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Red Rocks Temps in Early August?
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Jul 21, 2008
I have to be in Vegas in early August and am wondering how unpleasantly hot it may be climbing in RR during this time. I've climbed here a bunch--mostly April, May, and October---and thought it would be nice to get a route or two in while "enjoying" my wife's family reunion. I'll be there mid week and looking for a partner too.

I'd be looking for something short and north facing, like Prince of Darkness or something similar on Black Velvet, but I am open to suggestions (I'd prefer trad, but haven't yet done PoD). I'd be looking to get started at first light and off before the temps got too high

I should also mention it doesn't get much above 80 in the summer where I live (northern New Mexico), so 90 and 100 in the sun feels rather oppressive to me. Any thoughts or advice would be appreciated.

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Jul 21, 2008
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Have you considered Mt Charleston? It is cooler. I have never climbed RR in August but I have in June. We did ok hiding among the black velvet canyon's walls once we hiked in at dawn. manuel rangel
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Jul 21, 2008
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Black Velvet Wall actually is quite sunny in the summer mornings. I try not to start climbing BV until the early afternoon when it is super hot. John Hegyes
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