These shots are from our second afternoon of climbing
at Red Rock Canyon.
This is a view of The Gallery, the second
climbing area we went to. The vertical face near the
center of the photo, at the lower end of the long sloping
block is where we climbed. You can see a left-leaning crack
mid-way across this face. That is about where we were
climbing. But first, we had to get there. This entailed
much more scrambling over steep creviced rock then the
hike to the Black Corridor. The view was really
amazing though, since we were in a wide open area.
Notice the rounded humps of rock in the left side of the
picture. They (and most of this rock here) are ancient
sand dunes which over time have solidified and turned into
While climbing here, we saw a climber take a huge whipper
(about a 30+ foot fall) from the top right corner of the
face, right before he clipped into the last bolt.
The climb was quite overhanging, and was probably
named Glitch (5.12c),
or Nothing Shocking (5.13a)
(which is basically a continuation of Glitch).
Luckily, since the wall was so overhanging, he didn't hit
anything. Let me tell you, when I saw him falling out of the
corner of my eye, the adrenaline started pumping!