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It’s been a long standing tradition of ours to go to Las Vegas for Thanksgiving.  Every year the weather is perfect and we love climbing at Red Rocks.  A crag review of Red Rocks will be forthcoming, but for now, I wanted to catch everyone up with our trip thus far.

Playing in the Front Corridor

We’ve been spending our climbing days at The Front Corridor, a narrow canyon with a nice sandy floor and next to no approach.  Kyle has been working his project, Sunsplash, a hard 13b, and is super close to sending.  I managed to “send” the warm-up 11b, and an 11d next to it.  The next hardest climb is a 12b, which I tried yesterday, but there’s at least 2 moves I don’t think I’ll be able to do.  A couple days ago we met 2 climbing families that were taking their kids out to climb at the Sub-Americrag, so Ella and I tagged along.  This small crag contains a bolted 5.7 and 5.8.  Ella and Hannah, the 2 youngest in the group of kids, stepped up and climbed the routes first.  They both did great.

Ella climbing 5.8

Las Vegas does not lack for rest day activities if you don’t mind driving to the Strip.  We took Ella to The Tournament of Kings show at the Excalibur with her friend Jade.  The girls dressed in their best princess finery and thoroughly enjoyed the show.

Princesses at The Tournament of Kings

We’ve also been lucky enough to share our Thanksgiving festivities with our friend Greg from Bend.  He has kept us entertained and laughing with creative ideas and crafts.  I had no idea he was so good with kids, but I think Ella is going to miss “Uncle Greg” a lot when we go home.

Cranberry Sauce with Cornucopia courtesy of Crafty Greg

So far, it’s been a great trip and I’m glad we are fortunate enough to spend a few more days here.  I’ll work on getting some preggo climbing pics of me, as requested by some friends.

Thanksgiving Spread

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