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By Roswell
From Newnan. Ga
May 9, 2012
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Have some vactaion time coming up and plan on heading to red rocks for a few days during early july. Dont have exact dates yet of when i will be there but it will be during the first two weeks. Have plenty of trad gear, ropes, etc. No problem following up 5.10c maybe a bit higher depending on climb and will lead around 5.9. Just need a partner beacause i lost contact with my normal partner out the way.

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By John Wilder
From Las Vegas, NV
May 9, 2012
Good luck finding a partner, it'll be way too hot for most locals by then. Most of us will have bailed to higher elevations and/or summer road trips north by then.

There are some sadistic locals that will climb in Red Rock in those temps, but I'm not one of them anymore.

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By Jon O'Brien
From Nevada
May 9, 2012
one of my favorite times of year is the summer in black velvet canyon. the hike in is hot. the climbing is Good still and there is NO ONE there. .


lemme know if you want to hook up, i love that time of year.


jon

p.s. cloud tower area is also a great summer area

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By Roswell
From Newnan. Ga
May 10, 2012
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Jon O'Brien -Didn't think about how it could be during that time, love red rocks but to much heat would make it miserable. Might still swing through there though if you think in certain spots it is not to bad for the heat.

John Wilder- What other areas more north or even a little farther east into the coutry would you recommend. Hard to find a travel partner for multiple days due to scheduleling so a place a should be able to look up a partner pretty easy.



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By John Wilder
From Las Vegas, NV
May 10, 2012
Well, elevation is always good- the Sierra will likely be incredible that time of year, esp with the low snow year we had. Might be tough to find an alpine partner, but then again, Bishop is crawling with climbers that time of year.

Tuolomne, of course. High season there, so could be busy, partners should be easy to find.

RMNP.

Squamish.

July is hot in the southwest- Jon has a strong consitution, but it will be at least 100-105 in the city, probably hotter by then. That'll put shady temps in Black Velvet in the 90s at least. Dry heat, and all that, but still pretty warm and greasy for most of us.

Locals will be up at Mt. Charleston for the most part- 8000' elevation makes the afternoon temps in the shade up there pretty nice. Not a bad place if you like pulling on overhanging limestone. 5.11 is where the climbing gets good up there for the most part. 5.12 is better.

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By Karsten
From Sacramento, CA
May 10, 2012
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Having climbed at RedRock year round I can say it's not that bad in summer if you climb in the shade up in the canyons. The hike in and out can be toasty though. I recommend 5am starts in the dark, climbing until noonish and then by the time you can get back to your car and into town that one cold beer will feel like a 6 pack.

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By Dirty Gri Gri, or is it GiGi?
From Vegas
May 10, 2012
Growing a winter coat in Red Rock Canyon- December 2013.
+1 to Karsten's post.

Also, if you can't wake up in time for an alpine start, then you can hike in the afternoons, and easily knock out a few to several shaded pitches before the park closes, or just get a late exit permit (for a multi-pitch), and climb until dark ( No late exit permit is needed if you're not parked in the loop) . Wide brimmed hats, sunscreen, and extra fluids will carry you through the hot, sun-exposed hikes in. It's just temporary suffering you'll encounter; once you're on the shaded routes, you'll be fine climbing in the summer in RR, and you'll have RR all to yourselves! : )

Another tip from this local desert rat: Have an ice chest with your favorite beverages waiting for you at your car for the drive out. Ice cold Perrier is my favorite- It's heavenly!

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By Roswell
From Newnan. Ga
May 11, 2012
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Thanks guys, appreciate the weather info for Red Rocks. I think that if i can survive georgia's hot/hummid environment and having lugged a bunch of gear up mountains inafghanistan during summer ill be alright. So Jon O'Brien, i will be keeping my plans and head out there early July. what i am looking at now is trying to head out on the 2nd or 3rd and then come back home the 7th or eight depending on flights. Thanks Dirty Gri Gri and Karsten for the Info and might be a day Jon won't be able to climb and if yall are free i could use a partner. Pretty much plan on trying to climb the longer trad routes while there because dont get the chance to much here in georgia.

Question.
Any of you guys know Kurt Arend out there. He was my partner i had out there but have lost contact with him. Just wondering cuz hope he's alright.

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By smassey
From CO
May 11, 2012
Think he's still kickin' around somewhere. He's on FB. Saw him not too long ago in LV. His MP handle is Kurt Burt.

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By Jon O'Brien
From Nevada
May 12, 2012
sounds good ross, gigi, put me down for a banquet beer over the perrier... banquet screams and caviar dreams! (or cliff bar dreams;)

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By Roswell
From Newnan. Ga
May 12, 2012
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Cool Jon, looking forward to it man. Appreciate it smassey

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