This spring we have been super busy going on climbing trips! One of the earliest ones of the season was our trip to Red Rocks, Nevada!
Red Rocks is a really awesome place to visit for many reasons. Its only 10 minutes outside Vegas! (Yay cheap casino rooms!) Its got multiple different kinds of climbing available like sport leading and multi pitch climbs. And even if you aren’t a climber the paths, hiking and scrambling over rocks is breath taking.
I focused mostly on sport leading. There are already bolts in the wall and as you go up you clip your rope into them. Usually with sport climbs you push your limit of climbing and are willing to climb something hard and rick taking a fall. The falls are safe, the rope will catch you, but they’re still a little scary.
There were beers had but I have to admit, I was having such a good time climbing and hanging out that I didn’t always have my camera on me for a good picture. But thank you to our friends Terence and Nadia for sharing their homebrews with us! They were very tasty!
On the last day of climbing, I found an amazing climb and pushed myself really hard and sent my first 5.11a! I was so psyched!! The Canadians that were climbing next to us offered my a victory beer and even though it was a Coors Light I couldn’t say no!
I was so happy to send 11 that the Coors tasted awesome! I was also a little dehydrated and since its pretty watery so it was refreshing!
This is gonna be a good year for me for climbing, I can just feel it!!