Monday, October 28, 2013

Epinephrine Video Report

Last month I had the pleasure of guiding one of the most classic routes, and probably the most iconic, in Red Rock Canyon.  Epinephrine is over 1500' in length, with 12+ pitches of quality rock climbing.

The route is most well known for its chimneys, which vary in size and are quite physical.  It gets a difficulty rating of 5.9, however I know 5.10+ climbers who have struggled to find out how to get through the 500 foot section of smooth walled slickness.  We started that day at 04:15 on the Las Vegas Strip, began climbing at 06:30 topped out on the summit of Black Velvet peak at around 17:00, and were back in town around 21:00.  It is a huge day, and a worth objective.

My first role as a guide is to keep my guest safe, which makes it difficult to take pictures and film with an iPhone while belaying at the same time.  Regardless, here is my best attempt at making a video of this awesome climb.

Epinephrine 9.23.13 with Danny Bobrow from Andrew Yasso on Vimeo.

--Andrew Yasso, Instructor and Guide

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