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Vegasclimber

Trad climber
Las Vegas, NV.
Oct 31, 2014 - 11:41pm PT
The wife and I spent a couple hours hanging out with the guys tonight, good times. The chance of rain has gone from 10% to 50% and is now at 20%...translation is, we will see how it looks when we get there.

See y'all in the morning at 830. Even if it stays dry it's going to be super windy, so I may decide on some single pitch instead.
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 1, 2014 - 01:46pm PT
Flying out of Bellingham


Dmt style sea of clouds


Cool cloud texture!


Sunset flying into Vegas.


City of lights


Weston was kind enough to drop me off at the site.


Jim, Paul and Moose hanging in the van.


Paul was kind enough to feed me since i got dropped off straight from the airport with no chance to go shopping..

Thanks Paul!

Travis and i went out to Brass wall this morning with the gang, but we didn't like how wet the ground was so we're gonna go check out some limestone.
Cosmiccragsman

Trad climber
AKA Dwain, from Apple Valley, Ca. and Vegas!
Nov 1, 2014 - 02:24pm PT
I was wondering about that when I visited you at the campground this morning. As I was leaving, I saw the cloud buildup above RR
I wonder if the group got rained on. My body barometer from my injuries sure felt like it was going to rain
Chim-Chim

climber
Nov 1, 2014 - 06:09pm PT
Have fun. pics expected. DanK
MH2

climber
Nov 1, 2014 - 06:35pm PT
Good man, Weston.


I hope those ghouls in the van don't eat your liver, Mike.
Studly

Trad climber
WA
Nov 1, 2014 - 07:15pm PT
Very cool to follow this climbing trip! I found that limestone near Vegas quite sharp and pointy. Got to be careful not to cut yourself, some places you touch it in places and it slashes ya. Kind of gnarly.
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 2, 2014 - 12:31pm PT
We're climbing at Moderate Mecca today.
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Relic MilkEye and grandpoobah of HBRKRNH
Nov 2, 2014 - 06:07pm PT
Rained and snow on the mtns here this weekend, currently COLD..

Hope you redrockers are having a swell time!
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 2, 2014 - 08:18pm PT
I was wondering about that when I visited you at the campground this morning. As I was leaving, I saw the cloud buildup above RR
I wonder if the group got rained on. My body barometer from my injuries sure felt like it was going to rain.

It rained that morning, and the ground was muddy when we were walking in. Travis wasn't willing to risk snapping off some holds in case they were brittle.


Thanks Dan!

I hope those ghouls in the van don't eat your liver, Mike.

I know right!!! Scary looking! ;)

Very cool to follow this climbing trip! I found that limestone near Vegas quite sharp and pointy. Got to be careful not to cut yourself, some places you touch it in places and it slashes ya. Kind of gnarly.

I hear that! I knicked myself a few times.. Nothing major though.
I cut my left ankle again.... But i felt it this time! More sensation all the time! I love it!

Thanks Ron! It's been fun. A little cold and moist, but nothing we couldn't work around..

We got a little moisture and a lot of wind overnight



Burchey and Mark enjoying a little morning coffee.


Desert clouds and rock.




Burchey was kind enough to give me a Banana since i had not yet had a chance to go shopping yet. Apparently the black mamba shares his sense of humor....


The crew getting ready for the day


Cosmic showed up for a visit


Rainbow Mountain


Looking back at Blue Diamond


WML on Mushroom People 10d




Travis wasn't feeling it because the ground was still wet, so we peaced out and went to Lone Mountain instead.


Cool varnish on a boulder.



Suburbia crag


I led "J" route. A 5.7 which was fun, but i felt like i was going to deck before i got to the third bolt. I wasn't going to fall, but i was pretty stoked to get there...

We did a couple more routes, and got hungry, so we peaced out and went to the grocery store to get some bbq'ables.


Sunset on the way back to camp was amazing!
Plaidman

Trad climber
South Slope of Mt. Tabor, Portland, Oregon, USA
Nov 2, 2014 - 08:33pm PT
BASTARD!!
I'm stuck here in PDX in the rain.
Working too much to climb.
Seriously have fun guys.
Super jealous.

Plaid
W.L.

climber
Edge of the Electric Ocean Beneath Red Rock
Nov 2, 2014 - 09:21pm PT
Fun was had by both the young and young at heart!



Donini on Varnishing Point
Donini on Varnishing Point
Credit: W.L.
Donini on Brass Wall's "Varnishing Point" - first pitch. He and Moose enjoyed a cruise on this
JOEY.F

Gym climber
It's not rocket surgery
Nov 2, 2014 - 10:42pm PT
Looks like a blast !
Great photos as always Big Mike.
Thanks...
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 5, 2014 - 10:57am PT
I'm stuck here in PDX in the rain.
Working too much to climb.
Seriously have fun guys.
Super jealous.

Ahh.. The wet coast! I feel your pain Scott!! We got 50mm in squish yesterday..

Thanks Joey!!


Sunday morning was a little nicer...


W. l., Moose, Burchey, Donini and Chris talking shop


The sd crew had to hit the road that afternoon so we opted for some quick cragging at moderate mecca.

Weston and Adam


Javier


Burch and Javier


Burchey, Javier, Vegasclimber and Mark


Burchey racking up for Valentines day 5.8


Burch getting started on Valentine's day with Weston on belay.


Getting some.


Mark and wml


Big Mike on Valentines Day 5.8

Travis Spaulding photo

Chris


Reflections...


Weston threw up a 10d and the boys were pushing me to try it so i gave it a shot.

Travis Spaulding photo

I only had to hang once, so i was super stoked.

Chris on the walk out.


We went to roberto's after for tacos and more lulz.

Sounds like we're planning an Indian Creek get together in Spring!
Ridder1975

Gym climber
Nov 5, 2014 - 02:05pm PT
Squish!

Please post up the details on Indian Creek when you have them - supertopo gathering look legit
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 6, 2014 - 12:25am PT
Ya buddy! Will do!
mike m

Trad climber
black hills
Nov 6, 2014 - 06:11pm PT
Man that I want to go next time. That place is so fun.
johntp

Trad climber
socal
Nov 6, 2014 - 06:29pm PT
Please post up the details on Indian Creek when you have them

Keep dreaming. Everyone knows Big Mike doesn't post on this forum.

I've heard he exists but no one has ever seen him. It's all a locker & cosmic photoshop fest.
W.L.

climber
Edge of the Electric Ocean Beneath Red Rock
Nov 6, 2014 - 08:44pm PT
Yo Mike, got any more fotos???
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 6, 2014 - 11:51pm PT

Man that I want to go next time. That place is so fun.

Ya Mike! For sure! You should bring Jack! He'll love it!!

Mike
Please post up the details on Indian Creek when you have them
Keep dreaming. Everyone knows Big Mike doesn't post on this forum.

I've heard he exists but no one has ever seen him. It's all a locker & cosmic photoshop fest.

Lol! I'm sorry missed you John! Facelift is kinda spread out like that.. I'll make a point of it next time I'm in California.




W.L.
Yo Mike, got any more fotos???


Yes. Lots. I'm trying to get all 1200 of them imported into lightroom in an organized manor. I'm almost done. Then i can start processing.
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