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Nov 3, 2009
Escalante, Co
Hey all, I'm taking a trip out to RR during Thanksgiving week 11/21-11/30 and I was wondering if there are any areas I should stay away from b/c of weather. For example will it be to cold in the Black Velvet Area?
Thanks Greg
GregM
Joined Apr 26, 2007
15 points
Nov 3, 2009
quite possibly- thanksgiving usually means south facing walls- Pine Creek and Oak Creek tend to be the best canyons for south facing routes. Windy Canyon is another good choice- as well as a nice remote location.

then again, it could be nice enough, depending on your tolerance for the cold- its all a function of temps, wind, and your personal tolerance.
John Wilder
From Las Vegas, NV
Joined Feb 1, 2004
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Nov 4, 2009
Halfway up Devil's Tower.
Greg,

Here are links with weather related Red Rock climbing discussions:

mountainproject.com/v/nevada/b...

mountainproject.com/v/nevada/s...

mountainproject.com/v/nevada/s...

mountainproject.com/v/nevada/b...

mountainproject.com/v/nevada/n...

mountainproject.com/v/nevada/r...

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I just happened to have those links available because I referenced them in my planning for my upcoming trip to Red Rock.

-Glenn
Unboundquark
Joined May 8, 2008
205 points
Nov 10, 2009
Escalante, Co
Thanks for the replies guys. they are super helpful. GregM
Joined Apr 26, 2007
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Nov 17, 2009
You guessed it right Thanksgiving week is the biggest week of the entire year at Red Rocks, trying to find a sunny spot with out crowds is nearly impossible, unless you are willing to do a big hike.
Have fun.
lin
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Nov 18, 2009
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"Sunny and Steep" is a great wall but can still see lots of people since it's close to the boulder field...still the longer hike can mean less people. Also anywhere on the higher up crags will probably be empty such as "Janes Wall" and others.

Is RR ever not busy?
Bad Sock Puppet
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Nov 18, 2009
FA of The Great Potato (a.k.a. Mt. Ore Ida), Withi...
Paul Carlson wrote:
Looking for some RR beta, too. Any areas meet GregM's criteria (sunny), but won't be too crowded (or is T-giving the wrong time to go to avoid crowds?)? Any guidebook recommendations? ALso, never been to Vegas- any recommendations for good cheap eats after a long day of climbing? Thanks- Paul


I'd expect good crowds at Thanksgiving:

Cars parked along the road at the second pullout at Thanksgiving 2007.

But if you just expect crowds and go into it knowing you should have a plan for alternate routes (and start early to climb in the cooler temps) it's still fun.

It's not super cheap but it's tasty and they have good beer at BJs at West Charleston and I-215ish. Based on the name of this route other climbers enjoy BJs too.

The Jerry Handren book is definitely the best guide for the area.
Jason Halladay
From Los Alamos, NM
Joined Oct 19, 2005
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Nov 19, 2009
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Jason Halladay wrote:
I'd expect good crowds at Thanksgiving: Cars parked along the road at the second pullout at Thanksgiving 2007. But if you just expect crowds and go into it knowing you should have a plan for alternate routes (and start early to climb in the cooler temps) it's still fun. It's not super cheap but it's tasty and they have good beer at BJs at West Charleston and I-215ish. Based on the name of this route other climbers enjoy BJs too. The Jerry Handren book is definitely the best guide for the area.


I second that, Jerry Hardren's book is the best.
Bryan Hendrick
From Leadville, CO
Joined Dec 16, 2008
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