Ended up being a good trip for just plain being away but due to some poor planning with sun/shade and the weather going a bit south we didn't get as much climbing in as we would have hoped. All in all, I won't complain though...who can when they get to hang out in Red Rocks! Good or bad weather, this place is sick no matter how many times I've been here it never gets old. So much to do!
Here are a few shots from the trip...
|(Found along the way to Vegas. If you can guess which gas station bathroom in Kingman, AZ this is from I'll give you 75 cents to use the next time your there!)|
|(First day...fun but chossy routes above the famous Calico Boulders. This 5.10d was good fun.)|
|(Warm and sunny the first day.)|
|(More 5.10d choss fun.)|
|(Susan on a CHOSSY 11a, just to the right of the 10d. This route rains choss and is not recommended. I got a decent silhouette shot of Susan on this route though. See it?)|
|(Finally, terra firma.)|
|(Day two:..I always love first light waking up in the back of the car on a road trip! )|
|(On day two, the idea was to get some warm multi pitching in on the Solar Slab. Here we are getting ready in the parking lot for the hike to the wall.)|
|(Susan approaching Solar Slab.)|
|(Psyched and ready for some shirtless, multi pitching, jug hauling fun on Beulah's Book 5.9!)|
|(On the fun first pitch. Cruising in the sun.)|
|(Once we reached the big ledge at the top of Lower Solar Slab we found sun again and we took full advantage of it. We just hung out and absorbed the warm goodness and views. Great route and good times. Cold and all.)|
|(Descent down Solar Slab Gully...time to get cold again (no sun in this gully). )|