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Nov 7, 2012
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Johnny Vegas, Wedding climb, 10/27/12
by AzRockDawg


October 27th was an incredible day for myself and my new wife.
Back in May of 2012 we decided that our wedding vows would be exchanged in a place that held a special place in our hearts. The first place we could think of was Red Rock, and so the planning began...

On our first visit to Red Rock together we had climbed Johnny Vegas and have always loved the route, that would be our climb! Knowing the logistics of the ledge before starting Solar Slab and the fact that there are three moderate routes right there, we chose our rope teams. There would be six groups of two, twelve people total. Two groups on Beulahs Book, two on Johnny Vegas and two on Solar Slab Gully. We would all meet at the top and have our special day.

I was amazed at 5:30am that everyone had made it and was on-time! Considering that this is a popular area and the weather was perfect, we needed to start early. We hoped to be first in line for the routes, climb quickly and stay ahead of any other parties. All of our groups made it to the ledge at 500 feet within 1.5 - 2 hours, nothing compared to El Cap speed acsents, but we were happy with the time!

Everyone made it to the ledge and most changed clothes for the occasion. We had our moment in time; our love for each other and our love of climbing. We exchanged our vows in the presence of some of our best friends. This is the way we'd envisioned our wedding day and our incredible friends helped us with making it happen.






My "Bride-to be" at the start.
My "Bride-to be" at the start.


My bride and myself on Johnny Vegas
My bride and myself on Johnny Vegas


1st to the ledge on our wedding day!
1st to the ledge on our wedding day!


Exchanging our vows..
Exchanging our vows..


Exchanging rings...
Exchanging rings...


Husband and Wife...
Husband and Wife...


Great friends on a great day!!!
Great friends on a great day!!!
Joe Cayer
From Mesa, Az
Joined Mar 24, 2009
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Nov 7, 2012
That's great. Congratulations. Eric-D
From Las Vegas, nv
Joined Sep 19, 2010
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Nov 7, 2012
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AWESOME POST!!! CONGRADS!!! Morgan Patterson
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Nov 7, 2012
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That's friggin' awesome! What a wonderful place for a wedding

Should I feel bad that last January I took a leak on that bush right next to where you exchanged vows?
Baumer
From Boulder, CO
Joined Jul 14, 2009
193 points
Nov 7, 2012
Baumer wrote:
That's friggin' awesome! What a wonderful place for a wedding Should I feel bad that last January I took a leak on that bush right next to where you exchanged vows?


No but you could have used your big boy discretion and kept that one to yourself.
Eric-D
From Las Vegas, nv
Joined Sep 19, 2010
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Nov 7, 2012
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Congratulations!!!

And good job on a well executed plan!
Hamlet73
From Boulder, CO
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Nov 7, 2012
I guess that's one way to keep unwanted family members or inlaws from attending. DannyUncanny
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Nov 8, 2012
Congrates! Justin.Trayford
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Nov 8, 2012
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That's awesome Joe! Congratulations to both you and your new wife. Zirkel
From Bishop, CA
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Nov 8, 2012
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Sweet! cassondra
Joined Nov 26, 2008
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Nov 8, 2012
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DannyUncanny wrote:
I guess that's one way to keep unwanted family members or inlaws from attending.

True.


Awesome idea and congrats!!!
Ethan Henderson
From Silverdale, WA
Joined Oct 11, 2010
675 points
Nov 8, 2012
i'm happy for you guys, nice work! Jon O'Brien
From Nevada
Joined Apr 21, 2009
509 points
Nov 9, 2012
Torchraker!!
Baumer wrote:
That's friggin' awesome! What a wonderful place for a wedding Should I feel bad that last January I took a leak on that bush right next to where you exchanged vows?


I'm sure you're not the first!
Joe Cayer
From Mesa, Az
Joined Mar 24, 2009
399 points
Nov 9, 2012
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DannyUncanny wrote:
I guess that's one way to keep unwanted family members or inlaws from attending.


definitely the best part of the arrangement.

Congratulations, pretty cool that you'd do something like this
Greg Springer
From Minneapolis
Joined May 27, 2011
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Nov 21, 2012
Final Pitch on Birdland - 5.7 Red Rocks
As a member of the party - it not only moved me to a part of the procession but in such a fantastic place to boot - Congrats to you and Brandi and Years of Happiness ahead!
Rock on!
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