Photos from Jim Gagne Photography. The Mooney Mountain Guides technical rock climbing training day at Cannon Mountain NH.
Thank to you all for attending - great learning opportunity and a fun day on Cannon with the MMG team.
Spring time in Kentucky - green fields and horse farms treat the eyes. The Red River Gorge treats the body to mighty fine steep sandstone sport climbs. With one week of free time Terry and I are here in the Red to sample as much rock climbing as our bodies can take.
The Muir Valley Nature Preserve is a privately owned area that is opened up to hikers and rock climbers. There are dozens of cliffs with well over a hundred sport routes. This beautiful valley area is a well maintained with signage to each of the cliffs and the routes are bolted up with precision.
The Solarium area was on our list of must climb places. Our interest was with Banshee, Magnus Opus, and Air Ride Equipped which are very fine all 4 star routes.
Well signed areas with emergency info to assist in any rescues.
Reminders of proper etiquette for any recreational area.
Its our second day and we are looking forward to more in the Red. More = steep, technical, overhanging sandstone rock climbs = fun times.
My spring trip to the west ended a few days a ago. Now I am back in NH getting used to the colder weather and spring like conditions once again. The 5 weeks I spent in J tree and Red Rocks was a fantastic climbing experience.
Adel, Chris, Mark Deivis, Steve and MMG guide Derek joined me for my last week in Red Rocks. We climbed a variety of multi pitch routes and our so called rest days were filled with sport and shorter trad type climbs. This years weather was the best in years as the only rain came early on the trip for one evening. Otherwise it was sunny, warm conditions with little to no wind.
Team Cody lined up at the base of Tunnel Vision.
Oh yeah - guns are loaded!
Derek having a blast onsighting another fine route.
Steve liking the upper pitches of Olive Oil.
Summit time - The Rose Tower.
Rest day at the Kraft Boulders - actually no rest at all, hard climbing with some hairy top outs.
Warm up boulder.
Cross thru traverse problem.
crimps and grips
Mark and Steve mid way on the Lotta Balls route.
Turtle Mountain great hike - time for a climbing break.
The Repman in Vegas
Big sky each day - nice panorama photos.
Cacti were just starting to bloom.
The team on another summit.
The damage after seven days - all members laid out to rest.
Great time with good friends - Steve climbing strong on the final day.
Thanks to the Cody team for another great year in Red Rocks.
Red Rock is the place to be in the spring time. As the long New England Ice season starts to melt away my mind shifts in a new direction which leads me to warm sunny rock faces. Red Rocks certainly has its share of these. There is a plethora of multi pitch traditional lines, an extensive bouldering area, and Calico Hills is an international sport climbing mecca. If you are looking to get away join Mooney Mountain Guides for a spring or fall rock climbing trip to Red Rocks just outside Las Vegas, Nevada.
Panorama overview of the Red Rock park.
You may get lucky and view the big horn sheep on the hill sides.
Steep wide cracks can climb easier than you may think.
Getting a bit of Group Therapy.
Wide chimneys of Epinepherine.
Engaged in the moves high on the wall.
The desert - full of cactus be aware of your travels.
The elusive Chuckwalla.
Steep sandstone climbing in Pine Creek area.
Jerry enjoying a technical face climb.
Early to rise puts you first on the route.