing)

Hot Springs!    Red Rocks -- 4/7/2017

The punctuation looks wrong (Category:  Rock Climbing)

The punctuation looks wrong    Red Rocks -- 4/8/2017

Camille isn't tired! She wants to go for a run! And then climb (Category:  Rock Climbing)

Not Tired!

Camille isn't tired! She wants to go for a run! And then climb Rainbow Buttress! And then go for another run!    Red Rocks -- 4/8/2017

Kenny atop Brownstone Wall (Category:  Rock Climbing)

Kenny atop Brownstone Wall    Red Rocks -- 4/10/2017

Kenny atop Brownstone Wall (Category:  Rock Climbing)

Kenny atop Brownstone Wall    Red Rocks -- 4/10/2017

Kenny atop Brownstone Wall (Category:  Rock Climbing)

Kenny atop Brownstone Wall    Red Rocks -- 4/10/2017

Will and Ian on Sour Mash (Category:  Rock Climbing)

Will and Ian on Sour Mash    Red Rocks -- 4/11/2017

Party on Prince of Darkness (Category:  Rock Climbing)

Party on Prince of Darkness    Red Rocks -- 4/11/2017

Rattlesnake! (Category:  Rock Climbing)

Rattlesnake!    Red Rocks -- 4/12/2017

Big Horn Sheep (Category:  Rock Climbing)

Big Horn Sheep    Red Rocks -- 4/15/2017

Seth on Hot Flash (Category:  Rock Climbing)

Seth on Hot Flash    Red Rocks -- 4/15/2017

Seth on Hot Flash (Category:  Rock Climbing)

Seth on Hot Flash    Red Rocks -- 4/15/2017

Sure Does! (Category:  Rock Climbing)

Wears Your Pants!

Sure Does!    Red Rocks -- 4/16/2017

Sure Does! (Category:  Rock Climbing)

No consistent Capitalization available at campGround

Sure Does!    Red Rocks -- 4/16/2017

Has anyone in the history of ever made a mortgage decision based on an advertisement they watched while pumping gas? (Category:  Rock Climbing)

Has anyone in the history of ever made a mortgage decision based on an advertisement they watched while pumping gas?    Madison Avenue -- 4/18/2017

This spider emerged from my dash and crawled up my windshield while I was driving. (Category:  Rock Climbing)

This spider emerged from my dash and crawled up my windshield while I was driving. I think she was surprised to find herself relocated from the southwest to midwest.    Eeeek! -- 4/19/2017

Cake! (Category:  Rock Climbing)

Cake!    Ann Arbor, MI -- 4/20/2017

So I think there are more non-climbing pictures than climbing pictures in this album. (Category:  Rock Climbing)

So I think there are more non-climbing pictures than climbing pictures in this album.    Ann Arbor, MI -- 4/20/2017

I mean... we get it... the cake looks yummy. But shouldn't there be action photos of people sending the gnar??? (Category:  Rock Climbing)

I mean... we get it... the cake looks yummy. But shouldn't there be action photos of people sending the gnar???    Ann Arbor, MI -- 4/20/2017

Ok, now you are just being silly! (Category:  Rock Climbing)

Ok, now you are just being silly!    Ann Arbor, MI -- 4/20/2017