|Top of the Stratosphere.|
|View from the 64th floor.|
While down there I was able to hook up with some family and friends and do some climbing in Red Rock, just outside of Las Vegas. That place has a lifetime of climbing available.
I met up with power couple Spencer and Annie Weiler who drove down from Salt Lake City to climb for two days over the President's day long weekend. They do it every year.
Spence did all of the planning and our first objective was a 5 pitch route call "Adventure Punks" that went at 5.10d. Throughout the climb the phase "spicy meatballs" was used to describe various sections including the poorly protect 5.9 start that Spence lead. He offered me the first lead but the first placement was a bit too high for my comfort level. When he brought out the Elvis leg mid-route I knew I had made the right decision.
|Annie leading the 3rd pitch.|
|Nothing like a tiny belay ledge.|
|Start of pitch 2. Always greatful for a Piton.|
|Annie and I following Spence up pitch 2.|
|Me, doing the chicken arm deep in the wide off width!!!!|
|The climb is on the shady face of the dark red strip of rock on the front center peak. To get there we had to scramble/shwack up a bunch of 5th class rock. It most definitely took us 2hrs to get to the climb just as Mountainproject had stated.|
|One of the many 5th class scrambling/bush swacking sections of the approach. Kind of looks like it should be part of the official climb.|
|Me climbing up a mossy face to the start of the climb. Moss makes rock slippery.|
|The first pitch was a 5.9 chimney pitch. I decided to take the lead.|
|We rapped off of all of the junky sections of the approach, but it still took forever.|