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Jan 15, 2012
At Devil's Tower
Hi, heading to Red Rocks with a couple Kentuckians Thursday, two by car, one by plane. Plan on staying past the weekend, weather looks great. Would like to climb with any willing locals, godfearing or otherwise.

Cheers, Carey

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Carey S
From Boulder, CO
Joined Apr 20, 2010
115 points
Jan 15, 2012
after the hard stuff, into cruiser hands.
Not looking that good bro... bring warm clothes and stay off the rock if it rains. Maybe you looked at the forecast for Vegas? It's normally about 10 degrees colder at RR. Hopefully it won't be that bad in calico hills but I'm sure multi pitch routes are going to be COLD.


forecast.weather.gov/MapClick....

I did a RR trip last february and it was brutal. Good luck!
NickinCO
From colorado
Joined Sep 17, 2010
239 points
Jan 15, 2012
Rapping from the top of Cat in the hat
I climbed all day in a t-shirt yesterday so the weather isn't as bad as it must have been for Nick's experience. It is hit and miss though so sometimes it just comes down to luck. Today it was a bit colder because it was cloudy and windy. Tyson Anderson
From SLC, UT
Joined May 14, 2007
125 points
Jan 15, 2012
forecast.weather.gov/MapClick....

Dont let nick scare you away, doesn't look too bad... 50s and mostly sunny. Stay in the sun and that sounds like a nice day to me!
dorseyec
Joined May 31, 2009
16 points
Jan 15, 2012
Yeah, weather looks fine. Just stay in the sun. My guess is that you guys are sport climbers, so there will be plenty of sunny options in the Calico Hills.

Not sure why "driving from Kentucky" = sport climbers, but I'll wager some money on it. Any takers?
Tom Fralich
From Fort Collins, CO
Joined Nov 12, 2006
62 points
Jan 15, 2012
You would have to be crazy to leave the Red River Gorge to go sport climbing in Red Rocks. The Red isn't exactly climbable right now so maybe that's part of it but Im thinking they brought a rack... dorseyec
Joined May 31, 2009
16 points
Jan 15, 2012
after the hard stuff, into cruiser hands.
Oh I wasn't trying to scare anyone away. Interesting with the different forecasts for the same general area. I just think most people believe Red Rocks = Vegas = warm. For example it was warmer yesterday afternoon in Boulder than it was in Vegas.

When I was there last february it flurried almost everyday and the winds were around the 50mph mark. I had packed T-shirts and a few pairs of shorts lol. My user picture is actually of me in Oak Creek Canyon freezing my ass off.
NickinCO
From colorado
Joined Sep 17, 2010
239 points
Jan 15, 2012
dorseyec wrote:
You would have to be crazy to leave the Red River Gorge to go sport climbing in Red Rocks. The Red isn't exactly climbable right now so maybe that's part of it but Im thinking they brought a rack...



He sounds way too social to be a trad climber. He's coming with partners and still wants to meet up with any willing locals. One of my main goals as a trad climber is to see as few other climbers as possible, aside from my partner. Heck, more than one partner is semi-annoying.
Tom Fralich
From Fort Collins, CO
Joined Nov 12, 2006
62 points
 
Jan 15, 2012
after the hard stuff, into cruiser hands.
Tom Fralich wrote:
He sounds way too social to be a trad climber. He's coming with partners and still wants to meet up with any willing locals. One of my main goals as a trad climber is to see as few other climbers as possible, aside from my partner. Heck, more than one partner is semi-annoying.


hahahahahahaha that's too funny but a little bit true.
NickinCO
From colorado
Joined Sep 17, 2010
239 points
Jan 15, 2012
way true... i'm for kentucky boys being sport climbers

as for driving across the country to sport climb in vegas... idk why
S Denny
From Aspen, CO
Joined Sep 25, 2008
24 points
Jan 16, 2012
At Devil's Tower
Thanks for the weather link and for what other useful info was posted in all that-I had looked at the same site but for Vegas, that is quite the difference. Perhaps St George will offer some warmer walls if Red Rocks gets snow.

Not that we need to change our plans, plenty of options in Utah, and with 7 days, plenty of room for luck.

Offer stands for Vegas climbers that might have odd schedules and need weekday partners.
And, yes, I'll bring the rack.

-Carey
Carey S
From Boulder, CO
Joined Apr 20, 2010
115 points
Jan 16, 2012
Which way again?
I fear the god, y'all wanta clip some rusty bolts er sumpin?

Funny post. Being more specific might help if you're trying to scare up partners.
Cunning Linguist
Joined Feb 15, 2007
2,478 points
Jan 16, 2012
At Devil's Tower
Hah, yes clipping ancient pitons and bedframe bolts will definitely put the fear into ya. More or less we all lead sport in the 10s and 11s, trad, a couple grades under that. We've all got a few years under our belts, and some wilderness and medical experience as well. We're staying flexible, just going to play as it comes, specially weatherwise. Too bad it wasn't last weekend, Friday night beers would've been fun to crash. Carey S
From Boulder, CO
Joined Apr 20, 2010
115 points
Jan 16, 2012
i don't see how beers this friday would disrupt the natural order of things. god knows i have fuck all to do. uh, bueller?? smassey
From CO
Joined Dec 2, 2008
374 points


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