Time to start planning this years Red Rocks trip.
Note: this is a no-host event. This means that you need to organize your own transportation, camping gear, food, climbing gear and campsites (any of us going up early can try to get extra sites if necessary or if there are enough of us we can reserve a group campsite).
We usually head up Christmas day in the evening or early the morning after Christmas and climb through New Years.
Who wants to go this year?
We will be staying at the campgrounds again. Come for any or all. If there are enough people going we can try to get a group campsite instead.
Red Rocks is one of the best climbing locations in the US. Whether you prefer to clip bolts in Calico Basin or you want to get on the many multi-pitch trad climbs in the many deep canyons this is a great winter crag to climb when the weather is too cold or wet in CA.
Note: this is predominantly a multipitch trad climbing locale, but there are many bolted routes as well. Everyone is welcome as long as there are adequate numbers of experienced climbers willing to take less experienced climbers.
Please share your climbing experience/knowledge, what kind of climbing you plan to do or want to do and whether you can accommodate less experienced climbers.
Let us know when you can leave, if you can drive and how many passengers you can take with you or if you need a ride, if you lead or follow, if you have a rack, etc
Minimum personal gear:
Insulated sleeping pad
Warm mummy sleeping bag (20deg minimum)
Warm clothes for around campsite, down jacket highly recommended
Cooking gear and stove/gas
Water jugs (they have water at campgrounds too)
Additional gear is needed for those doing multipitch trad