Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Today was a fine day out in Red Rock's Kraft Boulders and Gateway Canyon areas. Went out with Hans Sachs and Craig Berman and climbed on three distinct and proud lines.

First up was a superb crimpy roof climb reminiscent of Hueco called "Bitch Slap Five." I guess it is a relatively new problem and probably in the V9 range. Craig and I both sent it, with Hans coming excruciatingly close. I'm sure you'll do it next time, Hans!



Then we hiked around the corner to this puppy. We are not sure of its name, but it is super proud from the low start. Luckily we all did this. Craig and Hans both flashed, but I took a second try, falling after the crux on my first go.

Then we hiked over to this area that is still being developed and attempted a problem that Pete Lowe put up the other day, which he called "Americana Exotica," also in the 9 range. I thought it felt impossible, but I do not have the strongest biceps.

This is the view from "Americana Exotica"

Today was also my last day climbing in Vegas for a while. Thursday I'm headed to LA to take a temporary job until the end of December. Then I'll be in Israel (and London for two days) for a bit visiting Maya's family, as well as climbing. I think we get back stateside around January 12th. Worry not loyal readers, updates will continue with frequency. Some artwork for your eyeballs coming SOON.


  1. pretty rad looking lines. rock solid?

  2. So solid. I'm sure they had to clean up, particularly the BS5 roof, but it's all good now. That thing is among the best problems I've done. Period. The highball has choss plates up and left, so ya just top out on the solid jugs near the arete. Come find out.