Ginger Cracks (5.9) – 11/22/2015

“Ginger Cracks” was our next outing at Red Rocks. We chose the route because of the difficulty level, length, and also because it was supposed to be less crowded than the Red Rocks classics. We go to the National Park entrance around 6:40 am, and started hiking towards the Ginger Buttress at 7:10am. The approach…

Triassic Sands (5.10b) – 11/21/2015

Triassic Sands was our first climb at Red Rocks this year. We left the house late, around 9:30 am, so four pitches and a short approach seemed like an appropriate goal. The dirt road to Black Velvet Canyon was pretty bumpy, I was wondering if our small economy rental car was going to make it….

Rose Hips (5.7+) to Birthday Cake (5.6) – 11/27/2015

It was supposed to cool down to the high 40s degrees Fahrenheit the day after Thanksgiving. Aaron and I were looking into doing a lot of easy pitches in the sun. We planned on doing “Myster Z” on Jackrabbit Buttress to “Armatron” on Brownstone Wall. That didn’t happen. We got to the base of Myster…