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Johnny Vegas, Wedding climb
Friday November 2, 2012 3:10pm
October 27th was an incredible day for myself and my new wife.
Back in May of 2012 we decided that our wedding vows would be exchanged in a place that held a special place in our hearts. The first place we could think of was Red Rock, and so the planning began...
Credit: AzRockDawg
On our first visit to Red Rock together we had climbed Johnny Vegas and have always loved the route, that would be our climb! Knowing the logistics of the ledge before starting Solar Slab and the fact that there are three moderate routes right there, we chose our rope teams. There would be six groups of two, twelve people total. Two groups on Beulahs Book, two on Johnny Vegas and two on Solar Slab Gully. We would all meet at the top and have our special day.
Credit: AzRockDawg
I was amazed at 5:30am that everyone had made it and was on-time! Considering that this is a popular area and the weather was perfect, we needed to start early. We hoped to be first in line for the routes, climb quickly and stay ahead of any other parties. All of our groups made it to the ledge at 500 feet within 1.5 - 2 hours, nothing compared to El Cap speed acsents, but we were happy with the time!
Credit: AzRockDawg
Everyone made it to the ledge and most changed clothes for the occasion. We had our moment in time; our love for each other and our love of climbing. We exchanged our vows in the presence of some of our best friends. This is the way we'd envisioned our wedding day and our incredible friends helped us with making it happen.
Credit: AzRockDawg
Credit: AzRockDawg

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AzRockDawg
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AzRockDawg is a climber from Mesa, AZ.

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Prod

Trad climber
  Nov 2, 2012 - 03:15pm PT
That is awesome!!!

Congrats.

Prod.
T Hocking

Trad climber
Redding, Ca
  Nov 2, 2012 - 03:22pm PT
Very Cool, best wishes to both of you!
Tad
eKat

Trad climber
  Nov 2, 2012 - 03:23pm PT
CONGRATULATIONS!

TFPU!

WONDERFUL!
Mikemcee

Social climber
Mill Valley, CA
  Nov 2, 2012 - 03:43pm PT
Love it...congrats!
dirt claud

Social climber
san diego,ca
  Nov 2, 2012 - 03:48pm PT
Very cool guys, awesome idea, glad this all worked out and had a wonderful time.

That huge polka dotted tie in the last picture is the bomb. Gotta get one of those.
ydpl8s

Trad climber
Santa Monica, California
  Nov 2, 2012 - 04:29pm PT
How cool! I know that John Rosholt (Johnny Vegas) would be proud. This climb was put up in honor of him, he always wanted to put up lines that people loved to climb. You guys climbed to love!
Jeremy

climber
  Nov 2, 2012 - 04:21pm PT
NICE RACK! CONGRATS!
brotherbbock

Trad climber
Alta Loma, CA
  Nov 2, 2012 - 04:25pm PT
^^^^^^ +1
climbski2

Mountain climber
Anchorage AK, Reno NV
  Nov 2, 2012 - 04:43pm PT
Hmm "Our climb"

Sounds cooler than "our song"

Grats to both of you

Keep being happy!
Ezra Ellis

Trad climber
North wet, and Da souf
  Nov 2, 2012 - 10:25pm PT
Awesome , what a great day!!!! B
Brian in SLC

Social climber
Salt Lake City, UT
  Nov 2, 2012 - 11:00pm PT
Great!
moosedrool

climber
lost, far away from Poland
  Nov 2, 2012 - 11:35pm PT
Congratulations! Very cool!

Andrzej
Studly

Trad climber
WA
  Nov 2, 2012 - 11:36pm PT
Far out! and that guys tie is crazy!
MisterE

climber
  Nov 2, 2012 - 11:39pm PT
Very nice TR! Love the barefooted suits in the later shot.

Congratulations!
RyanD

climber
Squamish
  Nov 3, 2012 - 01:35am PT
Beautiful!!
philo

Trad climber
Is that the light at the end of the tunnel or a tr
  Nov 3, 2012 - 08:58am PT
How cool! I know that John Rosholt (Johnny Vegas) would be proud. This climb was put up in honor of him, he always wanted to put up lines that people loved to climb. You guys climbed to love!
Well said Ydpl8s.

This TR made my day. How wonderful.
So jazzed you had your day, your way.

Congrats and best wishes.


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donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
  Nov 3, 2012 - 09:57am PT
Congrats.......!
phylp

Trad climber
Millbrae, CA
  Nov 3, 2012 - 12:54pm PT
What a sweet idea. So glad it all came together for you! Congratulations!
AzRockDawg

Trad climber
Mesa, AZ
Author's Reply  Nov 4, 2012 - 12:49pm PT
Thank you everyone. It really was a great day and we couldn't think of a better place for our vows. Now we get to plan our Anniversay Climb!!
moacman

Trad climber
Montuckyian Via Canada Eh!
  Nov 4, 2012 - 01:50pm PT
Keep climbing and being happy together..........Cheers....

Stevo
Cosmiccragsman

Trad climber
AKA Dwain, from Apple Valley, Ca. and Vegas!
  Nov 4, 2012 - 02:00pm PT
AWESOME!!!


My wife got married at the Base of the Rocks at Devils Punchbowl
and after we TIED the KNOT, we did a Wedding climb.

She has, and always will be, my BEST belayer and Partner in LIFE!!!!

My BETTER Half
My BETTER Half
Credit: Cosmiccragsman
johnboy

Trad climber
Can't get here from there
  Nov 4, 2012 - 02:08pm PT
Congratulations!!!

Furreakin awesome. You got some good friends on your team too.
Best of all worlds in your future together.
Zander

climber
  Nov 4, 2012 - 07:38pm PT
Congratulations!
Climb On!
ncrockclimber

climber
The Desert Oven
  Nov 4, 2012 - 09:09pm PT
Too Cool!! Congratulation!
Captain...or Skully

climber
in the oil patch...Fricken Bakken, that's where
  Nov 4, 2012 - 09:31pm PT
That is just TOO cool.
Diggin'...
thedogfather

Trad climber
Somewhere near Red Rocks
  Nov 4, 2012 - 09:59pm PT
It was a great day, Joe. Incredible that we had the entire ceremony time without any other climbers coming up to disrupt it. Glad to be a part of this historic event.
ydpl8s

Trad climber
Santa Monica, California
  Nov 5, 2012 - 01:27pm PT
Cosmic,
Devil's Punchbowl, I went there last year with my wife for the first time, cool place geologically but man! talk about choss! I was bouldering up about a 35 ft low angle slab and almost every hold was breaking off as I used it. My wife had to turn away and said "come find me when you're done or you need to call for a stretcher".
Cosmiccragsman

Trad climber
AKA Dwain, from Apple Valley, Ca. and Vegas!
  Nov 5, 2012 - 01:33pm PT
Ydpl8s
did you go to old area or new area?
The old area is the one where you walk down into the canyon.

We got married there in 92.
ydpl8s

Trad climber
Santa Monica, California
  Nov 5, 2012 - 02:01pm PT
Cosmic,
I guess it must have been the "old" area. When we got to the bottom of the trail there was this crazy looking thing hanging over us (hard to tell from the angle I took this photo but that dihedral looking thing is actually severely overhanging). You can see part of the aforementioned slab on the lower right.

Credit: ydpl8s
AzRockDawg

Trad climber
Mesa, AZ
Author's Reply  Nov 5, 2012 - 05:00pm PT
It was a great day, Joe. Incredible that we had the entire ceremony time without any other climbers coming up to disrupt it. Glad to be a part of this historic event.

Thanks Dick, it was such a great day! So glad that we had the area to ourselves when we started and didn't crowd other climbers from doing their climbs. Thank you and Natalie for being a huge part of our day!!
Dirka

Trad climber
Hustle City
  Nov 5, 2012 - 06:48pm PT
Congratulations!
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