Red Rocks Climbing Trip Spring 2011

After a 4 year hiatus I finally returned to Red Rocks, Nevada for another great week of climbing. This time I opted not to camp and instead fell in with a group of Connecticut AMC Mountaineers who had rented a large house in Summerlin. It was nice not to fly with the additional luggage of camping gear, especially with the high rates airlines are charging for excessive luggage these days!

Red Rocks is the place in the US for long moderate multi-pitch traditional routes. They also have epic sport climbing if that is your thing. We got in 3 great multi-pitch trad routes, two which I had not previously done, a relatively fast ascent of the Grade IV stellar climb Solar Slab, and a nice relaxing day clipping bolts in Calico Basin.

Next year I may plan to do a bit of guiding out there, so if you’re interested check back next February/March when I’ll have more details.

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