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Climbing at Red Rocks Canyon

The company I work for attends an exhibition in Las Vegas each year and in 2005 I was lucky enough to asked along. A quick search on climbing
around Vegas revealed the Red Rocks Canyon so after being granted a weeks vacation after the exhibition I took my climbing stuff and headed out.
I was lucky enough to hook up with some very nice people to climb with. I met Len through a partner seach on a forum while he was on a long road
trip and Randy, who was also looking for a climbing partbner, at the local climbing shop Desert Rock Sports. The last two days I was without a
climbing partner so I rented a crash pad from Desert Rock Sports and went bouldering at the Red Springs picnic area and Kraft mountain boulders.


Viva Las Vegas... Bright city lights and colorful hotels.

More hotels, more lights...

The famous fountain display at the Bellagio. Ok, done with the tourist shots, lets get out of here!

Ahh, away from the strip. The brighter sky and the Luxor light are the only remains.

Clouds rolling in.

Red Rocks Canyon.

A Red Rocks local. Probably a much better climber than I.

Cool red rocks at Red Rocks.

Len comming down from a climb at Panty wall.

Len leading a climb at Panty wall.

Me on the route 'Nightmare on Crude street' at the Black Corridor.

Crux on 'Nightmare on Crudestreet' 5.10d.

The Black Corridor.

Me comming down from a route at the Black Corridor.

More cool red rocks at Red Rocks.

Len and my rental car.

Another Red Rocks local.

I took this hiking around Kraft Mountain.

Cliffs around Kraft Mountain.

Along the hiking trail to Calico Tanks.

A Red Rocks local that I did not want to enter an argument with.

Me at the Necromancer wall.

Coming down from Hop Route 5.7+.

The fantastic crux crack of the first pitch of Fold Out 5.8.

Randy at a cozy belay.

View from the Necromancer wall.

Mount Wilson.

Bouldering on red rocks.

There are som cool boulders at Red Springs.

I didn't have a guide book but I didn't need one.

Bigs jugs at Red Springs.

Same boulder, different angle.

Moved on to the Kraft Mountain boulders now.

Very cool line.

A Red Rocks local. I don't think he was there for the climbing though.

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