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My second climbing trip to Red Rocks Canyon

April 2007 I got to go to the NAB exhibition with my company for the second time and took a week of vacation for climbing this year too.
This time I got Chris to come with me so I didn't have to search for partners. Besides sport climbing I wanted to do a few multipitch routes
but as Chris does not climb on trad gear, his requirement was bolted belays. No problemo, The Great Red Book and Dark Shadows both have
bolted belays :) Besides those two multipitch routes we went single pitch climbing at Moderate Mecca, Panty Wall and The Black Corridor.


The view from Panty wall.

Chris on the nice bolted aręte at Panty wall.

Me getting close to the top of the single pitch corner 'Vallentines day' 5.8+.

Happy happy! I got to break in my new Camalot #5

Unknown climber on 'Side Effects' 5.10b.

Unknown climber on 'Side Effects' 5.10b.

Unknown climber on 'Side Effects' 5.10b.

A view of the Black Corridor. Not what we came for this day.

This is what we came for. 'The Great Red Book' 5.8.

Climbers before us on the first pitch.

Chris comming up on the second and final pitch.

The fun part.

Me on our way down.

This was Chris first multipitch climb.

Chris on the sports route 'Nightmare on Crudestreet' 5.10d.

Me on a sports route in the Black Corridor.

Chris in the Black Corridor.

Red Rocks locals.

The impressive line 'Dark Shadows' 5.8.

Me doing the first and second pitch in one go (the recommended way to do it).

Chris comming up after the first two pitches.

Me leading the third pitch. Fantastic climbing all the way!

One of my all time favourite pitches.

Enjoying my favourite climbing style... Corners.

At the top of pitch three after forty meters of pure corner fun.

Chris seconding the third pitch while the team before us rappells down.

Chris on the third pitch.

Chris at the anchor at the top of pitch three.

Pitch four follows a crack that goes out of the corner. Makes a great angle for photos!

Chris enjoying pitch four.

A better shot of the fourth pitch crack.

Chris completing his second multipitch climb ever.

Looking for some routes at Brass wall.

Rigging a top rope on Atman 5.10a. Boy did we get spanked on this one!

Layback or painfull jamming? Tough either way for us crack newbies.

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