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BranchWhitneyRoute Climbed: west gully Date Climbed: March 22, 2002  Sucess!
A little windy at the top, but Vegas was clear due to the wind. I could see Lake Mead, which normally is hidden by smog.
Posted Mar 24, 2002 11:21 pm

JoshRoute Climbed: Standard Trail (1st time), SW Face (2nd time) Date Climbed: 3/11/02  Sucess!


I climbed this peak twice today. The first time was just a morning run up the standard trail.

Half-way through the day, I got an e-mail from John asking if I had ever taken a look at the SW face with climbing in mind. I said, no, and promptly drove out to Red Rocks to have a look.

I bushwacked up to the face and found the left side to be very loose, dirty, and steep, so I hiked around to the right side. This seemed a little better. I followed a short section of 5.easy up to a class 2 ramp. Then I followed the ramp for a few hundred feet to a headwall. I climbed the loose, steep limestone for a couple hundred feet to the summit. This last section was 5.6-ish.

I don't recommend this climb to anyone. There were only a few enjoyable moves and lots of pulling on questionable rock. There's a huge amount of excellent rock at Red Rocks, so don't waste your time on this piece of crap.
Posted Mar 11, 2002 6:33 pm

JoshRoute Climbed: Standard Trail Date Climbed: 1/23/02  Sucess!


Too windy and cold today to climb anything serious, so I ran up Turtlehead instead. When I got down, I did a little bouldering near the Sandstone Quarry parking lot.
Posted Jan 23, 2002 4:02 pm

JoshRoute Climbed: Standard Trail Date Climbed: 12/25/01  Sucess!


The morning temperature was too low for me to feel like rock climbing, so I hiked up Turtlehead Peak. It was an uneventful, snow-free hike. When I got down, the temperature had warmed up nicely. I spent the rest of the day free-soloing multi-pitch moderates.
Posted Dec 26, 2001 9:45 am

JohnRoute Climbed: West Gully, Standard Trail Date Climbed: Nov 23, 2001, May 1999  Sucess!


Always a nice diversion on a Vegas trip.
Posted Nov 26, 2001 10:45 am

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