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Trip Report – Red Rock, Nevada | November 2014

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It’s only “Snow-vember” in the High Sierra shade right now. Thanks to high pressure and record warm temps, the high sunny places have felt more like “Rocktober.” Down in the desert, the conditions have been as dreamy and perfect in both sun and shade as they can be this time of year. With the assistance of our friends at Jackson Hole Mountain Guides, their guest guiding program and one of their top local guides, Josh Janes, we commenced our semiannual (spring …

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Frogland (III, 5.8+)

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This spring Alex Stepanek and I reconnoitered in Las Vegas for a couple days of rock climbing in Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area on some super classics that he had always wanted to do. One of these was Frogland. If you like POV footage (and who doesn’t?), if you want to get a sense of what the route is like, and if you want to listen to some groovy music, check out his final cut just released here: Thanks …

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Rendezvous in Red Rock – March 28-29, 2014

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Not to be confused with the Red Rock Rendezvous, the mass gathering of climbers and gear manufacturers which happened to be going on the same March weekend, Alex Stepanek and I went ready to get up early and beat the crowds onto some of the most classic routes in Red Rock. In 2 days we logged about 20 pitches of rock climbing, none of which were short of excellent. Great days with a great partner and looking forward to more …