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Rain forecast for Redrock


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Dallas R · · Traveling the USA · Joined May 2013 · Points: 178

We are climbing tourists here and climbing. Had planned on staying through the weekend but rain is in the forecast.

I would like to hear from the local Redrock climbers familiar with their rock and rain.

Are you waiting and watching to see how much rain there is?

Or are you making alternate plans for the weekend?

Leslie McG · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jun 2012 · Points: 410

The forecast is pretty moist and it looks like it may start as early as today and will be upon us till Tuesday. I'd look for another place to climb.

MN norske · · Henderson · Joined Nov 2012 · Points: 105

Pack it in. Its gonna be soaked this weekend. Any rain means no climbing 24/48 hrs after if its hot out the following days.

BigB · · Red Rock, NV · Joined Feb 2015 · Points: 340

JTree is only a 3hr drive south

John Wilder · · Las Vegas, NV · Joined Feb 2004 · Points: 1,530

with 60% rain forecasted and possible rain through Tuesday, I'm certainly not planning on climbing outside this weekend.

Options are probably limited due to the weather being similar throughout the region.

If you're stuck in town, there are 4 gyms to choose from- Origin, Red Rock Climbing Center, Refuge, and Nevada Climbing Centers. Otherwise, head north and get some skiing in at Mammoth or Brianhead.

Leslie McG · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jun 2012 · Points: 410
Bryan Manning wrote:JTree is only a 3hr drive south
Sadly weather is deteriorating there too it seems
Robert Michael · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Aug 2014 · Points: 116

If the rain stops but the sandstone is still wet while you're there, you might try the Gun Club, where there are a lot of short bolted routes on limestone. I was in town recently and checked it out in addition to climbing at RR. It's easy to get to, the routes are mostly well bolted, and it's fun even though the rock is really sharp. Not nearly as fun as RR, but it beats the gym, imo.

There's a good page here on MP.

Dallas R · · Traveling the USA · Joined May 2013 · Points: 178

Thank you everyone. Looks like we may go visit Cochise near Benson. Got to love granite.

Kaylyn Messer · · North Bend, Washington · Joined Feb 2014 · Points: 23

Hello,

Joining this thread as my friends and I are flying in tonight. We had planned on staying through Tuesday and it looks like we hit the perfectly wrong weather window. Our backup plan was JTree, but it is also looks a bit wet.

I haven't been to the region before. Can any one recommend any areas with moderate trad that might be protected from the weather? We are open to any rock type.

Cheers,
Kay

Eric Fjellanger · · Unknown Hometown · Joined May 2008 · Points: 840

Looks like a hard system to get away from. Paradise Forks is pretty nearby and while it may get wet, it's basalt, not sandstone and it's low-commitment. I suggest buying a gun on the way to shoot stuff when the rain gets boring. You'll be in Arizona, after all.

Or drive 6 hours to the Creek and maybe escape the brunt of it. Get in touch with me if you need partners.

Kaylyn Messer · · North Bend, Washington · Joined Feb 2014 · Points: 23

Hey Eric!

Great to hear from you. I appreciate the tips. I'll chat with our group to see if they are up for the drive.

Cheers!
Kay

Rob T · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jun 2006 · Points: 10

Creek is showing 30-60% chance of rain over the next two days on wunderground, long drive for another sandstone area. Barely better than Jtree w out the advantage of a rock change.

Dallas R · · Traveling the USA · Joined May 2013 · Points: 178
Kaylyn Messer wrote:Hello, Joining this thread as my friends and I are flying in tonight.
There is small hope for climbing. We went out this morning but ran away when a little drizzle started. But it never rained hard. Being eco-tourists with options we won't mess with trying to figure out how much rain is too much, but so far it hasn't rained hard. Noon, Friday.

450 miles to Cochise's Stronghold, granite.

mountainproject.com/v/cochi…
Brian in SLC · · Sandy, Utah · Joined Oct 2003 · Points: 13,772

Mesquite area limestone might be an option...dries fast.

Kaylyn Messer · · North Bend, Washington · Joined Feb 2014 · Points: 23

Thanks everyone!

susan peplow · · Joshua Tree · Joined Jan 2006 · Points: 2,655

Raining in JT although have friends in Vegas bagging it and coming south, climbing is likely out.

This is Alabama Hills weekend, but same weather pattern there.

You're in Vegas. Maybe do some of the stuff you never get to while climbing. See a show, go to the hot springs, put on a plastic bag and take a hike...

Doug Foust · · Henderson, Nevada · Joined Sep 2008 · Points: 165

It's looking pretty soggy already.

the museum · · Rapid City, SD · Joined Sep 2009 · Points: 130

Wow, y'all have better weather than up here all year long- except for tomorrow apparently. Devils Tower tomorrow Sunny and 79F and 1000 miles away from LV...

Have fun everyone!

the museum

BigB · · Red Rock, NV · Joined Feb 2015 · Points: 340
BV@RRCNCA
Black Velvet today at 3:30p ...was mtb in the desert below and the rain really started coming down!
Dallas R · · Traveling the USA · Joined May 2013 · Points: 178

Made it to Phoenix. Looking at Svens Ledge at McDowell. Probably get chased off by noon. Maybe if we just drive hard we can have a couple of days at Enchanted Rock.

Guideline #1: Don't be a jerk.

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