Who goes to Las Vegas to rock climb in September during a record heat wave? Apparently we do at CBMG. I headed down to Sin City 10 days ago with a cast of characters from Crested Butte Mountain Guides for a week of climbing. Five of us on staff have either AMGA rock exams or courses this month so we thought we'd go to world famous Red Rocks to train and work on our suntans. Although the heat was brutal at times, once we reached the shade in the canyons, there were perfect climbing temps. Ironically, the only other people we ran into were other mountain guides! Our team included CBMG owner Jayson Simons-Jones, and guides Steve Banks, Laura Chase, Mike Bromberg and me.
Jayson enjoying the morning sun
Steve studying hard for his Rock Guide Exam
Laura on Dark Shadows
A clean Mike Bromberg on his first day out and me with a week's worth of dirt at the top of Epinephrine. Mike arrived the previous night and this was his first climb at Red Rocks. It was a good one!
Here are some action shots
(Most are dark because we avoided the sun as much as possible!)
A shot of me on Triassic Sands. This could be my favorite climb EVER!
Steve sending the crux finger crack at the top of the Frigidaire Buttress
JSJ somewhere in Red Rocks