The Whale Wall at Red Rock Canyon. Note climber below and to left of notches.
And a fine catch it was.
Rick heads up on "Dreamtime" (5.5). Note - virtually all the routes are bolted.
At top of route, setting up anchor for my lowering of Rick.
BO at top. Anchors set for my lowering by Rick.
Back to ledge - and t-shirt weather.
Our next route starts to right of two dudes: up along stepped edge of quarry. Then walk across platform. Second pitch goes to ridge summit along left side of wall.
Rick expertly working edge on "Old'N" (5.6).
He's now at the top anchor - just below large platform.
At anchor, looking back down our route.
Did I call it a platform!
OK - pitch two starts at right edge ...
... and continues to summit of ridge.
Looking behind at other side of old rock quarry. Pretty cool place.
My belay anchor is off old piton in foreground.
Pretty fast moves and he's almost there.
Victory atop "In the Way" (5.6).
BO and Rick having traded places.
Looking north to Garden of the Gods - same geology. Is this an awesome day in Colorado or what!
Anchor set for my lowering. Note two old pitons.
Rick rapping back to start - ending the start of an awesome year!