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I grew up in the Boston area and lived there until my junior year in high school when I attended the Mountain School, a semester program run by Milton Academy in Vershire, VT. I then attended Colby College in Waterville, ME. During my time at Colby I studied anthropology, spent a semester in Northeast India, and became fluent in Nepali. Before I became a guide I earned my black belt in kenpo karate and taught karate for 6 years. I began guiding in college on the rocky coast of ME with Acadia Mountain Guides and on ice at the International Mountain Climbing School in NH. After graduating I took to the highway and drove from ME to WA for the big mountains and glaciers. I spend my winters in lovely Ouray, CO guiding in the famous ice park. I am currently working towards becoming a certified guide through the American Mountain Guides Association. I live, work and play in the hills and on the rocks. On the rocks both literally and, well, with ice.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Red Rocks: Rock Climbing Las Vegas, NV

Y2K, Hot Fudge Thursday, Epinephrine, Frogland, these are a few of the classic routes I’ve had the chance to get on in only a few days in one of the world's premier rock climbing venues.

What makes Red Rocks so good? It is hard to decide fromthe quality rock, to the interesting movement or the proximity to exciting Las Vegas. For me I suppose it is the accessibility of routes from under 50’ to over 2000’ long. The bottom line is that this place is incredible!

20 mins from the famous Las Vegas strip dramatic canyons cut through the huge sandstone peaks. Unlike many other areas, the huge routes of Red Rocks are host to rock climbs great for everyone from beginner to expert. Looking to rock climb? Cheap flights to Vegas, convenient climbing, and terrific weather make Red Rocks a dream location. What happens in Vegas doesn’t necessarily have to stay in Vegas.

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