For our first day of sport climbing at Red Rock Canyon we headed to the Panty Wall at the First Pullout. The Panty Wall is the wall with the black varnish (and climbers) seen in the middle of the photo here.
Still snow up high from a storm a couple weeks ago.
Approaching the Panty Wall with the White Rock Springs area in the far background. Not a good time of year to be climbing Tunnel Vision!
Since it was just Allison and I, we didn't get many action photos. Fritz hanging in mid-lower coming off “Totally Clips”, 5.11a--A fun route on good rock.
Time for some sandstone slab climbing! Looking up “Panty Mime”, 5.10d.
Allison following “Panty Mime”.
Hiking out at the end of the day. Tourists love to watch the climbers.
Late day climbing theater
See? Snow on Angel Food Wall
Icebox Canyon really takes its name seriously
Pine Creek Canyon and Mescalito
Juniper Canyon and Ginger Buttress. I'd guess we'd be the only ones on Crimson Chrysalis.
Day 2. Hiking into the Magic Bus and Sweet Pain Walls
Approaching the Magic Bus Wall
Allison leading the Kevin Pogue “bolt ladder” route, “Neon Sunset”, 5.8
Allison on “Blond Dwarf”, 5.9
Cool pool near the Sweet Pain Wall and Black Corridor
Allison skirting the upper pool on the approach
Rapping down after climbing the super fun “Sweet Pain”, 5.11d.
Allison starting up “Crazy Eights”, 5.8
Allison heading into the crux roof moves of “The De-Noggninizer”, 5.11a
Another view of the apparently well-trafficked “Sweet Pain” wall
Day 3: Allison starts the day warming up on “The Runaway”, 5.10b, Wall of Confusion
Next up, “Fear and Loathing, III”, 5.12a. Superb, steep route.
Swinging on the descent of “Fear and Loathing, III”
Fun approach to the Stone Wall
Cool pool in a neat channel en route to the Stone Wall.
At the end of the day we hiked back into Lost Creek Canyon/Hidden Falls area to see the ice
Ice chunks in the river bed below the Hidden Falls
Hidden Falls are forming up for some serious ice climbing. :-)
Look! An ice cairn!
As we walked in, some ice on the slab above sudden slid off and made a spectaclar crash!