I never thought I’d visit Las Vegas. It’s really not my kind of place. Everyone says you need to see it once in your life. Once. Last night as the plane touched down onto the tarmac through inky blackness and dazzling lights, I realized this is my third time. How did this happen? Continue reading “Viva Las Vegas”
I’ve just spent the last week climbing in Red Rock Canyon with climbing partner Jonathan and some new friends.
While everything here in Canada is still frozen, the weather in Nevada’s Red Rock Canyon is ideal at this time of year.
It feels great to get a taste of summer and to climb outdoors again.
Desert-like Red Rock is famous for its sandstone formations which make for some great climbing. It rarely rains here but when it does the sandstone turns soft and brittle. On our second day we woke up to a big rainstorm that drenched the entire area. So the following day we set off to find a limestone cliff recommended by some local climbers.
After five hours walking in the desert and scrambling up a narrow slot canyon in search of the climbing area we decided to make it a hiking day. Climbing could wait for another day. Turns out that when we turned back we were no more than a few minutes away from finding the crag.
It turned out to be a great day anyway and a good opportunity to explore the desert.
And being only a short drive from Las Vegas, we got to enjoy some of Sin City’s famed nightlife.