Prime season for Red Rocks!
Some of my all time favorite routes:
5.11 A classic single pitch climb. Lots of sport climbs in the area, but this ain't one of 'em
Red Rocks climbing tip #1) Any route with the name Paul Van Betten, Sal Mumusia, or Mike Ward in the first ascent credits, will probably be a serious lead. These guys were some of the areas pioneers, and had a penchant for putting up bold climbs. And they picked some of Red Rock best cherries.
Red Rocks climbing tip #2) Any route put up by Jorge & Joan Uriostie will have very good protection, and the climbing will be easy (for the grade). Thankfully they put up tons of the classics, so we can all lead those ones
Thanks Jorge! Really, I mean it.
5.10 another good one.
Sport routes: Sonic Youth
When the Cats away 5.11b
, on the Holiday Wall. There's some good stuff around there, and nice and sunny on cold days!
Little Big Horn
5.8 Excellent rock around here...like Black Velvet.
5.10 alright route..I like the name though
5.10a ***** FA: John Bachar, Mike Lechlinski, Rishard Harrison Excellent route! But eat your Wheaties and suck it up buttercup, this ain't no sport climb
Pine Creek Canyon:
5.8 One of the best of the best.
5.10 Fun route up a huge corner on great rock, plus it has a nice long approach! Yea! Oh, and a compelling view of the Rainbow Wall...someday, someday.
5.9 Ok, route, nice and long, good location, a bit overrated though IMO. Nevr got on Cloud Tower, supposed to be really good.
5.8 I liked this one alot. Pleasantly easy climbing on a nice long route with a long approach, and and even longer decent. A full day for sure
Black Velvet Canyon: Not a bad route in there, if you ask me. Some all time favs would be...
5.8************* mega stars One of the best 5.8's anywhere!
5.11 3 classic pitches of varied technique. Kinda hard too
5.9 A pretty good one, to say the least, hehe.
Did I miss any? Tons..I know!
Have you done any of these? Anyone else done Ixtalan? Mazatlan? Triassic Sands?
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