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The original Red Rock "high-scaler", ca. 1933.  This guy has been at this hanging belay for over 20 years!

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By marc rosenthal
From: San Antonio, TX
Aug 13, 2007

It may interest you to know that "High Scaler" was modeled and cast by Steve Ligouri, local Las Vegas sculptor. You can see more of his work in Boulder City.

By Jon O'Brien
From: Nevada
May 12, 2009

does anyone know where this sculpture is located? i put in a request for the new SWCTA high school to hold the "high scalers" as a mascot! i'd like as much info as possible, we're voting right now, but we may be able to commemorate these folks! thanks for any info...

By Dirty Gri Gri, or is it GiGi?
From: Vegas
May 12, 2009

Jon, the bronze sculpture in George's pic is at Hoover Dam.

Hoover Dam; a favorite hang out.
Hoover Dam; a favorite hang out.


Here's a bit of info. on the "Hoover Dam High Scalers" you may find interesting. I believe the sculpture (above, and in George's pic) is of a High Scaler named Joe Kline.



The Native American Hoover Dam High Scalers.



And another character, Charles "Chick" Julian.



Damn, these men were men!


Also, if you visit Hoover Dam, check out the progress of the Hoover Dam Bypass bridge; it's amazing!

FYI: The best way to view the bridge is in Willow Beach/Black Canyon by boat, kayak, or canoe. Here's a pic I took from our rented boat on July 15th 2008.

We were interested in checking out the amazing Colorado River Bridge/ Hoover Dam Bypass, and it's progress; so we rented a little boat at Willow Beach, and off we went. <br /> <br />It turned out to be a really fun adventure; we saw lots of Big Horn sheep, and beautiful terrain along the way, and even played in the Ringbolt Hot Springs.  <br /> <br />(Taken today 7/15/08) <br /> <br /> <br /> <br />
We were interested in checking out the amazing Colorado River Bridge/ Hoover Dam Bypass, and it's progress; so we rented a little boat at Willow Beach, and off we went.

It turned out to be a really fun adventure; we saw lots of Big Horn sheep, and beautiful terrain along the way, and even played in the Ringbolt Hot Springs.

(Taken today 7/15/08)



By Christian
From: Casa do Cacete
May 12, 2009

Pretty chic!

By Jon O'Brien
From: Nevada
May 12, 2009

Thanks so much Gigi! Killer info! I'll pass it on! I'll know on June 8th whether or not we'll adopt the High Scaler mascot, I'll be sure to post! Anyone with info, post it, I'll forward it to our principal..

Thanks Everyone!!!

By Kurt Ross
From: Boulder, colorado
Mar 23, 2012

His legs must be really numb.

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The original Red Rock "high-scaler", ca. 1933. This guy has been at this hanging belay for over 20 years!

Submitted By: George Bell on May 1, 2007