Monday, May 31, 2010

The End of the Red Rock Season

Well, it has been a great climbing season in Red Rock. Thanks to everyone who has come out here to climb with us! I can speak for all the other guides that have worked here, in saying that it has been a pleasure climbing with you. Lots of excellent routes have been done, and many people have invested a lot of sweat and tears (and yes, some blood) in this winter season.

For all of those who were looking forward to Offwidth Part Two, I will have to apologize and have you wait until next season. Due to a fairly wet winter, most of my personal climbing was in the gym until April. Maybe this summer I’ll have the chance to do some OW’s with a camera around. That said, I was able to find a partner for Chrysler Crack (5.9), a classic old-school romp that begins with a #6 Camalot and gets bigger! If anyone is interested in learning some offwidth technique, I will be more than happy to accommodate that request in the fall. As it is, I’ve had more luck finding partners for scary runout face climbs – something Red Rock has in abundance.

Well, no matter where you are, here are a few pictures from this season to hopefully motivate and inspire you in your upcoming climbing season. I hope to see everyone again, either in Red Rock, the Cascades, or elsewhere.


Scott Massey, Red Rock Lead Guide

Scott on Armatron (III, 5.9) Photo by Chris Zink

Perfect rock on Armatron - Photo by Chris Zink

Scott on Kemosabe (5.10a) Photo by Sendi Kalcic

Don King on Cassondra's Chimney (5.7)

Scott in Cassondra's Chimney (5.7) Photo by Don King

Scott leading Jubilent Song (III, 5.8)

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