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#37756 - 06/11/08 11:26 PM Oh no, not another Red Rock trip report!
rg@ofmc Offline
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Registered: 12/25/99
Posts: 2472
Loc: Poughkeepsie, NY
Good news: not on this site.

Bad news: well yes, yet another Red Rock account. Posted on Super Topo. Lots of photos. If you can stand it, see

http://www.supertopo.com/climbing/thread.html?topic_id=613224.

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#37758 - 06/12/08 02:34 AM Re: Oh no, not another Red Rock trip report! [Re: rg@ofmc]
chip Offline
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Registered: 10/06/01
Posts: 2677
Loc: Sittin' Pretty in Fat City
Well done, Rich. I find it incredible how cold that place can be at times and it seems like you hit a little of that weather as well. Great job on the pics and commentary.

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#37760 - 06/12/08 02:43 AM Re: Oh no, not another Red Rock trip report! [Re: chip]
rg@ofmc Offline
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Registered: 12/25/99
Posts: 2472
Loc: Poughkeepsie, NY
Chip, I've been to Red Rocks a three or four times in mid-March (it's when I can go) and I've always had pretty chilly weather. Steve and I both wore power-stretch long underwear on every climb except Birdland, and we were never sorry. Even the Solar Slab got kind of cold as the day wore on. As you can tell from the pictures, I had a synthetic fill sweater on a good part of the time and that, together with the long underwear under softshell pants, made life reasonable.

Looking at average temps in Vegas is very misleading. The canyons can be ten degrees cooler or more, and it is often very windy, producing a cooling effect that could well be twenty degrees below the Vegas temps.

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#37765 - 06/12/08 04:05 AM Re: Oh no, not another Red Rock trip report! [Re: rg@ofmc]
Mark Heyman Offline
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Registered: 12/23/99
Posts: 1123
Loc: South Jersey (Pinelands)
Wow. Thanks RG. Great pics and great report. Thanks again.

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#37767 - 06/12/08 10:02 AM Re: Oh no, not another Red Rock trip report! [Re: Mark Heyman]
talus Offline
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Registered: 08/23/04
Posts: 1259
Excellent TR Rich! Rich is living proof that climbing is the fountain of youth. you are in incredible shape!
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#37773 - 06/12/08 02:13 PM Re: Oh no, not another Red Rock trip report! [Re: talus]
Ian Offline
member

Registered: 08/25/01
Posts: 106
Loc: NYC
Great fun to read RG! I haven't been to RR for many years so reading your report brought back memories. The first trip I did there was in April '96 and we had perfect 80 degree absolutely no humidity weather. The next year we went out in April again and (not dressed for it) hit hail and freezing temps almost every day. You always have to be prepared.

The other part of your trip that resonated was the urban/suburban sprawl. Taking the drive out of Vegas towards Red Rocks each year gets a little more depressing as the amount of untouched desert between the two shrinks.

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#37775 - 06/12/08 02:23 PM Re: Oh no, not another Red Rock trip report! [Re: Ian]
Dillbag Offline
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Registered: 05/02/06
Posts: 1130
Loc: "The Town"
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Taking the drive out of Vegas towards Red Rocks each year gets a little more depressing as the amount of untouched desert between the two shrinks


I guess the housing bubble could slow that down... One good thing about the subprime mess maybe?

Nice TR Rich! Some very nice photos...
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#37777 - 06/12/08 02:32 PM Re: Oh no, not another Red Rock trip report! [Re: rg@ofmc]
Julie Offline
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Registered: 01/16/00
Posts: 2090
Loc: SoCal
Still crazy, after all these years ....

Loved it, RG.

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#37784 - 06/12/08 04:56 PM Re: Oh no, not another Red Rock trip report! [Re: Julie]
GOclimb Offline
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Registered: 03/26/01
Posts: 2361
Loc: Boston
Great TR, Rich! Thanks for the time and effort, and for the heads up!

GO

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#37792 - 06/13/08 12:14 AM Re: Oh no, not another Red Rock trip report! [Re: GOclimb]
BillH Offline
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Registered: 11/16/06
Posts: 59
Loc: Maryland
Great pics; entertaining text. Thanks for posting. Those are the kind of photos I wish I had been good enough to take on my RR trip. My favorites are the ones of desert flora, especially the little tree with snow.
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