My second go around at the Las Vegas rock climbing festival RED ROCK RENDEZVOUS. Highlights include mostly activities outside of actual climbing; trail painting with Jeremy Collins, pancakes with Hans Florine, and parties with Peter Croft.
Just 10 minutes away from the Las Vegas strip and just miles away from the smoke filled casinos sits Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. With a few thousand climbing routes and generally warm winter weather, it's our perfect destination. This trip to climb 540' of sandstone on the Solar Slab Gully!
We left Los Angeles on Thursday night and arrived to the campground at 11pm. Many tents were already pitched with some scattered dirt baggers just sleeping near or in their vehicle, as expected. 2015 marked the 10th annual Red Rock Rendezvous and my first, what will be, annual attendance. What is RRR? It's only the country's largest rock climbing festival...
Huge moment in rock climbing this weekend. February 28th, 2015 I sent my first trad lead in Joshua Tree National Park. The route is called "Jane Crowley" a 5.8 hand crack with a nice layback crux. Forecast was predicted to be a chance of high winds and rain, but Mother Nature blessed us with clear skies and a calm breeze.