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[TR] Red Rocks --Some rain and some climbing - 2/26/2008

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Trip: Red Rocks --Some rain and some climbing -

 

Date: 2/26/2008

 

Trip Report:

So, we decided to kick off our spring climbing season with a trip to sunny Red Rocks. We were greeted with this scene instead.

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Thankfully, our campsite stayed dry...

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...and was surrounded by forest trails for those quick morning runs.

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The sun shone upon us the second day. So I worked on my moderate trad leads at Moderate Mecca...

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...and posed.

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Our third day brought another wave of precipitation, which made for some surreal "desert" scenery.

Like waterfalls and ponds at the First Pullout....

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...And seeing Panty Wall waterstreaked and climber-less.

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Our final day was a sun-kissed beauty. :moondance:

So, more posing before heading on to the classic "Cat in the Hat" (the left side of the orange-capped Mescalito peak in the background)...

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...Though the recent rains made for some interesting desert trekking(anyone pack waders?).

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It was Kelly's first full-on Red Rocks multipitch. Here she is styling the traverse from the belay on the 5th pitch....

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...and a glimpse of the fun crack awaiting shortly thereafter. last_pitch.jpg

 

That route was booty-laden with four cams, one of which I managed to free....

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...and promptly gave away. :cool:

 

 

 

I'll take all the good karma I can get for the next trip.

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Looks like fun even with the weather. :lmao: at your camp! Tell Kelly great job! I sure wish I was going with you guys in March. :cry:

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nothin better for booty than climbing after a rain storm.

 

nice TR! makes me jones for climbing time.

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nothin better for booty than climbing after a rain storm.

 

Good point! I'm going to keep that in mind on my next trip...not that it's going to rain again.... :shock:

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Just missed crossing paths with you. We were on the E side of Mescalito in the Y2K area on the 25th for the first day of our trip. We arrived after the rain so stayed dry, but our bivy (the lame campground) didn't really live up to the swank factor you have goin in that pic.

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