Jerry and I find ourselves in the Red Rock area once again. We have traveled here many times in search of Sun, Sand, Stone – The Red Rock. This fantastic area does not disappoint, it keeps on providing. Highly engaging climbs that brings out the best of each of us. The spring rock climbing season has arrived!!!
Jerry and I planned a 7 day climbing adventure. Our trip would take us into the canyons to climb the longer traditional routes and also into the Calico Hills area to climb a number of sport routes. Either way we had plenty of choices to keep us on the go.
The weather for our week was clear with bright sunshine. The temperatures varied with daytime highs ranging from 70 to 90. Mid week one wind event came through which kept us from climbing high, instead we found a warm sheltered area in the Calico Basin area.
Climbers in a silhouete up on the TOP of a route called Unimpeachable Groping. This was our final route of the week, a multi sport climb with multiple challenging pitches. The difficulty was not in the grade but tended to be in the route finding as the climb wanders back and forth on the face. If you followed the wrong path it led into much harder climbing.
Partners for many seasons, Jerry and I truly enjoy our times together. It was 8 seasons ago that we had our first trip to Red Rocks. Highlights at that time were the classic climbs called Birdland and Frogland. With many seasons under the belt, training sessions all winter, we now found ourselves searching out the less traveled climbs of Community Pillar, La Cierta Edad, Unimpeachable Groping, Slot Machine, Risky Business. A high powered week that pushed us both into new higher ground.
Mammut and Mooney partnered up for this trip. so much Mammut gear was put to the test once again. Twilight Ropes, the Serenity Rope, Smart Belay Device, Trion Zip 28 pack, Wall Rider Helmet, were just a few of the favored items.
Thank you Jerry for this wonderful trip. Very nice climbing times. Terry and I very much enjoyed our week together in the Red Rock with you.