Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Sin City - Finally!

After the short drive from Saint George and a few pit stops because my car sickness finally hit we rolled into Vegas. After fighting with the GPS because we knew where we were going and it wasn't amused we arrived. Rather than find somewhere to sleep we opted to head straight to Calico Basin and take advantage of the setting sun to get in some bouldering.

Straight out of the gate we headed to the Potato Chip Boulder to warm up and stretch out after the car ride.

To the north-west of the Potato Chip there is another boulder whose name escapes me right now. Last year we never tried it, but it proved to be pretty fun. The start was awful and we each had our own variation.
I *think* I was the first one to make it up, thanks in part to my love of awful crimps.

Matt's take on it.
Just a little subtle photobombing....
Topping out on something slabby on the back of the Potato Chip. The book said v4, I feel like I took a v2 variation on it.
After the sun ran out and we were tired and hungry we decided we should try to find a motel and get a nice shower and a good nights sleep before the Rendezvous. This proved to be a bit more difficult than anticipated but eventually we found a room for $60 at The Suncoast Hotel & Casino. It was worth it for the shower alone!

In The Black Corridor the next day.
The stereotypical sport climber. V-neck, Sunglasses, Flip Flops, all we are missing is a triple shot espresso from Starbucks.
I can't remember, I think this is Friend 10.d.
Blinky, Pinky, Inky, Clyde...and Joe of course on belay.
Back to Bonnie Springs just in time for a really awful storm to roll in and rain and blow and freeze us while we worked camping check in for Thursday night.


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