Escape to the Desert part 1
Sandstone has its own flow and its been a couple of years since I’ve touched it. So fun to climb on, and I am glad to have had extra time to climb and ( a sweet condo to..)recover. Thanks to Bob for the invite and the idea to spend a great couple of weeks in Red Rocks!
10-19-16, wake up wall, 5p to 11a
10-22-16 Nightcrawler 4p 10c
10-25 -16 The Hood, Mt Charlston 4p to 10d
10-26-16 Inti Watana, mt. Wilson, 10c, 12p
10-28-16 wake up 3p to 10d
10-29-16 SourMash BVW 10a 4-8p
10-31-16 Eagles Dance 10c, A0 9p
11-2-16 Black Corr. 5p to 11a
First up was combining Breakaway/ La Cierta Edad. Wicked steep intro to the game on Breakaway, spicy too. It was nice to wind down on La Cierta, but got worked from the overall day.
10-19 Hoover Dam sightseeing on rest day. Quite an experience for a concrete guy such as myself!
10-22 Nightcrawler 4p 10c Just wow, what a great climb. It was so hot, that we just waited in the shade (until 130pm)at the base for the whole route to go into the shade, got back at dark though. Great straight up trad climbing.
10-26 Inti Watana, mt. Wilson, Not hard for the grade just long and pretty fun. Tiring day.
10-29 SourMash BVW 10a 4-8p Super fun route and the moves are great! Probably my favorite route of the trip! Did it in 4 amazing pitches.
10-31 Eagles Dance 10c, A0 9p. Ended the trip on one of Red Rocks great climbs! Even more enjoyable to me than Levitation, and it has a single rope (70m)rap line!! We combined a few and did it in 7.
What fun it was to have relatively great weather in the disneyland-for-climbers that this place is. Can’t wait for my next trip here.
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