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bmacd

Trad climber
100% Canadian
Feb 12, 2013 - 08:50pm PT
bjj and all other locals, it would be great to meet you folks. So many choices for climbs, but very cold in the shade right now....

My local LV number is 702 601 1751. Don't be shy!

Difficult to read all this great information posted to the thread as we have only our smart phones.

Thanks everyone for the input.
WML

climber
Biggest Little City, NV
Feb 12, 2013 - 10:29pm PT
Stem-tastic start
Stem-tastic start
Credit: WML

Risk Brothers Roof, a fun party trick



Xavier on the approach, which I would not want to reverse in the dark
Xavier on the approach, which I would not want to reverse in the dark
Credit: WML

In Search of Sunrise
In Search of Sunrise
Credit: WML

Early morning approaches above the electric ocean are nice


Such a beautiful corner and it climbs SO well
Such a beautiful corner and it climbs SO well
Credit: WML


Getting cornered!
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 12, 2013 - 11:55pm PT
Cool WML!!!!!

Bruce sent me one of the keepers from valentines day




We met up with Travis and Christina tonight which was very nice! They are really cool people!
Thanks for coming out guys! You shoulda told us you were starving, I woulda got some appies out!

They posed for this nice shot



Bmacd also got a group shot!

Bruce MacDonald photo
Vegasclimber

Trad climber
Las Vegas, NV.
Feb 12, 2013 - 11:56pm PT
Had a good time hanging out with Bruce and Mike tonight!

The better half and I had to go to a SAR team meeting, so we didn't get over there till about 9. Hence why I look like a pumpkin in the shots :-| Had time to BS for a while and give them some beta for climbing tomorrow - looks like they will go for Cat in the Hat with the Cookie Monster variation.

We are going to try and get out there with them on Saturday. Mike is one seriously TALL dude!
WML

climber
Biggest Little City, NV
Feb 13, 2013 - 12:08am PT
Valentine's Day, a shortie but a goodie.

Casual daze choss wrasslin' at moderate mecca
Casual daze choss wrasslin' at moderate mecca
Credit: WML

short but pretty damn sweet
short but pretty damn sweet
Credit: WML

Go do Great Red Book while you are in town!!!!

Credit: WML

Credit: WML

Credit: WML



It is a blast and is classic. Oh yeah, and descend to the climbers' left. We managed to go for quite the wander December '11 to the right. Thought we were supposed to descend right...whoops!
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 13, 2013 - 01:11pm PT
Thanks for the name reminder Wml! Bruce wanted to do that one but couldn't remember the exact name. We are headed over there now!
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Feb 13, 2013 - 01:15pm PT
What's in the Altoids tin? Ha!
WML

climber
Biggest Little City, NV
Feb 13, 2013 - 01:28pm PT
Mike, let me know what you think of it! Rad position and visible from all around. Some fun movement, too.
Vegasclimber

Trad climber
Las Vegas, NV.
Feb 13, 2013 - 02:39pm PT
What's in the Altoids tin? Ha!


Er....actually, Altoids. Sorry to wreck your perception and all. :p
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Feb 13, 2013 - 02:44pm PT
Simply a joke, take no offense.

Altoids tins are notorious for multiple uses.
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 13, 2013 - 06:22pm PT
Altoids tins are notorious for multiple uses.

They are quite handy! I might have to pick one up myself. ;)

wml- coming up!!
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Feb 13, 2013 - 06:28pm PT
Big Mike, dontchya feel just a little guilty climbing in those horrid conditions?
Plus I know damn well there's no buffets even remotely close in Squamland.
Wayno

Big Wall climber
Seattle, WA
Feb 13, 2013 - 07:25pm PT
Mike and Bruce, I love your style. Keeping it real. Peace out!
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 13, 2013 - 09:15pm PT

Big Mike, dontchya feel just a little guilty climbing in those horrid conditions?
Plus I know damn well there's no buffets even remotely close in Squamland.

Ya.. It's pretty bad ;) haven't seen a buffet yet, or even been near the strip! ;) Soon enough I'm sure.

Mike and Bruce, I love your style. Keeping it real. Peace out!

Wayno!! Relic is planning an Easter trip to Leavenworth so we will be kidnapping you for that one!! Make sure you have the time off!!

We got up at 6:30 this morning but we were both still bagged. Neither of us managed to get enough sleep and Bruce had the sinus migraine from hell, so I told him I didn't mind if we got some more sleep. He seemed pretty stoked at that idea so we snoozed a bit. It is supposed to be a vacation after all.

We woke up late and took care of some errands before we headed out to the crag. We didn't get to the second pullout till about 2:15 and the gates are closed at five these days so we were cutting it close.


Second pullout


We decided to head up to The Great Red Book 5.8 thanks to wml's excellent reminder.

Amazing geology here..




Bruce heading up the gully.




These gullies are amazing. Such cool formations!




A cool little cacti? I spotted.


I went a bit high up the gully before trying to cross over, and we ended up having to backtrack a little. Being that we were short on time Bruce wasn't super stoked.. :) oops.


The Great Red Book. 2p 5.8



We got to the base and I was still feeling pretty rested so I racked up for the first pitch. It was really fun and took great gear, even if it was a bit spacey. 5.7 can be pretty serious around here, and I certainly wouldn't want to fall on that pitch! It wouldn't be very pretty as Vegasclimber illustrated quite well last night with his tuna an chips story. (See TR)


Bruce on p1 (5.7)



Pulling the last couple moves on p1



Bruce followed p1 seamlessly and we swapped over at the belay. I thought he did quite well with the second pitch, especially with his sinus deal, but he wasn't super happy with it. He got up it clean tho!

Bruce leading p2


P2 was rad! Some spicy face moves to start followed by a weird switch to layback corner and then a romp up the nice corner to the belay. Bmacd opted to follow the corner all the way up and set up a gear belay by the small tree at the top of the slot.

While Bruce took care of the rope, I went left to scope out the descent, and had take this snap of my shadow.


Big Mike on the summit




Bruce coiling the rope


It was 4:45 by the time we started down and we really didn't want a ticket!!


Running down the descent gully to make it back to the lot on time!


We made it. Bruce wanted to go, but I just had to get this one last shot.

Red Rocks sunset.


I think it was worth it.
WML

climber
Biggest Little City, NV
Feb 13, 2013 - 09:20pm PT
Rad! Way to get after it! What's next on the agenda for ya'll?
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 13, 2013 - 09:22pm PT
Unsure. We will see how we feel in the morning. Hopefully good and we can go attack something bigger!!
drljefe

climber
El Presidio San Augustin del Tucson
Feb 13, 2013 - 09:25pm PT
Cool and funny to see dudes from the great white north tripping out on a cactus!
Enjoy your trip to the desert guys.
Be safe and have fun!
WML

climber
Biggest Little City, NV
Feb 13, 2013 - 09:25pm PT
Sweet, get healthy and enjoy. Living vicariously and biding the days before the move....damnit. Chomping at the bit because each day that passes is one day closer to the season becoming FAR more limited...
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Feb 13, 2013 - 09:39pm PT
Big Mike! Don't have time to read thru all this right now but u have to go to the omelette house for breakfast, fukin place is made for u. I think it's on charleston?? Don't get talked into some BS all u can eat scetti like last time. Go for the goods! Massive omelettes designed for the most morbidly obese mericans, the glory!! Enjoy!
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Vancouver Canada
Feb 13, 2013 - 09:45pm PT
There's also Waffle Depot on Charleston.
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