Temps this weekend (Oct 7-8)


Addem Bursh · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jan 2012 · Points: 845
Josh Janes wrote:

Howard, you may wish to consult Megin: She knows what's up!   

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LOL don't put mai pictur up!!  Even though it was online already!!11!!

John Hegyes · · Las Vegas, NV · Joined Feb 2002 · Points: 4,815

I'm pretty sure that you'll find climbing in direct sunlight pretty uncomfortable this weekend with 80's forecast in town. It would, indeed, help to know what range of difficulty you are looking for. But I'll take a stab at some suggestions.

Willow Springs has a lot of good shady 1-pitch moderates. I'm thinking of Sleeper, Black Tracks, Little Big Horn, The Graduate, Plan X, Ragged Edges, etc. Short routes, short approaches, big fun.

Icebox has a number of single pitch moderates that get a lot of shade at certain times of the day at Sunnyside and Necromancer.

We just climbed Chasing Shadows in Pine Creek, which brings to mind Pine Nut, Y2K, Pauligk Pillar, Splitting Hares, Peyote Power and a lot of other routes on Mescalito. After noon would bring Black Widow Hollow, Cookie Monster, Walker Spur into play. Why not check out some routes on Magic Mountain like Community Pillar or Honeycomb Chimney? Great routes, not often climbed.

Black Velvet makes me think of The Misunderstanding, Miss Conception, Sand Felipe, Triassic Sands, Refried Brains, and all the great routes on the Black Velvet Wall. It might be crowded out there so bring beta for multiple routes and adapt to the prevailing conditions of the day. You're bound to find some available routes, just be flexible.

I'm not sure why things are so tense in this thread, but the OP is not going real far toward engendering good will with the locals. Maybe the fact is that the weather is finally getting nice and the hordes are about to descend upon our backyard, so that by demanding answers to the same old questions (while being quite vague about specifics) touches a raw nerve here. But to answer the original question, I've been climbing moderates all summer in Red Rock including the day it was 114 in town, so just do a little research and get on with your weekend already.

Megin Olson · · SoCal · Joined Dec 2013 · Points: 35
Addem Bursh wrote:

LOL don't put mai pictur up!!  Even though it was online already!!11!!

Yup, Addem, learned my lesson.  New to this DB forums game.

Addem Bursh · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jan 2012 · Points: 845
Megin wrote:

Yup, Addem, learned my lesson.  New to this DB forums game.

I hear you Megan, the internet is hard.  Best advice I can give:

1. Always take yourself seriously 

2. Preface each post/picture with excuseplanations as to why you hung or look tired or your tape job looks amateur BEFORE anyone can mention it

3. Don't be that into climbing, take it from me

4.  Most importantly, never question or mock the juvenile and/or surferlike mentality that many apply to climbing, because you will hurt some feelings for sure.  Soft men masquerading as hard men!  Lol!

cheers!

Nicholas Gillman · · Las Vegas · Joined Jan 2015 · Points: 331

So what did you end up climbing?

Megin Olson · · SoCal · Joined Dec 2013 · Points: 35
Addem Bursh wrote:

I hear you Megan, the internet is hard.  Best advice I can give:

Awesome, Adam.  Is giving unsolicited advice also advised?  lol.

Addem Bursh · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jan 2012 · Points: 845
Megin Olson wrote:

Awesome, Adam.  Is giving unsolicited advice also advised?  lol.

Stick around, Megin.  You'll learn that my advice is always implicitly solicited. 

Weston L · · Summerlin, NV · Joined Mar 2010 · Points: 813

Guideline #1: Don't be a jerk.

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