Photo Trip Report April 11th-14th 2022

Red Rock Canyon is one of our National Treasures. I recently got the opportunity to introduce four Guests to Red Rocks for their first trip to the area and they were not disappointed.

Although we experienced some high winds and cooler temperatures for part of the trip, the beautiful scenery and incredible climbing made for a great first time experience for my guests in The Red Rock of the Mojave.

Day 1:

We headed into the loop and to the Calico Hills to climb at the Amusement Park Wall for a little warm up on some easy desert sport routes.

The Amusement Park holds many easy sport routes, and is a great introductory venue for getting some mileage on sandstone.

We finished off Day 1 at Willow Springs at The Ragged Edges Cliff just as the high winds started to pick up.

Ragged Edges is a perfect area to warm up on some easy trad skills.

Finishing off the day in Willow Springs enjoying the scenery as 60mph winds blow through the canyons.

Day 2:

We headed back to the Calico Hills and began the first part of our day in the Black Corridor.

Jennifer bringing in the sun in the Black Corridor.

The Black Corridor is packed full of classic fun sport climbing routes from 5.7- 5.11 and is not to be missed. The morning shade can make for a cold experience until the late morning sun begins to fill the Corridor.

Jenn gets a knee bar no hands rest on an overhanging 5.10+

We finished off day 2 by heading up to the Meet-Up Wall for some easy sport leading.

Ciara looking calm and cool on her first outdoor lead.
Lilly working some opening slab moves before the route opens up to easier terrain.
Desert Views

Day 3:

After a day of rest we met up once again in the Calico Hills and headed to the Civilization Crags for our final day of the trip.

Civilization Crags offer great climbing, mostly bolted sport routes, and some easy trad routes. The crew was amped and ready to climb so we stayed clear of the easy climbing and enjoyed more thought provoking movement on the steeper walls.

Suz enjoying some sun and sandstone.
Suzanne moving beautifly on Conquistador 5.10d
The crew on at the end of the final day.

Beaten by the elements, sore, tired, and happy, we reluctantly finished off our trip. Working with these 4 women, and basking in the glow of their positive energy, great attitudes, and high motivation to climb made this an incredible Red Rocks experience!

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