Here's a quick intro video.
So we made it into the area about 3pm on Wednesday the 28th. Headed for the camp ground. Why is there no sign for it when heading toward Red Rock? Only a sign for the BLM fire station. One U-turn later we were heading down the right road. The Red Rock campground as I am sure many of you know, is just is the best least windy spot in the whole canyon. Not really, but we found a spot and that is enough to make me happy. Then strait to climbing after the 7 hour drive.
Sandstone Quarry our first stop. Needed a little multi-pitch warm up for tomorrow and I had been wanting to get on Monster Shank ever since I saw a photo of it.
Got everyone up. Now for the real fun.
No one got up....only I tried...haha
The next day we got up around 6:30am and headed for Mescalito to get on Cookie monster. Of course there was a huge line already so hell with it, lets try C11 H17NO3....wtf is that? a nice 5.7 in the guide book. Mountain project had a more accurate description that we read after the fact. "I climbed this route today and found it to be nothing less than an "adventure climb." It often ascends flaring chimneys and includes a couple of hard to protect traverses. It was definately a fun climb, but it was also significantly more difficult and dangerous than we expected." Exactly....
Everyone made it safe..tired after that adventure. Here is a quick video showing the route.
We spent Friday sport climbing at the Pantie Wall some easier stuff for enjoyment. After it got over crowded, we left for the Sandy Corridor. "The Ring Leader 5.8 proved to be a fun lead for me and good climbing for the others.
Saturday morning we packed up vacating our in demand camp site, but we couldn't resist the opportunity for a little more climbing. Tsunami wall was a fun last stop to remove any remaining skin from our fingers. Also a good choice to avoid the crowds.
Overall great trip. Will hopefully be back soon. Hope you enjoyed.